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fraula: "Heck yeah there were and are witches/sorcerers/magicians. In one of my more unique experiences, during the brief period I dated a mountain-biking Provençal, on one of our outings, my back wheel slipped on a rock and tossed me over a… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by suburbanbeatnik, GenjiandProust, glasseyes
MeFi comment - Last month

This...is...typical ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by feckless fecal fear mongering
MeFi comment - Last month


Papa was not a rolling stone, by David Sedaris. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Space Kitty
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I rejected for years all my father represented but I've always had fond memories of the music he introduced me to : George Brassens, Jacques Brel, Pierre peret, Francis Blanche, especially because he played lots of tunes and knew by rote a whole… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pxe2000, languagehat
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And yesterday, in the regional elections, the right-wing (FN) came first (but it's not the last round). [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by daveliepmann
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

howfar: "do you think that internet + camera = you can tell people kind of intimate things in public places and record how they react ? How does that relate to your initial objection? This has nothing to do with smooth talking or… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by yesster, Meatbomb
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Retrospectively, I really understand what an idiot I was when I was in high school, shoe gazing endlessly when I should have told the girls I had a crush on some smooth talking 101 tripe like this. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Fizz
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Ideas to teach a blind person
favorited 1 time, recently by ichomp
Ask MeFi post - 2 months ago

smoothing those rough edges
favorited 20 times, recently by datarose
Ask MeFi post - 2 months ago

My whole life feels like a long awkward moment, so I have plenty to choose from. Off the top of my head : I was seventeen, sitting in the first row of the class, next to a girl I found really attractive. Suddenly, she handed a small folded piece of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by eotvos, billiebee
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Don Pepino: "Yes! It's my favorite favorite, and in my opinion introducing it to this discussion was a stroke of genius. It's fun if you think of each of those little fluffpups as a tiny J. Alfred afraid to roll up his or her trousers, and… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Chichibio
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

we have lingered into the chambers of the sea, wreathed by seagirls with seaweed, red and brown, til human voices woke us, and we drowned. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by neat graffitist
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Jacqueline: ""Please, France, don't do what we did. Learn from our knee jerk bullshit." I thought France already had more experience than the US does with terrorism? Didn't their colonies' wars for independence include a… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by bgal81, XMLicious, Jacqueline, Katjusa Roquette, Death and Gravity, [insert clever name here], mandolin conspiracy, jlbartosa
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's been a difficult week, and each morning my wife and I hugged in front of the sink, first thing in the morning, still drowsy, as the radio gave more details about the killings. I was on the brink of tears as I tried to swallow something and go to… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by teponaztli, en forme de poire, Otto the Magnificent, languagehat, Oyéah, jessamyn, Namlit, ldthomps, mudpuppie, Fig, Don Pepino, MonkeyToes, sciatrix, palomar
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

On a side note : my command of the English language doesn't extend to voluntarily breaking rhythms. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Don Pepino
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Thanks Don, The Love song ... is the first English poem I tried to learn twenty years and change ago (and I have to say I didn't search my post for mistakes - sorry for the pain) - it's the Love song, right ? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Don Pepino
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

they say ISIS are barely human... Yeah, that's the way Saracens were portayed in The Song of Roland too. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by homunculus, nangar, runincircles, jb
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Too-Ticky: "Well, that definitely makes me want to be more welcoming to Syrian refugees, not less so. Extremists and fundamentalists want to see us kick them out? That makes me want to invite them over for tea." Yesterday… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by nangar, Katjusa Roquette, Artful Codger
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Puppies are all right, but humans suck, as usual. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by HillbillyInBC, rhizome, chasles, Slackermagee, touchstone033
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Playstation 4 ? I've just read Little Brother, and the main protagonist used an xbox to get under the radar. Maybe it's still very hard to track down relevant info on such a network. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Katjusa Roquette
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've been involved in the process and I strongly feel that anything I could say would be awkward, because my experience is obviously not something I can build upon to force representations onto anyone. That being said, I also feel that the issues… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

They're to be found on the Tradersden.org video forum, and they're readily available (around or more than a hundred seeders). [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by philip-random
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Wow. I recently bought a Cul de Sac comic to lend to my students but I had no idea what kind of genius the author was. I'm blown away. Thanks, ladyriffraff. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ladyriffraff
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

According to that chart, I'm 6 years old. I've insisted a number of times to draw with my daughter, even bought Ed Emberley's books (Make a World is amazing, she has drawn a dragon and tried a hundred times to burn me to the ground with her… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Tufa
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

It sure is an improvement over the gueules cassées pictures from WW1 (warning : horryfying pictures). It strikes me as some sort of propaganda. They can be models, but how else can they fit in ? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by pupperduck
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I wonder... does he have anything from the Allied side ? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by longbaugh, kev23f, Prince Lazy I, lesbiassparrow
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I have just listened to a piece on French public radio. The journalist pretty much sums it up accurately : It would have been much cheaper for American taxpayers if their government had let their French embassy just buy Le Canard Enchainé to learn… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Anhedonic Donkey, merelyglib, motdiem2, dejah420, Lesser Spotted Potoroo, brokkr, wenestvedt, hap_hazard
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Un secret de Polichinelle. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by merelyglib, Wolof, Joe in Australia
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I've always been really impressed by the way the actress (Gwen Taylor) impersonating Yoko Ono managed not to burst out laughing in that scene from the Rutles. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lmfsilva
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I'd like to chime in saying that the idea of "taking any child the agency wants to place with us" is not the wrong way to do it if you've thought it through and are on the same page with your partner. You mentioned that your desire would be… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by wonton endangerment, wwax
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Anyway, I'm sure you'll be amazed. Congratulations ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Kattullus
MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

What Joachim Du Bellay said : "Qui veut voler par les mains et bouches des hommes doit demeurer longuement en sa chambre; et qui désire vivre en la mémoire de la postérité, doit, comme mort en soi-même, suer et trembler maintesfois, et, autant… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by salix, Sangermaine
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of [whatever] Well, it sounds a bit overblown. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by kagredon
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

meirav-kadichevski : "I guess most people don’t know that oboe players have to make their own reeds (which are the little mouthpieces that create sound). This is a long painstaking process, which includes handcrafting a tiny piece of… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jb
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

My stepson came from Russia when he was 7 (25 now), with his mother. He's maintained a strong connection with his father, and gives us a glimpse of what it is to look at the western world through Russian eyes. There's a lot of themes you've mentioned… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by languagehat, internet fraud detective squad, station number 9, Michele in California, bluefly
Ask MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Greg Nog: "I'm having a hell of a time finding it, but someone on twitter tweeted something like "tattoos are our younger selves' way of blackmailing our older selves into philosophical continuity"; I think about that theory a lot… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by kgasmart, echocollate, numaner
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

To further delve into the aesthetic of CH, with elements showing how it evolved under the influence of Philippe Val (who was directing the newspaper when the caricatures were issued), Choron dernière (with subs 1 2 3 4, a movie about le Professeur… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Golden Eternity, nangar
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

NoxAeternum: Ah, the classic argument - "you don't have the right to not be offended, but neither do you have the right to show any offense you have."" Nox, could you please stop starting your comments with a condescending… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by riruro
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Maybe it's worth repeating that the drawings always refer to the news, to what happened in a week span. Charlie, Le Canard Enchaïné are the "wednesday satirical newspapers" and they deal with what just happened. It's pointless to discuss… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by I-baLL
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Nobody wants you to change your opinion. Some French people are on the same page as you are (Emmanuel Todd, for instance). That's perfectly fair, and no one has to embrace the I am Charlie motto without thinking twice. Nevertheless, since it's a… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by I-baLL, George_Spiggott, Termite
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

nicolas.bray : Unless you're planning on printing out copies of susuman's comment to hand out to black seven-year-olds at French newsstands, it seems just completely orthogonal to the kind of concerns they're raising. Do you really think… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by I-baLL
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

backseatpilot: "I always enjoy these threads because I can be the one to come in and show you It Can Always Be Worse." So do I. Everytime we have to deal with substandard public toilets, my wife, who was in the USSR a long time… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

latkes: "Arrrggg!! Just a reminder: The writers who are expressing a critique of the PEN recognition of CH are also horrified by the murders there, also understand the chilling effect on all speech that these murders caused,… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by one more dead town's last parade, nangar, George_Spiggott
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

So many perfectly objective comments castigating the French for their racism. There must be something paradoxical here. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by perhapsolutely, tel3path, susuman, George_Spiggott
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Ted's version of My Lovely Horse is the performance that convinced me I could play the guitar and sing at the same time. Btw, it is mandatory for all my pupils to learn that song (that's the one they always remember and sing when we meet in… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Davenhill, amorphatist, threetwentytwo, Lemmy Caution, retronic, Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels, palomar, ovvl, Wolof, drezdn, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Orange Dinosaur Slide
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Fantastique ! Merci beaucoup ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Lots of cool links, The Scala is beautiful in a creepy way (or the other way around) and Ariana Savalas is a fine singer ! Thanks ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by atomo
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

I haven't said to my daughter that unicorns don't exist. I might pretend, once in a while, that the meat we're about to eat is unicorn meat. That's an easy way to keep the world a marvellous place. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by wotsac, TheWhiteSkull, Kattullus
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Well, at least, if Jesus was actually born in 1053, it makes it pretty unlikely that he was friends with a dinosaur. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by zookeeper, Kattullus, boilermonster, philip-random
MeFi comment - 9 months ago

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