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How long before 'lol' gets added to dictionaries as a word in its own right? Negative four years. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by telegraph
MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

Deborah Tannen, You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation and Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bardophile
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Also do shushing along with swaddling, Happiest Baby on the Block style. Babies apparently like a surprisingly loud white noise because it reminds them of the blood whooshing through the arteries when they're in utero. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by bizzyb, barnone, Guinevere, jbenben, gatorae, nickggully, purenitrous
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

And every nook and cranny of those ships was packed full of slaves. That's an abolitionist poster of the British slave ship Brooks: The Brooks was reportedly allowed to stow 454 African slaves, by allowing a space of 6 feet (1.8 m) by 1 foot… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Acey
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I think what was most surprising to me was how much traffic there was to Hispaniola. I knew it was a big customer, mainly because of sugar plantations, but it's still horrifying how many went to a single relatively small island. It's… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Thella
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

lead me to believe that the death penalty, in and of itself, now likely constitutes a legally prohibited 'cruel and unusual punishmen[t].' California has 731 men and 20 women on death row, hasn't executed anyone in almost a decade, and has… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by yesster, allthinky
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

MetaFilter: written in full sentences instead of punchy, sarcastic bullet points. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Gelatin, LizBoBiz, domo
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

"The missiles are flying. Hallelujah. Hallelujah." [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mfoight, johngoren
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Been there, done that, got the FRANKIE SAY WAR! HIDE YOURSELF T-shirt. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mittens, palmcorder_yajna
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

CNN Forced to Go to Commercial After "About Fucking Time!" Invasion [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by bile and syntax, Beti, bitter-girl.com, mittens
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

A perfect match of the moment and the man. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by sallybrown, bendy, devious truculent and unreliable, aclevername
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

As dissents both are basically just dictaAs dissents both are basically just dicta I want a show called Ditka's Dicta, where Mike Ditka explains Supreme Court rulings. That legalese can get pretty confusing. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Chrysostom, Tehhund, Davenhill, hototogisu, Lemurrhea, mcrandello, jason_steakums, dialetheia, Faint of Butt, asperity, bgal81, zachlipton, Harvey Kilobit, overeducated_alligator, the phlegmatic king
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Are you guys posting actual quotes from Scalia's dissent, or Onion quotes? 'Cause I'm having a hard time telling the difference. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by wenestvedt, Beti, bearwife, hydropsyche, coast99, winna, halifix, daq, dis_integration, sio42, une_heure_pleine, SeedStitch, joseph conrad is fully awesome, GhostintheMachine, alycoop
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Bobby Jindal kicked off his 2016 presidential bid yesterday by informing his children first He'll inform them first when he drops out, too. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by wenestvedt, biddeford, Rock Steady, ogooglebar, blueberry, notyou, Melismata
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Obama issues another statement for people disappointed by the decision. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by deanc
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

A popular vote in the states that seceded would have been limited to white men, and in most of the states would almost certainly have been a minority of the population. Slaves, who couldn't vote, made up large proportions of the seceding states'… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by feral_goldfish
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I'd like to thank NBC for breaking into the Today show with a Special Report that alternated between graphics saying that the Supreme Court had upheld the ACA and that the Supreme Court had upheld the challenge to the ACA. They did that at… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Faint of Butt, bgal81
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I HAVE A CUTLASS. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by chatongriffes
MeFi comment - 13 days ago


Shit happen man [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by kittensofthenight, A Terrible Llama
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Shit like this is going to get worse and worse as the United States transitions into a majority minority nation, especially since the Republican Party, which has pandered to racists for decades, seems determined to keep on pandering all the way. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Caduceus, mr_deerheart, jgirl, Gotanda, hydropsyche, allthinky, Blue Jello Elf
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

"South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum." -- James L. Petigru [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mittens, Golden Eternity
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I blame the dynamite/TNT confusion on AC/DC: "I'm TNT/I'm dynamite." [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by retronic, chaosys, Yosemite Sam, ymgve, prize bull octorok
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Whoa. A woman attended a Rush concert? I’m a woman and I love Rush (and I am not alone) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mandolin conspiracy
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

All your bases are belong to us. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DirtyOldTown
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Most so-called bagel places in the Bay Area I have to order a bagel "with cream cheese and lox"; if I order it "with lox and cream cheese" they think I'm saying "with lots of cream cheese" no matter how hard I… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by krinklyfig
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

'Nathan Arizona'...is that a real person? His name actually ain't Nathan Arizona, its Nathan Huffheim. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by wenestvedt, 4ster
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Michael Mann. Check out this run from 1981 to 2004: Thief (1981), Manhunter (1986), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995), The Insider (1999), Ali (2001), and Collateral (2004). I rate these all as very good-to-great movies. I left out The… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by my-username, turbid dahlia, fearfulsymmetry, Timmoy Daen
MeFi comment - Last month

Can we talk about Hitchcock's post 60s career? Cause I'm not sure it got bad just a lot freaking weirder and frantic. They're weirder and frantic and in some cases bad: The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964), Torn Curtain (1966), Topaz (1969),… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by methinks
MeFi comment - Last month

In Hitchcock, the book-length interview by Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock reveals his appearances’ origins were pragmatic rather than vain:Francois Truffaut: Did you do it [the director’s first cameo in his fifth film, The Lodger] as a gag? Was it… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jim in austin, MCMikeNamara
MeFi comment - Last month

Losing with a full house to another, better full house was how I discovered I don't have the temperament for poker. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by billiebee, ob1quixote
MeFi comment - Last month

Always...no, no...never...forget to check your references. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by echocollate, I-baLL, skycrashesdown
MeFi comment - Last month

My brother's name is Kent, which makes the movie extra fun. Fortunately the resemblance ends there. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by I-baLL, skycrashesdown
MeFi comment - Last month

Some great ones from The Complete List of True One-Hit Wonders: Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, "Stay" The Shocking Blue, "Venus" Wild Cherry, "Play That Funky Music" Lipps, Inc., "Funkytown" Some… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dr_dank
MeFi comment - Last month

My favorite B.B. King memory is of him and Martin Mull doing a guitar duel on TV. Mull, a surprisingly good guitarist, keeps up with him for a little while, then B.B. just takes off, gently rocking from side to side all the while. The only part of… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Mental Wimp
MeFi comment - Last month

What I really would love to know is how the astronauts, particularly the man, deal with masturbation. "The best results seem to be obtained through fantasization, accompanied by masturbation, followed by ejaculation." [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bondcliff
MeFi comment - Last month

I remember reading a story of a Confederate cavalry officer (either Stuart or Forrest, I'm pretty sure) marching his unit up on a bluff overlooking some Union troops, and having them circle back around several times to make it look like he had 20… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Gelatin, officer_fred, Etrigan
MeFi comment - Last month

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… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Evilspork, Anhedonic Donkey, corb, BlueHorse, scaryblackdeath, halifix, megafauna
MeFi comment - Last month

The Pakistani military is actually headquartered in Rawalpindi, which is a two-hour mountain drive from Abbottabad. And just down the road from Costellobad. [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by Schmucko, msalt, Purposeful Grimace, The World Famous, dr_dank, Dreadnought, dominik, threetwentytwo, juiceCake, Joakim Ziegler, jpziller, PHINC, carping demon, box, Davenhill, Cool Papa Bell
MeFi comment - Last month

RMS Lusitania was a British ship and was carrying ammunition. Germany had declared a submarine blockade of the British Isles on February 4, 1915, and published a statement on April 22, 1915, warning travelers that ships flying "flying the… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jgirl
MeFi comment - Last month

The worst toilet in Scotland (from Trainspotting). [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mcrandello, feckless fecal fear mongering
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

On our honeymoon in Paris we were at a cafe and I needed to do #2. They had a squat toilet. When you're in your mid-forties with arthritic knees that's a long way down without being sure you're going to be able to get back up. But I did what I had to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Here's the cartoon that won the contest. Wait, Muhammed is Wolverine?! /* researches conversion to Islam */ [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by bakerina, Joakim Ziegler, Pinback, XMLicious, rude.boy, bonobothegreat, I-baLL, Seamus, colie, prize bull octorok, howfar, ocschwar
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

the impressive use of depth of field, the ability to have actual ceilings in the setting, the whole concept of Orson Welles as auteur aren't that mindblowing anymore Well, he was 25 when he co-wrote, starred in, produced, and directed… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by brand-gnu, Lexica, heatvision, dhartung, George_Spiggott, JHarris, yerfatma
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

"Paperlate" and "No Reply at All," both with the Earth, Wind & Fire horn section. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Lucinda, mogget, Clustercuss, pracowity
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I had no idea that 'All I Need Is A Miracle' and 'Silent Running' were both Mike & The Mechanics. Well, the singer on "Silent Running" was Paul Carrack, who will only be in your band if he can sing your biggest hit. See also:… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by KingEdRa, blucevalo, JoeZydeco, oneswellfoop
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Also "Just a Job to Do." [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by stevil, Clustercuss, tecg
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I saw Bryan Adams open for The Kinks in 1980 (on the tour that became their One for the Road live album). He did "Lonely Nights." [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Nevin
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've always thought this exchange in The Godfather was pretty funny:Jack Woltz: Johnny Fontane will never get that movie! I don't care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come out of the woodwork! Tom Hagen: I'm German-Irish. Jack… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by retronic, deanc, Pendragon, Faint of Butt
MeFi comment - 2 months 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 29 times, recently by cosmic owl
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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