December 2020 Archives (all archives)

December 31

Mefi New Year Gala 2021!

Welcome to the Mefi New Year Gala! Streaming LIVE NOW on Youtube (starting Sat Jan 2 at 10am pacific time, live chatting and featuring Mefi pet pics, Mefi trivia, and more - going for a couple hours or more depending). Join us here in this thread, or in the Youtube Chat! Let us know about you/your pets' fancy gala outfit, real or imaginary. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 3:10 PM PST - 72 comments


In order to give you at least a couple of days to shop for ingredients, I present to you: Gala Recipes! Most importantly, our three signature drinks:
THE GRAY [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:34 AM PST - 14 comments

December 29

Underappreciated comments 2020

Looks like it's been a couple of years since the last time anyone did this, and I miss it... Let's show some love for the hidden-gem comments that made you laugh, cry, or cheer this year, which you immediately recognized as genius, but somehow slipped under everyone else's radar. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 PM PST - 21 comments

Just a thank you (can I do that?)

I find that I move in and out of Metafilter and MF participation as the circumstances of my life dictate, but this last time, tipping my toe back in, I'm struck by how comfortable and affirming it feels to reacquaint myself with this part of the world. I know this place is the product of many people (and mods; the best moderation on the web), so I figured I'd thank you all. Thanks for making this wonderful place.
posted by schadenfrau to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 PM PST - 15 comments

December 28

SF to Japan virtual walk continues

Howdy, folks. As some of you may recall, there is a virtual stroll (amble, arch...ery, ramble) from San Francisco to Japan going on. The first IRL listing has expired. The new IRL listing has dropped us to 3 participants from 11. That is fine but perhaps you meant to join up to log your walking (skipping, etc.) time for fun and forgot. Or perhaps you never heard about it. I am here to say there is still plenty of time to participate in the soon-to-be-legendary Peripatetic Persistent Pirate Puffins' Pacific Peregrination (2). Join us!
posted by Bella Donna to MetaFilter-Related at 10:10 PM PST - 2 comments

December 27

Metatalktail Hour: One Good Thing

As the bouncers begin to haul 2020 to the door, please tell me one good thing that happened for you during this shitshow of a year.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 PM PST - 118 comments

December 26

"All around me are familiar faces"

If you had to pick a song or two to accompany 2020 thus far, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by clavdivs to MetaFilter-Related at 7:09 PM PST - 74 comments

ColdChef in the time of COVID

MeFi's Own ColdChef is featured in a story in the Guardian: 'Humans need the ritual of saying goodbye': the Covid life of a small-town funeral director [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower to MetaFilter-Related at 3:22 PM PST - 12 comments

December 22

7th Annual MST Club Holiday Video Marathon Social Distancing Edition

It's time again for that weird thing we do, which is program 72 hours of specials, bad Christmas movies, MST3K episodes and other things. It's MST Club's 2020 Holiday Video Marathon! We usually put this in for intermittent yuletide jollies and destress, to help people relax at an often frustrating time of year. This year, with so many people sensibly staying home for the holidays, it promises both to be less and more stressful than usual. Anyone can come by and watch weird stuff with us, members or not! Our show runs from December 23 through to midnight December 25. Details inside! [more inside]
posted by JHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 4:48 PM PST - 16 comments

December 19

Metatalktail Hour: Stupid Human Tricks

Hello weekend Mefites! This week soundguy99 wants to hear about your Stupid Human Tricks. "In light of this Ask, which is apparently inspiring some of us to contortion ourselves in our abodes to see what is & is not possible, here's a possible idea for a MetaTalkTail - Stupid Human Tricks. Unusual things you can do (physical, mental, whatever) or "common" things you can't do? Can you do the chair challenge? Curl your tongue? Move your eyes independently? Multiply 5-digit numbers in your head? Read backwards? Or NOT?" [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 7:45 AM PST - 113 comments

December 18

Help Pick the Winning Door

At the childcare center I work at, we are having a Christmas door decorating contest. Please help pick a winner. The pictures and a link to the ballot are here. There are no prizes, just bragging rights until next year.
posted by kathrynm to MetaFilter-Related at 6:18 PM PST - 28 comments

Site Update #11, 2020

Hello everyone! This is going to be a brief update because most of what we’ve been working on is posted in the Gala Update. Please go check that out! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad to MetaFilter-Related at 12:14 PM PST - 0 comments [closed]

Update on New Years Gala Planning

Getting our party boxes out of the attic - planning for the Mefi New Years Gala continues. Please send in your pet pics, call in with a joke or New Years resolutions/wishes, and join us inside for more on the planning for this January 2 event! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad to MetaFilter-Related at 12:06 PM PST - 17 comments

December 15

i kick the box

I'm having one of those moments where I don't remember if I read something here or thought of it independently. (Probably read it here.) Does anyone remember a conversation on the blue or green about a specific vending machine movie trope? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 PM PST - 15 comments

December 11

Metatalktail Hour: My Life in Boxes

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! As a subscription box addict, this week I'm wondering a) what would be your absolutely ideal subscription box? and/or b) if you were to curate a subscription box of your life, what would I be subscribing to? Interpret broadly. :) [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:07 PM PST - 87 comments

December 5

Metatalktail Hour: Meaning to...

It's the weekend, Mefites! This weekend I'm wondering what's in your "I've been meaning to read..." pile -- or on your I've been meaning to watch, meaning to listen, meaning to cook (etc) list? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 6:45 PM PST - 62 comments

How about a new fuckity fucks post?

Time for a new fucking fucks post? I really liked that MeTa post where we were all posting Jingle Bell fucks. Hath you any, dear friends? Share them right here! Verse, prose, however moves you. [more inside]
posted by The Last Sockpuppet to MetaFilter-Related at 3:40 PM PST - 79 comments

Quarantine Self-Care post

Earlier this year someone made a post about quarantine self-care - I think it was on the green. I have done multiple searches via both metafilter and google, and nothing is coming up. I think recommendations included self scalp massage, yoga, and maybe some virtual therapy options? If you are able to find it I would love to know what search technique you used. Thank you!
posted by bunderful to MetaFilter-Related at 11:48 AM PST - 3 comments

December 4

rainbaby RIP

Facebook had been showing me a lot of pictures of rainbaby this week, and I soon learned it was thanks to friends and family mourning her passing on Dec. 1. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr to MetaFilter-Related at 7:37 PM PST - 61 comments

Site Update #10, 2020

It’s December! Don’t ask me how that happened, because I have absolutely no idea. We’re plugging on towards the end of the year somehow anyway! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad to MetaFilter-Related at 10:24 AM PST - 0 comments [closed]

December 3

Fess Up About Your Favorite YouTube Channels

I've found lots of good channels over the years from posts on the Blue...but that surely is only the icing on a delicious, curated cake. Share your favorite youtube channels! [more inside]
posted by maxwelton to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 PM PST - 68 comments

December 2

168: Marquee Biz

When the sound hits your ear
Like a Jess/cortex schmear
That's apodcast [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 3:30 PM PST - 19 comments