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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
Yes, I think a very good start is the best way to look at it, with the knowledge that just starting something like this is a hard thing to do. Good luck, Faraday Cage. Also, is it wrong that I remain mildly obsessed with identity of the crappy rock band that her mother is so into? I'm guessing... Kiss.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:21 PM on October 20, 2010
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?

----
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
EVERY YEAR WE DO THIS. WITH THE POSTING EARLY JSUT BECAUSE IT IS TOMORROW IN SOME STRANGE LANDS. YOU MUST WAIT UNTIL TODAY IS TODAY. KTHXBI
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:38 PM on October 21, 2010
ROCK STEADY, I AM CONFUSED AS TO WHY GMT IS A STRANGE LAND?!?!

OF COURSE IT IS STRANGE. YOU CANT EVEN SAY IT. GUMIT? GIMT? FUCK THE HELL KIND OF NAME FOR A LAND IS THAT?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:48 PM on October 21, 2010
CSI: CAPS LOCK

[CAINE AND SOME GUY ARE EXAMINING A DEAD GUY]

SOME GUY: I THINK HE'S DEAD FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND BOSS.

CAINE: WE BETTER MAKE SURE WHOEVER *CAPPED* HIM GETS *LOCKED* UP. [SUNGLASSES]

YYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 PM on October 21, 2010
IT IS NOT SCROLL LOCK DAY ERIKO. NOT COOL.

SCROLL LOCK DAY IS JUNE 7TH.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:19 PM on October 21, 2010
CAPS LOCK GLEE

MR SHOO: OK GUYS, THIS WEEK YOU HAVE TO SING IN ALL CAPS

KURT: WTF? THAT'S STUPID

WHEELCHAIR: IDK, I THINK IT MIGHT BE COOL

[MUSICAL NUMBER]

JANE LYNCH: I'M SNARKY AND I'M THROWING A WRENCH IN YOUR PLANS

MR SHOO: MAKE HER STOP ETHNIC PRINCIPAL!

ETHNIC PRINCIPAL: MY HANDS ARE TIED SHOO.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on October 21, 2010
CAPS LOCK THE WIRE

[WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE]

BUNK: SHITS GOIN DOWN

MCNULTY: LETS DO SOMETHING

HERC: FUCKIN FUZZY DUNLOP

FREAMON: HERE'S SOME DEEP INSIGHT FOR YOU. I'M MAKING A TEENY CHAIR. WE GOT UP ON AVONS BURNER. LETS LISTEN IN.

[MCNULTY GETS ON A BOAT FOR SOME REASON]

AVON: SHITS GOIN DOWN,... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:35 PM on October 21, 2010
CAPS LOCK HARRY POTTER

DURSLEY: I'M AWFUL

HARRY: I'M NOT DOING MAGIC

DUDDYKINS: BUT I'M REALLY AWFUL

[MAGIC]

ALL: AAAAH NOOOOO!

[RESCUE, DIAGON ALLEY, EXPRESS, 'WARTS]

HARRY: GUYS, I THINK VOLDEMORT-

SOMEONE: DONT SAY THAT NAME

HARRY: WEVS. I THINK VOLDEMORT IS TRYING TO... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 PM on October 21, 2010
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

Swords into art
That seamine furniture is great. Super Captain Nemo-y.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:28 PM on October 20, 2010

Pepperidge Farm Remem-bars.
What about making a mozzarella stick type situation using crushed Goldfish as the breading? Take a cheese stick, coat it in an egg wash and then dredge in Goldcrumbs. Bake or fry until toasty.

Also, Parmesan is the One True Goldfish, so there.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:17 PM on October 20, 2010

Does it start now?
Pilots can't chose to be patted down like the rest of us?

He refused to be patted down as well.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:16 PM on October 20, 2010

How about retiring "beanplating" as a meme?
I think this is due to one of the weaknesses of the flagging system, which is also the reason people need to be reminded to FIAMO: it is too discreet.

I wonder if there isn't a fix for this? Perhaps make the flagged comment highlighted, similar to a best answer. It would only be visible to the flagger, of course, but it make make the flagging experience more satisfying. Perhaps I am just overthinking it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:26 PM on October 19, 2010

Charlie Brooker calls it Quits
Oh, man. I just read the Pop Stars review, and I think "Nigel Lythgoe looks like a man ordering gammon steak in a motorway service station" is even better than the Eric Idle one.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:13 AM on October 18, 2010

Balancing dreams and happiness.
My wife is a very well-educated and trained veterinary technician (the rough equivalent of an RN). She works at a veterinary teaching hospital and performs state of the art veterinary procedures on a daily basis. She teaches and trains other techs, students, residents and interns. She attends local and national conferences regularly, and is seeking national certification in Emergency and Critical Care. She is often told that she should be a vet and go back to school, but she would never do so in... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:20 PM on October 17, 2010

Don't wanna see 404 no more
Hello sentient being!

Please do not be alarmed! You are experiencing a 40410 Error at this substantiation of spacetime.

You may be attempting to access a page/file/construct/emotion that is not currently available in your universe or universe-like region. You may wish to alter either your request or your spatio-temporo-planar location in order to access the MultiFilter family of data entities in a way that better suits your needs.... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:30 AM on October 14, 2010

Cameron was hallucinating Team Rocket with Hobbes the whole time
Theory: Drag Me To Hell is really about a girl with an eating disorder.

"Drag Me To Hell isn’t actually a horror movie, but instead a story of a farm girl with an eating disorder, who starves herself to fit a certain image and begins hallucinating and going crazy."


This is great. After I saw that movie, I joked that the original working title was Gross Things In My Mouth. There are at least a... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:43 PM on October 12, 2010

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