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Eyebrows McGee: I always suggest, when one is trying to bond with a teenager, you find a TV show that you both like and make it together appointment viewing. Same side by side conversation benefits during commercials, a shared interest to talk... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

jason_steakums: I wonder how difficult it would be to group multiple recaps of a single episode together I'm envisioning something like the way IRL handles photos. See the right hand side of this recent meetup, for example. You'd want them... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Ghidorah: Like I said, my main question is, yes, there's a sudden hole in the internet. Something that was loved is going away. Why is it that Metafilter is the place that should leap up to fill this hole? I guess my answer would be that... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

filthy light thief: Anyway, has anyone noticed that the mods have stayed out of this discussion? At the beginning, #1 himself said "It's an interesting idea that we've thought about." Which is practically a green light compared to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I've been working in veterinary medicine for years now, and I can say with some confidence that veterinary professionals tend to be more conservative than the average owner when it comes to conditions with poor prognoses. Tell them that you... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It's not a direct answer to your question, but you may want to talk to Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann of the Answer Me This! podcast. They have a freely downloadable podcast, but they monetize their back catalog.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

jenfullmoon: Look, guys, much as I love this idea myself, we kinda already tried Metacooler for it a few years ago and it died. Are we sure we have that much interest to keep maintaining another site? The idea is that it would be a subsite... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

A couple thoughts: 1. ChatFilter is already taken. I like MediaFilter, if we are voting on names. 2. I think it would be cool to have MediaFilter include books and movies and albums and action figures and fanfic and animated GIFs and whatever... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

π”šπ”₯𝔢 𝔑𝔦𝔑𝔫'𝔱 𝔢𝔬𝔲 𝔱𝔒𝔩𝔩 π”ͺ𝔒 𝔱π”₯𝔦𝔰 π”Ÿπ”’π”£π”¬π”―π”’? π”…π”©π”žπ” π”¨π”©π”’π”±π”±π”’π”― 𝔦𝔰 π”₯𝔬𝔴 β„‘ 𝔣𝔒𝔒𝔩 𝔦𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔑𝔒. 𝔄𝔩𝔩 𝔱π”₯𝔒 𝔱𝔦π”ͺ𝔒. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

β€œThomas the Tank Engine and Blaine the Mono in SODOR AND GOMORRAH.” Hahahaha. Blaine the Mono is all I can think of when I see Thomas and Friends. Is there an episode where they tell each other riddles? That would be awesome.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

"completely mental" I cannot read that phrase without hearing it in the voice of John Cleese's wife in A Fish Called Wanda.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

tckma: Yes, filing a complaint with the credit card company will indeed get results, in my experience. However, generally the first thing any credit card company has asked me when I've filed a complaint is, "have you tried contacting the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Pah! The Khitomer Accords are not worth the PADDs they were written on! [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[purchase an indulgence] [off with their heads] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

eh, we're ok. Pistols at dawn, sirrah! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

A chicken can have 4 or 5 teeth on each foot. Chickens lay different colored eggs, depending on this season's trendiest colors, as set by the Maison des Poulins in Paris. Chickens are bad mamma-jammas. If cut off, a chicken's beak can be... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Soupy Feckin' Norman. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

jessamyn: Because flags also signal to newer users the sorts of things that are not okay and that you can use the flag feature for. I completely understand and support that rationale, but from that standpoint, if you were to allow users to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

EmpressCallipygos: Fisherman's Blues Every kid I know that has heard that song becomes entranced by it... MCMikeNamara: Every horror story about kids is so hilarious when they aren't your problem. Ehn, half the time when my... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

zarq: Transwarp beaming is a disaster waiting to happen, in-universe. Consider its effects on warfare. Imagine: you beam photon torpedo warheads into another solar system onto a habitable planet, space station or into a star. All you need are... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

royalsong: I think I might hit up youtube and see if anyone has tried to explain the basics for those of us who are interested in learning. Like CrashCourse for music. Totally. Ideally, does anyone know of a decent "Pop Music... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

You are doing science wrong if your conclusion is "The running man is good dancing." [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

tafetta, darling!: My exclamations of surprise, disgust and frustration usually take the form of "Oh my God" or "Jesus Christ!" or "Holy shit". I want to find some new - preferably safe for work and young ears -... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

kafziel: I don't know whether I'd put it above or below Simon and Marcy. The plot and story of "Simon and Marcy" are pretty powerful, but it's the emotion of "I Remember You" that really hits me right in the feels.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Sara C.: You can't completely re-jumpstart a show after 100 episodes. Sterling Archer and I beg to differ. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Honestly, if you hate viral marketing with the power of a thousand suns, you should probably just not participate in things like this. There is at least a non-zero chance that someone has paid something to someone for this, and if that sours the... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Bulgaroktonos: One time I was watching an episode and my father came in, saw her looking good for some reason, I bet that reason was workin' out. If y'all nerds are not following Fashion It So, I don't know what to tell you.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I read a blog post once upon a time that defended "Darmok" by suggesting that the Tamarians have a "juvenile" form of their language that they speak as children, but then abandon it as they mature for their metaphorical language.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

jessamyn: Not sure what's going on exactly, but it would be helpful to get more at-the-time feedback about this stuff. Are we (unintentionally) moving toward a more permissive posting model? About the only thing I don't want to see on... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Ruthless Bunny: You can go to a doctor and get your blood titred to see if you still have immunities. Veterinary health professionals routinely get the rabies vaccine, and then get titered annually to see if they are still protected. My... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Three Amigos [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If you see her (and she sees you) from a distance, a smile, a head nod and a little wave is sufficient, especially in a library. You do not have to approach her and make conversation. If you see her at close range, "Hi." or "Hello... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

1. Stack books in 8-12" tall piles of similar sized books. 2. Wrap liberally in packing cling film (you can buy it at any Uhaul type place or at office supply stores). These make dense little packs that are not too heavy, are easy to stack... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Copronymus: There is not 3 seasons worth of TV content in those books. There isn't 2 books worth of book content in them either, if I'm being honest.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Happy Together might be the best song of all time. It's at least in the conversation. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Oh, man, can we get them to say "The Durham Bulls welcome MetaFilter" on the JumboTron? That would be awesome! [more]
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IRL comment - 3 months ago

Once again, Harvard has cost me $1,000,000,000. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

feckless fecal fear mongering: And the series closes with him realizing how much he is completely unable to do the job, and over there in the background is ______, plotting, plotting. Hodor.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Yes! We must do that! [more]
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IRL comment - 3 months ago

Totally excited for this. Can't wait to see everyone. Bring your cousin, leesh! Bring your flu, cat_link! OK, maybe not that last one. The menu seems a little adventurous for me (I'm not eating any tendons, I know that), but I'll trust y'all to steer me in the right direction. [more]
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IRL comment - 3 months ago

lolbuckeyes [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I agree with Sokka shot first. Not only is it offensive, it poisons the well of (what I assume is) your genuine appreciation for the music. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Go smart kids! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Joviwan: "Did he write that entire long repsonse article without realizing that she has, in fact, paid for most of her music digitally, or gotten it from freebies and promos while working at a radio station?" That's not what it... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

First off, I applaud this stance, and I think it is a wise move and long overdue. However, there is a bit of throwing the baby out with the bathwater that happens here. My daughter has (and loves) The Daring Book For Girls, and as the... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

For the first three, I totally agree, biscotti. The last two felt excessively stretched out, though. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I like to try and tell myself that I have a sophisticated palate, but when I end up with lettuce v cucumber in the Green Veg Regional Finals, I know I am just fooling myself.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Can I just say this pair of alternate readings delights me, no matter which is correct? Please see that we all have bodily perfection in the next realm, see that none of the rest of us have to bear painful memories {OR Please see that we all... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Ardea alba: I'd recommend you break up as soon as you can, by text or IM. People on holiday have a lot of opportunities to make romantic connections, due to the nature of traveling. I was just going to recommend the exact same thing. Even... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

*clears throat, adopts boss voice* Hey, Stewriffic. This is Boss. Um, from Work? I just had a telephone call from... Corporate... and it turns out you don't have to travel on that day you were asking about after all. Your coworker... Joe... Smith? He will take care of it. Also, you probably get a raise or something. Talk to you later! *whispering* How was that, guys? I think Stewriffic totally bought it! [more]
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IRL comment - 3 months ago

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