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Comment about precursors to postmodernism

There was a comment that contained a lot of useful citations to philosophers that wrote on subjects now considered "postmodern" before the actual postmodernists did. I don't remember what the thread was about, but I want to read some of those philosophers.
posted by LogicalDash on Dec 21 at 4:00 PM - 3 comments

[hilarious title]

So as the sun finally begins to set on the dumpster fire that was 2016, let us remember that there were a few glimmers of light amidst the darkness. For every flower that grows on top of the shitpile, so too are posts with brilliant titles to be found amongst the never-bloody-ending threads of horror. What titles brightened your day, drew you in, astounded you with their cleverness, or just made you smile? Come share.
posted by billiebee on Dec 14 at 7:50 AM - 37 comments


The thread with people opening their homes for Thanksgiving warmed my heart. Let's not forget there are those among us with nowhere to go for Christmas/other winter holidays.
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 5 at 5:47 PM - 28 comments

Searching For A Post About Helpful Tips

I'm looking for an old post from Ask MeFi where the ask was something like "what are your most useful life hacks?" and one of the answers referred to learning that you could tell which way to plug in a lightning cord by looking for the icon on the end of the plug. I have a vague memory that Quora was involved in this person's answer. I don't know if the person who answered specified this tip specifically or if they linked to a Quora site that had this answer. I've searched here and Quora and can't find the thread. All help greatly appreciated.
posted by purplesludge on Dec 21 at 11:21 AM - 6 comments

Searching for old comment

I'm looking for a comment from a user about looking back on life.
posted by unannihilated on Dec 21 at 9:44 AM - 4 comments

Best way to search archives?

After excellent success using to get a gift idea, I don't want to spam metafilter with questions about all my friends and relations- but how best to search the archives?
posted by freethefeet on Dec 20 at 3:22 PM - 10 comments

I didn't even know these were a thing.

Have you had an experience reading Ask Metafilter where you learn something about yourself that you didn't realize you needed to know? Just happened to me and it's SO COOL.
posted by Stewriffic on Nov 28 at 4:59 PM - 131 comments

Trying to find an old post about Beatles albums (that don't exist)...

I'm pretty sure I saw this linked on MetaFilter somewhere, but it's been years.
posted by KChasm on Dec 13 at 2:57 AM - 8 comments

Fuckin' duvet covers: how do they work?

This thread on AskMefi is BLOWING MY MIND.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 30 at 7:27 PM - 362 comments

Winter Wishes Gift Drive - Update

I just wanted to offer a final wrap-up of what MeFi's generosity accomplished this year. It's pretty amazing.
posted by houseofdanie on Dec 18 at 12:27 PM - 9 comments

An SEO expert walks into a bar, pub, liquor store, brewery, alcohol

Once I was reading this comment on MetaFilter, and it made me do the stupidest Butthead laugh, and then my housemate started laughing at my laugh, and then I started laughing at the stupidity of my own laugh, and then I read her the comment and we laughed even more. It was great. I'm pretty sure it was a brilliantly lame programming-related pun. I forgot to favourite it. If you know of any brilliantly lame programming-related puns that have been made on the site, could you link them here for me to see? I think this one was from the blue and also maybe from 2015 as well, but I'm not 100% sure. I think it was original too, I haven't seen it in any lists of programming jokes since.
posted by Panthalassa on Dec 16 at 6:59 AM - 14 comments

How much framing does an FPP need?

Tough election season, posts at all related to election need extra modding, etc. So how much framing does an FPP that's really not about the election need, to escape necessarily non-nuanced vetting by exhausted mods?
posted by wonton endangerment on Dec 12 at 3:49 PM - 28 comments

New subsite idea:

It would be a complement to Jobs and Projects - a place for Mefites to post ideas that they, personally, are not going to use, and thus make them freely available for other creative and talented Mefites to run with.
posted by kristi on Dec 9 at 3:28 PM - 68 comments

What are YOU doing?

There have been a flurry of asks and comments addressing political actions members are taking in the wake of the election. This post is a place for members to discuss what actions they are taking and to invite other members to join them when appropriate. Please include specific instructions.
posted by bq on Nov 16 at 11:34 AM - 254 comments

Metatalktail Hour!

Cocktails? Metatalktails? I don't know, come up with something cleverer. Belly on up to the metatalk bar and let's have some Friday chatter! Let's hear about your work, your family, your pets, let's talk about sports and TV and hilarious things you saw in the street, tell terrible jokes, and blow off some steam and be sociable!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 18 at 3:08 PM - 211 comments

2016 can't ruin COOKIES baked by the internet!

Welcome to the 2016 Metafilter Cookie Swap! It's time for another round of cookie adjudication, recipe sharing, and sugar-fueled meetups all over the world! If you'd like to bring a small bit of joy to someone else's life this month, read on. To sign up, please take a few minutes to fill out and submit the google form below by November 25th: Cookie Swap Signup As in past years, I will arrange bakers into swap groups of ~4 and send out group assignments by November 27th. You will then be tasked with sending at least 6 cookies to each of your group's MetaBakers. While this means you are on the hook for a minimum of 18 cookies, you should likely bake extra for other creatures in your home who will make sad eyes at you until you share your cookies with them. To maximize the chances that holiday travel won't ruin everything, the mailing deadline for this year's swap is Monday, December 5th. Let the baking begin!
posted by ausdemfenster on Nov 13 at 2:12 PM - 119 comments

The MeFi Mall is open for 2016

It's that time of the year again: the MeFi Mall is open for 2016. If you'd like to be listed there, add your shop now.
posted by frimble on Nov 30 at 12:32 PM - 37 comments

EL thread (and EL) discussed on the CBC

On Tapestry - Mary Hynes interviews philosophy professor Marguerite Deslauriers, founder of McGill's Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. (26:17; no transcript that I could see, but sometimes they show up.)
posted by cotton dress sock on Dec 11 at 9:48 AM - 26 comments

Trying to find a story about young black man on the subway…

I believe this was either a story posted to the blue or a comment on the blue, featuring a story of a young man on the subway who happened to be black. When a few other black kids were being slightly disruptive, he was also instructed to get out even though he wasn't with them. It wasn't until the narrator (who is white) intervened that the police let him stay on the train.
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 11 at 1:48 PM - 4 comments

You do what? Again?

Another everyday "how do you do this" AskMe.
posted by French Fry on Nov 23 at 7:25 AM - 150 comments

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