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Is there any way to rescind this invitation?
roomthreeseventeen: "I'm honestly flummoxed by anyone who thinks you can't tell someone who you didn't invite to your house that he can't come to your house."

You certainly can, but you can't do it gracefully, which is the question.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:00 AM on July 14, 2015

New Horizons reaches the ninth planet in our solar system
Is there an astronomical/rational argument that Pluto should be a planet, or is it strictly an historical/emotional thing?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:25 AM on July 14, 2015

15 years of Metafilter (Blue) in graphics
Miko: "I see many parallels between communities online and the communities I work with offline, and 'change or die' is a legitimate rule for a reason. Take courage, folks. The internet that led most of us to MeFi - blogrolls, crosslinks on Megnut or Kottke - no longer exists."

I get what you are saying, and for the most part I agree with you 100% on the need for a more structured planning process, but I just wanted to point out that the… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:01 AM on July 14, 2015

How to react when an artist gives you an unsolicited portrait?
Being unsolicited, you are ethically expected to pay for it. In my case, I almost never carry cash, so even if I really liked it I wouldn't be able to pay for it. I would probably have done something like say "This is great, I love it! You are really good, but I don't have any cash on me so I can't pay for it" and then made a gesture to hand it back to him. That way if he is expecting payment he can take the drawing back, but if he is not, he can confirm that he just wanted to give it… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:56 AM on July 14, 2015
andrewcooke: "Being unsolicited, you are ethically expected to pay for it.

are you sure?
"

Oops, typo. Should be "Being unsolicited you are NOT ethically expected to pay for it." We should really have an edit window or something.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:21 AM on July 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, MetaFilter!
Lately my wife is obsessed with cats hugging things, so a happy birthday hug to you, MetaFilter.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:09 AM on July 14, 2015

FanFare Watercooler
While we are here, can we get an iOS home page icon for FanFare? Current Status :(
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:54 PM on July 13, 2015

Pony Request: Email Notifications for Anon Questions?
I tag all my anon questions with the unique string "quidnunc-kid-string-pervert". No reason why, really.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:50 PM on July 13, 2015

Does my platonic friend have romantic feelings - and what should I do?
Regardless of what he wants (secretly, subconsciously, whatever) you owe it to yourself to tell him what you want out of your relationship. If you want to date him, tell him so. If you want a strictly platonic relationship, tell him that. If your honesty "wrecks" your existing relationship, then so be it; it's not worth making yourself miserable in an unclear relationship where you are not sure exactly what he wants out of it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:28 PM on July 13, 2015

Name my reoccurring music blog feature!
I've heard this as a game called "Two Truths and a Lie" so you could go with a pun on that. Two Truths and DIY?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:00 AM on July 13, 2015

Adventure Time: Freak City
I love Magic Man so much. He's a tragic figure, much like the Ice King. Losing Margles turned him into a jerk, if I remember correctly, and caused him to be banished from Mars in the end. Sure, he's an ass, but he has powerful lessons to teach.

That's where I blow my nose all day!
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:50 AM on July 13, 2015

Membership uptick thanks to R*****'s troubles?
teponaztli: "I assumed the $5 fee was a great way to keep obnoxious people away"

It's interesting that as I read articles about the struggles that Reddit moderators have with keeping their subreddits under control, I keep finding myself thinking "$5 per account would take a pretty big bite out of that."
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:18 AM on July 13, 2015

Self-acceptance after breakup with asexual, aromantic girlfriend
Regardless of how the other person in the relationship identifies or not, as a partner in the relationship, you have the right to express your desires and needs. You also should expect to have your partner work with you to meet those needs, even though it may require compromises on both sides. Unless there are aspects of this you are not telling us, it doesn't sound like you have anything to feel guilty about.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:45 AM on July 12, 2015

"Girl has look of mild panic."
Now that you mention it, your feet are kinda big. If you follow my careful diet and exercise plan you could drop 'em down 3 or 4 sizes easy. Let me tell you it...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:32 PM on July 9, 2015
[From across the street] Hey baby! Nice feet! You want me to step on 'em for ya?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:08 PM on July 9, 2015
I'm sorry, is your foot's husband or father around? Maybe it would be better if I stepped on him.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on July 10, 2015

It's The Most Wonderful Time.....of the YEAR
RIP Ass Dan
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:10 AM on July 10, 2015

Should I meet a friend and deal (again) with assholes from my past?
Life is too short to spend time with assholes. Don't bother with B. "[You are] a great person that I'd like to keep in my life if possible. Some of the others... not so much."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:42 PM on July 9, 2015

Redskinned
A. Of course it's disparaging, c'mon.

B. They will (eventually) change it to Pigskins. Keeps the 'Skins shorthand and wraps in the Hogs historical associations.

C. There will be some organizations that will begin bootlegging inappropriate/embarrassing merch just to further encourage the team to change the name.

D. The Cleveland baseball team really needs to get ahead of the curve and change their name before they start… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:32 PM on July 8, 2015
boo_radley: "he could be chef wahoo and wednesday could be wahoo taco night."

great googly moogly
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:53 PM on July 8, 2015
ChurchHatesTucker: "I dunno. That's a fairly generic term in their market(s). "

That's not an issue. "Eagles" and "Cowboys" are among the most popular sports team nicknames in the country, and they don't seem to have any problems (well, with their trademarks - on the field is a different matter), and while "pigskin" is a generic term in football, I bet it is a completely unique team name, so it would be better… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:55 AM on July 9, 2015

"Hacks" filter: white-collar office work
Depending on the demographics or your workplace, you may be expected to come to the occasional social engagement outside of work if you want to be considered friendly and part of the team. It's also an ideal way to get information about your workplace - not nasty gossip or anything, just the normal behind-the-scenes politics of the office. It's going to be tough with a new baby, but you need to go to a couple of the first few get-togethers you are invited to, otherwise the invitiations will stop… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:49 AM on July 9, 2015

I'm Desperate - What to do when not seeing any progress in counseling?
Hey, I get it. That paralysis? That's the worst part of depression for me. For me, the paralysis comes from having "so many" things to do (true or not) and so many other things to do after I do those first things. The way out is to pick one, relatively simple, choice-free thing to do and do it, then consider it a success and try and give your self some credit and acknowledgement for "doing a thing in the face of depression". In your… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:43 AM on July 9, 2015
That's awesome, good job. The really powerful thing to consider is that, by defying that paralysis that comes with clinical depression, you are already healing yourself. Don't hesitate to drop me a MeMail if you need any further encouragement, OK?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:13 AM on July 9, 2015

Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
Well, I couldn't justify a vanity plate, but I did make myself a bumper sticker. Witness me, bloodbags!
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:21 PM on July 8, 2015

Videogames like Her Story
Have you tried ICO and/or Shadow of the Colossus? Emotionally and narratively... interesting, I'll say to avoid spoilers, and you are certainly left with lingering questions after completing them.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:14 PM on July 8, 2015
You might look into modern Interactive Fiction. Mostly text-based games, but the best are shockingly creative and fascinating. Here's a recent Top 50 of All Time list. But for your purposes, maybe first try the work of porpentine.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:38 PM on July 8, 2015

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 259: Birthday Surprise Hole
The degree to which I identify with Justin McElroy is... frankly bizarre. Now what I really want is Birthday Surprise Adventure Hole, to bring their Dad into the conversation.

Balls Out Goddamn United.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:10 PM on July 8, 2015
I did sincerely want to hear them talk about candied bacon recipes.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:17 PM on July 8, 2015

Only You Can Save Mankind
I was waiting for the point in the review where it said "The book only truly reveals itself once Cline tears down the edifice he has carefully built, finally revealing the first half of the book for the blistering satire that it truly is..." I guess that was asking too much.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:03 PM on July 8, 2015

How do I deal with this intimate relationship with my ex?
He is not being very fair to you by continuing to see you and take up all the relationship space in your life, while only taking up some of the relationship space in his life. Tell him that if he really cares for you and wants you to move on, he will help you enforce the boundaries that SkylitDrawl mentions.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:29 AM on July 8, 2015

Game of Thrones: Mother's Mercy
I thought Dany dropped her wedding ring because she wants the Dothraki to think she is still Khal Drogo's grieving widow. She doesn't want them to know she remarried. I also assumed the Khal was wheeling about her dramatically because they recognized her as the khaleesi.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:54 AM on July 8, 2015

Nonpartisan Redistricting
lownote: "I want a way to change my facebook profile pic to celebrate this."

Photoshop your face on the original Gerrymander.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:10 AM on July 7, 2015

“This is stuff that is not floating in the harbor.”
The debris in the mound is neither flotsam nor jetsam. For shame NYT.

Snotsam?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on July 7, 2015

butter your cat
Ode to A Buttered Cat might be one of the best MeFi comments ever.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:02 PM on July 6, 2015


How can I be a good houseguest to someone with mild dementia?
I assume if this was a possibility you would have already considered it, but could Grandma come stay with you overnight (or longer?) to give Vera some time off?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:34 AM on July 6, 2015

I do not think it means what you think it means
Full extension? Something like "Creates a smoother ride by reducing chances of bottoming out and reaching full extension. "
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:07 PM on July 5, 2015
Maybe "or" instead of "and" upon further reflection.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:08 PM on July 5, 2015

When you play the World Cup, you win....or you go home.
Late to the thread, how's the game going?

That first goal was a thing of beauty. You saw Lloyd streaking in from off screen and just knew she was going to be the target, and it came off perfectly.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:39 PM on July 5, 2015
What a tournament! What a game! Woo hoo! U!S!A!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:51 PM on July 5, 2015

Zayn was magnificent though
The different ranges of products available in American vs. British supermarkets will never fail to amuse me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:39 PM on July 4, 2015

"one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country"
Eyebrows McGee: "VAXX-MAXXED"

I want this in 80s chrome font on a black t-shirt immediately.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:35 PM on July 2, 2015
My wife (and most other veterinary professionals, to be fair) gets the rabies vaccine, which seems pretty damn maxx to me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:49 PM on July 3, 2015

Responses to the Silent Treatment?
Compounding the issue is our remaining elderly parent that lives in sibling's town. Parent has recently (within the past 3 yrs) changed their will to heavily favor sibling. Parent will probably pass in the next 2-5 years. I hate to think the will change and the silence are connected because it puts my sibling in a bad light. But maybe I have been wearing rose colored glasses about younger sibling and not seeing their real character?

To give them the… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:08 AM on July 3, 2015

younger, hotter, wetter
Please by all that is good in the world let Hamm and Slattery have at least a few scenes together.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on July 2, 2015
A former camp counselor of mine was a writer on this (no, really) and he is super excited about it, so I am very optimistic about it living up to the original.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:54 AM on July 2, 2015
💯
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:55 AM on July 2, 2015
Fizz: "Should I even bother with the original? Is it good? Or bad-good? (So bad, it becomes good.)"

It kind of defies traditional judgements along the bad/good spectrum. Suffice it to say, if the surrealist alternative comedy sensibility of stuff like Mr Show, UCB, The State, Reno 911, Stella, etc appeal to you, than yes, you must watch it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:43 PM on July 2, 2015

Humans to Mars with current technology, within NASA budget
I literally stayed up all night reading The Martian in one sitting last night, so this is very relevant to my interests.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:37 AM on July 2, 2015

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