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Where is star trek episode ii eggs

Somewhere either on the blue or green someone linked to a YouTube video of a 6 year old playing with their star trek action figures. Spock is wearing an apron. Kirk goes on a mission to trade a hash brown for some eggs. Everyone is in a band. I quote it daily.
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:06 PM Oct 21 2016 - 27 comments [45 favorites]

Mourning online-only friends

It's been a month of losses for MetaFilter, with three members passing away in as many weeks. This article from the Guardian seems appropriate: It turns out losing online friends feels as bad as the death of 'real life' ones.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:41 AM Oct 25 2016 - 30 comments [14 favorites]

Get Yer Voting Stories Here!

I was inspired by the grin that I see Hillary sporting lately, and how people's voting stories make me remember that this is an awesome historical moment, let's enjoy it! Share 'em when you cast 'em :)
posted by eggkeeper at 10:53 AM Oct 22 2016 - 120 comments [11 favorites]

Word for the dying?

My grandfather is dying. I am on my way to help my uncle and grandmom take care of him. I knew this day would come and at some point in the past I thought I had favorited a comment about how to help the dying let go. I cannot find the comment. Can you all help me find it? It was something along the lines of "it is ok. You did good. We will be ok."but I think there was more than that.
posted by procrastination at 10:26 AM Oct 24 2016 - 14 comments [9 favorites]

RIP Steven den Beste

Early influential political blogger and longtime MeFite Steven den Beste (also as Steven C. Den Beste) has passed away. A former engineer for Qualcomm and a serious anime fan, he was in poor health and mostly homebound for many years. RIP.
posted by Asparagirl at 9:12 PM Oct 24 2016 - 142 comments [7 favorites]

What Art Offers Is Space -- a Certain Breathing Room for the Spirit.

Show us your art! I'm feeling the need for some beauty and some MeFite sharing, so let's see (and/or read about) your favorite object of beauty in your living space (art, tchotchke, design element, whatever) ... whatever it is that's beautiful in your space and brings you happiness from looking at it. Show us your #1, show us your top 5, I just want to see what beautiful things bring you all happiness in your homes!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:18 PM Oct 15 2016 - 107 comments [38 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Planning for secret quonsar, 2016 edition

If it's October, it's time to plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The secret quonsar swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange (Read About it on the Wiki). Let's talk details!
posted by julen at 7:55 PM Oct 18 2016 - 95 comments [25 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Mefite Election Volunteering

With so many Mefites volunteering for the coming US elections (some in a coordinated fashion), I think a MeTa is in order. Come on in to share tips, stories, encouragement, and more!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:18 AM Oct 19 2016 - 81 comments [16 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Can we stop attacking left-of-Clinton/anti-establishment folks on here?

There is no problem with individuals expressing views critical of Sanders, Stein, Snowden, Greenwald etc. The problem is when an echo chamber develops making pro-establishment-ism the only acceptable position and vehemently jumping on views to the contrary with more emotion than reason. It seems to me that MeFi 2016 has become such an echo chamber. This is no doubt due to the very real threat posed by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, and the consequent necessity of a Clinton win, but has developed to the point where it has the effect of recursively self-amplifying a pro-establishment position and silencing more radical/anarchist/antifa or otherwise anti-establishment views.
posted by splitpeasoup at 5:09 PM Oct 14 2016 - 440 comments [23 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Reading the room on international posts

I was a bit disappointed when the recent thread about Iceland's elections devolved into lolz pretty much from the get go. Would it be possible for us as a community to be a little more conscious of how we approach posts about other countries?
posted by smoke at 6:58 PM Oct 27 2016 - 20 comments [2 favorites]

Your Best Parody "This Is Just To Say" poems

I've searched and couldn't find a post for this, so apologies if there is one and I missed it. I'd like your best/favourite William Carlos Williams "This Is Just To Say" parody poems from the green/blue/grey. I'd also love any other comment on the blue, green or grey that is in any way a parody of an existing text.
posted by guster4lovers at 9:15 PM Oct 27 2016 - 10 comments [2 favorites]

holdkris99's death was a hoax.

So, we were lied to. The good news is that holdkris99 is fine, rather than dead. He's also banned, his wife's (?) account is banned, and they're not welcome back to Metafilter, ever.
posted by cortex at 12:03 PM May 22 2012 - 1331 comments [136 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

...and introducing Baby McGee as "baby"

Hey! Say hello to Eyebrows McGee's brand new daughter, Anna Lucia. Seven pounds, five ounces; nineteen inches bow to stern; conspicuous lack of eyebrows but we'll let that slide until at least Q4. Here's mother and daughter, chillin'.
posted by cortex at 7:43 AM Jul 13 2016 - 131 comments [43 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

If you dupe a deleted post, does it make a sound?

One is deleted because it has no link. The other is deleted because it's a dupe of the first. But can you dupe a deleted thread? Can you dupe a thread that has no link? Or is this just capitalist revisionism?
posted by Plutor at 10:52 AM Apr 23 2007 - 65 comments [42 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

In celebration of mefi connections

I'd like to declare September 28th Reach Out to a New Mefite day.
posted by ActionPopulated at 8:19 PM Sep 28 2016 - 27 comments [23 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

121: The Gold Medal For Restraint

They said it couldn't be done, but here it is: an episode of the podcast that's just one hour long. Jess and I breeze through the site after a mutually busy month, covering stuff from September 8th through October 4th.
posted by cortex at 1:31 PM Oct 4 2016 - 17 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Proposal: Brand New Day

I'm proposing a "Brand New Day" reset on grudges, grievances, and gripes. After that, the mods will apply stronger penalties for offenders.
posted by Gamblor at 9:46 AM Feb 8 2006 - 159 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

[some appropriate and witty Hamilton post title here]

I have questions about the rate of increase in commenting over this year's U.S. presidential election period.
posted by komara at 7:09 AM Oct 14 2016 - 50 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

2016 Holiday Movie Club

With November fast approaching, we're planning the 2016 Holiday Movie Club - join us!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:30 AM Oct 27 2016 - 0 comments [1 favorite]

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