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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

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

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

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

Happy Few
I'm so doing this. I'd love it if someone could give me a bit of a gloss on a couple of lines that I've never fully understood:

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day...


My best interpretation is something like:

Old men forget, and eventually he will forget everything,
But he'll always
... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:08 PM on October 11, 2010

Calling all sports fans!
The Baltimore Ravens are so named because the city is where Edgar Allen Poe lived and is famously buried.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:11 PM on October 10, 2010
My Alma Mater is Tufts University, and our nickname is the Jumbos because PT Barnum (of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey fame) was a major early benefactor of the school. He donated the elephant's taxidermied remains to the school, and the athletic teams have been the Jumbos ever since (with the exception of Ultimate, who go by The Elephant Men/Women).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:27 PM on October 10, 2010

Make AAPL and MSFT play nice together
Are you sure you have iTunes 10.1? I was, until I spent a frustrating hour trying to get Home Sharing working before checking my version of iTunes, juuust to make sure. I was on 10.0.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:25 PM on October 10, 2010

Between a rock and a hard place...
Here is what is NOT going to happen:

[ring ring]
YOU: Hello, Department of Labor? My boss is being illegal.
LABOR: We'll be right there.
[knock knock]
BOSS: Come in!
LABOR: We are the Department of Labor. We hear you are being illegal. You must stop that.
BOSS: You are right. I am sorry everyone. Here is the money that I owe you, plus a massage chair for the break room.

I'm... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:35 PM on October 9, 2010

Picking an English Premiere League team for an American
There was a recent MeFi post about the wonders of Football Manager.

I was going to suggest Pro Vercelli, too, Kattullus. Seriously, if your soccer juices are flowing, you owe it to yourself to read this series.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:57 PM on July 14, 2010
If you are a Red Sox fan, you may have heard that we have some new brethren in the New England Sports Ventures corporate family.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:33 AM on October 6, 2010

Mythbusters Adam and Jamie in Chapel Hill for Science Week
Yay!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 1:34 AM on August 20, 2010
Hey, I just realized today there is more than one Weaver Street Market! Which one are we meeting at?
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 6:39 PM on September 3, 2010
Leaving the Dean Dome now and headed to the Weave!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 12:42 PM on September 19, 2010
That was fun! Too bad asavage couldn't make it to the meetup, but it was a pleasure to meet msali, unintelligentlydesigned and pinky (and the other non-MeFite couple). We'll have to do it again sometime!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:19 PM on September 19, 2010

Keep that bugle handy, Roland
When I read Akiva Goldsman I confused him with Akiva Schaffer, and I had a lovely mental image of Roland and Eddie appearing in Lazer Cats 7. Actually, the guys who do Lazer Cats might do a better job of filming The Dark Tower than Howard and Goldsman.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:05 PM on September 9, 2010

What should my friend name his dog?
My favorite "Big Name for a Little Dog" is Moose.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:46 PM on August 14, 2010

Bigger plus signs on the mobile site?
How about this simple solution: Swap the position of the [+] and the [!]. It is easier on a touchscreen to click the link at the end of the line, since you can cheat a little to the right, and if you miss, you can just shift slightly left and try again, instead of clicking "X favorites" and getting a whole new page.

So it would be like
prosted by Rock Steady at 7:80 PM on Smarch 13 [!] [323 favorites +]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:54 PM on August 13, 2010
First rule of TotalFilter is, you do not talk about TotalFilter.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:55 PM on August 13, 2010
That would require moving the [!] [323 favorites +] up to the byline, Rock Steady. As it is now we have:

prosted by Rock Steady at 7:80 PM on 3/13
[+][!]


Huh. So we do -- on the Blue and in Ask. It's not like that in MetaTalk, though, which confuses me. Still, it's the "X favorites" part I always inadvertently click on, and

prosted by Rock Steady at 7:80 PM on... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:16 PM on August 13, 2010

Shaft in Space
Not much, what's a nubian with you?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:59 AM on August 10, 2010
Also, it was worth it for the line "He'll be all over me like stink on a Wookiee! No offense, Chewie."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:00 AM on August 10, 2010

Not broke, just disorganized with a disorganized income.
Bank of America Online Bill Pay will absolutely change your life. It is awesome. Say what you will about B of A, but their Online Banking is first class.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:02 AM on August 6, 2010

Metafilter on Flipboard iPad app?
Wait, how do I get my MetaFilters on my Flipboards?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:43 AM on August 3, 2010

We're just not going to the bathroom together. Ever.
Being able to say something with your eyes across the room. From "My god look at her dress" to "get me the hell out of this situation" you'll read each others' body language as well as words.

This is so much damn fun. Not even a look, but the slightest muscle twitch in the slightest way can communicate so much. It is so much fun to have that kind of expressive, non-vocal communication, that sometimes it makes me crack up laughing... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:13 PM on August 2, 2010

AskMetafilter is the Cool Site of the Day.
In that awesome Simpsons episode where it takes place in the future and Lisa gets married. Her wedding was the 1st of August 2010.

Holy shit, I'm old.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:20 PM on August 2, 2010
The Simpsons' current ages:

Homer: 54 (b. March 1956)
Marge: 53 (b. October 1956)
Bart: 31 (b. April 1979)
Lisa: 28 (b. September 1981)
Maggie: 23 (b. November 1986)

Yikes.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:57 PM on August 2, 2010

Nerds in Chapel Hill, unit!
I'm very much up for this. Where do I need to camp out in order to buy tickets?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:39 PM on July 21, 2010
Tickets purchased! I'll be bringing my 9-year-old daughter along (she's a bigger Mythbusters fan that I am) so I may not be up for a hard-drinkin' post-show meetup, but we'd love to join y'all for some kind of eating situation, particularly if asavage can make it -- my daughter will be SO star-struck, if so!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 26, 2010

Bad Game Designer, No Twinkie!
Resident Evil is more of a shooter, absolutely, but both games rely upon limited saving systems, and limited ammo, to up the tension.

Fuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuu RE4 and your lack of ammo. I had a Shelf Level Event pretty early on in that game caused by "overspending" ammo at a crucial juncture.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:53 PM on July 24, 2010

Try harder.
I also completely disagree. A video on YouTube can be just as great as the most encyclopedic, link-heavy serious-business post. I think that by calling out single link posts we just encourage people to trowel on a layer of Wikipedia and Google News links over top of the actual link that they came he to post, and that is a waste of everybody's time. If you do not like a post on MetaFilter, your options are ignore it, FIAMO, or contact the mods. Coming in here with your "try harder" and... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:47 PM on July 20, 2010

So Tell My Mother That I Never Made a Whack Jam
I love the verse where he st-st-starts to stutter.

Thanks for this.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:30 PM on July 12, 2010

Dogs came home sick from kennel; now what?
Yeah, at the boarding facility I used to work at there were several dogs who would come down with diabetes no matter what we did. You can try sending them with a bland diet designed for sensitive stomachs, or seeing if your vet (or the vet the kennel uses) will pre-medicate with metronidazole or something similar, but for some dogs there's no solution.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:09 AM on July 11, 2010

Wheeeeeee!
Nothing makes me favorite a post faster than "meh". Thanks, agatha_magatha.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:55 PM on July 9, 2010

Planning ahead for a pet's passing
Yeah, if you do not want the ashes back, group cremation of a small pet should not run much more than $50, especially if you can arrange it directly with a pet cemetery. I would contact your local animal shelter or a veterinarian near you (do you really not have a vet nearby?) to ask them about pet cemeteries in the area.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:04 PM on July 9, 2010

iCarly Birthday Party ideas
You've got to have Gallini's coconut cream pie in addition to (instead of) birthday cake!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:01 AM on July 9, 2010

You were doing it wrong
Evangeline, what do you mean by "You sort the utensils because utensils of the same type tend to "nest" (in other words, your spoons are "spooning"). They get cleaner if they're separated."?

She means in the dishwasher. Don't put all the spoons together or they'll end up spooning and won't get maximally cleaned. For the same reason, you should put silverware in the little basket with the business end pointing up. It's a... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:58 AM on July 7, 2010

Oh, the Gall (Bladder)!
Yes, I agree that this sounds very much like my wife's gallstones. I'll also second the suggestion that you do not let your doctor laugh it off. That happened several times to my wife (she was "too young" for gallstones) and by the time they did check her gall bladder it was reportedly within minutes of rupturing, and she had to have emergency surgery. Good luck, and get well soon.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:46 PM on July 4, 2010
I should add, to avoid panicking you unnecessarily, her surgery was after about a dozen episodes like you describe, spread over 6 to 8 months.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:48 PM on July 4, 2010

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