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How to say "I'm praying for you" when, well, I'm not.
I think this is a feature and not a bug of atheism/agnosticism. I sometimes feel like people tell others that they will be "in my prayers" and then they never think another thought (much less say a prayer) about that person's problem. Now of course that is not true in all cases, but it does seem to be true pretty often.
When you do not have that "default" response about prayer, it forces you to actually think about the person's grief or hardship or… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2011 marked best answer
Check out my voodoo mask!
I refuse to believe that those things are anything but a Jim Henson creation. Like something right out of The Dark Crystal.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:12 PM on April 14, 2011
I kind of wish I were a member of a species that performed mating dances.
Obviously, you do not hang out at the cloughb.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:22 AM on April 15, 2011
Even I could score better than this.
I'd still rather be him than Rory McIlroy on Sunday.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:56 PM on April 14, 2011
Susan Lucci's Soap Bubble Pops
I'm another dude who was into a soap at one point. I haven't commented yet because my "story" was Days of our Lives. My high school girlfriend (and now wife) was into DOOL due to her grandfather's obsession with the show (and his slightly unhealthy crush on Marlena) and my Freshman dorm in college also had the lounge TV turned to the show every afternoon. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but the glacial pace of the plot made it pretty hard for me to… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:35 PM on April 14, 2011
How about moist? Everyone loves moist, right?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:35 PM on April 12, 2011
if there's a better second person plural in English I don't know it.
Youse? Yinz? Nope, Y'all are going to have to stick with y'all.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on April 13, 2011
So, we could just give all our "awesome" to David Tennant.
Nah, he's already got plenty.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:46 PM on April 14, 2011
Pony request: Silent Meta, Hidden Filter
Then the poster can actually write stuff and click post but it never shows up.
Or it shows up, but only on their computer. You could call it My Own Private MetaFilter.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on April 12, 2011
I bet they both disabled the accounts so they can merge, like Station in Bill and Ted 2, and then he'll come back as a really EXTRA-knowledgeable weightlifter to and post comments with even more studies about the benefits of deadlifts.
They totally melvinned fieldtrip.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:41 PM on April 11, 2011
Villians spotted at Melbourne University!
The eyes/shapes in the Sterope puzzle -- are they from logos? I know I recognize the second to last one.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:20 AM on April 11, 2011
Nevermind, I've got that one. If you want to know, let me join your team!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:50 AM on April 11, 2011
Triange Area Meet-up
Hello! I'm here early. I'm kind of hard to miss as I'm wearing a MeFi t-shirt!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 3:26 PM on April 8, 2011
We did have fun! That was neat. Great to meet everyone, and we'll have to do it again real soon.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:27 PM on April 8, 2011
came with friend, realized didn't know who we were supposed to meet with, eyed a few groups of potentials, played ping pong, had really fun with ping pong, left, bought tennis rackets and balls, played tennis in the rain Oh no! I was wearing my MeFi t-shirt and everything. I guess I must have been obscured when you came by. Next time just ask people, "Are you from the Internet?"
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 8:17 AM on April 11, 2011
Not for old fogies.
Boob Tickler—Girl who entertains father's out-of-town customers.
Also, "mad money" is in there as "Carfare home if she has a fight with her escort." That's still in use.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:56 PM on April 10, 2011
I can't wait until somebody invents shway so I can watch its evolution along these lines.
ErWenn, stop trying to make "shway" happen! It's not going to happen!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:27 AM on April 11, 2011
I added my MeFiMu generic cover art.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:55 AM on April 10, 2011
Whose dog is this?
Before getting Animal Control involved, I would try and take the dog to the nearest vet and ask them tho scan the dog (all vets these days have handheld chip scanners). You can also ask to put a "Found" sign up on their bulletin board and make sure the front desk people have a description of the dog and your contact info, as people will often call local vets to try and find their lost pets.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:49 AM on April 10, 2011
Know of an artist named Art Seller? I do now.
Great art is always enhanced by a great story. Very cool.
Wow, I wasn't expecting to be blown away when I clicked on "The Boat" link. I can see why it stayed with you all these years because it's hauntingly beautiful.
Agree completely. If there is a place to buy reasonably priced reproductions of Mr. Sellers' work, I'd love to be pointed towards it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:07 AM on April 5, 2011
However when I told this to my father years ago, he went into his closet and pulled out two paintings of Motif #1 that I had created when I was 12. I have no recollection of having done these.
Ha! A classic "Dad" move. Looking forward to seeing more of his work.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:24 AM on April 9, 2011
Vacation: 0 -- Budget Riders: 1
No. Unless you are heading to a National Park, there will be no impact on you. My understanding is that TSA employees will still be working, so your airport experience will be the carefree, pleasant lark it always is.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on April 8, 2011 marked best answer
Some of those are a bit disturbing, but more of them seem to just be big kids taking advantage of a vacant seat. As a parent, I'm going to be pushing the stroller even if my two year old demands to walk (as my daughter often did), so if the other kid wants to cram themselves in there for a ride, why the eff not? The one of the girl reading (oldskool Nancy Drew, unless I miss my guess) in the double stroller is kind of adorable, actually
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on April 8, 2011
Who's the kid?
This one of an injured Babe Ruth being carried off the field in front of the Green Monster is amazing. Thanks for posting this, Gungho.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:23 AM on April 8, 2011
Great images of Amelia Earhart as well.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:57 AM on April 8, 2011
Motif No. 1
As an Art History major from New England, I certainly knew of Motif No. 1. It's a bit surprising there are so many that are not familiar with it.
Also, apparently no one outside America ever exaggerates anything for effect, ever. Good to know.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:54 AM on April 7, 2011
Let's have some fun! Interview questions for prospective interns!
Where were you and what were you doing when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened? (Listen for the amount of detail they offer and how impactful the news was for them when they first heard it.)
I know it is depressing to think about, but if you are hiring 18 year old interns, they were 8 on 9/11. They were probably at recess in 3rd Grade.
I like to ask people "What is the worst thing about your last job/your school/your… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:13 PM on April 6, 2011
Help a fellow MeFite out by answering a few questions?
I promise I will have better answers than all these other fuckers if you contact me. I also promise not to use profanity in my answers.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:37 PM on April 6, 2011
Late to the Mario Party
I don't know about piracy, but I do know that loading all of my games onto a hard drive and running them through USB Loader GX instead of swapping disks around is pretty sweet. There are no homebrew apps that are Wii-exclusive must-haves, as far as I know.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:04 PM on April 6, 2011
Which of shape is insane? The Pierly/Redford Dissociative Affect Diagnostic
Maybe an ARG?
Gotta be. Sending the email now. Off we go...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:53 AM on April 6, 2011
This would be a great little mini-game to insert into something like Portal
That was my ARG-related thinking. I know they've done some ARGy stuff to promote Portal 2, so I thought this might have Valve-stink all over it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:39 PM on April 6, 2011
I think I used to have a porpoise
knile: "Head Like A Hole Sweet Hole"
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 AM on April 6, 2011
Growing up on screen
Great question. I could easily argue the opposite, though. That the ubiquity and casual ease of photos and video today might make them have less impact than they did in the past. Seeing a photo or video of yourself in the "film era" was a fairly rare event -- my wife, for example, only knows of three extant photos of her father, who died in 1981. Today, one sees one's own face staring back at one all the time, so it makes it less talismanic, less fraught with meaning.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:36 AM on April 6, 2011
But here comes Judy Graham Swallows on the outside!!
When I worked at a bank I had a regular customer whose legal name was Alison Wonderland.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:11 PM on April 5, 2011
Could it possibly be there are two? (I guess there must be at least an Alison and a mirror-Alison.)
The one I knew was in her mid/late 20s and lived in Massachusetts about 5 or 6 years ago.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:27 PM on April 5, 2011
Another Buck For Sulzberger
I can't hover over links on an iphone. Or ipad. (Can I?)
If you hold on the link it will pop up a little dialog with the URL and Open/Open in New Tab/Copy options.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:58 PM on April 4, 2011
It's raining bytes
A cloud service, I think, will be less appealing when you'll be able to do so much from home.
The appeal, for me anyway, is that it can serve as a "free" remote backup of my files as well. As it stands, 20GB is a little too small for my purposes, but if were to get bumped up to 40 or 50 geebees I'd be all over it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on April 4, 2011
mas bonita que ninguna..
There's a guy who plays occasionally at my local brewpub and does an acoustic guitar version of Who Am I? (What's My Name?) by Snoop Dogg. Always gets a huge response and something about the laid back vibe of the song kind of lends itself to one man acoustic guitar.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:32 AM on April 4, 2011
"It is hovering and it's not an aircraft."
I'm not inclined to believe in the woo woo either, Rangeboy, but that transcript is haunting. Fascinating stuff. Thanks for posting it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:52 AM on April 4, 2011
Eff You You Effing Eff
Hey, that's fucking great. My curious dog shows up at 1:25 and my stoic orange cat is at about 1:30 or so. They are Internet Famous now! Too bad I can never tell my wife. Also amazing was the ease of doing this with an iPhone (or other smartphone, I presume). Just shoot the video, hit the share button and send an email. The era of shareable video is upon us.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:10 PM on April 2, 2011
Happy Friday Fun Flash(back) Day!
I cannot hear the word "possum" without thinking of "possuuuuuuuuuuuuuums". I really hope the Chaps return to H*R sometime, or at least give it an official farewell.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:30 PM on April 1, 2011
Seriously magnificent & looks like it could kick your ass.
Yeah. Seeing a bald eagle in person really makes you say, "Oh, that's why we picked it."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:57 AM on April 1, 2011
MetaFilter: I'm pretty sure that's a rabbit carcass off to the left there...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:35 PM on April 1, 2011
Fun things to do with kids in Boston
The New England Aquarium is very cool, right on the T and very near Quincy Market for some cool shopping, if that's of any interest and/or financially viable.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on April 1, 2011 marked best answer
Ziggy, Garfield, Cathy, Mary Worth: It's the first episode of the Metafilter Comics Digest Podcast!
If you're unfamiliar with newspaper comics,
more information is available at Josh Fruhlinger's excellent comics history archive, The Comics Curmudgeon.good for you. You didn't miss much.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:49 AM on April 1, 2011
City rules governing advertising bicycles attached to cycle racks?
I know in my home state (Massachusetts) there is a special "commercial" license plate one must get for a car that has any kind of company name or advertising on it (my stepfather once got a ticket for not having a commercial plate after he bought a pickup truck from his boss that had the company name painted on the door). Perhaps create a "commercial" bicycle permit that 1) is required for any bike that has corporate advertising on it, 2) includes a significant registration… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:46 AM on April 1, 2011
What is in this stuff?
Absolutely. We have had all three of our cats on C/D for some time now (one of our cats has recurring sterile cystitis and bladder stones, and another one is an orange male with no urinary problems... yet) and all three pretty much thrive on it. When we have occasionally gone off of it he inevitably gets another bout of stones.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:45 PM on March 31, 2011
Oops. I mean it is absolutely "worth feeding him something that normally I'd consider low quality", not that it is absolutely "garbage".
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:46 PM on March 31, 2011
Oh dear. I'm so sorry. Assuming you are talking about PU surgery (perineal urethrostomy), it is true that even in the best case scenario it is a hard row to hoe. The life of a cat with serious urinary problems can be a very tough one, so you have spared him that.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:25 AM on April 1, 2011
Sexual ethics: the giving of blowjobs
Also, I've tried to talk to him about this but he worries so much about pressuring me and being the kind of guy that makes sexual demands that he doesn't know how to talk openly and honestly about sex that the only time he talks about sex is when he's actually in the midst of having sex.
The kind of guy that "worries about pressuring you" and doesn't want to make "sexual demands" does not sound like the kind of guy who is… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:34 PM on March 31, 2011