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An Important Question Answered
Does anyone else find it strange that this far into this particular thread LobsterMitten is a no-show?
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 6:56 PM on October 18, 2017
Into the Great Wide Open
As a native Floridian growing up on MTV, Tom Petty has been as culturally influential to me as Disney and NASA. He was the oddball, an independent rocker who made it mainstream and kept his Florida soul.
For me no moment better captures his splendid originality, his laughing-with-you sense of humor, and his blessed talent than his and Prince's–and Steve Winwood's and Jeff Lynne's et al–big share on stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performing George Harrison's… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 1:44 PM on October 2, 2017
I LOVE YOU FIZZ COME ON TOM WE PULLING FOR YOU
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 1:57 PM on October 2, 2017
“...E3 displayed refreshing palette of kinky, coily, textured hair.”
I needed something uplifting so I dropped into Mefi. This nailed it. Great post, Fizz.
(oh wait Fizz posted this…that's great as always…)
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:42 PM on July 11, 2017
How Being Deaf Made the Difference in Space Research
I'm a great fan of the Gallaudet Eleven. For one, because astronaut teacher is my job and making space accessible to all students is for me a cornerstone of fostering wide-spread interest in astronautics and space professions. For another, because I'm friends with Leland Melvin, NFL football player who went on to become NASA astronaut–but not before going deaf. Yet another reason is because I am also friends with warp drive scientist Tiffany Frierson who is completely deaf (here she signs about… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:40 PM on July 4, 2017
I am blessed for having recognized friends, family.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 10:57 PM on June 21, 2017
Ancient battle-scarred feral cat meets tiny kittens
World-weary assassin called out of retirement for one last job.
THAT did it. [waterworks]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 5:08 AM on May 24, 2017
Check the math, I ain't gettin robbed, margaritas not going on my card
So FIRST OF ALL I just became a monthly donor to Planned Parenthood in recognition of Mrs "K". For reals.
Next, I liked the video on YouTube. Then I shared the living daylights out of it (on all the channels where I share stuff with curse words, hey I work with young students). Most epic rap video, indeed. Because that riff at the end about the worth of ice and getting double charged for an iced coffee refill JUST BLEW MY MIND.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:26 PM on May 6, 2017
“We have to be ready.”
My wife and son don't particularly care for superhero stuff, but they'll go to the Marvel movies because there's something there for them. My son won't even sit through Star Wars movies because he hates things with spaceships in them
I'm sorry, mph, your wife and I can find common ground but your son and I cannot be friends.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 2:50 AM on March 26, 2017
BTW I googled black justice league members and got this group shot (from deviant artist cpuhuman) and suddenly boggled.
I get that there is a real diversity problem with characters in comic books but DC really seems terrible at prioritizing characters who are black. This list, Top Black DC Superheroes, was really dismal. I mean, some great heroes (I was a huge Milestone fan and even once got to discuss with them them doing a Mr Scarface rapper comic before they folded)… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 3:33 AM on March 26, 2017
“Why don't you put her in charge?”
THIS GUY I LOVE THIS GUY
(Seriously, I really loved this guy. He was like one of my all-time biggest movie actor crushes. Wow. Damn. What an actor. Jeez. Damn.)
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 5:44 AM on February 27, 2017
OMG WATCHMEN WAS INSPIRED BY CHARLESTON COMICS
I literally just experienced an increase in sense of life's meaning.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 7:25 AM on February 26, 2017
…oh jeez I always forget it's Charlton Comics. So here's why that is. When I was a kid we sat and ate Charleston Chews and read comic books. I mean, it was a thing. Saturdays. Walking to the Little General Convenience store on Starkey Road (or East Bay Drive at my Nana's), and sitting and reading comics with my cousin Russ, eating Charleston Chews (a really terrific value candy). We just always called Charlton Charleston… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 5:34 AM on February 27, 2017
"Sharkwater" filmmaker missing
Rob is a personal friend. He and I became friends just as Sharkwater was completed and beginning to show. He flew down to Key West, did a viewing and we talked and talked. See, after the viewing I said to him, Sharkwater is too good, you're going to be the spokeshuman for the sharks.
He said, no way. It's one film. He's a filmmaker first and foremost. He has other films he wants to make. The next day we went snorkeling at the reef with sharks. Great times.… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:46 PM on February 1, 2017
but you know what even if he doesn't turn up gone I want you to know I kind of always suspected he wasn't from here like maybe he just went back home
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:52 PM on February 1, 2017
Thank you, thelonius. I have only one thing to add and it is this. Rob died after doing exactly what he has ever wanted to do for most of his life and most certainly for the past ten years.
For the past ten years, since Sharkwater, Rob had the best life imaginable. He pursued his passion while at the peak of his physical talents and abilities, he spoke before a hundred thousand people or more upon a subject he loved dearly, and people heard and listened to what he had to… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:54 PM on February 5, 2017
and nah fully snowflaked
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 9:10 PM on January 19, 2017
Is the KLF back for 2017?
Federal Signal: 500-AT, Alert
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 11:58 PM on January 3, 2017
I see these electric heaters in showers in places like Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and I freak. NEVER do I touch them. Instead, I'm 100% cold water all the way.
When I first saw one I didn't even know what to think, except, "Are people here invulnerable to death by electricity somehow?"
Asking led nowhere.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 7:41 PM on January 2, 2017
Florida Man Checks Out 2,361 Books, Doesn't Exist
and a lot of werewolf porn
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 6:38 PM on December 31, 2016
...and another thing that caught my attention (also pointed out by Joe In Australia) was in the article itself:
The inspector general's report said creation of a fake library card "amounts to the creation of a false public record."
Spoken like a true Vogon.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 6:48 PM on December 31, 2016
Scout Law says: a Scout must be kind. Mostly. Sometimes. Or not.
When questioned by New York CBS Local, [extremist hate group] American Family Association agrees with the Scout’s decision. “Simply because the girl thinks she’s a boy doesn’t make her a boy,” a spokesman told CBS2. “She’s a girl.”
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 2:57 PM on December 28, 2016
More mysterious and more complex than we had imagined.
Needs space tag. Also: YES.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 1:11 PM on December 26, 2016
Welcome to Australia
Oh this is nice. Google Manus Island.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 10:56 PM on December 24, 2016
A Beautiful Exercise in Trust
I was warmhearted and just gratefully loving it until the big guy at 2:48 just reaches in and catches him and I am now in pieces.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 10:16 PM on December 9, 2016
I Am…You Are….He/She/It Is….
May I be the first to point out all the dust in the air tonight? Because my eyes are and I can hardly whew.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 5:00 PM on December 8, 2016
John Glenn, dead at 95
John Glenn's 2008 endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
A lifetime of greatness, thank you.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 3:45 PM on December 8, 2016
Four podcasts with episodes mostly under five minutes long
Six-year old science student & podcaster Nate's The Show About Science podcast–with him asking the realest questions of actual working scientists–is pretty much my favorite thing in the world.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:49 PM on December 7, 2016
Fidel Castro, 1926-2016
My first trip to Cuba was arranged in 2014. That trip happened January 2015. And in doing so I became the first US American educator to teach in Havana schools in 50 years I returned in June, the course I taught of all things was astronautics. I now have been back–and taught class–another four times, for a total of six trips to Cuba in two years. (My being based in Key West where la Habana is closer than Miami makes this a more accessible trip.)
I say all that to say… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 9:20 AM on November 26, 2016
John Cohen has it 100% correct. (Try to find an anti-diarrheal or any simple medication most anywhere in Cuba but the black market. It genuinely cannot be done.)
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 11:26 AM on November 26, 2016
The teacher that you always wanted
This will inspire me for the rest of my life. Thank you for bringing it into it, dfm500 and metafilter.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 3:14 AM on October 20, 2016
I Want Willy. W-I-L-L-Y
When did David Lynch start making home movies?
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 5:16 AM on October 4, 2016
About This Computer
Windows XP was supported for nearly 13 years, which is almost forever for a specific OS version. Supporting it was expensive and was actively holding back development of important features, not the least of which were badly needed security improvements. It's not economically viable to support operating systems indefinitely.
Yeh yeh yeh whatev...
Windows XP still used by large number of companies in Eastern… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 6:25 AM on September 18, 2016
Dolly Parton + Pentatonix
And I know it's been decades and they claim their company culture has changed (apparently only a tiny bit), but I've never once been in a Cracker Barrel after the whole "we hate the queers" firing people thing in the early 90s, and seeing their logo come up at the beginning of this video raised the hackles on my neck.
Just wanted to share this again. Because exactly and yes.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 9:02 PM on September 17, 2016
“This is what love looks like.”
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:55 PM on September 17, 2016
RIP, Leo Bloom
"Young Frankenstein" was the first movie I saw with no adults: just me and my brother.
Same but it was me and my best friend. Strange, huh?
Well, here's a funny thing. Movie was playing. I was into it. SOOO excited. And Gene Wilder is on the screen screaming into the night, "WHAT HAVE I DONE?!" and with the excitement and freedom of the moment I spontaneously erupted back at the screen in my young,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 6:16 PM on August 29, 2016
Rogue One Official Trailer
He's like, welp, at least I got that promotion I was gunning for, can't all be winners. I'll blow my launch bonus on a ski trip to Alderaan, I guess.
DOUGLAS ADAMS IS THAT YOU
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:43 AM on August 12, 2016
2016 Christmas shopping: underway
All I know is its 321 days until summer solstice 2017, Northern hemisphere. Winter is for suckers. Even Santa likes a tan.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 3:56 PM on August 3, 2016
Happy 20th Anniversary!
Abita Root Beer ranked 80-something. Can't argue much with that, though I wonder if he was lucky enough to get it from a keg. Mmmmmmm.
I'M IN BROOKLYN VISITING AND HEADED TO BED AND OPENING ONE I FOUND IN CORNER STORE ***RIGHT NOW****
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:44 PM on July 21, 2016
reader, i hope he married it.
The author's latest post: *waves at MeFi*/about that Moby D
Seriously, that was awesome tumblring. Amen, wintersoldierfell, A-to-the-Mo-to-the-by-D-men.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 6:34 AM on July 19, 2016
When Black Lives Stop Mattering
I thought since it was the NYTimes I could read the comments. I was wrong.
Otherwise, nails it:
Tuesday night I heard about Mr. Sterling’s death, and I felt so very tired. I had no words because I don’t know what more can be said about this kind of senseless death.
More writing like this, please. More writing about what makes these deaths so damnably, excruciatingly personal.
Because all of us who feel this may need to know the rest of us are out there. That's how movements begin.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 7:04 PM on July 6, 2016
Ben Patterson, 29 May 1934 – 25 June 2016
In college, my art teacher was Tommy Mew, Director of Fluxus West/Southeast.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 9:42 PM on June 29, 2016
Legendary Keyboardist Bernie Worrell Leaves This World
When you said "the most famous keyboardist you've never heard of", I thought oh wow there are TWO Bernie Worrells.
And whereas there most certainly is, there ain't.
Bernie Worrell, of course, is the Bernie Worrell, a legendary musical keyboard-funking genius, and to many of of the world's babies Bernie is famous as George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Michael Hampton, Eddie Hazel,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 1:33 PM on June 26, 2016
Satire in the Arab world
I am sorry for this. It made me cry before breakfast.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 3:30 AM on June 17, 2016
“What is this, the Dark Ages?”
EVEN MORE OBLIGATORY: Leonard Nimoy sings "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins"
Um you didn't click the first obligatory Nimoy link.
In honor of this, I give you this: yet another essential obligatory Nimoy link!
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 1:35 PM on May 23, 2016
They called you exotic. Which is just people talk for awesome.
Thanks, scalefree, love of life, humanity, and everything–and cats!–recharged to 1000000000%! YAY WILDNESS KITTY FACE YAY
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 8:01 PM on May 20, 2016
Before Snowcrash, before Ghost in the Shell
Is it just me or is William Gibson who Harry Potter grew up to be?
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 9:57 PM on May 2, 2016