I enjoy the sidebar and the Best of Metafilter subsite that draws from it. I can't help but notice, though, that arguably the most popular posts are not well-represented there.
I refer, of course, to the cute critter posts.
Cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, even angry toads have made the front page. Videos of them, links to websites about them, even questions about them on AskMe, with all the inherent squee, crop up continuously on Mefi, yet they are conspicuously absent from the BoM site.
Now that I think about it, it seems strange no one has suggested an animal-themed subsite (Mewfilter?), given all the pony requests matt and the mods get. Why not let those ponies go free and pance right across these pages?
Maybe those automatons who look down on cute animal content, despite its prevalence across the internet, as nothing more than a curious anomaly are holding something incriminating over the Cabal (I'm thinking blackmail material, in the form of Furry videos, possibly involving cortex and a ukulele).
Or perhaps the Cat People vs Dog People debate is, like the Israel/Palestine conflict, considered too volatile a topic for us to do well?
Whatever the reason for this obvious oversight, as the 'Best of Metafilter' has no place for our fine feathered friends and the prancing pony page exists, for now, only as an illusory dream, why not use this thread today to properly address this lack? Let's document the cuteness. For posterity!
So, Mefites, show me the squee. What are your all-time favorite animal-themed posts?