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This is an expansion of a quote frequently attributed to Gandhi but actually from union leader Nicholas Klein. [more]
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"I don't know. Small?" Seriously. Guy forgets he's a doctor? There's some sort of thing writers like to do which is dedicate whole episodes to "Person with unidentifiable mental illness and brilliant mind toys with people… [more]
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I'd say it's more just that there's no need to show her removing both lenses for the viewer to infer that she's wearing contacts as part of her disguise. Efficiency in the editing. There's definitely a full on scene of her face where she… [more]
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No shame. Things happen. I might ask colleagues who I know would be sympathetic and/or useful if there would be a way to potentially arrange child care at the meeting (possibly a work colleague who could stay late in exchange for something nice… [more]
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Depending on how long it is, a series of screenshots would be the absolutely easiest way to do this, and then copy/paste the text into the ALT tags for accessibility. [more]
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He also doesn't think there's anything I can do to make it up to him. He sounds like he's someone managing his stress poorly. You guys had a miscommunication (both of you, not just you, both of you). You shouldn't have to cancel going to… [more]
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Today I cleaned off that Dusty Shelf With Far Too Many Nooks and found a deck of playing cards from 1929 and learned all about playing card tax stamps. [more]
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not_on_display and I went to the raptor center and got to watch them feed the owls and the falcons and the buzzards. And then tonight I went to my local music hall and got to see REDACTED and REDACTED talk about REDACTED and it was really nice to get… [more]
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I just brought my car in for serving at my dealer and I (stupidly) agreed to $1500 worth of "repairs" that I "needed." Like, whatever, I can afford the repairs, I'll survive, but I don't want to agree to something so stupid… [more]
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Nobody drives stick anymore. No one who drives a new car drives stick (for the most part, since about 4% of cars in the US sold nowadays are stick) but if you're in a 1984 they absolutely would. Also another fail mode that I was going to… [more]
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it would be nice to know the truth about her -- if she betrayed me and violated my trust. She's your ex. This is just a way of continuing to be in a relationship with her. Which, hey if that's what you want, great. However this sounds… [more]
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No, assume this will not work. Obama receives 100,000 emails, 10,000 paper letters, 3,000 phone calls, and 1,000 faxes each day. He reads ten letters form the public every day. Here's the loose process. Mail gets screened and that adds a lot of time… [more]
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I was surprised they sort of tied it all up in a bow with the "Oh it's the ex-wife" based on the coffee creamer she drank without some other "This is how it all makes sense" explanation about various sociopaths who do this (they… [more]
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For some digitization projects the books are actually destroyed. They do this with a giant dangerous-to-fingers chopper thing that can cut the binding off of a book and cut around the margins in the sides with astonishing accuracy. Cuts through a… [more]
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I’m hurt that she’s tarred with me the same brush as our parents when she knows I’ve been through the same thing. Here's the weird thing about families though, it wasn't the same thing. I mean it may have been, or it may not have been… [more]
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Also I bet he's got a great smile. Maybe try to take a really nice few photos for posterity (take him to the mall or wherever kids get those done these days) when he's grinning his widest. [more]
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There's a good chance your local public radio station could use it. I think that's who I wound up giving my zillion year old Toyota Cressida to. They all work with other organizations usually to do the actual getting of the car etc. Around here we… [more]
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A librarian friend pointed me to this article she had written in November. [more]
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"one makes your whole day and the other makes your hole weak" I felt like that sketch, like a lot of other ones, could have killed if the timing was right and they had more energy but the show seemed to lack momentum. And I am… [more]
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When 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a called, did they say "Hi, this is nine two two Yes. So so worth it. I literally cannot tell if you didn't get that I was doing a bit or if I can't tell that you're still doing the… [more]
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This is a workplace problem and not yours to solve. When I left my not-working-for-me workplace recently, I let people know exactly what would need to change and within what timeline for me to consider staying on. When I did not, because of choices… [more]
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It seems like you need to focus less on the thermostat and more on the temperature in the various rooms? Also it's worth teasing out if this is a money-saving thing or purely a comfort thing. Like is she literally too hot if the thermostat is at 68… [more]
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I. Need. To. Relax.
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He was very much the sort of MeFite that makes MetaFilter a good place to be, and he'll be missed terribly. This is exactly how I feel. He was often showing up with a nice thing to say or give people advice with their own radio or… [more]
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How are you communicating with this person currently? I know it's been a rough time for you but it's worth remembering that you're the one who holds the cards since presumably they want t get paid. "As you know, I have a family medical… [more]
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What is helpful to me is that there is a difference between being angry (I am often angry) and acting angrily (I am outwardly calm most of the time and working on it when I am not). Have a conscious approach to when, if ever, you act angrily which is… [more]
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“I realized at the sales meeting that I never cared about the stupid product we were selling, so I went home.” Bill Hicks does a great bit about this (not the "Advertisers, kill yourselves" bit) where he talks about how psychedelics… [more]
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This is great, rich sound. It does seem like you picked a toughie for your first one! [more]
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s it irresponsible of me to ask for this feedback? I don't feel like I'm trying to push the responsibility off on to others, but maybe that's how it feels to them? This is emotional labor. It may be worth it for people in relationships,… [more]
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It's nearby? Could you and your husband do it as a fly-by and stay for the wedding and a small part of the reception and then duck out? I am with everyone else, of COURSE you don't have to go, but if you feel duty-bound remember that you can also… [more]
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I really must insist that people continue to argue about politics. [more]
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Am I selfish to expect a friction-free life? Is the ball completely in her court? Do I just suck it up? Is it completely unacceptable to attempt to talk with Ann again after her stated wish that I not do so? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes… [more]
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Others can weigh in on this, but I don't think they're looking for more pictures of your face, I think they're looking for some fun sexting time. Fair or not, a lot of people use apps to mess around, not earnestly search for dates. If you're not… [more]
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When this happened to me my doctor basically said "Wait til next month and see if it comes around, as long as you are confident that you are not pregnant" and then by the next month, they ran some hormone tests to see if there was an… [more]
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- A really good mattress with heated mattress pad. - really good snow tires for my car - paying more money for a trip I was already taking in order to travel at a time that was more convenient for me but cost more money [more]
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I'd like to have her back and for us all to reconcile, but I don't know if it's possible. If it happens, it should - come from your sister and be at her pace - not be tied in to the wedding at all - be a fully revocable thing if it… [more]
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I can only assume they have never tried snow tires. I have snow tires. They are not appropriate in every single winter driving situation. One of the downsides to snow tires for people who are not necessarily experienced drivers is the… [more]
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I know, right? [more]
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I just started the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. She's a 20's era detective in Melbourne Australia in the 1920s. The settings and the fashion are really fun to look at though it's not Hollywood. You can read the books or just watch the series. [more]
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I don't understand why you can't block him on social media? You're not telling other people to not interact with him, you're just taking a vacation from him until after the election season because he is being a jerk to you. Another alternative is… [more]
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Generally speaking you do not need to attach these forms so you could file without them. You can check the documents online (If I am reading this page right) starting Feb 1st. If it were me, I'd do it. If it were not-me, I'd suggest calling the IRS… [more]
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One of our partners has just emerged from one of these exchanges saying that they no longer want to be in the house when he visits, which is hurting the other enormously. This is a completely reasonable response on their part. If your dad… [more]
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Nothing at all could make today better for me. [more]
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I love the idea of nursery trees (surprisingly hard to google), that even in death trees have a role to play in the forest. [more]
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The sequoia that fell over the weekend was apparently the last living sequoia tunnel tree, which seems like burying the lede a bit. Honestly I wasn't clear on the redwood/sequoia distinction either (or the scope of what the article was… [more]
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I just found this thread from the other ear thread. My tinnitus just got so bad that I went to the doc with it a month or two ago. I travel a lot for work and I think that one marathon set of trips in an airplane with no hearing protection did me in… [more]
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