30 November 2011
Is Adele cool?
I can never tell, since I'm so out of touch.
New sidebar art:
thanks to our photographers rhapsodie, plinth, youngergirl44, misteraitch, Senyar, and ufez! →Read more...
December Musical Giftstravaganza!
This thread is the official info-n-archive thread→Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Walking/running, suggested by flapjax at midnite
29 November 2011
Seattle Move: All lights green. I just have to get to the check-in gate with Sookie in her carrier. This cat's share of the plane ride came to $318. Thank you to everyone for your assistance and concern.
The cornball wholesome fun post
in which we share songs that do what it says on the tin
I'll start this off with . . . →Read more...
"The trouble begins
with a design philosophy that equates 'more options' with 'greater freedom.'" Brian Eno on why simpler tools are often better tools, in spite of (or even because of) their limitations.
28 November 2011
The Card Exchange is upon us!
Step in if you are participating.→Read more...
so I'm in the shower thinking about King Arthur
(no snickering) and I wonder, are medieval legends anachronistic?→Read more...
Candi Staton - Victim
(8:35, YouTube; 1978
) Random shot of disco for your whatever today is wherever you are.
Another Wide World of Sports
superstar of my youth has gone.
How do I figure out what music from my ginormous iTunes supply to put on my mobile device?→Read more...
As a public service to the MetaChat community,
I present a Cyber Monday rundown of (IMO) the better (and under $25US) Printed T-Shirts With Bunnies (OMG):→Read more...
So, until this year I haven't had to buy much in the way of Christmas gifts for a while, and I have a question: Are Cyber Monday sales today only, generally? Or do they last for days?
27 November 2011
It's almost December and you know what that means...
the December Musical Giftstravaganza!
If you'd like to take part in a MeCha Musical Festivus, enter in...→Read more...
Looked at my window and saw . . . →Read more...
Let's talk about size:
a cool comparison of planets near us, and some stars. Some BIG BIG stars.
26 November 2011
are completely kicking my ass tonight. I implore you to watch the following YouTube clips so they can do the same for you: "Hold On
" :: "I Found You
" :: "You Ain't Alone
"Extreme Measures. With Trevor Eve. Friday at nine. On BBC One."
Some funny deleted scenes from The Trip
, with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
25 November 2011
Seeking Couch to Surf Early Dec.
A friend of mine in Oakland passed away a few weeks ago, →Read more...
Downside of fall.
Spent three hours raking and bagging leaves and then put away all the planters and wind chimes. Upside→Read more...
UK Versus US Terms
- I got 42/45 and the three I missed were the last three because I ran out of time.→Read more...
Photo Friday: Hands and Feet
Weekend plans in 3 points →Read more...
24 November 2011
We're at the casino! →Read more...
Drive-By Truckers, "The Thanksgiving Filter." LYRICS
DBT sing about the coping mechanisms we need sometimes when getting together with family.
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone →Read more...
Anyone found a good place to livestream the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
23 November 2011
Does anyone know how I can incorporate these suspiros
into my sweet potato recipe?
Photo Friday Advance: Hands and Feet - thanks to workerant!
I'm a beta tester for Diablo III!
...and here's a playlist of videos I've made of gameplay during the last week or so.
If there's any bunnies that like video games and yet don't know about MeFight Club
... well now, you do!
Happy gobbling for those doing that tomorrow.
The Popovich Movie
"Popovich is a 5th generation Circus performer living in a junkyard in Las Vegas with his 2 best friends: Rex and Sebastian, a dog and a cat respectively."
for all the folks in #bunnies
, who are awesome.
Happy birthday to jonathanstrange!! W00T!!!
#ShitGoesBoom →Read more...
I baked my first cheesecake! What have you done lately that you're proud of?
It was a red velvet cheesecake
I decided to bake for my father's birthday. I'm especially proud of it because my dad loves baking cheesecakes and thus the bar is set pretty high.
What have you done lately that you feel really great about?
22 November 2011
The History of the English Language
in 10 fairly entertaining minutes.
The results of the MetaChat Minecraft giveaway are in... →Read more...
Puppies of Fire
(via the fluffington post)
Thinking of doing podcasts
I'm only fairly recently into podcasts and while I don't have time right now to get into the details (as I gotta run, but I'll be back soon), any one have any podcast related comments? Suggested podcasts, doing podcasts, opinions, what is lacking, what works, what doesn't-- go for it.→Read more...
David Bowie on "The Dinah Shore Show" in 1976. Part 2
of the complete show, and Part 3
. Also on the show: Henry Winkler and Nancy Walker. via.
a dog's seeing eye dog.→Read more...
21 November 2011
On the Epic XKCD 'Money' Infographic,
why is the "annual cost of rabbit ownership" ($730) higher than a dog ($695) or cat ($670)? (especially since 'small mammal' is just $300?) Evidence of Anti-Bunny Bias?
Pups at play
(i.e., let's play with the new phone instead of being productive)
What do Bunnies do at Thanksgiving Time? (I.e., what are your plans?)
wherein my idiot harasser discovers my info
look at this unrelenting f***ery→Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICKYSKYE!!!!!!!
20 November 2011
My sister called me an hour or so ago to tell me that our youngest brother Charlie died this morning of a massive heart attack. He was 42. →Read more...
Rebecca Black's Friday meets Black Friday
at Kohl's. Two terrible things that are even worser together. (with high likelihood you'll see it if you watch 'regular TV' this week. eek.)
Is it pinky's birthday too? If so a very happy birthday to you!
I have an old chest of drawers I'd like to spruce up by painting and découpaging a poster on the front. I've chosen "Summer" by Alphonse Mucha
as the poster, but as with a gorgeous gay gay, the orientation is wrong for my purposes.→Read more...
What are you doing?
How about some nice refreshing IRC
19 November 2011
It's civic election day in Vancover.
Candidate Harley Jaimes Rose
aka dubgee makes his feeling about the local police known
. Soundcloud song NSFW.
In an attempt to persuade YoungerGirl44 that owls are adorable... →Read more...
The Official MetaChat Minecraft Giveaway Thread.
In honor of Minecraft
finally leaving beta and getting its official release
, we're having TWO giveaways on MetaChat: one for a copy of the game itself, the other for some cool Minecraft stickers
To do! To do! Whatcha gonna do?
Up and at 'em! What's on your chore list?
18 November 2011
It's time once again for the 4th annual Mecha Holiday Card Exchange!
Signups are open now through November 27th.→Read more...
OMG META-MINECRAFT! →Read more...
17 November 2011
Matt Taibbi wonders 'Was Steve Jobs an asshole?'
Even just thinking about posting this to Mefi kinda scares me.
New Kate Bush Album (Winter-themed)
streaming on NPR first listen. I know she has a few fans here so thought I'd share.
Anyone else having trouble connecting to the mothership
A Very Young Dancer.
If you, like me, were obsessed with this book
as a child, you might enjoy this article about what happened to Stephanie later in life, and how tough the ballet world is.
Quince? A Turkish friend has given us a Quince fruit, with instructions to cut it in small pieces
and let it rust (?) for awhile and then eat it. "Quincy" has now been chopped and stowed in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator. Any tips to encourage me as to interesting uses, rather than discreetly throwing it away in about a week?
"Mound," by Allison Schulnik.
A beautiful, crazily inventive piece of stop-motion animation.
Woot's write-ups are the best
16 November 2011
hope this isn't abusing metachat, but very small IRL support network
i think i need to leave my boyfriend and i posted about it within the last week about on askme so i can't post again. im kinda going crazy in my head and just need some friendly eyes and maybe advice→Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Cold, suggested by rainbaby and fancyoats
Our new sidebar art... and, a giveaway!
In honor of Minecon
, the event in Las Vegas where the game Minecraft
finally gets its official, non-beta release this weekend, our new sidebar art consists of in-game screenshots taken by mygothlaundry, octothorpe, and yours truly. Also this weekend, we're going to hold a drawing and give some stuff away!→Read more...
Midweek 3-point update →Read more...
Did you really watch "The Wire?"
Or did you just browse the Wikipedia entry so you could sound like one of the cool kids? The US government wants to make it →Read more...
15 November 2011
Two soundtracks, one video
- Original: IRC dance movement
; Rescored: with a remixed Burial soundtrack→Read more...
Good fences make good neighbours. And sometimes live ones.
Late Sunday night, perhaps at eleven or twelve, I heard something crash outside. →Read more...
14 November 2011
Bunny sugar cubes! Eeeeeek I'm melting, melllllting...
Monday 3-point update →Read more...
eBay rating advice? I have a silly question, y'all. →Read more...
musing summarizing magazine info
I used to think about this (and even do it a bit) when reading Vanity Fair some years ago→Read more...
13 November 2011
Miss Teenage Riot.
I love this photo.
12 November 2011
Ask MeCha: fashion question.
Can I wear this shirt with poofy sleeves?→Read more...
This is one of my favorite Bowie songs, and this live version from a US concert in 1976 may be the best one I've ever heard.
I had a date today. It was ... →Read more...
11 November 2011
yaaaaaay! what's good in your world?
Two weeks of work!→Read more...
Question for a Friday Night.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Best journal abstract ever,
or how to make your ideas clear.
This made my day,
which is something that I could never say about a TED talk before. (12 minutes)→Read more...
Photo Friday: Livin' The Dream
Stuck in traffic on the Major Deegan. And we both have to pee. Entertain Us.
Thank you, veterans!
In celebration of Veteran's Day, here are some dogs being reunited with their servicemen owners.
24 hours of photos uploaded to Flickr,
printed out and put into a single room.
so this person
I mentioned messing with my comments→Read more...
Why can't I eat just three. Or nine.
Best candy ever. Physically incapable of not eating a remotely reasonable number of them and therefore cannot buy them. Does anyone else love them as much?
10 November 2011
Bunnies like carrots
So doing a lazy search to find where this picture
was from →Read more...
Somniloquy. →Read more...
09 November 2011
Chatty chatty chat chat. I am in a chatty mood and my husband is not. Be chatty with me!
Bam! Kapow! Slap!
- Both the mister and I have hit the other while sleeping. I smacked him in the shoulder last night waking up us both. He admitted to punching me in the back a couple weeks ago. He was very surprised I didn't wake up.→Read more...
Don't. Wanna. Work. Kick me in the ass to get to work or advocate my slack assed motherfuckerness for the rest of the day. They are equally valid choices, so far as I can tell. Tired, taxing but effective day vs. things come due. Help prod my indecision.
Photo Friday Advance: Livin' the dream, suggested by rainbaby
A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design.
This is a great piece about how technology designers of the moment seem to forget about hands and how they work. I like this guy's presentation style, too.
08 November 2011
I sold my synth on eBay for my Buy It Now price. Now planning on how best to get my ass to Seattle with Sookie. Yay!
Songs about sex specifically sexual disorders, fetishes, GID, etc. Besides Walk on the Wild Side and maybe some Pulp, what can you think of? Extremely NSFW or offensive stuff probably won't make the cut, but all suggestions are welcome.
Apparently I can't even give away 1st Editions any more. →Read more...
07 November 2011
An abundance of sharp cheddar.
Made mac and cheese and froze some. Had grilled cheese tonight. Suggestions?→Read more...
Photos of the secret train platform
beneath New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
If you're not sick to death of Muppet promotiana yet,
check out Kermit being interviewed live
by some-Canadian-with-a-Greek-name-longer-than-the-zeroes-on-the-Greek-debt.→Read more...
What do you want?
The me of 10 years ago had some ideas. →Read more...
Monday 3-Point Status Update →Read more...
06 November 2011
Considering an addition to my Geek wardrobe,
as I realized I have NO Doctor Who-themed t-shirts. I want something with the iconic TARDIS/Blue Box, but there are so many to choose from...→Read more...
It's not a good week for famous guys named Andy. To this one I say: Hang in there. You're the best.
Solved a catbox mystery. Now to find a solution.
[grossness spoilers] →Read more...
05 November 2011
"I've got to find the flaming nipple!"
50 minutes of deleted scenes from Blue Velvet
found, to be issued on DVD.
A Question for New Yorkers
What the hell is flying through the air in this/last week's NYer cover? Tax bills?
Cage the Elephant's Aberdeen
This is the most depressing video I've seen in ages. Poor misunderstood dragon :o(
A while back I heard a "New Country" song or whatever they call it these days.
Shit I can't tolerate but something was off with it. I heard it again and yes it was off kilter. →Read more...
04 November 2011
Not sure I want to know. . .
. . .I sent my daughter that MeFi link about the Portland artist and the distasteful thing she did with a horse, so my daughter had to send me a strange Eugene horse-related thing. . .→Read more...
Good news/Bad news →Read more...
Help me learn how to smile again.
[Snowflake advisory.] →Read more...
The Human Slingshot.
I totally want one.
Sometimes the 21st Century Mad Men come up with advertising that's just WRONG.
And even worse when it's PSAs for an institution with a long but checkered history. (talk about 'photoshopped to hell')
Photo Friday: Photoshopped to Hell
So I saw M83 on Halloween night,
and I'm still sort of feeling the buzz from it. It was a great show, the crowd was beyond pumped, and half the crowd were wearing costumes, which just made it that much more beautiful. During the song "Reunion"
the entire sold-out crowd of 1,000 people were jumping up and down in unison, →Read more...
03 November 2011
I am stuck in Fresno indefinitely. →Read more...
Go to Google -> Type: "Do a barrel roll"
The Cooper Union Is In Trouble (NYT)
The famously highly selective but tuition free institution has been hit hard by the crash. The students printed out a list of their own ideas on how to fix the budget.
I keep seeing copy directed at men with the word "pampering". What do you guys (of any gender) think? It doesn't really resonate with me, this word
02 November 2011
How do I post my profile here? I just changed it for the first time since my sleep deprived ass asked you people to help me pick a picture. Lord, I need a better picture. I want feedback, since I'm making the effort.
Photo Friday Advance: Photoshopped to hell - flapjax at midnite
Owls can exhibit a remarkable head stability
during angular movement of the body about any axis.
Christmas cards already? Marketing is on full onslaught! Wacky. I wonder how many cards I need. We are doing it again this year, right?
01 November 2011
A question for anyone with an answer. How should I go about mailing cornbread? Should I just wrap it in clingwrap or put it in a plastic bag then wrap in tin foil and put in a box? It doesn't feel like this question would fit on AskMe, so here it is. I've never mailed food before. Also, how fast of shipping does cornbread need?
JKRowling wimped out on killing off Ron Weasley.
Oh, what could have been? Ron would have been my first choice to die so as to push Harry and Hermione closer. Who would you axe?
Puppy Saved from the TOP of a Moving Train
- What did they name her? Boxcar, of course!
Amadna Palmer, Moby, Stephen Meritt and Neil Gaiman
on Criag's Ferguston's show covering "Science Fiction Double Feature".
Rejected Halloween candy.
The kids have been piling their unwanted candy on my desk, and I've been eating too much of it. Twizzlers, Skittles, Swedish Fish, Dots, Nerds, Sweetarts.→Read more...
OMGWTFBBQ! Tech moments with younger folks.
Sometime after my wife left, my oldest son, me, and my younger son were at my dad's place. My oldest came to me and asked if he could call his mom.→Read more...
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