That Eagles-Lions game was amazing. I'm not sure I've ever seen a game with so much snow on the field. That shot of Calvin Johnson with his helmet packed full of snow! No discussion of snow football is complete without reference to Mark Henderson, however. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:36 AM on December 9, 2013
snarfles: Is there a breakdown of which coaches/teams match up with the bot the most? It'd be interesting to get the coaches take on the bot and why they might have made a different call in the moment.
Bill Barnwell's weekly "Thank You For Not Coaching" column is a fascinating breakdown of coaching decisions that focuses on decision-making and not on outcome.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:48 AM on December 9, 2013
Bahh, it all comes down to a single random roll at the end. Annoying.
I see someone's carapace wasn't glistening enough... posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:13 PM on December 5, 2013
This may be the best sentence in a game review ever:
Horse Master, while stronger than its previous iteration, not playing Horse Master, is not as good as its next installment, not playing Horse Master anymore posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:51 AM on December 6, 2013
restless_nomad: I totally agree. I have played quite a few games I could say that about. Certainly this is one of them.
Yeah. At first it seems like a joke, but really there is a deep truth there that applies to a lot of games (and other forms of entertainment as well). posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:05 AM on December 6, 2013
mochapickle: They should do it every year with a different cast.
That's a really neat idea, and I think would generate significant buzz as they went into casting and rehearsals and what not. You could even have a series of "The Making of SOM" specials in the couple of weeks leading up to the broadcast. It would also be great to have different production designers/directors/choreographers/etc every year to change up the look and feel of the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:02 AM on December 6, 2013
mochapickle: They should do it every year with a different cast.
Even better, you could have a series of say, 4 or 6 musicals spread around the calendar. Sound of Music at Christmas, West Side Story in May sweeps, Rent in September, etc, and then rotate that cast and crew through each of the musicals, adding or dropping people as the casting (and their schedules) demand. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:07 AM on December 6, 2013
You'd want one of the slots in the year to be a "Wild Card" slot to bring some variety to the repertoire. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:09 AM on December 6, 2013
This would be a great thing, despite the somewhat bummer of an occasion. It has been way too long. I am only a maybe at this point, as I may have family plans firming up that would preclude this, sadly, but I am very much in favor of it being in Raleigh. posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steadyat 10:17 AM on December 5, 2013
mediareport: Also, "quiet bar" and "Saturday night" don't mix well in Raleigh, in my experience. Pretty much every spot downtown will be noisy.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Is there a hotel downtown with a big lobby/bar we could find a quiet corner of? The Marriott or Sheraton, maybe? posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steadyat 5:22 AM on December 6, 2013
A pharmacist is much more likely to know about a specialized drug than a GP. That said, depending on your questions, they may not be able to answer and may suggest that you ask your doctor. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:56 PM on December 5, 2013
It's by noted Dad author, Deadspin's Drew Magary. I am from Boston and a fan of his, and I am tickled by the fact that he would burn MetaFilter to the ground if he found out we were suggesting he was a Masshole. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:52 AM on December 5, 2013
Also, Beanie Babies? Are they somehow a thing again? posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:58 AM on December 5, 2013
From his weekly "NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo" (don't ask) today:
I posted my kid's Christmas wish list yesterday and showed it to my wife, and she reminded me that there was a third page to the list that we now can't find. Not only did that third page of the list include a "blue Toyota" (not a kiddie race car, but a full-sized adult Toyota), but my wife said it also included "super gymnastics powers." So basically my kid wants to roll... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:12 PM on December 5, 2013
This is great.
Daspletosaurus was a colleague of Albertosaurus, a contemporary in a similar field. That field was ruthless murder, and while the fleet footed Albertosaurus was forming death squads and tracking down hadrosaurs, Daspletosaurus hit the gym. This monster had bigger teeth than T. Rex. It was on freaking Cretaceous steroids. It had powerful, stocky legs and a hugely muscled neck. That’s because Daspletosaurus was probably gunning for cerotopsians,... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:24 PM on December 5, 2013
Due to a somewhat complicated series of circumstances, I am a former Iowa state senator/former president of the League of Women Voters of Iowa. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:30 AM on December 3, 2013
MetaFilter: A somewhat complicated series of circumstances. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:39 AM on December 3, 2013
planetesimal: There are like 15 users who just comment the fuck out of every goddamned AskMe and they need to stop so baby Jesus doesn't cry so much.
I'd be really curious to see some Infodump-based data on that. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:17 AM on December 3, 2013
Rock Steady: I'd be really curious to see some Infodump-based data on that.
I should add that I would want to see it without usernames attached. I don't think we need to call anyone out, but I would like to know what the high end of the "an answer in every question" percentage is. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:19 AM on December 3, 2013
I'd also like to see data on baby Jesus' tears, but I don't think that exists in the Infodump. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:23 AM on December 3, 2013
zarq: Infodump: Who made the most comments in AskMetafilter?
That's cool, but it's not exactly the same as "Who made at least one comment in the most AskMe threads?" posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:30 AM on December 3, 2013
phunniemee: I'm a self-admitting AskMe superuser. If you guys are talking about me, please let me know.
Just to be clear, I'm not trying to judge anyone. I have no problem with users posting as many answers as they want. I'm not even all that upset about slightly half-assed answers, as I know I am prone to do that from time to time, I'm just curious about the reality of the statement "Some users answer every question on AskMe.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:43 AM on December 3, 2013
zarq: I didn't want to turn this into a witch-hunt.
Yeah, I get that. I'm actually guessing that the data would reveal that even the most prolific posters answer a much smaller percentage of questions than people think. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 11:07 AM on December 3, 2013
spamandkimchi: I once ate an entire jar of queso dip without recourse to tortilla chips. Just a spoon. BUT WAS THAT A CRIME???
With all due respect to your friend, she does not get to determine what another person's appropriate reaction is. It may be that the owners were deeply bothered but didn't show it, or it may be that they were not too bothered, for whatever reason. Working in veterinary medicine, I can tell you that not every pet owner has the same sense of connection to their pet, and some are really not that troubled by their death. It's not the same way you or I (or your friend) might react, but it's not for... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 11:59 AM on December 4, 2013
Oh, and I will add that volunteering is great, but if she is very sensitive to the suffering of animals, I would actually not recommend volunteering in a shelter or an animal hospital. It can be very hard to see the condition of sick and abandoned pets, and I have known many people who loved animals too much to be able to work in the veterinary field. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 12:01 PM on December 4, 2013
Mizu: It's also possible that your friend's latching on to the owners' seeming indifference is just a part of her own odd grieving thing. Instead of shock, people sometimes hone in on one unexpected aspect of a situation and won't let it go.
My thought exactly. That's why I think it would help to suggest that she focus on her own personal feelings. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 12:06 PM on December 4, 2013
Go to an independently owned pharmacy. They will be eager for your business and will certainly learn your regular schedule better than a mega-chain. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:31 PM on December 3, 2013 marked best answer
Cash4Lead: Apparently the final straw came when Patrick Stewart's chiropractor warned that continuing to wear the uniform would mean risking permanent injury....
How would that work? Also, if you have a thing for ST:TNG uniforms and you aren't reading Fashion It So, then something is wrong in your life. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 10:54 AM on December 3, 2013
Or they could put him in one of those cute little man skirts they played around with during the first season and then quickly abandoned when they decided the future wasn't that progressive.
If we could train our cats to stay out of our room at night in about two weeks, I'm sure you can train your dog to do it. It may take several long nights of repeated wakings to correct him, or to put up with his whining, but he will learn eventually. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 8:29 AM on December 3, 2013