30 June 2011
Is there a greater pleasure
than watching your kid fall in love with your own favorite books?→Read more...
[Catholic/Religious Filter] A little bit of soul
As a recovering Catholic, I find it a little ironic that my first temp job ever is at a Catholic elder care facility. And of course, I'm running into an unusual conundrum. →Read more...
"Into the Light"
is a photo series by a photographer who asked people to re-create the moment they took their self-pic for Facebook, or a dating site or whatever. The results are oddly touching
Cool first pitch.
Watch what happens when a Cirque du Soleil performer throws out the first pitch at MLB game.
My boss used the P-word today →Read more...
29 June 2011
Mustache protector / guard / sling / something? Help me out. I swear that I've seen illustrations of a gadget that a man would wear that covered his mustache, presumably to protect it while he slept. It was like a surgeon's mask, with ties that went over the ears.
Pranking the significant other →Read more...
Any Excel gurus here?
My AskMe scrolled off the page before I got a complete answer :-(
Photo Friday Advance: Public Places, suggested by pjern
Midweek 3-point update →Read more...
The joys of new apartment living
Our new neighbors who like loud music→Read more...
You can get points today for:→Read more...
For those who, like me, can never have too many abandoned theme-park photos. (Navigation arrows are up by the top corners of the photos, and a little hard to see.)
"Reality" TV confession time...
Since it's summertime, I've been watching Master Chef and The Voice more than I care to admit in most polite company.
28 June 2011
Female Armor: Why it sucks
went well! Now we're getting settled into our new apartment. Here's a video tour
of the new digs.
It's Time For Ask LT Anything! →Read more...
Very cool Firefox browser thing
The MetaChat app tab is an adorable bunny.
Performance by a very talented street puppeteer. Don't miss the funny bit at the end when the skeleton looks at how many tips he's gotten.
I'm starting an utterly arbitrary little game called "Points."
Here's how it works:→Read more...
What is the best, most gentle, most soothing lip balm? →Read more...
27 June 2011
Lost in translation and in wearing
When I came across this delightful AskMe
earlier today, about how to dress "like a femme Indiana Jones", it got me thinking about the wearing of clothing from different cultures.→Read more...
Did you ever read Good Dog Carl
? This is a real life story
of a Rottweiler taking good care of a baby.
You should read Good Dog Carl.
I'm in the awkward position of being able to briefly interview a potential boss.
How to phrase the question?→Read more...
Schiaparelli Bow Knot Sweater, with variations....
The famous designer Elsa Schiaparelli designed a sweater back in the 1920s that may be one of the most iconic sweater designs in history. →Read more...
Sexism in vintage ads.
These just get more appalling as you scroll down the page. A few I'd seen before, but most I had not.
26 June 2011
WHOAH! GABE KAPLAN!
Apparently the former star of the iconic '70s television show "Welcome Back Kotter"
is being sued for his winnings at poker lost by a hedge fund manager. That is, his investor's money. I guess they can "invest" in anything these days being basically unregulated. →Read more...
Cat scratcher, reloaded
The person spent an hour or so reupholstering my scratching post this morning with a $5 wool carpet remnant. I helped by watching the process intently and by jumping up on the kitchen counter to test scratch a piece of carpet while she was cutting it. I actually preferred the nice, comfortably lived-with look it had before
to the way it looks now
, but of course there's no need for it to stay the way it is now.;-)
Videos shot at 1000 frames per second: Cymbal hit
. Wet puppy
. Sledgehammer on oil drum
. The oil drum one is kind of meh, actually, but the first two are really cool.
My mom's doggie. →Read more...
So, someone on Facebook tonight said that she had a "list of things to dwell on."
And although metaphorically I can imagine a list of that sort, I thought, hmm. What would that list actually
25 June 2011
My Toilet Is In A Movie
My toilet is the first one in the photo montage that starts at 0:39. The one with the fuzzy orange seat. The filmmaker saw the picture
my flickr stream and asked to use it. I can't believe they left out the plush flowers, that's the best part of that room.
Staring into the abyss that is summer television.
I've been in bed, pretty much since Monday following minor nasal surgery. →Read more...
24 June 2011
Yay New York!
Now can I tell you my biggest fear?→Read more...
The Foop's Fabulous Semi-Centennial Yard Sale is Only Hours Away!
Remember, CalMeChans, if you're in L.A. or S.F., the home of the foop (and the land of the knave) is straight up-or-down Highway 101 (for 200-250 miles). →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
an Al Goldstein "Fuck You" to Delta Airlines →Read more...
Okay, you convinced me to do it.
For the next week, Monday through Friday, I will post an outfit picture a day with outfit ideas suggested by you guys, here...→Read more...
Mmmm ... these look good.
Discover Ancient Cambrewelle
). Fantastic prank installation in Camberwell Green, via @VideoNasty
23 June 2011
Rockenwagner Apple Pancakes →Read more...
Kind of Screwed Remember
the chiptune Kind of Blue
cover album Kind of Bloop
? Here's an update about the cover art.
this girl i had in a semester class i barely attended in fall 2006 deleted me from facebook! this aggression will not stand! y'all only gonna give me the benefit of the doubt for 4.5 years? are my status updates not captivating?!→Read more...
22 June 2011
The Post in which Bon Iver is Explained to DanF
I had never heard of Bon Iver prior to several weeks ago →Read more...
So men usually splatter urine everywhere?
I'm glad I didn't know this until now. How often do men clean the area? I thought issues of splatter had to do with hoverers.
Photo Friday Advance: Summer! Happy Solstice Everyone!
should I stay or should I go? →Read more...
Who needs some bad advice?
Who's got some bad advice to share? →Read more...
This is the NYT crossword puzzle
from the day before the 1996 presidential election, which Will Shortz called the most amazing puzzle he'd ever seen. (pic)
21 June 2011
Beer advice? I need to buy beer for our wedding. The reception will be wine and beer only. I'd like to buy from a local brewery for the beer, especially since we're doing local wine. The local brewery has a summer wheat beer, an amber ale/British ale, an IPA, and a "California Pale Ale." I'm thinking we could do amber, IPA, and wheat in equal proportions -- does that sound right? I'm not enough of a beer drinker to really understand what most people drink.
Multiple Point Update →Read more...
Welcome to the latest round of new users!
After the jump, say hi to everyone who's signed up in the past month or so→Read more...
Parrot Pictures, just because →Read more...
Are you hot? →Read more...
Over the next few hours I'm trying to get a bit of a session going in the GoodListnr mefi room
. If you're free and fancy some music, come and join us.→Read more...
Netflix envelope doodles.
This makes me wish I could draw even harder than I usually wish I could draw.
The Lazy Cook A couple friends are swinging through town and joining me for dinner tonight. I want to make something summery and relatively affordable. Any ideas? (I'd love to troll cooking sites like I usually do but I actually have to get some work done this morning, so I'm throwing myself upon the resources of MeCha...)
A very good interview
with the writer George Saunders. I thought this idea was particularly thought-provoking:→Read more...
Have a happy to share? →Read more...
20 June 2011
Is this how a "big break" starts? →Read more...
I'm trying to find an article I read in the last year or so online. It was a study suggesting that when it comes to free time, in general, men will choose hobbies that are fun, while women will choose hobbies that require responsibility. Does anyone know the one I mean? My google skills are failing.
Watched The Graduate for the first time ever. My sympathizes are totally with Mrs. Robinson, that guy is a dick and your daughter is like 17 and dumb as a post.
Leftover chicken: food fit for the gods. →Read more...
I love this picture of a Steel Mill in the fifties.
It looks more like a sci-fi movie set than a picture of a real city.
"Perform This Way,"
the music video for Weird Al's parody of Lady Gaga.
or, Joan: ballad
- Program your Monday with a couple interesting fan videos.
19 June 2011
CSS - Art Bitch
I quite enjoyed this video. There's even a bunny at 51 seconds lol
So I'm Making Dinner Today Yeah, it's Father's Day and all that, but I feel like cooking.
It will be Tatziki, pita chips, teriyaki chicken on the barbecue and a lemon curd tart. All from scratch.
Anybody else making something special for a dad, or a dad making something for the family?
The song already broke every rule in the book.
Now see the video. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "Troglodyte"
18 June 2011
RIP Clarence Clemons →Read more...
Burt Reynolds, Beer Cans And Burping
It was too insanely good to keep to myself. I had to share this AskMe with the world.
people, I have decided to try The Clubs. All I know about clubbing I learned from rap. Basically, if someone steps on your shoes, you break a bottle of champagne on their head—right? Anything else I should know?
Getting Snuggly with the Kittehs
- I've mentioned that my cats will sleep on me two and three at a time. I'm not sure that I'd be comfortable going this far
Video Killed The Radio Star
as played by a reunited version of The Buggles in 2004. Apparently it's even the same backup singers as in 1979.→Read more...
17 June 2011
Another Friday Night Question. When you wink, do you wink your right eye, or your left?
The Friday Night Question,
as chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Comet, between fireworks and lightning.
- I picked up a Counting Crows CD today, specifically for Colorblind
. I'm not a fan of the band on the whole, but this song alone is worth it*. What songs redeem otherwise unimpressive/ questionable bands for you?→Read more...
This up to 1000 years old snow has metamorphosed
into highly pressurized glacier ice that contains almost no air bubbles. (Amazing photo)
Wait a minute, Mr. Postman!
The Toronto postal workers are on strike at present. I was just over at the TTC site learning how to get my July Metropass (which, as I subscribe to it so as to get it at a reduced cost of $111, is normally mailed to me). →Read more...
Mental health days. Any reason to feel guilty? →Read more...
You know a movie is bad if this is the best image
the studio could find to give reviewers. It looks like they stuck Ryan Reynolds' head on a cartoon body.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOLA_G!!!!!
16 June 2011
Welcome To The Neighborhood! →Read more...
Notice something different about the YouTube page for the Nyan Cat video?
Look at the progress bar. Somebody at Google used their '20% project time' to make that. I can has bettr web innuvashun?
Time for a new doctor? →Read more...
Cats are funny
I have two cats, and they are indoor cats. One of my neighbors has a little white cat who is allowed outdoors. Neighbor cat seems to enjoy hanging out in my back yard, which I'm fine with.
This morning while eating breakfast...
Everything I have tried to listen to on youtube for the last 3 days has no sound. Other audio streaming works fine. Did something happen I don't know about?
Have you ever seen this picture offline?
If so, do you remember where? I know I have seen this picture many times, but I have no idea where it may have been. I can find it online but those avenues have proven to be dead ends.
15 June 2011
I Just Love this Painting.
It's by Harrison Cady
and was done in 1935. I'd love to have a big old poster of it, I could look at it for hours.
I need some new music. The old is all worn out in my brain.
Something fun and maybe aggressive, with energetic guitars? Nothing depressing, can't handle it right now. Thanks(?).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEARWIFE!!!
Irrational Fear #47: Morning Dead Arm
You know when you wake up in the morning and your arm is completely numb because you've slept on it all night? Do you ever have a fleeting moment of panic as you're trying to shake it back to life that you'll never get the circulation back and your arm's just going to *plop* fall off?→Read more...
Humpday 3-point update →Read more...
Mashed potato cookies
If anyone would like a new way to use up mashed potatoes, I can recommend these cookies. They are moist, spicy and not too sweet. Also good are these bannock bread and potato doughnut recipes, of course.
Photo Friday Advance: Blue - the color or the mood, you decide.
Uncrank me, please.
I am back in extra-coping mode after a very trying few days. Any suggestions for comfort brainfood?→Read more...
Headed to Madison today for work Anyone live there and want to hang out? Any tips on what to do/see? I've never been.
14 June 2011
Puppy grows up:
a German shepherd's first year, animated. Good doggie!
Want to buy a Kickstarter t-shirt?
Well, you've got about an hour left.
When I saw this,
all I could think was... GIVE ME A BREAK!
Killing time at Heathrow, looking at my about to be expired passport...
I got it for my first trip to England which was my first trip abroad and getting all sloppy nostalgimental .." wow I was a totally different person then " and all that.
Death of a Stick Insect
For those of you following the adventures of Sticky - I'm afraid I have some bad news.
13 June 2011
World's best dropdown box
what's this about "vintage sunglasses"? are we talking sunglasses that got sold in the 70s and are on the market for resale? or do brands reissue their sunglasses? or do people get knock-offs ("I'm trying to wear something like Audrey Hepburn or Malcolm X wore in this pic") My metachat style mavens help me out
"Single Ladies" re-worked into a Motown song.
I am amazed at how well this actually works. It's not a mash-up; the folks at Endless Noise
wrote new music for Beyonce's vocals.
Monday 3-point Update Bunnies: how are you?
Game of Thrones spoilers →Read more...
Happy Birthday rmless2! →Read more...
Happy Birthday, Eideteker!
12 June 2011
"Like Punk Never Happened"
is a blog which posts, every other week, an entire issue of Smash Hits
magazine, 30 years after its original publication date.
Pepito Pérez, Pinco Pallino, Ion Popescu, John Doe.
Informal names for unknown or unspecified persons in various countries/regions. (via
11 June 2011
Synchronization of metronomes.
I don't know why videos like this fascinate me so much, but they do.
I Like Turtles
- Clover, a turtle who lost her back flippers to sharks, gets a helping hand laying her eggs.
I am in Liverpool →Read more...
Flat Irons? →Read more...
Happy Birthday kkokkodalk!
10 June 2011
Time for another Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book Of Questions
My Daddy once told me... (pre-Father's Day parental wisdom thread) →Read more...
09 June 2011
I don't mean to sound like a conspiracy theorist but... →Read more...
THIS IS A GRAR POST →Read more...
If you HAD to pick
one of these three houses (NYT slide show), which would you pick and why?
Super cool! I have an assignment at work to find models for an infographic that has to track three variables. I am not having a ton of luck, but certainly having fun with infographics. Do you know of any cool examples out there?
ProcrastinationFilter What's something in your life that you really need to replace/fix/deal with but that you keep putting off because it's such a *$%@& pain?
08 June 2011
I just thought I would join in the fun, get it over with and post a picture of my junk
. I had no aspirations to public office anyway... not that that's a deterrent for anyone else.
Rather creepy/disturbing earworm of a song
- the track is "I Never Knew You" by alt/indie rapper Cage, and it's directed by ... Shia Labeouf? Weird.
THE GREAT APARTMENT HUNT
is over.→Read more...
Ask MeCha: giving blood →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Slow - Because this year is going too fast. Let's just slow the eff down.
07 June 2011
recommend some summer reading? →Read more...
might be one of the neatest one-word Google image searches you can do.
THE GREAT APARTMENT HUNT
so far, is a bust.→Read more...
06 June 2011
Gab about last night's "Game of Thrones" episode [spoilers ahoy] →Read more...
Palin Fans Edit Wikipedia to Make Palin Right About Paul Revere
- I try to stay away from the Palin circus, but it keeps luring me back. →Read more...
05 June 2011
Find your canine match with face recognition software.
(If the "take photo" button doesn't appear, try leveling your head.)
Saw the Tom Tom Club play in the park yesterday
They sounded great and Tina Weymouth still looks great. You do anything fun this weekend?
Limit One Coupon Per Customer Per Visit →Read more...
The wisdom of Craig Ferguson. →Read more...
04 June 2011
Need some help. My step-brother had a brain aneurysm burst on Thursday
and has been unconscious in ICU since. This was a sudden, unexpected thing. He is only 41 and in good health. I would like to get in touch with some of his online friends and let them know what is going on.→Read more...
"Groupon is Effectively Insolvent"
Is the online coupon market the next bubble to burst?
is a city painted almost entirely blue
Just in case any of you bunnies missed it, I'll be in Los Angeles next week. →Read more...
London MeFi meetups British Library 5 June
, Islington 12 June
featuring Metachat's own The Whelk.→Read more...
03 June 2011
Neil Young & DEVO.
I'd never seen this performance before.
Your mundane superpowers I genuinely believe I have a better sense of direction then most people. I never get lost,
The return of the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Public Service Announcement:
Before using eye drops, make sure they are actually eye drops and not super glue.→Read more...
WHAT?! NO! FOUR-O! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON'S_PLANET!!!
02 June 2011
I Wrote a Letter to Barack Obama
In reply to my latest email from my friend Barack, I sent this. →Read more...
Ask The Whelk Anything- Absinthe Edition
stic.man - Healthy Livin
just discovered this great song off an album called The Workout. goes with my mindset these days, uptempo rap song about eating well etc. (the player is the little gray strip, press play on that)→Read more...
Marvin Gaye's groundbreaking album What's Going On
recently turned 40 years old
AdviceFilter: Producers' Dilemma
If you're in an advice-giving mood, we have an odd situation that's arisen regarding an event series we produce, and aren't quite sure how to think about it.→Read more...
Interested in extraordinarily complicated jury selections?
How about patients' privacy rights (the jurors', no less) in a case involving a medicinal marijuana collective? The non-profit angle is a new one for California prosecutors (actually in ignorance of guidelines written by current governor Jerry Brown when he was Attorney General), and the potential for setting state precedents is high. Speculation on appeals will be meaningless until the case terminates one way or another. This has many earmarks of being a big one if you like to get in early on these types of things. If you haven't guessed, the defendant's war chest is brimming.
01 June 2011
It's springtime and Scooby wants nookie
So she likes to um... you know...
It's both creepy and funny. The noises she makes are... disturbing.
This just happened →Read more...
[youtube] Asking random New Yorkers with headphones on what song they are listening to.
Photo Friday Advance: Light
Crucial fashion advice needed I'm headed to my law school reunion in NYC in a couple of weeks . . .
My snort-soda-on-the keyboard moment.
"This is my one arena for high maintenance. I can be so easygoing — I just got a call from the car dealership saying my car got hit while it was there, and I said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ But God forbid you put crumbs on my haddock. We all pick our battles." One of my dating deal-breakers; guys who treat the staff rudely at restaurants.
Would you answer this CL ad?
Because after the layoff comes the forced moving...→Read more...
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