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Star Wars in Real Life
The Jawas in the trash pile are perfect.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:34 AM on October 27, 2014

You probably should play all of these...
Needs more Adventures of Cuddy and Buddy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:55 AM on October 24, 2014

The roof is leaking, and the property manager couldn't care less. Help?
I know you said you can't move the guinea pigs, but you are going to have to move them so they can repair the ceiling, assuming you get the landlord to do the work, so maybe now is the time to figure something out?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:57 PM on October 23, 2014
Call City Hall in the morning. Phone works much better than email in dealing with municipal bureaucracy..
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:17 PM on October 23, 2014

The Kids At Duke Are Going To Love This
klausman: "I'm wondering who was the instructor of record for these courses. Sure, the final papers were all "graded" by one non-academic after a cursory look, but someone must have been building their FTE on the enrollment. "

Yeah, it was Nyang'oro, and it should have made the Administration look more closely at the whole situation, but it was barely touched upon. From an excellent selection of quotes from the report by the Raleigh… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:22 AM on October 23, 2014
tofu_crouton: "Despite the constant temptation to make things easier for these athletes, there are many out there who have the opposite reaction."

Absolutely, and I'm sure that there are professors and staff members at Chapel Hill like that. I'm also sure that there are Nyang'oros and Crowders at the institution you were at. I don't think anyone who has paid very much attention to college athletics over the past 20 or 30 years thinks there… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:16 AM on October 23, 2014

100 Years of Martin Gardner!
His Annotated Alice is a real treat.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:00 AM on October 23, 2014

Really, really old dogs
I'm a sucker for a grizzled muzzle. Thanks for the post.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:10 AM on October 23, 2014
I used to put this quote on condolence cards we sent to clients at the vet hospital where I used to work, and I think it's appropriate for this thread as well.
For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:17 AM on October 23, 2014

Abomination
Yeah, this person is pretty horrible, but the wrath of Reddit is literally something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:16 AM on October 23, 2014

Recommend me a new video game for PS3
The Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

The best pair of video games I've ever played. Short, not too challenging, emotionally and morally intense.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:33 PM on October 22, 2014
Also, there will never be a more fun game than the Katamari series.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:34 PM on October 22, 2014

Job-hunting for the first time in a while. Upgrade my employment, how?
Pogo_Fuzzybutt: "Engineering grads who have relevant work experience (co-op, workstudy, etc.) are many legs up in finding jobs than someone who worked something else through college."

This is 1000% true in any and all fields. My advice to anyone entering a new career is do. The. Work. Get as much entry-level and internship experience as humanly possible. Even as a receptionist or office drone in an office that does the kind of work you want to do.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:32 PM on October 22, 2014

Overthinking a plate of American Chop Suey
feckless fecal fear mongering: "Wrap it in a tortilla and call it a burrito."

I love you, everything burrito.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:23 PM on October 22, 2014

How do you find the strength to walk away?
DMVgirl: "I am afraid he has maniuplated me or cut me down so much that I am starting to question myself and believe what he says"

Yuuuuuuuuup. You are super lucky and smart to be getting out now. Good job, you! Never be in any kind of contact with this guy again. I promise you, he will try and try to get back in touch, but I know you can be strong.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:17 PM on October 22, 2014

Let Me Tell You About Homestuck
I was reading Act 1 and started getting 503 errors, so I thought, hmm. I bet he updated. Sure enough.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:30 PM on October 16, 2014
It says something about Homestuck that for... 5 minutes? I assumed the 503 error was part of the story.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on October 16, 2014
It's working again, slowly.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:35 PM on October 16, 2014
I'm just starting Act 5 and I'm having some trouble keeping track of the all of the trolls. Is there a somewhere a NON-SPOILERY list of their names, pesterlog handles/styles, zodiac symbols, team affiliation and maybe high blood/low blood status (if that continues to be as important as I suspect it might be)?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:54 AM on October 19, 2014
That's super helpful, muddgirl. I've been dipping my toes in the wiki as much as I dare, but yeah, many many spoilers. Luckily, the complexity of Homestuck is such that at least I don't understand what any of the spoilers mean at this point.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:38 PM on October 19, 2014
spacewaitress: "In case anyone is still looking for a troll guide, I'm finding this one to be really helpful."

BOOKMARK'D.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on October 22, 2014

!!!YADKCOLSPAC
CAPS LOCK TRUE DETETCIVE

*HART AND COHLE FIND A DEAD TWIG LADY*

COHLE: ITS A CEREAL KILLER, I KNOW IT ON ACCOUNT OF MY KNOWINGNESS.

HART: *BURPS SCORNFULLY* WHATEVER NERD.

COHLE: THIS DIARY SAYS ITS THE YELLOW KING OF CRACOSA.

HEART: *BURPS DOUBTFULLY* IMMA GO GET LAID.

*LONG ONE-TAKE SHOT OF HOW MANY CAPS ARE… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:36 AM on October 22, 2014
Curious Artificer: "DAMMIT I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO CORRECT THE LAST LINE"

THERE ARE NO CORRECTIONS ON CAPSLOCKL DAY. YOU TYPE AND IT GOES ON TO THE INTERNET AS IS.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:16 AM on October 22, 2014
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CAPSLOCKED

*NIGHTMARE FUEL CREDIT SEQUENCE WITH MACHINESHOP SOUND FX*

THAT ONE WEIRD KID: HEY EVERYBODY. I'M DEFINITELY IN THIS SEASON, AND I'M PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE A BUNCH OF UNSETTLEING SEX.

JESSICA LANG: I AM ALSO HERE, BEING JESSICA LANGEY. IF I WHISPER FOR A WHILE, DON'T TURN UP YOUR TV, CAUSE IMMA YELL IN A MINUTE!

*SIX FEET UNDER MOM GETS… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:53 AM on October 22, 2014

Thanks Mrs. Pterodactyl!
There are a few MeFites that I really hope to meet in person someday. Near about the top of that list you will find Mrs. Pterodactyl.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:51 PM on October 21, 2014

Two Ships That Pass In The Night
Atom Eyes: "Tonight on CNN—"

Coming up: Sanjay Gupta asks, "Is Comet Siding Spring safe from Ebola? The answer? Probably."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:43 AM on October 20, 2014

Usernames which match expertise
I know:
1) Very little about Jamaican music
2) Not much about late-period third-wave ska albums
3) A surprisingly decent amount about mutant rhinoceroses.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:53 AM on October 20, 2014

It's ALL THE RAGE with the HIP YOUTHS.
There are clothes that can't be laundered at home?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:03 AM on October 19, 2014

Letterbox
Makes it sound like an old folk tune, which is really cool.
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 4:15 PM on October 17, 2014

Some people are so poor
It’s little bit ironic to me that the media has tried to turn Ballmer into a meme when they turned a blind eye to Sterling for years. Steve is a good dude. He’s like a cool dad who gives you candy. Donald was like a weird uncle.

I guess anything's an improvement over Weird Uncle Donald, but Cool Dad Who Gives You Candy?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:27 AM on October 16, 2014

Greasemonkey Deleted posts script not working
Grither: "Oh wait, got it working now by following nobody's instructions but in greasemonkey for FF."

Can I just say I love it when people reference nobody in their comments?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:12 AM on October 16, 2014

Simmons is free.
It's really weird to see the guy I started reading as The Boston Sports Guy back in the early 2000's is now being talked about in the NYT and Forbes.

EmpressCallipygos: "if he's continuing to call bullshit on the powers that be during these kinds of scandals, I want the largest number of people possible to hear him call bullshit."

The problem with that is at ESPN, he is specifically forbidden from calling bullshit… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on October 15, 2014
he is specifically forbidden from calling bullshit on ESPN, (or any other Disney property)

I should add that the reason why this suspension is so troubling, is that it seems to be extending that protection (which Simmons has grudgingly accepted from the beginning -- he often jokes about getting the business end of a cattle prod when he edges close to the line of criticising an ESPN colleague/property) to ESPN/Disney and… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:58 AM on October 15, 2014
eriko: "ESPN is *legendary* about you toeing the company line. Yes, this is chickenshit, but this is legendary ESPN chickenshit. Thou Does Not Mock Bristol. ESPN has been consistent in this since the earliest days of the network. Yes, it's still chickenshit, but it is consistent chickenshit."

The thing is he wasn't "mocking" Bristol, he was criticising the NFL. Extending that legendary protection to the network's affiliated business… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:51 AM on October 15, 2014

MeFi Music Collaboration: A Tribute to Flood!
My daughter is now well past kids' music age, but there are still a bunch of songs from No! that I keep in my regular playlists.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:43 AM on October 15, 2014

How do I make this awesome plastic cauldron safe for serving drinks?
Could you carefully line it with a few overlapping layers of plastic wrap? You'd want to tape it or something to the underside of that little ridge around the opening to avoid it flopping down while in use.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:26 AM on October 15, 2014

Am I liable for things police find rental cars?
Flood: "How liable to need to be before it is a problem?"

This exactly. If a cop finds drugs in your rental car, you are going to have a Legal Headache. Will you be convicted? Maybe not, but there are all sorts of ways in which your life could be made severely difficult just by being arrested. I know that now that you have asked this question, I'll be looking under the seats of my next rental.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:20 AM on October 15, 2014

When cats fly
On a recent episode of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, one of the guests talked about letting his nervous cat "walk around in the aisle" during a flight. I can't imagine doing that, but letting her out of the carrier seems to be a possibility. Probably depends greatly on your specific flight crew.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:02 PM on October 14, 2014

A Mefi place for project collaborations
Would it be feasible to have a "Projects Talk" page like we have for Music and FanFare?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on October 14, 2014
...he said, and then was beat soundly about the head and shoulders by an already overworked pb.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:19 AM on October 14, 2014
bleep: "I actually kind of wish those talk pages could get folded back into MetaTalk. Same thing with IRL Proposals."

It's not a bad idea. Has there been a decrease in MeTa volume since the PermaQueue? It seems like it to me. I think it might be cool to consolidate the Talk pages, but not IRL proposals. They are too geographically specific and too numerous.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:35 PM on October 14, 2014

My daughter, myself
Nice article. I'm on the Dad side of the Pre-Teen Daughter Experience, but this mirrors a lot of my thinking and experiences as well.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:29 PM on October 14, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving Family Entertainment
capricorn: "It sounds like you guys would love the game Exquisite Corpse/Interpretations/Telephone Pictionary."

It's even more fun if you refer to it by its coprophagic name. I came in to suggest this same thing. We just played it last week with 5 people, and it was fantastic. It would be exponentially better with 15.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:03 PM on October 14, 2014

To #Hashtag or Not To #Hashtag
“If this was the year 1300,” he said, “we would be communicating sending falcons. If this was 1988, we would use FedEx. Now it’s 2014, we use hashtags.”

I love you will.i.am. How does the NYT style subsequent mentions of the quondam Black Eyed Pea? Mr. Am? Mr. I.am?

Also, in an attempt to horrify my teenage daughter, I have convinced her that I am trying to start a hashtag for when things are total crap -- #hashtagtrashbag.… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:33 AM on October 14, 2014
Made of Star Stuff: "Man, oldsters can't even get the jargon that we young millenials use to describe them."

I'm still just swingin' on the flippity flop.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:38 AM on October 14, 2014
#parachutepants
#newjackswing
#rollerblades
#crystalpepsi

In case you are wondering if you are old, consider the fact that my teenage daughter's preferred outfit these days is a flannel shirt, torn jeans and combat boots. #grunge
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:58 PM on October 14, 2014

A digital replica of the classic Spirograph toy
This is the best thing that has ever been put on the Internet.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on October 14, 2014
dukes909: "Now how about a Light Bright..or whatever it was?"

Javascript-based OK?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on October 14, 2014

My deli meats contain trade secrets?
It's tuna, but not the fish. The... other kind of tuna.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:14 PM on October 14, 2014

Why is the world in love again? Why are we marching hand in hand?
Why is The Blue in love again?
Why are we spousing hand in hand?
Why are the Quonsar levels rising up?

posted to MeFi Music Talk by Rock Steady at 11:36 AM on October 14, 2014

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