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Washington Football Team
The Spokane Indians are an example of how the name "Indians" can be used respectfully. They've gone so far as to have their logo in the Salish language.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 AM on June 18, 2014
My understanding is that the name will be the Washington Bravehearts.

Am I missing a joke here? That is almost inconceivably bad. Were there other Care Bear or My Little Pony names considered? If it was anyone other than Snyder, I'd know for sure it was not true, but...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:52 AM on June 18, 2014

So, soccer....
Can we talk about that USA - Ghana game for a second? That was insane. After about 60 minutes I was thinking that a Ghanaian goal was so inevitable the USA should just let them drill one in so that they could get it over with and get on with trying to get the lead back. John Brooks' reaction after his goal was so amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a USMNT player that affected by a goal.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:55 PM on June 17, 2014
You nerds will appreciate this juxtaposition.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:05 PM on June 17, 2014
256: Another bit of jargon you see tossed around on Zonal Marking is position numbers, which are particularly opaque, and largely obsolete.

If you are more familiar with basketball, it may help to think of it like basketball position numbers, also mostly obsolete, but with one position number that is still referred to often (the 2 guard) and one much less often (the 3 forward).
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:58 AM on June 18, 2014
Also, if you are interested in soccer tactics at all, you should check out Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. It focuses on the changes in soccer formations and tactics across time and around the globe. It's written at what I'd consider an Advanced Beginner level, so you don't need to be at Zonal Marking level sophistication to get a lot out of it. I read it in the run-up to the World Cup, and it's really changed how I watch the matches.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:58 AM on June 18, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Fantasy
I love that there's a Brazillian player named Fred.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:36 PM on June 8, 2014
I win, GrapeApiary, I have two of them. Welcome to the Mix Diskerud Era, world!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:21 AM on June 10, 2014
Yeah, my bench are all <3M Hondurans and Algerians. I also can't see needing more than 2 Keepers, so go bottom of the barrel on that 3rd Keeper. You can see a countdown until rosters are locked on the transfers page.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:16 AM on June 11, 2014
Neymaaaaaaaar!!!

*does a funky little samba*

I knew there was a reason I made you my spiky-haired little Captain.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:44 PM on June 12, 2014
xqwzts: I've joined, although I think my account might be borked? I don't see the group in "My Leagues", each time I want to find it I have to click the link in this thread again [or search for mefi]. That doesn't seem right?

Yeah, I get the same thing, xqwzts. I'm hoping that once points start getting posted to our teams there will be a more obvious link to the league.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:33 AM on June 13, 2014
Stupidly, that doesn't seem possible.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on June 13, 2014
Muuuuuuuueller!!!

*does a funky little... waltz?*
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:56 AM on June 16, 2014
!!!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:40 AM on June 16, 2014
Holy crap, USA-Ghana was almost literally unbelievable. Is there a general World Cup thread somewhere?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:13 PM on June 16, 2014
SOMEBODY MAKE A WC THREAD

Anyone have any decent links? We can crowdsource one.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:19 PM on June 16, 2014
256: Though frankly, I think Zonal Marking could warrant an FPP all on its own.

Do it. Dooooooo it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:33 AM on June 17, 2014

THESE WORDS HOLD NO POWER OVER YOU
THIS AREA IS GENTRIFYING QUICKLY AND PROBABLY WON'T
HAVE A PLACE FOR FUNKY ART PROJECTS MUCH LONGER.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:07 AM on June 17, 2014

Game of Thrones: The Children
painquale: I've been thinking about when the best reveal for LSH will now be.

The sad thing is this proposal is probably far better than what we end up getting.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 5:16 AM on June 16, 2014
DWRoelands: LSH isn't so essential to the narrative that the show owuld crumble without her.

Well, not so far, but presumably she has some larger role to play down the road.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:51 AM on June 16, 2014
Yeah, I'm dying to know the lyrics. Were they on Closed Captions?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 11:02 AM on June 16, 2014
Strass: One of the trailers for this season showed a dragon flying over King's Landing. What was up with that?

It was part of Bran's vision. Kind of bullshit (dragonshit?) to include it in a trailer.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:55 PM on June 16, 2014

Best cocktails bars in each US state
For Raleigh, NC, I'd give the crown to Fox Liquor Bar. It's in a basement, you need to buy a $1 membership to get in (and they give you a metal keychain tag when you do), lots of leather couches, and delicious, creative, carefully crafted drinks. It gets pretty crowded on the weekends, but it's a laid-back scene during the week.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:26 AM on June 16, 2014

Happy Moderators' Day!
Or a Game of Thrones style flyover, with each of the subsites popping up out if the ground and unfolding.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:08 PM on June 15, 2014

A special book for a special dad.
Congratulations! I always recommend The Expectant Father and The New Father by Armin Brott. Happy Father's Day!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:57 AM on June 15, 2014

Trans etiquette: nosy person edition
But presumably there are other volunteers and staff at this organization that will already have been working with this person when ArbitraryAndCapricious arrives on the scene. It's possible that all of those people are a bunch of dicks who don't care at all how the supervisor prefers to be referred to, and deliberately misgender them at every opportunity. But it's more likely that there is already some convention in place. In which case ArbitraryAndCapricious should do that.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:24 AM on June 13, 2014

Happy birthday Peppa Pig!
I assumed the controversy was going to be that her head looks like a... you know...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:28 AM on June 13, 2014

Doctor Who: Rose
All these rewatches are so damn tempting. I think I need to quit my job in order to keep up with FanFare.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:51 AM on June 11, 2014
"I'm sorry, but why would anyone start Doctor Who with "The Eleventh Hour"? That's the most absurd thing I've ever heard. It makes no sense at all, no matter how I turn it over in my mind."

*raises hand*

I guess I didn't technically start on Matt Smith, as I would occasionally watch random Tom Baker episodes on PBS with my Mom back in the day, but I never thought of myself as a fan of... [more]
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 8:21 AM on June 12, 2014

Game of Thrones: The Watchers on the Wall
painquale: there's no way George will finish yet another book by the time they are ready to advance the story.

My understanding is that GRRM has already given D&D the high notes of the end of the series, and he will allow them to find their own way there if the show passes him by.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 1:11 PM on June 9, 2014
My predicted lineup for the finale:

-Jaime helps Tyrion escape
-Jon meets with Mance, he shows off the Horn of Winter
-Tyrion kills Tywin and accidentally kills Shae (a stabbing through the arras situation)
-Stannis arrives and decimates the Wildling horde
-Arya leaves the Hound for dead and sets off for Braavos
-Bran meets Coldhands and the three-eyed crow, talks to Reek/Theon in... [more]
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:08 AM on June 11, 2014
Yeah, I think the emotional fallout for Tyrion (and the audience) is much less if Shae's death is accidental.

I agree, but I'm not sure the show is ready to take Tyrion to such a dark place, and an accidental death allows them to get right up to the line without crossing it. It's total speculation on my part, but I will be pleasantly surprised if Tyrion kills her intentionally. That's an... uncomfortable sentence to type.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:33 AM on June 11, 2014
I'll bet you 100 Fake Internet Dollars that the last shot is the reveal of LSH.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:39 PM on June 11, 2014
norm: one of Catelyn with a giant neck wound

I've been assuming for some time that this is going to be the look we are going for.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 1:37 PM on June 11, 2014
This will sound silly, but can someone educate me on the superhuman grandeur that apparently is Ciaran Hinds?

I always get his name mixed up with Cillian Murphy.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 2:03 PM on June 11, 2014
Look! Sexy Hodor!
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:26 PM on June 11, 2014

A small heads up about userscripts dot org
aabbbiee: If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them.

I binged it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:21 AM on June 11, 2014
Rock Steady, the comments on that are from 2012, so the info is old. I could not get Chrome to reinstall the extensions and Chrome did not recognize the flag that I added.

Oh, hmm. I have been able to get Chrome to load unofficial extensions, and I could have sworn those were the directions I followed.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on June 11, 2014

Smith & Doe or Smith-Doe?
Just to go completely outside the box, how about "Jane Smith and the Does"? Has the added benefit of making you sound like a 50s rock 'n roll group.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:36 AM on June 11, 2014

How do I get google to distinguish me from another author?
MetaFilter's Own Jessamyn West is a published author, as is another Jessamyn West. MeFi's jessamyn may have some good insight into this.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:09 AM on June 11, 2014

The T in February, backwards and forwards.
This is very cool. Thanks for posting.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:34 AM on June 10, 2014

Can I ask for a raise?
A couple things about raises:

1. Average salaries don't matter. Your employer doesn't care about what you deserve, they care about what you are worth to them.
2. Other offers don't matter unless you are ready to leave and take them up on those other offers. If you bring up how much you could make elsewhere, you have to be willing to follow through with leaving. They already know what the going rates are in the area, you are not going to surprise them.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:48 PM on June 9, 2014

Halt and Catch Fire: FUD
He's got villainy eyebrows, I know that.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 8:48 AM on June 9, 2014
catwash: I made up a Halt and Catch Fire drinking game: every time you see a dutch angle, take a drink.

That is so funny that you say that. I was going to comment in this thread that physically watching this show is a challenge for me -- it's really claustrophobic and cramped and disconcerting visually. I don't have the cinematographic language to explain why, but I think that dutch angle thing is a huge part of it. Thanks for the education!... [more]
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:57 PM on June 9, 2014

Adventure Time: Breezy
That was a weird episode, even given the baseline weird levels we are dealing with in the Land of Ooo. I was kind of glad the show had seemed to put the whole Finn/Flame Princess/Princess Bubblegum triangle behind itself, so I'm not super thrilled we are delving back into Finn's love life. I am glad he got his fightin' arm back, though.

Also, Did Finn and Lumpy Space Princess do it?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:01 AM on June 6, 2014
Atreides: I'm tending to think that LSP and Finn did not have sex, as they would have at least been asleep next to each other in a universal "Informed peeps will immediately understand what happened but innocent kids will just see them sleeping next to each other" type of thing.

Yeah, but I can see the Cartoon Network censors objecting even to them waking up side-by-side.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:21 AM on June 9, 2014

Delonte West's Via Dolorosa and Mental Illness in the NBA
I find it interesting that the rumor about him having an affair with LeBron's mom while they were teammates seems to be a bigger sticking point for people around the league than the fact that he was driving around on a motorcycle armed like Mad Max.

I feel like it would be in most workplaces, no? I mean, I have colleagues who I assume are riding around with serious weaponry on a regular basis and it doesn't prevent me from working with them.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on June 6, 2014
Well, I wasn't being disingenuous, I just have a shitty memory.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:14 AM on June 9, 2014

New labels at FanFare for special case threads
Diablevert: Just the other day I mentioned a minor point that had confused me on the show, but which seemed likely to be crystal clear to book readers, and a bunch of people chimed in and very helpfully explained what was up. Quite possibly those who answered my question are just more observant show-watchers than I am, but I feel like one of the ways having book people around in the current threads has been helpful is in clearing up these little points of confusion and adding background... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:35 AM on June 6, 2014

What are the current important cultural touchstones of 11-13 yr olds?
Who is their favorite YouTuber?

The Hunger Games and if they skew at all geeky, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:13 AM on June 6, 2014

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