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Archives for: February 2013

28 February 2013

Ok, I hate Jezebel, but this kind of spoke to me and I thought we could discuss: Sexism Fatigue: When Seth MacFarlane Is a Complete Ass and You Don’t Even Notice
OMG BUNNY... MeFi's Own Scalzi's Tolerance Bunny, to be exact. Yes, I'm buying one but haven't decided between Light Blue or "Men's Daisy" color.
Trust, but verify. The heartbreaking love song, "Smell Yo Dick."
Sleeping by the Mississippi. A very melancholy photo series by Alec Soth.

27 February 2013

Voting Rights Act? Is anyone worried about this at all?
Photo Friday Advance: Accidents and bad ideas, suggested by crush-onastick and rainbaby. I think this is going to be fun. And yes, it was like that when I got here. I swear!
So you have a penis pan. Now what?

26 February 2013

"Your handsome-ass grandfather had one blade. AND polio." I can't believe I'm recommending a commercial, but this one is actually quite a lot of fun.
Ginormous congrats to ufez, who's been accepted to veterinary school!!
What's on your bucket list? I started one on Pinterest.
When did all the non-coder tech jobs move to NYC? I'm job hunting (uuuugh) and I've noticed that all the jobs I'm interested in, which is basically working in the tech/start-up world in creative or management areas, are in NYC these days. The jobs I see in SF/Silicon Valley are all hardcore programmer stuff.Read more...
the best video of a flying robot balancing a top-heavy pole on its back that it flips at another robot which catches it still in balance that you'll see today. (explanatory writeup)
the way I'm increasingly seeing the world is something that people don't really overtly discuss much: as exchanges of power.Read more...

25 February 2013

"Use your words" ... Does this phrase sound as obnoxious and condescending to you as it does to me?Read more...
Bored Baby went to sleep ultra early. Nothing to do. Read more...

24 February 2013

23 February 2013

The Yellow River A series of photos by Chinese photographer Zhang Kechun. Surreal, serene, and gorgeous.
The Cliche RC Action Chase Better than a lot of movies I've seen.

22 February 2013

Photo Friday: Brought to you by the letter J.

21 February 2013

Bullies Called Him Pork Chop. He Took That Pain With Him, And Then... You guys have probably all already seen this, but I wanted to post it just in case. My whole childhood, come rushing back.

20 February 2013

Bon mots Had a third interview today, and to make a long story short...Read more...
You need more big dumb music in your life. Do you like sweaty, paunchy, beardy dudes yelling over metal guitar solos? HELL YES YOU DO.Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: This week's Photo Friday will be brought to you by the letter J - jelly, Japan, jump ropes, jars, and everything else starting with the letter J. Suggested by gomichild.
So I was going through stuff and I found this I know it's a very nice rejection letter. But I would have had a second chance if my agent hadn't gotten married. I miss you Shari.

19 February 2013

Tips for Buenos Aires?
I used to read these regularly. I was just reminded of it and found this one entertaining, so I thought I'd share.

18 February 2013

Oh-no-it's-Monday 3-point update
What a drip I have a leaky kitchen faucet. There doesn't seem to be a washer in it to replace, but only a $10 aerator that I installed myself. I want to renovate my kitchen next year and so don't want to buy a whole new faucet now because they don't seal down as well on a second installation. Is there something I can buy and screw into the tap to stop the leakage?
Are you kidding me? Neighbor reports suspicious activity, police arrive, suspecting meth lab. Fail. It's a maple grove, sugaring off. In spring, maple trees are tapped, and a bucket is placed to collect sap. The sap is boiled down to become syrup. I want to know who thinks meth comes from trees.

17 February 2013

DIA bunnies attacking Cars Walking Dead : Hopping Bunnies. Don't eat wires!
100 days My knitting blog is 100 days old today.Read more...
100 Copies of The White Album How it sounds if you play 100 vinyl copies of the Beatles' "White Album" at once. Side One.

16 February 2013

What I Did This Afternoon My friend in Kona is a great musician, and has a really good home studio. He was playing a new lullaby he'd written, and it brought to mind something I had written long ago.
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the "douchemail" incident Um, did I happen to email anybody here a copy of "douchemail"?Read more...

15 February 2013

Don't you want to take me on a sea cruise? Pursuant to this impulsive comment of mine on the blue, what does everyone think of the idea of maybe organizing a Metafilter cruise or maybe resort getaway sometime? I know we wouldn't by an stretch get enough to fill a cruise ship, but surely there are a few dozen or so who would be interested and able to sign on? And would it not be a truly epic meetup? What do you all think?
400 Years. "You play as a sort of living stone face (think pixel art Easter Island statue). You move through the 2D world, as one does in a platformer, only, instead of giving you a jump command, pressing the space bar advances time, season by season.

You have precisely 400 years (with four seasons each), to reach the end of the game."
Photo Friday: Foreground/Background

14 February 2013

Ok, people, where is the bunny love? Apparently it is my job as crotchety old person to uphold traditions.Read more...
I love you, bunnies! Thanks for being you.
Now this is my idea of a love song Also... Beatles.... mmmm. So crunchy and tasty.

13 February 2013

Wait Watchers "I have always been aware of people making faces, commenting and laughing at me about my size. I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces."Read more...
Hey guys! How's it going? Here's a picture of our baby in his Metachat shirt.
Lunch hour NYC is an exhibition that's running for about another week at the NYPL. It's pretty fascinating (the actual exhibition, anyway, I've only skimmed the online version).
Saw ST:TNG's "Inner Light" on TV the other day. (Not for the first time of course.) And I thought, "damn, that was one great hour of television."Read more...

12 February 2013

In other news, Local Dog (MY Locality) Wins At Westminster Dog Show For the record, I'm surprised because I thought all the dogs around here were lovable mutts.

11 February 2013

So, like, I'm thinkin', if I get moved in the next couple months and pay off this one debt, I should visit Chicago sometime around May or June. Any sugestions date-wise or for a must-do list?
Little 3-year-old Adeline hears Bad Brains for the first time, rocks the fuck OUT.
Fellow Hoosiers, please recommend me a romantic getaway...

10 February 2013

Are you techie-types messing with the profile link system? If it has been announced and I missed it, please delete me. I was looking for some artwork I started a while back and the only place I can remember I defintely left a draft was in a MeCha post or comment, lol.

09 February 2013

OMG Bunny! (now with whiskey) via jonmc's flickr stream
whymcycles - hundreds of fun bicycle derivatives

08 February 2013

Henry is a pot-bellied pig and he needs a home! I'm sharing this on behalf of shane, who should be adding pictures later this evening.Read more...
So, yeah, they copied us. "Inspired by an inter-racial couple from Washington D.C. who had used the phrase in political rallies..."
Did anyone see Life Of Pi? What did you think of it as a movie?

] disclosure: I have neither seen it nor read the book as I don't think I would like either but I am willing to be convinced otherwise.[
Apparently, the big snow storm in the North East will cause the world to end.
Are you prepared? How will you bide your time in the event of complete infrastructural breakdown?
Fashion Friday - Personal challenge - mix Grey and Maroon (and try to look like I'm from this century) Result Close up.
Photo Friday: Fuzzy Friday!

07 February 2013

I got the job.
Hairdo Archaeologist By day, Janet Stephens is a hairdresser at a Baltimore salon, trimming bobs and wispy bangs. By night she dwells in a different world. At home in her basement, with a mannequin head, she meticulously re-creates the hairstyles of ancient Rome and Greece.

06 February 2013

Photo Friday Advance: Fuzzy Friday!! Post pictures of all your furry friends.
A brief survey for the car-owning MeChazens In light of the fact that I'm going used car shopping for the very first time in my life, I have questions about cars for you all! Read more...
Matthew Wilder: a jazzy man with a moustach - this VH1 clip features a rather amusing editing error, in which Wilder is credited with helping the recording career of Miley Cyrus, but the video clip is of Stevie Wonder. Read more...

05 February 2013

Three-Point Tuesday Update, Go!

04 February 2013

OMG! BUNNY! (scroll down) from MeFi's Own JScalzi,
Are you a crazy cat person? Too many cats? Time to archive.
Bunny! OMG! This one has it all - eyeliner (in fact, smokey eye), feetz, widdle pink nose ...
Goals for the month I have a new idea! How about we all pick out some goals for the month of February and see how we can do on them?Read more...
I'm late to the game but Nicki Minaj is actually pretty good. I was making a running playlist and had Starships and Superbass which I love to dance to on there and thought "well let's listen to Pink Friday"...I am kinda impressed. Here I am is a pretty darn good song. I didn't realize some of the other stuff was hers (Fly and Moment for Life). that is all.
Happy Birthday, Stewriffic!
"That man has it now. He's kicked the ball." I think I need to pick a Premier League and/or UEFA team for office schmoozing purposes. Any tips?Read more...
11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World Does what it says on the tin. I'm rather in awe of this one.

03 February 2013

OMG PUPPY!!! (Inside) We had a puppy at our house this weekend, and this photo made us laugh, so if you need a chuckle, here you go. Some of you might remember Silver the Aussie as a puppy, here he is chasing a puppy...
man I was always terrible at showing up to events anyway, especially on time. Then they put me in an office job and I decide to increase my events/social commitments simultaneously. Suffice it to say it is not working out! It's going to need an incredible amount of advance planning. I'm gonna need to be sitting there midweek thinking about Monday morning

02 February 2013

Grand Central Station is 100 years old. One of the most beautiful and magnificent railway stations in the world, in my opinion. These photographs chart its history, through good times and bad.
Happier than Dikembe Mutombo blocking a shot Another GEICO commercial that made me LOL.

01 February 2013

Photo Friday: Family portraits.