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The question is, can you do as much damage with a piece of paper alone if you master the rules? As with Tai Chi, people don't realise that Origami was originally developed as a martial art. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by malocchio, lunastellasol, DevilsAdvocate, octothorpe, mmoncur
MeFi comment - 4 ¾ hours ago

The problem is that you can do as much damage with a rock wrapped in paper as you can a plain rock. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by feckless fecal fear mongering, Jacqueline
MeFi comment - 5 ¼ hours ago


Little did I know when that when I grew up that I'd have to live through National Lampoon's Presidential Election [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Ivan Fyodorovich, pxe2000, randomination, zippy, wenestvedt, Joakim Ziegler, jenfullmoon, corb, JHarris, The Great Big Mulp, My Dad
MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

"When your hand becomes steel, there is nothing you can’t punch." The problem for me with this line, is that it conjures up the image of someone who would punch literally everything - trees, skyscrapers, buses, clotheslines,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by bongo_x, en forme de poire
MeFi comment - 20 hours ago

Last year I had to fly in and out of Venice with a guitar. This is something I've done to lots of places. In the old days I'd just turn up with the guitar, the person at check-in would tell me to take it to the Oversize desk and I'd watch it trundle… [more]
favorited 43 times, recently by pointystick, readery, RedOrGreen, larthegreat, biggreenplant, zardoz, adrienneleigh, dorey_oh, Space Kitty, gingerest, hapax_legomenon, scrump, spacewaitress, missmerrymack, beelzbubba, I-Write-Essays, underflow, gamera, bendy, Short Attention Sp, coolname, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, Automocar, Green With You, threeants, happyroach, pemberkins, thetarium, mostly vowels, HillbillyInBC, prune, MessageInABottle, Monochrome, emd3737, bakerina, T.D. Strange, dr_dank, blueberry, saturday_morning, clawsoon, uncleozzy, wenestvedt, tittergrrl
MeFi comment - 22 hours ago

OK. Year of Metafilter have burned into my brain that TFA is the acronym for The Fucking Article. Adds a thrill to Star Wars discussions. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Rock Steady, Iteki, Atreides, Atom Eyes, Seamus
FanFare comment - Yesterday

Well, I liked The King of Limbs and they're apples, for fucks' sake. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by Acey, panaceanot, my-username, maxsparber, rory, Exchequer, Jansku, fifthrider, steganographia, downtohisturtles, BinaryApe, ppl, synecdoche, JimBennett, Cpt. The Mango, Fig, allthinky, Windigo
MeFi comment - Yesterday

what are the hazards of introducing a little nitrous to the mix? I take it we've all seen Almodovar's I'm So Excited? It would seem to be a key text at this point. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zinful, emf
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

This is a bit of a ramble. It's not an argument in favour or against anything or anybody. There's a more interesting story to tease out than "Ken Livingstone was the mayor, then he went mad and turned into a Nazi!", which is the way it… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, Ivan Fyodorovich, longbaugh, crocomancer, davemee, Mister Bijou, Leon, Sonny Jim, colie
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Oh God! Oh Jesus Christ! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by The Ardship of Cambry, artaxerxes
MeFi comment - 2 days ago


I actually don't remember, but there were several fresh bread rolls. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

At the time of writing there's playlist on YouTube of Camberwick Green, and another of Trumpton. Chigley seems to be getting less attention, but prove me wrong, why don't you. The music is especially wonderful. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

You'll never guess what happens next... If it doesn't include an incursion of machine-gun wielding Republican revolutionaries, and the Queen transforming into her true lizard form to drive them away, I'm not sure I'm interested. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Megami, bifter
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

It was nice to see that she got to grow up in a part of Hampstead that was exactly like California, and apparantly untouched by rationing. (Yes, I realise they don't have the budget for anything else, but that was as much England as the London… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations
FanFare comment - 4 days ago

And just for fun, Sadiq Khan gets it even more. Yes, Sadiq Kahn accused of racism by Boris "Those African Piccaninnies with their watermelon smiles" Johnson. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by dialetheia, bakerina, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, tinkletown, davemee, lalochezia, sourcejedi, col_pogo, Sonny Jim
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

And there's the case of the missing country of Kurdistan, which by rights ought to exist, were it not for the combined will of Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq that it not do so. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by blankdawn, davemee, all the versus, tobascodagama, Pope Guilty, acb, colie
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Everything that appears in the news is there because someone decided to put it there, and it's always useful to ask why. Most of the time, the reason is perfectly obvious - something just exploded, someone very famous has died, but an MP sharing… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by blankdawn, prune, GeckoDundee, jetsetsc, col_pogo, clockzero, tinkletown
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

You forgot to mention that this is a part of an ongoing campaign the right wing of the Labour party have been promoting in the media in order to unseat Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. They've been at it for a while, it must have seemed like… [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by blankdawn, longbaugh, prune, vickyverky, jetsetsc, litleozy, marienbad, Hogshead, iotic, Cassettevetes, richb, fifthrider
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I think it's more the mindless Yanksplaining that would be considered vile. Thank goodness that doesn't happen any more. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Alvy Ampersand, bitteschoen, werkzeuger, Pinback, GeckoDundee, miorita, col_pogo, Cassettevetes, Sonny Jim
MeFi comment - 5 days ago


The last paragraph of that article: The Institute for Jewish Policy Research has lamented ‘the hyperbole, bias and conjecture that litter public discourse’ on antisemitism. The allegations of widespread or increasing antisemitism in the Labour… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Noisy Pink Bubbles, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, col_pogo
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

The way you describe feeling resonates with me, so I'm probably going to read a lot of my own experience into this, so it goes with out saying that I'm writing in the spirit of knowing that you can just drop it all if it's of no use to you… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by fraula, deludingmyself, HandfulOfDust, jzb, Ender's Friend, Chairboy, girlpublisher
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Perhaps you should take it up with your local Labour Party headquarters. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

if you have "solid evidence that there's an actual real-life conspiracy of Tory web-dudes somewhere in a basement in London" then I would very much like to see this solid evidence. I think that might be Guido Fawkes. It is… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by colie
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Hasn't Vox Day done a lot of other shitty things? Well, he called himself Vox Day, for a start. I'm not sure I can give the kind of credence and respect to the statements of someone who styles themself "The Voice of God" that such… [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 days ago

(Teetering on the brink of going all deraily - hence the parentheses - but whether or not one likes what has come out of NuWho (and I'm one of those people for whom the last couple of seasons have been some of the most interesting and exploratory… [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 days ago

I don't want to start a fight, but Doctor Who? There was also Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, but the handful of us who grew up in Britain in the early seventies will have to thrash that one out amongst us. Similarly… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

A commenter to this blog post refers to the dominant ideology as neo-feudalism, and I wonder whether that's not accurate: the neoliberal true believers - the Goves and IDSs and Chris Graylings treat the right-wing part of the general public as their… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Pro tip: Elementary is completely different, and you like it more. That's not actually the same thing as "better". [more]
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MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Put like that, it sounds like an accountancy firm. [more]
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MeFi comment - 14 days ago

When Hayek called his book The Road to Serfdom, one might assume that the title was intended to be a warning. However, it's turned out to be a set of directions. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I can reread pretty much any book over and over, as I find it very difficult to remember any details at all that I've read when I've finished the book (yes, that meant I was very bad at exams). However, what I do remember is how much pleasure I got… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I wonder how accordionist Bob felt about being the Third Reich. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago


What? Intersectionality absolutely applies if you're white. Where did you get the idea that it doesn't? There seems to be a train of thought - possibly associated with Patricia Hill Collins - that it's a concept that can only apply to women… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It was also interesting to see Mike indulge in a bit of calculated sloppiness by buying the room a round. A tiny echo of Pryce's hummer, in that he was throwing money around that he should have kept quiet, except he knew what he was doing and… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

As origin stories go, though, it's one of the better ones. He wasn't just bitten by a radioactive owl. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I thought the appearance of the intertitle "This Fall" after the montage of shots from Strange's accident and rehabilitation was almost poetic before I realised it just meant "In the Autumn". I do appreciate the way that Marvel… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I mean, for any of them, imagine the worst thing you can, then add paedophilia and you'll be close to the truth. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Swiss in CSS
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MeFi post - 3 weeks ago

I'd love a scenario that wrecked the financial industry there For most of the people on this thread "there" is "here". Remember that. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And of course Hannibal is telling Mason that he's nothing more than meat. But he's not worthy of transmutation. He's dog food. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

I actually thought Robyn was one of the only things in the show that doesn't work for me. Every second she was on the screen was a second I was hoping something else was on the screen. But that's the point - that's the only point that's of… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Another Craig Murray post about the Panorama episode: Disgraceful BBC Panorama Propaganda Hides Grim Truth About Britain [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I completely love the two Babymetal albums, totally unironically. There's still something there when the novelty wears off, which I also found with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Nakata Yasutaka is a god as far as I'm concerned. He also does the more obviously… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I'd suggest that when a civilian is doing an accent - an American trying a British accent or an English person trying Ausralian - what they are attempting is caricature: to accentuate what they perceive as the most obvious characteristics of the way… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I don't think it's possible to be too cynical, at least as far as these fuckers are concerned. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I liked the Calvin and Hobbes invasion of Bloom County, but I suppose that's something else. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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