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Ambrosia Voyeur, just for today, Rock Steady Industries is prepared to offer you a full set of the magic words that Internet Millionaires like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and the Google Guys use to build their fortunes. Se if you just type EBAY on the Internet, it does nothing. But if you use our magic words or "tags" you can make it do this: EBAY. Now you can make people go to Ebay and buy your stuff. If you add another magic "tag" you can do this: EBAY and increase your revenue immeasurably.... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:34 PM on November 23, 2008
and well not we'll knock $100 off your purchase price!

See what I did there! Magic!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:36 PM on November 23, 2008
Aaaand I borked my links in my enthusiasm for posting a stupid joke. Cortex, a little help for comedy's sake? Make those links go to ebay.com, will ya huh? For the sake of comedy?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:37 PM on November 23, 2008

all malware make yonation go something something
I made a great Shepherd's Pie a couple of weeks ago. I put barbecue sauce and crumbled bacon in with the ground beef and onions, and shredded some cheddar cheese into the mashed potatoes. Came out really great.

Also, KEY FUCKING LIME, BABY.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:17 PM on November 22, 2008
The way I explain "Yankeeness" to foreigners:

To a non-American, a "Yankee" is some one from the US.
To an American, a Yankee is someone from the north.
To a northerner, a Yankee is someone from New England.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is someone from New Hampshire.
To someone from New Hampshire, a Yankee is someone who eats pie for breakfast.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:19 PM on November 23, 2008

Bookmark ettiquette?
I hate to say it, but if I was your friend, I could see myself chucking a random business card tucked into the pages of a book you lent me, unless I had an explicit warning that you were in the middle of the book, and that I shouldn't lose your place. altcountryman makes a good point about non-traditional bookmark etiquette, though, and I could see myself doing that, too.

Perhaps the assholish behavior after being called out on it was defensiveness? Do you know that he... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:13 PM on November 23, 2008

SO offered job in another city. I'm not sold on it being a hot idea.
I am your wife. After Ms. Steady and I were married, we moved so I could go to school and get a specialized degree. For several years our life was limited by my job prospects, and she willingly followed me to a city she really did not want to live in (turned out she was right, but still...). Due to difficulty finding a job in that field, I have been out of the field for some time. If I got a job offer in that field it would be hard to resist accepting it.

That said,... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:01 PM on November 23, 2008

how to remove shrink plastic insulation tape
I agree 100% with dilettante. The more carefully and slowly you peel it off, the less damage, it seems.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 PM on November 22, 2008

Vaya con Dios, Lu.
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:36 PM on November 22, 2008

*Whining, engaged*
Well done, soundsofsuburbia. But why Justice O'Connor?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:10 PM on November 21, 2008

How do I properly tattoo a rat’s tail?
My wife used to do this in an internship. First tip: soak the tail in warm water for a few minutes to soften the skin (dry thoroughly before proceeding). Place the tail along the spine of an open book to keep it steady. Also, rest the tattoo machine on the back of your hand while tattooing, otherwise it will vibrate too much. You can even wrap a rubber band around your hand with the machine in it for added stability. Experiment a bit with the amount of ink you need -- too much makes it hard... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:15 PM on November 21, 2008 marked best answer

Gills, Fins and Psychedelic Thai
Thanks for fixing that link, stupidsexyFlanders, it was worth it. The Cafe Restaurant is actually a great name for a restaurant.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:32 AM on November 20, 2008

Am I just shy?
Mine was the same way, but in a closed office rather than a cube, but that was just his office -- we didn't "go somewhere more private" or anything. It did strike me as a little weird at the time, but not inappropriately so.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:47 AM on November 20, 2008

The Internet Answer To Obvious Questions
Are we going to add this to AskMeFi?

Where do you think ask.metafilter.com redirects when Matt's servers are down?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:52 AM on November 19, 2008

Say it ain't so, (fire) Joe (morgan)!
Joe Chat critiques

There were getting to be so many FJM disciples in those chats trying to JoeBait him it was diminishing the humor of what FJM could do with them. I loved the guy who signed into the chat as "Ken Tremen, Dous, Neb." and asked some question about Jeter's consistency or something.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:01 PM on November 18, 2008

New York: The Biography
If you'd consider fiction, Forever is about an 18th Century Irishman who is granted immortality, as long as he stays on the island of Manhattan. Provides a nice vantage point for the history of the city.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:57 AM on November 18, 2008

NWY -> STP (nc)
I think I've only ever played once or twice, but I'd love to play (maybe as part of a team with a more experienced player, if that is possible?).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:16 AM on November 17, 2008

Unwanted Duplicates
University of Vermont football: Undefeated since 1974!

The Catamount football team was discontinued in 1974.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:25 PM on November 15, 2008
*tackles pompomtom in the backfield for a loss of three yards*
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:00 PM on November 16, 2008

Can you suggest some comic books in trade paperback based on what I have already read and enjoyed?
The 30 Days of Night series. A bunch of vampires get the idea to head north of the Arctic Circle and terrorize an Alaskan town. Amazing, unique art by Ben Templesmith, who has done some other great stuff, if you like 30 Days -- particularly Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:51 PM on November 16, 2008
Better link for Wormwood (watch the video).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:54 PM on November 16, 2008

Oooh! I've got one!
I hate it when people drop LITTLE PICTURES THEY USE TO TALK WITH into a perfectly good american-language thread.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:56 AM on November 16, 2008
I'm going to assume "Japanese Style" involves tentacles.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on November 16, 2008

In the mood for trying new things at TJs? Look no further...
Cardhouse used to do TJ product reviews that were good and funny. This site just makes me miss those.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:47 AM on November 14, 2008
Everytime I fall in love with a TJs product, they discontinue it.

Rosemary-infused ham, I salute thee.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:18 PM on November 15, 2008

Excel date arithmetic problem
Hey, that's great fuzzbean. Can you explicate the formula a little for me? I'd like to understand why it works, if I can.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:19 AM on November 14, 2008
Thanks to you, too, IAmBroom.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:32 AM on November 14, 2008

My cats know I'm made of meat!!
Yup, it seems to be a salt thing. One of our cats really likes to lick us when we are sweaty.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:47 PM on November 13, 2008 marked best answer

Who has the most favorited comment?
F.avOate Onlll.ll I Com.ORite Com.ORite IoNly HavoratE
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:08 PM on November 13, 2008
That's going to do bad things to my MarkovFilter.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:09 PM on November 13, 2008

Where will your water be coming from and will you have to fight for it?
I drink your water! I drink it up!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:01 PM on November 12, 2008

Why verify addresses to turn of mefi mail reminders?
This thread is closed to new moops.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:03 AM on November 12, 2008
Ya know, MetaFilter really needs a full-time mod who can spend his or her time closing up neatly resolved threads like this one.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:54 AM on November 12, 2008

"A famous Joe? Joe Mamma" is not a good answer.
If Joeys count, Joey McIntyre was (is?) a New Kid on the Block.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:20 AM on November 12, 2008

FOB
I gotta say, eating buttery popcorn with chopsticks is kinda brilliant.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:20 PM on November 11, 2008

This Is My Dog, Reginald McPimplewagon
I work at a vet hospital, and the best names I have ever seen are a cat named "Maudster.com" and a dog named "Steely Barbadoodle". I'll take a peek through the file room tomorrow to refresh my memory some more.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:13 PM on November 11, 2008

Books with memorable titles
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:51 PM on November 11, 2008
A Short History of Nearly Everything is by Bill Bryson, Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:54 PM on November 11, 2008

"Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?"
Well, there was the whole controversy surrounding the infamous head butt in the World Cup, with lip readers hired to determine just what was said to inflame Zidane so much.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:40 PM on November 11, 2008

Metafilter's Favorite Things Show!!! You get a pony and You get a pony and YOU GET A PONY!!! *eeeee*
chococat's CDs are among the best music purchases I have made in quite a while.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:53 AM on November 7, 2008
Just email him, Phire. If you are lucky, he will include free Canadian candy.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:54 AM on November 11, 2008

Made-in-advance cracker-like pizza crust recipes?
At my supermarket they sell these little pouches of pre-made Naan (a Indian flatbread) that are delicious and the perfect size for an individual pizza. There are like three in a pouch, and while they don't last long once open, they keep reasonably well still sealed.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:58 AM on November 7, 2008

How smart is YOUR phone?
Wow. Did not see Nova Scotia coming. Alberta, Nebraska or New South Wales, maybe, but not Nova Scotia.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:08 PM on November 6, 2008

Barack Obama is the next President of the United States
As a American who is further left than any national politician has ever been (except maybe former Socialist Bernie Sanders), I have also always been proud of America and proud to be an American. Proud of the ideal, proud of the concept, proud of the promise. That hasn't been easy lately, but I have come to accept that you can be proud of your country and ashamed of your government. I am so glad that we will soon have a leader that I can be proud of -- what he is and what he represents. I... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:16 PM on November 4, 2008

We have the facts and we're voting...
CNN calls Virginia blue.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:59 PM on November 4, 2008

How do I Injury Me? Let Me Count the Ways.
Oh awesome. I kind of collect these, and I am so thrilled to find this site. I have one that I love from home that has a silhouette baby happily sitting inside a closed Rubbermaid tub. Thanks sp160n.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:46 AM on November 4, 2008

The Presidential Transition Period
The "W" key thing was a myth? I was so proud of the Clinton administration for that one.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:45 AM on November 3, 2008

How can you get cleared faster for unprotected sex after a vasectomy?
Should he be masturbating a lot in order to clean the pipes out?

That's what my doctor recommended. That and sex, as long as we were using another kind of birth control.

If you've gone through this, how long did it take you to get the "all clear"?

All clear at one month. My doctor also recommends yearly checks to make sure there is no spontaneous reattachment -- very rare, but possible.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:39 PM on November 1, 2008

We pick up our mail in the 1800s
Take two of these and call me in the Enlightenment.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:34 PM on October 31, 2008

Terror takes the sound before you make it...
The french accent really adds a certain I-don't-know-what.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:30 PM on October 31, 2008

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