30 September 2011
Best object you've ever seen in a museum? I'm thinking about a Tumblrblog for this and wondering what objects you would nominate. What grabbed you on a museum visit at any time in your life?
Annoyed by Zentangle
It's possibly nobody here cares (totally understandable), but I just don't understand this whole "Zentangle" thing and I wondered if anyone had any thoughts on it. →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Snappy the Crocodile
ate something strange, and turned himself orange. OMG ORANGE CROCODILE@!
Decaying old Victorian houses built out of LEGO.
3 points for each time you (sincerely) apologized to someone in the past week. (an extra point if it was face to face.)→Read more...
AskMecha: How can I see how many wireless connections a router can handle? Hey folks. I know this is simple question but I can't seem to figure it out (yay for not knowing hardware). Is there an easy way to see if the router I have can handle 50 wireless connections? I know the usual is 25 but I don't know how to verify that or not. The router is a netgear wireless-N300, wnr2000. And bonus question: what mbps should such a router be connected to?
I'm moving to Seattle in February. That is the target month. I may have to board Sookie for the first month or so, but that seems to be the greatest unknown for now.
Puppy vs Step! OMG! (Hope this makes up for yesterday's "bunny" post.)
Sounds like the worst casserole ever?
(Right there in the first sentence.)
Photo Friday: Up on the roof...
29 September 2011
There are two kinds of mall shopping experiences. →Read more...
Early Rising Points!
Today you can get Points! for→Read more...
AskMecha: Meeting with the boss' boss tomorrow...to talk about the boss. Advice? →Read more...
28 September 2011
The Smart Set
is an art-culture-ideas site from Drexel U which has a lot to offer. This revisiting
of one of my top 5 books, Catch-22, was very good.
Ask MeCha: What the dating?
As part of our continuing series
in helping social misfits understand the mating rituals of their species.→Read more...
Photo Friday Advance:
Roof/rooves, suggested by julen→Read more...
I am curious to hear
our collective opinions on the first track from the Lou Reed / Metallica
27 September 2011
I had forgotten. This site is about as old as MetaFilter and was always a great place to go idea hunting.→Read more...
Highlight of today's snailmail delivery:
The announcement of a one-day Social Media Marketing Conference here in little San Luis Obispo.→Read more...
Ever wondered before what would happen to legal notices once newspapers die?
No, me neither. However, a discussion of King's plotting of Pet Sematary
somehow led to this question.
It's my 27th Birthday! And it's the 27th Day! That's neat!
Any plans to humiliate your dog for Halloween?
The Internet can help! (Don't most of these dogs look embarrassed to you?)
I'm reviving the game.
26 September 2011
Ask MeCha: What sort of ... →Read more...
"Escape From The Black Lodge"
is an Atari 2600-style game available for free. The link also includes an awesome
video clip of the game.
I have so much to retweet! too much good stuff on the interwebz! I would just go ahead and do it but I purposely avoid the 'firehose' style. I think I'm going to start queuing them up (I already queue up personal tweets to like 1-2 a day max, lots of draft tweets/statuses sitting around)
Won't you do me the honor of being my guest(s) for the MetaChat SuperBall? It's a soirée par excellence... →Read more...
The World According To Maynard G. Krebs.
Short clips on How To Live Life from one of my favorite early television heroes.
"The Doors of Perspection"
is a cool experimental film short by Vicki Bennett. She takes scenes from Hollywood (and a few foreign) films, and rotoscopes them in a larger frame so that long pans and zooms will move the frame, instead of the viewer. Um, it's hard to describe, but when you watch it it makes sense.
25 September 2011
Mimicry Pet Lop Ear Bunny!
Much much nicer than the cockroach backpack
which is giving me flashbacks to Kafka and will likely result in nightmares tonight.
To infinity - and beyond!
What have you forgotten to do lately? I was supposed to renew the registration on my car in August. Poopy.
MOBA - The Museum Of Bad Art
OMG! The giant orange cat will eat us all!
24 September 2011
Yay me! I've been dating the same woman for five years today (and she even knows it!).
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers gc, eekacat, Rhaomi, and mygothlaundry! (One of my pics is in there, too.)
Formula for a Saturday evening in: →Read more...
Warning, me in underpants.
Post pillow fight victory during the Week In Hell
What's currently stuck in your head?
For me, it's this
23 September 2011
So good... Gang of Four playing "Anthrax"
in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1980.→Read more...
I have an accent?
It's been pointed out by a few people over the past year that I have slowly adopted a strange RP-British-Midwestern American accent that's thick enough to cause people to ask where I'm from. →Read more...
Ironclaw: A Bestiary
Artist Chris Goodwin was commissioned to produce art for the anthropomorphic roleplaying game, Ironclaw
. He collected those works into a book called "Ironclaw: A Bestiary.
" Inside, accompanying dozens of gorgeous pictures, are imaginative profiles of each species in the game.→Read more...
Watch more than 1600 documentaries. "Documentary Heaven was set up early July 2009 to provide the public with a vast collection of documentaries spanning across every genre out there."
The Friday Night Question,
as chosen from The Book Of Questions
When has the time come to stop looking for something you may have never owned? In this thread, we are drunks at a bar. Write the script one or two lines of dialog at a time. Stage dressing and direction welcome. Have fun.
Time for another something cool!
In case you don't remember
, something cool threads are for sharing your own personal awesome with us in bite-sized doses. →Read more...
OMG HIPSTER BUNNY!
The last time Woot sold a bunny-themed shirt, I bought it and wore it to a Meetup. So I guess that means it's time for another SLO-town Meetup, right? And yet, I still don't have a car (he hinted).
22 September 2011
maybe Aldous Huxley, Edgar Allen Poe, etc
were just absurdly overeducated for their eventual claims to fame in short story writing? Either that or characters in their eras/settings actually talked that way. →Read more...
Report cards from a girl's trade school in NYC during the early half of the 20th century. If you like Shorpy but have wished for more background story you will like this.
In the southwestern corner of Colorado,
where the Uncompahgre Plateau descends through spruce forest and scrubland toward the Utah border, there is a region of more than four thousand square miles which has no hospitals, no department stores, and only one pharmacy. The pharmacist is Don Colcord, who lives in the town of Nucla.
Maurice Sendak's interview on "Fresh Air"
Did anyone else hear this earlier this week? It was very good, and extremely emotional. Sendak sounds like a guy whose emotions run very, very deep. (If you're having trouble placing who Sendak is, he wrote this much-loved book, among others.)
It's J.F.J. Day!
(warning: link has sound. Hard. Rocking. Sound. As it should.) Joan Fucking Jett is Fifty Fucking Three years old today.
21 September 2011
Stop 'Schweddy Balls' Effort Begins
Really, some people have
A: too much time
B: No sense of humor
C: Need to worry about something meaningful
D: All of the above.
Photo Friday Advance: Symmetry, suggested by flapjax at midnite
Ask MeCha: How do you do dating?
Yeah, I'm in my 30s and I'm realizing I've never really dated
. →Read more...
What current TV shows are you following now?
(international edition)→Read more...
eyes in closeup.
Midweek 3-point update →Read more...
20 September 2011
When Kevin Wins, The Planet Loses!
is a cool tumblr blog of original 8-bit and 16-bit pixel art, by some guy possibly named Kevin. (contains a few flashing/strobing images)→Read more...
My household Gods are nice and all, but they don't really do writer's block Suggestions on new ones to help lift the veil?
This is a grumpy thread. →Read more...
19 September 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISHALYNN!!!!!
The colour of your top ... →Read more...
Why does every company I like have to devolve into some evil parody of itself?
Now if you want Netflix DVD/BluRay rental along with streaming, you have to have two separate accounts and maintain two different queues.
18 September 2011
Timeless Light (SLYT)
My sister-in-law made this (the photos are my brother's)
claims to be the World's #1 Unicorn Ambush Site
, and I see no obvious grounds to dispute that.
narratives of transformation
I really think the binary “let me write a book about this” modality of “I was doing the wrong thing, then I changed, and started doing the right thing” is a somewhat lacking way to approach personal change.→Read more...
17 September 2011
Me with two friends.
The running joke is that we all alike enough to be siblings and this was the first time we were all in the same room with a camera. Is it true? Is the Celtic gene pool truly that shallow?
3 point weekend →Read more...
MeCha Announcement: Changing of the BunnyGuard
Hi all! Beginning today, I end my just-short-of-2-year stint as a MeCha co-Admin, (along with my pal and co-conspirator Boring Postcards), and hand over the official co-Admin scepter, crown, and pooper scooper to the ever-lovin', ever-loyal gaspode
. BP will remain in place as the 2nd co-Admin, so you should experience no interruption in the fine service to which you are accustomed. Thanks podey, and BP, and modly crew, and everyone!→Read more...
I need to initiate a dialog. →Read more...
16 September 2011
We've lost a Bunny
It is with a heavy heart that I come to let everyone know that we've lost a Bunny. Puke & Cry passed away earlier in the week. →Read more...
Help me annoy my friend!
I'd love some help coming up with stupid answers to the question "what do homework and hummus have in common?" →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question!
Taken at random from The Book of Questions
Whatcha reading? Quote a paragraph.
Since LJ is kinda dying, I'm going to move my Name That Tune game over here. →Read more...
What nice thing can I send my aunt, who's having a bad time? →Read more...
Photo Friday: Dreams and Nightmares
15 September 2011
A roundup of, and welcome to all the new users!
Summer has slunk past without me doing a welcome new users post. Bad pode! So inside please welcome the new users that have signed up from July or so onwards. And if you've signed up but haven't commented yet, then by all means introduce yourselves in here.
"The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo"
is a parody trailer for the (very real) upcoming movie The Muppets
, done in the style of another recent, well-known trailer
In Our Time is back! →Read more...
14 September 2011
What is the best book you have ever read and why do you like it so much?
Humpday 3-point update →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Dreams and Nightmares, suggested by Kronos_to_Earth
Film Still Field Day
Does anybody else collect film stills? I watch most of my movies on my computer, and sometimes I pause a flick and take a snapshot of particularly beautiful or amusing frames.→Read more...
Nervous and frustrated →Read more...
It's been a long, strange, and somewhat scary journey.
Driving back home from an overnight stay in Valparaiso, IN, I felt a sort of itchy area on the right side of my neck. I didn't think much of it, except that the next morning, I woke up with the right side of my neck looking like I was half-Cardassian. Overnight, it started to really hurt, and I got a walk-in appointment the next morning at my VA Clinic.
The nurse practitioner took one look at me and said "Oh, you must be in pain!"
D'oh! I felt like my right side was on fire.
13 September 2011
Live in France for free?
This person is looking for a cat-sitter in the south of France. For six months. Here's info!
food and/or italian-speaking people
what is this
? Billed as some sort of pesto, label says "crema de pomodori secchi", lady at the deli is like this will work if you want something spicy but it tastes overwhelmingly oily to me. Is it supposed to be a concentrate or something?
Danf and Mrs. Danf on TV Last Night
We were just walking by and got caught up. Very fun. My wife will be mortified that we got on TV (a coworker saw it). Her mortification makes is all the better. . .*smile*
Anybody want a lesson how to write sitcoms?
(live conference call Q&A at 6PM Pacific Time tonight - 2 hours away)→Read more...
is the bestest!→Read more...
George Lucas doesn't give a shit about you.
I'm not a Star Wars
fan, but having grown up in the whole Star Wars
era, and as a fan of movies in general, I think this is interesting. Has there ever been a successful film director who was less interested in storytelling?
What is your cellphone provider, and why?
We have gone with ATT forever, since my first cellphone (the Motorola brick) was provided my my employer,→Read more...
Good Documentary of Andy Warhol available online? and not the BBC Modern Masters....
12 September 2011
Chatty chatty chat chat Fill me with the quotidian details of your day. Me, this Monday, I felt the need for a transitional cocktail.
My roommate and I decided our door needed a little something.
Yes, it plays a certain favorite tune of ours when opened. I just thought I'd share. :D
Ideas for improving frozen veggies? →Read more...
"Blue Jeans" by Lana Del Rey
is a wonderful, haunting song with an equally excellent video. Her first song and video, called "Video Games,"
are pretty great as well.
Happy Birthday ColdChef!!!!
11 September 2011
Hiccup cures now please help help
I think I'd be a good... →Read more...
The World's Population, Concentrated
A cool infographic showing how large a city would be formed if the entire population of the world were grouped together at various densities.
some senile weirdo has been commenting randomly on my blog for a while→Read more...
Meetup cross posts!
I'm traveling to Palo Alto and San Francisco next week, and have scheduled two meetups
! Hope you can make it.
Tell me your 9/11 stories. Here's mine. →Read more...
10 September 2011
by Rick Springfield (from 1981) may be one of the best pop songs ever written, but the video is... less than great.
Back to the Future
Artist invites people to recreate their vintage photos.
My New Camera!!!
I ordered this direct from China, and it's all kinds of awesome.→Read more...
Recipe for Insomia Cole Slaw →Read more...
09 September 2011
I just listened to Errol Morris on the Sound of Young America
and did you know he makes the worlds most amazing commercials
? →Read more...
Time for another Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book Of Questions
Juuust a taste, he said... →Read more...
6.7 (6.4?) Earthquake off of Vancouver Island
- The mister and I didn't feel it, but it was felt all the way out where we are 343KM from the epicentre
and even farther (San Francisco?!). Did any PNW bunnies feel it?
I need opinions from you nice bunnies. →Read more...
Weekend plans 3-point report →Read more...
Who's up for a little MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo?
You know the drill. MP3 player set on shuffle, first 10 songs, post 'em here. →Read more...
Harry Winston update
fail! no jewelery from them out here yet, just watches [previous thread
Clever anti-alcohol PSA
Mouseover for a sober view (mildly NSFW in places)
08 September 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOSHLING AND LORIFLA!!!!!!!!
Everyone! Let's make Hateku happen
A poem containing three lines of of 17 syllables at a pattern of 5, 7 and 5 containing a seasonal reference and a vicious insult
Looks like we made it!
Thanks for all the well wishes folks, me and my puppy made it safely to the Southern Hemisphere!
Drunk Swedish elk
found in apple tree near Gothenburg. →Read more...
A 'Sign of Civilization Collapsing' Rant:
As you may or may not know, I used to write about TV for a "major media website" but have stopped. I do still get a daily email newsletter about 'the biz' which I skim through to remind me WHY I stopped writing about TV. →Read more...
I want to do something stupid. What should I do?
Hi, everyone! I'm new to Metachat, though I've been lurking for a while, so I just wanted to pop in and say hello.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUCANCALLMEAL!!!!
07 September 2011
I'd rather be... →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Friends, suggested by lysdexic
Moving countries/continents/hemispheres today bunnies. Nothing I haven't done before, but the first time I am doing it with Beloved Canine.
Some good moving vibes would be much welcomed.
Musical comfort food.
Do you have songs that feel like musical comfort food to you? They make you feel warm and fuzzy even when you're down? Here's one of mine...→Read more...
Northeast corner of Manhattan St and Liverpool St., Manchester (Pittsburgh)
I love the collision of place names here. Cute street too, if a little run-down.
06 September 2011
You're challenged to a duel. Choose your weapon. →Read more...
I have decided to retire from arguing online
I'm gonna be on the interwebz like this bear
Iggy & the Stooges
performing at Farmington High School in Oakland County, MI on December 5, 1970 (photos, no video or audio, unfortunately!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GASPODE!!!!!
05 September 2011
"Let Me Shine For You"
is a free, downloadable EP (5 tracks)
of chillwave music based on samples from/reinterpretations of Lindsay Lohan songs.
brilliant productivity epiphany i swear this sounds simple but i've been using it to motivate myself and it totally works! I'm like if I'm going to take enough time out to do something _anyway_, I might as well do difficult things at full capacity. If you're just treading water you might as well be sleeping or going out or watching TV etc anyway
Happy birthday to Raquel Welch too →Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSAMYN AND KANGAROO!!!!!!
My visit to the Shawangunks earlier this month
Earlier in the month, I took a bus upstate to New Paltz and from there, headed to Minnewaska State Park where I took these pictures. Enjoy!
04 September 2011
03 September 2011
Anyone use an IWORD program with an IPAD together with an air printer? I would love to stop using my computer and only use my IPAD. But I need a word processing program compatible with Microsoft word. Also, I need a printer that would print at least 300 pages from the IPAD with 1 cartridge. Has anyone used IWORD with the IPAD?
Has anyone used an air printer?
The beer archaeologist
"It’s just after dawn at the Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where the ambition for the morning is to resurrect an Egyptian ale whose recipe dates back thousands of years."
Weekend chore lists
Have at 'em! →Read more...
02 September 2011
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Bring teh funnay, pls.
I'm flat on my back with the worst case of shingles anyone at the VA has ever seen. (Not safe-for-the-squeamish pic, here
I am as miserable as I have ever been in my life and could use some funny or caring voices right now. →Read more...
Bed Rest For Angry Ankle : Ask The Whelk Anything
Where's Sallie Mae gone? →Read more...
Hey ColdChef ... →Read more...
01 September 2011
This is a RANTY RANTING RANT thread! →Read more...
Techie Bunnies, reassure me please. →Read more...
January 22, 1909. Tifton, Georgia.
"Family working in the Tifton Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next girl) runs 2 sides. Mary (next) runs 1½ sides.→Read more...
What little tricks did you learn the hard way?
There are things even the magazines for simpletons don't tell you, and you learn by doing. Especially regarding simply getting dressed in the morning. →Read more...
(To) When Do You Retire?
You are a time-traveler, capable of visiting any period in the past...→Read more...
Reassure me that I am paranoid!
All of my stuff had to be put in a storage pod
in my driveway after the hurricane (my apartment is currently down to the studs). It occurred to me last night that maybe I should be worried about bed bugs living in the pod (before it came to me) and infesting my stuff.→Read more...
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