'Ween Cuisine

Kryptonite candy glows under UVKryptonite candy glows under UV by Bekathwia (cc by-sa)

This is a weird question about a fantasy my son has about "cooking" with Halloween candy. For months he's been talking about making "Sweet Stew," a "recipe" he made up in which the Halloween candy is ground up in the food processor and then mixed with peanut butter. Is there any real recipe for something we can make with Halloween candy?

Is there a recipe that will use up Halloween candy?

by taz

Radio active voice

The Brox Sisters tune their radioThe Brox Sisters tune their radio

I'm working on a performance bit that uses 1920s diction, but there's something I'm missing. What are the elements of the popular radio voice that make it distinctive?

Some interesting answers to monkihed's interesting question, Linguists: what makes the 1920s voice so distinctive?

by taz

Putting the F-E-A-R in Metafilter

halloween cathalloween cat by silversolo (cc by)

Hallo, weenies! Mefi posters are celebrating spooky season with a hoard of horrorfying and macabre media. Hope you survive enjoy!

Best Books To Read For Halloween (we love the member recommendations in comments, too)

The 25 best horror movies since 2000 (Mefites might have a few Opinions)

13 Old Time Radio dramas to scare the pants off you

1970s BBC Radio's The Price of Fear with Vincent Price

Grainy, Spooky, Streaming VHS rips of classic 80s horror movies

Triggerfinger's big collection of Horror and Chill

by taz

Mefi Miscellany

SaydeeSaydee by Ranger Robb

Grab bag time!

Got a cold? Folk remedies from around the world.

What's that thing embedded in the street? Why, it's a recycled cotton gin part.

Thinking of buying a Gudetama, the egg with ennui? Be sure to check the butt.

Want an earworm? Comedy group All India Bakchod offers this song about social media creeps.

Want to be weepy for pets? Mefites share their old dog stories and old cat stories (comic by Mefi's own Narrative Priorities).


Painting over a muralPainting over a mural by WarmSleepy (cc by)

Some interesting ideas and answers in mermaidcafe's Ask Me post looking for examples of erasure in architecture, audio recordings, science, art, and other fields.

by taz

Secret Diaries in a small world

Astrid Lindgren notebookPages from one of Lindgrens' notebooks. Photo credit: Andrea Davis Kronlund / Kungliga Biblioteket via spiegel.de

It's a small world. This man's granddaughter - whose wartime letter was read by Astrid Lindgren and copied in secret - teaches my daughter violin.

Three blind mice comments in the Astrid Lindgren wartime diaries thread on his friendship with the son of the letter-writer whose missive to his brother led Lindgren to write: "Hitler apparently intends to transform all of Poland into a ghetto, where the poor Jews will die of hunger and filth..."

by taz

Peace, Order, and Good Government

Mosaika Light Show on Parliament HillMosaika Light Show on Parliament Hill by Jamie McCaffrey (cc by)

O Canada! Come join the party in the Canadian election thread! It's been a dramatic campaign with a dramatic result (celebration starts here). For intensive Mefi coverage of the runup to the big day, see here.

Meanwhile in the baseball playoffs, the Toronto Blue Jays were involved in the bizarre play of the year (oh btw they're still in contention, and there's another thread for the NL series too).

And heck, while we're at it, let's throw in some misty watercolor memories of the late-90s happy hardcore scene in Toronto.

Tuck In

Afternoon Tea Paskeston Hall, PembrokeshireAfternoon Tea Paskeston Hall, Pembrokeshire by Hippy-dippy

Food and drink from the Mefi larder: Can't find the ingredient you're missing from your native cuisine? Try these immigrant food substitutions. What should we do with our leftovers? The ingenuity of meatloaf. If you don't have leftovers for lunch, enjoy packed lunches from around the world.

How can I feed my picky child? A reassuring answer.

Washing in milk, historic mealtimes, and why food was served cold to the rich, explained in unexpected facts about everyday life in the past.

Let's get serious about tea or go to Kentucky for a tour guide to bourbon country.

Danf has passed away

danconcertdanconcert by danf

I'm sad to report that long-time MetaFilter member and just genuinely good dude Danf passed away yesterday after a long illness. There's a MetaTalk thread about his passing, if you'd like to say something.

Dan was among other things a musician, and posted several recordings to MetaFilter Music over the years, from Fahey-esque guitar compositions to old-time spirituals.

He was a wonderful member of this community and will be dearly missed.

by cortex

Trailing along with AskMe

Camping gear inside a tent in FloridaCamping gear inside a tent in Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida

AskMe's got some camping hacks (pack a spare belt buckle, toothpaste in a contact lens case, and respect the all-important footcare)... But how to pass time on the trail?

Hassle the kids with rhyming phrases? Okey dokey, artichokey! Or we could teach them about picking their friends and picking their nose, in French.

We could swap stories of academic detective work, or the majesty of history's most destructive animal swarms. Or just noodle over what to put in my collection of glass bottles.

Fruits of Firstpost September

Hamilton hand-netting for macro-plankton from Aurora / by Frank HurleyHamilton hand-netting for macro-plankton from Aurora / by Frank Hurley by State Library of New South Wales collection

We've wrapped up FirstPost September! A big thank you to julen for organizing and to all the posters who took part.

Great stuff to give a second look under these tags:

FirstPost (from building a medieval LEGO village, to visiting the last audio cassette factory, to this farewell from the bad boy of Canadian dance)

FirstTimeLongTime (did you see the fake Shakespeare play? You can visit Horace Rumpole to see it in person!)

SecondPost (such as Strunk and White, Grammar Police), and even ThirdPost (how about a bot that makes villanelles from tweets).

"OMG! I read about this in Cinemagic back in the day, but never saw it until just now"

Will Hart Holding Mike Jittlov on His Right Shoulder - The Wizard of Speed and Time PAL VHS Cover - 1988Will Hart Holding Mike Jittlov on His Right Shoulder - The Wizard of Speed and Time PAL VHS Cover - 1988 by CthulhuWho1 (Will Hart) (cc by)

Passed hand-to-hand among geeks on VHS and screened at sci fi cons in the 1980s, flash back to The Wizard of Speed and Time, a stop-motion live-action superhero short handmade by Mike Jittlov in 1979, and the cult feature film it inspired. First post by turtlebackriding.

"if that's all stop motion he's a fucking genius!" Madman, genius--the line is so fine.

Last Day for Mefi Survey

WPA Land use survey map for the City of Los Angeles, book 3 (San Fernando Valley from Canoga Park District to Van Nuys District), sheet 12 (360)WPA Land use survey map for the City of Los Angeles, book 3 (San Fernando Valley from Canoga Park District to Van Nuys District), sheet 12 (360) by Fæ

Inspired by xkcd's survey, Rock Steady took community input to create The Big MetaFilter Survey 2015. Today's the last day to participate -- the survey will close tonight. Data to be released shortly thereafter for your quantificational enjoyment.

Dragon Shout Out

end result example of Ryvar's Skyrim moddingend result example of Ryvar's Skyrim modding

I guess it's time I finally write a serious comment about Skyrim modding. Here goes...

Ryvar completes his quest with an amazing comment on what you need to mod your world, like a boss dragonslayer.

by taz

long time ago when we was fab

Mikel vinylMikel vinyl by aspitos4kids (cc by-nc)

Fun question in Ask Me: You spin me right round baby right round like a what? "I need songs with specific lyrics which I can play for my daughter which represent antiquated technology that she has no real understanding of."

by taz

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