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Posts from August 2019

Turn of the Century Bloggery?

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y6y6y6 asks: Any old-school bloggers still posting?

by taz

Tick Talk Time

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Blasdelb offers a fantastic explainer in Too-Ticky's thread on "weaponized ticks."

by taz

Inky Dinky Do or Don't?

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sockandawe asks about tattoo regrets in Ask Metafilter.

by taz

Animal Magnetism

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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")

by taz

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

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

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

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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.

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?

by taz

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

by cortex

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

by cortex

Highlighting the best bits from the MetaFilter universe

MetaFilter started as a community weblog in 1999, later added question and answers, then music by members, jobs, projects by members, a podcast, and finally an area dedicated to meetups.

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