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Archives for: November 2013

30 November 2013

Dear Guitar Hero: Joan Jett answers readers' questions.

29 November 2013

When Black Friday comes, er, came... (I can't believe I'd forgotten about that song - thanks to MeFisOwnJScalzi)
Friday Question (silly edition) Who's your fantasy celebrity boyfriend/girlfriend?
Photo Friday: Photos from the last trip you took.

28 November 2013

27 November 2013

Does something have to be portable to be considered a commodity? Could removable wall paper be considered a commodity?
Reminder: Holiday Card Exchange signups are through December 1st!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, guys!
Without covers, I'd never know current pop music, nor that all I ever wanted were apparently straight guys totally committing to the lip sync. It's like boom.
This week's Photo Friday Theme will be: Photos from the last trip you took, suggested by TheDonF

26 November 2013

Ŕ propos of nothing Share some tidbit that you find interesting.
Holidays ads and they've only just begun. JCPenney has an ad, to the tune of falalalala, Go Go Go Go Go Shop Shop Shop Shop, with people rushing madly, and KMart has one with people 'gif-ing' out over their shopping, and a car full to the brim with stuff. They exemplify everything I hate about advertizing - pushing mindless consumerism, Christmas ads on before Thanksgiving. It's really depressing. Off with the tv!

25 November 2013

Ch-ch-ch-chia! I need help thinking up a holiday joke. Read more...

24 November 2013

23 November 2013

I has a deep sad...
OMG ZYGON! Uh, no... wait... (my favorite scene from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, obviously)

22 November 2013

Moon Hooch! I spent my last Thursday in North Carolina listening to Moon Hooch and Mike Doughty (finally making peace with his Soul Coughing songs) at Cat's Cradle. As for Moon Hooch, the best description I can come up with is "live sax riffs plus contrabass clarinet dubstep." Read more...
Yes, I'm old enough to remember where I was when JFK was assassinated. And it was already a disorienting day when it happened - moving day.Read more...
Friday Question Would you rather be liked or respected? Why?
Beyond adorable - clothes for tortoises. And yes, I know, that's a taco, not a burrito.
Photo Friday: Sounds of Silence

21 November 2013

US Thanksgiving is in one week! Let's talk FOOD! What are you cooking and/or eating? Read more...

20 November 2013

Hal Hartley Lives! I think I've been mesmerized by this man for over half my life, and it started with Trust.Read more...
Favorite vegetarian bok choy recipe that is not stir fry or curry? Read more...
Ok, so I think my cat has a zit on the top of her head just before her ear edge. Popping it is out of the question? Necessary?Read more...
It's time for the 6th Annual Mecha Holiday Card Exchange! Signups open now through December 1st, 11:59 p.m. ET!Read more...
Humpday 3-point update

19 November 2013

Anyone else watch Almost Human?
OKCupid v. Let's talk about dating sites!

18 November 2013

Awww. One of my husband's residents was in the weddings section of the NYT the other day. Read more...
OMGPetBison! and some pics of the bison indoors

17 November 2013

In more depressing professional news The script for Welcome To Night Vale me and Tim worked on back in June was formally rejected recently, so I put the damn thing online
BUN-DAY OMG (from so you know it's a Photoshop nightmare but still SFW if you work on Bunday)

16 November 2013

Wow. Libraries have come a long way. The wife and I went to the Alafaya Library today. It's part of the Orange County library system. The wife got a library card so that she could get a book. If you really must know it was one of those Outlander books.

But it seems that the Orange county libraries have a whole crapload of other things that you can do. Including having library books delivered to your door. And watching movies via their streaming service. Now I always knew that librarians were so very cool. But our local library is the best in the damn country!
[self-link] Can you like one of my final projects? Hey gang! For one of my classes, I'm experimenting with spirituality on social media. My problem is that I need 30 likes before I get "insights" from Facebook. If you'd "like" it and be a beta tester for me, I would greatly appreciate it [warning: it will be Jesus-y].

15 November 2013

Goodness Stewriffic!!!! Just read the Thursday update...
Sending healing vibes.
Friday "Night" Question If you could invite three historical figures, living or dead, to a dinner in your home next week, who would they be, and why?
Mid-month goal update time! So, it's the is everyone doing?Read more...
Photo Friday: You Don't Know Why You Like This Picture So Much.

14 November 2013

Thursday Evening/Friday Morning Shuffle I can't stop skipping around on my iTunes so screw it, shuffle it up!Read more...
I also hate bitstrips So glad I am not the only one. GAH!
Three-Point Thursday! How's it going?

13 November 2013

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is ... Read more...
Hump Day Hypothetical! Step right in!

12 November 2013

AskMeCha: How to add text below a photo? "I should know this but I don't" filter. I want to add a box containing text *below* a photo. All the caption tools I'm finding online are for putting captions *on* the photo itself. How would I go about creating the effect I want?
IF you use "American Date Notation" (month/day/year) today is 11/12/13. If not, you have a month to wait for it...Read more...

11 November 2013

10 November 2013

scientific mechazens I've been wondering. Are the reason things like burning wood or petrochemical products dangerous to us, or affect our hormones, etc. precisely because they're organic? Like, by nature, is a plastic bag going to react with us more readily than say a piece of glass?
Looking Back at the Damage Done The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done is a year old today. Read more...
Surely someone here appreciates the works of Emily Kimbrough.
Our Hearts Were Young And Gay (1944), part 1 of 12 on youtube.
The Eve Arden Show (1957).
This is about Wes Anderson but is also just some pheeee-nomenal film/cultural criticism. Have been lost in this world for over an hour, watching these sequentially. Some of you folks might really enjoy this.
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08 November 2013

The Friday AM (because I suck at remembering to do it at night) question If you could go anywhere for a one-day visit, where would you go? Why?
Friday 3-Point Status Update!
Pick one! And explain why you picked it.
Photo Friday: Incomplete

07 November 2013

Get a degree in Forensic Science or Museum Science? They are equally interesting to me.
My local paper is adopting a strangely lurid writing style. [Warning: story seriously could be disturbing.]

06 November 2013

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Incomplete. Suggested by Obscure Reference. Thank you.
are we stll doing BUNNY OMG? How about BUNNY OMGif?

04 November 2013

With a little over 4 hrs to go how much mildly disguised damage can you do?Read more...
IRL cross-post--come to my art show Saturday! Our 9-foot-tall aluminum skull has been invited to appear in a real-live art show! I'll be attending, as well, and I hope some others in the crew (mostly MetaFilterians) will be there. This project was born in an AskMe and has led to some amazing experiences--come help us milk it for more!

03 November 2013

Fantasy Football Midseason: Let's discuss! Of course I'm going against Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham this week...of course.

02 November 2013

01 November 2013

love comes back from the dead As it is All Saints Day, and i kinda called Halloween on account of Lou, your ever loveable chrismear has resurrected your anonymous love/bites until the close of Monday (assumedly GMT.)Read more...
Friday question, another AM edition. Does your happiness level depend mostly on the good or bad things that have happened to you, or on something else?
November goal time! Maybe it's time to check in with your New Years Resolutions....?

This month, I will....
Name That Tune! First of the month edition! Every clue is the first line of the song (that doesn't include the title, at least)...

Photo Friday : Something Orange