Puddles, aka Big Mike Geier, is incredible live. We caught him as part of a Teatro Zinzani show here in Seattle a while back, and he really blew the doors off the place. He's a busy guy as well, Kingsized, Elvis Royale. Catch him if you can, he does not disappoint. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 6:27 PM on November 21, 2013
Faster and Fastest are a couple of good documentaries that capture the excitement of MotoGP, and the energy that Rossi brought when he was at the top of his game. Both are available on Netflix streaming service. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 9:12 PM on November 12, 2013
fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit: "
What do dinners at Piz Gloria go for, and how much to upgrade to the package that includes a helicopter assault?"
$25 for a burger, so about what you'd expect from a "destination" restaurant.
PDF of menu No mention of the helicopter assault dessert.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 8:41 PM on November 4, 2013
As I understand it Thor is also behind The One Motorcycle Show in PDX. (And now Austin apparently) One of the best custom shows in the country with a real appreciation of a wide variety of bikes. Well worth catching if you have any like of things moto. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 9:14 PM on July 14, 2013
I keep thinking about keeping score at games. Definitely would go with paper and pencil over the phone though. I spend enough time fiddling with electronics as it is.
Xurando: "I'm not sure if this is still a baseball tradition ?"
Still a 7th inning stretch tradition at Mariners games, followed by Louie Louie. Iirc, they break out GBA for holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial day.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 3:58 PM on July 13, 2013
Strange Interlude: "I do hope that little Lexie gets to interact socially with her schoolmates outside of being the "class robot." Does the robot get to go to lunch and recess along with the other kids?"
That's the first thing I thought too. It'd be interesting to see how the other kids interact with him. A young me would've considered it the coolest thing in the world to have a "robot" classmate.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 5:47 PM on June 7, 2013
I must admit that when I read the bit about her making the code available online I thought, great, now some asshole is going to use it to make a dalek. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:33 PM on April 17, 2013
Boy, that stirs up some old memories. My grandparents lived in Ocean Park, just north of Long Beach on the peninsula. As a young lad I would be tasked with stomping around finding holes while the adults manned the digging hardware. I couldn't wait until I was big enough to operate the clam gun. The job is as satisfying to perform as it is to watch.
One of my aunts would game the system by going out and getting their limit twice a day. Boompa did not approve of this... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 11:39 AM on March 2, 2013
Back in my tower climbing days we used to clean and paint radio and cell towers. A pressure washer gun on the end of a 50' rappel line can be quite fun. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 8:06 PM on February 21, 2013
Can many people just pick up harmonizations / harmonize naturally or is it something as rare as having perfect relative pitch?
It's not hard if you have a bit of an ear, and some experience. I sang a lot growing up and did jazz choir in H.S. and college, but haven't done much since. More years than I'd like to admit later, and I can still pick out tenor and baritone parts pretty easily.
I mean exactly how many times are you texting the word SKITTLEFART such that it gets added to your dictionary?
I can't speak to all phones, but on my android, exactly once. You enter a word it doesn't recognize and it makes suggestions, when you select the word you're trying to type from the options it is added to your dictionary as a valid option. My phone will autocomplete hokeydoke, schweetie, and soon to be added skittletits. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 4:44 PM on December 19, 2012
When my cat Isa was just a kitten she would climb up inside my dresser and nap in my underwear drawer at the top. She was small enough that she barely disturbed the drawers so there was no clue where she'd gone. I spent a good couple of frantic hours searching the first time she pulled that trick. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 3:49 PM on December 2, 2012
A friend who travels regularly has a bug oven that he loads his bags into whenever he gets home from a trip. Probably do the job for a few books. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 6:50 AM on September 5, 2012
About 15 years ago I saw film on PBS about women motorcyclists (POV? Independent Lens?), I've never been able to find it again.
Perhaps "Girl Gone Bad" season 2 episode 5 broadcast in 2000?
"Girl Gone Bad" is a portrayal of women who have chosen to make motorcycle riding the defining aspect of their personalities. Among the women depicted in the film are an LAPD motor officer, and, a... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 2:30 PM on June 14, 2012
I would be really interested to find out how these folks are living.
On preview: I see from cybrcamper's link that at least one of these groups of subjects don't seem to be living full time like this, disappointing. Kinda like SCA for stone age fetishists. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 4:56 PM on May 3, 2012
My German teacher in high school was a big fan of the thread trick. Never failed to get someone, and he had the greatest horrified look he would pull. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:36 AM on April 22, 2012
Thank Dog for the special edition home releases. The Aliens laser disc is still one of the greatest examples of this. It was where I first got to see the Alien queen cardboard and garbage bag test footage. I'm afraid to admit I didn't care for the Hudson drop ship scene, but I did like the depth added by the colonists discovery of the derelict, and yeah the sentry guns were about as good as guns can get. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:04 PM on April 2, 2012
The worst job was painting. We once had to repaint a tower because it wasn't exactly the right shade of orange required by the FAA. Painting a tower involves climbing with buckets of paint, and big sponges. As you go, you dunk the sponge and paint with it. Foot by foot, the whole tower... So imagine some of that climbing with hands wet with bright orange paint.
Yup, worst f*%n job ever. We used sheepskin mitts like you'd use to wash your car, and two... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 6:18 PM on April 2, 2012
From the late 80's on this station has been my introduction to so many wonderful artists, I don't know how I could've survived without it. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 1:51 PM on March 28, 2012
I too found the ending disappointing for many of the reasons mentioned. In part because the rest of the series was so strong. I won't be joining any movements or signing any petitions, but my anticipation for DLC has been severely dampened. I may just give it a pass.
For those considering giving the series a try, I'd strongly recommend checking it out. All three games have been stay up all night good. I don't buy many games, and almost always buy used. I picked up ME 3... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:32 PM on March 17, 2012
The number one rule of back-country use is to always LET SOMEONE KNOW where you are going,
According to the first sentence after the second question he told two people where he was going. In what level of detail we don't know.
I participate in a number of high risk activities, well equipped doesn't equal well prepared. I've run into plenty of folks who have all the most expensive up to date gear that I wouldn't spend 5... [more] posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:55 PM on March 11, 2012
Ok, that was just geektastic. The thought of sitting down for a session of Xboxen with John Cleese is just about the coolest thing in the world. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:58 AM on February 18, 2012
My favorite store kitty encounter was in the hardware store in Yachats, OR. When I reached down to scratch his ears he launched himself onto my shoulders and activated his loudest purr. He stayed there as I wandered around the store picking out what I needed. The shop owner was a bit surprised, saying he'd never seen him do that before. It just reaffirmed my self image as a cat whisperer. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 10:37 AM on February 5, 2012
Funny, when the Mars Hill folks first showed up in in Ballard Mrs. Calamari expressed a stronger than usual reading on her creepy meter. I just put it off to her usual distrust of organized religion and lack of exposure to fundie evangelical types. She'll get a good chance to flex her smug when she reads this. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 11:06 PM on February 2, 2012
These pics are great. But every pic I look at, my mind adds snarky lolcat captions.
The internet has ruined everything for me.
I actually like that aspect of these, and I think it speaks to the quality of the photographs. So many of them seem to have a personality of some sort, as opposed to just pictures of random animals. posted to MetaFilter by calamari kidat 3:20 PM on January 24, 2012