You Shall Know Our Verbosity!

IMG_5219IMG_5219 by Lo-Res Viscera (cc by-nc)

I've been having a lot of fun creating little monuments to asininity like this lately. — duffell

Star Trek episode, Dave Eggers book, or Mountain Goats song? is a fiendish Buzzfeed quiz by Mefi's own duffell. Projects post here.

04/21/19
by taz

How to Sorry

IMG_9089IMG_9089 by V31S70 (cc by)

This master class in How to be a Garbage Person has taught me ... Mefite yes I said yes I will Yes uses "Real Housewives of New York" to answer the question "How do you apologize?" (Also great, apologize like a ridiculous 12 year-old).

04/20/19
by taz

MetaFilter Totes for sale!
You can now head over to TopatoCo and get yourself a "[more inside]" canvas tote!

04/19/19
by cortex

I can be your long lost pal

still from Tales from Earthseastill from Tales from Earthsea, Studio Ghibli

On Ask Metafilter, kandinski asks about The mythical power of knowing someone's "True Name"

04/19/19
by taz

Some Pig!

Flying PigsFlying Pigs by BugMan50 (cc by-nc)

the electrophysiological component is in my wheelhouse ... biogeo does a fantastic job of breaking down various aspects of that news story about scientists restoring some activity in dead-pig brains.

04/18/19
by taz

Make us one with everything

Pizza be with you. #dailydrawing #1869 #cheesusPizza be with you. #dailydrawing #1869 #cheesus by Chris Piascik (cc by-nc-nd)

History teaches us that the arc of the mefi universe is long, but it bends toward pizza: Twelve years ago, after a mid-game rain delay ... eereeess um pizza, Jane the Brown answers, "If someone wanted to survive solely on pizza?, and — especially for SFF fans — How David Weber Orders a Pizza. Lazaruslong schools us about pineapple pizza, and los pantalones del muerte remembers, it was pretty funny to see an entire class of college students quietly whispering 'spin' and 'pizza'.

Meanwhile, visiting the recent past, wet noises intensify, and does mustard ever belong on a pizza?, while the dusty vaults cough up the ever-popular Is Pizza a Sandwich? and Greg Nog asks about favorite VERY UNUSUAL or RARE pizza toppings. Pizza!

04/17/19
by taz

Sleeper Cell

Mattress photoMattress photo by Ty Carlson on Unsplash

"Mattress retailer here ..." In Ask Me, xedrik offers the lowdown on the knotty problem of mattress pricing, and what's worth more, inside.

04/15/19
by taz

Mefi is Lit

'Luna' (1997) by Quint Buchholz'Luna' (1997) by Quint Buchholz by Plum leaves (cc by)

For the bookishly inclined ...

From Mefi: Sue Halpern writes In Praise of Public Libraries for The New York Review of Books | Extraordinary 500-year-old library catalogue discovered | When Zora and Langston Took a Road Trip | Lost-children stories and Australia's uneasy mythology

On Fanfare: Hugo Nominated Short Stories, and 2019 Hugo Nominee for Best Graphic Story, On a Sunbeam, (more Hugo awards discussion here)

Popular on Ask Me: Looking for mystery and crime fiction that feature an Asian protagonist or a predominantly Asian cast of characters | Looking for post-post-collapse fiction | What to read after The Goblin Emperor? | What's next after Middlemarch? | Where to start with Lois McMaster Bujold?

04/14/19
by taz

nudge, nudge ...

Good old stick shift. I love driving a manual. #GTI #VW #StickShift #MKV #manual #Driving #fun #Car #DailyDriver #SixSpeedGood old stick shift. I love driving a manual. #GTI #VW #StickShift #MKV #manual #Driving #fun #Car #DailyDriver #SixSpeed by fujimatt (cc by)

flabdablet's tips for teaching stick.

04/13/19
by taz

Disk World?

DiscworldDiscworld by CarbonNYC [in SF!] (cc by)

Black hole time! PhysicsMatt answers why the accretion disk is a disk rather than a sphere, and RedOrGreen explains a bit about interferometry (and other stuff) in the Mefi thread on the reveal of the first black hole image.

04/12/19
by taz

Way to Bee

If You Have A Bee In Your HandIf You Have A Bee In Your Hand by thedailyenglishshow (cc by)

Mefite colossal tells a touching tale of bees, and a boy, and a bedroom, and a plan gone very, very wrong in Johnny Wallflower's post The charming habits of bees. (Fair warning: Sometimes our Johnny shares such sweet stories of apian inclinations. This is not one of those times.)

04/11/19
by taz

Think Again!

hexagonal cross-stitch symmetry samplerhexagonal cross-stitch symmetry sampler by Craig S. Kaplan via isohedral.ca

Rethinking seeds, from the ground up: "no one had ever asked him to select for flavor" | Rethinking the rectangular weave cross stitch grid: Mad weave is triaxial | Rethinking procrastination: "Procrastination has nothing to do with self control" | Rethinking the "gold standard" for assessing scientific truth: Scientists rise up against statistical significance

04/10/19
by taz

Lost in the LOC

The Library of Congress - Reading RoomThe Library of Congress - Reading Room by Glyn Lowe Photoworks (cc by)

Right now I am reading about how to make Mrs. Harriet Hubbard's Recamier Moth and Freckle Lotion. — jessamyn

A vast black hole of text waiting to suck you in, never to be seen again. Bye! — njohnson23

If you haven't explored it yet, don't miss A Random Walk Through The Library of Congress: LOC Serendipity, a fun discovery project by Mefi's own metasunday.

04/09/19
by taz

An Unsolved Mystery

Billboard with mystery images and text

Bizarre cult? Weird geo-caching thing? Red-herring by local eccentric? Unexplained Russian girl scout artifact? Prop for a play? Art installation? Alternate reality game? Film prop? What was this bizarre billboard on the Cornish coast.

04/08/19
by taz

Show us the love

Hold It In Your HandsHold It In Your Hands by B Tal (cc by-nc)

Besides saying 'I love you,' were there things that your family (or other important adults in your life) did to show you that you were loved and appreciated?

How were you shown you were loved as a kid?

04/07/19
by taz

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