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The Hardee's-Carl's Jr. Line
There used to be an Arby's in Dedham on Rt 1, I think.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:54 PM on April 23, 2015

Looking for a very specific prescription pill (dose, size, coating, etc)
So I used to be a veterinary pharmacy purchasing manager, so I can speak to this with some authority. This request is going to be difficult for a number of reasons. First, for a popular drug like fluoxetine, there are going to be a number of manufacturers, both on the human side and on the veterinary side. Some of those veterinary manufacturers will simply be repackaging human product with a veterinary label. So the first thing you need to do is identify the manufacturer or manufacturers that… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:35 PM on April 23, 2015 marked best answer

No idea what to wear to friend's wedding? (Male)
Yeah, that's totally fine, but if you are interested in upping your game, blazers and sportcoats are pretty easy to find at used clothing and thrift stores.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:01 PM on April 23, 2015

how to deal with deceptive students?
I'm wirth jayder on this one, though perhaps you might explain some of the things you have done to in order to demonstrate that you did make an attempt. "Despite searching the data logs, examining the online activity record, and confirming these results with technical support from our vendor, there is no evidence of your submitting work on that date. There are no other avenues available for me to find that data." You might even provide some screenshots of these searches (with private… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:55 PM on April 23, 2015

Moving phone service to Ting - What is 2G?
For what it's worth, 2G is preeeetty slow. It's the type of network the original iPhone ran on back in 2007, if I'm not mistaken. Even a modest webpage will take on the order of 30 seconds to a minute to load. As Cosine says, this may not be an issue for your husband, but it's something to consider.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:11 AM on April 23, 2015 marked best answer

RIP Rosie the Riveter
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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 AM on April 23, 2015

Can you start Monday?
Can you just show up, ready to work, on Monday morning? They may end up sending you home, but it's harder to ignore a person standing in front of you than one on the phone or email. If they brush you off on Monday, I'd show up again on Tuesday, and Wednesday, etc. They will either give you a schedule or tell you to stop showing up pretty soon, I'd guess.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:23 AM on April 23, 2015

I've got yer terroir right here
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:12 PM on April 22, 2015

"Español español español!" "English english english!" "Español!"
This is how my mother used to speak to her grandmother, in Italian, years ago before my great-grandmother passed away.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:38 AM on April 22, 2015
And yes, it was a similar situation to what chaiminda suggests - my mother could fluently understand Italian, but not speak it as well.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:39 AM on April 22, 2015

Name-my-bakery-filter
I would not have gotten the butter/utter wordplay. How about "Confection Perfection"?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:55 AM on April 22, 2015

Don Lemon is the anchor America deserves
penduluum: "Before opening this post I'd confused Don Lemon with Don Cherry,"

Don Lemoncherry would be the best TV personality in the history of ever.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:31 PM on April 21, 2015


Strategies to overcome insecurity/jealousy of husband's female friend?
Librarypt: "And I have also discussed my feelings extensively with my husband, so he is well aware of my discomfort, but we both agree that this is basically my own problem to contend with, because neither of us thinks it is reasonable for him to stop being friends with her because of my own insecurity."

Stroooooongly disagree. Like any problem in your marriage, it is a problem for the two of you to solve, probably… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 AM on April 21, 2015

Something Something Being Green
If it wasn't for the Disney purchase, an entire generation of kids might know Kermit only as "The 'None of my Business' Frog".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:11 AM on April 21, 2015

5 ACROSS - WELSH VALLEY
CWM
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:24 AM on April 21, 2015

Car Troubles. I'm stumped.
If you've never looked into it, you may be surprised at the kind of car loans you can get with decent to bad credit. Car loans are a pretty safe loan to make, as they can fairly easily repossess the car if you do not pay, so many lenders are willing to take a bit of a risk. Before buying another beater, call a few places to see if you can get financed. Your monthly payment might not be as high as you would think.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:59 PM on April 20, 2015

Divorce questions
1. I would probably:
a) Put them on a flash drive or an external hard drive and give that to her and
b) Make a photobook of the best one or two dozen and have that printed for her.

2. This is not a reasonable request for her to make. If you'd like to meet with these people then you certainly should, but you are not obligated to.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:32 AM on April 19, 2015

1:35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That Vader helmet crushed in such a way to look like a skull. Damn I'm excited for this.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on April 16, 2015
Melted, surely? From the pyre?

Nerd.

No, you are right, of course. I realized it as soon as I posted.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on April 16, 2015
There was a summary of story notes someone (allegedly) inside the studio had posted to io9 about the overall direction of the new SW movies and they seemed really ...good?

link plz?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:35 PM on April 16, 2015
OK, quick, someone throw out a Bladerunner or Fugitive reference...

Han: I didn't kill my Wookiee!

Adm. Ackbar: Ah don't care! This is a trap!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:57 PM on April 16, 2015
Han: No thanks, I don't like sarlacc eggs.

Leia: Sarlacc eggs are your favorite!

Han: Okay, then give me lots of sarlacc eggs.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:25 PM on April 16, 2015
obi wan: i love all my jedi equally
[earlier that day]
obi wan: i don't care for anakin


Now I really want to see the whole series remade with the cast of Arrested Development. Will Arnett as GOB Bluth as Han Solo would be amazing.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:20 PM on April 16, 2015
These are my awards, Vader. From Stormtrooping. The tauntaun is for blastermanship, and the wampa is for podracing. Now if you'll excuse me, they're putting me in something called the Emperor's Guard.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:41 PM on April 16, 2015
OK, now I want someone to do Jedi People, Dear Reader.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:53 AM on April 17, 2015

Why can't I speak German???????
I'm afraid the questions are just as German as the answers.

Ich habe geLOLt.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:14 AM on April 17, 2015

Not Friday night meatballs
Got a slow cooker? Slow cooker pulled pork is amazing and easy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:42 AM on April 16, 2015

Flipping the verge? Pitching the peat?
Earth-moving?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on April 16, 2015

crimes on heard of
The jist of it is that the initial image tweet is an original joke, created by the person who set up this page, and it has since been stolen and reused by others as if they thought of it, a free-roaming goof trope, traversing the purple mountains majesty of online anonymity.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:24 PM on April 15, 2015

And I'm (Not) Proud To Be An American...
I say this with respect and understanding for the feelings you are having, but your assumption that you know what people around you will think and do strikes me as the most arrogant and colonialist thing in this question. Trust that the people around you are as nuanced and thoughtful as you are and be yourself.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:41 AM on April 14, 2015
deludingmyself: "I think it's great that you're working on your perception that others are judging you harshly in therapy and would echo the recommendation that you fold this topic into the work you're already doing there. Just as an outside observer, it seems like it's pretty connected."

I agree with this comment completely. I actually think the politics stuff is kind of a red herring - it's just a symptom of a larger issue around how you… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:33 AM on April 15, 2015

Three people who've never been in my kitchen
[+] for the title
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:23 PM on April 13, 2015
Pretty sure I got 43/50 (and I should have gone with my first instinct of Danube, damn it), but apparently there was some issue with the "sample test" to see if your browser worked being the same as the actual test, according to the Facebook page...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:55 PM on April 14, 2015

What is a sandwich?
Last night I had an ABC sandwich. That is: apples, bacon and cheddar with honey on french toast. It was holy shit amazing. I shall be calling for a meetup at that restaurant soon, so Triangle MeFites, be prepared.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:53 PM on April 14, 2015
This looks pretty doable at home. I am intrigued.

It would be very doable at home. I'm planning to try it myself.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:15 PM on April 14, 2015
How do you guys pronounce "gyro"?

I say it "euro," my lifetime-Chicagoan bae (who also calls livingrooms "frunchrooms" and dog runs "gangways") actually pronounces it phonetically like Mr. Burns saying "gyroplane."


YEE-ro.

What fuh thuck is a "frunchroom"?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:24 PM on April 14, 2015
My Italian-American grandmother from Boston made amazing "peppahs-en-ecks" sandwiches.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:15 PM on April 14, 2015

When Is Cheryl’s Birthday?
It's the third statement. Because if B knows based on A's first statement, A can now confirm that it is July.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:20 AM on April 14, 2015


Anyone having problems posting comments?
Am I the only one who kind of hoped pb's link to the standard troubleshooting routine was just this jpeg?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:46 AM on April 14, 2015

Community Veterinary Outreach: supporting homeless people and their pets
BlueHorse: "I can't think of ANY dog sport in which leaving a dog intact would impact in any way the dog's "physical fitness and safety.""

I'm in favor of 100% spay and neuter as well, but there is some evidence that suggests that neutering can lead to an increased risk of joint disease (and cancer) in some breeds of dog. It's a fairly controversial issue in veterinary medicine at the moment.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:27 AM on April 14, 2015
Neuticles.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:01 AM on April 14, 2015

Exploring Auto Racing
MCMikeNamara: "why am I still SO ENVIOUS of the Intellivision keypads"

My rich friend in elementary school had a 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision, and oh, how the jealousy burned. Flames, flames on the side of my face.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:37 AM on April 14, 2015

It’s time to take her out back and stick her in the ground.
When we moved from Massachusetts to the Raleigh suburbs, we were amused to hear the locals joke that Cary stands for Containment Area for Relocated Yankees. And while it's true that the mega-suburban areas of the Triangle are increasingly nondescript, we now live on the southern edge of the Raleigh metroplex (in the much more poetically named Fuquay-Varina) and you don't have to go too far from our house to find the "rural south" - the ramshackle house with the huge porch and the six… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:05 AM on April 13, 2015
The Underpants Monster: "And I've alway found the word "Yankee" fasciating."

The classic joke is: To someone in the rest of the world, "Yankee" means an American. To a Southerner, "Yankee" means someone from the North. To a Northerner, "Yankee" means a New Englander. To a New Englander, "Yankee" means someone from New Hampshire, and to someone from New Hampshire, "Yankee" means someone that eats pie for breakfast.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:03 AM on April 13, 2015
ob1quixote: "First, I had jury duty relatively recently. In the jury assembly room, I was struck at how American it was. By which I mean people from dozens of nations and cultures and every continent were all represented. I read the list of names as they called people to different groups and it reminded me of the casualty list from the USS Arizona. It gave me hope that maybe this county isn't doomed. "

It's going to seem almost jingoistic… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:32 AM on April 14, 2015

Better ebook sync for my Mac and iPhone
Wi-Fi syncing your iOS device to iTunes can be a little flaky, but that how I get the ebooks I want on my iOS devices.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:17 AM on April 13, 2015

how should i have handled this?
Even without the brother in the hospital, you still did the right thing. If SO wants the bike so badly, he can offer to buy it from Billy for a fair price.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:32 AM on April 12, 2015

Not happy in new town but husband loves it...
You need to have this discussion with your husband, but you can't go into it with the mentality that the conversation is about how to convince him to move back. That's not fair to him. Neither would it be for him to go into the conversation with the idea that he is going to somehow cajole you into being happy in a new city. You both need to discuss the question of where you are going to live, but you need to come to the table prepared to compromise. Instead of thinking about concessions he… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:08 AM on April 12, 2015

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