I should add that my friend Jake is a very smart kid, just the type who might ask the folks at Voodoo the best way to ship the aforemntioned tasty treat. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 6:53 PM on July 13, 2012
You guys are killing me here. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 7:18 PM on July 13, 2012
Heh. Again, my buddy spontaneously offered me this in exchange for the odd snacks that I find around New York and elsewhere and sahare with my co-workers, and like I said, he's a smart kid, so he's probably asking himself these same questions. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 7:48 PM on July 13, 2012
Does Jake live near you? Perhaps he can take the donuts with him on the plane, in the passenger section.
Jake lives in Brooklyn, I live in Queens. Not far at all. It was his idea to mail it. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 8:05 PM on July 13, 2012
No, burhanistan. Just looking at the drawings, I can say it's not that. This was fairly contemporary to Elvis & rock and roll just judging by the light-hearted tone of the parody. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 5:46 PM on January 29, 2011
yes, that's the one. Good work, people. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 7:38 PM on January 29, 2011
I've been a pallbearer before, at my father-in-law's funeral. Just dress and act dignified and everything should be fine. If you were asked, that means the deceased liked and/or respected you. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 2:05 PM on March 5, 2009
If your earholes are large enough gauge, couldn't you just stick the roots through the holes? That'd be kinda cool, I have to admit. Even cooler, if one of the teeth had a filling or a gold cap even. Just a thought. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 6:20 PM on February 23, 2009
Everything goes in circles fashionwise, so I guess fluffy bushes will be back in style eventually. And I don't go around checking the crotches of female strangers, so I can't really say for sure that it's ever gone away. And judging based on porn is kind of a biased sample. and Abby Winters is pretty damned successful, so I'd hardly call it marginal. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 1:40 PM on January 19, 2009
and i'll repeat my assertion that it's mainly a generational thing based on the first porn you saw. Guys my age saw their first porn in the late 70's/80's back when big bushes were popular, so that's what clicked in our heads as 'natural' and 'sexy,' by association. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 1:43 PM on January 19, 2009
societally we seem to rarely head from more groomed to less groomed,
*cough* the 1960's *cough* punk rock *cough* posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 2:41 PM on January 19, 2009
I'm a brown liquor guy, so when I can't get top-shelf stuff (which is most of the time) I get Maker's Mark. A good liquor and reasonably priced.
Jameson is good to have around, too. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 12:50 PM on November 3, 2008
When I got my ears pierced, my wife tried to convince me to get my nipples done, too, but i wasn't ready for that. A female friend of mine from my South Florida days says that she finds pirced nipples on guys sexy. So that's two in favor. Shoot, maybe I'll get 'em done one of these days. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 6:18 PM on September 7, 2008
New York is a numbers game, dating wise. Just make it clear you're looking and you'll get some male attention. Whether it's the guy you want is another story entirely. But this city is big enough that nobody has to be celibate involuntarily. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 1:50 PM on September 3, 2008
Also, Williamsburg is a very trendy area and overflowing with young, artsy types. You may want to hang out in a less singles-cruise type area. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 1:51 PM on September 3, 2008
The beautiful, talented women are in equal proportion to the beautful, talented men. There are also tons of unattractive, untalented people of both genders. This isn't postwar New Zealand; the gender numbers are pretty much equal.
Dude, beautiful, talented men and women come to NYC to become stars. They don't all become stars, so what they do is mate and create beautiful kids, thus irrevocably tilting the playing field, at least in the hep artistic... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 2:23 PM on September 3, 2008
E.B. White said there are three New Yorks - the city of those born here (waving to my fellow townies), the city of those who work here, and the city of those who came here to make it big in something.
and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Once you realize that NYC is basically Byzantium, navigating it socially becomes paradoxically easier. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 3:09 PM on September 3, 2008
Mint Juleps are a kick. Black Russians and Olde Fashioneds are nice, too. If you're evr in NYC, this place makes the best old school cocktails in the world. It's in a discreet backroom of a Japanese restaurant. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 5:05 PM on August 22, 2008
Some people consider anyone who looks vaguely countercultural to be a 'hippie.' Including punks or metal people, who often hate hippies themselves. Myself, when I use 'hippie' as a pejorative, I'm usually referring to the hopelessly naive, spoiled, good-vibes-will-solve-the-worlds-problems types, but they aren't neccessarily hippies in the classic definition, either. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 5:52 PM on July 31, 2008
Now, on the other hand, there's Manowar. There isn't an ounce of self-awareness there, just hard rock action.
Dude, the original lineup featured former Dictator Ross The Boss Friedman, a man who is well acquainted with the concept of humor. I guarantee you he's in on the joke.
Radiohead on the other hand, takes themselves way too seriously. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 4:46 PM on July 31, 2008
(if you want evidence of Manowar being in on the joke, I have an mp3 of them live in Paris covering 'Lady Marmalade.' I think it's safe to say they get it) posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 4:50 PM on July 31, 2008
Bonus points if they use their own name in a song.
Wouldn't Escape Club be the world champeens in that regard? (I'm a bit frightened that I remember them at all.) posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 5:12 PM on July 31, 2008
What's the point? How does anyone else get out of bed in the morning?
Beats the aternative. I've done the paid idleness thing, it makes you loopy after awhile. Quit whining and go to work. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 12:44 PM on July 27, 2008
What's the point?
There isn't one really. But you have a job or prospects for one, enough money for a place to live, food, and to have some fun. Go out and have a beer or two, go find a girl or watch a ballgame or something. Life could be worse. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 1:22 PM on July 27, 2008
Look, I get it. I understand that I'm pampered and I really don't know what a hard time is and everything. I GOT that one already. Don't worry, I already hate myself.
It's not even that, man. Just being out there, working, meeting people at any kind of job and any kind of people will get your juices flowing, get you engaged, get you out of your own head and you'll feel better. Even being frustrated at a shitty job is better than than beating yourself... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 1:44 PM on July 27, 2008
I open boxes at a used bookstore for people who want to sell them to us. ISome of them are homeless people who smell ripe from sleeping outdoors in the summer heat and not bathing. Some of them are people who are moving and need to prune their collections. Some are college kids unloading their textbooks (which we don't buy). Sometimes they're pleasant, sometimes they're annoying. The pay's OK but it could be better. I could be more ambitious, but doing that requires putting up with a lot of... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 3:58 PM on July 21, 2008
"Geek" is the all-purpose term for someone who gets obsessive. about anything. My friend Scott watched me and my friend Rich discussing baseball cards and when we looked up sheepishly, said "Everybody's a geek for something."
That says it all. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 4:22 PM on July 7, 2008 marked best answer
I take umbrage over the terms Nerd or Geek being used to refer to those obviously deranged individuals. I am a proud Nerd-Geek
Taking umbrage over a term for a subculture is very un-geek. Part of being a geek is not caring what people think. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 4:27 PM on July 7, 2008
I'd be OK with it, but masculine pride would probably motivate me to try harder. And to echo the sentiments above, the bedroom is no place to mince words, tell him what you want. posted to Ask Metafilter by jonmcat 4:57 PM on June 14, 2008