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Could shortening the waiting period from a week to three days on askmefi be taken into consideration?
Could those of us who aren't members of ask culture get a GuessMe subsite?

Have you ever had the thing where you can't remember the name of a great book you read when you were younger? Yeah, I'm having that right now. It was about some kids that got kidnapped and had to dance for food or something... Yeah, it's so frustrating to not be able to remember, you know? Wow. Huh. Frustrating. Anyway, I'm gonna go now.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:57 AM on February 14, 2011

Make main page do like small pages
Asking for new features on a website shouldn't be your chance to show off what an unpleasant person you can be.

Yeah, I think your idea is a good one, twoleftfeet, but you are not doing a good job of making your case here.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:05 AM on February 11, 2011
ungh, sockpuppet want

ungh, sockpuppet want
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:54 AM on February 11, 2011

Undercover athlete
I love the heck out of those Modell's bits. Danny Woodhead certainly looks more like a sporting goods salesman than a running back. I hadn't seen the other ones, so thanks for that.

pickinganame... has it absolutely right though, the Knicks seem to have mastered the trick of finding likeable, exciting, young players and then getting rid of them like they have mad cow disease. Here's hoping he ends up in the West, so I don't have to root against him so much.… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:21 AM on February 11, 2011

Walls - scratching the surface
Hmm. His art is incredible, no doubt, but as someone who is deeply committed to preserving historic structures, I have a hard time supporting this kind of street art. While some of his work appears to be on already ruined buildings and structures, some of it is carved into walls that seem to be in pretty good repair. The bottom line is that a masonry wall needs a good outer "skin" to prevent moisture from getting into the wall and destroying it from within, and some of Vhils's work… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:03 AM on February 11, 2011

Should I consider a Christian preschool for my kid when I am a non-believer?
As an Atheist who went to a very mild Episcopal elementary school (weekly Mass, but no actual religious instruction), I think a -based preschool/elementary school can be fine, but this school sounds a bit more religious than I would be comfortable with. I would probably go ahead and take to tour, to see if the website matched the actual environment, but I don't think I'd be sending my child there if the religious element was as pervasive in the classroom as the website suggests.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:13 AM on February 10, 2011

Love thy neighbor.
Dear Passive-Agressive Whiner Below Us,
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:12 PM on February 9, 2011

foolproof skillet pizza recipe
2. Naanza - This is really just pizza toppings on top of a piece of naan bread.

This is super great, and among my favorite ways to make pizza.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:49 AM on February 9, 2011

Give me apps for AP.
For nearly all intents and purposes, the iPad is a hand-held computer. There are very few things that the average user would want to do on a desktop or laptop computer that cannot be done on an iPad, with the exception of viewing Flash on the Internet and running specific pieces of software (meaning, you cannot run Microsoft Word on an iPad, but there are several word processing apps available if you want to write something). Just ask her what she would do with a hand-held computer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:21 PM on February 8, 2011

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Wrigley Field
Seems to put the "Is the Ferris Bueller timeline possible?" question to rest. The Sears Tower and art museum visits occur before lunch, though, if I remember correctly. Even so, less than two hours for the parade and swimming at Sloane's seems a stretch.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:03 PM on February 8, 2011

Hello IT, have you tried turning off and on again?
What about this? It doesn't have the built-in delay, but it's less than $10 and you can stomp on it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:47 AM on February 8, 2011

Everyone likes ponies!
Aesthetic suggestion? Maybe the box should be left-aligned with the comments, not with the "Older" arrows? They seem to have the same left alignment here in MeTa, but in MeFi the "Older" arrows (and the New Comments box) are significantly to the left of the comments. This is in up-to-date Firefox, on Windows 7.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:12 PM on February 3, 2011
This Firefox 4 extension may be of interest. Haven't tried it out myself, but it seems like it might be a nice solution for people who are concerned about the new comment numbers taking up too much space in the page title.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:50 AM on February 8, 2011

Quickest Answer
I want to know what the ten bookmarked for no particular reason, I mean, sometimes I bookmark answers I disagree with just so I can continue disagreeing with them later are.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:43 AM on February 7, 2011
I've also had items favorited a lot that were pretty insubstantial compared to others that I thought were pretty great.

Your favorite favorite sucks.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:15 PM on February 7, 2011

Where should we live within driving distance of NJ?
I cam in to suggest the Raleigh, NC area as well. Not super walkable, but if you locate yourself in the right neighborhoods it is possible, and even if you don't, getting around the Triangle by car is pretty painless (though I'm comparing it to Boston, where I grew up, so take that with a grain of salt). It's on the border of your allowable Jersey commute as well, but just a fantastic place to live. My only regret about moving here from New England is that we didn't do it sooner.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:31 PM on February 7, 2011

I hate asking anyone for help.
However, now I'm getting pretty desperate in my job search and I've wondered if I should ask him for help in making connections or networking.

This is what networking is. Asking people you know to put you in touch with people they know. Absolutely do it. You are being foolish if you don't.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:10 PM on February 7, 2011

AskMe = the ultimate Q&A site.
WHAT.
THE.
FUCK.
JEEVES.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:09 PM on February 6, 2011

Hack 'n Cheese
Yeah, crumbled bacon and peas or broccoli makes Mac and cheese magical.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:11 PM on February 6, 2011

Escaping from BART? (Or, oh crap, I have to go back to Oakland now?)
It's not strictly an answer to the question, but I'd feel remiss if I did not mention that this very situation is the premise for the classic Boston folk song, "Charlie on the MTA". Seems old Charlie had enough fare to get on the train, but not enough to get off. His wife brings him a sack lunch every day that he grabs through the window as his train passes the station. He will "ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston, he's the man who never returned."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:29 PM on February 4, 2011

Aren't I worth what my sisters are worth?
I actually sent him my budget (which was neatly laid out in excel, with the most strict, bare bones expenses only (no replacement clothing, frugal use of soap) so he's not ignorant to my actual needs.

I just want to make it clear here, but showing him that there is a $1000 gap in your budget is not the same as asking him for $1000. This gets to the Ask Culture vs. Guess Culture divide that, frankly, should earn tangerine a Nobel Peace Prize one day.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on February 4, 2011

An Apple Store with Exposed Brick?
In addition to Burlington, Vermont (already mentioned), there are a number of smaller towns in Vermont that I think are great examples of what you are looking for. Montpelier, Middlebury, Brattleboro, and even smaller towns like Vergennes, Randolph, and White River Junction. Even the sprawl capital of the state, Williston, is attempting to create a downtown from scratch. The state has a great Downtown Development Program (which I used to work for) and on the whole, is very committed to keeping… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:03 AM on February 4, 2011
Montreal, definitively

Oh, very good point. It's as close to Europe as you can get in North America.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:17 PM on February 4, 2011

RIP Balisong
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:40 AM on February 4, 2011

Mickey Mantle's Grilled Cheese
I got a blow-job under the right field Bleachers, by the Yankee Bull pen.

I know the Yankee relievers suck, but that's taking it a bit far, no?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:23 PM on February 2, 2011

Hail, Kabletown!
Last Comic Sans-ing
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:08 AM on February 1, 2011
I don't know why they didn't just go for "NBCU." That's what it's going to be next anyway.

North British Columbia University. Home of the Fightin' Peacocks.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:32 AM on February 1, 2011
"stylized version of the founder’s signature"

But why did he sign his name "Disnep"?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:51 PM on February 1, 2011

The Sincerest Form of Flattery?
girl (who is also a mechanic, straightens up after repairing the damaged wire in carsonb's car engine): "There, I fi--"
carsonb: OMG I HATE CAR TALK. ITS THE SAME JOKES EVERY TIME. AND THE LAUGHING NEEDS TO STOP.
girl: *FALLS MADLY IN LOVE WITH CARSONB OBVIOUSLY*
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:40 PM on January 31, 2011
MetaFilter: Wife: If this is metafilter then I don't care.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:47 PM on February 1, 2011

What books will be an axe to the frozen sea inside me?
I am fairly confident you will enjoy the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy (now also known as The Foundling's Tale trilogy). Young Adult, very creative, tons of fascinating worldbuilding, unique characters. Some of the "surprises" and "lessons" of the stories are a bit obvious and cliched, but in the way of a fable or fairy tale. I would be shocked to find there is someone who enjoyed Octavian Nothing and did not like Monster Blood Tattoo.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:55 PM on January 31, 2011

I'm Henery the Eighth, I am I am.
Damn you to hell scalefree. I've had Herman's Hermits stuck in my head since this thread came up in my RSS reader almost two hours ago. DAMN YOU!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:54 AM on January 31, 2011

"I Make Monster Porn"
I was bit surprised that the journalist chose to include personal details like the fact that the house was often unattended and that there was a safe in the bathroom.

Would you break into the Pale Man's house?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on January 31, 2011

Can you recommend any unknown gems for a romantic getaway outside of London by car (2-3 hours drive)?
Well, I have rented from the Landmark Trust. Specifically Swarkestone Pavilion, in Derbyshire. Incredibly romantic, and the canals and little towns nearby are perfectly nice for a little wander. In particular, there's a lovely intimate restaurant called Mileburne (like, 4 tables intimate) just down the road that would be perfect for a romantic meal.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:41 AM on January 31, 2011

TWO CARS! TWO CARS! TWO CARS!
All-weather floor mats?!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011
Goddammnit, squalor.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 PM on January 28, 2011

Lego urban decay in black and white
Amazing. Thanks for the post.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:30 PM on January 28, 2011

We don't do everything 'badly'
it's not the length of the post, it's the distance from the event. live blogging style threads will always have reporting before the facts are known - the balloon boy thread comes to mind...

In the 100,000th post thread, someone linked to the posts at the previous 10K milestones, and I noticed that post 10,000 was made on September 10, 2001. That put me in mind of the 9/11 thread and I went to have a look at it. It's got a bunch of that kind of… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on January 28, 2011

Why are you taking a picture? It's forbidden here.
Really fascinating. I'd love more info about the photos as well. The link in the post zsazsa mentions is dead for me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:25 AM on January 28, 2011

New Cub A Friend Of Matt
a professional baseball player calls MetaFilter "where I belong when I'm on the net."

Yeah, ORthey, that is too cool.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on January 27, 2011
I hadn't run across him before because my head is so far up Red Sox...Nation.

Hmm. It appears -- based on his Wikipedia page -- that he scored the winning run for the Rays against the Sox in the 2008 ALCS, so, swings and roundabouts, I guess. Glad I won't have to root against him now that he is no longer in the AL East.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:36 AM on January 27, 2011
Matthowie's getting kinda famousy by now, isn't he?

Ever since he was in the new Star Trek movie.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:39 PM on January 27, 2011

Title, registration, proof of insurance and license, please
Will the car have plates at all? Do you have time to get temporary plates before Saturday?

This is the biggest question. If it at least has plates that look valid (meaning they have a within-date sticker on them, or whatever is appropriate for that state) then you can probably get by. Even if the registration is not actually valid, as long as it looks OK, the chance that law enforcement will run the plate is pretty minimal, and it will not look out… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:09 PM on January 27, 2011
I should add, if you are buying it at some kind of dealership or something, they will probably be able to give you temporary plates when you pick it up. If you are buying it from a friend or Craigslist type situation, it may be an issue.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:11 PM on January 27, 2011

Single RSS feed for all comments on all threads I have favorited?
I find that by downloading the entire site every evening, translating the data into a series of numeric matrices, having those matrices converted into a musical notation of my own devising, having that music arranged for SATB choir (with piano and strings on the weekends), and then having that choral work performed for me each night while I sit by the fire with my loving bride, a brace of hunting dogs, and a good Scotch Whisky doesn't exactly enable me to follow MetaFilter, as such, but it's… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:06 AM on January 27, 2011

Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts
Gerty from the movie "Moon"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:21 AM on January 26, 2011

How to leave this job gracefully.
Former manager here. Your request is perfectly reasonable, and if your current manager does not see it as such, they are not a reasonable person. If they give you grief about it, I would tell them that Thursday is your last day. As Admiral Haddock mentions, they would not give you two weeks notice if they needed to lay you off.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:03 AM on January 26, 2011

Help me write a funny caption!
Everyone keeps saying, "Andrew, you ought to come clean about your fraud. Andrew, you ought to be put in jail." Frankly, I'm a little tired of all this --

*sunglasses*

Ought-ism.

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:15 AM on January 26, 2011

Fix my Google shortcuts!
Hmm. Still not there for me, but I guess Google Apps does things in its own time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:32 PM on January 25, 2011

SOTU at a bar in Portland, Ore.?
The White House is streaming it live along with an "enhanced viewer experience".
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:27 PM on January 25, 2011 marked best answer

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