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Book Recs vs Book Wrecks

Black Sheep Meets White SheepBlack Sheep Meets White Sheep by Ionics (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, kristi is seeking likable characters, good writing, humor. Please recommend all your well-written, likeable characters. Humor appreciated. Plot optional, while kingdead commands, Bring me the unlikeable characters! I want to read books with unhappy endings, angst and drama, body horror, miserable relationships, etc. Absolutely no redemption! If the writing is experimental, all the better.

06/05/21
by taz

Alonna? Moana? Ohana? Hosanna?

Dawn Chorus LinesDawn Chorus Lines by Gunn Shots ! (cc by)

Trespassers William is looking for a song with a certain chorus. Does it ring a bell? (and don't miss this handy suggestion for Google's "hum to search," from an earlier "what's this song" post)

05/26/21
by taz

Looking Back

Kitchen FYI

White Lake Farms raw natural honey @ SLC Farmers Market UtahWhite Lake Farms raw natural honey @ SLC Farmers Market Utah by FOODLANDER.COM (cc by)

I just found out you can ferment all kinds of fruits and vegetables in just honey! ... but how to find real raw honey?; What are rules of thumb for adding garnishes to pickles?; What are the spices in balandėliai (Lithuanian cabbage rolls)?; Copycat recipe for Kraft Mac & Cheese powder mix?; Best Knives?, Gift (for me) Edition; What can I add to my bread recipe?

08/06/20
by taz

Shell Shock

YarrrYarrr by Eric Kilby (cc by-sa)

Would lions eat clams?

07/15/20
by taz

"I'll keep trying to find it"

black and white old photo of Ray Charles with paper coffee cup

OP comes back to say they found the photo ... 13 years later!

02/01/20
by taz

Detection Perception

070-Neurophysiology070-Neurophysiology by nimrlondon (cc by)

Examples of senses used in the pursuit of expertise? infinite intimation asks what is something specific that you discover, detect, discern, diagnose or deduce through a sense?

09/19/19
by taz

Masks in Restoration England

A Woman in Winter Clothing, 1644A Woman in Winter Clothing, 1644 by London Metropolitan Archives

In a question about mask-wearing in Restoration-era England, verstegan answers with fascinating details and sources.

We all Scream

How to catch an ice cream bearHow to catch an ice cream bear by David Blackwell. (cc by-nd)

Greg Nog wants to know what's the best chocolate ice cream; Mefites have the scoop.

06/03/19
by taz

An Unsolved Mystery

Billboard with mystery images and text

Bizarre cult? Weird geo-caching thing? Red-herring by local eccentric? Unexplained Russian girl scout artifact? Prop for a play? Art installation? Alternate reality game? Film prop? What was this bizarre billboard on the Cornish coast.

04/08/19
by taz

Seeking Sinister Bildungsromans

The Secret History

rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto is looking for "a specific type of novel that is the definition of "comfort" for me - a loner attends a school/college, is adopted by an inner circle (usually led by one charismatic member), and after a period of euphoria realizes that there’s something sinister afoot."

08/25/18
by taz

Channeling Euterpe

Concord, Walden I and Walden II (1971) - Tom Philips (1937)Concord, Walden I and Walden II (1971) - Tom Philips (1937) by pedrosimoes7 (cc by)

A decade or so ago, the web was awash with small mp3 blogs, presenting all manner of music old and new, often grouped into categories that reflected genres or personal interests. Where are they now?

In Ask Metafilter, srednivashtar wonders, Where have all the music blogs gone?

Meanwhile, in recent music musings on Mefi: "Nardis" and the Curious History of a Jazz Obsession | William Shatner’s "Has Been" | Do we finally know what ancient Greek music sounded like? | The last few decades of The Fall | "How we made Steppenwolf's 'Born to Be Wild'" (plus covers!) | Jambinai Korean post-rock band | Etienne De Crecy, Rhythm Composer | "Jee Veerey" Indian folk metal | The story behind "Afternoon Delight."

08/07/18
by taz

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

Treat Yo (future) Self

i love you <3i love you <3 by vivek jena (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, heavenknows asks for "ideas that are little things you can do or plan ahead for to make life a lot better later": Help me be kind to my future self!

07/07/18
by taz

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