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MeFi post: Finally, A Bread Fit For The Kwisatz Haderach
Anyone have a good recipe for Kwisatz Rugelach?

The key thing is you can't use butter; instead you need to substitute in a condensed oil made from the strained liquid of the milk of an Arrakeen goat.

That is to say, the shortening of the whey.
posted to MetaFilter by cortex at 10:34 AM on December 4, 2015
MetaTalk post: We want his 5 dollars
What a coincidence! I'm aware of John Cusack, too.
posted to MetaTalk by octobersurprise at 2:31 PM on December 4, 2015
MeFi post: Dear Lord, thx for the Cap/Bucky team-up beatdown of Tony
Steve: He's my friend.
Tony: So was I.
Steve: ...okay, I never actually said that.
Tony: You totally did.
Steve: I'm pretty sure I'd remember that.
Natasha: Yeah, Tony, I think that only happened in your head.
Clint: I never heard it.
Tony: HE TOTALLY SAID I WAS HIS FRIEND.
Nick: I've recorded everything you people have said since the first movie. He never said that, Tony.
Tony: But...but..... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by scaryblackdeath at 6:42 AM on November 25, 2015
MeFi post: People Are Scaring Their Cats with Cucumbers. They Shouldn’t.
"entire purpose of pet cats is that they are like little crazy people that it is socially acceptable to laugh at"

You're thinking of toddlers.
posted to MetaFilter by Eyebrows McGee at 3:28 PM on November 18, 2015
MeFi post: Aziz Ansari on Acting, Race and Hollywood
[obligatory comment about John Cho]

Han and Gisele, Fast and Furious movies. But they're both dead.

No, they're not. They're just hiding.
posted to MetaFilter by imnotasquirrel at 12:07 PM on November 10, 2015
MeFi post: The Decay of Twitter
if you can say it in 140 characters or less, it's probably not worth saying.

75 characters.
posted to MetaFilter by maxsparber at 6:54 AM on November 3, 2015
MeFi post: When Evil Clowns Are Not Enough
i need each individual kink involved here to be listed separately so i can shame them all in the most complete and methodical manner possible
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 5:59 PM on October 30, 2015
MetaTalk post: 6 EXPERTS ON HOW SILICON VALLEY CAN SOLVE ONLINE HARASSMENT
Look, if FIFA's got an ethics committee...

That's only so they can make sure there aren't any.
posted to MetaTalk by marienbad at 4:07 PM on October 26, 2015
MetaTalk post: We need to have a discussion about racism.
Extremely Good Faith Poster Here, And Not To Derail But I Just Have a Simple Question,
posted to MetaTalk by Greg Nog at 9:46 AM on October 23, 2015
MeFi post: Canada federal election 2015
A post-election long read.

Paul Wells: The making of a prime minister

Both Trudeau and Mulcair argued that something is lost when the national government throws off too many of its longstanding functions. Both sought to rehabilitate a belief that taxes are often worth paying, because government can be an agent for positive change. But Mulcair wanted to win the top job by soothing the skittish next voter who had never supported his... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by nubs at 3:52 PM on October 22, 2015
If I don't wake up to a Harper On Election Night Downfall parody tomorrow morning, I will be very disappointed with the internet.
posted to MetaFilter by The Card Cheat at 9:14 PM on October 19, 2015
Couple comments deleted; please skip the 'c' word

Oh, come on. We're all glad the Conservatives are out, sure, but suggesting that we never again use the word "conservative" is just going too far.
posted to MetaFilter by sfenders at 8:09 PM on October 19, 2015
I was absolutely laughing my ass off this weekend when I saw a Harper ad where he claimed, "My opponents only want to talk about me and not the issues."

I mean how many fucking times in the last six months have I heard 'JUST NOT READY' and 'NICE HAIR THOUGH' and suddenly we shouldn't be talking about the candidates?

Like I needed more proof that Harper was a hypocritical bastard.
posted to MetaFilter by WinnipegDragon at 12:34 PM on October 19, 2015
MeFi post: Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone?
Let the tar & feathering begin.

You're pissed off because he ditches and doesn't get caught, is that it? Your problem is you. Worry about yourself, not about what your brother does. That's just an opinion. There's somebody you should talk to...
posted to MetaFilter by Cool Papa Bell at 8:53 AM on October 13, 2015
MeFi post: a button to stop all the chaos that doesn't work
This talk by Davey Wreden about "Playing Stories" (recommended for after you watch/play The Beginner's Guide) was also illuminating.

His introspection on how making games and releasing them into the world changed him (or maybe revealed who he was all along) has been really really interesting. I don't think it's an aspect of game development that gets talked about much, although it's not an unfamiliar topic when it comes to more traditional art. The number of... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by erratic meatsack at 11:20 AM on October 7, 2015
MeFi post: Gourmet plating
Also, as a person who loves and is interested in food, if I happen to have $100-300 disposable income and I want to prioritize it on enjoying food, I'm not sure why I should come in for a rougher drubbing than the many, many people I know who are happy to spend that on shoes, clothes, or makeup. You really can't tell everything about a person's wealth by their interest in high-end dining and their ability to do it now and then on a rare basis. Food and travel are, for me, worth a little extra... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Miko at 11:27 AM on October 6, 2015
MeFi post: He disliked the machine so much that he won't be keeping it.
so i put a keurig soup pod in my keurig soda machine and invented fizzy noodles
keurig keurig hire me plz
keurig we can be the new bubble tea together
keurig plz
posted to MetaFilter by robocop is bleeding at 1:28 PM on October 5, 2015
MeFi post: Japanese Government Asks Universities to Close Social Science Faculties
> Why are universities, which use tax dollars, somehow immune to criticism on whether university programs serve the community?

Why are businesspeople so confident that only science (and of course business) degrees "serve the community"?
posted to MetaFilter by languagehat at 2:55 PM on September 29, 2015
MetaTalk post: The Emotional Labor Thread shouldn't be the exception
Re the MeTa queue: I'm a bit mystified as to why this MeTa from NoraReed didn't make it through. I asked about it at the time and was told that there were framing problems, but this seems to me like a pretty sane and thoughtful discussion prompt about sexism issues.

+1, I'm also pretty curious about this one. If we can handle that Post Deletions considered rediculous low-content MeTa, and if we can host the Emotional Labor thread (even if it's... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by CrystalDave at 11:30 PM on September 25, 2015
I feel like there is something going on here the rest of us are not aware of. Do you have some reason to believe " yes i am a bisexual man" is not being honest about their identity?

No, you're reaching. I wasn't the first person to notice the reg date and I won't be the last, either.

As for the rest of it, I don't give one single flying, flaming fuck what any dude thinks about the status of anything or anywhere as a... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by The Master and Margarita Mix at 10:08 PM on September 25, 2015
I think that framing anti-sexism, anti-racism, etc. as 'exclusive' and 'narrow-minded' is pretty much bullshit.
posted to MetaTalk by shakespeherian at 2:21 PM on September 25, 2015
Ask MeFi post: Phryne Fisher in an RPG? Or CYOA?
If you want to roll your own Pen&Paper RPG, you might want to start with GUMSHOE. They have liberally licenced System Reference Document that you can download.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by fings at 12:22 PM on September 24, 2015
MeFi post: President Scott Walker will not be a thing
my response included the phrase "Paul and Walker crashed like Paul Walker."

too soon brah
posted to MetaFilter by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 1:53 PM on September 21, 2015
MetaTalk post: Please be kind to each other.
I found out Thursday night when LoRichTimes called me, about five minutes after I landed in Seattle for a work trip. We'd both stayed up all night talking to his other friends and talking to police and hoping against hope that his suicide note was just a really awful joke that didn't land. We should've known better - his jokes always land.

I had a big stressful work thing all of Friday that I stayed up late on Thursday preparing for, and every time the group chat with... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Phire at 8:15 PM on September 20, 2015
MetaTalk post: What made you pay? (the study)
Isn't it time to admit that Paphnuty is just a long-running joke and never actually existed?

Jesus, that's pretty orwellian.
posted to MetaTalk by shakespeherian at 2:35 PM on September 14, 2015
MetaTalk post: Blue turning red
i beg to differ!
posted to MetaTalk by clavdivs at 5:39 PM on September 12, 2015
MeFi post: Europa Mission
I thought HAL was pretty clear when sending his message.

All these worlds are yours.
Except Europa.
Attempt no landing there.

Use them together.
Use them in peace.

posted to MetaFilter by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:29 PM on September 4, 2015
MeFi post: Build it with timbits, glued together with maple syrup
Excellent idea. Please feel free to move ahead with construction.

Signed, A Canadian.
posted to MetaFilter by jokeefe at 12:05 PM on August 30, 2015
MeFi post: Things That Make You Go HURRRGGGHH
one of my life's greatest pleasures is loudly comparing repulsively hot humid vile sweaty revolting nyc summer days to "being trapped in a MOIST ORIFICE" because it makes everyone within earshot so angry and unhappy and uncomfortable and disgusted

my GOD how i cherish those moments
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 7:15 PM on August 28, 2015
MetaTalk post: Does anyone else feel Metafilter's moderation culture is ridiculous?
because it's going to take that long to figure out what I'm changing my legal name to.

You better figure it out post-Haist. Or better yet, pre.

Apologies if you hear this joke every ten minutes. Further apologies if it's not actually pronounced like that
posted to MetaTalk by bondcliff at 9:13 AM on August 28, 2015
MeFi post: someone in a casual setting doing a thing on their device
Can we have one for Mefi? A woman laughing at a plate of beans?

Challenge accepted. Although we actually need one where she's overthinking it.

Boom. Done.
posted to MetaFilter by Happy Dave at 6:19 AM on August 26, 2015
MeFi post: Lettuce is a vehicle to transport refrigerated water from farm to table.
I don't care. I don't fucking care. I do not care not one fucking bit im gonna fuck a cabbage right now and no one can stop me not even MY CABBAGES a:tla man

seriously all these articles about THIS FOOD IS DESTROYING THE UNIVERSE only make me want to eat only that one food for the rest of my life

i will eat what the fuck ever i want and not feel a shred of guilt BRING ME MY GOOSE LIVERS AND ORTOLAN AND TINY PRECIOUS VEALS BRING ME A TOMATO PICKED BY A CHILD
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 1:47 PM on August 24, 2015
MetaTalk post: Non-garbage!
Sometimes it's difficult being part of this elite of amoral superbeings, but then I gaze down upon the plebs and smile.

But one day all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and you'll look down and I think we know what you will say.


$20, same as in town?
posted to MetaTalk by carsonb at 10:00 AM on July 23, 2015
MeFi post: Ashley Madison has been hacked.
They could never do a total delete. If they did, a customer could total delete, then dispute all past Ashley Madison charges with the credit card company, even the charge for total delete, and get all their money back, because Ashley Madison would be left with no transaction history to prove the charges were valid.
posted to MetaFilter by w0mbat at 12:38 AM on July 20, 2015
MeFi post: "I'm very new, yes. Very new and very shit."
He is precious and too pure for this world and I want to marry him even though I'm a foot taller than he is

No, not really, more like 5 inches taller but still
posted to MetaFilter by Hermione Granger at 7:38 PM on July 17, 2015
MeFi post: The best actor in the best scene from the best movie of 2012.
I posted this quote from director Leos Carax to Facebook:

I suppose I was trying to describe the experience of being alive in the internet world. The different lives we are able to live. The fatigue of being oneself. We all get a little tired of being ourselves sometimes. The answer is to reinvent yourself, but how do you do that and what is the cost?

In the resulting discussion, I ended up thinking more intently about how and why Holy Motors... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rory Marinich at 7:12 PM on December 2, 2012
MeFi post: "Girl has look of mild panic."
oh my god you misspelled charizard i am tweeting this right now
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 11:41 AM on July 7, 2015
MeFi post: Reddit going dark.
likeatoaster: "Also, this thread is disgusting. I have no loyalty to reddit personally, but lots of people I love and admire do, and I can understand that Metafilter and Reddit serve different parts/interests on the internet. And frankly, I can imagine some people going to Reddit and being all "oh hay, my favorite sites are down, but oh I've heard about Metafilter maybe I'll look there" and taking one look at this thread, and noping the fuck out. Because honestly, it's... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Samizdata at 11:53 PM on July 2, 2015
MeFi post: When you play the World Cup, you win....or you go home.
Since Friday's first game is Germany vs France I apologize in advance for all the terrible Maginot Line jokes I will inevitably make.
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 12:39 PM on June 23, 2015
MeFi post: Let me tell you about my trouble with girls
"'Tim sat on the sofa and started crying,' says Collins."

So, like, he cries when people criticize him?
posted to MetaFilter by naoko at 2:40 PM on June 14, 2015
Ask MeFi post: Oh, so you're a [insert profession here]! How [insert whacky generalization and misguided curiosity here]?
I usually go with a metaphor:

Me: "I program computers."

Them: "Oh, really? My computer is all fucked up?"

M: "I doubt I'll be able to help you."

T: "Why not?"

M: "It's like a racecar driver. He can drive the fuck out of that car, but he hired a mechanic. I'm the same way. I can program the fuck out of a computer, but I... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Netzapper at 10:17 AM on April 28, 2008
MeFi post: Han lied first.
At the very least he has got to have multiple long-con marriages to space queens and heiresses.

Han YOLO
posted to MetaFilter by Room 641-A at 7:42 AM on June 4, 2015
MetaTalk post: "Her fresh voice will be very welcome in the SF world."
*buckets of tears* I... I always wanted to be MeFi's Own!
posted to MetaTalk by Andrhia at 6:01 PM on June 2, 2015
MetaTalk post: "Tramp stamps" and boyzones
This is the kind of thing I think people who fear an echo chamber are talking about. A poster like NoraReed gets called things like "brash" and "kinda jerky" where someone on the "wrong side" would get flagged and called out for their "*ist bullshit" and a general pile on would ensue.

This sounds like you'd rather *ist users be allowed to poison the conversation for everyone than have a "brash" and... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by zombieflanders at 9:04 AM on May 16, 2015
anyway cortex im sending you my list, it is 2.3gb in csv format
posted to MetaTalk by poffin boffin at 2:39 PM on May 14, 2015
MeFi post: It happens every day and that day she didn't want to let it slide.
Well - to tie it to an emerging issue in Canada - let's say the government determines that they have a zero tolerance policy on people who organize boycotts against Israel. If you were filmed by a TV crew at a protest against this kind of thing on your time, would it be alright for your employer to fire you over it because they got some heat?

It depends. Is Israel a woman and is boycotting an informal slang term for the casual disregard for her innate... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Talez at 8:33 AM on May 14, 2015
I've always worked at "at will" employment states, and rarely had a contracted that modified that, so unless I was to be fired for something protected by local or federal law (race, religion, etc.), I could be fired just because my boss was in a bad mood.

The discussion about how you should be able to do anything in your free time and have it not affect you at work is foreign to my experience, and, I suspect, to the experience of the majority of humanity.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by maxsparber at 8:08 AM on May 14, 2015
MeFi post: "I wholeHEARTEDLY disagree with you."
On the bright side, the policies Judith Miller enabled were also not available in my country.
posted to MetaFilter by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 8:40 AM on May 2, 2015
MeFi post: "the only thing that’s haunted in this game are the characters"
Gosh, you are all sweeties! Thanks for being so kind!

I admit I am sort of horrified at the idea of Alice Munro playing our game, though, because oh my god can we not write as well as she can. I would feel like a little kid with a macaroni collage.
posted to MetaFilter by zusty at 9:32 AM on April 29, 2015
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