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Admittedly, it wasn't a fair fight.

The coolest, weirdest Internet community you’ll never be able to join [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Aug 21, 2014 - 94 comments

Please, critics, write about the filmmaking

Please, critics, write about the filmmaking Movies and television are visual art forms, and aural art forms. They are not just about plot, characterization and theme. Analytical writing about movies and TV should incorporate some discussion of the means by which the plot is advanced, the characters developed, the themes explored. It should devote some space, some small bit of the word count, to the compositions, the cutting, the music, the decor, the lighting, the overall rhythm and mood of the piece.
posted by Wolof on Mar 27, 2014 - 41 comments

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Indian tech entrepreneur and engineer Navin Kabra was dubious when the B.E. students he was advising told him that publishing papers at conferences were a requirement for graduation - a requirement shared by M.E. and M. Tech students in India. When an 'international engineering conference' came to Pune, he submitted two fake papers - one generated using SCIgen and one interspersed with random references to pop culture. Both were accepted - and one was published after Navin paid for the publishing fees (haggled to a 50% discount). Since the expose, the University of Pune has clarified that publishing for Masters students is recommended but not mandatory, more conference fraud has been uncovered, and Navin's still investigating publishing requirements for Bachelors students.
posted by divabat on Jan 6, 2014 - 21 comments

ALLL HAIL ROBOKITTY

Swiss Researchers develop a robot that runs like a cat.
posted by The Whelk on Jun 18, 2013 - 54 comments

Important communication skills

Use "Metatalk" skill to discuss communication problems.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 15, 2013 - 46 comments

We should be nurturing corporate spectacle.

Let's put a stop to the love. You've perhaps heard of comic Mike Birbiglia's forthcoming film, "Sleepwalk With Me," in theaters starting August 24th. (Written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. Co-written and produced by Ira Glass.) [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Aug 14, 2012 - 14 comments

Walking on Broken Maybes

Carly Rae Jepsen based "Call Me Maybe" on Annie Lennox's "Walking on Broken Glass". Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend (wiki) mashed the two together: "Call Me on Broken Glass". (Bonus Lennox mashup link: "Sweet Dreams" vs. "Can't Touch This" and many others).
posted by WCityMike on Jul 11, 2012 - 43 comments

Kiss Me

Kiss me you fool!
posted by puny human on May 13, 2011 - 14 comments

Alienated from the clique society, A lonely boy finds peace in fishing.

Surf Fishing for Great Whites [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Feb 25, 2009 - 37 comments

Help, a bear is *still* eating me!

Mykle Hansen (previously) has now shot a public service video about being eaten by a bear, to promote the book version of the podcast that's entertained many a MeFite. [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Dec 2, 2008 - 21 comments

How many ways can you call on me?

So it started with the original (NSFW) Eric Prydz video . Then we got a Parody (NSFW?) of the original. Now we have a completely different band doing a Sequel (NSFW). Hughes Corporation revisits the leg warmer plight of the original song. A continuing saga...
posted by Lord_Pall on Sep 28, 2006 - 37 comments

Friends & Foes of The International Northeast Economic Region

Start or stop Atlantica. [via CBC]
posted by boost ventilator on Jun 11, 2006 - 30 comments

I am/do/once/often/can.....

100 Things About Me -- Webring of About me pages with a twist. (perfect for the nosy among us, like me) From the most mundane to the incredible to the boring to the random to the hysterical...
Here's a sampling, from gingersmack:
55. When making myself a sandwich with cheese, the cheese must go on the same side as the mustard.
56. I've had a broken leg and the chicken pox at the same time. I was two.
57. I have a good sense of direction.
posted by amberglow on May 5, 2003 - 134 comments

98lite IV

98lite IV is a cool tool that lets you strip most of bloat from Windows 9x (Me) installations. While trying to find the correct website, 98lite.net, I stumbled into 98lite.com, which is trying to sell pirated software for $25.00. The fine people at 98lite.net also offers a freeware IEradicator, which will cleanly uninstall any versions of IE from your Windows machine.
posted by tamim on Dec 17, 2000 - 2 comments

Windows Me???

Windows Me??? wow, is that the lamest product name ever? previously, my vote was for "the webster" (which dell smartly re-named). who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?
posted by mmanning on Feb 3, 2000 - 5 comments

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