30 April 2011
BUNNY WHOOPIE PIE PAN GIVEAWAY!
Specifically, I have one of them, and am giving it away in the manner of a raffle. It is new. It looks like this
ST:TNG + Weird Al = Data's White & Nerdy
The most enjoyable 3 minutes I've spent this month.
29 April 2011
Did I make a huge, horrible faux pas?
Truth, please.→Read more...
OMG! Baby goat stampede!
...with bonus sagacious dog.
Help the Ignorant!
Wireless questions.→Read more...
Time for another Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Can't. Stay. Awake. OMG. I'm stuck at work on a Friday afternoon with nothing to do and I'm dead tired. Won't somebody please entertain me? Or e-slap me or something? Huh? ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
You've just been given a bar.. .. what are you going to name it?
Royal Wedding coverage has begun here in Aus... I'm strangely interested now, but wondering how that will hold up over the next seven or so hours.
Photo Friday: The Letter "C"
28 April 2011
Holy cow, if this guy on Fresh Air right now says "sort of" one more time, I'm going to punch my radio. Forgive my intemperate reaction.
I wish this was chosen at random from the book of questions, but →Read more...
Best meal you've made lately? →Read more...
Pale Blue Dot
An animation student's thesis project, illustrating the words of Carl Sagan. Really nice.
Urgent call to ThePinkSuperhero
27 April 2011
What is your Royal Wedding guest name? →Read more...
Bunnies! OMG! Earsies! Mouf!
A nice story comes out of all the birther nonsense
- the family of the deceased doctor who delivered President Obama celebrates their husband and father.
Photo Friday Advance: This week's Photo Friday will be brought to you by the letter C - cats, crates, camels, caterpillars, and everything else starting with the letter C. Suggested by gomichild.
Hump Day Three Pointer →Read more...
Tom Scocca: "I Know Why I Cheer for a Birther Moron, But Why Does ESPN Cheer for Him?"
This is an excellent essay. I hate when sports media call right-wing athletes "challenging" or "controversial," when what they usually are is stone ignorant, just like this guy Luke Scott.→Read more...
26 April 2011
Life... not for the faint of heart →Read more...
How is your Top 40 Ever list going?
One more week! You should have fewer than 100 titles by now.
Just call me The Negotiator ... →Read more...
driven by solar-powered engines might be deployed at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to help keep the stadiums from overheating.
MeFi/MeCha NYC meetup, May 15, 7 p.m.
Back in New York again and this is one of the first things on my agenda. Hope NYC bunnies can make it!
more fuck cancer
My supervisor at NIH, who I love, has just started hospice care at home.→Read more...
And....happy birthday Cortex! Hope you have a great day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INITAPPLETTE!
25 April 2011
Subtleties of translation...
I was given this super-cute set of stamps for my birthday (Photo 1
, Photo 2
There's just one problem: →Read more...
do you jump into or resist being pulled into subcultures?→Read more...
Previous pony trotted out again: I've mentioned this before to a good response but it was ages ago. Is their any way we could navigate metachat by days? I don't get to frequent metachat as often any more and it's hard to see what you missed or find a post previous to the listing on the front page. I don't know if our intrepid techie people have the time or inclination to add features, but I thought I'd ask.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIPSTICK THESPIAN!!!
24 April 2011
The Portal 2 Spioler Thread - EVERYTHING AFTER THIS IS A SPOILER Space space spaaaaaaace.
23 April 2011
Fisherman wake up call three point status update
So, I am on fisherman wake up call.→Read more...
Where yo thermostat at? →Read more...
Happy Birthday CitrusFreak12!
I <3 specklet. That is all.
22 April 2011
anyone know someone who started a restaurant cafe/bakery/whatever? Got any stories?
This week's Friday Night Question,
as chosen at random from The Book of Questions
I need to be primed on primer →Read more...
"As ethical tomatoes become more common, a new curriculum teaches migrant workers about minimum wage, proper conditions, and how not to be exploited."
3-Point Update! (unemployment edition) →Read more...
21 April 2011
I need Easter egg theme ideas! We're painting eggs at my dad's tomorrow night and haven't picked a theme for this year. Previous themes have included South Park characters and Stanley Kubrick movies. Your ideas, let me have them!
Through tomorrow, if you text 'bunny' to 27722, Energizer will donate $1 to the National Parks Foundation. →Read more...
I suck at thinking up usernames and handles. Any ideas, stories, inspiration?
The latest example... I was about to register an account at FICS, a free chess server. But you have to pick a handle, you may only ever have account, your handle will be for ever unchangeable and you'll be stuck with it for life.→Read more...
Cats are awesome.
But, you knew that.
Camel tickling. *Also not a euphemism.
I would like to meme you a story →Read more...
Flickr work around? →Read more...
Penguin tickling. *Not a euphemism.
Show of hands: So, who all is getting married? (This may have to become a monthly update for a while.)
20 April 2011
Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little?
I did. His name was Walkerhooie and he was a green brontosaurus with purple polkadots. He also lived at the North Pole, had a thousand wives, and ignored them frequently to spend time with me. He could grow to be bigger than a house, or get so small that he could fit in my pocket. We quarreled frequently, but he still came whenever I called. I met him in the woods behind my house when I was 2.5 and while I know that I made him up, and I didn't really see him, I promptly took him to meet my mother, who was weeding her strawberry garden. →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Body Parts - people, but just parts (no whole bodies!), coming at you this Friday.
I'm getting a new car! But I need some advice ... →Read more...
If you like a daily cry,
check out the Welcome Home blog. Today's video and yesterday's video were particularly good.
Two cool cover songs:
1. Canadian indie band Young Galaxy
do a sweet electropop take
on Madonna's "Open Your Heart." 2. The Flaming Lips cover "Smothered In Hugs,"
a song originally on the first Guided By Voices album, Bee Thousand
. Both links found via PrettyMuchAmazing.com
Happy Birthday mdonley! Happy Birthday ThePinkSuperhero!
Giant forks of lightning are ripping across the sky
followed by thunder that shakes the ground. The rain is hammering the roof of the patio so hard it is all but drowning out the sound from the ear buds. I am looking at →Read more...
19 April 2011
The lighter side of my father's death (not TOO creepy)
Going through my father's stuff this week, I have seen so many examples of his weakness for crappy products, questionable charities and the Old Hard Sell.→Read more...
The problem with being tall:
There is no place within my home where I can hide sweets/goodies/treats and not access them without effort.→Read more...
Ever have a fantasy/wishful thought come true? →Read more...
Fuck the tsunami. I don't know the source of the pic, but I hope this is real. I really want it to be real.
Meetup Crosspost: NYC edition!
Heya... just in case you miss it in the IRL page, The Chef and I will be in NYC for a couple of days. Really hoping that I get to meet y'all*!!→Read more...
Made up/heard any good new cuss words lately? My present favourite is 'shitbuttons,' last uttered when our work experience student spilled coffee all over the fudge counter.
18 April 2011
So sick of lies →Read more...
is there a way of asking someone out
that's clearly "asking them out" and not asking them to be out and about with you in that occasion?→Read more...
The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything.
A really thoughtful essay about what it means to well-read, or well-versed in any kind of arts/pop-culture medium.
Jews who are keeping Passover: what will your last meal be today at lunch? →Read more...
Anyone interested in compiling and posting your Top 40 Ever song list? I have done mine, and it's not easy. So, two weeks notice?
17 April 2011
Photo slideshow of golf balls recovered from a golf course's out-of-bounds areas after the 2009 Guiberson fire in Ventura County, California.
Is anyone else ticked about this twenty article per month limit on the NYT? I couldn't read the Ethicist this morning. Grrrr.
Long shot request
I hope this is okay to post, especially since I don't have much activity under my belt here.
This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a picture out of a book called This Train is Bound for Glory.
It's a book of photography by the immensely talented Justine Kurland. →Read more...
dang someone needs to make an 'online life immediate lockdown' guide, so those of us who become the sudden target of 4chan types don't have to ad-hoc figure out the linkedin, twitter, facebook, myspace, youtube etc settings super quick!! good thing my facebook was mostly locked down though, no pics or nothing
16 April 2011
What do you call the part of the hand that is not the fingers? Not the palm nor the back, but:
palm + back - fingers = ???
How many T-shirts do you own?
I'm talking your basic, casual crew-neck, got it for free at at the 5k or family reunion T-shirt. I'm in the process of cleaning out my closet for spring →Read more...
15 April 2011
Tim Minchin's tale of suffering through a dinner party with an anti-science, new-agey flake is now a very funny animated movie. (Which runs about 10 minutes.) →Read more...
It's time for the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Shuffle, anyone? It's cloudy and cold outside and I'm in a procrastinate-y mood. Let's shuffle, shall we? Bonus question: how many tracks are you pulling from when you shuffle?
Google's Charlie Chalplin Logo
- I noticed it first when searching for I have no mouth and I must scream
, and I thought Google was messing with me.
You have problems.
You smell. Especially down THERE.
Bunny! OMG! Also, wouldn't this be the best place ever for a meetup?!
14 April 2011
XP Security 2011: the aftermath
I think I managed to get rid of the XP Security 2011 virus that attacked my computer last week. However, my computer still isn't completely back up to speed.
When you think of mashing up two decades-long-running pop-cultural entities,
I'll bet you don't think of Peanuts and Doctor Who.→Read more...
H.P. Lovecraft LEGO house. Possibly the greatest thing ever.
Our new sidebar art is a tribute to the people of Japan, in light of the horrors they've been through and their ongoing troubles. These cherry blossoms brought to you by our photographers gc, flapjax_at_midnite, Senyar, and gomichild. If you have cherry blossom images that you'd like to add to the sidebar, email me or comment in this thread and I'll add them. (The blossoms don't have to be in Japan.)
Psychic teenagers? →Read more...
Douchebag of the year award.
"Real Families" is actually a pretty good blog.
When does a dream become a nightmare?
(Don't miss the song that starts about halfway through.)
If you want to be on my mailing list, send your name and address to the email in my profile. I don't have any past holiday exchange lists so I must start from scratch. You never know what you may get in the mail.
13 April 2011
Did you have to make dioramas in school? What were they of?→Read more...
Happy birthday to BitterOldPunk! May you be just as awesome when you actually ARE old. ;)
Photo Friday Advance: Movies, suggested by Senyar. Photos that remind you of particular movies. Make sure to tell us what movie it is if it's not obvious.
Threre's something not-quite-right about this that I can't articulate.
Joan Fucking Jett. Sings with Miley Cyrus. On Oprah.
It's like if we had a thread about most improbable duos in most improbable venues, this is what I would have picked.
Pop songs arranged for orchestra.
These are better than they have a right to be. Click the song titles for write-ups about each track.
My father passed away today,
at the age of 90-and-a-half. →Read more...
So what were you doing 25 years ago? →Read more...
12 April 2011
Can we talk about bedding?
I have a question about sheets→Read more...
Dress Codes and Funeral Etiquette: An expression of shock and dismay
Might use an f-bomb or two, so possibly NSFW→Read more...
MeCha Book Thread : What are you reading at the moment? →Read more...
What do you want to accomplish this week?
I'll go first.→Read more...
Can you edit a flash file without having any flash software? →Read more...
David Byrne sues former Florida governor, and wins
Someone please explain the Internet to me.
What is this
site for? Why does it exist? What purpose does it serve? Who is the intended audience?
My favorite Vegas casino is closing!
Now where I am to play $1 blackjack?
11 April 2011
Have Any Cutting-Your-Own-Hair-with-Clippers Tips?
Shallow, self-indulgent hair details:→Read more...
LT just got me on linkedin and I don't even do facebook. Who's on it? Shall we make "connections"?
Newfound good thing about living alone →Read more...
Ian McKellan recites a Shakespearean sonnet while The Fleshtones provide musical backup
. From the short-lived 80s TV show, Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes
Anyone in Iceland?
Seen any awesome candy/lollies lately btw?
How was your weekend? →Read more...
10 April 2011
Remember the pop-up candy-house holiday-card? My next project is about to begin.
put me onto Patti Smith
so my itunes just switched to this 'Dancing Barefoot' song which I'd never heard and blew my mind→Read more...
It is 80 and damp in Angola, Indiana
and it seemed like it would never get warm again. Now I'm worried about a fuming summer.→Read more...
09 April 2011
Look at this map depicting percentage change in obesity of U.S. adults over last decade: map
This is what happens when 80% of stuff sold as ‘food’ is concocted to subtly kill you→Read more...
08 April 2011
The Angel Statue in the center of Central Park
was based on a famous lesbian actress in 19th Century NY and widely condemned for being "too masculine" and "peasant like"
I fired somebody for the first time, and today was his last day at work. →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question!
As chosen at random from The Book of Questions
I am glad that I read through the new recipe I want to try tonight more carefully and noticed the "Let stand at room temperature for two hours" instruction early enough to be able to do so. What are you glad about?
So, after 46 years I finally got married.
Dear Customer Service Person: I wish to lodge a complaint... →Read more...
A twitter conversation has me wondering. What is the emergency stash in your desk drawer at work?
How to make a chocolate serving bowl.
What a great idea. I am definitely trying this.
This is a "wining" thread... We just unearthed a bottle of "Two Buck Chuck," circa 2001.
Is it liable to be, as David Byrne might have put it, "same as it ever was?"
So, I'm officially non-essential. Anyone else?
Photo Friday: Found Alphabet and Found Faces
07 April 2011
I know you've got great stuff
MeFi Mag submission deadline for issue 2 is April 13. No theme yet for this one, but we are looking to get more visual work into the magazine. (Don't let that dissuade you from sending in written stuff). →Read more...
Paying for Dinner--What?
Okay, according to a bunch of people's answers in that AskMeFi thread, dudes pick up the check all the time as part of being a "nice guy."
Dear Urban Cyclists: Go Play in Traffic
"From Dublin to Bogotá, bicycles are taking over city streets. What's next, lanes for hopscotch and pogo sticks?" [Amazing satire on the spreading threat of bicycles in the roadways]
I want things!
What things do you want?→Read more...
One of my contacts, a contributor to this site, posted this article
and its corresponding Metafilter
thread to her Facebook page. Of course, it showed up on my News Feed.→Read more...
Let's have a thread where we fess up about things we don't know and answer each other's questions.→Read more...
06 April 2011
Photo Friday Advance: Found Alphabet & Found Faces - items that unintentionally look like letters or faces.
Humpday 3-point update →Read more...
The spider trees of Sindh:
"An unexpected side-effect
of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees
to escape the flood waters."
Famous people singing and dancing with the Muppets.
A YouTube playlist. As with all things YouTube don't read the comments.→Read more...
05 April 2011
When it Rains... →Read more...
What drives me craziest about my ex is his persistent delusion that he broke my heart to pieces. When I try to explain that's not how it went down, my protestations only reinforce his belief. It's like the Miranda warning where "anything you say may be held against you". How do people deal with this kind of crazymaking in relationships? →Read more...
The antidote to this
. Laughing owls
So a meteor is headed to Earth
and will destroy our ability to live on the planet any more, and so we will all be leaving to colonize another planet. The new planet will be quite different in geography and political structures from our own. But there will be a Museum of Earth there once we get settled. You've been asked to bring five items to represent your nation and its culture to put in the museum. What are you going to bring?→Read more...
So I have a little bit of a (true) story for you.→Read more...
04 April 2011
This is a whining thread. →Read more...
Dogs as urban survivors.
I just wish they all had their own home.
Seattle Notable Devil Horns.
Saw a guy in Roy St. Coffee this past Saturday who had, not plugs but discs the size of coffee cup saucers in his ear lobes and teflon devil horn implants, to boot. Well, I never... →Read more...
This brightened up a dreary day.
I can totally see the six year old me doing something like that.
Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky
would have been 79 years old today. In the 1970s, he was given a Polaroid camera by fellow director Michelangelo Antonioni; here are some of the pics he took
Midwestern politeness is bringing me down.
Part of me is always going to have that New York mind your own business thing going on and all this lack of upfrontness, nice to your face thing is wearing on me.→Read more...
Hives? I have a bugbite(?) that's swollen to the size of an egg and seems to be getting bigger. There's a red fingertip-sized area in the middle that I think is the original bugbite. IIIIITCHEEEEEE. Help me, hydrocortisone cream, you're my only hope!
About the Sunday night/Monday morning downtime.
MetaChat was unavailable due to network maintenance from approx. 2:30 am GMT to 4:00 am GMT on Monday morning.→Read more...
03 April 2011
rah rah "we are sports" advertising leaves me cold. I wonder if they really care about their products in an honest genuine way. Like, are these mass-produced sneakers actually 'good'? Maybe it's a diminishing returns thing beyond a certain quality point cause you're talking about shoes that are made from cheap materials anyway.→Read more...
This took SO much work, but the effect is beautiful.
What's up with you today? →Read more...
"There was a time when strangers were welcome here"
I had forgotten this song existed (it came out way back in my College Radio days in the '70s) but when it played on the Obscure Oldies-Oriented GreatBigRadio.com
, I was surprised and a little embarrassed how much I enjoyed it... →Read more...
02 April 2011
I'm at the point in my life where JWOWW was photographed wearing a t-shirt my friend designed. My childhood reading did not prepare me for this.
On the Origin of Bunnies.
Over in #bunnies
, we were having a discussion about the origin of MetaChat's obsession with bunnies...→Read more...
Do we have any bunnies who are fluent in Italian? →Read more...
01 April 2011
Friday Night Question!
As chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Man, I love the web. →Read more...
Who did you prank today?
- please tell good April Fools stories. My first proper pranking end is under the link.→Read more...
I'm feeling old and grouchy →Read more...
Want to read The Woman Warrior?
Then please do, check out this lecture
, and join MeTa Book Club here in MeCha on April 26.
Anyone here listen to the Caustic Soda podcast?
Have you heard the Followups/One Year Poll episode
from this week?→Read more...
Go type "comic sans" or "helvetica" into Google. Do it! Then report back.
The world's largest indoor photo:
A 40-gigapixel, 360-degree image
of the Strahov philosophical library in Prague. Amazing.
Your random playlist, April Fool's Day edition.
You know the drill.→Read more...
Minecraft Friday: Share!
Not to hijack the Friday theme, and I'm sure some of you are thoroughly sick of Minecraft, but for those of you who aren't - I'm curious about your worlds, specifically those you call home. →Read more...
The idiots at Flickr have broken things again
I just posted this to their feedback section:→Read more...
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