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Almost entirely word-for-word - I was ready to copy and paste that whole post - except I planned on adding an apology/no-offense to the "women are the plight of mankind" line though. People make extreme statements when they're in pain... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

What kind of person is interested in the study of languages in the abstract and yet not interested in learning to speak a few?I would be pretty shocked to meet a linguist who didn't speak multiple languages. When you meet me, we can... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

For some values of everything. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

People love complaining about other people, and hipsters are a safe, easy target. This is pretty much it. If you hate, say, longhaired people and say it a lot out loud sooner or later it will come up that one of your best friends actually... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

archie, jughead, veronica! (the absence of betty is telling, no?) I remember Metacrawler from early in library school, it always made me feel smart. I'd love to see these same search engines with a timeline of who their corporate masters are/were.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[few comments removed - do not do that Glenn Beck shit here, period, ever, thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Sure! That was chrismear if I recall correctly.... Here it is! Lyrics by robocop is bleeding. Based on this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

lightweight newsfilter posts, consisting of two or three hastily thrown together wire stories, are now legitimate, as long as they can spark a echo-chamber discussion reinforcing MetaFilter's dominant political beliefs. Find one.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This is someone telling us how we should behave on the site, what sort of things that we should be putting in our posts and I personally have a very negative reaction to that sort of thing. That's pretty much what MetaTalk is for, hashing... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

People maybe are confused at who jontyjago is talking to. He's not telling the mods what we should and shouldn't think is okay in a FPP, he's telling the community, generally speaking that even though the Daily Mail is sort of fancy looking and has... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's just like linking to any other sketch-seeming website. We're certainly not going to hand down an edict saying "never link to them!" but just say "Hey, just so you know, they're sort of tabloid-y in the UK" and peopel can move... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's my turn for a junket next. If I can go to 14 meetups in Europe for $600, sign me up. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Cinnamon toast, croutons, bread pudding. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[St Alia, this is not about you - everyone else, this is not about St Alia, please stop or go to metatalk, thanks] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

So: the question is, did St. Alia refer to the "scotch-irish mongrel" exchange as racist because of an honest mistake, or because of a defense tactic? Honestly if people would just not keep looking to St. Alia and everything she... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

This is so terrific. I've been following this on and off all month. I'm going to go watch this video of his again. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Staying hydrated, yoga, hot relaxing baths, getting enough sleep, keeping stress in your life low. Optional: good sex, swimming, moisturizer. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The best way to really figure out how much you weigh accurately is to take an average over the last 15 days. There's a Google app that does this... you just plug in your weight and it gives you your moving average as it relates to your goal, so it... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

My Mom, before she retired, was self-employed. My Dad was a sort of semi-rebellious almost-top-of-the-food-chain company man. I think both of them instilled in me an unwillingness to put up with a lot of the typical daily grind that to many people is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Amusingly, Jen's Dad is listed on the about page of the DateAnAsian site, with a hyperlink and everything. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Oh hey, me and mathowie and cortex are all hanging out at my house! I think this was one of those cases where a post that we might of otherwise been shruggo about got so many flags that we felt that the flag queue had spoken. So I guess people can... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm going to leave that unattributed for a while. Take a guess who said it. Anyone who uses Google can tell it's Glenn Beck. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Later on she emailed me to say she didn't want to hang out again because she was uncomfortable with the fact that she'd kissed someone she'd only met a few hours before. It's an easy thing to try to draw some sort of conclusions from... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[few comments removed - pile-on needs to stop. St Alia has email, we're not going to do this here, thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Book of Love by the Magnetic Fields is my personal fave. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm not sure why you should be disturbed. I mean sure someone could have potentially done something malicious, but it would be the last thing they'd ever do on MetaFilter.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Pet accidents are not normal wear and tear, no. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The scenario was like the one described by darkstar above "Do you want to pray with me?" "No, I'm not religious" [this was one of those show up at the hospital in dodgy condition and they just send the nearest religious... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

That wasn't an ascii representation of jessamyn's sweater puppies then? You have many more redeeming characteristics than this one joke you seem to like so much.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

And a lot of nice thread resolutions! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Why does "what's your favorite song" get a pass when "what's your favorite scientist" (for instance) not? People compile all these things. Honestly? Because we really can't do much to stop it and people ask these... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Generally speaking, I'd agree with you. The chatfilter guidelines are pretty much there to avoid the sort of survey questions like "hey guys what is your favorite color?" where you have no idea what the person is going to do with the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Nobody reads the guidelines Yep. The checkbox was basically so we didn't have to sit through tortuous "I didn't KNOW!!!" emails from people who would then fight with us over the return of their five bucks. I know we all felt... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's a hassle really. The information we have available to us that you guys don't see include - the user's IP address - the user's PayPal address (and other paypal related stuff if it's included) - maybe the user's email address We spend a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I didn't have to get out of my car to get married. Go USA! [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yeah I don't see jjg's contributions as totally germane, but I guess it speaks the the reason we have the guidelines in the first place. Back in the hippie days when mathowie knew everyone (before my time really) people just did whatever and if... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's amazing what a powerful tool recent comments is for catching some of these twits. We actually have a back end tool call "straggling comments" or something that only lists comments that have been made some longass amount of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

@ BIZZARO METAFILTER, we discuss your dad and whether the way he looks, his sex life and his mental capacity reflect poorly on you as a world citizen. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Everyone's approach to this is different, and part of the worrying about keeping up is being concerned or anxious that your way is not as good as others' ways. So, part of the start of this is trust that you know what works for you and be prepared to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Author’s Note: What you have just read didn’t actually happen… yet. Blerg. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Traveler's Aid does things that are really similar to this in larger airports. I'd encourage people who find this idea interesting but aren't religious to check it out. The airport chapels are some of the quietest places you can go in an airport; as... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

By the way, when you see your Mom this weekend, could you tell her.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I would go so far as to say they're not keeping it simple/cheap, whoever ordered the furniture just has unforgivably bad taste. You may have hit upon something here. Not that people have bad taste, but that preparing a living environment... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I have also been on the receiving end of a praying hospital chaplain. I just said "no, thank you." and that was pretty much it. From my personal areligious perspective, it's rude to ask.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Man I love seeing the four of us under the heading "fashion & style" almost as much as I love the Ore. abbreviation for Oregon. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Moorewatch is one of those sort of sputtering angryman sites that has a hard time separating decent actual critiques about Moore [fact-checking type stuff, there isn't a lot but there has been some over the years] with a lot of "GRAR GRAR... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Mini offbeat shortbreads where I could mix and match. I usually get overwhelmed with the GIANT MUFFIN sorts of things at a coffee shop and want something teeny yet tasty and I'd often pay a bit more to eat a bit less if it was delicious. Shortbreads... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

baleeted I learned it from cortex, thinking it was a family word or somethingorother. This is how language evolves. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Thi isns't quite what you were asking, but the Good Experience blog recently had an interesting interview with the "brand manager" of Marriot talking about the attention to detail and process they went through to re-brand their hotel... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The dark grey bar is to show who is bringing the eggs. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

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