"all killer, no filler"

colorful psychedelic style collage art of a woman's face with large round sunglassesdetail from cover art from the book Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art

Slinga has posted the perfectly wonderful 45 minutes of Funky Old Japanese Soundtracks to chill out to, and we love it.

08/11/21
by taz

Ore You Going to Eat That?

Theme Week

Title art from the 1985 film Weird Science

📈🚀🔬👩🏽‍🔬👀⁉️ We're having theme weeks as part of our fundraising month, and the theme for this week is WEIRD SCIENCE! Also currently in Metatalk, Show Us Your View!

08/09/21
by taz

Tagged "Truthiness"

IMG_6734IMG_6734 by dvdmnk (cc by)

In AskMetafilter, soylent00FF00 says, "I've learned that I was wrong (dead wrong!) about a couple of scientific "facts" that I had assumed were kind of "general knowledge" (for a certain nerdy sciencey kind of person), and asks, What sciencey general-knowledge "truths" did you (and presumably "everyone") believe in, that you realized were not true?

08/08/21
by taz

Plate of Beans in the Style of HR Giger

AI illustrated art that looks a lot like pile of black beansocschwar's A monad is a monoid in the category of endofunctors

This stuff is crazy, it's like someone found a alien spaceship in the desert and hooked the warp engine to its own tailpipe to answer questions about the universe. — RobotVoodooPower

Cash4Lead has posted Alien Dreams: An Emerging Art Scene about AI generated art based on text prompts, and mefites have been dipping a toe in.

08/07/21
by taz

The new MetaFilter newsletter!
What if MetaFilter...but email newsletter? Well, we've started one and here's the first issue. Discuss and brainstorm and etc. in this MetaTalk thread.

08/03/21
by cortex

eye spy

OjoOjo by Cebolledo (cc by)

When I hear a chipmunk chucking I look for the nearby raptor: Lots of lovely, fascinating, relatable, inspiring, unusual, surprising, curious, strange, and amusing insights in this Metatalktail Hour post wherein wittgenstein asks "What do you pay attention to/notice as you wander through the world that I probably ignore?"

08/03/21
by taz

August is MetaFilter fundraising month!
Hey, folks, it's time for a fundraising push! MetaFilter depends primarily on member and reader funding to operate, and that's even more true over time as advertising revenue continues to decline. Your new and increased subscriptions and one-time contributions are what will make it possible for us to continue to operate as the actively moderated community website we've been for the last 22 years and counting.

08/02/21
by cortex

Focus on ADHD

ADHDADHD by PracticalCures (cc by)

brainwane has a couple of great posts up about ADHD: The World Federation of ADHD's International Consensus Statement of 208 Evidence-based conclusions about the disorder, and "this was like discovering DNA", about David Cain's (Raptitude) ADHD diagnosis.

08/02/21
by taz

175: Don't Throw The Banana Peel In The Toilet
Heyyyy, it's episode 175 of the MetaFilter Monthly Podcast with cortex and jessamyn!

08/01/21
by cortex

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.

07/30/21
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?"

07/27/21
by taz

Reminder: Summer Book Bingo continues! ☀️📚🐛

07/26/21
taz

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.

07/26/21
by taz

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