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Kitteh: the first thing they ask you is if you have any dietary restrictions. I feel like they already have a vegan game plan and I can't imagine it's just to tell you to leave. Wylie seems to enjoy challenges so I'm sure that's just another one.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Kitteh
MeFi comment - Almost 5 hours ago

wd-50 is my go-to celebration restaurant. It's always an adventure. It's always amazing. I've been going there a lot more and just sitting at the bar and ordering al a carte things. If you live in NYC you should go you should go you should go! but... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by staccato signals of constant information, mostlymartha
MeFi comment - 7 hours ago

I saw Gwar at Birch Hill in Old Bridge, NJ. The stage wasn't high, and since you could only see so much over people's heads, I pushed my way in and stood over the barrier. I made it a point to take a face full of blood? cum? I forget the organ that... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by nurgle, dr_dank, Renoroc, sparklemotion, mkb
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

This is so strange. I normally have no taste for disasters, but this is such a mystery and a tragedy it sits in the back of my head a lot. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by sio42, panaceanot, double bubble, saucysault
MeFi comment - Last month

I think many of these responses (i've just skimmed) are too specific, or too general (it doesn't make sense to listen to other songwriters if you don't know what to listen for) Songwriting Syllabus - Marie Eaton I recommend this... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ghostbikes
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Also: the Googie-style building at Hope University in Fullerton used to be the Titan Cinema, where my brother was so shocked by a scene in Jaws that he swallowed his chewing gum. Ben Gardner's head in the boat, right?... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Spatch, mikelieman, potsmokinghippieoverlord
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Maybe a little less Oblique?
favorited 24 times, recently by fritillary, marguerite
Ask MeFi post - 3 months ago

Help us find an Anechoic Chamber in NYC
favorited 1 time, recently by Jonathan Harford
Ask MeFi post - 3 months ago

What's it called when you have label inks in an illustration?
favorited 2 times, recently by safetyfork, coldhotel
Ask MeFi post - 4 months ago

I just saw a couch with some vague shadows. And then some panties landed on them. And then a bra. And then an arm came into frame. And then black. It was awesome.... [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, kinnakeet, special-k, zippy, JoeXIII007, BlueHorse, roll truck roll, sperose, Jacqueline, Rustic Etruscan, benito.strauss, Ron Thanagar, blue t-shirt
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Martin Denny CDs [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by zresearch
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Someone on twitter said they sound like 5th grade essays and I think that couldn't be better put. In conclusion, Buzzfeed is a site of contrasts. [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by ooga_booga, msbutah, webmutant, Nossidge, brownpau, mediareport, shesdeadimalive, Cash4Lead, infinitefloatingbrains, Dismantled King, EmGeeJay, anastasiav, ErikaB, Gary, funkbrain, eeriegongs, The Card Cheat, modernserf, threeants, Atom Eyes, Artw
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Being a creative technologist (I know, but it's the only term I've heard that covers all the things I can kind of do) living in NYC, this makes me really excited. On the other hand, it's hard enough to find a decent apartment and good jobs here...... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by yohko, falameufilho
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

dng, in compositing, you can just put anything overtop of anything, BUT when you have to put a new image BEHIND something, that's mostly when green screen comes into play, because you use it to define the edge of your subject/foreground, instead of... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Popular Ethics, WalkingAround, treepour, Senor Cardgage, Artw, dng
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Oh my god, this is wonderful magic. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by leotrotsky
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Skimming the responses since mine (all very good advice) I want to say that while I don't think this is child abuse per say, I think it can be very harmful to the child. Stunting their social growth, making them incapable of making decisions... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by opalshards
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

All of the central structures in Walt disney world parks are a hair under 200 feet so they don't have to have airline signalers on them. Except spaceship earth at Epcot.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by filthy light thief
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I really can never get over how perfect that jungle in King Kong is. I don't know if it's mentioned (too distracted by the stills) but the dark foreground/light midground/washed out background is intentionally Pure Gustav... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by chaz, Doleful Creature
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I had one of Donald A. Norman's books stolen from me, I believe it was The Psychology of Everyday Things but it had list of the types of errors that people can make and why they make them... Aha, all it took was finding one to enter into google... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by yohko
Ask MeFi comment - 8 months ago

My friend in high school, Oksana, LOVED the Froud faries. She would show me pages and pages and describe how one day she'd get them tattoo'd all over her. Giant murals down her back. We never lost touch, exactly, but our conversations became much... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by notsnot, mfu, Greg Nog, AlonzoMosleyFBI
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

This also KIND of what happens when Louis and Claudia go visit a poorly made vampire in eastern Europe in Interview with the Vampire. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by methinks, FritoKAL
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I can't tell you guys how happy I am that a new King novel was released while I am on vacation. Because that's where he seems the most perfect for me. There's family in the other room, there's dinner plans being made, and you're curled up in a chair... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by zoetrope, biscotti, shmurley, Mezentian, routergirl, Unicorn on the cob, rhiannonstone
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I had a chinchilla and he was the best and a friend called him Glovesy and I got really mad and I miss the chinchilla a lot [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Scram, MissySedai, Katjusa Roquette, You Can't Tip a Buick, allthinky, Joe in Australia
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

In other Gorey book cover news, John Bellairs works are now on iBooks, and I would assume Kindle as well. Those books were terrifying when I was a kid, in no small part to the tone Gorey's illustrations lent them.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by retronic
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Great White Shark dives in San Francisco
favorited 2 times, recently by saradarlin, 2bucksplus
Ask MeFi post - 9 months ago

Can I just tell you guys that I found out one of the writers on the comedy show I work on wrote episodes for Simpsons season 8 & 9? I've been sqeeing non-stop since I found out.... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by 41swans, DirtyOldTown, Renoroc
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Not to mention that Calvin and Hobbes ended over 17 years ago. Where has my life gone. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by giantfist, koucha, fshgrl, sarastro, rtha, zarq
MeFi comment - Last year

Also, these are slightly uncanny valley for me. Calvin battering with the chair especially. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by seawallrunner, schmod
MeFi comment - Last year

The high point of my music career was opening for the Cramps at Irving Plaza. Ivy was so very nice to us. I wonder how she's doing. Either she's thriving or just surviving. Either one feels appropriate but I hope it's the first. I'm sure Lux does too.... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by malocchio, Scram, Capt. Renault, bakerina, goshling, munchingzombie
MeFi comment - Last year

I know Brian somewhat well—we've worked together—and I just want to point out that he's not doing TED talks or kickstarters. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by crazy with stars, Jilder, youcancallmeal, pxe2000, threeants, Kitteh
MeFi comment - Last year

Teeth of the Sea is the French translated title of Jaws. La Dents de la Mer. Which led to a problem with the sequel title, when spoken, la dents de la mer deaux.... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by WalkingAround, cthuljew, hot soup girl, letitrain, schyler523, Sonny Jim, Riton
MeFi comment - Last year

I was really hoping Prometheus was going to be piles of piles of Giger creations, realized in models and CGI to a degree they never have been before, that the space jockey and his ship would be the tip of the iceberg, acknowledged and moved beyond,... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by eamondaly, youhavetoreadthistwice, angrycat, One Second Before Awakening, bitter-girl.com, Faintdreams, specialbrew, pyrex, JARED!!!
MeFi comment - Last year

I was lucky enough to open for the Damned in 1999 or so, at a tiny little club on the Jersey shore called the Brighton Bar. I don't know how they got booked there (I heard a rumor the Damned balked when they saw it, but I never saw any evidence).... [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by Scram, wires, hap_hazard, Potomac Avenue, ldthomps, teleri025, MonkeyToes, thsmchnekllsfascists, Windopaene, dougzilla, cazoo, mosk, h00py, Abiezer, Infinite Jest, threeze, MartinWisse, seanmpuckett, Mezentian, kjs3
MeFi comment - Last year

Also, Jack Terricloth from the World/Inferno Friendship Society has this amazing story about Dave Vanian and pie. IMFA: How about when you used to see him around town? JT: Oh! When he was living in New Jersey you mean. Well, before he was married... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Mezentian
MeFi comment - Last year

LibertyPower energy scam
favorited 4 times, recently by painquale, John Cohen, shinyblackdog, Jacqulyn
Ask MeFi post - Last year

Minutes To Live, Seconds To Die
favorited 5 times, recently by Pronoiac
Music post - Last year

Five Fathoms Down
favorited 9 times, recently by Pronoiac
Music post - Last year

I still love his books (I just re-read It and Insomnia), but the more interviews and personal writing I read of his, the more I just like Stephen King as an person. He just seems like a good guy. He's smart, he's funny, he cares about his craft a lot... [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by COBRA!, Twicketface
MeFi comment - Last year

He actually talks more about Alien 3 than I imagined. Not much about the titles themselves, which is sad because they're the best part of the movie. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Artw
MeFi comment - Last year

My friend's got a hammock. Every time we pass buy it, one of us says to the other, where'd you get this hammock? And thus starts the Scorpioising. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by chronic sublime, h0p3y, stevil, broadway bill, synecdoche, "But who are the Chefs?", mikelieman, migurski
MeFi comment - Last year

Help me find an appropriate exercise class in NYC
favorited 3 times, recently by junques, lalochezia
Ask MeFi post - Last year

In a 2006 survey, 30 percent of people without a high school degree said that playing the lottery was a wealth-building strategy. This is the worst thing I've read today.... [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by banterboy
MeFi comment - Last year

Oh the Misfits. Where to start. I got into them in '93, through Metallica, like many others. Last Caress was one of the best songs I'd ever heard and although it took my never-heard-of-punk catholic high school self a LONG time to get used to the... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Pope Guilty, Rangeboy
MeFi comment - Last year

I just called ConEd, they were familiar with this and were able to put a block on our account so we can't be switched over. They had similar things to say: that it was legitimate, even if they practiced shady and sketchy ways of getting customers.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by kuppajava
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

I always hoped he really did punch a piano player in his face. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mge
MeFi comment - Last year

Just saw Aliens at IFC on Saturday night so this is perfect timing! Especially since I watched the blu-ray features for Alien and Aliens last night. I was lucky I got to take a bandmate who had never seen it, and experience it through the eyes of... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Artw
MeFi comment - Two years ago

This is a bit old, but Patton Oswalt held still for an entire scene on King of Queens. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by milov, Betty_effn_White
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I love this sentence so much: "I figured that maybe I wasn't the brightest guy in the world," he said, "but at least I was thirty-eight...... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by sweetkid, zeek321
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I read a whole bunch of these and loved them so much I came here to say "This is wonderful and amazing". I mistyped amazing there and OS X Lion corrected it to Amazon. I think this is how it starts.... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by keltanen, morganw, Sonny Jim, quoz, Rock Steady
MeFi comment - Two years ago

My girlfriend is an aerialist and she worked with Sienna previous to this performance. All (the girlfriend's) circus friends were as divided over this performance as this thread is. I only met her once, but this performance seems very....well, very... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Goofyy
MeFi comment - Two years ago

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