31 August 2011
Photo Friday Advance: Unfinished Thanks to fancyoats for the suggestion!
Freaking out. I think I spent the hours of 10 to 2:20 in the grips of a white hot anxiety. My god it was painful to endure, I thought my head would explode. Could two cups of coffee do this? I use to drink a lot of coffee.
Woman punches bear to save her dog.
Local news for me; this occurred about a mile and a half from my house.
Has anyone ever used the live chat
? I've got some virus, but even the most updated program won't get rid of it...→Read more...
How does your email closing line come off?
I am usually at a loss, but whenever somebody uses "Cheers", I find it hard to resist replying with "Cheers, Frasier and The Tortellis"...→Read more...
We haven't done Two Truths and a Lie
recently. I'll begin...→Read more...
If you liked MTV in the 80s,
here's a fun way to spend an hour or so: "20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s"
It's time again for some... OMG BUNNIES! BUNNIES! BU-uh-DUCK!
(okay, the Bunny Food Tumblr has a lot of other animals
...) And "Jus Hoppin'"
has PUNNY BUNNIES!
30 August 2011
Your oldest possession →Read more...
How has your day been awesome?
Pour out all your awesome here so others may marvel in its glory.→Read more...
29 August 2011
The grant came through. Whoohoo! →Read more...
Happy Birthday, youngergirl44!!
I am going to the Harry Winston store and I don't want to be shuffled out quickly.
explain to me how to fake it so I get taken seriously (i.e. shown a range of stuff over a good half hour or so)→Read more...
The Dinner Party As Religious Ritual.
Bear with me now, this is long
28 August 2011
Another happy birthday to mudpuppie!
How do you get out of a dumpster? →Read more...
I don't know why
I often survey all the newspaper comics and features at gocomics.com, but then I find something unintentionally funny like this
. →Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDON BLATCHER AND IKKYU2!!!!
27 August 2011
reporting in after
Irene is past here→Read more...
What's everyone doing to pass the day today?→Read more...
Weekend Swap Meet →Read more...
26 August 2011
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
PLEASE HOPE ME FIND AN EDTIOR
I'm in a pickle. →Read more...
Fantasy Football Reminder:
Our draft is set for 5PM Eastern/4PM Central (etc) tomorrow evening.→Read more...
Overflow (see what I did there?) Hurricane Thread
Just in case you haven't had enough of worrying about the incoming hurricane. →Read more...
Hurricane Food I figure I'll go grocery shopping to supply us with food in the not-unlikely event we have a power outage over the stormy weekend. Fortunately I have a gas stove. What's some good hurricane food?
Three Point Weekend Plans Update →Read more...
Shake it like a polaroid picture.
(warning: may contain kitties and doggies)
25 August 2011
I work in technical support. I just had a phone call with someone where I said & spelled the name of a website, i.e. site.metachat.org no less than 30 times, and the caller just.could.not get it. He brought up Bing(no, use the *address* bar, that's the *search* bar) and searched it, he mistyped it, he typed site.com, metachat.org, metasite.org and I don't know what else. I was calm, patient, and did not say what I wanted to say, which is→Read more...
A free, 3-hour mix from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem available for download
Does anyone have a Pinterest invite to share? I requested one from the site ages ago but haven't received one yet.
Leftover buttermilk? SORBET!!!
If anyone tries this, let us know. The earliest I can get buttermilk is next month. I cannot begin to imagine what this tastes like.
24 August 2011
ime for F
riends. →Read more...
Lion!! LION!!! →Read more...
Was I wrong? →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Vivid, suggested by filthy light thief
Starring Wolfdog!→Read more...
I like you. You're important. You matter. →Read more...
Ask MeCha cross-post
Tell me about your steam cleaner.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
So we have this spider that built a web on our deck. It rained and his web was destroyed. We were afraid he was gone, but he reappeared this morning. There are no pictures in this thread!→Read more...
23 August 2011
(Yet another) blanket apology
- I just realized I am having cognitive issues again related to heart failure, and this means I most likely pissed someone off unintentionally in the past couple weeks. So, please accept my apologies.→Read more...
MP3MANCY - the rules are a bit different.
You set your player to shuffle and then ask it a question and then we all analyze the result
Irene Please pay attention to this one, bunnies. Esp. DC - Boston folks - if they say go, go. It's not going to be any kind of fun like a blizzard or some such. Bad feeling. Perhaps too much weather channel, but seriously.
Look at some art.
A little Basquiat is refreshing.
East Coast Earthquake!
Any other bunnies feel it? Our building shook like hell for what seemed like a few minutes.
New school year →Read more...
Got a phone?
Want to help me charm/annoy my aunt on her birthday?→Read more...
22 August 2011
If you have both a pet and a significant human other, please read on. . . →Read more...
In response to school started today School is so crowded that my most stressful moment is finding a parking spot. 2 of my students are children of former students. When I start teaching the grandchildren of former pupils, I'll know I'm really ancient. I've started teaching literature by Native Americans and hope I can dispel many prejudices against first nation people.
What would you do if you were president of the United States?
Making jewelry? I have just semi-randomly decided that making jewelry might be a fun thing to learn. Has anyone here done so? Did you take classes or teach yourself?
What makes you feel the most free, that you can do the most often?
School starts today and I feel the need for optimism, I'm running very low. From the merely positive to the escapistly delightful, gimme what you got that can give you a moment's lift.
Imelda May - "Mayhem"
, "Johnny's Got A Boom Boom"
, "Train Kept A Rolling"
. Don't be surprised that the irish can rock out some rockabilly. The rock came from the blues, but the billy largely came from transplanted irish folk music as they had already settled large sections of the Appalachians well before the Revolutionary War.
21 August 2011
Orqestra Buena Vista Social Club. Which is the band my wife took me to see last night at a club in Denver. Really really great. What I noticed most is while every musician in the band has effortless talent, they don't show it unless it's their turn to shine. It's obvious that the oldsters are handing off the baton to the youngsters, but the oldsters really can knock your socks off without appearing to try.
I made this
I did it! I finally finished this embroidery that I've been working on for, oh, six fucking years!→Read more...
from all-female sketch comedy show Smack the Pony
. There are many many more
20 August 2011
Mad Lib experiment →Read more...
19 August 2011
It's the Friday Night Question,
and also, a note about the future of the FNQ. →Read more...
It's Opposite Day!
MeFi's Own Lore guy, usually a web-based satirist, makes the best explanation for the "Patent Mess" I've seen
, while serious economist guy Robert Reich sticks his tongue in his cheek and a fish in his pants to explain Credit Downgrading
The little things
What are some little things you do that make you very happy? I'm talking tiny stuff like→Read more...
Friday 3-point update →Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRINA!!!!!
18 August 2011
GRRRRARRRRRR Paperwork Shouting Thread →Read more...
jalapeno-stuffed olive pickles I just got a hold of some and they are doing things to my brain that I'm not sure I'm comfortable having foodstuffs do. i am just going to declare this a balanced meal and eat them all day
Let's Play A Game!
Match the actress to her Simpsons' guest spot.
“Bruce Davidson’s 1959 project Brooklyn Gang is an intimate photographic study of a rebellious Brooklyn teenage gang, who called themselves The Jokers.
Summery vodka cocktails
Your recipes, I need them.→Read more...
17 August 2011
Photo Friday Advance: Cities, suggested by mygothlaundry
The AV Club looks to yesterday for the potential franchises of tomorrow.
How Frank Darabont got fired from "The Walking Dead."
My expectations for season 2 are suddenly very, very low.
16 August 2011
Stephanie Nielson update 3 years ago today
she was seriously burned in a plane crash. Today, she announces she is pregnant!
Favorite Summer Recipes? →Read more...
15 August 2011
MetaChat Raffle Winner!
I really enjoyed running this raffle, and the story is contained in this linked set. →Read more...
"Bicycle Built For 2,000 is comprised of 2,088 voice recordings collected via Amazon's Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard.... They were not given additional information."
This was already on MeFi so I'm late to the party, but it's great, so I thought I'd share it here too.
Grrr. We are antsy to move and found a new place. The old landlord's hinting he's not going to work with us on prorating and so we might have to pay rent on 2 places for one month. I just want to say grrrr about that.
Self-link on the riots
Wrote this 4,000 word article about causes of and responses to the English riots a couple of days ago.
14 August 2011
Self Cross Post Cause I Love It
Style Like U talks about fashion and image in relation to identity and ego
The Shakes, "Be Mine"
I posted this to Google+ earlier, and now I'm reposting it here, because it makes me very very happy.
Happy birthday to gomichild!
Happy Birthday Orange Swan!
13 August 2011
The main stage collapsed at the Sugarland Concert at the Indiana State Fair
I'm worried about friends who were performing today at the fair. Please keep them in your thoughts. I haven't heard anything yet, and I'm feeling sick.
It is raffle time!
Seeing as we haven't had one in a while and my boyfriend and I are starting a pack-up of his apartment now, I'm going to hold a raffle of the items he doesn't want to keep or sell! →Read more...
I killed a bird today :-( →Read more...
AskMecha: What does this sentence mean? - Scholarship Application Edition →Read more...
12 August 2011
Unattainable Body Ideal-A-GoGo →Read more...
Time for another Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book Of Questions
I've never been to a conference, is this something I should check out?
I know that A List Apart gets recommended a lot, so maybe this is a good excuse to go to DC AND learn something? →Read more...
What aren't you doing this weekend? This is the post where you post your completely made-up weekend plans.
UK English question about fairground games!
Your Britannic Majesties,
Do you guys have whack-a-mole machines
Jesus Christ. Doesn't a burst appendix kill you?
My co-worker is in the hospital.→Read more...
Speak to us of washers and dryers. →Read more...
Photo Friday: Games & Play Suggested by workerant and fancyoats
Help desk hell.
Ugh, I'm on call at work this week, and I have a call in to our IT partner.→Read more...
11 August 2011
Is there a self-hosted version of something like Flavors.me? →Read more...
Georges Cziffra plays Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8 in F sharp minor "Capriccio."→Read more...
My wife quit her job yesterday. →Read more...
Gee, how do we always know whose birthday it is?
Before there was facebook, there was the MeCha Wiki
. →Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAZ!!!!!!!
Last day at the cabin I want a nice meat appetizer for the veggie pasta. Ideas?
Phosphorescent's "Mermaid Parade"
- this record has been growing on me a lot, and I thought I'd share a song.→Read more...
Maybe it was just me →Read more...
10 August 2011
Photo Friday Advance: Play & Games
Wuh-wuh-wuh-Wednesday three-point update →Read more...
What would you save if your house were on fire? →Read more...
09 August 2011
Live! From a New/Used Laptop in Beautiful Sam Looey Nabisco California...
it's another attempt at a Google+ Hangout
! Join the fun, and don't say you can't, I've already posted my 150 invitations
, of which only 11 have been taken.
Having a brain fart, need help airing it out
So, what's the name of that thing that goes in large binders that helps you keep papers from getting wrinkled? →Read more...
I like this way too much--
not to share it with you all.
New video from Cee Lo Green:
don't look at the comments (always a sound idea on YouTube)
and see how long it takes to figure out who the actor in the video is.
"The need to represent with discretion"
Sadly, they don't seem to make girl's shirts. Still, I'm looking to pick something out or submit designs.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKO AND ELSA!!!!!
08 August 2011
what to do?
I am upset, and am probably going to have to suck it up. →Read more...
MeCha Progressive Dinner
- what will we be eating at your place?
I would like
to temporarily give my black dog a rainbow mane
for racing events without actually messing his coat up and making him unshowable. Any ideas?
Rock, Paper, Scissors
This gave me a chuckle
Hoppy Burfday, redvixen!!
07 August 2011
[Gerund] like a [Noun] -- Your favorite colorful comparison →Read more...
Hey, Londoners, are you OK? Word on the Internet is that Tottenham and neighboring areas are on fire and out of control. Are you guys OK?
In the interests of food porn envy...
And because it's raining and I'm alone just right now, here is everything I have eaten on my honeymoon so far...
is why guinea pigs can't have nice things.
06 August 2011
[self-link] so Nucleo and I were talking about whether cultured vs natural pearls can be identified in analysis, so.. I did some research and wrote this up. Fun.
Behold! The Photo Friday Wiki
Every Photo Friday from inception in 2006 through last Friday has been listed, linked, and organized for your viewing pleasure.→Read more...
G+ Hangout Time!
We're not starting quite so late this time!
w00t! Free Pumpkin
Any fruit or vegetables over your side of the fence is fair game, right?
Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself Animation Show
Gilliam shows how he did his singular brand of animation (briefly NSFW) (via
A writer for Ars Technica
loses his phone in a cab, but tracks it and recovers it
from several states away, with the help of a geolocating app, the assistance of several strangers, and a little luck.
For Bunnies who have not yet gotten into Google+ →Read more...
For heard a Blood Sweat & Tears song this morning and decided to look them up.
You have to admit this is an interesting band history. And look at the sheer number of names of people who have been in this band. At some point it's no longer a band, it's light industry.
05 August 2011
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
OMG Bunny Phone!
Warning- autoplay techno music
Friday 3-point update.
1. I had Botox today.→Read more...
How do you keep Firefox or Explorer on the screen at the same time as MS Word →Read more...
I'm thinking of posting in missed connections
If you were making a fake ad for craigslist missed connections, what would it say?
I know we have video-game-playing women here on MeCha...
one of y'all has to get these earrings
I find this interesting site SugarLaws.com
while googling for a recipe.. and it took me a minute to figure out what was going on there but it strikes me as pretty intruiging→Read more...
Who's for not studying?
It's the most satisfying feeling, freedom from relentless reading and reviews and exercises. Glorious time stretches before you, unmeasured and unhurried.→Read more...
Thirties's era baked goods? A friend of mine is hosting a thirties theme party to celebrate his recent acquistion of a vintage phonograph. I've offered to take some baked goodies. Does anyone have any inspired ideas as to what I could make for this party? I thought maybe a batch of mashed potato cookies would do, because people just had to use what they had in the thirties, but maybe some of you have better ideas?
(may be too intense for some viewers)
Photo Friday: Color combinations or pairs
04 August 2011
What are your two or three Go-To cookbooks?
What do you find yourself consulting again and again? →Read more...
The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour in 2 Minutes:
Have I mentioned that one of my high school classmates/friends became a TV producer? Wonder why I never asked him for a job?→Read more...
A Buttload of Live Performances from Newport Folk Festival
Mavis Staples, Tegan and Sara, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Wailin' Jennys, Emmylou Harris and this Portland band that's getting way too popular for my taste. . .→Read more...
A neat thing coming up that some of you may want to see.
On August 17th, the guys from RiffTrax/MST3K are doing a live* performance beaming to hundreds of movie theaters across the country (*tape delayed on the West Coast). I think I'm ordering my tickets tomorrow. Should be fun!
cooking with rosemary
A friend is going to visit and I need suggestions for something to cook using rosemary since I have lots of fresh available.
Weirdest thing I've seen all day
Legos, drugs, and Anita Bryant.
03 August 2011
Got $600 and a picture of your ass?
Sylvester Stallone's mom wants to tell you your fortune. NSFW.
Never try to embarass a racist; it wastes your time and doesn't annoy the racist
Long story short: Customer just came in here ostensibly looking for school uniforms, but making such strange remarks and questions about our company that I decided to stick with her as the rep handled her.→Read more...
Is it me, or is this a terrible jewelry idea?
Unless you WANT people thinking about your vagina all day. In which case, cool, go for it.
Wednesday Lyrics Challenge
Hint: I just ran through my iTunes alphbetically. . .(Going to lunch. .I expect you guys to get cracking on this.→Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Color combinations or pairs - suggested by Kronos_to_Earth
Hope me, bunnies.
I haz mild ethical concern. come inside, plz. →Read more...
02 August 2011
Tuesday Afternoon Question. . .
I was listening to the new edition of the Dan Savage podcast today→Read more...
can someone help me understand the nutritional aspects of this thing→Read more...
Google Maps went ... 3D?
And it seems I'm a year behind (or I forgot about this), but I right-clicked on a Google Maps view, and was able to enable stereoscopic viewing
Bob Mould does a cover(?)
of Sugar's "If I Can't Change Your Mind
clock for my bedside table Any dedicated online shoppers seen a good looking small clock recently? I am looking for one to give myself for my birthday. No ticking, no digital. Thoughts? Or suggestions for good sites to scour?
01 August 2011
Judgmental Gorilla. Courtesy of Animalsbeingdicks.com
this one made me howl with laughter. Sorely needed laughter. Caveat: This page is SFW but from time to time, the site veers into the NSFW zone.
What is this thing? →Read more...
Visiting Yellowstone in 2 weeks
and it occurred to me today, I don't know what to pack.→Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LONEFRONTRANGER!!!! We miss you!
The Octagon House Inventory
bills itself as The most comprehensive source on octagon houses
. Cool photos of some of the houses, plus historical info.
Woke up an hour and a half before my alarm went off this morning, with "Going to the Chapel" stuck on permanent repeat in my head. How's your day been so far?
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