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People of the internet... this is the best day!
The Whelk: "Really, the only legitimate reason for having kids these days is an as an excuse to get all into Adventure Time."

When I discovered AT, I had to be veeeeery careful about introducing it to my daughter. I knew if I put on too hard a sell she'd be turned off because it was a "Dad thing". Luckily she is awesome and she now loves it as much as I do, and we geek out together when we make Tree Trunks… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:37 AM on July 30, 2012
That was the episode with the King of Mars. Was there an earlier appearance?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:44 AM on July 30, 2012
dobbs: "Yeah, Abe is in the pilot."

Ooh, I'll have to check that out. I have the first season on iTunes, but it starts with "Slumber Party Panic/Trouble in Lumpy Space". Is the pilot different?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:50 AM on July 30, 2012
dobbs: "I believe it is. It was what was the subject of the first previously but it looks like it's been taken down. Here it is."

That is great and I have not seen it before! Thanks.

1970s Antihero: "Glob’s name is used an expletive sometimes."

Yeah, I guess that is more what I meant, like we say, "Oh my God!" or whatever.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:58 AM on July 30, 2012
And the music! Oh, the music!

The impromptu rock band they form in the episode with the Door Lord is my favorite band of all time. The complicated relationship between PB and Marcelline is so deftly drawn, and the way it slides right over the surface of the show without being commented on or even noticed by Finn is such a perfect encapsulation of the cluelessness of being an twelve-year-old boy that it makes me ache with empathy. I'm looking forward… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:18 AM on July 30, 2012
Someone should make a list of cartoons that parents try to get their kids into.

Don't forget Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. I tried so hard with Yo Gabba Gabba! In fairness to me, she really was a bit too old for it by the time it came out.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:14 PM on July 30, 2012
I glubbed up!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:46 PM on July 30, 2012
oh, man, my kid's going to be into iCarly and gameshows instead of this stuff, isn't she?

iCarly is actually not bad. Spencer's physical/zany comedy is Kramer-esque. The Disney "comedies" are pretty atrocious, though. If Zack and/or Cody begin to rear their heads in your home, you are better off just cancelling cable.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:03 PM on July 30, 2012

Occupy Fencing
mudpuppie: "And now she's back to fight for bronze, versus China."

That's quite a handicap they are giving her. Usually it's just against the one fencer.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:17 PM on July 30, 2012

Should I tell a friend that a contractor I recommended to her has a drug problem?
Just so you know, people often behave differently in their professional lives than they do in their personal lives. Greg may have behaved abominably to the person who disengaged, while still being taking good care of his clients.

This would be the thing that stops me from telling Janet anything. If I knew firsthand that Greg's work was being affected I might say something, but it is quite possible for one's life to be a mess personally while keeping things together professionally.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on July 30, 2012

Blockquotes being stripped?
MetaTalk: I'm pretty sure it was just me being dumb at this point.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2012

Joke in Bad Taste
Is it possibly from The IT Crowd? It reminds me of something Denholm (the CEO) would say. I'm not able to google further from work.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:53 AM on July 30, 2012

Cat lost at Devil's Tower - help
Holy crappedy crap. This is pretty amazing. I figured after Walter left, there was not much chance for Tina, to be honest with you. I would be happy to be proved wrong. Go go Tina finders!

I'm on the fence about this recommendation, but take it for what it's worth -- I think it might be a good idea to leave food/water for her at her spot, but I worry that it might attract wild animals. Anyone with more knowledge of the area wildlife know if that is a concern. I'm… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:42 AM on July 30, 2012

Pros and Cons of a tiny space for four people
aimedwander: "The convenience of living right next to the primary school also only lasts ~8 years or so; it sounds like this is a fantastic short or medium-term idea, but not a good 10-year plan for you."

Can you go into the reasoning behind your 10-year timeframe? I would suggest you look at it as a 8-year timeframe, as that is when the girls will be leaving primary school, and about the age when a little more privacy would really be helpful.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on July 30, 2012

the hard part is performing the dance moves this slowly
This is cool.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:32 PM on July 27, 2012

Dear Britons, why do you grate your cheese on a sandwich?
husky: "So it might be a northern thing then?"

I've never noticed grated cheese on sandwiches on the multiple occasions I've traveled to London, and as a budget-minded person, I ate a great deal of sandwiches there.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:20 AM on July 27, 2012

where do i belong
I was also deleted by Taz last night. Now I exist as an absence or lacuna in the normal MeFite-continuum, an "anti-user" if you will

Vote quidnunc kid #-1?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:50 AM on July 27, 2012

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! Cheerleader/Marching Band Inspired Pop?
the Drumline soundtrack

is actually not a great choice, despite what you might assume. The only marching band-like songs are the last two, and those are genuine marching band music, which the Asker specifically doesn't want.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:43 PM on July 23, 2012
Will Smith's Switch

Puts me in mind of a song I'd wager was directly inspired by the "Our Team is Dynamite" cheerleader cheer:

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince -- Boom Shake The Room
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:58 AM on July 27, 2012

City of London
*Yawn* Wake me when we get to Besźel.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:06 AM on July 27, 2012

Trying to keep turn length under 30 minutes per side would be great...
Off the wall idea:

Create a physical target to lay on the table. The player must physically roll the die into the target in order to hit. Range can be accounted for by having the player begin their roll from further away from the target, terrain can be accounted for by placing obstacles in the way (defending player in forest can hold two pencils upright in front of the target, defending player on high elevation gets to put target on piece (or pieces) of thin cardboard.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:14 AM on July 26, 2012
The fun thing about this is that if you wanted to, you could put in special hit cards that do special things too: extra damage, costing the enemy unit its next turn, etc.

Ooh, that's fun. I'm envisioning the value of the card being the determiner of hit or not ("At this range, behind cover, you need Jack or better to hit.") and the suit being the variable:
Hearts: Triumphant Variable (2x damage, disable limb, stun for 1 turn,… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:23 PM on July 26, 2012

What makes a good wall in a garage?
I will mostly be drinking and watching the Jets in this room.

So, padded walls, like an asylum, I'd think.

No really, tongue-in-groove wood paneling is the easiest and hides the most inaccuracy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:10 PM on July 26, 2012

Fixing net curtain cord to ceiling above bay window?
If you use screw anchors, your hooks should be perfectly secure in the ceiling.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:28 PM on July 26, 2012 marked best answer

Kicked out of my tribe
I've gotten invites to some events where I know my old friends will be there, and I haven't gone, because I know they won't want to see me.

This seems needlessly harsh to me, and is really the only way you have to 1) potentially rekindle your old friendships or 2) create sustaining new friendships. If you can't go to things because of who might be there and how they might feel, eventually people are going to stop inviting you to things.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:06 AM on July 26, 2012

The Tail Never Stops Wagging
elizardbits: "seals are just dog mermaids."

This is the truest and best thing anyone has ever said.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:32 AM on July 26, 2012

My first instinct is "Flag it (as a company not to buy from) And Move On," but I'm not sure...
I'm very non-litigious, but they bear at least some of the financial responsibility here. I would send them a certified letter including photos of the rock, the packaging, your tooth and an estimate from your dentist. I would propose that they pay 50% of the cost or of your co-pay + deductible (if you have insurance), but I would probably accept something less than that if they make a counter-offer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:37 PM on July 25, 2012

I am 99% sure that I will still lose at Monopoly with these rules
Simulate the housing bubble:
When a player lands on a property it is sold at auction to all players. They may borrow money from the bank at (say) 10% for up to 30 turns to pay for any property or improvements. Improvements can be bought at any time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:07 PM on July 25, 2012

Do I tell my new date I'm PMSing?
I wanted to play it cool and be casual and solid about this dating thing and again, just don't want to blow it with my hormones.

Telling a new dudefriend about your menstrual cycle is not cool and casual.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:02 PM on July 25, 2012

Will my poor mopping skills hold me back?
I may be way off base with this, but the complains you're getting from the nurses make me think they're treating you this way because the vets like you -- kind of a territory thing -- and that nothing you do will be good enough for them.

I have worked in a number of veterinary hospitals and with dozens if not hundreds of veterinary technicians/nurses. I guarantee they are being territorial. This is very much par for the course as a well-educated, ambitious new hire or (especially) volunteer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:21 PM on July 25, 2012

As Balzac said, 'There goes another novel.'”
Yes, I would like to know.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on July 24, 2012
cortex: "Yep! As do, I think, comments that were themselves deleted."

Oh, sweet. I can just scrape MeFi, run a diff against the Corpus, and use the leftovers to reconstruct a deletion-free version of MeFi.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on July 24, 2012
rhizome: "WORDS PER FAVORITE"

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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:28 PM on July 24, 2012
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:24 PM on July 24, 2012
Fuzzy Skinner: "I may as well, even though I'm just looking for a good used car."

I've taken the liberty of doing fred manually:

6 i
4 a
3 used
3 am
3 looking
3 car
3 for
2 just
1 all
1 that
1 will
1 goodbye
1 this
1 around
1 was
1 instead
1 thanx
1 is
1 think
1 bashed
1 tired
1 being
1 walk
1 lot
1 what
1 of
1 and
1 really

And a whopping 0.522 Words Per Favorite. Being a cult icon has its benefits, I guess.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:18 AM on July 25, 2012
Cloud me, Benito!

If I had a nickel, yada yada...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:17 AM on July 25, 2012
Words you use heavily that (practically) no one else does:
slingbox, multifilter, easement, communique, bloodwork, renal, clabby, gostak, veterinarians, behaviorist, deskology, tplo, secretlife, headboard, broksonic, babymama, prosted, crockety, beston, euthanize

Words you use much more than anyone else:
veterinary, urinary, metafilters, vet, burlington, overdraft, acl, montpelier, fenway, espn's, wiimote, embroidery, tufts, asker, picasa, limping,… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:30 AM on July 25, 2012
cortex: "Variations on "drama"."

My Great-Uncle was killed in a dramamine cave-in.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:51 PM on July 25, 2012

Can You Name the Fat Guys in the Marvel and DC Universes?
It's Clobberin' Time!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:06 AM on July 25, 2012
I know I already mentioned The Thing, but I gotta say, if you are at all crafty, you could make such a awesome Thing costume by using an orange body suit with irregular chunks of orange spray-painted foam glued or sewn onto it. Oh man, that would be cool.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:23 AM on July 25, 2012

Inside the pants or outside the pants?
I think even if it fit under the pants, it would be a bit stranger and maybe seem like something to be concealed and wondered about. If it is external, and you just say, "Sorry for the brace, I'm still healing up from surgery" or something it will be no big deal.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:03 AM on July 25, 2012

Shooting at Batman Premiere outside Denver
tonycpsu: "The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto: ‏ I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice."

I clicked on that assuming it was going to be a somewhat inflammatory and simplistic summary of a longer, more nuanced column, or something, but nope. That's literally what he said. Wow. You are exactly right, tonycpsu, words fail.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:28 AM on July 25, 2012

changing last names at marriage
I agree with the others saying anything outside of the norm will be confusing to some. In your case, the big confusion will be people who assume you have the same last name and they are just getting it mixed up. I can envision a situation like:

Rando: OK, Mr. Herlast-Mylast, I have your account information here...

You: No, it's Mylast-Herlast.

Rando: That's what I said, isn't it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:00 PM on July 24, 2012

Quelling ones Jobs-like tendencies
Why do you love Fiona more than us, Daddy?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:29 AM on July 24, 2012
lampshade: "MeFi's Own or Owns Mefi?"

MeFi's Owner
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:37 AM on July 24, 2012

A road of absurdity between x and y
Sure does exist. You want Roadtrippers.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on July 24, 2012 marked best answer

Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees
I like MeFi's Own Jesse Thorn's take on it.

"Aw man! Ichiro to the Yankees? That's like your favorite uncle becoming a Scientologist."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:51 AM on July 24, 2012

What is OpenDNS and how do I turn it off?
Here are instructions to change the DNS settings on an Airport Extreme. Note that in Step 5 you will have to contact your ISP (AT&T) to find out what their DNS servers are. This forum post suggests they are:

Preferred 68.94.156.1
Alternate 68.94.157.1

You can also just use the Google DNS numbers listed on the first page I linked to, if you like. FWIW I have never had success with alternate DNS numbers and always get better service… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:19 AM on July 24, 2012

What am I seeing on the screen in my mind?
Catch Me If You Can has a very Bassian title sequence.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:26 AM on July 24, 2012

Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2012/2013
Hey my fellow Americans, you are not being cool with the "Oh, you mean soccer" thing. There are two three several sports named football, and we use context to determine which one. I know it's all in fun, but you are not helping the perceived US-centricity of MeFi.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:31 PM on July 23, 2012

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