http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - May 24, 2013 8:06:43 PM - Dec 4, 2004 9:21:16 AM
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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1348This is Commander Chris to Ground ControlI confess, chococat, that as much as I truly admire Hadfield, I, too, really hate that last song he released with Ed Whatsisface. The CBC has been using it as a blunt weapon on just about every show they broadcast. But I think his cover of Space Oddity is very nice on its own, even if it is auto-tuned, and the video really sells it. Yes, his face probably looks different in space than on earth because of the shift in blood volume and other bodily... [maudlin3:53 PM on May 12, 2013I wish we could arrange for everyone that meets him at landing to be dressed in ape costumes.
Ghostride The Whip3:26 PM on May 12, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1346We can’t download a banh mi.“Cuisine exists in a cultural realm where people can engage in status displays,” says Kyle Rees, communications manager at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. As far as I'm concerned, the time when this guy gets a real job battling genocidal robots from the future can't come soon enough.escabeche1:31 PM on May 11, 2013Cat FontMeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1344Riker sits downI never, ever noticed this. What a great clip and a great thread. Also, it lead me to discover this Riker clip, loving titled, "Thanks a fucking lot, Riker."kbanas6:34 PM on May 8, 2013Two things:
- This may be the greatest Mefi thread I've ever encountered.
- GUYS. GUYS GUYS. Y'all need to know about the Riker Lean.
duffell6:23 PM on May 8, 2013This chair is my sun and stars. It is known.
The Riker Who Mounts the World1:35 PM on May 8, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1341"Let Wisconsin be the test case. Let us lead the way."
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1340These words are more than fifteen thousand years old.
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1339Glenn Hubbard: why do we need Social Security?Basically the canard is "the money is all gone" because the government has to print the checks and there's no vault made of stolen Fort Knox gold full of $1,000 bills with a big SOCIAL SECURITY diamond-studded sign flashing above it. It's only guaranteed by the most powerful largest institution ever, the same standard-bearer for the AAA rating which admittedly has been abused by ratings agencies but not so far to my knowledge by the government. Basically we... [more]
lordaych11:47 PM on May 4, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1338The first days of the screensaver: Magic and Flying ToastersThe greatest screensaver ever is JOHNNY CASTAWAY, it's this guy who's stuck on an island and he does all sorts of stuff. Eventually he escapes the island, and he's stuck in this boring office job dreaming of the island. Then you see him parachuting out of a plane and landing back on the island and jumping for joy.pravit6:40 PM on May 4, 2013Terminator vs Alien, and other unlikely death matchesThe Borg vs Jorge Luis Borgesdontjumplarry10:25 PM on May 4, 2013Remembered, NeXTHere's my tangential NeXT story. When I was in the Navy in 1985, I had purchased my first Macintosh, one of the 512k, Banana Jr. types. Which made me into something of a proselytizer for the platform. Apple could do no wrong. In 1986, I got into a (drunken) argument with my fellow lobbyists about how to pronounce Steve Jobs name. I was adamant that it was "Jobes" and my buddies were adamant that it was "Jobs".... [disclaimer3:31 PM on May 3, 2013