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Posts from July 2021

Get yer sinuous rills while they're hot!

watercolor landscape art of the pleasure dome of Kubla KhanThe Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan by Ebenezer Wake Cook

Stately pleasure domes now being decreed and/or erected ➡ This Way.

by taz

The Olympics on Ask Metafilter

What Belongs In A Go-Bag?

screen shot of Mary Poppins pulling a floor lamp out of her bag

In Ask Metafilter, I'm always feeling, Blue says "what with the state of the world I've been thinking about fire and flood recently. If I had to get up and go right now, what should go in my go-bag?"

by taz

Reminder: Summer Book Bingo continues! ☀️📚🐛


Give me your glabrous, your rugose, your shambling masses ...

Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty by Stina Stockholm (cc by-nc-nd)

Halloween Jack on the Statue, amid many other unsettling thread remarks (brrrr!) in signsofrain's post reminiscing about how we worshipped the husk.

Enjoy! Or dip in as a palate cleanser between y2karl's Gorgo 2049 video post (SCP alert!) and GenjiandProust's “I Wear No Mask” and Other Horrors newest weird audio dramas post.

by taz

"Sylvie & I are finding it a trifle wearing."

postcard showing a photo of a long, rather boring gallery room probably in a British National Trust house

It strikes me that the past is funny and odd and serious and heart-breaking and packed full of people who feel a lot like us: hurdy gurdy girl posts Tom Jackson’s quirky Postcard From the Past Twitter feed and podcast.

by taz

Sound Bites

EarEar by PHOTOGRAPHY Toporowski (cc by)

[I] am an audiologist, hearing aid researcher, and published scientist in this area: Lutoslawski provides a clear channel of info and advice about hearing aids in Ask Metafilter, plus good advice from hearing aid wearers AugustWest and Tchozz.

by taz

Tokyo 2021 Opening Ceremony (semi) Live Watch

Come join us in fanfare to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics!

"Could I interest you in everything about "Inside"?"

moody silhouette photo of Bo Burnham onstage speaking into handheld mic

Gorgik: This post is a perfect homage, given the care and obsession that it took to make it. Rhaomi makes a rather spectacular post on comedian Bo Burnham and his pandemic special "Inside."

by taz

Cheezborger Cheezborger Cheezborger Cheezborger 🍔

Billy Goat TavernBilly Goat Tavern by Articulate MediaWorks (cc by)

sandmanwv is asking for tips on eccentric US restaurants or bars with "severely limited menus and/or kind of weird service offerings".

by taz

Old enough to know better

View of the Appalachian MountainsView of the Appalachian Mountains by David Hilowitz (cc by)

Geologist cubeb brings a bit of temporal perspective (and a much better slogan than "diamonds are forever") to the thread for Karmakaze's post on the incomprehensible antiquity of the Appalachian mountains.

by taz

Speaking of The Bad Place ...

The Bad Place

dystopiadystopia by Mosman Library (cc by)

"These deaths lack individuality!": eotvos posts Paste Magazine's 50 Best Dystopian Movies of All Time, and Mefites add their own analyses and offerings.

by taz

Let's just get on with it, please

ExerciseExercise by Jeff Tidwell (cc by)

"This next one will be fun!" No it won't. brook horse is looking for non-peppy workout videos for people who hate exercise

by taz

Calling all cabbageheads ...

CabbageCabbage by shawncampbell (cc by)

> i cant believe how many hot single cabbages there are in my area ... What do you know about cabbage?

by taz

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