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Fucking Fuck XIII - I'm sorry but I've got a bit to say.

Really, it's all just a bit much isn't it? I mean, good fucking god. I tried to put it into words but it's just incoherent rage and swearing now. Fucking hell, you know? Fuck this fucking shit, honestly.
posted by h00py to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 7:53 AM
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MetaSnackFilter

Let's lighten the mood. It's the end of the week and I want to hear about something fun and not about politics. Tell me about a really awesome snack/food you just ate. What you eating?
posted by Fizz to MetaTalk on Jul 19 at 5:36 AM
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MetaFilter revenue update: holy cow, y'all!

Recently, I announced that MetaFilter was in serious financial trouble, and asked you to help with additional community funding of the site.

Y'all have really, really come through. Recurring contributions supporting the site are up by almost $10,000 a month and growing, erasing our current shortfall and helping move MetaFilter toward a more sustainable, independent revenue model. Community funding alone now covers very nearly half our operating budget. That's amazing.

Come on in and I'll give you the details on what's happened and what we're up to next.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jun 28 at 12:00 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: SO WRONG!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, moonmilk wants to know, "As I'm sitting here eating my peanut butter and jelly and raw garlic sandwich with hot sauce ... : What weird habits do you have that would horrify any right-thinking person?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 5:38 PM
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Prime Day support MetaFilter

Don't forget to consider using an affiliate link for MetaFilter today & tomorrow if you are shopping Amazon Prime deals.
posted by slipthought to MetaTalk on Jul 16 at 12:21 PM
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Positive Masculinity on the Blue

If people find them, I'd love to see FPP posts about exemplary masculine behavior (both in the sense of 'good' and 'being an example') on the Blue.
posted by WCityMike to MetaTalk on Jul 4 at 2:15 PM
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Add author and series to book titles in Fanfare.

Pony request: in the list of book related fanfare posts, show the author (and series when it's relevant, maybe number in series) as well as the title of the books.
posted by signal to MetaTalk on Jul 17 at 6:07 PM
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Want more site activity? Yes! When do we want it? Hopefully soon!

We've been chatting in the funding thread about a number of things, including the necessity of growing MeFi's userbase and creating a site climate that facilitates that. That discussion has a lot going on, so I thought it might be good to have a dedicated space specifically to talk about user site climate encouraging more discussion, commentary, and joining in on this community. That is: how can we as a community make this space enjoyable and interesting to engage in, both for strangers and each other?
posted by sciatrix to MetaTalk on Jun 15 at 1:04 PM
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Testing some new ads from Carbon

You may have noticed: we've just started testing some new ads from Carbon, on the front pages of MetaFilter and Ask MeFi. Please let us know about bugs, issues, etc.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jul 17 at 10:44 AM
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Unexpected Kindnesses

In the wake of gman's death, I have been thinking about how unexpected kindnesses and generosity have improved my life and the lives of many others. I find such stories inspirational and comforting. Have you had such an experience? Please share your story.
posted by Bella Donna to MetaTalk on Jul 23 at 7:15 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: Buy the Movie Rights!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight, wenestvedt wants to know what book you'd like to see made into a movie (/prestige TV, we live in a golden age), and why. And you can also include dream casting if you have it!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Sep 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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Best thing you've read and/or heard lately

Spill the beans, what's the best thing you've read and/or heard lately? A great poem, short or long story, interesting article, a new single, an old album, or a live performance you just have to share?
posted by filthy light thief to MetaTalk on Jun 8 at 9:24 AM
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Best thing you've read and/or heard lately (#2)


Resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter

Hey folks, big discussion time. We're going to be making some changes on how U.S. political discussion plays out on MetaFilter, to try and make sure it remains available as a useful resource in a way that isn't as unsustainable as the current approach has been. I’ll lay out some concrete steps we’re taking, and some general thoughts, below. This is detailed but important and I appreciate you taking the time to read through it.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Nov 28, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: Great find!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, veggieboy says: "Inspired by some very old recipes my mom unearthed and by having watched way too much Antiques Roadshow, I’d love to hear about people’s best “finds.” Doesn’t matter whether the value is based on sentiment, money or amusement."
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Jul 14 at 5:44 PM
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Fanfare Etiquette Issue

I don't want to be the one posting this thread, and that's a problem.
posted by mordax to MetaTalk on Feb 8 at 5:39 PM
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Say goodbye to gman

As some of you may know, former Toronto Mefite gman (Gabe) has been battling cancer for the last several months. Its been a long, hard fight, during which no stone was left unturned in the search for his cure, taking him from Ontario to the U.S., to Paris, and on to Heidelberg, Germany, then finally back home to Canada a few weeks ago. His wife and friends sent out an email this weekend, and with their permission, the message has been adapted and presented here for Mefites who knew him:
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaTalk on Jun 26 at 1:21 PM
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Kaycee Nicole, Metafilter's first investigation

The Kaycee Nicole post I made got deleted from the blue as not being anything new, but I've been encouraged to post it to the grey instead, so, with mod permission, here it is.
posted by badgermushroomSNAKE to MetaTalk on May 20, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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#keepmefiweird

Inspired by Greg Nog's comment in an earlier MeTa, I want to suggest Keep MeFi Weird May.
posted by griphus to MetaTalk on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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I work nightshift as a charge nurse on a cancer unit. Last week patient told a bunch of Filipino RNs who were talking amongst themselves in Tagalog in the hall that they shouldn't speak some other language besides English because it's "bad for their brains." Is that going to be a thing now? And patient was eavesdropping they weren't doing... [more]
posted by dog food sugar to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 11:29 AM
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I got right up in a dude's face on the bus the other day. I knew I was putting myself in danger, but I am so. very. much. done. with. men. I was just like, if he punches me, it'll totally be worth telling him to fuck right off. So this dude--let's call him King Asshole--is sitting in the stroller/wheelchair/handicapped seating area on the bus,... [more]
posted by tzikeh to MetaTalk on Jul 22 at 12:48 AM
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Just fist-fulls of pickles. But If that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. So I have the best news. Surgery was a success in every way- I *don’t* have Endo! I just have dysmenorrhea so bad they had to open me up to check for endo lol. I have commendered my dad’s recliner and am going to rest and not lift anything for three weeks as directed,... [more]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 6:44 PM
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I'm sure I have terrible habits but I can't think of them because I just got home from Janelle Monae and my brain is melted from how fucking amazing she is and how loving and kind and beautiful the crowd was. She ended the show with Cold War going into Tightrope, before her encore. I was not expecting hear Cold War and it caught me entirely off... [more]
posted by ChuraChura to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 8:34 PM
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Warning: Really Gross Things Ahead Okay, I have some anger. For almost five years I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. None of the incredibly expensive medications worked, and I was in pain all the time, and shitting blood, lots of blood, on a near-daily basis. And my doctors kept telling me I was in remission, and they couldn't find signs... [more]
posted by MrVisible to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 10:21 PM
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I just ate a peach. I don’t think there’s anything more delicious than an in-season peach. [view]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious to MetaTalk on Jul 19 at 5:40 AM
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I think it's great you're trying this out, and I love the idea of this kind of ad. a small, well-behaved image-and-text rectangle from a constrained set of advertisers Note that they don't just include an image and text. Some of the ads also include a tracking pixel from Doubleclick. The tracking pixel url looks like... [more]
posted by john hadron collider to MetaTalk on Jul 17 at 12:30 PM
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Today I went to a village about six or seven miles northwest of here as it was their annual Open Garden weekend. This is where houses can, well, open up their gardens for the public to wander around, look at whatever is growing, and indulge in pleasant conversation. Because it is rural England, the bus service is crap beyond belief and I had the... [more]
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 2:02 PM
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I am too normal to have some mixed-up tastes like you weirdos. However, I wanted to share one of life's small pleasures. I noticed this morning that East Fife were playing Forfar in the Scottish League Cup. It finished 1:1. However, since its the league cup and there is no time in the calendar for replays they decided it on penalties. It finished... [more]
posted by biffa to MetaTalk on Jul 22 at 10:02 AM
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My dad, who is dying, was part of Something Big his whole working life. I just sent him the following email: Hi Dad: I don't know as much as I would like about the work you did at [Something Big], but one thing I know is that you were privileged to work with [Asshole], one of history's great assholes, the man who so famously "aimed for... [more]
posted by pH Indicating Socks to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 10:27 PM
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I eat peas with honey I’ve done it all my life It may taste kind of funny But it keeps them on my knife [view]
posted by zamboni to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 6:24 PM
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Amazon’s web site must have decided to join the strike. I liked Prime Day before it got so commercial. We’re supposed to take this day to remember the birth of our savior Optimus Prime. [view]
posted by mbrubeck to MetaTalk on Jul 16 at 5:39 PM
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Plus on a more personal level I hate my fucking grey eyebrows and the fact that I'm probably going to lose my job in January, 6 months fucking short of my 10 year long service entitlement. I feel like I've fucking whinged about this before but I don't care, I shall fucking whinge about it again because it will suck. That's over 200 hours that I'll... [more]
posted by h00py to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 9:04 AM
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On Monday gone, one of the early signs of autumn arrived with the first wild blackberries being ready to eat. They weren't that good, being the first fruit and compromised by the ongoing lack of rain. The timing is not a great surprise, as Lammas - the first harvest festival of the year - is less than two weeks away now. The day afterwards, from... [more]
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Jul 19 at 6:45 AM
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I have chronic fatigue issues and feel like crap much of the time. I'm not making a living and haven't been for years. No matter how I scrimp and pinch I don't have enough to live comfortably on, and I'm getting deeply in debt. I will eventually be forced to sell my house, and without an income I won't be able to either get another mortgage on... [more]
posted by orange swan to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 5:16 PM
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I can't eat oreos as they are, as they taste too arid. Until I discovered the joys of deep fried oreos, and that's the only way I can eat them now. Though only in small quantities, otherwise worrying pains start. Uh, what else? I occasionally steal toilet paper from the houses of racists. To expand: if I'm at a party or social event or whatever... [more]
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Jul 22 at 2:00 AM
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I firmly believe that any fruit-based dessert is also an appropriate breakfast. Pie is great for breakfast. I am willing to fight for this one. [view]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious to MetaTalk on Jul 19 at 6:37 AM
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Not sure if you'd call it a find, but last Sunday I was given a poor old starving bay molly mule. Maybe you could say she's the one that found a sucker willing to feed her expensive senior feed and spend money on vet and dental bills. She's just a little mule, about 14 hands tall, and about 200lbs underweight. I've been calling her Poverty. She... [more]
posted by BlueHorse to MetaTalk on Jul 16 at 3:28 PM
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When I set my alarm clock it's always to a weird number like 8:03, 9:21, 7:57, etc. This drives my wife nuts, she always uses nice round increments of 5, 10, 15 minutes. Oh, right! I have a very mild synesthesia that means that numerals have personalities, and many of them do not get along, or at least have nothing to talk about with each... [more]
posted by lazuli to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 10:10 PM
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Consider the scenario: I am stopped, waiting until two lanes of traffic clear so I can turn left. You are oncoming, in the lane closest to me, and you decided to stop and let me turn, to be "nice". YOU ARE NOT HELPING. You have created a dangerous situation, where I cannot see around you if the second lane is clear. Furthermore, the... [more]
posted by thelonius to MetaTalk on Jul 21 at 1:24 PM
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