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Bloggers who have referred the most visitors to The Atlantic Online in 2006:
Andrew Sullivan
Boing Boing
Political Animal
Daily Kos
The Washington Note
The Corner
Talking Points Memo
Power Line
The Guardian
Persian Blog
posted by Cranberry to MetaFilter-Related at 9:15 PM (97 comments total)

Registration is required for Atlantic Monthly so I just posted the list. We are number 3; should we try harder?
posted by Cranberry at 9:17 PM on April 8, 2006

, meet Cranberry; Cranberry meet ,
And no.
posted by peacay at 9:23 PM on April 8, 2006

Probably from that famous "how to care for an introvert" article.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:36 PM on April 8, 2006

Foods recognized on the 4/9 shopping list of Kwantsar:
posted by Kwantsar at 10:07 PM on April 8, 2006

Teas recognized on the shelf thing at the top of the oven:
Jasmine Green
Orange Pekoe
Gypsy Peach
Forest Green Assam
PG Tips
Licorice Spice
posted by cortex at 10:14 PM on April 8, 2006

Things I am wearing:
posted by thirteenkiller at 10:17 PM on April 8, 2006

Fish in my pants:
Basking Shark
posted by TimeFactor at 10:28 PM on April 8, 2006

Small bits of food currently caught in my braces:
Pine nuts
posted by scody at 10:48 PM on April 8, 2006

Books on onalark's deskshelf:

Advanced Calculus
Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables
Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition
Principles of Mathematical Analysis
Applied Partial Differential Equations
Code Complete 2
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (4th Ed)
Numerical Methods for Engineers
Learning Matlab 7
Refactoring to Patterns
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Probability & Statistics
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Introduction to Electrodynamics
Physics of Fluids
Matlab Documentation
Scientific Computing
Numerical Recipes in C++
Numerical Linear Algebra
Math into LaTeX

I am such a huge nerd (*sigh*)
posted by onalark at 10:54 PM on April 8, 2006

You had an Italian version of chicken korma for dinner tonight, scody?
posted by jonson at 10:55 PM on April 8, 2006

Nope, but that sounds fantastic! I had pesto, then ate a macaroon.
posted by scody at 10:57 PM on April 8, 2006

Phrases that sound like "Atlantic Monthly":

Coast of Amalfi
A long tick, mon flea
A man in thermopyllae
Ad-land ick monthly
Semantic monopoly
posted by vacapinta at 10:59 PM on April 8, 2006

Unwatched anime DVDs on my counter:

Girl's Bravo
Divergence Eve
Nurse Witch Komugi
My Neighbor Totoro
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 11:16 PM on April 8, 2006

Band name: Long Tick and the Mon Fleas
posted by Balisong at 11:16 PM on April 8, 2006

Custom knife makers currently making balisongs:
Darrel Ralph:
Larry Davidson:
Terry Quinn:
Mauricio Dobruski:
29 Knives:
Charles Marlowe:
Chris Crawford:
Allen Elishewitz:
Smith and Bolton Knives:
Ralph Turnbull:
posted by Balisong at 11:18 PM on April 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

Things that are Itchy:

The inside of my right upper arm.
A little spot on the inside back of my left knee.
A tingly spot on the back of my neck, and also in my right ear.
My left scrotum. Do I have two scrota?
posted by five fresh fish at 11:20 PM on April 8, 2006

Rapid Offensive Units:
Trade Surplus
Killing Time
Frank Exchange of Views
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:30 PM on April 8, 2006

Cocktails I have consumed in the last month:
Whisky sour
Scotch highball
Rum and Coke
Cuba Libre
White Russian
Old Fashioned
Cosmopolitan (invented in Minnesota!)
Captain's Mosseknuckle
Brandy Manhattan
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:43 PM on April 8, 2006

We are number 3; should we try harder?

Boing Boing is number two.

There is no place to go but up!

woo-hoo... we rule... or something?
posted by cedar at 11:56 PM on April 8, 2006

Crap. I wish I read this thread before posting. I'll go away quietly now. Really. I will.
posted by cedar at 11:59 PM on April 8, 2006

Astro Zombie, what's the name of this drink?

Orange Juice
Southern Comfort

..."A slow, comfortable screw, up against the wall"!

Is this thread dead yet, or can we keep beating on it?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:18 AM on April 9, 2006

posted by Cranberry at 12:36 AM on April 9, 2006

posted by Rhomboid at 12:44 AM on April 9, 2006

Manuscripts Dr. Seuss never got around to finishing:
Boing Boing
Pike, Perch, Crappie, Basking Shark
Learning Matlab 7
A Long Tick, Mon Flea
Do I Have Two Scrota?

posted by rob511 at 12:49 AM on April 9, 2006

Some things on exlotuseater's desk right now:

paduak knock-type trick box with inlay.
rosewood hinge-pin box.
225 ml. erlenmeyer flask with dura-sharp scissors hanging in it.
hand-carved figurine from Bali of a man representing all the sadness in the world.
a wooden toy spinning top shaped like a rhomboid.
a mini slinky.
an Akan of Ghana replica gold-dust box plated in 25k gold.
a petri dish with matches, nail-clippers, a small bubble-level, keys, a glowing skull key fob, rubber bands, a 1oz spray bottle of Estée Lauder's Pleasures for Men, an allen key pushpins, and another keyfob from El Cencerro Talabarteria.
A Soma Cube.
a draftsman's lamp.
3 yellow highlighters, one with little red sticky-flags in the barrel.
Several Pilot Precise V5 pens.
Cube notepads, Post-it notes of various sizes, and index cards.
Other flags, in several colors.
Altoids, Tangerine candies.
a figurine of a seated gargoyle with crossed arms.
Two glass cylinders, done in the latticino style.
a staedtler Mars Plastic eraser.
a Pentel 0.5 mm graphite drafting pen.
a granite rock drilled as a paperweight/pen holder.
two academic papers, one on The Tragedy of King Richard III and one on Lorrie Moore's How to Become a Writer.
a plastic letter-opener.
a flat panel monitor.
a clear plastic ruler.
Various notes, bills, scrap paper, and a napkin to put my mate gourd on.
An opaque red "Page Pal" document stand.
a .5 ml glass vial with a small drill bit in it.
a broken shell from the beach, taken the last time I was there.
a stopwatch.
a hand-drawn floor plan for my condo living room, various cut-outs to represent furniture.
a small compass. [for drawing circles]
a small compass. [for determining magnetic North]
posted by exlotuseater at 12:52 AM on April 9, 2006

ps catalogues are fun.
posted by exlotuseater at 12:59 AM on April 9, 2006

Bands, whose music I have downloaded today on a whim, but will probably never get around to listening to:

Norma Jean
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Robots Ate Me
Autopilot Off
Armor for Sleep
Arch Enemy
Sonica Artica

I have too much bandwidth.
posted by Drunken_munky at 1:22 AM on April 9, 2006

On my floor:

a learn to speak german cd.
24hr book.
various prospectii or prospectuses.
a dvd of 'together'.
doctor martens boots (with hole).
remains of rolling tobacco.
memory card.
etnies (with hole).
readers digest world atlas.
camera tripod.
'the new york school photographs 1936-1963'.
copy of shavers weekly.
camera instruction manual.
bits of paper.
passport photocopy.
photoshop cs2.
Civ 3.
art of war.
a large jumper that i was looking for everywhere.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:28 AM on April 9, 2006

I hate when I loose my large jumper.
posted by Balisong at 2:17 AM on April 9, 2006

Oh Aye , thats him , big Duncan.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:25 AM on April 9, 2006

*runs in, clears everything off exlotuseaters desk onto sgt. serenity's floor, throws Steven C. Den Beste's DVD's in there, stirs briskly, suspiciously eyes fish in pants, runs away*
posted by disclaimer at 2:42 AM on April 9, 2006

Ten Mefites whose usernames make me hungry:

madamjujubes (close enough)
five fresh fish
posted by vacapinta at 3:03 AM on April 9, 2006

Todd Lokken
posted by fixedgear at 3:12 AM on April 9, 2006

Favorite town names, Orkney Mainland:

Click Mill
Hall of Tankerness
Breck of Cruan
The Barony
Kierfold Ho
Glimps Holm
posted by milquetoast at 3:31 AM on April 9, 2006

Things I have found in my navel:

a surgical staple
Obsession for Men
a plastic toy soldier
chicken satay
my self-absorption gazing back at me
Thomas Dolby's nose
a McSweeney's feature
posted by horsewithnoname at 4:35 AM on April 9, 2006

posted by Slithy_Tove at 4:43 AM on April 9, 2006

Characters who appear in either Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) or in Street Fighter EX (1996), but not in both:

Allen Snider
Blair Dame
Cracker Jack
Darun Mister
Doctrine Dark
Pullum Purna
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:57 AM on April 9, 2006

Best friends of my computer

posted by peacay at 5:01 AM on April 9, 2006

Tracks on Junior Senior's latest album, Hey Hey My My Yo Yo:

Hip Hop A Lula
Can I Get Get Get
Take My Time
Itch U Can't Scratch
We R The Handclaps
I Like Music (W.O.S.B.)
Ur A Girl
No No No's
Dance Chance Romance
Happy Rap
posted by sveskemus at 5:03 AM on April 9, 2006

(Not trying to creep people out. I just love how Whitman borrows from Homer.)
posted by bardic at 5:04 AM on April 9, 2006

Time it now takes for a Metafilter thread to devolve into asshattery :

2 seconds
before the original poster even presses submit.
posted by crunchland at 5:07 AM on April 9, 2006

Messages where I meant to say "Metatalk" instead of "Metafilter" :

that last one.

posted by crunchland at 5:14 AM on April 9, 2006

Highest-rated movies in IMDB's shot-in-the-leg category:

Band of Brothers
Pulp Fiction
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket
The Wild Bunch
Ying xiong
Die Hard
posted by cerbous at 5:38 AM on April 9, 2006

States of being:

posted by terpsichoria at 6:12 AM on April 9, 2006

List-making asshats (alphabetically):

Astro Zombie
Atlantic Monthly
Faint of Butt
five fresh fish
Steven C. Den Beste
posted by kyleg at 6:14 AM on April 9, 2006

Reasons to never go outside:

Avian flu
Mad cow
Guinea Worm
Angry drunks
Africanized bees
Africanized avian flu (pending)
The world hates you
posted by dgaicun at 7:17 AM on April 9, 2006

(He goes up to Cyrano, who is watching him, and with a conceited air):
Sir, your nose is. . .hmm. . .it is. . .very big!

CYRANO (gravely):

THE VISCOUNT (laughing):

CYRANO (imperturbably):
Is that all?. . .

What do you mean?

Ah no! young blade! That was a trifle short!
You might have said at least a hundred things
By varying the tone. . .like this, suppose,. . .
Aggressive: 'Sir, if I had such a nose
I'd amputate it!' Friendly: 'When you sup
It must annoy you, dipping in your cup;
You need a drinking-bowl of special shape!'
Descriptive: 'Tis a rock!. . .a peak!. . .a cape!
--A cape, forsooth! 'Tis a peninsular!'
Curious: 'How serves that oblong capsular?
For scissor-sheath? Or pot to hold your ink?'
Gracious: 'You love the little birds, I think?
I see you've managed with a fond research
To find their tiny claws a roomy perch!'
Truculent: 'When you smoke your pipe. . .suppose
That the tobacco-smoke spouts from your nose--
Do not the neighbors, as the fumes rise higher,
Cry terror-struck: "The chimney is afire"?'
Considerate: 'Take care,. . .your head bowed low
By such a weight. . .lest head o'er heels you go!'
Tender: 'Pray get a small umbrella made,
Lest its bright color in the sun should fade!'
Pedantic: 'That beast Aristophanes
Names Hippocamelelephantoles
Must have possessed just such a solid lump
Of flesh and bone, beneath his forehead's bump!'
Cavalier: 'The last fashion, friend, that hook?
To hang your hat on? 'Tis a useful crook!'
Emphatic: 'No wind, O majestic nose,
Can give THEE cold!--save when the mistral blows!'
Dramatic: 'When it bleeds, what a Red Sea!'
Admiring: 'Sign for a perfumery!'
Lyric: 'Is this a conch?. . .a Triton you?'
Simple: 'When is the monument on view?'
Rustic: 'That thing a nose? Marry-come-up!
'Tis a dwarf pumpkin, or a prize turnip!'
Military: 'Point against cavalry!'
Practical: 'Put it in a lottery!
Assuredly 'twould be the biggest prize!'
Or. . .parodying Pyramus' sighs. . .
'Behold the nose that mars the harmony
Of its master's phiz! blushing its treachery!'
--Such, my dear sir, is what you might have said,
Had you of wit or letters the least jot:
But, O most lamentable man!--of wit
You never had an atom, and of letters
You have three letters only!--they spell Ass!
And--had you had the necessary wit,
To serve me all the pleasantries I quote
Before this noble audience. . .e'en so,
You would not have been let to utter one--
Nay, not the half or quarter of such jest!
I take them from myself all in good part,
But not from any other man that breathes!
posted by grumblebee at 7:42 AM on April 9, 2006

posted by blue_beetle at 7:52 AM on April 9, 2006

Once I wrote down on the empty spaces of a time-table the names of those who came to Gatsby's house that summer. It is an old time-table now, disintegrating at its folds, and headed "This schedule in effect July 5th, 1922." But I can still read the gray names, and they will give you a better impression than my generalities of those who accepted Gatsby's hospitality and paid him the subtle tribute of knowing nothing whatever about him.

From East Egg, then, came the Chester Beckers and the Leeches, and a man named Bunsen, whom I knew at Yale, and Doctor Webster Civet, who was drowned last summer up in Maine. And the Hornbeams and the Willie Voltaires, and a whole clan named Blackbuck, who always gathered in a corner and flipped up their noses like goats at whosoever came near. And the Ismays and the Chrysties (or rather Hubert Auerbach and Mr. Chrystie's wife), and Edgar Beaver, whose hair, they say, turned cotton-white one winter afternoon for no good reason at all.

Clarence Endive was from East Egg, as I remember. He came only once, in white knickerbockers, and had a fight with a bum named Etty in the garden. From farther out on the Island came the Cheadles and the O. R. P. Schraeders, and the Stonewall Jackson Abrams of Georgia, and the Fishguards and the Ripley Snells. Snell was there three days before he went to the penitentiary, so drunk out on the gravel drive that Mrs. Ulysses Swett's automobile ran over his right hand. The Dancies came, too, and S. B. Whitebait, who was well over sixty, and Maurice A. Flink, and the Hammerheads, and Beluga the tobacco importer, and Beluga's girls.

From West Egg came the Poles and the Mulreadys and Cecil Roebuck and Cecil Schoen and Gulick the state senator and Newton Orchid, who controlled Films Par Excellence, and Eckhaust and Clyde Cohen and Don S. Schwartze (the son) and Arthur McCarty, all connected with the movies in one way or another. And the Catlips and the Bembergs and G. Earl Muldoon, brother to that Muldoon who afterward strangled his wife. Da Fontano the promoter came there, and Ed Legros and James B. ("Rot-Gut.") Ferret and the De Jongs and Ernest Lilly--they came to gamble, and when Ferret wandered into the garden it meant he was cleaned out and Associated Traction would have to fluctuate profitably next day.

A man named Klipspringer was there so often and so long that he became known as "the boarder."--I doubt if he had any other home. Of theatrical people there were Gus Waize and Horace O'donavan and Lester Meyer and George Duckweed and Francis Bull. Also from New York were the Chromes and the Backhyssons and the Dennickers and Russel Betty and the Corrigans and the Kellehers and the Dewars and the Scullys and S. W. Belcher and the Smirkes and the young Quinns, divorced now, and Henry L. Palmetto, who killed himself by jumping in front of a subway train in Times Square.

Benny McClenahan arrived always with four girls. They were never quite the same ones in physical person, but they were so identical one with another that it inevitably seemed they had been there before. I have forgotten their names--Jaqueline, I think, or else Consuela, or Gloria or Judy or June, and their last names were either the melodious names of flowers and months or the sterner ones of the great American capitalists whose cousins, if pressed, they would confess themselves to be.

In addition to all these I can remember that Faustina O'brien came there at least once and the Baedeker girls and young Brewer, who had his nose shot off in the war, and Mr. Albrucksburger and Miss Haag, his fiancee, and Ardita Fitz-Peters and Mr. P. Jewett, once head of the American Legion, and Miss Claudia Hip, with a man reputed to be her chauffeur, and a prince of something, whom we called Duke, and whose name, if I ever knew it, I have forgotten.

All these people came to Gatsby's house in the summer.

posted by grumblebee at 7:54 AM on April 9, 2006

Red fish
Blue fish
One fish
Two fish
posted by cortex at 8:11 AM on April 9, 2006

Items on my laptop's desktop:
Macintosh HD
Burn Folder
posted by I Love Tacos at 8:27 AM on April 9, 2006

No one's mentioned that TimeFactor has crappie in his pants. lolz/
posted by puke & cry at 8:33 AM on April 9, 2006

The seconds in your life you've lost reading this comment and the corresponding seconds to earlier moments of your life.

1 - The first all blue screen in Trois Colour: Bleu
2 - Where your cousin said the first expletive you ever heard.
3 - When you saw the tear form in her eye.
4 - When the bat slammed the ball and in your heart you knew you had just hit your first home run.
5 - Waiting for her to take her first breath.
posted by ?! at 8:47 AM on April 9, 2006

1. it was six fucking weeks ago
2. fuck the swear jar
3. breakfast salad
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:53 AM on April 9, 2006

Y'know, this sort of silliness happened on Citadels, along with all the serious discussion. There was a lot to be said for Hue's system design. Very good for community-building, it was.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:08 AM on April 9, 2006

fresh fish:

posted by languagehat at 10:09 AM on April 9, 2006

These are not numbers:

posted by Balisong at 11:02 AM on April 9, 2006

Bears Destroying America:

posted by Balisong at 11:04 AM on April 9, 2006

Grumblebee, every year I name my fantasy football team the "West Egg Pulpless Halves."
posted by dersins at 11:16 AM on April 9, 2006

My measurable tempature over the last three days:

(damn avian flu)
posted by edgeways at 11:16 AM on April 9, 2006

posted by exlotuseater at 11:17 AM on April 9, 2006

Things that, after watching the evening news, I think might kill me:

Avian Flu
Drive By Shootings
Kids Who Play Violent Video Games
Illegal Immigrants
Improvised Explosive Devices
Cell Phones
Housing Bubbles
Pirated Music
Global Warming
Anderson Cooper
posted by Staggering Jack at 11:29 AM on April 9, 2006

my grandparents:

meat and potato pie
sugar on tomatoes
prawn salad
that funny smell
leaving coca-cola to let the bubbles go out
that fizzy drink brand with the cool bear
burnt, sad, cakes
motorbike in the hall
the cellar with a weak wall through to the neighbours in case you were bombed
no central heating, but electric blankets
watching starsky + hutch
posted by andrew cooke at 11:44 AM on April 9, 2006

Three novels by Henry Sackerman promoting group marriage:
The Crowded Bed
The West Bank Group
The Love Bomb
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:51 AM on April 9, 2006

My ties:

White with grey stripes
Red with blue flowers
Black with red stripes
Dark blue with red stripes
Yellow leather
Another brown one
Blue with white flowers
Red with blue arrows
Dark blue with blue and grey stripes
Pink with blue dots
posted by sveskemus at 11:58 AM on April 9, 2006

dersins, that is absolute genius.
posted by matthewr at 12:01 PM on April 9, 2006

Stuff that has appeared on the Lost World TV show:
1. Evil blonde queen
2. Glowing hallucinogenic fungus
3. Vaguely Aztec human sacrifice aficionados with bad wigs, pleather T-shirts & skorts
4. Vampires, with neo-gothic castle & creepy mists
5. Miscellaneous savages of all types, some dancing
6. Missing links
7. Ape Men who like to eat human flesh
8. Druids
9. Lizard men who act like ancient Romans
10. Giant Bees in a Giant Beehive
11. Demon possessed shaman
12. Fruit of immortality
13. Dinosaurs
posted by mygothlaundry at 12:03 PM on April 9, 2006

1. fish
2. pants
posted by quonsar at 12:07 PM on April 9, 2006

Directory of C:\

Documents and Settings
Program Files

4 File(s) 12,314,154 bytes
5 Dir(s) 26,372,820,992 bytes free

posted by Jimbob at 12:19 PM on April 9, 2006

Oh, and suddenly I get ROU_Xenophobe's name. The Culture!
posted by Jimbob at 12:21 PM on April 9, 2006

quonsar@meepzorp:/$ ls -l
total 128
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root     4096 2006-03-17 22:59 bin
drwxr-xr-x    3 root    root     4096 2006-03-17 23:00 boot
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root       11 2006-01-06 15:19 cdrom -> media/cdrom
-rw-------    1 quonsar quonsar   240 2005-12-19 19:34 control~
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root     4096 2006-01-06 15:24 debootstrap
drwxr-xr-x   13 root    root        0 2006-04-09 07:37 dev
drwxr-xr-x  108 root    root     8192 2006-04-08 23:02 etc
drwxr-xr-x    4 root    root     4096 2006-01-08 20:44 home
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root     4096 2006-01-06 15:20 initrd
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root       29 2006-01-06 16:06 initrd.img -> boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-10-686
drwxr-xr-x   19 root    root     8192 2006-03-25 21:47 lib
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root    49152 2006-01-06 15:19 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x    4 root    root     4096 2006-04-04 19:15 media
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root     4096 2005-10-05 05:37 mnt
drwxr-xr-x    3 root    root     4096 2006-01-06 17:10 opt
dr-xr-xr-x  105 root    root        0 2006-04-07 22:41 proc
drwxr-xr-x   17 root    root     4096 2006-01-12 11:45 root
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root     8192 2006-03-25 21:47 sbin
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root     4096 2006-01-06 15:20 srv
drwxr-xr-x   10 root    root        0 2006-04-07 22:41 sys
drwxrwxrwt    9 root    root     4096 2006-04-09 15:34 tmp
drwxr-xr-x   14 root    root     4096 2006-01-06 17:02 usr
drwxr-xr-x   14 root    root     4096 2006-01-06 15:45 var
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root       26 2006-01-06 16:06 vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-10-686
posted by quonsar at 12:37 PM on April 9, 2006

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Ore inside m
Re inside mo
E inside mor
  inside more
Inside more
Nside more i
Side more in
Ide more ins
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posted by Eideteker at 12:45 PM on April 9, 2006

A random selection of 15 albums/works I have whose names include a, e, i, o, u and y:

Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays
Matthew Shipp - By The Law of Music
Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette - Rypdal, Vitous, DeJohnette
Gregg Bendian's Interzone - Requiem For Jack Kirby
Henry Purcell - Ode for St. Cecilia's Day -- Te Deum -- Raise, Raise, The Voice
John Cale - Music for a New Society
Clarence 'Tom' Ashley - Music Of Clarence Ashley 1929-1933: Greenback Dollar
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Trio, Op 50 in A Minor [Rubinstein Heifetz Piatigorsky
Brasil and the Gallowbrothers Band - The Band Plays On, the Dunes Move On (Caught Me with My Eyes Closed)
Henry Flynt - New American Ethnic Music vol 2: Spindizzy
Jim White - Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You See
Rova Orkestrova - An Alligator in Your Walled
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris, Concerto in F [André Previn]
Henry Flynt - Graduation and Other New Country and Blues Music
posted by kenko at 12:48 PM on April 9, 2006

This weekend I:

*smoked too much weed, which
*sent me to the ER with a panic attack, where they
*gave me some even better drugs that turned Friday morning into Saturday evening.
posted by ninjew at 12:56 PM on April 9, 2006

Unread books on my shelf:

The Kid Stays In The Picture - Robert Evans
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Wolf
The King's English - Kingsley Amis
posted by feelinglistless at 2:24 PM on April 9, 2006

Ways I have considered avoiding an upcoming public speaking engagament:

Feigned illness (before)
Flat refusal
Feigned illness (during)
Actual illness (self-inflicted)
Unexplained non-appearance
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:20 PM on April 9, 2006

Ailments I currently suffer from:

Herniated disc (L4-L5)
Splinter under the left index fingernail
Eczema on my right elbow

Ailements I currently do not suffer from:

Greasy bowl syndrome
Flesh eating disease
Flesh eating crabs
Flesh eating crabs with greasy bowl syndrome
posted by furtive at 3:21 PM on April 9, 2006

posted by jfuller at 6:04 PM on April 9, 2006

Things I found while Spring-cleaning my home office today:

Pringles tube I was using to store candy wrappers.
A ball my cat chased under the desk.
A bunch of unlabelled CD-Rs.
A government organic farming policy poster.
An ethernet hub I haven't used in years.
Part of a pair of headphones I destroyed when jumping up to answer the door while still wearing them.
An old-school Apple puck mouse.
A poster for an art show 3 months ago.
posted by Space Coyote at 7:12 PM on April 9, 2006

Number of times I have procrastinated today: 4
Number of loads of laundry completed: 1.2
Number of levels of Oblivion attained: 3
Number of sandwiches consumed: 2
Types of cheese on said sandwiches: 1
Types of meat on said sandwiches: 2
posted by disclaimer at 7:27 PM on April 9, 2006

The scratchy, sharp sea-grass on the Bolivar peninsula
A carpet of balsam needles at Lake Marcy, in the Adirondacks
Wild prairie sage, fields of it, in the Badlands
Stocklholm tar on the rigging of the Joseph Conrad
A new Martin D-15
Leafmold in springtime on the floor of the forest
Lobster cars at the Stonington Town Dock
Cow manure on the fields along the highway
Fresh basil right out of the garden
posted by Miko at 8:32 PM on April 9, 2006

List of bones of the human skeleton
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the skull (22):
* Cranial bones:
o 1. frontal bone
o 2. parietal bone (2)
o 3. temporal bone (2)
o 4. occipital bone
o sphenoid bone
o ethmoid bone
* Facial bones:
o 5. zygomatic bone (2)
o 6. superior and inferior maxilla
o 9. nasal bone (2)
o 7. mandible
o palatine bone (2)
o lacrimal bone (2)
o vomer bone
o inferior nasal conchae (2)
In the middle ears (6):
* malleus (2)
* incus (2)
* stapes (2)
In the throat (1):
* hyoid bone

In the shoulder girdle (4):

* 25. clavicle or collarbone (2)
* 29. scapula or shoulder blade (2)

In the thorax (25):

* 10. sternum
* 28. ribs (2 x 12)

In the vertebral column (24):

* 8. cervical vertebrae (7) incl. atlas & axis
* 14. lumbar vertebrae (5)
* thoracic vertebrae (12)

In the arms (6):

* 11. humerus (2)
o 26. condyles of humerus
* 12. ulna (2)
* 13. radius (2)
o 27. head of radius

In the hands (54):

* Wrist (carpal) bones:
o scaphoid bone (2)
o lunate bone (2)
o triquetrum bone (2)
o pisiform bone (2)
o Trapezium (bone) (2)
o trapezoid bone (2)
o capitate bone (2)
o hamate bone (2)
* Palm or metacarpal bones:
o metacarpal bones (5 × 2)
* Finger bones or phalanges:
o proximal phalanges (5 × 2)
o intermediate phalanges (4 × 2)
o distal phalanges (5 × 2)

In the pelvis (4):

* 15. ossa coxa (hip bones or innominate bones) (2)
* 16. sacrum
* coccyx

In the legs (8):

* 17. femur (2)
o 22. greater trochanter of femur
o 23. condyles of femur
* 19. patella (2)
* 20. tibia (2)
* 21. fibula (2)

In the feet (52):

* Ankle (tarsal) bones:
o calcaneus (heel bone) (2)
o talus (2)
o navicular bone (2)
o medial cuneiform bone (2)
o intermediate cuneiform bone (2)
o lateral cuneiform bone (2)
o cuboidal bone (2)
* Instep bones:
o metatarsal bone (5 × 2)
* Toe bones:
o proximal phalanges (5 × 2)
o intermediate phalanges (4 × 2)
o distal phalanges (5 × 2)

The infant skeleton has the following bones in addition to those above:

1. sacral vertebrae (4 or 5), which fuse in adults to form the sacrum
2. coccygeal vertebrae (3 to 5), which fuse in adults to form the coccyx
3. ilium, ischium and pubis, which fuse in adults to form the pelvic girdle
posted by Lynsey at 9:09 PM on April 9, 2006

posted by Lynsey at 9:11 PM on April 9, 2006

Members of the cat family that have non-retractable claws:
  • Cheetah
posted by jefbla at 9:34 PM on April 9, 2006

lyrics to that sesame street song:

one two three four five, six seven eight nine ten, eleven twelve.
posted by I Love Tacos at 9:44 PM on April 9, 2006

Number of ways that MeFites have surprised me today, by being funny instead of acting like a bunch of arseholes:

posted by dg at 10:02 PM on April 9, 2006

This shit's:
Off the hizzle
Full of beans
Surprisingly syrupy
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:20 PM on April 9, 2006

Keychain [a catalogue poem]

My mother once gave me a compass, so
“I wouldn’t lose my direction”.
It burned in a car fire. Now a new
one, on my belt, needle pointing skyward.

Three key fobs rattle, the print worn away,
the bounce and click a tight marching cadence.
Medals from a war of attrition, still
ongoing; “One Day At A Time” they say.

A finger-sized flashlight shows me the way:
a tiny beacon against stubbed toes at
midnight, tacks, bugs, crumbs, shoes and loose wires.
My magic wand, warding off the unknown.

Further down, a tiny green pocketknife
dangles, home to miniature scissors,
nail file, toothpick, tweezers and tiny blade:
knife useless for all but the smallest task.

Solid-state circuitry hangs just below,
zeroes and ones sit silently waiting.
Thirty poems packed neatly in plastic
and silicon—the size of this stanza.

A pint-sized, felt-tipped, black sharpie marker
for poetic graffiti—scrawled haiku
left in serendipitous locations
bringing smiles to frowning passersby.

Unsurprisingly, there are keys here too—
Siblings in sharp-toothed brass, a patina
from age, like two old pennies: controlling
ingress and egress—the bolt clicks, thunks shut.
posted by exlotuseater at 11:05 PM on April 9, 2006

This was fun! Thank you all for commenting. Shall we do it again next weekend in ?
posted by Cranberry at 12:45 AM on April 10, 2006

The inadequacy of starting out.
The innumeracy of calculus.
The ineluctable modality of the visible.
My houseplants.
posted by OmieWise at 1:51 PM on April 10, 2006

Deborah - Catholic girl
Carla - relatively strongwilled
Mary - alarming Negress
Susan - artist
Reno - nondescript
Cathy - enjoyed religion
Vicky - vocalist
Kamala - drummer
Scylla - prototypical pagan
Joan - realist
Sherri - feminist
Kathleen - shoplifting enthusiast
Seattle - nondescript
Karen - roping enthusiast
Jeannie - thoroughly grown up
Mary Ellen - flip flopper
Gloria - linguist
Mimi - revanchist
Marilyn - shamelessly unsatisfiable
Julie - man
Rhonda - italian vegan druggist
Patty - too cheap for meth
Linda - traditionalist
Katherine - much too pretty
Pauline - simplistic
Jean-Marie - Baudrillardesque
Gina - perfect lady
Jackie - fauxhawk
Sarah - modern dancer
Janet - quonsar
Tanya - Turkish leather enthusiast
Brenda - vegetarian
Roweena - artophobe
Dee-dee - sad family history
Debbie-Rae - happy family history
Nina - sad family history
Bobbie - sellout
Eloise - not a sellout
Terri - einsturzende neubauten enthusiast
Ronnie - one hit wonder
Jezebel - breatharian
Dinah - suicide
Judy - scientologist
Amyrantha - chosen to end this list
posted by felix at 3:05 PM on April 10, 2006

Lesser-known gateway drugs:

ugly mushroom
sex weed
purple rain
mexican piss nap
anabolic nuggets
posted by dgaicun at 3:51 PM on April 10, 2006

People who died:

Teddy sniffing glue, he was 12 years old
Fell from the roof on East Two-nine
Cathy was 11 when she pulled the plug
On 26 reds and a bottle of wine
Bobby got leukemia, 14 years old
He looked like 65 when he died
G-berg and Georgie let their gimmicks go rotten
So they died of hepatitis in upper Manhattan
Sly in Vietnam took a bullet in the head
Bobby OD'd on Drano on the night that he was wed
Mary took a dry dive from a hotel room
Bobby hung himself from a cell in the tombs
Judy jumped in front of a subway train
Eddie got slit in the jugular vein
And Eddie, I miss you more than all the others
And I salute you brother
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:29 PM on April 10, 2006

Looking at this list, Bobby dies a lot.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:30 PM on April 10, 2006

You bastards!
posted by dgaicun at 4:52 PM on April 10, 2006

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