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If you're in the US, vote Biden/Harris and get Trump out of office.

Hey. It's cortex. We don't usually do this sort of thing, but: this US election is a couple weeks away and is really important for the future of the US and for the world. We're four years into creeping authoritarianism and outright regressive bigotry from the President and the GOP. If you're in the US, it's really important that you vote Biden/Harris and get Trump the hell out of office. Vote early if you can. There's state-by-state voting information available from vote411 and Ballotpedia.
posted by cortex on Oct 20 at 2:23 PM - 258 comments

Fucking Fucks Thread: Election Edition

I have no fucking mouth but I must scream. FUUUUUCK
posted by rue72 on Oct 22 at 7:24 AM - 64 comments

RIP HuronBob

HuronBob, one of the original 17Kers, has died. He was a kind man who often worked to do things that were helpful to other people. He worked for and later ran the Center for Occupational and Personalized Education for most of his adult career, helping younger people who needed a little more help from the public school system. Here is a great comment from Bob about "the good life" and what he felt he needed/wanted in order to be happy. Bob's life was challenging and sometimes difficult, I felt he helped people in AskMe often by being willing to share his struggles. A "Professional Old Guy" and friend of MeFi, he'll be missed.
posted by jessamyn on Oct 25 at 11:17 AM - 238 comments

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange Planning

Let's talk holiday card exchange planning! I'd love to do the card exchange again this year. A couple of questions on timing and specifics -
posted by needlegrrl on Oct 26 at 3:50 AM - 19 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Wish List!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I have a SUPER-SELFISH metatalktail hour, which is that I want to know what's on your wishlist, because my mother demands we provide her with extensive ones for the holidays and mine is crappy. What is on your realistic wishlist? What books? Movies? Random small appliances? What is on your wild imaginary wishlist, specific private islands? Modernist mansions? TELL ME. What would be the perfect gift for YOU?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 23 at 10:05 PM - 95 comments

The Fundraising Month Finale

You’ve donated for it. You’ve waited for it. You’ve (hopefully not, really) dreamed about it. Now you can do it. You can…
posted by restless_nomad on Oct 5 at 11:25 AM - 23 comments

MetaFilter Gift Swap 2020 Sign-ups

Signups for the 2020 MetaFilter Gift Swap are now open! The Metafilter Gift Swap takes place annually from roughly November - January. It used to have another name, but times change and so have we! Each participant sends a gift to an awesome Mefite; each participant receives a gift from an awesome Mefite. Awesomeness and gifts abound. The dates this year are: Signups Oct 13 - Oct 28; Assignments Nov 1; Send-by Dec 1.
posted by curious nu on Oct 13 at 2:02 PM - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bad at Life

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, as per jessamyn's request, the topic is, "Honestly, Eyebrows, you sit in the house all day and you've been tripping over five baskets of clean laundry waiting to be sorted for the last three weeks: What is your deal?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 16 at 8:22 PM - 186 comments

Writers of MeFi Represent!

I often see AskMeFi requests for book recommendations, especially now that so many people are in Lockdown. I'm often in a bind because I think my own books would be a good fit, but it seems spammy to recommend them :) How about we create a thread here where the writers of MetaFilter can showcase our books?

Mention what kind of books we write, and put a few links in to where they can be bought or downloaded. Sound like a plan?
posted by Zumbador on Oct 22 at 11:29 PM - 28 comments

MetaChantey?

Anyone interested in a virtual meetup to sing sea chanteys and traditional folk music?
posted by Sheydem-tants on Oct 17 at 8:06 AM - 18 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Hobbies!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious to know what Covid/quarantine hobbies you've stuck with! Are there things you're really enjoying? Are they things you've always done? New hobbies? Things you've always wanted to try or never expected to try? Most importantly, how can we all try them?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 10 at 5:48 PM - 116 comments

MetaKnittingCircle?

A while back I jokingly said something about how we should have a Metafilter Zoom knitting group, and a couple of people MeMailed me to express interest in actually doing it. Should we? It doesn't have to be limited to knitting: it could be a general hang-out-on-Zoom (or some other platform) while-doing-your-small-craft-project group.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious on Oct 14 at 7:45 PM - 74 comments

Looking for a comment about relocating during covid.

Sometime quite recently I read a comment that somebody made about moving away from your city and employers due to covid. The point that they were making was that while employers were ok for us to do this while there was not much choice to work from home or not, once the pandemic was over, employers would require most of their staff to be back in the office. Therefore making a decision to move permanently thousands of miles away would not be in your best long term interest for your career. They went into more detail but that was the crux of it. Ring any bells?
posted by Jubey on Oct 22 at 1:49 AM - 6 comments

Tiny AskMe

In the spirit of the Bad at Life thread, how about a "tiny fixes" thread? Things that are too embarrassing or not worth burning an Ask question on.
posted by notsnot on Oct 19 at 5:40 AM - 108 comments

Hey It's My 20th MeFiVersary!

Damn, I have been here a long time. I am not a terribly prolific poster or one of those people you see holding court in every single post, but I like to think of myself as one of those "Oh yeah, THAT guy" MeFites who shows up every day. It's been a shit year in a lot of ways, but I still look forward to seeing what's going on here, learn about something, have my perspective on an issue enlightened, and maybe have a laugh, just like I have done for the last two decades. Thanks to you all for being a big part of my life.
posted by briank on Oct 20 at 3:31 PM - 20 comments

brainwane for MVP

Since August 28, brainwane has posted a short story or selections of short stories every single day to the blue
posted by Cozybee on Oct 5 at 12:42 AM - 23 comments

How to access Politics Slack

What it says on the tin. Am trying to access the unofficial, not actually affiliated with MetaFilter Politics slack. Have emailed the person linked in the MeFi wiki about the issue but haven't heard back. Can anyone let me know?
posted by Bella Donna on Oct 3 at 1:01 PM - 10 comments

*Comic Book Store Guy voice* "Ooh, I've wasted my life."

I just posted my 10,000th comment to MetaFilter.
posted by The Card Cheat on Oct 7 at 12:06 PM - 32 comments

Supreme Court hearings?

Do we not have a thread about the confirmation hearings of Amy Barrett (OfJesse to her friends)? Has nobody done one, or have they all been deleted, or is my ability to search the site significantly impaired by the painkillers?
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet on Oct 14 at 2:52 PM - 6 comments

🎵Fucking fucks, fucking fucks, fuck this fucking shit

Title is sung to the tune of Jingle Bells. The Molerats household discovered yesterday that "fucking fuck" has the cadence of "Jingle Bells", and a new wildfire/COVID/etc. anthem was born. Please share your verses and other miscellaneous fucks here.
posted by nakedmolerats on Sep 17 at 12:01 PM - 112 comments

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