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I am interested in reading some visually dazzling comics or graphic novels. I would love to find examples that were made with beautifully painted panels, incorporated collages, or are otherwise interesting on a visual level. What do you recommend?
posted by mortaddams to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 17 at 4:15 PM
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The other day I made a meal that was nearly all vegetables -- sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus, and an apple, arugula, and feta salad. It was a great meal and I didn't even realize until I was eating it that it was basically all vegetables, rather than my normal routine of basing a meal around a starch (although the sweet potato does have a lot of carbs). I'm looking for more full-meal ideas where vegetables make up a lion's share of the meal.
posted by Deathalicious to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 18 at 11:27 PM
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'Loss is difficult at any time of life. It can be particularly difficult for teenagers, who are still navigating their way, sometimes clumsily, toward adulthood. They know they need help, but are sometimes reluctant to ask for it. And often, because of their youth, their loss may be the first death they have ever known.'
For a year, a reporter from the Cincinnati Enquirer sat in on meetings of a grief group at Archbishop Moeller high school, for boys who had lost a parent... and learned The Rules of Grieving
posted by zarq to MetaFilter on Jun 15 at 8:52 PM
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Why I Am No Longer A Skeptic
That's right: the nerds won, decades ago, and they're now as thoroughly established as any other part of the establishment. And while nerds a relatively new elite, they're overwhelmingly the same as the old: rich, white, male, and desperate to hang onto what they've got. And I have come to realise that skepticism, in their hands, is just another tool to secure and advance their privileged position, and beat down their inferiors. As a skeptic, I was not shoring up the revolutionary barricades: instead, I was cheering on the Tsar's cavalry.
Referenced in The Cult Of Bayes' Theorem
posted by the man of twists and turns to MetaFilter on Jun 16 at 4:41 PM
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MOOOOOOOM, I'M BOOOOOOORED
Really? Didn't I just give you and your sister that thing that adds like 180 tracks to Mario Kart Wii
? YEAH BUT SHE'S NOT AROUND AND MARIO KART REALLY BENEFITS FROM ANOTHER PLAYER
Well, maybe I could play with you? COME ON MOM YOU'RE, LIKE, OLD OR SOMETHING
So? What's your point? I WANT SOMETHING THAT'S JUST AS MUCH FUN BY MYSELF, BUT ALSO FOR WII, AND IDEALLY IT SHOULD ALSO HAVE OVER A HUNDRED LEVELS BECAUSE THAT PART IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT
posted by DoctorFedora to MetaFilter on Jun 15 at 2:24 AM
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...James is, of course, overshadowed by the most famous bluesman of them all: Robert Johnson... Few can resist the legend that he sold his soul to the devil, was poisoned by a jealous lover, and died a young genius's death... Skip James' mythos is less compact than Johnson's. James survived his misspent youth, and the story of his later years provides plenty more of the kind of misery that fueled his music. Where Johnson supposedly cut a single, grand deal with the devil—trading his soul for mastery of his form—Skip James seems to have struck deal after deal and never come out ahead. In a way, James' story is the truest story of the blues: He led an open wound of a life, and all he got for it was minor-league, post-mortem stardom.Skip James' Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
See also Mississippi John Hurt & Skip James on WTBS-FM 1964
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter on Jun 15 at 8:32 PM
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MeFites to whom this level of appreciation applies: What are your favorite, most arresting, entrancing, or otherwise awe-inspiring [field / ambient / nature / soundscape] recordings? I'm looking for more to enrich my ever-increasing collection of otherworldly sounds that are very much of this world.
posted by mykescipark to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 15 at 12:47 AM
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predictable flakiness of a girl her age and her looks
before she can follow I grab her arm and ask wtf was that
This girl is so cool to talk to and hang out with, and so unbelievably attractive, I just don't trust myself to judge her story clearly.
No, wow, just no, do not pursue, you are NOT in a right headspace re: this person.... [more
posted by like_a_friend to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 16 at 11:36 PM
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People who underestimate Brand do so at their peril. He is a very intelligent and articulate guy with a wit that's cocaine-quick, even though he apparently swore off the stuff long ago.
A while back he was on Jimmy Kimmel and went off on some riff that the audience wasn't really going for.
"Pardon me," he finally said. "But I... [more
posted by Ursula Hitler to MetaFilter on Jun 18 at 8:41 PM
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The effect of the draft has a lot of little impacts you don't really think about.
Here's a fun piece of anecdata. If you were a member of Generation X, think back on your male high school teachers. Lots of football coaches and auto shop teachers and whatnot.
You probably had some really terrible ones, right? I know I did. I set of male... [more
posted by Cool Papa Bell to MetaFilter on Jun 17 at 9:38 AM
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I'm sorry, the idea that cheap wine is out of order at grad student parties
is completely nuts. Grad student parties are what cheap wine was invented for. Furthermore, "looking cheap" is not something that any grad student should be concerned about, ever. The etiquette failure is in your husband's head, and the poisonous... [more
posted by RogerB to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 14 at 9:23 PM
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This isn't about the wine. And I say this who also agrees that a TJ bottle of wine is great, but not for dinner parties.
If this was a party that someone invited you to, then if you brought $6 wine, and "embarrassed" yourself, then, well, that's for you to decide if that's okay or not. But these are his
colleagues. If he... [more
posted by suedehead to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 14 at 9:22 PM
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My father is a guy who hosts a lot of fancy parties, gourmet group type stuff, the kind where he's cooking out of Julia Child all day and there are terrines and mousselines and forcemeats and spatchcocked duck and placecards and soup courses and things. He has a lot of good wine at these events -- sometimes wine that cost fifty, sixty, a hundred... [more
posted by KathrynT to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 14 at 9:07 PM
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It's funny and kind of sad how with a good chunk of people it has to be an either/or situation - either you side with the victim or you feel for the accused. With these people, there's not enough compassion to go around.
Then again, a good chunk of people like Two and a Half Men, so I suppose I don't know what the hell to think. [view
posted by item to MetaFilter on Jun 13 at 4:05 PM
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I also want to go on record claiming my fourth amendment right to due process.
You'll be wanting the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments for that.
Anyway, we'll have to update the rules for (not) talking to cops. I guess it now goes something like this:
Ask "Am I free to go?" If yes, then say "I am expressly invoking... [more
posted by jedicus to MetaFilter on Jun 18 at 7:10 AM
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Cool, another thing for "Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From Ad-Driven Lady Blog Content Aggregators" feminists to pat themselves on the back for decrying, while CeCe McDonald rots in jail for defending herself against a hate crime and Somali women are raped and tortured by US backed Nigerian counterterrorism forces.
posted by Juliet Banana to MetaFilter on Jun 19 at 8:58 AM
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Jesus Christ, if you can't take what your wife says when she gives you a direct answer to a direct question at face value after many years of a very happy marriage, there is literally no hope for any of the rest of us.
Stop over-thinking this, this instant, and go buy your wife some flowers in silent apology for being really pretty dumb here. [view
posted by DarlingBri to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 13 at 2:14 PM
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