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Chocolate Letters for People Allergic to Chocolate
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:38 AM on November 27, 2015
TV dinners: 25 shows to binge-watch this Thanksgiving weekend
Wait, was Master of None somehow ineligible? It must have been, otherwise I'm sure it would be on this list. Laugh-out-loud funny and more heart than a dozen other series combined, plus plenty of POC representation and refreshingly feminist.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:07 AM on November 25, 2015
Room 641-A: "Now, whether people under 30 are watching is a different story but the name recognition has got to be there."
My daughter's 13-year-old best friend has recently become obsessed with binge-watching Friends and it is endlessly amusing to me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:59 AM on November 25, 2015
I want to eat the Muppets because they are delicious.
I got disturbingly far into that before I realized it was Clickhole.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:45 AM on November 25, 2015
Hannibal's TV house exterior architecture?
Yeah, I'd say Romanesque Revival from around the turn of the 20th C.
/Architectural History major paying off for once.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:58 AM on November 24, 2015 marked best answer
It's the manse for St. Andrew's Presybyterian Church
I think that must just be the interiors? It does not appear to be the same structure, unless it's a rear entrance or something. There is a Mansard roof to the right of the photo theatro linked to, so maybe?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:55 PM on November 24, 2015 marked best answer
Bug report: If I click "Next Day" when I'm already on today, nothing happens. My life would be much easier if I could find out what my friends are going to say tomorrow, so could you get on that?
Actually, if you Markov generated each contact's "future comments" from their existing corpus that would be pretty hilarious.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:38 AM on November 24, 2015
ERROR - Rug Not Found - Abort, Retry, Fail?
It literally makes me angry that I cannot have this in my house right now.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:39 AM on November 24, 2015
Where else does MeFi live on the web?
cortex: "Nah, mirroring the RSS feed as part of a mix on someone's site is generally fine."
This reminds me I've often thought of doing a "All MeFi" sort of mash-up page, where all posts to all subsites are listed chronologically, just as if they were FPPs, perhaps with background coloring to indicate the subsite.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:27 AM on November 23, 2015
Fun with n-grams and the internet's other discussion site
Happy v Merry
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:05 AM on November 23, 2015
We are disappearing.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:09 AM on November 23, 2015
Yeah, I'm sure that's the case, but it's still disappearing, whether it's down a drain or under a flood.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:09 AM on November 23, 2015
Using digital music library without a laptop/desktop/cloud access?
Assuming we are talking Apple phones and tablets, AirPlay was made for just this situation.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 AM on November 23, 2015
Oh wait, but the media is not on the phones? Never mind. Though if you reconsider the cloud/paying thing, you can do this with iTunes Match for $25/year.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:05 AM on November 23, 2015
FIRE ZE MISSILES!
I Bought The Wrong Bananas
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:05 AM on November 20, 2015
GallonOfAlan: "I would say 2 people who weren't US teens in 2003 have heard of this."
No way, dude. I was a 27 year-old-Dad in 2003 with little to no Internet access at home and I remember this very well.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:25 AM on November 20, 2015
I want to read books and watch movies about Alternate Histories.
Stephen Fry's Making History deals with the timely question of what happens if you go back in time and kill Hitler as a baby?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:46 AM on November 20, 2015
Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 27. Petals to the Metal - Chapter 10
I really really enjoyed this chapter, overall, but I felt that the fight with The Raven was a bit too deus ex machina for me. Between Taako's 200+ points of fire damage, Magnus' Railsplitter, Merle's nature magic and Hurley's monk badassery we could have had an actual boss battle, though maybe after the race, Griffin was ready to just get things closed out.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:20 AM on November 20, 2015
Is this some snobby, elitist, aesthetic thing?
Mrs. Pterodactyl: "Garfield Minus Garfield drives me CRAZY because it's so close to right without actually being right; it should be Garfield Minus Garfield's Thought Bubbles."
You are 1000% right. Thankfully, there is Silent Garfield.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:47 PM on November 19, 2015
Anyone want a hug/affirmation?
So, last time I made a bunch of group shout-outs that are all still valid. What what to you all again. I also want to make a few specific shout-outs. These are just randomly assembled on a quick jaunt through my recent favorites.
- kate blank always brings great, unique answers to Ask MetaFilter.
- joseph conrad is fully awesome is fully awesome.
- Etrigan is a great MeFite all around.
- You Can't Tip A Buick is very funny.
- prize bull… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:13 AM on November 18, 2015
DirtyOldTown: "This thread is even more enjoyable if you imagine the MeFites getting shout outs as entering into a darkened basketball arena and high-fiving each other and lining up to the sounds of "Make 'Em Say Uhhhhhhh." "
I prefer late-90s Chicago Bulls style.
doot doot DOOT doot doot doot doot doot
Playing Power Commenter, wearing number 22627, from Tufts University, it's Roooooooock Steadyyyyyyyy!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:40 PM on November 18, 2015
Sprint football at Princeton
This does seem really cool, but I'm not super convinced about it being a safer alternative to football. Sure, maybe you are taking away some of the risk of CTE, though my understanding is CTE is not due to the monumental hits, but to the accumulation of minor hits on every play. But you then add the added stress and workload of playing both ways, plus the dangers of cutting weight. I really would like to see a smaller (in league profile, not player-size) league like this try trading all or most… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:36 AM on November 18, 2015
Eyebrows McGee: "I was fairly convinced they could play two-hand touch instead of tackle and it'd look pretty much the same."
That makes sense, but I guess I was looking at it as an alternative as in "What if Sprint Football replaced Regular Football?" In that case, I suspect the Alabamas and the Nebraskas and the Ohio States of Sprint Football would be playing just as hell-for-leather as they do now, and there sure as shit would be… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on November 18, 2015
My cats would have been climbing up those flags so fast.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:04 AM on November 18, 2015
Master of None: Nashville
This episode spoke to me, as a person with an unnatural attraction to barbecue sauce.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:07 AM on November 18, 2015
How to tackle multiple goals or get shit done w/anxiety etc.
Go out with him more often. Don't think of it as clinging to him, but look at it as an easy way to start meeting your own new friends.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:40 AM on November 18, 2015
It's not about your grades, or even your degree, really. Employers want to know about your experience and your skills, in that order. If you get into another internship/temp situation, you need to make sure you are actively taking on work to the maximum extent possible, not passively waiting for it to be given to you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:57 PM on November 17, 2015
help me keep this from poisoning my day
When someone is mean to me, I like to think about what a horrible day they must be having, and how generally horrible their life must be to get them to a place where insulting strangers is considered a possibility. I'm not proud of it, but sometimes I think about it in great detail, with escalating levels of horribleness...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:13 AM on November 17, 2015
I actually like the idea that no one really has any clue what to call them, and I think we should continue changing how we refer to them every few months. Giving them the legitimacy of any sort of a permanent official name is too good for them. So for now it's Da'esh, with no pronunciation help given - just give it your best shot... or don't. In January 2016 let's switch to... I dunno, Murder, Inc. In April 2016 switch to "the so-called Murder, Inc." then a couple months after that… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:56 AM on November 17, 2015
New FanFare TV Post Types
Would one be able to post individual episodes after a full season/series has been posted (if discussion is more robust than originally anticipated), or would that be considered a "double"?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:49 PM on November 16, 2015
How to tell retiring MIL that she will never provide daily childcare?
Hey, so this is an insanely difficult situation, and I really don't have any advice for you, other than to say that your husband needs to step up and perform this emotional labor. He should be the one to talk to his mother about childcare and retirement and long term care. It's his family, after all.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:00 PM on November 16, 2015
How were mail-order product commercials ever viable?
My grandparents used to keep a pad of paper and a pencil on the "TV Table" next to their couch for just this purpose.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:54 PM on November 16, 2015
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house
Kinda reminded me of Alice and Kev (previously).
Ah, yes. The saddest narrative ever to come out of a video game.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:52 AM on November 16, 2015
Master of None: The Other Man
DEV: You took the last sundae!
HUSBAND: So you fucked my wife?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 8:14 AM on November 13, 2015
Like a toolbelt only more minimal?
You might look at a nurse's belt pouch (link is just an example vendor, no idea about their specific product). There are tons of variations, so look around to find one that is just right for you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on November 13, 2015
Victorian Nipple Rings
“I must confess I felt very qualmish, and almost repented having consented to it.”
Ooh, a sighting of "qualm" outside of the usual idiomatic phrase "have no qualms"! In adjective form, no less. This is a ribald tale.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:21 AM on November 13, 2015
Rowsdower saves us and saves all the world!
JHarris: "Hey, why hasn't anyone written a book about the history and inner workings of the show? All the principals are still alive, now is the time to do it!"
I mean, just link me to your Kickstarter, dude.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:36 PM on November 11, 2015
Jose Bautista discusses his infamous bat flip
peppermind: "Asterix, many years ago, a friend did a similar bat flip and the bat hit the person on deck. The neighbourhood diamond just doesn't have enough space to pull such antics safely."
There is no way bat flips significantly increase the danger inherent in a sport in which people throw balls at maximum velocity towards a space that is within inches of another person's unprotected face.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:24 AM on November 11, 2015
GuyZero: "So you're still allowed to do stuff, just not "excessive" stuff."
Guess which "culture" is considered "excessive".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:45 AM on November 11, 2015
The MetaTalk queue, how it works, and possible policy change
And that's a pretty unpleasant attitude and an unnecessarily personal attack, michaelh.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:14 PM on November 10, 2015
There have been a couple that we've insisted on edits for, which edits were refused, and nothing ended up making it to post.
Maybe a partial solution would be to ensure the community that, if they insist, their MeTa will (eventually) be posted, for better or worse?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:19 PM on November 10, 2015
What if we created a Users' Advocate or Ombudsperson type position? This would be a person that would not have Mod powers, but would be able to see the MeTa queue as well as deleted posts and comments. In a case where a user felt strongly about posting a MeTa that the Mods did not want to allow, this person could serve as a mediator. They could also provide a point of contact for "Why was my post/comment deleted?" type questions if people were unhappy with the explanations of the Mods.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:11 AM on November 11, 2015
I mean, "The Cabal" is sitting right there.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:36 AM on November 11, 2015
For me, I think the need for more transparency is not that I don't trust the mods - I do, very much indeed - but that the shadows provide lurking places for people to denigrate ("Why did this make it through the queue at all?") and insinuate ("I'm sure there are others that agree with me, but who knows, because the mods delete all their MeTas!") and otherwise derail the good and necessary discussions that happen here.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:21 AM on November 11, 2015
My teenage daughter and I communicate our emotional states to each other when texting almost exclusively through Shia Lebeouf screenshots. I still am not sure how to pronounce his name, and I don't think I've said it the same way twice. This is entirely my failure, it's a delightful and cool name.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:28 AM on November 11, 2015
maxwelton: "In conclusion, I didn't mind him in Looper, though it's very clear he doesn't grow up to be Bruce Willis."
Not sure if serious...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:43 AM on November 11, 2015
My teenage daughter and I communicate our emotional states to each other when texting almost exclusively through Shia Lebeouf screenshots.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:29 AM on November 11, 2015
"I would maybe compare it to... it's like a light monkey's paw."
If I'm not mistaken, this song also pretty much kicked off the concept of "lip dubs" for better or worse.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:23 AM on November 11, 2015
Ficton - Accidentally finding out about website viewing by web designer
Thought about this question when I saw this article: Gwen Learned Gavin Was Cheating On Her With the Nanny Because of an Accidental iCloud Sync.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:46 AM on November 11, 2015