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Fucking Fuck 3.0

It's been a rough couple of days. Time for another thread. A space for us to breathe. Let's take a moment.
posted by Fizz to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 3:32 PM
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Tell Me Something Good

This is a complementary post to Fizz's necessary post, but tell me something good, tell me that you like it, yeah! It doesn't have to be an amazing thing, but something that made you smile, or feel happy, etc.
posted by ellieBOA to MetaTalk on Aug 17 at 10:11 PM
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mathowie transfers ownership of MetaFilter to cortex

Big news: a few days ago Matt Haughey and I signed paperwork to transfer ownership of MetaFilter from him to me. This is sorta huge and sorta not a big deal at the same time: things are fine and basically nothing is changing on the site as a result, we’re just keeping on as before. I’ll talk about the whole thing below the fold.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jul 31 at 9:04 AM
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The Election Year That Never Ended

Where Cortex is interviewed by Patrick O'Keefe of Community Signal. Issues include the (ongoing) impact of the 2016 election on MetaFilter, member deaths, the recent transfer of ownership and how MetaFilter has addressed casual sexism, racism and transphobia. Recent interviewees include Jessamyn and Matt. Contains profanity.
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Aug 21 at 4:49 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: TOTAL ECLIPSE

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Monday is the total eclipse for much of the US, what do you have planned? Non-eclipse-chasers, antipodeans, and Old Worlders, what's up with your Monday?
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Aug 19 at 5:16 PM
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GISHWHES 2017 wrap up: Keeping it weird

A few weeks ago I put a call out for members of the defacto mefite team for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. GISHWHES wrapped up about a week ago. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the 2017 submissions of Team StrangeFascination.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts to MetaTalk on Aug 19 at 6:57 PM
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Help build MetaFilter’s savings

The generosity of the MetaFilter community has been invaluable in keeping this place up and running for the last several years via community funding. We’re in a position right now where we need to ask for a little more of that help to ensure that the site remains financially secure.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jul 31 at 9:04 AM
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My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark

Did someone say Great Music? MeFiMusic Avengers assemble, in the latest MeFiMusic Podcast, available now on Soundcloud!
posted by greenish to MetaTalk on Jun 8 at 4:33 AM
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I was writing this in a note to Jessamyn, but thought I'd share it here instead. (It also occurs to me that she might know this story already.) One of the stories Michael Moore told on stage Tuesday night was about his experience trying to get the book "Stupid White Men" published. An initial run of 50,000 books were printed. The ship... [more]
posted by zarq to MetaTalk on Aug 17 at 9:58 AM
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My girlfriend (who emigrated here last year to do oral history work with Holocaust survivors and pursue PhD studies, among other things) became pregnant and we found out earlier this month. We were surprised, but happy and excited. We got married last Friday without telling anyone. In our happiness and optimism we decided it would be best to call... [more]
posted by naju to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 1:11 PM
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“F - U - C - K - !” Makes you stronger! I'm having 100+ people over on Saturday for a Celebration of Life for my neglectful and sometimes abusive, but also interesting and funny, dead mom. She mellowed significantly in the last 15 years of her life, so I just have a lot of weird historical feels that I mostly deal with well. But man,... [more]
posted by jessamyn to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 7:29 AM
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Last night I cried while posting, but four things happened today that made things demonstrably better from a coping perspective. 1) Jessamyn did a nice thing for me. (Seriously, I want to be Jessamyn when I grow up. Even though I'm older than she is. That's possible, right?) 2) At Walmart today, right at the entrance, there was a Tiki torch... [more]
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 10:15 PM
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My husband has been in the hospital for the last 11 days, 9 in ICU, which is where he is now. He has suffered like I can't even believe and I have been at his side as much as possible during this terrible ordeal. We thought we were gonna lose him last Saturday night/Sunday morning but the surgeons pulled him through (fervent thanks to Dr. L and... [more]
posted by Lynsey to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 9:47 PM
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I had a long day at work yesterday - started at 4am and didn't get home until about 6pm. As you can probably imagine, I was somewhat stressed and absolutely shattered so I went upstairs for a quick nap. After only twenty minutes, I was awoken by a loud meow and the sight of this black and white kitty jumping on the bed. He proceeded to... [more]
posted by garius to MetaTalk on Aug 18 at 6:20 AM
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...because I don't own a cat. You used to not own a cat. [view]
posted by PearlRose to MetaTalk on Aug 18 at 6:22 AM
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so yeah last year was shit, an awesome friend passed away and then US elections then this year starting off really fucking shit when a dearhearted childhood friend, one of those rare people who truly has no meanness in them by nature, was apparently (at the time, "apparently") murdered by her husband except he was an elder in his... [more]
posted by fraula to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 6:02 AM
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Ann Sparanese was, interestingly enough, my grandmother's librarian. My mom grew up in Englewood New Jersey. I was lucky to serve with Ann on the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association and I remember when that happened. She was the instigator, we helped. She is a wonderful person and I have been fortunatel to work... [more]
posted by jessamyn to MetaTalk on Aug 17 at 10:05 AM
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God, I am so fucking tired of this bullshit. I've been working from home and more than a touch isolated for the last few days, and I'm just completely fucking worn out. I mentioned a while back in the last thread that my beloved grumpy kitten Janet had to unexpectedly be put to sleep in June, a few months before her second birthday. I've... [more]
posted by sciatrix to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 8:30 AM
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Today was my fucking birthday. I've never really been one to get excited about birthdays, but I was hoping that maybe in the midst of the shitshow we find ourselves in, I could have a day where I can disengage from the news a bit, relax (I learned today this is also National Relation Day), and have at least a tolerable day at work, then go out and... [more]
posted by tonycpsu to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 7:56 PM
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A year ago I was in constant intense pain, nearly immobile. I'd always been clumsy and limited when I tried anything active or sports-y. My family viewed complaint as weakness so I said little. Things slowly went from bad to worse until I could no longer walk. Last October I got a new hip after learning I'd had a lifelong deformity (I'm 59).... [more]
posted by kinnakeet to MetaTalk on Aug 19 at 6:24 AM
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After the press conference, I saw a very pretty car with a "Hillary for Prison 2016" bumpersticker on it today in the Sonic parking lot and oh shit did I want to go over to that car. I really, really, really wanted to key that car. Honestly, if my SO hadn't been with me today I probably would've. Fuck me if every single day doesn't... [more]
posted by angrycat to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 3:52 PM
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Thanks everyone!! Despite it all, we're very very happy about us and determined to not let her or anyone else spoil anything. Plus we're cute as fuck, and if you ask me that helps. [view]
posted by naju to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 3:26 PM
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Six days until the total solar eclipse, which thanks to astronomy we understand is a rare and wondrous alignment of the earth, moon, and sun, and totally not a harbinger of doom, as people superstitiously believed long ago, and I'm going to keep telling myself that for the next six days... [more]
posted by DevilsAdvocate to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 4:04 PM
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You guys, I just wanted to pop back in and say, I'm so sorry, naju, jessamyn and to everyone who is hurting and thanks to all of you for your support. Oh and also, congratulations to naju and everyone who is celebrating! I do have better news about my husband, and am cautiously optimistic that he is finally on the mend this time and that... [more]
posted by Lynsey to MetaTalk on Aug 16 at 7:34 PM
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I saw a big, beautiful coyote on a bike ride this evening You saw a coyote riding a bike and there's no photo? [view]
posted by arcticseal to MetaTalk on Aug 18 at 5:31 AM
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My grandfather and his family fled Germany in 1934. The events of the past few days brought me to look at his memoir. At one point he mentions a girl he briefly had a crush on in elementary school and I got the sudden urge to look her up. I ended up finding a newly published doctoral thesis by a German researcher about the Jewish elementary school... [more]
posted by waninggibbon to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 6:17 PM
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Note: Everyone needs a fucking fuck. [view]
posted by naju to MetaTalk on Aug 15 at 3:39 PM
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