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"Gyre" is also a real English word meaning any spiral, usually pronounced with a soft G. I always assumed that Carroll was using that word for its literal meaning as well as for its sound, and being playful by using it as a verb rather than… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Faint of Butt, Proofs and Refutations, progosk, DevilsAdvocate, hanov3r
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I think maybe you should be looking at electric griddles instead of hotplates. They are meant for you to cook on them directly, but you can also use them as a heating surface for cooking with pots and pans. Here's an example that is 13 inches wide… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Assuming we have some knowledge about who is carrying what genetic diseases and the genetic diversity of the group, there are a lot of individual factors that could be used to design an optimal breeding program ((better for the two white Scottish… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by monkeyscouch
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Imagine what they would want you to do if you were working for them and had sent out a misdated letter to a client. Yes, you get minor points off for letting the mistake through, but the most professional thing to do is to just assume that the client… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by theora55, Mom, col_pogo, Rock Steady, merejane, DevilsAdvocate
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Oh, and while I think that "any possible way it could be offensive or interpreted uncharitably" is an impossibly high bar, I do agree that you need to be careful. Avoiding obvious racism and sexism is easy enough for a thinking person, but… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by thetarium, ethical_caligula, Slinga, The corpse in the library, RhysPenbras, haltingproblemsolved
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago


I can't stop thinking about this, so here's some more thoughts and videos. For inspiration, I would rewatch Susan Boyle's original appearance on Britain's Got Talent. It's not hip hop, but you have access to the same things that made that go so… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ldthomps
Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I don't think that the "White and Nerdy" tack is your best path to success in this case. I think that recording something entirely earnest and in keeping with current rap trends (if you can copy the Migos flow, by all means do), but just… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by JuliaIglesias, prize bull octorok, PuppetMcSockerson
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

4. That's not Carl. Negan swapped him for a lookalike and no one has noticed yet. 5. Melisandre flies in on a broomstick from Westeros and cures him with magic. 6. Rick amputates Carl's torso just like he amputated Herschel's leg. Carl makes a… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Two unicycles and some duct tape, DingoMutt, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, tobascodagama, LizBoBiz
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

I don't think it matters if I live on the property or not. I go there with my husband and dogs. I don't want to run in to someone on my property. I didn't put all my money into buying a $65k plot of land to share with other people. I want it to… [more]
favorited 53 times, recently by turbid dahlia, a fiendish thingy, MythMaker, zara, The corpse in the library, ch1x0r, geegollygosh, So You're Saying These Are Pants?, Homeboy Trouble, Emily's Fist, InkDrinker, wenestvedt, anadem, tapir-whorf, joseph conrad is fully awesome, hrhcc, TrishaU, Mavri, Wolfster, Lycaon_pictus, samthemander, faineg, China Grover, so fucking future, thetarium, frumiousb, mosk, thereemix, smoke, Kpele, whowearsthepants, arha, jouir, heathrowga, valoius, Jade Dragon, ball00000ns, matthewr, standardasparagus, blackzinfandel, anansi, rhizome, nonmerci, Liesl, clew, humboldt32, cakelite, saeculorum, jbenben, JoeZydeco, BibiRose, holborne, corb
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I've been put under GA five or six times during my life for procedures, and I have "woken up" during the procedure twice, in that I became fully consciously aware (despite being high af) and retained full memories afterwards. The good… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by jjwiseman, doop, thetarium, InkDrinker, Spathe Cadet, Stonestock Relentless, Burhanistan
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It should be acknowledged though that a lot of the "don't buy it then" responses seem to be actually saying "don't buy it and don't you dare talk about why you're not buying it." Haha no. [more]
favorited 29 times, recently by seyirci, Homeboy Trouble
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Chalk me up as someone else who had never heard of this guy before today. And, from what little I have unwillingly learned about him, he certainly deserves all the hate. But any Kids-these-Daysing surrounding this is just that: KtDing. Social… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Recliner of Rage
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I know everyone loves Amos, but just shooting Sammy when he threatened Naomi, rather than smacking him in the head and imprisoning him, seemed a bit insane. Yeah, it's supposed to seem a little insane, because it seems insane to everyone… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by skoosh
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

21% doesn't mean he has 21% of normal speech, it just means that 79% of his peers are ahead of him. There is a lot of normal variation in all this stuff with kids, and I think the school is probably mostly right. At the 21st percentile, he is well… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by The corpse in the library, mrmurbles, mikek, Jaclyn, wyzewoman, MangoNews, telegraph, studioaudience, crocomancer, dfan, col_pogo, mskyle, Mr.Know-it-some
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Oh and I think it's also strange that anyone is confused by the meaning of “Look, you know this plane ride is going to end at some point, right?” That instantly and obviously translates for me to "There are practical reasons why I'm not going… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Dolukhanova
MeFi comment - Last month

Pat's and Geno's in Philly are both just seriously sub-par sandwich shops with long lines and nothing at all to recommend them. The population-dividing rivalry is entirely manufactured and everyone who actually lives in Philadelphia can name ten… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by aspersioncast, FireFountain, Chrysostom, cmfletcher, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - Last month

It will be very cold and dark at the end of the day, and a 15 minute walk will be very unpleasant unless you are appropriately dressed and acclimatized to the cold (and maybe even then). The good news is that Ottawa is one of the safest cities in the… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Kurichina
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Did you really think Glenn was dead when they didn't show him dying? Sure I did. Watch the scene again. Unless you go in to that with the prior assumption that the show is going to pull this sort of trick, that looks like a pretty… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

What a terrible title for an otherwise interesting article. What it really seems to be showing is that people have a finite amount of bandwidth for understanding a story and thus, when they get cues that the story is happening in a world they don't… [more]
favorited 162 times, recently by cosmic owl, catalytics
MeFi comment - Last month

And no, they will not "save" Carl. Walker bite on torso = death. Why would anyone think he'd make it? The show is very consistent on this point. I don't think they will save Carl, but there a whole bunch of ways they could while… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, allthinky, ejs, tobascodagama
FanFare comment - Last month

This episode felt very disjointed to me with way too many moving parts involving different groups of people in different places at different times. It created the feeling that we should really know exactly where all these places are relative to one… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, ejs, whir
FanFare comment - Last month

I've been a rural teenager, and No Trespassing signs appearing on unused land that I was used to traipsing through were certainly seen as a moral affront. I'm not saying that they were right to tear down your signs. They weren't. But it was almost… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Except that the current alt-right is far more racist than it is misogynist (though it is certainly both). And for all Eminem's sins, he has been anti-racist af from the very beginning. Yes, he was a voice for angry disaffected (usually poor) white… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by fairmettle, an animate objects, Neronomius, DevilsAdvocate, tavella, HighTechUnderpants, bizzyb, Rock Steady, AzraelBrown, asteria, threetwentytwo, cendawanita, uncleozzy
MeFi comment - Last month

Yeah, I want to rescind my comment about the signs being aggressive. They would be considered overly aggressive in the rural areas I am most familiar with, but given that they seem to be standardized signs in your region removes that concern. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by younggreenanne, AnhydrousLove, tapir-whorf, TrishaU, China Grover, corb, purple_bird
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I disagree with the above. I'm 100% for aggressively calling out racists in most circumstances. But when it's someone who presumably trusts and respects you, you should take advantage of the fact that you might actually be in a position to change… [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by murrey, andruwjones26, waitangi, missmerrymack, languagehat, *becca*, suedehead, blueberry, ImproviseOrDie, InkDrinker, jessca84, mark k, Hypatia, thebots
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

The article is worse than the headline. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by uberchet
MeFi comment - Last month

Also, if you don't do it, chances are, somebody else will, so what are you waiting for? I am exactly this miscreant. If my town erected a giant straw goat for the first time, it would never occur to me to torch it. But if long tradition had… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month


MeFiMail me. No, you don't need an MFA to be a successful writer and, in fact, it might be better if you don't have one. The best writing doesn't come from having learned the rules of writing, it comes from the bare wire of the soul. I mean,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I mean, "Don't buy it then" really is the right response, but there's no reason to limit it to consumers. Producing gross sexist beer shouldn't be illegal, but people should be making it clear to establishments that if they have no interest… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I'm still on board with this show, but that was a very boring hour of television with at least two or three lines of dialogue that I can't believe even an intern would greenlight. "Sometimes kids have to find their own way to show their… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

These are incredible. It never occurred to me that wood construction could last 1000 years. I jsut assumed that everything still around from that time was made of stone. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

If you are into laid back Let's Play videos, you really owe it to yourself to check out Shirley Curry's channel. Shirley is an 82 year old grandmother of nine who loves games (especially Skyrim) and opens every stream with an earnest "hello… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

First off, yes, it's unambiguous that Healthy Morty left the phone on intentionally. I'll come back to that. My primary thought is that this is an extremely meta episode pointed directly at the Metafilter (or, more pointedly, AskMetafilter) set… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

I didn't hate this episode, at least for the moments when Rick and Daryl weren't on screen. Like, I feel like anyone who has seen even one episode of the TWD knew that all that could happen there was that Daryl would want revenge and Rick would try… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, even when I was eight years old and really into egyptology, it seemed unconscionable that Carter broke into Tutankhamun's tomb. Our rituals of death are fundamental to our humanity, and to cast them aside because they are old or foreign is… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The Elite 8 were all super easy choices for me, which is weird considering that the round of 16 was heartbreaking. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

We go see Canadiennes games whenever we can and Julie Chu is my daughter's current #1 hero. I'm so excited to read good things about her and also: CUTE BABY. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Guys! Audacity was the answer! I followed this little tutorial and now it beautifully records anything I want, even Skype. Thanks for the help! Oh and I also appreciate the pick-up mic selection. I might look into that in the future, but the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I feel like I always suggest Isla Mujeres to these questions, but you're looking for Isla Mujeres. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have a 7 year old who is super into crafts. A good set of pencil crayons, a good set of markers, some paints, and some small canvases is a great start. From there, two of her favourite crafts are Shrinky Dinks and Sculpey, both of which require… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

People like contests, right?
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Ask MeFi post - 2 months ago

Due South should get kicked off by The Littlest Hobo (which is a weird, weird choice for DRAMA, but every time someone mentions that show I sing the entire theme song so it embedded somewhere deep in me). Ever since I first heard the punk… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If Fraggle Rock doesn't go all the way, there is something seriously wrong with the voters. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Are region-block skirting links allowed here? Because this one works in Canada for me. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Also: I've bought vehicles outright off craigslist before, and you can get very good deals. But you need to go into it eyes wide open with the assumption that there's about a 10% chance you're going to get completely screwed. If getting screwed out… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm only 5'11" and I found the Mazda 3 to be uncomfortably small in terms of head and leg room. The 2001 Civic and 1999 Jetta I owned previously were both much better. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago


I have no patience for people who talk like President Pence would be worse than Trump. Yeah, this is where I stand too. If I have to choose between a horrible but intelligent person I disagree with in every way and an actual insane person… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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