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Have you talked to HR and/or Accounting at your work? If they are at all decent people, they will find a way to get a check cut for you outside of the normal channels. As a manager, I've done this multiple times for employees in a tough situation. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

naju: Can anyone explain to a casual Stephen King reader what precisely is going on here? Has he built a large consistent universe where characters and places keep reappearing in different forms? Can I delve into his larger body of work as a whole… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Go check. I'll wait. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

So that means dads are out clipping the hedges on sunny Saturdays, while moms are the ones doing the drudgery of vacuuming day in and day out. Are you kidding me with that? More like "So that means moms are safely ensconced in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I mean, any quip you might make, no matter how innocuous, runs the risk of offending someone, for whatever stupid reason. If you want something nicely cutting to say in your head, how about, "No, I'm not. Are you his grandmother/grandfather?… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I appreciate the amount of work that went into this, and I have long idly thought about trying to do something similar myself, but I'm with odinsdream here. You don't really gain much from this confusing chart that you wouldn't get just clicking… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Obama did require employers to allow women to pump at work. The breaks are unpaid, but I never got any paid breaks, so I don't see anything wrong with that. I don't know anything about this specific mandate, but I know I have had many… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

usonian: I don't think I was allowed to watch an inordinate amount of TV as a kid... I think the stuff I did watch just made an impression. There was just so little of it, you had to treasure it. You had 2 or 3 hours in the afternoon on 56… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

usonian: My family drove by it once in a while and it looked about as sinister as a toy store can look. Holy shit, you ain't kidding. That would give Stephen King the willies. There is no way that that place is not an abduction… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

yerfatma: I don't know whether to love or abhor the fact we've used a globally-connected network to talk about impossibly parochial nostalgia. Fuckin' Robolar. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Is this where I admit that for a long time I thought Seth McFarlane and Todd McFarlane were the same person? Not sure which McFarlane could make a weirder version of Cosmos, frankly. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Could be an Apple Baking Dish? The protrusion doesn't look tall enough or cylindrical enough, though. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The super slo-mo of him bouncing along the thrift store furniture, his fur coat trailing behind him like some crazy-ass superhero cape is wonderful. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Websites like this are bad for my health. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

FAMOUS MONSTER: troll so hard motherfuckers wanna fine you this site gray "MeFites in MeTa" Troll so hard moderators wanna ban me But first cortex gotta find me What's favorites to a MeFite like me? Can you… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

So it's obvious that the Doctor Who Anniversary Special will show Daleks on the grassy knoll, right? Clara's last name is Oswald... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

blue_beetle: You DO NOT want to know what the Tamarians call that. If the link to the Tamarian language page on Memory Alpha shows up as a visited link, you may be a nerd (like me). [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

brainwane: I kept hitting "primary characters from TNG" on the slash pairing generator Oh that's fun! The Internet eagerly awaits your short story about the shocking perversions of Noonien Soong and Vash. The… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Eating out makes portion control super hard. One thing you can try is ordering off the Children's Menu, if there is such a thing, and if it appeals to you. My wife, for example usually gets a Happy Meal if we stop at McD's. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm begging them to install something like this into iOS so that my habit of iPadding before bed can be a little less sleep-disruptive. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

elizardbits: sbux little vanilla scones are doing the job for me Oh hells yeah. My wife whipped up a recipe for making them at home. I'll see if she's written it down if you are interested. You just have to have the willpower to not eat 6… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

There are a couple instances in that video where he seems to have a bit of a smirk on his face as he does it, as if daring his co-stars to laugh at his little leg swing gambit. I suspect once he did it a few times it became A Thing and he was bound… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Etrigan has it. You might also want to add a sentence about your freelancing and how well it meshes up with the things they do at this company. Like: The widget wrangling I did back in January for Company X was really interesting and fun, and I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Brian Phillips: Everyone's talking Moyes and Mourinho, but people forget that Arsène Wenger has a twin brother named Manchèstreunite Wenger. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I know it's a bit unorthodox, but the Glazers have history with him, and he is very available right now: Jon "Chucky" Gruden. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

cjorgensen: In a race to the bottom I thought, I was swallowed by a hippo once, but I was drunk, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Being drunk is just as bad as getting swallowed. Just ask a glass of water. #fordprefect [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Faintdreams: my iPad (running latest version of iOS6) It's not going to work on an iOS device, unless you have jailbroken it and installed the font that way. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Children's picture book Zen Shorts is among the most beautiful and philosophical books I've ever seen. There is a lot of amazing art in kids' books, so it's not exactly a marginally artistic genre, but Muth's watercolors and inks go above… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The religious practice of glossolalia? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Alls I know is that Five Types of Electricity article had me laughing my ass off. Thanx dsm. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

There is another (hidden from view) person behind the woman. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

thylacine: Delete all single link posts. Delete all posts that aren't more thought out than "this is cool brah." Ban posters if the site they came from is Reddit. Fixed. Well, you're 0-for-3, but better luck tomorrow, slugger. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

People, I'm telling you. If you are not using Recent Activity you are missing out! I know, I know, I was once like you, but it improves the MeFi experience so much. This is really cool, and will make it easier to find active Doctor Who… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Fierce! in an airy and pretty and happy way [more]
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Music comment - Two years ago

The Whelk: Brave new retail plan, just dump all the objects into a massive pile in the middle of the mall with signs warning patrons that while all purchases are " free", some carry with them a terrible burden. The Actual Person… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Worth it for this sentence alone: The malingering text was written by PWE’s Canadian, one-eyed, resident psychopathologist Dr. John T. MacCurdy. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

salishsea: The Timbers just beat us hands down for the coolest thing ever. The Timbers just beat everyone hands down for the coolest thing ever. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Our dog developed an aversion to going through our sliding door after slamming into the glass one time when she thought the door was open. For our dog, it only lasted a short while, but if Maia is smarter than our dog (and she almost has to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

scody: Seconding the possibility that she might be wary of slippery flooring. One of our dogs often gets a little freaked out at our hardwood floors (though not consistently), so we have a little path of throw rugs in the rooms where he hangs out… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

It's like a bread taco. A braco. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

My daughter and I are covered by my state government health insurance, which is generally considered to be pretty good. My employer covers a portion of my premium, but it still costs me almost $200/month. We pay a copay every time we access medical… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

LARP Trek is magical. HBD cortex. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I can't believe I am going to say this, but "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

latkes: Why do people who know little about the subject matter feel the need to comment on stuff so much? As it was, so shall it ever be. Trust me, it used to be so. Much. Worse. I know because I used to do it. Drinky Die: If there… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I literally did not believe the person who told me that "Jurassic Park" was a parody and not a Weird Al original. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Before I read the article, I thought you screwed up your Post text, slash I'm old. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

yellowbinder: Now I'm sad like I am when I remember that all the Arby's in town have shut down. Worst Country and Western song ever. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

If you are new to the Joy of Brian Phillips, and have any interest in soccer and/or sports sim video games, you owe it to yourself to plow into his massive series in which he manages a once-great Italian team (Pro Vercelli) from the depths of the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

It would be hard for me to be more on-board with a concept than I am on-board for "Brian Phillips writes 20,000 words for Grantland about following the Iditarod." This is great. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

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