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MCMikeNamara: "why am I still SO ENVIOUS of the Intellivision keypads"

My rich friend in elementary school had a 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision, and oh, how the jealousy burned. Flames, flames on the side of my face.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:37 AM on April 14, 2015

It’s time to take her out back and stick her in the ground.
When we moved from Massachusetts to the Raleigh suburbs, we were amused to hear the locals joke that Cary stands for Containment Area for Relocated Yankees. And while it's true that the mega-suburban areas of the Triangle are increasingly nondescript, we now live on the southern edge of the Raleigh metroplex (in the much more poetically named Fuquay-Varina) and you don't have to go too far from our house to find the "rural south" - the ramshackle house with the huge porch and the six… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:05 AM on April 13, 2015
The Underpants Monster: "And I've alway found the word "Yankee" fasciating."

The classic joke is: To someone in the rest of the world, "Yankee" means an American. To a Southerner, "Yankee" means someone from the North. To a Northerner, "Yankee" means a New Englander. To a New Englander, "Yankee" means someone from New Hampshire, and to someone from New Hampshire, "Yankee" means someone that eats pie for breakfast.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:03 AM on April 13, 2015
ob1quixote: "First, I had jury duty relatively recently. In the jury assembly room, I was struck at how American it was. By which I mean people from dozens of nations and cultures and every continent were all represented. I read the list of names as they called people to different groups and it reminded me of the casualty list from the USS Arizona. It gave me hope that maybe this county isn't doomed. "

It's going to seem almost jingoistic… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:32 AM on April 14, 2015

Community Veterinary Outreach: supporting homeless people and their pets
BlueHorse: "I can't think of ANY dog sport in which leaving a dog intact would impact in any way the dog's "physical fitness and safety.""

I'm in favor of 100% spay and neuter as well, but there is some evidence that suggests that neutering can lead to an increased risk of joint disease (and cancer) in some breeds of dog. It's a fairly controversial issue in veterinary medicine at the moment.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:27 AM on April 14, 2015

Three people who've never been in my kitchen
[+] for the title
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:23 PM on April 13, 2015

Better ebook sync for my Mac and iPhone
Wi-Fi syncing your iOS device to iTunes can be a little flaky, but that how I get the ebooks I want on my iOS devices.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:17 AM on April 13, 2015

how should i have handled this?
Even without the brother in the hospital, you still did the right thing. If SO wants the bike so badly, he can offer to buy it from Billy for a fair price.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:32 AM on April 12, 2015

Not happy in new town but husband loves it...
You need to have this discussion with your husband, but you can't go into it with the mentality that the conversation is about how to convince him to move back. That's not fair to him. Neither would it be for him to go into the conversation with the idea that he is going to somehow cajole you into being happy in a new city. You both need to discuss the question of where you are going to live, but you need to come to the table prepared to compromise. Instead of thinking about concessions he… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:08 AM on April 12, 2015

YourFavoriteSite.sucks
You know, I was going to buy some airline tickets from JetBlue, but I just did a little web searching, and turns out there is a site called www.jetblue.sucks, so I guess I'll take my travel dollars elsewhere.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:35 PM on April 11, 2015

CGA = 4 colors, amirite?
Yeah, I'm with griphus. I appreciate how impressive it is, but that "How it's done" link might as well read "A wizard did it."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:43 PM on April 10, 2015

Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself
I am strangely good at throwing small food items (grapes, M&Ms, etc) very high in the air and catching them in my mouth.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:44 AM on March 30, 2015
So I can blame you for the babelfish?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:41 PM on April 6, 2015
Cat Scare - Sometimes it's the cat you should be afraid of. Summer 2015
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:05 AM on April 8, 2015
flug: "I knew my wife's serious, long-term boyfriend quite well about 10 years before I ever met my wife."

Oh yeah, that reminds me. I had a best friend of the opposite gender all through High School. The summer before Senior year we decided to try dating. It was a colossal failure (no one's fault, just too weird) and it kind of drove a wedge into our friendship. A few months later I started dating the woman who would eventually become my… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:17 AM on April 10, 2015

Baby Shower Invite Etiquette?
Is the shower before the bowling? If so, I might pass on the shower and wait to see how you click at a more casual social event.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 AM on April 9, 2015

A Day In the •Life
Less space than a Nomad. Lame.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:40 PM on April 8, 2015
One wonders if they'd ever support Android? Or do they not care about the other 80% of smart phone users?

They do actually. That's why they envision the Watch as an iPhone sales tool. I'm not sure it's going to work out that way, but that's their thinking.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:34 PM on April 8, 2015

Mad Men: Severance
It was sad to see Peggy's reaction to the way the Topaz assholes treated Joan, but when I remember that she is really only a few years younger than my grandmother, I know it is an all-too-accurate attitude for a professional woman of that generation to have.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:24 AM on April 6, 2015
Also, I agree that the ending is not going to be as dramatic and mind-blowing as a lot of the fan theories have it, but I did think that the line from Diana, the diner waitress, that "when people die, everything gets mixed up" may hint at more dreams and dream-like action to come.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:27 AM on April 6, 2015
Rock Steady: "It was sad to see Peggy's reaction to the way the Topaz assholes treated Joan"

Ugh, it only just now clicked for me that those shitheels were not from Topaz, but from McCann, so they were her bosses, not her clients. Ugh ugh ugh. How does she go into work every day?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:30 PM on April 6, 2015
I assume the Danny Cockpunch pen name will be added to the wiki shortly.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 4:42 AM on April 7, 2015
Mad Style is up.

I must admit, I didn't attach much significance to Don wearing a non-white shirt in that first scene, but yeah, that's a big deal.

Don has a surprising meeting. Peggy and Joan have a difference of opinion. Brian Krakow gets the veal.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 8:54 AM on April 8, 2015

A relatively serious general-interest web community.
I'd love to see MetaFilter be on the forefront of some kind of technical solution to this problem. Given pb is some kind of time-travelling supergenius, it shouldn't be too hard, right?

Wait you guys is pb a Time Lord? That would explain so much.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:37 AM on April 8, 2015

faves on metafilter tbh
Based on the stoners I know, I'm kind of surprised there aren't more "eed-way" type answers.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:57 PM on April 7, 2015

Enough with the Marie Curie already!
My first thought was of Rosalind Franklin. I am a bit ashamed to say I couldn't immediately come up with her name, but I did think of "The woman who got screwed out of credit for discovering DNA."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:10 PM on April 7, 2015

How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?
This is the beaniest plate that ever was.

Congratulations and well done, iamkimiam.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:16 PM on April 3, 2015
This is great, because now when my family ask what I've been doing all day, I can say "Participating in a community of practice" instead of "Farting around on MetaFilter."
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:17 PM on April 3, 2015
flug: "In conclusion, WFT?"

What Fuh Thuck?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:27 AM on April 7, 2015

RAP GOD ASL SLYT
Yo, jenkinsEar, imma let you finish, but asockpuppet is right that Anaconda is the best thing ever.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:19 PM on April 6, 2015

journalists are rarely in a position to prove guilt or innocence in rape
I'm sure the fraternity will sue Rolling Stone, but it says something about the system that part of the reason they didn't object to this story more fervently from the beginning was that they couldn't keep the details of the various sexual assault allegations at their frat house straight.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:18 PM on April 5, 2015
sbutler: "What do you draw this conclusion from?"

The article talks about how the leadership of the fraternity thought Erdeley was asking about a different allegation of assault in September of 2012 that they had been notified of by university administration. It's in the "Can You Comment?" section, but I can't seem to link directly to it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:33 AM on April 6, 2015
Hmm. I guess I mis-interpreted that part of the article. Why the hell didn't they demand more details from Erdeley then, or investigate more fully before commenting?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:44 AM on April 6, 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes To The Doctor
Oof. I didn't realize it was such a caricature of a specific person.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:36 AM on April 6, 2015

Nerd Idol
It's not exactly nerdy, but one of the contestants on American Idol this season wore the Internet-breaking dress.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:25 AM on April 4, 2015

OMG HAVE A GREAT SUMMMERRRR11111
Have a great summer! See you next year! Stay cool! DP AH KR MM [two exclamation points made into a smiley face]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:04 PM on April 3, 2015

Laughing On Line
Its like if PFT Commenter got a Face Book sight, imo. Those are some funney and hot takes.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:27 AM on April 3, 2015
it's like watching a bunch of college educated middle-class people punching down at not-college-educated rural folks

My Facebook feed is all the evidence I need that middle-class college-educated people post plenty of dumb and offensive stuff on Facebook, and poor, less-well-educated people can be cool and funny. Not sure why you assume otherwise.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on April 3, 2015

Should we tip our cat-sitter?
It seems a little paternalistic to tip someone who sets their own rates.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:28 PM on April 2, 2015

Humor books for 12 year old
Carl Hiassen has a kids book series that is probably well below your Wodehouse reader's capabilities, but they are nearly as funny as his more adult-oriented stuff.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on April 2, 2015

What is the best shampoo for oily hair?
bunderful is exactly right. Shampoo every day with a clarifying shampoo and little to no conditioner. I've tried many things for dealing with my oily hair, and that's the best option.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:12 PM on April 1, 2015
For a specific product recommendation, Suave Daily Clarifying literally could not be any cheaper or more effective.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:37 PM on April 1, 2015
Kadin2048: "If you really want to degrease your hair, Dr Bronners Soap will do the job."

That is very true. I used Dr B as shampoo for a while when I got a couple free bottles, and it really was great.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:20 AM on April 2, 2015

I'm close to adopting a dog but I'm facing an ethical dilemma
You do not have an ethical dilemma. You are not ethically bound to rescue shelter dogs from euthanasia. If you were, you might want to stock up on kibble, because as ftm says, I'm sad to say there are a lot of them. Go forward with a clear conscience and adopt the dog you think will be the best fit for you.

That said, a border collie in an apartment can be a tough row to hoe...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:23 PM on April 1, 2015

Men's Neckties: How-to tie necktie...
Not sure I trust these woven knots. More of a Full Windsor man, myself. It's amazing how much easier tie tying is to explain in a video as opposed to words or even diagrams. Well done.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Rock Steady at 7:25 PM on April 1, 2015

I want my free TV
Is there an easy and cheap(ish) way to get modern DVR capabilities (search, series recording, intelligent conflict handling, etc) with OTA broadcasts?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 PM on April 1, 2015

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 245: Bro's Better, Bro's Best Ch. 62-71
When did they join MaxFun? I started listening to them just before that, and all of the clip shows have been new to me so far, I think.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:32 PM on March 31, 2015


Unless you are a table.
I don't have a microwave oven, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.

I think of this line every time I cook something in my kitchen clock.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:29 PM on March 30, 2015

Quick Modern Theme Updates
Any progress on being able to select text within a comment on iOS?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:45 PM on March 28, 2015

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