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Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
This was not one of the best action movies I've ever seen, this is one of the best movies I've ever seen. What a world, what a story, what characters, what emotion, what terror, what redemption. I will be thinking about this movie for a long, long time.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:08 PM on May 22, 2015
I mean, just the little mourning gesture the Many Mothers make. They grab something ineffable from the air and put it in their hearts. What does that say about them and their society? What does it say about their lives that they need to have a "mourning gesture" at all? Fuck I love this movie.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:13 PM on May 22, 2015
Incidentally, thinking about Nux - along with Max and Furiosa, his name is from Latin, meaning Nut (as in Nux Vomica, Poison Nut, from which strychnine is derived). It also means "a worthless thing".

Huh. I assumed it was a corruption of NOx. Maybe it's both.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:30 AM on May 27, 2015
Holy shit, it just occurred to me: Is the license plate FURIOSA and/or WAR-RIG available in my state?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:35 PM on June 2, 2015
Soooooo tempting...
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:44 PM on June 2, 2015

Help me ID this pop song.
Crystalinne: "When I can't think of a song I heard on the radio I usually head to the itunes top songs. "

I was just going to suggest this. You can also start a Pandora or iTunes Radio station based on a similar song, though that is less successful.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:41 PM on June 2, 2015
Bastille - Pompeii?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:15 PM on June 2, 2015

I don't like you because you're dangerous.
Principal Gleason in The Breakfast Club
Severus Snape
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:04 PM on June 2, 2015

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges
I, for one, welcome our new World Football Federation overlords (or whatever the successor organization ends up calling itself).
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:12 PM on May 27, 2015
Some ideas for the box art for FIFA '16.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:37 PM on May 27, 2015
That's a dumb system that seems to lead to suboptimal outcomes, but okay, hey, that's the system.

I believe that is carved above the doors of the U.S. Capitol Building.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:34 PM on May 27, 2015
My wild-ass speculation would be that he knew he was going to have to resign as soon as the arrests went down, but he stayed on until after the election because he knew it would take several months to have a replacement election, and that would give his cronies enough time to sweep everything under the rug before the new sheriff rolled into town. Obviously I don't have any evidence of this.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:35 AM on June 2, 2015
Looking forward to all the "Blatter Evacuates" punny headlines.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:36 AM on June 2, 2015

Is this a problem with FanFare?
cortex: "It's a difficult balance, because, as you say, shows and movies are in fact gonna have legitimate problems, missteps, running/intractable story or thematic or etc. issues, and folks talking about those is something I would very much expect to see as part of the mix of media discussion among mefites. "

Would the mods have a problem with users flagging (and mods deleting) negative comments that are not particularly substantial… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:17 AM on June 1, 2015
Really? Called out twice. Jesus Fuck, people. If you're going to do that shit, be grown-up and use my name.

Come on. It's foolish to try and have a discussion about what kind of comments are and are not acceptable without bringing up examples. I didn't use your name because, as I said, I wasn't trying to call you out, but just trying to bring up the kind of comment that I didn't feel added much to the conversation. I apologize if I hurt your feelings,… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:56 PM on June 1, 2015

#CallMeCaitlyn
vunder: "But I am curious if we can assign any particular interest or cultural significance around the fact that Jenner was a highly regarded athlete, and is there any added meaning to the non-team-sport aspect of that sport."

It's really fascinating. You could argue that even before the reality TV stuff, Jenner was and is the world's most famous decathlete (quiet down, Dan and/or Dave), the sporting discipline most associated with the sort… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:41 PM on June 1, 2015

instantly recognisable classic askme answer pirated on reddit
I'd go so far as to say it was really only funny in the context of AskMe at that point in its development. It was a pretty informal, casual, jokey place in the early days, and the fact that this question got such a serious, well-thought out, detailed answer was the joke.

For what it's worth, I understand Miko's discomfort with it. It's weird the way murder can become subject matter for comedy and light entertainment in a way that… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:30 AM on June 1, 2015
griphus: "The greatest trick Kevin Smith ever pulled was convincing the world he wears really long jorts rather than highwaters."

Those are some wide-legged highwaters, if that's the case.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on June 1, 2015

Do I pay my contractor for bringing in a plumber without consulting me?
helios410: "While I can understand his wish to be reimbursed, I am somewhat irritated that he did not consult me first so I could direct him to the handy man. So I am at loss. I feel I should explain that I should not be on the hook for these charges. On the other hand, I know he went out of his way to fix some other things that needed repair, which he did free of charge (though again, without consulting me first). So, I am somewhat stuck on how to proceed.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:06 AM on June 1, 2015

How can I create a Maya Angelou costume?
Yes to black shirt, pearls, big earrings, fake Presidential medal, and maybe a birdcage to carry around.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on May 31, 2015

I believe the gift for this anniversary is unobtanium
B. Yanyo the RN, A.M.E. is one of the best African Methodist Episcopalian registered nurses I know.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:26 PM on May 29, 2015

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking
Reminded me of Snow Crash with Sumerian as the "machine language" of the brain and the various mes as "programs". I see in a bit of Googling that Bicameral Mind was one of Stephenson's main inspirations for the book. Cool.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:48 PM on May 28, 2015

Mad Men: Person to Person
feckless fecal fear mongering: "Holy shit I am an asshole."

I think you can be forgiven because it should have been Dawn getting a near-finale sendoff, to be honest, but I think Shirley was a more interesting choice, as Dawn would have been too diplomatic to make the subtle points that Shirley made with Roger.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:25 AM on May 18, 2015
psoas: "Richard kept creeping up to the line of being the right guy ...but he still waved one red flag after another about his reluctance to commit"

I don't think Richard ever really concealed what he was looking for - a woman of leisure, with little or nothing to tie her down. From his perspective, Joan could have been that, but she just chose not to in the end, and neither of them were ready to compromise.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:27 AM on May 18, 2015
Mad Men Season 18: Gene attempts to wrest control of the hot rod garage from Bob. Joan runs into a former colleague at the Academy Awards. President Sterling causes an international incident.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:03 PM on May 18, 2015
Mad Men Season -338: Sir Donal is invited to court, but will he bring Lady Elizabeth? Lord Edward of Chaough opens a branch of Sterling & Cooper, Ltd. in Wales. Margaret is offered a chance to work on the Topaz & Sons Hosiery account.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:56 PM on May 18, 2015
An interesting take from Chuck Klosterman on the series, and how it epitomizes the weird thing that is "work friendship".
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:15 AM on May 19, 2015
I like to think Stan ran to Peggy's office so fast in order to "collapse the waveform" of their phone relationship and their in-person relationship. If he could get to her while she was still on the phone, their positive phone interactions would carry over to their physical connection.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:36 AM on May 20, 2015
Next time on The Whole Thing Of Mad Men: A surprising shake-up at Sterling Cooper. Peggy and Joan fight for respect. Don returns to make the pitch.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:30 PM on May 20, 2015
Well, we did know within the show that the carrot that McCann kept dangling over Don's head was the opportunity to work on the Coca-Cola account. I think that is enough of a hint, no?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 4:33 PM on May 28, 2015

How do I only get the Lime (Lemon Lime) Freezer Pops?
I'm relatively certain you can find people in your local social network who will swap with you. Just check out the comments on this definitive ranking. People have all sorts of wrong opinions on freezy pop flavors. (IMO 1. Purp 2. Green 3. Orange 4. All other garbage flavors tie) I once found Arnold Palmer flavored freezy pops at the dollar store or Aldi or somewhere. That was a good summer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:47 PM on May 26, 2015

Best $100 couple's experience in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill,NC area?
It's a bit over your price range, especially adding in travel to Charlotte, but a day at the US National Whitewater Center is insanely fun.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:24 PM on May 26, 2015

I was quoting ROMANCE
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:04 AM on May 26, 2015

Help me choose an American bank
Here are the keys to having a good experience at your convenient megabank:
1. Find out what is required to qualify for a free account.
2. Go into the branch in person and open up your account. Introduce yourself to a few people.
3. Ask the person opening your account to explain how overdraft protection works and sign up for it.
4. Ask the person to explain how their online bill pay system works.
5. Ask the person to explain any other… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:13 PM on May 24, 2015

Desert is in Poland!
This sentence gets better with every clause:

Mbeda Ndege is part of a Facebook group of about 600 young African Poles, and he recounted his visits to Ethiopia and South Africa on a Polish television show on which Poles who have traveled to far-flung locales offer an overview of their experiences with and the highlights of a foreign culture, including showing off knickknacks they acquired in their travels and demonstrating dance moves.

Dance moves? Yes please.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:57 PM on May 24, 2015
And the... idiosyncratic translation in the second link is delightful.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:59 PM on May 24, 2015

John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928-2015)
It sounds like despite their struggles with his illness, they lived about as full and fascinating and successful a pair of lives as you could ask for. You will be remembered, Nashes.

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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:31 AM on May 24, 2015

PUT AWAY YOUR FEET YOU HEATHEN
can I make a small diversion here and mention how much I loathe long toenails? even ones that are on stylish women all polished and pampered. they just squick me out in an inexplicable way.

Wait, that's not a thing is it? You mean long fingernails?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:54 AM on May 23, 2015

"BECAUSE LIFE IS IN 3D"
MetaFilter: We are always improving our services with your help and your sugerencies.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:42 AM on May 22, 2015

The state bourbon festival of Kentucky is the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
Some enterprising legislator needs to propose selecting one of their state's Official State Symbols to become the first Official State Official State Symbol.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:25 PM on May 21, 2015
Bulgaroktonos: "North Carolina also has an official state toast (like a drinking toast) which I love. I know it by heart, presumably I had to learn it for school, but in my head I always hear with Charles Kuralt's voice."

Carl Kasell or gtfo. Do we have an Official State Sonorous Newsman?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:50 PM on May 21, 2015

How To Talk About Being Potentially Unwell
kariebookish: "Several of my closest friends will be there - they all know about my condition and one's a health professional. "

This seems like enough to me. Unless whatever might happen is going to be life-threatening very quickly, as long as there are a few people around who know what's up, you should be fine. If something happens, word will get around, and one of those people will explain and help. A medic-alert bracelet or similar is probably not a bad idea though.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:36 PM on May 20, 2015 marked best answer

Help me make an awesome playlist for an elementary school field day
Will Smith is going to be a great choice. Very summer/jock jammy, and notably clean. Specific tracks:
Boom Shake the Room
Summertime
Parents Just Don't Understand
Miami
Get Jiggy With It
Switch
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:40 AM on May 19, 2015 marked best answer

Any advice before I take the cat to the vet a third time for sneezing?
I work in veterinary medicine, but I am not a vet. Couple things:
1. I would not continue going to a vet you are not comfortable with, especially in your case where you have so many options.
2. If you switch to a different vet they will need to do a new exam, and are most likely going to want to repeat testing and possibly going to want to repeat treatment options (antibiotics you have already tried, for example). Vets don't always trust what other vets have done, and… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:04 AM on May 19, 2015 marked best answer

Jimmy Garoppolo cares, do you?
Turns out the Patriots only suspended Jastremski and McNally at the request of the NFL, which clears up the question of "Why did the Patriots suspend those two guys if they did nothing wrong?"
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:49 AM on May 19, 2015

Name this podcast
Lifestories
Your Story
What's Your Story?
Our Stories
Tell Me Your Life
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:13 PM on May 18, 2015

(⌒▽⌒)
My dearly departed Grandfather always used to call Blue Jays "The Sentinels of the Forest".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:50 PM on May 18, 2015

Let me ask you about a fandom
I don't know what your home dynamic is like, but I can tell you that my middle-school age daughter loves it when my wife and I get into things she is into. She has trained me so that I can name all of the members of her favorite bands (Liam, Niall, Louie, Harry, NOT Zayn; Calum, Michael, Ashton, Luke; Alex, Jack, Zack, Ryan) and we geek out together over Doctor Who and Adventure Time. She and my wife bond over Instagram and Pinterest and singing cheesy pop songs at the top… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:15 AM on May 18, 2015

Hairless patches on the back of cat's neck
Dermatological issues are one of those things that are much easier (and cheaper) to nip in the bud than to cure when full-blown, so a visit to the vet is in order.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:05 AM on May 18, 2015

MeFi Cartoon List
It's been off the air for a while, but for me the vanguard in the Cartoon Renaissance was Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:41 AM on May 18, 2015

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