http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - Dec 13, 2013 9:27:37 AM - Dec 4, 2004 9:21:16 AM
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1535Truman/Hoover is another great President/Ex-President BFF pair. There's an interesting story about Truman, Hoover, and the presidential pension: Harry Truman was so poor upon his return to Missouri that he had to move into his mother-in-law's house. He hoped for some relief through the passage of a pension bill, but, for inexplicable reasons, Sam Rayburn, the Speaker of the House, sat on the proposal year after... [Rangeboy7:36 AM on December 12, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1533Such outcries overlook the close quarters in which [they] workYeah, I imagine having been among the select few with access to nuclear launch codes, proof aliens are real, and actual real hoverboards tends to create bonds that transcend all other differences.Panjandrum6:51 AM on December 12, 2013Ars Morendi.My paternal grandfather was similarly stubborn when it came to wanting to stay home and not get hospitalized. There wasn't any urgent need to get him to a hospital, no sudden downturn - the only time hospitalizing him ever came up was when he was in his mid-80's, and he experienced sudden blackouts. My father and the doctors discussed putting him in a home and made those arrangements. But on the day the doctors were going to move him to the new home, Grandpa apparently locked his arms around... [more]EmpressCallipygos1:43 PM on December 12, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1531The return of Sid
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1530Twenty Years of Ultra-Violence“This is the game. This is the game we were dreaming about.” My top four "OMG - I can't believe a computer game is doing this!" moments:
1. Watching a guy play an early Scott Adams (?) text adventure on a TRS-80 at a grocery store. He typed "LOOK" and got a description of a room, which had a mirror. He typed "LOOK MIRROR" and got a description of...himself?! Mind blown.... [
straight2:46 PM on December 9, 2013Who typed in IDKFA ?
Pogo_Fuzzybutt7:44 AM on December 9, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1528Tongue twisterI found these tongue twisters online: I'm not the fig plucker, Nor the fig pluckers' son, But I'll pluck figs Till the fig plucker comes. Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt. Not a punt cut square, Just a square cut punt. It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
I am not the pheasant plucker,... [
Daddy-O9:25 AM on December 8, 2013MeFi post: There’s a 1,200-year-old Phone in the Smithsonian CollectionsHe developed the “digging bug,” as he told the New York Times in 1937, at the age of 6, when he stumbled across evidence of a prehistoric village on the grounds of his father’s castle
I want this sentence to be about me so much.
vorpal bunny9:13 AM on December 8, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1526One pill makes you nano, and one pill makes you giga...Fun fact: 25! (i.e. "25 factorial", for those of you who didn't study mathematics) is the first factorial where the magnitude of the result is greater than the argument. I.e. 25! is larger than 1025, and it's the first factorial where x! is larger than than 10x. Don't know why I mentioned that, but y'all are talking about large numbers, and I don't have any fun large number physics trivia to contribute, but a math teacher once told me that you should remember... [more]gkhan8:40 PM on December 7, 2013MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1524"[O]ne of the more egregious failures of the criminal justice system..."
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1523(setq clock (simulate clock dt))MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1522SuckerpunchI can't wait for her sum total of ten lines if we're being generous. tl;dr-- all I want for Xmas is a Black Widow origins movie Hey Marvel, want to do a quick and dirty little action, something made on NO BUDGET with lots of tense scenes and a puzzle-box structure that delivers a HUGE ROI? You make this and you call it Budapest. Like I'm pretty sure the Hungarian film board would pay you to make this movie.The Whelk4:28 PM on December 4, 2013