147: We Forgot What We Were Gonna Call This One
It's episode 147 of the MetaFilter podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

11/30/18
by cortex

Mefi holiday times

Holiday times! Sign up by Dec 5 for the Mefi Cookie Swap! Check out all the great stuff made by Mefites, for sale on the Mefi Mall! And follow along with the fun in the Secret Quonsar thank-you thread!

Preparing to get our Jingle on!

holiday fenceholiday fence by Muffet (cc by)

Some Mefi holiday planning afoot: MeFi Holiday Card Exchange discussion here (sign up by Friday 11/23); submit your shop and/or do some shopping at the Mefi Mall featuring member goodies for sale; Mefi's traditional MST3K Turkey Day is on (but happening on Nov. 18th, not on Thanksgiving Day); if you signed up for Secret Quonsar 2018, don't forget that the send-by date is December 1!

11/17/18
by taz

rtha in hospice
Heya, y'all, some heavy health news about long-time user rtha. Come say hi to her and gingerbeer, share cat pics, etc.

11/08/18
by cortex

US Midterm Election Day, 2018

It's US midterm election day. Follow the main Election Day post on the blue, and the Voting check-in Metatalk. There's also Mefi Election Chat for really livebloggy moments; the regular catch-all thread for non-election US politics stuff; venting thread for primal screams; positive steps Mefites have taken; AskMe's on where to read election analysis and watch coverage online.

Currently sharing voting stories (and expressions of support from non-US friends) in Metatalk

11/06/18
taz

#146: Go vote!
New podcast episode!

11/05/18
by cortex

Time's ticking for secret quonsar signups!

Kurz vor Mitternacht - Roter Wecker im Schnee mit TannenzapfenKurz vor Mitternacht - Roter Wecker im Schnee mit Tannenzapfen by verchmarco (cc by)

If you'd like to participate in the gift exchange, please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, November 9. Participants will find out who they have drawn on Sunday, November 11, and the gift send by (or on) date is Saturday, December 1.

11/05/18
by taz

World Series 2018 on Fanfare

Baseball fans come on along - Dodgers vs Red Sox, the MLB World Series chat and watch is happening on Fanfare.

"a genetic predisposition for dog doodling"

school workbook doodle18th century school workbook doodle via The Museum of English Rural Life

I think what I like best is that it reminds me of my own school maths book, except my handwriting was rubbish and the doodles were of my scruffy Jack Russell rather than sporty rabbit chasing dogs.

Richard Beale was my great great great grandfather ... It's been very weird to see my ancestor's doodles going viral: Mefi's own intensitymultiply on encountering the MERL's popular twitter thread about an 18th century teen's mathematics workbook

10/10/18
by taz

🎃🎃 All Hail THANKTOBERFEST!!! 🎃🎃

Save it for a rainy day.Save it for a rainy day. by Neal. (cc by)

Proudly smushing up holidays since ... well, since 2018, MetaFilter is pleased to bring you Thanktoberfest, a chance to share things you're thankful for, make posts about awesome things you're grateful exist, thank other Mefites for their awesomeness, and just generally spread good vibes and gratitude

10/09/18
by taz

What is the best cookie recipe?

Funfetti CookiesFunfetti Cookies by nancyhoang (cc by-nc-nd)

The only requirement - the recipe you choose should either be a recipe that you've made (ie, not just a random version on the internet) or you should have evaluated it and determined that it looks like a well-written recipe.

Frowner asks: These are terrible times and I'm fixing to eat my feelings ... what is the best cookie recipe?

10/09/18
by taz

Fall ball

Baseball! The heroes, the villains, the extra inning games. Come to Fanfare for all your baseball playoff discussion needs: first the division series, then the NLCS and ALCS (Brewers/Dodgers and Astros/Red Sox).

145: I Don't Know A Cellphone!
It's episode 145 of the MetaFilter podcast, with cortex and jessamyn chatting about all sorts of nonsense as is their nonsensical wont.

10/03/18
by cortex

Relics of a well spent youth

e-werk_1996-09e-werk_1996-09 by saintsebastion (cc by)

... Unlike the stereotype, we were all straight-edge kids. No drugs. No alcohol, even. We just showed up at the club before 9pm for free entry, drank water all night, and then drove home. The only money out of pockets might be a slice of greasy pizza at 3am. It was a fantastic way to be young for a while. bl1nk

Mefites reminisce in the Rave Flyer Archive thread.

10/01/18
by taz

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