Animal Magnetism

Acting suprisedActing suprised by www.ownwayphotography.com (cc by)

If only I had a penguin... has introduced Post Your Animal Month in Metatalk: "If you have an animal in your username, post (directly, tangentially, barely-relatedly) about your animal over the next month." The animals have already begun to reproduce! (use tag "postyouranimal")

08/25/19
by taz

"that'll put the fear of hippo into anyone"

Whipsnade-june-2005 - 27Whipsnade-june-2005 - 27 by Le Scribbler (cc by)

allkindsoftime talks about seeing hippos up close and personal in Africa in the "I was swallowed by a hippo" thread.

08/24/19
by taz

20 Ways to Pay Attention

. Attention. Attention by Juliana Coutinho (cc by)

Cozybee shares a post from Rob Walker about 20 ways to pay attention to the world around you ... and Mefites share their thoughts on those 20 ways!

Can Wolverine get a tat?

Hugo Kudos

The Calculating Stars cover detailThe Calculating Stars cover detail

All Hugo Award Winners 2019 in Fanfare, and Archive of Our Own wins the 2019 Hugo for Best Related Work in Metafilter blue. Earlier: Hugo Nominated Novelettes and Hugo Nominated Short Stories in Fanfare, and The 2019 Hugo Awards Finalists in the blue.

08/20/19
by taz

A Novel History

Please help me flesh out the syllabus by telling me about good historical fiction you’ve enjoyed — the more detailed and historically accurate, the better.

hungrytiger wants to make a world history syllabus out of novels; can you help?

08/19/19
by taz

mrbill has died
Sad news: long-time MeFite mrbill has passed away.

08/16/19
by cortex

154: I Learned It By Reading
It's episode 154 of the MetaFilter podcast, with cortex and jessamyn

08/02/19
by cortex

Metatalk for members with neurodivergence and/or mental illness to discuss site experiences and accommodations

There's a Metatalk discussing how members with neurodivergence or mental illness experience the site; come on in and share your experiences.

More Peeps like Pepys?

Books About Town, Book Benches, Samuel Pepy's DiaryBooks About Town, Book Benches, Samuel Pepy's Diary by Martin Pettitt (cc by)

I was just curious if anyone else is recognized as having had a similar place, in terms of chronicling a particular place in history and daily life as it happened to them?

Alensin asks, I've begun reading the Diary of Samuel Pepys, and was curious if similar sources exist for other historical periods?

07/31/19
by taz

1:1 With Your Manager

Smoke and Mirrors

₪ l'Art de la Fugue ₪ . . /1/ Strepituso molto Vivace e con Sado Mazzo Spiccato Forte . . /2/ Pomposo Ricercata Pastice ma non Seriosso Ostinato Sforzando . . /3/ Adagietto Sereno Tenunto un poco Perdendo ma non troppo Flessibile₪ l'Art de la Fugue ₪ . . /1/ Strepituso molto Vivace e con Sado Mazzo Spiccato Forte . . /2/ Pomposo Ricercata Pastice ma non Seriosso Ostinato Sforzando . . /3/ Adagietto Sereno Tenunto un poco Perdendo ma non troppo Flessibile by "φragments insoumis" (cc by-nc-nd)

Things people do to make them seem uberhuman & thus uniquely capable? In Ask Metafilter, mrmanvir is looking for examples of "well-known professionals performing strangeness, otherness, or superhumanness to promote perceptions of their unique abilities."

07/29/19
by taz

"how have I made it this long without knowing about this instrument?"

Salliou on YouTubeSalliou on YouTube

spamandkimchi draws our grateful attention to Senegalese musician Salliou playing the cas cas (also known as the aslatua, aslato, kashaka, cascas, televi, kasso-kassoni...)

07/28/19
by taz

"The reader, reading it, makes it live"

book 23book 23 by kruzul (cc by-sa)

Lots of great reading recommendations by members in the 50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women thread

07/27/19
by taz

Decommissioning the US politics megathreads
We're ceasing the US politics megathread practice, moving back toward single-topic posts as a focus for that topic. Details in MetaTalk.

07/23/19
by cortex

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