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2014 FIFA World Cup: From the Round of 16 to the Winner
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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:24 AM on June 28, 2014
Do Chile know they don't have to kick straight?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:51 AM on June 28, 2014
When did FIFA institute the "At least one goal must be scored after the 90th minute" rule?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:52 PM on June 29, 2014
Costa Rica's got to just go for broke. Push forward, all out attack, forget they are a man down. I don't think they can just buckle down and hold off Greece for another 30.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:07 PM on June 29, 2014
I was just going to ask about Marfrig.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:21 PM on June 29, 2014
If that backheel went in, Campbell would instantly have become President of Costa Rica.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:30 PM on June 29, 2014
Dance-off
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:37 PM on June 29, 2014
ardgedee: (It's hard to get a bad biscuit here -- even Biscuitville is passable and Bojangles will do in a pinch, but it's easy to pick a fight about biscuits hereabouts.)

The worst thing about living in Raleigh is that all the best biscuit places seem to be in Durham or Chapel Hill. I'm partial to Sunrise, myself.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:24 AM on July 1, 2014
We should arrange a "Great Triangle Biscuit Tour" Meetup, ardgedee.

Which is this other thread people are talking about? I cannot find it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:27 AM on July 1, 2014

Happy birthday Mefi Music!
For your birthday, MeFiMu, imma give you... a punch in the dick.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:40 AM on July 1, 2014

Triangle 15th Anniversary Meetup
Oh, as for date, I think Monday the 14th (the actual anniversary of MetaFilter) would be ideal, but it could be moved to another day.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 12:35 PM on June 25, 2014
Yes, I was thinking Monday the 14th, but it could certainly be moved if we settle on a venue that is closed. Any suggestions? There was some talk of an Indian place in Cary at the last meetup I was at, if I remember correctly...
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 6:57 AM on June 26, 2014
There has also been interest in The Remedy. Lately I've been looking to try Centro, but I know nothing really about it. For drinks, I've been wanting to try Foundation forever.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:02 AM on June 26, 2014
Well, let's say the official proposal is Remedy Diner, 7 pm Tuesday July 15th (They appear to be closed Mondays) just to put a target on the dartboard. I'm more than willing to change place, time, date, whatever if people have better ideas or scheduling conflicts. What say ye?
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:28 PM on June 26, 2014
I'll give it until this Tuesday for alternate proposals or alterations, then I'll confirm the details in the thread.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 3:11 PM on June 29, 2014

Google’s Matt Cutts: MetaFilter Hit By Previously Undisclosed Algorithm
Yeah, I just noticed this weekend that a couple of my Google searches returned very useful AskMe results in the top 5 results, including one of those blocks with subresults and a "more results from ask.metafilter.com" link, which I don't think I've ever seen for MeFi before.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:59 AM on June 29, 2014

Apocalypse uncanceled!
octothorpe: Saw PR in IMAX 3D in the theater and thought that it rocked and then recently caught most of it on TV and without the giant screen and extra dimension, it's really not that great a movie.The lead actor is horribly wooden and the script is clunky as hell and the tone jumps all over the place.

Maybe that explains it then. I'm usually a pretty easy mark for scifi/action type movies, but this was just unwatchable when I dialed it up on Netflix... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:43 AM on June 27, 2014

It's a bird...
This is awesome and great. Good job, Matt!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:56 AM on June 25, 2014
Probably the decent thing to do is to take whatever sniping people want to do out of what was intended to be a fun little thread. If you have an issue with someone or with the site, take it up privately or make your own MeTa post. It seems like a lot of people have some questions or concerns about how the site is run post-fundraising and rather than actually ask the questions directly, they just kind of obliquely bring them up in any vaguely-related MeTa.

More on point,... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:10 AM on June 25, 2014
This a a pretty dope hat as well. I'm digging the merch my new Ligue 1 team has for sale.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:39 AM on June 25, 2014
mathowie: Sure, I wish it was a guy in a bird suit, because that'd be funnier

Be careful what you wish for.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:57 PM on June 25, 2014
YOUR EAGLE IS CALLED SHOWERBEER
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:45 PM on June 26, 2014
Can I just say this whole idea of drinking beverages of any sort in the bathroom is really unpleasant to me? It reminds me of Kramer washing his dishes in the shower on Seinfeld.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:20 AM on June 27, 2014

"This is what it looks like to be a professional athlete as a woman"
Awesome. It's got to be hard for such an elite athlete to willingly perform at less than their best like that. Well done, Alysia.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:15 AM on June 27, 2014

Algeria make history
josher71: So, that USA tie was a pretty horrible feeling for me. Hopes up so high and then dashed at the last second. I even had dreams about it last night. Sickening.

Me too, down to the bad dreams. When the US scored to take the lead, my daughter said that was the loudest I have ever yelled in her life. When Portugal equalized, she felt obligated to tell my wife that I "used the F-bomb" at the TV. Personally, I felt I was admirably... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:44 AM on June 23, 2014
PenDevil: Group outcome tables for the last matches in the group stage.

There are too many squares on those charts that include the phrase "draw lots". There has got to be another tiebreaker we can come up with, right? Fewest bookings, even, would be better than flipping a damn coin.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:55 AM on June 23, 2014
mountmccabe: you'd have to isolate the teams so they didn't know the results of any other matches

All final group round games are to be held inside featureless, windowless, Faraday-cage cubes with no spectators.

Man that would be fascinating to watch.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:48 AM on June 23, 2014
He's a moody Italian. He's an unpredictable Uruguayan. Together they are footballers and they fight crime. Red Card, this fall on Fox.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:45 AM on June 24, 2014
hoyland: That aside, I do kind of feel like CAF deserves another slot.

I like the idea that I heard recently that the World Cup should expand to 40 teams by making the groups 5-team groups. It would curtail the debates about qualifying slot allocation and I think it would be good to have more games in the group stage, so that a single surprising result doesn't have as much impact on a team.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:49 AM on June 27, 2014

Metafilter Hate Machine
I'm a little disappointed: I like the idea of playing Italy, not only because it's a real wild card of a country, but also because it would have fit my screen name better.

Rustic Gaul doesn't have the same ring to it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:54 AM on June 21, 2014
octothorpe: Second year and I've already been double-crossed.

Hey, sorry about that, man, but I can't let a Russia-Turkey alliance go unchallenged.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:01 PM on June 25, 2014

Washington Football Team
I sincerely feel like the organization is trolling at this point.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:28 AM on June 25, 2014

Can I sell my deceased cat's new insulin & new needles?
No, it is illegal under Federal law.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:51 PM on June 23, 2014 marked best answer
And I'm sorry for your loss. You may find a shelter that will take them as a donation, since they are unopened.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:55 PM on June 23, 2014
Depending on your location, sterile syringes may be a prescription item or otherwise restricted.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:00 PM on June 24, 2014

Club vs Country
It has always been thus, in all sports, for all ancillary competitions. Baseball players, for example, are famous for having "muscle tightness" for the three days surrounding the All-Star Game. What would be news, and I think would be roundly supported by fans, would be for national team managers to dismiss players who are not fully committed to playing for their country and replace them with players who might not be as talented, but are eager to go. You saw this... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:29 AM on June 24, 2014
Absolutely. There really shouldn't be any shame in it. An athlete should be able to say "I'm honored to have been selected, but at this point in my career, I'm committed to helping $CLUB win the $THING, and I need to stay focused and healthy for that. I'm looking forward to watching my mates in the Final just like the fans are. I hope at some point in the future I'll be able to have the time and energy to compete for $COUNTRY."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on June 24, 2014
Some commenter said that Uruguay's shirts were taken internally and worn beneath the skin somehow.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on June 24, 2014
Holy shit, I think Suarez bit him.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:40 AM on June 24, 2014
Wow. At first I thought he might have been trying to give him a little head butt, but given how insistent Cheillini was to show someone his shoulder, and that clip, I think you are right cmfletcher. There's got to be better video of it out there. Can he get disciplined after the fact based on video evidence?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:47 AM on June 24, 2014
Also, it takes amazing cohones to be clutching your mouth in pain after you've just bitten someone.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:50 AM on June 24, 2014
TheWhiteSkull: *googles chivito*

Holy shit, you ain't kidding.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:56 AM on June 24, 2014
Great to see another CONCACAF team win a group -- especially given the rumors that FIFA are looking to take away one of our automatic slots.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:57 AM on June 24, 2014

Game of Thrones: The Children
I keep wanting to read the title of this thread as "Game of Thrones: The Children's Books Included" and I wonder what a kiddie lit version of GoT would look like.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 3:19 AM on June 20, 2014
I really wish they could have arranged for a photo or two of her sitting on the thing.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on June 24, 2014

Financial Friend-Fiction?
I want someone who knows the restaurant biz to come into the thread and talk about his food costs and other expenses so we can figure out exactly how many tables he is turning a night. He's got like $0 payroll, so that's some big savings right there.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:54 PM on June 23, 2014
I'm seriously considering finding some old Kitchen Nightmares and Restaurant Impossible episodes where they do burger joints and talk about food costs and markups and whatnot so I can apply it to Bob's Burgers. Actually, they could probably do a great episode parodying those shows, now that I think of it. You know Pesto would manage to steal the spotlight somehow.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:38 PM on June 23, 2014
You know Archer had an episode with a Kitchen Confidental type show and I see no reason why Bob's Burgers can't have one

Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:35 PM on June 23, 2014


Clicked, where the cow was
A baby, his fist pumped.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:59 AM on June 22, 2014

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