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I'm almost positive it was a Too Close for Comfort intro. Are you sure you found every intro to that show? They changed it yearly and I can recall the scene and the music vividly. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Rapunzel1111
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I spent 3 years of college working at pizza places on nights and weekends. Every transaction ended with "thanks, and enjoy your pizza!" as I handed them the box. I did it thousands of times over the years. Years later after I graduated… [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by comealongpole, Kafkaesque, qi, a mirror and an encyclopedia
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Note from admin: This thread gets a special treatment [more]
favorited 45 times, recently by Going To Maine, palegirl
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

If he used a password manager he wouldn't have one password used on every site. He'd have a uniquely generated password for each site he uses, so even though his user/pass was shared in a breach, no one could have used the passwords anywhere else. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by primethyme, dinty_moore
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

I loved this episode so much, it felt extremely satisfying to figure out the answer and the solution. I thought the hypotheses presented were out there but possible, yet none of them felt right at all. I knew there had to be an easier solution so it… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ursus_comiter, primethyme
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Jesus this episode had quite the kicker of an ending. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dnash
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago


I went on a four hour drive today so I could binge listen up to this episode. I was team Tyler until this one. He made Rita sound terrible throughout the series, but hearing things from her side and that she'd visited regularly before and maybe… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Superplin
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Oh duh, forgot to hit save. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by rabbitrabbit, Amor Bellator
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

State of MetaFilter
favorited 116 times, recently by sindark
MetaTalk post - 3 weeks ago

Github was revolutionary in how it let people share their projects and their code, but often when I go to grab something from gists or a full github project, the install process is a giant pain on account of dependencies and replicating the author's… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by sourcejedi, mkdg, anildash, Tehhund
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't bother with the "fax blast" method. Just go to edmunds.com or honda.com and build the exact civic you want, then request three quotes from nearby dealers. Make sure you say that email is your preferred method of communication… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by yueliang
Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

falameufilho, Scott Adams draws community ire here for two reasons, one is personal taste related, the other is more philosophical. So there's the question of whether or not you find Dilbert funny. That's pure personal taste. I thought the strip… [more]
favorited 249 times, recently by mgar, Dr. Eddie Evil
MetaTalk comment - Last month

Woot, the top two photos on the Merci Trains page are both from the one in Oregon. I can't wait to visit this the next time I'm down in Coos Bay. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mwhybark, jessamyn
MeFi comment - Last month

Movie: Addams Family Values
favorited 9 times, recently by jyorraku
FanFare post - Last month

Maybe call a local garage door specialist type person to see if they have heard of similar problems before? There must be some common cause of this kind of problem they've run into over the years, right? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by AugustWest
Ask MeFi comment - Last month


I had high blood pressure all my life as a kid. I exercised like crazy, ate well, and was in great shape, but always clocked in a bit higher than normal. I never took medication for it, but the doctors always told me that when I grew up I'd probably… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by docpops
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago


Movie: Repo Man
favorited 12 times, recently by asperity
FanFare post - 2 months ago

I can't recall a single IMDB board comment that ever enlightened me or changed my mind about a film. Good riddance. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by lazaruslong, Melismata, Ber
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Movie: Edge of Tomorrow
favorited 5 times, recently by LizBoBiz
FanFare post - 2 months ago

Movie: The Big Lebowski
favorited 12 times, recently by LizBoBiz
FanFare post - 2 months ago

oooh, I like that, joshfrai. How about:Questionable Assumptions [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joshfrai
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'll leave things as-is for now and adjust if the demand is really there. I think today we'll see a lot of questions and then they'll eventually peter out. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by EndsOfInvention, arcolz, zachlipton
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I do want to reiterate I'm sorry about flubbing this process in the beginning. There's definitely a huge obvious difference between I/P threads and anti-semetic stories coming out of Western Europe and I was conflating the two and being lazy about a… [more]
favorited 68 times, recently by Aravis76
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

St. Alia, if you think the presence of a photo of a dildo on the internet is... meanspirited... of all things well you just spoke volumes and I have no response. [more]
favorited 30 times, recently by the return of the thin white sock
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Ha! Someone in my group of San Francisco friends noticed we were doing this way too much, and everyone made a pact that if anyone utters a Simpsons phrase, the conversation is officially over, with the thought that if you were truly saying… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by isthmus
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Final update from the OP:Matt got in touch and said “so, with the benefit of hindsight, how do you get a job at public radio?” So, I decided to compile a six point list that reflects my experiences in public radio. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by NoiselessPenguin
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I wish more such people were publicly humiliated for their reprehensible abusive conduct. I wrote a story on my blog about how my parents (mostly my dad, but my mom too) would beat us with a belt about once a month or so, but worse than… [more]
favorited 258 times, recently by Aravis76
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

These are all magnificent but also damn, every custom chair looks incredibly uncomfortable. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sageleaf
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Flyswat
favorited 1 time, recently by Green-eyed grenade
MeFi post - 4 months ago

I was so stoked to see this news. I think I've been to every zoo on earth that has a fishing cat, and I've only seen them not asleep once, and I've never seen one jump in the water. But seeing one in nature doing its thing, at least I have closure… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by crush-onastick, downtohisturtles
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Please post photos, I'm dying to know what it looks like inside that place. Also, as a show of solidarity, I'll be wearing my sunglasses backwards on my neck all day. [more]
favorited 38 times, recently by figurant
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

little bits where Matt had the gist right but the details wrong. Yeah, before we talked about the fake suicide thing, I told him upfront I don't remember a lot of the nitty gritty details since it's been a few years and I was so angry… [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by lollymccatburglar, mrbill, Johnny Assay, dorothyisunderwood, JHarris, comealongpole, radioamy, riverlife, oneswellfoop, mordax, wenestvedt, octothorpe, Proofs and Refutations, Optamystic, Wobbuffet, rory, Wordshore, Eyebrows McGee, not_the_water, wallabear, bru, biggreenplant, lazaruslong, Chrysostom, porn in the woods, Fig, patrickokeefe, the quidnunc kid, Rumple, nangar, muddgirl, Melismata, 1970s Antihero
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

We didn't always see eye to eye on things, and I used to play some little jokes on him in the early days because he frustrated me so, but I'm pretty bummed to hear about him passing. He was one of the very first usernames I recognized as coming back… [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by Lazlo Hollyfeld, Vek, pjmoy, Jubal Kessler, Halloween Jack, penduluum, rocketman, Lynsey, vasi, XMLicious, double block and bleed, GuyZero, fraula, SMPA, kev23f, Jahaza, ramix, languagehat, picea, colt45, thelonius, Fig, rcade, naju, Elementary Penguin
MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

First off, I've been overworked and stressed out, and after seeing Joe Clark's post, and some others (like this one), I was tired of the "hurry up Matt, chop, chop, get it done already" attitude. So I kind of freaked out, and I'm sorry about that… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by zarq
MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Jeff Bezos has this mantra that you need to align a business' needs with the customer, and how few businesses online actually do this. You see it all the time on ad-supported sites. You have lots of great content, but then you pitch newsletters… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by tonycpsu, porpoise, gregglind, current resident, insoluble uncertainty, wenestvedt, nerdfish, raihan_, smoke, notyou, col_pogo, CrystalDave, sparklemotion
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Man, it pisses me off so much when someone abuses the entire community like this. It reminds me of the anon suicide questions. For the first couple ones that came in years ago, I used to go to great lengths to talk people down from the ledge… [more]
favorited 281 times, recently by ltl, EmGeeJay
MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Also, I forgot to add: "The longer we talk the more rational I will sound" will totally become a line nerd dudes will use on women after this movie becomes popular. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by rebent
FanFare comment - 6 months ago

A post about this movie is quite possibly the entire reason we built this FanFare site. [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by Cash4Lead
FanFare comment - 6 months ago

pb, I don't even know where to start with this. When you first started helping out, it was a little over a year after I started doing MeFi full time and the code was absolute shit, and at first you could only work part-time one day a week to chip… [more]
favorited 110 times, recently by batmonkey, 6ATR
MetaTalk comment - 6 months ago

mrbill, the last thing you needed was the ER/ambulance bill hanging over you for the next few months. Again, I'm so sorry this happened and I'm glad I could be of some help. [more]
favorited 52 times, recently by holgate
MetaTalk comment - 6 months ago

I'm just saying if you have two... let's say mods, and one is female and one is male and they do more or less the same job on the same website to the same degree of competency, the female one will get more shit and more random aggressive (and… [more]
favorited 71 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 6 months ago

My proposed action would be that all comments inferring, implying and down-right accusing other members in the way I have outlined above should be flagged for deletion by default. I disagree, mainly because it's sometimes helpful to stop… [more]
favorited 111 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 6 months ago

Movie: Pontypool
favorited 10 times, recently by giraffe
FanFare post - 7 months ago

I'm perfectly ok with someone calling a thought I hold as hypocritical if it means I treat words directed at people in a group enduring thousands of years of oppression as different than words describing a group that was usually doing the oppressing… [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

And oddly, I've heard it used to describe behavior of guys being bullies in the IT world, not really used in any way to "bully" guys. When an IT jerk yells at you for being too stupid to join their WiFi and places blame on you and… [more]
favorited 47 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

Huh, that's a weird first definition, I never associated it with gamers. I've most often heard it in Open Source circles, as a way to put down jerky programmers who have a know-it-all attitude, where if something isn't working for you, it's… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

but to call this bullying and sexual harassment requires quite some imagination A male student wrote "Teach Naked" to a female teacher. It's basically saying "I want to see you naked." That is pretty much the standard… [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

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