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.
Survival of the fittest
Might makes right→Read 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
28 September 2009
This is Just to Say
I am reposting this
From the subsite
Which you probably think
You could have found
Just fine by yourself
It is so damn funny
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. →Read more...
What was this girl trying to tell me?
Was she mocking me, or flirting with me, or what?→Read more...
It's long, it's gold, it has 28 round cut VS1 stones, for 360 degrees of wow on it
....it's a steal at $2,750. It's a vibrator. the link is SFW kinda, it's only the product shown
Funny names I have recently run across. →Read more...
Lets celebrate our girls!
NSFW real silicone free boobies grow up and old together
. Pink Ribbon campaign from the Netherlands that actually airs on Dutch Telly.
27 September 2009
Thanks to some lovely ladies in Australia,
I have now tried the Tim Tam Slam.→Read more...
I Gotta Feeling
Almost-5-minute-long video in one tracking shot.
Hippo Birdy Two Me. What'd ya'll get me?
in a rubbish heap today. Any ideas what it was for?
26 September 2009
In the end,
there can be only bun
Why do so many drivers who are trying to be "nice"
and hold up traffic to let me turn into their lane, for example, get really fucking angry
if I miss their proffered generosity? I've had two or three people in just the last few days throw up their hands and make rude gestures and seem otherwise completely aggrieved that I did not allow them to be nice→Read more...
Help me find a place to stay in NC? →Read more...
This week's vocabulary lesson: LGBT QI
. If you are not reading these terms on a daily basis yet, you soon will.
Is NYC hosting a Hot Guy convention I don't know about? Cause, seriously, every dude outside today has been scary attractive. If my head gets turned anymore it'll snap.
What was your AHA moment? →Read more...
spiders are supercool
If you milk a million wild female golden orb spiders, you can make this golden textile
25 September 2009
seven foot eight foot bun
I'm in New York! *waves to the bunnies*
i haz car nau!
This should last me the winter.
- a small, soothingly hypnotic (and stripey) animated gif.
Where to stay in NYC at Christmas?→Read more...
The Golden Bear
in Hungtington Beach used to be my go-to place to take dates. Saw Poco, Linda Ronstadt (with any number of future luminaries in her various bands), Hoyt Axton, Ramblin Jack Eliot, Buffy Ste. Marie, Marc-Almond, Tim Weisburg, the Firesign Theater, Sonny and Brownie, and I am sure more that I can't remember.→Read more...
Public radio author interviews →Read more...
ACK!! I'm sitting here in my sister's guest room, and an ENORMOUS cockroach has run by my BARE feet and under the bed where I can't get at him. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! List your own icky-ickies inside.
If you had just made a jester-bunny sock puppet, what would you name him? Yeah, a literal sock puppet.
Photo Friday: Green. Color, money, inexperience, queasiness, environmentalism... there are a lot of ways to approach this week's topic. Let's see your pics!
24 September 2009
Why an Omelet is the Perfect Dinner →Read more...
Artsy crafty type people - HELP!
I need to affix these very thin stainless steel letters
to a piece of paper (which will be framed). How?
Happy little trees:
a very cool appreciation of Bob Ross
Dust storm in Australia.
Those from the area, please report in! Thank you.
More license plate game:
Three letters! Name the word! That sort of thing.→Read more...
23 September 2009
Clean your computer screen--
from the inside! Total cuteness.
Right up front,
it's IRC time!
AskMecha: The Spice Must Flow →Read more...
She did it!
Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler shaved her head
in support of cancer research.→Read more...
Classic Comedy: Frank Nelson gets the best of Jack Benny (yet again)
You probably already know the Frank Nelson character from a more animated
Baby name help requested.
My wife is nine months pregnant, we don't know whether we're having a boy or a girl, and we have ZERO names we agree on. →Read more...
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
-- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
This is all I got...
Play loud and sing along if you can...
22 September 2009
I woke up on Mars this morning.
At this time of the morning, the sun is up and the sky should be blue. →Read more...
Things you don't want at your office
Partly inspired by Stewriffic's post below...what's on your not-in-the-office list?
To do: What a mess of stuff in my office! →Read more...
Is the front page messed up for anyone besides me? →Read more...
Protecting bulbs from rodents? →Read more...
Reminder: The MetaChat Movie of the Month
for September is White Dog
(1982), dir. by Samuel Fuller. We'll have our discussion thread in a little over a week.
infectious tune, awesome dancing by the High Sprits dance troupe, all proceeds of sold song go to CARE and each cocoa bean is now fair trade. This is officially my favorite Cadburys ad.
Kseniya Simonova's sand animation of Germany's invasion
during World War II has won the "Ukraine's Got Talent"
competition. A couple sits on a park bench before war intrudes. →Read more...
So It's the EQUINOX, I think, and I wanna meet you
I'll be in midtown and west village NYC and UWS.... all tomorrow, let's TOTALLY have a beer and snacks ..12-7, depending.
21 September 2009
Q : What is cuter than a baby sloth? →Read more...
Paper Heart (spoilers). . . .
I usually don't give a rodent's behind about the lives of celebrities, but →Read more...
yet also kind of hilarious: LEGO Rock Band
comes out in November. (Check the link for a trailer, plus a LEGOized Iggy Pop.
20 September 2009
I made stew. But it's way too salty.
How to fix? →Read more...
Cook Drunk the Juliet Banana Way!
In which I steal a post concept from Whelk, and shame both sets of grandparents-Mexican and Italian-with my inauthentic cuisine.→Read more...
mysterious orange, oily liquid in soda bottle in closet.→Read more...
Me: 3 Course Thai-Italiano
What did you have for dinner?
day earlier, day later? If offered the choice of 2 days to interview for a potential job, Thursday or Friday, which would you choose and why? Does it matter? Am I over thinking this plate of beans?
Football Discussion, Week 2 My game in this week is going to be a tight one I think...(Several lead changes so far!)
However, in one of my other leagues I have Matt Schaub and Chris Johnson. Gotta love that!
If the banana
is in fact proof that God exists [source: the internet], then the approximately eight billion species of burrs, needles, sticky seed pods and various other hitchhikers
-- all eight billion of which which occur within a 100m radius of my house -- are equally good proof that he's a real shit and best avoided.
19 September 2009
Adam Marsland - "When I Lied To Everyone"
OMG. If you like power pop, you need this guy's album, which is called Go West
A second spoonful of brandy makes the first one go down...
I have a few anecdotes I’d like to tell you about my sister-in-law’s grandmother, “Mrs. Wren”. I met Mrs.Wren a few times. She was a very quiet, very sweet-natured woman with silvery-purple hair, and she was also very tiny – maybe eighty-five pounds, give or take. She lived to see her nineties. Her memory wasn’t the best in her later years, which led to some amusing incidents.→Read more...
The neighbor child seems to be singing "Eye of the Tiger" very loudly. It took me a minute to place it, because I'm not used to hearing it performed in five-year-old soprano, but now it's making me giggle.
Remember my name. →Read more...
My dog bolts out the front door →Read more...
I ate a pawpaw
and I liked it.→Read more...
18 September 2009
Folks that have a B.S. (or equivalent) in a natural science:
can I ask you a quick question?→Read more...
How much are you packing? Digital pack rats
, I mean.
I'm packing ~615GB. 400GB of music, 200GB of video, the rest split between pictures and texts.
Fox news warning.
Things Can Always Get Weirder, Employment Dept:, WTF Division.... →Read more...
Hey you DIY'ers, what's wrong with my washing machine?
Can I fix it myself? Note:I have very few fixit skills.→Read more...
Baby Wantin' Hormones The switch flipped one afternoon last week (seriously, I felt it happen) and now I am flush with baby wantin' hormones. This is ridiculous. I just caught myself LOOKING FOR PRESCHOOLS, fercryinoutloud. Hormones are stupid. (Jus' sayin')
Photo Friday : "Every picture has its shadows, and it has some source of light" lyric by Joni Mitchell
17 September 2009
I've decided I really like Kanye West.
He's a homeboy, he's spoken out against homophobia in hip-hop, and he's slightly crazy. →Read more...
OMG Office Drama!!! →Read more...
Went to KFC for the first time in about 5 years. I ordered this cake
, and ...→Read more...
3-point Thursday update →Read more...
count the layers of irony
This gallery has more intentional irony in one place than I have ever seen in my life. I feel I need this shirt now.
I left town for a couple days and now the bottom two leaves (and only the bottom two leaves) on my phalaenopsis are all yellow. Does this mean it's dying, or that it's about to flower, or that I let it get too dry, or what?
Attention MeCha negotiators:
What are your tips on how to get a deal?→Read more...
Things That Are Good That You've Taught Yourself: A Wisdom Thread.... →Read more...
Does anyone else think today feels like it should be a Friday?
And if enough of us truly believe it to be Friday (and don't show up for work tomorrow), wouldn't it actually be Friday?
I'm sensing a disturbing pattern here...
The victim in this piece is the cousin of my friend.→Read more...
16 September 2009
sooo this lady from okcupid →Read more...
Do you think another person can ever really know you?
Apples! OK, maybe I need to get my own photo blog.
Got My Own Damned Blog
Ladies and Gentlemen of MetaChat, please allow me to introduce my new blog More Pages, Fewer Screens
, in which I detail my ongoing quest to turn back the clock, reduce the influence of electronic media on my brain, and become a linear-thinking, print-oriented bastard. I hope you like it.
PARK(ing) Day is Friday!
On October 29th, 2005, Transportation Alternatives took over a parking spot on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Using basic materials, they created their first "parking spot squat", offering free bike parking and a place to sit and talk to friends and strangers alike. →Read more...
"The Plastic Surgeon Sketch" (featuring a young Larry David)
From the short-lived 80s TV sketch show Fridays
. Enticingly weird.
One of my students said he was on a field trip to the twin towers on 9/11 →Read more...
Crush-onastick, I demand you tell us what was on that disk
. You didn't blow up, did you??
Bunnypile! OMG! How many buns can you count?
15 September 2009
All good things come to an end
Taking Mom to the airport in an hour.→Read more...
Tempted. So very tempted.
I blame my reaction on too many games of dress-ups as a kid with a tinsel wand my grandmother made for me. Nothing to do with Mr Potter. Nothing at all.→Read more...
What would you do?
So, I got an unmarked CD-R in the mail today. →Read more...
I am the only person in the whole world who... →Read more...
I'm unsure about what to do about a recent event. →Read more...
It must be difficult
having an inanimate and unresponsive nemesis.
14 September 2009
What would your ideal description of yourself be? →Read more...
This is the last transmission from the Nostromo
Going dark for a week or more. Wild ghosts at my heels. These Are Some Of The Clues
IBMD: I'm Sitting Through The 2nd Worst Movie Ever Made! →Read more...
Are there any bowling alleys in Manhattan?
I made you a quiz.
Do you know your 80s film stars?→Read more...
What to do? WHAT TO DO???!!! *runs on spot in front of door, looking from one instruction to the other, trying to decide*
Sad anniversaries →Read more...
NFL players to donate brains to concussion research
This is pretty cool.
Also, hi bunnies! I'm back from New Zealand. It was awesome. I'm insanely jet-lagged.
13 September 2009
Tell me what it was that changed your belief in God? →Read more...
I'm beside myself
with anticipation for Porcupine Tree's new album. So much so that I jumped the gun yesterday and went to the record store before it was released.→Read more...
One month and a half until Halloween!
Just enough time to build your Marie Antoinette wig
or grow out your unibrow.
What are you thinking about dressing as?→Read more...
Anyone else looking forward to the season finale? Anyone else have a list of characters they hope don't survive it?→Read more...
Now paging jonmc & pips
I expect a review in short order.
NFL (and fantasy) Football, Week 1! Let's discuss! →Read more...
I'll Be At The Brooklyn Book Fair! Come Visit Me!
Signing copies of the Act-I-Vate Anthology and my book. It's totally free! It's at Brooklyn Borough Hall
! I'll be signing from 4-5! Lets go have a beer!
There's only one word to describe this. Groovey!
12 September 2009
Happy Birthday Cold Chef! Happy Birthday! Woo!
The 200 lowest-rated movies
on Metacritic.com. How many of them have you seen? I've seen 2.→Read more...
Where my Comics Blogs At? What are your favorite comics blogs and/or review sites/reviewers that you respect and admire?
Calling the naming genii.
I'm casting about for a name for a new blog.→Read more...
We've never been wrong.
So, now there's been a fight across the street....
11 September 2009
Friday Lyrics Challenge! I'm listing 13 this time, because one's a ringer that I'll be pretty shocked if anyone gets. →Read more...
CNN is stupid.
Current top headline at cnn.com: Rep. Wilson raises more than $200,000→Read more...
Promoting civilized discourse
If anyone on Metachat has drawing skills, it would be awesome if someone could draw an elephant in a →Read more...
Damn, I missed this.
I want these shoes, and can't find them in my Mens size 11.5 size. Sigh.
Can One Strip Off Any Identifying Info From Google Street View?
I thought it would be fun to show our abodes, as Google sees them, →Read more...
10 September 2009
Ask Mecha: Onion Rings
- Your recipes, give them to me.
The Wizard Whelk Wnats Words!
So I went and did it
and now I have some beautiful antique jars infusing away, just waiting for cool creative labels. Problem: What they hell do I call them? What Fantasy World/RPG nomenclature should I use? Dorks desperately needed! Explanation inside.
Bunny! OMG! Anybody recognise him?
iTunes 9 may fuck up your shit Guess what? I downloaded iTunes 9 today and somehow it erased all 13,583 songs off my iPod. Nice one, Apple!
Most redundant clock ever In the library I am sitting in, there is a clock (which looks like your standard 12-hour clock) and then there is a series of clock numbers on the wall around it that aren't on the clock.
What the fuck is up with that?
Dreaming of kittens
The pitiful attempt to keep the intarwebs free of cats on 09/09/09 was noted by the emissaries of Bast. Who have retaliated with much cuteness.
The music video for "Black Swan" by Sunset Rubdown
can be seen here
, if you want to make your day just a little more surreal. (It's a good song, too.)
Cortex's new look
Jesus H. Shatner
cortex embarks on his tour to see America, I thought I should warn you that his look his changed. It would be embarrassing not to recognize Him at a meetup.
What's the closest you've come to death? →Read more...
09 September 2009
how do people deal with bleeping rain
i need to move to a place where it never rains
I missed the speech! I didn't even know there was one and I don't have a TV anyway. Where can I see it online?
Ask MeCha: How do I put in a bid?
Recently, I was issued a coding request by a fellow bunny (hi!) →Read more...
This bun is so cute I couldn't choose just one picture of him so you get the whole set for an overdose of bunnicular cuteosity.
The Weirdest Three Point Status Update Ever
I tried to help a lady who had no food to feed her kid today. :(→Read more...
Happy birthday, LoriFLA! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Shameless "Be Kind To Me Post",,, →Read more...
What is the best online site on which to buy supplements and natural-y health products? Please hope me urgently!→Read more...
Confession time. →Read more...
Ask Mecha Are transfer cables between digital cameras and computers universal? I've left mine at home while traveling. Just want to save myself a trip to the store if it's futile.
Does anyone know
what happened to the Apostate
? I really enjoyed her blog, and now it seems to be gone, and I don't know what happened.
08 September 2009
It's Right Crowded
in here. Still, we can manage a few more.
OMG!!!!1!!! I'm so startled.
Key Alzheimer's Genes Discovered
This is very encouraging news. Of all the maladies of old age, Alzheimer's is the only one that actually scares me. I'm reasonably confident that I can maintain a good level of physical and emotional health until the very end -- but losing my reason?
In Honour of the Start of School. . .
This just got sent to me. Apologies if it's as old as Craig Shergold.
Today's 15 minutes goes to...
the kid in the red shirt. He's got serious moves.
Happy Birthday, goshling!
Are there any vegetables that one can plant outdoors this time of year in New Jersey?
JOAN FUCKING JETT
as interviewed by a kid in college in 1984.
Charo at the Jerry Lewis Telethon
A perfect way to kickstart your week.
Three point update. →Read more...
07 September 2009
I had a date tonight. →Read more...
Meat Cheat Sheet?
So I'm back at school, and I realize I don't know how to cook.→Read more...
This is a FANTASTIC game. Download the demo and give it a try. →Read more...
06 September 2009
This is an old, old thread. I am in the DC area visiting friends, and everyone I see on the streets is way younger than I am. I am feeling very very very very very very very veryvery old. And dumpy.
i am in lust with this song
perfection on metafilter music
Hello from PAX! I am currently in line to see Wil Wheaton's panel, which starts in about an hour and a half. Anyone else here, or did you stop in?
Super Mario World Item Abuse Tool-Assisted Speedrun
"This ROMhack level was mostly made to show Super Mario World pushed to its absolute limits requiring just basically every single glitch in the game and BEYOND."
Neil Gaiman's Library
- although his reference library is upstairs.
I know I shouldn't have, but I LOL'd.
Bunny! OMG! Carrots? What carrots? I haven't seen any carrots!
Also, for rmless, Mascara Bun!
05 September 2009
THIS IS A CELEBRATORY YELLING THREAD!
HOLY CRAP I SOLD CUPCAKES TODAY AT A FARMERS MARKET. LIKE 200 DOLLARS WORTH. WHAT THE HECK THIS IS AWESOME. I WAS TOTALLY FREAKED OUT AND I DIDN'T NEED TO BE.→Read more...
Rainy day music.
It's a gray, drizzly day, so here are a few songs to go along with the mellow mood:
A late, great Atlanta band.
Magnetic Fields "Busby Berkley Dreams"
One of my favorite MF songs. I love how deluded the character is.
Loscil "Lucy Dub"
Ambient-ish. Like floating in fog.
jj "From Africa To Malaga"
Sunny, dreamy pop from Sweden.
WEREWOLF SPIRIT FOOD
HAUNTED GENIE DEMON SPELLS DJINN
EXPERIENCE THE UNIMAGINABLE ~ FEED A WEREWOLF
to help you put together your viking feast.
04 September 2009
I was woken at just gone 5am by ... →Read more...
“Froot Loops is an excellent source
of many essential vitamins and minerals and it is also a good source of fiber with only 12 grams of sugar,” said Celeste A. Clark, senior vice president of global nutrition for Kellogg’s, which makes Froot Loops. “You cannot judge the nutritional merits of a food product based on one ingredient.”
True, but umm, yeah, OK
Someone broke my rear windshield with a beer bottle last night. I am unhappy and shaky.
Does the publishing industry have a term, perhaps derogatory, for high-quality authors (thus, not hacks) who consistently sell a small but profitable number of books, often straight to trade or mass-market paperbacks? →Read more...
Its Time for Another Music Player Shuffle Thang !
I have an ever increasingly free long weekend coming up, so i thought i'd spend some time and see what the randomly shuffled bunnies are listening to . →Read more...
Randy Pausch's Last Lecture: What's your take on either the lecture itself or the book?
Ask MeCha: Helping a depressed friend who lives 7000 miles away.
I live in the United States. My best friend lives on another continent.→Read more...
This is vaguely disturbing.
I mean, even Captain Picard believed in books!
03 September 2009
So who annoyed who today?
For me it was the Lady At the Grocery.
A friend of mine who moved out to L.A. last year took this photo yesterday, while there was so much smoke in the sky from the Station fire... it's just incredible, IMO.
Funny aural coincidence →Read more...
AskMecha: Coffee Grinders
- The mister's Braun coffee grinder is on it's last legs. He doesn't want to bother with electric grinders anymore and has decided to get a hand cranked grinder. I've done a bit of Googling and, oddly enough, they still exist
Cats are weird
and funny. But mostly weird.
SHOUT! SHOUT! LET IT ALL OUT! →Read more...
End of Summer Lyrics Challenge! →Read more...
Excel question: →Read more...
The MetaChat Movie of the Month for September
is White Dog
(1982), dir. by Samuel Fuller.→Read more...
My supervisor just walked by and called me a fluffy bunny and I thought of you. How are you?
Food question in my beloved international community in the Ozarks →Read more...
02 September 2009
I haz macbook nau.
What should I get for it? Free software recommendations?→Read more...
Call him back already!
Here's the draft order for the MeCha League Draft tomorrow!
The order was generated courtesy of ProFantasySports.com Draft Randomizer,
for fairness. Come inside to find your slot!→Read more...
Charmed, I'm sure .. →Read more...
Ask MeCha: Meatspace Dating!
So, I think the rmless2 protocol®
method of securing a date isn't going to work for me with this one guy and here's why:→Read more...
Not my rabbi, not my dog
Despite the fact that I am one of the few Jews living in Salt Lake City - despite the fact that I can recognize the filming location as the park where we take our whippets to do their running - I wish to make clear that this is not my rabbi, nor is this my dog
(of the human type)
If you have been wondering where to see
a monkey do a handstand on top of a goat that is standing on a can on a high wire then this is your lucky day.
The world apparently ended yesterday when google stopped working I didn't know it was a big deal until I heard about it on NPR and they said it was a big deal. So, everyone's lifes were ruined yes? Were there any real life problems caused by this outtage were are people just in shock that god can be toppled by the whims of the universe?
Ask MeCha : I've had ... →Read more...
All the TLAs (Three-Letter Acronyms) at work are making me want to KILL!!!11!! →Read more...
Caption contest - Who can come up with the best caption for this photo?
Via I Hate My Parents. Found this from Atom Eyes' post from yesterday.
First Place prize is a plate of digital flapjacks
Oil Rocks, Azerbaijan
is a decaying city that stands on the sea
. The aerial view
has been described as "a cobweb scattered with large drops of water."
Happy Birthday plinth and typewriter!! →Read more...
What gives you a sense of civic pride?
I love this new architect-designed homeless shelter
01 September 2009
Eating Under The Influence The Whelk Way!
Enjoyed yourself too much? Played all your Dory Previn albums? Hungry, but unable to get it together to order a pizza? Have a bunch of leftover scraps crowding up the cupboards? Let me help you.
My mom arrives tomorrow evening and I am really really really really really excited.→Read more...
Bunny! OMG! Extreme cuteness, but oh, what a podgy bun!
Reason #157 to have a child:
To relieve boredom
Mecha Fantasy Football Reminder →Read more...
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