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The Window Cleaner

James cleans windows for a living.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 17, 2013 - 28 comments

“You know what you are, you franchise bastards.”

When the announcement had been made that Wimbledon FC would be moved to Milton Keynes, to later be rebranded MK Dons, a meeting was called by Wimbledon fans. Toward the end of a charged meeting in the Wimbledon Community Centre, Kris Stewart, then chair of the Wimbledon Independent Supporters Club, realized that the fans had no chance of hanging on to their club and that no amount of protests would stop the franchise moving to Milton Keynes. In that moment Stewart made his walk through the crowd toward the microphone. “I’m tired of fighting,” he said before issuing a spontaneous rallying cry that has become legendary among fans of AFC Wimbledon. “I just want to watch football.” (SLTheMorningNews)
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Oct 24, 2013 - 9 comments

Cocktail historian is a job? How might I qualify?

Lawyers need bartenders more than bartenders need lawyers. When it comes to cocktails and the names they’re given, a recipe can’t be copyrighted and a name isn’t usually trademarked, and there’s no governing body, no law of the liquor land that stops the duplication of a recipe or a cocktail name. Which makes cocktail naming—shall we call it mixonymics?—special among naming practices in the modern world: It’s the bartender tribe, not the law, that defines prior art.
"Swizzle Me This," Michael Erard, The Morning News (single link)
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Sep 18, 2013 - 20 comments

defective yeti's good gift games guides

Matthew Baldwin (MeFi's Own* Defective Yeti*): " ...That’s why I come armed to every social engagement with board games, to help facilitate that whole human interaction thing that people thought was important before smartphones gave us an excuse to avoid eye contact with others. It’s also why I give games as gifts—and why, for more than a decade, I have been helping others do likewise. And so, my annual Good Gift Game guide, showcasing those board and card games from the last year or so that are easy to learn and teach, fun and engrossing to play, and that can be completed in 90 minutes or less." (additional notes & more games for the 2012 guide) [more inside]
posted by flex on Dec 4, 2012 - 55 comments

"Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something." ~Ernest Hemingway

An Open Letter to Writers of Open Letters: To those who feel compelled to address the world from Facebook, Twitter, and email chains, TEDDY WAYNE has a message: No one is listening, least of all Luther Vandross. [TheMorningNews.org]
posted by Fizz on May 23, 2011 - 38 comments

Biblioracle

What is the Biblioracle? The Biblioracle is a service in the person of The Morning News contributing writer John Warner, said service being a recommendation for what book you should read next. What do I have to do to receive a recommendation from the Biblioracle? In order to receive a recommendation, simply list the last five books you’ve read. Based on that list, the Biblioracle will tell you what to read next. The Biblioracle is now closed. Due to overwhelming response, the Biblioracle can only respond to requests submitted prior to 3:00 p.m. ET. If you missed your recommendation this time around, watch for the Biblioracle’s next appearance this summer! The time for submission is closed but it's still interesting to see the recommendations that John Warner made.
posted by Fizz on May 27, 2010 - 31 comments

a cloud of atlases

We love our maps here, so how about a map quiz thanks to our friends at The Morning News. Warning: the answer underneath each map is a simple link, and the URL sometimes gives away the answer.
posted by shothotbot on Nov 10, 2009 - 10 comments

"In an age of innocence, before the dawn of fear..."

Favorite Worst Movies by the writers and readers of The Morning News. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jul 23, 2009 - 260 comments

Grand Unification may be occurring near your vital organs.

In the event that you have accidentally swallowed the Higgs boson...
posted by Zero Gravitas on Apr 13, 2009 - 50 comments

A touching song about gay trees.

Paul Ford is back with six-word reviews of SxSW 2009 music (previously in 2008). Also be sure to check out Paul's (another Paul's) SxSW Artist Catalog (previously) for further SxSW music metadata goodness.
posted by shadytrees on Mar 18, 2009 - 12 comments

Replacing things lost.

Amy DePaul writes about the unlikely intersection of breast cancer and breast augmentation. A piece from The Morning News. Warning: article photographic illustration is most likely NSFW.
posted by shadytrees on Feb 26, 2009 - 30 comments

the refrigerator convulses and dies with a great shudder, causing several pheasants to take flight

A World Without Me. Not Us. "Wolves roam freely, scavenging for food and drinking out of the toilet. An antelope buries its snout in a half-empty box of Cheerios. A mountain lion knocks over the milk, rendering the entire kitchen and part of the connecting hall uninhabitable for several months."
posted by takeyourmedicine on Mar 26, 2008 - 22 comments

a and buying heaven she's stairway to

Rock 'n' Roll lyrics rewritten in alphabetical order and then you're sposed to guess the song from whence they came. Courtesy of the delightful Matthew Baldwin at The Morning News.
posted by Kibbutz on Mar 18, 2008 - 73 comments

He’s really excited about that girl.

Like a dog fucking a blender. Six-Word Reviews of each of the 763 SXSW Mp3s. [Previously] [Via]
posted by churl on Mar 13, 2008 - 68 comments

Begging The Question

I don’t understand the term “begs the question.” I know I use it incorrectly—or so I’ve been told—but I don’t know what I’m supposedly doing wrong. Can you explain? The Morning News' The Non-Expert tackles "the phrase that nobody understands."
posted by amyms on Feb 8, 2008 - 188 comments

How to say thank you

How to Write A Thank You Note. [With a sincere thank you to The Morning News.}
posted by adrober on Oct 5, 2003 - 38 comments

A Bad O’Hair Day

"Madelyn Murray O’Hair In Hell" is difficult to describe... Danté meets Seinfeld? I dunno... but it's damn funny—and just a little thought provoking. I can't wait for the next installment! Brought to you by the good folks over at The Morning News.
posted by silusGROK on Jan 15, 2003 - 18 comments

The Morning News

The Morning News relaunches as a weekly broadsheet featuring longer format pieces from a crack staff.
posted by coudal on Apr 2, 2002 - 12 comments

The Morning News Gets Hosed.

The Morning News Gets Hosed. Due to a server meltdown (and probable incompetence by their webhosting provider) the guys at Morning News lost all kinds of data. Now on a new server, their old host is looking into the possibility of coughing up a decent backup. As a website designer who relies on the kindness of server farms, I know I've been hosed this way before. Since they can't be relied on to provide good backups, when was the last time you backed up your site yourself? Better make one today!
posted by crunchland on Jan 9, 2002 - 11 comments

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