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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 32 times, recently by 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 - Yesterday

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 30 times, recently by a mirror and an encyclopedia
MeFi comment - 6 days 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 - 4 weeks 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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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, peacheater, Rhaomi, misozaki, graventy, mediareport, OnceUponATime, flibbertigibbet, bowline, GeckoDundee, scottymac, jdherg, sourcejedi, Duke999R, krinklyfig, Space Kitty, artlung, inflatablekiwi, peppermind, ocherdraco, jeri, pseudonymph, Weeping_angel, biggreenplant, halifix, Bistle, double block and bleed, cnanderson, craven_morhead
MetaTalk comment - Last month

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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 months ago

Movie: Pontypool
favorited 10 times, recently by giraffe
FanFare post - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 months ago

omg this is glorious. [more]
favorited 52 times, recently by Homeboy Trouble
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


For anyone wondering why others like it, it's just methadone for coca-cola addicts. I've known my entire life I shouldn't put sugary swill into my body but I did it daily for 30 years, and I went cold turkey in 2016, so I just replace it with La… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by krinklyfig, pxe2000, waitangi, Navelgazer, palomar, me3dia
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Katie Couric's repeated use of the noun "transgenders" in this video Wow. Reminds me of the uncomfortableness I feel when I hear old white people talk about "illegals" as a noun. Super gross way to talk about people. [more]
favorited 38 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm not a fan of traditions that make no sense, so for my wedding we kind of threw out the book on things and started from scratch. Here's the guiding principle for everything, especially if you're paying for it completely out of your pocket like… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by inatizzy
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The thing that stuck with me from this episode is all the recordings of Gutierrez made me wonder if Adnan is in jail now because her delivery sounds so irritating if you had to sit and listen to it for weeks on end. When they play the 2-3 minute bit… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by Alexandra Michelle
FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Now if you would just apologize for calling it a crazy conspiracy video, we can probably close this out. You're right, my bad, I shouldn't have called it a "crazy conspiracy". I meant to say it's batshit insane to blame… [more]
favorited 126 times, recently by rosiroo
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

The question was phrased so the irritable-ness carried through, but I think we've all been in that position at a party many times for whatever specialized thing we do. I once told someone I made money with a website and got the loud "oh, so you run a… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by daybeforetheday
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Artisinal Denim
favorited 26 times, recently by Rosie M. Banks
MeFi post - 3 months ago

Who doesn't seem especially fondof Metafilter. I've seen this repeated in a few places, but no matter how many times I read Jason's post, I see no hint of negativity towards MetaFilter. He's just saying there are a lot of words here, whole… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by davidmsc
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The Russian Troll Factory
favorited 40 times, recently by Tehhund
MeFi post - 3 months ago


I've told the story many times before. I started thinking about doing a weblog in November-December of '98, toyed with the then very-beta PHP language and in January started working with ColdFusion. The site was built between March and May, and… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

TIL I say "whaaaaaaat?!" a lot. :) I LOVED all the crazy wooden dowel stories and cemetery stuff, I've wandered around many New Orleans graveyards but had no idea (I had heard many stories about rising water tables and trouble keeping… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by danabanana
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Here's the result of pjern's bite from a thread earlier today, which is why I stepped in (I still had some t-shirt profits to go around). pjern, if you want another way to say thanks I would love a print of one of your photos. You pick your… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by larthegreat
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Cat-Scan.com
favorited 139 times, recently by octothorpe
MeFi post - 4 months ago

I heard this show was good for months but avoided it due to the title. Then when that Emmy freebie link went around, I watched the first four shows, got cut off, and ended up buying the season to see the rest. I'm really glad I did, it's a fantastic… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by danabanana, Eyebrows McGee, tobascodagama, Johnny Assay, drezdn, mediareport, mwhybark, prize bull octorok
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

But where is the fun part in this? Where ISN'T the fun in this? Dude, you get to act like a 8 year old again, back when you'd ride a bmx bike in an abandoned lot off a jump while it rained cats and dogs. It's pretty much the same thing,… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Songdog
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The part that I find disturbing is the driver caught his own near-crash with a dash cam a few months ago, and in his own description stated plainly that it was a complete surprise when his Tesla swerved to avoid an accident because he wasn't paying… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by mediareport, mordax, Anhedonic Donkey, en forme de poire, Tehhund, showbiz_liz, comealongpole, MikeKD, ymgve, markr, missmerrymack, oceanjesse, Flashman
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I liked the build-up of the painful push to a launch day demo, but it was kind of a bummer there was no pay-off at the end, that the demo descended into chaos and that was it (which was funny, but still I wondered where the story was going to go)… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Just this guy, y'know
FanFare comment - 5 months ago

Yosemite in Winter is incredibly empty. I spent a week before MLK day in the valley staying at the lodge and one random Thursday morning at 8am I walked to Bridal Veil Falls and when I realized I was alone at the base of the falls, I decided to stay… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by sc114, spinturtle, double block and bleed, jillithd, Nelson
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago



Looks like they answered on Twitter [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Lorin
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Guns save lives?
favorited 1 time, recently by fritillary
MeFi post - 5 months ago

He invented personal computing pretty much and every nerd (especially mac nerd) loves him for it. I agree he's an extraordinarily goofy man though. But he's always been like that. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by stoneandstar
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I noticed a friend who hit it big in the startup world didn't frivolously or conspicuously spend their money and I asked them why. They said mostly it was to make sure they would continue to have money by not spending it, but that spending big got… [more]
favorited 66 times, recently by tango!, a good beginning
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

A huge change I went through personally a couple years ago was when I finally realized that to be happier, I didn't just have to try to make things better and hope for better luck and work hard for better outcomes, but you could also be happier if… [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by yueliang
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Thanks for filling in the blanks Jessamyn and Cortex. I talked more about the development of subsites and everyone's roles in them, walked through the whole history of the site from inception, but I think it probably bogged down the final piece in… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by SMPA, krinklyfig, rabbitrabbit, Chipmazing, Lynsey, col_pogo, Jacqueline, kev23f, GuyZero, ignignokt, gen, Ivan Fyodorovich, marsha56, Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, snsranch, vacapinta
MetaTalk comment - 6 months ago

I thought the Star Wars kid was sweet and funny, not an object of mockery. Seeing how other people could be so vicious about him really was a turning point for me and the ironic cynicism of my generation. Yeah, I remember when Andy Baio… [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by mediareport
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

^ that has actually happened at least a dozen times before. [more]
favorited 119 times, recently by mediareport, khedron
MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

I've never heard of ESOPs used for this kind of thing, but I'll definitely look into it. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Tehhund, dorothyisunderwood, haltingproblemsolved, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, anotherpanacea
MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

Ask Metafilter is Born
favorited 6 times, recently by SpacemanStix
MetaTalk post - 7 months ago

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