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How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?
This is the beaniest plate that ever was.

Congratulations and well done, iamkimiam.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:16 PM on April 3, 2015
This is great, because now when my family ask what I've been doing all day, I can say "Participating in a community of practice" instead of "Farting around on MetaFilter."
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:17 PM on April 3, 2015

OMG HAVE A GREAT SUMMMERRRR11111
Have a great summer! See you next year! Stay cool! DP AH KR MM [two exclamation points made into a smiley face]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:04 PM on April 3, 2015

Laughing On Line
Its like if PFT Commenter got a Face Book sight, imo. Those are some funney and hot takes.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:27 AM on April 3, 2015
it's like watching a bunch of college educated middle-class people punching down at not-college-educated rural folks

My Facebook feed is all the evidence I need that middle-class college-educated people post plenty of dumb and offensive stuff on Facebook, and poor, less-well-educated people can be cool and funny. Not sure why you assume otherwise.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on April 3, 2015

Should we tip our cat-sitter?
It seems a little paternalistic to tip someone who sets their own rates.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:28 PM on April 2, 2015

Humor books for 12 year old
Carl Hiassen has a kids book series that is probably well below your Wodehouse reader's capabilities, but they are nearly as funny as his more adult-oriented stuff.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on April 2, 2015

What is the best shampoo for oily hair?
bunderful is exactly right. Shampoo every day with a clarifying shampoo and little to no conditioner. I've tried many things for dealing with my oily hair, and that's the best option.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:12 PM on April 1, 2015
For a specific product recommendation, Suave Daily Clarifying literally could not be any cheaper or more effective.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:37 PM on April 1, 2015
Kadin2048: "If you really want to degrease your hair, Dr Bronners Soap will do the job."

That is very true. I used Dr B as shampoo for a while when I got a couple free bottles, and it really was great.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:20 AM on April 2, 2015

I'm close to adopting a dog but I'm facing an ethical dilemma
You do not have an ethical dilemma. You are not ethically bound to rescue shelter dogs from euthanasia. If you were, you might want to stock up on kibble, because as ftm says, I'm sad to say there are a lot of them. Go forward with a clear conscience and adopt the dog you think will be the best fit for you.

That said, a border collie in an apartment can be a tough row to hoe...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:23 PM on April 1, 2015

Men's Neckties: How-to tie necktie...
Not sure I trust these woven knots. More of a Full Windsor man, myself. It's amazing how much easier tie tying is to explain in a video as opposed to words or even diagrams. Well done.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Rock Steady at 7:25 PM on April 1, 2015

I want my free TV
Is there an easy and cheap(ish) way to get modern DVR capabilities (search, series recording, intelligent conflict handling, etc) with OTA broadcasts?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 PM on April 1, 2015

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 245: Bro's Better, Bro's Best Ch. 62-71
When did they join MaxFun? I started listening to them just before that, and all of the clip shows have been new to me so far, I think.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:32 PM on March 31, 2015


Unless you are a table.
I don't have a microwave oven, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.

I think of this line every time I cook something in my kitchen clock.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:29 PM on March 30, 2015

Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself
I am strangely good at throwing small food items (grapes, M&Ms, etc) very high in the air and catching them in my mouth.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:44 AM on March 30, 2015

Quick Modern Theme Updates
Any progress on being able to select text within a comment on iOS?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:45 PM on March 28, 2015

Online security/privacy
Bangaioh: "The first question is always: what's the treat model?"

Great answer by Bangaioh, but I think that was supposed to be "threat model" in case you are initially confused like I was.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:25 AM on March 27, 2015

Ambulances and civilian drivers: a traffic etiquette question!
Not to piggyback, but here's a similar question that I've had a few times. The situation is I'm in the left lane of a multi lane divided road in somewhat dense traffic and an emergency vehicle is approaching from behind in the right lane. If it was in gridlock-type traffic, I would obviously move as far as possible to the left, as there is no way the emergency vehicle is going to get to the left of me, but when the traffic is such that it would be difficult but not… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:39 AM on March 27, 2015

No malice is intended.
I could say the names Joko Widodo and Dwellie Striggles repeatedly for three weeks straight, and they would still not fail to make me smile.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:09 AM on March 25, 2015
Maybe I am over-sensitive because I work with so many New Canadians that have names that sound "funny" to WASPS without a lot of exposure to diversity but making fun of people's names is something I don't feel is acceptable in the school yard, let alone on metafilter.

I appreciate that concern, and I've honestly thought a lot about it, as the Name of the Year tourney is one of my favorite things. To me, the reason this is celebratory rather… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:52 AM on March 25, 2015
I should also add that the NotY committee has - on multiple occasions - expunged names from the competition at their owner's request.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:22 AM on March 25, 2015
Voting is live in the Bulltron, folks.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:11 AM on March 26, 2015
Kermit Carolina is currently pulling off the classic 12-over-5 upset.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:34 AM on March 26, 2015

The Three Casino Royales, spanning the history of James Bond
Bonus points to the producers if they don't promote it, and the world only finds out when the presumed-to-be-a-sidekick-setting-up-for-007-to-show-up-in-the-opening says "Bond. James Bond." before kicking some more ass and fucking the hell out of some dude.

The best part is you could probably pull that off even in the current publicity-hungry movie industry with just a minimal amount of subterfuge. You could promote whoever the new Bond is… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on March 26, 2015

Bachelor party without drinking in North Carolina
The Whitewater Center is amazingly fun. They close for the season at the end of September I think, so check your dates.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:49 PM on March 25, 2015

Hot Town, Summer in the City
Civil Defense officials in the 1950s and '60s designated hundreds of thousands of sites across the country as shelters. They were basement areas of schools and other large buildings, stocked with water and canned food – and they were considered a crucial way of limiting the damage posed by nuclear war.

And they were considered an excellent way to provide nightmare fuel to a young Rock Steady every day of elementary school.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 AM on March 25, 2015

The end of NFL blackouts
The best part of the photo everything is Hawaiian shirt Andy Reid.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:27 PM on March 24, 2015

Parting ways with a childhood home
Banknote of the year: "I'm going to rent out the house, and keep some of my parents' stuff in storage. But going back to an empty house and a storage unit won't ever compare to the richness of the memories the house evokes today."

That seems like a recipe for disappointment. Can you not sell it and have a clean break? Going back every so often to deal with tenant issues or to clean the place up after they move out and leave a mess (and maybe… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:11 PM on March 24, 2015

Star Wars space battles the way they should have been, 1980s style
Four Ds: "I haven't really kept up with anything in the Expanded Universe"

Then I have some good news for you.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:10 PM on March 24, 2015

"Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!"
There was a two-screen second-run theater in the town where I grew up. By the time I was in middle school, it was pretty clear that the days of small suburban theaters was coming to an end, and the lack of repair and bargain-basement shows suggested that the writing was on the wall for this cinema as well. But one day we drove past the aging marquee and were shocked to see "U H F" lit up in those plastic bubble letters. The movie had just opened at the megaplexes out at the mall, but… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:52 AM on March 24, 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Rides A Bike!
twoporedomain: "Was Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne purposely aping Gregory Peck from To Kill a Mockingbird?"

I think that's just Jon Hamm's natural Gregory Peckitude.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:42 PM on March 23, 2015

MeFi NCAA Bracket 2015
Did you see this, Bulgaroktonos? Go Wolfheels! or should that be Tarpack?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:28 AM on March 17, 2015
julen: "it's entirely possible to hate BOTH Carolina and Duke"

It's like people forget there is a third university in the Triangle that has won multiple National Championships...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:21 PM on March 19, 2015
Bulgaroktonos: "animals who think they're people"

Mr and Ms Wuf

I have 11-seeds UCLA and Mississippi going to the Sweet 16, so even though I picked neither of those 3 v 14 upsets, I'm thrilled for what it might mean for next round.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:41 PM on March 19, 2015
I really thought Harvard was going to beat UNC for a minute there. That was fun.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:04 PM on March 19, 2015
Despite all the (well-deserved) shit the NCAA and major universities take about about the shady practices surrounding the "revenue sports," it's nice to be reminded occasionally that the majority of these players really are just goofy college kids having some fun.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:23 PM on March 23, 2015

Home remedies for a dog with kennel cough
Depending on what you are currently on, you might ask your vet about a stronger cough suppressant. In my experience, vets will often start off with a fairly mild antitussive, as the stronger drugs are strictly controlled like hydrocodone, or have serious side effects like butorphanol. If you mention that the current medication is not controlling the cough, they may be willing to consider a stronger drug.

This is not medical advice, and you must ask your vet before giving… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:16 PM on March 23, 2015

Identify the actor in this Southwest Airlines commercial
Yeah, she's already a huge Doctor Who fan. This whole thing came up because she thinks he looks like David Tennant (though Matt Smith is "her doctor").
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:35 PM on March 19, 2015
That's it, FirstMateKate! Amazing. My daughter is screaming with joy. You win the Internet today.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:12 PM on March 19, 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Has A Birthday!
From the icery.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 11:17 AM on March 19, 2015

Star Blazers
Heh. I too remember watching Star Blazers on Channel 56 ("LVI is part of living, living fifty-siiiiiix!") after school. The serialized aspect of it was quite captivating in that era of syndicated continuity at all costs. And yeah, that Wave Motion Gun was so intense.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on March 17, 2015

Cheating enablement or friendship?
Everydayville: "He's turned a blind eye to the numerous times D has other women over, and this is what really gets me: he's acted as wingman for him!"

That's not enabling. That's participating. I would not be able to trust someone who engaged in that level of deception, and I'm kind of surprised that you would, given your apparent attitude towards infidelity. I guess you have to ask yourself if this is a dealbreaker or not. If it is not, then… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:11 PM on March 17, 2015

Oh hey, it's that guy!
You mention Stephen King, but just to give you a sense of how intertwined his universe is, you might want to have a quick look at The Stephen King Universe Flowchart.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on March 17, 2015

New versus used car: pros and cons?
Another plus for the new car is you can specify exactly the options you want, even down to things like exterior and interior colors. And while not really important in the sense of getting you where you need to go, there is a certain value in being aesthetically happy with your daily transportation.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:24 AM on March 17, 2015

"I'm concerned that if you wait 'til you have symptoms, it's too late."
eriko: "There are a number of people, myself included, who want to see a lot more all-22 film"

You can get access to every play of All-22 with a subscription to NFL Game Rewind. I barely have enough time to watch games live, much less replays of them, but it's pretty tempting.

LobsterMitten: "I wonder if there's a point where OSHA would step in and say, this is… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 AM on March 17, 2015
I wish I could favorite that comment in a more manly way, cashman. You are 1000% correct. Football is an amazing sport, but the NFL and its fans are doing their best to ruin it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:39 AM on March 17, 2015

How to deal with percieved invasion of privacy?
Based on Census data, there are 13,569,252 people in the US [PDF] that do not speak English well. Depending on the local demographics where you live, there is a decent chance that the person that picked up your drive would not be able to read your stories even if they wanted to.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:02 AM on March 17, 2015

The Mid Century Menu, as seen in cookbooks and brochures
Segundus: "all the spaghetti subs you could eat"

I might prefer the nuclear devastation.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on March 17, 2015

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