30 April 2010
the worthless channel →Read more...
The Better Marriage Blanket
- The problem no one likes to talk about. Now wonder they call it 'silent but deadly'.
A bunch of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
interpret Lady Gaga's "Telephone."
I love this on more levels than I can count. The red-headed dude has got some moves.
the good folk at microsoft
have broken down a core professional competency: humor
Lunch with M:
undercover with a Michelin inspector.
Food pairing post....AGAIN
I need help deciding which veg to cook with me new favorite Friday night dinner.
I have been sitting here for two hours waiting for a phone call. I only just now thought to check whether I had remembered to turn my phone ringer on. I hadn't. Sigh.
Beyond books, cds, dvds and posters
I seem to be just getting into the brave although not-so-new world of online shopping for things other than books and posters and the like. What are your favourite shopping websites that I should check out? →Read more...
"What'choo talkin' 'bout, MetaChat?"
This is the Create Your Own TV Catchphrase
I figure I should probably share this here for any Boston bunnies who avoid the Grey.
Posting Flickr photos to MetaChat:
a how-to for newcomers, and a refresher course for longtime bunnies.→Read more...
29 April 2010
Vegetarian mint, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, arugula flowers and more mint ideas?→Read more...
"Me n' You" by Ike Quebec
I don't know jazz. But I know what I like.
Photo Friday - Food! Well, it's Friday here!
Things That Should Exist But Do Not
University of Arizona President Shelton:
"We have already begun to feel an impact from SB1070. The families of a number of out-of-state students (to date all of them honors students) have told us that they are changing their plans and will be sending their children to universities in other states. This should sadden anyone who cares about attracting the best and brightest students to Arizona."
Not rhetorical, genuinely curious:
Has there been a really good
American romantic comedy in the last ten years?→Read more...
Wayne B. Wheeler: The Man Who Turned Off the Taps,
on the prohibition, and
Too weird for the Wire
, on the unusual legal defenses of Baltimore drug dealers.
I'm thinking about getting an iPhone. Talk me out of it. Or into it, whatever.
My cats like to be in hot sauna
Oh, Finland, you and your saunas. (naked dude, nothing showing)
I need more websites that answers pressing questions - right now I need "whatthehellisthecatdoing.com". You?
28 April 2010
Frances Conroy in "Humboldt County" - a Flickr set.
Just a little tribute to one of few expressive female faces still left in Hollywood.
Have you heard of Swedish Fish?→Read more...
This is A People Suck Thread.
My fiancé's son was hit by a car last night while riding his bicycle. He's okay.→Read more...
New bunnies for April!
It's been a while since we said hello to some new faces around here. Maybe, if we are super-quiet and don't move, they'll show up in the thread (shh!)... say hi to→Read more...
If you'd like to listen to some bouncy, happy music,
I suggest streaming the new album from the New Pornographers
Ad Hoc Sandwiches Or Why Those Food-Tracker Things Don't Work For Me Feelin' kinda sick and not wanting to make a proper lunch, I had some baked tofu sandwich with spinach, butter, a sprinkle of all-ready cooked mushrooms and touch of hot sauce. What are your improv creations?
Photo Friday Advance Warning: FOOD This is a PSA reminding you that Friday is the day after tomorrow and our theme this time is FOOD which I feel justly includes also the places we prepare and eat it. Which is to say, whatever and wherever you want it to be, and also, those plums? Totally gone, dude, sorry. OM NOM NOM NOM NOM OM NOM etc.
27 April 2010
What songs do you listen to as guilty pleasures?
I'm a bit smitten by the French Canadian singer
Natasha St Pier.
How do you handle criticism? Ramble →Read more...
inconsequential questions.→Read more...
is a documentary
about the trend (originating in Utah) of businesses that edit "objectionable" material out of Hollywood movies, without the movie creators' consent.→Read more...
26 April 2010
Dumb band idea #17.
Richard Nixon on piano
. Bill Clinton on saxophone
. George Bush on drums
Free to Good Home: Photocopies of Salinger Short Stories
Once upon a time, I took it upon myself to photocopy as many of JD Salinger's unpublished short stories out of magazines as I could. →Read more...
What are your favorite quotes? About whatever, by whoever (whomever?).
Monday Morning Three Point Update →Read more...
25 April 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INITAPPLETTE!!!
How was your weekend? →Read more...
FINDS! That Kenneth Cole jacket you got for 10 bucks, that CP Massimo coat at the Bedford Ave Salvation Army for 20, the Edwardian overcoat liberated from the Boston thrift store - What are your best finds?
UR Doin It Wrong
30 years of consumers struggling with simple activities because they lack the next AS SEEN ON TV gadget.
Alan Davies, I love you.
The innocence with which you see others and the world has stolen my heart.
this is the Den of Iniquity thread
for those of us who aren't exactly spa thread
Living with a Computer
from The Atlantic, 1982.
Ask LT Anything!
Special birthday edition! →Read more...
new Doctor Who episode (spoilers possible I guess) →Read more...
24 April 2010
Trying not to have a spoiled North American moment here, but... I just spent over two hours picking out the perfect upholstery fabric from an online fabric store... only to find when I went to order that they don't ship to Canada. Sigh.
Recipe Challenge Hour. I have just agreed to cook dinner for someone who can't eat wheat (gluten) and dairy, and tomatoes are a bad idea too. Me, I rarely eat meat and don't feel confident cooking it. Any ideas?
I have to confess something. Warning: beardist rant. →Read more...
23 April 2010
Attention people with an EmCee slice: Please hurry up. We are waiting very patiently and want to see the results! I bet they'll be awesome. :)
Are you lonesome tonight?
My grandmother always used to hum that tune.
With Bells On!
(neat little song)
Have you always wanted to write for The Rumpus?
Now you can!
disclosure: I wrote for the Rumpus
3-POINT WEEKEND SHOUTING THREAD WHERE YOU ASK TL ANYTHING!
What can I say? I'm in a giddy mood. →Read more...
23andme deal today
Personal genetics ancestry and health analysis for $99 (normally $500).
I've been wanting to do this for so long but couldn't because of the price. I'm totally stoked.
A Turing Machine
(scroll down for SLYT)
The video for Devendra Banhart's new single, "Foolin'"
He's a quirky fella, but I really didn't see that coming.
Can you really and truly delete your Facebook account? →Read more...
Photo Friday: Other People's Pets
Ask MeCha. Why is my cheap thumb drive telling me there's no free space on it when it's empty? It was working fine ten minutes ago!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CITRUSFREAK12! (just made it, I hope...)
22 April 2010
The Jackson 5 vs. Fatboy Slim
I really like this mash-up. And, of course, Christoper Walken's dancing.
"Nobody is typecasting you"
feeling misunderstood today, I googled the world for the heck of it, found epic misunderstood thread. Sharing.
"talking for one's health"
are you familiar with this idiom? it's one of those rare things where googling it doesn't immediately bring up people discussing its usage/provenance etc.→Read more...
. . . that is all.
"hiring team" revelations →Read more...
Sophie and "Finding Nemo"
This is a really touching essay from a guy whose youngest child has cystic fibrosis, and the strength he gets from his older child, Sophie.
Bunny! OMG! OMG! Earsies! Mouf!
21 April 2010
This is the book club thread
More precisely, the one week late book club thread.
3-point Wednesday update →Read more...
So, my security check cleared. And I'm going to be in the 4th row at the Great Hall Of the Cooper Union for the POTUS' speech tomorrow. Dear god, what do I wear?
Good good good music
(garageband.com). Not my usual cup of tea, but a rather good cup!
Tricky Skull Hamburger
This has to be one of the most absurd and inexplicable "toys" ever created. The sound really clinches it.
British politics musing thread: →Read more...
Photo Friday: Other People's Pets Coming Up on Friday
: that perennial favorite, pictures of pets - with a twist. Other people's pets! Your friends, your neighbors, total strangers, pets in the wild - let's see 'em all. →Read more...
or, how cellphone radiation "symptoms" are all in one's head.
hey guys your energy thing must have spilled over to me because...
i got a job too!→Read more...
20 April 2010
Thanks everybody. =)
Is it time for me to get over my "affect vs effect" peeve?
Is it hypocritical for me to argue on one hand that use drives grammar, and on the other hand get really irritated that well-educated people don't know the difference between these words?→Read more...
Lunchtime mini-meetup →Read more...
Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists
Yeah, I don't know either..
Need a mnemonic device
Unkempt guy, hairy beard,→Read more...
Holy crap, Guru died?!
I have so much love for that man's music, I can't believe he's gone. F**k cancer.
Happy Birthday to ThePinkSuperhero! Woot Woot! :D
TV/Movie quotes you use in real life →Read more...
OMG Rather Disturbing Bunny
shortly after 1:20. Yikes.
19 April 2010
Somehow, this is EXACTLY how I pictured the Alot, and that fact is exactly why I had to either stop reading or spew my morning coffee all over my work computer screen.
Newton, the Man:
lecture by John Maynard Keynes
Tuesdays With The Whelk My standing plans for Tuesday got canceled and now I'm all ...adrift. I should leave the house round lunchtime and provide help to my poor friend stuck in a double shift. Anyone want to join me for lunchness? 12-3ish, Midtown-West Village-UWS.
Monday 3-point Update →Read more...
i never really realized this until recently
when I'm writing something I feel like I can 'read' a sentence like a new reader especially if I look at the draft after a while. but if there's a quote of something I've heard (song, speech, joke, etc.)→Read more...
grow plants in old books. I'm going to try this.
18 April 2010
Trapped by volcano in San Francisco!
So, I was in town for a conference, had couple of days afterwards, and today my flight home to London has been officially Cancelled Due To Volcano.→Read more...
The Trustworthiness of Beards.
I'm happy to find that I am on the "trustworthy" end of the spectrum. Also, that second icon is a dead ringer for BitterOldPunk.
Need: short cute video to test something on my phone. I know I can slog through YouTube but I want to know what y'all think is cute.
Shall we Brunch?
What was breakfast? Or rather what was the first meal you ate today? →Read more...
17 April 2010
My thoughts: A) YES. WANT. B) This is not the right music for this video. C) The later examples kind of destroy the cool illusion, esp. the ones where your viewpoint is moving, like the train footage. A static shot that works like a real environment would be the best way to use this technology.
As father fades, his children fight
OMG TEDDY BEAR
your morning dose of squee
Ask MeCha: Why does a sandwich someone else has made always tastes better than the same sandwich you've made yourself, but a cup of coffee you've made tastes better than the one someone else made?
16 April 2010
Chatfilter: Art and Sex
Now that I've gotten your attention...→Read more...
specialized hip hop terms
that should be more widely used→Read more...
Dress Code for Women
- Interesting and fairly easy tutorial from Jezebel
on how to dress for work. It's part of an ongoing series
How to cook it?→Read more...
This is my life.
One of the producers at work (I'm a video editor) showed me this yesterday while we were in the middle of a project-from-hell (and a 15+ hour workday). It's not as exaggerated as you might think.
Gimme all your positive energy!
So I just finished my phone interview for a job at the New York Times...→Read more...
Where are you from? Where were you born? Where'd you spend your childhood? Do you still live there? If not, would you go back?
Photo Friday: Soft Focus Not soft serve but soft focus which I personally am going to interpret as blurred, baby, blurred. Give us your soft and creamy photographic extravaganzas here.
15 April 2010
Fantasy Movie Trailer TIme
I always thought the first 53 seconds of this
was a good trailer for some gay Fatal Attraction/Single White Female sexy thriller thing. Lots of cure flower scenes intercut with knives and boiling rabbits.
Sitcom moment You know those moments in bad sitcoms when a main character is around another, incidental character who is a nun or a criminal, and the main character “accidentally” blurts out that something is really a sin or a crime, and you think, “That’s so contrived and stupid”? Well, I had myself a sitcom moment this morning. I was talking with a co-worker about how he and his wife are discussing whether to circumcise their expected baby if it should turn out to be a boy, and I blithely said, “I know some people are virulently anti-circumcision, but I don’t think it’s that cut and dried…. Oh dear….”.
If you hid someone on Facebook, how do you find them to unhide them?
Who Wants These Book Marks?
So i have the good fortune to be the son of a very crafty woman so she sends me boxes of stuff to give out and around. This time, it's book jewels-tassel-marks ...things. If you want em and are in the U.S, shoot me an e-mail and I'll shove one in the mail.
Ask Mecha: Coffee Grinder Considering that any place I buy coffee beans will happily grind them for me, is there any good reason to get my own grinder?
Ask MeCha: disclosure of previous dry rot. →Read more...
14 April 2010
I'm in a random negative mood.
Can we post one teeny, tiny nice thing about our lives right now?→Read more...
Fun Project for the Graphically-Inclined? →Read more...
An "Old" Playlist
How may songs to you have that start with "Old?"→Read more...
One of my coworkers has just told me a very strange story.
Kind of gross and possibly NSFW details inside. →Read more...
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Overthinking baked potatoes
Inspired by this thread
, I too want to make baked potatoes
This week's Photo Friday theme will be: "soft focus." From merely fuzzy outlines to completely abstract blurs. Find your best soft-focus pics (or take a new one!) and post it in the thread on Friday.
13 April 2010
Blade Runner umbrella: Yours for only 24.99
I got my Hair Cut and ColdChef Got Shaved ..and now I feel weird whenever I turn my head and there isn't the momentum SWOOSH of hair following it. I keep reaching up to pat down curls that don't exist. I have more than once tired to push away hair that wasn't in my face. This is what I get for not cutting my hair in a year.
Thanks, belatedly to LT and Miko!
For various reasons, I have only now opened your Christmas card. →Read more...
I'm thinking sauteed asparagus and salmon for dinner. How 'bout you?
How to get someone to ask you out
If you're not quite up for being the aggressor, modern woman or whatever and asking a guy out, or even setting aside gender roles altogether,→Read more...
Don't tell anyone, but...it's BitterOldPunk's birthday!
Just yawn and acknowledge your existence.
12 April 2010
NYC Bunnies: Anyone Interested in Participating the EIF Revlon Walk/Run for Women? →Read more...
The lights are out in Georgia
Actress Dixie Carter, best known for playing Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women, has died.
Let's have another thread to share our favorite Julia Sugarbaker rants in her memory.
Plutocracy reborn: a chart
Ever wonder how people discover MetaChat? This video
may provide some insight.
Monday 3-point update →Read more...
11 April 2010
More news in the coming days. Sorry to all of you I need to get back to via email. I'm trying to make radio more accessible and more frequent. Not as easy as I thought.
Treme' spoilers What do we think?
Yay, we challenged my father's racism at a family event! →Read more...
I feel as if my brother-in-law is visiting through a time warp. →Read more...
Does our universe live inside a wormhole?
Bonus: science mag uses term Deep Throat to describe cosmological phenomenon.
New Lisa Cholodenko movie!
made me a little skeptical, but maybe it's edited to appeal to a mainstream crowd; Manohla Dargis likes it
anyway (bottom of page).→Read more...
Tell me what else I need to survive a week of recovery...in bed! →Read more...
Interview with Cassandra Peterson,
aka "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" about her new non-Elvira acting role.
10 April 2010
You know you're a child of the 80s if...
you can tell the difference between Audrey and Judy Landers
HAPPY WEDDING DAY to THEPINKSUPERHERO and STYNXNO!!!
09 April 2010
Oh hey I'm in a documentary
This is what I get for being shot and then forgetting about it until I do some vain ego-surfing. Huh.
Is it just me? or am I the only one no longer getting a receipt in the box with my Amazon.com orders?
What's perplexing you?
The paintings of Laura van den Hengel →Read more...
Is there an app for that? When you see a picture you like and you want to save it as desktop background, how can you do it without getting rid of the last desktop background that you saved from the internets? Do you have to make a file of pics for desktop background? What's the easy way to do this?
Advice for a day in Boston
I'll be at a loose end in Boston on the last Saturday in May.→Read more...
So I just watched the trailer for Treme
And I noticed that the Bunk, Lester and Bubbles are all in the show. How long will it be before they are no longer Bunk, Lester and Bubbles?
Collaborative office stuff?
Do any of you have some sort of collaborative software for your office that is more formal than plain old Google Docs? Or do you use Google Docs professionally? →Read more...
*Radio Free Rollick*
I'm not sure when metaradio is set to end, but if i can get my act together , i'll do a set tonight @ 10pm eastern
This is a thread in which to ask things you've always wondered about.
And to answer quetsions you have the answer to.→Read more...
Photo Friday: Chiaroscuro Pronunciation: \-ˈskyu̇r-(ˌ)ō, -ˈsku̇r-\
Italian, from chiaro clear, light + oscuro obscure, dark
1 : pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard to color
2 : the arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a pictorial work of art
My aller ACHOO - gies are so fu - CHOOOO - cking bad right - AHHHH - now i don't - CHOO - know what to - HUHUHHH - ACHOOOOO - do
08 April 2010
Under Heavy Manners
David Byrne and Robert Fripp.
For the first time in Fresno.
For those who like details
. "The Impella® device is clearly more clinically effective than IABP or ECMO. It is also less traumatic and less expensive than other available ventricular assist devices." →Read more...
How to start a blog with my own domain I would like to purchase a domain and run a blog on it. What is the easiest/cheapest way to do that?
Damn fine coffee!
" debuted 20 years ago today
this is a spa thread - step inside for relaxation, whuffles and a pedicure →Read more...
I don't know if he reads here but....
I made something for Klangklangston.
Jason Shiga is awesome.
I've been enjoying his wacky comic zines for a few years, and recently came across his super cool comic choose your own adventure for kids and grown ups. Here's
a video of him explaining how it works.→Read more...
Thursday 3-point update of happiness (or not, depending on each of you) →Read more...
"In 2008, John Maloof purchased an anonymous body of photographic images
at an auction in Chicago. After spending seven months reviewing the photographic material in his possession, he found written, almost illegibly on one of the sleeves of film, the name Vivian Maier
." →Read more...
07 April 2010
My dialogue. It's always too wordy. Any tips?
mp3 Shuffle in 3-2-1... GO! →Read more...
cunnilingus in north korea
Yeah, I don't know either.. warning: high contrast flashing
CRANKY! I love my new job; it's awesome. Except now I share my bus commute with tourists and people who so rarely take the bus that they don't know how to get on and off without blocking aisles, how to move back so people can get on and off, how not to wear backpacks that hit people on the head et cetera. Also, I used to have four donut shops within half a block of my office, now I can't find even one. I just want a donut and quiet efficient commuters on my bus.
This week's Photo Friday theme will be: chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark (be it colors, light, whatever) in your image. Share your pics in Friday's post!
06 April 2010
Happy Birthday, Leesh! →Read more...
Mmmm...Ice Cream →Read more...
is a side project of 3 of Portland's Decemberists. Saw them the other night in a local dive, which they seemed to love playing at, esp. since the guitarist had spent time booking music there in the past.→Read more...
Found a Podcast
for the geology nerd in me.→Read more...
Do We Still Have a Laid Off Bunnies Club? Because I would like to join.
Swans! And cows. Oh, and pigs too.
So I’ve picked out my swan jewelry. →Read more...
05 April 2010
"An ad agency laid off a bunch of its employees, but wanted to keep up appearances when a big client came to the office. So, they posted a listing for 'fake employees' to just sit at the desks and look busy. Pay: $15 an hour."
The Paint By Numbers Museum.
Some pretty stuff -- much more complicated than what I remember as a kid.
Hey! My hometown gets a shoutout on the Blue this morning.
Not just my hometown, but the presiding Charismatic Evangelical population, home to many interfaith youth revival meetings when I was in high school.→Read more...
Bunny! OMG! Or should that be OMD?
04 April 2010
I just found what looks to be a small diamond wedged in the sole of one of my shoes.
How the hell do I figure out if its real or not?→Read more...
03 April 2010
Macaroni & cheese help.
I would like a recipe for macaroni and cheese that results in something like Silvertone
in Boston serves -- sharp with cheddar (and maybe wine?), rich with something Swiss- or Provolone-y, and not at all soupy
. It should end up with a consistency like curly pasta with melted Cheez-Wiz, but it should also be, ya know, good. Ideas?
Introducing the mascot of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, whose name is... →Read more...
Double double toil and trouble.
There's a tree moving in my neighbors' back yard. It's getting closer and closer to our yard. →Read more...
02 April 2010
House! I think we just agreed to buy a house. WOO!
Have I Aquired A Superpower? Restaurants keep giving me things and it's starting to worry me. Of the last 5 times I've had to Seriously Eat Out (for work or not) 4 of those places have decided to give me free desert, wine upgrades, gratis sample platter and a visit from the owner. This has never happened to me before. What is going or what am I doing to make people think I'm important enough to impress?
Hi LA bunnies!!! →Read more...
What's the last thing that made you laugh until you cried? →Read more...
Micky Rourke. Wow.
Last night on TV, they had "9-1/2 weeks" and "The Wrestler" on at the same time, so I could compare the two.→Read more...
01 April 2010
cutest damned thing I've ever seen →Read more...
(not an April Fools)
How to repossess an airliner
without getting shot, or thrown in jail, or beat up, or slammed into a wall, or...
OMG governmental waste
This is absurd.
I got a letter in the mail telling me I would soon be getting the census.
Then I got the census.
THEN I got a postcard reminding me I should have already received the census.→Read more...
The Peeps are back!
It's the annual Peeps Diorama contest, and it's an especially classy and creative year.
Ask Mecha (hypothetical edition): Say a doctor like a psychiatrist refers a patient to a gastric surgeon for weight loss surgery, is a referral fee back to the psychiatrist standard procedure or is it an illegal kickback? If illegal, how often does it happen anyway in some form or other? Thanks!
three point Status Update, april fools day edition
You all know I have a boyfriend right? I am going to see him this weekend and - get this - I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING HIS IRONING. Yes, I am this sad.→Read more...
April Fool's Day on the web
So, anyone found any good April Fool's stuff online yet? →Read more...
The A.V. Club has done one of their excellent "Gateways to Geekery" posts about the director of one of my favorite movies, Two-Lane Blacktop
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