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

#womensmarch

Heartland (crop)Heartland (crop) by rubixcom (cc by)

Don't miss the great posts so far for Women's March, by women members of Mefi for the month of March!

03/18/17
by taz

Getcher NCAA college basketball tournament brackets

Now, that is a bracket!Now, that is a bracket! by frankieleon (cc by)

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is upon us, there's a Fanfare thread for live-watching, and Mefites are comparing predictions -- so hurry up and submit those men's and women's March Madness brackets if you want in.

126: Ask A Moderator call-in show
This episode of the MetaFilter podcast features voicemail questions from MeFites, with me and Jessamyn doing our best to answer 'em!

03/02/17
by cortex

Women's March

Image from page 118 of Image from page 118 of "Battlefield, 1916" (1916) by Internet Archive Book Images

It's March! Which means the kickoff of Women's March, a month where women are encouraged to post to the front page.

Call-in show: Ask A Moderator!
We're doing another call-in show! Dial the MetaFilter voicemail at (505) 663-6334 and pick our brains!

02/23/17
by cortex

Grab bag

Anableps anablepsAnableps anableps by rubund (cc by-sa)

zamboni with the facts about giant diamonds, the Venus lander, and what this has to do with export taxes.

Can a fish see out of water? Wolfster introduces us to the amazing anablep, the fish whose eyes are bifocals.

Pogo_Fuzzybutt reflects on "one of the better" pizzas he's had -- the day began with a hiker falling off a cliff (Spoiler: don't worry, the hiker lives).

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