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Posts from August 2020

Come and get it

screenshot from Redbone's Come and Get Your Love videoRedbone, Come and Get Your Love

Hail Hail, what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail Hail, what's the matter with your mind
And your sign an-a, oh-oh-oh
Hail Hail, nothin' the matter with your head
Baby find it, come on and find it
Hail with it, baby, 'cause you're fine
And you're mine, and you look so divine ...

Come and get your love

by taz

Isolation Time Travel

Push to travelPush to travel by whatleydude (cc by)

Peter Brathwaite recreates historic Black portraiture at home; 2020: A sheltering in place Space Odyssey; hopping back in time to Chrono Trigger; posting Cats of travels past; Star Trek, The New Regeneration: integrating the outtakes; revisiting the prescient Hollow Man; back to the future with the first science fiction story, second century AD.

by taz

Q & A

The Hypnotic EyeThe Hypnotic Eye by kbirrane-oldaccount (cc by-sa)

QAnon operates like a cult, reinforcing extreme distrust of out-groups and extreme reliance on the in-group. It is very, very difficult to undo that once the damage has been done ... Lonnrot with a great, thorough answer on combatting QAnon online, and in the Blue, Adrian Hon's What ARGs can teach us about QAnon.

by taz

dressed to kill time

If that is 'Provia' I'm afraid to try 'Velvia'If that is 'Provia' I'm afraid to try 'Velvia' by Voxphoto (cc by-nc-nd)

Pajamas, pyjamas, shorts, jorts, leggings, jeggings, capris, tees, scrubs and sweats ... forever? Mefites are discussing the unravelling of the US fashion industry.

Meanwhile, in Fanfare, people are talking about The Umbrella Academy second season, the first episode of Star Trek, Lower Decks, Tamsyn Muir's book, Harrow the Ninth, the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter, and the "You're Wrong About" podcast Disco Demolition Night, among other things.

by taz

recipe herding

RecipesRecipes by pirate johnny (cc by-nc-nd)

"I have cookbooks. I have recipes printed out and shoved into cookbooks. I have recipes in Evernote. I have recipes pinned on Pinterest. How can I get all of my recipes in one spot and display them while I cook?"

by taz


Weight LifterWeight Lifter by Rennett Stowe (cc by)

Do you sigh, grunt, or otherwise vocalize when getting up from seated positions ... Is it the mini, everyday version of the grunt that competitive weightlifters make?

by taz

" I knew that I had to make a change to that"

Mind the Gap partial book cover image

Twenty-year old Malone Mukwende, a second-year medical student at St George’s, University of London is working to correct white bias in medical textbooks. The aim of this booklet is to educate students and essential allied health care professionals on the importance of recognising that certain clinical signs do not present the same on darker skin." Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin

by taz

Kitchen FYI

White Lake Farms raw natural honey @ SLC Farmers Market UtahWhite Lake Farms raw natural honey @ SLC Farmers Market Utah by FOODLANDER.COM (cc by)

I just found out you can ferment all kinds of fruits and vegetables in just honey! ... but how to find real raw honey?; What are rules of thumb for adding garnishes to pickles?; What are the spices in balandėliai (Lithuanian cabbage rolls)?; Copycat recipe for Kraft Mac & Cheese powder mix?; Best Knives?, Gift (for me) Edition; What can I add to my bread recipe?

by taz

Casteism, Colorism, Classism & Culture

bride and groom closeup holding hands in Indian wedding

On Metafilter, A critical look and serious discussion of Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking"

Meanwhile over on Mefi Music, the most playlisted tracks in the last week were Soviet Girl and Pulse, and the most favorited tracks were Pulse, Mirrorball, and Activity Indicating Activity

by taz

Quick Click Picks

In this distracted globe

A little something something

"for educational purposes only"

still of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark in black and white

Mefites are discussing Steven Soderbergh's black-and-white cut of Raiders of the Lost Ark with music by Trent Reznor and no dialog. Are there other films that are better in black and white? Molesome knows some.

Meanwhile, over in Metatalk, Last day to submit to Mefi Music Swap, MeFi Mag revisited, MetatalkMimosas: Your Music Muse!, Updated Community Guidelines, and Site Update #1.

by taz

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