31 March 2010
dear adult swim You are evil evil people. Luv, weretable
Something is WRONG on the Internet. Happy (early) April Fools/Internet Awareness Day.
Last supper portion sizes have grown
Did anyone link to this? I can't find it but I find it hard to believe that nobody did. Anyway, so this study looked at the food portion sizes in depictions of the Last Supper during history and found that they have gotten bigger over the years.
Discussion on how people wind up at events with each other
If you want to go to a place or event that people don't normally go by themselves, and no one wants to go with you, do you: →Read more...
Ten cool Ray Harryhausen sequences.
Man, these take me back to watching movies on TV on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid.
Goldfrapp. Head First. New Release. That Is All. →Read more...
Can you roll your tongue? →Read more...
There was a recent spate of reports in the media about the next possible drug craze - Stilton cheese
. It might produce bizarre dreams
This week's Photo Friday theme is: Headgear.
Any kind of head wear at all. Hats, helmets, tiaras, fascinators ... Let's see your pictures of titfers
in the thread on Friday.
30 March 2010
Two teenagers fall in love
My friend told me about this...then posted a video on her bloooog. This is one of the prettiest, heart wrenching-est songs I've heard in a long time. Jesse Winchester on Elvis Costello's show, Spectacle, doing a song called "Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding"
Happy Birthday Tangerine!
The new music video from MGMT
(for the song "Flash Delirium") is bizarre. Starts out like Wes Anderson, ends up like David Cronenberg.
HDTV 60Hz vs 120Hz →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
29 March 2010
Elementary School Scarface Production?
Please tell me that this is some elaborate setup. Could this possibly be a real? I mean, sure, it's kids performing, but that can't possibly be at a real school.
THE MOCKING OWL:
"jessamyn: Please do something fun with this animated owl gif I have made"
Windchimes are spooky. Amirite?
Thanks to your support, Apple replaced my →Read more...
From my "Origami a Day" calendar.
Any millionaire retired types needing an occasional personal assistant with many talents in exchange for a room? No pay required; have own fixed income, suits & tux. I tolerate eccentric misanthropes particularly well. This is not a sex ad. Apply within.
Husky sings to a fretful baby.
Absolutely beautiful. Wolfdog, this one's for you.
Bunny! OMG! Someone's forgotten to use her conditioner ...
Making lemonade out of lemons
It's been an interesting weekend, lemme tell ya. →Read more...
The Geometry of Circles.
Cool old animation from Sesame Street
(1979), with original music by Philip Glass.
28 March 2010
How do y'all
deal with strangers making objectionable comments within your hearing? I was at the gym today, and two guys in the jacuzzi got into a really obnoxious conversation about gays, blacks, and Mexicans in the Armed Forces, and I felt like any way that I handled it was going to be wrong.→Read more...
MetaCouch? So this has both a specific and more general component -- what are the specs on using something affiliated with MeFi as an analog to couch surfing? I am specifically looking for a friendly crash spot and maybe a tour companion if my partner and I went to Detroit from April 8-10 (Frozen Four), but I could see this being useful at other times. Terms, of course, negotiable; we are an awesome couple in our early 30s.
Bunny! OMG! He is very cross.
27 March 2010
I am drunk: So ask me anything. This is drunk thread.
Star Wars Cookies
Pretty much what it says on the label. Warning: page is ad-laden and pretty much a web designer's nightmare. But I like the cookies.
Newborn denied health insurance because of preexisting condition
This one hits me pretty hard because that could have been my kid. We have the same insurance company, and my son was born with that precise heart condition. Luckily for us, BCBS didn't choose to deny coverage. (He's perfectly fine now--TGA is a condition that is completely corrected by one very precise and very expensive procedure.)
since some of you ask occasionally
here's a sexy mp3
of how I pronounce my name
58% health insurance hike →Read more...
26 March 2010
Dessert fantasy thread →Read more...
FRIDAY NIGHT WELCOMES!!!
Hey bunnies! It's been a while since we had a welcome new users thread. I'm sorry to be doing this on a Friday night, but I am off on vacation tomorrow, and there are quite a few new users to welcome (some of whom have been pretty active already). Better sooner than later, huh? Step inside and say hello to:→Read more...
You know that not-quite-burned sludge that accumulates on the bottom of a too-hot pot? Anyone know how to make that in bulk? The flavors therein are awesome.
Songs with a Circus feel anyone? That aren't, like ..actually circus songs? I've got tumblers and breakfast machine, thinking more about pop-songs with that hurdy-gurdy spectacle feel?
Watch a frog wiff his dinner.
Who Let the Clowns Out?
A children's video for parents who hate their children.
Photo Friday : Things that make you go "Hmmm ..."
25 March 2010
The anger came from not been given a chance, from being told to shut up and sit down and act like a lady." (Joan Fucking) Jett laughs, the rasp in her voice heavy with passion and grit. "Once you start throwing that kind of shit around, it's war!"
The Guardian asks "What happened to angry female music stars?
Ibiza, Riviera, Cancun....
...places you want to be.
Is this really true? Are some Capitol Hill staffers exempt from the HCR bill? Media Matters
says that it isn't but Politico
indicates that it is. What gives?
I met my mother today
"Julie was an excentric, very intelligent, loved good quality ,she had a beautiful leather coat made for her, took months to pay for it. Same with shoes.I think she only had one pair at a time but they were of exceptional design and quality.
She had many "exotic" friends, was a vegetarian and very quick witted.A wicked sense of humour."→Read more...
What age would you be if you didn't know your age? If you had no concept of time or when your birthday was, how old would you tell people you were? Rephrased, how old do you feel you are?
Please, I need some caretaking. Distract me for the next 12 hours. →Read more...
can someone confirm for me that it's F#$@$#ING RIDICULOUS
for a client to let slip in the last email before a web project starts that it's "flash"?→Read more...
AskMecha: Broke down and bought reading glasses
, but apparently that isn't enough. Advice needed.→Read more...
24 March 2010
The Wolf Who Cried Boy - Angina and breathlessness while reclining, pulmonary edema, a low trending ejection fraction, low pulse pressure, rapid resting heart rate, renal failure, hyperuricemia, probable nephrotic syndrome, anemia, elevated liver enzymes.
I think it's time I threw a kegger.
Speak to me of Tumblr
Can anyone explain why it's awesome?
Humpday 3-point update. →Read more...
The last days
of a huge UK housing project
. (Photo essay) Amazingly, a few people still live there.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday will be: Things That Make You Go "Hmmmm" So, think about what makes YOU go "Hmmmm" and show it to the rest of us in the thread to be posted on Friday.
Work problem I've never had (angst inside) →Read more...
23 March 2010
I could have sworn there was a site (it might have even been on MeFi) that let you search any query with arbitrarily repeating characters and graph the results -- i.e., "kha*an" would search "khan", "khaan", "khaaan", "khaaaan", etc., and compare the number of results for each on a chart. But I can't find it anywhere in my history/bookmarks/googles, only one-off images
. Am I imagining this?
Hot & spicy food? Love it! But... it gives me the hiccups. Just wondering if I'm a total anomaly, or if this happens to anyone else. Anything really hot, like Thai curry, or Indian curry, some Korean or Chinese dishes... I'll get the hiccups almost immediately: right after the first bite. Usually lasts for a couple minutes at most, so it7s not debilitating or anything. But, anybody else have this? Or heard of it?
I just realized that I hadn't given Slashdot a single thought or seen its mention in almost seven years. Is it even remotely relevant today?
Three Point Status Update.
I have really gotten very little work done today - my head is in a swim and it is as if I have become suddenly allergic to my job.→Read more...
A lawyer friend who I have not seen since high school asked if I would donate to her boss's charity as part of their fundraising golf tournament. I had never heard of it and looked up their Form 990 on GuideStar. →Read more...
Does anyone have an APA style guide handy,
or have it committed to memory?→Read more...
Come and knock on my door (because the doorbell’s not working)
Can anyone make some suggestions as to how I can fix my wireless doorbell?→Read more...
Whose Food Politics
An excellent article/essay about the reality gap between the "foodie" movement and the people who could be the most helped by it.
I feel a little stupid asking you guys this... →Read more...
22 March 2010
Random: I'd like to share a meal with →Read more...
So I saw the new Alice In Wonderland:
..and while I gots lots to say about it (good and bad, tl; dr: it was okay), the last thing I expected to come up in an Alice
movie are Scottish/Irish themes.→Read more...
Conan O'Brien's twitter feed remains hilarious
Now he's on a kick about someone or something
named Justin Bieber. →Read more...
I can't resist showing off a picture
of my little grandniece, Cauliflower Swan, in the dress I knitted her for Christmas. As you can see in the picture, I overestimated how fast she would grow. I made matching slippers too but they were far too large, and probably won't fit until next year.
And yes, I actually do call my grandniece "Cauliflower" — it's a pun on her name.
What are you reading? →Read more...
Several-point Monday update: →Read more...
Sorry guys, but I find the #cashgordon Twitter saga hilarious
Originally, the centre-right UK Conservative Party put up a site called Cash Gordon
, attacking the ruling Labour Party's links with the unions. It was a social media site, offering "points" for helping their campaign.
The problem: they set it up so that any
Twitter message containing the hashtag #cashgordon appeared on the site's front page.→Read more...
According to this lovely site,
there are only 3 Howard Johnson Restaurants left in the country. One of them is just an hour and a half from me up in Bangor. I think I need to make a nostalgic road trip, even if the place doesn't have an orange roof anymore.
21 March 2010
Three (or four or five, whatever) things you're enjoying lately. Could be movies/books/music/food/hobbies, etc. Totally free-form. Let's go!
Health Care Reform Vote Hug Room →Read more...
for the Zenith Men's Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch #96.0529.4035/51.M
The Re-Entrants - Ace of Spades
Stick a Quarter in the Uke Box
NINJA FIGHTS AT HOME This is a passive-aggressive argument thread!
20 March 2010
Jeepster for your love →Read more...
*Radio Free Rollick* in 10 minutes
i'm seriously running behind tonight, so just going to whip something togther
Happy First Day of Spring Motherfuckers! Who gets to be the Corn King?
I'm giving away a HYSTERICAL relationship advice book by Keith and the Girl
on my blog, and so far, turnout has been poor. Perhaps you'd like to try?
Brilliant portrait of Robert Smith
made partly out of cassette tape. (Part of a series
, but this is my favorite one.)
I did not know that Joan Fucking Jett was an Orioles fan.
I didn't think she could be cooler in my eyes, but now she is. Awesome.
How do I tell gmail that a regular contact is not "possible spam"?
Someone who is not trying to spam me keeps getting labeled as "Possible Spam" in my Gmail account. Is there a way to let Gmail know that this is in fact a person from whom I want to hear?→Read more...
19 March 2010
I have hiccups.
Make them stop.→Read more...
ASK ME ANYTHING ....ON A PLANE! That's right, I gots me WiFi up in the air and hours to go. Who wants to play?
For Great Distraction!
I've enjoyed Bizarro comic
for some years, but only now came across his blog
, and the comment mentioning the easter eggs
of sorts, with the hint being the number next to his name. →Read more...
Expert Mecha gardeners! I need online seed store recommendations! →Read more...
Huh, the cardboard coffee heat sheild from my hotel has a gay couple on it I just noticed this.
Do you know the songs these are from?→Read more...
Just call me Lazy McLazyPants
So, I've been unemployed for 2 weeks now, and I just. cannot. accomplish. anything. Halp?→Read more...
has started a blog writing letters to his yet-to-be-born child. I don't think I'm being biased when I say that the blog is simply fantastic.
Weekend 3-point update →Read more...
A blast of power pop
to start your weekend off right! →Read more...
18 March 2010
Smoosh-faced cats are extra smart.
I love how the kitten is watching like an apprentice.
Today I'm thankful for . . . →Read more...
What do you do when every conversation around you makes you want to kill someone? →Read more...
The 2010 Tournament of Books
closed its opening round today with an upset victory
for Victor LaValle's Big Machine
. If this underseeded scrapper can fend off The Book of Night Women
and impress celebrity judge Andrew W.K., it may have a shot at the title...
of the ruins of the Six Flags New Orleans
17 March 2010
Sous la Mer NSFW - Artistic Nudity →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD!!! →Read more...
I'll never cease to be interested by
sudden bridgings of people's personas. Like when someone changes midway from a personal voice to something related to their competency and my mind is like "damn she hardcore."→Read more...
The Future of Publishing
(Watch the whole thing)
Seeking Submissions for Hippie Band Name.... →Read more...
That's What Bea Said
In preparation for Bea Arthur hosting SNL, here is a site quoting Bea's Golden Girl "That's what she said" moments.
Happy birthday turtlegirl!
The Ultimate Dubliners Drinking Mixtape.
A downloadable mix of songs, each one chosen in accordance with the stories in James Joyce's book Dubliners
Let’s talk about sex baby →Read more...
The theme for Photo Friday this week will be : Motion Get snapping, look through your photo archives, and we'll see your photos on Friday.
16 March 2010
Angry rock 'n' roll
- What are some of your favorites? Let's compile a virtual playlist.→Read more...
Muppet March Madness!!!
Head-to-head competition in "the Show" "the Street (Sesame)" "the Rock (Fraggle)" and "the Rest" brackets... Please bunnies, don't let Rowlf fall in the First Round!
RIP my laptop - should I try to ask Apple for a new one? →Read more...
Today If you could shed your responsibilities, worries and health obstacles and do anything you wanted today, with the stipulation that you still have the same budget as you do today anyway, what would you do?
This is my favorite track from Loscil's new album Endless Falls
. →Read more...
Hair disaster! Home dyeing gone wrong tonight. →Read more...
15 March 2010
I just had a library patron tell me about some German computer game that costs $250 to play but offers prizes of $100,000. Does anybody know what this dude was talking about?
Dressy shoe help.
I screwed up my low back, and wearing even formerly comfortable shoes with low heels tweaks it too much. Do you think I could get away with these ballet flats
even with little-black-dress level of dressiness? →Read more...
Bad day salvaged by a really nice review of our work on Angie's List by one of our happy clients. :)
Stuck in my head
My God! Make it STOP!!
Ask MeCha. I have a 19-inch flat screen tv/dvd player that I don't want. It's less than a year old, works great, I just don't need it. What charities might want it, do you think? Or for that matter, do any of you want it, and live close enough to Maine to come get it?
Will I need to bring my cowboy hat? Just heard that someone from my team from work is going to be sent to a conference in Dallas, Texas for four days in May. I've volunteered to go and am hoping, hoping, hoping that I'll be selected to go.
Old photographs with some very playful, non-scary monsters added to them. The last photo is my very favorite.
Free form status update! Update us in your preferred style! Three point? Good/bad/awesome news? Some other format? Whatever! Just tell us what's up!
14 March 2010
They changed the way your tabs work. →Read more...
Sweet, sweet crime.
I may move to Sweden and become the criminal mastermind I've always dreamed about. You can call me....The Baker.
Do any of youse guys want an Aloe plant?
Now that it's finally nice enough to sit outside, I have separated the pups that had grown over the winter, and have around 9 that were pretty well established to give away.
These aren't any fancy strain (that I know of anyway), they're just from a plant my mom gave me a couple of years ago.
Fantasy sports, anyone? I've set up an NCAA tourney bracket for all interested parties.
There's also a spot open in this year's MeFi baseball league.
Please message me if you want in.
DST - hate it or love it? →Read more...
I am in San Francisco! I've been here loads before, most recently a year ago - whats changed, what's still awesome, what's even more new and awesome? (also, who wants to say hi?)
There should be a word for when you click on a link, and it is slow to load, and while you're waiting you have this moment when you realize that you didn't really want to see whatever it was in the first place and what are you doing wasting your time on the internet?
13 March 2010
*Radio Free Rollick* in 40 Minutes
I'm not sure if this is the last week of MetaRadio or not , but if it is , i might as well throw a set together . i found some scraps of paper with the the songs that never made it into previous sets, so I'll play them tonight
Journey to the Center of Your Mind
I've never seen this video before. In addition to being a kick-ass song, you get to see a young Ted Nugent and 1960's dancing girls! Check out the lead singer's (John Drake) outfit too. Yeah, I know they're lip-synching.
East 100th St in 1966
Photo essay from Slate. Now I live in this neighborhood. It's a little bit different.
"Here, we see Paris transformed into an abandoned maze of lifeless streets. Every building is sealed shut behind a seamless, Berlin Wall-like concrete monolith."
Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom
In which a grouchy old man succcumbs to Lady Gaga's earworms →Read more...
A black cat on my lap and a white cat on the back of my chair bonking me in the head. What makes life good for you today?
12 March 2010
Metaradio the I'm pissed off and just
tossed some shit on edition. Starting in just a moment.
Ask MeCha: where can I get a cheap MicroUSB to USB connector in DC? Lost mine and the Palm Pre eats batteries. Radio Shack wants $20 for one, but they're $1 online. Anywhere I could pick up one for $5 or $10? (In Rosslyn or touristy areas would be easiest.)
AT THE TOP OF THE NEXT... uh... hour... sorry, thought I was still in the shouting thread... anyway, a very random set for Friday/Saturday/whenever (daylight shaving time confuses me)
SHOUTING THREAD!!! (WITH BONUS BOLD TEXT!!!) →Read more...
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3-point update. →Read more...
go or don't go?
I am invited to a baby shower for someone I haven't seen socially in a few years. →Read more...
So I'm in the shower thinking of Mrs. Robinson
(no snickering) and is it just me or has her archetype totally outstripped the reality of The Graduate.→Read more...
I think I may be in love… with Etsy.
Particularly their vintage section. →Read more...
I'm turning 31 in a few weeks. How should I celebrate?→Read more...
USA, CIA, LSD ETC.
A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.
Photo Friday: Entropy. Things breaking down, things falling apart. Rust, system failure, decay, disorganization. As always, be as literal or as loose with the theme as you want.
11 March 2010
What was the last book you bought in a bookstore by happenstance? →Read more...
I may get kicked out of MetaChat (again) for this, but
NSFW maybe OMG Bunnniees!!!
This is the 10th anniversary of the Stuck at the Prom
Duck Tape Duct Tape contest. Make your own duct tape prom attire and win a $3,000 scholarship. Check out the gallery
I interviewed Jessamyn for Bundle.
Bundle is a new-ish site where I am a community editor. Thanks to Jessamyn for making herself available.
Why can't I convince myself that... →Read more...
on this thread
from yesterday, here are 33 excellently creepy photos of an abandoned mental asylum
in the UK.
I've been meaning to buy a cast-iron skillet
since I gave mine away during my last move, and I just watched this video
, and so I think now's the time. Which size should I buy? →Read more...
Anyone doing ScriptFrenzy? I just got an e-mail from the NaNoWriMo folks about and was thinking about it.
If you had a heart attack at a young age (29) and a definite cause was never found (no blockage, no chemical imbalance, no high cholesteral, etc) and were still kind of freaked out about it 4 years later, what kind of tattoo would you get on your chest over your heart to ward off the bad heart attack joojoo?→Read more...
METACHAT METACHAT METACHAT THIS IS A VOICE PROCEEDURE UPDATE THREAD OVER →Read more...
10 March 2010
Thank you sir, may I have another? So, tomorrow, I'm trying yet again to impose some greater discipline in my at-home work day - up early to do some writing and exercise, break for a walk at midday, cutting the number of times I look at MeFi and feeds down to twice/thrice during work - anyone whose gone down this path before have advice / encouragement / tricks?
Plates of beans. And books. And the overthinking of both.
If any of you are interested in collaborating with other MeFites to put a book together, I've set up a blog for the project.
I just did a design layout using Verdana, am I going to hell? →Read more...
what protein bar or shake is the least gross? →Read more...
Best Board Games for Parties? What's your pick? Balderdash? Taboo? Apples to Apples?
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
My big fat geek wedding
"Organising a wedding can be stressful enough, but we had a whole extra dimension to consider. We were turning it into a science experiment to probe what happens in our bodies when we say the words "I do"."
Albertson, James... 206-555-1212; Albertson, John... 206-555-1213
My husband and I are having a debate. How much do you think it would cost to hire Jude Law to come to your house and read the phone book naked in your living room?
Scariest setting for a horror story: old ramshackle mansion, cabin in the woods, lonely stretch of highway, abandoned hospital, isolated military base, spaceship lost in deep space, mysterious island, long out-of-service subway/mining tunnels, ancient dilapidated church, other?
Ask Mecha: Belt
I would like to buy a belt. One belt, to last the rest of my life. What should I buy?→Read more...
Page 2 Panel 1: CAT jumps out the bag.
So this is what I'll be slaving over for the next year or so. Now all my AskMe questions make sense.
"Mad Men" Barbie set
Joan's curves not in evidence.
Our next Photo Friday theme will be "entropy." Things breaking down, things falling apart. Rust, system failure, decay, disorganization. As always, be as literal or as loose with the theme as you want, and post yer pics on Friday!
Muh muh muh myyyy-yi -yi WOO!!!!!
My new neighbors have a garage band. Every song they play sounds like a really bad off-tempo cover of "My Sharona".
09 March 2010
Stuck in my head: Blast off! (blast off)
Soooo...this is a long shot, but I'm desperate:
"I've decided to follow someone at random.
She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change.
I Am A Thousand Years Old:
So I asked by a friend to come up with a mix CD of the best, bounciest, danciest pop-est music for her party. I don't really listen to dance music. Help?
Metachat algebra cheering squad - round two!
You guys were so helpful last time
I panicked about my algebra class, maybe you can help again?
What was the first job you ever had? →Read more...
This is the book club thread
Greetings MetaChaters, this is the metafilter book club thread as discussed here
This is a whiiiiiining thread
Bring all your whines to me.→Read more...
Karate Kommandos staring,
umm, I don't think they mention his name. More Craptacular
08 March 2010
Obsess Me Tender
- Google now offers auto-transcribed closed captions on some videos, including Highlights from Mondo Elvis
(as seen on the Blue in 2007
). →Read more...
Hope me, technically-inclined bunnies!
A PC-related question:→Read more...
Beautiful, melancholy photos of abandonded houses being reclaimed by nature. More photos on the artist's website
this is a smoldering thread →Read more...
07 March 2010
What is it with dark websites? Especially the ones with black background and small grey print? Are there really people who can read this? Am I getting that old?
Can we talk about the dresses, please?
we go to White Castle for Valentine's Day. They take a picture every year and tell us to look online. This year for the first time, I went looking for the photo.→Read more...
Bunny love, Bunny hate.
It's such a dilemma. →Read more...
Metachat bed fort time...
Who's in?→Read more...
Bebby Bunnies! OMG!
One for every day of the week.
06 March 2010
OH MY F'ING GOD PLEASE STOP THE GODDAMNED HAMMERING! →Read more...
*Radio Free Rollick* tonight @ 10pm eastern
its been a while since i've done a set, so i'll throw something together and give 'er a spin .
William Shatner has his own social network. "It’s a network geared toward people who seek a career in the creation/production of science fiction, horror, and fantasy."
Watch the video
HAPPY APOCALYPTIC ANNIVEMERSARY!
A few months ago I was pondering doing to a post to commemorate the anniversary o the Great Mefi Downage.
Reminder for all bunnies: →Read more...
05 March 2010
An hour (maybe two) of indiepop, pop, bubblegum pop, and possibly other pop music. Starting at 12 AM eastern (15 minutes from now)
Taj's 70th Birthday
Watch her face when her birthday cake is wheeled out.
If I'd know we were touching down on Planet Blacklight I woulda brought a poster
Might I suggest you read C. Spike's twitter feed
as she watches Avatar?
Some pretty amazing photographs of the Russian speaking world. If you get an Error: 502 Bad Gateway, just reload the page and try again.
3-point TGIF update →Read more...
Crayola crayons rockets
Everything about this is just so cool.
The Parent Trap
I just listened to the first five minutes of this and could totally relate to the sort of sneaky trap they describe. My mom does this all the time--tells each sibling that the other sibling will be at some event, even though they've never committed. Do all parents engage in this sort of sneakiness?
Question for Chicagoland peeps
On Monday, I gotta drop someone off at O'Hare at the ungodly hour of 6 am...→Read more...
Tip of the hat, wag of the finger
I wanted to tip my hat to an anonymous cab driver today...→Read more...
MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo Anyone?
MP3 player on shuffle, first 10 songs, no cheating. →Read more...
As the lead says,
you can't make this stuff up! (Oregon-centric news within)
Photo Friday: this week's theme is "Up & Down"
So, I got some casual work.
Nothing fancy, just processing photo's and data for schools. But today, it made my head explode.→Read more...
04 March 2010
Sitcom writers recycle the same jokes over and over quite purposely and somewhere on the 'Net there's a list of these jokes and, yes, their formal names. But my google-fu is failing me. And thus I ask MeCha... When you read the list you'll realize how formulaic it all is and that you've seen the same jokes dozens, if not hundreds, of times.
started a Europe/Australia/Asia tour in London this week, and Twittered this blog post
which has a ton of audience videos plus photos from those first two nights in London. I don't think she could be any more thoroughly 21st-century.→Read more...
What's the first song you associated with romantic pain? →Read more...
A Lyrics Quiz of Music Favored by those God Damned Baby Boomers. . .
What's at the top of your wish list? →Read more...
AT&T sucks the big one →Read more...
Office Dra-ha-ha-ma →Read more...
Tired of my 13 radio stations
I drive a lot on my job. What's the cheapest, most convenient way to listen to stuff other than music,commercials,talk show rants,and overdosing on current events?→Read more...
Bad boys, bad boys... whatcha gonna do? →Read more...
OMG CUTE BUNNY COMMERCIALS FROM DURACELL →Read more...
This Thread Is For Anyone To Vent About Baby Boomer Bullshit Self-Aggrandizing... →Read more...
Too embarassingly clueless to post on askme filter →Read more...
03 March 2010
Radio in 20 minutes.
Club, funk, ska, indy pop, classical guitar, country, ambient etc. and the 14th caller will receive 4 tickets to the Monster Truck Rally!
Who writes the MrsStephenFry Twitter account?
Is it Stephen Fry himself, his partner Daniel, or someone else?
"Who threw that ham at me?"
Awesome interview with Fred Schneider of the B-52s.
We have new jerseys
for our softball team at work. →Read more...
DINNER AT 8 Liveblog:
Lets call it Chicken Satay? Have leftover peanut sause and some stir-fry chicken. Cane we make this a big meal?
So, how have you all been?
I need a passage for a public reading
I'm being inducted into Sigma Delta Tau (the national English honor society) and for the ceremony we all need to give a brief reading from a work of literature or poetry. →Read more...
"Six Days In Fallujah"
and the need for videogames to take chances if they're going to be culturally relevant.
Wednesday 3-point update.
Slushy snow again here in Boston.→Read more...
AskMeCha: I need online dating advice.
I recently became single again, and I'm thinking about using an online dating service. I created a profile on OKCupid, and after doing so, I saw that my ex is on there also. →Read more...
This week's Photo Friday theme will be "Up & Down." Looking up, looking down, vertical compositions, stairs, elevators, rollercoasters, however you want to interpret it. Show us your pics on Friday.
02 March 2010
I have received enervatingly mocking feedback to the effect that grown men aren't supposed to be having lollipops. Who came up with that rule?! I shall have whatever I want while watching Legally Blonde who's with me? →Read more...
55 Pretty Amazing Recipes
Click on the summaries to get to the recipes. (Confidential to Crush-on-a-Stick: Some yummy cocktails among them.)
Ruptured eardrum, can't hear after 1.5 weeks
Wow, seems like I've needed a lot of advice lately,. So a friend of mine had a ruptured eardrum as a result of a very bad infection.→Read more...
Finally Saw Shyamalan's The Happening tonight, and.... →Read more...
is it just me, or is Tom Wolfe kind of wordy? →Read more...
It is a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ...
I got this in 3 emails this morning.
So I guess that's a sign to post it here. A little Russian singing to brighten the day.
The Muppet Wicker Man
This delights me in ways I have not the words to describe. In case you're concerned, as I was, it IS based on the original.
MetaChat dream. →Read more...
Ask MeCha Does anyone remember the name of that dynamic footstool that went around a while back? It was something like a skateboard deck on top of a mini exercise ball, I think, and it was meant to keep your legs moving under your desk. I can't find it.
01 March 2010
TV on the MetaRadio (take 2)
Coming up on the hour (7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern, 3AM London, Noon Tokyo)
An hour-and-a-half of TV theme songs, all longer than the versions they do on the TV, most better than Mike Post (but there will be some Mike Post), followed by highlights from the new album of a certain musical MeFiMod (as much as the rules allow), mixed with other cool MeFi Music, including some NOT dowloaded from MeFi Music.
We're getting sued.
Anyone have advice? Ask Mefi cross-post, because I'm really kinda freaking out about this.
I made an album! It is called Inchoatery
and you are cordially invited to give it a listen!
Apparently, Hollywood uses green screen for EVERYTHING nowadays.
Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2009→Read more...
The ventilation system at the Mercedes-Benz museum
in Stuttgart, Germany, can be set to form an indoor tornado in the museum's atrium
, over 100 feet tall. (Article with photos and a video)
As others see us....
This morning I was on the train near a group of six people who were talking loudly amongst themselves. From their conversation, I gathered that they were Americans, visiting the city.→Read more...
GMTV poll on Homeopathy
--Register your votes, bunnies!
Radio in a moment.
Trance to some oldies to some ambient. About 2 hours.
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