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mph: " Might you elaborate on why people were pissed off over that?" I don't want to rehash what was a shitty experience, but the simplest answer to your question is: people did not like seeing their favorites counts drop by… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ActingTheGoat
MetaTalk comment - 13 hours ago

Your world may not be on fire, but let me tell you, my neighborhood is full of: (1) Low-income families; (2) Immigrant families, many with DACA-eligible children; (3) Muslim families; (4) Orthodox Jewish families; (5) POC of every extraction… [more]
favorited 159 times, recently by couch fort dinner party
MeFi comment - 15 hours ago

It's wrong on the details but we had a home grown example of this with the Metafiilthy extension. Which provoked a controversy and then a bit of a meltdown. Orthogonality slapped a user who had offered a modified MetaFilthy (without its… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by matthewr, heyho
MetaTalk comment - 21 hours ago

They're funny because they show irreverence towards the taboo topic of date rape. It's taboo for a reason. Victims of rape are referred to as "survivors" for a reason. Sexual assault is a vicious, awful, disgusting,… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by winna
MeFi comment - 2 days ago


Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, and Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women are handy to have around, just in case. I made a post about these and other publications a while back. Unfortunately, many of… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by felix grundy, cendawanita, SecretAgentSockpuppet, supercrayon, Rainbo Vagrant, cybercoitus interruptus, get off of my cloud, hydropsyche, insoluble uncertainty, wenestvedt, melissasaurus, elsietheeel, drezdn
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

This is the episode where seven years of character creation and depth all comes together. And it is glorious. Tight writing and a great, tense storyline. This wouldn't have been possible to do effectively in earlier seasons. We needed time to get to… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by DevilsAdvocate
FanFare comment - 3 days ago



This seemed tremendously reasonable to me. To me, too. More than a decade ago, I was waiting at a bus stop after 11pm and the only other person in the area was a young woman who was standing about three feet behind me. I'm a tall, big… [more]
favorited 165 times, recently by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

We know and they are acknowledging where the money is coming from. What he's asking for is unprecedented, and yes, it's actually important to find out what single payer will cost if we want to finance it in a sustainable way. If only there… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by foxfirefey, tilde, Gelatin, InTheYear2017, Homo neanderthalensis, gladly, mmascolino, haapsane, tonycpsu, chaoticgood, OnceUponATime
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Donald Trump is the new Qaddafi of the United Nations General Assembly. There was a time when pariah leaders used the opening of the U.N. General Assembly as a platform to spout all kinds of hateful nonsense. Qaddafi, the former leader of Libya,… [more]
favorited 51 times, recently by free f_ cat, some loser, gucci mane, cendawanita, box, Buntix, Lapin, Proofs and Refutations, erisfree, Space Kitty, SecretAgentSockpuppet, p3t3, Joey Michaels, Baphomet's Prime, Homeboy Trouble, insoluble uncertainty, an animate objects, jokeefe, mon-ma-tron, joedan, lalochezia, salix, threeturtles, maxwelton, Sockin'inthefreeworld, allthinky, vac2003, cybercoitus interruptus, worldswalker, The Great Big Mulp, Neronomius, Candleman, obliquity of the ecliptic, zenzicube, angrycat, mumimor, gamera, prefpara, Theiform, tel3path, Tsuga, snsranch, papercrane, jedicus, Room 101, cjelli, chris24, Barack Spinoza, Faint of Butt, Doktor Zed, OnceUponATime
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I watched that Castro thread unfold on my phone while sitting in the icu and various hospital waiting rooms for a family member last November. And I recall at least a few comments deleted from members who were trying to one-up one another with… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ActingTheGoat
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

Oh yeah, and some of those Evangelicals also want to hasten the apocalypse. Which brings us back full circle to their support for Trump. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by non canadian guy, Yowser, Bodechack, kelborel, wenestvedt, petebest, elsietheeel, Mchelly
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

....but the brazen hypocrisy of accepting Trump as a Godly man given everything that has been documented about him in the past, and what is known about him now, may well be a defining moment in the decline of the evangelical movement… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by non canadian guy, Yowser, Gelatin, Secret Life of Gravy, wenestvedt, Pendragon, namewithoutwords, cell divide, Rykey, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, michswiss, petebest, elsietheeel, Mavri, lord_wolf, Kato
MeFi comment - 5 days ago


I am filled with SO MUCH love for you all that you are discussing this depth . :) [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Mr.Encyclopedia
FanFare comment - 5 days ago


The headline reads: Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election. Which isn't actually what happened. (It's an article by Chris Cillizza, who is apparently incapable of reporting anything accurately.) She was… [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by tilde, Gelatin, obliquity of the ecliptic, snsranch, Servo5678, Surely This, kms, insoluble uncertainty, Yowser, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, mon-ma-tron, PorcineWithMe, greermahoney, jedicus, arabelladragon, Homo neanderthalensis, haapsane, camyram, Hairy Lobster, Slackermagee, box, tonycpsu, Candleman, darkstar, kelborel
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Charging just means they're happy to see you. Or not. If my akita charged you, she was most decidedly not happy to see you. And seeing as she weighed over 125 lbs, in a very short period of time you would not be… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by daybeforetheday, jkaczor, winna
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Talking about how we're going to fund Single Payer when we're days away from destroying health care in the country is like spending all your time talking about what you're going to do with your signing bonus with the Yankees when you're a 16 year… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Room 641-A, Homo neanderthalensis, wenestvedt, benzenedream
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Sanders explains how he wants to fund it. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Homo neanderthalensis, CheeseDigestsAll, tonycpsu, darkstar, joedan
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

@RobertPicardo: Sometimes I wonder whether other actors that I work with –especially those I deeply admire – really respect me. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Halloween Jack, mordax
FanFare comment - 8 days ago

Yet another episode where I stare blankly at a screen and try and fail to stifle the urge to yell, "DNA DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT! GENETICS DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT!" A mostly-enjoyable episode Arrrgh! We had two episodes… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mordax, Halloween Jack
FanFare comment - 8 days ago

I have been using discord a lot recently though, and a feature I really enjoy is being able to react to comments in text channels with a range of emotes which are then added to the comment with a count for each instance of each emote.… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by ominous_paws, Ivan Fyodorovich, soren_lorensen
MetaTalk comment - 9 days ago

This didn't get better on re-watch. We have a Vulcan who is Against Smiling. So anti-smiling that he's willing to kill people who have photos of smiling people in their quarters. Because Vulcans are emotionless, you see. They must hate emotions… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Halloween Jack
FanFare comment - 10 days ago

No one. Owes you. Anything.
favorited 71 times, recently by darchildre
MeFi post - 10 days ago

My teacher was the archetype of the sadistic PE guy (hey Mr. Williamson!) who's favourite game to play if we had "spare time" after the class was Murder Ball. Yay, can we?! How he would laugh at the small wimpy boys getting hammered by… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Joe in Australia, en forme de poire
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

I'm not getting how this plays with Trump's psychology. How is he go on rallies and stoke people up with bullshit if he's giving up his bullshit. Rallies are great for broadcasting propaganda and bullshit. He isn't ever asked questions… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by free f_ cat, cybercoitus interruptus, Gelatin, suelac, Atom Eyes, Tehhund, mumimor, schadenfrau, corb
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Yes, decent people have made good art, but to restrict oneself to their work would be like restricting oneself to a diet of a few things that you could survive on. And what happens when you discover (as you will) that some of those people you… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by daybeforetheday
MetaTalk comment - 11 days ago

I have long believed that the only way to cure racism is to love a racist. That's right, you heard me, LOVE A RACIST. Do not punch. They are suffering from a lack of love and are reflecting that back into society. Their hearts are small, so you… [more]
favorited 111 times, recently by Devoidoid
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

The colors don't run. But they may melt. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Servo5678, Surely This, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Cruz: I am saying that consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want in their bedrooms. And you know the media and the left seem obsessed with sex. Let people do what they want. Said the politician who spent his campaign… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by Servo5678, insoluble uncertainty, mon-ma-tron, allthinky, kelborel, snsranch, pxe2000
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

The ‘Star Trek’ Baseball Episode Is a Timeless Look at a Timeless Sport: Writer Ira Steven Behr joins the ‘MLB Show’ to discuss “Take Me Out to the Holosuite” [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by CheesesOfBrazil
FanFare comment - 11 days ago

Give it a rest, people. There is no pee tape. This is such a silly distraction from the other important things we need to be resisting Trump on. Don't you know nobody shoots on "tape" anymore? It's a pee video. An MPEE4, if you… [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, mordax
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Worth noting: The intended audience of a press release is not the public but rather media professionals. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by congen
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

(Recall the hue an cry over the innocuous addition of post titles to the front page, or how many people continue to use the old, wildly inferior layout/style.) *calmly reaches under table. pulls out large box of knives. unlocks and opens… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Chrysostom, jessamyn, barchan
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

Well, it's a thread about obits, how to behave in obit threads, and how to consider the works of dead but still problematic people. Pournelle and Lewis are no longer around making money either. restless_nomad's position above about… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by mordax
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

The rallies are also in line with Trump's attitude toward being publicly questioned in an unscripted, unmanaged capacity. He appears to loathe being put on the spot. He hasn't held a full-fledged solo press conference since February 16th. He held… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by witchen, Gelatin, foxfirefey, sotonohito, Tehhund, erisfree, cjelli
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

One of the things that always strikes me in these stories of lower class white america is the total lack of respect people have for their bodies. They eat poorly, dress poorly, have no fashion or style, don't exercise or take care of themselves… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by honey.orange.honey
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Lyn Never: I don't really need etymology to remember the noises and words that the nastiest kids (who were sometimes me) used about disabled people in the 70s and 80s. Derp was in there. Thank you for saying this, and for the other things… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

What happens if someone has had themselves cryogenically frozen? Can we make an obit about them or would that be in poor taste? I call dibs on the 'cryobits' tag. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

Trump: Hurricane Rescues Have Improved Coast Guard’s ‘Brand’ This statement reveals a bit of ignorance on his part, as well as a sense that he doesn't think highly of the USGC, which may very well be something Trump picked up at the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Someone explain why an intern would be browsing porn while using Cruz's twitter account? Anyone? Anyone? I manage multiple twitter and instagram accounts for work and it is not always immediately apparent in the android Twitter app which… [more]
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MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Seconding this. I'm a publicist who works in the field. Press releases from discovering institutions routinely misrepresent research findings -- primarily because they tend to be written by communications majors and researchers are not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

hermitosis has disabled his account. *sigh* [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

This is the episode that compelled me to send an email letter to Ron Moore on AOL. It is one of my favorite episodes of any Star Trek incarnation, and coupled with The Visitor and In the Pale Moonlight, why I incessantly recommend… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

The candles. "Hand of the Queen." "...the library." "Your heart's desire." "...a Stark, smiling down on you...." "...with you by my side." "King in the North!" "First of her name… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

You can't talk about Cosby's career or achievements without the context of his crimes. He found victims in every place he worked - up to and including 'Picture Pages'. His comedy was deeply personal. He over and over again put himself up at the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Leland Orser played the hologram. He's very good at playing anxious, nervous and neurotic characters, so this was great casting. There's a theme of negative body images running through this episode. Dejaren views humans as disgusting,… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

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