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History in Real Time (plus a century)

Four and a half years ago, doctornemo posted The shots heard round the world., a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the assassination that would plunge Europe into World War I. Yesterday, doctornemo posted “It is 11 o’clock and the war is—”, a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended World War I.
posted by Etrigan to MetaTalk on Nov 12 at 10:57 AM
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Chrisish? Greenmear?

Anyway, we made a kid!
posted by greenish to MetaTalk on Nov 13 at 12:54 PM
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rtha in hospice

I wanted to let folks know that long-time MeFite rtha, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year, has ceased chemotherapy treatment and moved to in-home hospice care to focus on comfort and quality of life, and to ask you to come share well-wishes with her and her spouse gingerbeer. [Addendum: rtha passed away on the 10th. —c]
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 11:21 AM
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For a Magical Society by any other name would smell as sweet

Come ye animists, witches, polytheists, neoplatonists, hermeticists, and wizards! Come cunning folk, sorcerors, enchantresses, and charmers. Come pagans and wiccans and esoteric philosophers! Let's share our learning, wisdom, book choices and internet finds!
posted by xarnop to MetaTalk on Nov 9 at 8:25 AM
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MeFi Holiday Card Exchange Planning

Who's up for sending more cards for the holidays? (Or receiving!) I plan on coordinating another card exchange this year, if there is interest - I enjoyed receiving cards from MeFites so much last year!
posted by needlegrrl to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 7:25 AM
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Mueller Firing Rapid Response Rallies of Metafilter

The trigger has been fired: across the US, rallies and protests are being scheduled against Donald Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions and replacement of Robert Mueller's supervision with a candidate of this choosing. National guidelines are for protests Thursday, Nov 8, 5pm. Attending MeFites, check in and be excellent to one another; share plans and experiences through this interesting time. Be safe, be kind, be brave.
posted by sciatrix to MetaTalk on Nov 7 at 6:46 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: Subscribe!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's Eurotalktails (one week late)! This week, devrim wants to know "what would be in your dream custom subscription box, catered to exactly your interests by your id and keeping withing a reasonable budget?" Inspired by this thread.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 7:38 AM
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California wildfire check-in

California people check in, please. My sister and nephew live in Chico, but they evacuated. The pictures of Oakland looked smoky--I can't imagine what it's like trying to breathe in Chico!
posted by Melismata to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 5:06 PM
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secret quonsar 2018: Let the Niceness begin!

It's secret quonsar time again! Participants will find out who they have drawn on Sunday, November 11, and the gift send by (or on) date is Saturday, December 1*. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, November 9. The spending guideline: $10-20.
posted by julen to MetaTalk on Oct 31 at 9:03 PM
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Three cheers for Chrysostom

Title says it all. Dude has been heroic in keeping the community fully informed during this intense campaign season (as he has many times before), and I couldn't find an appreciation post for him, so this is it. Thank you, Chrysostom! You are truly doing all of us a service every day.
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaTalk on Nov 3 at 8:04 AM
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Mefi Card Club!

Based on the wild successes of recent Metafilter card swaps (latest Metatalk thread with all the previouslies here) , and mochapickle's genius idea, I've put together a Card Club, where mefites can sign up to send cards on a regular basis, and receive cards in the month of their special occasion. Have a stash of stationary waiting to be sent? Interested in getting some awesome cards sent your way? Read on!
posted by Fig to MetaTalk on Feb 11 at 8:34 PM
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John Hodgman Mentions MetaFilter

Author, actor, avatar of the PC, sometime Daily Show guest, former This American Life contributor, and current internet/podcast/New York Times judge John Hodgman has mentioned (called out?) a particular blue website on his Twitter account. We are a convenient tool to be used in mocking Mitt Romney’s stern disapproval of the political situation:
Whoa. Powerful tweets continue to stack up in opposition to the president! If Trump isn't careful, I bet these portraits of unwavering courage might post something to metafilter next! As the coup de grace, Ben Sasse will whisper his deep concerns into an empty coffee can.
It’s always nice to get mentioned by a famous person, even if only to acknowledge that posts, like all works of art, are useless.
posted by Going To Maine to MetaTalk on Nov 7 at 11:00 PM
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Mug with your mug!

Now that MetaFilter mugs are back in stock, let's have a MetaFilter merch selfie thread. So come on, let's see your pretty face with those t-shirts, mugs, bumperstickers and whatever other MeFi schwag you've collected over the years.
posted by slogger to MetaTalk on Nov 2 at 6:30 AM
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Gently petting a salad crouton?

What does the phrase "crouton-petter" mean? I've seen it mentioned a few times lately, but I can't figure it out from context. Thanks!
posted by Blazecock Pileon to MetaTalk on Jan 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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Hive Mind Aggregator

After making two of my three most commonly recommended recommendations yesterday over in Ask, I was thinking it could be cool to come together and post here, in one place, all of the most useful things we've come across and the things that we find ourselves repeating thread after thread. Maybe someone will find something worthwhile here they never thought they needed!
posted by phunniemee to MetaTalk on Jun 4, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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Who is the most productive Mefite?

Do you like games? Do you like being productive? Would you like to see if you are more productive than other mefites? You might want to play the productivity game!
posted by Brent Parker to MetaTalk on Nov 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: Potent Quotables

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight's Metatalktail topic, from filthy light thief: potent quotables, or quotes that are lodged in your brain and are now your normal response to certain phrases or situations. Of course we also want to hear what's happening with you and yours, or what's on your mind, or really anything except politics!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Jan 27 at 5:42 PM
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Metafilter Spotify account?

Given all the great AskMefi questions about playlist suggestions, would there be an interest in an official Metafilter Spotify account with playlists made based on each question?
posted by divabat to MetaTalk on Sep 23 at 6:20 PM
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Would you like a Button?

Would you like a 1.25" button (pin) featuring the "There is No Cabal" design? This is not a rhetorical question.
posted by wym to MetaTalk on Oct 12 at 6:23 AM
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Thank you all so very much. rtha was able to read much of this thread earlier this week, when she could still focus on it. She died very peacefully. I was holding her hand, and she just stopped breathing, in her sleep. She was very ready to go, although it was sooner than we had anticipated. Friends and cats were all here with me. I've got lots of... [more]
posted by gingerbeer to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 5:40 PM
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Y'all are seriously making me cry -- not that that's hard to do these days. She doesn't have a lot of energy to do much, but always seems to have metafilter open on her phone. I will read her all of these if she doesn't feel up to reading them herself. MeFi has been such a huge part of our lives since she joined, and then convinced me that i needed... [more]
posted by gingerbeer to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 1:58 PM
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This sucks and I love you and here is me abusing the img tag to say so. Love and hugs to you both and Roswell and Yorvit who also hold special places in my heart. [view]
posted by jessamyn to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 4:02 PM
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gingerbeer has updated the caringbridge site with the news, so: rtha passed away last night. Sooner than we expected even with the fuckall good any sort of predictions there ever are. I'm heartbroken; I'm going to miss my friend and I'm going to miss having her be a part of this place that brought her into my life so many years ago. I'm so sorry,... [more]
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 12:14 PM
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rtha, you are the very best. Cats know it, hawks know it, mefites know it. So much love to you both. [view]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 11:30 AM
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"You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is... [more]
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 1:44 PM
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Oo! Basically an amalgamation of the boxes I currently subscribe to, so skincare and bath items, makeup, dog toys and treats (with 3 of everything). On top of that, I'd like to add a candle, some fun stationery or desk things, snacks from around the world, and some nice socks. I mentioned this in the Fucking Fuck 8.5 (or whatever the open one... [more]
posted by Fig to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 1:54 PM
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Rtha- where ever i see your name on this site, i read very, very carefully, as I know there will be something for me to learn there. We will never meet, but i'd have liked to. Thank you for making this internet-stranger a bit smarter and certainly a bit kinder. Love, gratitude and best wishes to you. Gingerbeer- I've loved you since i first read... [more]
posted by MT to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 11:58 AM
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Yesterday, I cracked. A random young child pointed at me in the street and said "SANTA!". A few minutes later, a little old lady tried to give me the money to get myself a "cup of tea or a hot meal". At which point I went to the hairdressers and told them to cut off most of my hair and shave off all of the beard. This felt... [more]
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Nov 14 at 10:22 AM
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Just so we don't overload rtha with bird ID questions I've prepared a flowchart to handle the most common cases. [view]
posted by contraption to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 11:56 AM
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I've been avoiding this thread because even the title made me hurt. So instead, here's something else that happened on Saturday. I have access to a lot of books. Particularly books about the state and community I live in, with a focus on the history and stories of those who have lived in the margins of our community, specifically the black and... [more]
posted by Stanczyk to MetaTalk on Nov 12 at 5:09 AM
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The scamp! I felt obliged to reply. [view]
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Nov 7 at 11:01 PM
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Oh my God, no. This timeline is so not ok. So many hugs gingerbeer and rtha. You are the best people. Your home was so lovely to visit, and those meetups and beautiful back yard barbecues are some of my favorite memories and perhaps most civilized moments. And the best cats and neighbors! Hey, I want to share because I live somewhere filled with... [more]
posted by loquacious to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 12:01 PM
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i've been trying to pretend this post doesn't exist because i want it to not be real, but it is and i hate that it is and it's so deeply unfair that something like this could happen to two of the best people not just on metafilter but anywhere, everywhere. [view]
posted by poffin boffin to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 8:49 AM
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I was going to post this in the DC thread but perhaps it's more broadly applicable so I'll put it here; it's just some suggestions for preparing to protest safely: I would recommend writing an emergency contact number somewhere other than your arm (I go with my leg where I can see it if I roll up my pants) because stuff on your arm rubs off and... [more]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 8:17 AM
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Well, the constant near-panic-attack anxiety and suicidal ideation went away after I insisted we go back to the other blood pressure med, so I consider that a big win. [view]
posted by briank to MetaTalk on Nov 14 at 11:28 AM
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My husband has been struggling with substance abuse for years. I've become almost numb to some really really awful behaviors (lying, infidelity, not knowing what to expect any given day) , have been going to therapy weekly since January, and just this past weekend reached my last straw and decided that i can no longer be in this relationship.... [more]
posted by Fig to MetaTalk on Nov 9 at 8:03 PM
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OH FOR PETE'S SAKE I was going to make eggplant parmesan tonight. I was going watch The Good Place and work on the rug I'm crocheting. But no. Now I will have to pick my preschooler up early from school, stuff the kids and my sign in the car, and go to the goddamn Boston Common, there to spend the evening yelling. I am tired of this shit. We've... [more]
posted by Adridne to MetaTalk on Nov 8 at 11:22 AM
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It sounds to me as if rtha found herself in a perfect moment and decided to stay. gingerbeer, thank you for building a home for her in your heart. I picture her riding the air currents now with a fierce hilarity, noting all the goings-on below with a sharp and practiced eye. And always, always, always knowing where home is. [view]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 6:45 PM
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catered to exactly your interests by your id ah, okay then. A subscription box then that contains some kind of project - a radically different project each time with nothing tying any of them together, so one box could be about surfing and another about sewing. Said project will require learning some skills, but not too hard that I... [more]
posted by barchan to MetaTalk on Nov 10 at 9:06 AM
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