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Mad Men: Person to Person
I do think it is intentionally (and beautifully) ambiguous, but I say that smile on Don's face at the end was not a smile of inner peace, but a smile of "I just got the best fucking idea."

On one hand, I love Peggy and Stan being together, but I'm also a little sad that theirs couldn't have been just an amazing platonic friendship and partnership between a man and a woman. You never see that on TV (much less a friendship between a man and a woman who is his… [more]
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:37 PM on May 17, 2015
feckless fecal fear mongering: "I thought we saw Dawn leaving in the Rollerskating Episode. "You were amusing.""

That was not Dawn, that was Shirley.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:20 AM on May 18, 2015
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

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

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

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

What to wear to a skilled trade job interview within local government?
My feeling is, a Ponytail Guy is not going to enjoy working at a place that would not hire a Ponytail Guy just because of the ponytail. There are thousands of reasons he might not get the job (better qualified applicant, nepotism, last minute budget cut), but if he is well-qualified, part of the interview is determining if the job is right for him. Stay true to who he is and let his resume speak for itself.

/former ponytail guy
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:58 AM on May 17, 2015 marked best answer

As an introvert, I struggle to meet women outside of work
Fetlife meetups are always right around my bedtime or are on days I work, so that route hasn't worked out yet.

Maybe stay up late once in a while? Or get someone to cover your shift? These seem like fairly minor objections to what seems like an ideal potential solution to your problem.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:34 AM on May 16, 2015

The Mandela Effect and The Berenstein Bears Switcheroo
I just asked my wife to spell the name of the bear family from the kids' book series (I didn't want to subconsciously sway her answer with pronunciation). The good news is we both grew up in Universe E. I also grew up in a universe where, in American football, you used to need 9 yards for a first down instead of 10. As a young teenager, I asked my Dad when they changed it. He became... a bit concerned about me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:35 PM on May 15, 2015
However, I am certain it WAS Seth who, a year later in the boy's bathroom, explained to me what the F-word meant. "It's when a guy... and a girl... DO IT" he said, raising his eyebrows conspiratorially. "Huh," I said, nodding.

Wait, that's what it means in this universe?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:45 AM on May 16, 2015

Friends! Countrypeople! Lend me your Pets.
The baby of the family is this bobtailed minx named Marceline. Her middlest brother is polydactyl Murphy. We are still a bit heavy-hearted in the Steady household, however, as we recently had to say goodbye to Killian J. Meowler, who had been with us for 18 years. He was the best snuggliest cat there ever was or will be.

He was also a lazor cat from time to time.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:22 PM on May 14, 2015
What breed are those, ROU? Norwegian Elkhounds?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:29 PM on May 15, 2015

Snap, Crackle, Pop
You can give it a little extra dzudzh by performing it three times in quick succession, but on the third iteration, repeat the final slap-pop three times, so the rhythm sounds like "diddly-bop, diddly-bop, diddly-bop-bop-bop".
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:19 AM on May 15, 2015
rdj does it in other movies too i'm pretty sure - maybe 2 girls and a guy? maybe home for the holidays?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on May 15, 2015

Mad Men: The Milk and Honey Route
The Whelk: "Us"

I literally gasped. I demand we replace the site logo with that on Sunday.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:51 PM on May 14, 2015
Call me when you've got a wiki, The Atlantic. Get on my level.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 8:35 AM on May 15, 2015

Best TV options on PC
One advantage to purchasing them through iTunes is that your list of purchases are always available to download, so you can delete an item and then download it again. you do have to authorize the device you are watching them on, but you can have (I think) 5 computers authorized and any one time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:58 PM on May 14, 2015
You can access the files and move them as you wish, but I don't think you will get them to play on an Android device.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:39 PM on May 14, 2015

"American Idol" has been canceled
He came surprisingly close to being a Congressman from a fairly conservative area of North Carolina.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:18 PM on May 14, 2015

Tattoo essay
Party Dog is everything to me right now. I love you all. But mostly Party Dog.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:21 PM on May 14, 2015

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