Are we half way in, or half way out?

Light At The Start Of The TunnelLight At The Start Of The Tunnel by ARG_Flickr (cc by)

We're in the middle of September fundraising for Mefi, and cortex is still half-hippy, so vote with your $ because those scissors are not going to pay for themselves! Jessamyn is making sponsored posts every day this month (acquire your very own excellent certified Jess post right here), plus we're auctioning precious Mefi Blue chatfilter posts (#1, #2; see the current slate of chatfilter topics suggested, vote, and add your own topic ideas to the main thread), and we're still dreaming, so make any post on the blue about dreams or dreaming and tag it #dreamweek to add to the fun.

09/16/20
by taz

An embarrassment of riches?

166: The MetaFilter Monthly-ish Podcast
Jessamyn and cortex are back with episode 166 of the MetaFilter podcast

09/11/20
by cortex

Jessamyn Posts for U

Show us the $❤️love❤️$

LoveLove by kevin dooley (cc by)

Chatty Cashy, Dream Thyme, Hair No More, Super Librarian Lazy Web Posts ... Check it out! They're all part of Mefi's 2020 fundraising month.

09/06/20
by taz

Corona couture?

Unpacked !Unpacked ! by CJS*64 (cc by-nc-nd)

yawper asks stylish womxn of mefi: what are you wearing at home during this pandemic? "If you're a generally stylish person, what do you wear at home to feel both comfy AND put together?"

09/03/20
by taz

Crimin' on my mind

Ransom NoteRansom Note by docoverachiever (cc by)

In Ask Mefi, clarinet wonders, What do I watch after Criminal Minds?, while alex1965 is in search of Gripping, suspenseful podcasts that have a definite resolution, and bookmammal is looking for True Crime Documentaries, and also wants to know, Do you read true crime? Please tell me about your favorite books.

Meanwhile, in FanFare, miss-lapin has posted Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop, and in Metafilter, blue shadows brings us a story of "The Wildest Insurance Fraud Scheme Texas Has Ever Seen": Over a decade, Theodore Robert Wright III destroyed cars, yachts, and planes. That was only the half of it.

08/31/20
by taz

A bit of stress reduction

Books in LibraryBooks in Library by topgold (cc by)

'Amiably peopled' novels? In Ask Metafilter, unicorn chaser asks, "what are your favourite low-stress, enjoyable literary novels about people just hanging out?"

Meanwhile, over in Music, listen to gorbichov's Gan Ainm No. 1, "a little tune I wrote a few months back. I was thinking about Irish slow airs, and wanted to have some of that feel, combined with some harmony stuff I've been playing with ... This is played on my 1945 Epiphone Blackstone archtop, which I really love for melodic playing."

08/30/20
by taz

Across and Down

Project 365 #90: 310319 Fuzzy LogicProject 365 #90: 310319 Fuzzy Logic by comedy_nose (cc by)

crosswords ↔️ cross words
typewriters ↔️ writer types
mail order ↔️ male order?
catalog ↔️ log a cat
flash fiction ↔️ fash friction

(ps: witness kurumi's cunning coup of cruciverbalist craft!)

08/29/20
by taz

✨Shiny Shiny✨

bright and colorful Louis Renard illustrations of fishLouis Renard fish illustrations

The Go-Go's: "a kinetic effervescence, with a pulse that shimmered and spangled"; Glorious psychedelic fish illustrations, many of actual fish; Remember those brights spots on the Dwarf Planet Ceres?; All of James Sowerby’s mineralogy compendium illustrations arranged by color; DIY hologram chocolate?; Resurrecting the art of China's dragon scale bookbinding

08/28/20
by taz

Tongue Twisters

Travel: Life in the Slow Lane

Gaia in ur DMs

the shallow breath of summerthe shallow breath of summer by Mitchell Haindfield (cc by)

Tehhund is seeking websites or accounts that document the changing seasons, such as "what annual things are happening in the natural world daily / weekly / monthly ... like different animals starting migration, different flowers blooming, etc." and, relatedly, dusty potato asks for books, apps, or curriculums to "guide me through nature."

08/25/20
by taz

underappreciated, underinitiated, undiscovered?

image of Hiversaires game screen on a tabletHiversaires launch trailer screenshot

In Ask Metafilter, serathen is looking for single player PC games for the underinitiated, and in case you missed it previously, Going To Maine asked Mefites for interesting gems in the Racial Justice & Inequality Bundle, while recently in Metafilter, a post on games designer Bennett Foddy's picks for the most under-appreciated games of the 2010s (with links!), and xedrik throws in some favorites that could use more love, too.

08/24/20
by taz

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