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 Steadyat 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 Steadyat 12:15 PM on April 14, 2014
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 Steadyat 10:47 AM on April 16, 2014
as a proposal for compromise, would the two of you be ok with imagining that hillary clinton or michelle obama was watching you?
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 Steadyat 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 Steadyat 10:09 AM on April 16, 2014
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 Steadyat 4:52 AM on April 16, 2014
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 Steadyat 4:39 PM on April 14, 2014
Twenty years ago we had Steve Jobs, Johnny Music and Bob Projects... posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 2:51 AM on April 15, 2014
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 Steadyat 2:48 AM on April 15, 2014
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 Steadyat 4:42 PM on April 14, 2014
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 Steadyat 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 Steadyat 7:33 AM on April 12, 2014
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 Steadyat 6:17 AM on April 12, 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 Steadyat 2:20 PM on April 10, 2014
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 Steadyat 12:55 PM 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 Steadyat 7:08 AM on April 10, 2014
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 Steadyat 6:09 AM on April 10, 2014
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 Steadyat 5:37 AM on April 10, 2014
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 Steadyat 4:55 AM on April 10, 2014
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 Steadyat 6:54 PM on April 9, 2014
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 Steadyat 1:43 PM on April 8, 2014
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 Steadyat 12:30 PM on April 8, 2014