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Adventure Time: Henchman
Some readers may ask themselves: Self? Does Rock Steady love Marceline the Vampire Queen?
Reader, I named my cat after her.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:09 AM on July 21, 2015
What a Lovely Spray!
I considered getting the vanity licence plate FURIOSA (still available at last check in North Carolina), but I opted for a custom bumper sticker instead.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:55 PM on July 20, 2015
Also, there is at least one person actually trying to make a chocolate cake sliver-colored who is now very confused.
War Boys have birthdays, too.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:21 PM on July 20, 2015
Laziness, fleas and urine, oh my!!
For flea infestations, Knockout is the product we recommend at the veterinary hospital where I work. Follow the directions carefully, and it works very well.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 AM on July 20, 2015
I'm Desperate - What to do when not seeing any progress in counseling?
Hey, I get it. That paralysis? That's the worst part of depression for me. For me, the paralysis comes from having "so many" things to do (true or not) and so many other things to do after I do those first things. The way out is to pick one, relatively simple, choice-free thing to do and do it, then consider it a success and try and give your self some credit and acknowledgement for "doing a thing in the face of depression". In your… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:43 AM on July 9, 2015
That's awesome, good job. The really powerful thing to consider is that, by defying that paralysis that comes with clinical depression, you are already healing yourself. Don't hesitate to drop me a MeMail if you need any further encouragement, OK?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:13 AM on July 9, 2015
Thought of you when I had a recent appointment with my psych. Hope it's getting better.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:27 AM on July 20, 2015
Emotional [Labor] Rescue
Ingredients: Pasteurized milk, glass ceilings, modified milk ingredients, mansplaining, bacterial culture, rape culture, salt, sugar, honey, sweetie, baby, microbial enzymes, lavaballs.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:19 AM on July 20, 2015
“Where’s My Cut?”: On Unpaid Emotional Labor
I am just now reading this amazing thread. I think my wife, my daughter and I will have a very interesting discussion about emotional labor at dinner tonight. My wife and I have been very happily married for almost 17 years now, and I think one of the reasons for that - which neither of us really understood well enough to put into words - is that I think we have a pretty decent division of emotional labor. I am eager to see if she agrees with my interpretation.
I have to… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on July 19, 2015
How to disable Credit/Debit Card use at specific businesses?
I know with corporate cards, it's possible to block certain categories of purchases like "gasoline" and "airplane tickets", but for this you would have to block all restaurants, if it's even possible on consumer cards. Would that be acceptable, or you only want to block certain restaurants?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:44 PM on July 17, 2015
workplace woes: my boss seems to love correcting + debating minutia
Yeah, crappy as it is, it is going to be much easier (as in, possible) to change your behavior than it is to change his. Stop offering examples or possibilities in your conversations with him. "We can identify and target a financial services company. I will have the designer get started on the individual elements."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:44 AM on July 16, 2015
The other option that may help if you are unable to cut back on the suggestions is to just enthusiastically agree to his corrections and don't get into a whole thing about it.
"But they are banking."
"Good point!" [leave]
"I don't like pie charts."
"Me neither!" [leave]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:05 AM on July 16, 2015
How can I filter out certain episodes from a podcast feed?
Along the lines of what HZSF suggested, Downcast lets you swipe left on a title within the feed to delete it. It will take you 10 seconds to manually filter a month of episodes.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:47 AM on July 16, 2015
Cage of Thrones
I genuinely would like to see Nic Cage's take on Ned Stark.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:08 AM on July 16, 2015
Auriculis midae non musica gratior ulla est
Marvin Suggs and the Muppaphone
And now for something completely different, Arthur Ewing and His Musical Mice
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:56 AM on July 16, 2015
New Horizons reaches the ninth planet in our solar system
Is there an astronomical/rational argument that Pluto should be a planet, or is it strictly an historical/emotional thing?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:25 AM on July 14, 2015
All of the feels
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:53 PM on July 15, 2015
Why not have two Greek posts?
I think it would be good to have:
1. A discussion about the threshold for what constitutes a "Double", both in terms of:
1.a) A post about an ongoing issue with new/ material that may already have a related and open post, and
1.b) A post about something that was featured years ago on MetaFilter,
as well as:
2. A discussion about how to encourage and support posts about international issues and/or posts by international users.… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:11 PM on July 15, 2015
Happy Birthday, MetaFilter!
Lately my wife is obsessed with cats hugging things, so a happy birthday hug to you, MetaFilter.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:09 AM on July 14, 2015
I knew it was this week, but thought it was a few days away still until a friend reminded me out of the blue and wished me a happy birthday.
There is a MetaFilter Special Days Google Calendar [ical] you can subscribe to.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:21 PM on July 14, 2015
While we are here, can we get an iOS home page icon for FanFare? Current Status :(
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:54 PM on July 13, 2015
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:18 AM on July 14, 2015
Is there any way to rescind this invitation?
roomthreeseventeen: "I'm honestly flummoxed by anyone who thinks you can't tell someone who you didn't invite to your house that he can't come to your house."
You certainly can, but you can't do it gracefully, which is the question.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:00 AM on July 14, 2015
15 years of Metafilter (Blue) in graphics
Miko: "I see many parallels between communities online and the communities I work with offline, and 'change or die' is a legitimate rule for a reason. Take courage, folks. The internet that led most of us to MeFi - blogrolls, crosslinks on Megnut or Kottke - no longer exists."
I get what you are saying, and for the most part I agree with you 100% on the need for a more structured planning process, but I just wanted to point out that the… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:01 AM on July 14, 2015
How to react when an artist gives you an unsolicited portrait?
Being unsolicited, you are ethically expected to pay for it. In my case, I almost never carry cash, so even if I really liked it I wouldn't be able to pay for it. I would probably have done something like say "This is great, I love it! You are really good, but I don't have any cash on me so I can't pay for it" and then made a gesture to hand it back to him. That way if he is expecting payment he can take the drawing back, but if he is not, he can confirm that he just wanted to give it… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:56 AM on July 14, 2015
andrewcooke: "Being unsolicited, you are ethically expected to pay for it.
are you sure?"
Oops, typo. Should be "Being unsolicited you are NOT ethically expected to pay for it." We should really have an edit window or something.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:21 AM on July 14, 2015
Pony Request: Email Notifications for Anon Questions?
I tag all my anon questions with the unique string "quidnunc-kid-string-pervert". No reason why, really.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:50 PM on July 13, 2015
Does my platonic friend have romantic feelings - and what should I do?
Regardless of what he wants (secretly, subconsciously, whatever) you owe it to yourself to tell him what you want out of your relationship. If you want to date him, tell him so. If you want a strictly platonic relationship, tell him that. If your honesty "wrecks" your existing relationship, then so be it; it's not worth making yourself miserable in an unclear relationship where you are not sure exactly what he wants out of it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:28 PM on July 13, 2015
Name my reoccurring music blog feature!
I've heard this as a game called "Two Truths and a Lie" so you could go with a pun on that. Two Truths and DIY?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:00 AM on July 13, 2015
Adventure Time: Freak City
I love Magic Man so much. He's a tragic figure, much like the Ice King. Losing Margles turned him into a jerk, if I remember correctly, and caused him to be banished from Mars in the end. Sure, he's an ass, but he has powerful lessons to teach.
That's where I blow my nose all day!
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:50 AM on July 13, 2015
Membership uptick thanks to R*****'s troubles?
teponaztli: "I assumed the $5 fee was a great way to keep obnoxious people away"
It's interesting that as I read articles about the struggles that Reddit moderators have with keeping their subreddits under control, I keep finding myself thinking "$5 per account would take a pretty big bite out of that."
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:18 AM on July 13, 2015
Self-acceptance after breakup with asexual, aromantic girlfriend
Regardless of how the other person in the relationship identifies or not, as a partner in the relationship, you have the right to express your desires and needs. You also should expect to have your partner work with you to meet those needs, even though it may require compromises on both sides. Unless there are aspects of this you are not telling us, it doesn't sound like you have anything to feel guilty about.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:45 AM on July 12, 2015
"Girl has look of mild panic."
Now that you mention it, your feet are kinda big. If you follow my careful diet and exercise plan you could drop 'em down 3 or 4 sizes easy. Let me tell you it...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:32 PM on July 9, 2015
[From across the street] Hey baby! Nice feet! You want me to step on 'em for ya?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:08 PM on July 9, 2015
I'm sorry, is your foot's husband or father around? Maybe it would be better if I stepped on him.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on July 10, 2015
It's The Most Wonderful Time.....of the YEAR
RIP Ass Dan
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:10 AM on July 10, 2015
Should I meet a friend and deal (again) with assholes from my past?
Life is too short to spend time with assholes. Don't bother with B. "[You are] a great person that I'd like to keep in my life if possible. Some of the others... not so much."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:42 PM on July 9, 2015
A. Of course it's disparaging, c'mon.
B. They will (eventually) change it to Pigskins. Keeps the 'Skins shorthand and wraps in the Hogs historical associations.
C. There will be some organizations that will begin bootlegging inappropriate/embarrassing merch just to further encourage the team to change the name.
D. The Cleveland baseball team really needs to get ahead of the curve and change their name before they start… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:32 PM on July 8, 2015
boo_radley: "he could be chef wahoo and wednesday could be wahoo taco night."
great googly moogly
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:53 PM on July 8, 2015
ChurchHatesTucker: "I dunno. That's a fairly generic term in their market(s). "
That's not an issue. "Eagles" and "Cowboys" are among the most popular sports team nicknames in the country, and they don't seem to have any problems (well, with their trademarks - on the field is a different matter), and while "pigskin" is a generic term in football, I bet it is a completely unique team name, so it would be better… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:55 AM on July 9, 2015
"Hacks" filter: white-collar office work
Depending on the demographics or your workplace, you may be expected to come to the occasional social engagement outside of work if you want to be considered friendly and part of the team. It's also an ideal way to get information about your workplace - not nasty gossip or anything, just the normal behind-the-scenes politics of the office. It's going to be tough with a new baby, but you need to go to a couple of the first few get-togethers you are invited to, otherwise the invitiations will stop… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:49 AM on July 9, 2015
Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
Well, I couldn't justify a vanity plate, but I did make myself a bumper sticker. Witness me, bloodbags!
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:21 PM on July 8, 2015
Videogames like Her Story
Have you tried ICO and/or Shadow of the Colossus? Emotionally and narratively... interesting, I'll say to avoid spoilers, and you are certainly left with lingering questions after completing them.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:14 PM on July 8, 2015
You might look into modern Interactive Fiction. Mostly text-based games, but the best are shockingly creative and fascinating. Here's a recent Top 50 of All Time list. But for your purposes, maybe first try the work of porpentine.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:38 PM on July 8, 2015
Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 259: Birthday Surprise Hole
The degree to which I identify with Justin McElroy is... frankly bizarre. Now what I really want is Birthday Surprise Adventure Hole, to bring their Dad into the conversation.
Balls Out Goddamn United.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:10 PM on July 8, 2015
I did sincerely want to hear them talk about candied bacon recipes.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:17 PM on July 8, 2015
Only You Can Save Mankind
I was waiting for the point in the review where it said "The book only truly reveals itself once Cline tears down the edifice he has carefully built, finally revealing the first half of the book for the blistering satire that it truly is..." I guess that was asking too much.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:03 PM on July 8, 2015
How do I deal with this intimate relationship with my ex?
He is not being very fair to you by continuing to see you and take up all the relationship space in your life, while only taking up some of the relationship space in his life. Tell him that if he really cares for you and wants you to move on, he will help you enforce the boundaries that SkylitDrawl mentions.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:29 AM on July 8, 2015
Game of Thrones: Mother's Mercy
I thought Dany dropped her wedding ring because she wants the Dothraki to think she is still Khal Drogo's grieving widow. She doesn't want them to know she remarried. I also assumed the Khal was wheeling about her dramatically because they recognized her as the khaleesi.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:54 AM on July 8, 2015
lownote: "I want a way to change my facebook profile pic to celebrate this."
Photoshop your face on the original Gerrymander.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:10 AM on July 7, 2015