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Movie: Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Hoopo: You may be right, but then I also sorta remember dudes dressing like that in the 80s. Short shorts and belly shirts and stuff. Did I mention I am glad the 80s are over?

Yes. I grew up in the 80s and definitely had short shorts (those were all you could get, to be fair), half shirts (no excuse, really) and a Def Leppard legionnaire's cap for some reason (I did not like Def Leppard). It was a confusing time to be a dude wearing clothes.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:15 PM on July 24, 2014

How the burrito became a sandwich
Two of my favorite AskMes:

Is cereal soup?
Is quiche pie?

And tangentially related:

How much is a deviled egg?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:42 AM on July 23, 2014
GenjiandProust:
1. Food made of several parts
2. including some kind of outer "wrapper" and a filling
3. intended to be eaten without cutlery
4. and not generally requiring washing one's self afterwards


I would add

2a. that are not cooked once assembled

This rules out pizza and pies and empanada-type things, which I am happy with, but rules out… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:01 AM on July 23, 2014
Back to the sandwich board.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:09 AM on July 23, 2014
As the best maker of grilled cheese sandwiches of my generation, I am embarrassed I neglected to consider them.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:12 AM on July 23, 2014
mr. digits: I don't know... all he specifies is "pre-cooked exteriors", and sometimes things are funny. Loons have solid bones and they're still birds, no?

There are going to be edge cases. Maybe you could add a "larger than bite-size" requirement to eliminate sandwich cookies and crackers. I really don't like having ice cream sandwiches in there, but I guess just as there are "dessert soups" within the category of soup,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:01 AM on July 23, 2014
kyrademon: When asked to define a cat, you might think of things like four legs, tail, characteristic ear shape, etc. But then, when presented with a three-legged, tailless cat with ragged ears, you still instantly recognize it as a cat. How can this be?

Cat Snake?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:25 PM on July 23, 2014
I think you mean a chicken vandwich.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:29 AM on July 24, 2014

If You Use IFTTT Then Consider Sharing Recipes
This is convenient. I have been meaning to ask an IFTTT question on AskMe for a while now.

Is it possible through IFTTT recipes to have photos taken on an iPhone uploaded to a Mac's iPhoto library automatically? It's fine if it has to do it through some sort of DropBox/Google Drive type situation. Ideally it would:
1. Only upload on WiFi
2. Only upload photos taken with the camera, not saved images or screenshots.

Thanks!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:00 AM on July 24, 2014

#MightyKacy
Pope Guilty: With the Japanese show, you get a lot more course runs per hour than ANW gives you, and that makes ANW often excruciating to watch.

I've referred to ANW as 15 minutes of show in a 1 hour bag.

Grip strength is also hugely important, which gives gymnasts a further advantage. And I thought it was cute that her boyfriend wanted to join her on the tower, but I'm always a sucker for a cute couple.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:47 AM on July 22, 2014
Pope Guilty: Then she got to the second round, where you're supposed to spread your arms and legs and move forward between two parallel walls. Her limbs were not long enough to reach, and so she was completely unable to proceed not because she wasn't great at Ninja Warrior but because her genes hadn't bestowed long enough limbs. That always felt like some bullshit to me.

Yeah, I'm worried about Kacy if they have the Body Prop in the finals. That's a… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:56 AM on July 22, 2014
madajb: Something I'm curious about relative to ANW: Is there a required way to do the obstacles?

There was an episode recently where a guy DQed himself for "touching the back of the platform" on the slanted steps at the beginning. It wasn't obviously illegal, and it seems like a reasonable way to do it (grab the edges to prevent slipping), so yeah, I bet there are certain restrictions on how you perform most of the obstacles that aren't… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:28 PM on July 22, 2014
desjardins: *takes notes for a drinking game*

I like this. Here are some other ideas.
-- Akbar references his days in the NFL
-- Contestant runs the course in street clothes
-- Contestant finishes the course in street clothes (finish your drink)
-- "Parkour"
-- "former gymnast"
-- homemade Ninja course in backyard
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:59 PM on July 22, 2014
-- Backstory involves a climbing wall - drink
-- Multiple competitors from the same family - one drink per family member
-- Competitor makes it up the wall on their third attempt - three drinks
-- Competitor dips a toe in the water climbing down the cargo net - drink

Oh, and one of my favorite moments:

-- Repeat competitor does worse than they did last time - finish your drink
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:27 PM on July 22, 2014
You could not have an entry in the drinking game about "they make a weather-related pun about the contestant who is a weatherman" because alcohol poisoning.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:48 AM on July 23, 2014

Mefiquote for Chrome/Tampermonkey?
charred husk: And creating your own "reply" button!

I use a quotation mark. It goes nicely with the [+] and [!].
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:03 PM on July 22, 2014

How to make pulled pork from a tenderloin?
I have made pulled pork in the slow cooker dozens of times, and I frankly prefer a leaner cut. The fattier cuts are too... gelatinous. I'm sure it's different in a smoker or oven, but in the slow cooker I prefer tenderloin.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:03 AM on July 22, 2014

Teddy Gray's
I love the fact that the newbie van driver has been there 38 years. Boy howdy was that storefront bleak-looking.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:14 AM on July 22, 2014

Streaming video around the house
I don't know if Plex can stream to the XBox360, but I'd be surprised if it can't. If not, you could get a Chromecast for $35 and stream to that.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 22, 2014 marked best answer

Library of Emoji
COMMUNITY WEBLOG

FLAMEOUT

LEFT GRAR

PROFESSIONAL WHITE BACKGROUND

PLATE OF BEANS, STEAMING
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 AM on July 22, 2014

Fictional characters to arrange key exchange over unsecure channel?
Older teens might recognize Sterling, Cyril, Lana, and Mallory. The man in the middle is Barry.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:13 PM on July 21, 2014

What could have been
GOOGLE RONBLEDORE
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:26 PM on July 21, 2014

This is important, because it is animated
Are we having, like, broccoli quinoa tacos for dinner or something? That is wack.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:33 AM on July 21, 2014
bendybendy:
Bermont
Ehio
Jennisee
Que Mexico
Xinnesota
Yoregon
Zidaho


This is cracking me up for some reason. Bermont.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:11 AM on July 21, 2014
Copronymus: Ztate of Rhode Izlandz and Prozidenz Plantazionz

I believe I saw that sticker alongside the Korn logo and Calvin pissing on something-or-other on the rear windshield of a 1991 Civic DX with Rhody plates, an imitation carbon fiber hood and a mismatched quarter panel last time I was on the Cape.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:37 AM on July 21, 2014

What it says on the tin
This previous MetaTalk post does what it says on the tin.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 21, 2014
And this one.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 21, 2014
pracowity: It's not just overused. It's like not posting any description at all, and a post with no description should be deleted.

There's a long and storied tradition of "Mystery Meat" posts on MeFi. You certainly don't see them as much as you used to, but I think they have their place.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:14 AM on July 21, 2014

Anyone, Anything, Anytime
Cool, thanks for the post. Looking forward to checking it out.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:06 PM on July 18, 2014
treehorn+bunny: I'd be curious to know what the perception of someone from outside medicine was after watching it.

Cool. My wife has been in veterinary emergency medicine for over 10 years, and she loves learning about the similarities and differences between her field and human emergency medicine. I'm sure she will have a really interesting perspective. We will try to watch it this week.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:21 AM on July 21, 2014

I inherited two nazi era armbands.
There is a "oddities and antiquities" type shop near me that sells antique medical devices, taxidermy, occult books and items, etc. They have for sale a couple of red armbands with white circles, and then on the white circle there has been placed a Post-It note reading "You know what is under this." You can try and find such a place near you, or MeMail me and I'll give you their name.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on July 21, 2014

Movie: Pontypool
mochapickle: I'm so late to this party, but yes! I was thinking the whole time that this could be really effective in a black box theater setting. External voices, shadows and streaks and banging on the doors.

You could do some fun/disturbing things with breaking the fourth wall. Having planted audience members start chanting words, have someone banging on the doors of the theater, etc.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:22 AM on July 21, 2014

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ROBOT MONSTER, with RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON parts 4 and 5
The YouTube videos seem to be working fine. I just watched a bunch of later season episodes today and I checked FanFare to see how far you had gotten (the first season is a bit too rough for me). Both Robot Monster and The Slime People worked fine for me in the US on an iPad.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:14 PM on July 19, 2014

The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford
She is the best. I had no idea things got so bad for her after the death of her dog. I really wish there were some way I could get down to Charlotte next week to see her.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:22 AM on July 18, 2014
Her portrayal of a Paula Deen recipe as a suicide note is one of the funniest bits I have heard recently.

I've been repeating the line "people keep talking about how easy it is to cook, but it's not any easier than not cooking" all the time lately.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:08 PM on July 18, 2014

All kinds of genius
Rap Genius is indeed pretty great, but this picture, tho.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:13 AM on July 18, 2014

FPP's celebrating every judge's ruling on SameSexMarriage are NewsFilter
BlerpityBloop: I compared it to a video of kittens playing with yarn....because truly...that's what it is.

Link plz
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:06 PM on July 17, 2014
For what it's worth I mostly agree with you about the NewsFilter thing, but it's not cool to question the quality of a thread within the thread itself. You can Flag it or take it to MetaTalk. Threadshitting is not permitted.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:10 PM on July 17, 2014
And? That seems like a perfectly reasonable response to me.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:15 PM on July 17, 2014
Flunkie: I like newsfilter. The best thing about Metafilter is the conversation, not the links. I mean, of course I've found lots of great links through Metafilter, but whether there are great links or not on any particular post is basically irrelevant to me, and I think the whole "Must Be Well-Framed With Great Links" attitude is overdone.

I completely agree that the conversation is the best thing about MetaFilter, hands down. But, I think… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:42 PM on July 17, 2014
BlerpityBloop: Having said that. Not every member of this site is down with SSM. Or most of the, well I don't know what to cal it, groupthink I suppose.

We have reached the "double down" portion of the MeTa.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:11 PM on July 17, 2014
So what is this MeTa really about? Is it about the quality of FPPs or about your fear of stating your opinion that the expansion of civil rights is not necessarily a good thing?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:57 AM on July 18, 2014

Fantastic commenters will never know they're fantastic
I use fantastic flags as bookmarks.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:35 AM on July 18, 2014
Wandering Idiot: So, it's pretty universally accepted that the favorites are effectively an upvote system, and not actually a way to save comments to read later, right?

I think that's how the vast majority of users use them, yes. The thing is, it's not useful to think of favorites in that way for a number of reasons. 1. Some users don't use or see favorites at all. 2. Some subset of users that do use favorites do indeed use them as bookmarks. 3. Even… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:59 AM on July 18, 2014
I think this was a joke.

Yeah, sorry for being confusing. If you were a MeFi Prime subscriber you would have seen the "Joke" glyph I added to my comment's metadata.

Also a joke
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:07 AM on July 18, 2014


"Get Behind the Mule" - glorify my hard work with some appropriate songs
We're the first ones to starve, we're the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky
And we're always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:31 AM on July 18, 2014
Jay-Z's "On To The Next One" is about getting paid and then moving on to the next gig.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:30 AM on July 18, 2014 marked best answer

Have you encountered my family's recipe elsewhere?
To be clear, the dish my Dad made was always called "American Chop Suey". we knew about Chinese-American "Chop Suey", but it was a different thing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on July 17, 2014

Here's to the Lady Who Lunched
.

I only knew her from 30 Rock, but man, she was fantastic on that show. I've been meaning to watch the documentary (it's on Netflix Streaming, I believe) for a while. Now I will for sure.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:13 AM on July 17, 2014

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