http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - 10/13/15 03:04:50 - 12/04/04 09:21:16
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2152“the art of turning fiction into fact.”I do like how, when viewed from one angle it looks like steps leading to the top of 1 WTC but from the opposing view it's almost completely blocked by it, which is a nice way to inter greater with a neighbor (aside from that one view where it looks like it's about to fall over.)
The overall design of the WTC plaza is a bit ...Caprica City for my tastes. Mass Effecty? It seems like it won't age well but anything that hangs on long enough becomes an icon , it's just a bit tame.
The Whelk4:27 PM on October 12, 2015MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2151Your Network at PlaySome quick thoughts: Rich people are more visible than working people. They have larger social networks, they are broadly speaking more popular (for obvious reasons), and their jobs (typically jobs coordinating subordinate workers rather than themselves directly producing anything) put them in positions where large numbers of people are forced to pay attention to them in order to make a living. Although there are few of them, they occupy the position that the baseball... [
You Can't Tip a Buick12:53 PM on October 10, 2015Ask MeFi post: How to communicate with someone who just lost their speaking?When I was doing hospice volunteer work, we were told that the vast majority of communication is nonverbal. This was evidenced to me when I had a long series of intimate and cogent communications with a hospice resident who spoke no English to my total lack of Chinese (of any variant).
This was followed closely by series of encounters with someone who had no verbal language. Followed by a novitiate in a silent monastery with sign language from 1098 -- where the... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by janey4712:52 AM on June 23, 2013MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2149‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast,’ Secretly TV’s Most Influential Showborborygmi, I loved those old Council Of Doom homepages, and I'd make a FPP about them if they still existed on the internet. Here's a classic exchange from the linked site: BRAK: Hello, Mr. Hand Towel Puppet!!! You smell like feet. HAND TOWEL PUPPET: Hello, Brak. We finally meet. There's so much to tell you but the most important thing is... you should know that the rest of them condescend to you. You must escape and find your truth path in life.... [
JHarris3:04 PM on October 8, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2148"Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them."Not for the first time I'm surprised at how, when an interviewer asks a question that probably represents a fairly widely held viewpoint in the world; when that question elicits a fascinating and eloquent response; and when the interviewer has the professional savvy and guts and openness to criticism to use the response in her copy, which she certainly didn't have to do, thereby permitting us to discuss the whole thing in the first place… …this apparently makes her a... [more]oliverburkeman9:54 AM on October 8, 2015‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast,’ Secretly TV’s Most Influential ShowThe Brak Show is the greatest television show ever created in any genre. I will bow up hard on anyone who disagrees. HONOR IS AT STAKE.echocollate5:48 AM on October 8, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2146On what street did you lose your childlike sense of wonder?I once worked somewhere that had a higher-than-average security check for when you called tech support. They asked you about five of these questions - and then asked you to WRITE YOUR OWN question. When you called tech support, they would read you two of the pre-selected ones, and then the one you wrote.
At the time I filled that out, I was feeling a little oppressed by the corporate lifestyle, and so for the self-generated question and answer, I... [
EmpressCallipygos9:22 AM on October 5, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2145I Missed You in the Rain