31 May 2010
Na na na na hey hey hey goodbye
Courtesy of Metachat/Filter's own not_on_display
People who ____________
really make a difference in the world.→Read more...
Some elegaic music
for Memorial Day in the U.S.- here's Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings
," which was played at the funerals of both Franklin Roosevelt and Albert Einstein. →Read more...
Piggy-backing on Stew's post...
I have decided this year I am going to get myself some really decent knives. No surprise I'm thinking Japanese brands.→Read more...
Raising the Dead: The Incredible Story of Extreme Diver Dave Shaw
At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievable—unless you believe in ghosts.
June is fresh pea season!! Woo hoo! That is all.
A little help here? EmCee Edition. →Read more...
What's your favorite kitchen gadget? →Read more...
I just saw a picture of a Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade float with a huge blow-up Strawberry Shortcake doll on it — and it was old-style rather than the revamped version
. →Read more...
30 May 2010
Policeman rescues dog
trapped in fence, then gets a surprise.
Made My First Curry Tonight
using this recipe
from allrecipes.com. I'm eating it as I type this. Initial verdict: much like its cook, this sauce is in need of some refinement. It's got kick to it -- I used three jalapeno peppers in place of the two serrano -- but it doesn't have the rich, multilayered taste of local restaurant curries. Any suggestions for improvement? (Other than the obvious -- reduce the chiles.)
Wastin' away again in Brat-and-Beer-a-ville
This is a whining thread. I am being completely useless. Please hope.→Read more...
Happy Birthday, Hugh Janus! May your day bring you pleasant interactions, opportunities to give to others, and good beer.
So maybe you saw my question on AskMe about my Eurovision cake... →Read more...
Random chat thread - just blurt out whatever comes to mind.
29 May 2010
Your Indescribable Media Crushes
Everyone agrees High Jackman and Megan Fox are Hot, but what are your indescribable media crush objects? People for whom, despite all rational reason, make lights glow?
AskMeCha: Feeling a little powerless here.... This afternoon, in order to replace a light switch and a electrical outlet in the basement apartment bedroom, I turned off the main power switch for the house. And now it turns out some areas of my house (my bedroom, the front hall, and the living room) are without power. I've flipped the main switch a number of times; I've flipped each switch individually. Nada. What should I do?
Wife Got an Essay in the Local Daily Today
. . I think it's pretty good, but then I am biased.
United States census forms since 1790.
The doctors didn't know, but New York is killing me.
Nas raps over the best track from Gil Scott-Heron's last album.
Which Vietnam movie am I thinking of? Near the end of the movie, a North Vietnamese sapper takes a grenade into the battalion commander's bunker, killing him and making the situation even more chaotic.
The last thing I ate was __________ A cheese quesadilla with an Indian mixed vegetable pickle. A strange combination, but one I'm kind of addicted to.
via NPR, here's a chance to listen to Paul Weller's new album in its entirety. [Paging Scody, Scody to the white courtesy phone.]
MetaChat maintenance on Sunday →Read more...
strangest current parental refrain
"you'll be married and have kids and it'll still be like this" (referring to whatever annoys them about my life.)→Read more...
28 May 2010
This is a HOLY CRAP HOW DID I GET HERE? thread.
I get to buy a car this weekend! As in for real, go to a dealership and buy a car, not get some beater from the want ads for the least amount of money or a hand-me-down from a family member. I am almost 40 years old I have never done this before. →Read more...
Weekend plans? →Read more...
I feel like cooking. What do I want to make for dinner?
This is an annoyed, whining thread. My doctor's appointment was at 9am, and it is now 10:30, and I still haven't seen him.
A lovely ode
to the unique joys of bicycling in the city.
Friday Squeeee! If I do not receive a week old baby beaver RIGHT NOW there'll be trouble.
My friend's partner just had surgery and her hospital roommate was having some trouble because the nurse couldn't seem to insert an IV. One of the other nurses was overheard to say "Send for the bunny!" A few minutes later, this hippie dude in scrubs comes in, sizes up the roommate's arm and slips in the IV needle in one swift motion, no pain, and the patient barely noticed. What she
did notice, however, was his name badge, which said A. FLUFFY BUNNY. My friend subsequently used the google and found the link above.
Photo Friday: Telephone pics! Pull our your mobile phone and snap a pic, or show us photos that involves phones.
To Die of Having Lived
A neurological surgeon reflects on what patients and their families should and should not do when the end draws near.
Atul Gawande muses on The Way We Age Now
: medicine has increased the ranks of the elderly. Can it make old age any easier?
Posting Flickr images to MetaChat: now with added smoothness.
When posting an image from Flickr, you can now copy-and-paste their HTML as-is, without having to edit it.→Read more...
27 May 2010
Excuse me Sir?
So I've been to Boston, Chicago, London, Prague, Berlin, L.A, Venice, S.F, Florence ,San Antonio, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Montreal, Vienna, Budapest, Manchester, Zurich and in every single city I've been in, people have asked me for directions. I have no idea why. I rarely can actually give good directions in the language they want. It happens every time I am away and I am never asked for directions in my hometown of NYC. The hell? →Read more...
The Bug Vs. Rootsman -- "Killer"
Had this song in my head while hearing the recent news from Jamaica.
Photo Friday theme for this week! Just noticed that mgl hasn't been by to post a topic for this week, and I haven't talked to her to know if she's busy or out of town, so I'll jump in here with a topic for tomorrow. Here's something suitable for short notice: telephone pics! Could be photos of telephones, related to telephones, or (most likely) taken with your mobile phone.
Like exquisite corpse but with daily newspaper comics as the seed image. Anybody interested?→Read more...
"Big Hair & Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball And America In The Swinging ’70s"
I'm going to HAVE to read this book
. I became a fan of baseball as a kid in this era, but wasn't old enough to know (or "get") a lot of the crazy cultural backstory.
All The Dirt That's Fit To Print
We're used to National Enquirer
stories on "shocking" plastic surgery, but in 2010 the rag almost won a Pulitzer. GQ chronicles its evolution from tabloid to breaking-news contender
oh my god it's full of stars... and airplanes →Read more...
If MetaChat is going to have a party across the street from my house, →Read more...
What did you do when you didn't have a thing to wear?
Hey bunnies, what's that book I read when I was a kid? →Read more...
26 May 2010
ARTISTS ARE PEOPLE TOO
Auction for Mefi's own Loquacious.
Original Art! Necklaces! An Ann Arbor Cruise! You Cannot Resist.
This is a random music thread.
I recently learned of the band Dame Pa Matala on this week's Latino USA
podcast. They blend politics with traditional Venezuelan instruments, salsa, reggae, and hip-hop. I've been digging 'em quite a bit. What random band have you discovered recently?→Read more...
Generation check - The world is on fire →Read more...
American Idol Finale
Who will be watching?→Read more...
So, a couple of days ago
about The Swinger, a script for EchoNest that time-stretches a song to give it a swing beat. Today, we have... the Swingaphone
"I don't give a CRAP about that storm... I don't CARE about those people... All I care about is seeing the season finale of my show!"
An incensed fan of Criminal Minds leaves a ranty voice mail message
for her local TV weatherman.
This is a whining, sweating thread.
The air conditioning is out at work, so it's climbed up to about 85F/29C in my office.→Read more...
Letters From an Arsonist
Thomas Sweatt torched Washington for decades. He killed more people than we thought. (Potentially nsfw and disturbing text)
It's actually been only 43 same-sex weddings, but that's a quibble.
I feel like lunch
Anybody in NYC wanna grab a burger or Malachy's?
in a few?
It’s not every day you acquire a nice big chest
It’s garbage day in my neighbourhood, which means that there are items to salvage from people’s curbs. Someone took the rickety old ladder I threw out last night. And this morning when I was walking to the subway and checking out people’s discards idly on the way, I came across a wooden chest that someone was throwing out. →Read more...
Man on MSN poses as Libresse, gets young girls to undress
- when Libresse press releases story, anon commenters laugh at "stupid girls". Dabitch calls Libresse, hears full story, sighs deep sigh. wtf is up with blaming victims people?
A moment that gives a lot of insight into the way music and dance genres develop organically: an old-time trio plays in the subway. A bunch of club kids come along to pop, lock, and float. It's awesome.
25 May 2010
The Longest Night
One Easter Sunday, the Alaska Ranger
—a fishing boat out of Dutch Harbor—went down in the Bering Sea, 6,000 feet deep and thirty-two degrees cold. Forty-seven people were on board, and nearly half of them would spend hours floating alone in the darkness, in water so frigid it can kill a man in minutes. Forty-two of them would be rescued. Here’s how.
A Cartoon Bluebird Day
Should I trust the signs of the Gods?
The Color Test
- More difficult than expected.
We forgot our own birthday.
Metachat turned 5 on May 17th. Happy birthday to us!→Read more...
Realigning Body Perception
I had a flash of realization recently.→Read more...
It's a new users welcome thread!
Hi Everyone. If you've just signed up then pop your head in and say hello! If you're a long-term member, then pop your head in and say hello. Our new users (signed up over the past month or so) are...→Read more...
24 May 2010
The biggest identity theft case ever.
Now that Lost is over... →Read more...
Oh, the Irony. . .
Carrie Brownstein hosts a bass solo contest.
10 Things you don't know about me
I saw these old threads in the wiki, and by crikey if it isn't time for a new one...→Read more...
MetaChat, MetaChat, how does your garden grow? →Read more...
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing: "The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this by taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half."
Some of the examples are pretty hilarious.
23 May 2010
Official-type MetaChat Announcement: Good gravy....guidelines!
It's finally here! The new version of MetaChat's guidelines is live on the Wiki.→Read more...
So, later this summer
I am going to have a bunch of people over to watch a movie in my backyard on a Saturday night (I am borrowing a portable movie screen and a dvd projector). I want to show a classic that is worthy of discussion afterward, but given the pacing of some older movies and the short attention spans of many of my friends, I want it to be something really engaging and not too terribly long. At this point, my #1 candidate is Dr. Strangelove
. Any other suggestions?
I am so in love with this cooking blog.
This is a thread for Lost fans. Bring a kleenex. (spoilers are now present)
No spoilers pls!→Read more...
Igor Stravinksy mugshot from 1940. On April 15, 1940, Stravinsky's unconventional major seventh chord in his arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner led to his arrest by the Boston police for violating a federal law that prohibited the reharmonization of the National Anthem.
(via the almighty brownpau's twitter-feed).
22 May 2010
One step forward
and one step back
. I just met this kid this week. Sadly it reminds me of something that happened back in mid March.
Updates updates. Yer updates here
Why me go first?? Well, don’t mind if I do.→Read more...
Mini Meet-up NYC to Help Pool Cash for IFDS,SN9
I'm trying to organize a mini meet-up in NYC to help pool cash. If you're interested email me ASAP at email@example.com so I can figure things out.
Speaking of erotology
, today at a yard sale I found a box of soft-core 35mm slide porn. The couple that I examined were artistically posed topless shots, nicely done. But I just had to laugh at the idea of slide porn. So archaic. So what odd things have you found lately?
I have been tasked with planning a family BBQ.
I have no idea what i am doing. help.→Read more...
Happy Birthday to you, too, brujita!
I do say. Not to slight the whole genre, but this particular depiction of erotology is rather lacking in internal logical rigour.
Happy Birthday Janetland! →Read more...
21 May 2010
NSFW Photo: NYPD Police Recruitment →Read more...
It's May 22nd in London, so allow me to be the first to say- HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESSEXJAN!
In case you don't MetaTalk,
metachat user loquacious
is in the hospital in Seattle with a collapsed lung. His post-discharge prospects are uncertain, and donations are being taken.→Read more...
Bwocka Bwocka Bwocka
- It's Pacman's 30 birthday! Google has really pushed the bar with this Doodle - it's playable!
What'cha been reading? →Read more...
The Land of Perpetual Revolution:
What's really happening in Kyrgyzstan.
It's almost Friday, guys. Are you ready for the weekend? BBU
- Chi Don't Dance
Three-Point Status Thread! Go!
Man, did you guys see these MeTa and AskMe threads?
Got a little misty over the kindness and community and humanity. Thanks, everybody.
Photo Friday: self portraits! (because you're beautiful)
20 May 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WOLFDADDY AND MIGHTSHOULD!!!!!
Chapped lip home remedies? →Read more...
...a day in the life of NYC, in miniature.
I feel really good today,
because I helped someone on AskMe.→Read more...
Look at Me! A writer’s search for journalism in the age of branding
Life as competition
Do you ever feel like you aren't caught up to where you are "supposed to be" in life?→Read more...
Maine GOP Forced to Apologize
after convention-goers vandalize an eighth-grade classroom
my favorite film genre gets a nice, informative (and long) post
over on the AV Club's "Gateways to Geekery" column.→Read more...
THIS IS A SWEARY SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
Awkward Family Photos
Aunt Telicia took me a little while.
Taking breakfast orders as the sun rolls westward. For those of you whose early morning hours have passed already, feel free to place an order for tomorrow. →Read more...
19 May 2010
Why is PINE doubling my messages? →Read more...
America's Cocaine King
hid from drug cartels for 25 years. It took a screenwriter to find him.
This song is like a stick of dynamite
rolled in powdered sugar: "Cold War," by Janelle Monáe. →Read more...
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Effective For Depression, Study Says
"The consistent trend toward larger effect sizes at follow-up suggests that psychodynamic psychotherapy sets in motion psychological processes that lead to ongoing change, even after therapy has ended," Shedler said. "In contrast, the benefits of other 'empirically supported' therapies tend to diminish over time for the most common conditions, like depression and generalized anxiety."
Today is my Birthday!
I will accept your well wishes now. A friend of mine at work bought me some Shrek Snot Twinkies
. They are snot-errific!
For dinner tonight I had Occhiblu's broccoli arrabiata,
which is so delicious that I think it should be shared yet again for the new folks.
Help me decide the fate of FactsAboutYOU.com
An idea I came up with two years ago to poop on the Chuck Norris Facts bandwagon. →Read more...
Do you ever work hard on something,
and it seems really great, and you're all proud of yourself, and then suddenly→Read more...
What's the fly in your ointment? My big meeting today went very well, but now I want to go have a cocktail and then a shower. But instead, I must work for the rest of the afternoon and then go to another philanthropy planning meeting. What's standing between you and desire this afternoon?
I was having a peaceful morning just now,
doing boring, repetitive work while listening to Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (such a beautiful piece of music), when suddenly→Read more...
Photo Friday Advance Notice: Self Portraits What it says on the box - either do a new one before Friday or summon up an old.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD
SO MY LANDLORD ALMOST LOST MY CAT→Read more...
Today is brought to you by the letter W. Warmth
" with exercise machines for over-60s opens in Hyde Park
, London today. However, under-60s will not be turned away.
18 May 2010
I'm a little tipsy. And happy. That's a good combo, right?
I really don't feel like going to yoga class today. Should I go anyway? I've already paid for the class, but it's only $4.
I think that my dog had a stroke today. . .
Got home for lunch, and my wife was in the yard with her, and saying that she (the dog) could not get up.→Read more...
My hotmail account was hijacked. I have changed the password.
No...please...not the Peppermint Mocha...
How much sugar is in sugary drinks? Flavored water? Energy drinks? This is a kinda cool visualization - for instance, you'd need 6 Krispy Kreme glazed donuts to equal the sugar in one can of Rockstar.
Best female massacrist
Beatrix Kiddo, Hit Girl, or River Tam? (write-in candidates accepted.)→Read more...
The Facts in the Case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.
A (really well done, I think) comic-book take on the MMR vaccine scare, by Darryl Cunningham.
Man, do I feel tired of life sometimes Tired of the rain. Tired of forgetting to take my supplements. Tired of forgetting to request days off. Tired of forgetting things in general. Tired of things wearing out and breaking. Tired of being uninspired. I'm Just. Fed. Up.
I think the video for this Jim Cuddy and Kathleen Edwards number might just be one of the funniest music videos I've ever seen.
17 May 2010
I'm going to a marvelous party And what do I wear? The suits? They seem to like artistic flairs. So many suits, so many pink and green sweater vest combos, so many bright blue sneakers. It's a penthouse no less.
if this post works that means that you can post to MeCha from the Palm Pre + for AT&T.
Why are farts so funny?
And why do I laugh so hard I cry when a stupid dog is involved?
Criminal profilers were once the heroes of police work, nailing offenders with their astonishing psychological insights. So why did it all fall apart?
Well, my nephew is disappointing us.→Read more...
The Week Without a Carb
Trying a week or two of a low to zero carbohydrate experiment. My meat budget is gonna go through the fraking roof.→Read more...
drawing a blank with ideas for a wedding gift
OK folks, I would love your help and I have a few restrictions with the gift buying.→Read more...
Please entertain me I'm locked inside a corridor with a small amount of battery on my phone. In oxford. It would be bad enough back home in Melbourne, but to come to tge other side of the world to get locked in is a bit much.
In short: how can I pass the HOURS until the others get home from work and let me in?
16 May 2010
Beer Bread Biscuit French Toast
I just watched the 60 Minutes segment on the BP oil spill in the Gulf and I am furious. I was already pissed of but now I am intergalactic. Here
is a map of locations in the US.
I'm all moved in to my NYC digs! Housewarming party in #bunnies!
Ronnie James Dio Dies
- The elf bites it. One of the first metal vocalists I respected.
U Lucky Dawg
Hot Dog Stand in the Chicago area
have discovered 'Maury'
deciding what we need is another Flood.→Read more...
I have decided that I hate the expression "partner in crime." Not sure why, but it seriously grates. What are some expressions that bug you guys?
15 May 2010
This is the first time I've ever posted anything cute...I'm not usually that moved by the frighteningly cute. BUT MY GOD. These sloths are 18 kinds of awesome.
OH fer fuck's sake dept.
Last night I got pulled over (guilty as charged, was talking on my cell while driving- illegal in this state). But then...→Read more...
14 May 2010
Typing on the Public Internet...
I am regretting greatly that I won't be able to make it to the Typing In Public
event tomorrow and feeling nostalgic because the "look through our Opening Lines, and if something piques your interest, you can type your own version of how it continues... Or start something and leave enough of a thread for someone else to pick up" part sounds like something I have done before
I've been invited to a poetry night and am in need of a poem to read out loud... my problem... I don't read poetry enough to have any ideas on what poem to pick.→Read more...
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Scallops? So I'm making spicy pan-fried bay scallops in panko tomorrow - I know right? - but I have no idea what to serve with them and I officially sick of salads. Ideas?
A bit on the physics of (and in) Futurama
- David X. Cohen talks with APS Physics about how sci-fi comedy can get away with faked science where shows like Star Trek get flak from fans. →Read more...
From the Land of Sun and Fun
Comes the Big Skin Cancer Page from the LA Times. . .→Read more...
Should I get a facial? I have been under some stress lately and my skin is showing it. I am thinking of getting a salon facial both to improve my skin and for the relaxation aspect (is it supposed to be relaxing, actually?). Is it worth the money?
Three Items for your Friday night
I went to Duane Reade and bought the three things I need for a perfect Friday night→Read more...
Laddies and genitalmen, I give you Hackney Council
Photo Friday - Macro: let's get small!
13 May 2010
This is a complaining post
I'm not sure how much I complain on Metachat, but in real life, I only complain about half the things I should complain about,→Read more...
I watching various versions of Caravan*
on Youtube..... what are you doing this evening?
*as made famous by Duke Ellington
Gomer Pyle In Love
(hat tip Katullus)
Tkemali Sauce (flickr)
A sweet-and-sour sauce from the Republic of Georgia. Purchased from a Russian grocery a few subway stops down from my neighborhood.
The Caged Life:
is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?
by Atul Gawande: is long-term solitary confinement torture?
Thursday Update Time.... →Read more...
12 May 2010
I love my iPhone. A lot. →Read more...
Dude contact juggling in a park
If they ever remake Labyrinth
, this guy should play the David Bowie role. (via
Previously on Ardiril's Health Drama,
I had a heart procedure using some new technology. With my permission, the hospital filmed the operation, and today we did the follow-up interviews, reaction shots and other video inserts. →Read more...
Pregnancy Test Variations
Hello, this is my first post on MetaChat. For a novel I'm writing, my character takes three home pregnancy tests in a row. Can you tell me if there are three different ways you take these tests, for literary variation? →Read more...
It's the First Annual MeCha ____________-eating Contest! What category would you dominate?
In honor of my comic going live ....
I have decided to dress like I was colored by hand in the late 70s. Stripped lavender shirt, pale green vest, corduroy jacket, trench coat. Reference
Photo Friday Heads Up: MACRO In Which th' Small is Made Inestimably Larger Thru th' Wizardry of Technology: You shall be A-mazed at these Detailed Views. Coming Friday to a Metachat near You.
11 May 2010
The new EM Eco-Mobile Transportation System is up and running!→Read more...
I'm getting one tomorrow. Two questions→Read more...
#TeamChristine Who else gets mad at Pepper Potts' wisecracks at Christine Everhart (the Vanity Fair writer) in Iron Man / IM2?
This thread is for ideas for stopping the Gulf oil spill. →Read more...
Lars Vilks attacked during art lecture today (video)
- the lecture was on the theme "art and freedom of speech, where is the line?" .. I guess right about ..there?→Read more...
Love statistics, anyone? Number of people I've been in love with: 4
Number of people who have been in love with me: 2 (maybe 3)
Number of people who loved me back (or whom I loved back): 0, zilch, absolutely nada.
Today, a few selections from True Stories
Time Riddle: What do the following times of day have in common: 4:38, 6:49, 1:22, 5:11, and 8:27?
Yes, I'm an old fart, and yes, I laughed at this.
10 May 2010
I ask [Kieran] Hebden if he ever gets bored by his life.
He seems shocked at the suggestion. "My basic problem is that I'm having the most amazing time ever. I lead the most wonderful life and I don't want to do anything to change that. I don't want to get someone involved to scale everything up. I want to scale things down and make them stay exactly the same."
The little pill that could cure alcoholism
on Dr. Olivier Ameisen and his experiments with a muscle relaxant called Baclofen
[pdf]. A patient's perspective on the treatment, by author and philosopher Clancy Martin
MeCha Game Design Lab
We're playing "Let's Make a Deal" at work and I need some suggestions for objects for people to find. →Read more...
That's me, conducting. I think all the pieces are posted, but this one is my personal favorite. →Read more...
help, I have a stomach bug and I'm going on a trip →Read more...
How Much Walking Per Day is Enough? (Or Too Much?)
or: how much do you walk in a day?
The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook:
an interactive visualization. (Click on the diagram to advance through the years.)
09 May 2010
Right now I'm listening to
birds chirping and the wind through the trees.→Read more...
Tame Impala -- "Half Full Glass Of Wine"
Early-Seventies Bong Rock. From The Antipodes.
What's for Sunday dinner?
I'm having ...→Read more...
AskMecha: Need to clean some sweaty sheets. Should I pre-soak? →Read more...
Happy Mother's Day!
And don't let the kids make you breakfast unless you can make them clean up afterwards.
Life in the (medium-sized) City
Like most people, I am at a loss for knowing how to handle being stopped at a red light and having panhandlers with signs standing there, with variable levels of aggressiveness.→Read more...
I'll be in in a minute, dear Last night at about 11 I was up in my attic workroom. Trilby kept coming up and fussing at me like he wanted something, but I couldn't figure out what. He'd just been fed and watered and had his litter box cleaned. If I tried to pet him or pick him up he'd shy away. When I did go down to my room, Trilby was sitting on my bed, waiting. Which shed light on the matter. He'd decided it was our bedtime and he was impatient for me to come to bed so he could settle in for the night.
While talking about my bad hearing tonight at supper, the question arose "How do you say ventriloquist in sign language?"
(holding a carrot the same way Betty White held a bouquet of white roses at the end of tonight's SNL, but smiling less)
08 May 2010
Sprained my ankle,
laid up in bed. Won't you keep me company?
Anybody can herd cattle;
holding together ten thousand half-wild short hairs – that's another thing all together.
Today at work
, we were sold a book called (I am NOT kidding) "Faith-Based Fitness." I can only assume that it contains a 'Prayer for Pectorals,' or something.
Also, at 7-11, I found a bag of these
. The peak of civilization is happening right now, yo.
The election is done and I'm FREEEEE! (Relatively speaking)! and I am NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN! Tell me about your happy endings of wonderful things you will never do again.
07 May 2010
If ever an aromatherapy candle was designed for jonmc... →Read more...
Today, enjoy Howard the Duck
in its entirety.
The 5 Most Famous Musicians Who Are Thieving Bastards
The Led Zeppelin and Metallica audio snippets are the most damning, IMO.
Are you brown-skinned and living in Arizona?
Protect yourself with a Gringo Mask
I was thinking about people from the past who have sort of disappeared...→Read more...
Anyone familiar with Scott Walker?
I just watched the documentary that Netflix is streaming. An amazing musician.
06 May 2010
Should also youtube General Fuzz-"Warm Steel"
In honor of the British election,
may I present Monty Python's Election Night Special
AskMecha, UK Edition: Best sites to track election results? (for someone in the US.) →Read more...
is an outdoor graffiti exhibition in Queens, NY, not far from where I live on the 7 train. Here are some samples of their work.
GRAR THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD GRAR →Read more...
I got a new job! →Read more...
You got your Lost in my Muppets! No, you got your Muppets on my Lost!
Okay, it's not A-list Muppets, but Rizzo the Rat and Bobo the Bear
are kind of like the Ben Linus and Hurley of Muppetdom, right? Can you think of other Lost/Muppet correlations? →Read more...
Ask MeCha: what kind of camera do I want? →Read more...
Photo Friday Tomorrow Darkness and Night This is the slightly belated announcement that the theme for, um, tomorrow is going to be NIGHT. As in, dark, you know, brooding, sinister, big jolly fun, etc. The Night.
Ask MeChat Neon Colored Electric Fun Music? Music that sounds like hot pink and bright blue and glowing laser green?
Speed-testing the Chrome browser
with sound waves, lightning, and... a potato. →Read more...
IT IS NOT CHRISTMAS Do not be alarmed, MetaChat's backend is just giving me some whoopsies at the moment...
05 May 2010
It's not that I don't want to go to a meetup... →Read more...
Pipes And Cogs -- Bulgarian Weightlifting FPP
Apologies for the self-link, but the recent posts feed has never included my contributions. And I think it's a cool video. So I'm including it here.
Kenny Rogers sings The Gambler on The Muppet Show
Drinking, smoking, gambling, and ghosts: you'd never see this on a kids' show today. And that's too bad.
Boy, I thought I was the King of TMI.
I was wrong. Soooooo wrong. A man in Alabama just seized my crown and he has his commercial on YouTube to prove it.
There's rioting in Athens... ...and I'm thinking warm and safe thoughts for taz. *hugs*
MeFi book club is set to read & discuss Lolita
In case you didn't see it. The discussion usually happens over here, so I thought I'd repost bearwife's thread here in case you want to join in.
Taz - we worry.
Athens on fire - I was hoping it wouldn't come to riots like these. I hope all dogs, loved ones and best friends are OK and not caught in the middle. What is it like in the city these days? Is it as tense as newspapers make it out to be? →Read more...
BBC to Beam Election Results Onto Big Ben
This is not an article from The Onion
, though the accompanying photo might make you think so.
Happy Birthday, msali! →Read more...
04 May 2010
Modern relationship notes.
My nephew and his girlfriend just broke up.→Read more...
Three things on your to-do list →Read more...
Phoenix Suns wearing "Los Suns" jerseys
in tonight's playoff game in response to AZ illegal immigrant law.→Read more...
Hi guys, I think this comment on Jezebel is pretty great... →Read more...
in the months before the invasion of Sicily, British spies fooled German spies with a caper inspired by a detective novel.
the untold story of how British intelligence infiltrated and undermined the IRA.
More recently, new documents reveal truth on NATO's 'most damaging'
In #bunnies, we're discussing our "favorite" marketing jargon/business speak.→Read more...
I have posted previously
about Jack Gaunt.→Read more...
Happy Star Wars Day!
May the 4th be with you
Please, speak to me of alterations.→Read more...
A day in Halong Bay.
Gorgeous pics via the Flickr blog.
03 May 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYGOTHLAUNDRY!!!!
Cooking fiddleheads for the first time →Read more...
A scathing little song by Tim Minchin, with animation by Fraser Davidson. NSFW due to cartoon naughty bits and rapid-fire use of the word "motherf*cker."
The Metafilter FPP Game!!
Take the first sentence of one random post on the front page, stick it on to the last sentence of another random post on the front page. I find you get a two sentence zeitgeist of the mood of Metafilter that day. Post your examples
Why everything so difficult today? Clients aren't showing up, lawyers are being annoyingly contrary, medications are not working the way they are supposed to, and all in all, it's making me cranky.
Monday 3-point update →Read more...
"Better Than Love,"
by UK band Hurts. The song AND the video give me flashbacks to 1985. (I mean that as a compliment.)
Happy birthday to stynxno!!
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02 May 2010
What are some good movies for a Cinco de Mayo movie night? I rented Three Amigos! but I heard it's not so great. Any other similar suggestions? That is, Mexican-themed comedies available on NetFlix? Non-comedies are okay, I guess.
What would you do? Your thoughts please ... →Read more...
Nimoy Sunset Pie
Just what it says.
Wasn't Close Encounters wide-screen?
So, I'm flipping through the channels right now and I see that TCM, normally a bastion of properly-formatted movies, is showing Close Encounters of the Third Kind
in full-screen format. It looks really odd. →Read more...
No angel, No Devil:
once a wife and mother in a deceptively perfect home, Gaile Owens is now the first woman sentenced to die in Tennessee in nearly 200 years. Part II
of the report.
Trailer for a very trippy-looking Czech kids' movie.
I have some major lifechanging news. →Read more...
I've added eleven new photos to the "Things I have made" set on Flickr. The first one is here
Just watched Moon.
OMFG, this film was a trip. That's all I have to say. →Read more...
01 May 2010
Swan's End: living/dining room before and after pics
So I finally got the living and dining room of Swans' End about 95% done, or in other words far enough along to take the "after" pictures. Have a look if you're interested.
I posted the bathroom makeover pictures awhile back
. Next up will likely be the basement apartment pictures, but that'll probably take at least a month.
"Bigger Than Life" (1956)
starring James Mason and Barbara Rush. Just watched this movie and it is EXCELLENT. →Read more...
Hey fellow Shakespeare geeks
You can watch the RSC production of Hamlet with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart on pbs.org.→Read more...
Ignoramus Online Dating advice
Okay, for larks, I signed up for a dating site.→Read more...
Happy birthday Richat! Have a great day, my friend.
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