31 October 2009
The latest two offerings from The Memory Palace: A Gas Gas Gas
; and This Ungainly Fowl
seem like eerily appropriate podcasts for today.
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?
Omkara-Beedi (Beedi=a type of a local cigerette) →Read more...
Be afraid ... be very afraid ... it's COUNT HOGULA!
30 October 2009
Last minute costume brainstorm! Baby: monkey. Mom and Dad: ?
Caskets Online: Amazon
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
are not this expressive
. I mean really
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...
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
Schum-Schum? →Read more...
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...
in New Zealand.
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...
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.
A Journey Round My Skull
Great blog on illustration and book design.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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
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...
Feed The Bunny !!
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.
Just a little Southern-charmed greeting 'cause I miss you guys...
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...
Moral of story: Do NOT mess w/ TomMelee
19 October 2009
Mid-70's Fleetwood Mac - Height of Fashion or What Were We Thinking? →Read more...
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.)
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."
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...
(If this is a repeat, sorry.)
I'm finally blown away.→Read more...
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...
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...
Anyone had any experience with it? Positive? Negative?
Last night, for the first time, a site I'd developed got slashdotted, by old media, no less.→Read more...
I'd bet good money this is what my cats do when I'm out, but I've yet to catch them at it.
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...
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.
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
NYers, I had a very marvelous time in your city, and→Read 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:
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...
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...
"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?
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...
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
AskMeCha: What's your temp?
We got a new furnace
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 related→Read 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
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...
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!
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?"
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]
(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! ;P→Read 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.
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...
Open site and wait a few seconds.
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...
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!
is very much a symphony for fans of the percussion section.→Read more...
To alteredcarbon, kellydamnit, amyms, birdie. →Read more...
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