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MeFinal Four Pick 'Em
UConn's 1959 logo might be the derpiest derp that ever derped (scroll down).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on April 8, 2014
Etrigan: That cannot be real. That's a Simpsons parody of a mascot, right?

Unfortunately, the t-shirts are sold out, Etrigan.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:48 PM on April 8, 2014
en forme de poire: I'm #5! I'm #5! (waves foam finger)

Foam hand, presumably.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:48 AM on April 9, 2014

Meta Comment Deletion What Fors?
I dunno, maybe it's just that the essay was specifically mentioned in the original post as being impressive, Mefites like to be pedantic, and there wasn't much else to discuss?

Oh. Hmm. I hope it's clear my comment in that thread was just intended as a silly joke and not an actual criticism of the essay (or Kwasi, or Harvard Men, for that matter).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:41 AM on April 3, 2014
spitbull: klarck, lolwhut? He's a major figure in the history of social thought.

I think klarck's just... schismogenesising.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:56 AM on April 3, 2014
spitbull: Believe it or not, the undergrads have hardly even heard of South Park anymore.

Oof.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:07 AM on April 3, 2014
spitbull: Moms and dads, if you want your kid to get into the Ivies, push them into viola, bassoon, or orchestral percussion, not sports.

Wow. Never thought about that. Are there full ride scholarships for musicianship, like there are for athletics?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014
soundguy99: [citation needed.]

Binns, A. E. "Is It A Grand Gesture..." Ask Metafilter. vol 140517. 12 Dec, 2009. MetaFilter Industries, Inc: Portland, Ore.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:19 AM on April 4, 2014
Celsius1414: It's hard to be cool with a tuba.... Unless you are Victoria Tennant in LA Story. Or Damon Bryson AKA Tuba Gooding Jr.

Or Diana Rigg in The Avengers.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:33 AM on April 4, 2014
This thread is feeling very "school bus" right now.

I'm reminded of a different kind of transportation.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:22 PM on April 4, 2014
I always assumed "vegetable oil" meant "not olive oil".
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:46 AM on April 9, 2014

This is the end...and then it's not...and then it is... and then?
Your vet is always going to suggest diagnostics and further treatment because they are professionally obligated to -- it's good practice to give clients every possible option so that they can make informed choices about future treatment. If you make an appointment at your old vet for euthanasia and tell them that you are not interested in diagnostics or treatment, they will respect and honor that decision.

If you have your records sent to a new vet, they will likely feel... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:43 PM on April 8, 2014

He loves me, I love him not
At this point, theoretically, it's actually quite simple.
1. He expressed his feelings
2. You politely but clearly told him that you do not reciprocate
3. He expressed regret for expressing his feelings

The only decision you have to make is whether or not you feel like you can continue working with this person. It will certainly be at least a little awkward in the short term, but there is no reason you have to... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:30 PM on April 8, 2014

Durham Bulls Game Meetup
Oh shit, I toooootally spaced on this. Lemme try and order now.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:34 PM on April 7, 2014
OK, I'm in seat P11, so I'll help you take out that small child, mediareport.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:40 PM on April 7, 2014

RTMFA
TEACH THE CHAZTROVERSY
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:37 AM on April 7, 2014
kyrademon: I will read neither the original article, the article on the article, the comments on either article, nor the comments about the comments on the articles.

I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:56 AM on April 7, 2014
Deep in his slumber, one night a man had a very real, yet surreal dream. He dreamt that he was walking along the beach with chaz. As he looked up at the sky, he saw all the comments of his life flash by, along with two sets of parentheses: one set for himself, and another for chaz.

After all the comments had flashed before him, he looked back at those parentheses and noticed something quite disturbing: During the most difficult threads in his life, he saw only one set of... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:13 PM on April 7, 2014

Do I apologize, or do we all just pretend this NEVER HAPPENED?
Can you confirm that it is him by his last name, or some other social media based info? If so, I think you just let it pass as if you misspoke when you said great to meet you, and feel free to talk about old times naturally as they come up. If he does mention it, you can just say something to the effect of "Did I say that? My word, I hadn't even noticed. I guess I'm just used to meeting new Internet friends as strangers. Funny! Of course I remember you. The time we saw blah blah blah...... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:59 AM on April 7, 2014
I still think the least socially objectionable stance is that you totally recognized him, you just had a brain fart when you said nice to meet you. Depending on your ensuing conversation, that may not be defensible, but if you didn't talk about your past or background or something, as if you had no idea who he was, I think you are fine. This has the advantage of the fact that, as far as you are concerned, no faux pas has happened, and if he does bring it up later, you can pretend like this is... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:21 PM on April 7, 2014

Less than you'd think.
sio42: someone posted a thing on fb the other day that said ben and jerry's, when they started, had a rule that the highest paid employee (even ceo) could not make more than 15 times (or something) the lowest paid employee. the lowest paid employee is paid $15.85

It was originally only 5 times (!), but it only held up until Ben retired and they could not find a CEO who was willing to accept that stipulation.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:40 AM on April 7, 2014

I am exhausted all the time - help?
This sounds a lot a lot like depression to me. Have you considered your mental health apart from the SAD?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:25 AM on April 7, 2014

But who plays the wacky neighbor?
What Tywin did hurt almost as much as the Red Wedding. Jerk.

So hard to watch. I'm glad they gave it the weight it deserved. It would have been easy to cut it out entirely or gloss over it with a line of dialog.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:49 AM on April 7, 2014

On Engastration
And then serve in a commemorative tote bag full of chili!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:09 PM on April 5, 2014

"I was able to help shape a type of heroine that I wanted to see."
Due to an unfortunate misreading of the title of this post, for a second I thought it was going to be about designer drugs.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:48 AM on April 4, 2014
Slap*Happy: I mean, they have sing-a-long showings of the movie, where the audience belts it out in time with the movie - and in unironic, unapologetically sincere glee. When's the last time that happened? The follow-the-bouncing-ball cartoon shorts of the '40s?

I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:22 AM on April 4, 2014

Surely This...
Or are they just attempted facsimiles of photographs?

It immediately jumped out at me that he is working from photographs. It's not a crime, I've done it myself, but it's an artistic crutch, as the transition from 3-dimensional reality to 2-dimensional representation has already been done for you.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on April 4, 2014

it’s actually crazy how much of your face is just eyes
MONK #1: but like what was Jesus really like?
MONK #2: idk, but pretty sure he was a hippie with a parrot.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on April 4, 2014

Am I being a crazy-person? Immature perhaps?
Or maybe I am not over the crush like I thought I was and am acting like a jealous lover?

I think yes, maybe some of this, but it shouldn't be impossible for you to say, on the occasion of the next time A invites you to tag along as A hangs out with B, "Yeah, I'd love to, but I'm hoping you and I can do [a thing that you and A have enjoyed doing by yourselves] again sometime soon, how about next weekend?"

I think you... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:38 AM on April 4, 2014

A wholesome response
The "Love" is quite a nice piece of art, as well. The different diameter paper rolls really creates a cool texture. I think I might try something like that for a project I am thinking about.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:32 AM on April 4, 2014

What's Small, Thin, and Heavy?
Presumably you can transfer the heavy thing from the empty box to the new box? Doing it that way probably stretches your budget significantly.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:20 PM on April 3, 2014

MefiTV?
harriet vane makes a very interesting point over in the TWOP obituary thread. If we do have a limited roll-out of series, it would behoove us to make sure that the roll-out has a decent spread over the calendar, both by day of the week (don't do all Sunday night shows so that activity peters out by the end of the week) and over the course of the month/year. It might also be wise to include some long-season shows (20 or 22 eps) alongside the 8-episode blockbusters.... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on April 3, 2014

The "Community" Weblog
A "Game" of Thrones
A Clash of "Kings"
"A" Storm of Swords
A Feast for "Crows"
The Winds of "Winter"
A "Dream" of Spring
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:03 AM on April 3, 2014
The Player of "Games"
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 AM on April 3, 2014
"Necro"nomicon
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on April 3, 2014

Bring the house down
dng: I found this idea surprisingly horrifying when I saw it on the news earlier, yet I can't articulate why at all even though I've been thinking about it all afternoon.

Yeah, I agree, and I'm not sure why either.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:29 AM on April 3, 2014

How do I know if I'm covered?
Two bits of information which you might ask a mod to add to the thread that could help get you the information you need without going through HR:

1) What is the institution? You could refer to it in a coded way if you are worried about anonymity -- i.e. "It has a similar name to a South American country."

2) What is the health insurance company, and what are the names of the plans they offer?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on April 3, 2014

It is the first self-taught and the longest-course I have ever taken
C'mon, guy. Tighten up those margins and the line spacing and fit it on one page. Sheesh. If that dangling line on page two is the mark of a Harvard Man these days, I'll pass.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:28 AM on April 2, 2014
Also, I'm amused at thinking about how furious Duke is at being lumped in with "as well as Duke and some other safety schools" instead of being in the Ivy Club.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:30 AM on April 2, 2014
I hear he is a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. And he has been known to remodel train stations on his lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:01 PM on April 2, 2014

Everybody? Everybody!
Hey, real quick, can someone put all the sbemails and TGSes on YouTube so I can watch them on my phone? That'd be great, thanks.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:46 PM on April 1, 2014
Oh, nevermind. Someone already did. See you in a couple weeks.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:51 PM on April 1, 2014
straight: Huh? Are you seeing something I missed or is that just a verbose way of saying "meh"?

Yeah no, I also read the bit at the end about "five, ten, fifteen, whatever it takes" as suggesting that we shouldn't be looking for regular content. I do think it would be nice if they could give us a definitive "series finale" kind of a thing. Maybe a parody of a Six Feet Under style "Where are they... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:04 AM on April 2, 2014

Whoa.
Not fair abusing your modly powers, even on April Fool's.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:13 AM on April 1, 2014
needled: I would have liked to have seen some references outside of Western literature. e.g.

"Any tips for two buddies going camping in Mesopotamia?"
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:17 AM on April 1, 2014
rabbitrabbit: Yeah, the Alice in Wonderland one totally got me. I was like, wow, people are really being assholes about this one. Clearly this guy has a serious problem and they're joking about it, wtf!

You appear to be a little late. ;)
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:30 AM on April 1, 2014
As someone who was a latecomer to the joys of Recent Activity, I can't believe how much I miss it for the joke AskMe page. You mean I have to manually check the threads I participated in? Like a sucker? Pfft.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:26 AM on April 1, 2014
posted by 40% Chance of Florence Henderson

wait what
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on April 1, 2014

Story within a story within a story within....
An example of this is the trope of the unreliable narrator. There are approximately one million examples of the trope at that link.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on April 1, 2014

Help me not snake the drain every day
FWIW, I can't be sure without checking, but I think I have the exact same drain cover, and it has little metal clips that lock it into place. It's relatively easy to pop off and on with a little effort, and let's you clean the drain out very well once it's off.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:26 AM on April 1, 2014 marked best answer

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