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Weekend chillout reading: collections, DIY builds, classic tv logos, and rhyming synonyms

The last one...The last one... by isfullofcrap (cc by)

ben30's kid wants to know, are there any synonyms that rhyme?

Chrysostom's post about classic physical special-effects in TV logos drew a bunch of other fun examples in the comments.

Do you know what a billhook is? Well, jedicus found one guy with a huge encyclopedic website about 'em -- and in the comments, zamboni gave an amazing list of "one person's highly-specific passion" websites.

While we're at it, how about pjern's thread of unbelievable garden sheds. And did you catch mrbill's thread a while ago about the amazing garage renovation detailed in a novel-length forum thread?

Thella asks, what do I do with this really weird banister situation in my apartment?

Making room for pronouns on the profile page
Heya, we've tweaked the "Gender" field in Preferences to include "...and/or pronouns". Here's the MetaTalk announcement.

05/15/17
by cortex

128: Dumpin' m' beef with Jess and Josh
Hey, the new podcast is late but it's here and here it is!

05/11/17
by cortex

Eurovision 2017

Semifinal 1 EUROVISION 2008Semifinal 1 EUROVISION 2008 by proteusbcn (cc by)

It's Eurovision time! Jump in today with Tuesday's Eurovision semifinal, and find future installments at Fanfare's Eurovision Club.

Do sneezes freeze in cold weather?

Frozen-Sneeze VittorioFrozen-Sneeze Vittorio by Emanuele Longo (cc by)

eotvos talks about sneezing while at the South Pole at -70s °F ... and mucus control while wearing a balaclava. Apparently, s'not that pretty.

05/02/17
by taz

Of Beetles and Bats

My VW Rabbit's 10 year birthday - by the date on the sticker. 168131 miles.My VW Rabbit's 10 year birthday - by the date on the sticker. 168131 miles. by wbaiv (cc by-sa)

Mefites share their old Volkswagen stories, and animal-stuck-in-house stories

Science!

Science WorldScience World by GoToVan (cc by)

Drunken mushrooms, remote control hand muscles, what an EKG really shows, the telescope that lets us see bees on the moon, and more! Come share your best science facts and stories in this week's Metatalktail Hour thread.

"There are some questions of Muppet ontology that resist easy answers."

The MuppetsThe Muppets by tracilawson (cc by)

You're old enough now, it's time we had the talk: where do Muppets come from?

April is the coolest month

Illustration Friday - MailIllustration Friday - Mail by The hills are alive* (cc by)

Great first post from needlegrrl, A good handwritten letter is a creative act celebrating April as (US) National Letter Writing Month.

Also see hippybear's Metatalk thread April Showers Bring May Flowers about posting "simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts" this month. (Also open to discussion for a May posting theme.)

04/12/17
by taz

Best of the Web #127: I Have No Tabs And I Must Stream
In the latest podcast episode, cortex and jessamyn do their humble darnedest to catch up on the last two months of MetaFilter.

04/03/17
by cortex

Introducing the Faves & Flags roleplaying system

Flags & Faves player manual cover, featuring floating head of mathowie

Reality not doing so hot? Opt for a dose of fantasy, with the Faves & Flags roleplaying system, complete with a handy character generator!

04/01/17
by cortex

Scratching Around in Ask Me ...

Happy Easter!Happy Easter! by The hills are alive* (cc by)

Chickenologists calculate Gaston's breakfast needs, while other Mefites try to Whisk up the best salted oatmeal cookie recipe, file helpful insights about a career in records and information management, support the seeker of a "bralette for the large of boob," and dig for gold in search of authors with a gift for beautiful metaphors and fiction that make you see daily life differently.

03/24/17
by taz

I'm sure you've never been involved in a completely pointless argument...

Not getting InvolvedNot getting Involved by TarikB (cc by-nc)

So if you want to see what one looks like, go ahead and amble over here for your edification.

03/23/17
by taz

State of MetaFilter, 2017
Hey, folks! Here's an update from cortex on the State of MetaFilter. (Spoiler: things are ok!)

03/22/17
by cortex

Highlighting the best bits from the MetaFilter universe

MetaFilter started as a community weblog in 1999, later added question and answers, then music by members, jobs, projects by members, a podcast, and finally an area dedicated to meetups.

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