31 December 2012
December Musical Gifstravaganza
for the first day of a new year. 99 minutes of mostly cool jazz
with a few other bits tossed in the mix. My way to start the year. Here's hoping it's good for one and all.
Coffin & Cradle 2012-13
Reviving a tradition.→Read more...
I know Orange Swan won't be impressed -- but I finished my first ever knitted sock yesterday! Working on its mate now.
AskMeCha: How do I deal with web plagiarism?
A knitting web site called knittingcraft.co.uk has reposted *two* posts from my knitting blog in their entirety without any attribution or a link back to my blog.→Read more...
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
(Ella Fitzgerald). It's the last day of the December Musical Gifstravaganza
, and it's New Year's Eve as well. So I thought this would be a good thread to share what you're doing, and what you might be listening to tonight. →Read more...
Norman Lear's "Cold Turkey"
: "What we need are mean comedies, filled with mean and petty people who hate and envy each other, and exhibit the basest of human motives." With Dick Van Dyke and Bob Newhart; music by Randy Newman.
30 December 2012
So, I just finished watching Breaking Bad,
What gripping, character-based drama series do I watch now until the next season of Game of Thrones starts? →Read more...
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 30
Hurtling toward the New Year, and some of that good ol' Figgy Pudding.→Read more...
Thanks for the lovely holiday cards! I may be an infrequent visitor and an even more infrequent poster, but the Internet is a friendlier and warmer place due to you bunnies. And the card exchange warmed it up even more.
Inspired by Doohickie's post:
There's enough time available to reflect before the year turns, so share some of your accomplishments, proud moments and feel-good activities from 2012.→Read more...
29 December 2012
$160 earbuds: FTW or WTF?
The woman who cut my hair just told me ... →Read more...
Jackie Viener is 91 years old
and visits children in the hospital dressed as their "fairy godmother."
(Play the video, it's wonderful.) More pics
28 December 2012
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 28 →Read more...
OMG I'm in Dublin! What do I do?
Photo Friday: Saturated colors
27 December 2012
I need to kick Dr. Google to the curb. →Read more...
Musical Giftstravaganza, Day 27
Today's Gifstravaganza celebrates a man beloved for his Christmas albums, and two songs that are closely associated with Christmas, but have scant basis for being so.→Read more...
An interesting animated gif
of the US population from 1950 to 2010. Place the cursor at either 6 million point in 1950 and then watch the expansion.
Two thousand dollars' worth of china
In 1962, when my mother was engaged to be married, she bought a $2000 set of Minton bone china in the S-665 Downing pattern
. →Read more...
26 December 2012
Musical Giftstravaganza Day 26
- Christmas 1962, 50 years ago, mixed among the carols on the radio, the #1 song was Telstar by the Tornadoes. →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Saturated colors, suggested by warbaby
Those of you who celebrate Christmas what did you eat yesterday?
25 December 2012
MAZEL TOV TO TRISHALYNN AND HER HUSBAND!!!!!
All the Christmases run down to the two tongued sea
And I plunge my hands into the snow and bring out whatever I can find. . .
24 December 2012
Best voices of the 20th century →Read more...
I didn't have my act together for the Christmas Giftstavaganza
, but I am always grateful for it, so here
's some offerings
. →Read more...
Christmas awesomeness. →Read more...
Musical Giftstravaganza Day 24.
Christmas Waltz, by Doris Day. As featured on a recent episode of Mad Men.
23 December 2012
I couldn't wait, so I gave the kitties that rule my life their present early. →Read more...
I'm a day late with my 22 December Christmas Giftstravaganza! Sorry! →Read more...
United State of Pop 2012: Shine Brighter
by DJ Earworm, who does one of these mashups
every year. Even if you don't know all the original songs, the joy is infectious.
December Musical Giftstravaganza, Day 23.
It's all over but the HO HO HO, folks... Hanukkah's done, the winter solstice was yesterday, and the Mayan apocalypse was a fizzle. The only solace we can find is in raucous party music from The Fleshtones: I Still Believe In Christmas
. And another, less-raucous but still awesome song: Champagne of Christmas
22 December 2012
had to quit his highly praised comic strip "Cul De Sac" due to Parkinson's Disease, but he has been regaling web audiences on GoComics and his own blog with examples of his older, local editorial-but-not-Editorial comics, "Richard's Poor Almanac". Today, he retold a Christmas story with a family connection... and a sadly topical twist in his printed postscript.
What food do you love but only ever eat at Christmas? →Read more...
21 December 2012
I've lost all will to be productive.
I've worked (as in actual work not just sitting in my office staring out the window) almost 50 hours so far and have 2 more to go this week. So I will now natter at MeCha for a moment...
Oh the excess... I was just given a mouse pad with a 2013 calendar on it. It's a marketing thing for my company, but really? A calendar mouse pad? When I already have one I like?
If you're going to give someone a gift certificate to a restaurant (let's say a slightly higher-end one that they would not normally splurge on themselves), is it appropriate to include a bit of cash for the tip as well?→Read more...
Do you ever get annoyed
with people's peacocking and preening on Facebook?→Read more...
Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 21.
Now that the big question of today appears to have been settled (Apocalypse Not), we can move on to other pressing issues: What will Santa bring? →Read more...
Your 2012 in reading!
Let's talk about the books you read this year. →Read more...
Photo Friday: Your worst photo.
20 December 2012
Kindle Fire HD
Help me make the most of the Kindle Fire HD I got for Christmas (we opened presents early in case the mayans are right).→Read more...
Mayan Calendar Countdown Clock
- What are you doing with your last few hours?
The Paris Opera Ballet performs Ravel's Bolero
This is amazing, captivating and beautiful and the performance of the principal dancer is quite astonishing.
I have some data that is all in rows that I'm moving to a column/row setup, and need some help→Read more...
so I read Death of a Salesman I wonder whether this sort of dreamy hallucinatory time-shifting that it uses was avant-garde for 1949 or already in common use?
It's Day 20 of the December Musical Gifstravaganza
- and today we steer the sleigh into the world of power-pop. →Read more...
I hate everyone, and I hope your holidays are full of awkward pauses. So there. →Read more...
19 December 2012
Puppy very excited about eating
I didnt realize how tiny this puppy was til they picked it up at the end. Soooo cute!!!!!
Decided to live permanently in Seattle. Now seeking an artists' commune.
Photo Friday Advance: Your worst photo, suggested by flapjax at midnite
might be buying a house with the family
Happy Holidays to all here.
Happy Holidays to us if all plans go well.→Read more...
18 December 2012
Does anyone have an OED handy? I need to know if 'secondly' is a word and Oxford is the standard.
On the 2012 Christmas, Pop Culture Gave to Me... →Read more...
Photoshop n00b seeks help... →Read more...
Musical Giftstravaganza, Day 18 →Read more...
Tuesday 3-point update →Read more...
Regarding names and addresses.
Why are you ok with sharing your name and address for MeCha and MeFi swaps, etc.?
Email of the Week
I is early, but I do not think that this one will be topped. Any suggestions? (I swear, they are not letting me coast into retirement.)→Read more...
17 December 2012
Why is this unicorn wearing a nazi armband on it's leg?
Is there some sort of WWII fat cat/churchill/unicorn/nazi imagery/metaphor thing i don't know about? Seriously. Cause i was all like "neat! What a crazy bizarre cat pic" until i saw the details and now i'm just befuddled.
Metachat....Hay Metachat....What kind of bumblebee has milk?
The documentary about the founding of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School I'm in!
Talks about art, life drawing, event planning, the burlesque/circus community and models - NSFWy, nipples, poses, language etc.
What are your winter traditions? →Read more...
Seasonal Holiday Fashion!
Challenge: Wear red and green make it not look stupid.
How's your week shaping up? →Read more...
16 December 2012
Musical Giftstravaganza Day 16.
Today's song is Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord, by Boney M
. →Read more...
15 December 2012
Happy birthday, deborah! have a wonderful day!
New site: powershop.co
I just finished* a website I've been working on for a while, it's a site for picking PC sorting and filtering PC components.
*(well, there's a lot left to do, but it's in a state where people can use it, provided they're not using IE. )
(from a certain new movie)
14 December 2012
What was your favorite new music of 2012?
What new music did you hear this year that rocked your socks? List your top 5, top 10, top 15, top 20, whatever you want. You can list songs, or albums, or both! →Read more...
Magical Mystery Tour! Tonight! →Read more...
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 14.
arse_hat and I swapped days, but I'll be borrowing from his, and also from gaspode. I had planned on a whole selection of Jimmy Smith stuff, especially from this album which I love the cover of.
. Today I bring you Jingle Bells. You know, Jingle Bells...
(Shroeder/Lucy version on youtube). Schroeder shows several ways to play it, but he misses the Jazz version on the organ like Jimmy Smith does it.
Then there's the way with the "alternate lyrics" that Mojo Nixon recorded
on his great album "Horny Holidays." What's Christmas without a million versions of this old classic?
Jesus Fuck. . .
My inbox this morning: Dan, →Read more...
The Plot To Kill Bieber!
These idiots walked right out of a Coen Brothers movie.
13 December 2012
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 13
I usually post older music, but this 2010 album is a new classic in my house.→Read more...
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers Senyar, eekacat, tommasz, Hugh Janus, and Kronos_to_Earth!
Shane McGowan on Fairytale of New York
I think this is his wife's blog - it's kind of an interesting read. And, in case you, like me, had somehow never seen the actual video, here it is.
INTENSE SCENES: This Film is Very Sad and Makes You Cry if you Love Dogs @AdvisoryGuide
tweets (real) excerpts from the IMDB Parental Guide.
Need some quick opinions about a refrigerator... →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Strength, suggested by tortillathehun
good news for a change
i've posted to askme under my name and a sock a lot about a relationship i had been that was just horrible. some mefites were so helpful and supportive during that time. so now a year later, i'm actually in the beginning of damn good happy awesome relationship. →Read more...
So many great cards already!
Just wanted to say "thanks" for the cool cards I've gotten via the MeCha Holiday Card Exchange already! So many festive and pretty ones. →Read more...
So...I had to cut an ungodly amount of fat from a cheapish pork shoulder. And now I have a container literally full of solid white pork fat. What can do with it? what will use it all up?
12 December 2012
why are communists and fascists organic antagonists? I guess now that we're far removed from that era it's a bit hard for me to figure out why class warfare types are natural enemies of ethnic nationalist types though looking through history they seem to clash with each other wherever they arise. thoughts?
Good Day, Bad Day →Read more...
Example of vicious cycle Overwork leads to stress leads to indigestion leads to not eating enough leads to tiredness/depression leads to problems at work.
So...If you had $250 to blow at the Apple Store... →Read more...
Online dating cliches
I tried to solicit mefites' suggestions for online dating clichés, but that part of the question was deleted as chatfilter -- so a year later (I'm not captain follow-through obviously) I'm trying it here.→Read more...
OMG DRINKY BUNNY!!!
Holiday Greetings from some British animators.
Ah hell this is cool. "They were married for almost 74 years"
I hope we can do that but it would put me over 100 and her, well (a gentleman doesn't tell)
11 December 2012
Is it Festivus Yet?
- The Airing of Grievances begins:→Read more...
Need suggestions for tea sandwich fillings for a work party tomorrow. →Read more...
How to keep you children closer.
My Stepson-in-law made this for an assignment in school. →Read more...
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 11
We have already had one of these songs
posted but this is one of my favorite albums of all time.→Read more...
10 December 2012
Elegy to a piano scarf
My knitting blog is generally not a personal blog — I don't want it to be like most knitting blogs, which usually involve the blogger using her knitting projects as a lead-in to going on (and on, and on, and on) about herself, but every once in awhile I might just write something close to home. See what you think of today's post.
The Secular Idiot’s Guide to Syria’s Jihadist Groups
"the Unity Brigades is a splinter group formed out of a spin-off group of members that quit the Free Syrian Army. I know, but irony isn’t their thing."
"Look at this Instagram" parody video (NSFW language)
This hit a little too close to home for me, even though I don't use instagram.
Thai Peanut Sauce and Chicken - help! I have a bottle of Thai Peanut Sauce that someone gave to me and two boneless skinless chicken breasts. I would like to slice the chicken up and put it over salad for dinner tonight. How do I use the peanut sauce with it - should I marinate the chicken in it, or just put it on the chicken right before I cook it (probably in a grill pan and finished in the oven)? If I should marinate, how long? I don't want to overdo it.
(I have had chicken satay before, but have no experience cooking with this sauce.)
How To Make A Baby
Safe For Work (unless LOLing disturbs everyone in the office), Your Smileage May Vary.
09 December 2012
Let's talk about email. Please check your MeCha profile right now and see if the email address is one you still use, or one where you'll see emails sent to it. Recent experience tells me a lot of folks have outdated emails listed. Even if you have your profile set to not show the email address publicly, we need a current addy in case we have to contact you.
December Musical Giftstravaganza Day 9
Sneaking in under the deadline we have→Read more...
Koalas to the Max
Keep mousing over the circles and breaking them up! (I assume you'll need to be on a proper computer to do this. Doubt it'll work on mobile devices/tablets. via blort
So, on the 1st December 2012, I got married.→Read more...
A friend posted this video from Saturday's Letterman show and now I'm in love with this band...→Read more...
08 December 2012
ATTN: Music-loving bunnies. One week from today, I'm going to make a post for people to share their favorite 2012 music. List your top 5, top 10, top 15, top 20, whatever you want. You can list songs, or albums, or both. You can just name them, link to them on YouTube, share files, whatever. Just tell us what new music you heard that made you happy in 2012.
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 8: Happy Hanukkah!
I'm not Jewish but it seemed appropriate given tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.→Read more...
07 December 2012
Do any of you have animal visitors?
I have a cat that comes to visit me every so often. →Read more...
Aaaagh! Evil bunny mask!
Who knew such things even existed?
Foto Friday: Busted No one else posted anything about Photo Friday this week, so I'm taking the bull by the horns and coming up with my own thread.
December Musical Giftstravaganza Day 7 →Read more...
06 December 2012
Facebook Site Governance Vote
FB is letting people vote on whether future changes to its policy can be voted upon. If you're interested go to that link and click "keep existing documents"
December Musical Giftstravaganza, Day 6
comes to us from my favorite band, Big Star. →Read more...
05 December 2012
Is it right-wing week on Diane Rhem? →Read more...
Humpday 3-point update →Read more...
Musical Giftstravaganza Day 5.
A swingin' holiday song from Louis Prima: Shake Hands With Santa Claus. Hope everybody gets everything they want for Christmas!
04 December 2012
Move your mouse from right to left to slap the guy with an eel.
Oh, these are cute.
Unfortunately they're $96 each
Hey Ho, Ho ho!
Nothing says "Christmas music" like the Ray Conniff Singers. And the Ramones. And the Three Stooges. Today's December Musical Gifstravaganza →Read more...
03 December 2012
Metachat made me cry! →Read more...
Tearjerker of the day
"LEGO Finds Spare Discontinued Set So Boy Who Saved Up For 2 Years Wouldn’t Be Disappointed"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONMC!!!!!!!!!!
02 December 2012
December Musical Giftstravaganza, Day 2:
Better late than never, yo. →Read more...
This is the December 3 Xmas post
Because I didn't want to miss my turn! Always love this stupid dance.
All landings at San Diego Int Airport
on Black Friday Nov 23, 2012 between 1030am and 300pm, in less than 30 seconds.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPECKLET!!!!!!!!!!!
01 December 2012
December Musical Gifstravaganza, Day 1: →Read more...
Apparently if you dress like this
get asked directions no less than five times a day→Read more...
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