after the week we've had...

are you feeling like you really, really need a laugh or two? MetaTalkTail hour has you covered with member choices for "The Best Memes!"

09/30/18
by taz

They are the Champions

Bohemian Hotel SunsetBohemian Hotel Sunset by Thanks for over 2 million views!! (cc by)

Bohemian lifestyle got you down? Rhapsody in Blue on the radio? Long threads have a tradition... Boat on over and check it out.

Weird family ways

Mefites recall: What's a weird thing your family did that you thought was normal until you moved out?

#144: A Cold Goose
It’s episode 144 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast! cortex and jessamyn talk about Westfalia camper vans but manage never to make a joke about lengthy treaties. Also, lots of MeFi stuff.

09/04/18
by cortex

Rat Raze

politician.politician. by boulanger.IE (cc by)

A great thread on Alberta and it's apparent singular lack of rats, plus everything you didn't know that you really, really wanted to know about Warfarin.

08/27/18
by taz

Buy, Buy Birdy

Seeking Sinister Bildungsromans

The Secret History

rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto is looking for "a specific type of novel that is the definition of "comfort" for me - a loner attends a school/college, is adopted by an inner circle (usually led by one charismatic member), and after a period of euphoria realizes that there’s something sinister afoot."

08/25/18
by taz

Mnemosyne's River

“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ by See-ming Lee (SML) (cc by-nc)

Don't forget to remember to check out Wolfdog's fascinating post on augmenting long-term memory, featuring an essay on personal memory systems by Michael Nielsen.

08/18/18
by taz

Mayo, the inside scoop

rolls royce mayonnaiserolls royce mayonnaise by jules:stonesoup (cc by)

Alright. I've been a high end cook/chef and I've also worked for as 'Big Mayo' a company as you can in the world. I know mayo inside and out - from making it in small batches, to mass production and sourcing, to which demographics and some indication as to 'why' those demographics buy it ...

Nanukthedog shares a generous dollop of knowledge.

08/16/18
by taz

Ja tvoi Rabotnik

Really love your peaches ...

Plate with sliced peachesPlate with sliced peaches by wuestenigel (cc by)

Pull up a chair and sit down, as EmpressCallipygos 'splains what to do with millions of peaches (or other produce)

Elsewhere on our plate:

Salad Fight! | 1,500 year old New Mexican beans | An Alphabet of international bread recipes | Reclaiming Canadian indigenous cuisine | As Muslim-American as bean pie | We all scream for ... mayo ice cream? | Sugartime by Ruby Tandoh | Forgotten Southern Recipes | An illustrated compendium of Chinese baos | Verbing the taco | The story of Chop Ayam

And finally, for those of us less culinarily evolved, have we even been opening our cans the wrong way?

08/12/18
by taz

Apartment AromaTherapy

Top view of lilac flower in a plate. Spring concept.Top view of lilac flower in a plate. Spring concept. by wuestenigel (cc by)

We are a fam of 4 living in an apartment on the first floor of a two story building with two cats in NYC, and we don't get a lot of ventilation...

In Ask Metafilter, RajahKing asks, "Beyond the basics of keeping our apartment clean," how do I make my apartment smell fresher and better?. DSime (among others) has answers.

08/11/18
by taz

The Art of the Steal

Pink Panther image©REX Photo credit: Everett Collection/REX Stars Wearing The Pink Panther 1993

It's like some 1970s middle class couple one day decided, "Hey honey, why don't we do some criming and heisting? Wouldn't that be fun?" — jonp72

The Art of the Steal: "They were a quiet couple that kept to themselves"; running the jewels (HT: gwint); the world's top art forgery detective; hunting the con queen of Hollywood; how to steal a shark, baby; how to steal it all.

08/10/18
by taz

Wholly Ghost

Channeling Euterpe

Concord, Walden I and Walden II (1971) - Tom Philips (1937)Concord, Walden I and Walden II (1971) - Tom Philips (1937) by pedrosimoes7 (cc by)

A decade or so ago, the web was awash with small mp3 blogs, presenting all manner of music old and new, often grouped into categories that reflected genres or personal interests. Where are they now?

In Ask Metafilter, srednivashtar wonders, Where have all the music blogs gone?

Meanwhile, in recent music musings on Mefi: "Nardis" and the Curious History of a Jazz Obsession | William Shatner’s "Has Been" | Do we finally know what ancient Greek music sounded like? | The last few decades of The Fall | "How we made Steppenwolf's 'Born to Be Wild'" (plus covers!) | Jambinai Korean post-rock band | Etienne De Crecy, Rhythm Composer | "Jee Veerey" Indian folk metal | The story behind "Afternoon Delight."

08/07/18
by taz

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