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Patton Oswalt is very good in "Big Fan" [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by St. Hubbins
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago


Cmd+F "Kamau" No Results?! Not that he'd be interested but I'm kind of surprised. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by dialetheia, zutalors!, Kitteh, ThatSomething
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago


Wow, you guys are good! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Seeking Direction
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Listening again...those filigrees at 2:16! So gorgeous. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Karlos the Jackal
Music comment - Last month

In an extremely rewarding experience that brought me intimately closer to one of my favorite songs of all time, and a lot of fun collaborating with lownote, I present to you Someone Keeps Moving My Chair [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by usonian, The Great Big Mulp, umbú, Faint of Butt, JHarris, Grangousier
Music comment - Last month

Unfortunately it seems to be that there was tempo automation from an earlier experiment that wasn't fully removed, and then we layered tracks matching to that. And then it was removed. We have a recovery plan! Should have it up tonight! (I sent Faint… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Faint of Butt
Music comment - Last month

Those "Ooohs" at 3:15 are gorgeous and kind of what I wanted for my track. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Karlos the Jackal
Music comment - Last month

I always felt this way. I saw Alien way before 2001, and was shocked to see how much of Alien was IN 2001. The space suits felt similar, the discovery of an artifact on a rocky terrain, I immediately understood that Scott was heavily influenced (how… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by officer_fred, doctor_negative
MeFi comment - Last month

Update: LOTS of work done last night and SO much progress it kind of exceeded what I'd dared hope for. If we had to release now, gun-to-my-head style, I'd be pretty happy. But lownote is going to do some follow up work tonight in our little game of… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Faint of Butt, The Great Big Mulp, umbú
Music comment - Last month

Just wanted to publicly apologize for not getting Someone Keeps Moving My Chair in earlier! lownote and I have a long call set up any moment now to talk last minute things. Really excited about what we're doing! But not a fan of Ableton Live [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by umbú, Faint of Butt
Music comment - Last month

The absolute best, by far, blog about this ride Long Forgotten Haunted Mansion is a treasure trove of history and minutia. Lots of Rolly Crump's Museum of the Weird concepts, well-sourced speculation about an attempt to make HM a boat ride. Seriously… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome, methinks, The Underpants Monster, town of cats
MeFi comment - Last month

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 2 times, recently by Rosie M. Banks
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago


This song is beautiful because it will always remind me of Gremlins [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Servo5678
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Thinking of Space Vampire will always remind me of that summer that was so hot I had to sleep on the floor of my parents room because they had the air conditioner and how I settled in to read it when we all went to bed. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by SpacemanStix
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

My nostalgia stops at a different station than some of yours, but it's the same train nonetheless. My high school religion teacher used to have Glenn E. Friedman's Fuck You Heros in his desk and if you asked him about it, he'd pull it out and show… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by radiosilents
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

With Dark Mode on, I KNOW I like this. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by St. Peepsburg, cosmologinaut, adamp88, nasreddin, marsha56, Foosnark, trunk muffins, dawg-proud, Etrigan
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago


Wait wait…doesn't have to be done until January? Yes! I'm in! For "Someone Keeps Moving My Chair!" Lownote, wanna join forces? It would be interesting being in a band with you. Because that's never happened before. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Faint of Butt
Music comment - 4 months ago

Oh! I'm sorry I was evasive! I just didn't think it mattered. Mystery device is an air blown yard inflatable, so it's a small fan and a dim light bulb. The Adapter is hardwired to the device, so while it's not unthinkable to (have someone) do… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Oktober
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Pinkwater books are available digitally, now! I have the Snarkout boys on my Kindle app. Pinkwater definitely gave me a love of absurd adventure that I've longed for the rest of my life. It has definitely led me to interesting places. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Potomac Avenue
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I think….I think I like this. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Anything, marsha56, [insert clever name here], China Grover, sarcasticah, trunk muffins, ShawnString
MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I mean, it's a great song, but it's no "I Hope I Never Lose My Wallet yt ". I was like "man, that's a ridiculous song title, no wonder I never got into the Bosstones that much. But I clicked on it to see how silly it was to… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by penduluum, polymath, wenestvedt, 256
MeFi comment - 5 months ago



You should just be able to open in Preview on the Mac and Save As (well, you'd use "Duplicate" then "Save" to get to the old "save as" functionality) and choose type "PDF". Does that work? "Print to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by humboldt32
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I'm as techy as they come and this all sounds great...but the standardization of all this data is probably what makes it a non-starter. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Monochrome
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I've done a LOT of automation with various tools. What you might end up seeing is that you can get 95% of the way there, but there's one step in the middle that requires handholding. Start thinking "user experience" with you being the… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by drjimmy11
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I call hogwash. I have…somehow…obtained Seasons 4 through 9 and I put them on whenever possible when random friends and I want something random to watch. And they still work. I love showing people old Simpsons for the first time. There's a lot… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by albrecht, keep it under cover, Proofs and Refutations, town of cats, Monochrome, fook, Mick, jpolorolu, Rev. Syung Myung Me, dialetheia, lord_wolf, One Second Before Awakening, Drinky Die, wenestvedt, audi alteram partem, I-baLL
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I made it to the end, mentioned how tempting it was to just be done with humping the radio. How that distance started to look comforting. Guy in front of me says, "Dude, we were all thinking that." This is called L’appel du… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by jlbartosa, larrybob, sperose, Mister Moofoo, retronic, suedehead, lollusc, The corpse in the library, bryon, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Windigo, You Can't Tip a Buick, YAMWAK
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

These are not quite what you're looking for but may be close enough. There's an idea that the legend of cyclops came from mammoth skulls which makes a lot of sense if you're familiar with human skulls, and not with pachyderm skulls and you come… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by deathpanels
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

LOVE the "ohyouaresick" tag. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mubba, joseph conrad is fully awesome, naju
FanFare comment - 6 months ago

Hello, what is this bug?
favorited 1 time, recently by aparrish
Ask MeFi post - 6 months ago

I'm currently working freelance in A Major Kids Network where I am not just dealing with Illustrator every day, but scripting it, automating it and spamming people who work at Adobe with questions about it. (I have an email in my inbox from the… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Chitownfats
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Also: Teri Pettit, who designed group blends, once mentioned in passing on the forums the best thing that I've ever learned about bezier paths. Your handles should be 1/3 the length of the segment they're affecting. Try it. It makes SO much sense… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by KHAAAN!, wenestvedt, RobotHero, Foam Pants, popcassady
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I wish I could say more about it but it's been years since I thought about it, but this movie and Last Year at Marienbad seem so like cousins. I believe others have noticed that [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Timmoy Daen
FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Combination of Morgellons + compulsive tics reads like she's abusing amphetamines to me Good point -- even on just my regular prescribed dose of Adderall, I sometimes mindlessly rub the tip of my tongue against the back of my teeth enough to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Jacqueline
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

A lot of suburban New Jersey felt like a depression. Like the sort a bowling ball would make in a bed. Difficult to scramble out of, easy to fall back into. Kind of boring. There would be New Brunswick to the south, and NYC way to the north, but for… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by thetarium, kagredon, deanc, threeants, sweetkid, oinopaponton
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Pork roll is a popular regional food that I never ate. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by limeonaire, roomthreeseventeen
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I…I have so much to say I don't know where to start typing. I am a designer now, because I loved that poster so, so very much. I always thought it was a strange way to visualize a shark, but it turns out it's a mako model from the Museum of… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Mothlight, runincircles, Atom Eyes, We had a deal, Kyle, ob1quixote, ppl, doctornecessiter
FanFare comment - 7 months ago

My previous comment certainly hinted at the politics and pointed to the comfort, but the more I think about it being a Kennel, the more other facts leap to mind. The last time I was in the Villages, my mom's neighbor had the whole neighborhood… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Bugbread
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Yes, yes. Put all the filthy rich people in one location. When the revolution comes, finding their wealth will be easy. Assuming it's the two months out of the year they're actually there. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by EmpressCallipygos
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

My mom moved down here. It's extremely pleasant for visits and I go several times a year. Disney World for retirees is a wonderful way of putting it. There's 3 town squares and each one has a made up history, fake second floors with mock businesses,… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by Lexica, willb2, Rosie M. Banks, agress, anemone of the state, lesbiassparrow, carlodio, Mick, evil otto, Narrative Priorities, General Tonic, asperity, koeselitz, DRoll, tavella, mazola
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Cmd+F "John Oliver" no results :-/ [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Ziggy500, dialetheia
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

OmniFocus. Although RTM might take care of that category for you. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Dodecadermaldenticles
Ask MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I love Secret so much. It's so much fun. It's also gotten me a job. [more]
favorited 2 times
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I missed the MTV Young Ones, but I saw the Comedy Central(?) airings. The Young Ones was one of the first things I looked up on the internet. Shortly after, the tapes came out. -------- I've probably told this story here before. I don't care,… [more]
favorited 10 times
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I want to have a two-tiered system of OmniFocus for front burner stuff, Evernote for reference/someday maybe. I look at OmniFocus all the time, I NEVER look at Evernote. Data coffin indeed. [more]
favorited 1 time
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

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