"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

after the week we've had...

are you feeling like you really, really need a laugh or two? MetaTalkTail hour has you covered with member choices for "The Best Memes!"

09/30/18
by taz

They are the Champions

Bohemian Hotel SunsetBohemian Hotel Sunset by Thanks for over 2 million views!! (cc by)

Bohemian lifestyle got you down? Rhapsody in Blue on the radio? Long threads have a tradition... Boat on over and check it out.

Weird family ways

Mefites recall: What's a weird thing your family did that you thought was normal until you moved out?

#144: A Cold Goose
It’s episode 144 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast! cortex and jessamyn talk about Westfalia camper vans but manage never to make a joke about lengthy treaties. Also, lots of MeFi stuff.

09/04/18
by cortex

Rat Raze

politician.politician. by boulanger.IE (cc by)

A great thread on Alberta and it's apparent singular lack of rats, plus everything you didn't know that you really, really wanted to know about Warfarin.

08/27/18
by taz

Buy, Buy Birdy

Seeking Sinister Bildungsromans

The Secret History

rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto is looking for "a specific type of novel that is the definition of "comfort" for me - a loner attends a school/college, is adopted by an inner circle (usually led by one charismatic member), and after a period of euphoria realizes that there’s something sinister afoot."

08/25/18
by taz

Mnemosyne's River

“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ by See-ming Lee (SML) (cc by-nc)

Don't forget to remember to check out Wolfdog's fascinating post on augmenting long-term memory, featuring an essay on personal memory systems by Michael Nielsen.

08/18/18
by taz

Mayo, the inside scoop

rolls royce mayonnaiserolls royce mayonnaise by jules:stonesoup (cc by)

Alright. I've been a high end cook/chef and I've also worked for as 'Big Mayo' a company as you can in the world. I know mayo inside and out - from making it in small batches, to mass production and sourcing, to which demographics and some indication as to 'why' those demographics buy it ...

Nanukthedog shares a generous dollop of knowledge.

08/16/18
by taz

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