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IOWA represent!
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MetaTalk post - Over two years ago

I'm more than a little shocked at some people's reactions. I would like to respectfully suggest that you haven't been reading the same threads here that I have been reading, then.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

My take, as someone who is a little maladjusted to snark and doesn't find as much of it funny as my peers seem to, is that sort of thread is now the exception rather than the rule. I didn't like it much but it really wasn't flagged much and... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

dANAH bOYD IS DISPLEASED. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I am going as "oh my god I can't believe there are two weeks left of this." [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's technically an "export" to PDF. More information is on the Open Office wiki. If you're using a Mac you can also go as if you were going to print the document and in the lower left corner of the print dialog box, there's a PDF button... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm thankful that the drug-related accident that really should have killed me in 2000 didn't, and that I've found someone really sweet who likes to dance in the kitchen with me, a man who pets every animal he sees. I'm thankful I got smart and moved... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

"[A]t the root is the failure of departments of English across the country to champion, with passion, the books they teach and to make a strong case to undergraduates that the knowledge of those books and the tradition in which they exist is... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm not sure exactly what sort of thing you have to deal with, but I've been sort of thrust into management positions from time to time on a sot of ad hoc basis and I've found How To Manage Smart People to be helpful and informational in some of the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

cameronfromedinburgh, don't worry too much about it. The thing about obit posts is that if people knew who the deceased person was, then a single link isn't really much of a tribute. If they didn't know who the person was, then a single link isn't... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I was all set to be all "WTF atheism isn't a religion" but he pretty much addresses this in the atheist section. Plus I like this entry. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I am getting a sarcasm brain freeze. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I know you are very sensitive about this, but could you even open to consideration the idea of making an exception for this one post No. People can read. People can inform other people. We're not sensitive, we just won't edit a thread for... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Hugs! but I still don't understand a thing he's saying... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

No, not longboat time. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Would have enjoyed this more if it were starring Domokun. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

For me, they are actually pretty fun. That was sort of obvious by your comments. Fun for you != fun for me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'm not sure where you are located geographically. My experience -- as someone who was in a youth group in high school but otherwise probably qualifies as a non-believer -- is that most churches are places where you can get the sort of things you're... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

My Mom is similar with some other related problems. I'm lucky in that she also has a great sense of humor so if I can point out the silliness of her telling me to, say, wear my seatbelt [I always do] or be careful crossing the street, she can see the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm honestly incredibly disheartened to hear this from you, especially from a librarian who I'm sure was slightly different in thinking a few years back when the government felt it was really important to start monitoring everyone's library... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Crash just seems to be the word that biologists use to descibe a rapid populaiton decline. So you can mix it with other words -- mouse crash, lemming crash, crab crash -- to make funny combinations. The big deal is that when you have one species... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Any New Englanders into owls would do well to visit the Vermont Raptor Center And then stop by my place for snacks because it's just a few towns over from here. Promise no mouse bones.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Part of it is ripping the crap out of each other, and you damn well know it. You are possibly confused or haven't been paying quite enough attention over the past year or so. And 1000 comments [here and the original thread] later, I... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

For a completely awesome and fun way to get your head around this -- not that ocherdraco hasn't done a great job -- you can look at some YouTube videos [I did a post about this a long time ago] like this Jonathan Coulton song. You can watch the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So when we mock and abuse those that oppose gay marriage, is it that we are unfair and biased against (social) conservatives, or is it that we are right, just like we are about racism? The issue is that "mock and abuse" are... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

And jock@law, take it to MetaTalk if you want to. Smalltext rants are still rants. No one is forcing you to read MetaFilter or this thread specifically. If you'd like to have a discussion without calling everyone names, go ahead.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

The Individual Abortion Forms will be posted on the Oklahoma State Health Department website. Look, I think this is batshit crazy in some ways also, but did anyone read the act to the point where these forms will not have any personally... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

New relationship time is really not a great time for this. I date a smoker and I sort of thought I never would but he's great and it's not a huge concern for me right now. The things that do matter to me -- smoking in my house, the total time suck,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

oh my. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The Metafilter mods are deleting comments that have differing opinions on abortion. What? Don't do huge textdumps. We're apolitically against textdumps.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Yeah I'll do that. Anything to make the evening a little less rapey. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Oh and this video has captions in English and rough ASL glosses at the same time which can be really helpful for getting what ASL is versus English and/or Signed English.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[I have no idea what the hell is going on here, but NO PRISON RAPE JOKES/WISHES and NO OTHER SADISM WISHES this is really not rocket science. we are okay losing your business if you think that's okay to do here. don't be ugly. period, end of story.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I've changed my vote again: here. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Then I change my answer to Hawaii. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I would also wake up next to my sweetheart. The rest is just details. I guess "the moon" doesn't count as "in the world" huh? [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm not totally sure I understand. Generally the coke bottle glasses look that way because they have thick lenses that make people's eyes look big [I always think of Bubbles from TPB] so glasses with no prescription wouldn't have the coke bottle... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Shhhhhh, there's no excuse for a sense of humor in an otherwise serious, Very Important thread! You are being totally unpleasant here. This community gave you a lot of support when you went through a very difficult time and I do not... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Write letters to people who would like to hear from you or who you would like to communicate with. Take care in choosing your paper, pen, envelope and stamp.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Please do not take all the weird rapey stuff that people put in MeFi that is destined to be deleted and put it above-the-fold in Meta. Those comments have been removed. The system, such as it is, works.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

- Measuring all your ingredients out into separate bowls and pre-chopping your vegetables and having them all near you so that when you actually go to assemble your final meal you can just pour the ingredients in from their separate containers. i... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[gman and I had a nice chat, let's try this again, shall we?] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

or, heck, let's just say sin and get it over with The issue with the word "sin" is what cybercoitus interruptus states. There is a long sordid history in the whole entire world of things that have been done to people because... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I worry about two things on long flights: getting enough protein and food boredom. I usually just pack a lot of things that assure that I will suffer with neither, but I don't really worry too much about having mealish stuff. Time goes weird on... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - early non-contextualized thread-shitting seeming comments early in the US morning not a great way to start a thread on a difficult topic. also, maybe read the artlicle or wait to comment until you do next time?... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

["shut the fuck up" is only appropriate in an AskMe thread where the question is "what does stfu stand for?" Do not do that here, thank you.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[NO PRISON RAPE JOKES/WISHES thanks] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I usually use Google for something like this if I can remember any of the keywords. So something like this. It's definitely not perfect [I see 36 h&g questions there....?]. We'd like to have a more rich search engine up at some point but I don't... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It seems to me that these choices are more demanding and detrimental to the environment and to humanity in the long run because of the industrial process and carbon footprint that goes along with their manufacture. Not everyone who is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Or for that matter, would you like to point out the racist, sexist, homophobic and AntiSemitic remarks you are referring to? I would like to politely ask that this not become a "show me where you've seen me doing this"... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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