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Magnum Opus

A Wish... (part 1) ...For Wings... (part 2) ...That Work (part 3). The only Christmas Special you'll see this year with hairballs, a cross-dressing cockroach, Ronald Coleman and a 22-second warning. The apex for Berkeley Breathed and Opus (for Bill, notsomuch). via.
posted to MetaFilter by oneswellfoop at 6:12 PM on December 12, 2009 (26 comments)

NO STORIES ABOUT BATMANS ORIGIN

The adventures of Batman will incorporate many different elements of the Batman mythology. Our half-hour series will have a darker look and tone to it, keeping in line with the movie version and recent comic book interptretations. With a nod to the crime films and novels of the 1940s, we will combine both old and new in this "Dark Deco" visual design and create a fresh take on The Batman. - Batman: The Animated Series, the writers guidelines (pdf)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:08 PM on December 12, 2009 (53 comments)

Chicken Saturday?

Man in a Chicken suit plays "What is Love" on Pianica.
posted to MetaFilter by not_that_epiphanius at 7:47 AM on December 12, 2009 (34 comments)

Tips 'n' cuts

Digitalfilms, a blog by video/film editor Oliver Peters, serves primarily as a repository for his product reviews pertaining to nonlinear editing systems - including, but not limited to, Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro...
posted to MetaFilter by Neilopolis at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2009 (27 comments)

the toy cement mixer and its “magic”

All That: "new" fiction from David Foster Wallace.
posted to MetaFilter by Lutoslawski at 10:05 AM on December 7, 2009 (56 comments)

Text Editor a la Mode

Vim tutorial. Efficient Editing with Vim. Vim as IDE. Vim cookbook.
posted to MetaFilter by kmz at 11:24 AM on December 7, 2009 (119 comments)

The Movie Genome Project

Jinni is a movie and TV recommendation service that has apparently developed an algorithm similar to Pandora's Music Genome Project. Their algorithm is cleverly titled The Movie Genome Project.
posted to MetaFilter by reenum at 11:29 AM on December 8, 2009 (14 comments)

ReadMe is up to date

ReadMe is up to date.
posted to MetaTalk by shothotbot at 9:26 AM on November 23, 2009 (38 comments)

Bullwinkle Turns 50 -or- The Old Grey Moose Is Still What He Used To Be

Hokey Smoke! Today is the 50th Anniversary of the television debut of Rocky and Bullwinkle! (...and Boris & Natasha & Peabody & Sherman & Fractured Fairy Tales... Dudley DoRight debuted later in the 1st season) The entire first episode is online at both Hulu and Joost (with some minor alterations based on the DVD release) so, hopefully everyone can see how it began.
posted to MetaFilter by oneswellfoop at 4:25 AM on November 19, 2009 (49 comments)

Wii might get a Wii.

What do I need to know, nowadays, about buying a Wii?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by BlahLaLa at 9:46 PM on November 16, 2009 (40 comments)

Drowning In The Sea Of Stuff

Must get rid of a mind-boggling amount of hoarded items, including some theoretically very valuable pieces. Looking for advice on how to do so efficiently and profitably.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Gianna at 4:58 PM on February 2, 2008 (12 comments)

NOW BEAR MY ARCTIC BLAST

Videogame voice acting at its finest.
posted to MetaFilter by Chan at 5:35 PM on November 11, 2009 (84 comments)

Stitching a video into a panoramic image

How can I turn a movie taken with a digital point-and-shoot into a photographic panorama?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by TheyCallItPeace at 8:24 AM on September 29, 2009 (6 comments)

Why "Balloon Boy" Never Could Have Been

I've written a very short paper which explains the physics behind helium lifting balloons and why nobody should ever have been worried about "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by alby at 1:17 AM on October 18, 2009 (13 comments)

Could the Layout of Favorites Be More Unified and Clearer?

There are about six different places where favorites live, and I often find myself confused as hell as to the differences between the various tabs and links.
posted to MetaTalk by WCityMike at 7:14 PM on June 18, 2009 (58 comments)

Gladwell for Dummies

Such are the contradictions that seem to riddle not just Gladwell's thinking but the thinking on Gladwell's thinking, and perhaps even the thinking on thinking on that, and it is precisely these slippery but substantive contradictions that have allowed Gladwell to tout his revolutionary "big ideas" without couching them in anything so mundane as a logical, well-supported or otherwise sound argument. Gladwell for Dummies.
posted to MetaFilter by defenestration at 3:46 PM on November 5, 2009 (102 comments)

Pop-up LEGO Temple

Pop-up Lego Temple A crazy Lego version of the Buddhist temple of Kinkaku-ji.
posted to MetaFilter by GuyZero at 1:35 PM on October 20, 2009 (43 comments)

"He said I had a furry face. That can't be a good thing, can it?"

Please help me find more comedies to fill the spectacular void that Green Wing has left in my TV viewing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Ziggy500 at 5:57 AM on October 19, 2009 (17 comments)

Academic Shibboleths

A recent tomorrow was criticized for describing a mathematician as working with equations and "running the numbers". What are the canonical signs that someone doesn't know much about your field, or only picked up enough to make cocktail-party conversation? (categorized science and nature, but other disciplines welcome!)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by d. z. wang at 3:18 AM on September 19, 2009 (141 comments)

Information from the School of Information

Great free lectures online from the School of Information at Berkeley. The lectures are from 2007 to the present and include (among many others):
posted to MetaFilter by ocherdraco at 10:10 PM on September 10, 2009 (10 comments)

shitmydadsays

The dog don't like you planting stuff there. It's his backyard. If you're the only one who shits in something, you own it. Remember that.
Justin posts stuff that his 73-year-old dad says on Twitter.
posted to MetaFilter by Foci for Analysis at 1:07 PM on August 29, 2009 (74 comments)

Bottle rockets. No punks.

Pssst. Hey, kid. Check out these bottle rockets. You can make them yourself. Via: Make.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:30 PM on August 26, 2009 (31 comments)

when you need that unusual gift ...

Amazon: wtf
posted to MetaFilter by madamjujujive at 9:50 PM on August 22, 2009 (121 comments)

What are good examples of jokes with long set-ups?

What are good examples of jokes with long story-telling set-ups?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by phyrewerx at 9:08 AM on August 22, 2009 (62 comments)

The Millions: The Best Book Blog, Bar None

The Millions, online since 2003, is a book blog of exceptional breadth and depth, and "an independent literature and culture publication that pays its writers." Until recently, that breadth and depth was hard to fathom, as the site had outgrown its infrastructure. Now, however, its excellent features are easy to find, as are series like The Future of the Book, Ask a Book Question, and The Millions Interview. Superb reviews can be found as they happen or in the Book Review Index, and, a vestige of when The Millions was a one man operation, you can find out what C. Max Magee, founder of The Millions, is reading on the Book Lists page.
posted to MetaFilter by ocherdraco at 2:39 PM on August 20, 2009 (12 comments)

We do the work, you do the pleasure.

Last Exit to Nowhere
posted to MetaFilter by KokuRyu at 2:35 PM on August 19, 2009 (30 comments)

Steve?

Alan! Alan! Alan! Alan! Alan!
posted to MetaFilter by Christ, what an asshole at 4:41 PM on August 19, 2009 (49 comments)

Queries from the hive mind

I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z.
posted to MetaTalk by Rhaomi at 3:33 PM on August 11, 2009 (178 comments)

we pwn them

collegehumor imagines a young lady bringing a n00b boyfriend home to her l33t parents (SLCH). That is all.
posted to MetaFilter by krautland at 7:58 AM on August 11, 2009 (27 comments)

Hacking the Gibson

Aging Chrome: Cyberpunks in 2009
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:38 AM on August 11, 2009 (79 comments)

The Ballad of G.I. Joe

If you loved the 80's cartoon and toys, you owe it to yourself to see a true rendering of the Joes as re remember them with an all-star cast: The Ballad of G.I. Joe (SLFunnyorDie). With Julianne Moore as Scarlett and Billy Crudup as Zartan.
posted to MetaFilter by jabberjaw at 7:45 AM on August 11, 2009 (29 comments)

Written by you, for you, for free, for money, for us.

Bigipedia--it's like listening to Wikipedia on the radio--is also available on the web (for those of you whose radios do not support multiple-voice broadcasts).
posted to MetaFilter by not_on_display at 5:06 PM on August 11, 2009 (15 comments)

Perhaps "Screen Bleach" would be more accurate....

Charlie Brooker, host , columnist and inspiration for Zero Punctuation's Yahtzee is an overall snarky bloke. He has his own tribute song and a brilliant TV review programme Screenwipe.
posted to MetaFilter by litleozy at 5:31 PM on August 1, 2009 (33 comments)

His brain's overloading / It has a chocolate coating / Textbook case for Sigmund Freud / Freakazoid! Freakazoid!

Freakazoid! tells the tale of a hyperactive teen super hero whose personality is a bit of Jerry Lewis, Chris Farley and Batman. The show ran for two seasons from September 9, 1995 to June 1, 1997, with Cartoon Network airing reruns until March 8, 2003, and is available in full, online (YouTube Playlist). The love for the show lives on, with an amateur movie adaptation, memories from the cast, and other bits of show history.
posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief at 12:09 PM on July 31, 2009 (46 comments)

Spınal Tap Art

Smell the Glove: An Art Show Dedicated to Spınal Tap
posted to MetaFilter by ColdChef at 4:32 PM on July 25, 2009 (20 comments)

He's got a million of 'em

That Lord! He's always coming up with one brilliant idea or another. Godless Comedy from The Beeb's That Mitchell and Webb Look.
posted to MetaFilter by captnkurt at 9:15 PM on July 20, 2009 (37 comments)

The Great Johnny Quest Documentary

The Great Johnny Quest Documentary (YT Playlist Link) A two hour and twenty minute documentary on Hanna-Barbera's first foray into action adventure primetime animation back in 1963. Though the original authors of this detailed and meticulous documentary remain unknown, it was reportedly created for a one-time screening at a private event.. Rapidshare links at the poster's blog.
(Via Drawn.ca)
posted to MetaFilter by CharlesV42 at 2:35 PM on June 22, 2009 (74 comments)

This is Why The Music Industry is Screwed

In 2005, Look Around You created a brilliant satirical video about the music industry charts.
posted to MetaFilter by rageagainsttherobots at 4:25 PM on June 22, 2009 (34 comments)

What mini camcorder should I choose?

Which mini HD camcorder should I buy—the Kodak Zi6 or the Flip MinoHD?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ismaelsobek at 1:29 PM on June 15, 2009 (18 comments)

Safari update doesn't have bold/italics/link shortcut

Has anybody updated Safari today and noticed that the shortcuts to italicize, bold and link text are missing below the comment box? I'm logged in, I think java is working and I'm stumped.
posted to MetaTalk by bonobothegreat at 8:14 PM on June 8, 2009 (1 comment)

Seeking air tight caper flicks or thrillers

Seeking first rate caper flicks or thrillers. (Books also acceptable) AIR TIGHT PLOT ESSENTIAL! Stylish is nice, but I hate, hate, a cheat.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by IndigoJones at 8:33 AM on May 25, 2009 (64 comments)

Finding a Remote-Controlled Pan and Tilt Webcam

I need a recommendation for a webcam with remotely controlled pan and tilt capabilities that isn't going to break the bank.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by tocts at 10:58 AM on April 29, 2009 (7 comments)

David Attenborough's The Life of Birds (and other shows)

The entirety of David Attenborough's wonderful nature series The Life of Birds is available on the new YouTube TV Shows section, which is its Hulu-clone. The old PBS Life of Birds website is also worth a visit.
posted to MetaFilter by Kattullus at 4:43 AM on April 24, 2009 (33 comments)

What would you carry to the colo?

What tools and equipment do your carry with you to the datacenter / colo when it's time to work on your servers?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jenkinsEar at 11:27 AM on April 17, 2009 (13 comments)

Best albums of 2008

What were the best albums of 2008?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Who_Am_I at 11:26 AM on April 17, 2009 (49 comments)

Best free services online

FrugalFilter: I used to do _____, but now I use _____ on the internet for free! Examples and ...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by math at 1:59 PM on April 7, 2009 (41 comments)

Mike Patton is the male _____?

Who is the female Mike Patton?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sleevener at 11:36 AM on April 4, 2009 (42 comments)

Eno/Byrne Everything that happens

After 30 years, a new collaboration between Brian Eno and David Byrne. Stream it all there or download the free MP3.
posted to MetaFilter by twoleftfeet at 12:53 AM on August 26, 2008 (53 comments)

A Profile in Courage

With so many of our citizens in prison compared with the rest of the world, there are only two possibilities: Either we are home to the most evil people on earth or we are doing something different--and vastly counterproductive. Obviously, the answer is the latter.
Sen. Jim Webb takes on the real third rail in American politics, the entire criminal justice system.
posted to MetaFilter by empath at 5:58 PM on March 30, 2009 (111 comments)
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