31 July 2010
Overused movie music.
This cinematical post is a little half-baked (as most of their content is) but I like the subject of movie music that you never want to hear again. What are your votes most overused music in movies?→Read more...
Saw "Kids are Alright" . . . .Spoilers
A hightly anticipated movie in our household. . .→Read more...
This is for Senyar, who's having a bad week.
This has been a bad week. →Read more...
I was given an Ann Taylor gift card →Read more...
Iraq's Garden of Eden:
restoring the Paradise that Saddam Destroyed
80s Earworm of the Morning:
Sheena Easton's "Strut". I used to dance around to this when I was about eight. It definitely falls into the "I really had no idea what the lyrics meant at that time, did I?" category, along with pretty much anything by Madonna.
I had a MetaChat dream! →Read more...
Inside JG Ballard's archive:
into the late novelist's archive, recently acquired
by the British Library
30 July 2010
Are we Canadians not to be trusted with razors?
I was just doing some online shopping for a safety razor and blades, and ran into a problem when trying to checkout. Amazon wouldn't ship the products to my address. Has anyone else run into this? →Read more...
I want to do these things and I want to do them for free. →Read more...
What should he put in the man cave? →Read more...
Did y'all hear that Mexican drug cartels have taken over a couple ranches in Texas?
Of course, the story has been debunked as paranoid bullshit
. As usual, conspiracy-minded right wingers remained unconvinced
. But if you want some real fun...→Read more...
During which I witness the differences between the sexes, firsthand.
Men love gadgets. Yes, they do.→Read more...
Road Trip Part Deux
Ok, so I've gotten tanned and my hair is sun-bleached and it's time to head home.
Dolphins blowing bubbles . . . and popping them.
This may be more enjoyable on mute . . . Happy Friday, all.
Review: Juvenile felis catus. While domestic cats are a common feature of many computing environments, IT review sites have proven oddly unwilling to investigate this popular computer room accessory...
Police have just been round ... →Read more...
does anyone know if the lady singing "if you need me i will be nearby.. mountain high.. valley low" in the background here a sample or clone of some (traditional?) song: [NSFW language] Royce 5'9 - Everybody Goes
29 July 2010
Any advice on cat towers? We finally have enough space to buy one of those cat furniture tower thingies. Our cat's not a huge jumper (especially now that she's getting older), but she likes having her own spaces and she desperately needs a scratching post, because we just moved from shag carpeting to hardwood floors. Any do's or don't's?
Best. Twittermeme. Ever.
Wikileaks + Star Wars = #wookieleaks
for the pedantic). Explained (with some "best of") here
I'm going to Austria! →Read more...
Sugar Glider Update
Boo and Mya are back from the vet and things are looking up.→Read more...
Fun with Mr. Beck
learning new things about PHP. Via
Help me name my blog
Hey metachatters, I decided to channel my ranty angst into a blog about education policy and teaching. There are already many such blogs about there but I find most are written in a pretty bland style. I'd like to do better. →Read more...
this is an incoherently babbling freakout thread →Read more...
The Future is Almost Here
- Per Terrafugia
for a mere $164,000 and the cost of a pilot's licence, you'll be able to park your flying car in your driveway by the end of 2011.→Read more...
Gmail users check this out, it (tastefully) puts extended info in your right bar for the contact you're emailing with. It's mostly underwhelming but sometimes interesting to see unfamiliar contacts' pic or linkedin
Cyrus Field and the epic struggle to lay the first transatlantic cable.
Woman targets Target for supporting anti-gay political candidate
Not sure what I think of the efficacy of this protest method, but we could use more of this woman's kind of voice and action.
graphic designers: design me a logo?
graphic designers: design me a logo? →Read more...
Too dumb for askme filter:
google docs is confusing me!→Read more...
28 July 2010
What's the last stupid thing you argued over?
This afternoon, my husband and I got into a shouting match over the proper use of Portuguese honorifics. →Read more...
Texts From Last Night
A lot of them are NSFW, but they still made me chuckle.
"Went to my car this morning. Found a waffle from Waffle House in the front seat. No idea how it got there. So hung over I ate it."
Grump grump grump →Read more...
What's the last thing you copied to your clipboard? (Do they call it a clipboard on the Mac?) Don't stop and think, just paste it and post it. Here's mine:
Think back to when you were 8 years old. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Congress Narrows Gap in Cocaine Sentences
how're they gonna do this in 2010? wasn't the issue clear by 1990? screw govt's
I'm going to see this Dali exhibit
this weekend, and am very excited about it. Also, I like the crazy interface on the museum's page about the exhibit.
The silver thief:
the story of a burglar who was too good for his own good.
Photo Friday ADVANCE NOTICE: Gatherings Parties, crowds, festivals, ceremonies - big groups of people gathering. Put 'em up on Friday, July 30.
Life's little achievements I finally broke my (mainly mental) 5km barrier on my run on Monday. Yay! 5.8km in just over half an hour. If my plan works, I should be up to 10 km in about 6 or 7 weeks. Any small achievements of your own you'd like to share?
Here's a caption-generator.
Find a picture and give it a witty caption. Low-brow humor forgiven. Photobucket
is fast and easy.
Fraught with anxiety:
We have two sick sugar gliders. Mya, our oldest female, was the first to get sick and we took her to the vet yesterday. Now one of our youngest boys, Boo, is coming down with the same symptoms.→Read more...
27 July 2010
Looking for Robinson Crusoe
"Why do I need to circle around and invent, when a list of facts could do just as well or better: On an evening in October, your father dies suddenly of a heart attack. →Read more...
Today at work, →Read more...
Heyho bunnies! It's time for another Welcome New Users thread.
If you're new jump on in and say hi. Here are our new users that have signed up in the past few weeks...→Read more...
So, last night I needed some background TV
while cleaning, and... →Read more...
You think it'd be impossible to share your house with your wife, your daughter, and fifty million or so Argentine ants
. And you would be correct.
Pithy and or Inspirational Sayings and quotes Each employee at the cooperative market where I work is given the chance to update the white board that hangs in our window for a month. Some people pick a single quote and leave it up. Others change the sayings periodically through the month. August is my month, and I am drawing a blank. Can the bunnies hope me please?
A cat's silent plea. →Read more...
Baby Moose! OMG!!
WET baby moose, even.
See any bumper stickers you just love?
This morning on the way to work, my husband and I saw a blue VW carpooling, license plate BLMEANY, license plate holder saying "Never mess with a redhead," (and a redheaded woman driving) peace signs on the red rear tail lights, and this bumper sticker.
So, have you seen any bumper stickers that appeal to you?
I ate mold. : ( →Read more...
Color photos of America from 1939-1943:
These are absolutely stunning.
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations
26 July 2010
True Blood Discussion Thread (spoilers)
: TrueBlood. This Week on True Blood, "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues": Eric's obvious, Lafayette is hurt, Tara has turned awesome, and a certain female vamp looks likely to bite it. We come in peace, Regular Bunnies, to populate your land with blood and HBO-style "relations." Err. Well, we still come in peace
. (See, I lurked, accountless!)
Turtle + Cat = Love
For the turtle anyway. The cat seems less
I dreamed I was a dream architect. [ spoilers ] →Read more...
what should medicine do when it can’t save your life? Atul Gawande explores hospice medical care for dying patients.
Some pics I stumbled upon while surfing the web. Anybody been there?
Infuriating little game, but fun. But infuriating.
Only because I feel your pain, sister.
Hey Providence! I'm coming to visit! I will be in Providence prowling around by myself all day while the bf works if anyone wants to meet up for coffee or drinks or vintage shopping. I'll be staying in the Thayer St area.
at The New Yorker. Apparently a lot of what I do at my job could be called "Goulding."
This place looks amazing. I wanted to go to surf camp for my 40th birthday, so I can be like these ladies
, but things went all ahoo with the job search and then moving and all. Maybe this coming spring...who wants to go?
25 July 2010
Ask Mecha: New cat eats weirdly.
Is this normal for a cat?→Read more...
Deadwood Mr. gaspode and I just finished watching S2 of Deadwood. We've really enjoyed watching it, but have heard that S3 is not so good. Is it worth watching or should we just consider it done at the end of S2?
Metallica's first live performance of "Disposable Heroes" (1985)
Because it's my favorite song on MoP
. And because it rocks a bit harder than Dionne Warwick.
Why do I like the song Hearbreaker by Dionne Warwick/ The Bee Gees so much? The song
Let there be light...
I could use some advice about replacing a light fixture, please.→Read more...
I have decided that the amount of patience I have for computers
is cratering.→Read more...
24 July 2010
Wow, they changed Google Images
Like, just yesterday apparently. Still getting used to it. I use Images all the time; sometimes it's a good way to get research done backwards by looking for a likely visual to lead you to the good articles.
Last pocket: In my experience, people who play last pocket billards are asshats. Why? Alternate opinions are welcome.
Not so useful inventions.
Lost in Translation:
new cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OCCHIBLU AND SAFETYFORK!!!
23 July 2010
What will I wear? WHAT WILL I WEAR?
My first MeFi Meetup since leaving L.A. is 24 hours away and I'm obsessing over what kind of shirt to wear. →Read more...
Trying to find specific music "app" for iPad
I don't have an iPad. But I might get one, and so I am researching specific "apps" that I would want, if I get one. Here is the main type of thing I want:→Read more...
See this article?
about how having a big head (thus a big brain, presumably) is protective against the effects of brain atrophy? I indexed this paper today. Was excitedly telling my friends about it, and they were all like "yeah, it was all over the news". Anyway, in case you missed it, here it is.
As Good as Dead:
is there really such a thing as brain death?
Done anything stupid lately? →Read more...
Is UTF-8 better than ANSI? →Read more...
I helped make this
Broadway for your iPhone/iPod Touch! Huzzah!
Quick help with CSS!
This should be simple but I can't figure out the search term! Bonus: you will be helping poor people with HIV/AIDS in Africa.→Read more...
Do you use expressions like "It was a year ago, ish"? Is that a thing? I used that with a client today and she kept using it back and I wasn't sure if it's because it's a normal thing or because my client was picking up on my usage.
22 July 2010
Are these shipping rates unreasonable, or am I?
I was going to order some books from a small, U.S. based specialty publisher. I picked out four titles (trade size, average length under 250 pages) and was placing my order when I was brought to a screeching halt by the UPS shipping rate: $25.76 (USD). →Read more...
Photo Friday: music
As suggested by pjern here
inspired by the first ten sites post this morning and by my having nothing to do this weekend, lets crank out some tunes. you know the rules, post the next 10 songs that play on your tunes device .
its been a while since we've done one........→Read more...
The hard part of the vacation is done. →Read more...
God Hates Nerds?
Well, Nerds have more friends, especially when you picket their own MegaConvention. ComiCon out-signs Westboro Baptist Church
Photo Friday Advance? I haven't seen/heard any discussion for Photo Friday yet: Is there someplace it's being discussed? If it's fallen through the cracks this week, I'll be happy to pull a theme from my deep reservoir (ha), or we can discuss it here.
(I'll be out for a few hours: meeting up with Stewriffic and DC)
Next Meetup Location?
For people with too much money and friends they can stand.
Is there a formula to writing that makes people cry? →Read more...
Who else looks like they just HAVE to be related? →Read more...
Scientists have developed the technology and mysteriously chosen you (yes, You!) to select the first song broadcast into space for the pleasure of whatever beings there may be out there. Whaddaya pick?→Read more...
What are the first 10 websites you check daily and in what order? →Read more...
10% discount at The Book Depository?
They're doing a promo where you can send out ten 10% discount vouchers. Any ten people who want one, post your email below or mail me: snailman100 [at] yahoo.co.uk →Read more...
Baby Groundhog + Chunky Bar = Cute
Sometime in the 70's, when he was 8, Michael brought his pet 7-month-old groundhog onto the set of Hodgepodge Lodge, a PBS children's show about animals and nature. There, it was revealed that baby groundhogs love eating Chunky bars.
21 July 2010
people, I have discovered
POWDER for one's skin. This is the greatest thing ever. I am convinced that the moisturizer/deodorant etc. lobbies have far too long blinded us to its benefits.→Read more...
Decide how many points you need!→Read more...
Let's talk cookies
What's your favorite simple cookie recipe (as in nothing more complicated than flour, butter, sugar... and maybe milk, eggs, baking powder/soda)?→Read more...
A little nuts about my Australian Shepherd
so I loved this story of loss and recovery.
Also, here are some pictures
of Aussies. AWWWWW, amirite?
Gahh!! Computer death!!! →Read more...
A hidden world, growing beyond control
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. (Three-part series from the Washington Post)
Crosspost from the gray
Let's hold a meetup in Chapel Hill in September when the Mythbuster guys are here, and let's get asavage to join us!
Flying Bunnies ... hope me! →Read more...
Happy birthday kellydamnit!!
I Con, You Con, We All Con For Comi-Con. Anyone else headin' to San Diego today?
Free Music Archive dot org
A blog of and about free music.
Libraries and folks without addresses →Read more...
20 July 2010
So my annoying and devious brain figured out a new way to give me a panic attack.
Hyperventilation! God fucking dammit. I just had my first serious panic attack in a year or so because I was irrationally convinced I couldn't get enough oxygen and was suffocating.→Read more...
Just a thank you to shane
(since apparently nobody else has yet) for the nice surprise in the mail: a plastic capsule with a Miigii
and two other tiny plastic alien thingies in it! I can always use more things with faces staring at me on my desk. (NOT sarcastic)
Workplace etiquette question.... →Read more...
Happy Birthday, Mr. Moonpie! WHEE! Have a great one.
More from Malmö
- a police officer was dancing at Kirsebergs square, this made the local news. →Read more...
Brits Nix Simps Pix Currics
"More than 400 people have signed a petition calling for a Somerset school to stop teaching the US cartoon series The Simpsons
This is a crabbing thread →Read more...
Read this article.
Heartwarming, right? Now read this article
. Do you feel any differently about the first one? (Just curious.)
I need a funny and clever team name →Read more...
Here's a picture of me.
I'm the one in the middle. In the big yellow dog costume.
19 July 2010
I Have a Theory
- When people are born the gods bless them with a thing
, a thing
being some sort of rare ability. As mentioned here
, mine is finding good parking spaces.
Modern mix tape solutions?
Is there some service with which I could create the 2010 equivalent of a mix tape and send it to someone electronically, to be used thereafter on a portable device?→Read more...
- artistic summations in 140 characters or less.
Non-Cute Songs About Fairy Tales? Any ideas on songs about Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and the like that aren't children-focused? I'm looking for rockin' over all, but will take what I can get.
random pedantic things that annoy you
I'll go first.. (1) usage of "whom" where "who" is the only possible pronoun→Read more...
18 July 2010
If you are a fan of Mad Men
and haven't been reading Tom and Lorenzo's posts on the fashions of Mad Men, you really should. Lots of interesting character insights.
The Long March of the Lord's Resistance Army:
reduced to wielding cudgels, the Lord’s Resistance Army is as outmatched as any insurgency could be. So why can’t it be stopped?
Lets take a stroll around Malmö
i've decided to follow jouke 's suggestion
and took a few pictures as I walked around today. →Read more...
Greetings from Cincinnati We'll be at my mom's house in Buffalo later today. Posting this from the Cincinnati Red Roof Inn.
Peter Shickele is 75 years old
This retrospective gives a little of the flavor of the man and his works.
Perhaps you'd like some examples?→Read more...
Help techie bunnies! think I fried my Blackberry!! Oh Noes....:(
So talking with the OH recently, he suggested I get a micro USB cable to replace a broken BlackBerry charger. He explained at the time but it went right over my head why this could be a good idea and is right now unavailible. No, I didn't kill him. Yet. He's in theatre. On Sunday, but that's a whole 'nother story.→Read more...
17 July 2010
Adafruit vs. Solarbotics
I'm thinking of buying an Arduino Experimenter's Kit to do some projects with my son. Both Adafruit and Solarbotics
have them for $85. Adafruit charges $9.54 for shipping; Solarbotics has free shipping. Anyone have experience with either company? Thanks.
I just got back from EuroPride 2010. In Warsaw. (Warsaw!) →Read more...
Dog Days Are Over
by Florence and the Machine. It's the song from the Eat Pray Love trailer. I like it.
Accidental Life Hack #56
Our trash/recycling containers get pretty smelly in warm weather. →Read more...
The Killer in the Pool:
killer whales and trainers in SeaWorld
Make a photo reportage of where you live...
This is my reportage of where I live
; in the medieval city of Utrecht.→Read more...
KILL THE MACHINES! →Read more...
What to do with these notecards with envelopes? →Read more...
16 July 2010
is the name of a band I've only just found out about, and fuckin' A are they awesome
I've only 'really' heard a few songs from her but I was looking her up on youtube and have a feeling I can really get into her work. Tell me which tracks you like from her.→Read more...
The Unthanks perform "Here's The Tender Coming".
I've listened to this 22 times today. The album version is over 5 minutes long. I can't stop listening to it, this song is amazing.→Read more...
did American conservationists in Africa go too far?
I don't know the name, but it's the one where I think of a rhyming two-word combo (e.g. "mad Vlad") and then give a clue (e.g. "angry 15th Century impaler") and you have to guess my word combo based on the clue. Whoever gets it correct gets to make up the next one.→Read more...
3-point Friday update (including weekend plans) →Read more...
Cute but mildly disturbing stop-motion video, via B3ta
Photo Friday: Your Best Shots! (And tell us why you like them!)
Paging Boring Postcards! →Read more...
15 July 2010
Someday you will own an iPad-like device →Read more...
An Ethics Question
Two months ago, we went to our neighbor's party. I took two bottles of wine, (large gathering) only one of which was opened.→Read more...
Have you ever heard of this baby shower game? →Read more...
The Social Network is for creeps.
New trailer for the upcoming David Fincher movie about the founding of Facebook. (and Trent Reznor is doing the score for the movie.)
at the very heart of winged flight lies the banked turn, a procedure that by now seems so routine and familiar that airline passengers appreciate neither its elegance and mystery nor its dangerously delusive character.
This is a sad thread... →Read more...
harry potter I finally read the first book, someone gave it to me back in the early 00s sometime. It was better than I expected.
Have you ever had one? Ever made them? →Read more...
Ready, Set, Raleigh?
Meetup meetup meetup!
14 July 2010
HAPPY BELATED TO PIPS AND B-DAY TO FUZZBEAN!!!!
I just signed a card for a co-worker who is getting married →Read more...
I Write Like
- Stephen King and Mark Twain. o.O
Let's play "Name my baby" take 2... →Read more...
At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die:
who kills, who cuts, who bosses can depend on race
Photo Friday Advance: Give Us Your Best Shots Let's see three of your favorite photos of all time AND let's hear why they're your favorites.
i WANT this album
especially if this
is any indication . it also has a studio version of her amazing Who Tribute
that she did at the Kennedy Centre Honours
Filmic.org - MetaFilter Film Club
Books are great, but do books have stereoscopic 3D with surround sound
? They do not. So: we now have the MetaFilter Film Club
! We are chatting about movies including Kubrick's Lolita
, and we are now taking nominations at Filmic.org
. Come join in!
it is a million degrees out and so I am not wearing pants →Read more...
In which we tell of our dreams from last night →Read more...
13 July 2010
*zig-zags his way through the boredom and pain*
We know the drill.→Read more...
Vegemite & Marmite:
Where or how can I get them in the US?→Read more...
three point status update, omg snake edition
I saw a snake! He is a grass snake, and looks like he is cunningly made out of bronze. He moved very slowly and tasted the air with a black tongue.→Read more...
comic sans 2010
demo text: "let folks know how you really feel"
Let's go for a picnic!
Many cool photos of picnics over the years. (Photo #6 is just amazing.)
Or, at least, gliding.
These are there stories:
samples from a gallery of Law & Order paintings.
is an artificial language
created for women by by Suzette Haden Elgin
. Some words:→Read more...
you know what is really great when you can't fall asleep? →Read more...
12 July 2010
New York bunnies! I am visiting from Thursday to Sunday. Would anyone like to hang out? :)
I got a postcard today all the way from the Azores. Here in Maine. That's all. But it's neat. Where's the last groovy cool place you got a postcard from, relative to where you are?
I just realized that the 'urban' slang "finna" is a contraction of the phrase "fixing to"..→Read more...
How do I find a financial planner who does not get a commission for selling me products? I am lost here.
In which I totally overthink a haircut. Help a socially awkward mechazen out. →Read more...
Best meal of the day: Second Breakfast →Read more...
You ever date anyone on your sports team?
I'm on a softball team and we just had our last game. I was thinking of asking out a particular team member after the season was over, but the captain suggested that we join the next league which starts in two weeks. →Read more...
What to do with mushy pickles? →Read more...
The Mark of a Masterpiece:
the man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art.
What should I look for in a bike? →Read more...
11 July 2010
Sometimes the Internet is unexpectedly informative. What have you learned from le web that you didn't know you didn't know?
It's Sunday night,
and I tend to spend a lot of time on Flickr on Sunday nights. How about posting a link to your Flickr favorites
haunting, ethereal landscapes examine the multilayered relationship we have with our physical environment.
free theater ticket Tuesday evening - want to come with me?
I won a couple of free tickets to Tuesday evening's performance of "Mrs. Warren's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw in Orinda, CA and I'm trying to find someone to go with me. Anybody interested? →Read more...
10 July 2010
Help me name my new little girl cat...
She's two, believe it or not, but is so tiny that she looks like a kitten.→Read more...
Who The Hell is this on my tee-shirt?
Who is this man?? Why are we saying "no" to him? thank you, sorry he is a horizontal man.
Robert Rodriguez actually made the movie seen as a fake trailer in Grindhouse. Out in Sept. and I must see it.
Moonage Daydream: The Rock Album as Science Fiction.
Interesting overview of sci-fi concepts in music. The fact that the article mentions Planet P's Pink World
more than makes up for the fact that the writer actually seems to like Styx's Kilroy Was Here
Smart people stay up late.
I, however, go to sleep early. I wonder if age was considered in the study because I stayed up late when I was young(er.)
09 July 2010
DEVO performing "Girl U Want" & "Gates of Steel"
on the show "Fridays" in 1980.
I wouldn't be who I am without this music.
Interspecies exploration →Read more...
Online Privacy Issues
- There was a bit of a brouhaha at World of Warcraft regarding their forums. It seems Blizzard (the parent company) was going to (or did?) post forum users real names instead of their toon/player names. Read this first
(or maybe this
), this second
and last but not least - this
Alternate Lives. →Read more...
In which Sir Winston Churchill makes his first visit to the vet →Read more...
punchlines killed the hip hop star →Read more...
This is a thread for grumbling about all your minor aches and pains →Read more...
Click a few times and listen to the chimes.
Heck Yeah Black Cats!
A Tumblr devoted to... well, you can figure it out.
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Did any of you read this book? What did you think? Finished it this morning. Very thought-provoking.
Time to Motivate!
I've got Important Guests coming this evening, and the house is...not ready. Normally I'd do these things throughout the weekend. So this is the Weekend To-Do-List. →Read more...
08 July 2010
Photo Friday: Where We Live
Creedence Clearwater Revival question →Read more...
Help me decide if I should go to Urgent Care →Read more...
Question about hard disk drive on old computer.→Read more...
07 July 2010
Anyone else watching "Work of Art?" →Read more...
Tomorrow night is the 1 hour LeBron Decides On A Team special.
How do you think he fills the other 55 minutes? →Read more...
AskMeCha: Any advice for buying a new sofa and recliner? →Read more...
Life is stressful. Fortunately, I've got... →Read more...
If obsessing was an Olympic sport I would be a gold medalist.
Man, can I ever get preoccupied with something. Right now it's thinking about whether or not I should buy a house. It is taking up far too much space and time in my brain. →Read more...
Cats. Gotta love 'em. OR THEY'LL EAT YOU. I hope this puts to a proper end any blasphemy about cats ever being as cute as bunnies
Where the last word of an entry must be used as an acronym for the next entry. Simplicity itself.
Because Soon It Will Be Photo Friday we must now get ready to post pictures of Where We Live, which can be interpreted any which way you like, from room to house to neighborhood to county to country and, thus hey, even to planet. Coming this Friday July 9 to a metachat near you!
OUR WASHING MACHINE DIED LAST NIGHT
SO THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD
Havin' a Partaay!
Finally figured out which of my million-four social networking passwords worked for "The Chat". Now it's time to see if I can get through to y'all using this so called "smart phone" without flubbin' it all up...AGAIN.
has a aaff to realate that can ugl mbuded by the ichord of tsed with skill hacrt dbil.→Read more...
06 July 2010
Michael Jackson lives (sort of) →Read more...
Should I be proud? I kinda feel proud. My latest outline of a New Project is very gender-balanced AND I wrote a "girl realizes she's a worthwhile human being" WITHOUT taking her glasses off. Since I'm writing for mainstream media, I feel prouder than I should.
The trackpad on my laptop is crazy f'ed up. What's annoying you today?
Q. What seems like an advanced age to you now?
A. I think 90. But we’ll see. It’s a birthday at a time.
A fun interview in the NYTimes
with Ringo Starr, who turns 70 tomorrow. OMG.
come in here and list SM-ish songs →Read more...
Hot Child in the City
It's 101 degrees in NYC today, and I hear much of the northeast is dealing with the same heat. How ya holding up?→Read more...
NOMF!: Cheese Dogs
SLOBBER!: Lickeddy Split
RUN!: Dog Gone
Tons more super-high-speed video (shot at high frame-rates, viewed in slow-motion) via The Vision Research Gallery
via a 2007 post from loquacious
Is the Mecha fantasy football league open yet?
Just afraid I missed it
, but I haven't seen any emails or anything.
A big bunny welcome to...
all of our new users. Come in and say hi, everyone! (new and decrepit users alike)→Read more...
Ask MeCha: Supermarket Bags
After reading Shepard's Metatalk posting about re-usable grocery bags
, I was wondering how many of you-all used them? We try to but we always seem to be the only ones in the supermarket who do. Also when we do use them, the bagger usually gets grumpy about it since they're not used to using them and it slows them down.→Read more...
Today is my 10-year MefiVersary!
Sunday, I hung out at exogenous
' house with Stewriffic
, then ran into zennie
at the park, where I played with my laser-pointer spinning thing
. Then I performed another wedding
Monday. Thanks for introducing me to so many cool, interesting people!
Mad shadows on flickr.
05 July 2010
Does anyone remember the ImagiNation Network?
INN was an early casual gaming service in the 90s. I just learned that INN is available again, thanks to a hack called INNRevival
Who here uses RedBubble
or another service to sell their photos and art? I hope many of you would consider uploading your pics.
ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS
Awesome renderings of modern electronics, redesigned to fit into the 1970s.
At my bar, I just saw a three year old sing "Don't Stop Believin'" in Her mother's arms. It was cool.
keyboard shortcut? In Word, is there a keyboard shortcut to get rid of a dialog box - any dialog box - that popped up by mistake? (happens to me a lot when I'm trying to use another keyboard shortcut and hit the wrong key.)
Party 24 July in Vermont
Turtlegirl and I are having our annual bash and wanted to extend an invite to MetaChatizens who may be interested.
Like ventriloquists? Hate Justin Bieber?
Hate ventriloquists? Like Justin Bieber?
Then this is the video for you.
How are you?
I'm slightly shell shocked today. I had an epically bad day. It's so bad that if I tell you, you'll think I'm exaggerating. I wouldn't be.→Read more...
04 July 2010
I know theres a couple of Nouvelle Vogue fans around here somewhere
July 4, 1972
Awesome photo. Be sure to check out the hi-res version
by How To Destroy Angels. (Trent Reznor's new band, a trio w/ his wife and a friend from NIN.) →Read more...
03 July 2010
Walked into work this morning and...
tl;dr version - squee, baby weenie dogs!→Read more...
(NSFW) Tennis -- "South Carolina"
(burlesque footage, with a few seconds of toplessness here and there. Awesome song. I recommend it highly.)
Argentina vs Germany [spoilers] →Read more...
come in here and list guerrilla ways
of letting people in the middle let you talk to the end client directly
Caturday 3-point update →Read more...
02 July 2010
Unconventional July 4 Traditions? →Read more...
New sidebar art!
Also: MetaChat needs YOUR pics. →Read more...
Want a free surprise in the mail? I''m clearing out my collection of gumball machine toys. Just e-mail me your address. It'll be like Cracker Jacks, but without anything tasty to eat.
Well, that's it...
American conservatives have become parody-proof
I Guess You'll Do
A comical, cynical cartoon about marriage.
Sure, I'm a huge Cat And Girl fan
But this made me laugh so hard I woke people up and then insisted they read it.
Tips for a grieving friend?
I'm grasping at straws to figure out how to comfort an online friend who lost her 28 year old son in a gun accident a few days ago. →Read more...
Anyone going to the London meetup
2:30PM Saturday 3rd July, Chester Gate to Regent's Park (NW1 4JH). Picnic if the weather's good, pub if it's bad. I'm tempted to go along if the weather holds up.
I just authorized a sterotactic ablation of brain tissue for a guy with a brain tumor, bless him. What are you up to?
01 July 2010
Contact lens questions
This is too stupid to ask at Ask, so I'm gonna ask you guys my question about contacts:→Read more...
— To define a tomboy requires searching far beyond the simple notion of wearing boy's clothing. Tomboys have influenced the expanses of popular culture including fashion, film, music, and literature. Although the tomboy is often identified by clothing, what makes her wholly so is an inherent sense of confidence, rebelliousness, and adventure.
I am suffering greatly from an unrequited crush. →Read more...
My favorite pop song of the moment →Read more...
Give us any chance we'll take it; give us all some pants, we're naked
anyone going to Milwaukee Sumerfest this weekend? →Read more...
A good (if infuriating) Matt Taibbi article
about the f'ed-up priorities of many (OK, most) of our mainstream political journalists:
Lara Logan, You Suck
Bunnies Forever on today's shirt.woot
Nifty design, but they do look a tad creepy to me.
I left my bank card and driver's license at home. Here's how I will improvise. →Read more...
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