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The myth that if you post a pro-GG comment here, the mods will delete it simply for being pro-GG. People say a lot of things. One person making a false statement is not actually myth-making.... [more]
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I believe that it can be part of a good, healthy, respectful sex life if both parties are interested and well-informed. I also think it's deeply wrong to judge anyone based on their sexual history, and I find her attitude toward the act troubling... [more]
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"Racing thoughts" definitely keep me awake, and they're hard to get rid of. Now it's gotten to the point where I have a kind of "performance anxiety" when I try to go to sleep, and then I end up thinking about that. Haven't... [more]
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It's a process, of course. I'm somewhere along the path and I think a lot of other people are too. Some people are uninterested in the path, think the path is foolish, or were on the path and then got off the path. Other people think the path is this... [more]
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So yeah, it can happen. My experience at Hampshire College in the late 80s was a lot like languagehat's. I am more anarchistic in practice but this winds up aligning me with lefties more often than not in terms of "who deserves... [more]
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I have never heard from a real woman who actually enjoyed anal sex. * waves * It's totally fine to say "That's not my experience" but we're getting into weird territory with people making a lot of allegations and assertions... [more]
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This is me. I wound up just rejiggering my life because even when I did all the things, my internal cycle is more like 2-10 and not 11-7. Oh well. However, I am a sleep hygiene nut and I can see a lot of room for improvement in the things you are... [more]
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Your best response here would be to maybe help your friend into Al-Anon and maybe to go with them. You don't really have any business confronting a relative stranger about their drinking but it sounds like your friends bad boundaries with the drinker... [more]
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Was it unfair of me to reveal my feelings? Sort of? I know you're having a tough time but I think the "I can't do anything if I don't tell her" thing to do would have been - tell her - tell her it's your problem not hers and... [more]
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I turned my memail off when I stopped working here and have never looked back. [more]
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I was embarrassingly close to 40 before I learned that on the Interstate, there weren't 10 exits between exits 25 and 35, but 10 miles. This actually varies from state to state. In Massachusetts there are indeed ten exits.... [more]
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I'm trying to figure out as much as possible how to legally make as much of the down payment look as though it comes from me. Have people give you the money. You buy the house. Unless there is something lawyer-level weird here, the... [more]
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Do you want anecdotal stuff or would you prefer science-y stuff? There is a lot of good information online if you look up "Why can't cousins marry?" ranging from this article in Slate which has this to say a study by the National Society of... [more]
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Has MetaFilter received any bitcoin donations? I think they did, yes. [more]
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One need not be representative of a space to poison a space. See also: why most (many?) anarchists dislike the Black Bloc and vanguardists.... [more]
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To my read, this has very little to do with your mother losing or getting rid of your stuff -- you said yourself it was an accident, and yes it was uncool but it's important to move on since you probably can't actually fix this problem -- and a lto... [more]
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Oh gosh, it was one of those "I don't think you should get a tattoo from another culture that we don't know the meaning of" situations so I don't know and I'm not even sure if he did. I know at the time he thought it was a... [more]
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My ex-husband has it tattooed on his shoulder, so it was a total "Oh I know that!" situation. Glad to help. [more]
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I've just been burned one too many times to not. Just use X and Y or something. I understand why you use foo and baz but I'm one of the people who gets overly confused with too many variables that seem like words but aren't. To you they... [more]
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As it stands it just seems like he needed the "right person" to come turn him around, and it hurts that I wasn't good enough. My mom went through this after my parents split up after almost 20 years of marriage. She'd see my dad [who was... [more]
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I think people (or just me?) feel the appropriate response once the comment appeared was Nope, you're right. It was a mistake in a fast moving thread that's not undoable at this point. I am sorry for misjudging.... [more]
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I have a hair brooch that I never thought much about (my mom often collects oddball pieces of jewelry and thought I might like this) until I saw the photo that went along with this article and thought about the chain of events that must have gone... [more]
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We totally had this issue. More to the point we got the "all clear" after 3 months and then got a call back "Um, not totally all clear..." which worked out okay but was nervewracking. If you call the lab they should be... [more]
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Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in Elementary She is very clearly portrayed as a latte drinking person with a decent sense of style and was the first person I thought of.... [more]
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Yep. Contact form still works as near as I can tell. [more]
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I have both, stacked on top of the other. If you get a press with removable plates it's not too tough to clean. I found that mine sucks up WAY more power than my toaster oven and grilled bagels aren't the same as toasted ones. I love my press but if... [more]
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I know a lot about the two other major Jessamyn Wests, the deceased author one and the holistic horse masseuse one. I know a little bit about many other jessamyns including the MMA fighter, the naked model and the amusingly-named (to me) Jessamyn... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Froma mefite who would prefer to remain anonymous: I didn't realize until my early twenties that if a man would have sex with me, all it meant was that he wanted to have sex with me, not that he liked me as a person or found me attractive. This is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've been stuck on Hartley film music since The Unbelievable Truth. I really enjoyed Wayne Horvitz's album Monologue. Some people find it a little empty but that's sort of what I like about it. You can get some samples here.... [more]
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In my neck of the woods: normal. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I use Handbrake for this. It sort of seems to be asking you a zillion questions but you can just pick a pre-set format output like "iPad" and it handles the rest of it. It's free and basically Just Works. You can queue a ton of... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Do you think she was being rude or am I overreacting? Would you grab someone's popcorn without asking them, especially after they put a napkin over it and said they were saving it for the movie?? She was rude. You're overreacting. I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Partner A thinks it's gross to touch other parts of the body after touching genitals, Huh. That is not a perspective I am familiar with. I am a lady with a male partner and I sometimes need to get a little pushy about "Hey if those... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

- landing pad where keys/wallet/other stuff goes - have a bag which has three pockets for wallet/phone/camera (and outside pocket for keys), check all pockets - do anything that takes less than five minutes as I think of it and don't save it for... [more]
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"I'm doing this because I like myself." There are a lot of things in my life that I don't like doing, will never like doing, and just don't enjoy (brushing and flossing for example). However I do them because they are good for me and I... [more]
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On the subject of hermit crabs. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I play Scrabble with my partner and only my partner by using the server at ISC.ro. It won't work on a phone, but it's a java client you can run on your laptop or computer [mac or PC]. You both run the client on your computer and you can log in and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The cycle we live in is that there is dishonesty in what is happening with the money, and when i bring it up a couple of months later Everyone's got good perspectives but I want to point out the sort of odd passive voice in this sentence.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

One of our old April Fools' ideas was to start up a FavoritesExchange subsite where you could trade in your favorites for userpage flair or possibly spells and potions that you could use (one day only) on MetaFilter. It was maybe going to be... [more]
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He says whatever is on his mind, which sometimes hurts me. He can be oblivious to my feelings. Being in a long term relationship, for me, means that you don't get to sort of decide "well it's okay to hurt someone if they're too... [more]
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I also miss "Recent Activity" as something I don't have to go into a menu to click. Yeah I would have thought that Recent Activity would be one of the most-clicked items from the header menus across MeFi and AskMe, so I was... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, my favorite thing about MeFi after all these years is how much of a page is just stuff to read and not the fiddly bits. I find the big titles super off-putting and don't mind if they're there for some reason pertaining to outsider appeal but I... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The one I remember from the subway just said "If you love your cellphone so much, why are you yelling at it?" [more]
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"Be The Clean Kitchen That You Want To See In The World" "I Cook, You Clean" or some meme-ish variant (meme1, meme2, New Yorker, trendy towels)... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

So does being female, oddly enough. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

My favorite easy healthy soup is red pepper lentil soup. Protein. Low cal. Tastes interesting and not like usual salty canned soups. Takes a while to make but that's mostly just simmering and sauteeing. Freezes very well. 6 cups chicken stock [or... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I saw the title and thought something had happened to Flood! Happy to hear that is not the case. I'll see if anything would sound good on amateur ukulele.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

when are you going to start featuring FanFare content in the podcast? I basically don't use FanFare. I love that it exists, but I watch things sufficiently time-shifted from everyone always that all I do is read stuff after the fact,... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Given that the current state of the American capitalist system is to produce a product for as little as possible cost and to charge as high a price as the market allows, is there any real advantage in switching brands? No. Maybe.... [more]
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