November 25

Turkey Day 2020

As has been usual for the past several years, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is running an internet-streamed collection of episodes for US Thanksgiving, which they call Turkey Day. It will be showing in many places. And as usual, MST Club (if it turns out we can embed the stream in our video room), will be watching along, and everyone is invited to watch too, in our little chat room environment isolated from the general internet hubbub. Everything starts at 9 AM Eastern time and runs all day long. It might be a nice thing to watch, especially if you are having a light Thanksgiving this year. [more inside]

November 21

Metatalktail Hour: I could really go for...

It's the weekend, Mefites! It's cold where I am, and I could really go for a hot homemade cinnamon roll. Not that I'm going to make one or anything... Do you have a food daydream? [more inside]

November 20

Site Update #9, 2020

Hey all. This is going to be a short update, as we’re all collectively dealing with the spike in COVID cases and attendant disruptions, but we’re planning for the New Years Gala and very much looking forward to it! [more inside]

A Thanksgiving Day Python Screenplay Party?

I’ve mumbled before about doing a funny online screenplay reading salon, and there seemed to have been some interest. What I have not tried to do before is organize it on a holiday! [more inside]

November 18

Healthcare worker check in

Hey Metafilter healthcare workers, how you hanging in? You managing to look after yourself and stay safe? What’s been lifting your spirits and keeping you going? Alternatively what’s been absolute shit and can diaf?(besides the good sis covid of course.)

Cookie Swapping in the Time of COVID?

Is it feasible to do a cookie swap this year? What say you, lovely mefites? [more inside]

November 16

Help me remember a post on the blue about an academic/journalism "cult"?

I remember reading a post on MetaFilter at least 4 years ago that was about a weird network of interconnected organizations that were ostensibly about journalism, history, ethics, etc. but were actually some sort of cult. Many similarities to NXIVM but possibly something else. [more inside]

November 15

MetaTalktail Hour: Stories of courage and comfort

This week's prompt comes from MonkeyToes: Huron Bob's stories were so often humane and comforting. In his memory, let's have a story MetaTalk? One where we tell a story about something encouraging that's stuck with us over the years, or about someone telling us just the right and comforting thing at a difficult moment, or something to give courage and comfort? This is not meant as a minimizing everyone-must-be-happy way... but it might be a good time to share stories that sustain us. [more inside]

November 9

MetaFilter Gift Swap 2020 THANK YOU!

I just want to kick the thread off and thank my (seemingly anonymous) gifter for their awesome FRAMED Watership Down triptych. Your generosity, thoughtfulness, and creativity have me overwhelmed. I can't wait to hang it up in my new home. I hope that everyone is as touched by their gift and enjoy theirs as much as I do mine. This secret gift exchange always reminds me how lovely and generous we are to each other here on Metafilter. Wishing you all the happiest days ahead!

November 8

Share your letters to your representatives!

Inspired by this comment by Greg_Ace, let's amplify our activism. If you've written a letter to one of your democratically-elected representatives, share it here, and inspire the rest of us! [more inside]

WOOOOOO

ooooo​ooooooo​oooooo​oooooooo​oooooo​ooooooo​ooooooo​oooooo​ooooo​ooooo​oooooo​oooooo​ooooooo​oooooo​oooooo​oooooo​oooooo​ooooooo​oooooo!!!! This week's Metatalktails brought to you by Janelle Monáe. 🥂

November 6

Site Update #8, 2020

Hello! It’s been quite a week - our team has been mostly devoted to election-related preparation, including making sure shifts were double-covered so everyone could take reasonable breaks and not burn out too hard. Consequently, this is a short update! Thank you, everyone, for working with us in keeping the site as safe and sane as possible during this stressful time. [more inside]

November 4

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange

The MeFi Holiday Card Exchange sign up is live! It will be open from today until Thursday, 11/19, and lists will go out by Monday, 11/23. (likely in batches) [more inside]

November 3

Take a break.

Need a reprieve from Election Day chaos? Please come on in to the Break Room. Stay as long as you want. [more inside]

November 2

national clean your home month

this year has been and continues to be bad! I invite you to invest a little time in your home and mental wellbeing by participating in this November challenge. From the NaClYoHoMo manifesto: But before you start feeling stressed about the idea of cleaning your home, let's be clear: the goal of NaClYoHo is not actually to end up with a clean home. The goal of NaClYoHo is to spend time each day addressing something you’d like to change about your living space. [more inside]

Election Day on Metafilter

The US election was November 3rd. It’s a tense, fraught time, and we want to help everyone have the healthiest and safest time possible. (We're updating this post with a link to the current thread) [more inside]

October 31

What are you doing for the U.S. election?

Have you voted yet? Are you making calls, texting or donating? Got any interesting stories to share? [more inside]

Metatalktail Hour: Halloween time

Halloween tidings to you, Mefites! Lovely Mefite too bad you're not me asks for everyone to share their "Halloween-y things (costumes, jack-o-lanterns, etc)"; what have you got for us, let's hear it!

October 30

Election Day video destress party!

MST Club is planning a marathon of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, shorts and other fun things on November 3 that I'm calling... ELECTRON DAY! It will be in our usual video share room for MeFi members and anyone else to watch! AND Halloween we're doing an impromptu selection of spoo[k|p]y things in that same room! Click through for the deets-- [more inside]

October 29

Metafilter New Year's Gala

Hey, MetaFilter, we're having a party, and you're all invited! On Saturday, January 2, we're going to have a live gala via Zoom, celebrating Metafilter and our users, showcasing some of the amazing people and talents on the site, and debuting some NEW MERCH. Come inside to find out what we have planned and what we'd like from you! [more inside]

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