Mefites imagine results as a text-based cat adventure game in the thread for not_on_display's "researchers study cats wearing cameras" post, plus some Mefelines' 24-hr diaries transcribed, and we are introduced to tula's tiny-camera enabled narrative_cat Instagram (!): She's the artist, I curate.
Love (MetaMatrimony!); Love ("thank goodness for really slow elevators"); Love (Aspasia of Miletus and the roots of western philosophy); Love ("apparently they loved the Moog"); Love ("100 ways to love a cat?"); Love ("it is only with the heart that we see correctly"); Love ("For The Exhausted and Overwhelmed); Legend ("but he never did ask"); Loss? ("I have nightmares about this article").
We are a fam of 4 living in an apartment on the first floor of a two story building with two cats in NYC, and we don't get a lot of ventilation...
In Ask Metafilter, RajahKing asks, "Beyond the basics of keeping our apartment clean," how do I make my apartment smell fresher and better?. DSime (among others) has answers.
Members look back over their AskMe questions, reminding us things can get better over time
Photo quiz: Can you find the cat hiding in plain sight?
Grooming confessions: How and where do Mefites cut our toenails?
Can't transport enough fuel to your remote mining site? With 19th century ingenuity you can run your industrial equipment all on water power.
Falconetti says, "I was just on Jeopardy! a week and a half ago..."
Are salt grinders any good? furnace.heart answers, as a person who used to work in a retail salt store
We've borrowed the quidnunc kid's kind message of love and sharing to all of us to wrap up some touching, interesting, inspiring, educational, fun and/or funny posts to take our minds off certain recent events:
Dear hearts, I should write to you all and each only to say: you are dear, precious, lovely and great hearts. But my words are all worthless, and your honest hearts are greater than my useless words. Persist, I beg you; if we cry together maybe fate will let us halve our tears. But better that you have relief, if the Earth did not make hearts for only weeping.
Grab bag time!
Got a cold? Folk remedies from around the world.
What's that thing embedded in the street? Why, it's a recycled cotton gin part.
Thinking of buying a Gudetama, the egg with ennui? Be sure to check the butt.
Want an earworm? Comedy group All India Bakchod offers this song about social media creeps.
In the ensuing years, the original cat-scan.com site disappeared; in 2011, mathowie bought the domain and turned it into a collection of user memories from the first 12 years of Metafilter.
A lot has changed on the internet in 16 years, but Metafilter's been here all along, being one of the best communities on the web. We're thankful to all the members who've been part of that, all the readers who have come along for the ride, and all the wonderful folks out there making the internet a place worth linking to and talking about. Now blow out your candles and make a wish.
Mefite sarastro's having a cat/flea situation, but in verse: "What remedies exist for a cat beflea'd?"
My most faithful feline associate
while I, at length, was absent
has, it seems, become woefully beset
by fleas or lice
or something that bites and leaves
her in a most agitated and sorry state.
And so on. And the answers follow suit, in large part. Cat question in, doggerel out.