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Dogs At Work :: Hey Mister, what's in the bag? RESPONSIBILITY!
You would be amazed at the drama that Dog Policy can generate at veterinary hospitals (my workplaces for the last 7 years). When almost all of your employees own multiple dogs, it's generally not feasible to allow them all to be brought to work, and who can and who can't is often a serious source of workplace strife.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:38 AM on July 9, 2014

The American Doctor Who
Utterly delightful.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:03 AM on July 9, 2014
There was another article along these lines, but I'm having trouble finding it. They also did "What If The Doctor Had Been A Woman?" and "What If The Doctor Had Been An American Woman?" Anyone else remember this?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:33 AM on July 9, 2014
nathan_teske: I thought everyone already understood that Gene Wilder played the Doctor when he was (again) stranded on Earth and decided to run a chocolate factory just to keep busy.

One of my favorite games is going through the history of literature, film and television and figuring out which beloved characters are secret Time Lords. My current favorites are Mary Poppins, Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, Ash Ketchum, Gandalf,... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:28 AM on July 9, 2014
How about a pre-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. for Nine?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:44 AM on July 9, 2014
Copronymus: I also realize that I don't really have any idea how famous the canonical Doctors were when they started

It's a fair point, but I think in most cases, these choices are people who were just getting to the meat of their careers, and who would probably have accepted a starring role in a long-running American TV series at the appropriate point in their lives.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:15 AM on July 9, 2014
This is what I was looking for:

The Other 11 Doctors (British women Doctors)

An Alternative History of 11 American Doctors

An Alternative History of 11 American Female Doctors
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:59 AM on July 9, 2014

Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final
Rita Skeeter is the worst, cheesiest thing in the Potterverse. Disappointing that she is still around.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on July 8, 2014

Get your game on! Sex and Sports
I wish they didn't show the crowd shots in the stadium so we could get a look at the fans without them smiling and waving at the JumboTron.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:24 PM on July 4, 2014
26.2: Okay - It hurt me to do it, but the post is here.

*Sees 26.2 rolling around on the pitch, grabbing an ankle. Runs over with magic spray and stretcher.*
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:48 AM on July 8, 2014

MeFi15
We are having a Triangle Meetup here in Raleigh!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:55 AM on July 8, 2014

I don't want to talk about that, but I don't want to stonewall, either
Ask yourself (and her) this question: What does she hope to get out of this badgering? Do either of you think there are answers to these questions that would satisfy her and make her stop asking? I'll tell you right now the answer is no, and she is doing this only in an attempt to assuage her own (self-destructive) feelings of insecurity and jealousy, at the expense of your own mental health. If she is not willing to seek professional help in dealing with those issues, she does not place the... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on July 8, 2014

Metafilter mentioned (and linked) at Fast Company
I suppose to parse it more favorably, it would be something like "Having written and designed this experiment myself, I can tell you that our goal was never to upset anyone [with the design of the experiment itself]."
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:44 AM on July 8, 2014

How to craft pop perfection
I saw this a few days ago and his damn song was stuck in my head for hours. He certainly did his job. Also, to this American, his accent is utterly charming.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:14 PM on July 7, 2014

I'll have s'mores.
marginaliana: 'tastes more-ish'

This is a terrible neologism and must be burned with fire whenever it rears its head. We can then toast some more marshmallows on the fire.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:00 AM on July 7, 2014

This video achieves “Shepard Smith watching True Blood” gayness levels.
I only just realized when making this post that I had a senior year crush on him in High School

I am as straight as the day is long, but I still have a crush on Dave Holmes, Whelk.

Would you rather hear about the Hollies, or the guy who played Ricky’s nerdy friend Freddy on Silver Spoons? I THOUGHT SO. Okay, so, Freddy was played by a kid named Corky Pigeon, and you can read that sentence as... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:01 PM on July 5, 2014
So I spend a good chunk of last night reading Somewhere In Time columns (thanks to waterisinfinite's link) and they are, without exception, glorious. This installment, ostensibly about the summer hits of 1994 is really about the author's experience of moving to New York City in the summer of 1994. It's really quite moving. Dave Holmes is indeed a treasure, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why he is not more famous or successful.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:29 AM on July 7, 2014

Robben was robbed.
I thought Benoît Assou-Ekotto was the best part of My Name Is Earl.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:10 PM on July 3, 2014

You have 0 gunk
Damn you
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:28 AM on July 3, 2014
Where are fishing?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:08 PM on July 3, 2014

#JulyByWomen project
Dip Flash: I'm loving this experiment and I hope it leads to a continued increase in people feeling comfortable posting a wide variety of captivating material.

Yeah, I agree. I especially like that, unlike the Best Post Contest, this experiment seems to encourage a greater number of -- for lack of a better term -- casual posts. The omnipost stuff is great for some people, but personally I prefer a well-chosen single link, especially from MeFites who... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:39 AM on July 2, 2014
I wouldn't mind seeing the occasional "Frist Psot Month" dedicated towards helping users who have never posted feel comfortable making that first FPP.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:45 AM on July 3, 2014
For that month, when a user makes a first post to the Blue you could have a little banner or infobox above the comment field saying something like "This is $USER's first post to MetaFilter. Please keep that in mind when commenting."
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:07 AM on July 3, 2014

Yes, we get it, the bloody parrot is dead.
mippy: 'B***' is a really horrible word. Plz no.

Not saying this is what happened here, but it's a rite of passage for American Python fans to be embarrassed at some point in their lives by not fully grasping the relative offensiveness of the various disparaging terms one learns while watching Monty Python. I believe mine was calling someone a "twat" within earshot of my elderly grandfather.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:02 AM on July 3, 2014
I will only see Paul McCartney if he plays "Wonderful Christmastime" once, but for 90 minutes.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:35 AM on July 3, 2014

Metafilter Hate Machine
Rustic Etruscan: motion to make this the soundtrack to every orders season after 1901

Thought for sure that was going to link to The Benny Hill Theme.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:30 AM on July 2, 2014
Oh my Glob. What if you added a round of Nomic-style rule changes every year to Diplomacy? You could call it the "League of Nations" variant. Motion to make fleets twice as strong as armies. Motion to allow armies to move two spaces. Motion to declare Silesia off limits to all pieces. Motion to create a tunnel from St. Petersburg to Spain. Motion to drain the ocean, turning all sea spaces to land spaces, disbanding all fleets. I think I'm drooling.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on July 2, 2014
I think you would just have a "Winter 1901 Voting" turn and people could promulgate as many proposals as they want within the time limits of that turn. You'd need another nation to second the motion before a vote would be required ("Motion: Remove the requirement that motions be seconded before a vote is required.") and you would probably want to have a quorum such that a seconded motion requires a certain number of affirmative votes before it passes ("Motion: That a... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:47 AM on July 2, 2014
I'd probably give it a try.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on July 2, 2014

Triangle 15th Anniversary Meetup
I'll give it until this Tuesday for alternate proposals or alterations, then I'll confirm the details in the thread.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 3:11 PM on June 29, 2014
OK, I've officialized it. If folks aren't able to do dinner but still want to get together for drinks afterwards, I'll plan to head over to Foundation after dinner. Post in this thread or email me (in profile) if you think you might join me.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 6:59 AM on July 2, 2014

Avengers, Assemble Onto My Bookshelf!
If you have an iPad, there are great comic reader apps out there. You can do your shopping from right in the app in most cases.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:08 PM on July 1, 2014

30 Years of PG-13
Went to see Temple of Doom in the theater as an 8 or 9 year old and was so terrified we had to leave (at the cardiac surgery scene).
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:19 PM on July 1, 2014
Oh, so I guess PG-13 does work if the parents pay attention to it.

Not sure what you mean by that. Temple of Doom was rated PG.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:09 PM on July 1, 2014

Blog of the Centre for Imperial and Global History-University of Exeter
(Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates: Oh hai everyone. Is there a game today?

I predict US 2 - Belgium 2 with the US advancing on penalties.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:04 PM on July 1, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup: From the Round of 16 to the Winner
Do Chile know they don't have to kick straight?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:51 AM on June 28, 2014
When did FIFA institute the "At least one goal must be scored after the 90th minute" rule?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:52 PM on June 29, 2014
Costa Rica's got to just go for broke. Push forward, all out attack, forget they are a man down. I don't think they can just buckle down and hold off Greece for another 30.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:07 PM on June 29, 2014
I was just going to ask about Marfrig.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:21 PM on June 29, 2014
If that backheel went in, Campbell would instantly have become President of Costa Rica.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:30 PM on June 29, 2014
Dance-off
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:37 PM on June 29, 2014
ardgedee: (It's hard to get a bad biscuit here -- even Biscuitville is passable and Bojangles will do in a pinch, but it's easy to pick a fight about biscuits hereabouts.)

The worst thing about living in Raleigh is that all the best biscuit places seem to be in Durham or Chapel Hill. I'm partial to Sunrise, myself.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:24 AM on July 1, 2014
We should arrange a "Great Triangle Biscuit Tour" Meetup, ardgedee.

Which is this other thread people are talking about? I cannot find it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:27 AM on July 1, 2014
YOU CAN DO IT IF I CAN DO "DON'T CRY FOR ARGENTINA"
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:06 AM on July 1, 2014
Boots of the World Cup, Ranked

1. The triangly ones
2. The monochrome normal color ones
3. The hexagony ones
4. The monochrome fluorescent ones
5. Getting hit by the team bus
6. The one foot blue one foot pink ones
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on July 1, 2014
This was the first occasion in world sport history when the cricket was likely the more exciting option.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:20 AM on July 1, 2014
This one is getting a little slow to load. I vote for moving.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:00 PM on July 1, 2014

Vermont getaway accessible by train (and no car), and maybe camping?
yonation: Is Brattleboro hippie-ish, or whats the story there?

Yeah, Brattleboro is one of the best towns in Vermont, and is amongst the hippiest in the state (which is saying something). It's got a very fun, walkable downtown with just about everything you could need. It's probably one of the few destinations in Vermont where you can get by without a car. That said, it's a small small town. If you want a little more vibrant urban scene, I think you... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:07 AM on July 1, 2014

Happy birthday Mefi Music!
For your birthday, MeFiMu, imma give you... a punch in the dick.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:40 AM on July 1, 2014

Google’s Matt Cutts: MetaFilter Hit By Previously Undisclosed Algorithm
Yeah, I just noticed this weekend that a couple of my Google searches returned very useful AskMe results in the top 5 results, including one of those blocks with subresults and a "more results from ask.metafilter.com" link, which I don't think I've ever seen for MeFi before.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:59 AM on June 29, 2014

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