Mefi Mall 2016 is open

At the Cobbler's ShoppeAt the Cobbler's Shoppe by AJ Photographic Art (cc by)

Shop local! Come on over to the Mefi Mall to check out your fellow Mefites' wares -- or list your own store, if you've got stuff for sale. Or drop by the Metatalk thread.

Best Of The Web #123
This month's episode of the MetaFilter monthly podcast, for your consumption.

11/30/16
by cortex

Cookies and Talktails!

birthday cake martini with sprinkles in a glass and dipped strawberriesbirthday cake martini with sprinkles in a glass and dipped strawberries by Berries.com (cc by)

Reminder: Just a few days left to sign up for the amazing, fabulous 2016 Metafilter Cookie Swap! Also, if you are looking for a soothing politics-free zone with cool pets and warm chat with other Mefites, check out the Metatalktail Hour thread!

11/21/16
by taz

Courage, Dear Hearts!

courage dear heartcourage dear heart by distelfliege (cc by)

We've borrowed the quidnunc kid's kind message of love and sharing to all of us to wrap up some touching, interesting, inspiring, educational, fun and/or funny posts to take our minds off certain recent events:

Dear hearts, I should write to you all and each only to say: you are dear, precious, lovely and great hearts. But my words are all worthless, and your honest hearts are greater than my useless words. Persist, I beg you; if we cry together maybe fate will let us halve our tears. But better that you have relief, if the Earth did not make hearts for only weeping.

11/14/16
by taz

US Election Day

i votedi voted by debaird™ (cc by-sa)

Current US election threads:
-Presidential/national-level discussion
-State- and local- level discussion

Election Chat room is open - for your liveblogging and freaking-out needs

Election Day MetaTalk - for meta-discussion and links to other threads

Give me your voting stories

Tell me about your election volunteering stories from this year... And in general what's it like to be a poll worker on election day?

Let's hear your election predictions

JHarris is running a MST3K marathon today

Give me awesome women's history documents..... and Give me awesome stories about activists getting it done.... and How did election results in the 1800s get transmitted?

and... Secret Quonsar sign-ups, only one day left!

Grab bag

Two SealsTwo Seals by Wootang01 (cc by-nd)

quiet coyote asks, My sweet old dog loves blankets, can she learn to tuck herself in? (Yes she can.)

thebrokedown says, I need some sweet nice tv shows to soothe my election-weary soul.

Join Mefi's intrepid geographic puzzlehounds in the ongoing thread working on this weekly map quiz.

Huron Bob's tale of unlikely skill, how I crushed a movie star in ping pong

mumimor wants to know all about making your own bacon, sausage, etc. at home.

Are you hungry for hollandaise? Get your recipes here for election breakfast, with bonus terrible joke.

Food mysteries: 7 Minutes of Madness asks, Do you pour soup on pies?

Did you know that Disney ghosts dance backward?

Watching Together

watching togetherwatching together by KellyReeves (cc by-nd)

Servo5678 on watching Iron Man with his grandfather.

Best Of The Web #122
Happy November! It's episode 122 of the MetaFilter monthly Best of the Web podcast with cortex and jessamyn!

11/02/16
by cortex

Tis the season

New Zealand-bound Quonsar Monkey - with ViewNew Zealand-bound Quonsar Monkey - with View by Mrs. Gemstone (cc by-sa)

Secret Quonsar sign-ups are open! Come join in Mefi's annual secret holiday gifto exchangeo -- it's easy and fun and you've got about a week to sign up.

Memento Mori

Two women pose with their skeleton friendTwo women pose with their skeleton friend by simpleinsomnia (cc by)

Have you felt it? It's been creeping up on us for some time now: Memento Mori October, a month worth of spooky posts by filthy light thief and Johnny Wallflower.

that's where I'm a-vining

Invasion - connect the dotsInvasion - connect the dots by Ales Kladnik (cc by)

The art of the tiny comedy - in recognition of the shuttering of Vine, come share your favorite vines.

RIP, Steven C. Den Beste

Longtime member Steven C. Den Beste has passed away.

Poems for shy people in love

ShyShy by akageorge (cc by-nc-nd)

In Ask Metafilter, beijingbrown asks about "poems or lines of poetry about love that is awkward, hesitant and quiet - filled with silences and mis-timings" ... while in other quests for words and sounds about feelings, thoughts and things, switcheroo seeks "songs that pick me up and make me want to live again after a long day of work," picklenickle is looking for good songs with lyrics that are hella gay, and slidell searches for children's rhymes and songs that are free of ghastly, scary, and offensive things.

10/21/16
by taz

govtdrone has passed away
Sad news: Louisiana MeFite govtdrone has passed away.

10/19/16
by cortex

Show us your pretties!

infini artworkinfini's Girl in the Wind by Midori Takaki

I'm feeling the need for some beauty and some MeFite sharing, so let's see (and/or read about) your favorite object of beauty in your living space

In Metatalk, Eyebrows McGee invites us up to share our etchings!

10/16/16
by taz

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