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September 1

What Post Was That: Autodidact in Poverty?
Please help me find this post: An opinion piece from a larger publication about what the author would do if they were a poor (black?) kid, and wanted a good education. The author suggested they'd teach themselves using something like Khan Academy or other opencourseware. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] at 5:00 PM - 17 comments

Metafilter NFL Pick'Em
Back like Brian Hoyer and just in time for Thursday's Seattle/Green Bay extravaganza, it's Mefi NFL Pick'Em! [more inside]
posted by box at 8:12 AM - 7 comments

August 28

A different kind of fantasy
I've been doing wins pools for the last year and love them. Does anyone in MeFi want to join me? [more inside]
posted by reenum at 5:08 PM - 15 comments

August 27

Particularly hilarious Soviet cartoon about movie making
Sometime within the last couple of years there was either a post or a comment linking to a really terrific Soviet cartoon about the difficulties of making a movie in the USSR.... [more inside]
posted by Frowner at 12:12 PM - 4 comments

post about how Hillary Clinton's morning routine versus Obama's?
A couple of years ago--or maybe longer--there was a post and discussion about how early Hillary Clinton had to get up in the morning, to attend to her hair and makeup, versus how early Obama had to get up, during the 2008 primary. I think it was a discussion of a magazine article. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? I've searched and can't find it.
posted by Ollie at 7:08 AM - 5 comments

August 26

LearnedLeaguers, sound off!
In the recent Mefi thread about LearnedLeague, we had a decent number of joint members. I thought I'd create a space where we could say hello! [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:08 PM - 75 comments

Remember when.
On this day, in 1999, Mathowie posted Metafilter's 100th post.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 9:36 AM - 55 comments

August 25

Better late than never
I never got a chance to thank my fellow Chicago MeFites for going above and beyond the call of duty in celebrating MetaFilter's 15th Anniversary. Did you know we had 29 straight days of meetups in July? Here's just some of the stuff we did: [more inside]
posted by eamondaly at 12:35 PM - 28 comments

Dealing from the deck of awesome
Ok, so a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of IRL posts pointing out that I wanted to meet Mefites on a loosely-defined 'New England vacation'. Holy shit, guys! [more inside]
posted by pjern at 1:26 AM - 23 comments

August 24

Where are you on Tumblr?
With cortex's permission, I am opening a MetaTalk thread to find fellow MeFites on Tumblr. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh at 10:15 AM - 149 comments

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