Come in. Sit on the couches. Bring a drink if you like. Or a blanket. And your dog. I don't know about you guys but it seems stress has ramped up in the last week or two. Let us let loose our fucks.
It's been a rough couple of days. Time for another thread. A space for us to breathe. Let's take a moment.
The last What the Fucking Fuck thread hit the 30 day expiration mark, so I wonder if it's time for another peaceful corner to breathe?
In the interest of not cluttering up the massive political thread with expressions of disbelief, let's have a Metatalk thread about how unbelievable all this shit is. [more inside]
So I was on my profile page, and accidentally hit the "Pin It" button on my browser. The Pinterest window that popped up suggested just one rather surprising image to pin. [more inside]
There remain posts on the thread asking WHY WHY isn't she mentioned. It's not like there isn't a fucking simple reason she isn't mentioned. Why is explaining this simple reason cause for comment deletion?
I don't understand why this thread is taking this weird route. At first I thought the worst thing that could happen to her was that she would be married off to an old dude and never heard from again. Then I realized that the worst thing was an acid attack. [more inside]
The level of naked bigotry in the comments to this thread is absolutely appalling to me. Is it really okay on MetaFilter to flat out claim that transfolk are just making it up?
Could someone explain the strange thing taking place on the front page right now? [more inside]
Secret quonsor wtf? So, in the Secret Quonsar swap I seem to have drawn someone who turns out to have done their PhD (last year) in my husband's department. Is there something in the algorithm that makes that more likely than the absolutely bizarre unlikelihood I would have thought it had?
Does anyone else have this problem with Firefox? [more inside]
So somehow a (reform? cultural but not religious?) Jewish comedienne who wears a t-shirt marked "I love Jew Cock" is relevant to a post about the pain of middle-aged shomer negiah. [more inside]
Stating that Mefites deserve to die: not OK, IMHO. [more inside]
Is something weird going on with metafilter today? Sometimes I can't get to any of the pages ("Oops! Google Chrome could not find www.metafilter.com"), and sometimes it's just metatalk or my own profile. I don't think I've got through to my own profile page in about six hours now, but the other pages are up and down. Is it just me?
Hey Ask Me: What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of? The results? Awesome
clavdivs: our personal Joyce, or Burroughs, or what? [more inside]
I have some lingering discomfort with the outcome of the epic Russian Girls Possibly Rescued from Trafficking threads, but the initial Metatalk thread is closed up. [more inside]
Barenaked Chicken (Stavros the Wonder Mix) [more inside]
Bank Machines owes Metafilter a nod: Just look at this ATM screen design.
Why do I have a persistent little white box the same size as profile images, right next to the actual profile images? And why does this same box show up when I try to upload a new profile image? [more inside]
Zombie Strippers!!!??!?! WTF? [more inside]
WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page? And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about? Jeezus! I just figure out these damn digital parking meters and somebody comes up with something new.
Uh, wtf? Is this really what Jobs is for? (And I get a coldfusion error trying to flag it, which is why I didn't just flag it and move on...)
bukkake.metafilter.com - where Ask Yahoo! comes for links. (pun intended. gotta love subdomain wildcards)
Who is this...how exactly do they log in...and where have they been all this time?
If someone posts a link to the front page that ends in a question mark, are they really linking to the best of the web, or are they just asking a leading question in order to generate discussion of their pet topic? And should we disallow front posts that are just trollish leading questions because they weaken the mefi brand and more importantly drive me nuts?
I Had A Dream in which a cute woman was flirting with me. Then, at some point, I revealed that I was ParisParamus. She proceeded to run away. Despite running towards her and into a building, I could not find her again. Then, the dream ended. What does this mean?