The fictional The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism features prominently in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
John Irving's The World According to Garp contains several pieces of Garp's fiction, including his "first novella, The Pension Grillparzer; 'Vigilance', a short story; and the first chapter of his novel, The World According to Bensenhaver."
The lost second book of Aristotle's Poetics (on comedy) is an... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 11:50 PM on April 11, 2014 marked best answer
A more robust and scalable way is to use server-side detection with a library like WURFL Cloud and doing Responsive Design + Server Side Components (RESS) to deliver different templates and content to mobile devices. You can detect specific devices, but best practice is to test for different capabilities.
I take one one one 'cause you left me
And two two two for my family
And three three three for my heartache
And four four four for my headaches
And five five five for my lonely
And six six six for my sorrow
And seven seven seven for no tomorrow
And eight eight eight I forget what eight was for
And nine nine nine for a lost god
And ten ten ten for everything everything everything everything
If you just want to run this one WordPress site, a company like Laughing Squid that specializes in WordPress hosting would probably be simplest.
I've used DreamHost for over 10 years and generally been happy, but about once a year for the last couple of years or so they've have a complete meltdown and did a very poor job communicating to their customers about it, so I started switching to WebFaction.
I've used Dotster and DreamHost for domain... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 6:12 AM on February 1, 2013
We got married at the lovely Antheia Ballroom in Snohomish, about 45 minutes from Seattle. We were happy with our caterers, but I don't know if they were gluten-free. We had the reception there, too. posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 9:49 AM on January 20, 2013
Seconding Ray's Boathouse. We had our rehearsal dinner there and it was great. posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 5:38 PM on January 20, 2013
"Around" when you mean "about." As in "do some thinking around our touchpoints." posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 7:44 PM on January 11, 2013
I thought 'verbiage' meaning any amount of text or as a synonym for 'content' was a thing, but maybe it's just us? Somehow that makes it even worse.
I hear "verbiage" all the time. Almost always by people who don't realize it means "a profusion of words usually of little or obscure content." posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 1:03 PM on January 15, 2013
My brother and sister are both LinkedIn contacts of mine. Of course they are excellent at whatever they do and I am happy to enthusiastically endorse them for whatever qualification they claim because they are great in all areas so they must be great at that one. posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 9:34 PM on January 7, 2013
I haven't used it myself, but I recently read a good review of the Syma S107/S107G ($25.49) on Slate and the Amazon reviews are generally good. From the Slate review:Back in 2010, the S107 was my favorite tiny RC helicopter. It was well-built, cheap, and because it has an on-board gyroscopic stabilizer, it is exceptionally easy to fly. For a beginner pilot, there’s nothing better to start with.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 11:58 AM on December 15, 2012
I believe I've defined the scope sufficiently. I referred to two specific planned operations in WWII where were plans, the plans called for a specified number of people to do something, and they did it.
Hands Across America comes closest to what I'm thinking of so far. The Five Year Plans are close, but seem a bit too vague and high-level. posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 10:56 PM on December 6, 2012
I'm more interested in events that were planned in advance and have specific detailed instructions to the participants than I am in events that had more unstructured participation.
Elections: no. There weren't specific instructions to people about where to vote and who to vote for, for example.
Live Aid: no. People could watch or not watch, and choose where they went to watch. posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 8:14 AM on December 7, 2012
The use of acronyms and backronyms, i.e., the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act). posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 9:43 PM on November 12, 2012
George Carlin on "shell shock" > "battle fatigue" > "operational exhaustion" > "post-traumatic stress disorder."There's a condition in combat. Most people know about it. It's when a fighting person's nervous system has been stressed to it's absolute peak and maximum. Can't take anymore input. The nervous system has either (click) snapped or is about to snap.
In the first world war, that condition was called "shell... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 2:30 PM on November 18, 2012
"In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl." -- Mark Twain, The Awful German Language posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 5:12 PM on October 23, 2012
When the slum landlord comes to Vito Corleone's olive oil business in The Godfather: Part II, they nailed the door to the office shut without telling the actor playing the landlord, so his nervous struggling to open the door was unscripted. Danny Aiello also ad-libbed his line "Michael Corleone says hello." posted to Ask Metafilter by kirkarachaat 10:26 PM on September 26, 2012