Last chance to fill in your Mefi March Madness brackets (men's and women's) before the NCAA basketball starts.
But I'm also morbidly interested in the manifestos of evil and ill individuals - I poured over Elliot Rodger's manifesto looking for clues as to what went wrong, but also out of pure morbid curiosity: why was he so hateful? What drove him to do what he did?
Dressed to Kill wants manifestos: Feminist manifestos. Communist manifestos. Murder manifestos. The more the merrier. Send me your most interesting manifestos.
What do you have for dinner that you make yourself in a relatively short amount of time and/or with relatively little effort? Help us figure out a variety of dinners to put on a meal-planning list!
Mrs. Pterodactyl is looking for a master list of recipes for convenient weeknight dinners (seafood and finny friends need not apply!)
I’ve flown 7 satellites and supported two launches.
Rob Rockets with a great answer to krautland's question about the ins-and-outs of satellite operations.
lately in MetaTalk:
Why, the site is a glorious peacock!: Announcing More Color for the Classic Theme
Mefi Podcast 114 is out: "I Say It's Spinach, And To Hell With It"
Discussing Books in Fanfare: Let's talk about books, baby
How YOU doin'?: What's new, MeFites? Have a life update you'd like to share?
Learning a thing or two, recently in Ask:
And in Mefi blue, Start Your Art Journey Today: a series of drawing lessons for free for all beginners and anyone looking to refresh their artistic skills
Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:
Good luck finding parking: "The Precarious Architecture of 7 European Cliff Cities"
The REMAINS of Greenland project is attempting to locate and preserve archaeological sites in Greenland before they are lost to the destructive effects of climate change
Italians Compare the Arrival of Starbucks to the Apocalypse: pjsky's roundup of the unthinkable
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History is a project publishing the history of industry in the UK and elsewhere
"Being Iceland, it gets complicated": Saga Thing is a podcast about the Sagas of the Icelanders
Roadtrip like it's 1966: 1966 video photolog trips of selected highways via BC Ministry of Transportation
No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end: A short video from the British Geological Survey about Siccar Point
When I was a kid my Gran still had an outdoors loo. It was made of corrugated iron and next to the coal bunker, and when you were using it her - ancient, terrifying, inscrutable - neighbour Mrs Northsworthy would occasionally come out and bang a steel pan on the side. We never worked out whether she strongly objected to the very concept of bodily functions, or just liked to sow terror for its own sake. – sobarel
Do you want to read Mefites' terrific tales of terrifying toilets? Of course you do.
Recently in MetaTalk:
Mefi kicks it old skool with the resurrection of the Mefi Gopher server
and Greg Nog issues a Mefi Cover Challenge to "record a cover of a song that you only know about because it was in a post on metafilter." (Previous Mefi Music challenges here, and the first Mefi Music Podcast with greenish here.)
Dr. Carla Hayden could be the #nextLOC: President Obama announces his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress
A peek into the traveling libraries of light house keepers: "When he visits a lighthouse that has a library he takes it away and replaces it"
"Obama's face has been etched out": A short video tour of the library at Guantanamo
Plus, a popular favorite from the vaults: Remember, if approached by a librarian, keep still. Do not run away.
And, recently in Ask Me: Why are comics and graphic novels catalogued as nonfiction in libraries?