By the way, whether you choose to let the situation go or attempt to avenge your cake, I strongly believe a karaoke rendition of MacArthur Park should be involved.
If this woman remained in my circle of friends after this incident, she... [more] favorited 3 times, recently by bgal81 Ask MetaFilter comment -
2 months ago
Kids are not sentenced to life in prison for having vandalized swingsets.
Sure, but kids are sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole all the time in this country. The Supreme Court is probably going to tell all of... [more] favorited 1 time, recently by samuelcramer MetaFilter comment -
5 months ago
I'm seeing Against Me!, Frank Turner and Tim Barry next month. Want to come along and sing about getting old?
I went to the first (of two) Harvest of Hope fests in St. Augustine a few years back. It was how you would expect any three day... [more] favorited 2 times, recently by CyborgHag MetaFilter comment -
6 months ago
A lot of people don't like the Quentyn arc, but I thought it was a hoot. I loved that the whole time I was reading his scheme I'm thinking "This is an impossibly dumb idea. There's only one way this ends." And it totally ends that way!... [more] favorited 4 times, recently by Gary, [insert clever name here] MetaFilter comment -
6 months ago
You basically described Fable II. It even has Stephen Fry. [more] favorited 1 time, recently by Elsa Ask MetaFilter comment -
7 months ago
I can sort of get some of the pushback against Thatcher's destruction of the mining towns. Us liberals certainly have no love for coal, (at least to the extent that "clean coal is a myth" is a catchphrase around here) but the way the mining... [more] favorited 3 times, recently by klangklangston, junco, ArmyOfKittens MetaFilter comment -
8 months ago
And while I feel better about getting a coffee there, if the CEO wasn't bringing in ~40% returns, this may have been a different exchange.
Sure. But the important thing is that this is the exchange that happened. Starbucks has worn this... [more] favorited 1 time, recently by jb MetaFilter comment -
8 months ago
Try reading just three books to start: Night Watch, Small Gods and Hogfather. There are other really good ones from the series, but these offer a good sampling of Pratchett at his best.
You're right about Small Gods, but I've got... [more] favorited 3 times, recently by junques MetaFilter comment -
11 months ago
Do you think it is appropriate to shout down libertarians and put the burden on them to either defend their right to their opinions as a condition of feeling welcome? Again, this is only about being respectful of differing viewpoints; not... [more] favorited 6 times, recently by naoko, maxwelton, Lexica, keli, Shepherd, Sangermaine MetaTalk comment -
Of course, the best thing about Top Dog is the loony libertarian propaganda covering the walls. Normally, that would annoy me, but in Berkeley, libertarians are actually as countercultural as they like to imagine they are elsewhere, so they get a... [more] favorited 1 time, recently by BrotherCaine MetaFilter comment -
On MeFi, you will find countless instances of double standards to which liberals are completely blind, as dozens of similar MeTalks have already demonstrated.>
Here's what's hilarious about this thread (well, one of the things)... [more] favorited 5 times, recently by Salamandrous, maxwelton, Mick, Sangermaine, klangklangston MetaTalk comment -
The problem with this viewpoint is that there are no logical constraints to the rule "we should not embrace diversity of thought when the other side is wrong." It becomes an unbounded license for insulting the views of others; all one... [more] favorited 1 time, recently by Blazecock Pileon MetaTalk comment -
I wasn't asking for special consideration. I was merely asking for that commenters show the respect the the site guidelines request of them.
Sounds like oppression to me. If your ideas can't hack it in an unregulated marketplace then why... [more] favorited 3 times, recently by Sidhedevil, Blazecock Pileon, Lulu's Pink Converse MetaTalk comment -
I think what this incident shows is that Democrats don't need to be as scared of abortion as they seem to be. I mean, I don't think a senate candidate in Missouri (or, hell, California) should go around stating my views about abortion. But I... [more] favorited 7 times MetaFilter comment -
Can I get a crew of 6 together to play the full version of the X-Men arcade beat-em-up?
FUCK YES YOU CAN!
My friends and I beat both X-Men and The Simpsons at consecutive birthday parties. I need to re-create that experience.
Six of... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
1. The Godfather.
There are other mob epics that have great scripts and superb acting, but none have the visual puch of this one. That rose on Vito Corleone's lapel in that first scene alone is enough to make me wistful. I could watch... [more] favorited 4 times MetaFilter comment -
If you just type the number "8" into YouTube you will get a play that is based mostly on the Prop. 8 trial transcripts (there are a couple out of court scenes, but everything else is direct from the record). In this version, John C. Reilly... [more] favorited 1 time MetaFilter comment -
You want to know why it's necessary to go to a place that isn't the middle of a crowded bar, assuming he was following her around in the first place instead of happening to be in the same elevator? So that if rejected, this doesn't happen in... [more] favorited 17 times MetaTalk comment -
Eh, he pretty much always seemed to me like he was trying to be the Republican version of Hunter S. Thompson which is a concept that is even less compelling than it sounds.... [more] favorited 3 times MetaTalk comment -
I understand the sentiment but I respectfully disagree that it is disrespectful.
Neither you nor the LDS Church gets to make that call. [more] favorited 13 times MetaFilter comment -
I have not read this thread yet, but I must say this for posterity:
Thin Mint milkshakes [more] favorited 3 times MetaFilter comment -
So, I came up as a punk rocker. I always read the lyrics of the bands I liked (Op Ivy/Rancid/Dropkick Murphys etc.). Skinheads kept coming up and I thought "weird, aren't skinheads a bunch of Nazi shitheads who most people wouldn't piss on if... [more] favorited 46 times MetaFilter comment -
And before you say, "You can't do that!" explain why the Republican party does it and worse all the goddamned time.
It's not that you can't do that because it's mean or something. You can't do that because it won't work. The... [more] favorited 1 time MetaFilter comment -
I suspect all religions exist to confront the prospect of DEATH. Then they go on to other things.
Everything dies, baby, that's a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.
I don't understand what more needs to be said on... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
OK, I'm in favour of the Wikipedia blackout, but let's not come down too hard on the kids freaking out about it.
You've gotta remember that these are just simple students. These are gentlemen of the B's. The common clay of modern... [more] favorited 4 times MetaTalk comment -
My favorite part of the Sex Boat List is the "obvious sex tape machine." You mean a video camera?
Actually, every part is my favorite part.... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
The only thing i found disturbing about this video that disliking rap music is somehow racist.
Yo, it's ok to not like rap music, but it's not very dope. Not very dope at all.
Also, in addition to what FatherDagon said, the other part... [more] favorited 1 time MetaFilter comment -
And, as far as plans go, it's worth noting that Cersi comes up with a pretty great one only to have her idiot son completely fuck it up. Sending Ned to the wall gets her the dynasty Tywin wanted with a minimum of muss or fuss. It's worth noting... [more] favorited 6 times MetaFilter comment -
I know that in ADWD things go poorly for Dany's attempts at redeeming the Essenes. But it's not because we are given a more nuanced portrayal of the Essenes or slavery. Rather, we learn through Tyrion that slavery is really not so bad for the... [more] favorited 5 times MetaFilter comment -
He was right more often than he was wrong, but when he was wrong man was he wrong. I guess there are worse things than being someone who doesn't do anything by halves.
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To the negative commenters: do you really need to agree with someone on all major policy issues in order to be respectful right after they've died?
Of course not. But I think the larger point is that Hitchens himself was a firebrand who... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
#GodIsNotGreat is trending on twitter right now with amusing results. [more] favorited 5 times MetaFilter comment -
It's worth noting, however, that Hitchens himself would likely not have hesitated before throwing a verbal bomb in this sort of context, when the departed was someone he despised.
I think that's pretty much right.... [more] favorited 3 times MetaFilter comment -
That's true in any case, no matter what the sentencing recommendation possibilities.
Mandatory minimums take pleading guilty and seeking leniency at sentencing off the table. It's often the best choice, especially if there's a sympathetic... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
So, a word about the "I will seduce your husband" line.
The joke there is that women who bring their friends to shit up gay bars for their bachelorette parties are such repellent harridans that they are only romantically valuable as... [more] favorited 4 times MetaFilter comment -
Two years ago
I have my problems with the Boy Scouts, but beards are not among them. I would grow a beard like that if I could get away with it, and I absolutely will.
While they have a massive number of negative points, the Boy Scouts get something for... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
Two years ago
What's odd is that all the outrage seems to be about the reference to homosexuality. Why not also be outraged at the infringement on freedom in requiring students to oppose premarital sex?
Because while requiring students to oppose... [more] favorited 2 times MetaFilter comment -
Two years ago
I want to invent a game where you hide a glass of Laphroig somewhere in a frat party and whoever finds it has to sit the hell down and sip on it like a goddamn civilized human being for 60 minutes.... [more] favorited 71 times MetaFilter comment -
Two years ago
Not to make light of a serious issue or anything, but if you're doing a pub quiz this week your team name is: Tony Balogna's a Fucking Jabroni.
You're welcome.... [more] favorited 5 times MetaFilter comment -
Two years ago