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Alice's Restaurant
You know how people are always debating whether or not various forms of entertainment can ever reach the threshold to be considered art? Photography, animation, video games, athletics, and more have all had their detractors and supporters at various times. This, my friends, is "MetaFilter post as Art". Well done, Miko.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:14 AM on November 25, 2010

$5 Means We're Not the Product
It's a good comment, but it's about 68a3df rational time units old from when I encountered it in the pre-Big-Bang communal mind singularity, having been used to describe membership in the Cabal.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:15 PM on November 24, 2010

We'll need to declaw that cat.
"Christ, what a terrorist."

Seriously, though, I don't get the first one. Am I missing something?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:52 PM on November 23, 2010

How do I break up with him?
It's not clear if you (or your soon-to-be-ex) is in the US or not, but if so, you may want to let it slide until at least next week so that he can enjoy the holiday weekend. If you two are in the habit of long phone calls or chats every night or whatever that kind of delay is probably not feasible, but if you can realistically avoid too much contact until then, it seems a fair thing to do.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:19 AM on November 23, 2010

The Worst Things
Wonderful. I agree with Eideteker, though. If you were to bring a full band into it about 45 seconds in and really flesh it out musically, it could be phenomenal.
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 5:04 AM on November 20, 2010

Is it normal to never fight with your boyfriend (or girlfriend)?
My wife and I have been together for almost 15 years now, and we have never had a "fight". We are both easygoing people, are very compatible, and on the occasions when we do not agree, we both are always willing to compromise and see the other person's point of view. There have been a few times when one of us was quite angry with the other, but when that happens we tend to just get quiet or separate ourselves for a few minutes until we can assess the situation more soberly. Usually it... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:55 AM on November 20, 2010

Slumming with Harry Potter?
As has been said above, it's not even particularly good Children's Fantasy (try DM Cornish's Foundling Trilogy for that), but it's not awful. The characters are engaging, and the stories are fun romps (though Book 5 does drag in parts), so the whole series is an easy read. That said, if you are a big fantasy fan, I would recommend reading them, if only for the reason that you want to have them "under your belt" so to speak, so that you can engage in conversations... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:41 AM on November 20, 2010

A Capella Wonderfulness
I've already gone on record as saying chococat is so good that I believe he is some kind of hoax or scam. This song only strengthens that theory.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:28 PM on November 19, 2010

Cinema Code of Conduct
In other news, airplane food is substandard, and black people dance like this, while white people dance like this. If you are still going to your local multiplex expecting a premium cinema experience, I don't know what to tell you.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:16 AM on November 19, 2010

To make thy wax, takest thou first 4 parts of shellac, and place it in a pan over a heat of the second degree.
If you like this kind of stuff, I recommend On Divers Arts - a sort of medieval artisan's cookbook. My favorite part? To make green pigment, put some copper in an earthen jar, then piss in the jar. Seal it up and bury for a month. Dig up the jar and scrape the green stuff off the copper!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on November 19, 2010

Discussing AskMefi question content..
She calls it a mayonegg.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:10 PM on November 10, 2010

COME ON, IT'S NOT EVEN THANKSGIVING YET
Yes, this is great. Thanks!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:03 PM on November 10, 2010

Shirts for sale! Get your shirts!
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:43 PM on November 9, 2010
Obviously the maternity shirt needs to say [more inside].

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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:05 AM on November 10, 2010

A 1963 blue police box
I would lurve to get a poster of that Amy Pond illustration for my 9 year old daughter who has become a huge Dr. Who (but mostly Amy) fan.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:45 AM on November 10, 2010

I've Got a Good Feeling About This
Yeah, I was able to solve it using the same deductive reasoning she did (which I learned about after the fact). The key is the _'_ _. It could only be "I've" or "I'll" and she needed to guess the L to make sure. Once you get "I've", then "got a" is pretty obvious and "feeling" is a natural progression from that. The rest of it kind of falls into place once you've got that far. Of course, it took me 5 minutes to go through that reasoning and it... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:59 AM on November 10, 2010

A Leisurely Stroll To The End Zone
Meh. The wide receiver should have been barking like a dog.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on November 9, 2010

LA Missle
Based on the level of sophistication in that "reportage", and the WTFness of this story, I believe someone may have just set us up the bomb.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:14 AM on November 9, 2010

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
What do you call a girl with one leg?

Eileen.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on November 8, 2010

They Live
I still feel like slideshow presentations on the web are a way to boost pageviews and increase display ad revenue, however.

I came here to analyze cheesy action films and increase pageviews, and I'm all out of action films. Seriously though, this is cool, thanks.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:42 AM on November 8, 2010

Real life is not like the movies.
Don't let anyone tell you that great sex is necessarily a casualty of a long term relationship. I've been with Ms. Steady for 15 years now and our sex life continues to improve. When you have the time to really explore each others desires and fantasies, the sex can be fantastic.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:48 AM on November 7, 2010

Steal this Derail
No arguments there, but without a link to the offending piece we're just left with accusations and mea culpas.

We also don't know what font the article was set in, what color paper it was printed on, or whether it began on the recto or verso side of the page. I mean, how can we even begin to think about the possibility of discussing this alleged admitted copying without all the facts!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:45 AM on November 5, 2010

Why can't they be friends
The Feliway Diffuser is one of those products that Just Works. I am super skeptical of woowoo science products, but when our cats started getting aggressive in our new house we decided to give it a shot. It seemed to work pretty well, but recently they had been ramping up the violence again and I got discouraged. Checked the Feliway, and lo and behold, the bottle was empty. Put in a refill and it's back to (relative) peace.

Put it in the room that they spend most of... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:08 AM on November 4, 2010

Advice for a struggling grandson
I also would say that if you've only got money for one trip, go to the funeral where your family can all get together to support one another and celebrate his life, instead of going to see him now, when he won't be aware of/be able to enjoy your presence and you won't be able to enjoy the presence of him, not really anyway.

This is what I did when each of my grandparents were very ill and I was a long way away, and I haven't regretted it for a minute.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 AM on November 3, 2010

How do you get your kid out the door in the morning?
To what extent is he expected to do things on his own? With my nine-year-old, we have basically gone to a very closely monitored process. She is told the next thing to do in the routine and we pretty much watch while she does it. Not literally, but if we tell her to brush teeth and we don't hear water running within two minutes we ask how the brushing is going. We ask her to get her backpack, and if she's not ready with it in a few seconds we'll call out a reminder. Sometimes, on really lazy... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:44 AM on November 3, 2010

Concurrent His and Hers AskMe questions
Not the same thing really, but it puts me in mind of one of my favorite bits of MeFi history: The "asked by the wife at home, answered by the husband at work using the same account" question (and subsequent MeTa).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:00 AM on November 3, 2010

How do I redirect mobile devices hitting my site?
this is especially true if people use deep links and you redirect them to the mobile homepage with no way to get to the content they were looking for.

This is the worst thing on the internet. Whatever you do, make sure this does not happen to your readers. It has caused me to unsubscribe from several blogs that I had been following in my RSS reader.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:45 PM on November 2, 2010

Hadean Lands
This is wonderful. I will certainly be buying a copy as soon as it is released.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:06 PM on November 1, 2010

I shirt you not.
I [+] the "I [+] MetaFilter" idea as well, but I think it works better as a single line rather than the "I <3 NY" style lockup.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:02 PM on November 1, 2010

Sorted into Gryffindor
I know you gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City guilt-free, so I'm letting you know now she's obsessed with Daughtry, not Kiss.

Oof, I was aiming way too high. In all seriousness, thanks for the update, and I really do understand how hard it is to fight against one's pessimistic instincts, but I have truly found that maintaining a positive attitude -- even if it is limited to "slap on a shit-eating grin and fake it" -- does help, if... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:26 AM on November 1, 2010

Waltz #2
The Glockenspiel does wonderful things to this song.
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 6:43 PM on October 30, 2010

Grammatical error
You mean you don't have a spartphone yet?

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sent from my spartphone
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:45 PM on October 30, 2010

The Largest Home In The World
You could put 235 copies of my modest sized 3 bedroom house inside that.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on October 29, 2010

Facks and meems
WYSIWYG as "wissy-wig,"

Mister Mxyzptlk's name was pronounced "MIX-ul-plik"


Those were my two issues with the list as well. Wondertwin powers activate!

Now can someone help me with China Mieville? MEE-vill? MY-ville? CHIN-uh?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:08 AM on October 29, 2010

"Art"
Mondrian
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:21 PM on October 26, 2010

Avatar + LOTR + a hookah= video game?
I can't believe I'm the first to mention Shadow of the Colossus. Lots of atmospheric, almost meditative exploration with lovely little discoveries, interspersed with intensely dramatic combat. Plenty of surprises as well.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:16 PM on October 26, 2010
Oops. AREN'T required to kill things. I'll go away now.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:17 PM on October 26, 2010

Where are you from? Who are you?
Every time this comes up I say "USian is the Micro$oft of International Relations" and get a bunch of favorites. Well, get to it people.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:12 AM on October 26, 2010

Portrait of a Boy with a Long Beard
Prithee, milady, dost thou desire what the French are known to call a "nurple pourpre"?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:31 AM on October 25, 2010

Advice for a guy with ponytail neurosis
There is a lot of room between long and short. You could cut it shorter without going very short.

Honestly, don't bother. I had ponytail-length hair in high school and then cut it to chin-ish length in college. At that length, you get all of the hassles of long hair without the benefit of being able to get it out of your face with a simple ponytail.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:03 AM on October 25, 2010

How can I get my subordinates to reply to e-mail consistently?
I don't want to be anal about this, but it's really important that I know people are actually reading these e-mails.

It is possible (dare I say commonplace) to reply to an email without reading the email. If you are trying to ensure that the emails get read, then requiring a simple rote response will not do it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:47 AM on October 25, 2010

Can you walk? You can? Then get out of the damn elevator!
Here is how you explain it to the other company and the landlord. The problem with the ADA is that the only remedy for people who are discriminated against is to bring suit in court. There is no enforcement agency or inspection agency involved. It is entirely possible that asking people about their disability is illegal under the ADA. It is entirely possible that asking people about their disability is perfectly fine under the ADA. Unless you know for sure it is the latter, you are opening... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:10 PM on October 23, 2010

From each according to his abilities
At first, Thomas was alone. But as each new friend appeared, everything just became an increasing pain in the ass to accomplish.

It's "Deciding Where to Go For Brunch: The Videogame"

Seriously though, that was nice. If anything a little too easy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:51 PM on October 23, 2010

Not Katy Perry
Sideshow Bob looks good for his age.

I tend to like covers of pop songs, but this one just emphasizes the crappy lyrics. Thanks for posting, Han Tzu.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:48 AM on October 23, 2010

Get home, a game
That was nice. Perfectly designed and executed.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:40 AM on October 23, 2010

YAD KCOL SPAC
WHEN I HIT MY CAPSLOCK KEY, IT MADE THE SAME SOUND AS THE M41A 10-MM PULSE RIFLE FROM ALIENS POWERING UP.

IS THAT NORMAL?


NO IT IS AWESOME.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:54 PM on October 21, 2010
IT WOULD BE A SAD CAPS LCOK DAY WITHOUT...

TIME FOR SOME STORIES

THE ANSWER IS TAWNY.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 PM on October 21, 2010
CAPLOCKED GOLF CLAP FOR GNFTI
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:05 AM on October 22, 2010
CAPS LOCK $*%# MY DAD SAYS

CAPTAIN KIR

OH FORGET IT I CANT BE BOTHERED
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:47 PM on October 22, 2010
KANYE IS ON BOARD. HIS NEW ALBUM WILL PROBS BE CALLED CROCKETY BLOAT.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 PM on October 22, 2010

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