Not sure if you know about the stretch-fit style -- provides the look of a fitted cap with more flexibility/comfort. If it is aesthetic objections to the fitted look as well, then I don't think you will find what you are looking for online or in NYC -- try gas stations and flea markets in B'more or Philly for knock-offs. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:01 PM on April 8, 2007
does not necessarily indicate to me that the show was popular, in fact sometimes it seems MTV airs the shit out of shows that are not getting an audience, perhaps in the hopes that it catches on with anybody out there. The fact that reruns ceased at finale time seems to support that -- "OK, we gave it a shot and it didn't work, let's... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:06 PM on April 7, 2007
For me the problem here would be "overly concerned with appearance." If you wore wigs because you thought they were kicky and fun, or because of some sort of health problem, that's OK, but to cover-up a growing out hairdo? That seems a little extreme to me. I'd get the same vibe from a woman who wore more than a little makeup, or wore excessively coiffed hair, or always wore pantyhose, say. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but a raised flag, certainly. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:13 PM on April 7, 2007
she decides to get revenge by telling people you did have sex
This is why you need to be absolutely sure that sex between a 16 year old and a 19 year old is legal where you are before proceeding, even if you don't actually have sex. Frankly, regardless of the actual laws, I would not put myself in any kind of romantic relationship that had participants on different sides of 18, just to be completely safe.
Is it not possible that someone WAS getting the snot kicked out of them, but when the fuzz showed up they were told a lie? I guess there are things that the police could have seen that could have convinced them (ceremonial robes, altars, etc.), but it sounds kind of like "she fell down the stairs" to me. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:28 AM on April 5, 2007
+ Parque Rivadavia Flea Market
+ La Recoleta (not for Evita, for all the other amazing monuments and for the cats)
+ La Boca neighborhood
+ submarinos (a chocolate bar dumped into a mug of steamed milk)
- dulce de leche (too sweet for me, but my wife loves it)
- yerba mate (flaterik's article nailed it, but you may want to try it just for the experience) posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:55 AM on April 4, 2007
I think xo makes a very good suggestion. Couple the "I can only afford $XX" with "but maybe there is something else I can do or some additional responsibility I can take on to make it up to you and the rest of the bridesmaids.
If you can afford it, pay it, though. It is somewhat rude for all the plans to have been made without at least some sort of consultation, but if that is the worst part of your being a bridesmaid, consider yourself lucky. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 3:56 PM on April 3, 2007
I think the people who think the teachers created some overly socialist Lego regime are missing two points:
1. The kids are creating the rules.
2. Kids are naturally socialist. Sure, at first they want everything for themselves, but once they realize that is problematic (it's against the rules, or it hurts other kids) they tend to go to a hyper-fairness mentaility -- everyone must have EXACTLY the same. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 3:48 PM on April 3, 2007
Did they actually get the voice of Dora to do that? It was perfect if not. I especially loved the "Flap Harder! Harder! What's wrong with you!" bit. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:16 AM on April 3, 2007
My personal experience squares with what whatzit said about the Aerolineas/American difference, although, IIRC (it has been 6 years since I've been) part of the reason I avoided Aerolineas was that they flew into the less-convenient Buenos Aires airport, which may not be a problem for you if you are just connecting through there. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:12 PM on April 2, 2007
And now that I have been to whatzit's link to ITA, I just wanted to add that it is the best flight search site EVAR. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:22 PM on April 2, 2007
chrismear's point is the thing that worries me about this. It will be interesting to see how the different prices are actually offered in the iTMS -- will you have to change arcane preferences or click through to obscure pages/tabs, or will it be THIS SONG $1.29 (also available crufted up for skinflints at $.99)? The sales data for these tracks will be used in many ways, and their "placement on the shelf" will matter a great deal.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:46 PM on April 2, 2007
I always had very good prices and service from my State Farm agent. So good that even though (through a generous employee discount) I am now saving over 20% with MetLife, I considered staying with State Farm. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:49 AM on April 2, 2007
I'm Deliagrey on Viridian. Damn you for making me think of PP again and start playing. It took a lot of electroshock to get me to forget about it. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 9:32 PM on April 1, 2007
Alright, Biblio, I'm back in. Is there a PM feature on PP? I'm based on Kirin I., and I don't really have a crew, so if you are inviting... When do you play? posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:23 AM on April 2, 2007
We mostly drink bottled water at home (our tap water is perfectly healthy, but not very tasty for some reason), and our dentist just recommended a fluoride mouthwash for our 5-year-old (we use this one, which she is happy with). Perhaps that is a compromise you would feel OK about? posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:57 PM on April 1, 2007
Bon Ami is what we use to great effect on our big-ass enamel sink, so I'd have recommended it, if the Eraser didn't already do the job. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:20 PM on April 1, 2007
One of the big game blogs (Joystiq or Kotaku, prob.) made the point that the politicians don't seem to complain about the legions of films and TV series that depict NYC as a haven of violent criminals, corrupt cops, sex fiends and drug dealers. As a parent who likes video games MORE than my child does, I think Delmoi is exactly right about the generational disconnect here. Although considering how quickly I was able to get my stepfather addicted to Wii Sports, it may change sooner that we... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:23 PM on April 1, 2007
django_z - I appreciate your point of view, and your decision making about what entertainment you consume, but it seems to me that much of the discussion about sex and violence about video games comes down on the side of broad-based censorship, rather than educating parents so they can decide what games their kids (and they themselves) should play.
roll truck roll - I think San Andreas did a really great job of capturing the early Gangsta Rap ethos and music. It's not... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:39 PM on April 1, 2007
Oh, and I think it is extremely indicative of the generational gap that much of the reporting/speechifying talk about the "points" players get for doing the various (and often fictional) despicable things, like it is some kind of GTA Pac Man. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:41 PM on April 1, 2007
I think it would be an interesting experiment, if you could arrange a deal you could back out of at some point. My prediction is that this will not [This Space For Rent]. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:38 AM on March 31, 2007
Attention college sports fans: Never, never, never hold up signs supplied by your team's "Pep Squad" without seeing student IDs. There is an 85% chance it is a prank by your rival (or the dude from zug.com).
If Harvard even HAS a Pep Squad I'll eat my Bachelors degree. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:28 AM on March 31, 2007
Turtles, that's PENS fan, as in, short for Penguins. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:30 AM on March 31, 2007
A kid in my middle/high school had a whole galaxy in his head. From what he told me of it, it was very military and warlike (I think he and his family were Revolutionary War re-enactors) and rather scarily misogynistic. Considering that he never actually hurt anyone (through the end of HS, at least), perhaps it was a useful safety valve for his more unpleasant emotions/thoughts.
For all of you world-builders with authorial tendencies, check out the book Monster Blood... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:10 PM on March 30, 2007
Without knowing more about your relationship and your lives, it's hard to know if this is great advice, but here goes: Consider the worst case scenario in depth. So what if you get pregnant? Think about it, talk about it, maybe even make some preliminary type plans. A lot of people wait and wait until they have the perfect relationship/jobs/house, and then end up infertile. My wife and I had our daughter when we were 24, and while she was not planned at all, she has been by far and away the... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:40 PM on March 30, 2007
The penguins from Madagascar do a bunch of military/heist-style operations (and they are hilarious). Problem is I seem to remember they tend to do the old, "OK, here's what we do..." and then cut to the plan in action, rather than actually laying out the plan. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 3:36 PM on March 28, 2007
Maybe call a "party bus" company and ask about those regulations. Other option would be call the DMV, but I generally don't wish that on my worst enemy. You may want to call someone in each state you will be in, or at least someone familiar with those states. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 3:27 PM on March 28, 2007
I actually studied graphology for a research project in school, and the most fun thing was when different texts would be completely contradictory about the exact same thing (ie, not closing your g-loops means you are sexually unfulfilled to one expert, while to another it indicates a normal sex life). The personality-analyzing aspects of it are, as others have said, just precisely as informative and interesting as astrology or phrenology. The forensic aspect of it (did the suspect write this... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:36 AM on March 28, 2007
You could also talk to admissions officers at some colleges near you about transferring in some of your acquired life/work experience as "life credit" towards an undergrad degree. An older gentleman I knew in grad school did this and only ended up having to take a few credits to complete a Bachelors degree so he could go on to get his Masters. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:43 AM on March 28, 2007
I'm surprised kellygreen's point of view has not been represented here more often. Even if your old friend did commit this heinous act, he is still a human being. Jayder's wording is quite nice I think, particularly as it subtly suggests that you are not exactly looking for a penpal here. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:56 AM on March 24, 2007
Thanks for all the answers everyone. It seems like the reactions to various brands/types of makeup are very individual (Clinique, for example, is the brand that sent Ms. Steady to the Emergency Room one time, but seems great for some people here). Sounds like it's time to find a good dermatologist. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:43 AM on March 24, 2007
Here's a whacky organizational idea based on lilithim's earlier comment:
Have every question categorized as "Who" "What" "When" "Where" "Why" or "How". I'm not sure if I'd allow multiple options. A team of a dozen or two volunteers could go through the archive pretty simply and non-controversially this way. If the search page could then allow searchers to filter out some of those categories it could greatly... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 2:50 PM on March 23, 2007
I think the context/circumstances matter significantly here. If it is the notoriety/respect of the speaker that is important, and the sentiments are rather bland (something like "John C Dvorak says 'an even playing field in the widget market is important'.") I think you should get their permission explicitly. If it is more like a well-turned phrase or novel insight, I think it is OK to quote the sentences with a proper citation somewhere (foot/endnote).
What are you, a spy? Wear what you feel comfortable in because you will be identifiable as a tourist in many ways other than and more obvious than your clothes (your camera equipment, where you go, how you talk, etc.). I walked around London for two days wearing a Boston Red Sox sweatshirt and got nothing but delightful treatment from every single Londoner I met (plus I got knowing nods and waves from fellow expatriates of Red Sox Nation).
amro has the right idea, but let me just add that you may want to keep the tone of your letter positive. After all you've just died, does your son really need to know about whatever abuses you may have suffered? Just talk about the things you like to do with him, and the memories you have of him, so that he can share in those memories when he is old enough. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:44 AM on March 21, 2007 marked best answer
Boston, MA born and "bread", and this was a very common saying in my elementary school -- we did lots of walking field trips around the Back Bay and Beacon Hill. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:32 AM on March 19, 2007