Grab bag again

Vintage Helping Hand Novelty Transistor Radio, Offered As A Promotional Item By General Mills For Hamburger & Tuna Helper, A Premium Resources International (PRI) Product, Made In Hong KongVintage Helping Hand Novelty Transistor Radio, Offered As A Promotional Item By General Mills For Hamburger & Tuna Helper, A Premium Resources International (PRI) Product, Made In Hong Kong by France1978 (cc by-sa)

Uncovering the internal anatomy of the Hamburger Helper mascot, what science doesn't want you to know

We need Ruth Bader Ginsburg puns for Halloween

Canadian Mefites share their stories, saying goodbye to Gord Downie

People are psyched for Black Panther

Little-known Locally Famous

Loose MeatLoose Meat by FotoEdge

What's an obscure food specialty of your local area, that nobody from outside your area's ever heard of?

What's a comedy or music act, famous in your area, that nobody from outside your area's ever heard of?

Grab bag

mitred noro blanketmitred noro blanket by Alex "Skud" Bayley (cc by)

I need a new delightfully tedious hobby!

Can you help with this mystery photo of 1860s woman?

Live video translation by a random person, and telecom in the Faroe Islands

Breathe In, Breathe Out ...

between the yearsbetween the years by AlicePopkorn (cc by-nc-nd)

Need some calming games? Fizz posts Self-Care Jam Games, "meant to give you a moment to breathe, reflect, literally take care of yourself," and members add some of their favorite calming games in the thread.

by taz

"all that I know, too, in my bones"

Carinderia (Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya)Carinderia (Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya) by ~MVI~ (warped) (cc by)

It had been over a decade since I'd eaten a proper lechon, but god, I remember the first pork sandwich that I had at that place, and it was like all of the old memories had reawakened. With the flourescents, the heat, the prevalence of trucker caps, and the plastic tablecloths, this place wasn't all that different from the karihans that I remembered...

bl1nk on finding echoes of the Philippines in the American South.

by taz

Lose yourself to dance

DanceDance by milfodd (cc by)

just_ducky wants to watch AskMe's favorite dance videos

133: Eggs On Your Pegboard
It's episode 133 of the MetaFilter Monthly Podcast, with cortex and jessamyn.

by cortex


ConnectedConnected by hosszuka (cc by-sa)

Following the news from around the world -- threads worth digging into, as Mefites share their insights on:

- the forthcoming Catalan independence referendum in Spain
- the just-completed election in New Zealand
- the "most ridiculous constitutional crisis" in Australia, and
- the scandal leading to the collapse of the government in Iceland.

Slabs 101

slab upslab up by chris kuga (cc by)

Come ride the waves with not_the_water's great post about slab surfing

Fusion cuisine, UK/USA

Fish and ChipsFish and Chips by garryknight (cc by)

For a party, help me think of typical UK foods to make with US ingredients, or vice versa

Draining a pool, but not that way

Frogs in the Pool...Again!Frogs in the Pool...Again! by Gatorgoon (cc by-nd)

How do you drain a pool?

'ear, 'ear!

Greater One-horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)Greater One-horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) by warriorwoman531 (cc by-nd)

September 6th, 2017: the day thousands of Mefites checked for foulness behind their ears for the very first time Elly Vortex

Melismata asks why the backs of her ears sometimes smell like rhinoceros ass ... and Mefites have answers!

by taz

Hurricane Irma

A post on the blue for general discussion of Hurricane Irma, and a Metatalk for affected Mefites to check in.


Exit?Exit? by konstriktion (cc by-nc)

A Florida member asks for advice about a possible evacuation to Orlando ahead of Irma, pet friendly and disabled accessible.

Arachnid-friendly Mefite gets suggestions for temporarily rehoming the spiders that live in the old wooden window frame in their kitchen. Reason: landlord coming to inspect the leaky window!

by taz

Loafing around on Mefi

Cakes & Bakes: BonnagCakes & Bakes: Bonnag by H is for Home (cc by-nc)

Jane the Brown has a fascinating comment on 19th century home bread making in ShooBoo's fresh, piping hot post "The Rise of Baking Powder"

by taz

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