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Archives for: 2016

30 December 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions So, care to share any resolutions for 2017?
What are your New Years Eve plans?

26 December 2016

25 December 2016

Post a picture of your christmas tree. Or other festive orgnament.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols Again each movement is based on a carol.

24 December 2016

Music for your xmas eve Haunting and beautiful
If a song can capture the true spirit of the season and allow us to reflect on the year that has been then this might be it. Let us dance in to a new year.
Sending love and hugs to Mightshould
Friday question NOT from the book of questions Besides the MeCha card exchange and December music posts, tell us your favorite holiday tradition.
Carol Symphony by Victor Hely-Hutchinson Each movement is based on a carol. A symphony in under 30 minutes.

23 December 2016

Old Soviet Christmas card collection These might have been posted here before but so what. They are pretty cool.
Leslie Odom Jr. - Winter Song My favorite song on Simply Christmas

22 December 2016

My cousin died today
For contrast, here is Winter Wonderland/Silver Bells as done by Henry Mancini plus a chorus. Sounds like somebody put loads of Sominex in the Christmas punch.

21 December 2016

Because I know so many of you love experimental noise rock here is Doomsday Student with Angry Christmas. Not at all safe for work.

20 December 2016

I cooked up a new (to me) recipe Unfortunately it's a doc file. Sweet potato ginger scones! You can also search for a Southern Living recipe but I don't like their link.Read more...

19 December 2016

(It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas - The Ravers And 39 years later "old Mick Jagger" just had another child.
Anyone have any seasonal plans? I am in charge of taking a group of non-night-driving folks out to see xmas lights.Read more...

18 December 2016

17 December 2016

Santa Got Run Over By My Chevy. Not really feeling Christmas this year, but this completely stupid Manic Hispanic parody of the even stupider Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer song still made me smile when it came on the radio.

16 December 2016

Type O Negative - Red Water (Christmas Mourning) A sad Christmas tune about the sense of loss we can feel at this time of year.

15 December 2016

Reggae Christmas When someone says Reggae aren't Bryan Adams and Peewee Herman the first people that come to mind?

14 December 2016

13 December 2016

12 December 2016

Zat You Santa Claus? From the wonderful Satchmo.

11 December 2016

Molly Johnson & Norman Orenstein Not my favorite song but I do love Molly's voice.

10 December 2016

Saturday question NOT from Book of Questions Disclose your favorite cookie/biscuit variety, please.

09 December 2016

Any Westworld fans? I made a montage of Dolores talking about the beauty of this world in the first episode.Read more...

08 December 2016

06 December 2016

05 December 2016

04 December 2016

Well, might as well post some Christmas music. Heard from an old friend yesterday -- he said he was driving in his car and heard this song and wondered who the woman was doing the singing.

02 December 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Inspired by mightshould: Tell us your most favorite candy. (We're already clear on what jouke and bearwife love best.)

30 November 2016

Don't forget the card exchange! Sign ups details here.

21 November 2016

**** It's time for the 9th Annual Mecha Holiday Card Exchange! **** Closed now Signups open now through December 1st, 11:59 p.m. ET!→[More:]Email me at the address in my profile with your name, MeCha screen name, mailing address, email address where you want the mailing list sent, and anything else you'd like people to know (special mailing instructions, etc.) Please put "Mecha Card Exchange 2016" in the subject line.

I'll send out an address list broken up into groups shortly after the deadline. Groups generally include at least one person outside the US.

18 November 2016

So what's new with you? 3-point update

13 November 2016

A small victory

12 November 2016

This cheered me up for a few moments today.

10 November 2016

2016 can just go screw itself. I just can't even deal.

09 November 2016

How could we? Despairing that we are going in the path of hatred and vitrol. This is like the build up to WWII in my mind.

08 November 2016

How goes your US election day?
Obama's speech in NH Great scott USA. Our prime ministers etc are such dorks compared to your elected charisma supernova.

05 November 2016

Into the Vault Some years ago here we had a thread about an online tool that was designed to show how others see you. I think you sent the link to your friends and they chose words to describe you. I'm trying to find this for a friend who's in a soul searching career mode and has trouble identifying her core skills - but nothing I've searched in the MeCha archives is turning it up. Does this ring a bell for anyone?

04 November 2016

Friday Question NOT from the book of questions Do you have a go to snack? Do tell.

28 October 2016

Friday question NOT from the book of questions Name three things strangers do that make you happy.

26 October 2016

Humpday 3-point update

25 October 2016

The scent of fresh cut pines I've always liked pine scent until I had an odd thought...Read more...
Not generating trash is hard. This is the grocery shopping angle of it.

21 October 2016

Friday question NOT from the book of questions The top three things other people do that drive you nuts.

14 October 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions: US Election edition How are you all doing? This has to be the most disturbing election season I've ever seen.

11 October 2016

Update time! As many points as you like.

07 October 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions So, if we made you Mayor With Unlimited Power for one day, what three things would you change about where you live?

06 October 2016

03 October 2016

Where my volunteers at? Are you volunteering for the election, or anything else right now? Share your stories!

30 September 2016

26 September 2016

Happy Bryan Ferry's birthday. Don't anybody tell me how old he is.
Halloween postcards.. I just ordered Halloween postcards!

If any bunnies are interested in Halloween postcard mail, and want to give me your address, I will send you one.

I'm needlegrrl on metafilter, too, or needlegrrl at gmail.

25 September 2016

Not that they commute....

16 September 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions What's your favorite thing to do when you're on your own?

14 September 2016

From the "you don't understand humans" department. Got a kick out of this for some reason. It really didn't occur to you? You should have paid me money to tell you that this wouldn't work!

09 September 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions We all have a daily routine. Is there one part of yours you especially enjoy? What is it?

07 September 2016

We haven't had any music on here in a while. So, here is a fashionably dressed Soviet band from the 70s.

05 September 2016

How have you spent your (extended in US) weekend? Read more...

03 September 2016

02 September 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions: Book Edition part 2 So, what's the worst piece of writing posing as a book you've tried to read this year? Flame it here.

28 August 2016

Store meeting this morning. Snarking away.... Twice per year, an all-store meeting is held so every emploee-bot can gain additional indoctrination. It began this morning at 6AM.Read more...
Sunday question not from the Book of Questions: What was your life like 20 years ago? How did it compare to your life now?Read more...

27 August 2016

Weekend plans 3-point bulletin

24 August 2016

I was born to make you happy This Guardian article reminded me of how a depressed friend said that he thought "I was born to make you happy" threatening. Read more...
We have a new winner for the "slow news day" award! A FRONT PAGE Boston Globe article, stating that people like to knit and watch TV at the same time. (Which I've been doing for 35 years.)

23 August 2016

Venting post: come in and bitch

22 August 2016

I made a complete idiot of myself today at work Read more...

19 August 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions: Movie Edition Tell us the last movie you saw in full (Netflix, Amazon, theatre, whatever) and give us your quick review.

16 August 2016

ugh jetlag is the worst

12 August 2016

Do you have a fitness tracker? Do you like the one you have? looking for recommendations.
Friday question NOT from the book of questions In honor of the President's great summer playlists -- name a few items you'd put on your vacation playlist this summer.

10 August 2016

A genre I didn't expect to be into is cheesy songs on late night shows hosted by former Daily Show correspondentsRead more...
Humpday 3-point update

05 August 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions Best book you've read this year?

04 August 2016

So while walking around the neighborhood near my hotel, Read more...

01 August 2016

Hey, wanna see a statue of a seagull with boobs? Yes, of course you would. Here you go:

30 July 2016

It's been a hectic week here in the Suburban Sprawl Read more...

29 July 2016

Friday question NOT from the book of questions So, what was the worst haircut you've ever gotten? Describe, please.
Time for another rousing FUCK CANCER A few of you might remember my dog Crosbie. Read more...

26 July 2016

Politics Free Zone Just hug me. I need it.

25 July 2016

What is your most recent boo-boo? Be it to yourself or to a thing or both....Read more...

22 July 2016

Friday question NOT from the book of questions What is the one thing you would really like to own? Why?

21 July 2016

OMG! (and I REALLY MEAN IT) the REAL TRIX RABBIT!!! "This year, General Mills introduced the Real Trix Rabbit to symbolize our journey to eliminate artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources from our cereals." I eagerly await Lucky Charms' Real Leprechaun.

18 July 2016

15 July 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Do you have a favorite line from a film? If so, do tell.

14 July 2016

Happy birthday, Pips! It's the Golden One!!!

13 July 2016

What became of the Back to the Land movement in Maine in the 1970s. Interesting stuff, some of it predictable, some not.

10 July 2016

Love to pjern He was in a car accident and sustained some injuries (not exactly sure of the deets). We wish you a speedy recovery!

08 July 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions So, what's your idea of fun? (As in, something that makes you think, "This s fun!")

07 July 2016

03 July 2016

OMG! CYRIAK! The master of surreal animated morphing and multiplying animals (including cats and cows and sheep) has finally gotten around to... BUNNIES!!! 7 BILLION BUNNIES!!!

01 July 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions If you were going to give up a pervasive feature of modern life, would it be TV, fast food, or something else?

24 June 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Is there one thing you tend to notice first when meeting another person?
Photo Friday Theme: Domesticity! Post away!

22 June 2016

Speaking of not having to earn a paycheck, here is my fantasy retirement homestead.

21 June 2016

Photo Friday Theme for This Week: Domesticity! Thanks Duffell. I love the exclamation point for this!

17 June 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions What would you do with your life if you didn't have to earn a paycheck?

16 June 2016

Need some themes for photo Fridays Please suggest here and I'll aim to put one up next week.

13 June 2016

"Preview" deleted my content. more...
From Wikipedia's Talk:Sideburns

08 June 2016

This song. It's really catchy. I mean seriously catchy. I rarely pay attention to new music, but this . . . is damn CATCHY.

05 June 2016

This dog ate an orange peel. Much regret. I can't stop laughing a the bottom middle picture.

03 June 2016

Friday question NOT from the book of questions What's your preferred caffeine delivery system? Coffee, tea, or other?

30 May 2016

Holiday Monday 3-point update

27 May 2016

22 May 2016

The Walrus* Bucket Meme is 10 YEARS OLD
Time flies in internet time. The "Star Wars Kid" was 13 years ago and look at him now. At least the new Star Wars Meme, Chewbacca Mask Lady, is being treated much better.
*actually an Elephant Seal

20 May 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Summer is coming! Yay! What summer thing are you looking forward to most?

18 May 2016

15 May 2016

Don't ask me why cause I don't know, but

14 May 2016

Mecha crosspost thread Since most of us are cheating on this venerable site with social media, post the last few mecha-shareable items you've posted elsewhereRead more...

13 May 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Do you have a favorite single-purpose gadget or machine? What, and why do you love it?
Photo Friday: Familiarity

12 May 2016

09 May 2016

Theme for Photo Friday: Familiarity Should be familiar from last week! Just need some pics this time.

06 May 2016

Photo Friday: Familiarity Sorry to be late getting this up!

05 May 2016

04 May 2016

Remember OneWord? Four years later and I can't sleep, so I tried this again.Read more...

03 May 2016


02 May 2016

Theme for this coming Photo Friday, May 6: Familiarity Inspired by octothorpe! Thanks!

01 May 2016

How to get bypassed

29 April 2016

OMG Rabbits! generates a random episode of David Lynch's Rabbits [Flash]
Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions What's the best present you've ever received from another person?

26 April 2016


25 April 2016

Cambodian pop psychedelic rock from LA I heard them on the Paris based FIP radio.

24 April 2016

Thanks for fixing things. Also, any-n-point restoration update. I'd been worried when I saw the database error. Glad we're back up.Read more...

20 April 2016

Shhh! I'm going to Las Vegas next week.

17 April 2016

15 April 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Who do you respect most? Why?

12 April 2016

What's your current obsession?
Beverly Cleary is 100 today. I always loved her books -- one of the few writers who really seems to remember what it's like to be a kid. I also have a soft spot for her teen novels.


05 April 2016

Name some movies that totally lost you less than halfway through. Either in the movie theater or at home. Can be for any reason: too boring, obscure, violent, sexual, etc.Read more...

04 April 2016

02 April 2016

01 April 2016

Thinking about 1st tattoo, post-40 Tell me your thoughts. Read more...
Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions: Name two things you do quite well
Photo Friday: Weather

30 March 2016

I'm home Too tired to post much of anything but to let you know I'm home and will post any/all available gory details later on this weekend.
Happy happy, joy joy! Today was a very happy day. How was yours?Read more...
Too funny (I hope.)

At the check out, the cashier, who's about my generation, asked me if I color my hair......

I said "nope."

29 March 2016

28 March 2016

This week's photo Friday theme: Weather (Thanks octothorps!) Don't post until Friday's thread . . .

27 March 2016

OMG EASTER BUNNY VS. YETI !!! (which is far superior to Bat vs. Supe)

25 March 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions Name two things you are really not good at doing.

24 March 2016

Approaching Easter multi-point update.

21 March 2016

20 March 2016

In which The Donald makes his presence felt in The Suburban Sprawl Read more...
Anyone have an update on pjern?

18 March 2016

Eaglets! Eaglets! One of the two eggs in the live eagle nest cam in D.C. has hatched, and total cuteness has ensued! Oh, grey fuzzy wuzzy little thing (not so little-- how'd he ever fit in that egg?), I could eat you up, num, num, num-- such cuteness, it is to die. Enjoy!
Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions What was your favorite musical group when you were 11-15 years old?
Photo Friday: Tradition

17 March 2016

15 March 2016

My dad believes all the horrible Fox News talking points... Read more...

14 March 2016

Photo Friday Theme: Wait to post until Friday! Tradition. Thanks, Obscure Reference, for this week's theme!

12 March 2016

Saturday Question arising from Friday's Question Where do you hope to be caught dead?Read more...
OMG! ARMED BUNNY! (official t-shirt design name: "Hare Trigger")
News, of a sort It's been a long time guys.

I've been ill for a while, no excuse really, but life is what it is.Read more...

11 March 2016

Friday question Not From the Book of Questions You wouldn't be caught dead, where?

10 March 2016

Thursday 3-point update

07 March 2016

From Tumour Head to Frankencat Trilby is back home after his surgery and all is as well as could be expected! Details inside for the interested.


04 March 2016

Friday Question Not From the Book of Questions Name one thing you miss about being a kid.
Photo Friday: Black and White
Guard Cat This is how Tiny reacted to an intruder this afternoon. Read more...

02 March 2016

Photo Friday Theme for This Week: Black and White Thanks Senyar for the idea! This includes things that are black and white.

01 March 2016

You are wonderful. Yes you, and you, and all yous bunnies.Read more...

29 February 2016

I've been bad!! Gosh i feel so bad. Life happened and i totally abandoned this place. The post in Metatalk reminded me of all my old friends. My apologies.
What have i missed since i last logged in 2 babies ago?
Metachat came up on MetaTalk, so I put in a plug for joining us over here. Thought those of you with an account over there might want to weigh in.

27 February 2016

Help out a bunny and a kitty? Bunny Orange Swan and bunny/cat Trilby could use a bit of help.
OMG! "BUNNY VS. MONKEY" - it's an "elementary-age" graphic novel, and of course the bunny is the good guy,

26 February 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions So, what were your parent's occupations? And how if at all did their jobs influence you?

25 February 2016

24 February 2016

OMG! BAD BUNNY SHIRT! (dress code for future meetups?)

23 February 2016

Tuesday 3-point update

21 February 2016

How do you open jars?

19 February 2016

Confused Travolta Now I have seen some GIFs and memes in my day, but I commend the creativity of whoever came up with this.

14 February 2016

RIP ARTFL 1911 Roget's Thesaurus I've been using it since the mid-nineties sometime, but the University of Chicago recently took it down. I'm so sorry it's gone. I used it almost every day.Read more...
What up? Me, small home reno project. You?

13 February 2016

Does anyone know how to post pix here from imgur?? i don't but that would sure help our Photo Friday.

12 February 2016

Photo Friday: Creativity
It's the time of the year in Pittsburgh for competing fish fry databases. Extra points for serving homemade pierogies.

11 February 2016

Anyone play with arduino or raspberry pi here? I went to a makers event last week, which spurred me to go to one this week, and I spent 2 hours learning about raspberry pi and arduinos, with the hopes of integrating them into my costumes.Read more...

10 February 2016

Photo Friday Theme for This Week: Creativity Thanks needlegirl! Other bunny suggested themes will be deployed soon.

08 February 2016

Theme for Photo Friday Since I've volunteered to stand in for Senyar for the next three months, would love your ideas for themes.

06 February 2016

I suck at Metachat

05 February 2016

It's that time of year in the U.S. What are your plans for this Sunday?Read more...
Friday question NOT from the book of questions Do you have any phobias? If so, what might they be?

04 February 2016

What did you learn on the Internet today? Today the Internet taught me Read more...

03 February 2016

Don't shop at Trader Joe's. I have always disliked Trader Joe's, and have never really been able to articulate exactly why, other than "It's too crowded and seems overhyped." This article does a better job.

01 February 2016

Popping and Locking Hilty and Bosch. So fast and precise.

31 January 2016

Metachat is dead, and other misconceptions.

29 January 2016

Unexpected bunny sightings Have you seen someone you know from one place (like here) pop up unexpected somewhere else?Read more...
It's just Photo Friday but no one put anything up i can see so I added a little flourish
Friday question NOT from the book of questions OK, so it's all just stuff, but what are your three favorite material possessions?

28 January 2016

OMG! BUNNY TONGUE! ...because it's been too long since we have OMGBunnied...

26 January 2016

Photos of the Month : January - will be this coming Friday Read more...

25 January 2016

22 January 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions If you had an extra hour each day, what would you do with it?

15 January 2016

Impending weekend 3-point update. What's going on?

14 January 2016

Journalism (and related fields) people - I need your advice! Read more...
post by: dg at: 19:47 | 5 comments
Up and at'em, advance prep edition!

13 January 2016

11 January 2016

Who eats breakfast? Is the morning meal a hit-or-miss thing in your household?Read more...

08 January 2016

New Year's Resolutions/Intentions Does anyone set goals / do resolutions for the new year? Any fun ones for this year?

07 January 2016


06 January 2016

05 January 2016

03 January 2016

2015 Reading Round up! Every year I post this and I get more and more depressed because I read less every year. Sigh.

Nonetheless, here is the list of books I read this year. What did you read? (you don't need to provide a list!) Any standouts? Favorite fiction? Favorite non-fiction? Any disappointments?Read more...
Pictures of your interesting pbooks (pbook=paper book)

02 January 2016

Did you watch the Rose Parade? To me, it's the only televised parade still old-fashioned enough for me to enjoy. There are a few "numbers" from Honda (the sponsor) and Disneyland, but mostly it's just exquisite floats, teams of horses, and marching bands going by on a beautiful Pasadena day. Here's the telecast (about 2 hours). It's the last year as hosts for Stephanie Edwards and Bob Eubanks. I will miss them.

01 January 2016

How bad are right wingers with facts?