30 June 2010
In honor of the announced aquisition of Woot! by Amazon,
I am currently having too much fun collecting alternate acronyms for "Bag Of Crap" →Read more...
A Very Potter Musical
Act I Part 2
...I'll let you find the rest on your own, if so motivated.
Geeky Wedding Invites
Really, really geeky. and cute.
Cell phones and bees
Could cell phones be the cause for the great bee decline? What can we do if it's true, have cell phone free bee preserves?
Speaking of birthdays, Happy Birthday, Firas! ...in your timezone it has begun! Have a great one.
Birthdates with benefits
A co-worker of mine is having her birthday tomorrow. I told her July 1st is one cool day for a Canadian to have a birthday. →Read more...
Merry-Go-Rounds are eternal
and that is fucking awesome. →Read more...
Today marks 102 years since
the Tunguska Event
Pre-employment testing →Read more...
New Duds for the Superhero With the Lasso of Truth
Wonder Woman Will Still Be Sexy -- Just in Lower Heels and a Biker Jacket →Read more...
What actor or actress
can you totally NOT picture in any other role besides their signature one?→Read more...
Photo Friday Heads Up: Storms Thunder. Lightning. Rain. Clouds. Ice. Snow. Hail. Rainbows, even - why not? All the havoc that mother nature can wreak.
29 June 2010
Any Vegas Veterans here?
Anyone have any experiences with Vegas, as far as staying off the strip, transportation, and $$$?→Read more...
AskMeCha: Vegetarian (not vegan) cookbook? →Read more...
Ask MeCha : I'm having a pedicure tomorrow. →Read more...
One of your recent dreams in ten words or fewer Me? Al Swearengen as a FIFA World Cup referee.
Unlikely sequels i.e. Alice Lives Here Once Again
Images from 1923 edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
(Tenggren would go on to work for Disney, lending his signature style to the look of films like Snow White, Bambi, and Pinocchio.)
I've been watching some excellent movies lately →Read more...
28 June 2010
I just had a Red Stripe. Yay, beer! Now your turn: Yay, _______!
LCD Soundsystem "Drunk Girls"
music video directed by Spike Jonze. Hilarious and also vaguely disturbing.
— just some art from some people you may know.
The Twinkie: 37 or So Ingredients
by Dwight Eschliman. (click on the little numbers starting with 1/21 to advance).
Someone's got a case of the Mondays and I think it's MetaChat. What's going on out there today? Show us some pieces of flair in this thread.
27 June 2010
I've always found this move from Marilyn Manson kinda funny:
at the end of a song called "I Don't like the drugs but the drugs like Me", a lady does a gospel-style breakdown of the chorus→Read more...
Hate the World Cup Refs? Try the training yourself.
I had no idea it was so difficult to become a member of the most hated/reviled profession on the planet right now.
Chicago! July 23rd!
26 June 2010
Dinosaur Jr. - "Just Like Heaven"
Sort of a double-dose of 80's nostalgia, and also, a rockin' song. (Bonus: puppets!)
Chicago Pride Parade, anyone?
I'm hesitant to make this an official meetup kinda thing because it's so last minute.
Saturday 3-pointer →Read more...
I'm having a party on Friday and two of my circle of friends don't get along.
Mainly because he (who is engaged) repeatedly makes unwanted sexual propositions to her.→Read more...
have discovered that Axe scents break down
in a sickly way when combined with formal textiles & high heat/sweat→Read more...
25 June 2010
MeCha/MeFi meetup: London.
Hope to see my favorite bunnies on the afternoon of Saturday, 2 July! Location and exact time to be determined.
Reach Out (and get happy)
- Happy 2 B Hardcore Ch 1, the YouTube playlist. I love you, 1997
. →Read more...
Brazil vs Portugal [spoilers within] →Read more...
Happy birthday, Melismata.
Tips for getting what you want? →Read more...
TRUE CONFESSIONS →Read more...
Photo Friday: Stuff You Make
Show us your works!→Read more...
I cried at the end.
24 June 2010
Cormac McCarthy's Toy Story 3
by Ruben Bolling. Predates the release of Toy Story 3
by three years.
Amateur Carpentry Hour!
So the new-to-us TV takes up much more space than anticipated on the new sideboard dresser thing. Or is the dresser just too small? Never mind about that. The important thing here is this: where does the TiVo go????→Read more...
The Anosognosic’s Dilemma
“When people are incompetent in the strategies they adopt to achieve success and satisfaction, they suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.” Interesting article by Errol Morris
about the idea that people can be too stupid to realize they are stupid.
I had thought
that easily misinterpreted domain names
had pretty much gone away, but today I stumbled over BlindSexPress.com
, wrong on multiple levels.
Fresh Kale, Fresh Peas (both from garden) and Tofu
Make something great!→Read more...
Is it just me, or is apartment/roommate-hunting in NYC like pulling your own teeth and then putting them back in with a hammer?→Read more...
SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
Happy birthday to ufez! Hope it's a great one, buddy!
Greetings Iceland, I am inside of you. I promise not to use the word "lunar" or "magical" to describe your landscape. Thank you.
I Feel Good (NaNaNaNaNaNaNa)
I cooked a whole trout this evening, which turned out wonderfully, but now my hands smell like trout. Not in a bad way, really, more like in a mineraly babbling-brook sort of way, but it's still not really the way my hands usually smell, so it's odd.→Read more...
23 June 2010
Is beer that's been in my fridge for over a year still good? I've had some beer in my fridge since last Memorial Day weekend. If it's been kept consistently cold during that time, will it still taste good to beer drinkers? I don't drink beer so there's no way for me to tell if it still tastes good.
Tornado Sirens in Chicago I'm still at work and the sirens came on because of the storm. I had no idea what to do, so I hung out in the bathroom for a while. The sirens went off, but it's still nasty outside and I'm kinda scared. Hold me?
Postcards from Hell
Images from the world's most failed states.
Good lord, check out the Wimbledon match on Court 18. Can you say "don't know how to break"?
How to make new friends and keep the old
I've lived in this city for a few years and was lucky to make a great group of friends almost immediately. We share common interests and have fun. But I haven't developed the deeper relationships I want.→Read more...
I dare you to produce a more colourful plate of food! Double dare even!
I just gave notice at my job!
This is scary and exciting!→Read more...
Photo Friday Coming Up: Stuff You Make
We've done it before
but not for a long time as far as I can figure out. So, go wild! Artwork! Crafts! Home repairs! Stuff YOU made!
Goooooooooooooooal! →Read more...
Lilith Fair - July 1st (Canada Day)
i dunno if there's enough here to get me to fork over the $250, but seeing as the venue is only 4 blocks away from me, you can bet i'll be outside dancing when Erykah Badu is playing.
see you there !
Lady Gaga wearing Wedge boots ..and falling down.
This must happen on a daily basis, right? The falling down part.
Google Voice in the US.
So now Google Voice is open. But the features page
is all videos. Doesn't anyone believe in text anymore? So should I bother with GVoice, and if so, why? →Read more...
Hands Across the Sand
is a demonstration event happening on Saturday in coastal locations around the US and the world. It's meant to show support for clean energy and coastal protection, and ending ocean drilling.
Song lyrics that rhyme words of 6-or-more syllables? →Read more...
Who uses Linux? →Read more...
22 June 2010
We got lucky?
So I'm watching this video, and I'm thinking about how much of it has come to pass. →Read more...
Guess what it's almost time for? Fantasy Football! I plan to renew the MeCha league this week - who's in?
My cats playing with a balloon.
Dear metachat users, this is a video of my cats playing with a balloon today.
night of the living Multis
there's this clueless kid in a hip hop forum who's totally obsessed with the notion of multisyllabic rhyming→Read more...
The DishNetwork description of a show that aired last night: "A skewered corn cob. Thong Underwear. A five-foot leash. 27 baby pacifiers. A chew toy. $800."
Name that show! (No cheating!)
Go MetaChat! I am really pleased to see how active the site has been recently. It was a little more than half a year ago that I thought it might be in an irreversible decline. Looks like I was wrong. Thanks to everyone who has been contributing so much.
Finally a follow up
Shane Carruth made such an amazing movie for less than my car cost, I can't wait to see what he can do with an actual budget.
We need a costume theme!
My trivia team needs something wacky to wear next week. Why? Because!→Read more...
sometimes I want to cry when I see parents and children just casually acting like they love each other, and I want to say, what's the matter with you, don't you know how abnormal that is. →Read more...
FF+Google tab madness?
Am I the only one who suddenly can't open google search results in the same tab? →Read more...
I have to confront the drycleaners.
I hate confrontation. Tips?→Read more...
The Roots - The Day
] The new Roots album is an instant classic.
21 June 2010
Going back to Bikram (a get your own blog post) →Read more...
The quiet coup
The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. →Read more...
The &%@#*! EmCee →Read more...
AskMeCha: Friend needs job →Read more...
is obsessive and is also reviewed by cinematical
20 June 2010
Maybe it's the new Devo album out, maybe it's the platinum hair... but I'm in an 80s-apocalyptic mood. What are the best examples of that particular kind of Cold War Nuclear nihilism and slick electronic end-of-the-world?
Happy Father's Day! I am making my husband a father-to-be card!
If you're a member of Last.fm,
I hope you've joined the MetaChat group
. It's fascinating to see what your fellow MeChazens are listening to.
19 June 2010
Lost in the catastrophic aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the gripping tale of the rig workers and the Coast Guard crewmen who rescued them.
What you up to this weekend?
Batman - City Of Scars
a 30 minute fan film that isn't too bad
18 June 2010
Free MP3 from The Black Lips
The webpage is kind of annoying because it plays music as soon as it loads, but hey, you can download a new song from the Black Lips, and that's cool.
Hope Me! Frozen cursor. →Read more...
who took my staple(s/er)?? →Read more...
Well, I did it.
I told the cute guy at work to fuck off. Why, then, do I feel so miserable now?→Read more...
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
By snatching his seven-year-old daughter from her mother’s custody, after a bitter divorce, the man calling himself Clark Rockefeller blew the lid off a lifelong con game which had culminated with his posing as a scion of the famous dynasty. →Read more...
The summer of Fail (Cheer me up?) →Read more...
Photo Friday: Refrigerators and Coolers!
17 June 2010
The cleaning lady at my office is AWESOME!
She sometimes brings me flowers from her garden because I'm one of two people that's always here when she cleans at night.→Read more...
Had my fifth straight day of working out with Wii
Fit+ this morning. Who wants to swap codes and cheer me along as I get in shape?→Read more...
Boo, yay, meh.
Boo: my s---head anger management needing boss cut my hours (due to not enough trade in here) starting next week! Nice, way to give me notice...→Read more...
That is all. Carry on.
16 June 2010
My Brother is moving to Greece
I am very close to my brother. He is about 19. He speaks and read Greek. He has become a very ...passionate anarchist. He's saving up his money from his job as a waiter at a local place, living with my Mom, so he can move to Greece this summer. I do not know hoe to feel about this
Cut my hair!
Or, you know, don't.→Read more...
The MetaChat fundraiser has (already! already? amazing!) reached our target figure to keep the server up for another year.→Read more...
Mothers and daughters and knitting
While sitting outside at lunch today, I worked on the sweater I’m making for my mother’s Christmas present and I thought about the three or four other sweaters I’ve made her over the last few decades. →Read more...
Touchdown Jesus struck down by bolt of lightning
New York Times: Lightning Destroys 6-Story Statue of Jesus
. Some video
. Old Metafilter thread
Oh hey my picture is in the New York Press
that is cool. (NSFW due to photo of boobs NOT belonging to The Whelk)
No kids allowed
Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology
's religious order, the Sea Organization
. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant.
Photo Friday Advance: I haven't got a clue. Any ideas?
Ask Metachat: I'm finding it difficult to congratulate a friend on his marriage →Read more...
Everybody Loves A Lesbian!
via "The Mongrels" on BBC. (Somewhat NSFW.)
Bored at work three point status update!
1) BZZzzzzZZZZZZZZzZzzZzZzzZZZZ argh I have to watch the matches with no sound. Why can't they sing instead? How are the teams supposed to tell which side is cheering when?→Read more...
G*ddamn Lonely Love
A lovely cover of the Drive-By Truckers song. Found via @JasonIsbell's tweetstream. (3.5 min SLYT)
Cons of karaoke We just got home from karaoke. The BF rickrolled the whole bar. Now we both have Rick Astley stuck in our heads. FML
15 June 2010
"The Runaways" DVD
- July 20. From what I have heard from the soundtrack, Dakota Fanning has Cherie's voice down cold (especially "Queens of Noise") and Kirsten Stewart, while not Joan Fucking Jett, does pretty good.
How do you sleep? See image in first comment.
OMGWTFBBQ road trip
*Deep breath* Ok, I'm going to be driving to Florida from TX in July and August. Anyone along the way want to meet up?→Read more...
Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins. →Read more...
101 Physical Things That Can Be Reduced In Your Home.
I have been feeling the weight of too much stuff lately, so articles like this interest me very much.
Whinge-y Rant-y Poor little old meeeee
I am annoyed. How are you?→Read more...
excruciating abdominal cramps every morning low potassium i think (other symptoms concur with self diagnosis) don't tell me bananas i hate bananas. used to like them when i was very young, but then they just started tasting so very banana-y.
Are there any other Jean Teasdale fans among us?
Because there's going to be a Jean Teasdale book
. It's to be published in October, and is tentatively titled “A Book of Jean's Own!: All New Wit, Wisdom, and Wackiness from The Onion's Beloved Humor Columnist”. It’s supposed to be all original material rather than a collection of old columns. →Read more...
This is the Meta Book Club Meeting about Lolita
This is the Meta Book Club thread about Lolita, and I’m just going to start it off. Please jump in freely – I’m not looking to lead this discussion, just get us going.
Ask MeCha. . .Getting Rid of Desktop. . .WiFi Question
Finally unplugging my XP desktop, to which the WiFi router has been connected. Do I need to plug one of the MacBooks into it in order to reconfigure, →Read more...
Pots & Pans
We're buying new pots & pans tonight, but have yet to decide on stainless steel vs. nonstick.→Read more...
Fun with over-sharers (and people who don't understand the privacy settings)
on Facebook. Possibly NSFW since the site automatically suggests a (sometimes naughty) search term the first time the page loads.
MetaChat Fund Drive
The web hosting for MetaChat is coming up for renewal, so we are running a fundraiser to help pay to keep MetaChat online for another year.→Read more...
14 June 2010
Your Advice Please:
I am caring for an orphaned American Red Squirrel. →Read more...
Which words do you always misspell? Me? Broccoli. I always do one C and two Ls.
Stupid email forwards:
what have you read lately? →Read more...
This popped up on my iPod on Shuffle on the way home today. I played it six times on the subway. It may be the perfect pop song I just don't know.
Food you love, but others think is weird or gross. I like to cook elbow macaroni, drain it, add ranch dressing and cheddar cheese, and mix it up until the cheese is all melty. What about you?
Something's Got to Give
All the way down the bank of radar scopes, the air traffic controllers have that savage, bug-eyed look, like men on the verge of drowning, as they watch the computer blips proliferate and speak in frantic bursts of techno-chatter to the pilots: "Continental 1528, turn right heading 280 immediately! Traffic at your 12 o'clock!"
13 June 2010
This Is A True Blood Season Three Thread As is customary in the Whelk Household, Episodes of True Blood must be eaten with classic Americanan food, tonight is burgers with tater-tots and watery beer.
Who has the most neurons?
(Bunnies were inexplicably left off the list!)
My Aunt Dot
She just turned 94 and is in assisted living, and almost daily she broadcasts stuff like this to everyone she has email addresses for!→Read more...
Ask MeCha: Grad school round two
I need some insight into prepping for the GRE. →Read more...
Happy Birthday rmless2! Happy Birthday Eideteker!
12 June 2010
What kind of puppy is this?
Ky00tness after the fold→Read more...
In 2009, only 25 new drugs were approved—less than half the number in the mid-’90s. Why are new pharmaceuticals so hard to bring to market? Overcautious regulators and profit-hungry conglomerates make easy scapegoats, but they’re only partly to blame. While we’re waiting for both sides to reinvent themselves, even little things like better monitoring of side effects can lead to big new discoveries. →Read more...
How is your weekend going? →Read more...
WTF. One Demand says I ordered a movie yesterday while I was at work. And watched 23 minutes of it. I am quite sure that Smooshie did not order this movie. Did someone break in my house and watch 23 minutes of The Collector?! I am really freaked out.
How to make the perfect french fry
This guy takes french fry nerdiness to an extreme but achieves his desired outcome.
11 June 2010
Ask Mecha: How many times has Sandra Bullock said the line, "I haven't slept with anyone in X years" or some variant? Speculation encouraged.
What's yer home page? I'm finally ready to give up on Yahoo! after a long passionless marriage.
This is a YAY! thread.→Read more...
Putting Together a playlist for the Art Monkey's Ball, Anyone care to critique it?
Now with a new deadline....
I'm extending the deadline for the collaborative book project to October 1st. If you're interested in contributing your words of wisdom, email or MeMail me with your email address and specifics on whatever you'd like to do for the project. MeTa thread here
; project blog here
Grapes Is it possible to get grapes in small packages, like half the size or less than the size they're usually sold in at the supermarket? I'm not talking about any kind of mix, just grapes all by themselves.
and fascinating at the same time.
Is anyone else watching the World Cup opener? SA should totally be losing right about now.
How do I captain my kickball team?
I'll probably post this to AskMe but I won't be able to for another five days, and our first game is on Sunday. I met with my independent co-ed rookie league kickball team (special rules
) last night, and apparently they took one look at me and decided I was to be captain. →Read more...
have you guys seen you iphone drenched in blood?
I get exited about the True Blood app-ad (cuz I'm exited about True Blood) and show it off to my webcam, wanna see? Will you watch the season premiere?
Anyone here use Fiverr for selling? It seems perfect for an idea I have but the TOS are making me wary.
Photo Friday: Beaches and Oceans
It's almost summer. Time to fire up the grill and grill some lettuce
. Yummy grilled lettuce
sure hits the spot. Lettuce
10 June 2010
I ordered this small battery online and this is the box
that it came in a few days ago. The nickel is for scale.→Read more...
If for whatever reason you didn't want to watch HUMAN CENTIPEDE
, don't fret, these guys have watched it for you, while drunk.
In 1972, crude oil began to flow from Texaco’s wells in the area around Lago Agrio (“sour lake”), in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Born that same year, Pablo Fajardo is now the lead attorney in an epic lawsuit—among the largest environmental suits in history—against Chevron, which acquired Texaco in 2001. Reporting on an emotional battle in a makeshift jungle courtroom, William Langewiesche investigates how many hundreds of square miles of surrounding rain forest became a toxic-waste dump.
- Looking for a little help over at AskMe. If anyone without an account (or even if you have one) would add some suggestions here, it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm getting so excited! It's almost real!
Advice on drama-riffic situation?
Thinking about calling up my mom and Getting Some Things Off My Chest. Is this a Bad Idea? Any advice from people who've dealt with similar?→Read more...
Several people in our office had to relocate their desks to the cubes around me and I'm going insane!!→Read more...
Who are some of the best living songwriters whose songs tell stories? Like, real beginning-middle-end stories.
WTF gmail? Is it crawling today for anyone else?
"S-S-S-Selma, what was it like working with Adam S-S-S-Sandler?"
Selma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, and Maria Bello receive an unexpected guest during a press junket interview.
Do you believe in taking mental-health days, Y/N? And if so, how often do you take them?
'might not be such a bad idea if i never go home again'
— Gil Scott Heron [youtube
09 June 2010
So I'm thinking about getting a Wii (and Wii Fit)...→Read more...
So, where' ya'll from?
Please settle an internal arguement I am having with myself. Is it impolite to casually ask someone (clearly from another part of the world) where they are from?
Animated Victorian etchings
featuring a domestic squabble and electronic music. Also, tentacles. Lots of tentacles.
Is your signature always the same, or do you change it up? Mine varies.
The Golden Boy and the Invisible Army
When the H1N1 swine flu virus boiled up out of Mexico last year, the CDC became the epicenter of a worldwide struggle to stop its deadly march. Twenty miles north, at a brick house in Johns Creek, the virus found a perfect host.
Friday's Photo Friday: Beaches and Oceans
In honor of World Oceans Day
, let's do a Beach Pictures Photo Friday this week!
Yay! (or Yeah!) We are pre-approved to adopt a kid! →Read more...
The Streets vs. The Law: Paintball, The Wire style!
Play paintball and have a meet and greet with the cast of The Wire. If I had the $$$ and were in NYC, I would DEFINITELY be doing this. A chance to meet OMAR?!?! Are you kidding me?
Christmas in June
After my jewelry box was stolen from my home last January, one of the pieces I most regretted losing was, strangely, a Christmas bracelet.→Read more...
Blatant self-promotion Promote yourself blatantly.
A weekend with the kid in July
So my husband will be in Vegas for a weekend in July and I decided I want to go somewhere with the kid as well. Any ideas about where would be an easy trip from NYC with a toddler? →Read more...
The project I've been working on since December finally airs tomorrow. →Read more...
I made my first real Mac app!
This has been the most aggravating yet addicting side project I've undertaken in years, and it's taken up most of my non-working/sleeping thoughts for the past two weeks. What does it do? Hold on to your hats . . . it lists tables in an Oracle database that match a user-supplied keyword! Just wait until I make an iPhone version -- it will be an unstoppable viral hit!
08 June 2010
this is a resolved thread *stares today down*
I was wondering why people always say "yeah" on line, when I'm sure they mean to say the word that rhymes with "ray", not the word that rhymes with...→Read more...
Does anyone here write to soldiers?
Whether you know them personally or not? →Read more...
Not the NRA Anthem
- funny, I have never really listened to lyrics of this song before.
It's been two years since I've posted anything... I think it's time to unlurk.
4-point update of AWESOMENESS! →Read more...
Cameroon the Lake of Death
On the evening of Aug. 21, 1986, a cloud of carbon dioxide erupted from Lake Nyos
in the mountainous region of northwestern Cameroon. Heavy and deadly, the gas rolled down hills, into valleys and villages, suffocating everything in its path. By the next morning, 1,700 people were dead.→Read more...
RANTY, SWEARY SHOUTING THREAD!!!! →Read more...
This drummer is at the wrong gig
Apparently this is "all over the internet" so you might have seen it. I'm possibly expecting a pink bunny for this. Regardless, it's pretty funny.
It's World Oceans Day.
This thread is for saying stuff about the oceans.
07 June 2010
"[S]ince the overhead press fell from grace,
I’ve never seen anyone press 75 pounds over bodyweight, or very few, for that matter, who could even handle bodyweight. Yet I know it can be done because I saw it done countless times and did it myself. It’s simply of matter of putting in the necessary work in the weight room.” -- Bill Starr
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers nthedgx, Kronos_to_Earth, rhapsodie, tommasz, and arse_hat!
Dear ____, I love you very much, but your tendency to _________ is driving me crazy. Sincerely, your ______.
Some cool things I found on the web today:
Short CGI movie showing VR views of the design and construction of Fallingwater
. Conflict Kitchen
is a takeout restaurant serving up food from countries the US is in conflict with. Today's speacial: Iran. And The Onion
on BP (the oil company, that is).
Bernie Madoff, Free at Last
In prison he doesn’t have to hide his lack of conscience. In fact, he’s a hero for it.
Summer Dreams [NOT NORTHERN-HEMISPHERIST] →Read more...
06 June 2010
Facebook is awful!
Okay, so I wanted to access some information that was posted to facebook. So I signed up.→Read more...
I like the sound of the word "turpitude." →Read more...
The Vietnam Oscars
Three years after the fall of Saigon, Hollywood finally dealt with Vietnam. And how. Produced by maverick talents amid creative chaos, Coming Home and The Deer Hunter split the industry, the critics, and the 1979 Academy Awards.
Speaking of frights →Read more...
For the first time, the percentage of Americans who perceive "gay and lesbian relations" as morally acceptable exceeds 50%.
"The Curse" by Josh Ritter
. Beautiful lyrics and melody, and haunting video.
Tornado watch for my area, and the radar has a patch of storm with a dark red center that is bearing down on us. It's like looking down the muzzle of a loaded gun. →Read more...
05 June 2010
The Innocent Prisoner's Dilemma
Expected to show remorse, the wrongfully convicted in America's prisons face a moral dilemma.
I am at a complete loss for words and overwhelmed with tears.
I totally do not understand
the Amazon.com algorithms sometimes.→Read more...
This is my second weekend in a row of work work work. Keep me company while I toil alone in a hot office.
Tips on dealing with noisy neighbors? →Read more...
Are you the same?
When there's a movie on TV I like, I'm always pleased and end up watching it, even if we own it
The Southeast Washington drive-by shootings
Part one: Prelude to a tragedy
Part two: Deadly retaliation
Here I thought I was gonna save a little money. I just cancelled what was left of my cable tv, $25 a month, and the rep told me that the 1-year promotion on my cable internet is ending, so my total cable bill is going to . . . stay exactly the same. *sigh*
Tahini - I have a 16 oz jar of tahini for hummus and baba ganoush. What are some of your favorite ways to use it? I'm thinking a tablespoon in a batch of pineapple chutney would be interesting.
04 June 2010
Which singer do you wish you could sing like? →Read more...
A father’s account of the trial of his daughter’s killer.
GRRR. Stuck overnight in Atlanta. →Read more...
Wow! I have spent over 100 hours over the past year playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook and iPhone over the past year.
I'm not sure if this is a sign of dedication or loserdom.
Let's talk checkbooks →Read more...
Ring etiquette question There is a girl who occasionally flirts with me at work. I recently saw her and she is wearing a broad silver ring (doesn't really look like a wedding band) on the ring finger of her right hand. Does this mean she is married? I don't know whether she has worn it before. I think traditionally wedding bands are worn on the left hand, but maybe she just has a different style? Some people wear the band on their right hand anyway, right? This is in the U.S., and she appears to be from the U.S.
A [unisex] question about ponytail holders. →Read more...
Brilliantly-cute animal photos
- jonathanstrange - I thought of your bet!
Which song would like to hear for the first time again?
Journey - Don't stop believing just entered the Dutch charts for the first time because of somebody in the Dutch version of Idols covering it.→Read more...
I love everything about this music video: The New Pornographers, "The Crash Years."
How Would You Classify American Cusine?
What are the dominate qualities of American Cooking? How would you describe it? Regional American Cuisines?→Read more...
a MeCha version of FML?
I'll start.→Read more...
Weekend To Do Lists
This helps me so much to have some kind of place to report what I do and do not accomplish at any one time. Hope y'all can benefit from the support, too!→Read more...
Photo Friday: Black & White or Monochrome I couldn't wait any longer!
One million giraffes
Now here's an effort we can get behind.
03 June 2010
Nimoy sunset pie
continues to delight.
Ask Mecha: Honey Something Wheat On Saturday, I'm going to brew a wheat beer with honey and some kind of fruit. But what kind should I use?
So I'm having a competition on twitter with a friend over who can send the cutest links. I'm not above cheating to win.→Read more...
FiveThirtyEight to Partner with New York Times
Announced earlier today. I like Nate Silver's analysis - seems like this is a great fit. Also, one more chip in the 'blogs are journalism" pile. Launching in August.
Only one Golden Girl left.
Rue McClanahan has died at age 76.
Reading Lolita in Bunnyland
I know a few of you folks were planning to join in the MeFi Book Club Lolita
discussion. Here's a relay link to bearwife's reminder, containing an Annotated Lolita link, too.
What's so funny?
This makes me wish I understood Hungarian.
I can't decide if this is a good Mefi post
Mercedes Stafford is the former president of the Cincinnati Roller Girls
. She skated under the name 'Sadistic Sadie
,' and won the 2009 Most Valuable Skater
award. She was the Women's Flat Track Derby Association
's Featured Skater
in May 2010 (Google cache, as the link has been removed). On June 1, she pleaded guilty to $400,000 worth of airline-ticket wire fraud
. Between 2007 and 2009, she sold fake tickets to her friends and family, a group that included some roller-derby folks (she worked for United at the time, though this article from February 2010
says she works at a bank). So the WFTDA removed her
from their site.
This cat was hanging out at my work for like 20 minutes this morning! A brief update on my new life inside.→Read more...
Happy birthday jason's_planet!
advertising case study mocks advertising case study
- this is a bit of an injoke, but I thought it might still amuse you too. We are getting sick of those social-media-all-over-the-place ad campaigns aren't we?
The Dogs Of Summer
Hungarian dogs storm the beach.
02 June 2010
Who sells their art or craftwork on Etsy or a similar site? Post a link! I like buying from people about whom I know a bit. (This post has been pre-approved by your friendly mods.)
Every time I log out of Gmail and then log back in, my username and password appear. →Read more...
I was lucky tonight too →Read more...
do any of you feel this duality
not really knowing how to go about 'vibing' with a person even though you can talk to them about things, like selective introversion→Read more...
Lionel Messi: The World At His Feet
With its famously erratic coach, two-time World Cup champion Argentina might be the most unpredictable team headed to South Africa, but it has one weapon every other country fears: the best player on the planet.
Photo Friday Advance: Black & White or Monochrome Or, hey, duotone, why not? Funky in the color department, as in not much of it.
because spray paint is not good for your health. Neat stuff.
Ground sirloin out of sacred cows.
Fess up: what universally lauded artist/work of art just isn't your bag?→Read more...
01 June 2010
You are Helen Of Tory You've been plucked from time to spend time in a bar that is out of time with a kickin' outer-space jukebox. You are a godly Spartan woman. What do you listen to?
Milo's First Word
Today was my wife's birthday. As a surprise for her, I've been working with my son for the past month to say his first word tonight for her. Milo's first word.
Movies our parents suffered through on our behalves →Read more...
Ask Mecha: Would it be out of line to ask the pet-sitter to bring in my mail while I'm away? The mailbox isn't right by my door; he'd have to walk about 30-40 feet to the end of the driveway to get it.
I was realizing this evening that a lot of songs have the word "hard" in the title...→Read more...
A celebrity message written on the wall of our freight elevator...
Sweetest wedding proposal ever.
I think I got something in my eye.
The Magnificent Migrants
Extraordinary photos of ordinary Mexican immigrants.
Holy unexpected iPad Batman! I am typing this from an iPad that someone gifted me! Wheee!
What are some one-way abbreviations, i.e. abbreviations that work one way and not another?→Read more...
We have a winner!
I watched Casablanca last night. So good!
Gulf oil spill
a photoset from Greenpeace. Many more from Gulf Restoration Network
Can we talk about the ending of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
with total SPOILERS?→Read more...
A tale of two students
In middle school, Ivan and Laura shared a brief romance and a knack for trouble. Then they parted ways. Now he is college-bound and she isn't. How different schools shaped their paths.
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