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RIP Balisong
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:40 AM on February 4, 2011

Everyone likes ponies!
Aesthetic suggestion? Maybe the box should be left-aligned with the comments, not with the "Older" arrows? They seem to have the same left alignment here in MeTa, but in MeFi the "Older" arrows (and the New Comments box) are significantly to the left of the comments. This is in up-to-date Firefox, on Windows 7.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:12 PM on February 3, 2011

Mickey Mantle's Grilled Cheese
I got a blow-job under the right field Bleachers, by the Yankee Bull pen.

I know the Yankee relievers suck, but that's taking it a bit far, no?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:23 PM on February 2, 2011

Hail, Kabletown!
Last Comic Sans-ing
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:08 AM on February 1, 2011
I don't know why they didn't just go for "NBCU." That's what it's going to be next anyway.

North British Columbia University. Home of the Fightin' Peacocks.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:32 AM on February 1, 2011
"stylized version of the founder’s signature"

But why did he sign his name "Disnep"?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:51 PM on February 1, 2011

The Sincerest Form of Flattery?
girl (who is also a mechanic, straightens up after repairing the damaged wire in carsonb's car engine): "There, I fi--"
carsonb: OMG I HATE CAR TALK. ITS THE SAME JOKES EVERY TIME. AND THE LAUGHING NEEDS TO STOP.
girl: *FALLS MADLY IN LOVE WITH CARSONB OBVIOUSLY*
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:40 PM on January 31, 2011
MetaFilter: Wife: If this is metafilter then I don't care.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:47 PM on February 1, 2011

What books will be an axe to the frozen sea inside me?
I am fairly confident you will enjoy the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy (now also known as The Foundling's Tale trilogy). Young Adult, very creative, tons of fascinating worldbuilding, unique characters. Some of the "surprises" and "lessons" of the stories are a bit obvious and cliched, but in the way of a fable or fairy tale. I would be shocked to find there is someone who enjoyed Octavian Nothing and did not like Monster Blood Tattoo.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:55 PM on January 31, 2011

I'm Henery the Eighth, I am I am.
Damn you to hell scalefree. I've had Herman's Hermits stuck in my head since this thread came up in my RSS reader almost two hours ago. DAMN YOU!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:54 AM on January 31, 2011

"I Make Monster Porn"
I was bit surprised that the journalist chose to include personal details like the fact that the house was often unattended and that there was a safe in the bathroom.

Would you break into the Pale Man's house?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on January 31, 2011

Can you recommend any unknown gems for a romantic getaway outside of London by car (2-3 hours drive)?
Well, I have rented from the Landmark Trust. Specifically Swarkestone Pavilion, in Derbyshire. Incredibly romantic, and the canals and little towns nearby are perfectly nice for a little wander. In particular, there's a lovely intimate restaurant called Mileburne (like, 4 tables intimate) just down the road that would be perfect for a romantic meal.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:41 AM on January 31, 2011

TWO CARS! TWO CARS! TWO CARS!
All-weather floor mats?!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011
Goddammnit, squalor.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011

Lego urban decay in black and white
Amazing. Thanks for the post.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:30 PM on January 28, 2011

We don't do everything 'badly'
it's not the length of the post, it's the distance from the event. live blogging style threads will always have reporting before the facts are known - the balloon boy thread comes to mind...

In the 100,000th post thread, someone linked to the posts at the previous 10K milestones, and I noticed that post 10,000 was made on September 10, 2001. That put me in mind of the 9/11 thread and I went to have a look at it. It's got a bunch of that kind of... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on January 28, 2011

Why are you taking a picture? It's forbidden here.
Really fascinating. I'd love more info about the photos as well. The link in the post zsazsa mentions is dead for me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:25 AM on January 28, 2011

New Cub A Friend Of Matt
a professional baseball player calls MetaFilter "where I belong when I'm on the net."

Yeah, ORthey, that is too cool.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on January 27, 2011
I hadn't run across him before because my head is so far up Red Sox...Nation.

Hmm. It appears -- based on his Wikipedia page -- that he scored the winning run for the Rays against the Sox in the 2008 ALCS, so, swings and roundabouts, I guess. Glad I won't have to root against him now that he is no longer in the AL East.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:36 AM on January 27, 2011
Matthowie's getting kinda famousy by now, isn't he?

Ever since he was in the new Star Trek movie.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:39 PM on January 27, 2011

Title, registration, proof of insurance and license, please
Will the car have plates at all? Do you have time to get temporary plates before Saturday?

This is the biggest question. If it at least has plates that look valid (meaning they have a within-date sticker on them, or whatever is appropriate for that state) then you can probably get by. Even if the registration is not actually valid, as long as it looks OK, the chance that law enforcement will run the plate is pretty minimal, and it will not look out... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:09 PM on January 27, 2011
I should add, if you are buying it at some kind of dealership or something, they will probably be able to give you temporary plates when you pick it up. If you are buying it from a friend or Craigslist type situation, it may be an issue.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:11 PM on January 27, 2011

Single RSS feed for all comments on all threads I have favorited?
I find that by downloading the entire site every evening, translating the data into a series of numeric matrices, having those matrices converted into a musical notation of my own devising, having that music arranged for SATB choir (with piano and strings on the weekends), and then having that choral work performed for me each night while I sit by the fire with my loving bride, a brace of hunting dogs, and a good Scotch Whisky doesn't exactly enable me to follow MetaFilter, as such, but it's... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:06 AM on January 27, 2011

Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts
Gerty from the movie "Moon"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:21 AM on January 26, 2011

How to leave this job gracefully.
Former manager here. Your request is perfectly reasonable, and if your current manager does not see it as such, they are not a reasonable person. If they give you grief about it, I would tell them that Thursday is your last day. As Admiral Haddock mentions, they would not give you two weeks notice if they needed to lay you off.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:03 AM on January 26, 2011

Help me write a funny caption!
Everyone keeps saying, "Andrew, you ought to come clean about your fraud. Andrew, you ought to be put in jail." Frankly, I'm a little tired of all this --

*sunglasses*

Ought-ism.

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:15 AM on January 26, 2011

Fix my Google shortcuts!
Happened to me (Google Apps user) some months ago, and it is indeed quite annoying. If you are talking about Reader, there is apparently an extension for Chrome. I'll also be following this question for a Firefox-based solution.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:49 AM on January 21, 2011 marked best answer
Hmm. Still not there for me, but I guess Google Apps does things in its own time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:32 PM on January 25, 2011

SOTU at a bar in Portland, Ore.?
The White House is streaming it live along with an "enhanced viewer experience".
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:27 PM on January 25, 2011 marked best answer

Questions From Another World
It doesn't matter what it "strikes you as," or strikes anyone else as. Everyone, stop posting these threads contesting deletions. Ask the mods why it was deleted. The general users don't know why it was deleted and these threads do nothing but provide a way for people to get in touch with their inner anxious feelings.

I understand what you are saying, and these kinds of threads can get ugly, but I do think there is value in hashing out our... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:51 PM on January 25, 2011

I just need some space (between sentences)
The only question I have , is what to do with people who put spaces before the punctuation ?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:33 AM on January 14, 2011

WAR! Huh! Good god, y'all!
That hole in Ted Williams' graph is so painful.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:38 AM on January 14, 2011
Also, is it possible to change the topline to Year? I'd love to see scroll along a team's history through the lens of WAR.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:39 AM on January 14, 2011
Fascinating that Nomar has the second highest WAR during my time as a Red Sox fan. So disappointing the way his career played out.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:46 AM on January 14, 2011

Faster and faster I should run
How about How You Like Me Now by The Heavy?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:14 PM on January 10, 2011

Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age
A Licky Boom Boom Down?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:07 AM on January 10, 2011
That is one hell of a festival lineup, elr. I am booking second-rate amphitheaters as we speak.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on January 10, 2011

Bothered and bewildered mefite seeks hugs
This is a wonderful place. I am so proud to say that I am a MeFite.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:44 PM on January 9, 2011

"Load new comments" for MeFi mobile?
On my iPhone, I usually tap the status bar to jump to the top of the page, then reload, then tap "skip to menu", then scroll up. It's usually less scrolling that way.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:32 PM on January 8, 2011

I’m pregnant in a tree.
This comment was posted by Rock Steady at 4:39 PM on January 7 [+] [!]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:39 PM on January 7, 2011

"Wake up, Mr. Freeman. Wake up, and smell the ashes."
I read the last sentence and thought, "Surely they don't look that much like the drones from Half-Life." Then I clicked on the link. I am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the zero-point energy field manipulator I ordered from blackmesa.com.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:18 AM on January 7, 2011

RIP Bill Zeller
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:58 AM on January 6, 2011

Starbucks introduces a new logo
I like it. I wish it didn't make her look like she had fishhands, but that was the case before as well. I wish more logo design would move toward simplicity and clarity instead of towards gradients and bevels.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:22 PM on January 5, 2011

A list of common misconceptions
Ones I am sad about:
  • Shorty Napoleon
  • Bees shouldn't be able to fly
  • Glass flows slowly
  • Kennedy is a jelly doughnut
  • Lemmings
This Wikipedia page should be called "So you want to be a buzzkill..."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:16 PM on January 5, 2011

20 Years of the ADA
Thanks for doing this. In my previous life, I worked for organizations that made grants for rehabilitating historic buildings, and it was amazing to see the range of misunderstanding that historic property owners (including state and local governments) have about the ADA and historic buildings. It ranged from "We are a historic building, we are exempt from the ADA" to "The ADA is going to make us install an elevator in our one room schoolhouse". The National Park Service's... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:24 AM on January 4, 2011

How can a useless player with a big contract be a trade commodity in the NBA?
For years, Theo Ratliff was known in certain circles as Theo Ratliff's Expiring Contract, because that's the phrase that was constantly being mentioned in trade rumors/theories.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:50 PM on January 2, 2011 marked best answer

Help me drug my cat! It's for a good cause I promise
DO NOT give your pet anything that is not recommended by your veterinarian. Substances that are mild or harmless for humans can be deadly for animals. Pot for example, can cause seizures in cats and dogs, and can permanently lower their seizure threshhold, making them more susceptible to them in the future.

You could certainly talk to your vet and see if there is a sedative they would be comfortable prescribing, but some cats can have an opposite reaction to sedatives,... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:34 PM on January 2, 2011 marked best answer

Why does Jesus not want me to watch iTunes U videos on my iPad?
So I just tried it for myself, and iTunes U video does in fact go into the Videos app. I see now that you said that you tried there, but that is in fact where it should show up. Have you tried syncing some other types of videos to your iPad to see if it is a general video issue or limited to iTunes U?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:31 PM on January 2, 2011
Interesting. When I start up the iPod app, I see these categories:

Music
Podcasts
Audiobooks
videos (Note: why isn't this category capitalized like the rest of them?)


If these are the categories along the left hand navigation bar, then "videos" is a playlist that you have created. It won't show up there because video does not show up in the iPod app on the iPad.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:38 PM on January 2, 2011
Wow. I don't even have that menu! The top bar just says "Movies." With no other buttons or options

Try putting some different kinds of video on the iPad. I'm sure there are some free TV Shows and Music Videos you can download from iTunes for testing purposes. Make sure to get them from iTunes, to make sure the Media Kind is accurate.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:46 PM on January 2, 2011

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