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Blasphemy is Teh Funneh
telstar: hoookay, i'll bite. what is a "Christian restaurant"?

Some back story on the "Christian restaurant" joke above.

The "God Eated U" one made me laugh so hard I cried.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:18 AM on September 27, 2007

Help me deal with Xbox withdrawal
Don't GameCrazy's loan systems?

Not here in MA, but they do sell used Xboxes for $75.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:11 PM on September 26, 2007

Help us name our new adult (porn site)
skeet = male ejaculate, desjardins

See, not obviously porny. Go with it. Though you should buy puntangclan.com for the comedy value alone. I am looking for a personal domain, better act fast...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:07 PM on September 26, 2007

Dentist/Doc suggestions in Boston area?
The best dentist in the world is Dr. John Atkins of Atkins Dentistry in Needham (just off Exit 19 on Rt. 128). He is so good that I'd drive all the way from the Cape to see him. Welcome to the area!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:44 PM on September 26, 2007 marked best answer

London and Paris for kids
I'm also interested in answers to this question. Perhaps you could share with the class, occhiblu?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 AM on September 26, 2007

Putting the "whiff" in Wiffle Ball
DU, I'm pretty sure he is spinning the shit out of it, based on the sound, and the fact that my brother can do something similar (though not to this degree, and without as much control).

I love the big dude batting against him who looks back at the strike zone device like it is somehow to blame.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:20 PM on September 25, 2007

Two requests: sorting threads and social linking!
scalefree: "At the very least you'll want to disable posting while in sorted mode to discourage people from posting without reading the thread in order for context. Otherwise we'll get people responding to the highest scored comments without reading any followups to them, which would dramatically increase the number of duplicate replies & kill the (already somewhat sketchy) sense of continuity & conversational flow we have now."

This... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:42 PM on September 25, 2007

You Were Killed by Fluffy Wumpkins
For actual teenage badassery, I say go with the formula [Military/Professional Title] + [Hevvy Metull Mizpelld Ajektiv]. Gives you the classic Judge Dredd, plus things like Captain Mizeri, Doctor Payne, Major Malfunkshun, etc.

I'll reprint my suggestions from the "ironically badass" thread here, too, cause I really liked them:

ILuvTimberlake
PonyGurl
Ballerina42
FieldHockeyPlayer
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:36 PM on September 25, 2007
I might actually read that Iain Banks series based solely on the ship names!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:38 PM on September 25, 2007
Actually, "You were killed by Justin_Timberlake" is also hilarious.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:39 PM on September 25, 2007

Manifold
Give us a hint on doing the last level without retrieving anomalies. Nice find, jonson.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:17 PM on September 25, 2007

Is anyone aware of facilities similar to AC Milan's Milan Lab?
Does it have to be soccer? If not, you may want to check out Dr. James Andrews. He is more known for repairing injuries than for preventing them, but many people believe that a successful "Tommy John surgery" increases both pitching speed and career duration for a baseball pitcher.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:46 PM on September 25, 2007

Was this dude my great-grandfather...or an IMPOSTOR?!
So his name is listed as "Pepper" and his children are "Pfeiffer" or similar? Is he first-generation American? Perhaps his official name was changed by Immigration functionaries to an "Americanized" version, but he wanted his kids to have the actual family name?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:30 PM on September 25, 2007

I want more satisfaction.
Particularly interesting (as it is the original artist doing the "cover") is Eric Clapton's version of "Layla" from the MTV Unplugged series.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:42 AM on September 24, 2007
Also, no one has mentioned the White Stripes/Joss Stone "Fell In Love With a Girl/Boy" dyad. Stripes = high energy, punky; Joss = v. bluesy and soulful. Honestly can't remember which came first at this point.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:08 AM on September 25, 2007

Marathon - Halo's predecessor
My freshman year at college was at a Mac-friendly school (Windows machines not supported(!)) shortly after Marathon came out. Let's just say that Campus-wide AppleTalk network + Marathon + rampant grade inflation = good times.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:52 PM on September 24, 2007

A moment of eternal silence.
I also never knew about the WWII and French Resistance stuff. While Mummenschantz was Nightmare Fuel for me, I do appreciate the sort of "elemental acting" that is mime.

I am fortunate to have been exposed to Marceau's performances on T.V. in the 50's, BEFORE snarking about mime's became the thing to do. We could actually enjoy it without feeling like we had to be cool and make fun of it

Anyone have a sense of the... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:38 PM on September 23, 2007

Please help me find where this WW2 soldier is buried
I don't have any specific information or advice, but if you run into a dead end with the Globe's obituaries (a very good start), my grandfather was President of the Arlington Retired Men's Club (an organization with a lot of veteran members) and worked for a time for the Arlington Advocate (a local newspaper). He passed away a couple of years ago, but I can try and get in touch with his contacts at those organizations if need be. My email is in my profile.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:00 PM on September 23, 2007

Why do football teams publish their players' chances of being available for play?
The other part of the injury reports that is absurd is that they're also used by Vegas to help set lines, although the NFL is absolutely against wagering on their contests.

Well, they are officially against it, but let's face it, without gambling (legal and otherwise), interest in the League would be greatly diminished. My understanding of the injury report is that it exists for the bookmakers.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on September 22, 2007

Overmoderation.
mikepop: "How about a "I'm leaving and never coming back" checkbox in the user profile? That way the member can notify the site but not have to start a thread. Make available an RSS feed of those who leave."

Yes, and if you check the box? Automagically insta-banned.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:55 AM on September 12, 2007
Out: Moderators. In: Extreminators

My new band is totally going to be The Extreminators.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:57 AM on September 12, 2007
I can't believe Matt disabled the <nelson> tag. Now the terrorists have really won.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:39 PM on September 18, 2007
K-r-r-r-r-ep!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:42 AM on September 21, 2007

Chelsea headhunter.
So, the real question is—What team should I root for?

ESPN's Sports Guy did a pretty in-depth analysis of this exact question last year and came up with Tottenham Hotspur.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:30 PM on September 20, 2007
That ESPN article was a charming mix of ignorance and enthusiasm. Not what you'd expect from an American!

Simmons is a pretty good writer, if you have any interest in American sports (though he seems to be the cilantro [coriander] of columnists -- love him or hate him), particularly the NBA and/or Boston teams. I seem to remember that he has mentioned in passing in other columns since then that, despite his dispassionate, reasoned analysis, he finds... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:39 AM on September 21, 2007

Are my cats meds actually good for them?
To my Veterinary Technician wife this does not sound right, but it is hard to say. If you can tell me (her) a little more info she can give you a more specific answer -- 1) What are the ages and approximate weights of the cats? 2) What are the names of the drugs and the exact instructions on the labels? 3) Are the cats indoor or outdoor? 4) Are the cats up to date on vaccines? 5) Do they have any pre-existing medical conditions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:21 PM on September 19, 2007

Cavemen demand fair treatment!
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* OFFICIAL VICEROY-LEVEL COMMUNICATION FOLLOWS *
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Communication Number: 14926MT
Communication Designation: VICEROY
Security Sub-routines: ALL
Threat Level: CATASTROPHE

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High-level intelligence intercepts from LOCUTUS-class assets suggest Operation... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:03 AM on September 19, 2007
Also, the sadly unknown Now And Again, one of my favorite series ever.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:11 AM on September 19, 2007

Best way to use a tanning salon?
5 - Skin cancer.

Right, but I think the poster's point is that if you are getting a tan, the radiation is getting through the sunblock anyway, so why bother?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:01 AM on September 19, 2007

The Grey Lady on The Blue
And "Huh," I guess, since my cut-n-paste there is supposed to have double quotation marks around Mr. Cadenhead's remark. What's up with them turning into single quotes? (cgc373)

Something in the Preview process turns two single quotes ('') within tags into one -- we all learned that in the Crazy Thread That Never Really Happened.

I liked the parenthetical (Oh, btw, we attributed quotes to this fictional person at one... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:56 AM on September 19, 2007
Also single quotes not ''within tags'' -- I meant to edit that out.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:57 AM on September 19, 2007

And *I* thought that it was cool that I got Columbus Day off...
ed, the reason that Russia is in such deep crap now is because of the Soviet state. Decades of failed communism, destruction of the natural world, ignorance of AIDS and alcoholism...all of these are legacies of the Soviets. (Muddler)

Right, but how does having MORE PEOPLE solve those problems in any way?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 AM on September 18, 2007

Quoting
@Plutor (tee-hee): If I may suggest an aesthetic improvement while you are hacking about, I have changed the [Quote] in your script to ["], as it looks better alongside the [+] and [!].
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:54 PM on September 16, 2007
After all, we have no problem discouraging signatures and other very common conventions that appear elsewhere.

To be fair, though, we flat out do not provide the functionality for signatures, which I think is a huge part of why they don't get abused. Social pressure is a powerful tool, but consider the difference between "don't sign your posts" and "don't link to youtube"—one is asking people not to do
... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:34 AM on September 18, 2007

Whistle -- now, what melody is that?
The Johnny Carson era Tonight Show theme.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:06 PM on September 16, 2007

please advice on killing the "too much" factor.
This is probably not helpful short-term, but maybe something to think about as you go about the business of choosing potential long-term partners. My wife and I have been together for almost 14 years now, and when we began dating, it was very intense, very quickly, on both of our parts (to the point that we regrettably lost touch with many of the friends we had at the time). We continue to be among the more "touchy-feely" couples we know.

What I am trying to... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:24 PM on September 16, 2007

Extracurricular activities on my résumé?
Absolutely should have it in there. I'd even put it under "Work Experience" -- doesn't matter that you didn't get paid.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:44 AM on September 16, 2007

It's annoying.
Testing...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:15 PM on September 15, 2007
Hmm. Do I havve to do something other than just type "Testing" to get the craziness?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:16 PM on September 15, 2007

There's porn and then there's evil evil shit...
FYI, the "Horrible Sage [sic]" link is actually a link to a Something Awful article about a film made-to-order (by way of a request in a SA forum, apparently) that includes all manner of awful somethings, including shit-eating and vomiting, apparently. There are some stills from the film, but no video. The review includes the passage: "Make no effort to find SWAP.avi. Make no attempt to download it for 'a laugh'. It will change you in ways you will not fully understand for at... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:47 PM on September 15, 2007

Avoiding Kids: How Men Cope With Being Cast as Predators
I smile at and talk to other folks' kids, too, if they seem friendly. I don't want those kids going through life without a kind word from a nice man.

Not. Party. To. Fear.


I'd like a Greasemonkey script that automatically favorites any comment Devils Rancher makes, plz. I also smile and talk to kids, and honestly, I can't recall getting a dirty look for it. I even look a little molesty, if I do say so myself. This year, I... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:19 PM on September 13, 2007
Also, the more men that refuse to submit to the fear-mongering like Devils Rancher and me (and some of the other commenters her) the better. If all nice, friendly men stop smiling at and talking to kids, that would be the real tragedy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:25 PM on September 13, 2007

What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople?
unexpected side-bonus of this great thread: finding out what other MeFites are experts in. Forensic Entomology? Opera Singing? We need to have a MeFite talent show sometime.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:29 AM on September 12, 2007

MarkovFilter: Lemme see if any American supermarkets have taken in this stuff to decorate my dorm room.
Couldn't resist posting this one:

I really enjoyed the filling yourself. Drizzle them with an IR-blaster. Of course this means getting an extra week's pay/$100/free cuppa. Alternatively, offer hefty bonuses at a problem for Mrs. Steady when there is, ahem, significant extension of the most excited about Wii).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:01 PM on September 11, 2007

What bank and/or credit card are best for implementing a 100% online, paperless, automated, personal finance system
I don't know about some of the other stuff, but Bank of America's online banking is quite good. Not only do they encourage you to get email delivery of statements, but they offer "e-bills" from several major organizations (credit card, cable & cellphone, for me), which means the essential information about your bill comes right into online banking, allowing you to pay it in one click.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:37 AM on September 11, 2007

Why does this town smell like garlic?
I seemed to remember there is a spice company located in the area, but Google suggests they are actually in the New Bedford area. Maybe call and ask if they have a warehouse/shipping facility in Wareham?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:09 AM on September 11, 2007

How many flags do I have?
I agree with empath. If flags are only visible to the poster/commenter, why would the popularity/fairness problems exist? If #1 doesn't want it, I guess it's not going to happen, but I think getting negative feedback is helpful.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:25 AM on September 11, 2007
You're ugly.

Yes, and you are drunk, but in the morning I'll... oh, wait, nevermind.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:30 AM on September 11, 2007

The Great Melting Post
Dirty Water [MA]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on September 11, 2007

[more than you wanted to know inside]
Florence Henderson is Raining Vaginal Condescension.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:25 PM on September 10, 2007

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