Winter Wishes

may all your holiday wishes come truemay all your holiday wishes come true by rockinmonique

MetaFilter Cares 11th Annual Gift and Donation Drive now in Metatalk.

(Also, ps: don't miss the traditional Jingle Rock Bell sacred observance)

12/09/19
by taz

Little Signs of Love

I love you PisaI love you Pisa by CJS*64 (cc by-nc-nd)

In Ask Metafilter, What small gestures have made you feel loved?

12/08/19
by taz

Deep Scroll

Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off HawaiʻiHohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi by NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research (cc by-sa)

More people have been to the Moon than the Hadal Zone.

Dive into motty's post of Neal Agarwal's awesome deep sea scroller to view unfathomable mysteries of the vasty depths, meter by meter

12/07/19
by taz

158: 158: Keep Them Scrollwheels Scrollin', Though The Browser's Slowin'
Hey, it's epsiode 158 of the MetaFilter podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

12/03/19
by cortex

A Short (hand?) Mystery

QuestionQuestion by hikabu

In Ask Metafilter: can anyone make sense of these glyphs/symbols?

12/03/19
by taz

He Who Casts the First Stone

Siege of GondorSiege of Gondor by Masked Builder (cc by)

deeply nerdy pedantry about LotR and history.. I'm down! — drewbage1847

LOTR fans are enjoying Chrysostom's post on a historian’s look at the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson’s Return of the King.

12/02/19
by taz

"Uma-Me"

Shiromi Mentai - close-up - Shira Nui AUD5.50 eachShiromi Mentai - close-up - Shira Nui AUD5.50 each by avlxyz (cc by-sa)

Omnomnom asks, Every time I go nuts about food, it involves umami. Can you be a chef in my imaginary themed restaurant and create a two- or three course feast to let me revel in umami?

11/28/19
by taz

Unruly Instruments

Dimension (1972) - Bertina Lopes (1924-2012)Dimension (1972) - Bertina Lopes (1924-2012) by pedrosimoes7 (cc by)

Dulcimer, Harp, Guitar. Extraordinary.

11/25/19
by taz

Righter on the Storm

Storm CloudStorm Cloud by rkramer62 (cc by)

Heroic YouTuber clears blocked storm drains and posts unexpectedly satisfying videos of doing so.

11/25/19
by taz

Get a Clue

crosswordcrossword by yoohoojuju (cc by)

For aspiring cruciverbalists jcreigh fills in the blanks with info on developing, designing, writing, editing, constructing, and where to submit crosswords, plus where to find advice, communities, software, and blogs.

11/24/19
by taz

Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread
Participating in Secret Quonsar this year? The official Thank You thread is open for business!

11/20/19
by cortex

I am thinking of your voice and of the midnight picnic ...

Autumn leaves flowers berries branches and pineconesPhoto by Karolina Badzmierowska on Unsplash

Fantastic in-depth post by AgentRocket on Suzanne Vega and Tom's Diner 🍽, plus more assorted autumn audio on mefi:

Ad for Argo's Book of Dreams featuring Nandi Bushell 🥁; meet John Farnham, Australia's famed "Whispering Jack" 🇦🇺; the global, omnivorous sonic diet of SVBKVLT 🌎; U2 Joshua Tree tour fan edit video 📼; songwriter (and Oscar-winning actress) Mary Steenburgen 𝄢; poet, musician, activist, Moor Mother🎤; true stories from Martin Simpson in his "Rooted" album 📖; Great Chafing Moonboots, it's Friends Again!🍻; 1980 Concert by Young Marble Giants 🎵; Mercedes de Sosa and Gracias a la vida 🌞; Wendy Carlos' Switched-on Bach, 1968 🎹; Maestro: animated woodland creatures perform a gorgeous Bellini opera aria 🎼; The World According to Sound podcast 🎙; Dylan Tallchief made a drum machine in Excel 🥁; Sounding off, an appreciation of and guide to nautical noises ⚓️; Honeyland Happy Honeybee Harmonies (animation) 🐝; Sudan Archives, North African style violin + West Coast RnB, funk, soul 🎻; Indigo Girls' Swamp Ophelia 🥀; open-source Spleeter audio separation library 🎧; Lucy Dacus seasonal covers for Halloween and Christmas🎄; "Let It Go" in Klingon ❄️; recovering Native language for the indigenous community👂🏽; 1979-1983: A very abbreviated musical history ☮︎; Air Safety Video, K-pop style✈️; Kesha, Raising Hell with Big Freedia 🔥; Blade Runner Esper Edition soundtrack fan-made bootleg 👁; restored classic and lost punk films 📽; acoustic version of Ministry's "Everyday is Halloween" 🎃; and finally, an alter of sound for Day of the Dead 💀

11/19/19
by taz

Cookies Are Enabled

Homemade cookie ornamentsHomemade cookie ornaments by Heart Windows Art (cc by)

Sign-ups for The Great Mefi Cookie Swap are now open in Metatalk!

11/18/19
by taz

Dragon up old memories...

illustration of frightening semi-skeletal black dragon perched on skull in dark and poisonous marsh

God, I miss the days when I would stay up til 3am reading the Drizzt books and the Dragonlance books, loving every word on the page and also going through an entire package of oreos and a half gallon of milk while reading them, and my metabolism would say "No worries, I got you, fam!" lord_wolf

Mefites remember the Forgotten Realms pulp fantasy novels of the '90s

11/14/19
by taz

Brushes With Fame

Poster with image of cat face and FreeQuilty QuiltyNotGuilty and NoMoreDoors text

Mefite shares harrowing personal experience with "serial offender" Quilty, of #FreeQuilty notoriety

11/14/19
by taz

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