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31 December 2009

What movies have you seen lately? Read more...
New Recruit Welcome to MetaChat, Bearwife. We chat. We chat very well.
"I wish you would come down to the jail and see me. it will be to your interest to come and see me." Letter from William "Billy the Kid" Bonney to Governor Lew Wallace, the man who had recently reneged on his promise to pardon the outlaw.Read more...
Hooray for the end of 2009! May 2010 be a better year! Read more...
Slumberland: My sleep patterns have changed dramatically, should I be worried?

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2nd Annual Coffin & Cradle Read more...
I just checked in this book. The look on the kid's face does not inspire confidence.
post by: box at: 09:36 | 2 comments
What were your favorite albums of 2009? Read more...
Let us now meet my new kitty. Read more...
MetaFilter/MetaChat bought me dinner tonight. Read more...

30 December 2009

How have you changed as you've gotten older?
Because it's New Year's, we're supposed to look ahead to the future, to map out what kind of course we want 2010 to take.

In this post, I'd like to take a look backwards, to how we've changed over the years.Read more...
"To me, as a visual artist, everything that’s in the picture should have meaning what does a stool and a bottle of water mean?"
Melon-smashing prop comic Gallagher waxes cranky with the AV Club.
LT Has Decided To Be "A Hot Mess" in 2010, Only Problem Is... Read more...
stripey!! pink!! sox!!! Read more...
What did you just do? Read more...
"Hedgehog in the Fog." Beautiful, late 70's Russian animated short. (10 mins.) I love everything about this.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is "Old/New" Post your pictures on this topic on Friday.

29 December 2009

A midweek dose of WTF Apparently not a joke. But also a complete joke. Discuss.
Favorite really scary movies. I'm writing this because I just saw The Descent. Holy crap, that movie scared me way more than I thought it would! Partly because it was cold in my apartment but mainly because my nerves were such tatters by the end of it, my hand was literally shaking as I pulled the DVD out of the drive! Haven't been that scared by a film in a very long while. Good times!

For those scary movie fans out there, what films have given you a really good and genuine fright?
Looking for a movie about Brits in Paris Read more...
Weird MeTa-adjacent question Thinking about all the meetups that take place and all the people who go to them makes me curious about something.Read more...
Only met them once. Never forgot them. In 1984, the University of California at Berkeley had so little dormitory space that even freshmen had to hunt for expensive off-campus living accommodations. I sublet a bedroom from a Turkish woman in her late 20s or early 30s who worked in a bank in San Francisco. Read more...
Alternative Version of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" Posted this on the Blue, which many of you do not frequent. So I'll repost it here.
Is it time for more nearly-impossible anagram chain puzzles?Read more...
CHILDHOOD INDOCTRINATION FILTER: So like I've said, I didn't have a TV growing up, but I did have a VCR...Read more...

28 December 2009

Kahala! Kahala owns a bunch of fast-food franchises. Ranch1, Rollerz, NrGize, Wafflo, the list goes on. For some reason, I think this is all pretty funny.
In the style of the late Geocities, but it's one of my favourite Christmas websites.
Is it possible to translate a PDF into an Excel file?Read more...
Whatcha resolvin? Read more...
Monday 3-point update Read more...
Whatcha doin for New Years? Read more...
*Radio Free Rollick* (10pm eastern tonight) I have 4 sheets of paper with song titles scribbled all over them. time to do a show
I am no longer sick... ..but everyone else I know is.
Shocking television. I just signed up for a little bit of cable tv, only about 20 channels, but Read more...
Bunnies! OMG! Naughty, naughty buns ...
Last night, I dreamt I got called into mathowie's office. Read more...
Impromptu Collaborative Mini-Mix Tape - Right here, right now! How-To info inside... Read more...

27 December 2009

LT and Miko Will Be At The Strand in NYC Roughly Around 11am Monday Morning.... Read more...
Paging ***cmonkey*** ! You still around ? Can I have your vegan cheese recipe, if you are ? How are you ? Mmmm, Scheese is freakin'-damn killer. [Should cmonkey not be around to answer, the rest of you please view this as a shouting, whining, or drinking thread and proceed accordingly. Thanks.]
Just One Dog. Note: You will need Kleenex close at hand.

26 December 2009

Photo Friday Seasonal Saturday. Let's see your Christmas/Holiday pictures.
Boxing Day!!! Today is Boxing Day, the day we traditionally indulge in a bit of friendly fisticuffs to take the edge off the frustrations of the holiday season! Read more...
post by: taz at: 06:22 | 8 comments

25 December 2009

Blah Un-Christmasy Legal Document Blahness Gah, I thought we had this whole Italian citizenship thing more sorted out than we do.Read more...
This is a Scrooge thread Read more...
Merry Christmas from the other side of the world!!! Read more...
What did Santa bring? He brought me ... Read more...

24 December 2009

Merry Christmas! ...courtesy of MOFB
Late nite songs for late nite people You think we're all nice, we;; ...I'll never tell ( join me for coffee in #bunnies)
gaspode's cheese potatoes Allow me to share them with you this Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas to the Bunnies to the east of here!
The Muppets sing 12 Days of Christmas on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon (Sorry for the commercial up-front.)
Happy whatever, y'all!
I'm ...making cookies? So I woke up, snotty and coughing, with the solid, firm idea that I Must Bake Cookies. I have no idea where it came from. I have never made cookies before in my life.Read more...
MeFi makes/ruins the day! Stupidly, I'm working today. We shouldn't be open. We're pretty dead. But a customer just came in and asked us, "Hey, why don't you guys have any Christmas carols playing?"

Pink Stainless Tail's classic "Jingle Rock Bell" is now on repeat at a pretty high volume. We'll see how long he lasts. Hell, I don't know how long I'll last.

UPDATE: dang, he thought it was great.
Ads that make you hurl? Or at least provoke such a strong negative response that they do precisely the opposite of selling you something? Read more...
Whuffles and bunny hugs to mightshould. Seasons greetings, my dear friend.

23 December 2009

THIS IS A SCREAMING THREAD!!! Read more...
RIP Arnold Stang. Arnold who? Read more...
Holiday Humbug Radio Replay (because I'm not gonna play this carp again for another 11 months) 1PM PST, 4PM EST, 9PM GMT, 11PM taz time, 8AM Oz, less than a half-hour from this post everywhere
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS! With The Bunny! Yay! Thank you!
This is a pre-holiday venting thread. Read more...
There will be no Photo Friday this week, as it's Christmas Day. Instead ... Read more...
*Radio Free Rollick - A Very Special Xmoose* 2 hours (possibly more if no one else is on the calendar) starting at 9:30pm eastern standard time . follow along here

Music to Wrap Presents to !!
I heard a song on the radio today and thought of Seanyboy. Read more...
All they do on Metachat is talk about food... We are having duck (again!) this year for Xmas dinner. What do you think would go well with a seared duck breast & berry/pinot noir sauce? Last year we just had potatoes, because we were both craving them, but they didn't really go with the duck. Thoughts?
I Got A Cold For Christmas It's not a wicked hangover! It's a lurgy! Argh!
Hi, guys! Now you are to be congratulamating me. It's my two-week No-Smoking anniversary. After smoking a looooooooooooooong time. It's my xmas gift to myself. Pat me on the head, plz! Read more...
OMG Bunny! Geeks (and people who enjoy humor, also see here.) Whatever faith (or lack of it) you are, the season's all about the fat man, I tellya, who just happens to embody giving. [-from the Artland of the very gifted & legendary comics creator Ty Templeton.]
When did you realize that you weren’t young anymore? Read more...
Get Behind Me, Santa! This track from Sufjan Stevens is my favorite "new*" Xmas tune. Funny lyrics, rockin' song, and it sounds like the Kinks collided with Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. Super powers and a penchant for the Yuletime-
Is it a crime to give a little once in a while?

*I shared this song last year, too, I'm pretty sure.

22 December 2009

Reluctant X-mas Radio I was trying to ignore the Holiday Season as much as I could, but while organizing my ridiculous mp3 collection, I came upon so many Christmas-and-Holiday-themed novelty songs I had to do SOMETHING, so I will, at the top of the hour...
Holiday FUN! Or not. At Radio W-H-E-L-K No one understands my genius (hate the world in #bunnies)
Got a Santa hat? Post a photo of yourself wearing it! (Reindeer antlers are also acceptable.)
shane! Please check your gmail. Sorry to use MetaChat for such banalities. I'm trying to get the EmCee back on track and I sent him a piece 2 days ago and haven't gotten a heads up that he received it.
Do You "Take Care" of People for the Holidays?
Gaspode: 1. Just finished putting together all the envelopes for doormen, handymen etc. in our apartment complex. Nearly $500. Gulp.


I was going to ask this question, andRead more...
General Tso's ...Salad? In my ongoing effort to EAT MORE VEGETABLES, I have decided to turn my leftover General Tso Chicken chunks into a salad ...but how?
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Skin Hunger - let's talk about touch Read more...
Tuesday three-point status update Read more...
So you think you know geography Level 7 here. Australia is my downfall.

21 December 2009

BP Grooooovy Radio Starting in about ten minutes, y'all. Man.
UPS hires bicyclists to help with holiday deliveries - it's more cost-effective to hire bicyclists than extra delivery trucks, and saves an average of 17 gallons of fuel per day (compared to one truck). Read more...
W-H-E-L-K RADIO! Two Hour Set: Fast! then slow! Then some oldies! Wind down with The Whelk (and buy me a drink in #bunnies)
Everybody I meet from Indiana is super nice, kind, and friendly. Read more...
Happy Birthday jrossi4r!
Radio in one hour. 3 PM ET, 1 PM west, 8 AM Sydney, 2:30 AM Mumbai, 11 PM Athens, 9 PM London.
Scarred for Life My hubby and I have a wee blog where we collect memories of things (especially media) that traumatized us as kids. Read more...
What'd you all like in film this year? Read more...
I want a pouch for my canalphones. Primarily to protect them from the dirt in my pocket (I mean, I have to stick them inside my ears afterwards—ewww!). Something that would fit my iPod Shuffle too would be nice but not essential. Something that would help me keep them untangled would also be nice. Any recommendations? This looks interesting but I'm not sure if it will work for canalphones.
Avatar... I'm sorry if we've already discussed this before... Read more...
Music on the radio in just a few minutes.

20 December 2009

Christmastime is great. The crotch of my neighbor's 6-foot, inflatable, internally-illuminated Santa is glowing obscenely. If I'm lucky maybe Saint Nick's groin will catch fire.
Time for some holiday sidebar art? I'm ready!
Earthhouse a hole in the ground becomes a home, an old mill now home, decorates for Xmas, an architecht's remodeled farm house and tall glass boxes for students. Cool architechture, we has it.at sydsvenskan klick Nästa to see all the images
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS-LAPIN!!!

19 December 2009

Conversation with a six-year-old Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
Breathtaking T.V. Today I was watching two shows (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and Cowboy Beebop) that I love because of the stories they tell and the way they are told.Read more...
It's Amro's birthday!

18 December 2009

Who you gonna call? I should probably know this, but I don't... There are old, unused gas pipes in one of the bedrooms (because it used to be a kitchen) and the attic of Swan's End. I'd like to get the pipes cut off and capped. What kind of worker/category of company do I need to do this?
Dan O'Bannon has passed away at the age of 63. Screenwriter for films like Alien, Dark Star, and Total Recall, SF legend, actor, visual effects guru, director of Return of the Living Dead and others, first inspired by EC horror comics like Tales from the Crypt... [IMDB.]
Space Is The Place! RADIO W-H-E-L-K goes intergalactic in honor of Kaken Mare Lake on Titan, the first liquid body photographed an another planet! Lasting about 2 hours and starting in ten, (enter warp drive with the #bunnies)
Asheville Snowpocalypse! Ten inches of snow and counting. Read more...
Last night before end of Hannukah 3 point update! Read more...
Hi. We're almost done. Before/After inside.
Art! ... of the classic comic book, cartoon, pulp, & pop culture variety. From my "vault". Mostly pre-1990 or MUCH earlier. Is the local MeCha comicbook writer still around here? Even if you're not a geek, I think you'll enjoy selections from William Heath Robinson's 1936 "How to Live in a Flat" 'toons.
Photo Friday : "Peace on Earth, goodwill to all men"
Awesomeness. What is awesome in your life?

17 December 2009

What Do You Use To E-Mail ? i dont use email a lot, but the upgrade to Windows 7 doesnt have Outlook Express and i am wondering what a good replacement app would be . the new Windows Live Mail is alright and i dont particularily like Mozilla Thunderbird . any suggestions ?
CILANTRO Is it still a topic MetaChat does not do well?
Facebook question - no drama, I promise. Married people, if you've changed your last name IRL, do you hyphenate it on Facebook so people can find you? Or what do you do?Read more...
MERRY X-MAS FUCK YOU BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS IN LIKE TEN (Oh scream in #bunnies) So there (one hour)
Pranked by "the Internet" Read more...
Hey, let's have a Yankee Swap! Right now! Read more...
What will we people fifty years from now be shocked we did? Read more...
Thursday 3-point update Read more...
#@$% you, NPR (nsfw rant within) Read more...
In which we confess to unmanly behavior In my case, I'll just let the link speak for itself.
A Question About "Being As Cold As a Witches Tit".... Read more...
Ask MeCha: Time is of the essence. Seeking help dealing with home warranty company. So, I've been without heat since November 26...Read more...
There's sex! There's tinsel! There's a synthesizer! It can only be... Lady Gaga's Christmas song, "Christmas Tree."

16 December 2009

Radio Free Rollick at 9:30 pm eastern (30 minutes)
Apps! How do I choose apps? So, I'm getting an iphone... Read more...
Public! Speaking! Nerves! More people fear death over public speaking, so logic says I am one of history's bravest men by being on a panel for an hour.
Circle the Cat A puzzle game. They should have called it "That Darn Cat!"
I have hidden all news feeds on my Facebook home page. This has made me surprisingly happy.
Be careful what you wish for. Ask mecha after the jump: Read more...
Congratulations middleclasstool & hillbillyswamp! Brand new baby girl! More details to come.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is "Peace on Earth, goodwill to all men" Use all or any part of the phrase as you like, and interpret it in any way you wish, not necessarily just themed around the holidays.

15 December 2009

Hanukkah Lights 2009. This hour-long NPR program features Susan Stamberg and Murray Horvitz reading/enacting short stories about Hanukkah, and is just excellent.Read more...
OMG Bunnies! ...and a cat? [Gumball machine toys.] HELLO! Long time no see. What's been happening around here?
Guerrilla Salvation Army Bell Ringers. Improv Everywhere sent a hand-bell choir to help out the guy collecting change for The Salvation Army. Things get pretty heart-warming pretty fast.
Urgent question: Hold time was supposed to be 3 minutes. It's now been 40. Hang up and call again and possibly give up place in line, or tough it out even at the risk of having been lost in telephone purgatory?
Awesome office supplies for my awesome girlfriend? Read more...
.Going Rogue goes rogue. Going Rogue, the audio book is available on demonoid, the bittorrent site. I understand it needed to be made into an audio book because some people don't know how to read, but who exactly wants to deny Sarah her royalties and yet wants to read this? Any theories?
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD, GOD DAMMIT!Read more...
10*10 - top ten spec ads that went viral in the past ten years the common denominator is death, blowjobs and 9/11
I ran across this cool music video from the band Plushgun using four iPhone screens to make one larger image, and was instantly reminded of the Polish video genius Zbigniew Rybczyński, who was doing things like this as early as the 1970s and 80s. Read more...
Happy Birthday, deborah!!! Yaaaaaaay whuffle time!

14 December 2009

Rant: the dreaded Brazil Nut. Read more...
This is the most awesome thing I have seen in ages. Man, those things can run!

And I LOL'd at the end.
Sleeping Santa Puppehs! WARNING: teh kyoot is LETHAL

13 December 2009

Please tell me I am not the only one here who watches Dexter. *Spoilers* Read more...
Ask Mecha: Mousey get out of my housey. The combination of being cat-less and renovations in the house adjoined to mine plus colder weather has resulted in some visitors of the furry squeaky sort. I trapped two but realize it isn't a long-term solution. Read more...
Help me keep up with my Flickr contacts. Read more...
W-H-E-L-K Rainy Day Radio! In about 10. Moody, morose, mopey music for soggy spirits. (Commiseration with the #bunnies)
Do you ever have things where you just can't decide if you like them or not? Read more...
Tis the season. I'm spending today researching charities. Read more...
My favourite PJs. My favourite PJs are purple, and have pictures of Winnie the Pooh on them. Read more...
576 whuffies a month! I say bring 'em on! (((WHUFFLES))) - how many do I owe you?
ridiculous clog dance it gets funnier and funnier.
sysinfo radio! You pays your money, you take your chances.

12 December 2009

What is this song playing during this slideshow? I've been googling the lyrics trying to find what it's called and who sings it, but I can't find anything! Heeeelp!
Up & Running ! i just finished my install of Windows 7 on a new hard drive and am slowly getting things back into their proper place . it looks like there is a bit of a learning curve with the new windows, but hopefully not too much of one.Read more...
Inappropriate Holiday Gifts Read more...
This keeps getting funnier the more I watch it. There's, like, a goat, and... just watch it.
I take back anything bad I've said about Lady Gaga Read more...
Saturday 3-point update. Read more...

11 December 2009

W-H-E-L-K SEEKRIT MUSIC Music from The Whelk's hidden Underwater Lair. One hour. Drown with the #bunnies
Do you tumble? I'm not sure of the policy on self-linking here, so I won't link to my Tumblr unless it's okayed, but I want to know what yours are!
BP Radio: Xmas Mix! I'll pick up where arse_hat just left off- 2 hours of holly-daze tunes, starting right now!
Monster monster! Read more...
Disapproving Rabbits. My apologies if this has been posted before, but on the off chance that it hasn't, well, I felt you needed to know. Read more...
Parents - how old was your kid when you first gave them crayons? Read more...
A silly thing you do Read more...
Photo Friday : Powerful
Early Xmas presents... Read more...

10 December 2009

Spot the fake minorities! The American Petroleum Institute recently put out a pamphlet with a photo showing a veritable rainbow coalition of smiling oil industry employees.

But apparently even rainbows sometimes need a little nudge or two from Photoshop:
Pamphlet photo
Original stock photo (via)
Awesomest Animated Gif Ever. That is all.

(SFW: Ignore the URL, it is NOT what it looks like. Imageshack attaches strange suffixes sometimes.
This is a gushing Holiday Card Exchange Thread Read more...
Citation question... I'm finishing up a final paper and at a loss as to if I should cite something or not. Is it necessary to cite basic historical facts? I've seen them referenced by other authors, but they're not theories or conjecture, just history.Read more...
I Have 2 Hours To Buy Windows 7, Which Version Should I Get ?
Wayne Coyne unveils the Flaming Lips' "Silver Trembling Fetus Xmas Ornament." Read more...
Mood Area 52 Is a local band fronted by a guy who teaches middle school history.Read more...
W-H-E-L-K RADIO: I'm Not Up Early, I'm Up Late! Music for us you've seen dawn from the other end. Shift workers, shame walkers, and insomanicas, we salute you with 2 hours of hangover unsafe music. (catch some some Zs in #bunnies)
What bad thing happened to you today? What good thing happened? I'll go first...Read more...

09 December 2009

Radio Free Rollick @10 Eastern also i'm goin to pick up my xmas present tomorrow from my brother . he's decided that i'm getting windows 7 whether i like it or not. i'll be doing a clean install of windows 7 family (full, cuz the windows xp i have now doesnt pass the genuine advantage test).

anyone with advice and/or horror stories ?
Bob Dylan, February 1966 (The image is SFW. The via is not.)
This week's photo Friday theme will be : Powerful A powerful photo, or a photo of something powerful. You decide, and post your pics on Friday.
From time to time I experience genuine horrified fascination.
Zoey in the tub. Run, Zoey! Run!
This afternoon: Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Breezy with highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Someone hold me. :(
Cookies - Am I Doomed? Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Regifting ... Read more...
One of my favorite things about snow is... Read more...

08 December 2009

Franklin Booth High-res scans of gorgeous pen and ink work from the master Franklin Booth.
WORLDS COLLIDING, JERRY! So, my husband finally joined mefi. Don't tell him about mecha, k?
W-H-E-L-K RANTY RADIO: More from the back files. Thorw some shit! Also shoetunes! (Fuck around in #bunnies)
Iron And The Soul By Henry Rollins The metafolks seem to like it. Maybe you will too.
I'm Only 20 Years Late - I heard this song for the first time today. I'm probably *ahem* tragically unhip because I like love it, but there it is.
stupid things I did today... Read more...
Bunnies! OMG! 'Tis the season to be disapproving...
Teenage Radio! I found a bunch of stuff from an old hard drive that I haven't used since I was 16, so enjoy a representative sample of stuff that made the teenage Whelk weep for joy (Pillow fight in #Bunnies)
The Beatles 1000 years later. Flawed, but so were The Beatles.
Is it weirdly paranoid to wonder if the cat being on my lap is somehow making my trackpad cursor for my laptop go nuts? Read more...

07 December 2009

~7~ Merry Christmas, Babies!
So I've got a Christmas playlist. What's the best way for me to share it with friends and family online?Read more...
MeChat Radio: Dude, Chill Out! Today sucked! Tomorrow might be worse! Let's all chill out with the Whelk. Be groovy with the #bunnies
Obsoleted in the Aughties Thanks for the memories, subway tokens...
EmCee Update! Read more...
Bunny! OMG! Ho. Ho. Meh.
Monday 3-point update. Read more...
Interesting product placement: Seen yesterday at "The Tattered Cover", a local independent bookstore, next to Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" was Richard Dawkins latest "The Greatest Show On Earth". Who says independent bookstore workers have no sense of humor?
When was the time that you laughed the hardest, so hard that you couldn't breathe or had some other bodily problem and it was the most wonderful thing in the world?Read more...
I Gave This to One Parent Here in Particular, but now I am offering this to anyone who has a small kid.Read more...
post by: danf at: 11:57 | 1 comment
In about 20- Min, W-H-E-L-K Radio! Mid-Day Time Travel Edition. Music while I'm drawing monsters for charity. Bouncy bingy vodeo-do songs from the big sepia room called "retro". Complain over in #Bunnies
Regret the error: here's one of the more painful newspaper corrections I've ever seen.

06 December 2009

Unique Christmas Decoration Until the cops ordered it removed.Read more...
More laid back radio. It's just that sort of day. 11:30 PM ET, 8:30 west coast, 3:30 PM Sydney, 10 AM Mumbai, 6:30 AM Athens, 4:30 AM London.
Attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way. The greatest killer rabbit movie ever, Night Of The Lepus in five and a half minutes.
Bunny! OMG! "Does my butt look big in this?"
Radio in less than 10 minutes. Some jazz, lounge and other stuff for about 90 minutes.
Sunday Flash Fun: The Company of Myself, a quirky puzzle game with 20 levels. Good for killing 45 minutes or so.
Googlie Wave - I have a few invites for MeChazens - I have a few invites for MeChazens.

05 December 2009

BP Radio: It's Saturday Night! Starting in about ten minutes, just because, you know, there should really be music playing on a Saturday night.
Chicks, Man Radio Free Rollick at 9pm Eastern
How do like your roast beef sammich? Read more...
IT'S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY Shhh. Sekrit preview of my Legend Of Zelda set. Blow your recorder over to #bunnies
Is anyone looking forward to Avatar? It's being hyped all over the place. I saw a trailer for it back in the spring and again lately. Read more...
~4~ One of these days I'll actually get it posted before midnight
post by: Miko at: 00:30 | 1 comment

04 December 2009

*Radio Free Rollick* starting in 30 minutes (12 eastern)
TGIFoop Radio as scheduled, coming up in a few minutes, wherever you are... I hope... my internet just came back after a 2 hour outage; if I'm not here, I'm not anywhere...
Bunny! OMG! (Awwww ...)
Soldiers vs. schools According to Nicholas Kristoff of the New York Times, the amount it costs to send one US soldier to Afghanistan would pay for building twenty schools there. Twenty.
BP Radio: TGIF 90 minutes of music to shake off your week! Starting in about 10 minutes.
My WTF of the day. I found this on my front lawn. An oak front Read more...
THIS IS A DANCING THREAD! Read more...
MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo anyone? MP3 player on shuffle, first ten songs, no cheating...Read more...
Let's write letters Post letters to other users, random people in the world, or yourself in this threadRead more...
I got ten electric dollars! Now what? I won an iTunes gift certificate. $10! But ... Read more...
Photo Friday : Old
More radio! All old and mostly fromage and all presented in an alphabetical fashion. 12:30 AM ET, 9:30 PM WT, 4:30 AM Sydney, 10:30 AM Mumbai, 7:30 AM Athens, 5:30 AM London.

03 December 2009

Whirlwind job change Read more...
The Gay Dance Club In My Mind: W-H-E-L-K Radio celebrates Washington State with the queerest classics ever. No Judy Garland - I promise. (gab about it in #bunnies )
Someone turned 39 today! A big bunny birthday to the great jonmc!
Radio Research On behalf of us MetaRadio DJs, a simple question for current and potential audience members: When are you most likely to listen? Times of day (with what time zone you're in, even if you think everybody knows; I, for one, forget a lot) and days of week. 'Anytime' is an acceptable (but not too useful) answer.
So it was, like 28 degrees and foggy outside. The type of weather that saps the soul, chills the bone, and depletes the will to get through the day. I stepped out of a coffee place, andRead more...
Italian citizenship quest update! Read more...
Another One Rides the Bus - From April 21, 1981, on the Tom Snyder show... Weird Al's first national TV appearance.
BP Radio: Unbridled Poptimism An hour and a half of mostly power pop from the 70s and 80s. Starting in about ten minutes! (5 PM eastern)
What's for dinner (or lunch?) Read more...
Quick Question Do you have to be 21 to legally get into a pub (this one, if it matters), or is it only 21 if you want to drink? Read more...
Two Dumb questions about reading music inside. Read more...
Let's motivate each other Read more...
Something One Hit Wonderful on MetaRadio coming up at 1 AM ET, 10 PM Pacific, 5 PM in Sydney, 8 AM Athens, 6 AM London. (arse_hat is playing other stuff 'til then)
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02 December 2009

*Radio Free Rollick* just got in, computer giving me probs , so i wont be able to create a proper playlist, but i will have a shot at doing it manually . feel free to join in and complain Here :p
U.S. OF ANGER: Whelk Radio On The NY Marriage-Equality Bill (Hint, I'm not happy. Neither is the music) On til Rollick rolls in. Scream about it in #Bunnies
Salvation Army says "No way, Jose" to non-citizen toy-seeking tots
Kinda makes one pine for the good old days when religious kooks thought SSNs were the Mark of The Beast.
Free Compu-help? My HP laptop no longer boots! Read more...
Facebook weirdness: Anyone know what's going on? Read more...
Christmas radio. (you knew it had to happen) 2 PM ET, 11 AM west coast, 6 AM in Sydney, 9 PM Athens, 7 PM London. Drop by.
This week's Photo Friday theme will be ... Read more...
Wednesday 3-point update Read more...
A request for our MetaChat radio DJs! Read more...
Bad Menu, via not_on_display at mefi. Really just an excuse for me to (re?)tell the story of the sign at a taverna on the island of Syros... Read more...
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Radio One Hit Wonders in just about 15 minutes. Do drop in if you are up late or early.
HAPPY WHUFFLY BIRTHDAY SPECKLET!!!!

01 December 2009

MetaRadio Foop Pops! a couple hours of upbeat music by familiar artists, (only slightly cheezy) coming up in mere minutes... 6PM PST, 9PM EST, 2AM GMT
Youtube - Kate Bush - pls think of the ballet students I love her. So musical. So vocal. So beautiful. This choreography? Tragic. Ok, it's the late 70's and it's tall grass, but um.
Short Video of a Helicopter Landing At The Tip Of Manhattan Thirty-six seconds of Maritime Awesomeness, featuring one helicopter, several cargo cranes, a bright red tug, the exhaust tower for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and one of the largest cruise ships I have ever seen.
This is the music the Whelk Listens To When he Draws: And now you can listen to it to! Commentary forever in #bunnies
Unclear on the concept: There's a man outside the student union holding a sign admonishing passersby to READ THE BIBLE....Read more...
Do you live in or near Houston, TX? Do you like Daniel Johnston? A follow-up of sorts: way back when, I posted this here. Lo and behold, the play opens tomorrow, and...Read more...
Don Your Pink Gloves and Make Up a Dance! The People at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, having some fun and raising $$$ for breast cancer research.
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Radio Free Rollick for the next hour anyway . i finally deciphered my typos enough to be able to conenct . woot !
I bought a christmas tree for 32 bucks We bought a Christmas tree last night. It's about six and half feet. It looked taller and fuller in the lot. In my house it is skinny and not so tall. Read more...
10 free online advent calendars ...because it's Dec. 1st. Also, stay tuned: tonight I'm planning to launch a 2009 version of Miko's MeCha Musical Advent Calendar.
Radio Whelk Is Better Than Coffee! Should this be in the previous thread? Who knows! High-steppin, wake-n-bacon, oldies for happy internet people Read more...
Tricky anagram puzzle Read more...
Bunny ReadAlong? I'm going to read Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" after I finish my current book... so, beginning tomorrow or the next day, probably.

If anyone else is interested or has been planning to read this, maybe we can "read together" and discuss here at Metachat later. I'm crazy about Mantel, so was very pleased to learn that she won the 2009 Booker prize with this novel. Read more...
Hello, I miss y'all! Although I have to admit I came here for a reason - I'm wondering if there's any Flash/Actionscript gurus in the house? I'm rather desperate and can pay.Read more...
Protecting the sanctity of marriage, is it? Nice work, that bloke. Cracked me up.

30 November 2009

Hoppy Burfday, dhartung!
Firefox, WTF? Firefox upgraded itself to 3.5.2 yesterday. Nothing strange about that, butRead more...
I quess this is Pre-AskMe butttttt. should I contact my demi-famous semi-known father? I once interview-ed him incognito, and he's said he wanted nothing to do with me until I was grown up. I just got a communication from my Mom that he's all expansive in his age, and blood tests. And I keep running into people that know him. I am confused.
This is so big I don't know how I'm going to be able to lick it and still get my chores done. Laura Ingalls Wilder's wish list on Mr. Amazon's Mercantile.
Leo the Lop - for those of you who had been missing your OMG BUNNY fix.Read more...
OLD and NEW (a word game)Read more...
I cannot believe it's taken me over a year to try this. But tonight I did. And it's one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten.

What is it? It's ... Read more...
This disturbs me, for some reason. Not sure why, as I liked them long before they were cool.
I bought my ticket to go see the RiffTrax Christmas Shorts live broadcast thingy. Fa la la.
A Question for the Gift Listers out there. Read more...
Omnipelagos finds the shortest paths between any two things. The meandering search engine.
Okay, hilarious. To me. I had tears in my eyes from a (pseudo)-rape joke, and it wasn't from disgust/horror. Read more...
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LHC breaks the 1 TeV barrier; still doesn't break the universe.

29 November 2009

Eight O'Clock in the Morning, the short story that inspired the movie "They Live."
Next on Meta Radio: Cheez Whizzers & Bathroom Breakers @ 4PM PST, 7PM EST, 12MID GMT, 40 minutes from NOW
20+ popular songs so weird and/or cheezy, Weird Al could not parody them, then all-time great long songs for DJ rest Bbreaks... (DOES NOT include "MacArthur Park", "Stairway" or any 'disco extended versions')
Mecha Holiday Card Exchange Deadline extended to Monday at 5 p.m. ETRead more...
"Police conducting Facebook drinking stings" - Wouldn't the cops have to at least prove the bottles did indeed contain beer?
teach me to express sympathy I have like two modes—"that sucks" (I'm stuck in traffic) & "I'm so sorry" (a building fell on my grandma)Read more...
Ten minutes of incredible slow-motion bullet impacts. A few of the shots are so abstract I have no idea what they are, but the majority of this is awesome. They're slowed down so much they look like crashing spaceships.

28 November 2009

Thanksgiving Timelapse Wish I had thought of this! via the always fascinating mefi recent photos from all
Bad news, Good news Read more...
dodgy radio It's been a while since I've done this but I'll be trying it again in about 15 minutes time. I'll be playing rocking pop, popping rock, punk, soul, ska and anything else that takes my fancy. Join me....
Another Radio Broadcasting Problem BP isn't the only person having problems getting into broadcast mode. i cant get it to work either.
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2 Word Lyric Game Read more...
Ai, ai, eye! Your new sidebar art has brought to you by the dashing -t (and his distinguished spectacles), the piquant Juliet Banana, the ruggedly handsome flapjax at midnite, and the scintillating NinaZer0 from top to bottom on the left, and the radiant rhapsodie on the right. Enjoy!
Radio is on now. It's the "o hell damn BoringPostcards can't get his machine to broadcast so I will" edition.

27 November 2009

Amusing Juxtapositions Read more...
First concert? It seems many of us are music fans...I saw a tweet today about a first concert, and it got me wondering. What was YOUR first concert? link goes to a great song's lyrics about such things
OMG Bunnies! (one eyed mutant bunnies you shoot at with your Paper Cannon, that is) via
Cutest kitten on the net - check!
Head asplodes - check!
She's your sister, bro! Perhaps you should consider setting your profile to private.
Black Friday ... Read more...
Photo Friday - THANKS!

26 November 2009

My Pick For Best Movie Of 2009: Fantastic Mr. Fox! Read more...
Digestion Suite Sit back, relax, and let it move through you
Next on Meta Radio: the Theme is 'Thanks' ...in a mostly ironic way. 45 minutes (because that's about all the thanks we can stand)
1PM PST, 4PM EST, 9PM GMT or about 15 minutes from this postRead more...
Tomorrow's Photo Friday theme is THANKS! Connected or not to Thanksgiving.
T-10 Min For Turkey Day Radio: Join The Whelk in saying NO THANKS! Pop Post Punk Party for the easily annoyed.
Be Thankful Happy Thanksgiving Folks !

i'd do a thanksgiving themed radio show if i could figure out the dang software, so this will have to suffice until i get more smarter and get my app in gear
Thread for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live commentary Read more...
MechaRadio: Music Box A little soul-jazz to start, maybe some other stuff a little later. Please enjoy.
What have you done that opened your eyes to a whole new world? I finished NaNoWriMo! I have a new found respect for authors everywhere. Even the hacks. (You know who you are, Stephanie Meyers...)
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Of Mice and Men Read more...
The late night radio which radios at midnight Whelk in your ear, for the late night crowd. Smooth, easy and odd. Just like you.

25 November 2009

A BIG THANKS to all the bunnies who brought back MeCha radio, and all those who are DJing on it. Read more...
NO TURKEYS RADIO is on the air last-minute medleys with no triptophan and no Cranberries... until 9PM PST, 12MID EST or collapse...
Cross post! I have nine Google Wave invites. Gmail me (it matches my name) if you want one.
I'm making baked potatoes! What do you want on yours?
Robber Cries While Robbing Bank So dense with metaphor that if it happened in a novel I'll say "Nahhh, contrived!"
Radio from my back yard. A little more than half an hour from now at 2 PM ET.
Race for the Galaxy This is only exciting if you already know how to play Race for the Galaxy and want to play it online (free, html). If you fall into that small category of people, this will be a pretty sweet find, though.
They're building a Louvre in Abu Dhbai. No nude paintings, of course. Maybe paintings of money?
This thread is about cupcakes and advice about making cupcakes. Read more...

24 November 2009

Mix your own granola And now I'm hungry. Nom.
Crosspost: Our "Metafilter Cares" letters from NYCares Winter Wishes have arrived, yay! I'm so excited we have a chance to play Santa for all these deserving children.
In 500 years, who from the 20th century will be remembered by the general population? Read more...
The Whelk's Shuffle Show Unannounced wonders from my archives on the radio
I am sad, yet I am happy. I am sad that my local comics shop is going out of business, but I am happy that he is selling stuff for pennies on the dollar.Read more...
Almost every afternoon around 3:30 or 4:30... Read more...
Galoshes! Eskimos! Blubber! Beluga! Mukluk! Macadamia! Bulbous Bouffant!
Some jokesters tricked a bunch of hapless Twilight fans into attending a fake New Moon premiere, which then turned into an "intervention".
Mean-spirited? Yes.
Funny? Also yes.
Who wants to play Boticelli? Read more...
In the office. Read more...
Who are you? Yeah, you. I've seen some new names around here. Why not come in and say hi to the gang.
A Message to Portland OR (and Vancouver) Bunnies. . . Tonight, get thee to the Crystal Ballroom and see the Swell Season. Really.Read more...
You can now follow @MetaChat on Twitter. We'll be tweeting site news, linking notable threads, making announcements, etc, that you may have missed if you haven't visited MeCha in awhile.Read more...
30 years Read more...
Early thankfulness, Read more...

23 November 2009

Emergency Drinking Songs The Whelk plays some drinking songs for you on this, a cold and terrible Monday
Talking Kitty! (SLYT, with apologies if this has made the rounds before).
You've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? Read more...
Carl Kassel retiring from "Morning Edition" Staying on "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"
Going West a cool piece of animation from the New Zealand Book Council
Breast of goose! Give me your recipes. I've decided to get a goose breast from Lidl to stick in the freezer and eat at Christmas. How should I cook it?
Monday lyrics challenge Good Monday all. Please find herein lyrics from 10 songs, all from the 80s (one from 1990). Levels of cheesiness are varied. Have at it!Read more...
Unnecessary objects of desire. Confess the objects of desire that you don't really need and wouldn't have bought if it weren't for the internet.
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This is the post where I both thank and curse Taz for showing me Drench Drench
I am completely addicted. *thanks*
The Auteurs Huh, I just stumbled on this website for filmgeeks. Looks really good.
Trilby's breakfast This morning when I opened the pantry cupboard in my kitchen I found a mouse lying dead in a trap on the bottom shelf. I showed the still-trapped mouse to the cat as a way of educating Trilby as to his responsibilities. Read more...
Closet Cooking is one of my favorite food blogs. I just made these Japanese pancakes for breakfast, and it was pretty scrumpdillyicious. Read more...
post by: taz at: 04:12 | 8 comments

22 November 2009

Aye, Are Sea. said the pirate.
Hey Elaine (my coworker) Read more...
MetaRadio More Demented Than Dr. Demento Tonight! 9:00PM EST, 6:00PM PST, 2:00AM GMT... (3 hours after this thing is posted)Read more...
Adventurous Eric Follow Eric the cat through his day. The music and animation in this game are really charming.
Want! Some more of this, too (my Loosianan buddy Billy brought me some). and some of these. But they don't sell any of them around here. What regional delights are you craving and denied?
When Should The Whelk Show Go Live? Joining the ranks of the Metachat DJ Squad so I can just go ahead and become my father. Doing a set on Thanksgiving Day, when would y'all like to listen?

21 November 2009

Happy birthday to a very very special bunny, Jonathanstrange! Read more...
MechaRadio Test: Music Box Testing, mostly. An hour and a half or so of soul music, maybe some other stuff, starting right now.
The video for the Go! Team's "Junior Kickstart". I just wanted to share, is all.
post by: gc at: 21:37 | 5 comments
Testing... wen... foop... tweet... MetaRadio test broadcast @ 5PM Specific Coast Time (in a foo minutes). Some of the most questionable pieces of 'music' in my collection.. you have been pre-warned.
Faces to the names, people It's been awhile since we had one of these threads, so put a pic in here of you, as you are, RIGHT NOW.
Close Encounters ... Read more...
People doing the EmCee, please check your emails. Read more...
New radio at 4 PM ET. Little over hour and half from post time. All this stuff is new to me and I have only played it one time. Find some new music.
I am making pie. What are you doing? Read more...
Clothing Question: Are Levi's shrink-to-fit jeans clearly labeled as such?Read more...
MetaChat and Twitter As Gomichild just mentioned, we're hoping to use Twitter as a way of keeping folks in touch. That said... do you know who registered MetaChat as a username on Twitter, and would you be willing to give it to us as a feed for the site?Read more...
A Message from The Metachat Technical Advisory Centre Chrismear and I are trying to get some things in place to make stuff easier - you can now follow metachatTECH on twitter for site updates and changes and troubles.Read more...
So, so, so... What'cha reading now? I'm quite enjoying an unusual debut mystery novel, The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault. Read more...
A cowboy uses his free hand for balance. Another excellent post from the Flickr Blog.

20 November 2009

Another radio cast. Some random radio. On just about now.Read more...
OMG - Polar Bear Attack I couldn't resist this one.
OMG. . WANT! I am so in a chicken soup mood right now.
all-purpose flour is a lie. Read more...
On Carrie Prejean this is one of those axe-grind blogs that i avoid for my mental health but she is so spot-on here.Read more...
In which I confess my fetish... Read more...
Traumatic bathroom encounter on Caltrain! Read more...
On a scale of 1-10 (10 high), how's your day going? Read more...
Radio from 3 PM ET. Laid back, jazzy, loungish stuff.
Update your profiles! Read more...
Jarvis Cocker, "Further Complications." Great song, and I LOVE this video. (Link also contains a Q&A with the video's director.)
Our washer broke, so we ordered a new one on the Lowe's website at 9pm Pacific Wednesday night, for "overnight" delivery. Read more...
Happy birthday pinky.p! Muahs from your friend that you introduced to MeFi and by extension, MetaChat! Woot!
OMG Kitty Restraints! Note: Washington State University assumes no liability for injury to you or your pet incurred by following these descriptions or procedures. Highlight.
Nooooooo!!! *sob* What IS this world coming to?!
Your new sidebar art.... yes! at last! ... is brought to you by the discerning pjern, the saucy Marxchivist, the elegant gomichild, and the always-delicious flapjax_at_midnite on the left, top to bottom, and by the exactlywonderful pieisexactlythree on the right. Read more...
New Metachat Administration. Okay, kids, not everything is completely organized yet, but your new site admins are Boring Postcards and Miko, and your new tech admins are Chris Mear and gomichild! Read more...
51!!! Beat ya, Michael Jackson, by 65 days.
Photo Friday : The Seven Deadly Sins In case you need a reminder, they are: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride.

19 November 2009

Another radio set at midnight ET. I'm having to much fun with this. Mostly pop from mostly the 80's.
NEED MOAR PODCASTS What do you all listen to?Read more...
1996 me is dying of jealousy. Cause, you know, the only better than getting drunk and doing whip-its is doing it all with one container.
Soup help please! Read more...
Bella Swan actress (Twilight) to play Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie in upcoming Runaways movie. Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna are executive producers. This could be good.
Why do the gods mock me? Read more...
All Summer In A Day: All on Youtube.
Caribou Barbie. Bible Spice. Any others?
quick cookies I just made these for the kids at the Y, I did the super-fast variation where you just dump everything in the food processor and whirl.Read more...
gmail? so I can't access either of my gmail accounts from my computer, or the google status page.
And yet I can access on my iphone (using the phone's mail app, not the google app or safari) just fine. And my gmail notifier is working, too.
Anyone else? Can someone check the status page and let me know what's going on?
I have discovered the joy that is golumpkies! Let me share.Read more...
Return of the Texas Cattle Rustlers Got a question about this story for those of you in the know Read more...
ethical/legal/philosophical concept? It turns out that google hated my site for a while coz some douchebag hax0rz put a subtle thing in there that returned a bunch of spam links to googlebot (I find this list kinda amusing)Read more...
Amazon customers review a product And don't miss the customer images, too.
Thursday three-point status report: Read more...
Never Go Back - the album Read more...
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18 November 2009

My grandma died the day before yesterday which made me so thankful that we made it over to New Zealand back in August, and that my daughter got to meet one of her great-grandmas (even though she won't remember it).Read more...
While you were getting buried in snow... Read more...
OMG BUNNY =8O Oh the HUMANITY!
This is just to say: I have deep-fried a crumpet in bacon grease and I am about to eat it.
WhooHoo! Mecha radio is back. sorta. I have launched MetaRadio. First broadcast at 3:30 ET. Songs about radio!Read more...
This week's Photo Friday Theme will be ... Read more...
Goodbye, My Friend. You won't be anymore with me. This is the opening sequence for a mid-seventies Italian cop film called "Il Sitadino Si Ribella" featuring the kick-ass theme song "Goodbye My Friend" which starts at 1:25.
Apparently Stanley Kubrick wanted to use Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" in the film A Clockwork Orange. It could have worked.
Doggy IQ Test. According to this, our Sky is a bloomin' genius. She got the highest score in every exercise (usually faster than the high scoring example dog), and actually proved herself smarter than us. Read more...
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Ask MeCha: food/drink for 90s party? I've been invited to a 90s party on Saturday. I was thinking it might be fun to bring some food or drink that is 90s themed—any ideas? Options to buy or make both welcome.

17 November 2009

I knew I was old when... Read more...
Fancy: It's pronounced "Faintsy", not "Fantsy".
Two hour dental appointment tomorrow morning ...what should I load into my iPod to listen to while he goes at it? I must stay calm and be thoroughly distracted by headphones. I'm thinking really interesting podcasts rather than music. Which ones?
MeFi Raffle: It's over 99 thousand!!! This thread is for dreaming about 100k meetups. Read more...
Ah, the early years. Been skimming old AskMes to see what I missed before joining. My two favorites so far are Why is there all this lint in my belly button and the actual definition of the word asshat. I'm going to learn so much in the next few days.
Sony to produce a movie adaptation of the Risk board game. They also mention that Universal is producing a movie adaptation of the Battleship board game. More on this.
Got Your MP3 Shuffle On ?? I'm in the mood to go exploring for tunes . here are my last 10 songs played.........

The Dresden Dolls - Science Fiction Double Feature (live)Read more...
Birdy Nam Nam -- Violons Not really into that DJ/scratch kind of music, but this particular cut really caught my ear.
Paws! OMG! Make me want to do exactly this.
Sometimes public school is depressing Read more...
Mecha Holiday Card Exchange The time for sign up is here!Read more...
UPDATED AGAIN! 2 second panels done! EmCee Stuff. Read more...
In case anyone needs cheering up today, I give you: sliding pandas.
Another Neighbour From Hell update Read more...

16 November 2009

Celebrating the Little Things Today I was on the bus, and a stranger pointed out my shoe was untied. Read more...
Red. A very cool "gallery" on Flickr. Read more...
Thanksiving Hey guys, if there's anyone in New York that doesn't have plans for Thanksgiving then come on over! I am cooking a turkey anyway, and at the moment it's my husband, kid and I and possibly a couple of casual drop-ins. For reals, it'd make our day :)
This is Photobomb! I posted an FPP, deleted as a double--but the cited previous FPP had links to other, out-of-date sites! Grar. So, rather than post a complaining shitstorm of epic proportions on MeTa, leading to my awesome flameout, I thought I'd give the deleted link to youse guys cause you'd like it.
How do you sign your emails? Best wishes? Regards? Or do you sign them at all?
Last week, I met the amazing Taz! Also the charming Mr Taz, and the dog Sky. They're all incredibly hospitable! I thought we were just going to have a quick coffee somewhere, but they took me out for lunch, wouldn't let me pay, and then took me for a great walk showing me the coolest sights of Athens.

THAAAAAAAAANKS!

They're all great: funny, cute, lovely people.

Here's my holiday diary with pictures. And here's about 157 of my holiday snaps, but you'd be mad to click on that.
Is there a computer virus that cannot be killed? There have been troubles with the computer at our church officeRead more...
Tell me 3 fun things you did this weekend.Read more...
DOA by Bloodrock (1972). Probably the most gruesome song to ever hit the American Top 40.
I want to donate my hair, but a lot of it is grey. Read more...

15 November 2009

H1N1 Stories? Have any of you, or anyone you know, had H1N1? Read more...
I Bet You Did Something Awesome Recently: What was it?

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Photo of a man flying. Tourist on a British beach literally being blown off the ground by a strong wind. Whoa.
Ask mecha: Help me pick out an unusual present (not for Christmas) Go inside for more deets, don't want them on the front page.Read more...
Some encouraging news from Matt, in case you didn't catch this in the super-long MetaTalk thread.
We print the books, you do the covers Hot on the heels of that illustrator thread,the covers designed by everyman here are sometimes quite awesome. Like the one for Dracual by Stuart and Pania Fleming.
This ain't no party! This ain't no disco! This is a live rendition of "Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads, recorded in 1980, and daaaamn does it rock. Read more...

14 November 2009

Just saw 2012 And I LOVED IT!Read more...
Cold, Wet And Miserable: For Four Days: Anyone else on the East Coast spending the day staring out the window and sighing?
Trampoline awesomeness (SLYT) I think I'd enjoy watching a Cirque du Soleil show a lot more if the performers skipped the costumes and just wore tshirts and shorts.

I'd still crack my head open on the side of that wall, either way.

Found via gizmodo.
Up and at 'em! A Post For Saturday Goals And Fun Events. Read more...
Pop Quiz! What is/are your preferred method/s of communication and why? Read more...

13 November 2009

3D Mandelbrot fractal WOW. Some freaky, mind-blowing imagery here. Skip right to the renders to see the best stuff.
woah! NASA found water on the moon! How exciting is this!
Hooray for science!
(I really can't wait for the lunar vacations now. I want to summer on the Sea of Tranquility)
Is it too early to wonder about the MeCha Holiday Card Exchange? I know Thanksgiving hasn't even come and gone yet, but I am getting antsy! :-)
The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts Fun blog post for people who might want to write bestselling epic conspiracy sagas.
Hyper-happy-update-thread! Read more...
Breakfast Of Champions Somebody told me once it's the most important meal of the day. I had a little extra time this morning, so I made an omelet with fake crabmeat, herbed feta, roasted garlic and red and green onions. Did you have breakfast today? What'd you have?
Rhode Island governor "protects marriage" by vetoing bill that would have allowed gay couples to make funeral arrangements for each other. Read more...
Photo Friday : WTF?

12 November 2009

Lambchop is a band from Nashville that I like, a lot. If you've never heard of them, or if you have but haven't heard their music, here are some songs to get you started.Read more...
Could MeFi Film Club move to MeCha? I feel like this is a bit of n00b blasphemy to even propose this, but ...Read more...
UPDATED! The second of many posts about the EmCee! Read more...
Is anybody else loving ... Read more...
Miss Tramp Steamer 1958. . . Ron Felsing, an school classmate of mine, was very geeky before geeky came into vogue.Read more...
I'm home sick. It's the day after my birthday. But I'm not faking, I swear.Read more...
Mikos and Nekos and LTs, OH MY! Read more...
Secret Room So I found a secret room at work the other day, it's not even on the building plans. It looks like it leads into another meeting room - but it doesn't.Read more...
I'm gonna cry I don't 'get' McSweeney's Lists anymoreRead more...
Chuckles the Clown is dead! So is David Lloyd. He was also a writer for Frasier, Cheers, Lou Grant, and Taxi. And he wrote an early show to feature a gay character.

11 November 2009

Procrastination I'm soaking in it. Cup of tea?
Gloomy Cooking In your bathrobe On a Grey Day After You Just Woke Up: Apparently I have to eat something today. Any suggestions? Help me have an adventure in the diminished pantry.

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This is a paid advertisement for this week's Photo Friday. Read more...
I think there's a birthday girl in the house.
Beck Record Club #2 this time they take on the songs of Leonard Cohen , He also helps out on Charlotte Gainsbourg's new single, "Heaven Can Wait"
Therapy time! What do you do on a sick day off work?Read more...
Talking Heads "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel"
Hey Veterans Thank you for your service :D

10 November 2009

He's not easy to photograph, but he's finally here. Good wishes for the new little fluffy guy in my life are welcome.
Dig this. This week I picked up the new album from The Revelations featuring Tré Williams, and found it to be one of the best soul albums of the past 30 years.Read more...
Remembrance Day
They went with songs to the battle,
they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget.
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The Health Care Bill That Passed - We all know what was cut out, but what exactly was left in. I read some broad generalizations but no solid descriptions, and the bill itself, as usual, reads like Gravity's Rainbow. Anyone have a good link or two?
Charitable giving Every month I make a charitable donation or two. At the moment, I donate regularly to three organizations (ASPCA, Planned Parenthood and Habitat for Humanity) and I'd like to increase my donation amount and add a couple more. I don't really have a particular agenda, apart from your typical liberal outlook on life :) What are some more off-the-beaten-track organizations that I should be looking into?
Happy Birthday Obscure Reference, Eamondaly and Medium Format! Happy Belated to shane!
help me crosspost! My boyfriend's grandfather is getting remarried. The groom, the bride, and most of the family (who I don't know) are Salvation Army members. I have no idea what to wear. Read more...
Salutations, Ladies and Germs! This is the post where I feel all of you up.
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Tuesday three-point status update: Read more...
Smiles: real or fake? Watch 20 short video clips in this quiz and spot the real smiles. Read more...

09 November 2009

support for same-sex marriage by age and state By this graph, marriage equality is inevitable, just frustratingly a ways off. Sigh.
Things I have made I created a set on Flickr awhile ago that consisted of pictures of things I'd made, and this past Friday I got busy and shot most of a roll of film of some of my work, mostly sweaters. Thought some of you might be interested in viewing the photos.
The Fugitive Futurist (1924) "An oddball inventor startles Londoners with images of the city's future." This is a pretty cool little silent film short.
What do you do to create serendipity? I was bemoaning my sorry professional state to my oldest friend this weekend and we ended up talking about the random events which always seem to be the best and only source of good jobs.Read more...
My boss is on hold in the next room (we have connecting doors), waiting to do a live-to-air phone interview with the local Fox affiliate.

I really, really want to start blasting Rick Astley as soon as the interview goes live. Would that be bad?
Who wants to look after the metachat backend? (phooar) Wanted: PHP / MySQL coder with time on their hands, Blogging engine experience, basic knowledge of Linux, and the ability to unscramble PHP spaghetti. Read more...
Should I Attack?
Bunny! OMG! Flickr video, has sound
Hi-diddly-ho, neighbour! This was taken within a few blocks of my place. Yes, that's a church, the Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship, attached to Club Paradise, a strip club. It's been cracking me up every time I walked by it for three years. And when I finally got around to taking a picture, I also snapped one of this decoration of a boarded up door.
Here is a dance with subtitles. It made me laugh. Out loud. Apologies if it's a repeat.
I asked about this thread earlier out of idle curiosity, but now the comments and names that are popping up there look a lot like the work of spambots - although no links are making it through. It seems like it would be worth investigating how those comments are cropping up in that closed thread.
Doomed Dome: The Future That Never Was A small town in late-1970s Vermont considered enclosing itself under a glass dome, as an energy-saving measure.
Can *anyone* figure out what Nelly Furtado is saying here before Timbaland autotuned the hell out of her (2:00 — 2:35)? Apparently nobody on the internet has bothered to transcribe it in the last 3 weeksRead more...
The Avenging Conscience Silent film posters.

08 November 2009

Hey, I have a pussy! To the surprise of all who know me, including me, I adopted a cat on October 30. I waited until I had pictures to post about it. The cat is three, male, and has white fur and blue eyes. I've named him Trilby. You can see pictures of him here and here.Read more...
Right now, grab whatever book is closest.. Read more...
Rich English Guy And His Trebuchet Nice to see that the English traditions of eccentricity are alive and well.
Things you are looking forward to Read more...
MeCha cooks: I have a can of sweetened chestnut puree. I've had it for years and I'm determined to use it and now is a good season for chestnuts. What do I do?Read more...
The Flu Dance. Estonian health authorities are attempting to raise public flu awareness by means of viral marketing. A TV ad demonstrates a simple four-move dance that the viewers are encouraged to imitate, shoot a video and upload it to the web. A few more examples.
So, please, don't mention the Nazis. "Through the hand-to-hand transmission of the eternal flame between both ordinary and extraordinary people, Games organizers ask us to see peace and friendship, hope and understanding, personal contact..."

07 November 2009

Mary and Max. This was a good movie. I think you would like it. PS: It is not a kids' movie. Oh no, no, no.
Kindergarten 1976 a flickr set, starring me, Dad's_Planet, Mom's_Planet, and Sister's_Planet. With a stripey suit in a supporting role.
Mushroom Ask MeCha. 99.9% sure I've identified this correctly. Read more...
Happy pills report. Ive been taking 20 milligrams Citalopram a day and it's made a huge difference in my life, for the positive. I'm here to tell you about it and to encourage others to consider pills if you need them for your depression. Feel free to post your experiences or anything else within. Read more...
What's for lunch?
A Medical Saga ( with an OK ending, for now) Read more...
Memory foam or innerspring?
Open Thread for Metachat Site Discussion... carrying on from this thread. I think it would be great for the site to sort of collectively work out what should happen here, so please share your thoughts! Read more...

06 November 2009

Marc-André Hamelin playing Leopold Godowsky's study for the left hand alone on Chopin's Etude No.6 Op.10.
Miss England Rachel Christie has given up her crown after being arrested on suspicion of a nightclub assault. She is accused of punching Miss Manchester.
Boobies!!! Read more...
Three Point Status update: weekend edition. Read more...
o hai. We appear to be cooking some sort of water buffalo patty. To have with eggs. For supper. Read more...
I Love Lunch! The Musical Starring my buddy Jeff. Posted during my lunch hour. I'm singing along!
The Whelk Live And On Stage: Normally I wouldn't mention this cause its an ongoing event, but I'm returning to Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: NYC after a three month break. The theme is "Secret Identity" by Craig Yoe. There will be much geekery. Saturday the 7th, 4-8pm, LES.
If eating beef jerky for breakfast is wrong . . . Read more...
Oops. Wrong folder.
A priest in the Diocese of Scranton has been removed as administrator of three Throop parishes after he inadvertently displayed four photos of what a diocese spokesman called “minimally attired adult males” before the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Bridget’s Church
Photo Friday: The Birds and The Bees

05 November 2009

BYOPK: It's a narcotics party in #bunnies!
Shingles I haz em.
Can I just tell everyone ... Read more...
Drunk frenchman opens bottle of wine with his shoe This would have come in handy so. many. times...
Late lunch! I'm having a delicious late lunch, and I wonder what you're having. Read more...
Where are they now? MetaChat edition! Read more...
Good foods start with "C" Since I have time on my hands and my hands are free from work all day they seem to like to find things to put into my mouth.(Whee! I'm two) I've decided that the best foods begin with CRead more...
What happened the other night Things are not yet looking up for me, professionally, and the other night, I was at a pro bono clinic, doing some work.Read more...
Thanks. Hi Mecha. Just wanted to say thanks for all the nice thoughts regarding my cat. Read more...
Neil Patrick Harris: The Other Sort After our depressing gay-related thread yesterday, this is a much happier read: an essay about the success of NPH and other "out" TV stars, with a little history lesson on actors & actresses from the 1960s who paved the way for them.
Just saw the Nightmare Before Christmas on the big screen! In 3D!Read more...
Contagious Love Experiment When two Iraq Vets found out that love conquers fear and hate, they began to spread it by journeying across the country… Read more...
A BIG OL' SHOUTING RANT! Read more...

04 November 2009

It's Time For A Special "What's Wrong With Metafilter" Edition of Ask LT Anything! Read more...
Lyrics challenge for old people... No Googling! Just be old, and then it's easy!
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Here's one of my favorite Sesame Street clips. Will you post a link to one of yours?
Bananas I would like to eat more bananas, because they are good and good for you. The problem is, I don't like bananas that much.Read more...
It's MP3 Player Shuffle Time: First 10 Tracks, Random Shuffle Read more...
BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG It's Big Ben, on twitter. That is all.
Pretty much the greatest thing in the world is the Turkey-Five Ask someone to give you a high-five. Make a fist with your thumb extended, then hit their palm with the bottoms of your fist and say "Turkey!"

Trust me, it's the greatest thing of all time. Turkey!
Given that a whole lot of posts on here are about food I hope you all follow gomichild on flickr and keep up to date with her food photos. OMG so yum.
Arashi No Yoru Ni - somehow I never heard of this until quite recently but it's a beautiful movie (granted it isn't at its best in YouTube format).
Are Google Voice invites still in demand? Or are they passe now that everybody wants Google Wave invites?Read more...
So . . uh . . what's the deal with Metachat, anyway? Where do you guys think this place is headed? Read more...
How cute are these baked pears? I will be making these soon.

03 November 2009

The sidebar pictures have been there a while.... ...just sayin'.
A Fine Example of Mid-Atlantic American Cuisine Mad props to Best Western Supermarket for including my culture and heritage.
What's this thing called? Read more...
1st time in my life, I'm working from home. Wierd, bc I usually home from work.
In Respoinse to Overwhelming MeFite Response: I am live-posting the cooking of my Roast Duck Dinner with All Kinds Of Fixings. This is a big deal-all day kinda meal, so you can follow along with the planning.

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A question about Facebook? Read more...
Grrr Noisy people yelling outside and heavy-walking upstairs neighbor are pissing me off right now.

02 November 2009

You're gorgeous! That is all.
MeFi question. . . I want to post to this threadRead more...
Yeah, OK, what's this all about?
Smooth-jazzed into submission. "Background music is meant to manage us, not entertain us."
Monday three-point Read more...
Found in the dictionary under 'forlorn'.
Tinky Winky. Armed and dangerous! 6'2" to 6'4", 200 to 240 pounds, muscular build, short, dark hair, clean shaven, and purple.

01 November 2009

Just heard "She said she said" and am blown away So I got that Beatles box set thing, not knowing quite what I was in for. I'd loved a few of their songs, but had never listened closely to them.Read more...
Some advice on how to eat healthy while immersed in test prep I'm taking the GRE subject test in literature this SaturdayRead more...
used car buying opinion needed please So I sold my car (2000 328i) a couple weeks ago. Now I can't decide what to get to replace it. Read more...
Give me hope A police officer was murdered in Seattle last night. I volunteer with the cops, and it's hit me pretty hard. I'd appreciate hearing positive stories about your experiences with officers, no matter how big or how small.
Acronym Assistance Needed for Possible New Website Idea... Read more...
Firas rediscovers rap Following the actual lyrics of Nas' One Love [youtube link] is a revelation.
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YOU ARE THE DEVIL! I introduced some Mechatters to a nice Back-country, hill people treat, fine whiskey cut with Fanta or juice or whatever. Suitable for ladyfolk. You are much abuligided.

31 October 2009

Let's see your costumes!
The latest two offerings from The Memory Palace: A Gas Gas Gas; and This Ungainly Fowl seem like eerily appropriate podcasts for today.

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stop knocking on my door! i'm in pajamas and i'm scared. the husband is dressed, he has the candy! get him!!!
Thread for Halloween Sightings Read more...
Eye-Fi Wireless SD card Does anybody have one? What do you think of it?
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BOO! (nnylove)
Omkara-Beedi (Beedi=a type of a local cigerette) Read more...
Be afraid ... be very afraid ... it's COUNT HOGULA!

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30 October 2009

Last minute costume brainstorm! Baby: monkey. Mom and Dad: ?
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Caskets Online: Amazon or Walmart
Red-Letter Day! You know how you get emails forwarded from your parents? And you usually just sort of sigh? I am delighted to report that today, my mom sent me something that made me laugh out loud.Read more...
Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain.
Why is he climbing a mountain?
To hug that mountain.
Photo Friday : Halloween Post your Halloween pictures - spooky, funny, creepy, cute ... Let's see 'em.

29 October 2009

Halloween poll: What's the nastiest candy? I'll start: circus peanuts
Add me to the list Well, count me among the other good folks who are unemployed. I'm out as of the end of the day. At least everyone here has provided me with good examples of how to make it through. Thanks.
Oh hey I'll be acting tonight kinda: I'll be doing a reading of my story in AC-I-VATE primer over at Book Court in Brooklyn at 7pm tonight. The Relevant Link
Your ears are not this expressive. I mean really.
Thank you… Read more...
How to reupholster chairs in 17 easy steps, the rmless2 way Read more...

28 October 2009

Same stairs, same section, same leg, same ankle, same time of day, same B.AC Read more...
Halloween Hellp I wasn't planning on going to a halloween party but I got sucked into it somehow. That means I need a costume. Here's where you come in.Read more...
Photograph of a chimpanzee funeral I've never been sympathetic to the animal rights movement. But behavior like this really does make me question my existing beliefs and assumptions.
Neighbour from Hell update. Read more...

27 October 2009

what is the matter with people?????!!!!!! "Her findings are based on extensive studies with a model of severely depressed rats that mirror many behavioral and physiological abnormalities found in patients with major depression. The rats, after decades of development, are believed to be the most depressed in the world."Read more...
So I followed my dreams: And one dream was winning the lottery so I played it and I won 20 whole dollars

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In answer to the question posed by yesterday's desjardins post:
Who hates Halloween? Apparently cops do.
I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. Haven't done it since 2001. Have no idea what I'm going to write. Creativity Fairy, shake your magic dust my way!
When you were growing up, how did you know... Read more...
Stupid idiot jerk driver Read more...
Cover versions better than the originals Read more...
I was robbed Read more...

26 October 2009

Herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese. It's yummy. I broiled it rather than grilling it. Still yummy. Served it with broiled premade polenta and quick-boiled fresh asparagus. Which were yummy.
OMG Dremel Pumpkinator! I had not been aware of this thing. Do people still use knives too or is everyone using one of these winguses now?
AskMeCha: What's the difference between "pithy" and "succinct"? Read more...
Is a man allowed to play with dolls? Read more...
Victory is ours! That drug house has been evicted.Read more...
Who else hates Halloween? I don't know why. I just do. I'll be much happier in a week when it's all over.
NYC meetup tonight! Galway Hooker, 36th between Fifth and Madison, starting at 7 pm. Hope to see some of you bunnies there!

25 October 2009

Poor kitteh! OMG! [gif] I cannot stop watching this.
Reporter in a Hurricane Costume: What to do?Read more...
AskMecha: Seroquel and You Read more...
Follow Your Dreams: I had two very specific and very unambiguous dreams recently, followed up by poor-screenwriting-level coincidences. So I've decided to do what the dreams told me. Will let you know how it works out.

24 October 2009

Happy Birthday SisterHavana!
Its Time For Another MP3 Shuffle !! What are the last ten songs to randomly play on your computer ?? mine were.......Read more...
My neighborhood was exceptionally groovy last night In the cold, in the dark, in the rain, lo the hippies gathered in-front of the theater to play soothing electric guitar riffs-with amp-to the amazement of passersby.
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A Journey Round My Skull Great blog on illustration and book design.
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23 October 2009

My father's last gift to me. When I was born, my dad's best friend gave him a gift, to celebrate the birth of his first son. Tonight, my mother passed that gift on to me, in celebration of the birth of my first son.
Which do you find more socially acceptable: going barefoot or wearing these funny-looking/nifty things?
You've been a good ole wagon Read more...
It being that i have all these things at home, I know what I'll be doing tonight. It's been a grueling unpleasant week--with random bright spots--hurray for the weekend.
Hooray! Free speech rules!
BBC 7 streaming Dracula radio show ... presented as an old-time radio show, pretty fun for your workday. Limited time broadcasting only.
Photo Friday : Funny (Ha-ha or peculiar)
Soupy Sales
I want my dollar back! dead at 83. Alice Cooper on The Soupy Sales Show 1979.
site en.wikipedia.org surviving a raptor attack I guess Wikipedia really does have everything you'll ever need.
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22 October 2009

"I disagree with most of the above, but have to concede the fat and bald part." "If old fat, bald guys are considered "good looking" and "real men,"I might be moving to a Scandinavian country at the end of my term". Blog post from the Larimer County Sheriff about the Balloon Boy incident.
Totally Self-Centered and Consumer-Driven Happy Post The world is a wonderful place.

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food. goopy goopy deliciousness. Read more...
Anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? Any veterans in the house who feel like showing their scars and telling a few tall stories?
Conan the Scaredy Cat ... but what's he so afraid of?
Court Deals Blow to Owners of Huge Apartment Complex I wonder if the crack hipster was involved.
Nearly two years later, and I still can't find any boots that fit my calves. Well, I take that back. I found a pair of Stuart Weitzmas last year for $700 that fit like a glove, but besides being seven hundred clams they were brown suede (not black leather, which is what I need), so I decided not to buy them. But that means THEY'RE OUT THERE. SOMEWHERE.Read more...
Happy birthday, sisterhavana! Hope you're having a lovely lovely day.

21 October 2009

Jeff Beck and Imogen Heap. Blanket. SLYT from from a BBC 4 special.
Ignore Everybody Thoughts on living the creative life, from No Depression.
NYC Meetup Update: We have a date! And a place!Read more...
First my hand and now this... Read more...
Full Moon Feed The Bunny !!
My tail! That was my tail! You're actually biting my tail! Mom, make him stop biting my tail!
We are made of starstuff Symphony of Science - We are all connected.
It made me smile.
Hay, Yawll! Just a little Southern-charmed greeting 'cause I miss you guys...

:o)

20 October 2009

OMG CRITTER CONTEST! With Halloween on the horizon, the Book Bench announces Critterati, a contest for all animals who ever wished they could be Wishbone. It’s simple: Take a picture of your pet—dog, cat, ferret, iguana, or any other nonhuman member of the animal kingdom—dressed as a character from literature, and upload it to newyorker.com by October 25th.*Read more...
eponstyrical Moral of story: Do NOT mess w/ TomMelee
I bet essexjan has one too (aka, OMG bunny&kitten)

19 October 2009

Mid-70's Fleetwood Mac - Height of Fashion or What Were We Thinking? Read more...
Enchiladas! I just made the last recipe here, except that I used diced chicken breast rather than squash (sauteed it for 10 minutes rather than 3 to avoid the salmonella thing), and it was OMG yummy. That was the first time I've ever cooked with tomatillos, and it was nice to go from gawking at them in the supermarket to actually doing something good with them.
Make Your Own Worcestershire Sauce See, we keep the NYT around for a reason.
YouTube Comment or E. E. Cummings? From McSweeney's. (Capitalization of "E. E. Cummings" corrected.)
Eyeglasses Quest! I want a pair of glasses like the ones linked to above, only girly (by this I probably mean smaller lenses - more rectangular and less square). I think I recall someone linking to something close to what I'm looking for ever here at Metachat... Anyone have glasses like this or know of glasses like this? If so, what brand? Or can you link to them? I'm having trouble finding exactly what I want.
Why does my MetaChat bookmark icon keep shape-shifting? Read more...
Indoor Autonomous Helicopter How long do we have before they turn these into weapons?

18 October 2009

I are serious coach. This are serious thread.
Dishes in the sink or on the counter? You've just finished with dinner. Where do you put the dishes?
San Antonio Rant: Nearly broke my wrist falling on the sidewalk and banged my knees up pretty bad. Everyplace is blasting NFL games, I don't have a car and I'm completely sick of anything related to or shaped like The Alamo, Texas, or a vague Mexican design. Hopefully the Meetup tomorrow will life my spirits.
Berlin Festival of Lights Pretty pics of lights, from the Flickr blog.
Meal Plan 911 Having a housefull for dinner. . .Read more...
This is your Week 6 Football Discussion Post! Can I just say that NFL Red Zone channel = the best thing ever?
How's your weekend going? Read more...
Let's go: Sunday to-do list Read more...
Full of WIN. Drug house update.Read more...

17 October 2009

Disney Templates FAIL "Looks like the Disney Vault has a purpose after all - to keep us from realizing how similar our favorite classic Disney movies truly are. According to this video, Disney only ever made one movie, and they've been tracing it ever since."
AskMeCha: My wife is a few thousand KM away, with her trusty EEEPC 701 running EEEBUNTU. I want to figure out how to do video chat so my son can see his mom.Read more...
Ask MeCha: Couple's costume ideas I know we already had a Halloween costume thread but I need ideas for costumes to wear as a couple that poke fun at the whole couple's costume idea.Read more...
Three point update. Read more...

16 October 2009

Good/Bad surprises.... Read more...
Creepiest freaking trailer ever. In the bonus features for the movie's DVD, they say that people would call the TV stations that played this as a commercial and complain, "You scared the hell out of my kid!"

I believe it.
Fly double-teamed by spiders. Read more...
Photo Friday : Fall I was going to put 'Autumn' but then realised that 'Fall' has so many more interesting meanings. So, it can be either a noun or a verb.

15 October 2009

what's in your garage? Read more...
OMG... Bunny? (If this is a repeat, sorry.)
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Bruce. I'm finally blown away.Read more...
More dancing. We're not worthy.
Kids might have swine flu. Upcoming wedding My brother just called. "Hey, are you guys doing ok? [two of our kids might have swine flue. Mild fevers, aches and pains] Good, because I didn't want to bring [his one-year-old] if you guys were going to be there, because of the H1N1 thing.Read more...
Pretty dancing for anyone who needs a distraction from Balloon Boy
CNN Breaking News updates are breaking my brain.
I will now transcribe, in its entirety, the CNN Breaking News flash that was sent to my inbox just minutes ago: "A 6-year-old climbed into a balloon-like experimental aircraft built by his parents and floated into the Colorado sky."

I can't quite decide if this story needs closure, or if it's perfect as is.
Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes Those who know and love Mo's Bacon Bar now have a new breakfast treat to look forward to! Read more...
Paperbackswap.com? Anyone had any experience with it? Positive? Negative?
/.'ed Last night, for the first time, a site I'd developed got slashdotted, by old media, no less.Read more...
AHA! I'd bet good money this is what my cats do when I'm out, but I've yet to catch them at it.
Brrrrrr It's snowing!

14 October 2009

I am back from DC. First thing I did was head straight to MrMoonPie's place of work for the tour. Which was even more awesome than I'd anticipated.Read more...
I'm at the mercy of someone who includes animated gifs in every email. Hold me, someone.
What's for dinner tonight? Read more...
Today Is a Birthday! Congratulations to Cold & Mrs. Chef and Milo!
Do we have a babby ColdChef yet?
If you use a toolbelt for anything: Do you leave the tools in it between tasks, or unpack it every time?

13 October 2009

Time to embarrass ourselves. So this thread made me look up my old personal site on archive.org. Read more...
is it ok to brag about my friend Eszter here? Read more...
I have to get this off my chest. I gotta tell SOMEBODY. This is an embarrassing, NSFW disclosure I'm about to make here . . . Read more...
OMGosh, I totally forgot to tell you that I found a rock with a bunny on it!Read more...
Odd Blog Thought - Would You.... Read more...
Would anyone like an olive? Anyone? The publishing company where I work is undergoing a big reorganization and work flow process change initiative. As a part of this my department is being split up. Today at work we had a departmental meeting about these changes and were also told in personal meetings with our director what our new jobs would be and to whom we’d be reporting. We all still have a job, and will all be working for the same salary as before, so no worries on that score. But I guess I was worried about it, because last night I had a dream about the meeting.
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Home sick. Had to give my classes to my boss and my housemate ten minutes in advance to cover. Stupid flu. What are your tips for getting well?
Angry bunny, OMG! Caramel has to wear the Victorian collar so as not to lick the annoying silver sulfadiazine ointment off her feet while it dries. (She has pressure sores, says the vet.)
Spicy Fig Orange Marmalade Recipe But you guys gotta keep it a secret ok?

12 October 2009

Home Finally NYers, I had a very marvelous time in your city, andRead more...
Paranoia about the swine flu vaccine unites the two ends of the political spectrum. (Don't miss the last line of the article- it sums up my feelings perfectly.)
I wish your doctor would tell you.... When you are having blood work, I wish your doctor would tell you:
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LT Would Like To Be Interviewed - A Special Episode of Ask LT Anything! Read more...
Firesign Theater is on Talk of the Nation (NPR) Right now.
I am really upset. Read more...
Are you: 1) neat, but not clean; 2) clean, but not neat; 3) neat and clean; 4) neither neat nor clean? Read more...
Please tell me your most brilliant Halloween costume ideas so that I can steal one and make it my own. Read more...
Happy Thanksgiving !! to all the canadian bunnies out there
Monday Monday: Three Points Read more...

11 October 2009

inai….. inai…... BAH!!! What was your favourite game as a kid?
Watching Wonder Boys It's my favorite movie that was filmed and set in places that I know well. It captures the look and feel of Pittsburgh better than other movie. What's the best movie set in a place that you live or lived?
sweet widdle kyoot bunnies in teacups - and ad so sweet you might have to get the insulin out.
Have you done any home canning this year? We've done Strawberry jam, Grape jelly, Salsa, Dill pickles in brine, and bread and butter pickles.
MeCha Poll: Toilet Paper. Roll installed with loose end hanging to the front or the back? And, if you have a reason, why?
Happy Sunday, folks! For those of you with positive thoughts to spare, please send a few my way.Read more...
Hello? Is this thing on?
"Sexsie Volvo" "It's not a European car / It's made in Scandanaviahr" I've been hearing this song on "Car Talk," and finally tracked it down. It's from 1997, by a band called the Get Me Downs, and it really cracks me up.

10 October 2009

Sup Bunnehs? Read more...
Happy Belated Birthday, Doohickie!
What's a good library-themed name for a metal band? I like Deaccession, and Bone Folder. If you have a better idea, though, I'd love to hear it.
It's nothing personal, but I just deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I just didn't want anyone wondering if something had happened.
OMG! Woke up to snow this morning! Have any other Me-Chat-izens had snow yet?

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I just saw Pretty in Pink for the first time Read more...
When asked in a job interview "What are you strengths?" and "What are your weaknesses?", what are your answers?Read more...

09 October 2009

Before it's too late, Happy Birthday to elizard!
Found via ufez's post below: There's also a free, 21-track Philip Glass sampler available for download from Amazon. Nice!
Question for those of you who have been to meetups I was talking to a friend about Mefi meetups Read more...
Feelin' Existential? Got yer pecker tied to yer leg? Well, Buck Up and Stop Your Whinin': Amazon's got a ton of Mojo Nixon's songs available for free download. Enjoy.
AskMeCha: What's your temp? We got a new furnace installedRead more...
What's The Best Thing Another Mefite Or MeChatter Did For You?
Photo Friday : Links and Chains Literally or figuratively. Whichever you prefer.
I'm not in the States and am out of the loop, but did anyone else know Obama was a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Crypt and Coffin! Anyone know the rules or at least the outline of the game?

08 October 2009

omg what was that thing? warning: gross & insect relatedRead more...
As I can't be bothered to GMOFB ... Read more...
For those of you who are not single: how old were you when you met your SO? Where were you in your life career / etc-wise when you met?Read more...
Forty years on, Monty Python is often called the most influential British comedy ever. In fact, it had almost no influence at all.
It Turns Out That.... Read more...
Vices I don't have! Read more...
Ask Mecha: When's the last time you smoked a cigarette?

07 October 2009

Yes WHEY! DIY Ricotta Cheese!
Why do bunnies twitch their noses? The faster it wiggles, the more receptors are exposed. When a rabbit is frightened or excited, its nose may twitch 120 times a second.
I feel the need to share some squee. Plz come inside and squee as well. Read more...
Went to Green-Wood Cemetary. . . Almost got blown back to Queens.Read more...
Today's restore your faith in humanity video Link to Olberman and Countdown on MSNBC but has absolutely nothing to do with Olberman or politics (found via YBNBY). It brought tears to my eyes.
Hello again, hello again. How have you been? I've not been around MeCha for seemingly eons and I have been missing this place, so here I am. Read more...
Google Calendar Help? My SMS reminders stopped working. Sometimes they send, sometimes they don't. Any ideas?Read more...
I wonder how long my fly has been down... It's just been one of those days, bunnies. How're you guys?
Gifts for a 16 year old Hi bunnies, do you have any teenage girls in your lives? I need help!Read more...
Trying to give up cussing and blaspheming If I couldn't say it in front of 100 people, I'm not saying it anymore. I'm finding it incredibly difficult!
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06 October 2009

I think I've seen the worst Facebook quiz there is... My 11-year-old niece posted the results of a quiz on her page. The quiz topic? "How much of a rapist target are you?"

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Funny advert Canal+ must be a fun TV channel.
OMG DOGGEH & MONKEH! Actually, Roscoe the blue-tick hound and Suryia the orangutan.

[my mom sends me emails with photos like this all the time]
Snacky time. (Do be sure to make it all the way to #7 in the series)
Bunnycon headcount, please! Bunnycon is coming up at the end of the month and my goodness am I psyched! Read more...
Need some help from crafty people Read more...
NYC So Far Today is a day of rest, sorta.Read more...
THREE POINT STATUS UPDATE FOR THE BUNNEH PEOPLE 1) I am on new happy pills, they seem to be working! ;PRead more...

05 October 2009

Let's hear your plumbing nightmare stories So I stepped out of the shower today...Read more...
Doctor Doolittle in the Moon I got this book a couple weeks ago for eight bucks. These pictures crack me up.Read more...
Huh... Netflix, watch how you crop your images When you get the free 1-month trial offer by e-mail, they cropped that image a bit.
Looks like
someone from sesame street is using Craigslist personals (NSFW unless someone looks closely)
Oh bloody earworm hell I'll be stuck with that all day, I just know it.
Yay buns, I'm home. Read more...
Paging dg and other Brisbane bunnies I can has holiday!Read more...
This is cool.

Open site and wait a few seconds.
post by: dg at: 06:31 | 9 comments

04 October 2009

Ever work as a UPS package handler? I could really use some supplemental income. The local UPS hub is advertising for part-time package handlers. Sounds good, right?Read more...
Please explain "Lady Gaga" to me and my elderly wife Read more...
Dali all night long - or GYOFB, art flavour. So the National Art Gallery of Victoria had an exhibition of Dali's work showing. It finished at 5pm today. The exhibition was open to the public all last night.Read more...

03 October 2009

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
Did you all know that... Read more...
I'm Right in the City! New York, of course! Read more...

02 October 2009

Hey, whatcha doing this weekend? Read more...
Hey, what is this insect? It looks like it's part of the wasp family, but looks like no wasp I've ever seen!
The Olympics are coming to South America Viva Rio! This is incredibly exciting stuff.
Opinion. Fact. Rhetorical Question. Read more...
Cortex: the Drunkening Returns Chicago meeting-up begins tonight, after work 6:30pmish at the Edgewater Lounge. Be there in boots.
Photo Friday: It's all a blur. Soft focus! Bokeh! Fuzzy edges! Damon Albarn! Sometimes a bit of blurriness makes for a cool pic, so let's see your "creatively focused" shots.

01 October 2009

Thursday Three-Point Read more...
MeCha Movie Club discussion post September's movie was White Dog. Share your thoughts, observations here. Also, someone should choose our movie for October!
Aho's 12th is very much a symphony for fans of the percussion section.Read more...
To alteredcarbon, kellydamnit, amyms, birdie. Read more...

30 September 2009

USSA? USSR! USA? USR! If you like early Butthole Surfers, the original reunited lineup is touring this autumn. I saw them tonight and they played nothing past 1993, and mostly 1980's stuff. It was great. That is all.
Attention NYC Bunnies: I'm coming to visit!Read more...
Knock Knock! Who's there? Steve Reich. Steve Reich Who? Read more...
What's it called when you accidentally write a word that sounds somewhat similar to the word you actually meant to write? Read more...
A Random Collection of Current Thoughts.... Read more...
Caller tells 911 dispatcher: "Your house just blew up."
Twitter is strictly for the elderly! “Eight out of ten teenagers don’t buy music,” he said. “It comes from limewire, blogs or torrents.” Read more...

29 September 2009

I'm gonna be a picnic! (Costume suggestions!) Read more...
Depressing list of Polanski supporters Woody Allen is no surprise. (blech) But several of my directing heroes have signed that petition.
I PROTEST Long winters
Survival of the fittest
Might makes rightRead more...
Got Shot? Flu, that is. Read more...
Thanks for helping me celebrate my anniversary! Thanks to the answers in this post, I made a present for my husband.Read more...

28 September 2009

This is Just to Say I am reposting this
From the subsite
Projects

Which you probably think
You could have found
Just fine by yourself
Over there

Forgive me
It is so damn funny

What National Parks Have You Been To? . .Apologies for the USian slant, butRead more...
OMG WTF WINDFALL: Birthday Magic happened and I now have a check for a hundred bucks and the express instruction not to use it to pay for rent or student loans or anything sensible and grown-up.