31 December 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
from the Future!!!→Read more...
Help me brainstorm dinner: Roast leg of lamb edition. I have a leg of lamb marinating in the refrigerator, in a paste of garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme, and minced black olives (as per a recipe by Jody Adams of Rialto). I am supposed to then roast it, without wiping off the marinade, for an hour, and then smear it with dijon mustard and 2 cups of breadcrumbs and let it roast for another half hour. I cannot, however, use bread crumbs, as my partner cannot eat them. What should I use instead?
My friend's daughter in Ohio ... →Read more...
Your secret delight →Read more...
30 December 2010
How is General Tso formed? How does stomach get yums? →Read more...
(Flash -- may require reloading page to work properly.)
Mefi crosspost: Om nom nom
It's cabbage-eating French Bulldog cuteness!
Your Secret Shame: →Read more...
(Mildly NSFW) O melhor do FUNK CARIOCA 2009
link inside→Read more...
Did the earth move for you?
Hoosiers! Did you feel the earthquake this morning?→Read more...
Good news/bad news thread →Read more...
It Came From The Compost!!
Paging any gardening bunnies! Pumpkin or alien egg?→Read more...
29 December 2010
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD!
I'M STARTING IT OFF WITH WORK SHOUTING, BUT YOU CAN DO ANY KIND OF SHOUTING YOU WANT!→Read more...
Incomplete and Subjective Look at the Year in Crazy - part 1
- part 2
. (Not recommended if you're in a good mood and don't want it quashed or if you're on the brink and don't want to be shoved over. However, if you're like me and middling around the same old baseline of meh-nnui, it just may suit your mood)
Photo Friday ADVANCE NOTICE: Holidays Bright lights, big city, small town, kids with Santa - holidays past & present - and future for those of you with time machines - post 'em this Friday, December 31 as we bid a final delighted adieu to 2010.
- a short instrumental I wrote just after arriving in Las Vegas in 2005. Harsh criticism welcome.
28 December 2010
Ask The Whelk Anything Writer's Block Vacation Edition.
in the December Musical Giftstravaganza
is "Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman
" by late-90s Boston punkers The Showcase Showdown. Enjoy!
Tuesday Three-Point Status Update →Read more...
Fresh squeezed orange juice! So when I'm working, I take an orange or two every day. For some reason, while on break, I haven't been eating my oranges and had about a dozen that were past their prime.
So I peeled them and dropped them into the blender and added a little water, then strained the pulpy result through a colander.
Fresh squeezed orange juice! Yum.
(Mildly NSFW) Baile Funk 2010 - DJ Bruno Rodrigues "Electricidade"
link inside.→Read more...
The year was 1974.
The Cleveland Browns received a letter threatening a lawsuit over paper airplanes. The rest is history
27 December 2010
Newest member of the horde
I have a new Hero.→Read more...
I'm snowed in and going stir crazy. Anyone else snowed in?
"Rhody Poisoning Sidelined Goat Walker"
-- Now there's a headline you don't see every day. (Never fear, all ends well for both goat and walker.)
I am so sad right now ... →Read more...
So many beautiful christmas/hanukkah/season cards...
Hi kletspraters, I only sent out cards to my group of 7 but received so many more...
Thank you so much.
Also: what are you up to during the liminal days between xmas and new years eve?→Read more...
Last.fm's Top 40 artists of 2010
This is pretty cool: at the bottom of each artist's page, you can see your own listening graph for that artist (if any) overlaid on the graph for the public at large. And on this page
, you can see where your own most-listened artists fall in the overall rankings for 2010.
so I'm in the shower thinking about genetically modified food and I realized that for people who're big on free culture/open source there's a fundamental problem in that these grains and such are proprietary and patented.. what do I look like eating stuff that's patented?!
26 December 2010
Belated Christmas Feel-Good Video Post
Dad video tapes his kids coming down the stairs on Xmas morning (almost) every year for 25 years.
We took the dog to the hospital last night →Read more...
NYC's White Boxing Day.... IT BEGINS
25 December 2010
Merry Christmas Bunnies!!! What did Santa bring you?
Merry Christmas Everyone :) Hey folks, how’re you all doing? Well I hope! I see the whole gang is here. That’s good… Stewie, Miko, gaspode, and all the rest of you guys and girls. I missed this place. I didn’t know how much until I actually wrote “Metachat” in the search bar after a year almost and came back here… I thought I could do without you guys for some reason, and I could (I was) but you know what—it’s not worth it if you don’t have people you connect with to share stuff that you care about—and that’s what I missed.
Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all, and hope that everyone’s getting what they wanted from Santa. :)
24 December 2010
Christmas Eve 3-point update →Read more...
The Dog-Sitters Club: Case of the Pug-nacious Xmas Tree Bandit
I'm boring. Well, I'm bored anyway. I do need to put away laundry, but help me procrastinate! I have about 23 hours to kill. Only some of that will be sleeping. Any ideas?
The December Musical Giftstravaganza
loads you up today with THREE wonderful Christmas songs, because I couldn't choose.→Read more...
My person is going away for a few days, and that suspicious character known as The Tenant is also away. I’m brainstorming some ways to keep myself occupied.→Read more...
It might be that male chorus in the background....
Does anyone else find this version of "The Little Drummer Boy"
to be rather dark and chilling, or is it just me?
23 December 2010
25 Years ago yesterday... Dennes Dale Boon
had his fatal accident. →Read more...
Whatcha cooking Saturday? Looks like I'm making braised brisket and cabbage with roast potatoes.
Your grandparent's given names? →Read more...
I am lighting my fireplace for the first time tonight. I have no fireplace experience, but will be accompanied by someone who knows what they're doing, fireplace-wise. What are your thoughts on Duraflame versus real wood?
22 December 2010
OMG CHRISTMAS BUNNY
from MeFi-but-not-MeCha's Own Scalzi
Today's Song in the December Musical Giftstravaganza
is Here Comes Fatty Claus
by Rudolph & Gang. This song first came onto my radar via the John Waters Christmas CD
, which is really all that needs to be said.
Photo Friday Advance: Years 1995 - 2000 A time frame suggested by rainbaby.
Kermit and Kermit sing Under Pressure
This is awesome. Also, the man is not actually homeless.
If any link was a self-link....
Video for "I'm In Love With A Gypsy" featuring video by a friend, a model friend, in a friend's apartment with music by a friend and said model wearing a friend's t-shirt line.
21 December 2010
The Sims Are Getting Medieval On Your Ass
- I know there's at least one other Sims player here (looking at you BoringPostcards!). I am sooo stoked about this game. Anyone else?
"If there's one thing everyone thinks of when they hear 'Cracked.com'
it's 'friend of Islam'." (it's only 2 pages, Cracked has been getting more reasonable about that too)
Ask MeCha: Online Christmas Cards
Got some others to recommend? Preferably not too religious or sappy.
Oh bunnies. I have not sent your cards yet. That is all. Expect them in the new year, my friends. Thank you so much for the lovely cards I have gotten so far. Lovely.
It's that time.
[lifted from hermitosis]
Happy birthday, jrossi4r!
Looks Like the Safety Line Failed
. .Spiderman took a real, and scary fall last night on Broadway→Read more...
Just a sliver left→Read more...
20 December 2010
Saw Black Swan, Loved it. (spoilers)
(SO MANY SPOILERS)
Semi-Dismal Monday Three-Pointer... →Read more...
Have you ever made the switch?
The switch to different waking/sleeping hours, that is.→Read more...
Sorry for the late update... →Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS-LAPIN!!!!!!
I've been reading up on watches and things lately.. and besides learning 'hot damn these get expensive' I've beginning to appreciate them as aesthetic pieces of craftsmanship. to that end, here's a sexy slightly exposed clock striking Westminster chimes: youtube link
19 December 2010
Mexican Jumping Gnocchi
(Youtube. Warning: highly annoying laughter)
Oh Sweet Jebus, This was Delicious →Read more...
Another Weekend, Another Stray Dog - a rant & story
So, just about two weeks ago I found an extra dog in my yard. →Read more...
Idle Opinion Poll. What do you all think about giving gift certificates (I guess they're not called that anymore, but you know what I mean) as Christmas presents?
'Little Drummer Boy' Help?
So, yesterday, I was at the thrift store, and I heard the most awful, cheesegasmic, '80s-sounding fake drums and overwrought dude singer version of 'Little Drummer Boy' I've ever heard.
It wasn't Bowie/Crosby, of course, or Bob Seger. But who was it?
Bye Bye Bayou
The only word for this is "groovy." →Read more...
18 December 2010
Springfield Eternal by Philippe Blanchard
Artist's statement: "Bart Simpson grows old and dies, over and over again. Looping."
- Single Link 2-minute video
What Did I Just Make And Can I Name it?
So after a few weeks not being able to smell anything and feeling terrible, I finally feel well enough to cook! Hooray ...but because of the aforementioned flupocalypse, I had nothing in ....→Read more...
Rudolph (You don't have to put on the red light)
My friend has a tradition of making a Christmas CD. This song was perhaps the funniest/most interesting.
Christmas cards with family photos, your vote:
sacred family tradition, a chance for sharing cute pictures of kids and/or pets, do as you may, or not really that interesting?→Read more...
17 December 2010
will take ALL of your photos from Facebook, Flickr, or Tumblr, and make them into a cool music video. Here's mine
It's a Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
The Thread in Which I Get to Brag
- I am totally exhausted but I'm totally done with→Read more...
PS 22 from NYC is going to the Oscars!
The kids got the news at their holiday concert.
I had a bunch of leftover polenta
from dinner the other night, and I've been reheating it for breakfast and putting a fried egg on the top, and OMG yummy. And I was sitting here thinking, "I wonder why polenta isn't really considered a breakfast food?" and then I was like, "Oh, right. Grits." →Read more...
Jewels and antlers
I like this photo.
Clean ALL the things, Holiday version!
OK, I have guests coming and I need to whip this house into shape. Problem is, I don't really feel like doing it. →Read more...
Email address advice needed please! →Read more...
16 December 2010
Today's Musical Giftstravaganza
has not one, but two sassy ladies giving Santa the business (so to speak) ... →Read more...
Sort of a follow-up for people interested in this post
Want to see my really big blister? It takes up almost half my foot.
It's been over a week now, I keep switching shoes hoping it will go away but it doesn't seem to be leaving.
"F**k off, Harrod's"
That'll teach them
to mess with Father Christmas.→Read more...
Someone I was talked into making a turducken for Christmas dinner. Does anyone have any wise words for me? (Like maybe "Run away now!"?)→Read more...
15 December 2010
I hope y'all have been following
Slack-a-gogo's Top 50 albums of 2010
posts. SO MUCH great stuff there!
What should I bake with some bananas? I have three bananas that need to be baked. What should I make?
Photo Friday ADVANCE NOTICE: Winter Winter winter winter winter. Brrrrrrrr. Things that are cold.
And a happy belated birthday to LriG.rorriM! Happy birthday for yesterday!
Three Point status update, omg christmas tree edition
This is the first tree I've ever decorated, it's simple but purty!→Read more...
Today is National Cupcake Day
and here is a link to all of the US National food days, for your edification.
Moments from feline life
I find these videos to be fine journalism. No dumb outfits, no humans talking down to us, just a couple of clips showing cat life as it really is, when hanging out
and when tripping out
Happy birthday to deborah! →Read more...
Watch your step, kids!
It's a bouncy catchy musical choose your own adventure!
And this had nothing to do with my current infatuation with whimsical sunken-cheeked white boys.
14 December 2010
What kind of fruit is this? Or is it a fruit, even?
I found it on the towpath that runs along the canal by my house in New Jersey. It was about the size of an orange.
The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords
-- from the 188,279 decrypted passwords of the recent Gawker hack, WSJ posts the top 50 passwords. More than 3,000 people used "123456" as their password. Seriously?→Read more...
The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth
John C. Reilly and
Has eMusic gone scammy? I can't find a single mention on their site about how much it costs to join now. Looks like you have to fill out registration info before they'll even tell you how much they charge. Can anyone find anything different, or does anyone currently subscribe? (Their lack of transparency has completely turned me off.)
Santaland Diaries (and Other Holiday Job Tales)
. Have you ever taken a job just for the holidays? Tales and horror stories welcome inside.
Booze-related advice for making it to 2011
A fairly throwaway article from our local alt-weekly, but this bit (about holiday parties) made me LOL:
Punch is dangerous. Rarely crafted by an experienced hand, punch tends to be the unassuming time bomb in plain view.
Jay Rosen on Wikileaks
The watchdog press died during the war on terror and this is what we got to replace it.
Ask Mecha: Interview Questions I'm interviewing people today for a part-time job at a public library. Besides the usual stuff, what are some good things I could ask 'em?
A really beautiful, fractal-like animation.
13 December 2010
That's right, hipster twerps,
Now you get to stop pretending that you don't like GARFIELD
"That's right, hipter turds. . .
Now you have to stop pretending that you don't like the →Read more...
Gawker hacked, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS! →Read more...
How deep do you sleep?
Do you sleep light, or heavy?→Read more...
Christian alternative to yoga??? Whaaaa?
So, the missus and I were watching tv last night, and a commercial comes on for one of our local churches...→Read more...
12 December 2010
My sister just took part in a study where they gave her the equivalent of a dose of magic mushrooms. I would be scared! Would you do it?→Read more...
metachat music heads
come in here and tell me of some good instrumental guitar albums→Read more...
Sunday 3-Point Status Update →Read more...
Wikileaks Diplomatic Cables:
This is the funniest one I've seen yet.
11 December 2010
I made a new Xmas mix this year
and I hope this doesn't step on the Giftstravaganza
at all, but I don't think it will since some of it is pretty obscure, and I wanted to share it w/ y'all.→Read more...
Got an Ice Cream Maker? Try this: →Read more...
10 December 2010
I wanted you to know... ..that Mr. V passed away this past Saturday. We were divorced, but that was beside the point - I still loved that man. I was able to be at his bedside right to the end. Fuck cancer. It's been three years this month since his operation to remove his cancerous kidney and a wedge on his lung. He had a smooth passing, surrounded by his two kids, his two brothers, his girlfriend of six months, and me. Everyone here has been so supportive during all the ups and downs we've had - I just wanted you guys to know.
A Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
where I grew up (this is a google maps stalking thread) →Read more...
How tall are you?
Do you wish you were taller/shorter?→Read more...
Bunnybeards Alright peoples, time for bunnies to grow beards. Who's with me?
Random Ironic Twitter User Creator
for you buns who are NOT Tweeting enough. I know who you are, @POST-IRONIC-SMURFETTE, @AVUNCULAR-LOLCAT, @TREE-HUGGING-BATMAN...
I've been hacked! →Read more...
Office gifts Do y'all have ideas for small, office gifts? I have to get about a dozen so they need to be cheap (like only a couple bucks ea.) Also, no sweets. That's what makes this hard.
see all of the "levels" in real time
. It's flawed but it's a cool perspective on this puzzle-box of a movie.
09 December 2010
Please tell me what you know about them.→Read more...
OMG bunny video game
with very catchy music.
I got the blues so bad.
Luckily, the internets will accompany me in my time of need.
Astonishing trust of a lioness
Warning: Eeeeee! overload ahead.
Over and over.
For some reason I keep rewatching the first two Godfather
movies. I've watched them maybe 20 times in the last 6 months. It's probably something I'm better off not analyzing too closely. Is there anything you guys watch or read over and over and over?
Virus Follow Up
now that my computer is back up, I've done some digging around and it looks like my vulnerability may have been this Firefox Plugin.....→Read more...
'Tis the season for sweets. What is your recent favorite? Mine has been the simple classic lemon drop.
08 December 2010
It's a Welcome New Users thread!
Here are the users who have signed up in the past few weeks. New users, come on in and say hi! Drinks are on your left and I'll take your jackets into the back room...→Read more...
Follow up to a computer/internet question
(AskMe cross-post): Geeky types, please help me!
Photo Friday Advance: Key Rings, suggested by danf. "Everyone has 'em. What keys to you have, and what other stuff is on your ring and what significance does it all have?"
Make your own snowflake.
Pretty snowflakes made of ticky tacky...
Midweek 3-point update →Read more...
"It's Always Christmas in Heaven"
is the first song in the December Musical Giftstravaganza
! Stream it
, download it
, or watch it
. Happy holidays!
Researchers dress as pandas so cubs will remain unaccustomed to humans in the wild.
07 December 2010
I just saw Louis CK! Driving around like real people! I just want to take a moment to thank Louis CK. Without his brand of comedy I could not have survived this past 6 months with my new daughter.
Getting hit on by 25 year olds
Aren't I too old for this?→Read more...
The National Maritime Museum
has uploaded to Flickr a cool set of photos from the golden era of cruise ships
, from the 1920s to the 1970s.→Read more...
This is the first Google hit for my dentist.
Now I realize why he's got a life-sized cardboard cutout of Hillary in his waiting area.
Nearly a decade ago,
I asked a Craigslist forum for advice. I wanted some general life advice. They gave me Mary Schmich
. What have you learned lately?
An intuitive introduction to Bayesian reasoning.
So I've been working through this -- slowly -- for the past couple of days, and I have to say I've found unexpectedly illuminating and rewarding.→Read more...
06 December 2010
New Year's Resolutions
Ok, I'm gonna publicly announce mine for the sake of greater accountability in actually following through. What are yours?→Read more...
The December Musical Giftstravaganza
is an evolution of the old "Musical Advent Calendar" idea (2007 , 2009
(truncated)). This year, after some discussion here
, the plan is to bring it to you from multiple authors/posters and to extend it through Jan. 1. Please enter thread to sign up...→Read more...
Xmas + streetlight + poorly planned parade route =
Rudolph the *DEAD*
Al Franken Calling the Republicans on their hypocisy. . .
I am so angry that it is hard for me to see straight right now. . .
Speed Painting: Pixar Remix
- three artist friends re-imagined Pixar characters, but imagined as warriors. The results: Russel and Kevin
as a warrior on Trash Planet, and Buzz Lightyear
as a "knight ranger."
Stumped by Christmas shopping
I am low on festiveness and completely lack inspiration for Christmas gifts. Help please (said in Leeloo voice)→Read more...
Pitchfork's Worst Album Covers of 2010 (one or two are NSFW)
Some of these are hilarious.
Recovering From A Computer Virus
I have a question for the technically minded. on Saturday night, my computer picked up a worm, that was a scam to get me to buy 'Anitvirus Action'.→Read more...
- semi-exotic animals posing / staged in front of a variety of wallpaper patterns, by Catherine Ledner
from my new apartment! →Read more...
05 December 2010
Your Best Shot 2010
is a Flickr photo pool with a LOT of great images in it. →Read more...
Musical Advent Calendar this year? →Read more...
I don't understand fingerless gloves ... →Read more...
I wish I'd known about this years ago. →Read more...
04 December 2010
who's having cocktails? →Read more...
What do you tip for Pizza Delivery? I got 3$ and then up depending on the bigness of the order and the weather conditions. But then again this is a local place I want to keep a good relationship with, how to you tip for Pizza?
Basic cooking question
I've got a pork & tomatillo stew simmering on the stovetop, and it tastes quite acidic to me.→Read more...
Yes, this is basically how the world looks
when I walk around with my headphones on, too.
So last night my husband came home drunk: A FML Story
FML Filter *GROSS-OUT WARNING*: So last night my husband came home extremely drunk. →Read more...
Ducks in the wind
All we are is ducks in the wind....
a massive matchbox car racing track. In a warehouse.
03 December 2010
It's time for another Friday Night Question
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
So, my former cats (whom you all named) are incredibly stripey,→Read more...
What a thread this was.
Through some series of links I stumbled across this AskMe thread from 2005. It's taken me a few sittings over a couple of days to get through it all. Now I'm thinking about what experience(s) most shaped who I am. Care to share yours?
Ask Mecha: Identify that Poet My Aunt Had An Affair With in 1950s Boho NYC.
So last night I was talking with my boho auntie →Read more...
So I'm finally actually moving this weekend. And boy howdy am I anxious. Happy thoughts, warm hugs, funny stories all appreciated! →Read more...
What I want for Christmas.
I'm sure if everybody chips in . . . .
Photo Friday: The last photo you took. Post the most recent photo you took (One only!)
02 December 2010
And we'll have fun fun fun
'til the copyright owners take our characters away.
Saw this commercial
today, and it made me laugh so damn hard.
"Smugopedia is a collection of slightly controversial opinions about a variety of subjects. We offer you the chance to buy a fleeting sense of self-satisfaction at the small cost of alienating your friends and loved ones."
So much to do...
Things tend to get busy this time of year. What's on your to-do list?→Read more...
Trip planning/mapping question: Instead of knowing how far it is between towns A and B on Interstate X, I need to know what town on Interstate X is 600 miles from town B. How can I do that with Yahoo or Google maps, or some other online tool?
Question about history and Julian Assange →Read more...
Found this lovely cover
of "The Chipmunk Song" via a friend on Facebook. Enjoy!
Snowmageddon in Bydgoszcz!
(Google Translation of a liveblog from the local paper). No university classes, complete traffic paralysis, no parking enforcement, public transport free today...but I'm still going to work! :) It takes a lot of snow to keep a big city in Poland home from school.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPECKLET!!!!!!
01 December 2010
Photo Friday suggestion post
Interview with Lynda Barry
in the Paris Review. highly awesome.
What three songs are you enjoying more than any others right now? My Secret Quonsar at MeFi asked me this question and I think it's a great one. I'm stumped and need to think about it. You?
Mecha Card Exchange List Sent! If you signed up and did not receive a copy of the list, please shout!
Good restaurant gift for a couple in London
I have some friends in London who just got married. They specifically requested no gifts because they don't have room for any more stuff in their small flat.→Read more...
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