MeFi Posts: $20 SAIT September 1, 2020 12:24 PM   Subscribe

We're all pitching in for Fundraising Month. Here is my contribution: ever wanted to see a post on a topic, but didn't want to write it yourself for whatever reason? Let me do it for you. Pledge a donation of $20 to MetaFilter and I'll make a MeFi post on a topic of your choosing.

The small print: One post per day. You can send me a link or a topic, up to you. No politics or current events please. You're more than welcome to pool donations with others. I will not prank you with my post, please do not prank me with your topic.
posted by jessamyn (retired) to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:24 PM (99 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

Those are like 1950's prices! Is this because you're in Vermont?
posted by not_on_display at 12:30 PM on September 1 [18 favorites]


Clarification: Is that a recurring $20 or one-time $20?
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:37 PM on September 1 [1 favorite]


One time! And I'll do one post per day, presumably from different people.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 12:41 PM on September 1


Is there a pledge card to fill out? Do we just make the donation, and then me-mail you the request?
posted by Melismata at 1:31 PM on September 1 [1 favorite]


Can do it however you like. We're pretty honor system here (and know where to find you). You're welcome to ask publicly or just MeMail me.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:08 PM on September 1


Donated. I don't have a post in mind though, so can I donate that too? I guess the first person who wants it here can have it.
posted by one4themoment at 2:54 PM on September 1 [1 favorite]


Ooh this is exciting! I’ve got to rummage through my open tabs and bookmarks.
posted by Monochrome at 4:06 PM on September 1


I fucking love this idea. I'm excited to see what folks propose.
posted by sciatrix at 4:09 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


Just set up recurring $10/month. Does that count? I'll keep it up as long as I'm able, so it's definitely worth more than $20.

My topic is as follows: Guitar effect pedals. Especially, weird, out-of-production clones from the Soviet Union, Japan, etc.
posted by signal at 5:51 PM on September 1 [11 favorites]


I was going to suggest the excellent chemical safety/disaster videos made by the US Chemical Safety Board, but it turns out that was posted in 2014. Check it out anyway! I will get a new suggestion.
posted by Monochrome at 5:54 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


What an awesome idea. Jessamyn, I'll take one please.

This evening I've been reading a lot of old proceedings from PTTI, "Precise Time And Time Interval (PTTI) systems and applications" around the time the GPS system was being invented/created (second half of the 1970s). The papers mostly have names with initials like "T. L. Watson" but in my mind's eye I see a bunch of white men, most of them working for the military.

So my requested post will answer: Who are the people who shaped the way we think about and measure time (or challenge us to revise how we do), and are not a bunch of white men?
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 6:32 PM on September 1 [9 favorites]


I found the title of this post baffling. So I asked around and got some answers. If I understand correctly, $20 SAIT is:

* an acronym for "same as in town"
* possibly said by a character on a tv show
* is a sex worker "joke"
* which is now a Mefi sex worker in-joke
* for a thread that is meant to attract the attention of either new readers or those who haven't made posts before

That's a boatload of cross-purpose intentions or self-sabotage of their own post.

And since it is supposed to be a joke, explain it to me. I'd like to be one of the cool kids too.
posted by lemon_icing at 7:38 PM on September 1 [8 favorites]


Same As In Town
posted by hippybear at 7:57 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


As included on In Jokes and Acronyms.

And maybe it's time to retire this? Good points lemon_icing.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:21 PM on September 1 [7 favorites]


Agreed, lemon_icing. & thanks for linking the wiki, filthy light thief.

The acronym list just calls it “a punchline to a common joke”, but doesn’t link to an explanation of the joke or explain it (even things like NSFW, that aren’t metafilter specific get a link to a longer explanation) and the joke page doesn’t explain the joke itself, just gives 3 links, one of which is to a google search for the phrase, where the top hit is what hippy bear linked to, which describes a usage of that phrase that doesn’t exactly explain the “$20 SAIT” metafilter in joke as it is used in the title of this thread or on metafilter in general. Unfortunately, while the wiki is helpful in general, in this case it’s an example of how this reference can be unwelcoming.
posted by photoelectric at 8:30 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


Well, no. The MetaFilter usage is a bit of a sarcasm (I never think mean-spirited, more in the way some in-groups repeat Monty Python lines if gives a cue-up), where someone in a thread types a simple question, "What is an omelette?", and the next reply will be "$20, same as in town." Which is the in-joke. It's a set-up for something unrelated. "It's only a flesh wound.". Etc.
posted by hippybear at 8:36 PM on September 1 [3 favorites]


And if it's anything more than that, I'd be happy to be educated, because that's all I've ever taken it to be across my years here.
posted by hippybear at 8:39 PM on September 1


So, "twenty bucks, same as in town" came to MetaFilter mostly I think via my college-days obsession with alt.religion.kibology, where it was a running meta-joke in the late 90s, taken as a kind of dadaist deconstruction of the (I imagine significantly older) joke about naive vs. worldly cloisterfolk. I probably don't get sole credit (or blame) for it but it was a whole running thing for a while in the 2000s because I was bringing some of that college USENET humor over to MeFi.

The actual joke is...kind of a hoary old crappy joke! Like viewed strictly as a commentary on sexwork, it's a crappy very 20th C. joke. For me as a kid who grew up half-Catholic it always rang mostly as a joke about Catholicism, which, I dunno if that's a lot better if you dig into the political valences of it, but, yeah, it's a dumb old joke.

The separation of that actual joke-qua-joke from the recurring use of "what's x?" "twenty bucks, same as in town" as a recurring absurdist response on a.r.k and then on MetaFilter and then collapsing over the years to $20SAIT as an abstracted signifier is a few layers deep, which makes it both more jargony and more of a just inside baseball thing than an endorsement of jokes about sexwork and Catholicism, but, hey, it's a weird line of history there so someone blinking at it while googling I can totally get.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:43 PM on September 1 [12 favorites]


> it's a weird line of history there so someone blinking at it while googling I can totally get.

For $20?
posted by not_on_display at 9:18 PM on September 1


Hurm. I always thought it was an injoke about getting someone four gift memberships.
posted by vrakatar at 9:21 PM on September 1 [1 favorite]


I suggest one4themoment's donation be used for a post about "same as in town."
posted by NotLost at 9:27 PM on September 1 [5 favorites]


cortex, thanks for sharing the longer history of SAIT. I've seen it on MeFi for years, and picked it up via osmosis, but this is the first time I've heard the kibology connection.

But a.k was a long time ago, and none of this history is documented on the site, or even on the unofficial wiki. I can update the latter if no one does it first, because right now, an outsider or new member might think MeFites like joking about sex workers, and that's probably not the intended message.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:07 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


I always took SAIT as a bit of a positive thing. You think you can get something cheaper by going out of town but find out that they're not stupid and know the value of whatever service so it's SAIT. Good plumbers cost the same in town or out. Strangely enough if you took SAIT to heart enough you could massage it into wage equality. Wherever and whomever things reach a Sameness and if you're not thinking SAIT you're sorta putting someone doing something at lesser value than someone else doing the same thing. Don't dare think of paying someone less than going rate just because you can. That's pretty evil. Shopping around for the best deal and other such is fine. :) But it's still SAIT.
posted by zengargoyle at 11:13 PM on September 1 [4 favorites]


Just chipped in $20! My requested post is about the massive move to remote working amid covid-19, and the apparent abandonment of offices, especially in cities. Will it last, and what will it mean for the world?
posted by adrianhon at 3:51 AM on September 2 [6 favorites]


I’d love you to make a post on the Tibetan Indigenous (historically persecuted) Bön religion. My cherished husband is very unwell and a post/bunch of great links from a non Buddhist perspective would be a lovely tonic for him. And stop me weeping for a few hours.
posted by taff at 4:35 AM on September 2 [14 favorites]


Oh I love this. I pledge $50 for a post on the history of Willie Wired Hand and his rival Reddy Kilowatt. Please include background about the electrification of the rural USA and the role of the for-profits and rural electric co-ops. In my dreams I also would have included examples showing Willie's evolution from a spokesperson encouraging farms to get on board with electricity, to teaching about safety, to urging energy conservation in the 70s with posters, comic books. But then one reason I've never made this post is my inability to narrow down the topic !
posted by evilmomlady at 5:17 AM on September 2 [3 favorites]


Donated. Jessamyn, I emailed you my topic about Black Sunday of 1935 and other Black days.
posted by Melismata at 7:06 AM on September 2 [2 favorites]


I pledge 20 smackers for a post that would give you pleasure to create on any topic that is entertaining and/or upbeat and/or hopeful and/or relaxing and/or charming and/or adjective of your choice. TL;DR: a post that is a welcome break from the shitstorm that is US politics and related topics. Thanks for your service, Jessamyn!
posted by Bella Donna at 7:42 AM on September 2 [7 favorites]


Yes to Reddy Kilowatt! My dad worked and the power company in the 1970s and we had Reddy magents on the fridge (the head-only one plus the full-body one).

Also, jessamyn, you are a brave soul. These people are gonna ask you for some crazy-ass, hard-to-research posts!
posted by freecellwizard at 7:51 AM on September 2 [3 favorites]


evilmomlady: But then one reason I've never made this post is my inability to narrow down the topic !

Wait, people try to narrow the scope of their posts? Huh. ;)
posted by filthy light thief at 9:05 AM on September 2 [6 favorites]


I will make a summary of requests later today after I am done fixing computers.

lemon_icing, another useful bit of info on weird old MeFi stuff is that posts didn't used to have titles (waaaay back in the hippie days) and then they got added. And some people liked them and some did not. And there was, if I remember correctly, a way to turn them off, if you just were angered by seeing them. And so for a certain group of ancient MeFites, the titles are a 100% optional place to put a toss-away joke that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the post itself, the presumption is that the post can and should work without them.

Obviously this is outdated and kind of in-group usage, but it wasn't intended to be unwelcoming, but just as a nod to old-timers like myself. This post isn't for new users especially, just anyone who would like to see a post made on a topic of their choosing. Sorry it created friction in a post that was supposed to be all about community-building (but hey, we have learned some things today).

Thanks for your enthusiasm folks!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 10:07 AM on September 2 [14 favorites]


This is brilliant and silly. I love it. I kicked in an extra twenty today.

But, the only thing I've been meaning to post for a year or so and feel unable to post coherently is an incredibly unfair request: Pikatoro's Pico10Project. (I've started once or twice, but I'm hesitant to believe I actually understand the details well enough to post something that isn't wrong in important ways.) I absolutely don't expect to see a post and am keen to donate without one, unless it just happens to seem like a fun challenge.

I'm interested in the comments on SAIT, but don't feel qualified to offer an opinion.
posted by eotvos at 11:07 AM on September 2


There's an even dustier corner of the unofficial wiki: drafts and collaborations, which I put up close to 10 years ago, as a space for people to drop and pick up ideas for posts. There have been a few collaborations through other channels to make posts. About a year ago, I put up a community "let's make posts!" MeTa, but there wasn't much discussion or too many suggestions.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:40 PM on September 2 [2 favorites]


First post is up! (accidental isolators) I've been elbow-deep in Linux all day so a list may wait until tomorrow.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:31 PM on September 2 [8 favorites]


Jessamyn just made me realize I'm an old-timer with the post titles turned off. Yay?

In honor of that, I will make a donation and request a post via MeMail.
posted by BlahLaLa at 6:17 PM on September 2 [2 favorites]


I'll DM you with a few suggestions you can pick from (all in the same area, sadly, because I'm a dork).
posted by johnofjack at 6:19 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


On re-reading my comment a few posts above - it's clear that I'm really bad at remembering which letters go where. Getting it wrong twice in the space of two words is embarrassing. Sorry.

Also, I really like the strange, nonsense, in-joke titles. I'm not sure it's good for site revenue, but a well-crafted title that takes a minute to figure out always makes me happy.
posted by eotvos at 11:31 PM on September 2


Donated $20. If anyone is has a topic in mind but feeling a bit light on cash at the moment, please do suggest it. If no takers, it's dealer's choice.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:22 AM on September 3


I'll chip in $20 for an obit that does David Graeber justice. Oops, missed the "No politics or current events please.". I'll think of something else...
posted by Jpfed at 7:45 AM on September 3


I'm glad that someone pointed out that we should not have jokes, especially in-jokes because they will kill Metafilter, a 21 year-old web site that has enjoyed unbroken success in all things until a former moderator made this joke right here.

Also we established 9 years ago that this joke cannot be about sex work because prices for blow jobs are not the same in town, by a significant margin.
posted by GuyZero at 10:23 AM on September 3 [2 favorites]


OK team. I have collated my list of requests which are, in no particular order....

jedicus (complete!)
aniola
Melismata
signal
adrianhon
one4themoment (dealer's choice!)
evilmomlady
BlahLaLa
eotvos
the antecedent of that pronoun
ph indicating socks
bibirose
Bella Donna
Pax
johnofjack
majick
taff
slimepuppy (dealer's choice!)

Will try to bang them out one per day. There are two open options (donations without topics) which someone here can claim if they want to or if no one claims them I'll choose my own topics (probably libraries or the post office) when I'm done with the requests. Thanks for playing along. I like to participate here but am not always great at making my own posts and I'll be honest adrianhon's re-commitment to making good posts is something that inspired me. If you're having trouble coming up with topics I always think about

- obits for someone you think merits more attention but for whatever reason didn't get it (Charley Lippincott!)
- story behind a piece of art you liked
- one of those "Wow you didn't know much about this before but it turns out it's weirder than you thought" things (me, today, learning about candyland)
- one of those "These people did a popular hot take on this thing but actually the story is rather complicated" things

Thanks for helping support this weird clubhouse of ours.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 10:39 AM on September 3 [12 favorites]


I have donated!

I'd love a post on Inuit throat singing, as we've had a handful of posts on both throat singing (though only about Siberians?) and the Inuit (and even one about the Jerrycans) but somehow not one about that particular group. And it should be hard to make, because there's plenty of them.

(and per your request not to prank you I did not ask for a repeat post on the, uh, underground poultry loving movement)
posted by GuyZero at 10:51 AM on September 3


Today's post. (Black Monday and other days of the week)
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 12:59 PM on September 3 [5 favorites]


One post I have thought of but never could get even close to putting up would be a grandly obsessed post about grand obsessions...
posted by blue shadows at 4:51 PM on September 3 [1 favorite]


Learning that $20 SAIT is originally about sex work once again tells me how sheltered I am. It reminds me of the time when I learned from MeFi that the word "butthurt" is most likely homophobic. Until then, I thought it was a reference to wedgies or something similar.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:05 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


Which for whatever reason reminds me that I would really want to make jessamyn make a post about medieval dirty jokes. But since I don't have the money right now, here's one for free instead. Probably told by this dapper gentleman. This is from the 15th century:

One of our fellow nationals, a not so bright one, and inexperienced in the matters of love, got married. One night in bed, his wife turned her back on him, who was stunned at the gesture. So stunned he was, that he asked his wife if she had two of those things, and having her said that she did, he answered: "Oh, oh, one is enough for me, the other is too much". Then, the woman, wittily, as her priest was also her lover, said: "we can give the other in alm to the Church, and to our priest, for he'll have great pleasure with it, and you shall not be offended, as one is enough for you". The man agreed, in order to take that weight off his shoulders, and to please the priest, who he liked. And so, having invited him to dinner and told him the case, the three went to bed, the husband on the front, and the priest on the rear so he enjoyed the gift. The priest, hungry for that desired prize, attacked first; seeing that the woman was making some noises, the husband feared the priest would get into his territory: "Oi, friend, stick to your side and leave mine alone". "God help me", said the priest, "I don't care much about yours as long as I can enjoy the Church's goods". With these words the idiot got calm, and invited the priest to freely enjoy his wife on the part she had given to the church".
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:11 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


I donated, and if it's not too late I suggest this cartography story for a post.
posted by zompist at 5:27 AM on September 4 [3 favorites]


Never too late!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:22 AM on September 4


I just donated, I would be thrilled to see a post about chicken wings (not boneless wings, of course).
posted by skewed at 9:08 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Today's post. (Nadia)
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:05 PM on September 4


Wasn't there some classic old black and white movie (Spencer Tracy?) where federal agents arrive at a diner and the counter man says something about the prices, like "5 dollars, same as in town." Or is my mind just making a smoothie of too many culture references...?
posted by PhineasGage at 7:55 PM on September 4


I'd be very interested in a future discussion of what it's like to make posts for other people about things one might not care about. Perhaps a future podcast? (In other words, "please do more work for free.")
posted by eotvos at 7:34 AM on September 5


one4themoment, I took your dealer's choice option and made a post on something I was interested in today. This is today's post. (1st Black woman to go to all world countries)
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:01 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


What a fantastic idea jessamyn. Metafilter has been a fabulous resource over the years and deserves support. I just donated and I would like a post about the Github site that has the all the General and Permanent Laws of the United States. Here's the link.

According to the Github site "Pull requests are invited! Use them to propose new laws and amend existing ones. To have your pull request merged, just get it voted on and passed by a majority of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and signed by the President of the United States. We will then merge it to master".
posted by LimeyUSA at 12:50 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]


Today's post is about guitar effects pedals.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:57 AM on September 6


That was lovely jessamyn. Would pledge again!
posted by signal at 2:15 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


zompist, your story is up today. What a great article.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:40 PM on September 7 [4 favorites]


I pledge a donation of at least $20. I request a post about Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street.
posted by AugustWest at 2:12 AM on September 8


Ooooh I actually know a decent amount about her since I live near Rockingham Vermont and I have read that book.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:15 AM on September 8 [1 favorite]


Hetty Green post is up. Make that donation.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:58 PM on September 8 [2 favorites]


I'd pay $20 for a Metatalk retrospective post about the cooter-counter and how it led into the site-critical boyzone threads.
posted by longtime_lurker at 8:33 PM on September 8


Guy Zero, this post on Inuit Throat Singing is for you. (there was also an earlier one by Rumple that is pretty great that I linked to)
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:13 PM on September 9 [3 favorites]


I always took SAIT as a bit of a positive thing. You think you can get something cheaper by going out of town but find out that they're not stupid and know the value of whatever service so it's SAIT.

I always imagine a poor, downtrodden type approaching a grizzled veteran living in solitude. A plea for help. The veteran doesn't get involved anymore. Now all they do is X, and there's no discount for sad stories. It's $20, same as in town.
posted by straight at 2:59 PM on September 10


I cheated and posted slightly early today because I was pushing late on the throat singing one. Today's post on the folk song Our Goodman is for mark k.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:57 PM on September 10


Yes, SAIT is a joke featuring sex workers, and that's enough to offend some. But what's important is that it doesn't punch down on them! It's actually punching up on Catholics! This ties neatly into two things that sex worker activist Monique Prada (she calls herself a "whorefeminist") mentions in this article:

1. The offense that people take at the mere existence of sex workers is the main thing they have to fight against.
2. June 2, the International Day of Prostitutes , commemorates the the occupation of the Saint Nizier church, in Lyon, by sex workers protesting against police repression.

In that context, I'd say SAIT starts to look like a pretty acceptable and even progressive joke.

I'd pay 20 dollars for a post on that, if the exchange rate for us in Brazil wasn't so freakishly high right now, sorry!
posted by Tom-B at 10:45 AM on September 11 [3 favorites]


Request for a post about a fun facebook group today so I fleshed it out with some non-FB content just to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy (VICTORIAN HIPPO!!!)
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:58 PM on September 11 [2 favorites]


Today's post: PENS.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:32 PM on September 12 [3 favorites]


$20 in the queue for whoever wants a post.

I think this is the link to fund for others who have the means.
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd at 7:05 AM on September 13


Today's post: retablos (from Peru)!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:12 PM on September 13


I put in $20 to allow you to take a day off if it's too stressful.
posted by MtDewd at 4:03 AM on September 14 [1 favorite]


Thanks MtDewd. Instead I decided to make a post on two topics near and dear to my heart: Scrabble and language.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:55 PM on September 14


Somehow I missed Jessamyn making her throat singing post last week but it's just in time for my birthday - great post and thanks very much Jessamyn!
posted by GuyZero at 5:40 PM on September 14


Hi Jessamyn! I request the post office thread you suggested. Also, this is a great idea. Thank you!
posted by VyanSelei at 8:49 PM on September 14


Excellent, post office tomorrow (probably) for today please enjoy learning about UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage lists
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 4:27 PM on September 15


I donated! A friend of my husband takes really beautiful pictures of slime molds and I keep thinking I will make a Slime Mold Sunday MeFi post in her honor but will never get around to it myself. I request a post about the weird world of myxomycetes.
posted by charmedimsure at 10:29 PM on September 15 [1 favorite]


Today's post about romance novels.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:19 AM on September 16


Today's post about slime molds, in under the wire!

As you can see, I am doing this more or less out of order. Apologies to those who requested early and who are still waiting.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:30 PM on September 17 [1 favorite]


I am so excited about this, and the slime mold enthusiasts in my life will be thrilled. Two thumbs up, would donate for a quality post I have been too lazy to make again!
posted by charmedimsure at 1:18 PM on September 18 [2 favorites]


Had a writing deadline today, so will be back tomorrow with another sponsored post!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:44 PM on September 18


evilmomlady, you're right it was hard to narrow this topic down! I hope you like today's post on the electricity mascot battle.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:01 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn THANK YOU I love it! You did it so much better than I would have. And I so needed that today. It made me so happy to see it pop up on the blue.
posted by evilmomlady at 3:51 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


skewed, a few things about wings, in today's post.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:26 AM on September 20 [1 favorite]


Had a feeling it might happen on a football sunday. Thanks!
posted by skewed at 1:05 PM on September 20


Bella Donna, this is the post *I* wanted to make about a new project at the Library of Congress. Thanks for your donation.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:38 AM on September 21


Skipped a day, then yesterday's post is about this cool Codex and woman who studied it, thank you DigDoug.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:08 AM on September 24


Cheers for Nahuatl metafilter. And this whole weird and and fun project. I've already learned a lot from these posts.
posted by eotvos at 8:25 PM on September 24


Today's post about a longtime Polish fundraising holiday that raises much needed funds for medical care for children in the country.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:54 AM on September 26


bibirose, this one is for you.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:42 PM on September 27


Today's post on wtf is up with offices is for adrianhon.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:59 AM on September 29 [1 favorite]


This is so great, thanks! Love how many different directions you went with the prompt.
posted by adrianhon at 12:30 PM on September 29 [1 favorite]


Middle Ages fart joke post today, a twofer for slimepuppy and Pyrogenesis.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:19 AM on September 30 [1 favorite]


More like a number twofer! Get it? Because of all the medieval poop jokes. I'll see myself out.

Many thanks for the excellent posts jessamyn!
posted by slimepuppy at 12:38 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


eotvos, I'm not entirely sure I understand the PIKO-10 project either but I made a post about it today for you.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 10:33 AM on October 1


the antecedent of that pronoun, I had a heck of a time finding women who were instrumental in the history of time (asked female scientist friends and they did not know) but I did make a post on Gladys West the Black woman who was one of the inventors of GPS.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 4:11 PM on October 2


Thanks jessamyn! I'll take it.
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 7:54 AM on October 3 [1 favorite]


johnofjack I did this post about Sara Varon, sorry it took a while. And did you know she has no Wikipedia page? UNPOSSIBLE. Fixing....
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:05 PM on October 4 [2 favorites]


I did not know that! Thanks for taking that on as well.
posted by johnofjack at 1:20 PM on October 4


Thanks, Jessamyn. I knew this would be fun. But, it's more fun than I expected.
posted by eotvos at 8:27 AM on October 5


aniola, this one is for you: a post about mobility justice.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:23 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


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