Monday, December 26, 2011

Bow Tie Bow

Isaac made a (regular necktie) bow for his male gift yesterday.  I don't know if that is meta or so nearly meta, but a bow tie bow would definitely be meta!

It is ... and it isn't! anti metaprime!

I found this one at Fleur de Lis in Baton Rouge.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The difference between i.e. and e.g.


The abbreviation i.e. (i.e., that is) is often confused with other abbreviations (e.g., e.g.). The i.e. generally is used to introduce matter that is explanatory as opposed to being the name of an example or list of examples. If you can say for example as a substitute for the abbreviation, you want to use e.g., not i.e. Do not italicize or underline these abbreviations. Most sources recommend avoiding the use of Latin abbreviations except within parenthetical notes and some sources say not to use Latin abbreviations at all (use the English terms instead) except within citations or reference lists. Good advice.

The Chicago Manual of Style recommends using a comma after i.e. or e.g. in order to set off those abbreviations as introductory modifiers. Other resources say not to bother with the comma, but the comma makes good sense.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dead Heading...

...not sure if this is meta - or just punny - but it's funny!

Thanks, Pheas and Ducky!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Not your father's yellow cab!

A song called "Black Cab" sung by Jens Lekman in a black cab for a regular live music show called "The Black Cab Sessions." 

Thanks, Brian!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pot pot holder

Thanks! To Pheas, for catching it...and to ndear for the inspiration!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Literal Kitty Litter?

A Word (or two) A Day...

If a homological adjective is one that is true of itself, e.g. "polysyllabic", and a heterological adjective is one which is not true of itself, e.g., "bisyllabic", then what about "heterological?" Is it heterological or not? -Grelling's Paradox.

...which, of course, leads logically to:

Naive Set Theory (NST) , defined as the theory of predicate logic with a binary predicate \in, with the following as axioms:
\exists y \forall x (x \in y \iff P(x)) for all expressions P(x) with just x free
Substitute x \notin x for P(x). Then by existential instantiation and universal instantiation we have
z \in z \iff z \notin z
a contradiction. Therefore NST is inconsistent.

So, Naive Set Theory is a Metaprime Example? 
Thanks, Pheas.  (I think!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

8 Logo

...if you ever need a logo for the number 8!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meta Prime Time

Category:  What Are You Doing?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cousin Carolyn is on a roll...

Facebook post about cousins posted on Facebook by my cousin Carolyn:

A Sign from God...

Thanks, Cousin Carolyn!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Got a clue?

The anagram clue for the cryptic crossword in the Irish Times:


Thanks, Vanya!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Doorstop doorstop

Thanks, Cousin Carolyn!

I've been Occupied!

Thanks, Pheas!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's a, it's a, it IS a, it IS a chair...

Wonder if he got it at a big box store?

The very picture of procrastination? 

Thanks to my cousin Mark and his friends!

Picture of Man with Hat

Found by cousin Eric.  Thanks!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

U.S. Meta-mail problem

OK.  First of all, I had to have a new mailbox.  (Long story.) But the USPS won't deliver the mail to my house unless I have a mailbox.  But I couldn't find one in the first four stores I tried, so I thought I would order one online.  But if I had it sent by the USPS, and they wouldn't deliver my mail...because I didn't have a mailbox, then I couldn't get my mailbox delivered by the USPS, which requires that I have...

I choose ICED Tea myself, Ice T!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Only meta if it's from Missippi, though!

Otherwise, it's just ironic! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Well, of COURSE it is!

World English Dictionary
abbreviation for
1. three-letter abbreviation
2. three-letter acronym

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meta Comic Strip Meta

Thanks again, Pheas!

Sequential thanks, Pheas!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Mike's Remote

Hmmmm. ...locked out of this now?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Got dizzy trying to copy and paste this one!

Copied and Pasted

Please copy & paste this to your status if you are constantly being asked to copy & paste something to your status by friends who copy & paste things to their status. Many people won't copy paste & paste this , but my true friends will copy & paste it because you know this was copied & pasted from a dear friend in need of more crap to copy & paste!
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Well, DOES it?

Thanks Uncke David and his Uncle Honey!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Frame a frame

Thanks, Stacy!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Match this!

I've had this in my house for years. (Just love these things, obviously.)  It's a lighter, in case you haven't seen one.  Just realized that I love it because it's meta!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rhetorically speaking...

  • "Can I ask a rhetorical question? Well, can I?  (Ambrose Bierce)
  • Grandma Simpson and Lisa are singing Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind:": "How many roads must a man walk down / Before you call him a man?"
          Homer: "Eight!"
          Lisa: "That was a rhetorical question!"
          Homer: "Oh.  Then, seven!"
          Lisa: "Do you even know what rhetorical  means?"
          Homer: "Do I know what rhetorical means?"

Monday, July 11, 2011

You play Scrabble with these...

Thanks, Pheas' dad!

Fan of fan fans?

Found these at the OK Cafe in Atlanta.

M.E.T.A. squared

Thanks again, Pheas!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

But most of all...

Need I say more?

Category: Uncategorized


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

As a MetaFact, it IS a lonGUYland!



Fact of the Day: Long Island

Long Island is the 118.5-mile long island of New York State...
Thanks, Ducky!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cubed Swan


(which is very meta itself) 


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Meta Prime Time

Without getting too graphic, let's just say that there is a metaprime topic in the news.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pi Cutter

Cut your pie with pi

  • Cut your pie with pi.
  • Two blades of pizza cutting fury.
  • No math tests required to use.
Another great phind, Pheas!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Save the Meta-tees!

...from T-Shirt Hell: