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favorited 7 times, recently by wats, amicamentis, WeekendJen, jennstra, artifarce, kryptos, roomthreeseventeen
Ask MeFi post - 9 hours ago

This post hit home for me today. 14 hr shift, 40ºC in the kitchen, paid a daily rate so who cares how long I'm there. Happy Labour Day. Now get to work.... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by DGStieber, feckless fecal fear mongering, special agent conrad uno
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I'd like to emphasize that despite what wikipedia tells you, many restaurants charge their staff for 'family meal', and those meals are usually loveless and perfunctory. Try to imagine yourself as a cook in one of these places, making poverty level... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by special agent conrad uno, elwoodwiles
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Joe Pastry
favorited 29 times, recently by dimejubes, constellations, subtle-t
MeFi post - Last month

BOP BAM BOOM!
favorited 1 time, recently by fritillary
Ask MeFi post - Last month

Yeah, he really sounds horrible. He and the interviewer seem to overestimate Cream's long-term relevance as well. Fuck Cream. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by evil otto, Imperfect, kittensofthenight, papafrita, drezdn
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Can you recommend books like Flatland which mix fiction and math and/or explain the mathematical concepts to laymen?
favorited 9 times, recently by fritillary, earthwormsleg, Cdr Sara Bellum
Ask MeFi post - 5 months ago

Glengarry Glenn Ross comes to mind. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by limeonaire
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

There was a great chapter in Mason and Dixon where one of the characters is in England at this time, and for some reason doesn't skip ahead the eleven days and has to live them out alone.... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by any portmanteau in a storm, rifflesby, Mick, PinkMoose
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

AYATOLLAH
favorited 1 time, recently by groklock
Music post - 6 months ago

Not to derail too much, but a pinch of anecdata: Here in Canada, we recognize Metric, US and Imperial systems of measurement. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by acroyear
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I was lonely
favorited 1 time, recently by grumpybear69
Music post - 7 months ago

Also, the consensus among the Scots I know seems to be that they support the movement on principle, but economically it would be very unwise to split at this time. They will be voting against independence almost unanimously. (Girlfriend is Scottish.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by professor plum with a rope, Cash4Lead
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Some of you who are still keeping up with this thread may be interested to know about this: http://savetoronto.tumblr.com/ [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Bwithh, anthill, Multicellular Exothermic
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Yeah, I don't mean to drag my dad out for ridicule, just to highlight the way people of different backgrounds and affiliations are processing this scandal. I stand before the yawning chasm that is the generation gap. I wish we could talk local... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Bwithh
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

The people downtown are not necessarily wealthier. If you look at the Kingsway, home of Humbertown aka Ford Nation Ground Zero according to The Star, as I mentioned previously. It's an enclave of well-educated, well-monied inner-suburbanites to which... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Bwithh
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

"The real embarrassment for Toronto is, he has been far and away the best Toronto political leader in years...simply because he has absolutely stopped Toronto politics in its tracks. " Right. . .... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jason_steakums
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I presume the meeting is to discuss exactly how much the family is willing to pay Lisi to stay mum. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Hutch, The Card Cheat
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I love how The Star has repeatedly used Humbertown Plaza to represent Ford Nation Ground Zero. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ThatCanadianGirl, avocet
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Media hysterics glaze over the fact that MDMA isn't the problem. The problem is adulteration. Regulated, legal recreational use could be safe and worthwhile.... [more]
favorited 38 times, recently by Deathalicious, Proofs and Refutations, Yesterday's camel, RedEmma, palomar, northtwilight, bzn, scalefree, we are the music makers, symbioid, Metroid Baby, leotrotsky, cupcake1337, merocet, TheWhiteSkull, burnmp3s, haltingproblemsolved, evil_esto, maxwelton, emptythought, Hello Dad, I'm in Jail, Purposeful Grimace, Cannon Fodder, Scram, Space Kitty, 1adam12, jasonstevanhill, Sys Rq, krash2fast, epilnivek, brina, One Second Before Awakening, Drinky Die, naju, anemone of the state, escape from the potato planet, a birds, Bwithh
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

It's funny the way little things in life coincide sometimes to take on a cosmic significance. I just got her Essentials of Italian Cooking the other day. My left hand was mangled sharpening my knives so I'm off work for the week and I've... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bakerina
MeFi comment - 11 months ago

This was beautiful and poetic, and technically marvellous. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mistersquid
MeFi comment - Last year

The New Guy
favorited 1 time, recently by BlueMarble72
Music post - Last year

Magic Theatre
favorited 3 times, recently by jiawen, dobie, BlueJae
Music post - Last year

Hundreds out of tens of thousands of workers. They probably lose more employees when there's an Insane Clown Posse show in town. The brave are few.... [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by wondrous strange snow, Space Kitty, thsmchnekllsfascists, six-or-six-thirty, elsietheeel, el chupa nibre, saucysault, Caduceus, BlueJae, angrycat, dr_dank, dontjumplarry, symbioid, kurosawa's pal, sinnesloeschen, airing nerdy laundry, FireballForever, fredludd, Purposeful Grimace, scody, LucretiusJones, sweetkid, Garm
MeFi comment - Last year

Grudge
favorited 1 time, recently by DarkForest
Music post - Last year

You'll put your eye out. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Lipstick Thespian, notyou
MeFi comment - Last year

I would rather our symbolic head of state were a panda, and I mean that in all seriousness. [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by tjcohen, Megami, BlueHorse, normy, Katjusa Roquette, DoctorFedora, goshling, Cash4Lead, LucretiusJones, col_pogo, sebastienbailard, joannemerriam, Suddenly, elf ass, artificialard, Mars Saxman, gusandrews, Sys Rq, brennen, xingcat, Drexen, idiopath
MeFi comment - Last year

I really enjoyed watching this, and this isn't the kind of thing I expect to enjoy watching. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Greg_Ace
MeFi comment - Last year

That's right, Burhanistan. I don't work in one, but I visit an abattoir almost weekly and follow our pigs and cows through for the whole process to make sure the animals are treated well, to scrape any extra hair off the pig carcasses, and to clean... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Bugbread, skewed, superfluousm, miss patrish, glasseyes, Lentrohamsanin
MeFi comment - Last year

I failed grade 9 math 3 times despite going to every single class. If you don't believe ADHD is a real condition, you probably don't know what it's like to have such difficulty focusing on simple mundane work that it leads to hyperventilating panic... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by KTamas, kiripin, litlnemo, palomar, desjardins, elsietheeel
MeFi comment - Last year

I never said it stopped when I left high-school. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by hollygoheavy
MeFi comment - Last year

When they're in 11th grade taking grade 9 math again? [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by hollygoheavy, hot soup girl, vitabellosi, lasamana, snottydick
MeFi comment - Last year

Posting it to Scotland! There's an idea. I don't want to pick a best answer. You've all been very helpful. Thank you. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by infini
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

My bottom line is that in their heart of hearts, they chickened out and really didn't have the gumption for higher education far away from home in the first place. posted by Renoroc I've got nothing but bile and poison I want to spit... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Tehhund, Athene, Mick, litlnemo, Abehammerb Lincoln, merrill, Renoroc, Sangermaine
MeFi comment - Last year

When Toronto needed a hand shoveling snow, they sent in the army. When the North needs help to feed, shelter and warm its people, they get the cold shoulder. The pipelines carry the wealth in one direction only.... [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by vasi, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, Homeboy Trouble, zadcat, jamincan, sea change, avocet, tel3path, The Card Cheat, MelanieL
MeFi comment - Last year

Electro-wank
favorited 2 times, recently by Pronoiac
Music post - Last year

I would like to thank everyone for their frank responses, some of which seem overly harsh but I have taken to heart. I could have given a more detailed depiction of our family dynamic and history but I don't need to write you a novel and so submit to... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by MangyCarface, Scram, L. Ron McKenzie, ldthomps, roomthreeseventeen, rtha, Miko, corb, fingersandtoes
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Blood is thick, but syrup is thicker. Think about it. -Aunt Jemima [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by fyrebelley, PCup, Jumpin Jack Flash
MeFi comment - Last year

J DILLA CHANGED MY LIFE. Word. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by safetyfork, raihan_
MeFi comment - Last year

Cut off.
favorited 1 time, recently by slateyness
Ask MeFi post - Last year

Or maybe an Italian explaining the style of Western movies? What's it matter? [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by Uncle Ira, tehloki, snofoam, isthisthingon, threeants
MeFi comment - Two years ago

That's a helpful explanation and he comes off as very likeable. [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by tehloki, Anything, Locobot, roll truck roll, kozad, DulcineaX
MeFi comment - Two years ago

i think durability is an important issue because electronics are made of materials that are difficult and hazardous to recycle. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm not French but I can make a perfectly good mayonnaise. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I guess it's not so much Bassnectar's nation of origin or anything. It's more that – well, there are those who see dubstep as specifically a kind of UK folk music from the early 2000s. To give a description of the music without even mentioning... [more]
favorited 1 time
MeFi comment - Two years ago

But what freaks me out most in the bread aisle is the stuff that promises to stay fresh for seven days. When extended shelf-life is the result of chemical intervention, I agree that can be unsettling. Some breads' shelf-life can be... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Living in Lyon
favorited 6 times
Ask MeFi post - Two years ago

Ayatollah
favorited 4 times
Music post - Over two years ago

I never played the tabletop game but the Shadowrun game that came out on the Genesis was so good. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

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