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But part if being professional keeping your emotions in check and acting like a professional. And that's the argument that gets trotted out consistently to women who have a difficult time dealing with sexism, harassment and general hurf... [more]
favorited 51 times, recently by RobotLunch
MeFi comment - Almost 6 hours ago

What's wrong with people posting every single day? In theory, nothing. In practice, it doesn't scale. If you're a person who is good at posting, comfortable at posting and has things you want to post about, that's terrific. At the same... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by filthy light thief, dg, gimli, schmod, Shmuel510, zarq, gman
MetaTalk comment - 12 hours ago

I'm just saying I don't get it and gave my reasons why. Which is fine as far as that goes, but showing up in a thread where people are discussing thing just to announce that you don't care about it complete with "get off my... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by angelchrys
MetaTalk comment - 12 hours ago

It's ok guys! I eat through these episodes and I think the trick is to have a somewhat lossy MP4 of the show and watch it at a small size so that the gory stuff isn't that graphic.... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by elephantsvanish
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

My librarian friend tells me it's in Warner NH (image, cite). I can not believe I have never seen this. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by TravellingCari
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Honestly? If I were interested in someone on OK Cupid, that's something I'd want to know about them. It would be a factor in my decision making. This is me also for LTR stuff. With just casual fun type of dating I don't think I would care... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Superplin, otherwordlyglow, latkes, carsonb, easily confused
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Hey this is more or less my situation, though I'm a little older, and have more socked away. I'm also a tireless skinflint and have been slowly thawing out my miserly heart over the past few years as my income has gotten more stable and I have been... [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by shadowy_world
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Are posts by women, for the sake of having posts by women, a desirable thing? Yes. Why not increase posting by minorities, LGBT folk, and non-Americans, and other-than-English as first language speakers, and religious folk, and... [more]
favorited 57 times, recently by naoko, SailRos
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

so how can I express that I am interested in how his trip went while also making it clear that I'm no longer interested romantically? Don't do that, that's not kind. In short, once you say you're not into him, however you do it, then... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by lakersfan1222
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

My Googling technique is unstoppable! but seriously it was the sixth result for searching for ducks cannibals [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Erroneous
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

When I made a very similar mix, it was called Hip Songs for Sleepy Babies and contained Book of Love by Magnetic Fields One More Goodnight Kiss by Greg Brown All Right for Now by Tom Petty Lullaby by Jack Johnson #3 by Ben Harper & Co.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by deludingmyself
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I am a justice of the peace who marries people (albeit in a state that has marriage equality, if you want to come to VT for 24 hours I'll marry you this weekend) and I don't check people's ID for any reason. If you have a physician who you are... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by FlyingMonkey, Chaussette and the Pussy Cats, humph, anastasiav, guster4lovers, RJ Reynolds
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I think about this for a while, and then I get sad, because I really want to have friends of all sorts and not be plagued and made anxious by uncertainty and not knowing all the time, but I can never be normal. I'm not sure if this is something... [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by xenophile, yohko, editorgrrl, clavicle, conrad53, mskyle, jaguar, marimeko, lysimache, Wolfster
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I'm not opposed to seeing yet another happy announcement Seriously. There may be a very small contingent of people who have an issue with this generally speaking and I feel it's a decent response to try to be mindful of them, but I think... [more]
favorited 29 times, recently by bitter-girl.com, wallabear, Jacqueline, colt45, sarcasticah, DevilsAdvocate, filthy light thief, Twain Device, aydeejones, vickyverky, Blue Jello Elf, DingoMutt, roomthreeseventeen, grouse, Space Kitty, neroli, pjern, kitarra, DiscourseMarker, Lexica, AsYouKnow Bob, languagehat, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, Dip Flash, joseph conrad is fully awesome, rtha, soundguy99, zombieflanders, scody
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

In my state the exchange had a few options. I called them all to see what the deal was and the basic difference between Blue Cross/Blue Shield's options and the other one was that BCBS covered me when I was out of state and the other plan didn't or... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by en forme de poire, yohko
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I don't like being called 'spaz' for reasons that I've already gone into. Nothing personal at all but I think I missed where you mentioned this.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by grouse
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

Shut up you fucking keyboard rapist You need to stop this, or we will stop it for you. [more]
favorited 34 times, recently by grouse
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

I think that was the omsbudsman's main point. That there is edgy journalism which can be seen as a good thing, and that this wasn't it. This was bad journalism, and even if Hannan is a capable writer, the editors made some terrible choices which... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by virago
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Tomorrow on Buzzfeed: To ten ways to drive people to suicide that only 90s Corgis will understand! Slightly better actually: Transgender People Are Paying The Price For The Media’s Willful Ignorance. From the article's writer, Saaed Jones,... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by virago
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Because holy shit, he still does not get it. Most surprising to me (after reading both of the new pieces) is how much he admits he knew nothing about all of these gaffes they made. As if saying "But we didn't know...!" is... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by virago
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

There is nothing wrong with pinkish-purple or having Katamari-type heads on your flag. I am down with Loulé, Portugal. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by not_on_display
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

not once did I hear even the suggestion that any single one of them lived or traveled with a heightened sense of impending rape. I don't talk to guys about my rape concerns because I don't want to jinx things or get lectures about how... [more]
favorited 120 times, recently by argonauta
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

This is a very cool idea, and but I can't think of anything I would want to do with it. Besides the instagram/facebook thing, the other two things I use it for a lot are 1. "text me if it's going to snow today" which was... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by NoiselessPenguin, Room 641-A, ArbitraryAndCapricious, roll truck roll
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

The company I worked for got into serious financial trouble last year - to the point where I knew that layoffs were going to happen. It was just inevitable. This is how I left MetaFilter. I went from being a full-timer here so having a... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ITheCosmos, willie11
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

My father, who was a bit of a misanthrope, used to say that you were in a relationship for companions and witnesses. That is, other than sex, it was important to have people to do things with and important to have people to be witness to your life.... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by needs more cowbell
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I talk a good game about being frugal and I really truly am about most things but when somebody asks me what I want for a holiday present the answer is usually "more luggage/bag things!" My daily bag is a messenger bag that was made in... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome, sperose, wenestvedt, bibliogrrl
MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

There are two AskMe threads that I think are good intros to this topic - Cutting Costs without Feeling the Pinch - What Else Can I Stop Doing Both of these have a lot of people giving advice from the practical "quit paying for cable and... [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by elisse, yohko
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I felt like Flexeril was evil, I felt like I had relapsed, and that I was on the road to ruin. That sucks and I am sorry that happened to you. I agree with the feedback other people have given here, specifically - being in a "my... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by thelonius, Divine_Wino, small_ruminant, sockermom
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

My feeling is that the older you get the more these sorts of connections can be really fun and interesting but not necessarily "OK if this works out I turn my whole life upside-down" things. I've been in a long term committed LDR for years... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by scody, fingersandtoes
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

[look, nothing personal but this isn't a "please talk about your penis" thread. There is a metatalk thread, you can talk about your penis there.... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by threeants
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

[few comments removed - dumb guesses can be written on pieces of paper and tossed out the window] [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by IAmBroom
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

(1) the kids deserve an intact family, and (2) life would be so much simpler. Nope. From my personal experience, kids know the difference between "intact" family and "happy" family and they don't give a shit about the... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by shadowy_world, RainyJay, The Girl Who Ate Boston, thegreatfleecircus, ldthomps
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

If you click on a question that starts "I have a diaper fetish...", you're a willing participant. I feel like the language that you are using in this question is also indicating that there may be some confusion/boundary concerns... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by gingerest, Awful Peice of Crap
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Does this seem like a reasonable approach, or could this cause more drama? It's prolonging the relationship that she has seemed to indicate is over both by blowing you off earlier and being a jerk at this event (seriously, what grown up... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Beti, redfoxtail, miorita, rtha, Kangaroo, RainyJay
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

The Yiddish Book Center would also be people I'd call. Even if your stuff isn't in Yiddish, they know where the people are who take old books of this vintage and aren't quite as busy as some of the other archives/museums. Here is one list of... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by neroli, Uniformitarianism Now!
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Big thanks to everyone who could make it and brought food and games. I had a terrific time. Thanks cocoagirl for the little jam surprise this morning. We've been sitting on the couch drinking coffee and eating leftover pasta, broccoli salad, relish, guacamole, cheese, carrots, sodas and not dogs. I'm so pleased people were able to make the trip and spend so much time hanging out. I'll upload some photos later. For now we're going to return the recyclables and buy some suet for the birds and then probably go right back to chilling on the couch. Yay summer! [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by GenjiandProust, Aznable, ignignokt, the young rope-rider
IRL comment - 10 days ago

Look at these smiling faces! [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Namlit, The Whelk, LobsterMitten, Phire
MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

Or build yourself a mod tool that you can use to sidebar things quickly and easily. Sorry for my earlier snark. The BestOf blog used to be sort of my job, now it may be no one's job, though taz seems like she's been trying to do stuff.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by humanfont
MetaTalk comment - 11 days ago

"Everybody gets a hot meal regardless of caste, creed and religion."
favorited 37 times, recently by Drinky Die
MeFi post - 11 days ago

find the term "mansplaining" highly offensive. It's kind of like You're being awful here and continuing to argue against the original post in a place where it's not at all appropriate. You, and people like you, and this sort of... [more]
favorited 89 times, recently by porn in the woods
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

I also want to display self-respect and try to maintain healthy boundaries. And I don't want to make the conversation about stuff that it may not be about First thing to do is figure out what the conversation is to be about and if I were... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Linnee, SailRos
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Good for you, that's some nice diplomacy there. I'm the same username there as here and feel free to add me as a mod :) [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by JoeXIII007, woodvine, 4ster, brina, China Grover, Mick, ldthomps, Pope Guilty
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

Interesting to read so many of the essays grapple with the fact that they don't like her much, because they wish her truths weren't true. I always loved this about her work and at the same time it was always one of those "You must be... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Lexica
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Right, but the Best Of blog (and the sidebar) are so infrequently updated that flagging as Fantastic almost always feels like wasted effort. Someone should probably get on that. Also my favorites are still mostly for "stuff I want... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by We had a deal, Kyle
MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

MetaFilter can best be described as slightly hostile to nearly everything, except for the few things it is entirely hostile towards. And then there are pancakes and kittens.... [more]
favorited 29 times, recently by SpacemanStix
MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

Which leads me to this incredibly active sub-reddit. AAAAAAAAA. I read Reddit sometimes. I am dismissive about it sometimes. I am never sneery about it. However, to me it's sort of like broccoli. I don't much care for it and it's... [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by yohko
MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

It's possible he's just helpful? My Mom occasionally wakes up to find the local neighborhood ride-on mower guys mowing her lawn. They don't think she can't do it, they just like being helpful and riding their ride-on mowers around. So, if I were you,... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by wenestvedt
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

So you're saying that people tried to use the economies of scale of the internet to disrupt the conventional and somewhat hidebound traditional methods and then it turns out that certain things requiring human eyeballs and judgment do not actually... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by haltingproblemsolved, Proofs and Refutations, GenjiandProust, zarq, audi alteram partem, Rock Steady
MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

We don't live too near each other so we have a standing date to chat and play scrabble online every night we'renot together basically as last-thing-before bed. We do not keep a running score. We go for walks in the woods and play "hey look at... [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by shadowy_world
Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Take my secrets! Go read a book! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Blue Jello Elf
MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

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