31 January 2010
You either want this or you don't. There can be no in-between.
Pro Bowl, Grammys, neither or both?
Happy birthday, danostuporstar!!
Coming off the Bay Bridge into San Francisco you can see one of those "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea" billboards. I really want to find a picture of this particular one. →Read more...
So I'm running Firefox v3.6 & suddenly I'm getting pop-up invasion. I'm also running ABP, there are no current updates I haven't installed.→Read more...
Songs that change direction completely at some point... →Read more...
underdocumented phenomenon reflexive beer goggles.
W.P. Kinsella on J.D. Salinger. "only 15 per cent of the movie-goers would have any idea who Salinger was" "Many, many people [who have read Shoeless Joe] think Salinger is a fictional character"
30 January 2010
RIP Jan Gabriel,
aka the originator of "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!"→Read more...
In what order do you put on your shoes? Left shoe first? Right shoe first? Or, do you vary it?
Going to play some new stuff that I got this week, padded out with etc. Starting in 15 minutes!
Miss America Anybody else watching?
another one of those relative size visualizations
This one is really good. Interactive, and it goes from the Planck Length to the estimated size of the entire universe. We're soooooooooooo tiny!
Trucking question. Something I ordered was shipped by FedEx ground and took about 36 hours to get from Keasbey, NJ, to Salt Lake City Utah. Google Maps says the drive takes about 34 hours, so that doesn't leave a lot of time for breaks. Did they switch off drivers midway through at some station? Someone else sleeping in the cab? How does this work?
a book by its (gorey) cover
Kate Beaton, as usual, rocks my socks.
Recommend an SSH/SFTP?
Pretend I know nothing. Because I do.
I do know nothing! →Read more...
Wearin' My Lucky Lavander Underpants: Bring it on, Universe.
Bringing home the bookcase
This is the story of how I brought home a 6' bookcase on the TTC.→Read more...
Snow Snow Snow! I know for those of you in colder climes this would be no big deal, but we have 6" (15cm) of snow so far, and it's still coming down...
When I get that little perfectly-contented puppy sigh, I can kind of believe that I might be at least a partly decent person in some way or another.
29 January 2010
A death alone
Last night, we heard knocking on our door at 11 PM. It was four strangers who had come to tell us that my wife's mother, Phyllis, had died. Phyllis had just turned 83 and lived across town. →Read more...
Words With Friends? Any of you all that have iPhones or iPod touches playing? Fancy a game with MeChatters? Add your name here, mmkay?
What's your next meal? →Read more...
It's the little things that make me happy
- like being able to re-arrange program buttons on my taskbar →Read more...
Which is creepier?
Dramas with a laugh track (The Wire
, Taxi Driver
, The Shining
) or comedies without one (Friends
, Full House
, Big Bang Theory
Photo Friday : Reflections
28 January 2010
RETURN OF WHELK RADIO: THEME RANDOM
Had a house guest who left me a USB drive full of movie. I'm playing the music unheard, based on file names alone. Seat of the Pants radio right here, RIGHT NOW (tell me how wrong I am on #bunnies
This is probably a dumb question but... Is there such a thing as a USB cable that would go from my computer to my TV and turn the TV into a computer monitor? So that, for instance, I could watch hulu on my TV?
Y'ins are supposed to entertain me but I'm bored. You're all fired!
Happy Birthday Rhapsodie and Meatbomb!
The Name Chain Game Combine two (or more) of any of the following to create a humorous hybrid name:
—movie, book, song, or TV show title
Example: The Unbearable Lightness of Being John Malkovich
Journal entry for the day.
What's your journal entry for the day? Here's mine.→Read more...
CHAPTER XI. ON THE TRAMP. The Day of my Deliverance. Out of Clothes.
Sharing with a Beggar. A Good Friend. Tramping Through the Snow. →Read more...
I recently started helping my friend/neighbour/co-worker/mentor build his first website. He has written one beer cloning book, co-authored another brewing book, and is using his site/blog now to start collecting material for his next beer book.→Read more...
27 January 2010
Thank you so much, Sundance posers. Thank you so much for taking up every parking spot on my entire street with your SUVs still sporting their Obama bumper stickers. It wouldn't feel like January without you.
TWO AND A HALF MEN -- Two restraining orders and a hit man
"Actors feed off the energy of live audiences and showrunners really hate it when assassins spoil that." Veteran TV writer Ken Levine speculates about life on the set of a beleaguered sitcom.
Finished work for the day! I work remotely and my work queue gets uploaded every Thursday morning. It's now empty. Thus, I have an amazing 5 hours of my own time starting now! What should I do? I'm paralyzed here. (Cold sunny day in NYC)
Today Is National "LT Is Still Looking For Work Day!" →Read more...
Signed Guitar Haitian Earthquake Relief
The site may not look pretty, but I can assure people it is on the up-and-up. I used to work with Avocado Productions/ Guacamole Fund when I lived n LA--and for some events in DC. They put on concerts for good causes. They run the annual Voters for Choice concerts, etc.
Just thought I'd share.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Reflections. Search through your photo albums, find the pictures you feel best reflect this theme (hahaha, I'm SO witty) and we'll see them on Friday.
For new members - don't post your pictures in this thread. This is just a 'heads up' to give people time to find their photos. There'll be a new Photo Friday thread on, erm, Friday where everyone can post their pictures.
After watching this video
of First Lady Michelle Obama surprising guests at the White House, I would like to apply for the job of First Lady.→Read more...
As many points as it takes.→Read more...
Just saw After Last Season
There's absolutely no way in hell this movie was made by an incompetent writer/director/etc.→Read more...
26 January 2010
When I heard this, it amazed me: →Read more...
Paella update: 7 out of 10 →Read more...
I went to the doctor for a follow-up on my recently bruised ribs.→Read more...
Tried anything new lately? →Read more...
Is there an echo in here? →Read more...
Actions vs. Words vs. Intentions etc. →Read more...
25 January 2010
OMG EmCee Update! →Read more...
Why do I feel bad about doing good? →Read more...
Give your awesome ideas for Roast Chicken Legs And Breasts! Got some niiiice chicken thighs and breasts from the market. Wanna roast them for dinner. Tips? Tricks? Awesome side dishes?
OMG!!! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!
tl;dr Low Carb Diet? Hope?
Quick, can you tell me the principles of a healthy, reasonable low-carb diet? Something simple and elementary? Don't make me think too much! →Read more...
Everything is Terrible
...a project of collecting 1980s and 90s VHS tapes and culling weird historical moments from them. Found via this NPR story
What have you changed your mind about lately? →Read more...
"Herb & Dorothy" (trailer)
I watched this documentary over the weekend, about a highly unlikely pair of art collectors, and was completely charmed by it.→Read more...
24 January 2010
Help me think of an excuse to work from home! →Read more...
Choose My Next Press Photo!
Or, thinly veiled excuse for vanity. You decide.
Sunday TPSing. GO! →Read more...
Tomorrow is another Eat Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Day! →Read more...
23 January 2010
3-point weekend update →Read more...
*waves to Mechabuns from Kiev/Kyiv*
Finishing up a great holiday even though it's minus a million degrees. →Read more...
I have to keep a health journal and it's become boring. So I'm starting to keep a dream journal with it. →Read more...
Small dinner party: what to serve? →Read more...
This is a thread for saying kind things. →Read more...
22 January 2010
Never Rains in Southern Calilfornia?
I can't resist posting this webgrab. . .a few blocks down the beach from where I grew up.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD!!!! →Read more...
If you tell someone you don't feel well, and they say, "You don't look sick," how would you take that? More like an accusation of lying or a compliment about how good you look in spite of your illness?
NSFW -- Dungeons and Dragons with P*rn St*rs (link inside)
I think if the 14-year-old me could travel forward in time to see this blog, his head would explode.→Read more...
'All-Weather' Radio III
This should be the last day of "Storm Week"* in California and I have 3 more hours of 'weather-themed' music collected (Rain, Sunshine, Snow & Wind songs), so let's do it... At Noon Pacific Storm Front Time, 3PM East Coast US, 8PM UK, 11:30PM Tehran, 5AM Seoul, 8AM New Zealand, or just the top of the next hour.
The Non-Kosher Couscous:
So I still had some bacon left-over from Spicy Beef Curry last night, and some of the veggies ...
vegetarian paella - how do I make it? Is it possible? →Read more...
Chicagoans! Meetup alert... with a shocking twist!
I'm pretty excited, though it's entirely possible that no one's going to give two shits about the SEEKRIT OUTING but me. Whee!
Famous Last Lines? Famous final lines from stories, like "It's the beating of his hideous heart!" From the Tell Tale Heart. What are some?
A funny for your Friday afternoon.
Funny WiFi Names
Via HuffPost. . .(the name of my WiFi is *fluffyontheporch*) →Read more...
Movin' on Up
We're moving! I've been through the AskMe threads
on moving and read FlyLady's moving tips
. What are your pro tips for moving house? Or your moving stories, successes, or agonies? →Read more...
In a departure from our usual format, BP had the great idea to make this Photobooth Friday. Dig out that strip of photos from your teens, and let's see it.
Or create your own, using the Photobooth Generator (needs Flickr or Facebook account).
a wonderful example of how Photobooths work their magic.
I have to buy a 50th birthday present and have no idea. Hope me!
My dear friend is turning 50 and I've got just under a week to buy something. Nothing I've come up with is good.→Read more...
21 January 2010
I have to get up at 5:30 am tomorrow and I'm not tired at all. For reference, it's 10:38 pm now. Suggestions?
This is a thread
for amro and I to discuss our love of MTV's Teen Mom
. Haters to the left.→Read more...
3-Point Status Update →Read more...
is probably worth a moment of your day.→Read more...
Having a Texas Hissie Fit. My ex- just screwed me for 300+ Amurrican bux. →Read more...
Ask MeCha: SHORT daily (or weekly podcasts)? →Read more...
Let's talk about pasta, too... →Read more...
My neighbour/friend, Todd Tyson, does a weekly radio program on a local station here in Vermont, and he asked me to help him think of some songs that involve preachers of some sort.
The show is primarily folk and blues though.
Any ideas? Especially you MeCha Radio DJs!
Let's talk about homemade pizza
It's my latest culinary obsession. What are your hints, tips, best practices, etc.? Very simple dough recipe inside.→Read more...
Let's talk about clothes.
My post about Put This On
got some lurve, and some h8, and I have some ideas about why. Please let me share them with you...→Read more...
"...my brother-in-law called me up
and asked me to take some photographs of him and his girlfriend Sarah on their way to work". Via
Yes, I'm Quinn's father
John Edwards, if I were your momma, I would whup up on your ass right now SO HARD.
Whelkly Whelkly Quite Weary: How Does your Garden Grow?
Not well! My flowering maple has died, so has my basil, my lemon mint, and everything else looks kinda sickly. What can I do?→Read more...
[spoilers] I finally finished Battlestar Galactica and I am sad →Read more...
Sweet Beatles Infographs
Check out the album key chart.
20 January 2010
Since we've got so many new folks, how about a round of a/s/l?
Poor Heidi Montag.
She used to be so pretty. Now she looks 10 years older and like she's on her way to being the next Jocelyn Wildenstein. →Read more...
Do not click this link. Worst. Thing. Ever. Spoiler inside.
I can't think of a smart way to.... sort out HOW to pick a biography of someone. For instance, it recently occurred to me that I'd like to read a good bio of Dean Martin. But...there are a few out there. Any ideas how you'd decide which biographies are WORTH reading?
Time for a big bunny welcome!
After the jump, feel free to say hi to all the new users who have signed up over the holiday season. And new users? welcome! Hope you all settle in well. →Read more...
Please empower me... I'm trying to replace an electrical outlet at Swan's End. Shouldn't be a problem as I've done it a handful of times now. Except it is because the wires in the outlet are too short, and it's making it very difficult to get the wires inserted amd locked in place. What do you recommend? Should I call an electrician, or is there some way to lengthen the wires by splicing on news ones or something?
It's only two days away! What's only two days away? Photobooth Friday!!
That's all there is to say, really.→Read more...
More 'All-Weather' Radio (previously)
I just woke up to the sound of thunder, and rather than cursing the Bob Segar earworm, decided to start playing some more of the 140+ weather-related songs I've collected. The rains begin at 7:30am Pacific, 10:30am Eastern, 3:30pm GMT, 1:30am in most of Australia, etc.
beloved friend to all, avid community activist, and local celebrity goat passed away Monday, in his sleep.→Read more...
Things to be thankful for, item #59
I'm glad I'm safer than the women in the Broadview Security commercials
Cat Invites Stuffed Bear Up to See Etchings.
This video of Mefi member MsMolly's cat Chewy was posted in an AskMe about cats n' their special toys
. It's making me laugh.
19 January 2010
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1994
You don't need to understand the reference; if you need a musical pickup as much as I do, I've assembled my most mindlessly happy music for me AND you... Starting in a few minutes (bottom of the hour and working its way up)
Mass goes Republican?
With 65% precincts reporting, Republican Scott Brown is at 53% for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, Democratic since 1952. What a crazy world we live in!
In the year two thousaaaaand...
Robot children will tow flesh-and-blood children around in rickshaws!
Anyone subscribe to Cook's Illustrated?
I would love to know what they said about the various skillets. I read somewhere else that the All-Clad won, but I don't want to spend $100 on a pan. So I'm especially curious about the Cuisinart and Miu which are a lot cheaper. If you have a 12" skillet you like I, feel free to chat about it here.
former University of Miami
quarterback, Heisman Trophy
winner and sure-shot first-round NFL draft pick, has recorded a commercial to air during the Super Bowl
It's sponsored by Focus on the Family
, and it's about abortion
Who wants to come to my house and pick up a power juicer? Random gift I got that I do not have room for. Want it before I send it off to Goodwill?
Mefite headspace got nominated for an Edgar Award!
I'm too closely related to post it, but my stepdaughter Saundra Mitchell (headspace
on Mefi) just got nominated for an Edgar Award!
As you can imagine, this is a Big Deal here at chez pjern!
I had a Throwback Mountain Dew
last night. It was really good.
Beauty And The Cookie Monster Woof
This was, like, the hyoooge-est hit in Latvia last year.
Your bad mood is invalid.
18 January 2010
MetaRadio WEATHER or Not
While it's raining kitties and puppies around me, I've been going through my music collection pulling everything weather-related. DANG there are a lot of songs with "rain" in the title. Starting in a few minutes, I'll have 45 minutes of different versions of one classic blues 'Weather' song (culled from another collector's 80+ versions), then on the top of the hour (8PM Pacific, 11PM Eastern, 4AM GMT, etc etc) I'll go crazy with Rain, Sunshine, Snow, Wind and other Weather, in a set that will run a long time (and probably still need to be cut off and continued later). Tune in any time for the next mumblemumble and bring your own umbrella!
The Weird Book Room
If you have a hankerin' for the seriously highbrow, for classics such as Natural Bust Enhancement With Total Mind Power
, 50 Ways to Use Feminine Hygiene Products in a Manly Manner
and Is Your Dog Gay?
, this is the place for you.
winter crazies? →Read more...
MetaRadio: Music Box
I'm on the radio for a little while, playing jazz, maybe some other stuff, making it up as I go along. Please join me, if you're so inclined.
Good Johnny Carson videos? During the current U.S. late-night talk show fracas, people (usually not in the Leno camp) often reverentially refer to Johnny Carson, and intimate that he was the greatest late-night talk show host ever. I wasn't usually allowed to stay up that late when Johnny Carson was on the air, so I missed it. Can anyone point me to some specific videos that illustrate why Carson was so fantastic?
The Office Park.
U.K. artist Nicholas Cobb built a model of a corporate office park, then took these eerie
photos of it and the tiny people trapped within it.
This is a Get It Off Your Chest thread. →Read more...
Hip-Hop Legend: Rock the Boat
Funny how our minds work; I find it strange that so many people sincerely swear they heard this line when it was probably never said.
17 January 2010
Help me settle an argument with my seven year old: What is the back of your face?
If your life were turned into a movie, what might end up on the soundtrack?
The wrong candidate just won
the Chilean presidential election.→Read more...
I can't sleep. What do you do when you can't sleep?
Monty Python Brainstorming
I might be moving soon, and this means I can finally realize a dream of mine, one that I have had for many many years...
16 January 2010
Quick, be my mom for a minute:
How long should I cook this steak?→Read more...
Burgled... part deux
Swan's End got burgled today. I'm getting to be an old hand at this, since I've been burgled before
Etiquette issue for the modern age: yoga class, or cult recruiting? →Read more...
15 January 2010
at midnight eastern time. (About 15 mins from now.)
PROJECT RUNWAY!!! Spoiler *** SPOILERSOMGSPOILERS ***
TABING OUT IS NOT AN OPTION: First Time! Last Time! Ask The Whelk Anyting!
I'm thinking about having an existential crisis. Any tips?
Anyone up for some MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo?
The rules are simple: MP3 player on shuffle, first 10 songs, no cheating. →Read more...
Bunny Vs Kitty
a medieval white out
Is there such a thing as single-trip auto insurance
for a borrowed (but not rented) car?→Read more...
I am wearing a Snuggie at work →Read more...
Coming next week: Photobooth Friday!
We thought we'd give you an early heads-up that next week's Photo Friday will be a little different- the theme will be photobooth pics
! You can either post a real strip of photobooth photos, or make your own online
14 January 2010
I may have just seen a harbinger of my death. →Read more...
non sequitur →Read more...
New Improved Radio Broadcast Thing!
NIRBT! Easier broadcasting is here. Lots of folks signed up for radio but only a few have broadcast. Some people said the setup of Winamp was too complicated.So, →Read more...
Ladies & Gentlemen Refresh Your Browsers
MetaRadio continues almost-immediaely after Arse's set with More 70s and lotsa 80s...
Don't cry for me.
All is not lost. It looks like I'm getting a (brief) contract extension. →Read more...
Radio in about ten minutes.
60's 70's 80's in that order.
*Radio Free Rollick* tonight @ 10pm eastern
i've got 3 set lists ready to go . so lemme know which one you want and i'll play it
OMG LAMB BORN WITH HUMAN FACE!
Warning: If you value your sanity, DO NOT
click above link! There are no whuffles to be found inside.
Also: WTF Pravda?!
Olympics TV Schedule.
If anyone is interested, the U.S. tv schedule for the Winter Olympics is online now.
13 January 2010
what do you do when you're on pins and needles?
I've been waiting all week for a Very Important phone call - to hear if my husband got a job or not. I am going insane. Halp.→Read more...
Here's something fun for you to do. (No, really.)
1. Go to gmail.com
. You must be logged out of all accounts.→Read more...
My boss was "let go" and I have nothing to do til my contract runs out on Friday. Won't you join me in #bunnies?
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is 'Glow'. Search through your albums for your glowy pictures and get ready to post them on Friday.
I made a donation to Haiti Emergency Relief
is a list of other highly-rated relief agencies helping with earthquake recovery in Haiti.
Doesn't the cat look egregiously photoshopped into this photo?
The image is for a CSM article about E-Readers. Cat: photoshopped or not? →Read more...
What's for dinner?
Bonus question: what should I have for dinner?→Read more...
Ask Mecha: Jury Duty I've been summoned to jury duty. How can I maximize my chances of actually serving on a jury?
It's FLAIR, copywriters of the world, not FLARE. You're trying to say your boot/pants/home decor has FLAIR. A person or company has a FLAIR for design.→Read more...
Your pal, John K.
Animator and mad genius John Kricfalusi's (Ren & Stimpy, George Liquor, etc)
letter (with illustrations!) to an aspiring 14-year-old animator.
What were your best and worst subjects in high school? →Read more...
Disaster has struck. I just dropped and broke my favorite tea mug. This is now officially not a good day.
Have a casserole recipe that doesn't use canned soup? →Read more...
12 January 2010
My Favorite Out of Context WTF Quotes
What are yours??
Random recipe generator
- via MetaFilter, and the funniest thing I have seen this year.
Solid Potato Salad
- The Ross Sisters
Is there no room in today's world for an act like this?
RIP Vic Chesnutt,
who as most of you know died by his own hand on Xmas day. In case you missed it, Terry Gross did an incredible memorial show for Chesnutt last week on Fresh Air
. You can listen to it here
I'm a little bored today. Let's try to have some fun...these are a little all over the place, so hopefully there's something for everyone!→Read more...
A few good songs
found on garageband.com recently. The last one on the list is really awesome.
Rules of the game.
Grab the nearest book. Turn to page 55. Go to the fifth sentence. What does it say?→Read more...
Anyone in Prague? Gonna gonna gonna BE there in like 5 hours.
11 January 2010
Monday Good/Bad update →Read more...
More spoilers. Did anyone watch Big Love last night? →Read more...
SPOILER. Question about the movie "The Road"
Yes, I said SPOILER.→Read more...
New mods in the new year!
We have rounded out the moderator team with a couple of new faces...→Read more...
International Eat Chocolate Cake For Breakfast Day →Read more...
10 January 2010
Looking back ... Highs and Lows of 2009? →Read more...
Jessamyn quit her Library Job:
But she still has dental (and nice hair)
Philip Johnson's Thanksgiving Chapel
(built in 1976) is a strange, beautiful
white spiral of a building in Dallas, TX, featuring a spiral stained-glass ceiling that grows brighter as it reaches the center
. →Read more...
The Winter Blahs Have Set In
Holidays are over. →Read more...
OMG Kitteh!!!11!! don't eat me! please!
Harmon Bethea, 86.
"If [he] never reached the pinnacle of national success, it might have been some consolation that his records are today much prized by collectors of doo-wop and Northern Soul music and live on through music blogs
Up and at 'em! A cleaning to-do list thread. →Read more...
I really wish
someone would do a metafilter post about...→Read more...
09 January 2010
What's for dinner? →Read more...
Do you tip when you buy take-out? If so, how much?
Joyce Carol Oates reads Eudora Welty
I wanted to like this but the story she selects is kinda dark... but it's still interested to see the two come together like this.
Things you've bought recently →Read more...
"Here To Fall" by Yo La Tengo
Great song. Nice shout-outs to early-seventies soul in this one.→Read more...
What? What? What?
No, seriously. What?
Sleep Talkin' Man.
A mild-mannered Englishman lives quite a colourful life in his dreams.
*Radio Free Rollick* tonight @ 10pm eastern
its wet and blustery outside so i'm gonna stay inside tonight and spin some tunes . join me wont you ?
Hope Me Search -
So I think it was on MetaChat that someone posted the series of pictures of ducklings that feel through a grating. →Read more...
I can't stop listening to this.
Dragnet, Sam Spade, Box 13, Johnny Dollar, 21st Precinct, Broadway Is My Beat, Richard Diamond, etc. etc. etc.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
08 January 2010
BP Radio: Wintry Mix II
(again) I played it early this morning, and now I'm gonna play it again. Starting right now.
In honor of Mr. Presley's 75th birthday...
Did you know
about the "Find" bar
in Google Chrome? I just discovered it today, it's what I've always wanted in a browser.
Solid Potato Salad.
Watch past the first 45 seconds.
gall bladder owies!→Read more...
BP Radio: Wintry Mix II
Starting in 30 minutes... warm tunes for a cold day. (Unless you're down under, in which case it's hot tunes for hot times!)
Photo Friday: Yipes! Stripes!
In case you, like me, are a giant John Sayles nerd:
here's the blog for his current project, Baryo!
07 January 2010
The woman mentioned
in this thread
got fired today (for something unrelated). What goes around comes around, lady.
Next Monday is Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Day (International). You won't find a lot about it on the internets, but it is fairly self-explanatory. I will be celebrating it. Join me!
Logos for new LT Business Cards? →Read more...
*Radio Free Rollick* tonight at 10pm eastern
i just found out that i have tonight free, so i thought i'd clear off another sheet of paper and do another set, seeing as there was no one booked on the calendar . tonight its going to be music by cool chicks
ARGH tarantula story
That's all I'm saying. Story has a big-ass spider picture right up front if you don't like that sorta thing. (via middleclasstool offsite)
and other poems, written as if the poets titled their poems with the anagrams of their names.→Read more...
That darned cat! →Read more...
This link is NSFW.
My question is about why/how this is not safe, and why it might get someone fired. What happens "at work" once this shows up on someone's monitor? →Read more...
06 January 2010
Part of the reason why
Keith Moon was the greatest rock 'n roll drummer ever.→Read more...
Happy birthday dear mear! Chrismear it's your birthday!
Happy birthday chrismear!
Curious: Are we going to say "twenty-ten", or "two-thousand (and) ten"? These things are important, you know.
*Radio Free Rollick* Tonight At 10pm Eastern
I've got four shows prepared, but i'm not sure which one to go with . should it be #1, #2, #3 or #4 ? you decide
Edmund Blackadder turns 55 today.
OK, actually it's Rowan Atkinson who's having the birthday. And BTW, Mr. Bean is the new president of the European Union
Wednesday 3-point update. →Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday will be "Yipes! Stripes!" No pictures yet - find your stripiest pictures and post them on Friday.
05 January 2010
Chanterelles! Not to brag, but I just dug some out of the dirt this afternoon and had 'em for dinner tonight. Turns out life is not dismal and hopeless after all.
NYC people and/or readers of the New Yorker, can I please pick your brains? There was an article in the New Yorker (I think) awhile back about a guy who owns a restaurant in NYC. Not unusual in itself, but he is crabby & direct & tells people if they don't like the food, get out! (The food is supposed to be great, BTW). Anyone know who the guy is or the restaurant name?
Oh, not the Soup Nazi. This was a sit down entree kinda place.
Robot Radio: Machine Music
NOT techno-industrial (think about some of the acts that used "Machine" in their song titles or band names)
Coming up next hour: 3PM Silicon Valley, 6PM New York, 11PM London, 1AM Athens, 8AM Tokyo, 10AM Melbourne...
BeautifulPeople.com is "a social networking site for 'beautiful people.'"
I initially found this idea somewhat abhorrent, but that was before I found out they are now kicking out users for gaining pounds over Christmas holidays.
Today I'm sad that there aren't many traditional neighborhood bakeries left. →Read more...
Happy nightmares, kiddies!
My cat is in REM sleep but her eyes are open and it's kind of freaking me out.
Hungarian Diction Lesson
- just sing along and learn. (The song is titled 'Try to Speak Slowly')
When They Do The Mambo In Paris:
Radio Celebration of my long-overtude trip to France 10AM New York 4PM Paris.
Hurl a baguette at me in #bunnies
I was feeling kind of sad about drama on the Internet today and I was wondering
what meaningful ways are there to communicate about triggery issues in an online setting. →Read more...
04 January 2010
You know what tastes good mixed into scrambled eggs? →Read more...
Can you make a piece of hard candy last, or do you have to crunch it?
Has anyone tried the Galileoscope?
Thinking about ordering one. Is it worth it?
Ask Mecha + Rant
Can I fire my furnace guy?→Read more...
Ask MeCha: What's a good wine substitute?
Not in cooking, like taz's question, but for sipping.→Read more...
Who is your tribe?
Do you have a tribe?→Read more...
Quick soup hope me?! Eep! I'm making a creamy chicken broth, mushroom and wild rice soup. The recipe calls for white wine, but I don't have any, and don't feel like going out to get any.
Use beer instead of wine, or just forget the alcohol? (I also don't have brandy, or anything like that.)
The things from dreams are free:
So I had a nap and a dream ...a dream with what I think is a good idea in it.
03 January 2010
Santa Fe Clam Chowder.
Make this now, because it's awesome.→Read more...
Is there a way to get habenero ouchy juice off one's fingers? Washing thoroughly with hand soap does not seem to be doing it. Should I stick my hand in a lemon or something?
MetaRadio Presents: A Musical Journey:
From Cleveland to San Luis Obispo (via Route 66 and various stops 'round California and L.A.)
From Frankie Yankovic to Weird Al Yankovic (with 60+ years of popular & unpopular music inbetween)
The voyage begins at 3PM in L.A., 6PM in Cleveland, 11PM GMT, 9AM DownUnderTime (about 15 minutes after this post)
Ask mecha: I got a gift card I won't use. Wanna swap? →Read more...
And some possible good news too. →Read more...
There will be pictures, but not tonight.
I got a decade's growth of hair cut off today.→Read more...
02 January 2010
BP Radio: Wintry Mix
2 hours of music starting at 3PM Eastern, 12 noon Pacific, 9PM London, and 9AM in Pago Pago. (In other words, in about 25 mins.)
Do you use a pound shop/dollar store? →Read more...
Your first sidebar art for 2010
is sort of happysad, sombre and bright, reflecting forward and back, inward and outward with, top to bottom on the left: a stark, contemplative window scene from Slack-a-gogo, a beautiful splash of winter color from specklet, a photo of her cat Spunky on the morning of his last day
by typewriter, and a bit of whimsical embroidery by jonathanstrange. On the right, a photo of Kaylee as the spirit of winter elegance by deborah.
"Fixed the heating!"
I can't be the only one who watched the Doctor Who finale yesterday... what did we all think? (Spoilers within
It was arse_hat's birthday yesterday.
26-shot panorama of Cook Inlet from downtown Anchorage, AK in New Year's Eve. 11,462px wide, 540kb
. Includes Mt. Susitna (aka Sleeping Lady), a partial eclipse of the blue moon, Denali (Mts. Foraker, Hunter, and McKinley), and two tiny airplanes.
01 January 2010
The Slang Of Body Language I am reminded on this remembering eve that a a friend said I was the only person she knew who could actually could "raise hackles", a quirk of movement where I become bigger and stiffer and colder looking when threatened. I never knew I could do this, nor was I aware I was doing it. What are your odd body language quirks?
MetaRadio: Music Box
It'sa me, box, on the MetaRadio. Making it up as I go along, but there will be stuff from 2009, and also from other years. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
This is a hangover thread. Please whisper. →Read more...
My nightmares have become extremely mundane and not so scary. →Read more...
Year O' Books.
According to my LibraryThing list, I read 92 books this year. But there's a good chance I left a couplethree off, so let's say I read at least
92 books this year, and probably not more than 95. My first book of 2009 was The Gargoyle
(started on Jan. 01), and the last was The Crimson Petal and the White
(finished on Dec. 31, yesterday). Tidy! →Read more...
Photo Friday. In honour of the New Year, this week's theme is "Old/New"
BP Radio: Same Old Lang Syne
Going to attempt to follow up Whelk's decade-busting set! At least 1 hour of tunes.
Keep me awake.
I got 45 minutes till the new year. Inspire me! Annoy me! Amuse me! →Read more...
Top ten songs of 2009
According to my iTunes. I'm using a smart playlist for this one ([Play count] [is greater than] , limit 10, or 25, or whathaveyou).→Read more...
NEW YEAR! NEW RADIO!
Get all soppy and drunk with The Whelk and sing along in #bunnies
in about 10
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