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there's something about his prose style that is kind of...comfort food? "I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries." -- Stephen King if you’ve seen the movie, you don’t need to read the book The Maltese… [more]
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MeFi comment - 22 hours ago

One of the issues with OJ's criminal trial was that television viewers saw and heard more of the case than the jury. A lot of evidence wasn't presented during the trial, including OJ's "suicide note," the Bronco chase, and evidence OJ was… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 2 days ago


I'm sorry, Hil's tough and mean fer sure but well a girl Really? You want to pull your girls-can’t-fight nonsense with this one? She may not be great at those dumb campaign-trail talk-show things where she has to dance or laugh delightedly… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by languagehat, scaryblackdeath
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Wait. The name of Jeb's Super PAC is Right to Rise? It probably sounded better in the original German....Recht auf Aufstieg...yep! [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by mercredi, madamjujujive, BlackBox, interrobang, bgal81, olopua, palmcorder_yajna, RedOrGreen, wintermind
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Brandon, a mentally-challenged minor, was repeatedly interviewed without either his attorney or his mother present. I don't recall any supposedly incriminating details from him that weren't prompted by leading questions by the police or his defense… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by drezdn
FanFare comment - 7 days ago

In his book Visual Explanations, Edward Tufte makes a convincing argument that the Morton Thiokol engineers, who recommended against the launch because of the cold weather, had the evidence to show that launching at that temperature was risky, but… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by j_curiouser, informavore, figurant
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Al Swearengen Pep Talk: Swearengen: Why ain't you up and runnin' again? Merrick: I'm in despair. The physical damage is repairable, but the psychic wound may be permanent. Swearengen: You ever been beaten, Merrick? Merrick: Once, when I thought… [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by ogooglebar, mudpuppie, Divine_Wino, biscotti, bepe, kittens for breakfast, Token Meme, lalochezia, entropicamericana, chris24, whuppy, peppermind, Chitownfats, Mr. Bad Example, runincircles, persona au gratin, distorte
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

meaning no title later than 1953 Ah, that explains no Young Frankenstein "Putting on the Ritz." [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Beti, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." -- Mark Twain [more]
favorited 30 times, recently by brism
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Also, Clinton testified under oath on TV in October 2015. Bush and Cheney were not under oath and there were no recordings or transcriptions of their private conversation with the 9/11 Commission. ("'He is not testifying, he is talking to them,'… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by sheila t, willb2, The Outsider, chris24, MikeKD, markkraft, happyroach, Sys Rq, blueberry, hydropsyche, zombieflanders, Drinky Die, syzygy
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Can't you guys see that there's every chance that Hillary did fuck up royally as there is for Bush having done some of the crazy things he's accused of around 9/11? There isn't every chance that Hillary fucked up just as royally. The matter… [more]
favorited 27 times, recently by sheila t, willb2, adamsc, The Outsider, letourneau, drezdn, tonycpsu, sweetkid, theora55, 8088, chris24, angrycat, MikeKD, JHarris, Artw, markkraft, happyroach, homunculus, feckless fecal fear mongering, Sys Rq, blueberry, hydropsyche, Pope Guilty, zombieflanders, Drinky Die, syzygy, T.D. Strange
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Thanks to some first-rate action, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours only feels 6 hours long [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by You Can't Tip a Buick, hydropsyche
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

This movie will have as much impact on the 2016 election as Fahrenheit 9/11 did on the 2004 election: none. They're preaching to the choir. Everyone who's angry about Benghazi is already angry and they wouldn't be voting for Clinton anyway. At… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by You Can't Tip a Buick, waitangi, chris24, Room 641-A, ob1quixote, gucci mane
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

There you go. Not givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to not give a fuck. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by a lungful of dragon
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

BART has public restrooms, but they've been closed for years because Al Qaeda. So we may have to use shit-covered escalators but at least we're safe. "Those who would give up essential Hygiene, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by Monochrome, Munching Langolier, migurski, ShawnStruck, zachlipton, lollymccatburglar, LucretiusJones, oneirodynia, Dr. Twist, Triplanetary
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Poop there it is. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Munching Langolier
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I once sent out a batch of job applications with a cover letter that said, "I am very interesting in this position." [more]
favorited 49 times, recently by jdherg, col_pogo
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Ned Flander's jailhouse to-do list:Do timeGet rippedDestroy SimpsonPay papers [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by milov, webmutant
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago


And how well I remember that terrible day How our blood stained the sand and the water And of how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter Johnny Turk he was waiting, he'd primed himself well He… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Gelatin, Sing Fool Sing, une_heure_pleine, Philby, Flashman
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

On our honeymoon my wife and I were having dinner at a small restaurant in Amsterdam. She doesn't drink very often but she'd had a couple of glasses of wine and was a little tipsy. She said something a bit loud so I gave her a small look and she… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by col_pogo
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

...in 1860 American slaves, as a financial asset, were worth approximately three and a half billion dollars--that's just as property. Three and a half billion dollars was the net worth, roughly, of slaves in 1860. In today's dollars that would be… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by mmmbacon, Hypatia, ridgerunner, Cash4Lead
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

You can order a custom NFL jersey with Rule as the name and 34 as the number. I don't think I will, though. [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Bugbread, fermion, kimota, GoingToShopping, bendy, You Can't Tip a Buick, haltingproblemsolved, ymgve, Mrs. Davros, Glomar response, Mister Moofoo, XMLicious, DoctorFedora, Jacqueline
MeFi comment - Last month

I know they say revenge is a dish best served cold, but after seven years this might have freezer burn. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Reverend John, NorthernLite, deadaluspark
MeFi comment - Last month

[Charlie] If Snotboogie always stole the money, why'd you let him play? [Witness] Got to. This America, Charlie Brown. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by DirtyOldTown, Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels, blueberry, arto, panama joe, MonkeyToes
MeFi comment - Last month

The Kinks' "Father Christmas" kicks the shit out of any of the solo Beatles Christmas songs. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by TedW, octothorpe
MeFi comment - Last month


Kilmer broke his left arm while doing a stunt filming The Doors (1991) that left him with an abnormal growth on his elbow. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Gayla Peevey , "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month


The blocking in the diner scene with Waingro is choreographed so Waingro is always pinned in the inside seat in the booth. First he's hemmed in by Trejo. Then Trejo excuses himself to line the car trunk with plastic, and Cheritto (Tom Sizemore)… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I've been called and dismissed three or four times, and served on two juries. The first trial was a two-week Federal mail fraud and money laundering case (faking car accidents and making false insurance claims) and the second one was a three-week… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Heat is sometimes credited with inspiring the North Hollywood shootout in February 1997. Two guys wearing homemade body armor and carrying automatic weapons had a massive shootout with about 300 cops. They held off the outgunned and out-armored… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

They love 'em! [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

MetaFilter: the results of the fevered coupling between Smurfs and werewolves. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I remember this fire from Sean Flynn's intense Esquire story ("The Perfect Fire") from July 2000. He later wrote a book, 3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Either Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Donald Trump should've been the pick based on their criteria: The person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

It was weird that the big meeting in Rome was well underway before Blofeld showed up. If they can start the meeting without him, how important a boss is he? They were on the train a long, long time. Why did it take Mr. Hinx so long to attack Bond?… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

My comment has been commended as being strongly apologetic, which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. "Apologize." [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

"The missiles are flying. Hallelujah. Hallelujah." [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

"O Holy Night" from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The first time I remember seeing Kobe Bryant was his airball party in the 1997 playoffs his rookie season, and it sounds like he's going out the same way. For being an asshole who was never any fun to watch, that I'll fault him for. I'm… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago


Mapping Slavery
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MeFi post - 2 months ago

I love A Perfect Spy and often think of the line, "Ideals are like the stars. We cannot reach them, but we are enriched by their presence." [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Len Deighton's SS-GB "deals with life in Nazi-occupied Great Britain, about one year after the German Army successfully overruns the British Isles." [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Ronda Rousey predicts the future with Jimmy Fallon: I feel like she's gonna try and, like, keep distance and keep far away from me and get me frustrated until a point where I'll make a mistake and she can try and kick me in the head. But it's not… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Lionel calls Adele to say Hello [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I got to know The Connells when I lived in Chapel Hill in the early '90s. My buddy and I went to see them long ago at Slim's in San Francisco. Before the show we stopped by the since-closed and long-lamented 20 Tank brewpub across the street and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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