31 March 2011
WAIL LAMENT AND ASK ME ANYTHING Until the pills kick in at least
My Insurance Company is Playing Doctor
- I need another box of insulin* and they turned me down.→Read more...
Well, I didn't get laid off →Read more...
The Consumerist Gallery of Terrible Cereal Boxes Part 2.
How long has it been since you've had a big heapin' bowl of Crunchy LoggsTM
Well, pardner—that's toooo long!
NOt to be that guy, but has my yojurt gone bad? Greek full fat yogurt, opened once, sealed in container in cold fridge for ..oh almost two weeks. Looks like yogurt-smells like yogurt- oddly, no expiration date. How sick am I going to make myself?
I'm feeling gloomy. I would like to see some funny silly funny silly funny silly things, please. Anything goes.
How to deal with people who stare at you One day years ago I was discussing a co-worker's brutal public transit commute with him. I teased him that he should learn to knit to pass the time, and added, "But you'd have to get used to people staring at you." He smirked and said, "I'd just say, 'I'm 6'5", I weigh 225, I've done a lot of time in the military, and I'm holding two pointed pieces of metal. What are you staring at?'" I had to admit that probably would have done the trick.
Before the Hayes Code:
a really interesting essay about the Hayes Code of the 1940s and 50s, and what getting rid of it did and didn't accomplish. (Also has several Max Fleischer cartoons embedded- man, 1930s cartoons were WEIRD.)
30 March 2011
I'm going to Lollapalooza, Chile
this Saturday & Sunday! With my wife & our 3.5 year old ! It will be too awesome for words.
Good deed gone bad! →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Minimal, suggested by Kronos_to_Earth
David Lynch's original map of Twin Peaks.
So cool-looking. If he sold this as a poster, I'd buy one.
This is a GRRAAARRRR! thread! →Read more...
29 March 2011
Welcome to the diner. I'm Helene, your waitress. What'll ya have?
Hello, internet friends. I am soliticing your opinion . . specifically, your opinion on sandals. Even more specifically, sandals on me, jason's_planet. Yay or nay?
OMG! Bunny! With a great caption!
Courtesy of @kelliebob on Twitter.
Last week I asked for your help in taking a survey for a class and you came through beautifully. I promised I would come back with the results and an explanation of the experiment, so here they are
A strangely familiar face
Does anyone else see a resemblance to Paul Giamatti
28 March 2011
Wow, how 'bout that Ursula Le Guin! →Read more...
Today I saw (1) a fisher cat
, by the side of the highway! (2) purple crocuses coming up; (3) a hawk soaring. Your sightings?
It's Asian fetish week at OK Cupid
and I've been getting a spring surge of attention from those who need to know where I'm from and general sex freaks→Read more...
of nine short films by Zbigniew Rybczyński, the groundbreaking Polish director/animator who also directed several of my favorite music videos
, not to mention this extremely cool and weird TV show (link goes to an excerpt)
about tourists being taking inside a classic film
Monday three-point update, the LIES ALL LIES edition. →Read more...
27 March 2011
Something about carpentry always makes me resort to puns that are real groaners....
I'm hanging some freshly painted doors at Swan's End today. It's a bit of a struggle because the 99-year-old door frames aren't too straight and some of the old doors are heavy. But at least when I'm done something
in my house will be well-hung. Sorry. I just had to. Er, check out these new Trilby pics!
I just got a Roku XDS.
I like it a lot already. But I'm looking for some advice regarding Netflix, channels, etc. →Read more...
The Polysics: "Catch On Everywhere"
A catchy song and a cool video, to boot.
26 March 2011
Wanna do a business card exchange? Everyone sends 20 cards and a stamped addressed envelope, and everyone gets back 20 at random?
Have you made a strata (kinda savory bread pudding)? →Read more...
25 March 2011
The Aurora in the far north.
We get to see good storms like this a few times a year. It's breathtaking.
If you were a music star, who would you be? →Read more...
Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Oh Beautiful Beer
is a website celebrating "remarkable graphic design from the world of beer" that I thought some of you might enjoy.
so who here is on reddit?
I'm just a lurker. I like IAMA and TodayILearned and also the various lulz and cruft, I admit. Any other redditors about? What subreddits do you like?→Read more...
Reload Button? New Firefox. . .lack of apparent reload button. . .it is an option on one of the dropdowns, but I can't seem to get it anyway else. Am I just not seeing it?
From back in the 1970s, when you could still have a "regional" hit song.→Read more...
24 March 2011
How do I keep my house dry??
Y'all, for real, I do not know how to keep my house--especially my bathroom--dry during these in-between seasons.→Read more...
So how about those four points?
I'd like to start a four-point status thread, but I don't have a point to respond to, so...→Read more...
Because I've been having trouble making myself cook, I've been fixing this a lot lately. →Read more...
of handheld electronic games.
I should visit this piece of architecture in my neighbourhood
It's only 18 km from where I live and I never have seen it. Do you have any amazing things in your neighbourhood that you haven't seen?
bed fort time.
I want to climb into a bed fort and not come out for a couple of weeks. Who else is in and what will you bring?→Read more...
23 March 2011
Woah, This American Life guest host! →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW!!! →Read more...
Help me pass my class!
So one of my classes is a class on consumer behaviour, and my final project involves conducting a study to test for certain behaviours. We need as many people as we can get to fill out the survey, and I was hoping MeCha bunnies can help me out. →Read more...
SO, I sing in a barbershop chorus and we need to order
these ugly scarves for our competition costumes! They want to charge us 45 quid for shipping from the US!→Read more...
Costumed Fire Hydrants
- just a bit of Wednesday weirdness. Or wackiness. Something with a W.
Photo Friday Advance: This week's Photo Friday will be brought to you by the letter B - bugs, bamboo, boomerangs, bats, and everything else starting with the letter B. Suggested by gomichild.
I just wanted to say
that George Takei rocks twitter. That is all.
OK it's been a while since we welcomed new users!
So let's say hi to people after the jump, huh? New users in the last 6 weeks or so are:→Read more...
Ecards with 50s era snotty drunk women? I saw a website a while back (not someecards.com) of funny ecards with (I think) vintage drawings of 50s era women saying outrageous things. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I can't seem to find it again.
Things seem unusually and loudly contentious in my state right now.
It's not like Wisconsin, I know, but it's starting to get me down nevertheless.
Should I do something with this?
Got a few memails based on the linked comment suggesting I start a blog. I'm not sure, but am open to the idea. →Read more...
If you knew there was someone better for the job...
...would you recommend them at your own expense?→Read more...
22 March 2011
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers Slack-a-gogo, pjern, bassjump, Kronos_to_Earth, and mygothlaundry!
Hey I Know What We Can Do. . .
A Tuesday Lyrics Challenge!→Read more...
Do we like video 3-point updates?
I thought it was fun to do the 3-point update in video (or audio). There were not as much responses as I'd thought. →Read more...
21 March 2011
Happiness is a warm playlist.
Just wiped my iPhone before my run and restocked it from top to bottom. My list definitely says "Hi, I'm in my mid-30s," but a great many of these discs have been favorites since I was in college. What full albums are on your portable media player of choice?
GIANT! PREHISTORIC! BUNNY!
OH GOD OH GOD
I have never had a job interview involving anything other than a) chatting at a table or b) taking a test by paper/writing sample... until now!→Read more...
I sucked it up
and went as a parent chaperone on a preschool field trip today. →Read more...
My song of the morning: My car won't start!
I'm trapped at home! (Again!)
Please send all your best thoughts and prayers to Herb, Joe and Gem!
I hope it is okay to post this. I decided that since Jofus posted it on his website it would be okay to share here. Get well soon, little Herb!!!!
20 March 2011
What the heck do you call
one of those drawing tablets, like a Wacom Intuos or such, but one on which you actually draw on a monitor-style screen (SXGA?)? I'm getting more into the painting (OMG bun
) and am dreaming...
Come join the fun! Or malaise! We have sort of a fun-malaise thing going on.
A tweet by Stynxno led to this Google image search.
- (I almost want to register the brand: Stynxno Tweet.)
Okay, so I know that hearing about other people's dreams is boring.
I won't get into the details of mine, I'm just confounded by the "why" of it. Any thoughts?→Read more...
19 March 2011
Not the Friday 5:00 Whistle
- 'Bob Dylan' sings "Friday".
I just discovered that "The Joy of Painting" is still being rerun on PBS. This is rather amazing to me. That is all.
I have a precious evening away from work in which I hope to be completely assaulted by the randomness of the universe. What are you avoiding? What distracts you?
Seattle and Portland people! Can we have a check in? D.C.
and I will be in Seattle the last two weeks of April, with a side trip to Portland at some point.→Read more...
Toe Help Desperately Needed
So urgent I'm repeating my AskMeFi here. Yes, this is a Truly Trivial Emergency.
18 March 2011
A Friday Night Question,
as chosen at random from The Book of Questions
So today in New Orleans
I saw a group of well turned out young people walking a black and white goat down a quiet residential street.→Read more...
Craig's List Pic of the Day
They Have No Mouths, and They Must Eat
A wonderful little multi-media, multi-window music video. (Probably only works in Google Chrome.)
In which I complain
about David Mitchell versus Nigel Farage on 10 O'Clock Live
. Just because it bugs me. (Very boring post, don't read it).→Read more...
17 March 2011
test post - please delete
A very peculiar
epic has ended and I'm kinda sad. Thanks to TrishaLynn
for first bringing it to my attention. You can read it from the beginning
, but beware, it's 759 pages.
16 March 2011
Midweek 3-point update →Read more...
Did anyone read his books when they were a kid? I *loved* this author. →Read more...
Your "awwwwwwww!" of the day.
Her little face
! Kills me DEAD!
Turn any web page
into Katamari Damacy
Photo Friday Advance: Green, in honor of St. Patty's Day. Cheers!
Well, that's a relief.
I thought it was bad for me to be lonesome.
Happy birthday to my beloved turtlegirl! Hope you have a great day!
15 March 2011
My darling teen cousin
wrote a silly song about her love for Justin Bieber.→Read more...
SHOUTING THREAD OF GENERAL SHOUTYNESS →Read more...
Can You Survive in Victorian Society?
- Take a fun little test and see if you can avoid the pitfalls of the Victorian Age.
Happy library user update.
I have patiently waiting my turn for this box set
from my local public library network for months.
I can't stop listening
to Frightened Rabbit
. →Read more...
14 March 2011
Anyone up for a little MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo?
You know the drill, MP3 player on shuffle, first 10 songs, no cheating. →Read more...
I'm in New Orleans
What should I do?→Read more...
I didn't realize I was a furniture snob
until I recently started perusing Craig's List looking for some good deals and—Yowza! →Read more...
When I am an old woman, I shall wear....
I was googling one of my favourite authors, Alison Lurie, and came across this nice little Guardian piece
on how she turned her back on fashion at age 60. (Born in 1926, she will be 85 this year.) It made me think about what I'll wear as an elderly woman. →Read more...
"[T]he best childhood personality predictor of longevity
was conscientiousness—the qualities of a prudent, persistent, well-organized person …—somewhat obsessive and not at all carefree."
13 March 2011
Good idea or great idea?
I've got just enough room at the bottom of the last page of my Zoology lab on arthropods to print and paste this image
and write "when do we get to this chapter?". →Read more...
(Punk Rock Marshmallow) Bunnies!
Finally finished with my project for the Washington Post Peeps Show
. I doubt I really have a shot at getting in, so I thought I'd share here.
Another Kitty Update
So little miss Ripley (previously 1
, previously 2
) rejoined the feral colony today after one last application of eye meds. She's been in a crate for four weeks, recovering from a bite to the head that left two face punctures and an eye puncture.→Read more...
What is your cat doing RIGHT NOW? ≡ Click to see image ≡
Final Four Fantasy
Just in case you missed it the first time
: I started a Metachat Yahoo NCAA basketball pick'em. Selection Sunday is today, and registration is upon until Thursday, 3/17.
My son just asked, "Dad, which parent do you think dies more in movies?"
I thought it was an interesting question and my answer keeps switching. My mind wants to make a sweeping generalization that Moms seem to die at the beginning of a lot of Disney movies with animals. Dads just sort of seem to be not there.→Read more...
12 March 2011
Have I Officially Become "Too Old For This Shit?" →Read more...
3 point update in audio? I've been wondering what you all sound like. Want to do an audio update this time?
You can adapt any book to a movie Why and how?
11 March 2011
Friday Night Question!
Another question taken at random from The Book of Questions
On this day
in 1702, Elizabeth Mallet began publishing the Daily Courant
, England's first daily national newspaper. Today is also the birthday of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. The juxtaposition, it hurts. →Read more...
I've had a tub of firm tofu sitting around since forever And I finally said: frak it. I'm gonna make baked sesame tofu with ....with with what? Share your awesome baked tofu tips and side dishes!
Friday Three Point Status Update →Read more...
I have never wanted to live in Australia more than I do right now.
TIM F-ING MINCHIN Live Broadcast Performance from the Sydney Opera House (with Sydney Symphony) Live Live Live on the Australian ABC2, March 27th.
Photo Friday: Collections and Groups
10 March 2011
I am watching Extreme Couponing on TLC →Read more...
Protestors storm Wisconsin Capitol.
Since I work in a capitol, this makes me so very nervous. I am afraid of angry crowds, regardless of what they're angry about.
Crushing forces are crushing me! →Read more...
09 March 2011
Photo Friday Advance: Collections and Groups
Blasts from the past.
Amusingly wrong: Fortune, 2000
: "The idea that you can develop something for the Net today and have it be commercially viable is crazy..." (Via
Kurt Elling : Norwegian Wood
I love this. I miss paulsc's jazz sessions that he used to play on MeCha radio. I miss paulsc.
Anyone else got a Listening Room beta account yet?
We need a MetaChat room. I just got my invite today. I think I may have asked a week or two ago but I don't remember for sure. Go get one!→Read more...
08 March 2011
They call Jennifer Lopez "J.Lo" and Lindsey Lohan "LiLo." I say we should start calling Charlie Sheen "ChaShee."
does anyone know how I can figure out if the sole on this shoe is stitched on or glued on? I'm gonna try to cut out the glued-on insole to check. pic
. there's plenty of stitching on the upper.
Ride the Cola Cola Train.
Heard about this via the wonderful Earth Beat
show on Radio Netherlands. Guy realizes that Coca Cola is shipped almost literally everywhere, so why can't desperately needed medical supplies piggyback along?
. In 1836, a gentleman scientist believed that he had created living insects with electricity and crystals.→Read more...
07 March 2011
It is your birthday. →Read more...
Metafilter magazine accepting submissions
After some discussion and back and forth, Mefites are talking about putting together a magazine
and we're accepting original submissions, both in text and art. This is intended by a small 4-8 page tabloid size pub at the moment. If it takes off, we'll grow, but for now, 4-8 pages. →Read more...
Anyone want a mlkshk invite?
I've got infinite invitations today only. (It's an image sharing site that's still in the early stages. Not entirely sure where it's going, but it's strangely addictive).→Read more...
Is there a tastier cookie than a soft, chewy macaroon?
No. No there is not. And if you took more than a nanosecond to arrive at this, the only possible sane and virtuous answer, then shame on you.
Seattle Me-Chites, can I crash on your sofa this summer?
So I'm going to be in Seattle for a conference in July, and even though that's a ways away I'll have to book flights soon. I'm hoping to take advantage of this business trip to spend a couple of extra days bumming around and checking out the city, probably July 20-23ish.→Read more...
ARGH SHOUTING ANGER STUPID INFLEXIBLE STUPID
So I have a mild dyslexia, right? It's not bad, only affects numbers, it just means that when I'm addressing things I copy-paste-and-print because otherwise they'll be wrong, and so on.→Read more...
An interview with Greg Prato,
author of MTV Ruled The World: The Early Days of Music Video
So I made this set...but I also like the song
Plus you can totally hear me screaming in the chorus at the end. Kim Boekbinder is a treasure
Musicals you accidently find yourself in. I was drying the dishes, with the iPod earbuds in, and Pirate Jenny came on, and suddenly clean up time was impromptu Brecht-related clean up time.
06 March 2011
Human vs. machine:
play "Rock Paper Scissors" against a computer opponent that is analyzing your moves to predict what you'll do next.
I talked about it once before
but the plans fell apart. I tried again last year, but couldn't get enough interest to get a solid team together. This year? It's on!→Read more...
It's a rainy day, so tell me what's going on in your world... →Read more...
Happy Birthday, galadriel!
March Madness Pick'Em
In the grand tradition of Mecha fantasy football, baseball, etc., I started a Metachat NCAA-mens-basketball pick'em group. I'm not a big college basketball guy, but I like picking things.→Read more...
I read this from the beginning to the current comic this morning.
Now you go read it. Unless you already did. Which is quite possible.
Target Fixation on a motorbike
race track video showing one of those counterintuitive conceptual problems; if you stare too much at the thing you're trying to avoid you might run right into it
I'm really tired of people calling me selfish for talking about my feelings
I'm talking to you about it because I don't want to burden my partner with it!→Read more...
05 March 2011
\m/ Bunny! OMG! \m/
Finding myself going on a metal kick tonight. Throw those horns up, bunnies.
They'll be on a stamp someday. →Read more...
New favorite made up French phrase: Joie de Ville The happiness that comes from interacting with your town/city/village in the shared pubic spaces and local shops.
Famous objects from classic movies.
Identify the movie from a stylized icon depicting a famous object in the film. (Some are easy, but some are stumpers.)
A dumb question about computer virus stuff
hey guys. I just want to see what else I should have done here. I am clueless when it comes to most computer stuff so bear with me? thanks.→Read more...
04 March 2011
Ask MeCha: What would you do?
So, I travel for work down to Satillo, Mexico (was there last week in fact). Today, a gunfight broke out between rival drug cartels in front of our office building there.→Read more...
Today I made my residency in California official. Who can guess where this is leading? (No, not voting in Cali, but that is a side benefit. After all, this is where moderate Democrats are, relatively, right of center extremists.)
It's time for another Friday Night Question!
Chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Help me with a possible askme question:
The kindest way to deal with a student therapist.→Read more...
Lounging attire →Read more...
The soundtrack album is now available
Speed, bonny swan boat
I just bought this postcard art print on Etsy. I'm collecting half a dozen or so swan-themed postcards to frame and hang on my attic wall, and though I don't normally care for the gothic/horror style, this was too freaking creepy to resist. I would like to identify the artist and name of the painting if possible. →Read more...
Can we do another fake AskMe thread?
Pleeeease? [special snowflake details inside] →Read more...
Bad news on the cancer scan
Tumour is growing again...→Read more...
Everybody To The Black Sea
Gorgeous old B&W photos of Russian holiday-goers at the beach in 1955.
The Daily Otter.
Could you ask for anything more?
Photo Friday: Three Picture Story
I arrived back to Wellington yesterday afternoon.
I guess 5 hour time difference/jetlag between Wellington and Perth helped me sleep through the minor (4.7) earthquake...I love you Aotearoa but you've had too much seismic activity lately. Nonetheless, it's good to be home. :)
03 March 2011
Anyone here want to join a baseball league?
I've set up a league for MeFi and MeCha peoples on Yahoo. We're giving it a bit of a twist. It's a Hall of Shame league, meaning that you want the terrible players instead of the good ones.→Read more...
There's nothing like a new coat of paint!
Scans of some American paint brochures from the mid 1950s. Awesome retro imagery. I STILL want a living room that looks like this
MAIL MERGE LABELS HEEEEEEEEELP
Microsoft Office nerds, step inside. →Read more...
I got my own blog
It's a place where I am putting things online that I want to buy but shouldn't buy.→Read more...
Live Firefox Webcam
To be honest, I didn't know they were an actual animal. I thought it was something Mozilla made up. They're so fuzzy!→Read more...
Hillary... oh, snap! In fact viewership of al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.
Salad Question So I'm making a salad of Kentucky Prosciutto, arugala, pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar. I feel like it needs one other thing ... But what?
Single White Feline
And the person wonders why she's single... Bwah hahahahahah!
Um?! so. I find myself in Bama. Laceys Spring, just outside Huntsville... →Read more...
02 March 2011
Happy Birthday, Special-k!!
California on Your
How many songs to you have on your iPod/Zune/iTunes/45rpm collection that mention the Golden State?
Just click one of the two icons. Then one of the next two. And so on.
Paging ThePinkSuperhero. Damn you, Atkins Diet, or I would be eating this right now.
Photo Friday Advance: Three Picture Story This theme has been in the suggestion section of the wiki for a while, but I have no idea whose idea it was. Three pictures that tell a story, any story.
Wednesday 3-point update →Read more...
The Avett Brothers
- Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise. Pretty song, interesting video.
Grammar check requested
Calling all prescriptivists! I wanna do a Mefi post about H.W. Fowler but me grammar ain't good enough: can someone check the text below?→Read more...
Mirroring reality I’ve been looking for the perfect compact mirror for awhile now. What I’d really like is a compact with two mirrors, and it’d be a bonus if one mirror is magnifying. I keep finding some beautiful vintage ones on Etsy, but they usually have a drawback – that one side contains crusty, decades-old makeup. Ick. So what I’m wondering is, if I were to buy a vintage compact, would it be possible to put a mirror in the second side? Perhaps a framer could do it?
01 March 2011
The Prison Diaries: Canine Edition Liberation Day!→Read more...
Taku Wind Chimes
: An outdoor art installation in my hometown showcasing the lovely winter weather we've had this week. →Read more...
Vegas for a conference. So I'm headed to Vegas next month for a conference. Where's the best place to stay for a wimp who hates to be away from her S.O. at night, and would like to sleep?
An Important Message from the Carbone Cancer Center (yt)
Dr. Sam is my parents' neighbor. He is from that dangerous hood known as Green Bay.
Self Link: I have the coolest job in the world (NSFW)
This Sunday I helped put on a tribute to the comic series TRANSMETROPOLITAN with Jiz Lee and Ryan Keily as Spider Jerusalem and filthy assistant to promote the upcoming charity art book of Transmetro art.
Say what you will about "cruellest", Mr. Eliot, but March is undoubtedly the suckiest month.
(...there'd be days like this)
Did an etiquette maven actually advise people to say "I'm sorry, that won't be possible" or some close alternative, over and over if the questioner persists? I wanted to print out the advice for a therapy group I'm leading on setting boundaries, but when I google the phrase all that's turning up are MeFi threads. Anyone have primary sources?
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