"need more suggestions!"

Sparton Sparton "Saguenay" Television (Model 23M4-C), circa 1960 - Advertising Postcard by Shook Photos (cc by)

We watch entirely too much TV. Help us watch more. In Ask Metafilter, paper scissors sock is looking for the crime drama and dark comedy/dramedy sweet spot.

01/07/23
by taz

Bubble, without toil or trouble

Bubble TeaBubble Tea by ljguitar (cc by)

All The Ways To Make Bubble Tea. Interactive bubble tea with 12,775,875 possible combinations!

01/06/23
by taz

Best dam 3 minutes on Youtube so far this year

"Each weekday, you receive a new task to get your living space clean, bright, and ready for the new year. Come join us for asynchronous cleaning, accountability, and conviviality": mochapickle has posted a group thread in IRL for the Apartment Therapy January Cure 2023, starting today!

01/02/23
taz

Cozy New Year

cozycozy by maisha.paradox (cc by-nc)

In Ask Metafilter: "I want to have a nice cosy new year's weekend - good food, crazy cats, and something nice to read/fun to watch. The first two are covered, but suggest me something for the rest?"

12/31/22
by taz

"Waves of Fuzz"

album cover by the band Wednesday showing a collage of a photo of a girl with handwriting in the background, gold and silver decorations, miniature pink feather boa, pink and yellow highlighting, and WHERE IS MY FRIEND written along one sideBy Wednesday - https://wednesdayband.bandcamp.com/album/i-was-trying-to-describe-you-to-someone-2

The New Wave Of American Shoegaze - "While there're so many revelatory new sounds coming out of Philly, the reason we're on the crest of a New Wave of American Shoegaze, not just one city's worth of cool shit, is that there are several other distinct styles coming to fruition in tandem. One of them is country-gaze ..."

12/30/22
by taz

How to remember things you learn at an inconvenient time

brain mechanicsbrain mechanics by lady-traveler (cc by-nc)

"If someone tells me something or asks me to do something while I’m already doing a task, I will say “sure” and immediately forget the thing they told me, forever. Since most of my time is spent in tasks, that means I forget almost everything. Please help."

12/29/22
by taz

Some Very Good Links

On a green background an illustration over over a dozen Link characters dynamically centered around large LEGENDS OF ZELDA textLegend of Zelda Wallpaper art by PigMasterOra

Zelda Day 2022: 841 facts you probably didn't know about Zelda games

12/27/22
by taz

Favorite Internet Radio Stations

Radio dialRadio dial by Honou (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, COD is looking for the best streaming radio recommendations

12/26/22
by taz

9th Annual MST Club Xmas Video Marathon: "Going from the early morning on December 23rd (going by US Eastern time) and going to midnight December 25th and usually a bit beyond, three solid days of riffing, weird movies and Christmas specials! It all takes place in MST Club's video share room."

12/23/22
taz

Idle Hands

The tiny Paris pastel shop that changed art history

At an angle, a wooden box of 48 pastel half-sticks in two trays of four rows, with top ranging from puce to red to yellow to white, and the bottom tray ranging from lilac to teal to green to grey to black. The sticks are noticeably handmade and each stamped ROC. Part of the box's wooden lid can be seen to the right, with fanciful dragon crest and PARIS emblazoned on it.

"The Maison du Pastel shop, off rue Rambuteau, opens only on Thursday afternoons. In this small window of time, Isabelle and Margaret serve their customers like they are selling elixirs for the soul."

... If you missed it, this post on La Maison du Pastel, the Parisian shop selling handmade pastels since the18th century, is -- like their wares -- just lovely.

12/21/22
by taz

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