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Adventure Time: Dentist
Actually, it's about ethics in insectile dentistry.

I like the way Dentist is grammatically a thing/place/state of being in Ooo, not a profession.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 11:11 AM on December 4, 2014

Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread!
dreamyshade: "I was mildly confused at first when I got a thing in the mail today - somehow I had forgotten that I would be getting a mystery present, and not just me giving somebody else a mystery present. Ha."

Yes, exactly this. Which is funny, since it was you who quonsed me! My daughter and I will enjoy many an evening ganking Maize Walkers and flooping pigs in the Adventure Time Card Wars game. I'll try and post a picture of my Cerebral… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:19 AM on December 3, 2014
Also, I haven't sent my quonsee their gift yet, though it sits wrapped on my counter, ready to go. It shall be mailed this week, and by a magical Quonsmas Coincidence (Quoincidence?) it only has to go a couple of towns over, so it should be there soon.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:21 AM on December 3, 2014
Rock Steady: "My daughter and I will enjoy many an evening ganking Maize Walkers and flooping pigs in the Adventure Time Card Wars game. I'll try and post a picture of my Cerebral Blood Storm this evening. "

OK, so I didn't get a picture, but we did have a great game that ended in the Card Warsiest possible ending. If you are not familiar with the show this won't make much sense, but I need to tell someone about it, and you all are the… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:24 AM on December 4, 2014

New for FanFare: Podcasts
My Brother, My Brother and Me
How Did This Get Made?
Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Roderick on the Line
The B.S. Report (for us sportsball fans)

and maybe a Re-Listen or First Listen to
You Look Nice Today
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:54 PM on December 3, 2014
absalom: "At least to this one outsider-insider perspective, it seems like a handful of people howling their ideas into a void or the occasional "popular" discussion that manages 15 whole comments. More-or-less, there is no discussion."

This is also a very good description of the first year or so of another website I am familiar with. You may have heard of it as well, it's a Community Weblog called metalfitter.com or something. I think it might still be around.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:44 AM on December 4, 2014

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
It will be a long, long time before I can say the words "What's this?" without hearing Jack's voice in my head.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:04 PM on December 3, 2014

Preserving self-estrangement after dad's divorce
For any reason, or no reason at all, you are free to not want your Dad in your life, and you are free to tell him so. The thing is, there is no magic spell you can say that will make it OK from his point of view, so honestly, don't bother with politeness. Be clear and blunt and make a clean break of it. "Dad, I'm glad you seem to be happy in your life with your new family, but I don't want you to be a part of my life anymore. Please don't contact me again." It's going to suck, and it… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:47 PM on December 3, 2014

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Oh man, I loved these back when I was tutoring for the LSAT. Students either loved them or hated them with a passion. I understand that they are no longer on the LSAT though, is that the case?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:14 PM on December 3, 2014
I always figured that knowing how to game the system with largely irrelevant info was pretty important for lawyers-to-be.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:23 PM on December 3, 2014

Ninetyfive live spectators, three million views on Youtube
I think Roche's goal has the most "intentionality" of the finalists. RVP threw his head at the ball and managed to time it just right, James's shot has a kind of hopefulness to it, but I get the feeling that Roche knew exactly where that ball was going to end up from her first touch, which is an insane level of ball control.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:32 AM on December 3, 2014
Also, the Sanvezzo goal should be a finalist, if the prize can be awarded to a team.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:36 AM on December 3, 2014

That's wrong, sorry.
The "I'm writing a novel..." of disputing incorrect answers is "I agree with [correct answer]. In addition, [wrong answer] is wrong because..."

Also, this suggestion is a non-starter on a number of levels:
1. There is no such thing as unassailable correctness.
2. Even if there were, the mods could not know it for all questions (if they did, we wouldn't need AskMe, just AskTaz).
3. And even if… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:53 PM on December 2, 2014

I was a close friend of your husband. No, really, I was.
This is not a problem at all. There were many old friends of my father's that I first met at his funeral, and I did not think twice about it. At most funerals, the bereaved aren't looking to make conversation. A simple "I felt very close to your Dad/husband, even though we hadn't seen each other in a long time. I'm sorry to meet you under these circumstances. My condolences on your loss." and then move on will be fine.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:55 AM on December 2, 2014

Preparing my iPhone 4 For Sale
No, but you could use this as a reminder to set up regular backups for your new phone.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:16 AM on December 2, 2014 marked best answer

Which TV-show intro was this?!
For what it's worth, I just asked my non-MeFite wife this question, and with no prompting, she immediately said Perfect Strangers. When I told her that had been disqualified, she suggested One Day At A Time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:07 PM on December 1, 2014
I just tweeted @bronsonap and @bpinchotonline.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:20 PM on December 1, 2014

Buying a low-end Macbook?
For posterity, I'll note that -- thanks partially to all of your advice -- we ditched the low-end MacBook idea and decided to go with an iPad Air and a keyboard cover, and to switch the workflow in question to Pages/Keynote from Word/PowerPoint. So far it's working great, but I did find out they have some 2006ish MacBooks at my University's surplus department for sub-$200, and I may pick one of them up next month for the occasional thing that might require an actual mobile computer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:05 PM on December 1, 2014

Un-supersize me. Difficulty: mental health
The easiest way to lose weight quickly and reliably is the oldest and the simplest. Count calories. Get a calorie counting app for your phone or computer, calculate an optimal calorie value for yourself, and then stay below that count for two weeks. You will probably lose several pounds right off the bat and that will encourage you to keep going. I lost about 20 pounds with almost no effort when I started counting calories.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:14 PM on November 26, 2014

The 15 Worst Owners in Sports
Steely-eyed Missile Man: "Don't you? A better (and shorter) article would be on which owners aren't fuckers and why, if such a thing is even possible."

Bob Kraft? His greatest failing seems to be dating a much younger woman since the death of his wife, but who knows, maybe he's only dating her because of her football acumen?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:44 AM on November 25, 2014

Help me create a movie title that is (a) intriguing and (b) open-ended.
How about Open Ended?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:59 PM on November 24, 2014

How can there be better songs about being 17 than 18?
My pre-teen daughter has been playing this song into the ground lately:

18 - 5 Seconds of Summer
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:56 PM on November 24, 2014

It pretty much landed in my lap
I'm a Patriots fan, so it's pretty hard for me to praise an amazing catch by the NY Giants, but, yeah, that was the best catch I've ever seen.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:20 AM on November 24, 2014
Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton: "How do they pat each others' buttocks with those sticky gloves?"

Very carefully.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:20 AM on November 24, 2014
That's a great GIF, JoeZydeco. It really hammers home the way the TV camera angle made the catch seem like a special effect. He's running along, inches from the sideline, appears to lean several feet over the sideline to catch it, and still somehow comes down well in bounds? It's like a non-Euclidean catch or something.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:36 AM on November 24, 2014

"Some things belonged to both of us from day one"
I get terrified when I think about what my daughter and I would do if we lost my wife (and I've thought about it a bunch). Then I read articles and reminiscences like this and I get more terrified, as I hadn't thought about what I'd do if one of her favorite songs came on the loudspeaker at the drugstore. I can't imagine that I'd be up for Option 1 for a very long time.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on November 24, 2014

Two parts woo, one part science.
I read the whole babywearing Wikipedia page, waiting for the thing that would make it "niche" and not "totally normal" and I didn't find it. Go find some friends who are as lightly toasted as you are.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:51 PM on November 22, 2014

ಠ_ಠ
I like this little guy

ಠಿ_ಠ
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:27 AM on November 22, 2014

Interviewing future housemates
I bet if you ask someone "What is the correct way to load the dishwasher?" you will get all the answers you need about their level of fastidiousness.

Silverware up, except for sharp knives; everything facing in; large utensils laid down in upper rack.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:34 AM on November 20, 2014

How to deal with memories from an animal attack?
BuddhaInABucket: "I basically have no idea what to do with this experience. Is it part of the whole grief package? Or is it its own thing? Will it fade on its own with time? I have been seeing my therapist about this and I have friends who are supportive of my loss, but don't know of anyone who has experienced a violent incident like that before."

Yeah, this is an incredibly rare and tragic loss you have suffered. The number of people who… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:07 AM on November 19, 2014

How to start talking to a guy I have a crush on?
missybitsy: "I don't know how to get to know him better without appearing desperate."

Don't worry about this kind of game-playing, hard-to-get, The Rules kind of nonsense. Talk to him if you want to talk to him. If that makes him not interested in you, then you are best off knowing that now.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:07 PM on November 18, 2014
Mizu: "The coffee isn't a date, but if it goes well, ask him out on one. Use the word "date". Other humans are pretty obtuse about these things. We can't read minds. You have to use your words to express your desires clearly."

This should be auto-posted in all dating AskMes.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:58 PM on November 18, 2014

I do love your head butts... but I've got stuff to do
JenThePro: "We had been away on a week-long vacation in late October, but we had a family member house-sit for us, so Binky wasn’t alone at all while we were away. We decorated our second bedroom this weekend which meant a few boxes were out in the hallway. I wondered if she thought we might be moving again, but the clingy behavior started before this."

Any of this would be reason enough for my cats to start freaking out and behaving weirdly… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:53 AM on November 18, 2014
JenThePro: "We've also been on many vacations before and she's NEVER acted this way! Perhaps this most recent one sent her over the edge?"

Maybe. Our little luggage pisser wasn't always that way, he just got fed up with our globetrotting at some point. If it's your first vacation since moving, or your first vacation with a live-in petsitter, those are completely new and different things in her mind.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on November 18, 2014

RIP Felicity Rilke
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Peaceful hearts and minds to her loved ones. Thanks for those links, maxsparber.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:50 AM on November 18, 2014

"It was terrible the first time, and it's terrible now."
Aww, I kind of like that song. It's got bells, at least. Even as a young child hearing the song for the first time, it was clear that the "bone-headed" lyric was just very biting sarcasm.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on November 18, 2014

Help, I'm going through acute [a cute!] Bee and Puppycat withdrawal!
Bravest Warriors. You're welcome.

It's always been Wankershim.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:52 AM on November 17, 2014

Getting Podcasts on my iPhone 6 (iTunes 12). Frustrated.
Seconding Downcast over Overcast (heh). It offers insanely fine-grained control on exactly what podcasts are downloaded/played/saved/etc.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on November 17, 2014 marked best answer

My life's a rock in a rock tumbler, getting shone.
I mean, that's cool and all, and imma let you finish, but you are still not the best-selling former professional wrestler of all time.

I keed, of course. Congratulations, and I'm looking forward to reading it!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:11 AM on November 16, 2014

It Has Been Quite an Adventure
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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on November 14, 2014

Names of characters that didn't exist, or were hidden in plain sight
I think most of these well meaning answers are a bit off track. You aren't looking for secret identities, but rather characters who are created out of whole cloth within the fiction. You are looking for Canadian Girlfriends in fiction, right?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:37 AM on November 14, 2014
George Glass from The Brady Bunch.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:08 AM on November 14, 2014

Who's the New Illuminati?
Skull & Bones?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:44 PM on November 13, 2014

Why are Table Legs?
At a restaurant, you want a pedestal so that you can cram the maximum number of chairs (and thus paying diners) into the space. The downside is that a pedestal table is much less sturdy, and can be prone to tipping over or becoming off balance -- how many matchbooks have you shoved under restaurant tables in your life, for example? At home, where maximizing revenue is not a factor, you might as well go with a more stable table.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on November 13, 2014

Looking for useful feedback: MetaFilter tools by mdevore
I love me some HowlsOfOutrage. Thanks for doing this, mdevore!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:16 PM on November 13, 2014

MetaFilter tools: new and...
This is great and good.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Rock Steady at 2:12 PM on November 13, 2014
While I'm here, I love Howls of Outrage, but it seems to conflict somehow with a Stylish script that I am running to turn the green in the new MeFi design back to yellow. As soon as I "activate" Howls by passing my cursor over the "X favorites" it seems to "deactivate" the Stylish script and everything goes green again. If I reload the page, it's back to yellow.

It's not a huge deal, and the aesthetic damage is well worth the functionality… [more]
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Rock Steady at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2014

Landing on a comet LIVE!
That gave me the chills, kyrademon, literally.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:51 AM on November 12, 2014

Travel advice for Raleigh please!
I can't really speak to veggie/vegan food, but I know Fiction Kitchen is new and well-regarded in that scene. If you like the sweet stuff, I believe both Videri and Escazu have vegan options.

As far as art goes, the NC Museum of Art is quite good, and has a really nice sculpture garden walking trail, if you are so inclined. There is also the Contemporary Art Museum, which is small, and while the quality of the exhibits can be a bit varied, they are generally at least… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:27 AM on November 12, 2014

aka Your Favorite Dog Sucks
This chart seems to indicate that Bedlington Terriers and Clumber Spaniels are more popular than Greyhounds. Surely that's not accurate.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:43 AM on November 12, 2014

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