New merch: everyone needs a mug!

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Mugs! Get your mugs! Specifically, get this "Note: everyone needs a mug" mug, available now! Here's the MetaTalk announcement.

07/25/18
by cortex

July Bijou

The Letter Carrier short film imageThe Letter Carrier short film

Furnished: Film and Furniture furnishes you with fascinating facts about the décor in your favourite films

Unfurnished: This Is The Most Filmed In Alley In NYC

Selling the sizzle: This Is Why You Can't Stop Watching Movie Trailers

Selling the steak: Why Dwayne Johnson is the new Schwarzenegger

Crossed: "A Report Of Connected Events," short film blurs the lines between reality and our favourite stories

Double-crossed: Wild Things ... 12 double-crosses in a movie with a runtime of 108 minutes

Defining: Polish Radio Experimental Studio influenced animation soundtracks for generations to come

Redefining: a three-part essay series on costume design for heroic female characters

Time and space: This May Be Stanley Kubrick Explaining the End of 2001

Time and place: "The Letter Carrier," exquisite, chilling fable in a short film

07/24/18
by taz

Well said!

FantasticFantastic by Matt From London (cc by)

Recent member comments flagged as fantastic:

flabdablet on the question of whether you really need to properly eject that USB drive

darkstar on glue slime and fiery chemistry demos (you know, for kids)

DoctorFedora on ninja fashion trivia

mr. remy on a true-life spooky story

MonkeyToes on the transformative experience of a proper bra fitting (and nun management)

07/23/18
by taz

Penguin Paladins, Pranksters, Rapscallions, and Rogues

Penguins at NANZ imagePenguin dramaz at NANZ

Burny is the vigilante anti-hero penguin we didn't know we needed. Faint of Butt

@jonnywaistcoat chronicles the Naughty and Good Penguins at the National Aquarium of New Zealand

07/22/18
by taz

Dear Ask MetaFilter ...

Spiritual AdviceSpiritual Advice by aturkus (cc by)

I am interested in any kind of advice columns ... the more obscure the better

In Ask Me, hepta says, I love advice columns. I want more of them to read. Please share your favourites!

07/21/18
by taz

Lovin' the Ruins

The Emperor's New Bedclothes

found floralfound floral by spDuchamp (cc by)

In 2012 or 2013, I stumbled across the Wikipedia page for Bed Sizes and discovered that the UK had two sizes larger than America's King or California King: The Emperor (7'x7') and The Caesar (8'x7')...

At this point, I decided the only thing that made sense was to build my own mattress from scratch.

07/19/18
by taz

Corelle stories

Butterfly Gold Corelle VintageButterfly Gold Corelle Vintage by Vintage19Something (cc by)

Did your family have Corelle dishes? "All those memories in the little things like cups and place mats and jelly jars."

Like Nobody's Watching

Exclusive OR of timingExclusive OR of timing by shikeroku (cc by)

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, emote.

07/17/18
by taz

Life at the Edges

image of The Tapestry of the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence at the Science Gallery DublinThe Tapestry of the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence at the Science Gallery Dublin

If an alien civilization picked up one of the Voyager probes a million years from now, what would they make of the information on the record? They probably wouldn’t think they way we do.

The Tapestry of the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence: MetaFilter's own moonmilk took a copy of a copy of the audio data on Voyager's Golden Record, and turned it into a 40-meter-long tapestry of human images-as-sound. (w/bonus Peter the Morkie!)

07/15/18
by taz

World Cup Final

Join today's livewatch and discussion in Fanfare for the World Cup Final!

Happy 19th Birthday to Mefi!

Birthday pieBirthday pie by Droid Gingerbread (cc by)

Happy 19th birthday Metafilter!

Unwilling suspension

screenshot of Wim Wenders' 'Until the End of the World'Wim Wenders' 'Until the End of the World' mentioned by under_petticoat_rule

what are some of the most egregious examples of sloppy screenplay work that have resulted in a TV or movie character doing something or drawing conclusions that no actual person would ever do IRL?

In Ask Metafilter, helloimjennsco asks for examples of Lousy character logic in movies and/or TV shows

07/14/18
by taz

but fate plays chess

The Queen AttacksThe Queen Attacks by malias (cc by)

Queens, Queens, Queen, Spider, Spider Queen.

07/12/18
by taz

Updating the MeFi Projects guidelines
Hey, folks! We've updated the posting guidelines for MetaFilter Projects, the part of the site where members can share their own creative work. Come take a look at what's up!

07/11/18
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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