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#MightyKacy
Pope Guilty: With the Japanese show, you get a lot more course runs per hour than ANW gives you, and that makes ANW often excruciating to watch.

I've referred to ANW as 15 minutes of show in a 1 hour bag.

Grip strength is also hugely important, which gives gymnasts a further advantage. And I thought it was cute that her boyfriend wanted to join her on the tower, but I'm always a sucker for a cute couple.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:47 AM on July 22, 2014
Pope Guilty: Then she got to the second round, where you're supposed to spread your arms and legs and move forward between two parallel walls. Her limbs were not long enough to reach, and so she was completely unable to proceed not because she wasn't great at Ninja Warrior but because her genes hadn't bestowed long enough limbs. That always felt like some bullshit to me.

Yeah, I'm worried about Kacy if they have the Body Prop in the finals. That's a... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:56 AM on July 22, 2014

Fictional characters to arrange key exchange over unsecure channel?
Older teens might recognize Sterling, Cyril, Lana, and Mallory. The man in the middle is Barry.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:13 PM on July 21, 2014

What could have been
GOOGLE RONBLEDORE
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:26 PM on July 21, 2014

This is important, because it is animated
Are we having, like, broccoli quinoa tacos for dinner or something? That is wack.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:33 AM on July 21, 2014
bendybendy:
Bermont
Ehio
Jennisee
Que Mexico
Xinnesota
Yoregon
Zidaho


This is cracking me up for some reason. Bermont.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:11 AM on July 21, 2014
Copronymus: Ztate of Rhode Izlandz and Prozidenz Plantazionz

I believe I saw that sticker alongside the Korn logo and Calvin pissing on something-or-other on the rear windshield of a 1991 Civic DX with Rhody plates, an imitation carbon fiber hood and a mismatched quarter panel last time I was on the Cape.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:37 AM on July 21, 2014

What it says on the tin
This previous MetaTalk post does what it says on the tin.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 21, 2014
And this one.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 21, 2014
pracowity: It's not just overused. It's like not posting any description at all, and a post with no description should be deleted.

There's a long and storied tradition of "Mystery Meat" posts on MeFi. You certainly don't see them as much as you used to, but I think they have their place.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:14 AM on July 21, 2014

Anyone, Anything, Anytime
Cool, thanks for the post. Looking forward to checking it out.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:06 PM on July 18, 2014
treehorn+bunny: I'd be curious to know what the perception of someone from outside medicine was after watching it.

Cool. My wife has been in veterinary emergency medicine for over 10 years, and she loves learning about the similarities and differences between her field and human emergency medicine. I'm sure she will have a really interesting perspective. We will try to watch it this week.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:21 AM on July 21, 2014

I inherited two nazi era armbands.
There is a "oddities and antiquities" type shop near me that sells antique medical devices, taxidermy, occult books and items, etc. They have for sale a couple of red armbands with white circles, and then on the white circle there has been placed a Post-It note reading "You know what is under this." You can try and find such a place near you, or MeMail me and I'll give you their name.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on July 21, 2014

Movie: Pontypool
mochapickle: I'm so late to this party, but yes! I was thinking the whole time that this could be really effective in a black box theater setting. External voices, shadows and streaks and banging on the doors.

You could do some fun/disturbing things with breaking the fourth wall. Having planted audience members start chanting words, have someone banging on the doors of the theater, etc.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:22 AM on July 21, 2014

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ROBOT MONSTER, with RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON parts 4 and 5
The YouTube videos seem to be working fine. I just watched a bunch of later season episodes today and I checked FanFare to see how far you had gotten (the first season is a bit too rough for me). Both Robot Monster and The Slime People worked fine for me in the US on an iPad.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:14 PM on July 19, 2014

The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford
She is the best. I had no idea things got so bad for her after the death of her dog. I really wish there were some way I could get down to Charlotte next week to see her.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:22 AM on July 18, 2014
Her portrayal of a Paula Deen recipe as a suicide note is one of the funniest bits I have heard recently.

I've been repeating the line "people keep talking about how easy it is to cook, but it's not any easier than not cooking" all the time lately.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:08 PM on July 18, 2014

All kinds of genius
Rap Genius is indeed pretty great, but this picture, tho.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:13 AM on July 18, 2014

FPP's celebrating every judge's ruling on SameSexMarriage are NewsFilter
BlerpityBloop: I compared it to a video of kittens playing with yarn....because truly...that's what it is.

Link plz
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:06 PM on July 17, 2014
For what it's worth I mostly agree with you about the NewsFilter thing, but it's not cool to question the quality of a thread within the thread itself. You can Flag it or take it to MetaTalk. Threadshitting is not permitted.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:10 PM on July 17, 2014
And? That seems like a perfectly reasonable response to me.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:15 PM on July 17, 2014
Flunkie: I like newsfilter. The best thing about Metafilter is the conversation, not the links. I mean, of course I've found lots of great links through Metafilter, but whether there are great links or not on any particular post is basically irrelevant to me, and I think the whole "Must Be Well-Framed With Great Links" attitude is overdone.

I completely agree that the conversation is the best thing about MetaFilter, hands down. But, I think... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:42 PM on July 17, 2014
BlerpityBloop: Having said that. Not every member of this site is down with SSM. Or most of the, well I don't know what to cal it, groupthink I suppose.

We have reached the "double down" portion of the MeTa.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:11 PM on July 17, 2014
So what is this MeTa really about? Is it about the quality of FPPs or about your fear of stating your opinion that the expansion of civil rights is not necessarily a good thing?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:57 AM on July 18, 2014

Fantastic commenters will never know they're fantastic
I use fantastic flags as bookmarks.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:35 AM on July 18, 2014
Wandering Idiot: So, it's pretty universally accepted that the favorites are effectively an upvote system, and not actually a way to save comments to read later, right?

I think that's how the vast majority of users use them, yes. The thing is, it's not useful to think of favorites in that way for a number of reasons. 1. Some users don't use or see favorites at all. 2. Some subset of users that do use favorites do indeed use them as bookmarks. 3. Even... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:59 AM on July 18, 2014
I think this was a joke.

Yeah, sorry for being confusing. If you were a MeFi Prime subscriber you would have seen the "Joke" glyph I added to my comment's metadata.

Also a joke
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:07 AM on July 18, 2014


"Get Behind the Mule" - glorify my hard work with some appropriate songs
We're the first ones to starve, we're the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky
And we're always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:31 AM on July 18, 2014
Jay-Z's "On To The Next One" is about getting paid and then moving on to the next gig.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:30 AM on July 18, 2014 marked best answer

Have you encountered my family's recipe elsewhere?
easily confused: Skip the allspice and you've just described my mom's "American Chop Suey".

Yup. It was one of the three dinners my Dad knew how to cook (Tuna Casserole [ziti with canned tuna, cream of mushroom soup, peas and/or corn, topped w/ breadcrumbs and baked] and Fish Sticks w/Spagettios [self explanatory] were the others).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:11 AM on July 17, 2014
To be clear, the dish my Dad made was always called "American Chop Suey". we knew about Chinese-American "Chop Suey", but it was a different thing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on July 17, 2014

Here's to the Lady Who Lunched
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I only knew her from 30 Rock, but man, she was fantastic on that show. I've been meaning to watch the documentary (it's on Netflix Streaming, I believe) for a while. Now I will for sure.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:13 AM on July 17, 2014

#JulyByWomen project
Dip Flash: I don't normally look at tags at all, but when I clicked on it earlier it said that there were 245 posts tagged JulyByWomen.

Holy wow. Great job indeed. I don't know if it has been said in this thread yet, but back when MetaFilter was first going through the really tough period where the community made a concerted effort to make sure MeFi was not a "boyzone" and was a place where women felt comfortable, there were a number of users... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:54 AM on July 17, 2014

What did Coach McGuirk mean when he gave Brendon Small this advice:
Great answer by painquale, but it's really as simple as looking at the choices available for below-the-waist clothing. Women are like men in that they can choose to wear pants with very little societal backlash (today -- definitely not so in the relatively recent past), but men are not like women in that they cannot choose to wear a skirt without having to deal with some pretty heavy cultural baggage.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:29 AM on July 17, 2014

Triangle 15th Anniversary Meetup
oceanjesse: I think the biscuit tour could work if we delegated biscuit gathering by geography, then convened at a central biscuit consumption location/base. That's genius, and also sounds like the origin story for a biscuit-focused supervillain. "Yes, my little biscuitty minions, go forth and bring me the best biscuits from all the land! Once I have them gathered together here in my secret biscuit lair, I shall combine their buttery powers for eeveel! Bwah ha ha!... [more]
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 8:52 AM on July 16, 2014
We could call it the Gathering Of The Biscuits. Or maybe the Great Biscuit Engathering?
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 8:55 AM on July 16, 2014
I feel like Bojangles deserves a spot. Beasley's Honey and Waffles also, but I don't know if you can get biscuits to go from there.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 11:53 AM on July 16, 2014
I just thought of La Farm in Cary, but it seems they are too French to make biscuits.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 12:21 PM on July 16, 2014
For a second I thought The Napkin was a really great biscuit place.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:31 PM on July 16, 2014
leesh: But guys . . . why were you shouting out /yourselves/? :) Oh yeah, the tradition is shouting out the people who didn't show up! I forgot that. Duh.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 5:40 AM on July 17, 2014

So What Are You *Really* Trying To Say?
I've spent 39 years and change in a deeply racist society, I am accidentally racist all the time. It's like getting spinach caught in your teeth or having a terrible zit or having your fly down, you want someone to TELL you when you're doing it.

This is a really great way to express the thought I was going to express in this thread. Thanks, KathrynT.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:29 PM on July 16, 2014
For what it's worth, when people get really offended and defensive about being called racist, my first thought is not "Wow, they must be super not-racist" it's "The lady doth protest too much, methinks". I'm not calling anyone a racist, I'm just telling you how your fervent denials look from where I am standing.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:44 PM on July 16, 2014

*Screams Forever*
I can't flatten the tone of my "what" enough.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:06 PM on July 16, 2014

Mile (Legal) High Stadium
Baseball makes its own nothing. It's all baseball does, with every hit extending the life of the game. [...] It's right there in the rules: get a hit, and you just make more baseball. It can go forever. It can make an infinite and infinitely replenished amount of nothing.

Fantastic.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:21 PM on July 16, 2014

The crater is large enough for several Mi-8 helicopters to fly into it.
It really does look like something came out, rather than went in, doesn't it?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:33 AM on July 16, 2014
I get 0.1639 milliBelgiums.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:26 AM on July 16, 2014

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
zarq: Come to think of it, this would be a fun idea for a series of meetups. Donut Crawl!

We have just started talking about a meetup here in NC that I have tentatively dubbed The Gathering Of The Biscuits.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:43 AM on July 16, 2014

The insatiable Rupert Murdoch
Can we please freaking rename either Time Warner, Inc or Time Warner Cable, FFS?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:59 AM on July 16, 2014
Talez: That's in progress as we speak.

They'll probably name the merged company WarnerCast just to continue their confusing BS.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on July 16, 2014

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