It's been a few months since the last hugging hug thread , and things being what they have been recently, it seems like a good time to open another one up. [more inside]
If only I had a penguin...'s Post Your Animal month was the bee's knees! Let's continue with Post Your Name month, from now until November 7, or whenever we stop. Post anything even remotely related to your username, and tag it #postyourname to capture all that plant-, abstract concept-, or inanimate object- related goodness.
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, mygothlaundry says: "My aunt used to say, 'everyone has a mouse or rat story. Everyone has a snake story. And everyone has a bug story.' I have found this to be true and I would add that everyone has at least one unwelcome wildlife encounter story and often one welcome one." What are your welcome and unwelcome wildlife encounter stories? [more inside]
Jessamyn! Me! Podcast! MetaFilter! Talking! [more inside]
End of another week, let's talk about scary films. We're just a few 'spooky' weeks away from All Hallows' Eve. What are your favorite scary films? Do you have certain movies that you watch every year as a tradition? Have you discovered something new recently? Are you more into classic movie monsters like The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein? Or maybe you're into more modern franchises such as Paranormal, The Purge, Conjuring? Are you on Team Freddy or Team Jason? I'd also love to hear some horror reccomendations from other (non-western) countries around the world, films from Asia and Africa that aren't frequently a part of this conversation. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Boo!
Or so says the NYT.
Did you know that Metafilter is one of Kiva's biggest-ever lenders? Here's a team update, and a call for you to help the team lend even more. [more inside]
How about a way to offer up a suggestion for a FPP that they themselves don't feel capable of doing, like, "Hey y'know what would be a great FPP? Something about how there's all these different 'colors' of noise; white noise, pink noise, brown noise, now there's green noise, and they're all different and special but I am not a noise scientist and in fact am pretty stupid when it comes to numbers and science so maybe someone else can make a post about it so I can enjoy it." Thank you.
Metafilter's fourth open thread for discussions by people of color. [more inside]
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, apropos of this thread, I'm curious to hear about what book meant the most to you as an adolescent, and why (even if these days it might be a problematic fave). [more inside]