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Posts from June 2016

Food fooder foodest

Fair FoodFair Food by Glory Rumours Photos (cc by-nd)

Come riff with us on knockoff food product names including the thousand names of (non)butter - also, what happens if you buy an 18 pack of Skerple.

Or learn about lesser-known (and possibly fictitious) state fair foods.

Offer your corrections to the list of best diners in each state.

Finally comprehensive takedown of the Doritos Locos Taco.

Ask Me Oddments

Bears and CodpiecesBears and Codpieces by timkelley (cc by-nd)

Bits and bobs of recent-ish quirky questions on Ask MetaFilter:

What did historical laydeez think about those codpieces?

Films that occupy that "liminal space between being a bad movie and an art movie"?

Babushka lady behaviour? Examples, real or fictional, of people acting in noticeably strange or incongruous ways during important events or crowd scenes?

I vaaant to be alone! Temporarily deserted places that usually bustle during daylight hours?

No Chuck Tingle? What is the weirdest book in the history of English literature?

Not quite myself today. Is my body composed of a different set of atoms from when I was born?

by taz

Women's Work

Nathalia Holt book coverNathalia Holt's "Rise of the Rocket Girls"

Amaaaaazing post from filthy light thief on the women behind the Jet Propulsion Lab and NASA, and the book by Nathalia Holt that celebrates them. 🚀

by taz

This, not That

Hand Pointing at SwitchHand Pointing at Switch by TunnelBug (cc by-nc)

What are some "alternatives" or substitutions to everyday products/tasks that you've found you liked better than the original? Relatedly, what have you stopped doing altogether that had unexpected positive benefits?

In Ask Metafilter, amicamentis looks for suggestions on switching things up.

by taz

Unlike any other

srs bsns

news b(e)aconnews b(e)acon by allfr3d (cc by-nc)

That time the Prophets of Rage post turned into a silly geriatric 90s band names riff

That time the Tronc post was troncly troncd. Tronc.

That time the Just Two Things post went exactly as expected

That time the Calendar of (Unofficial) Events post turned into a Ralphabet thread

Bonus: That time we thought about overthinking the post about overthinkers

by taz

Best Of The Web #117: Voting For Anarchy

It's a new podcast episode, wherein cortex and jessamyn discuss all manner of stuff.

by cortex

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