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Metatalktail Hour: What The Deuce Is This?! edition

Happy weekend, friends. For this week's MetaTalktail Hour, I'd like to know what the deuce the ghost in the (search) machine is surprising you with today. Earlier I started typing "the" into the address line of Duck Duck Go, and this happened ... [more inside]
posted by taz on May 21, 2022 - 25 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Chatter Box

You've received a rather deluxe gift of a monthly subscription box, and it turns out it's your *perfect* fantasy subscription box! What's inside? What sort of theme is your delightful subscription? What items might you find inside? Let us dream. [more inside]
posted by taz on May 14, 2022 - 55 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mystery Train

Hello, dear friends. For this week's Metatalktail Hour, I'd like to ask you about the personal, tiny, enduring, inscrutable, seemingly insoluble mysteries that have haunted you. What small, unexplained episode from your own experience still leaves you scratching your head? [more inside]
posted by taz on May 7, 2022 - 49 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Tabs!

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! This week, bendy wants to know "How many tabs do you have open in your browser? What are they?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 29, 2022 - 80 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Memorable Moments

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know the most memorable moment from a book, TV show, movie, song, or any media thing you've experienced! What was it? Why did it hit you so hard? Why do you keep remembering it? Was it awful? Was it amazing? TELL ME!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 22, 2022 - 61 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Something to Read

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want you to tell me the best thing you've read lately! A book, an article, a website -- anything!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 15, 2022 - 68 comments

Metatalktail Hour: In which the kids freak us out

Inspired by this Twitter thread, tell us the freakiest thing a child ever said to you. Or that you (or a family member), as a child, ever said to someone. It doesn't have to be "eery" (as in the thread), just something weirdly unexpected and surprising. [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 9, 2022 - 46 comments

Metatalktail Hour: April Fools!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! What's the best April Fool's joke you've ever played or seen played? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 1, 2022 - 54 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fun Fact!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, tell me your funnest fun fact! Blow my mind!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 25, 2022 - 93 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Good News!

I've gotten an unusual amount of good news this week, and it just has me in the best, best mood. Keep my buzz running: Tell me what pieces of good news you've had lately! Could be huge good news, could be teeny good news. It's just been so nice to have a week of hearing good news, big and small, after two years of Hard Things.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 18, 2022 - 71 comments

Metatalktail Hour: If this thread is rockin', don't come knockin'

For our new round of Metatalktails, I want to ask about your communication headspace: When the phone rings, do you feel a) alarm, b) anticipation, c) curiosity, d) other? Same with doorbell / someone knocking at your front door. [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 12, 2022 - 68 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mrs. Malaprop, I resume?

For our new Metatalktail chat, please please me by telling stories of misunderstood / misused words or phrases: eggcorns, spoonerisms, malapropisms, mishearings, misunderstandings, mondegreens or any other humorously muddled Miss Peking — either your own or others you've personally encountered irl. [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 5, 2022 - 168 comments

Metatalktail Hour: SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

💻 How about this?: Glance at your surroundings, and jot down 5 things you see around you. The next commenter spins a story, or a poem, or a joke, or a narration, or a news item or a screenplay or a help-wanted ad or a user manual or homework essay or video game concept or award acceptance speech or PhD thesis about / using those things, or uses them to describe what's happening in their own life. [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 26, 2022 - 94 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I can't stop me

For today's Metatalktails, I want to know what seemingly innocent thing you just cannot seem to stop, once you've started. I'm not talking about heroin, cigarettes, alcohol, or dark compulsions — just relatively innocent or otherwise mundane pleasures or purchases that for whatever reason seem to break your self control! [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 19, 2022 - 109 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The Sweetest Taboo

Following on "normal things that make you cringe," evilmomlady has suggested “next can we do things that MOST people find gross but you secretly (or openly) like? I’m thinking of my partner who loves the smell of cow manure spread on the fields (smells like home?!) and wants to put down the car window and inhale deeply while the rest of us in the car are gagging or turning blue from holding our breath as we drive by said field.” [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 6, 2022 - 175 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bringing the Cringing

Warm salutations, Metafilterians! For today's chat, I want to ask you what is a basically ordinary thing (or things) that creeps you tf out, but that nobody else seems to mind. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 29, 2022 - 265 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Everyone needs a hygge

For this week's Metatalktail gathering, Jessamyn would like to know "what spots of comfort MeFites have been finding for yourselves, whether it's winter or summer where you are. Phrases, clothing, media, foods, habits. What's a comforting thing for you lately?" [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 23, 2022 - 53 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What is this, some kind of joke?

100% stealing this from @dorkusmalorkus_ on Twitter, who asked what personal little 'jokes' do you have?: please bring out your timeworn silly jokes or sayings that you repeatedly indulge in with friends, family, pets, workmates, or just to entertain yourself — the older and goofier, the better. (Refrain: That's what she said.) [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 15, 2022 - 201 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Hot beverage, anyone?

• You're upset and need soothing with a hot beverage; what hot beverage should we offer you? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 9, 2022 - 114 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Holiday Cheer

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! We're deep into the holiday season and rounding the bend towards New Year's. This week I just want to hear about your holidays! Or your non-holidays! Whatever nice things you are doing this month, no matter what holidays you do or don't celebrate!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 16, 2021 - 94 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Tradition!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'd like to know about a tradition you love. It could be a family tradition, a cultural tradition, or a personal one -- holiday-related or not. And I like to know why you love it, what is great about it! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 2, 2021 - 45 comments

Metatalktail Hour: GREAT NEWS!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what GREAT NEWS you have heard lately, or what great news about your own life has happened, or anything else AMAZING and happy and wonderful you care to share! It can be something as small as, "I cleaned my kitchen!" or as huge as "I saved the whales!" Anything great and happy!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 11, 2021 - 118 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! Is it warming up or cooling off in your part of the world? You got some holidays coming up? Supply chain making your life weird? Let's chat!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 5, 2021 - 72 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I'm the Last One to Know!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! (FaceFilter????) This week, I'm wondering what is something AMAZING that you are the last person on the planet to discover? This question brought to you courtesy of having JUST DISCOVERED STARDEW VALLEY THIS WEEK, and I clearly should have gotten into this years ago. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 28, 2021 - 23 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Postcards from my heart

For today's metatalktails, paduasoy asks, "What places and landscapes (urban, rural, wild, watery or anything at all; perhaps somewhere you haven't visited but think about, or somewhere fictional) are important to you or part of your own mental landscape?" [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 24, 2021 - 44 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Thank Goodness for MeFi

Happy weekend, MeFi, a little late in the weekend! This week, I'd like to know what about mefi makes you say "thank goodness for mefi!" and I will tell my own sordid tale in the first comment.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 3, 2021 - 70 comments

Metatalktails: Must be the season of the ... which?

Fall / Winter is coming ... or maybe Spring / Summer, or the wet season, or the dry season, or school is starting or ending, it's getting warmer or cooler, and some vegetables are growing sparser, while other are ramping up. (When is ramp season, anyway?) So, tell us — what are you doing to prepare for whichever seasonal change is looming on your horizon? Is it fun? Or is it more like chores you have to get through? Are you excited for the change, or not so much? Do you get to switch over to your favorite outfits, or do you have to bid your more beloved attire adieu for now? [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 26, 2021 - 71 comments

Metatalktail Hour: "Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"

Hello, fellow travelers, for this weekend's chat, crank up your Melanie, and let's talk wheels. Marie Mon Dieu asks "I would like to know the first time you ever rode a bike, or didn't ride a bike, or why. Or any bike stories that you'd like to share." [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 18, 2021 - 67 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Pandemic Shopping!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious to know what were your best and worst pandemic purchases? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 27, 2021 - 107 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Least Plausible You

bendy has asked "It's an old thread but could we update "the least plausible story about yourself" as a Metatalktail Hour?" Sounds good to us! Tell us your strange true tales, mefites! [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 16, 2021 - 90 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Show Us Your View!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! Don't miss our August fundraising or this week's Weird Science theme! I really love when we do "show us your X" metatalktails, so this week I want you to show us the view out your window! Or, if you don't love your view (but I love seeing your view! No matter what it is!), show me your favorite local view in your town!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 8, 2021 - 62 comments

Metatalktail Hour:

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, wittgenstein wants to know, "What do you pay attention to/notice as you wander through the world that I probably ignore?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 30, 2021 - 110 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Overlooked! Underappreciated!

Happy Olympics weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'd like to know not your favorite thing, but a thing you like or love that you think is wildly underappreciated or overlooked and more people should know about it and enjoy it! Books, food, movies, sports, dog breeds -- anything you think the rest of the world would enjoy if only they knew about it! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 25, 2021 - 99 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Talktail of Shame

Phunniemee says, "Inspired by this comment, it would personally amuse me to read through a thread of dumbest / biggest screw up / most embarrassing / lols things that assorted mefite professionals have encountered doing their jobs." [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 10, 2021 - 62 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What's on your favorite shelf?

Frimble thought of this question, and I didn't even know I had a favorite shelf until they asked! Do you have a fun shelf share? Is it because of the physical properties of the shelf, or its location, or what's on the shelf, or a combo? Is it a coincidence that "shelf" rhymes with "self"??? 🤯Yes! Yes, it is! Never mind, tell us a little about yourshelf anyway! [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 6, 2021 - 25 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Everybody needs a 🍲

You've traded in your magic (overthinking) beans, or you've managed to free a grateful food genie, or your foodie godmother has wielded her magic wand, or you've stumbled upon a hungry dragon's unguarded treasure ... anyway, the tl/dr is that now you have a fabulous enchanted plate that once a day will fill up with whatever dish you summon forth. So what will you be eating from your magical plate today? Oh, but just one more thing... [more inside]
posted by taz on May 29, 2021 - 39 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What would your Midas Touch? ✨

Mutant Lobsters from Riverhead asks: "You have 17 pounds of gold (at minimum worth $50,000 in today's buying power), a time machine, and the infrastructure to fund one arts project at any point in history. What do you fund?" 'Arts' covering any human technology / performance / creation, in this case. [more inside]
posted by taz on May 22, 2021 - 48 comments

Metatalktail Hour: All those moments lost in time, like tears in rain

Our Metatalktail topic this week come courtesy Kristi, who asks "Time travel has become easy and commonplace. Everyone's already done the big time travel things. What mundane, low-priority time travel trips would you take?" [more inside]
posted by taz on May 16, 2021 - 76 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite Visual Art

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'd love it if you'd share with me a link or two to some of your favorite visual art. Famous, obscure, amateur -- just something you love to look at, and why you love it. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 7, 2021 - 55 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Comfort Movies

Happy early weekend, MetaFilter! This week, valkane wants to know: "What movie (or top 5) do you watch over and over? Everyone has favorite movies; but which ones are your comfort food? What 5 movies have you re-watched the most?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 15, 2021 - 194 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Unrequited Ask

From Bklyn wants to know, "How about questions you have asked in ask-me, but never got an answer to? Either because no one knew or you didn't formulate your question right - and maybe later you found out the answer?" [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 4, 2021 - 62 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Accoutrements

I was a person who never wore leggings before and now I wear them every day. Has the past year given you a new style, a new accessory (besides your mask), or some little thing/companion/habit/routine that you enjoy and is becoming part of you? Pets, hairstyles, jewelry, houseplants, what's a new thing with you lately? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Mar 28, 2021 - 86 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Arts and Crafts!

Happy weekend, metafilter! This week, I'd love to see some art or craft projects or home renovations or redecorations or anything like that, anything that you've been making that's beautiful or cool or efficient or well-organized that we can all admire for its talent and beauty! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 21, 2021 - 41 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Minor Missings

Happy groggy Sunday for those of you experiencing Daylight Savings Time. I was realizing as we hit the one year anniversary of these Pandamnit Times that I miss some weird things. Like there are the BIG things like hugs, theater movies, and indoor time with friends and family, but there are also the small, dumb things like that weird overly cooked french fry at the bottom of the fries, or cleaning the tiny drops of pee that hit the rim of the toilet bowl if I have standing-pee-ers visiting, or the way you have to decide how to pass people in an airplane or music hall aisle. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Mar 14, 2021 - 90 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Latest Obsession

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what your latest obsession is! It can be anything, but links are def appreciated so we can all go get obsessed with it. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 6, 2021 - 132 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Recipes!

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! (Indeed, the happiest weekend in quite a while for many US mefites!) I'm in too good a mood to think of a topic but I'm bored of my winter dishes, so tell me what you're cooking lately! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 24, 2021 - 86 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Speaking of the mail....

More than usual, people are interacting via the post office, various delivery services, and sometimes becoming their own delivery services. I'd like to talk about the mail (since postal trivia is one of my nerdy interests). Tell me a story about the mail, or delivery of some kind, past, present, or future. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jan 10, 2021 - 61 comments

Metatalktail Hour: One Good Thing

As the bouncers begin to haul 2020 to the door, please tell me one good thing that happened for you during this shitshow of a year.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 27, 2020 - 118 comments

Metatalktail Hour: My Life in Boxes

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! As a subscription box addict, this week I'm wondering a) what would be your absolutely ideal subscription box? and/or b) if you were to curate a subscription box of your life, what would I be subscribing to? Interpret broadly. :) [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 11, 2020 - 87 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? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 23, 2020 - 99 comments

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