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Anyway, we made a kid!
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]
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
Would you like a 1.25" button (pin) featuring the "There is No Cabal" design? This is not a rhetorical question.