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Mefi: the reason for Reply All

In this episode of the Longform podcast, Alex Goldman of Reply All credits AskMefi for getting him on the path to radio.
posted by divabat on Oct 4 at 6:21 AM - 10 comments

133: Eggs On Your Pegboard

Jessamyn and I catch up on Canada trips and broken feet, and my idiolectical idiosyncrasies get dragged out of the bag again, along with a bunch of good MetaFilter stuff, in this podcast episode recorded Friday September 29th. It runs about 80 minutes total.
posted by cortex on Oct 2 at 10:14 AM - 19 comments

Note: Everyone needs a laugh.

"I know more about a person from the jokes they like than any belief they profess," commented lazycomputerkids in the thread on right-wing comedy. So, MeFites - tell us about yourselves!
posted by nickmark on Sep 29 at 12:34 PM - 181 comments

Big Dairy is on to us

I'm not entirely sure this warrants a MeTa but, what the hell, I'm making one anyway. Michael Schur (@kentremendous), the creator of The Good Place*, discovered this AskMe and played into it a little bit. The resulting Twitter thread is short but amusing.
posted by bondcliff on Oct 5 at 6:02 PM - 37 comments

Assuming genders in responses - why?

The asker of this post used "child" and "spouse" in their question, but some answerers changed those to "daughter" and "dad" or used she/he pronouns. Why?
posted by sockpuppetryarts on Sep 27 at 3:16 PM - 313 comments

"I'm really surprised more people haven't done this; it's super-easy."

MeFi’s own rowdy-librarian-cum-privacy-activist Jessamyn West is suing Equifax in small claims court. You can follow her progress on Medium.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 1 at 9:18 AM - 22 comments

"That Guy" for the Me Fi

A brief history of the Mefites who did not necessarily want to be That Guy, but dammit...
posted by ominous_paws on Sep 6 at 6:14 PM - 77 comments

Long haul resistance

After the election we had a few posts to talk about how we are fighting back and organizing and trying to keep the world together. Now that we're half a year in, I'm sure folks have settled down to some sustainable activities to resist and or at least care for their neighbors in this new world order. I'm probably not the only one who could use some bolstering from hearing what other people are doing now that this is a long-haul struggle. So, are you still calling your congressperson? Have you been attending demonstrations? Did you join an organizing group or donate to a nonprofit? Are you getting ready to run for office or have you started an underground cell? Let's share to keep ourselves motivated and inspired.
posted by latkes on Sep 11 at 11:10 AM - 71 comments

Reacting to threads and comments

A modest pony request.
posted by walrus on Sep 12 at 8:23 AM - 166 comments

Ask: "vegetables for people who don't like vegetables"?

At some point in the past year (I think?) there was an Ask looking for vegetable recipes and recommendations for people who don't like vegetables. The search term "vegetables for people who don't like vegetables" isn't turning up what I'm looking for. Does anyone remember this?
posted by pxe2000 on Sep 26 at 8:23 AM - 6 comments

The glamorous life of a wildlife biologist

While following a troop of sooty mangabeys, monkeys found in the forests of Ivory Coast, Boston University primatologist [and MeFi’s own] Erin Kane walked face-first into a tree. Almost instantly, her eye became red, itchy and watery, but she went on following her monkeys. After about half an hour more of discomfort, she got nervous and asked her field assistant to take a look.

He found a tick embedded on the inside of Kane's eyelid.

"Poor Richard," Kane said of the assistant on that 2012 expedition. "He was also the person who squeezed botflies out of my armpit for me because I couldn't get the leverage quite right."

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a day in the life of a wildlife biologist.

posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 22 at 10:20 AM - 54 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fall Follies/Spring Sillies

The seasons are changing, which means I want to talk about what you're up to for the next few months for fall/spring/wet season/dry season/eternal paradise of your tropical island where the seasons don't change!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 16 at 5:24 PM - 123 comments

Freeware program secretly sending data back to developer

Trying to find an FPP about a freeware program secretly sending information back to its developer, opening a backdoor, or otherwise doing more than meets the eye.
posted by pravit on Sep 23 at 3:42 PM - 7 comments

Mexico City earthquake check in thread

Mexico city Mefites, please check in to let us know if you're ok after the earthquake.
posted by dhruva on Sep 19 at 9:09 PM - 15 comments

AskMe comment on when the cold approach is not cool

Hi. I'm trying to find one specific AskMe comment about dating that I remember reading years ago. This could have been 5 or more years ago, and it certainly wasn't within the last year or two.
posted by John Cohen on Sep 22 at 7:43 PM - 8 comments

The challenges facing today's libraries and librarians

A fifty minute interview with Jessamyn, interviewed by Lauren Sergy. Topics include why Jessamyn went to library school, diversity, employment in the library sector, pay equality, technology, and other aspects of being a contemporary librarian.
posted by Wordshore on Sep 15 at 2:52 PM - 10 comments

Obits: Not Such a Nice Guy?

When we have an obit for someone who is ... controversial, as Jerry Pournelle, what should be the mefi etiquette for either leaving the obit at all or possibly crapping it up with the bad memories and misdeeds? Feelings with regard to some people can run strong, and the reasons aren't always obvious to everyone.
posted by Bringer Tom on Sep 9 at 8:07 PM - 215 comments

Metatalktails: Family Filk

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, secretariat wants to know what altered song lyrics people sing, especially to pets or kids.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 9 at 5:35 PM - 149 comments

Hurricane Irma Help, Advice and Check In

Hurricane Irma is heading towards Florida, and I thought it would be good if we had a central place for information for and about MeFites.
posted by MexicanYenta on Sep 5 at 6:04 PM - 256 comments

Recent Ask about jogging shorts for women--possibly asked for pockets?

I read a recent ask that was about jogging leggings, or jogging shorts, or something, possibly requesting pockets, possibly not, but one of the answers linked to a great website with multicolored jogging leggings in three different lengths, and all of them featured pockets.
posted by tzikeh on Sep 12 at 4:19 PM - 4 comments

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