Best Post Contest, Week 4 Winners! February 3, 2019 4:16 PM   Subscribe

Best Post Contest is wrapping up. Step in here for the Week 4 round-up and a big whack of great posts you may have missed! (Overall monthly round-up coming tomorrow.)

This week's explosive winner is......

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The Chemical Table, an open dialogue between visualization and design, inspired by a newly-discovered predecessor to the periodic table, by filthy light thief!!!

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The dynamite runners-up were....

February is International Correspondence-Writing Month by needlegrrl

Silk stockings and socialism, in 1920s Philadelphia by sepviva

The fabled lost city of Ubar, Atlantis of the Sands by filthy light thief

Do not snuggle by jessamyn

Media Watch, the 30 year old, 15 minute show about news media content, analysis and critique by Merus



And just in case you missed any of them, a mole of honorable mentions....

To watch or listen...
Universe, a short documentary from 1960 that inspired Kubrick’s 2001 by mandolin conspiracy
Sophie Scott, neuroscientist comedian, on laughter by Bella Donna -- with surprise Mefi family connection in the comments!
Analyzing 1940s and '50s orchestral light music, plus vintage synths, 1970s cop show music, and more by mubba
Retro grooves and weird moods, music podcast/radio show by Iridic
Two collections of sea videos - videos of deep sea science missions, and videos of ships arriving at/departing ports around the world by mandolin conspiracy
Collection of videos of chemical reactions by growabrain
The music of Soft Cell, beyond Tainted Love by filthy light thief
Animated penguin speaks for us all, in song about not getting out of bed in a cold room by ardegee

To read...
Love book endpapers? You're not alone by misteraitch
Reviewing 12 different books titled Horse Latitudes by moonmilk - with bonus horse jokes in the comments
Meet the hagfish by If I only had a penguin...
Collection of journalism tools by dancing leaves
Historic 1918 bat towers by duffell
A third-trimester abortion story by muddgirl
Famous classical scenes rendered in children's toys by Katullus
Remember those cheap little pom-pom bodied, googly-eyed, sticker-footed toys? by duffell
When gratitude is overrated by dancing leaves
The bisexual pride flag by sciatrix
Marie Kondo is fed up by Artw
The 15 puzzle explains how magnetism works by filthy light thief
An alpaca walks into a French optician's by hurdy gurdy girl
When courts transcribe black dialect inaccurately by Lexica
A 10-year-old's science project: is Tom Brady a cheater? by gryphonlover
The adult baby scene and its diaper marketplace by hwyengr
NHL refuses to pay female player who beat the men at the hockey All Star Game by everbody had matching towels
If only women won the award from now on, what year would women catch up to men's total? by lalex (a project by Mefi's own dng)
Minor League Baseball's season-long Latino outreach "Copa de la Diversión," or "Fun Cup," including fun alternate names for the teams by filthy light thief
and the amazing (seriously, take a look at these pics)...
Photo walk-thru of building a peacock mandala from 49 layers of laser-cut cardstock by lalex (a project by Mefi's own MillMan)
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 4:16 PM (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks, this is a great post in its own right. Since not that many people apparently read MetaTalk, maybe a link could be added to the side-bar on the front page?
posted by rjs at 11:52 PM on February 3


I'll announce it more formally in the other thread then, but since only two people entered the "This Post Is Butt" contest I'll give 'em both something.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:54 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]


I've loved these posts, because I've found excellent posts that I have missed every time! thank you!
posted by needlegrrl at 10:00 AM on February 4


Thanks for that great walk down memory lane, duffell! I'd totally missed that until seeing it here.

And bat towers! I'd missed that too.

Maybe get this sidebarred?

*checks calendar*

...and replace the Superbowl front page banner?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:05 AM on February 4


Is this where we share our winners from the month, and first- and second-post winners are recognized, too? Or will there be a new post to recap the month?

And for ease of future browsing (because now it's easy enough to look back at recent bestpostcontest tagged posts):

0. Best Post Contest for January (in which the "rules" are laid out and categories are named)
1. Week 1 Winners
2. Week 2 Winners
3. Week 3 Winners
4. Week 4 Winners (this very thread)
posted by filthy light thief at 12:05 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


Congrats to all the winners and the not-winners as well. Some amazing posts the last few weeks. :)
posted by Fizz at 12:35 PM on February 4


since only two people entered the "This Post Is Butt" contest I'll give 'em both something.

There is a delicious irony here.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:46 PM on February 4


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