30 November 2009
Firefox upgraded itself to 3.5.2 yesterday. Nothing strange about that, but→Read 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...
finds the shortest paths between any two things. The meandering search engine.
. I had tears in my eyes from a (pseudo)-rape joke, and it wasn't from disgust/horror. →Read more...
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. ET→Read 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
Wish I had thought of this! via the always fascinating mefi recent photos from all
Bad news, Good news →Read more...
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.
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...
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
(one eyed mutant bunnies you shoot at with your Paper Cannon, that is) via
Cutest kitten on the net
She's your sister, bro!
Perhaps you should consider setting your profile to private.
Black Friday ... →Read more...
26 November 2009
My Pick For Best Movie Of 2009: Fantastic Mr. Fox! →Read more...
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 post→Read 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.
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...)
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...
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.
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".
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...
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
(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...
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.
This is the post where I both thank and curse Taz for showing me Drench Drench
I am completely addicted. *thanks
Huh, I just stumbled on this website for filmgeeks. Looks really good.
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...
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...
Follow Eric the cat through his day. The music and animation in this game are really charming.
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.
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...
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
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...
Caribou Barbie. Bible Spice. Any others?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 office→Read 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
Have any of you, or anyone you know, had H1N1? →Read more...
I Bet You Did Something Awesome Recently:
What was it?
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...
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?
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...
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 anymore→Read 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
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.
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"
What do you do on a sick day off work?→Read more...
"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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Bunny! OMG! Flickr video, has sound
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 weeks→Read more...
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
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...
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.
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...
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.
Three Point Status update:
weekend edition. →Read more...
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
It's a narcotics party in #bunnies
Can I just tell everyone ... →Read more...
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 C→Read 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...
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!
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...
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...
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.
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 thread→Read more...
what's this all about?
Smooth-jazzed into submission.
"Background music is meant to manage us, not entertain us."
Monday three-point →Read more...
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 Saturday→Read 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.
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.
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