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15 November 2018

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange is up I've linked to the Google Form for the MeFi Holiday Card Exchange - signup is open until end of day Friday 11/23, and I will have addresses out by end of day Sunday 11/25.

I'm also happy to send a card to anyone who wants one, if you don't want to be in the exchange - just send me your info!

11 November 2018

My neighborhood is burning down. A few weeks ago a 100 year old 50,000 sq ft office building and production area a block and a half away burned down when workers doing renovations ignited a fire.Read more...

09 November 2018

MetaFilter Holiday Card Exchange! Hi all - just wanted to let people here know that I am coordinating a holiday card exchange again this year if you are interested! Read more...

08 November 2018

This is probably the best story I've read on Twitter.

05 November 2018

I hab a cold. I'm trying to focus on self-study work and brushing up for a job interview, but during my (too-frequent) breaks I'm amusing myself by covering songs from Extraordinary Machine in the style of Tom Waits.

01 November 2018

Halloween observation. Lollipops are the favorite candy of the 5 and under set.

30 October 2018

28 October 2018

Halloween is almost here! Why did the skeleton stay outside in the cold?Read more...

27 October 2018

20 October 2018

Why do fish sing off key?

16 October 2018

Damn it. Even when nice news happens someone finds a way to make it suck. A few years ago you likely heard about a guy who worked in the New Hampshire university library and left the school $4,000,000. This is how that turned out.

07 October 2018

20 minutes in to new Dr. Who. Liking it a lot.

05 October 2018

I got a gift this morning. From a cat.

27 September 2018

Burn it all down.

21 September 2018

Sooo, we had a bit of weather here... The center of Florence passed right over us. It's been a challenging time; and both mom's and my homes are well above any flood area. My report with typosRead more...

19 September 2018

So many squirrels They devastated my garden, the little bastidges.

18 September 2018

Animals in the night. (Don't read if you are squicked out by nature red in tooth and claw tales.)

13 September 2018

12 September 2018

Update Post? How is everyone?

03 September 2018

Too colorful to be Gray Panthers Couple Paint Home In Pride Flag Colors After Neighbors Allegedly Use Homophobic Slurs.

31 August 2018

Letter to spiders. Folks look. I am all for peaceful coexistence. I like that you eat annoying bugs and so I don't chase you off as long as you do me one little courtesy: don't build were I walk. That's all.Read more...
Fish from a Plane Fish stocking via plane. Something about this seems less than stressful to the fish. Won't somebody think of the fish!
Reach back in time to March, 2008, and Night of the Lepus.

27 August 2018

Guédelon Castle. (youtube) More than 20 years ago a group began to build a castle in France as a sort of reverse archaeology. The brain child of Castle lover Michel Guyot here is a 2018 promotion video.

19 August 2018

17 August 2018

Woke Giant Political art for third century America. Cool retro style U.S. political art in downloadable form.

16 August 2018

15 August 2018

Meet Ruth See Tiny Goat Ruth meet other animals!

12 August 2018

So I went to Lowes today....

10 August 2018

07 August 2018

06 August 2018

Sideways grape shot hail and green skies. How's your day?

03 August 2018

Heard an ad for a dating site. I learned thatRead more...

01 August 2018

Pleased with myself In a cute cats related post that hit the Reddit front page, I managed to get in a highly-​visible comment introducing people to the novel ‘Catch-​22′

31 July 2018

What's up with folks? At the home of mightshould's mom, there was recently a visit from my nephew and his young family.Read more...

28 July 2018

Saw Lucy Dacus at a tiny club last night and she rocked (slyt) Terrific show from a very talented and engaging performer. You-all seen any good shows lately?

27 July 2018

Nematodes frozen for 42,000 years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life. This is fascinating but the way the past two years have gone I fully expect us all to be infested with prehistoric worms by 2020.

24 July 2018

Cute House Click through the pictures. This made me smile.

22 July 2018

11foot8 Low bridge + inattentive drivers = years of entertainment.

20 July 2018

17 July 2018

Annoying neighbor or Stay home Yankee. A rant. (feel free to add your own)
So yeah... about that....

16 July 2018

NBC News report of Sex Pistols tour in U.S.A 40 years ago the Pistols played Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta. The folks at NBC were not impressed.

15 July 2018

It's gonna be hot for a while. What's in your forecast?

14 July 2018

12 July 2018

Alphabetized Brief Catchup Does everyone feel good? How is July, kids?

08 July 2018

Totally not gay magnet. WTF is this about?

06 July 2018

Childhood misconceptions and misunderstandings? Did you get the completely wrong idea about something when you were a kid?

05 July 2018

The lions in the picture appear to be smirking. Warning, involves animals eating people
It's too hot.

02 July 2018

Stressed out by the world? Maybe Open Ocean: 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes from BBC Earth will give you a bit of a break.

01 July 2018

29 June 2018

Weekend!

28 June 2018

Weekend?

27 June 2018

I always thought of great uncles as old.
Ravi Amar Zupa and Arna Miller make art. They collaborated to make a cat match box series.

26 June 2018

A truce?
OMG bunny! Doing it her own damn way.
The Injury List

24 June 2018

23 June 2018

Bill Cunningham New York is a great documentary. If you enjoyed it here is some neat news. Read more...
oh hi! this place still exists! In the past year fell in love with a wonderful woman I've known for years. I thought I was pretty gay until that happened. Now I'm hella gay plus hella bi!

It's been a rough time for obvious terrible presidentially-related reasons. I've occasionally ventured back here way less than I should have.

Ya'll are the best and totally wonderful! Happy LGBT Pride month/weekend!

22 June 2018

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... OK so just across the border in the U. S. of A., TV stations had this creepy 'Do you know where your children are?' thing going on.
I've been away for a few days.

21 June 2018

20 June 2018

At 8 o'clock tonight I glanced out the front window and saw Read more...

18 June 2018

Big ass foghorn. I love Victorian and Edwardian machines.

17 June 2018

Hasselblad 503CX made from Lego It doesn't take pictures but amazingly it's very functional.

15 June 2018

A post about my coworkers' toilet habits
Weekend 3-point update

14 June 2018

Thoughts On a New MetaChat Since there's been a push this month to reinvigorate the site, I'm wondering if there's any interest in an upgrade/move. I know this came up a couple of years ago.
A post about my coworkers' toilet habits

13 June 2018

Metafilter is down.

12 June 2018

I got my wife back.
Good evening folks, I'll be your Doohickie for the evening. Please consult your Flightplan.

11 June 2018

Ancient Earth Type in your current address and see what the landmass looked like 240 million years ago.

10 June 2018

09 June 2018

Dumbass. Do you ever do something that makes you wonder about your ability to do basic stuff? Are your powers of observation sometimes lacking?Read more...

08 June 2018

Anthony Bourdain and the role of cinema in his food shows. I just read this a couple of nights ago. I've always loved the movie references in his shows and the fact that food was always an entry point into stories about people and places those people live in.

07 June 2018

I know your mom is dead but I got a humdinger of a movie idea!Read more...

06 June 2018

OMG bunny! Snapped on this afternoon's walk.
House stories? We are house hunting, and found a lovely one, but the inspection was super scary, so we are looking again.

I am a little discouraged (although I shouldn't be - we have plenty of time! This is normal!) and would love to hear house stories, if anyone has them.

05 June 2018

Ninja leopard fights off 3 lionesses at the same time by spinning on his back to claw them.Read more...

04 June 2018

Escape from the Hills
The bees knees. or house

03 June 2018

My neighbors have no idea what a mess my house still is Read more...
In an effort to spur activity, maybe we should lift the taboo And allow drama to spill over from the other siteRead more...

02 June 2018

Pan disappears, Ginger gets friendlier, tuxedo, Wen, Ed Sheeran or Wilson... Much cats!

One day in and I already missed a day! Read more...

31 May 2018

In which I endeavor to revive this platform.

26 May 2018

*tap tap* is this thing on? Anyone have life updates to share?Read more...

16 May 2018

A New Hope

04 May 2018

This is where we used to come when Metafilter was down... Hope everything's ok with the mother ship! What's new with you bunnies? Doing anything fun this weekend?

26 April 2018

Cat update. (again) Not good news. Something is/has happened to Pan.

For the last few days she has been very skittish. She sits in the yard and then runs when I go outside. Read more...

17 April 2018

What's the news on the cat colony, arse_hat? And does anyone else have any news? Read more...

05 April 2018

02 April 2018

31 March 2018

30 March 2018

Happy eve of bunny-day eve! Love to all the bunnies.

21 March 2018

Canada - US currency Quick question: is US currency acceptable in Canada, or is it a pita to exchange there? Otherwise, is it better to exchange before going?

03 March 2018

Try this: See that tree over there in the distance? The Art of Trevor and Ryan Oakes. Be sure to click on the pictures to see them larger. Sadly the only way to really see the work is to see it in person but reading about it is fascinating.Read more...

24 February 2018

This child vs. a pigeon should dispel any doubts you had about Hobbes' declaration that life in the state of nature is 'nasty, brutish and short'.

23 February 2018

It's rants all the way down. but here is a mildly amusing peek at MeFi history.

Ok, so many things to rant about, but I'll just pick 2 that are related. Why do prepared Asian-ish meals have to have cooked red peppers and edamame? How about some cabbage or onions for crunch, color, and the ability to say there are vegetables in your garlic chicken? Broccoli, green beans, those are nice. But nooooooo, cooked red peppers, diced small so they're difficult to remove, and green soy beans.

What is ubiquitous that you hate? Other than Kathie Lee Gifford. Not fair, everybody doesn't like Kathie Lee. Read more...

17 February 2018

14 February 2018

metachat dot org, you're still my Valentine ❤

11 February 2018

Do you ever wonder if a lot of the strife in the world is caused by a lack of codpieces in popular culture? Read more...

05 February 2018

While looking for things to listen to while working that are less-stimulating than music, interviews, etc. I found out that this random guy on youtube does a great reading of the Stoic philosopher Seneca's 'On the shortness of life'.

02 February 2018

31 January 2018

#BabysFirstAmazon: interesting thing I saw on Twitter. What's the first thing you ever ordered from Amazon?

30 January 2018

Amateur Astronomer Finds NASA Satellite Long Given Up For Dead This story is great to me. Guy is looking at the sky, trying to figure out what happened to a secret Government satellite, instead finds an old climate analysis satellite, now NASA is following up...

19 January 2018

I almost never listen to classical music as background music while working, but I find there's something about the Goldberg Variations (youtube) that really works for me. Combined with, it's like a mental palate-cleanser.

15 January 2018

Community organizations you follow or work with on social media. I'm looking for good examples of non-profits, charities, and other community organizations social media presence. Read more...

11 January 2018

10 January 2018

for the love of god, montresor Not sure how this line from Poe's The Cask of Amontillado became an internet meme, but I'm all for it.

06 January 2018

We (kinda) did it! Last year I made a couple Mecha posts about how I was organizing fans online to get a movie's soundtrack releasedRead more...

04 January 2018

01 January 2018

Happy New Year.