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Reboot, reuse, recycle
Pfft. All these retreads and I haven't gotten so much as a nibble on my James Bond time-travel 60s period concept. MeMail me, Hollywood!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:54 AM on August 21, 2015
The NFL's current mantra -making football safer - is silly and pointless
Where do you draw the line between football and similarly damaging non-sports professions? My wife's back and knees are effed up from 20 years of rolling on the floor with dogs and bending into cages as a veterinary technician, and my stepfather gave up carpentry partly because of the toll it was taking on his body. Programmers get carpal tunnel, lifeguards get skin cancer. That's not even mentioning things like coal mining or oil refining. I'm not trying to "gotcha" anybody here,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:55 AM on August 21, 2015
How about four seasons and EIGHT movies?
Artw: "Was kind of hoping for a successful sort-of implementation of the period 60s Bond thing we all want."
Has Q-Division finally gone too far and created a technology that even superspy James Bond can't control? A stolen time machine offers SPECTRE the ultimate weapon to wipe James Bond off the face of the Earth, and off the pages of history! Who, where, and more importantly when, is the real James Bond?… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:57 PM on August 20, 2015
It stands for "Special Person Entering the World... Egg Yolks"
maggiemaggie: "Also, Chris Elliot is the son of Bob Elliot"
And the father of fellow SNL veteran Abby Elliott.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:54 PM on August 20, 2015
Let’s Encourage and Help Folks Make Their First Posts
Yeah, this is a great idea. In one of the other threads that touched on this topic, I suggested the tag #FirstTimeLongTime - a reference to the sports talk radio catch phrase about first time callers who are long time listeners - in order to encourage both first-time posters as well as posters who have not posted in a long time.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:09 AM on August 17, 2015
I hope fourants has suitably apologized via MeMail by this time.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:11 PM on August 19, 2015
I was making a threeants joke.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:38 PM on August 19, 2015
Well I have a pigeon, Lucas Don Velour
daq: "Stupid Medieval Land Fun-Time World. Gets me every damn time."
I've said it before, but I would pay real money if we could get the cast of Game of Thrones to film Medieval Land Fun-Time World: The Series during their downtime while shooting GoT.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:53 PM on August 19, 2015
What's a "paper brick house"? And what are the "cars" in "The River"?
Kattullus: "What kind of dwelling is being described? Is it made from papier mâché bricks? Or is the outside papered over and made to look like bricks?"
I would assume asphalt shingle designed to look like brick. Very common in the 30s and 40s.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on August 19, 2015 marked best answer
Ben cheezburger etti miyim?
I was just going to mention Gil, Whelk.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:36 AM on August 19, 2015
When we went to Buenos Aires, we were very excited to check out La Recoleta cemetery and the population of feral cats that live there. My wife, the veterinary technician, was so eager that she stopped at a mercado and bought a decent sized box of kibble to discreetly spread around for the kitties. Thing is, as soon as the cats realized what she had, they swarmed. About 30 or 40 cats rushed up to her, yowling for their share. She screamed, dumped the box, and ran. Feral cats are way smarter than… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:58 AM on August 19, 2015
Looking for more recent love songs.
Paramore - Still Into You is a great love song for folks who have been together a long time.
"I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let 'em wonder how we got this far
'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time I'm still into you"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:48 AM on August 19, 2015
So... anyone interested in starting a Metafilter D&D campaign?
Hmm, yes. I'd be very interested. Particularly in a play-by-mail type situation, as my schedule is rarely regular enough for a "live" game.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:26 AM on August 13, 2015
MeFi Diplomacy is great! *looks for dagger in non-waving hand*
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:31 AM on August 14, 2015
Just wanted to kind of bump this in Recent Activity. I've managed to glom on to an already existing Play By Post game, and while my character has not even been introduced yet, it's tons of fun just following along. The pace of play is slow enough that I could probably handle playing a second PBP game at the same time, and there are a bunch of eager PBP players on the spreadsheet, so if we've got a DM who wants to try PBP, now's your chance.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:43 AM on August 19, 2015
Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age
A big hello to all intelligent lifeforms everywhere and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:48 AM on August 19, 2015
For some reason he didn't use AskMe.
It puts the Chompsky on its skin or it gets the umbrella again.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:59 PM on August 18, 2015
Man Trying to Figure Out What Just Dropped on Him
Young People Explaining To Transplants What Barbecue Is
Young People Arguing About Barbecue
Transplants Complaining About How Many Transplants There Are
Terrified Suburbanites Planning A Trip To Durham
Man Caring Too Much About College Football
Man Caring Way Too Much About College Basketball
Non-Diverse Group Of Legislators Shitting All Over Populace
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:49 AM on August 18, 2015
Talking to my doctor about anxiety
You should tell your doctor exactly what you wrote in your first two [more inside] paragraphs. If you are talking about your regular GP, they may suggest a referral to a psychologist/psychiatrist, which is not a bad idea, and does not necessarily mean therapy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on August 18, 2015
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is perfect!
I found the characters in Rowling's recent detective series (written under a pen name) to have a Hogwartsian feel: Lula Landry, Cormoran Strike, Tansy Bestigui, etc. You can steal some of them without fear your 11-year-old will have read those books, I suspect.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:04 PM on August 17, 2015
iOS games like the SSX snowboarding series
If you haven't played Alto's Adventure you really should. A mistake does mean death, but it's fairly forgiving and just two taps starts a new run, so it feels like a continuous flow.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:20 AM on August 14, 2015 marked best answer
Would like to post Music posts (songs) to the front page
I mean, if Punch 'Em in the Dick didn't get it's own FPP, that's a pretty high bar that has been set.
Seriously. though, this is a great idea. I think at one point there was some talk about a kind of quasi-FPP status for Music songs on the Blue, like it would just be one line with Title and Artist and a little blurb instead of the Title-Post Text-Byline 3-line style and instead of a full-on MetaFilter comments page it would just link to the Music comments page. That… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:02 AM on August 14, 2015
Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 20. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Three
Griffin seemed pretty cazj about laying Merle and Taako flat-out, so I figured he had something up his sleeves. It's great narrative structure - teasing the boss battle before it really goes down. They are going to need some solid buffs to challenge the Raven though, or maybe she gets nerfed somehow? Do we know if Griffin is writing this himself, or if it's a published campaign setting?
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:43 AM on August 14, 2015
Forty-Seven Creatures You've Probably Never Heard Of
There is some "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Used" level storytelling in The Big Boy: Can whip any monster on Earth (he says).
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:09 AM on August 14, 2015
Colleen McCullough, you've got some questions to answer.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:12 AM on August 14, 2015
Meet the cortexretariats in the Triangle
Fantastic! I've been meaning to suggest one at The Rockford, if Raleigh isn't too far for all the Durhamites/Chapel Hillians.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:34 PM on August 8, 2015
What about brunch on Sunday? That would solve Stewriffic and leesh's issues, and it might be easier to get a table for a semi-large group, though I don't know how busy the Rockford is for brunch. Obviously, another location would be fine, if others have ideas.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 6:43 AM on August 9, 2015
I emailed The Rockford to see about the feasibility of seating a group that may be just under/over their reservation limit for Sunday brunch. I'll let y'all know if they respond. I'm up for Mesa Latin Kitchen as well.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 10:17 AM on August 10, 2015
Sounds like more folks are down for the afternoon rather than brunch (which I certainly understand - I'm not really all that big a fan of brunch either), so I'll retract the brunch suggestion, if that streamlines the planning process.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 2:22 PM on August 13, 2015
Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 264: Expecto Punchtronum
Irritable Griffin is the best kind of Griffin.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:44 AM on August 13, 2015
Chinese food prices for restaurants around the world?
Here's the menu for a well-regarded urban downtown Chinese/Asian restaurant in my area (Raleigh, NC), and here is the menu for a casual but decent strip mall "Chinese diner" in my suburban town. Keep in mind the standard 20% tip needs to be added.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:31 PM on August 11, 2015
At what point have I committed a crime?
There's a sort of Schroedinger's Cat Burglar (sorry) thing happening at Steps 0 and 1. If Step 2 is "Realize you are in the wrong place, leave the building" then no crime is ever committed, but if the story continues as you have laid it out, the crime has begun at Step 0, or possibly even before, if there was any conspiracy involved in the planning process.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:54 PM on August 10, 2015
Perhaps he went to medical school with Dr. Dre.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:30 AM on August 10, 2015
The Flag Consideration Project
A Thousand Baited Hooks: "I'm not a Kiwi, but if I was I'd vote for the one with the curly Union Jack."
Yeah that's pretty badass. I also like Tukutuku - it looks like a flag, yet but is completely original at the same time. Koru (Blue) is also pretty cool. Most of the designs that try to combine the fern or the koru with the Southern Cross end up too busy. Also, is it me, or are most of these designs a weird aspect ratio for a flag? They seem too long.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:29 AM on August 10, 2015
What do you call this? mm MM mmmm. Anything else like it? MM mm mmmm.
It kind of goes along with humming yes "mm HMM" or no "MM mm", doesn't it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:39 PM on August 7, 2015
Would you put "meh" and "ehn" in this category as expressions of apathy?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:35 AM on August 8, 2015
Born in between
mary8nne: "Why is the perspective of those not operated on at all never presented in these articles?"
The article includes the perspective of Hida Viloria, who grew up intersex without surgery.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:46 AM on August 6, 2015
vibratory manner of working: "Children are instinctive learners, who love to model what they see. You don't have to tell a kid a thing - they take in everything they see, they pick up on all the little messages, toxic and otherwise, that are floating around in our culture and our society. They sort through these messages and grab on to the ones that seem to apply to them."
I think this is kind of obvious to most parents, especially ones who… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:01 PM on August 6, 2015
it's raining, it's pouring / the old man is snoring / now is our chance
I think it was the Notorious RBG who, when asked when how many women Justices it would take before she would consider the Supreme Court gender balanced, said something to the effect of "Nine. It was nine men for so long, having nine women would be just a start." That's how I feel about the whole "Is misandry real or ironic?" question. Even if it was 100% real, it would take a million Mallory Ortbergs a million years to bring misandry up to the standards of misogyny.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:43 AM on August 6, 2015
Help!! My boss wants to be Facebook friends. What to do?
I have a number of Facebook friends (mostly teachers) who have a fairly bland and generic Facebook profile for their real name and then their "real" profile under an assumed name. You could friend your boss and transition that real name account to a "public facing" profile and start a new profile for your more intimate connections. It seems like more hassle than it's worth, to me, but it seems to be working for some folks.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:35 AM on August 6, 2015
Just your everyday Nippon Kondate
That's a hell of a cliffhanger. Looking forward to Part 2.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:54 AM on August 6, 2015
A lifetime of reading subtext means I sometimes miss the main text.
Hey, good job by you! You both handled a pretty awkward human interaction with A+ grace and class. He maybe muddied the waters a little bit with the "not ready" stuff, but I think it's fair to chalk that up to nervousness in the moment and the inherent vagaries of the English language. Even if he did mean to leave the door open a little, it's probably not worth you considering it ajar. You would be better off spending your time and energy looking for the many guys… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:04 AM on August 5, 2015
What are some ways my partner can get more experience around kids?
If he calls your local elementary school or community center and says "I am a male firefighter in my late 20s who wants to volunteer to take care of kids a couple hours a week" he will have to call back a couple of days later after the fainting and the chaos and the parties and the celebratory feasts have died down. They will literally fall over themselves to find places for him to help.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:02 AM on August 4, 2015
Can an inveterate slob change? Can an obsessive compulsive relax?
It's not about the dispute. It doesn't matter how much of a slob you are, or how much of a control freak he is. What matters is how you work towards fixing your disputes. If you can approach it with an honest effort to make your partner happy, and understanding that they will not always succeed in their efforts, and a good sense of humor about your own failings and idiosyncrasies, then a couple can make pretty vast differences work. My wife and I are like this about some things. It doesn't sound… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:45 AM on August 4, 2015
ICU Nurse, Blogger
I told her that one story about the guy and his mother and all the cats, and she called bullshit, which is an appropriate reaction to a story that grim (I will probably never have another story to rival it), but I texted my coworker from that night: “Hey, remember that one guy and his mom?”
Thirty minutes later she responded: “FUCK YOU WHYD YOU BRING THAT SHIT UP AGAIN”
“But you remember it, right?”
“Uh I’m… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:32 AM on August 4, 2015
Here is a fascinating AskMe about personal conceptions of time.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:46 AM on August 3, 2015
I haven't even had a chance to listen to these as I'm at work, but regardless, it's all worth it for the phrase "Two Chainz None the Richer".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:36 AM on August 3, 2015
Am I a mystic or do I need a lot of medication?
Is there any scientific explanation for animal / human communication?
Certainly there is a great deal of human/animal communication that goes on every day between a pet and their owner. I can tell when my cats want food, and when they need to be scritched, and when they are not feeling well. Conversely, they can tell when I am mad at them for knocking over a glass of water, and when I need a snuggle because I am feeling a little down. We can… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:04 AM on August 3, 2015
Can management automatically renew an apartment lease and what to do?
AugustWest is pretty much right, but a couple of things:
1. You need to go into the office in person on Monday. They will be very busy on the first Monday of the month, and will probably not answer the phone or return messages.
2. You will probably not be successful in getting them to negotiate, because by waiting, you have lost the biggest card in your hand when it comes to rent negotiation - it's now too late for you to leave. Now they know they are at least getting one… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:24 AM on August 1, 2015
Cheerwine has passed away.
I'll raise a big frosty glass in his honor today. I wish his family and friends peaceful hearts and warm memories. Rest in peace, Cheerwine.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:57 AM on August 1, 2015