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I have a job interview. I'm getting sick. Help!
Unless you A) look like shit or B) can't stop coughing/sneezing/sniffling, you should go.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:55 AM on September 28, 2012
PuppetMcSockerson: if you aren't you're making a major gamble, especially if this is a job you really want

But you are still gambling if you call in sick, you are just gambling on the fact that they won't hold rescheduling against you. Maybe it depends a little on the kind of company/industry? Can you elaborate a little, Fister Roboto?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:24 AM on September 28, 2012

Tim Gunn reads Ask.Metafilter
While maybe not exactly the most sensitive thing he's ever said, Tim admonishing Fabio to metaphorically "bitchslap that bitch" the other week was maybe the funniest thing that's happened in the Workroom since Andre's perfect Tim Gunn impression several years back.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:20 AM on September 27, 2012
Bulgaroktonos: Wait, people don't like brown shoes? Do you wear only black shoes?

Yup. My wardrobe is designed to all match with blacks and greys. I eliminated brown almost entirely about 10 years ago and I never looked back. Best sartorial decision I ever made. I do have one pair of casual khaki-like brownish pants, but my black shoes go with them just fine.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:56 PM on September 27, 2012
Rock Steady: maybe the funniest thing that's happened in the Workroom since Andre's perfect Tim Gunn impression several years back.

So, watching the upcoming Project Runway All-Stars promo last night made me instantly realize that it was not Andrae (whose name I didn't even spell right) who did the Tim Gunn impression, but the great Santino who created a whole little delightful relationship between Tim and Andrae. Sorry Santino! I'll take you out to Red Lobster sometime to make it up to you.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:49 AM on September 28, 2012

Does hip-hop/rap equal rock/pop as a genre that requires true musical talent?
ChrisHartley: In this video Mike Lombardo breaks down the rhyme structure in Eminem's "Lose Yourself". It really speaks to Frowner's 2nd point - rap can be amazingly complex and beautiful.

I was just Googling for that video! It really is a must-watch.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:28 AM on September 28, 2012

Games that I can play over Skype with my blind friend?
If you go the Interactive Fiction route (and you should), you might consider The Gostak once you have a little practice under your belts. It's a hard game to explain, but basically, the challenge is in understanding the terminology and the concepts of the world you are thrust into, which don't map very easily into concepts in our world. I'd be very interested in what a visually impaired person makes of that game.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:53 AM on September 28, 2012

We'd like that gift NOW, please
My mother does this sort of thing from time to time, and she gets frustrated when we don't remind her. I agree with taff that it doesn't hurt to offer a gentle reminder.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:48 AM on September 28, 2012

Are they ready for some football?
No shit. I was once dragooned into umpiring duties for one of my stepsister's softball games. I'm going to say she was twelve-ish and I was probably fifteen or sixteen. It was so. much. pressure. I really felt quite bad for the replacement officials -- I'm sure they were doing their best, but they were just placed into a job they were not qualified for.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:58 PM on September 27, 2012
nadawi: well, they volunteered for a job they were not qualified for. it wasn't conscripted service.

Sure, but it's hard to fault someone for chasing their dream, especially for guys who were on their way down the officiating ladder. There are a lot of jobs that I am not qualified for that I would accept in a heartbeat, just so I could give it a shot. NESN, if you are looking for a new play-by-play guy, give me a call.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:18 PM on September 27, 2012

♪ Where Everybody Knows Your Name! ♪
"Phone call for Ernie Pantuso!"

"That's you, Coach."

"Oh yeah." (into phone) "Speaking."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:27 AM on September 27, 2012
Justinian: You couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a Cheers re-run.

Living in Boston in the days before 5000 cable channels, you could probably find an episode of Cheers to watch any time of day or night. WSBK Channel 38 had a 2 hour per day block of it for a while, if I remember correctly.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:51 AM on September 27, 2012
mrgrimm: And the Jeopardy episode will always be his masterpiece.

The bit where he tries to put his blazer over his podium? Genius.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:51 PM on September 27, 2012

I don't want to get reading glasses yet!
You can pry my <small> tags from my tiny dead hands.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:59 AM on September 27, 2012
phunniemee: I use these all the time to see things better (and in fact, have MetaFilter constantly one ctrl+'d anyway), and I have perfect eyesight and am not even old. I just don't like to work hard when I'm leisure reading.

I also think most OS/Browser combos have a key combo that lets you use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out. It's pretty fun if you haven't tried it before. Here in Windows/Chrome land it is "Hold down Ctrl and… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:07 AM on September 27, 2012
asnider: I mean, it's not like I can make bold text extra bold by using the strong tag multiple times (I just tried).

Sure you can. You just have to ██████ ████ █████████.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on September 27, 2012

I don't want to talk about time travel.
Blue_Villain: /seriously, I haven't seen 12 Monkeys. Should I?

Oh hells yes. The fact that there is time travel in it really isn't a spoiler, by the way. It's pretty clearly about time travel from the get go.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:05 AM on September 27, 2012
panboi: I saw this film next week. It was pretty good.

I think you mean "It willan on-be pretty good." Check your Streetmentioner's.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:07 AM on September 27, 2012
It's OK, longdaysjourney. In another timeline, your comment came first.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:07 AM on September 27, 2012
mcstayinskool: FWIW, stating that 12 Monkeys involves time travel in no way ruins the ending to 12 Monkeys.

I can't believe you told him about the monkeys.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:09 AM on September 27, 2012

Is this kind of professional grooming the norm?
Don't quit. Wear what you want, let them fire you, and then get on unemployment until you find a new job. This is not acceptable.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:36 PM on September 26, 2012

Is she in to me?
Moving in for the kiss is the traditional next step.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:26 PM on September 26, 2012

Unable to enter; unable to leave
Disturbia features Shia LeBeouf under house arrest, wearing an ankle monitor and witnessing a Rear Window type situation.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:04 AM on September 26, 2012
There's a liiiiiiiiiight... over at the Frankenstein place...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:15 AM on September 26, 2012

MetaFilter: It Gets Better
I can't believe no one has thought of this before. Well done, jph. I'm not sure I'll be very useful, but count me in as "ready to help".
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:11 AM on September 26, 2012

Ten Years Gone
MonkeyToes: Merry Christmases, Olga Crzmikksics.

Oh, man, I loved that AskMe. For folks that don't know, check this out. Glad you mentioned it, as I never did keep up with that thread to hear how it turned out.

Glad to have you around, timsteil. Keep up the good work.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:00 AM on September 26, 2012

Meet my cousins: Jim, Jack, Jose, and Don. Jerry's out at sea.
So, dropping off a random bottle of hooch now and again wouldn't me too suspicious to me. As people have said, they could be extras from an event or from a job or whatever. The multiple requests to make a list is what pings my sketchiness radar. I'd go with "No thanks" from here on out.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:36 AM on September 26, 2012

How bad is amputation?
Yeah, I know the game we are talking about here, and I think, given everything else that is going on for the character in question, being a little messed up for a while seems pretty reasonable.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:19 PM on September 25, 2012
SPOILER

It's Heavy Rain for the PS3 and you should play it if you can.

END SPOILER
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:35 PM on September 25, 2012

Seeking that first-kiss feeling
Yeah, Picking-Up-At-The-Airport kisses are totally as good as First Kisses. Wear something a little dirty (a trenchcoat with nothing underneath is the traditional option) and then go get a room at the Airport Hotel, if you can.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:27 PM on September 25, 2012

Are you ready for some football? 'Cause the refs aren't.
After last night's Patriots-Ravens game, I'm done watching football until the real officials are back. That was a travesty.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:11 AM on September 24, 2012
It was a total shitshow. There were multiple ticky-tack flags thrown that even the announcers couldn't explain, while blatant penalties elsewhere on the same play were ignored. Harbaugh himself got called for Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Players were tussling and fighting after almost every play, and there was constant whining and screaming at the officials. It took far too long to sort out even the most mundane calls -- including frequent input from sideline NFL personnel. You could tell the… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on September 24, 2012
Big_B: I want to see one of these coaches just pull his whole team off the field mid-game in disgust.


I was actually doing a little casual googling during the Patriots-Ravens to see if the NFL had anything like MLB's "protest" rule (scroll to the bottom). It doesn't appear that they do, which is probably for the best this year.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:55 PM on September 24, 2012
I've been saying all along that Vegas is the only entity with enough muscle to move the needle on this. Hopefully Monday night helps with that.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:44 AM on September 25, 2012

Ipads
You only need to ask yourself one question. Do you give a shit about how much you spend? If not, them get the top of the line, 64GB WiFi + 3G model. Couldn't hurt. If you give even a little shit about how much you spend, get the basic $499 16GB WiFi model. It's still an iPad, which is a kickass gift, even at the entry level. Also, black is the only acceptable color of iPad.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:53 PM on September 24, 2012

Romney's Tax Returns
I work at a specialty veterinary hospital. We see a decent number of local celebrities and the occasional national celebrity. Their accounts are flagged such that any activity on those accounts is logged and sent to a senior administrator. If you have no reason to access those accounts, you will get a phone call about it. I have to imagine the IRS has a much more robust system than ours.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:16 PM on September 24, 2012

Not awkward family photo creepy, slenderman creepy...
Have you heard of Victorian "hidden mother" portraits?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:55 AM on September 24, 2012 marked best answer
For folks that are interested, "hidden mother" portraits previously on MeFi.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:26 PM on September 24, 2012

Second Person Feline
Adorable.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:59 AM on September 24, 2012

And you thought one logo and one client was hard? Pfft.
curse: The Battle of California logo is the best.

I was just going to say the same thing.

♪ ♫ One of these things is not like the others, one of these things is not the same... ♫ ♪
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on September 24, 2012

Help me get a raise!
You need to make the business case for why you deserve a raise. How much has the gallery's revenue increased since you have been there? How much revenue have you specifically added to the business since you arrived? How much do you save in unnecessary expenses each month? You may work hard and be underpaid, but if you aren't bringing more to the table than your predecessor was (or your potential replacement would) your employer has no incentive to increase your pay.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on September 24, 2012

I'm Going To Hate This One, Frequently And Loudly
I think fanrage might be higher if the boxes where just random space junk with no explanation but I like that more, seems to fit with the idea of the universe being a big, strange place and sometimes stuff just ...happens and the drama comes from everyone wondering what fresh strangeness is this.

I love that idea.

I really didn't mind the "wave sonic at a screen for a 30-second wrap-up", because that's really what… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:43 AM on September 24, 2012

Wow, I've finally found something that was easier to do with the twins when they were toddlers.
apparently: I wouldn't mention anything about gifts to the attendees at all, and let the boys divide the loot at the end of the party.

Yeah, I agree with apparently entirely (heh). If my daughter was invited to a twin party, it would be kind of a fun little challenge to try and find something that would be used by both of them, or we'd just get two identical smaller gifts. No big deal at all.

If you are worried about the… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:30 AM on September 24, 2012 marked best answer

Why does my iPone suddenly have horrible battery life?
Have you enabled the "Ask To Join Networks" setting under WiFi settings? I had dramatically better battery life once I disabled that feature.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:13 AM on September 24, 2012

The Hatred of Sound
Plasmon: They're illusions, Michael

You had me at "I'm a neurologist," and then you quote G.O.B. Bluth. Well played, my friend. Welcome to MetaFilter.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:15 AM on September 24, 2012

Japanese Houseboy - WTF?
Another prominent pop culture example might be the Green Hornet with his Japanese sidekick/manservant Kato. The radio drama began in 1936.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:09 AM on September 24, 2012

Most cargo capacity for cross country move: minivan vs. SUV?
Uhaul rents cargo vans with no seats in the back.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:07 PM on September 22, 2012

Nymwar. Nymwar never changes.
I kind of agree with grouse in that I prefer it if my friends use their real name on Facebook, so I can tell who they are. That said, if Facebook asks me if "Stanky xBongzilla69x" or whatever is someone's real name, I can't wait to answer "Yes" just to screw with them.

Mezentian: I don't understand. How are all these people connecting to you, and showing up in your feed?

People can change their name after you have friended them.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:05 AM on September 22, 2012

“Keeping the public informed since the 20th Century”
We sat in our office, my staff and I, on the first day of Summer, waiting for the telephone to ring, hot with complaint and inquiry. Came there of either none.

That second sentence there is a thing of beauty.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:42 AM on September 22, 2012

Baby's First Halloween
Here's my favorite from Pinterest. Note: it's disturbing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:18 PM on September 21, 2012

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