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MetaTalk post: Best of the Web?
anyway this post comes off pretty "sjws roont good old mefi" and "blah blah pc echo chamber" and whatnot so i'm not super interested in taking it too seriously
posted to MetaTalk by poffin boffin at 9:30 PM on November 3, 2017
MeFi post: “I’m full of crucial information you can’t get anywhere else.”
update i don't care about the minimap absence in origins anymore bc your horse can catch fire and run down and set fire to your enemies
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 2:03 AM on November 2, 2017
MeFi post: “...closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace.”
IMO we may see a thinner time for linear SP in the AAA space, but it’ll come back around eventually because if everyone piles into one relatively expensive subgenre (ie destiny-likes) the increased level of competition is going to make for some costly misses, and even your big publishers are going to want to round out their portfolios with less risky propositions.

If we're stuck with games as capitalist enterprises we should at least have some... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by vogon_poet at 6:24 PM on October 21, 2017
MeFi post: A Shit Leopard Can't Change its Spots.

He's out there somewhere watching over us. Like a shit hawk.
posted to MetaFilter by mandolin conspiracy at 7:23 PM on October 16, 2017
MeFi post: This will go over well...
Yeah, but when will they stop discriminating against atheists, LGBTQ, or anyone else other than straight white Protestants?

I suspect the BSA board thinks this is a way to get around their more-repugnant rules.
posted to MetaFilter by easily confused at 11:09 AM on October 11, 2017
MeFi post: Play as an AI who makes paperclips
Until I got out of the initial barebones paperclip part I thought this thread was an injoke about bullshitting the Frog Fractions of idle games.
posted to MetaFilter by Pope Guilty at 1:53 PM on October 10, 2017
MeFi post: “That's too bad," Mr. Hall said, opening Door 1. "You've won a goat."

His personal assistant, at his direct instruction, contacted me about my domain and site devoted to the MHP, because it includes his name. I assured her that it was exclusively about the probability puzzle and that there has never nor will there ever be any ads or commercialization at all. She was nice and told me that she'd let him know what I'd said. She got back to me and told me that he was cool with it.

When I got the email, my first... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:02 AM on October 1, 2017
MeFi post: Charles Bradley, you already came back strong.
A remembrance from Sean Michaels (MeFi’s Marquis) at Said the Gramophone.
posted to MetaFilter by LeLiLo at 9:49 PM on September 25, 2017
This post from /r/Music is maybe the best thing, and I want to believe:

I was incredibly lucky to shoot a video for Charles a few years ago. Despite being absolutely shattered by his tour, he was still brimming with energy and incredibly sweet. Halfway through the shoot, he told me about his connection to swans and claimed to "know" every swan in the world personally, which I nodded along to while not really believing him. Fast forward a few hours and... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by jason_steakums at 6:18 PM on September 25, 2017
MeFi post: What’s the worst that could happen?
Plenty of people saw the wall their first time on acid and didn't turn into such menaces.

Yes, but there's only a select few of us who saw it while on acid and busking the streets of Paris as an undercover KGB agent casing for a planned political assassination.

God, sometimes I look at Vlad and think "There, but for the Grace of God go I..."
posted to MetaFilter by Slarty Bartfast at 8:41 PM on September 12, 2017
MeFi post: Voynich: final answer?
posted to MetaFilter by Joseph Gurl at 11:53 PM on September 6, 2017
MeFi post: Rest in Power
John Ashbery in conversation with Bruce Kawin, WKCR radio, May 5, 1966 (transcript with link to audio), in which Ashbery gives a detailed explication of his poem "These Lacustrine Cities."
posted to MetaFilter by Gerald Bostock at 9:55 PM on September 4, 2017
MeFi post: How much meatloaf?
This could be us but you playing
posted to MetaFilter by chrchr at 8:10 AM on August 29, 2017
MeFi post: Character is what you do when you've got a lot to lose
Yes, most of the blame does lie with the studios, producers, directors, et cetera. But how many high profile actors and actresses have taken whitewashed roles and said not a goddamn thing about it, or worse, made little excuses for themselves? And here's this guy who frankly I had never actually heard of before, literally forcing the studio to do right by issuing a statement declaring this a moral issue. They can't recast this role with anyone but an actor of Asian descent now without facing... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by palomar at 7:26 AM on August 29, 2017
MeFi post: And other kids are being framed too.
You purge the cops all at once, they just become a gang

posted to MetaFilter by zippy at 7:31 PM on August 21, 2017
MeFi post: Your least favorite band sucks too.
1997 was actually an epic year for electronic music and new music in general.

Other notable electronic albums from that year: Daft Punk - Homework, The Orb - Orblivion, Portishead - Portishead, Plaid - Not for Threes (One of my favorite albums of all time. Go listen to Plaid! Trust me!), Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy, DJ Shadow - Entroducing, Stereolab - Dots and Loops, Roni Size and Reprazent - New Forms, Amon Tobin - Bricolage, Thievery Corporation - Sounds from the... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 4:03 AM on August 11, 2017
'97 was a pretty good time for DnB is what I'm saying.

May 6, 1997, is also when the first "MTV's AMP" compilation came out--Photek, Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers, etc.--so things like that were reaching a fairly wide audience. I can't find tracklists or episodes for the TV show that are definitely from the two weeks in question, but here are playlists that represent shows 1x25 and 1x26 from June 15 and July 22 (or, according to this source,... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Wobbuffet at 12:24 AM on August 11, 2017
what is happen
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 11:30 AM on August 9, 2017
MeFi post: I'd like to know what's your intend
Le Guin had a hell of a take on the sequel/prequel/shadowquel to To Kill A Mockingbird.
posted to MetaFilter by clew at 8:59 PM on August 7, 2017
MeFi post: “I can’t be the only one who does this, right? Anyone?”
Reading silently by default is relatively new.

That is a myth.
posted to MetaFilter by Pyrogenesis at 2:12 AM on July 30, 2017
MeFi post: Storm in an egg cup.
Please, someone tell me that I am not the only one thoroughly grossed out at the thought of eating runny undercooked yolks.

No, you're not alone. My crazy old father, who wants his vegetables boiled to mush and his lettuce iceberg or nothing also shares your distaste for delicious eggs.
posted to MetaFilter by Bulgaroktonos at 11:23 AM on July 10, 2017
MeFi post: You wanted to know who the 13 Doctor would be... and here she is!
I mean, she sure doesn't.
posted to MetaFilter by flatluigi at 12:35 PM on July 16, 2017
MeFi post: Whether he actually went through life fat drunk and stupid, I don't know

I think it probably depends on your generation, but between a certain age range he's probably best known for Babylon 5.

posted to MetaFilter by selfnoise at 2:48 PM on June 18, 2017
MeFi post: What Really Happened with Vista
only 00s adults remember Windows ME
posted to MetaFilter by AFABulous at 12:44 PM on June 5, 2017
MeFi post: See that ludicrous display last night?
There was a post some time ago that featured several of these types of soccer matches but I can't find it. I think there was 11 professionals vs 100 teens, playing while wearing binoculars backwards, and a pitch situated along a steep incline. Little help?

I believe you're thinking of this:
posted to MetaFilter by Tsuga at 4:03 PM on May 19, 2017
MeFi post: “You can either grow old gracefully or begrudgingly. I chose both.”
Also the only Bond with a name that worked in the same way as Bond girl names.

posted to MetaFilter by acb at 7:25 AM on May 23, 2017
MeFi post: Screenings for Canadian Values
Roger Ebert once recalled this discussion about Last Night:

On a talk show in Toronto, I was asked to define the difference between American and Canadian films, and said I could not. Another guest was Wayne Clarkson, the former director of the Toronto Film Festival. He said he could, and cited this film. "Sandra Oh goes into a grocery store to find a bottle of wine for dinner," he said. "The store has been looted, but she finds two... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by ALongDecember at 1:38 PM on April 19, 2017
MetaTalk post: MeFi post I can't find - sci-fi audioplay by one man in 70's or 80's
Sokka shot first: Yep, that's the one. Thanks!

juv3nal: Missed that one, gotta check it out. The future provided the record's entirety.
posted to MetaTalk by BiggerJ at 4:04 AM on March 21, 2017
MeFi post: Leeloo Dallas. Multipass.
It feels enough like an Incal movie that I'll put it in the category "great films that happened because Jodorowsky did not get to do Dune".
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:20 PM on March 9, 2017
MeFi post: Someone once told me that culture was meat wrapped in dough
Are my senses being steered by what’s in front of me, or by my memory vault that, over time, has hardwired a near-perfect conceptualization of an In-N-Out burger into my system? It felt like the latter — it felt like I’d willed a cherished burger from my childhood into existence.


"The previous trajectory [of meat production] was basically limited by the inherent limitations of using animals as a technology for making these
... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by peppercorn at 4:00 PM on February 28, 2017
MeFi post: Alt-hug, Inc.
Meyer Lansky, for all the power he had amassed, was 5’ 4”. He had a reputation as being a pretty decent guy. I once talked to an elderly New Yorker who assured me that Meyer Lansky would push him around in a pram while his mother was running numbers, and there’s a book about him and other Jewish mobsters that is literally called But He Was Good to His Mother.

My family has a Meyer Lansky story: my great-grandfather Harry ran a laundry on the Lower... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Itaxpica at 5:54 AM on February 28, 2017
posted to MetaFilter by davejh at 10:34 PM on February 22, 2017
MetaTalk post: For the love of God, Montserrat!
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 9:31 AM on February 10, 2017
MeFi post: Character Actor Miguel Ferrer Has Died
I've always been fond of his work in the low-budget feature, "Where's Marlow." (also starring Mos Def)
posted to MetaFilter by baseballpajamas at 4:26 PM on January 19, 2017
This is my PoC face.
posted to MetaFilter by infini at 5:26 AM on January 11, 2017
MeFi post: Love Your Garlic
I am pretty great, it's clear.

thanks for the accolades.
posted to MetaFilter by garlic at 5:16 PM on November 15, 2011
MeFi post: Is the KLF back for 2017?
The YouTube username WGU 18G
posted to MetaFilter by quarsan at 1:36 AM on January 4, 2017
MeFi post: Tomatoes, or How Not to Define Art [SLYT 11min 46 seconds]
but nobody thinks that they get their art status by being readymades.

I have my own issues with the video (glib presentation of often divisive and difficult ideas without acknowledging the extent of the claims being made), but I don't think that it was arguing that they do. You might choose to infer that, but I can't see why one would. It really wouldn't make any sense as a claim. "Nothing can't be art, in the right context" could be taken... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by howfar at 1:55 PM on January 3, 2017
MeFi post: MEOW
Dang, cats are too diffuse. If you build a sphere of cats with the listener at the origin and each cat having a 6" square opening, the radius is still 3455 feet. 600 million cats almost 3/4 mile away will still not be that loud. [area of sphere = 4 * pi * r^2 ]

If you close the backs of the cat cells that form the sphere with something hard (and put mesh over the fronts so the cats above horizontal don't fall out and the rest don't climb out), all of that sound... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by ASCII Costanza head at 4:54 PM on December 13, 2016
MeFi post: Call It F8, Call It Luck, Call It Karma
The only question I need answered: When will we find out that Han and Gisele were in hiding all this time?
posted to MetaFilter by imnotasquirrel at 10:27 AM on December 12, 2016
MeFi post: Sharon Jones, May 4, 1956 to November 18, 2016
The Daptone Records website currently reads:

Sharon Lafaye Jones
1956 - 2016

We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief at 11:12 AM on December 9, 2016
MeFi post: “WE'RE THE ALIENS!!”
me: i bought it a while back but then inquisition came out and i never got around to it! but i will! eventually! soon, even!
everyone i know: DID U KNO U CAN FUCK ALIENS
me: yes you tell me this literally every day
me: im... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 1:56 AM on December 4, 2016
MeFi post: Here comes a regular
The tragic side of being a regular isn't eating the same thing every time. It's when the restaurant removes your order from the menu—or, worse, silently changes the recipe. (I'm looking at you, Joy Time in Shibuya.)
posted to MetaFilter by No-sword at 5:11 PM on December 2, 2016
MeFi post: "For you are now the last of the Kai—you are now the Lone Wolf"

Can we flip back to the last choice (you kept your thumb on the page, right?) and take the other path?
posted to MetaFilter by tocts at 11:36 AM on November 30, 2016
MeFi post: Man Without a Movie Camera - Brows Held High
I mean I literally stopped watching the linked vid when he said "go watch Holy Motors first" and I'm glad I did.
posted to MetaFilter by idiopath at 11:04 PM on November 2, 2016
MeFi post: Binary System
Meanwhile, the creator of Minecraft continues to... whatever.

Such a shame he was actually crushed by a huge crate of money shortly after selling the game to Microsoft and nobody had to hear anything he said ever again.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:31 PM on November 2, 2016
MeFi post: I hope we'll all be as happy as this dog when the election is over.
they're good dogs Brent
posted to MetaFilter by entropicamericana at 10:17 AM on October 29, 2016
MeFi post: I wandered lonely...
I'm a big fan of this free walking game available on all platforms. It's called Outdoors.

posted to MetaFilter by prize bull octorok at 12:33 PM on October 25, 2016
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