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The Follow-Up Thread
Damn it, people! Stop mentioning Dave Secretary! Every time you do I need to stay up until 3 in the morning trying not to wake my family with my laughter. I have stuff to do, OK?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:58 AM on March 17, 2009

AKA Eat Poop You Cat
schkoo, ORthey, chowflap, bgm, sarahemily, ericb, uncleozzy, LogopolisMike, evilangela, satan, Rhaomi, MarisaS, gnfti, JoeyMichaels, muncadunc, Secretlife, Xezlec, psho, liza, twirlypen, shamefuljenny, missdanie, ladycrappo, defenestration, phunniemee, localhuman, kimothy, msvader, ps2420, yaymukund, lowkey, Ampersand, notquitemaryann, sconbie, lysistrata, Krrrlson, cortex, patricio, zennie, nat, StupidSteven, julen, afu, Brainy, clearly, sailormom, bahamamama, hippu, metroidbaby, grapefruitmoon,… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:07 AM on March 16, 2009
D'oh!

schkoo, ORthey, chowflap, bgm, sarahemily, ericb, uncleozzy, LogopolisMike, evilangela, satan, Rhaomi, MarisaS, gnfti, JoeyMichaels, muncadunc, Secretlife, Xezlec, psho, liza, twirlypen, shamefuljenny, missdanie, ladycrappo, defenestration, phunniemee, localhuman, kimothy, msvader, ps2420, yaymukund, lowkey, Ampersand, notquitemaryann, sconbie, lysistrata, Krrrlson, cortex, patricio, zennie, nat, StupidSteven, julen, afu, Brainy, clearly, sailormom, bahamamama,… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:08 AM on March 16, 2009
schkoo,ORthey,chowflap,bgm,sarahemily,ericb,uncleozzy,LogopolisMike,evilangela,satan,Rhaomi,MarisaS,gnfti,JoeyMichaels,muncadunc,Secretlife,Xezlec,psho,liza,twirlypen,shamefuljenny,missdanie,ladycrappo,defenestration,phunniemee,localhuman,kimothy,msvader,kps2420,yaymukund,lowkey,Ampersand,notquitemaryann,sconbie,lysistrata,Krrrlson,cortex,patricio,zennie,nat,StupidSteven,julen,afu,Brainy,clearly,sailormom,bahamamama,hippu,metroidbaby,grapefruitmoon,hooperfan,hoopy,aspo,silkygreenbelly,Secretlife,… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on March 16, 2009
I'm in. BPT name is rocksteady.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:54 PM on March 16, 2009
The whole concept is worth it just for the phrase "God beats Buddha on head with cane; Buddha cockpunches back".
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:12 AM on March 17, 2009

The freaking dog ate the shamwow (only a piece)
Due to the fact that bulldogs have breathing difficulties in general, my wife (the vet tech) does not recommend inducing vomiting, as that could cause an airway obstruction. If it was a solid piece of Shamwow, it may be too big to pass through and may have to be surgically removed.

The best bet is to get to a vet that can do endoscopy (are ya with me camera guy?) to take a look down there, but if that is not possible, give small, frequent meals for the rest of the day to… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:15 PM on March 16, 2009

Crescent Fresh Party
Yeah, my wife would walk the fuck out of a Grilled Cheese Party if there wasn't tomato soup available.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:00 PM on March 3, 2009
Inspired by this thread, plans are in the works for our own grilled cheese party this weekend. Have fun!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:02 AM on March 7, 2009
Our Grilled Cheeser went perfectly (though we could have used more good panini presses) and I got tons of whuffie for "my" awesome party idea, and many of the guests are planing to steal the idea themselves. Meme-dom here we come!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:37 AM on March 16, 2009

How can I come to grips with my persistent desire to move?
I’m ... tired of reading about, and trying to grapple with, with the city’s problems on a daily basis.

Is this maybe a large part of the problem? If the negatives of Baltimore are not affecting you directly (and it sounds like they are not), why not spend less time dwelling on those problems. I know that is easier said than done, especially if you want to be a contributing member of your community.

As a start, I would… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:27 AM on March 16, 2009

Because bigger is always better.
Oh shit. That just hurts my brains looking at it. It's the same hurt I get when I think about the amount of human labor involved in building the pyramids.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:11 PM on March 11, 2009
puppygalore, I hate you. That is far too addictive.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:22 PM on March 12, 2009

templation
Put all the letterhead graphics and text inside a Text Box?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:12 AM on March 12, 2009

A Muppet and a fat guy
I heard Kevin Clash on Wait, Wait once and he was doing this thing where he could switch back and forth between his normal voice and Elmo so quickly that they almost seemed to be talking over each other, and it was quickly driving Peter Sagal insane.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on March 12, 2009

NWY -> STP (nc)
Yeah, gg EZ1ers. I was Italy, and I really enjoyed the game. As you may have noticed, I kind of played up the role-playing aspect (I was particularly proud of my "I, for one, welcome our new German overlords" final message to Austria) which gave me more pleasure than it probably should have. I thought Austria and I worked really well together (until his mini-stab of '09), and if it wasn't for that mini-stab and France's laying down for Russia's naval incursion into the Mediterranean, I… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:41 PM on March 10, 2009
Rock Steady, your letters were awesome and worth the price of admission, if there had been one.

Hey, thanks for saying that. It was fun. I'm playing another game now and I'm not really in character, and it's kind of boring. I was just going through my correspondence for the game, and I was reminded of a subplot I was trying to establish early, but let die out as the action intensified. I was trying to imply that the Italian Prime Minister was having… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:34 PM on March 11, 2009
I've created a wiki page for EZ_1 and added a EOG, with a selection of my press.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:35 PM on March 11, 2009

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test!
You might think about just owning up to your honest level of sports knowledge. If it is going to be a job requirement, you will not be able to bluff your way through for any length of time, but it might be enough to show you have some level of knowledge about and enthusiasm for sports. If you really can explain how icing works, you are a step ahead of the average hockey fan, for example.

As far as guiding the conversation, perhaps try and talk about your sports-related… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:29 PM on March 10, 2009

Is iTunes illogical or am I?
My iTunes Protip #1 for organizing compliations: You need to be looking at the "Album Artist" field. As an example, I have all the songs I download from MeFi Music listed as one compliation "Album" called MeFi Music. The "Album Artist" for that "Album" is "MetaFilter". The "Artist" for each song is whatever user posted that specific song.

Protip #2: Note that, as far as iTunes is concerned "MetaFilter"… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:28 AM on March 9, 2009

Cologne City Archive Disaster
Oh, man. I'm with zennoshinju on this one. I really hope there are no lives lost, as they seem to think there might be, but even this
The archives included the minutes of all town council meetings held since 1376. Not a single session had been missed, making the collection a remarkable resource for legal historians.
brought tears to my eyes.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:06 AM on March 5, 2009
even so they aren't exactly in the best condition to survive the trauma of a building collapsing

Exactly. I'm thinking an archivist or conservator will come in here at some point, but some old books are so fragile that the act of merely turning the pages will fragment the pages into many tiny pieces. A box falling off a shelf could mean destruction - being in a collapsing building would mean literal pulverization.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:37 AM on March 5, 2009
Positing a complete collapse of civilization, how do we know whoever finds this stuff will have a clue what it is?

Well, outside of spy novels, most formats of microfilm that I've used are clearly something to the naked eye. You may not be able to read it, but it's pretty obvious that if you could just get it bigger you could see it fine.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:57 AM on March 9, 2009

Getting medical insurance to cover dental procedures.
Generic advice for making phone calls to mega-bureaucracies: If the person you are speaking to does not seem to "get" what you are talking about, just hang-up and call back until you get someone who is at least on the same page as you. You may ultimately still get a "No," but at least you don't have to waste time explaining the concept to the person.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:30 PM on March 8, 2009

I renounce Satan and all his empty promises, and I thank my godmother for the kickass present!!!
Why not just hold onto it and give it to the kid when she is older? Get her a nice little crucifix or something and keep the cash until Graduation.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:01 PM on March 6, 2009

*HOOOOOONNNNKK*
Simple. Just blow a massive raspberry into the tissue/handkerchief.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:44 AM on March 6, 2009
Hrm. I guess what I am thinking of is not technically a raspberry, as I read the Wikipedia page. You don't want your tongue involved, just pretend you are playing the trumpet -- blow air through your pressed-together lips. If you keep your lips rather "loose" you will get a convincing nose blow sound.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:47 AM on March 6, 2009

Scanwiches
For people not getting the in-joke.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:47 AM on March 6, 2009

Kutiman mixes YouTube
Damn that's good. I like the moments in the "Someday" video where he has the buttons and faders on the old school electronic organ move "by themselves". A very simple editing trick no doubt, but strangely compelling for some reason. I also love the little girl striking the gong "on cue". There's a way that this type of remixing of personal, amateur video makes it seem like the people who created the videos are actually involved in the creation somehow. I love it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:22 AM on March 5, 2009
Someone please fix this guy's site. I really want to send all my friends to it so I can be the coolest guy in the universe to them.

Just kidding, I already am the coolest guy in the universe to all my friends.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:40 AM on March 6, 2009

38: Zombie Bot Army
Though I do wish I could press a magical "please stop telling me about anime examples, I do not care at all" button.

They group the examples now, so you can just scroll right past it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:51 AM on March 3, 2009

Help me find widely ranging podcasts
Two podcasts from MeFi's Own YoungAmerican, Jesse Thorn, are great. Jordan Jesse Go! is the one of the most consistently funny things on the Internet, and The Sound of Young America is a great interview show, a la Fresh Air, but focusing mostly on comedians/comedy writers and musicians.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:33 AM on March 3, 2009 marked best answer

fpps in recent activity
What if you have a lot of noise favorites in your My Favorites?
Yo, dawg, we heard.. Oh fuck it I can't.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:43 AM on March 3, 2009

Moving in too soon
   she's also in a relationship for 4 years AND lives with the guy
until she finds the right moment to end it with the other
We haven't had sex yet...and she wants to keep it this way even after moving in
I made the compromise to not throw her out in case it doesn't work out
She wants to have her sister stay with us
   She's going to keep fucking her boyfriend
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:39 AM on March 3, 2009

Have rope, will travel.
<anonymous answer>
Maybe start with some role-playing? Start with the more "traditional" tropes -- naughty maid, sexy pool boy, horny co-ed, etc. and then you can move into more adventurous and creative ones. It will give you some practice with the "acting" and can be pretty fun all on it's own.

You could also start with a few "light" BSDM toys - a little paddle or a crop or what have you and keep it by the… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:27 AM on March 3, 2009

Don't want to be forced to choose
I do know however if I continue seeing these two people, things are going to get deeper.

Well, then stop seeing these people. If you are interested in seeing multiple people, then you need to find people to see who are OK with that. It sounds like you have found one, but that the other person you are with is maybe not. You say that you don't want to have to choose, but you are going to have to. Not between these two people, but between this person… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:14 PM on March 1, 2009
Oh, I wanted to add something. This notion of "seeing" multiple people seems somehow old-fashioned to me. These days (and even in my dating days over 10 years ago) people simply didn't date multiple people and then eventually choose one to "go steady" with. Today we typically take care of the getting to know people part through friendship (even with members of the opposite sex). Like wfrgms, I assume "seeing" means "fucking" and if that is the case, there… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:19 PM on March 1, 2009
My view is this: a relationship can be divided into dating, going-steady, and marriage.

Is that really the way it is anymore? I feel like that was already old-fashioned when I was dating 15 years ago. I'd say it's something more like: Friendship, Dating, and Cohabitation (Warning: May Contain Marriage-Like Substance). Sometimes people skip the friendship part (blind dates), but people usually know the people they date through their network of… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:45 AM on March 2, 2009

Self-links on AskMe
One thing mathowie doesn't mention in his response is that (in my understanding) it can be OK for a member to link to their own site or sites they are involved with in AskMe answers, if it is an appropriate answer to the question. If it were me, I would be damn sure there was no other place online to get similar information before doing it, and I would be very up front about it being a "self-link".

I have also had good luck with using the… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:34 AM on March 1, 2009
TINC (There Is No Canada)
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:34 AM on March 2, 2009

Though I wish he didn't call it "dreamism..."
Wow. Um, sorry. I won't bother next time.

Please don't do that, Caduceus. I didn't particularly like this guy's work either (though some of the photos were nice), but I didn't know that until I'd had a look at it, and I'd never have looked at it if it wasn't for your post. Criticism of the subject of a post should not be confused with criticism of the post itself (and anyokerin was way off base for criticizing you directly).… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:28 AM on March 2, 2009

Nick Hornby thinks you'll like (some of) these 40 books.
Especially if you can make the lender understand that the differences come from a dislike of the lent item rather than a dislike of the lender.

You have an overinflated sense of either the maturity and understanding of the people who lend me books, or my own powers of persuasion.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:38 PM on March 1, 2009

Got notice?
The plan is to back to the type of work I had in the contract position but am a bit hamstrung by my corporate job's three-month notice period. I'm sending out applications for jobs but hearing nothing back at all, despite getting interviews and work offers before. I know there is more competition generally now but I also think my current job and salary is off-putting, and the notice period I'd need to give is too hefty.

It would be one thing if you… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:05 PM on March 1, 2009

Iron Chef: Potluck Edition
enchiladas de mole

Yeah, I don't really like it, and I understand that it is a tricky thing to cook properly the first time you make it, but some Mexican food with a mole sauce seems like the ideal choice. You've got 1) Mexican, a potluck staple; 2) Mole, a unique and somewhat exotic element; and 3) both items in the challenge.

Depending on the awesomeness of your workplace, figuring out a way to incorporate this Ween album could seal the deal.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:18 PM on March 1, 2009

Help me better appreciate and understand music
Breaking it down - I started listening and separating mentally the bass line, the guitar, the drums, etc. For many years I just heard songs as one big wall of sound, for whatever reasons, I've learned to enjoy focusing in on the parts.

Good point. If you are play video games, playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero: World Tour will really enhance this skill, without the difficulty of learning an actual instrument.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on March 1, 2009

Someone Else Took My Road Not Taken...
I can't help but wonder if, back in March of last year, whether I maybe shouldn't have gone ahead and asked him to move in, and that I made a mistake back then.

You may have, but you'll never know it. Even if it was, I am sorry to tell you that it will not be the last mistake you make. All we can do is hope that we do not make the same mistakes again and again.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:04 AM on March 1, 2009

Science fiction stories in six words.
Time was, a man could die.

That one is really quite good, pracowity.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 AM on March 1, 2009
One inspired by the Six Word Stories site:

Newest comments first drives MeFites insane.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:59 AM on March 1, 2009

Proper Display of a Flag
The only applicable sections of the US Flag Code I can find might be the following:

"S. 6. a. It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness...

S. 6. c. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 PM on February 27, 2009 marked best answer

More interesting ways to get her off? (NSFW)
I just want to reiterate the fact that sex is not a race to the orgasm. Don't assume that just because she is not on Cumming Street that you are not getting anywhere. Talk to her about it sometime when you are not being intimate. Find out what she likes, what she is into, what she doesn't like, what she might like to try sometime, etc, etc. After almost 15 years of crazy sexy fun, Ms Steady and I still catch up every once in a while about the sex department. Best thing about those types of… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:35 PM on February 27, 2009

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