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As someone with an extremely ADD-like personality, I do best with jobs where I am presented with something to do and then do it immediately, and never think about it afterwards. I did terrible at sales because it was all about follow-up. Personal… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by numinous
Ask MeFi comment - 5 ¾ hours ago

No, the best people to answer the question are probably other single people who have dealt with this situation before and actually sympathize with the questioner rather than someone who is antagonized by the question and wants to start an argument. [more]
favorited 60 times, recently by marteki
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

The reason I ask about government is that I was a 24 year old college drop-out with a shitty job history and a terrible work ethic, living with my parents (2 years working at a grocery store, which I got fired from, and then almost 9 months of not… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by lunastellasol
Ask MeFi comment - Last month


I was a checker at the safeway this guy shopped at 7 or 8 years ago. He had a huge spread of land down in Indianhead, MD. And he and his wife were really into taking care of the animals there. They'd come in 2-4 times a week to pick up all our… [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Gordafarin
MeFi comment - Last month

So you only need to spend about five thousand dollars on vintage instruments to make a hit techno record? Neat! Or you can do it with the soft synth equivalents which cost nothing. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by ArmandoAkimbo, mecran01
MeFi comment - Last month


As the parent of a one year old, I feel obligated to tell you as soon to be parents that for the first 6-9 months or so, the answer is nothing. They're just tiny helpless piles of need and shit and screams and give nothing back, and you're… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Oli D.
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Being TOTALLY UPFRONT about your awareness of scams and the measures you will take to not get scammed will go a long way toward scaring a scammer off. Unless you missed the way they were planning on scamming you, and then it's even easier. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by yohko
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Which always makes me wonder why, culturally, America leans so much more to therapists and what it means that the UK, for example, doesn't - given that there are lots of ways in which we're culturally similar. Americans, as a rule, don't… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by InTheYear2017
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I was with you up to here. I didn't say what kind of chair. Maybe I meant the time-out chair. [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by she's not there
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'd wager that most people complaining about common core haven't a clue as to what math really is, or even what numbers are. People are fighting over fucking subtraction and multiplication because it's probably all they remember… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by busted_crayons
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

but he always told me he never wanted a relationship, not just with me, but with anyone Nobody ever means this. This is a nice way of saying that they don't want a relationship with you. I think everyone has to learn this the hard way… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by tomboko
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

One of my other favorite jokes is this one, but I'm going to give the abbreviated version, because I don't want to type the whole thing out. Properly told, the joke can be 30 minutes long. This is really the skeleton of the joke. So this kid… [more]
favorited 52 times, recently by Charybdis
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Hey DJ, drop the beat.
favorited 50 times, recently by NormieP
MeFi post - 3 months ago

I did plenty of time at raves in the early 90's and I don't remember ever hearing this song in the wild, That's because it came out in 1999. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

empath can I just hire you to give me happy plurry flashbacks on a daily basis? I think given a list of people's favorite dance records, I could name when they first tried ecstasy to the nearest month, and possibly what DJ was playing. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Around 2003, a friend of mine decided to 'retire' Sandstorm. He took it to the club and took pictures of a bunch of djs and regulars posing with the record, and then made a compilation video of it to the tune of "Time Of Our Lives",… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Part of what makes trance trance is that songs generally do not have lead melodies. You generally have multiple synths which at times become leads and at other times get buried in the mix. The point is that a dancer trying to follow a particular… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

They lampshaded the info-dump at the beginning of the show pretty well with the classroom scene, but I kind of think it was unnecessary and lame. I think it was pretty clear what was going on, and they could have cut all that in half. The show had… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by nushustu
FanFare comment - 4 months ago

Hard to believe there was ever a time when you could buy a building in Manhattan for only $5000. Like 35k in today's dollars and still unbelievable. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Brain Sturgeon
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Save at http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=6129, [^] the relevant dwarf is the one who is listed as "Starting fist fight"- she currently seems to be stuck in an infinite loop of that, which is preventing her from doing anything else. She… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by You Can't Tip a Buick
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

My wife and I who were in a similar situation 2 years in. (6 figures, credit card debt from wedding and honeymoon and housing expenses). We totally failed at budgeting. Here is how it was resolved: We put away the credit cards. We didn't use… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by rainydayfilms, waterisfinite, cornflakegirl, sandmanwv
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Point 1: Boing Boing can do whatever they want to their site. Point 2: Their readers are free to have an opinion on what Boing Boing does with their site. Point 3: If Boing Boing doesn't react to negative reader opinion, they are going to lose… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by leotrotsky
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Everyone is giving McCain shit for voting for the motion to proceed, but he seems 100% positive that the debate is going to be a dumpster fire and nothing will pass. I think there's an argument to be made for putting this thing out of its misery… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Tehhund, oceanjesse, witchen
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I mean, just an example. I'm not saying this is true, but look what took down Anthony Weiner. We have to assume that the NSA is spying on every congressperson and senator. His sexting would have been an open secret at the agency. It would have… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by crazy with stars
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

As someone who has recently moved into that upper middle class range, the amount of tax breaks that I now get is ridiculous. Why do I get all this free stuff because I already have money. I needed this 10 years ago, not now. Which isn't to… [more]
favorited 50 times, recently by blasser duenner Junge, Garm, DSime, tonycpsu, wenestvedt, DirtyOldTown, a fish out of water, Gordafarin, BlueHorse, The Outsider, AsYouKnow Bob, lalochezia, Mesaverdian, snortasprocket, lord_wolf, the latin mouse, ymgve, lollymccatburglar, mark k, monotreme, thetarium, potrzebie, photo guy, Secret Sparrow, JoeXIII007, entropicamericana, Proofs and Refutations, RuvaBlue, gamera, Abehammerb Lincoln, suelac, KGMoney, adamsc, mrmurbles, namewithoutwords, Recliner of Rage, PMdixon, Mister Cheese, clew, louche mustachio, GenjiandProust, brand-gnu, tobascodagama, suddenly, and without warning,, ZeusHumms, larthegreat, sputzie, Miko, splitpeasoup, phooky
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The theme of your relationship questions about this guy is that he's been getting more and more distant, and now is spending more time with another woman than he is with you. You probably don't feel comfortable about this because you shouldn't feel… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by kudra23, Aquifer, camyram, STFUDonnie, Lexica, RedEmma, thegreatfleecircus, melissasaurus, asperity, headnsouth, amaire, half life, masquesoporfavor, mikeh
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Yeah, meeting your crush's significant other can burst a lot of bubbles. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by gemutlichkeit
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

"Hi, boss, looks like the statue in my office broke while I was gone -- did we have an earthquake or something? Any chance that it's covered by our insurance?" [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Scram, blueberry, sperose, zyxwvut, Candleman, bunderful, pseudostrabismus, goggie, cgg
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I'm not even 100% sure you need to stop interviewing with job 2 if you haven't formally accepted job 1 yet. (Have you signed an offer letter?) Find out what your options are, get both offers on the table. You're selling yourself short if you… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by en forme de poire, travertina, melissasaurus, primethyme, jouir, 256, amanda, peacheater, pixiecrinkle, 6ATR, homesickness, Rock Steady, topophilia, showbiz_liz
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I feel like I should be a little bit more clear. How you spend your money isn't nearly as important as how much money you spend It's really easy to get lost in the weeds of figuring out how much you spend on groceries and… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by waterisfinite, samthemander, cornflakegirl
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

@empath, the only critique I'd offer is that you cannot tell a child that they're not going to eat or not going to have shoes or not going to go on a field trip because you overspent. I expect if they are realistically looking at their… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by waterisfinite
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Being upset that your kid just threw lunch on the floor is normal and not something you need to work out with your therapist. Where did we get this idea that emotional responses are all the result of trauma? [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Ziggy500, MeatLightning, MexicanYenta, peacheater, rhizome, ryanshepard
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

You are at risk of making your brother's wedding about you. Weddings are extremely stressful to plan and take part in and adding a bunch of stress to your brother isn't really fair to him, imo. Just go to the wedding and don't talk to your dad… [more]
favorited 49 times, recently by jessca84
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The tl;dr on what I need the tl;dr for: what the Russians are suspected to have actually DONE to influence (or straight up rig) the election, and what role the campaign staff/administration had (or has). They're alleged to have coordinated… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by soundguy99, cardinalandcrow, suelac
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

How do I write my response without pointing fingers? You have two realistic options: Get another job, asap, or talk to an employment attorney. They're going to fire you. I would like to go with my dignity intact, though, having… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by blerghamot, haltingproblemsolved, bunderful
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

"We are who we pretend to be, so we must be careful about who we pretend to be." [more]
favorited 91 times, recently by tonycpsu, oh hey, forza, DingoMutt, littlerobothead, Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick, rmd1023, Space Kitty
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Because the tradition of celebrating his birth on Dec 25th pre-dates any period when Christianity had any incentive to co-opt pagan festivals. This is nonsense. Lots of religious minorities *today* emphasize holidays that happen to fall on… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sukeban
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The first dark age I learned about was the Greek one, when they switched from writing on clay to writing on papyrus or its equivalent. The age is "dark" because fire destroyed the writing materials rather than preserving them, causing… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by yesster, miorita, Telf, Hactar, jedicus, ocschwar, tavella, junebug, suddenly, and without warning,, rum-soaked space hobo, thelonius
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Yeah it came across as agenda pushing and obnoxious, rather than informative. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Auden, Proofs and Refutations, farmerd, nicwolff
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Christians were working like mad to preserve texts from the Greco-Roman heights Certain texts, mostly ones that supported a particular christian and political worldview. The vast majority of greek texts were saved by the arabs and… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Hypatia, tavella, mordax, Harvey Kilobit, Homo neanderthalensis
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

What kind of hayseed (or child bride?) has the “Hokey Pokey” played at their wedding?D The kind of people who have a lot of children at their weddings? See also: I just never understood the Chicken Dance. How did it become such a… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by the latin mouse, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

For one example: The size of the most popular iphone apps has increased by ten times over the last four years. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Iteki, thetarium, a fiendish thingy, Nelson, Squeak Attack, bdc34
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

You have to go cold turkey on sugar if you want to get rid of the cravings, and you'd probably be better off if you also didn't use artificial sweeteners, either. You have to cut your dependency on the sugar rush entirely. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Brittanie, ktkt, blackzinfandel, RaeVaughn1958, third word on a random page, angiep, jgirl
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I really disliked pdc and absolutely loved tulum. Ordinarily, I would worry too much about crime or state department warnings, but it really seems like this is the beginning of some kind of cartel conflict and that can spiral out of control… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by fingersandtoes
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

It does make sense to say that the critics are t representative of the movie audience, but I think there is a severe case of confusing cause and effect here in general. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by smoke
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Jonathan Blow gave a talk about his new programming language that explains why pretty well, although he wasn't talking about softphones in particular. Watch the first few minutes. the tl;dw; is that as computers get faster, programmers use… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mrmurbles, randomnity, Iteki
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The US economy runs on slave labor still-- whether it's literally slave labor in the form of prisoners, or effectively slave labor in the form of illegal immigrants, or legal migrants chained to companies because of visa conditions, or overseas slave… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I suspect trump is going to have to walk back that statement. A twitter thread isn't an executive order, and there's a process for implementing policy changes. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

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