132: During Pre-Roll We Talked About The Dacia
Jessamyn and cortex are back with another monthly podcast episode!

09/01/17
by cortex

Hurricane Harvey

As expected Harvey has intensified into a HurricaneAs expected Harvey has intensified into a Hurricane by NASA Goddard Photo and Video (cc by)

Mefites discuss Hurricane Harvey and check in on Metatalk.

These Kids Bring Honor to Us All

Hua Mulan screenshot

...this is kinda amazing. i do not know who made this or how but somehow i am glad it exists. aielen

cubby has posted Hua Mulan, a rather amazing, quirky "live action version of Mulan, with a cast of quite talented child actors," and LEGO Damashii spotted the side-by-side with the Disney version. Great stuff!

08/26/17
by taz

Are plants sentient?

Ent feet..Ent feet.. by MiddleEarths (cc by)

Fantastic first post from Stonkle!

08/20/17
by taz

You WHAT?

Falling or Flung?Falling or Flung? by M.Christian (cc by-nc-nd)

I've further subdivided the In The Bathroom category of MefiWiki::YouWHAT. I hope you people are happy. A comment from zamboni in the Proper Way to Prepare a Toothbrush Ask Me thread reminds us about the excellent, amusing, and instructive Mefi Wiki section on "all the threads that have exposed the shocking practices of our fellow Metafilterians."

08/14/17
by taz

[This is Good]

Beer FoamBeer Foam

Don't miss filthy light thief's post on Kasou Taishou, or 欽ちゃん&香取慎吾の全日本仮装大賞 (translation: Kinchan and Katori Shingo's All Japan Costume Grand Prix), with many fun examples of "'faking' cinematic special effects on a live stage"

08/13/17
by taz

You say "Tomato," I say "помидор"

DP2M3705  Tomato from the Dacha GardenDP2M3705 Tomato from the Dacha Garden by carlfbagge (cc by-nc-nd)

Why are so many tomato varieties and cultivars from Russia? in Ask Metafilter

08/12/17
by taz

Day of Hubris

DryerDryer by jon|k (cc by-nc-nd)

So on day one, I load a towel into the drier and hop in the shower because I am a wise man. Yes, it was as decadent as you imagine...

Flyingfox discusses the lesser known perils of nano-bathrooms, stacked dryers, and the adventurous bather in The UK and USA: two proud nations divided by damp, grey underwear thread.

08/08/17
by taz

an epic trip to say the least ...

fox photo by Vincent J MusiPhoto by Vincent J Musi

She fed me cookies and coffee in her lab in Siberia

Photoslob talks about meeting Lyudmila Trut, and other numerous adventures, while working on a story about domestication in animals for National Geographic in a great comment in the How We Really Tamed the Dog thread about how Russian researchers bred a new tame fox species in just 60 years.

08/07/17
by taz

"I hear that this is not a skill that everyone possesses"

FartFart by Pochestorie (cc by)

Ask Metafilter answers the burning question: Is silent farting a skill everyone can pick up?

08/06/17
by taz

Kill w/Fire

NO JUNK MAIL, PLEASENO JUNK MAIL, PLEASE by Cabanillas.- (cc by)

furnace.heart's super fucking glorious guide to stamping out junk mail

08/05/17
by taz

Best Of The Web #131: Today. Server Time.
Jessamyn and cortex catch up on a weird busy month on and off MetaFilter in the latest podcast episode.

08/04/17
by cortex

July Best Post Contest results

Trophy presented to Don Bradman, 1948Trophy presented to Don Bradman, 1948 by State Library of South Australia (cc by)

The July Best Post contest results are in!

mathowie transfers ownership of MetaFilter to cortex

MetaFilter founder mathowie has transferred his ownership of the site to cortex, who has been managing the site for the last 2+ years after Matt's departure to work for Slack in 2015. Here's a MetaTalk post with the details.

07/31/17
by cortex

Wet feet dry feet

Miranda drying offMiranda drying off by kyle tsui (cc by)

Another edition of, who's doing it wrong? Do you step on your bathmat with wet feet?

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