Starting a fire was my first thought as well. Since she lives so close, she doesn't have to worry about letting it get out of hand, as she can "rush over" to put it out once she "smells smoke." posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:04 PM on January 31, 2014
invitapriore: I've watched and enjoyed football before, but if I'm being honest, the cultural machinery around it creeps me the fuck out. It's natural to want to talk about that at times like this, when it's highly visible.
Then I'm sure you can understand how frustrating it is to have to hear about the unpleasant aspects of the sport -- which many of us are really struggling with and still figuring out -- at the very peak of the season, the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:11 AM on January 31, 2014
Luckily Basketball and Volleyball are there to save us from complete misrepresentation in ball sports.
They haven't used peach baskets for like 100 years. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:24 PM on January 31, 2014
My understanding is that the first baskets literally were peach baskets that James Naismith nailed to a balcony railing. I can't find a great cite to link to, but that info appears to come from his detailed diary entries of the time. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:00 PM on January 31, 2014
Yeah, I thought it was pretty accurate for Raleigh, with Boylan as the current Williamsburg and Mordecai as Bushwick. Saying Carrboro is Raleigh's Williamsburg is kind of weird, as it's a whole different place. Like saying Northampton is Boston's Williamsburg or something. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:43 AM on January 31, 2014
Pater Aletheias: I live in Laredo, Texas. Our hip area is approximately two blocks long, consisting primarily of an ice cream parlor, the only deli sandwich shop in town, a Vietnamese restaurant, and a boutique clothing store. That's it.
I made a fun little game of predicting the population of Laredo based on that fact. I was an order of magnitude too low. Sorry, Pater. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:11 AM on January 31, 2014
olinerd: Agreed. Unclear how the answer to this for Boston is not Somerville. And specifically Union Square in Somerville.
My guess is that most of the Boston votes were from people who went to school in the Boston area 10-15 years ago and then moved away. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:20 AM on January 31, 2014
I'm still not comfortable counting out Touchdown Tom. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:38 PM on January 30, 2014
Jon Bois: it's like this half-Bronco, half-Seahawk fetus
the game has told me in the only language it has left that it has been broken Spencer Hall: you made that Jon
you took science
and made an abomination
you did that Jon Bois: i'm a dad
hand me a cigar Spencer Hall: [puts it out in that thing's eye]
whatever it has posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:50 PM on January 30, 2014
Also, it's worth watching the trailer he made for this episode as a work of art on its own. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:58 PM on January 30, 2014
That's three schools in Europe, one in east Asia, one in South America, and one in North America, leaving five schools left for the rest of everywhere else.
One in China, one in India, one in Africa, one in the Middle East or Central Asia, and one in Eastern Europe. Sounds about right. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:19 PM on January 30, 2014
You can't imagine the kind of hijinx that the International Quidditch Anti-Doping Association has to put up with. Anabolic Potions, Blood Transfiguration, injections of Giant Growth Hormone, it's awful. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:40 PM on January 30, 2014
There are many other options for mood-altering drugs for dogs beyond Prozac. Unfortunately, it is still an emerging field of veterinary medicine, and most general practice vets are not very well-educated or very confident about dealing with anti-anxiety drugs. Your vet should not be looking to you for other things to try. I'd suggest you look for a Board-certified member of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists near you. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:19 PM on January 30, 2014 marked best answer
Doesn't look like there are any in your area (if your profile is correct), but I work at the NC State University Veterinary Health Complex in Raleigh, and we have an amazing Behavioral Medicine department here. I'll buy you a coffee if you come down here for a consult. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:24 PM on January 30, 2014
I would be very careful about pet insurance, age limits, and pre-existing conditions. I don't know how it works in the UK, but in the US many pet insurance companies have limits on the age at which you can enroll your pet, and will not cover conditions that predate the start of your coverage. Make to to research that carefully. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:16 AM on January 30, 2014
This is a pretty common problem in cities that aren't very snow experienced. It happened in Raleigh in 2005
Wake County is now super-proactive about shutting down schools when there is midday snow forecast. They shut down yesterday, and I don't think we had a single flake fall until 5 pm, but it's better than that clusterfuck a few years ago. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:57 AM on January 29, 2014
That's not a southern phenomenon, it's a pretty standard just-below-freezing issue. I can easily imagine how it would be especially disastrous in the south, where they don't have to deal with it several times a year, but it isn't unique to them.
No, but it happens basically every time it snows here. In the North, you have fleets of plows that can mostly clear the streets before anyone wakes up, but here, where there are only a few plows, most of the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:56 AM on January 29, 2014
Ha. No. I mean, we have good snow clearance here and I am not complaining about it, but even if you want to imagine that snow falls always overnight so it can be cleared before 6 am (it doesn't), there are a lot of roads, and snow falls many times a winter, and sometimes it falls when it is just around freezing, so it isn't rare that the streets get icy even with more effective snow clearing plans. (It's happened more than once this winter already.)... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:47 AM on January 29, 2014
solmyjuice: I always thought that if you were good enough, playing basketball in the Philippines or wherever just for a year right after college would be fun even if you knew you had no shot at the NBA.
When I was on vacation in a little town in Italy, we ran into this young guy and his family (who ended up being friends-of-friends with my family, but that's beside the point) who had played Division 2 basketball in New Hampshire or something and got... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:51 AM on January 28, 2014
Be sure to bring your re-useable shopping bags to the market with you, or the Fukuro-obake (sack-goblin) will give you the sideeye and make disparaging gestures in your direction while you shop. This is not usually a great inconvenience, as the Fukuro-obake is invisible. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:05 AM on January 28, 2014
Welp, I was going to make one about running out of toilet paper, and then I found this, so I give up reality, you win this battle of absurdity. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:23 AM on January 28, 2014
The Whelk: I'd like to take this point to mention to any future cosplayer that if you want a Crombie coat and not just something cut in that style, then do not for the love of god buy it retail or new.
Yeaaaah. Their site is back up, and they are a smidge out of my price range. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:27 PM on January 27, 2014
jbickers: I think these episodes give you a pretty good idea of the variety of the show over the years, and at the end of these, you will have a feeling as to whether this show is for you.
I'll add that it's perfectly fine to give the entire "Classic" run of the show a pass. I loved watching Tom Baker growing up on PBS, but for a modern viewer, it's pretty hard to get through most of the old episodes. You may miss out on a few inside jokes... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:49 PM on January 27, 2014
If I understood the Christmas Special (and I'm really not sure that I did), it wasn't the regeneration that blew the Daleks out of the sky, but the act of imbuing the Doctor with a new set of regenerations. The regeneration itself was indeed inside the TARDIS and was spookily instantaneous. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:26 PM on January 27, 2014
Doktor Zed: The BBC may well have had to reveal the Twelfth Doctor's costume officially now that Capaldi's filming more scenes outdoors
Yeah, you knew you would be getting smartphone pictures of him as soon as they filmed anywhere in public, so they were smart to control the flow of information. Interesting point about the ring. There seem to be a number of references to past outfits -- "woven the future from the cloth of the past" as the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:01 AM on January 28, 2014
Also, I wanted to add about the Classic Doctor Who episodes: If you want to experience time travel, there aren't many better ways than watching the very early serials. They don't hold up very well as TV entertainment, but as historical artifacts, it's fascinating to watch what is clearly recognizable as what you know and love as Doctor Who done with the technology and techniques of television in it's infancy.
rongorongo: If Disney's customer base is (as mmoncur suggests) more homogeneous
It really isn't. I've only been to Disney a couple of times, but every time I go I am amazed by watching the huge variation in park-goers, on just about every axis of humanity you can think of. If you start to break it down at the Ariel vs. Belle level, I bet it gets even more granular than it appears on the surface.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:51 AM on January 28, 2014
Kadin2048: So the end goal ought to be no lines. Tell the system the rides you want to go on, and then let it guide you around the park so you can hit each of them at some sort of preassigned appointment time, keeping in mind where you are, how quickly you can walk, what the crowds are like between point A and point B ... that's what they should be going for. And if anyone can pull that off it's probably Disney.
If you haven't checked out GIF ORACLE like eriko mentioned, you really must.
Perhaps you arrived here from Google by searching:
- how to block a punt -football
- "expressionist dance" "dada art" what does giant leather hand represent
- tom emanski... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:57 AM on January 28, 2014
smoothvirus: I would say that the best bet would be to filter the water with a charcoal filter (or use distilled), then age it for a couple of weeks to get any dissolved gasses out, then freeze it really, really slow.
That's a really neat, relatively easy idea. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:27 AM on January 28, 2014
Celery doesn't take particularly long to eat, but you do have to chew it a bunch, and it is basically zero calories (plus whatever you are dipping it in to actually manage to choke it down, if you are like me). Nuts and seeds, if you are cracking and shelling them. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:58 PM on January 27, 2014
Lillypad331: I guess I'm trying to figure out the best way to approach this.
I suggest you print this question out and show it to him. His reaction will tell you whether or not this relationship is worth the work to get it where you want it to be. If he is defensive or dismissive of your concerns and needs, DTMFA. If he is ready and eager to work with you to help ensure that both of your needs are being met in the relationship, then it is worth working... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:31 PM on January 27, 2014