30 September 2010
is my new favorite game show (and I don't generally like game shows).
Happy birthday to oneswellfoop!
Help me pick paint.
When I moved into my house I chose paint colors really quickly. Most were win, but one room in particular needs to be redone because it sucks. →Read more...
Tea & Crackers:
how corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster
29 September 2010
I just watched 2012 and now I want my 2 hours back :P →Read more...
Webcomic bunnies! Multiverse bunnies! Bunnies in a place that usually does stuff like this!
Photo Friday Advance: Famous
Things, people, and places that are famous.→Read more...
Another tipping etiquette question: My hairdresser left the salon where she worked and is now cutting hair out of her house. Do I still tip her?
How are those New Years resolutions working out? →Read more...
Chain of good fortune and warm fuzzies thread.
Post something awesome, fortune-cookie style, for the next person to comment after you. Adding "in bed" is optional.→Read more...
How do you manage yours? Care to share one with the class?→Read more...
The "Vdara Death Ray":
new Las Vegas hotel has a curved glass exterior which, at certain times of day, accidentally focuses an intense beam of sunlight
right at the pool area, scorching hair and melting plastic.
28 September 2010
It Was Delicious While It Lasted
Gastronomes have been trekking to the remote Spanish cove where Ferran Adrià has changed culinary history with his deconstructed martinis, frozen foam, and beetroot cookies. Now, to evolve his restaurant, El Bulli, the man they call the world’s greatest chef is closing it forever.
Guess who got kale this morning? →Read more...
27 September 2010
She's running for mayor of Oakland: Jean Quan
Is it wrong that I find this utterly awesome?
I took my dog to the vet Thursday →Read more...
Both Google and I share a birthday Happy birthday Google!
Twitter, Facebook, and social activism.
For Those Hopelessly Addicted to Minecraft
A tips, tricks, talk & general thread. I'm not the only one, right?
Inappropriate Wedding Music
We went to a church wedding over the weekend. →Read more...
Kale chips, etc.
Anyone have any good new recipes for healthy, easy, snacky foods?→Read more...
dealin with a Kafkaesque credit card situation
and am tired as well, and well, this just makes me think→Read more...
Anyone play MTGO and want some free cards? so yeah. I'm drunk and accidentally won a couple of MTGO auctions when I was meaning to bid on physical cards. They aren't anything special, just a couple of elf cards that I paid $1 apiece for, but they're up for grabs...
26 September 2010
The music scene has got me down.
Trippy little video. Reminds me of The Wall.
Tilt-shift Van Gogh:
16 paintings altered to resemble tilt-shift photography.
Why isn't there a cliche thesaurus?
Finding myself at loose ends this morning, I hauled out the pressure cooker →Read more...
On the outside, it looks much like any other lined composition notebook – and for a moment, the lines inside might even fool you by being the classic light horizontal blues and vertical reds we are used to … but that moment does not last long
25 September 2010
The Unseen Sea
Clouds as waves, air as oceans. Gorgeous time-lapse video.
Scenes from China:
a country with nearly the same land area as the United States, China is home to over a billion more people than the U.S. (1.3 billion to be more precise), and as it grows economically, it is grappling with environmental, social and political issues that affect people and places around the world. (boston.com, The Big Picture)
If you scramble
three panels of the Dick Tracy
comic, they turn into little noir koans, or something.
I want to make some really good stuffed artichokes! →Read more...
Vegetarian barbeque tips?
I'm having a little barbeque tomorrow. There will be one vegetarian there (my niece). What can I make for her?→Read more...
What should I wear to Pride today?
Keeping in mind it's going to be getting up to 90ºF (32ºC) and that I'm not gonna do drag or anything, I would like to wear something kind of special. Any suggestions?
24 September 2010
I can't believe I almost missed
the 10th Birthday/Anniversary of Everlasting Blort
, the blog/internet home of both quonsar and madamjujujive (also started the same day, their [and my] online friend The Presurfer
). Ten years on the Web is awesome (and I should know; I've had barely 5 active years in the 11 years since I started). HAPPY WEBIRTHDAY!!!
How about another Friday Night Question?
Time for another random query from The Book Of Questions
Lady Gaga's "Desperately Seeking Susan"? →Read more...
A grooming observation: "Bristle-brushing bitches" is a really fiendish tongue-twister. I can't even get it out a few times fast, let alone ten.
Homemade is Best
Gorgeous food styling for IKEA's new recipe book shot by Carl Kleiner.
Friday 3-point update →Read more...
In Our Time is back!!! →Read more...
how do you lay out your pockets or other accessory carrying facility →Read more...
23 September 2010
AskMeCha: aggregator/feedreader recommendation?
Specifically looking for a web-based one that I'd set up on my computer but access primarily through my phone (BlackBerry on 3G) and iPod Touch (when I have wifi access).→Read more...
Sleater-Kinney News, Now. . . →Read more...
Have you ever shipped furniture across the US?→Read more...
Time to start planning your sexy Halloween strategy!
Because Halloween isn't about creativity anymore if you're of the female persuasion - unless you're looking for some seriously creative stretches in sexy costuming, such as Sexy Elmo, Sexy Ghostbuster, or Sexy Chucky Doll.
Got a bad feeling about today. Ever have one of those days where you can just tell it ain't gonna be a good one?
Smokejumpers Meld Sky Diving, Firefighting
22 September 2010
I'm making Thanksgiving dinner!
I'm so excited, I have never made it before. My mom is doing the cranberry sauce, everything else is on me! I want to make the classics: turkey, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie... What else? Anyone have any fabulous recipes for American Thanksgiving dishes? I found what looks like a good recipe for mock mashed potatoes made of cauliflower
oy vey (aka the 5PM MST cannot come soon enough thread) →Read more...
- I posted this at MetaFilter too but I know there are some puzzle-y people here who might enjoy it. It's a neat little game of grouping and forming associations. →Read more...
Photo Friday HEADS UP: Abandoned Stuff that is abandoned. Junk. Old battered buildings. Abandoned cars. You get the picture; put 'em up this Friday, Sep. 24.
I unexpectedly finished a book last night (there was a bunch of extra stuff at the end of the book, so it wasn't until I had read half a page of acknowledgements that I realized the novel had ended), and now I'm all out of sorts. I hate that. I want my book world back.
I think i'm ready to date
where should i look online?→Read more...
Pentium III dissection:
includes scanning electron microscopy.
Feeling bookish? Please give. →Read more...
The Economist looks at more environmentally friendly ways to deal with your corpse.
How do I keep my confidence when I'm getting mixed signals?
I met a girl on a social community web site (not focused on dating) and we went on a few dates.→Read more...
The exception that proves the rule: What does that even mean?! Why do people say that? I mean, an exception is an exception. Why should it be evidence of its opposite?!
What would tickle you on your birthday?
I'm looking for ideas for cheap, fun things to do for people on their birthdays, so I thought I'd put it out there in this form: What sort of thing might tickle you or delight you on your birthday?→Read more...
21 September 2010
Really discouraged... →Read more...
Speaking of cleaning...
what's the deal with contoured toilet rugs? (Mild but embarrassing TMI) →Read more...
re: browser tabs. →Read more...
Cleaning tips and tricks. Time to share. →Read more...
This morning I found myself staring into the refrigerator wishing I had some breakfast mustard. What in the hell is 'breakfast mustard'?
The Daily Wh.At
My relentless pursuit of the guy who robbed me:
A thief broke into Amanda Enayati's car. She used Craigslist, a dating site, MySpace and a fast food joint to track him down.
Swan's End: Basement Apartment before and after photos
So I finally finished the basement apartment renovations this weekend, and got pictures taken, scanned, uploaded and commented on tonight. Here they are
. As a bonus (or maybe not, but humour me), you can also see pictures of my jewelry box project
, which I posted about here
20 September 2010
Good News, Everybody!
Glad that whole recession-thingy is over! I've really been enjoying my substantive wage increases and my house is rising in value. →Read more...
Are you in Seattle? You may want to try this play.
It is only an hour and a half long. My husband and I went on Saturday night and it was funny all the way, often so layered with wit that we are sort of thinking of seeing it again.
Joy Division: a 95-minute documentary
on Hulu.com (which unfortunately means it's only viewable in North America)
Anyone watch it?→Read more...
Maoists in the Forest:
tracking India’s separatist rebels
Ask MeCha: Get rid of the Smell of Dead Mouse?
A mouse died in my cubicle last week. It smelled really bad, and was removed by Maintenance, who sprayed air freshener. It still smells gross at my desk. →Read more...
OK Go: White Knuckles
Clever video with dogs and furniture, via flashboy
So, iPad, huh?
Help me make it work (for me).→Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISHALYNN!!!!!
Hop-Hop-Come and do the kangaroo hop!
w/ Madeline Kahn, Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman.
19 September 2010
So I'm going to start to make jewelry
I went to Michael's today and got some beads and stuff. I kept the color palette to shiny black squares and various large and small glass beads that fit what I would consider a group.→Read more...
Goes to eleven!
SLYT. Not that I have a thing for Scottish accents or anything.
Can anyone recommend a U.S. power strip? I want one with a 6 ft or 10 ft lead, and where the outlets are spaced such that I can plug wall warts into all of them. Monoprice is usually my home for cheap cabling, but their power strips fail on the last count.
in b4 404
- animals with obvious captions
KMT Waterproof London
I just got thru sorting a bunch of recent music downloads and i have to recommend this free album of really cool mashups .
I can't remember where i stumbled across this link, but i dont think it was from here. if so, I apologize for the repost . its just a really cool set of tunes
Autism’s First Child
As new cases of autism have exploded in recent years—some form of the condition affects about one in 110 children today—efforts have multiplied to understand and accommodate the condition in childhood.→Read more...
transportation advice from Hampshire College to NYC?
hello again. My son and I are going to Amherst, Mass. for his interview on Friday (getting there and staying in Hadley the night before). The interview is at 3:45PM. Should I buy tickets to the 7:10PM bus back from Springfield to New York City or should I buy them for the 9:15PM just in case?→Read more...
18 September 2010
I know I'm a fanboy, but damn, the new album False Priest
You Do Mutilate?→Read more...
Synecdoche, New York (no spoilers please) I've been watching this for about an hour. I liked it a lot at first, and now it seems to be dragging. I was dismayed to find out that there is another hour left. Should I keep watching?
solace in journaling long cycles
pt 2→Read more...
Facebook weirdness. Although the bulk of my Facebook contacts are the usual family and old friends, most of the posts I get are by far from the relatively few Metachat members that I have friended.
Acupuncture etiquette My acupuncturist has prescribed/recommended three different herbal supplements to me. She is now asking me if I've finished them yet. I can get the exact same supplements (same brand and all) online for a third of the price. I feel very awkward about saying, "I actually bought them online" next time she asks me. Is that ridiculous? Or do I have some obligation to purchase from her while she is treating me?
I'm addicted to this game lately. One strategy I've learned- work on the hardest combos FIRST.
Is there a permissible and tasteful way for me to promote my group here? I'm a psychologist and I am starting a new and interesting group, but I would not even post the url of my website here because it would probably be Wrong and Uncool. I think.
Am I right? Is there a way for me to post what is essentially an ad for professionall service on Metachat? (if not, that's fine)
Help me suggest funny videos for my 80-year-old aunt. →Read more...
The Chessboard Killer
Russia had never seen anything quite like the prolific serial killer Alexander Pichushkin, for whom “life without killing is like life without food.” How many lives did he take? More than Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Ripper, and the Son of Sam combined. The terrifying thing is, no one — not even Pichushkin himself — really knows for sure.
Remember how it used to be?
Just the thing for older folks who, as everyone knows, just can’t get the hang of these new fangled computer machine contraptions
17 September 2010
(NYT Video) I think this is pretty amazing! →Read more...
Coyote v Acme
I'm guessing this thing is old as the hills, and I've just missed it all these years. This is the first I've seen it, it was funny to me.
How about another Friday night question?
Here's another random question from The Book of Questions
Save the Date.
What's cool on your calendar for, say, between now and Thanksgiving?→Read more...
East is east
and west is west but mama is the bestest nest
A beiger shade of beige
Some time back I posted
about choosing a wallpaper for my upper and lower hallways, which I plan to start work on in October. I was in love with this wallpaper
, and now that I am finally ready to order the wallpaper, I have found that it is discontinued [pauses to sob heart-rendingly before carrying on]. Since I must accept that my true love is lost forever, and find a new wallpaper, I’m dating browsing around looking for a new one, but I’m not finding one that has the same appeal. →Read more...
Still Cranish After All These Years
The year I first noticed the cranes, we'd moved from a mountain town to a mountain valley without a town -- a little watershed that, about a half-mile below the sawmill where we were living, dropped abruptly into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River in a lovely little waterfall.
What's going on with you these days? →Read more...
My lessons in photography
I've picked a dozen of my favorite photos, and tried to write a bit on how or why I made them, or what I learned while shooting them. I'd like to know if you find this useful, or would like to see more, or if I seem like a fatuous, pretentious prick for thinking I'm any good at all :)
16 September 2010
Ask the birds singin' "I am The Man"
This is one of my favorite tracks from the new Eels album Tomorrow Morning
. Here's another cool track (from the bonus EP that came with it) called "Let's Ruin Julie's Birthday."→Read more...
Ask Mecha Flower Delivery Funeral Etiquette Help
OK so my aunt died. Not my cool aunt, the other one. →Read more...
I like pop. I like storytelling.→Read more...
Allsorts - SRS BZNS
Please read the article and report back with your findings. YOUR FINDINGS.
The Three Funniest Things I have Read Online This Year: →Read more...
I'm going to start doing this on the table during meetings that I think are running too long.
Meet Dot. The worlds smallest stop-motion animation character (it's an ad, but hey it's Aardman animations so you won't even notice!)
The 727 that Vanished:
a case pursued by the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security, CENTCOM, and the sister of Ben Padilla.
15 September 2010
This has only 134,974 views
This is basically how I want to wake up every morning
Most folks make mixtapes/CDs for other people. Have you ever made a mix for yourself? If you were to make a mix for your situation, right now, what would you put on it? →Read more...
PHOTO FRIDAY ADVANCE: Sleep Sleeping people, sleeping pets, anything sleep related!
Axe decodes what scents turn girls on.
Follow the link at the bottom of the blogpost to Axe's Facebook page and you'll see the slideshow pictures explaining what scents are the most popular in which regions. →Read more...
I have learned the deep, dark secret of how my brother met his girlfriend.
And man, it just makes me love her more. The shocking true story... after these messages.→Read more...
What do you eat when you feel the need to eat healthy? →Read more...
Am I backwards? Now that summer is (nearly) over, I'm feeling more inclined to go back to the gym. I thought that people tended to 'hibernate' in the winter and be more active in the summer. You know, working off the winter weight, etc. But I think the summers in Chicago are too warm and humid for that. Am I alone in feeling this way?
Recommend me a book to read in fits and starts on my phone, please!
Back in Black (cover)
Carlos Santana ft. Nas & Janelle Monáe: mp3
experienced, emotional, marked by personal tragedy and political setback, Joe Biden is in many ways the antithesis of the president he serves. But his stock has risen steadily in the West Wing, and with the Democrats poised to lose much of their leverage in the midterm elections, the vice president’s unique skills and attributes may prove ever more crucial to his administration’s success.
Cool interview with Stanley Donwood,
the man who's done most of Radiohead's artwork for the last 15 years. (West coast bunnies: he has an exhibit going on in San Francisco.)
14 September 2010
Ask MeCha: Carpool Etiquette
Am I being unreasonable or is she dangerous behind the wheel?→Read more...
What I Had For Dinner Tonight now has a flickr group!
Come play! (And then link your pic back here as per pjern's new instructions (~_^) )
since August 23, 1992, Anthony Graves has been behind bars for the gruesome murder of a family in Somerville. There was no clear motive, no physical evidence connecting him to the crime, and the only witness against him recanted, declaring again and again before his death, in 2000, that Graves didn’t do it. If he didn’t, the truth will come out. Won’t it?
Ok, let's review.
There are days, like today, when I feel like I'm the only one who's normal.→Read more...
Another great T shirt from woot.com
Click today cuz it'll be some other shirt tomorrow . . .
Easy as 1-2-3 photo posting from Flickr
13 September 2010
I got played for a fool, and I liked it.
So I heard this rockin' song on the radio and I thought, Wow, what an awesome band- good, hard, heavy rock built from the ground up on a solid bass line, and they have a vocalist that sounds like Tom Petty. I gotta find out who that is and get the album.→Read more...
Musical pony request I drove myself a bit mad on some of our recent threads about next 10 items on the mp3 player, trying to find music I didn't know. Is there any way on those threads to post a link to, at least, a sample of some of the listed music?
Where did I put my driver's license?
This is totally serious business, you guys. What are some places that require you to take out your driver's license and leave it there?→Read more...
America Is a Joke:
the worst of times for politics and media has been the best of times for The Daily Show
’s host—and unfortunately things are getting even funnier.
What's on your player? →Read more...
What's your wakeup ritual?
How do you go about waking up? →Read more...
12 September 2010
Violin and Piano cover of Mr. Brightside by the Killers
This kid is fantastic. He plays every part. His other covers are great, too.
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers mygothlaundry, pjern, NinaZer0, and Specklet!
the unlikely life and sudden death of The Exile
, Russia’s angriest newspaper.
11 September 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLDCHEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I need an old worthless book.
A friend of mine wants an edition of Dracula as shown in the linked picture--a massive, beat-to-hell tome. →Read more...
OMG! Baby zebra!
And other babies...
Of mind and matter:
David Attenborough meets Richard Dawkins→Read more...
10 September 2010
A Friday Night Question:
I recently found my copy of The Book of Questions
, which gave friends and me many nights of hilarious (usually drunk)
conversation in the 90s. I'm going to flip to a random page and ask one of these questions of the bunnies.→Read more...
a doctor's downfall, and a profession's struggle with addiction.
Fried-day n-point update!
1) yay, happy it's finally Friday! For a short week it feels like it lasted forever.
angst time: please explain emotional maturity to me and how i can work on mine
i see and hear this term all the time. →Read more...
What America Left Behind in Iraq:
It's even uglier than you think.
Kanye West - Devil in A New Dress
] mellow soul-sampling beat & cheeky articulateness that reminds me of '03 Ye1
. Leave the weird electronic stuff to the Lady Gagas I say :)→Read more...
My thoughts are with the residents of San Bruno tonight.
Or they would be, but I really don't want to think about a neighborhood destroyed by explosions that may be PG&E's fault, since I live in one of the residences closest to their Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant, y'know?
09 September 2010
I haven't been here in a long time...
...so I'm going to make a request that may fail utterly, but here we go.→Read more...
he of "In the Heights" fame, surprises his new wife with a musical number at their wedding
Matador Records is turning 21
and the box set they're releasing at the end of the month looks incredible
Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds:
as Wall Street hangs on the question “Will Greece default?,” Michael Lewis heads for riot-stricken Athens, and for the mysterious Vatopaidi monastery, which brought down the last government, laying bare the country’s economic insanity. But beyond a $1.2 trillion debt (roughly a quarter-million dollars for each working adult), there is a more frightening deficit. →Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORIFLA!!!!
08 September 2010
My psychiatrist has the personality of a brick. My hipster PDA was a better therapist. I think now is the time to return to that routine. Thoughts?
Damn you and your living in the past mecha!
We are gonna celebrate GOSHLING's Birthday NOW!→Read more...
Woot's that? Some cute woot today!
First there's the sales pitch that goes with this link . . . spot on Tea Party spoof. Then there's today's shirt
Schools: The Disaster Movie
A debate has been raging over why our education system is failing. A new documentary by the director of An Inconvenient Truth
throws fuel on the fire.
Photo Friday ADVANCE NOTICE: Yo' Ride How do you get around? Give us a picture of your method of transportation. Or, hell, your friends' method, your grandparents method, that funky method you spotted on the street - you get the (moving) picture.
Can I afford to live in NYC?
Help me, New York bunnies!→Read more...
This is a thread for people who love autumn. It's currently 60 degrees in Milwaukee and I am loving it. Summer, GTFO of here!
So, how are ya? It's raining buckets here. Everyone arrived at the office soaking wet. Wet clothes plus air conditioner, ugh. The coffee is fresh, though, and my boss is ok with me putting on a hoodie if it gets too cold.
07 September 2010
Progress Report →Read more...
Brainpool - We Aim to Please
is a very enjoyably pop sort of song.
This is a Bon Voyage thread! →Read more...
Just rehashing a frustrating memory from the past... →Read more...
the lampshade emerged from the wreckage of Katrina. But was it really what it appeared to be—a Buchenwald artifact made of human remains? A Holocaust detective story.
No, I don't use bookmarks. Nearly every page is dog-eared. →Read more...
"Keep Calm" poster generator.
Make your own poster in the style of "Keep Calm and Carry On".
Upset Angry Resentful and Sulking. This is a whining thread →Read more...
Seen the new anti-net-neutrality ads? So, I was watching Bourdain's 100th episode last night, and it seemed that every other commercial break was filled with these very slick, industry-funded ads against net-neutrality legislation. Has anyone else seen these? Real hard-core "private industry built the Internet" stuff.
Xmas 2012: M Night Shyamalan's "Catcher in the Rye"
starring Michael Cera and Lindsey Lohan. →Read more...
06 September 2010
is whatever you want it to mean.
Help me redecorate my office!
Please hope me de-crapify my not-cube. Added difficulty: I am the not-receptionist.→Read more...
The Deal Is Simple:
Australia Gets Money, China Gets Australia
These are all terrible, but some are unbelievably bad.
"Power pop is a prayer offered by atheists to a God who exists but doesn’t hear."
Michael Chabon reviews last year's Big Star box set, and in the process gives the best summing-up of the joyous, tragic music (and history) of power pop I've ever read. Also, here's a streaming 21-track power pop mix
that includes many of the bands Chabon mentions. Track listing and downloadable link inside.→Read more...
what's up my beautiful people
So I'm glancing at this transcript of a speech
by JK Rowling alright, check out this sentence: "Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more to me than any qualification I ever earned."→Read more...
05 September 2010
Is criminal profiling flawed and disorderly?
It's a staple of cop shows, but the jury's still out on claims that criminals' identities can be deduced from their modus operandi
Theater of Immersion:
An empty department store is turned into an incredibly intricate, walk-through set for a staging of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities
an upcoming book, a catalog of mythological objects, written by a several notable authors, plus a section of "micro submissions" from the general public. Here is my questionable contribution
. For the record, I love Worcestershire Sauce.
Dog Beat Dog:
to pull off the biggest pit bull fighting bust in U.S. history, investigators and their dogs went undercover
Weekend multi-point updates
1. My life seems to revolve around food at the moment. I am ok with this... my increasingly tight clothing is less so.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSAMYN!!!!
04 September 2010
I still don't get facebook →Read more...
All hopped up
I really like beer. I also really dig plants, and since moving to Colorado have been geekin' out over the local flora. A little over a month ago, I made a discovery along a trail that runs through town: →Read more...
In 2001 invasion, US millitary airdropped 2.4 million Pop-Tarts in Afghanistan →Read more...
SpoFi Fantasy Football Needs One More
Any MetaChatizens who are also Spofites who are interested there is one space open in the head-to-head league. Click the link to get the details on how to join.→Read more...
Dateline somewhere over North Dakota Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm on my way to Portland for a week's vacation, and decided to try out this new-fangled wifi contraption.
03 September 2010
I'm not normally one to overplay nostalgia,
kind of hurts. On a broader scale, one of the few remaining urban drive-ins is now gone. On a personal scale...→Read more...
Wow, I'm exhausted from AskMe!
First there was the guy with the mentally ill fiancée ...→Read more...
The slighted twisted yet super cute stuffed artwork of Patricia Waller.
You may be particularly interested in the bunnies. Some images slightly NSFW.
Holiday weekend (U.S.) What's up, buttercup?
Tabloid Hack Attack on Royals, and Beyond:
in Novermber 2005, three senior aides to Britain’s royal family noticed odd things happening on their mobile phones. Messages they had never listened to were somehow appearing in their mailboxes as if heard and saved. →Read more...
Vox is closing.
Some bunnies used to be quite active on Vox. You have less than a month to save your stuff.
Minor moral dilemma →Read more...
Aren't these just transparent Republican dog-whistle get-out-the-vote efforts (like e.g. '04's 11 statewide gay-marriage ban votes)?
Why don't Democrats use this strategy?
Photo Friday: Non Mammals
02 September 2010
I have a friend and her new husband who are coming to town for another wedding, and I offered to let them stay with me for four nights. They should be here in a few minutes. I just received a $100 Amazon gift card from them in the mail.→Read more...
Space organisms caused red rain?
Has anyone heard anything about this before? I never knew it once rained red in India, let alone that it was some organism that caused the color.
This is a GROSS! Rant →Read more...
It's time for another Welcome New Users thread!!!
woot woot! It's been a while (5 or so weeks, I've been busy and then on vacay, sorry folks) so there are a buncha new people to say hi to. Here we go...→Read more...
aaarrrgh this is a shoe-shopping rant!! →Read more...
Recommendations for books on managing people?
I'm trying to find some books for a friend who wants to improve her management skills. →Read more...
Happy 9/02/10 Day →Read more...
The Fastest Helicopter on Earth:
Sikorsky aims to break the helicopter speed record
Today is an "I can't decide for myself" day, and it's all Lady Gaga's fault.
[This is a petty first-world problem.] I RARELY go to big concerts. I absolutely do not want to be on the floor. But I reeeeally want to go.→Read more...
Naked Came the Stranger
. I can't believe I've never heard of this before!
01 September 2010
Sign of the times →Read more...
Wednesday 3-point update →Read more...
Photo Friday ADVANCE NOTICE: Non Mammals Bugs, insects, spiders, fish, lizards, clams, invertebrates, molluscs and, um, pretty much any other living thing that is not a plant, does not have fur and does not bear live young. Creepy crawlies!
I need a little portable radio.
Must fit in pocket, have a good antennae, and be available on Amazon. →Read more...
Hello New York Bunnies!
I am in town for the Labor Day Weekend and following week and was wondering if anyone wanted to meet up? Proposed activities include: Flight of the Conchords walking tour
, finding the locations
from Fisher King and a Metafilter Meetup
Anyone coming to Ars Electronica? Ciao, I am cixa. I'll be there.
Vanity Fair: Sarah Palin, The Sound and the Fury
Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her......
Has anyone seen the movie Primer? Gah, my head hurts. Probably going to watch it again today in order to try to figure it out.
Been wondering something? Ask a Curator!
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The Pirate Latitudes:
when the French luxury cruise ship Le Ponant
was captured by a raggedy, hopped-up band of Somali pirates last spring, in the Gulf of Aden, it looked as if the bandits had bitten off more than they could chew. But after a week-long standoff, they got what they had come for—a $2.15 million ransom.
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