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Madness is genius
There appears to be some dispute about this. I heard him say he looked like a hippie, but apparently The Whelk is correct.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:31 AM on April 14, 2014
It's really interesting that that appears to be the direction that they are going in. From the beginning of the series, I've tried to remind myself that Don is basically part of my grandfather's generation. He passed away several years ago, and watching Mad Men has been an interesting window into what the world was like when he was approximately my age.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:15 PM on April 14, 2014
The Underpants Monster: "Yeah, he came home with the lid a few days later."

Genius.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:10 PM on April 16, 2014

New subsite beta (alpha?): FanFare
Yaaaaaay!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:38 AM on April 16, 2014
If we are voting, I really don't like the name. It's got to have Meta or Filter in it, if you ask me, and I realize you didn't.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:32 AM on April 16, 2014
IF ANYBODY STARTS TALKING ABOUT WHETHER LUCY PULLS THE FOOTBALL AWAY THIS TIME YOU GUYS WILL HAVE RUINED IT FOR ME.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:36 AM on April 16, 2014

Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose
Shouldn't someone stop Joffrey from tormenting Tyrion like that? I know Margaery tried, but I was surprised that Tywin or even Cersei didn't try to diplomatically stop him from looking like such a complete ass while embarrassing a prominent Lannister.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 10:47 AM on April 16, 2014

Am I uptight, or is he being a perv?
as a proposal for compromise, would the two of you be ok with imagining that hillary clinton or michelle obama was watching you?

O.O

I was going to suggest a specific person he knows but you do not as a compromise, but maybe the First Kinky Lady works too.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:55 AM on April 16, 2014
I should add that no matter what the kink is, you are always within your rights to say it's not working for you, and it needs to stop, no matter how long you have been doing it for. If he doesn't stop after you have discussed it rationally outside of bed, I would consider that a dealbreaker.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on April 16, 2014

What are some sports teams that have a large number of rivalries?
All of the Original Six hockey franchises can be considered to be rivals of one another, I'd say.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:54 AM on April 16, 2014

Did they call my birthday?
My Dad's asthma kept him out of the draft, but his older brother, a surgeon, told him that he would cut one of my Dad's toes off, if he needed it to get a medical exemption. One of his good friends deserted to Canada and only recently returned to the US.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:52 AM on April 16, 2014


My Name Is [X] and I Endorse This Message
Maybe it could be more like "Votes" in Projects? "Endorsements" or "References" or something. The poster would be able to remove ones they didn't want.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:39 PM on April 14, 2014
Twenty years ago we had Steve Jobs, Johnny Music and Bob Projects...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:51 AM on April 15, 2014

Just one year old marriage and in crisis
Our current situation: we both decided to work on this relationship, we buried ourselves in self-help books and our communication is improved well, and we don’t fight anymore.

This is a major achievement, and both of you should be proud, as a couple, that you have been able to improve your relationship so dramatically in such a short period of time. It's actually pretty rare, and I think that if you can accomplish that, then I think you must really... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:48 AM on April 15, 2014

Interview: should I mention that my current position is ending?
Don't tell them for the reasons above, but also because if you end up interviewing with them in 12 months for another job, they won't ask you what you've been doing since your last job ended.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:42 PM on April 14, 2014

He is tremendously tall and has a wonderful haircut.
That story about his bike tire had me crying with laughter.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on April 9, 2014
Hope the refs trip, fall down a flight of stairs, and break their hips later on tonight.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:50 PM on April 9, 2014
Jon Bois SB Nation RSS Feed
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:10 AM on April 12, 2014
If you needed another reason to love Jon Bois.

I'm doing my homunculus impression in this thread.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:57 AM on April 14, 2014

"When You Realize What You Are Looking At You Will Be Blown Away"
It's interesting how so many of these artists choose such mundane subjects. It really lets you focus on the technique.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:06 PM on April 13, 2014

REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED WITH PEDAL STEEL
Rihanna -- "Man Down"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on April 12, 2014
Oh durr. You said country.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:39 AM on April 12, 2014

Meet the Bag Man
I really love the contrast between the big name, visible boosters and the behind-the-scenes bag men who are more directly influencing the team. This money doesn't even buy the social standing you would think would be attached to it, because it has to remain at least a polite fiction that it's not occurring. They are only buying wins for their team. It's kind of selfless in a weird way.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 AM on April 12, 2014
Also, SB Nation is knocking it out of the park on the regular. Between them, Grantland and Deadspin, I think we are seeing some amazing sports journalism these days.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:33 AM on April 12, 2014

What Happened to Jai Alai?
Yeah, I had an awesome jai alai-ish toy in the 80s. The ball had a random pattern of ridges on it, and the "cesta" had a line of little nubs running its length, so that it would impart a random but significant spin to the ball as you threw it. It was a very lightweight plastic (lighter than a Wiffle Ball, say) so the spins really made the ball scoot around in the air. Almost impossible to catch with the "cesta".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:17 AM on April 12, 2014
Here it is! Trac Ball! You can still buy it on Amazon.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:20 AM on April 12, 2014
The state of the art [pdf] in Whiffle Physics research.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:31 AM on April 12, 2014
InsertNiftyNameHere: So Trac-Ball was basically a ripoff variant of jai alai, huh?

Oops, I see on re-reading the thread, I was beaten to the Trac Ball punch by InsertNiftyNameHere.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:35 AM on April 12, 2014

MFC plays DCSS
I understand maybe 40% of the words in this post, and I still desperately wish I could take part, but alas, I am super busy this weekend.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:22 PM on April 10, 2014

No. No, no, no, and no.
Wheeeeeeee!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:18 PM on April 10, 2014
The takeoffs remind me of the feeling of driving along in a car with your hand out the window, parallel to the road, and then you tilt the leading edge of your hand up... just... a... bit and FOOM, your hand gets whipped up and back by the wind.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on April 10, 2014

Whaddaya mean "no new episodes"?
Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann's Answer Me This! has moved to a frustratingly rare fortnightly format, but it's good, and there's a shitton of backlog if you want to go diving.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:55 PM on April 10, 2014

I had a "mystical" experience. I'm not sure how to process it.
I believe you just had an epiphany.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:01 AM on April 10, 2014

Tamiflu, Roche and the Cochrane Collaboration
Time to sell off my Roche shares, then.

Time was yesterday, really.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:58 AM on April 10, 2014

Life imitates art.
Shebear: Anyone know what happened with these guys? Did they speak to each other?

Here's a first hand report.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:15 AM on April 10, 2014
valkane: They should change their name to the Cleveland Ballers.

I know you joke, but they have an amazingly kick-ass historical name to revert to, should they choose. I predict they change their name within the next 10 years.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:12 AM on April 10, 2014
BlerpityBloop: Why should they? The Indianapolis Indians are in Indiana, which literally means "Land of Indians".

I think the name "Indians" itself is a little tricky. It can vary from honestly respectful with a dignified logo (like in the case of the awesome Spokane Indians) to the fig-leaf "respectful" with a horrible logo like the Cleveland Indians. I don't know enough about the Indianapolis team to speculate about... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:08 AM on April 10, 2014

My dad the penny pincher
I'm a Dad, and not a penny pincher, but I can tell you that I would much rather have a picture frame that my daughter made out of painted macaroni and styrofoam stickers than a sterling silver one from Tiffany's. Even something as simple as a box of cookies.

My parents, who are also hard to buy for, get for Christmas every year a photobook of the previous year's photos of their granddaughter and it is a huge success.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:09 AM on April 10, 2014

How to handle a "courtesy interview"?
Yeah, I don't care if they said, "We aren't hiring someone, and even if we were, we wouldn't hire you, but we'd like you to come interview so we can laugh at how your socks don't match your pocket square." You STILL go for the interview and take your best shot at making it impossible for them to not hire you. Good luck!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:37 AM on April 10, 2014

Let us arise and plant
Quite lovely. Simblet's illustrations are breathtaking. The combination of themes of Britishness, forestry and respectful replacement means I can't help but think of the story of New College, Oxford's oaken beams.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:55 AM on April 10, 2014

I need help identifying a book.
I went to Tufts and I've read a fair amount of sci-fi, and this rings no bells at all. Are you sure it's not another Boston-area school? Maybe call a reference librarian at the Tisch?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:54 PM on April 9, 2014

Name that style of music
Fitz and the Tantrums are not exactly right for what you are looking for, but they are not wrong either.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:19 PM on April 9, 2014

MeFinal Four Pick 'Em
UConn's 1959 logo might be the derpiest derp that ever derped (scroll down).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on April 8, 2014
Etrigan: That cannot be real. That's a Simpsons parody of a mascot, right?

Unfortunately, the t-shirts are sold out, Etrigan.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:48 PM on April 8, 2014
en forme de poire: I'm #5! I'm #5! (waves foam finger)

Foam hand, presumably.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:48 AM on April 9, 2014

Meta Comment Deletion What Fors?
I always assumed "vegetable oil" meant "not olive oil".
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:46 AM on April 9, 2014

This is the end...and then it's not...and then it is... and then?
Your vet is always going to suggest diagnostics and further treatment because they are professionally obligated to -- it's good practice to give clients every possible option so that they can make informed choices about future treatment. If you make an appointment at your old vet for euthanasia and tell them that you are not interested in diagnostics or treatment, they will respect and honor that decision.

If you have your records sent to a new vet, they will likely feel... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:43 PM on April 8, 2014

He loves me, I love him not
At this point, theoretically, it's actually quite simple.
1. He expressed his feelings
2. You politely but clearly told him that you do not reciprocate
3. He expressed regret for expressing his feelings

The only decision you have to make is whether or not you feel like you can continue working with this person. It will certainly be at least a little awkward in the short term, but there is no reason you have to... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:30 PM on April 8, 2014

Durham Bulls Game Meetup
OK, I'm in seat P11, so I'll help you take out that small child, mediareport.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:40 PM on April 7, 2014

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