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Tom Brady Cannot Stop
A statistics-heavy debunking of Warren Sharp.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:48 AM on January 27, 2015
nadawi: "Either everyone in the NFL is a "hater" and "jelly" or Belichick and the Pats have created a mass accumulation of ill-will over the years."

Or this is a misguided, misinformed investigation by a league that has been proven increasingly incompetent at investigating anything.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:59 AM on January 27, 2015
I think the idea is that - as has been made apparent these last two weeks - there are NFL rules that very few players and coaches even know about (much less fully understand), so he's joking that now he's not sure if he is breaking any rules about underwear color or fingernail length.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on January 27, 2015
Area Man: "Rather, the story I keep hearing from people who hate the Patriots is that New England cheats even though they can win without cheating."

Are there any verified charges of "cheating" laid on the Patriots this millenium other than Spyghazi (thanks, sparklemotion)?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:12 AM on January 27, 2015
For what it's worth, I do have a t-shirt that I custom printed that combines the Patriots logo with the Cobra Kai "Strike First Strike Hard No Mercy" logo.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:43 AM on January 27, 2015
Drew Magary ranks Sports Crimes on Deadspin.

Content Warning: The Deadspin Weekly Funbag can get a little... edgy. You've been warned.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:04 PM on January 27, 2015
It's also rarely been noted in all of this, but because of the bad weather, each team prepared 24 balls for the game. Twelve were brought to the field, and twelve were kept as backups in the officials' locker room. I've never heard about any testing on those backup balls.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:47 PM on January 27, 2015
Actually, maybe the NFL can spin this whole thing into another marketable property: "Ball Check Live presented by Goodyear" could air on the NFL Network one hour before the kickoff of each game.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:25 PM on January 27, 2015

New MetaFilter Bookmarklets
You passed up the chance to name one FiFi?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on January 27, 2015

Happy Community Manager Day!
That's great. We appreciate y'all for sure.

We've got our very own day for this anyway, but yeah, we can't over-appreciate the mods, frankly.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:13 PM on January 26, 2015

My professor made a typo on my last name in a recommendation letter
I think as long as it is correct somewhere in the letter (especially the first mention), or it is an obvious typo (Smiht instead of Smith) I wouldn't worry about it. If your name is Robards and he spelled it Roberts throughout I might ask for a correction, as it brings up a whiff of a form letter, or maybe your prof has you mixed up with someone else.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:09 PM on January 26, 2015

Podcast: Answer Me This!: #306: Ainsley Harriott, Colleagues on Tinder, and Chicken Kiev
I would legit watch Extreme Wink Murder.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:55 AM on January 25, 2015

Adventure Time: Evergreen
The giant Tree Trunks looking thing was the solidified lava dog that Evergreen stole the gems from. Nina looks like Jake because they are both awesome and companiony.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 4:44 AM on January 24, 2015
Have we ever seen Urgence Evergreen before? I feel like he looks familiar. Maybe in one of the Prismo episodes?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:55 PM on January 24, 2015

Let's play two for Mr. Cub.
Someone on Twitter suggested that the Cubs make September 17th (the day he debuted for the Cubs in1953) Ernie Banks Day and play an annual home doubleheader on that day.

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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:27 AM on January 24, 2015

Movie: The Game
It's on HBO Go right now, for what that's worth.

I love this movie. My favorite little moment is a scene where Van Orton is going to his (brother's? girlfriend's?) apartment to get some help, and as he waits for someone to answer the door, there is an ambulance siren off in the distance. He gives this momentary twitch, and looks intently in the direction of the sound. That's what sold it for me. He's so completely wrapped up in The Game that even the slightest surprise… [more]
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:56 PM on January 20, 2015
There was Majestic back in 2001, but that's not what you are thinking of. I know what you mean, but I can't put my Google fingers on it either.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on January 22, 2015
It was maybe connected to that "theater in an apartment building" thing in NYC that I can also not remember or successfully Google?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:50 AM on January 24, 2015

Adventure Time: Astral Plane
Yeah, that comet seems like a Series Finale kind of situation.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 4:53 AM on January 24, 2015

Will you fulfill your destiny and become a tangerine octodecillionaire?
Where? Are you getting cats?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:28 PM on January 23, 2015
Hmm. Had to step away from the computer during a mutant epidemic and I may have doomed humanity. :(
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:08 PM on January 23, 2015
The heroic tangerines are turning the tide, though. We may squeak by with less than half the population of Earth killed.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:13 PM on January 23, 2015
Hmm. No, the dead outnumber the living, but I think the species is going to be OK.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:19 PM on January 23, 2015

Is there a way to link to someone's calendar from the web?
My barber's website has a "add to calendar" link after you've booked an appointment online that even works in iOS. I don't know the technical details, but it's very possible.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 AM on January 23, 2015

The dream of the 1890s is alive in Portland
Stop trying to Northsplain racism to us Southerners.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:14 PM on January 22, 2015

You can never have too many hockey sticks.
OMG. The scoreboard is PART OF THE COSTUME. I thought it was just a prop in the background. Canada wins. Everything. Forever.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:27 PM on January 22, 2015
Zenobi: "Also, I just noticed there is a yellow Star of David on her cape. I'm too stunned to know what to say about that."

If you look at the 5th slide in the slideshow here, it seems she has a Berlin Wall graffiti thing going on, which (sort of) explains it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:46 PM on January 22, 2015

Looking for more examples of a movie trope
It's such an insane spoiler that I'm going to blind link it: Click this for spoilers
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:23 AM on January 22, 2015

We Can Do Better Than Bad Science Journalism By A Weasel
Potomac Avenue: "The fact that anotherpanacea didn't make a huge stink about it in that thread is commendable right? Because meta discussion belongs in meta. But if he had made a big stink about it, the thread is more likely to have been deleted. Seems a little unfair to castigate him for being thoughtful."

There is a difference between making a stink about the thread in a thread and making a stink in a thread about the… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:37 AM on January 22, 2015
"This post is terrible and should be deleted because..." = threadshitting, not allowed
"This article is terrible and should be ignored because..." = good comment A+++ would comment again
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:28 AM on January 22, 2015

Saturday Night Live: Kevin Hart/Sia
homunculus: "WTF SNL?"

It's the thing of when you have a precedent for the head writer being the WU anchor, and the past head writers were amazing at WU, but now the new guy is terrible at it, but they still seem to want to keep that precedent alive?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 10:26 AM on January 20, 2015
Also, Kevin Hart as James Brown was fucking inspired and I want next season to just be The Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney Show please.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 10:31 AM on January 20, 2015
If it's up to me, it includes a segment of Dyke and Fats: The Series every episode.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:09 PM on January 20, 2015

Feature request: add "Add to Favorites" on the /favorited page.
I laughed more at that comment than I did at the two episodes of "Galavant" that I watched.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:21 AM on January 20, 2015

How do wedding registries work?
You might also want to start a registry at a common bricks-and-mortar store for non-Internet savvy folks. Target, Macy's, Pottery Barn, Sears, or whatever other national chain floats your boat.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:11 AM on January 20, 2015

Metafilter TMBG Flood Tribute Album
This is super great, and you are all such great people. Bravo.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:24 PM on January 18, 2015

Istanbul not Constantinople
conSTANtinople!
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 5:19 PM on January 18, 2015

Birdhouse in Your Soul
This song is giving me goosebumps. Wow.
posted to MeFi Music by Rock Steady at 5:18 PM on January 18, 2015

A sudden urge overtakes her to help mankind.
I'm only doing it if I can talk in the McElroy brothers' Amelie voice from My Brother, My Brother and Me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on January 15, 2015

What do you anonymously send the person you can't stand?
feckless fecal fear mongering: "I mean this is a thing I want just so I can say I'm so gay I poop glitter"

For clients with multiple cats that share litter boxes, when they were trying to determine which cat had GI issues, veterinarians used to recommend feeding the cats separately and adding different colors of glitter to each cat's food. Unfortunately, it turns out that some glitter has surprisingly sharp edges, and can do considerable… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:45 AM on January 15, 2015

Time to carry the pet, some carriers seem designed for "outgoing" pets -
I can tell you from experience it is much easier to get cats into and out of the kind of hard carrier that has a removable top (like this). You remove the top and then put the cat in the bottom half and then close the top over them. To get them out you can just take off the top.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:49 AM on January 15, 2015
amtho: "the common plastic carriers that bolt the bottom to the top with 9 or so screws"

The newer models mostly have 5 or 6 clips instead of screws to make it even easier.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:50 AM on January 15, 2015

I don't know if I am reading signs or reading into signs
Look, you are going to have to talk to her about this. It's true that if you are reading the signs wrong it may be a little awkward, but it's a hell of a lot less awkward than going in for a kiss if she thinks you two are just besties. There are multiple angles at play here - dating a friend and dating a coworker, either of which can be treacherous on their own, but combined? I just don't think it's possible to navigate without honesty up front. You should talk about whether you two are… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on January 15, 2015
inturnaround: "It's up to you if you want to date her or not, though. I guess this much is obvious. But not wanting to lose a friend or alienate a co-worker are both good reasons for avoiding it. However, if you feel a spark, remember that life is short."

The problem with this is that she might already think you are dating. You have to ask her about how she views the relationship.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:24 AM on January 15, 2015

Downton Abbey: Episode 2
Rose tries to bring a wireless—and Sarah Bunting—into the house.

Sars? Yeah, I guess I can see Lady Edith writing for Radio Without Pity.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 11:58 AM on January 13, 2015
In the early days it was typical to *shudder* wash and reuse condoms.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:53 PM on January 14, 2015

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SIDEHACKERS
This was, if memory serves, the first MST3K I ever saw, spending the weekend at my Dad's house being mostly bored. By the time they got to the host segment with the color commentary I was hooked for life.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:49 PM on January 14, 2015

Movie: Labyrinth
FWIW, I forced my 13-year-old daughter to watch this when it showed up on Netflix streaming a few months ago, and she loves it at least as much as I ever did, so rest assured it still holds up, at least amongst the teen girl squad.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:03 PM on January 14, 2015

My dog is afraid to get in the car...
grey_sw: "The trainer could get her to hop right in, but didn't seem interested in helping me learn how to do it, other than recommending rewards as above. Other people do tend to have more luck, and other vehicles are also easier: I think "me + my car" is probably a fear trigger at this point."

This suggests to me that you are (subconsciously) communicating some of this fear to the dog. I suspect you are so stressed out over the… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:01 PM on January 13, 2015 marked best answer

vermontism
BlueHorse: "Here's some pics of the window from the inside."

Yeah, that would be disorienting to live with.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:31 PM on January 13, 2015

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