At "bitch-ass", I turned back around and let the author know I wasn't joking AND that maybe their whole hangup has less to do with web design and more to do with all those Very Hot metrosexual-ass web designers with whom they themselves want to have some non-minimalist, good-ass butt loving.
My God Lou Scheimer probably had more influence on my development than the most of the school teachers in my life. He's clearly in the top 5-percentile ranking. "Ark-II"? "SHAZAM!"? "Star Trek: The Animated Series"? "The Secrets of Isis"? For crying out loud, that stuff was Gro-Fast to my fertile young imagination! This was thrilling stuff!
I loved Filmation's heroes. I soaked up Filmation's comedies.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 7:09 AM on October 20, 2013
Ok, you need to find a pair of Google Glasses and have Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Open play on a permanent loop in the corner but pretend that you're not wearing Google Glasses and expect others to pretend as well. If they do not then THEY ARE IN ON IT. And if they do pretend but it's obvious that they are prentending then THEY ARE IN ON IT.
Also, the movie* is not actually a... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 6:01 PM on October 8, 2013
(and I imagine flinging things at the moon is good fun)
Apparently it is. At DARPA's 100 Year Starship Study Symposium in 2011, I was sitting next to Stewart Brand and Dave Worden during a special preview screening of the robot boxer movie Metal Men. I think Dave Neyland was seated in front of us. Or some arrangement like so.
Anyhow, either Dave Neyland or Stewart Brand introduces me to Dave Worden with the opener, "This... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 9:48 PM on September 26, 2013
No show, no thing, not comic books, not micronauts or Fisher-Price, influenced me more or for a longer period of my life than Captain Kangaroo.
Now that I appreciate parenting—whereas before I was the one being parented—I understand what Captain Kangaroo was for my parents. It was a safe AM baby-sitter. Television was still new enough then (late-60s when I started with the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 7:01 AM on August 8, 2013
I love Man of Steel. Saw midnight screening last night here in Key West. Audience screamed at climax. Screamed. And then the room broke out in loooong applause when it finished. Half the room stayed to watch the credits—AWESOME soundtrack composition!
In hindsight, I can see some holes. So I'll go see it again. But the key here is this: Generally speaking, I can't stand Superman. This is not a superhero/metahuman/"underwear pervert" I can generally get into.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 6:41 PM on June 14, 2013
Great quote from the link: "For nearly five decades, Stewart Brand has been hanging around the cutting edge of whatever is the most cutting thing of the day."
Case in point, DARPA's 100 Year Starship Symposium kick-off in Orlando, 2011 (said symposium announced during programming of Stewart Brand's The Long Now foundation) where Stewart* chaired the Philosophical and Religious Considerations Track.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 3:20 PM on May 5, 2013
To me, the internet is all respects like being married. Infrequently, friends remind me of a time before I was married but I cannot seem to fully recall. I thrill and giggle when people remind me of those times but only because I don't really believe it. It just doesn't seem real.
What more, I was only married last July. posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 6:19 PM on May 1, 2013
Not so ironically, the vast majority of popular videos are made up the 99.9% of these stunts and "ridiculously amazing things" that did not go as planned. In a sense, these are the outtakes. posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 10:19 AM on February 9, 2013
I bowed out of comic when they hit $2.99. Now they're $3.99, print or digital. It's just stupid. That's a really terrible model.
Look, you make comics consistently .99¢—like apps, like songs—and you increase your fanbase beyond imagination. It's a working model. Use it.
In fact, I cannot understand what is taking so long for comic industry to get this. It's such a no-brainer: at .99¢ comics I will buy. Seriously, the day I pay... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 10:43 PM on February 8, 2013
Interesting. It's the one story I'd really prefer to forget. (Full disclosure: native Floridian.) Of all the crazy things that happened, that one always struck me as creepy horror for the sake of creepy horror. Just over the top gratuitous poison news fodder.
Like entertainment news gone more worsely wrong. posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 7:54 AM on December 31, 2012
Important album. Great post. But my god wait until one day someone puts together a Bay Area rap post from that same period. Y'all are gonna poop.
The Click (including E-40 & B-Legit)
Dre Dog aka Andre Nickatina
Hieroglyphics (including Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual and Souls of Mischief)
Hobo Junction (featuring... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 9:27 PM on December 14, 2012
I would totally do this. All the time. Anywhere I wanted to go.
I love swimming!
You should move down here to Key West. I commuted to work on the water via swimming, kayaking, boating, windsurfing and inflatable raft for over a decade. People do it all the time. It's great seeing people and saying, "Where you going?" and they say, "I'm jumping in the ocean." posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 6:42 PM on November 23, 2012
Sorry guys, but I really have no idea what most of you are even talking about. Orcas don't appear to be dangerous to humans or dogs. ...Neither the diver nor the dog owner really had any reason to be worried.
This is what I call crazy talk. First, while orca attacks on human beings seem non-existent (which in itself is scary just because orcas are some of the most cruel and ruthless apex predators in the world—that they also are as intelligent as... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 12:42 PM on November 18, 2012
BTW this video freaked me the frak out posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 12:47 PM on November 18, 2012
starfishprime, actually what I wrote is, "There is really no reason to believe that an orca would not eat a human. They just don't."
The reason for the emphasis is: Why don't orcas eat humans? Huh? Huh? Huh?
I mean, this is a being that eats pretty much everything. And yet having plenty of opportunities to eat humans, they do not eat humans. For some... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongoat 4:51 PM on November 19, 2012