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MeFi post: And together, THEY FIGHT CRIME!
Sadly, I have the box set, right on the shelf beside my box set of Buck Rogers.

From Twitter (guest-starring MeFi's own mightygodking):

MGK: Seriously, Buck Rogers is a great concept, which is why they tweaked it for Captain America when they brought him back

‏MisteralexWiebe: That's just silly! There's no link between Steve Rogers, Bucky, and OH MY GOD

Bonus OMG: opening... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by straight at 12:24 PM on May 16, 2014
MeFi post: Chocolate and water DO mix!
Some good tips and images here. You can reheat and whisk again if you mess it up.

Gonna have to try this. Yum.
posted to MetaFilter by iotic at 6:21 PM on May 13, 2014
MeFi post: The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save 2
No, you stupid robot. Choose to crash us together as gently as possible. Human meatbots are self-healing, and all three parties arguably would rather be injured than sacrifice one or the other entirely.

Look, I know I already diagrammed this to you in game theory. If you plunge single party A off the cliff to save two party group B, they'll suffer this emotion called guilt and be tormented by it for the rest of their lives, which is maybe worse than just killing all... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 6:31 PM on May 13, 2014
MeFi post: Troy and Abed are in mourning...
"Having watched every episode of both shows...no. Community has a lot of turd episodes, the creator even wrote in references to an entire season as a "gas leak" year. BBT is consistently the better comedy."

Man, they let you choose your channels in your ward? I mean, I just assume that anyone writing that sentence is heavily medicated. (And I don't even like Community all that much.) BBT is the equivalent to having your... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by klangklangston at 4:42 PM on May 13, 2014
MeFi post: Never sleep without earmuffs again. Maybe just never sleep again.
posted to MetaFilter by MartinWisse at 1:40 AM on May 13, 2014
MeFi post: Troy and Abed are in mourning...
Consistently funny show with legions of viewers continues while up and down show...

Community's lowest low was 15 stories above BBT's highest high.
posted to MetaFilter by signal at 7:02 PM on May 10, 2014
Guys, this isn't over. We don't have to roll over and play dead just because "the man" wants to deny us our dreams. Because we're not just a website that likes the same show - we're a family. And when a family sticks together and works together, that family can do anything.

That's why I'm forming a Save the Save Greendale Committee Committee, and if you want to join me there's a place at the table for you. Mathowie will be asked to sign up as the... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by the quidnunc kid at 6:45 AM on May 10, 2014
MeFi post: OctopEscape
In a market in Naples I once had occasion to consult my Langenscheidt and finally articulate:

"Il suo polpo sta scappando"

to a stallkeeper.

Dunno whether that made sense, but either way she unceremoniously walked the few meters down the street, scooped up the polpo and plopped it back into its tank. Sometimes I kinda feel a little bit bad about it, but Naples is a tough place for an octopus.
posted to MetaFilter by tss at 2:35 PM on May 8, 2014
MetaTalk post: That's really small of you!
Once again the joy-killing archons of this website snatch the longed-for golden prize from the outstretched hands of their famished populace.

These fun-hating despots have cast down the very sun of a new day, a day that had been filled with hope and wonder, a day of infinite possibility and potential.

And just as Phaethon, who longed to grasp the reins of Helios' chariot, was utterly destroyed by Zeus' unjust thunderbolt, so too have the... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 7:32 AM on May 6, 2014
Ask MeFi post: Masculine bisexual men in fiction and popular culture?
For a while I thought I was the only person who read them, but in Julian Barnes' detective novels that he wrote under a pseudonym, the main character is both very masculine PI (nose and door breaking etc) and also very bisexual.

Also, Dean Moriarty/Neal Cassady in On The Road/Real life.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Hartster at 6:05 PM on May 3, 2014
MeFi post: "I usually like chicken nuggets, but not these chicken nuggets."
I know she's 4, and this is probably relatively challenging food even for an average adult, but my personal and irrational attitude equivocating picky eating with mental and moral defect apparently extends to the wholly undeserving.
posted to MetaFilter by cmoj at 12:44 PM on May 2, 2014
Also, I would love to live a life where I could afford to take a small child to a meal like this and watch her not actually eat most of it.
posted to MetaFilter by Narrative Priorities at 9:35 AM on May 2, 2014
MeFi post: A Eulogy for Twitter
teens prefer twitter because their parents are on facebook.

So do certain 39 year olds.
posted to MetaFilter by MCMikeNamara at 11:10 AM on April 30, 2014
MetaTalk post: Front-page porn
My favorite thing about that was the contingent of people that seemed to assume you just regularly search out "MAN FUCKING CHICKEN WITH DICK" like 24/7 and they merely happened to catch you in an unguarded moment of weakness.
posted to MetaTalk by Greg Nog at 7:26 PM on April 25, 2014
MeFi post: I hope that no one at the nursing home gets us confused
Grandma: I hope that no one at the nursing home gets us confused and tries to put my feet behind my head, because I don’t bend that way anymore.

I like Stoya's grandmother.
posted to MetaFilter by arcticseal at 7:22 AM on April 19, 2014
MetaTalk post: We're grownups, right?
Party hardy, lapin à la moutarde-y.

Honky tonky, turbot aux beurre blanc-ey.

A man, a plan, a filet d'agneau avec une croute au romarin et à l'ail servi avec un gratin dauphinois crémeux et une sauce au vin.

Punky quidnunky, shut up because you are an idiot.
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 7:44 AM on April 10, 2014
MetaTalk post: Meta Comment Deletion What Fors?
The terrible cancer analogy is a 4chan meme.

Yeah, but it also well predates /b/ and this isn't /b/, and in any case "no, no, it's a meme on /b/" is pretty high on the list of things you'd never want to say as the next clause after "But yr Honor..."
posted to MetaTalk by cortex at 7:04 AM on April 4, 2014
MeFi post: I should probably feed my cat, soon and often.
at 1:31 he says "This guy's gooood," which I appreciate because it immediately makes me imagine the guy narrating a hundred other jaguar hunting videos where he's like, "wow, this dude is shit. just a fucking awful jaguar. fuck. what a fucking Trash Cat. go home! GO HOME, ASSHOLE, YOU ARE BAD" and the jaguar's like "Christ, dude, lay off, I'm hunting a damn bird."
posted to MetaFilter by Greg Nog at 5:51 PM on April 5, 2014
MetaTalk post: Proposed feature: inner circle of MeFites
"Is that an obvious joke?" (like paphnuty)

Jesus that's cold, I really liked that guy.
posted to MetaTalk by shakespeherian at 8:12 AM on March 18, 2014
MeFi post: Only the third person to play the perfect 19 hole...ever!
Everyone else calls it putt-putt, I think he's earned the right to just call it "putt".
posted to MetaFilter by 2bucksplus at 3:33 PM on March 5, 2014
MetaTalk post: Use of the "we" when referring to the United States
I agree that "USian" is a disagreeable term - everyone knows that the plain-speaking citizens of that blessed nation prefer a term that more adequately connotes their determination, their directness and simple honesty: "USer". That's why we hear so many of our US-based cousins proudly proclaim: "I'm a User and I'll NEVER give up!"

I, for one, would never think of denying my user friends everything they need to keep "USing", and... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 9:55 AM on March 2, 2014
"If it will make you happy, then yes, all languages in Spanish are named after dances."

Your boss has a terrifying level of power and authority.
posted to MetaTalk by GenjiandProust at 4:56 PM on March 1, 2014
MeFi post: Embedded with London
Flowers for women!
posted to MetaFilter by MartinWisse at 12:22 PM on January 29, 2014
MetaTalk post: What is the reason, again?
So are we all going to fight Donkey Kong, or what? That is the real question here.

We all voted, and you were the #1 choice to fight Donkey Kong. Good luck, we're all counting on you.
posted to MetaTalk by prize bull octorok at 9:20 AM on January 30, 2014
MeFi post: What is a Million "Likes" Worth?
i'm creating, i'm not young, nor am i comfortably wealthy - this idea that if you can't make a living from it that you're going to give up on it is a stupid one - you can be busily employed at an ordinary job and still find time to do music

if she doesn't want to do it if she doesn't get a living wage, that's her call

my call is to do it anyway
posted to MetaFilter by pyramid termite at 12:48 PM on January 26, 2014
MetaTalk post: Metafilter LinkedIn Group
If you need my services, go to any graveyard and whisper my name into a bird's nest and I will appear behind you.
posted to MetaTalk by ColdChef at 2:13 PM on January 16, 2014
MetaTalk post: I'm sure I saw it around here somewhere...
Related to the Hairy Arm is the old school method of dealing with the client insisting you make the logo bigger. This was recounted to me by our agency's president, a veteran of the tail end of the Mad Men era.

1. When we left the meeting, we made sure to take every piece of paper with the design on it.

2. Back at the agency, we made three new variations on the ad. But instead of making the logo bigger, on each variation we'd actually make the... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Ian A.T. at 12:10 PM on January 15, 2014
MeFi post: Cats are {awesome|jerks}
It's nice to know my cat, Miles O'Brien, isn't the only shameless blanket-fucker out there.

I'm actually knitting him a blanket right now from scraps of yarn, for the express purpose of giving him something to have sex with. We hope this will satisfy his urges well enough so that he stops prying open closet doors to get at our sweaters.

Seriously, I am knitting my cat a fuck blanket.

This is my life.
posted to MetaFilter by Narrative Priorities at 9:26 AM on January 10, 2014
MetaTalk post: Joke Taboos
we could talk about jamon iberico if u want
posted to MetaTalk by elizardbits at 9:29 PM on January 8, 2014
Could you please mention that you made a joke in that thread that basically seemed to be making fun of the people who asked that people not make fat jokes and we deleted that comment and now you seem to be here not 15 minutes later?
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 7:08 PM on January 8, 2014
MetaTalk post: Help find an askme: a system for keeping track of young kids at a party?
This is a question I've had: is the instruction vote "#1 quidnunc kid," where #1 is a signifier of the kid's status as first in grar, first in beanplating, and first in the hearts of 10,000 highly articulate nerds; or is it "vote #1" quidnunc kid, and if we have a preferential voting system, are there recommendations for preference distribution that I should be aware of?
posted to MetaTalk by EvaDestruction at 9:54 AM on December 31, 2013
MeFi post: Open the dreamhouse doors, Closet.


posted to MetaFilter by Sticherbeast at 8:43 AM on November 29, 2013
MeFi post: Cheap Bourbons, Ranked
The last cheap Bourbon we had in Canada was Louis XV, and he managed to lose the colony.
posted to MetaFilter by TheWhiteSkull at 6:40 PM on November 25, 2013
MeFi post: 50 Years of Dr. Who

If Gallifrey was locked away somewhere, and The Doctor doesn't know where... What the Hell was happening in Last of the Time Lords?
posted by davros42 at 8:04 PM on November 23 [+] [!]

Nice try Davros, but i'm telling you nothing.
posted to MetaFilter by asra at 8:44 PM on November 23, 2013
MeFi post: Lou Reed (1942 - 2013)
Don't listen to "Perfect Day" on repeat like I'm doing right now because it's even more devastating than usual.
posted to MetaFilter by naju at 10:37 AM on October 27, 2013
MeFi post: Better than anything Michael Bay will do with them
...sorry. I ah. I just have a lot of Turtle feelings.
posted to MetaFilter by Narrative Priorities at 2:43 PM on October 14, 2013
MeFi post: Classical Roman Cooking
All I remember from high school was that Grumio could coquit a mean pavonem in the culina.
posted to MetaFilter by sourwookie at 6:40 PM on October 4, 2013
MeFi post: The soundtrack to the Ultraworld
Lists-of-music-posts turning into music-recommendation-threads is an awesome, beautiful thing. Like a caterpillar cocooning itself in ten or so of someone else's personal favorites, then emerging as a fully developed multifaceted butterfly ready to spread its jewel like wings.


This rendition of Aphex Twin's Rhubarb on classical guitar by the Daly City Twins is one of the most beautiful covers I've ever heard.

Hammock... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by byanyothername at 10:35 AM on September 30, 2013
Ambient fans may find Brian Eno's generative music apps on iOS intriguing.
posted to MetaFilter by fairmettle at 9:36 AM on September 30, 2013
MeFi post: Jerking guys off is clumsy and weird.
ok i did they work pretty good but dont do too many or you will overdose
posted to MetaFilter by Potomac Avenue at 7:25 PM on September 23, 2013
MeFi post: A Handsome Movie About Men In Hats
What heart?
posted to MetaFilter by gwint at 8:01 PM on August 27, 2013
Ask MeFi post: What the hell do I do?
If anyone is still watching this thread, she emailed me today. She let me know she's been in a treatment center and is going to a long term treatment center in a few days. She doesn't hate me but she was really mad for a few days and she felt a bit betrayed. She did try to kill herself while in the treatment center so I know I did the right thing. You guys helped me possibly save a life. Thank you so much.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by trogdole at 2:46 PM on August 24, 2013
MeFi post: Gerrymandering Jigsaw Puzzle
I remember some years back seeing a flash "game" about Gerrymandering, challenging you to draw a set of fair districts as an impartial third party, using various criteria that have been proposed.

It's the ReDistricting Game. And it's one of the most useful flash games I've ever played. After playing, I really understood how difficult it is to institute rules that prevent gerrymandering.
posted to MetaFilter by zug at 11:02 AM on August 21, 2013
MetaTalk post: Do comments here on Metafilter get "disappeared"?
Secondary Growth

Fell moderation's hand crushed all dissent
Until dissent self-censored, and was stilled;
Consensus reigned and as mathowie willed
Kind thoughts and words alone were evident.
Yet underneath the noble sentiment
Our hearts remained with basest fury filled;
Unspeakable, it could do naught but build
And harden as we wrote not what we meant.
So courteous we seem,... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by flabdablet at 9:39 AM on May 14, 2013
MeFi post: Kendrick Lamar's Verse on Control
How, musically, has hip-hop advanced in the twenty-five years since then? How is this piece under consideration musically advanced since?

However just like the Feminism 101 threads, it's sort of useful to approach the topic as "Given: other people find this valuable and interesting. From that, how can I learn more about why this is important to the people who are here talking about it?" and not just "Well given that I think other... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by jessamyn at 11:34 AM on August 15, 2013
MeFi post: Back to the Saltymine
I'd like to go back in time to last Saturday, show that post to myself, and be like "THIS IS WHAT YOU BECOME, YOU MONSTER."
posted to MetaFilter by codacorolla at 4:35 PM on August 11, 2013
MeFi post: What is Computer Literacy?
Look, alright, here's the thing: the fewer people who have a solid understanding of how computers work, the more I look like a wizard. The more I look like a wizard, the more I get paid.

Also I really like looking like a wizard.
posted to MetaFilter by thsmchnekllsfascists at 7:28 PM on August 9, 2013
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