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Hmm, you might know the answer to this...
Metafilter cross selling.
"If you liked this question you will probably like to listen to this music or get work in this job"

Suggested metafilter community bonding:
Other people who refreshed this page as much as you are ....
Other people who use as much emotionally charged language as you are ...
etc.


Unrelated to the pony (which seems nice), but I wish there was a... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:36 PM on March 12, 2008

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-T-A-C-H-E
Print is so 20th Century.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:00 AM on March 12, 2008

i don't care
Great song. I'd also love to hear a really cymbal-heavy drum track come in unexpectedly late.
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 9:41 AM on March 12, 2008

Curious Little Smile
Fierce!

in an airy and pretty and happy way
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on March 12, 2008

My favourite singer is actually really, really good
Heh. I thought I'd be the only one coming in here to defend "Toxic". I think there is a really great slowed-down, bluesy, gritty, semi-disturbing version of the song to be made, but none of these in the thread is it. Can we get Fiona Apple working on it, maybe?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:10 AM on March 12, 2008
Also, I wouldn't wish becoming "the next big thing" on my worst enemy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:14 AM on March 12, 2008

kids or no kids ??? HELP US DECIDE!!
it's better that someone regrets not having kids, than a child grows up with distant parents.

I think that is very true.

Our daughter was unexpected and unplanned (though we knew we eventually wanted kids). I was very worried at first, and very apprehensive. While I love my daughter more than anything else in the world, and I believe (and have been told) that I am a great Dad, the parenting experience has certainly not been... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:51 AM on March 12, 2008

Where is the Ludacris-free zone?
It's pretty impressive how he managed to hit most of the major metropolitan areas of the country, and it makes me wonder how he wrote the lyrics -- with an area code map like this one, or did he actually go through his contacts looking for entries with the tag "ho". In either case, the inclusion of Nebraska is interesting -- must be because of the University, right? Omaha's not that hip, is it?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:14 PM on March 9, 2008
I doubt Ludacris is ordering lettuce and juggling his own restaurant books any more than Robert DeNiro or J-Lo are.

I'm not so sure about that. I'll quote a brief excerpt from Ludacris' guest spot on Fergie's "Glamorous":
I'm talking Champagne wishes, caviar dreams
You deserve nothing but all the finer things
Now this whole world has no clue to do with us
I've got enough money in the bank for... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:39 PM on March 9, 2008

Drive or fly on upcoming vacations?
Let me suggest JetBlue as an excellent airline for someone who is not fond of flying. The seats are wider than normal, and the leg room is much better. They also have little TVs in the back of the seat in front of you with a DirectTV connection, so you can choose from several dozen channels of actual TV to watch (although about a third of them are ESPN flavors). They also provide a nice selection of snacks (which is really all you will need on such a short flight). Not sure if they are... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:28 PM on March 9, 2008

Can a number be funny?
You could also go with a fictional athlete - "Laloosh 37" or "Hobbs 7" or "Vaughn 99". The Hitchhikers fan in me thinks "Dent 42" would be excellent.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:18 AM on March 8, 2008
you could wear a jersey for a guy who did exactly one notable thing ever, such as make one for David Tyree

A shirt with "David Tyree's Helmet" on the back would be great in NY and evil in New England. Also, I've always felt bad for Patriots Defensive Back Randall Gay (#21), who must have the worst selling jersey in the history of NFL Equipment. Maybe throw him a little love?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:30 PM on March 8, 2008

That don't impress me much
We bought a new Toyota Matrix in 2004 for about $14,000. It has a ton of personality, great headroom and cargo space and gets about 30 MPG. We may well get a second one when I need to replace my aging car.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:11 AM on March 8, 2008

He should have known he would get responces like this from wacked-out liberals.
What would be needed is increased MeTa visibility. How you'd do that?

There was discussion once about a "MetaTalk Banner" on threads that were called out (for whatever reason). Here was my MS Paint-stylee mockup. Still not sure if it is a great idea, but there was some support for it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:36 AM on March 6, 2008
the plan for a Comonwealth takeover of metafilter continues, right guys?

I believe it is formally referred to as "The Cabaul".
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on March 7, 2008

The Curious Cultural Journey of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"
Clive Davis himself could hand it to you, but this would just seem like evidence of Clive's human side rather than another slime-dripping part of the corrupt music industry.

Heh. Ms. Steady and I were just saying, after watching Idol, that a trained seal could sing "Hallelujah" and it would still give you the shivers. I agree that the non-specific, "old-time religion" of it is something, but there is... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:14 PM on March 5, 2008

It's Tricky is the title, here we go...
I still get tripped up by "tongue" and "business" from time to time.

Why do I want to type it "buisness" every time? That doesn't even make sense!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:31 PM on March 5, 2008

HP -1
Add another MeFite to the ranks of those whose life was shaped largely by role playing games, and AD&D specifically. IMy elven Magic-User casts a Mordenkainen's Moment of Silence spell.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:23 PM on March 5, 2008

Trying not to fry them
My parents lived in BsAs for a while and I don't recall ever seeing the three-prong plug in their apartment. Why don't you just call or email the hotels involved, if you are only staying in those places?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:43 PM on March 4, 2008

Can I start using my new name now?
Now, not to be too OMGPATRIOTACTLOL here, but if you are traveling in and out of the US during this time I would be very careful about having what is essentially an alias on anything. If security officials were to search your bags and find business cards in a different name, for example, I suspect they might become a little difficult to deal with. Perhaps there is someone at the DHS involved in your application process who would have some insight into this problem?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:56 AM on March 4, 2008

Storm Center... uh, that is, Storm Trooper
I now want to see the kicky, swingin' 1962 version of my beloved Star Wars.

Oh, shit, what a supergreat idea. I'd love to see a whole bunch of 80s and 90s movies done in Swinging Sixties style.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:56 AM on March 4, 2008

How do I become intimate with my girlfriend?
I think the bottom line is that neither of you is happy with the physical side of the relationship. If she is not interested in working on her end to move at least a little closer to where you would like things to be, well, I don't see much future in it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:40 PM on March 2, 2008

Jury Duty for 4 weeks?
The reason they have a hardship exemption is for folks for whom serving would be a hardship -- like you. Request your exemption with a clear conscience.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:08 PM on March 2, 2008

Open the toast bay doors, HAL
I kind of like that. If I have someone in the UK buy it for me and then bring it to me in the States, can I plug it into our electrical system (assuming I have a plug form-factor adapter thingumy)?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:55 PM on March 2, 2008

Merowl?
We did this once. When we got to the new place we kept him indoors for a few days until he couldn't stand it. When we let him out, he was gone for about two weeks (long enough that we assumed he was gone for good), but he came back in perfect health. I like to think he went back to the old place (about 30-40 miles away), realized that there were new people there, and then came back to the new house.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:31 PM on March 2, 2008

Nom nom nom woof
We once made some cookies with real bacon bits in them for our dog and as Christmas gifts, and all the dogs went nuts for them.

And it has been said already, but raisins/grapes, onions and chocolate are absolute no-nos.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:48 PM on March 2, 2008

Attacked by shadows
I bought a PS2 just to play Shadow.

Yeah, I'm just worried that Ueda's next game will be a PS3 exclusive and I will honestly consider buying that system for one game.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:15 PM on March 1, 2008
There was one spot in the game where I said to myself, "Ok, if this were real, I would stop right here and go home; this is a line that I would refuse to cross."

I actually appreciated that. I don't think I've ever felt bad about doing anything in a video game. I haven't enjoyed games, sure, but it never had that moral component. I also think that this is why Shadow was more effective as a video game than it ever... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:50 PM on March 1, 2008
Even when you've climbed the colossus, found his weak spot, you have to choose again -- will you push O a second time and strike? Will you push O a last time and actually kill the Colossus?

Oh, exactly. I don't know about you, but I know that on some of those later colossi I held off pushing O for that final strike probably a little longer than I should have. It was really hard to do. I also really noticed a difference in my attitude towards the... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 PM on March 1, 2008
Morally, I still think the game was aiming at the broad side of the barn.

But considering it's the only video game that ever even considered shooting at the barn, it's a pretty big achievement.

Also, I'll restate my point that the moral aspect of Shadow is so powerful because it is you making the unpleasant choice, not some character you are watching or reading about. And yes it is a simple choice, and yes it would have been... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:01 PM on March 2, 2008

LanguageHat on PRI
I hope this comes across as the complement I intend it to be: your voice would sound great on a muppet, languagehat. Great interview and I can't wait to read the book.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:49 PM on February 28, 2008

God be wi'ye.
dirtynumbangelboy: I would like some pie.

Nope, I'm pretty sure you want a bagel for some reason.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:32 PM on February 28, 2008

It's this week's lolcats
I like it, Devils Rancher. It's like LOLCATS distilled down to a thick syrup.
Fav o rites
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:14 AM on February 28, 2008

Phone Porn
laughed pretty hard when it said "saving picture as wallpaper". We have nano technology, but it still takes three seconds to save a 480 x 272 .png or whatever.

480 x 272? What you didn't see is that that pattern is now the wallpaper OF HER ENTIRE HOUSE. The couch automatically shifts to a complementary design, so don't worry about that.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:46 AM on February 28, 2008

Help me grieve for my pug
I'm so sorry for your loss, yodelingisfun. I work in an emergency veterinary hospital, so I see people in your situation more often than I'd like to. The AAHA has a nice little page about dealing with the loss of a pet. One thing I might personally suggest is to make some kind of a donation (if you can't donate cash, you can volunteer, or donate old blankets and towels) to an animal shelter or charity. In my area, for instance, there is a fund that helps pay for veterinary care for folks... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:45 PM on February 27, 2008
I'll also provide you with my favorite quotation that we sometimes give to our grieving clients. I find it a nice alternative to Rainbow Bridge and The Last Battle.
The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:51 PM on February 27, 2008
Well, I'm not a vet or a tech, but my understanding of the procedure is that heart and brain activity are stopped so quickly that there is little chance for the animal to actually feel anything, especially when the drug is delivered intravenously. There is a vet/vet tech here on MeFi, I think (biscotti), but if you can't get in touch with her, I can ask my wife, who has been a vet tech for over 12 years.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:06 PM on February 27, 2008
Actually, I just had a phone call from my wife and I asked her about it. She said the drug they administer is basically a severe overdose of sedative, so they literally fall asleep before their heart simply stops. It is about as peaceful as taking a nap.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:14 PM on February 27, 2008

Searching for users by email address?
My real name is made up of an irrational number, a fuzzily-defined concept for which there is no single English word, and an image file.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:18 PM on February 24, 2008
And you think YOUR last name is embarrassing.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:30 AM on February 27, 2008

Smart & Pregnant
Kids are awesome.

I only remember the Pregnant Teen/Potty Trained dilemma (New England raised, ~30yo).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:06 AM on February 19, 2008

And so the saga continues! My father is tracking me behind my back via cell phone. Is my father's behavior inappropriate, or am I paranoid?
Two things I am not sure of:

1. Why are you asking us this question? You know the answer -- clearly his behavior has been and continues to be beyond the pale -- and you even have a plan about what to do about it.

2. Why do you continue to live at home? You need to get out of that house. It is really not that hard to do -- perhaps you already have a friend that could use a roommate? I gather from your previous question that you have some of... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:54 PM on February 18, 2008

User Activity Search
Where's. The. Fuck. Matt.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:39 PM on February 18, 2008

Created by Madison Avenue?
From Freakonomics:

Listerine was invented in the 19th century as a powerful surgical antiseptic. It was later sold, in a distilled form, as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea. But it wasn't a runaway success until the 1920s, when it was pitched as a solution for "chronic halitosis", the faux medical term that the Listerine advertising group created in 1921 to describe bad breath. By naming and thus creating a medical condition for... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:37 PM on February 18, 2008 marked best answer

"New Copernican Revolution"?
I dunno. This sounds more like vindication for the "Pluto = not so special" side of the argument. It is just one of many similar objects in its neighborhood (like the asteroids, which are also not granted "planet" status), in fact, it may not even be a particularly impressive example of its class.

Also, put Klingons in the Uranus joke for comedy gold, people.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:07 PM on February 18, 2008

Alright, Steal
Hey, parallax7d? This is not at all like Vanilla Ice. The V-man's problem was not that he sampled tracks, but that he didn't pay for them, and he refused to admit to sampling even when confronted directly. If you have a problem with reusing the beats from one song as the foundation of another song, you should probably just sit hip hop out.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:02 PM on February 18, 2008

A rose by any other name...
I know you framed the question as how names sound, but let me just point out: Easy To Spell Is Good. This makes regular words good choices, like delmoi suggests, or "classic" names like Miller, Johnson, or Martinez. Certainly shy away from anything that requires you to spell the name (Rodgers instead of Rogers, Smyth instead of Smith, etc).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:35 AM on February 18, 2008

Steer me to your nearest "bad neighborhood"...
In Hyannis, MA the area with the most crime and drug activity (in the open, at least) is in what is usually just called "the Bearses Way area" after the main street running through the neighborhood, but it is occasionally more colorfully called "Fresh Holes" (after the name of one of the other streets in the neighborhood).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:06 AM on February 15, 2008

When this world's big enough for all different views...
I am also not a fan of country music, but I love me some Garth Brooks. I am also a Chris Gaines fan (the only one, maybe?) I feel like that whole thing was mishandled. I get that by releasing the "Greatest Hits" album before the movie they were trying to promote the thing, but people Just Didn't Get It, to the point that the movie was scrapped, which made the whole experience that much more confusing.

Also, Old French Whore is one of the top five SNL skits... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:22 AM on February 15, 2008

Search within comments?
I support the addition of a Naughty Truffle Hog flag. Strongly support.

Yes. And much the better if it's never explained.


Exactly, and then after a year or so, we see what is it being used for, and then codify that that is what it is for. Like the (probably apocryphal) landscape architect who waited to pave the paths on a college green until after the first snow, to see what paths the students naturally took.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:01 PM on February 13, 2008

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