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Have a great summer! See you next year! Stay cool! DP AH KR MM [two exclamation points made into a smiley face] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Its like if PFT Commenter got a Face Book sight, imo. Those are some funney and hot takes. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

twoporedomain: "Was Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne purposely aping Gregory Peck from To Kill a Mockingbird?" I think that's just Jon Hamm's natural Gregory Peckitude. [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

This is the beaniest plate that ever was. Congratulations and well done, iamkimiam. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Not to piggyback, but here's a similar question that I've had a few times. The situation is I'm in the left lane of a multi lane divided road in somewhat dense traffic and an emergency vehicle is approaching from behind in the right lane. If it was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Carl Hiassen has a kids book series that is probably well below your Wodehouse reader's capabilities, but they are nearly as funny as his more adult-oriented stuff. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It seems a little paternalistic to tip someone who sets their own rates. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Not sure I trust these woven knots. More of a Full Windsor man, myself. It's amazing how much easier tie tying is to explain in a video as opposed to words or even diagrams. Well done. [more]
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Projects comment - 2 months ago

You do not have an ethical dilemma. You are not ethically bound to rescue shelter dogs from euthanasia. If you were, you might want to stock up on kibble, because as ftm says, I'm sad to say there are a lot of them. Go forward with a clear conscience… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

bunderful is exactly right. Shampoo every day with a clarifying shampoo and little to no conditioner. I've tried many things for dealing with my oily hair, and that's the best option. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (a pen name for JK Rowling) is really very good. Some of the names are a bit too Hogwartsian for my taste (Cormoran Strike, Lula Landry, etc.) but it is a smart, plausible, well-written mystery. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am strangely good at throwing small food items (grapes, M&Ms, etc) very high in the air and catching them in my mouth. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

In related news... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Please consider that I might have another perspective. I work in a non-profit that gives money to schools and agencies developing curricula and policies that appreciate the perspectives of everyone involved. Perhaps it's a whole different… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

aroberge: They may notice some other minor things that need fixing up (it's easy to get used to some minor annoyances and become blind to them) and do so which would be to your advantage. Yeah, I also wouldn't ask for money, but I might say,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Bangaioh: "The first question is always: what's the treat model?" Great answer by Bangaioh, but I think that was supposed to be "threat model" in case you are initially confused like I was. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Bonus points to the producers if they don't promote it, and the world only finds out when the presumed-to-be-a-sidekick-setting-up-for-007-to-show-up-in-the-opening says "Bond. James Bond." before kicking some more ass and fucking the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Banknote of the year: "I'm going to rent out the house, and keep some of my parents' stuff in storage. But going back to an empty house and a storage unit won't ever compare to the richness of the memories the house evokes today… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Voting is live in the Bulltron, folks. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Civil Defense officials in the 1950s and '60s designated hundreds of thousands of sites across the country as shelters. They were basement areas of schools and other large buildings, stocked with water and canned food – and they were considered a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I should also add that the NotY committee has - on multiple occasions - expunged names from the competition at their owner's request. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The Whitewater Center is amazingly fun. They close for the season at the end of September I think, so check your dates. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Maybe I am over-sensitive because I work with so many New Canadians that have names that sound "funny" to WASPS without a lot of exposure to diversity but making fun of people's names is something I don't feel is acceptable in the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Four Ds: "I haven't really kept up with anything in the Expanded Universe" Then I have some good news for you. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I could say the names Joko Widodo and Dwellie Striggles repeatedly for three weeks straight, and they would still not fail to make me smile. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

There was a two-screen second-run theater in the town where I grew up. By the time I was in middle school, it was pretty clear that the days of small suburban theaters was coming to an end, and the lack of repair and bargain-basement shows suggested… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I believe it should be Casinos Royale. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The best part of the photo everything is Hawaiian shirt Andy Reid. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Depending on what you are currently on, you might ask your vet about a stronger cough suppressant. In my experience, vets will often start off with a fairly mild antitussive, as the stronger drugs are strictly controlled like hydrocodone, or have… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

***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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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

That's it, FirstMateKate! Amazing. My daughter is screaming with joy. You win the Internet today. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Those Honda robots with the flexed knees always look like they are about to poop. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Segundus: "all the spaghetti subs you could eat" I might prefer the nuclear devastation. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

That's the high quality comment MeFi has come to expect from Capt. Rock T. Steady. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Some close matchups in the Alphabetical Order bracket. Alabama-Birmingham squeaks by Albany in the Final Four. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

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