Booklovers can now keep up with discussion of current Hugo nominated books and stories in Fanfare via the Hugo Awards 2019 Club
Metafilter discusses The Radical Egalitarian Politics Of Weird Al’s "UHF"
(hat tip to jackbishop for the title)
I've been having a lot of fun creating little monuments to asininity like this lately. — duffell
Star Trek episode, Dave Eggers book, or Mountain Goats song? is a fiendish Buzzfeed quiz by Mefi's own duffell. Projects post here.
On Ask Metafilter, kandinski asks about The mythical power of knowing someone's "True Name"
the electrophysiological component is in my wheelhouse ... biogeo does a fantastic job of breaking down various aspects of that news story about scientists restoring some activity in dead-pig brains.
History teaches us that the arc of the mefi universe is long, but it bends toward pizza: Twelve years ago, after a mid-game rain delay ... eereeess um pizza, Jane the Brown answers, "If someone wanted to survive solely on pizza?, and — especially for SFF fans — How David Weber Orders a Pizza. Lazaruslong schools us about pineapple pizza, and los pantalones del muerte remembers, it was pretty funny to see an entire class of college students quietly whispering 'spin' and 'pizza'.
Meanwhile, visiting the recent past, wet noises intensify, and does mustard ever belong on a pizza?, while the dusty vaults cough up the ever-popular Is Pizza a Sandwich? and Greg Nog asks about favorite VERY UNUSUAL or RARE pizza toppings. Pizza!
For the bookishly inclined ...
From Mefi: Sue Halpern writes In Praise of Public Libraries for The New York Review of Books | Extraordinary 500-year-old library catalogue discovered | When Zora and Langston Took a Road Trip | Lost-children stories and Australia's uneasy mythology
Popular on Ask Me: Looking for mystery and crime fiction that feature an Asian protagonist or a predominantly Asian cast of characters | Looking for post-post-collapse fiction | What to read after The Goblin Emperor? | What's next after Middlemarch? | Where to start with Lois McMaster Bujold?