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MetaTalk post: Bucket wash this
posted to MetaTalk by cog_nate at 1:38 PM on June 26, 2007
You can travel from point A to point B with a transporter, provided you are okay with the metaphysical "death" question.


posted to MetaTalk by loquacious at 1:15 PM on June 26, 2007
MeFi post: Chess tactics explained in plain English
Yeah, well -- I taught my children chess, and I have never let them beat me at anything, on principle. They've been winning against me fair and square since they were five. I always play to win, and every once in a while I do. They're smarter than me -- what can I do?

The other day, I beat my son (now 15). I was elated! I was the rock star of the world! Yay me! Except for days afterward, my daughter was beating him over the head with it, which became kind of a buzzkill.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Methylviolet at 9:50 AM on June 21, 2007
But let me again emphasize, to be good at chess, you need to study and read a bit.

But you also have to have the talent.

I used to be, what I thought, was a pretty decent chess player. I easily beat most people I played and could defeat most of those hand-held computers that were coming out in the 1980s.

Then, one day, a friend invited me over for a smoke and a drink. Seeing that he had a chess table... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by three blind mice at 1:33 AM on June 20, 2007
MeFi post: He, For One, Does Not Welcome Our New Wii Overlords
I hope this delusion snob will reg up and post to this thread. I've been playing video games for longer than he's been alive, and as one of those older women he dismisses, I would relish the chance to meet him and kick his ass in any video game he chooses.

It's on like Donkey Kong, fucker. How cute am I now?

(afterwards we'll have homemade chocolate chip cookies and lemonade, and you'll like it, you bastard)
posted to MetaFilter by iconomy at 1:29 PM on June 10, 2007
Ask MeFi post: Fugly!
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by yohko at 8:00 AM on May 16, 2007
Ask MeFi post: Green Eggs & Hamlet
In the late forties, Borges wrote a series of pieces on Dante, one of which was entitled The False Problem of Ugolino, in reference to the poet's encounter with Count Ugolino Gherardesca, who he finds imprisoned in ice in the ninth circle [Canto XXXII-XXXIII]. Before his death, and as a capital punishment, Ugolino had been walled up inside a tower along with his children; Dante wonders if Ugolino had devoured any of them, in order to perhaps delay his own death from... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by hydatius at 12:00 AM on April 19, 2007
MeFi post: The Power of the Penis
macadamiaranch writes "I just showed this to my husband, and he didn't think it was funny at all. Which makes me question our entire marriage."

He's your *husband*, see. He hasn't been around, he isn't a ho, he isn't aware of the power of the penis and he doesn't know how to soothe a woman.
He's not working the sides, working the middle or hitting the bottom. It's no wonder he doesn't think it's funny. He doesn't know how to... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by PeterMcDermott at 5:20 PM on April 17, 2007
MeFi post: June Porter Speaks
Man that was good.

You remember what you were doing that day. It's a cliché now. But I do.

I remember what I was doing the day Kennedy was shot.

I literally shit my pants. At least twice. And I cried almost all day.

But that could have been the result of the hot barrel of the Italian-made rile burning against my tiny thigh as I crawled through the weeds from the Grassy Knoll. Plus with all the... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by tkchrist at 12:31 PM on February 6, 2007
MetaTalk post: "This [thread] will Wendell." Please explain.
December 19

First attempt at summit of MeTa proved daunting. One-liners and cryptic references flying; visibility low. Sherpas insisted we return to basecamp, and I agreed. We may scuttle the expedition, return to MeFi or AskMe, try again when the weather is warmer. Spirits are low. Has not wendelled.
posted to MetaTalk by poweredbybeard at 12:20 PM on December 19, 2006
MeFi post: Quebecois nation
I love, love, love the priorities there. :)

The push to keep Quebec within Canada isn't for geographic, cultural or economic reasons. It's because we need goalies.
posted to MetaFilter by Adam_S at 1:07 PM on November 28, 2006
MetaTalk post: Issues on sewing machine warez
There has been so little about warez on MetaFilter that I had to go look in wikipedia to see precisely what the term means, and there I discovered much to my surprise that it is not pronounced "juarez." Heh.
posted to MetaTalk by JanetLand at 8:03 AM on November 15, 2006
MetaTalk post: Why is thomcatspike incomprehensible?
Tamim, who is renowned on MetaFilter for promiscuous linking1, 2, is a male1 Muslim1, 2, 3 with the first name Tamim1, 2 who lives in New York City1.

He doesn't own a car1, can't swim1, 2 and has ridden in the Five Boro Bike Tour more than once1.

A self-described "mama's boy,"1 Tamim has been to 30 states in the U.S., primarily on driving trips with his parents as a teen-ager, and to eight countries on three continents1. He started a... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by rcade at 12:08 PM on July 5, 2002

thomcatspike, a 34 year old1,2, 3 college graduate1 with more than cursory knowledge of advanced sciences1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, has been reading MetaFilter much longer than he has been a member1.

He grew up in California1, USA1; and now lives in Dallas1, 2, 3, Texas1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. He went to grade school in California1 and is private school educated1, 2, 3, 4, 5. His references to underoos1, wanting to be an American nuclear submariner1, and other things... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by tamim at 1:18 PM on July 4, 2002
Ask MeFi post: She Had To Die Sometime
Corky says:
I'm safe as long as I am a good research assistant!
It would be terribly cruel to make you plan your own murder.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Lame_username at 1:46 PM on August 31, 2006
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