Tokyo 2021 Opening Ceremony (semi) Live Watch

Come join us in fanfare to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics!

"Could I interest you in everything about "Inside"?"

moody silhouette photo of Bo Burnham onstage speaking into handheld mic

Gorgik: This post is a perfect homage, given the care and obsession that it took to make it. Rhaomi makes a rather spectacular post on comedian Bo Burnham and his pandemic special "Inside."

07/23/21
by taz

Cheezborger Cheezborger Cheezborger Cheezborger 🍔

Billy Goat TavernBilly Goat Tavern by Articulate MediaWorks (cc by)

sandmanwv is asking for tips on eccentric US restaurants or bars with "severely limited menus and/or kind of weird service offerings".

07/22/21
by taz

Old enough to know better

View of the Appalachian MountainsView of the Appalachian Mountains by David Hilowitz (cc by)

Geologist cubeb brings a bit of temporal perspective (and a much better slogan than "diamonds are forever") to the thread for Karmakaze's post on the incomprehensible antiquity of the Appalachian mountains.

07/21/21
by taz

Speaking of The Bad Place ...

The Bad Place

dystopiadystopia by Mosman Library (cc by)

"These deaths lack individuality!": eotvos posts Paste Magazine's 50 Best Dystopian Movies of All Time, and Mefites add their own analyses and offerings.

07/20/21
by taz

Let's just get on with it, please

ExerciseExercise by Jeff Tidwell (cc by)

"This next one will be fun!" No it won't. brook horse is looking for non-peppy workout videos for people who hate exercise

07/19/21
by taz

Calling all cabbageheads ...

CabbageCabbage by shawncampbell (cc by)

> i cant believe how many hot single cabbages there are in my area ... What do you know about cabbage?

07/17/21
by taz

MetaFilter's new Privacy Policy
MetaFilter has a new formal Privacy Policy document; you can read about it here.

07/16/21
by cortex

22 years and counting
Happy Birthday, MetaFilter! You're 22 this year! That's rather a lot.

07/14/21
by cortex

Bite-size Drama Buffet

image of a bag of chips with Drama Bites and TASTY written on the front

In Ask Metafilter, sir jective says, "I love second-hand drama of reading about terrible people or amazing situations or weird things or basically just good stories ... Essentially, I'm looking for the reading equivalent of junk food in unlimited bite-size quantities, like the written version of shelves of mini packs of Doritos."

07/14/21
by taz

Betteridge's law of hot beverages?

Blue-throated, Broad-billed, Black-chinned, Buff-bellied, Broad-tailed

hummingbirdhummingbird by watts_photos (cc by)

spamandkimchi posts about the hummingbird's summer of gorging.

07/11/21
by taz

Freespin

Freespin Commodore 1541 demo image via quiss.org

The dude wired a 35 year old floppy drive directly to a monitor cable and made music and video. Holy shit!Nelson.

JHarris posts The world's first 1541 disk drive graphics demo.

07/10/21
by taz

“Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar?”

Ha HaHa Ha by renaissancechambara (cc by)

The "girl in concrete" illusion may not actually be an internet obsession, exactly, but for some of us, it did lead to the introduction of the ha-ha, or hâ-hâ, which is pretty cool ... and which, in this case, also led to learning about the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name. Aaaah, the internet. So much ha-ha, so little time.

(Hat tip to GenjiandProust for the title)

07/06/21
by taz

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