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SciFi on the HiFi

Tuning InTuning In by Evans Archive (cc by-nc-nd)

Presented for your consideration, Iridic's M I N D W E B S post tunes in an historic archive of semi-dramatized readings of classic science fiction tales by some of the genre's best authors, preserved from weekly broadcasts aired by WHA Radio in Madison, Wisconsin

by taz

Misty waterbed memories (and some sugar)

Waterbed for the backyardWaterbed for the backyard by Clintus McGintus (cc by-sa)

Hedonism time! Share your waterbed stories, and learn the secrets of making your own granulated caramel for baking.

Prince wake

Prince NSJPrince NSJ by PeterTea (cc by-nd)

Come share your Prince stories. Mefi member Clinging to the Wreckage lives near Prince's house and delivered a Mefi tribute there.

Weirdness, secret tunnels, haunted houses, goats, the usual

GoatGoat by (cc by)

In jessamyn's post about the man who lived in a huge secret apartment in the landmark historic theater he rescued, other stories of secret spaces including secret tunnels all over a city.

Gimme some stories of goats misbehaving!

...or some eerie spooky stories that aren't gross or horrible

...or some websites with fun interesting stuff for when the news gets me down.

True Blue Loo

Bags of Family FunBags of Family Fun by Steve Rhode (cc by-nc-nd)

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.

by taz

Strange Far Places

bottom_cthulhubottom_cthulhu by missmonstermel

I have a thing for eldritch abominations, alien geometry, fridge horror, and general nightmare fuel. I want more, pretty please!

In Ask Metafilter: Feed me the nightmare fuel

by taz

It's all about that hot pod

This Bears Watching

3-eyed Bear3-eyed Bear by Brandon James Scott (cc by-nc-nd)

Please Don't Ursinate in Pool! – Atom Eyes

Shibori's first post about a video of a home pool invasion by bears is a fun thread with some great anecdotes from nevercalm and Nerd of the North.:

a bear that is not much larger than a traditional stuffed teddy bear is quite strong enough to do whatever it wants, fuck you very much

After several months of eating nothing but salmon, you'd be pretty desperate for a Breath Saver, too.

"I don't know," I said. "What do you think it is? I have an idea but it's kind of disgusting."

by taz

The Invisible Effort of Emotional Labor

CaryatidsCaryatids by rknickme (cc by-nc-nd)

Epic thread on Emotional Labor offers dozens of great stories, academic studies, and personal insights into how our lives depend on constant and under-recognized emotional work, mostly performed by women. Come read along – this thread might change how you look at your marriage, or your parents, or your workplace.

Also: the author of the article responds; a personal assessment checklist on AskMe; and the emergence of an emotional labor tax haven, Crone Island, where tacos and margaritas await the weary. 🍹

by taz

Talkin' 'bout Mom's g-g-generaaaation

Let's dance MommyLet's dance Mommy by W. Visser

Mefites share memories of moms and their music in the current "What is Mom Rock?" thread.

by taz

"I work for Nike, developing new models of shoes..."

concept sketch of shoe art

Member rodeoclown shares an incredible story of designing custom Nike shoes along with a young diabetes patient, and the extra lengths they went to make it really great.

One "on the side" project I've been lucky enough to do was creating a special shoe for a 10-year-old boy as part of a long-running fundraiser (for the past 10+ years, Nike has worked with kids from the Doernbecher Children's Hospital here in Portland, letting them design custom shoes, actually bringing them into production, then selling and donating all proceeds to the hospital... ~$8 million dollars raised so far.)

by mathowie

So you want to impregnate a pig...

small pigsmall pig (cc by)

MonkeyToes owns a farm and has learned to do lots of strange things not taught in school, like how to help impregnate a pig:

The key, at least from my end, was to keep her calm and more or less still for the five or six minutes it took my husband to remove the cap from the semen container, fit it into his end of the spirette, and gradually squeeze its contents down the long tube.

by mathowie

Competitive Fit Bitting

w00tw00t by @boetter (cc by)

In an effort to improve everyone's fitness, MeFi member barchan relates the story of competing for the most daily steps against her parents:

Not long after we started, my parents both started catching up to me, even without the handicaps. This is great! I thought. And because you can't help but compete with your own fitbit, I started upping my daily totals. And so did they. And so did I. And so did they.

by mathowie

The cows still speak fondly of him

Mr. HicksMr. Hicks by Ryan Brunsvold (cc by)

For as long as I live, whenever I pass a field of Texas wildflowers; I'll remember summer days spent lying in clover and wildflowers, listening to the trains, watching the sky kaleidoscope, and laughing my fucking ass off while Bill went off on one thing or another. I watched him explain philosophy to a cow once. I'm pretty sure the cow understood. I have never laughed so hard in my life.

dejah420 remembers Bill Hicks

by taz

Quick hit
Insider take worth reading: former writer and editor at Television Without Pity, Linda Holmes shares her memories and the staff she worked with at TWOP on the announcement of it shuttering.

by mathowie

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