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***International Pizza Story*** My High School German class took a trip to Munich in my senior year. About 10-12 American kids with at least 4 years of German behind them. A couple of us go out for pizza on one of our first days there, and our… [more]
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You mention Stephen King, but just to give you a sense of how intertwined his universe is, you might want to have a quick look at The Stephen King Universe Flowchart. [more]
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That's it, FirstMateKate! Amazing. My daughter is screaming with joy. You win the Internet today. [more]
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Yeah, she's already a huge Doctor Who fan. This whole thing came up because she thinks he looks like David Tennant (though Matt Smith is "her doctor"). [more]
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Everydayville: "He's turned a blind eye to the numerous times D has other women over, and this is what really gets me: he's acted as wingman for him!" That's not enabling. That's participating. I would not be able to trust someone… [more]
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Heh. I too remember watching Star Blazers on Channel 56 ("LVI is part of living, living fifty-siiiiiix!") after school. The serialized aspect of it was quite captivating in that era of syndicated continuity at all costs. And yeah, that Wave… [more]
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Those Honda robots with the flexed knees always look like they are about to poop. [more]
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Based on Census data, there are 13,569,252 people in the US [PDF] that do not speak English well. Depending on the local demographics where you live, there is a decent chance that the person that picked up your drive would not be able to read your… [more]
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eriko: "There are a number of people, myself included, who want to see a lot more all-22 film" You can get access to every play of All-22 with a subscription to NFL Game Rewind. I barely have enough time to watch… [more]
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I wish I could favorite that comment in a more manly way, cashman. You are 1000% correct. Football is an amazing sport, but the NFL and its fans are doing their best to ruin it. [more]
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Segundus: "all the spaghetti subs you could eat" I might prefer the nuclear devastation. [more]
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That's the high quality comment MeFi has come to expect from Capt. Rock T. Steady. [more]
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Some close matchups in the Alphabetical Order bracket. Alabama-Birmingham squeaks by Albany in the Final Four. [more]
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Shouldn't UNC (US News rank 2) beat Wisconsin in the Sweet Library Sixteen? Also, Simmons got robbed by the selection committee. [more]
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I'm in, and I have added my traditional What If This Were Academics and What If This Were Football picks as well. [more]
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Does Cain still act in outwardly misogynistic ways? If so, I think you can go with #2, as long as you only bring up recent examples when you tell him why his behavior is causing you to re-evaluate your friendship. [more]
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Everyone is right, and it's perfectly fine to wait until you're hired to disclose your vacation. That said, in the past I have addressed this sort of thing during the interview process. My reasoning was, if this was the kind of position where I would… [more]
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sabina_r: "I felt like I was uptight and could tell that I didn't really fully go with the flow of the group." Echoing those who say this sounds more like a mutual breakup than a rejection. [more]
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Next time he complains about his relationship problems you say, "Look, I can see some areas where you need to make some changes if you want to find someone who can make you happy. Do you want me to be brutally honest or sugar coat it?" He… [more]
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manderin: "Why don't they write this stuff in english?" There is a long history of abbreviations in medicine, which stretches back to the practice of using Latin in scientific fields. To this day you can see Latin abbreviations in… [more]
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twoleftfeet: "I joined Metafilter in 1987, so I remember that those stories were actually posted back then, in the pre-Internet days. Back then, when you made a post, it would take several days before anybody would comment on it, because you… [more]
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Going To Maine: "Perhaps they should just Dread Pirate Roberts this thing. cortex takes matthowie's handle. matthowie gets a new handle." What makes you think this hasn't already happened several times over? [more]
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how did you forget to put Ian McKellen in OLGB he is clearly the Egon [more]
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OK, I love Ghostbusters as much as the next guy, but Peter Venkman is not one of the most famous/iconic action heroes in history. [more]
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There has been a lot of jaw-droppingly stupid news coming out of Sony lately, and this might be the jaw-droppingest. [more]
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Atom Eyes: "OK, I'm convinced. Now explain how the Ghostbusters can be simultaneously too hot to handle and too cold to hold." GhostDLT [more]
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tittergrrl: "If they stated "we will have the men go first" or "let's push back the female ghostbusters to be closer to the men" I think there'd be more credence to your worry, but it just isn't the case. At least it isn't… [more]
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I currently have 1701 faves. Coincidence? I think not. posted by philipy at 3:38 PM on March 5 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!] Nelsonian Haa-ha. [more]
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I can't believe I missed this thread while it was happening. I need a text alert for "Shenanigans Going On" on MetaFilter. [more]
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'S all good, man. Holy effing shit. [more]
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I agree that one song might not, in most cases, be worthy of a MeFi post, but what if you could post a song to the front page in a way that was less than a full post? I'm envisioning two lines, just the name of the song and the artist on one line,… [more]
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Oh, and congrats on the promotion cortex! [more]
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kewb: "Notice that he only tries to con the separatist nut, who he clearly considers a deserving target" I wouldn't say he was trying to con the guy, any more than any lawyer who takes on a client who is guaranteed to be… [more]
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Bank of America offers a mini-debit card with a hole in it that you can attach to your key ring. It's great. [more]
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Rock Steady loves this, including an unprintable modifier for emphasis. My teenage daughter and her friend have this thing where instead of swearing, they say the first letter of the word and add "-aboo" or "-afoo" to it. So… [more]
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Having just recently celebrated my MeFi tenthiversary, I can only say thank you, mathowie, and all the best going forward. Keep making quiet little posts that don't attract much attention, and enjoy the place from our side of the looking glass for a… [more]
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You can hang out with lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center. [more]
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unexpected side-bonus of this great thread: finding out what other MeFites are experts in. Forensic Entomology? Opera Singing? We need to have a MeFite talent show sometime. [more]
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I use Apple's photobook service to make photobooks every Christmas. A couple of times I've tried to save money by going elsewhere and the quality is significantly worse. Even around Christmas, they deliver within a couple of weeks, so time shouldn't… [more]
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Lord Clay of House Davis. Sigil: A red hand clutching a purse on a field of green. Words: Sheeeeeeeee-it. [more]
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Great problem solving by Magnus there by jumping off the skybridge. I really thought Taako was going to be crushed by the ogre for a minute there. His pickpocket attempt was a stupendously bad idea (the ogre probably should have got an attack of… [more]
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I think I saw an N-Gage in that drawer of cell phones. I'm pleased to know that Saul Goodman was Sidetalkin'. [more]
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I used to have the same problem, and I have never been able to completely eliminate it, but the following pre-wash step has reduced the occurrence by at least 80-90%. Before putting your shirts into the wash, button them all the way up and turn them… [more]
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I'm not sure exactly where the fix was, but I've pastebin'd my working version of the script. It may have some other little edits made to it that I prefer, like the [quote] is replaced with ["]. [more]
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gilrain: "a bunch of us would love an updated version of plutor's Mefiquote." There's a relatively easy copy-n-paste fix you can make to the source code of MeFiQuote to get it working again, but I can't find it right now. Search… [more]
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I work at an emergency vet hospital, and we deal with stuff like this all the time. Your best bet is to call Animal Control first, to see what kind of help they are prepared to offer. This varies widely by town and by time of day, but if there are… [more]
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parmanparman: after being woke up by the garbage hauliers I imagine that word being pronounced haul-ee-YAY, like sommelier or hotelier, and that they are very fancy garbagemen, in long white aprons and immaculate moustaches. They look… [more]
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I agree with my fellow Tarheel. Not exactly like Ms. Carey's first name, but quite similar. [more]
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