31 May 2012
Update on the Mister's Heart Saga →Read more...
Is it possible to be in love with a publicly owned corporation?. . . .
If you wanted to put a "do the right, awesome thing" in the dictionary, this would be a nice illustration.
Country Music's Sparkle King:
A cool profile/history of Nudie Cohn, inventor of the "Nudie suit
Which way are you leaning this election season??? →Read more...
30 May 2012
The tornado sirens were the freakiest parts of living in OH & GA for me
Soundtrack the build up to armaggedon over a month. Break down into total anarchy over the course of a month musically.
Gin & Tonic Ice Cream
Someone make this for me, pretty please?
Photo Friday Advance: Tools, hardware, and machinery, suggested by ethylene, julen, and wokerant
Overeager Corgi grabs a can of spray paint from under his owner's kitchen sink. Hijinks ensue. →Read more...
Happy Birthday Hugh Janus!
Only a few hours left for this BUNNY KICKSTARTER.
From the guy who just won the first-ever National Cartoonist Society "Reuben" Award for Online Comics (they've been giving other awards out for over 60 years)...→Read more...
29 May 2012
Please read: the hypocrisy of [SOME PEOPLES INTERPRETATION OF] religion
Tea and Kittens
I keep waiting for a pic of a kitten in tea to show up
Feeding time at the zoo.
In which I relate the tragic tale of The Mogget
who wouldn't stop pinching food...→Read more...
28 May 2012
I am finally making the twitter client I posted about
. Caffeine? check. Dead of the night? check. Pulsing music? check. If I don't come in here in six hours with some results I will retire and find another line of work
27 May 2012
Lump in your throat, courtesy of Jay Farrar and Co., in New Multitudes
, a new project based on Woody Guthrie's personal archives
When we win the lottery,
I want this
to be the UK MeCha Bunny Base. .pdf brochur
e (If that link doesn't work, you'll find it on the main link.)
26 May 2012
AMAZING photos of America's old west,
taken by a man named Timothy O'Sullivan in the second half of the 19th century.
House Hunt? How hard, easy (is it ever) was it for you, and how long did it take for you to find the right one… any horror stories to disclose?? Go ahead, spill!
The Very Essence of TMI. . .
In which I detail the last several days, which has included my colonoscopy. I do this as a service to those to whom this procedure is a future event. So please to not click unless interested.→Read more...
Weekend 3-point update →Read more...
25 May 2012
Roger Waters is putting on a performance ofThe Wall tomorrow night Tickets are $270. Should I go ??
I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER (ok, I hate buildings where the AC is too high) I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER I LOVE SUMMER
is actually a really solid, well-made flash game. Happy Friday!
Smooshie after his lion cut.
I don't actually think he's angry about the new 'do, he just hates having his picture taken. Believe it or not he's pretty much the most good-natured cat in the world.
Help me avoid staircase wit: tell me what to say to Desk Rummager and Snack Thief!
I just learned that a supervisor in my workplace (not my
supervisor, but a boss-level person) has been getting food (mixed nuts) out of my desk drawer and eating it when I'm not around.→Read more...
Picking up where Orange Swan left off yesterday:
After being reminded of Leo and Gatsby, I thought I’d do a bit of poking around, and found this…I love the way Phoenix looks in this
scene; it sends a shiver down your spine.
Photo Friday: Our winter gloves
24 May 2012
A question for everybody about the sidebar art. →Read more...
So, fess up ... →Read more...
Happy 71st birthday, Bob Dylan I'm going to celebrate by mumbling all day.
Have any of you ever been arrested… →Read more...
So, about the postcard swap...
I know I'm late with mine. Please don't think you're forgotten. →Read more...
23 May 2012
Recommend me something good to read. →Read more...
JFJ in SLO!
MeCha Rock God(dess) Joan Fucking Jett is going to be performing at the "Mid-State Fair" (San Luis Obispo's County Fair in a brilliant disguise), Thursday, July 26th. Good excuse for a midway-between-SF-and-LA California meetup? You tell me.
Want to feel better about reading Metachat at work? →Read more...
Having a bad day?
Have a Calming Manatee.
Photo Friday Advance: Our winter gloves, suggested by buzzman
Happy Birthday mightshould!
The Great Gatsby, Reloaded 2012
Oh dear. Visually it looks great, but the music is all wrong, and I don't know about the casting... Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby? Jay Gatsby's supposed to be coolly elegant, and Leo just looks greasy and simian.
The very gothic Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris.
Awesome descriptions of these places written in the day by people who visited them, plus many cool photos.
22 May 2012
So how are you doing? How are you, really? Everything OK? →Read more...
Who’s your favourite TENNIS player (man/woman)? →Read more...
Continuing with the birthday theme... Think about your last milestone birthday (for any given definition of milestone). What were you doing? Who were you with? Was it fun?
Happy Birthday Brujita!! It's triplets day!
Happy Birthday Janetland!
21 May 2012
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers Kronos_to_Earth, youngergirl44, gomichild, and workerant.
Really crazy Sunday... →Read more...
OMG BUNNY GUARD!
Also BUNNY TRUCKJACKERS!
Ads for my favorite brand of store-bought salad dressing (try the Vidalia Onion!
For guys who like girls: High heels on women, or no?→Read more...
20 May 2012
What a Crock! No really. What can I use my crock for?
I got a stoneware crock at a yard sale with a matching lid. Something like this.
I was very excited to use it in making homemade vinegar, a new project. But...→Read more...
What do you want on your hamburger? I like mustard and hot peppers and a slice of onion.
- a hilarious take on squirrel coexistence. →Read more...
19 May 2012
18 May 2012
6 Habits of Truly Memorable People
It's Inc. magazine, but it's a pretty interesting article.
And it's Friday. Friday! FRIDAY! FRIDAY
!! Happy Friday, Metachat.
17 May 2012
Since it's a disco kind of day
on MetaChat, here's Amii Stewart (predicting Janelle Monáe
) doing a song that even David Bowie
loved: "Knock On Wood."
Does what it says on the tin→Read more...
Donna Summer : 1948-2012. RIP
Not her most famous song, but my favourite.
[pdf] Should I respond online on the EPA's behalf?
a handy-dandy flowchart that's kinda common sense but also kinda interesting
16 May 2012
What are some really interesting bands?
I was just thinking about how I'd like to know about some interesting bands. →Read more...
Jackson Browne - A Thousand Kisses Deep.
I found the song online at my public library's free music site. →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Textures, suggested by ethylene, warbaby, and mygothlaundry
Humpday 3-point update →Read more...
15 May 2012
Guilty confessions- or not
Come inside and spill your guts→Read more...
14 May 2012
Can Geoengineering Solve Global Warming?
our friends at the new yorker report on some crazy strategies
It's here, it's here!
The 2011 US SS popular baby name data!→Read more...
13 May 2012
the kitty thought...
Swan's End: Attic before and after photo set
I just finished the attic renovation today. There are pictures. And commentary. And now that the room is just so and immaculate, the first thing I will do is mess it up by starting some project or other.
as you've never really heard or seen it before. Whoa. Just, whoa. The 60s were weird.
12 May 2012
My friend in Raleigh's spouse (also one of my best friends) called me with the horrible news that today was John's last on this earth.→Read more...
What's in your fruit bowl?
I bet it's not all fruit! You're one of the most diverse and interesting groups of people I know, so chances are there's going to be some cool stuff! I'll go first...→Read more...
Need help providing tunes for my daughter's road trip →Read more...
Post a comment or anecdote in which you poke fun at yourself.→Read more...
11 May 2012
Weekend plans 3-point update. →Read more...
(not a driving cat) →Read more...
Gonna be a rough weekend →Read more...
Photo Friday: Empty, emptiness, bleak
What do you think
of charities in some celebrity's name, actual 501(c)(3)
-compliant charities*, whose only function is to provide lavishly catered meet-and-greet opportunities to the underprivileged with that celebrity and his or her circle? →Read more...
10 May 2012
, a new animation from Cyriak , starring his own face
West Side Story lovers,
check this out, looks like a good deal, today only.
09 May 2012
God bless Joe Biden's inability to keep from shooting his mouth off
Photo Friday Advance: Empty, emptiness, bleak - Suggested by arse_hat, Kronos_to_Earth, and flapjax at midnite
For the first time, I used full-size fresh pasta sheets to make a lasagne. It was, and is, awesome.→Read more...
Postcard From 1952,
by Explosions In The Sky. An incredibly beautiful music video, mainly featuring very slow-moving scenes framed to feel like old family photos. So cool.
SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
08 May 2012
People who like grapefruit juice... →Read more...
Cats for Public Radio.
Chicago Public Media has called in the cats! Their pledge page now features videos with the theme "Research tells us that cute cat videos make people happy. Happy people donate."
blenders and food processors
So. I'm not really one for kitchen appliances (I tend to mash things up with my mortar and pestle) and I'm a little confused about which things blenders do and which things food processors do.→Read more...
AAA Provides a Small Level of Bicycle Service. . .
Not much. Can't really imagine having to use it, but thanks for thinking of me.
Too many wonderful people dying right now. R.I.P. Maurice Sendak
, author of "Where The Wild Things Are," among many many others.
07 May 2012
Never Give Up
Hell, I've been doing yoga for a year and I'd settle for losing 20 lbs lol
...in which Christopher Robin introduces Winnie to a baby blue jay. →Read more...
we are getting our Very Spoiled Cat a new cat for his (un)birthday, probably whether he wants one or not. →Read more...
Our French Connection:
A writer travels to several small US towns named Paris to talk to Americans about the French, beginning in South Paris, Maine.
Last night's MadMen: Discuss... (potential spoilers, I suppose) →Read more...
06 May 2012
The Worst Songs of All Time
??? As selected by the blogger who is also →Read more...
05 May 2012
I've heard of "sweat bees" since I was a child, and I thought it referred to some of the (larger) little gnats that will swarm around your face on a humid day in the more rural parts of Georgia. I never knew until today they are real bees that will drink our sweat and tears
. →Read more...
The Dirty Water Girlfriend Experience
Long Island prostitute busted using hot dog stand as a front. New York Post has a field day.
"I Saw Her Standing There"
- True love in a platform world.
I am making a twitter client. if I don't come back in 12-24 hours with an update I am going to drop the idea instead of keeping it knocking around my head for months. Here goes!
04 May 2012
other than May Day and Mother's Day to celebrate, from mental_floss→Read more...
is how I'm spending the weekend. How 'bout you?
Wonderful animated music... thingy.
Another Day at the Office
During the routine annual safety inspection yesterday, I went into the gym and found out that [your school] is producing Peter Pan as its seasonal production, and that there is home made rigging in place to "fly" the student actors.→Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYGOTHLAUNDRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photo Friday: People, places, things (aka nouns) that fill you with joy
03 May 2012
Wonders of modern life →Read more...
Fat Tax? How about a Cat Tax?
A dog-owning health writer trolls the Internet to make a point about 'unhealthy lifestyle choices'.
Where would you go?
If you could relocate to anywhere in the country you currently reside in, where would you like to go and why? Part 2: Anywhere in the world? →Read more...
Should we do a postcard swap next week for National Postcard Week? (UPDATE: WE ARE!)
Just saw a mention by Jessamyn
about NPCW... should we make a quick mailing list and send postcards next week? Kind of like a mini-version of the Xmas card swap? →Read more...
Stynxno is 30 years old today!!! Woooo!!!!
Link to old favorite MetaChat threads, GO! →Read more...
Gotta dirty it up a little.
Here's the new car. This is the least-giddy photo :) Now we have to make it ours.→Read more...
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Bunnies!!!
(and also nuclear warheads, because, well, it's Ripley)
02 May 2012
Summer Vacation Plans!
Some started to discuss it in the book thread
, so let's spinoff, shall we?→Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: People, places, things (aka nouns) that fill you with joy - suggested by netbros
indian ad for bottled mango juice
villager tells policeman that his cow is missing. cop says your cow will stroll back but the mangos i'm busy eating will be gone when the season ends. cop is presented with the 'all season mango', this disgusting chemical juice. OMG WE'RE GOING IN REVERSE please send many copies of Mother Jones & Michael Pollan's works
01 May 2012
Summer [Northern Hemisphere-ist!] Reading List (Redux)
So pjern asked this
awhile ago, but we're a bit closer now to folks ending semesters/prepping for vacations, etc. What do you have in your queue for the near future?
I know it's not hump day yet, but it may as well be. How's your week going? I've been miserably sick all weekend and have so much to do that this week is not fun at all. I'm really looking forward to the end of next week, though, since final exams will be over.
We are between MeFi Swaps, so... →Read more...
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