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Piteously primitive, a tyrant of the imagination

Metafilter's own cstross doesn't much care for Microsoft Word.
posted by Chrysostom on Oct 12, 2013 - 127 comments

 

Don't Hate Her Because She's Successful

Don't Hate Her Because She's Successful: The Last Psychiatrist on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
posted by prunes on Mar 22, 2013 - 157 comments

ARTISTS MAKE LOUSY SLAVES

Singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked "used to be a poet." Who would "write, late into the night, by candlelight." But now, according to a statement [PDF] solicited by the US Copyright office about the current state of royalty payments for songwriters "I work in a candle factory. I scrape flesh from skins of carcasses and process rendered fat into lumpy bars with wicks." [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 17, 2012 - 39 comments

A cure for special snowflake syndrome.

The mentality of your generation just boggles my mind. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on Mar 28, 2012 - 201 comments

Send Me Flowers Today And I Will Cut You

Jenny Johnson, of Twitter fame, now writes a column for Grantland.com. In it, she pontificates on weighty issues, such as gingers, Derek Jeter's dating life, and the reason why she hates Valentine's Day flower deliveries at the office.
posted by reenum on Feb 24, 2012 - 54 comments

WHO NEEDS CRITICAL THEORY

How to make an Art-- a tutorial [with Addendum] by HennesyYoungman...via the amazing Victory Light blog [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 24, 2011 - 12 comments

Is Glenn Beck losing his edge?

Is Glenn Beck losing his edge? David Carr certainly thinks so (NYT link). While Beck's numbers are still high in comparison to his rivals, he's lost around a third of his viewership, primarily younger viewers. Fox is even thinking about life without Beck. [more inside]
posted by willhopkins on Mar 10, 2011 - 34 comments

I'm Lovin' It

"It's true that McD's hiring process and training is essentially getting you to breathe on a mirror, and, if it fogs up, you're in... but that doesn't mean we're all bad. Just that we're a mixed bag. A lot of the time, McDonalds is the only place that will hire teenagers or immigrants, regardless of their skills, especially in todays climate." McDonald's Talk [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 29, 2009 - 92 comments

Goddamn Mick Jagger

Rants of the EvieMan. Imagine finding that on an unmarked cassette in your mailbox. Here's more for a little mellow evening listening.
posted by RenMan on Nov 24, 2007 - 16 comments

"My name is Sean Kennedy, and I am The Fucking Man."

Sean Kennedy, Internet media personality and outspoken anti-"Corpolitical" survivalist, made a name for himself with his short rants on topics from suicide (mp3, nsfw) to body armor (mp3) to internet porn (mp3, nsfw). He has authored two books, created a post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk audio series, does a daily news podcast and has even had his very own KULT.
posted by armage on Nov 4, 2005 - 11 comments

No, you're wrong! No, YOU'RE wrong!!

If You're a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong - A rant over at the Huffington Post.
And let's be clear about this, it IS a rant, and a beaut at that. But it's a sentiment that's run through the head of everyone who isn't a member of the three mentioned groups. No one in the mainstream media says things like this, I wonder why?
The post is made. Let the emphatic agreements, and the vicious denials... begin!
posted by JHarris on Oct 23, 2005 - 259 comments

If Ed Anger had a son....

Rants. (Quicktime movies.) Meet Bob. He's pissed. I'm partial to his takes on the Cookie Monster, Vegas ads, the filthy media, Paris Hilton and lo carb OJ.
posted by CunningLinguist on May 18, 2005 - 33 comments

Your favorite band's website sucks

Your favorite band's website sucks. I can't count the number of times I've wanted to share a band's great new tracks with friends over email and had to give them detailed instructions on how to navigate the flash popup (ok, first click on the band's launch panel, then look in the popup for something marked "sounds" then click that and click the stream button...what? you don't have the latest flash?), or if I love a band's music, I can't seem to find their tour dates even though I know they're on the road. Merlin drops the five golden rules for bands that do too good of a job keeping their fans from their music.
posted by mathowie on Dec 6, 2004 - 81 comments

YOU ARE A CRACKHEAD. WHY DON'T YOU OWN A CRACKPIPE?

Hey Crackhead: An engineer rants. Via random($foo).
posted by timeistight on Apr 25, 2004 - 34 comments

Friday Timewaster

Have you ever pondered just how annoying Mick Hucknall is? and who you might consider to be more annoying than the Simply Red Frontman? Here's a chance to let off some steam with some bar room style rants about the most irritating celebs doing the circuit. There are some fairly obvious one's here and here and some threads that don't do much for Anglo-American relations here. A nice way to waste a Friday afternoon - provided you're not offended by the language
posted by qwerty155 on Jan 17, 2003 - 9 comments

Canadian feminist delivers good third world rant.

Canadian feminist delivers good third world rant. Problem being that, the last time anyone checked, Canada was part of the First World. How far did she have to reach to find solidarity with the Taliban?
posted by MAYORBOB on Oct 3, 2001 - 20 comments

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