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We need new, modern says to say things! Ways that connect with our lifestyle! Performs as stipulated in the EULA? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Russell Brand meeting Sophia Grace is the best thing to ever happen on Ellen's show, and that is saying something. An excerpt: RB: What’s happening in your mind right now Sophia Grace? Express everything you ever thought. SG: PINK!… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

There is a word game that is a little like this called Fanny Dooley. The premise is you create sentences like, "Fanny Dooley likes doors but not windows. Fanny Dooley likes eels but not fish. Fanny Dooley likes books but not novels." The… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I just recently embarked upon the Banksian quest, and I started with Player of Games, which hooked me right the fuck in. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The way to solve any of these "Is X a Y? My friend says it is not." questions is to ask this friend to craft a simple definition for Y that excludes X without being arbitrary, but does not exclude other things that he would define as Y. In… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

House of Stairs, William Sleator (1974) "All Summer in a Day", Ray Bradbury (1954) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Thorzdad: That sort of juxtaposition could make for some brilliant writing, and it would give us a more fleshed-out view of the Doctor, sans all the constant running and yelling and screwdrivering and saving the fucking planet every 20 minutes… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

What are you talking about? A guy with a 168 mph fastball could lose half his speed and still find a spot on the Twins' pitching staff. Fair point, but surely his rotator cuff would be dust by this point. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

They brooked no flicker in their games at all. It's hard to overstate how important that was in making their games seem polished and arcade-like. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

But, then, people get what they voted for, assuming the votes weren't gamed. Don't worry. They were. But I think once people realize what this kind of governance actually looks like it will flip NC from red to blue for a long time. The… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Perfect. Speaking of imgur, that's another website with (what I must assume is) a great April Fool's joke. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

anildash: I sincerely love this layout, and it makes me wish people could suggest an image while writing a post for those of us who keep using this layout. What about showing this design to folks who've never visited the site? I totally… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Navelgazer: The tumblr one is fantastic, but can anyone explain to me what the hell the "just looking for a used car" meme is about? The wonder that is fred. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Going To Maine: I liked Donna. I think Donna is both my favorite companion, and my least favorite, if that makes any sense. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

XQUZYPHYR: If you held A when you pressed start, you restarted on the World you died on in the previous game. If you never knew this I'm so, so sorry. For everything. Oh. My. Fucking. God. I can't. I don't even. I think I need someone… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

dydecker: Has Metafilter truly jumped the shark or what? The phrase "jump the shark" jumped the shark in 2003. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

item: And also, ewww. I find it hard to imagine that there has ever been a less successful combination of backdrop, fashion and pose in the history of photography. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

loyal, intelligent and sweet but also previously abused, lived on the street, quick to fear, and absolutely terrified of other dogs. I'm sure your dog is unique in many ways, but scaredy-cat dogs come through our veterinary teaching… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Rembert Browne just covered LOTHT for Grantland. THE RED CHIPMUNKS OR WHATEVER ARE GETTING STUCK WITH A CARTON OF PARTING-GIFT CHOCOLATE MILK. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

People talk about how better software, more bandwidth, faster processors have changed the computing world so much, but whenever I watch videos of 90s era computing I'm immediately struck by the TINY FREAKING MONITORS. How did we ever get anything… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

namewithoutwords: I believe you meant to say that Kristen Bell's Sloth Meltdown was the best thing ever to happen on Ellen. I knew someone was going to bring up Kristen Bell after I posted that, and I don't have a response. You are… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I bet the "gunk" is mostly powder. Maybe try switching to a odor control insole without the powder and see if it goes away? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

We used to tell our daughter to imagine she was a dragon blowing smoke out of her nose. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Cake Pops are fun. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

zarq: It's super helpful when you want to repeat something you've said in a previous thread without reinventing the wheel. We should totally have a "Canned Response" option on AskMe. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

That is really very funny. I don't really understand cars. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I like to go with "What's the haps on the craps?" [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Rock Steady: The phrase "jump the shark" jumped the shark in 2003. And now that I think about it, so did Ellen. I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

griphus: Feedly rubs me the wrong way with its unclear separation of different blogs If you use the "All" view of Feedly with the "Titles" display option, it is visually almost identical to Google Reader, as far as I am… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

My approach at work (and one of my greatest strengths) is to notice when I or others around me make a mistake, and then fins a way to reconfigure my workflow to make it impossible (or nearly so) to make that mistake again. Checklists, automatic… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm waiting for an implementation of Word contained entirely within Excel. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Telling extended family members about deceased relatives is one of the primary modes of communication for elderly aunts. It's not intended to send a message or make you feel a certain way, it's just a notification. Give her the benefit of the doubt… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Wow. That was so much more information about Buzz Bissinger than I needed. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

sparklemotion: When I read this question, and your last, it seems to me that the actions she's taking are those of someone who wants to try to heal wounds, but isn't sure of how her reaching out will be received. I agree with this. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

desjardins: I meant to add, it's okay not to like what he wears, to find it ugly, but to judge him as a person for it is weird. I think most of the folks calling him a bad person are doing so in addition to, not as a result of, judging him… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I should add, I don't say that to be dismissive. It's a fascinating piece that ranges well beyond the shopping addiction, but I don't think I'll ever be able to watch Friday Night Lights the same way again. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

The Michael The: The full gallery. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHH! The second image in that collection contains a high dose of Buzz lounging about in skimpy underdrawers. You have been warned. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Kitty Stardust: I've never even made 51K in one year. How can writing a book about high school football pay this well? It was a bestseller that was eventually turned into a movie and a TV series. That's a pretty hefty payday, even barring… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

yoink: Actually, a pretty good Western analogy to the penis-theft thing that featured recently on Metafilter would be the various windfarm induced ailments that people are claiming to come down with. It also reminds me of the Le Roy High… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

scarylarry: I'm leaving my job this month, and do not plan to continue my health insurance coverage with COBRA. I do not have another job lined up at this time. For what it's worth, going through the motions with COBRA can provide a kind of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Ask yourself this: Do you really need more jerks in your life? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Long-form well-researched posts are where this site really shines. Can't stand 'em. I don't have time to slog through several dozen examples of the same thing. MetaFilter should be a filter. Show me the best, and then move along. I don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I don't know, JHarris. I think part of the joy is forgetting about the petunias entirely. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

In North Carolina, the "Triangle" is considered to be Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, but the city of Cary is right next to both Raleigh and Durham, and is twice as big as Chapel Hill, but is mostly just an agglomeration of suburban sprawl… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

mark7570: So to protect against the possibility of a food poisoning case & the inevitable liability lawsuit that would follow, SF made it illegal for me to give this perfectly good food to people who needed it. For your future use. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Regular concert goers judge that the best sound balance is usually to be heard from within large concrete bunkers some thirty-seven miles away from the stage... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

gjc: So read the contract before you sign it and find the area about early termination. It probably says something like "the undersigned agrees to give X weeks notice prior to ending the contract." If those terms are acceptable to you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

payoto: I'll be very surprised if this decision doesn't affect confidence in their other products, even by people who didn't use Reader. Today a thing I googled was "paid email provider". Never thought I'd do that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

My gut feeling is that this is ethically totally fine -- Acme is a big public corporation, and they don't (and haven't) hesitated to let people or whole divisions go, and I'm on at-will employment. They haven't hesitated to move me around to new… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Also, it's fascinating to me that all of these web/blog/tech bigwigs used Google Reader just like little old me. I always assumed that there was a much better paid service that you could use if your job was actually web-related, but free Google… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

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