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I could murder a Kentucky right about now...
Gotta go with a nice Cubano for Florida, right?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:59 AM on May 31, 2012
I lived in New Hampshire for over two years and I am at a loss as for what sandwich could represent it. Does apple pie with cheddar cheese count? You eat it by hand in New Hampshire.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:22 AM on May 31, 2012
Bulgaroktonos: "Well, I would argue that it should be chopped rather than pulled pork and I'm sure there are some heretics who favor sliced, but yeah it should obviously be a barbeque sandwich."
Not chopped on a sandwich, though. I mean, if you are picking the food to represent NC it's probably a plate of chopped barbeque, but for a sandwich it's got to be pulled.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:10 AM on May 31, 2012
The Whelk: "If NJ isn't a Taylor Ham or a Chicken Parm I will be so upset."
Chicky-chicky-parm-parm is already taken by Connecticut for some reason. Doesn't seem WASPy enough, though.
bpm140: "I prefer a medianoche for Florida. Same great sandwich as the cubano, but with softer egg bread."
I'll allow it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:51 AM on May 31, 2012
Should I use slingbox for my primary cable connection?
My parents tried this kind of a set-up when they moved to the UK, and found it to be unwatchable from both a picture quality and streaming consistency standpoint. This was with the first generation of Slingbox hardware and a ~1Mb upstream connection, so maybe thewumpusisdead's experience is more realistic, but check to see what their upstream connection rate is -- that is the real bottleneck. When my parents first tried it, my upstream was less than 1Mb up and it flat out did not work at all. I… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on May 30, 2012
The Wheel is real?
yellowbinder: "OH DEAR WHAT DOES KP STAND FOR??"
I hesitate to consult Urban Dictionary here at work, so it must be left as an exercise for the reader to come up with all the possible unseemly explications for that abbreviation.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:28 AM on May 30, 2012
Is it tacky to ask an ex-vendor for tickets?
Very tacky. He did not promise those tickets to you, he promised them to "The Petersen Account" (or whatever your company is). If you are no longer involved with The Petersen Account, you have no claim to those tickets.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:05 AM on May 30, 2012
Where can I practice driving in the Boston area?
My Dad always taught me in High School parking lots on Sunday mornings.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:14 PM on May 29, 2012
She asked for help getting rid of shame, we gave her more.
Thanks to excellent advice here, we're going to have a leisurely dinner next week to share our feelings about getting married and building a future together.
That... doesn't seem like a black mark, exactly. There is a little tough love in those responses, but it sounds like even the Anonymous Asker realized that it was necessary. Can you specifically note the answers that were "beyond the pale"?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:42 PM on May 29, 2012
How to keep your loft bed cool when it's above your window A/C unit?
Can you move your loft a few inches away from the wall and then use something like this (or rig up your own version of it that will fit your AC unit)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:48 AM on May 29, 2012
Give me your assistants!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:30 AM on May 29, 2012
Joan Harris runs SCDP.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on May 29, 2012
Actually, now that I've gone and posted Mr. Bates, you could argue that Mr. Carson or Mrs. Hughes are the Jeeves of Downton Abbey.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:38 AM on May 29, 2012
Can you ask? "Hey, boss, I'm interested in that Senior Attorney position I keep hearing about. Do you think I have a shot at it?"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:29 AM on May 29, 2012
Finally, a use for AOL.
I wonder if there isn't a business model here? Using vacant office buildings/floors as kind of "professional dorms". Cater to young people at their first job who wouldn't mind the communal bathrooms/eating spaces, but I'm sure there are some high-powered execs who would rent one as a sort of pied-a-terre for late nights when it is not worth going home, or for when they get kicked out by the spouse. Companies could use their own vacant space for their own employees,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:51 AM on May 29, 2012
My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels
"Umm, yeah, about that... The thing is I'm kinda not really the type of dad you imagine that I am. I don't do tons of cool projects with my kids. I should do more. I feel like an asshole, but I've only done like 4 or 5 craft days with them, like , ever. "
The only asshole is the guy who doesn't wish he spent more time with his kids. Building a hovercraft goes a long way, asavage.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:21 PM on May 28, 2012
Stethoscopes: I want one.
My wife has been using stethoscopes for the past sixteen years, and she swears by the Littman Classic II SE. It says a great deal about their durability that she's only had three in those sixteen years, and one of them got lost/stolen, so yeah, name tag. A cheap and durable way to get a tag for it is to use those make-your-own-pet-tag machines down at your local mega-petmart.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:21 AM on May 28, 2012
Listening to a cat purr with a stethoscope is the best thing
Unless you are actually trying to listen to their heart or lungs or something, and then you just want them to shut the eff up for a minute! My wife is a vet tech, and some cats purr when they are nervous. It can be like trying to listen to the heartbeat of someone riding a Harley Davidson.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:02 PM on May 28, 2012
My SO's cousin wants to be Facebook friends with me. How can I kindly say no?
sent me a private message asking if we could be Facebook friends
This to me suggests she is giving you an out. She didn't just Friend Request you, she sent you a message first. I think she probably understands that it might be a little uncomfortable for you to be friends with your SO's family, so she is testing the water. Respond by thanking her for the offer, but explain your rule of only friending people you've met in person, and tell her that you look forward to meeting her someday soon.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:53 AM on May 26, 2012 marked best answer
Is there an ignore/block function? Should there be?
Metatalk threads, especially the ones that aren't inherently contentious, aren't really a limited resource.
Wake up, sheeple! We are already living in Peak MeTa! Before you know it, grar will be $10 a gallon and snark refineries will start shutting down!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:15 PM on May 25, 2012
Looking for some ideas of cool things to do at home with a partner.
Looking for some ideas of cool things to do at home with a partner.
Well, there is the obvious thing... Perhaps adding some spice to that department would be a possibility? Role play, toys, kinks, etc.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on May 25, 2012
I want to listen to songs that make me cry.
Ben Folds - Brick and The Luckiest
Barenaked Ladies - When You Dream (this may be only applicable for new parents)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:41 PM on May 24, 2012
Gregor Samsa awoke from a night of clubbing former actress Lindsay Lohan.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, you try-hard MeFites need to knock it off so that the rest of us slackers don't look so bad.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:09 PM on May 24, 2012
Please post the nth example.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:02 PM on May 24, 2012
I love me some Top Gear UK. Probably at an unhealthy level. Help me continue.
Probably overkill, but you could open a new account and close the old one.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:24 PM on May 24, 2012
He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg.
I was bravely holding it in here at work until I got to
Honoria . . . is one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of a welter-weight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge.
Now they all think I am insane.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:01 PM on May 24, 2012
Seconding MCMikeNamara, I'm going to have to read some Wodehouse. Where's a good place to start?
I believe Thank You, Jeeves is the first novel, and the canonical starting point, but I kicked it off with The Code of the Woosters and didn't miss much. You are plunged into a pretty alien world no matter where you start, so you have to spend some time brushing over stuff until you have a better understanding of life in the Bertieverse.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:11 PM on May 24, 2012
+1 or Thumbs Up buttons
cortex: " I guess you could think of favoriting-without-intent-to-return as like tearing off a little bit of a napkin and sticking that into the crease of whatever page you're on in a book so that it disappears once you turn the page."
I hereby propose we change the name of "favorites" to "napkin bits". Discuss.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2012
Meet up in the Triangle area
I will probably wear my MeFi t-shirt. If I don't remember, I will update this thread on the day of the meetup with a description of my outfit, or you can consult my profile for a photo of my handsome mug (please to note the State Fair funnel cake stand in the background). My daughter and I were in Moore Square for Artsplosure this past weekend, and she asked if we could get some fried chicken for lunch, so I can confirm that the chicken and waffles at Beasley's are pretty damn fantastic.… [more]
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:31 AM on May 23, 2012
There is a big parking garage one block north of Beasley's, in case that helps.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 12:08 PM on May 24, 2012
Egyptian Student Invents New Propulsion Method
Ladies and gentlemen, the 2012 Apocryphon Award for Real-World Cyberpunk Moment of the Year (Cory Doctorow Category) goes to... Egyptian Girl Invents New Space Travel Propulsion System!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on May 24, 2012
How can I fight isolation and help a Sighted spouse understand what I go through as a Blind person?
So, I don't think this question really has anything to do with Bronies or swimming goggles, as well meaning as those answers are. I think the real question is about how you interact with your wife and the rest of the world.
We all have challenges and differences. We all have to force ourselves to do things we might not otherwise want to do, especially as parents. Sometimes you find a way to make those things less problematic (goggles) and sometimes we just have to grit… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:22 AM on May 24, 2012
myselfasme: "Watching t.v. with your son is not really a bonding experience and he will get picked on for watching that show."
I disagree pretty strongly with both of those assertions. While they may be true, they are not certain (my daughter and I have bonded in many ways over Doctor Who, and you really can't predict what kids will or will not get picked on for). That said, I very much agree with myselfasme's idea that… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:29 AM on May 24, 2012
Save my armpit from becoming swiss cheese!
cgg: "Shaking a can of pennies - sorta works, causing her to run away for a few minutes, but also freaks out the other two cats (and thank god I sleep alone). I didn't really keep this up long enough to train any behavior."
You've got to keep it up, and have a true zero-tolerance policy. Training cats can sometimes feel like trying to dig through a brick wall with a toothpick, but eventually you get through to them. They'll backslide from… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:11 PM on May 23, 2012
holdkris99's death was a hoax.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuck. What really pisses me off here is now I can't believe the Green Bay Packer story, the MCA story, or any of the other awesome tales of holdkris99, even if they were true. Fuck.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:19 PM on May 22, 2012
First they came for WBCN and I said nothing...
16-year-old Rock Steady would have thought you were insane if you told him FNX and BCN would be off the air within 20 years. Goodbye, radio.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:17 PM on May 19, 2012
mystery meat game
In case it is not clear to others, you can purchase multiple iterations of the unlocked ATK and DEF bonuses.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on May 18, 2012
Hey, JHarris, you seem to know a lot about this game. Well tell me this, smart guy: How do you get that square in the upper right to unlock, huh? Stumped ya there, didn't I?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:36 AM on May 19, 2012
Taxpayer Entertainment Ltd
I wonder how much money he could raise auctioning off his kidneys?
He'd get more for his ankle ligaments.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:23 AM on May 18, 2012
postel's law: "I can't say much as 38 Studios missing payroll affects a family member, but unsurprisingly there are a number of Metafilter members for whom this may be very bad news."
As amusing as it has been to see Schilling's conservativism bite him in the ass, I do keep thinking about the dozens of folks who are really going to get screwed over this. I've been in the position of racing my coworkers to the bank so that… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on May 18, 2012
“It's about as far from the theme as you could possibly get.”
So I guess there is a cabal now? With poobahs and everything. Huh.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:38 AM on May 18, 2012
Design a small apartment from scratch.
You may want to look at the work of Sarah Susanka. She focuses mostly on houses, not apartments, but as an architect/designer who is focused on creating very comfortable small spaces, I think she might have some inspiration for you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:57 AM on May 18, 2012 marked best answer
This is how I tell it, ohhhhhhhhhh but it's long
Big_B: "Thank you so much for making this post. It adds so much more to the internet persona whose comments I always love to read. I could see the linked posts coming up as I read your post and most were the alternate color - that I had already read them during a previous adventure of following his comments."
Exactly. Thank you for sharing Marc with us all, and I wish you all the strength and support you need, and I hope you will lean on all of us if we can help.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:20 AM on May 17, 2012
iPad + ? = music
Can you not plug the AirPort into the stereo? If so, then you activate AirPlay on the iMac and then control playback using the Remote app on one of your iOS devices. AirPlay has been occasionally unreliable, but restarting iTunes on the iMac should fix that. If you are having frequent problems, I agree with b1tr0t that you need to troubleshoot your WiFi.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:48 PM on May 16, 2012
Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: "Also, I need to spend more time on the Preferences page. Who knows what other magic awaits!"
Ye may have heard tales of the Great White Professional Background, and it is rumored it can only be found hiding amidst the hidden bays and shadowy coves of the Preference Isles...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:48 PM on May 15, 2012
mimo: "Oh no, I've just asked you to break the thing I liked! Drat! Oh well, much future right clicking for me."
ALL FEAR THE NEGA-PONY
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:52 PM on May 16, 2012
"Hey, remember that one episode where ..."
The cartoon Adventure Time has a gender-swapped episode.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on May 16, 2012
You should certainly ask, but I would suggest that you are perfectly clear to yourself and to him about exactly what it is you are asking for. By that I mean, do you want to spend more time together, do you want an increased level of physical intimacy, do you want a standing date night, or do you just want to put a label on the state of your current relationship? Make sure that you are both on the same page about just what boyfriend/exclusive/serious means.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:27 AM on May 16, 2012
Apparently when you hit your early 30s everyone you know gets pregnant at the same time?
Zen Shorts is maybe the best book ever.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:16 AM on May 16, 2012
City on a Marsh
ericb: "In related news: Advertisers May Get Shot At Renaming MBTA Stations."
Back when I lived in Boston 10+ years ago they tried this. I think they officially renamed the State Street stop "State Street/Citizens Bank" or something equally stupid.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:51 PM on May 15, 2012