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Metatalktail Hour: If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady ...

So ... just based on your innate skills, talents, interests, and preferences, and other odd little clues and coincidences that have popped up along the way this trip around, you are pretty sure that in a previous life, you must have been _______. [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 24, 2022 - 68 comments

Metatalktail Hour: A Dagwood Special

Happy weekend, friends! Today's Metatalktail hour topic is simply, "favorite sandwich?" What is it and how do you make it? Bonus points for weird! [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 17, 2022 - 121 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Reimagining the Olympics πŸ†

Happy Saturday, everyone, welcome to your well-earned Metatalktail! This week, I'm thinking ... Let's say we get to create a Mefi version of the Olympics. What games of skill, grace, and virtuosity should we compete in? Something like this? Or this? Or? [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 10, 2022 - 39 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I am confusion

For this week's metatalktail hour topic, brainwane would like to know, "what is the artwork that gave you the most dissonance between what you expected based on the title and what you actually got?" [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 3, 2022 - 73 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Outside of a Dog

Happy Saturday wayfarers! For today's talktail hour, I'd like to ask: If you could escape into a novel β€” actually be transported into that world β€” which book would it be, and why? [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 27, 2022 - 66 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Tell me of your happy place, Usul

Welcome to the weekend, Talktail friends. This week, it would cheer me immensely to hear of your happy place (or places). Maybe it's a literal location, small or large, or maybe it's an activity, or an event, a season or holiday, being with a person or group, or just some harmonious synchronicity of conditions that create a perfect moment. Where or what is it that warms the cockles of your heart? [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 20, 2022 - 74 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Off the grid, on the list 🏝

Happy weekend, everyone! For our chat this week, is it too old fashioned to ask the classic "desert island" question? Because I'd love to hear about people's resilient faves. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 13, 2022 - 43 comments

Another video game roundup thread!

Figure it's about time for another "hey, what are you playing" games roundup post, so, hey, what are you playing? What's new? What have you gone back to for the nth time? What did you bounce right off of?
posted by cortex on Aug 9, 2022 - 110 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What most people don't know

Most people don't know this, but ... [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 6, 2022 - 73 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Better than Sour Meat!

My favorite thing from social media this week was the Redditor whose boyfriend has pet-named her "Tony Pizza." Now I need to know the most embarrassing or off the wall pet names or nicknames that you've been called, or that you've used for a loved one. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 30, 2022 - 129 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Life's Unwritten Rules

Some things we know, but don't know we know, y'know? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 23, 2022 - 164 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Aid and Comfort

Happy Metatalktail Hour, chat fans! This week I'd like to ask you about your comfort food(s): what are they, and why are they comforting? Something from your childhood, or just a taste / texture that is somehow soothing or reassuring? Are there rules for comfort foods? Only certain colors? Is crunch allowed? Required? Do you ever acquire *new* comfort food, or is it The One True Nosh forever? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 16, 2022 - 80 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Message in a bottle

Sleep deprived me is not so creative today, but still as snoopy as usual, so I'll just ask you all to share the latest SFW, SFP (safe for privacy) image, vid, gif, etc. that you sent in a message. Or received. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 9, 2022 - 75 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Rhymes with "Quilty Treasure"

Inspired by this post, this week I'd like to ask you to share some of those secret indulgences that help to pass the time, soothe your anxiety and / or comfort your soul ... even though they may not necessarily be the hobbies or interests you'd choose to feature on your CV or dating profile. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 2, 2022 - 75 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Everybody needs a Pug

I don't think anyone feels lighthearted at the moment, but we could all use a little comfort right now ... so maybe this is a good time to share our cute pet pix or favorite animal shots, stories, or videos. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 25, 2022 - 49 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Voight-Kampff, except it's songs

Is it time for a test game? How about this: I'll post a song, then the next person posts a song it reminds them of — either lyrically, thematically, rhythmically, or just overall vibe. The next person does the same for that song. And so on. Let's see where we end up, and maybe discover a few new tunes along the way! (and whether you are a replicant or not, just incidentally.) [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 18, 2022 - 143 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Dreaming, perchance?

For this week's Metatalktails, I want to know: Have you ever dreamed something that seemed so real that you took X [waking life] action based on your belief that the dreamed thing actually happened? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 11, 2022 - 49 comments

Metatalktail Hour: For this, I'm gonna need an emoji that means "emoji"

For this week's Metatalktails, I'd like to ask about your emojiness. Apparently, "face with tears of joy" πŸ˜‚ is the most common emoji in more countries than any other. Do you often use an emoji that's not the laugh/cry face, or any of the other top 5 πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜’? What's the last emoji you used? Any emojis that make you feel πŸ˜–? Which ones do you especially 😍? And finally, if you could add a new, unique emoji to the Emojicon, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 4, 2022 - 97 comments

Video game roundup thread!

Hey, what video games are you playing lately? Come on in and talk about it!
posted by cortex on Jun 1, 2022 - 139 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Making-Love

Inspired by this wonderful knitter and her fine froggy friend, for today's Metatalktail Hour I'd like to ask everybody what they are making. Needlework, woodwork, music, cooking, gardening, writing, refinishing, building, painting, sketching, repairing, cooking, programming for fun? Tell us about it! [more inside]
posted by taz on May 28, 2022 - 88 comments

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 - 26 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 - 56 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: 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: 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

Remembering the Shire

This is a hugely stressful time for everyone and I'd like to propose a thread in which we celebrate ordinary beautiful things and good moments - something not meant at all to diminish the terrible things happening but to be a small comforting place away from the doomscrolling and arguments and fear for those in, near and watching the war. (There is a great thread on ways to help Ukraine and for mefites directly affected as another positive place)
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Feb 28, 2022 - 83 comments

Metatalktail Hour: SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

πŸ’» 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 - 92 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 β€œnext 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

Your video games of 2021

We don't have games on Fanfare, so let's chat about them here! They don't have to be your greatest, or anything that came out this year, I'd just like to hear about what you played and what it meant to you.
posted by curious nu on Dec 3, 2021 - 110 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: what are you currently looking forward to?

It's the weekend, and it's time for some largely-unstructured chatter, and so: what are you looking forward to? Big stuff, small stuff, long-sought stuff, random stupid little stuff: it's good to be looking forward to something, so, what have you got? I see you shiver with anticip...
posted by cortex on Oct 15, 2021 - 93 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 β€” 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: more like metatakenap

This week's topic is man, who has the energy to come up with a topic? I'm bushed, you look bushed, let's just say we're gonna read a book on the couch and then immeeeeediately sack out of an hour. So it's an open thread, talk about that good nap you took or that nap you need, or talk about hey whatever.
posted by cortex on Aug 22, 2021 - 85 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: 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: 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

WOOOOOO

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posted by taz on Nov 8, 2020 - 40 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Background Noise

Inspired by a link from ALeaflikeStructure, we pose the question, "What's on your actual or idealized-imaginary zoom backdrop?" Do you have a credibility bookcase or similar? Are you composing a subtle (or unsubtle?!) message with your background, or just winging it? Do you have favorites or notables that you've seen from others? [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 29, 2020 - 80 comments

What's for dinner?

We're eating breakfast for dinner. Egg in a basket, or as I grew up calling it "egg-bread". How about you? What are you eating tonight? Feel free to share recipes. Be kind & stay safe.
posted by Fizz on Jun 9, 2020 - 71 comments

Metafilter Chat: It Is!

Greetings, Sapients! You may have visited famed site "Metafilter" before - but did you know this: Metafilter also has "Metafilter Chat"! It does. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Apr 30, 2020 - 7 comments

silver linings of the pandemic

There's a venting thread, but maybe you want to share a surprising good thing that has happened despite the terrible situation in the world right now. [more inside]
posted by freethefeet on Apr 25, 2020 - 148 comments

What's eatin', you?

You know what's weird right now? Besides, like, everything? Food. Lots of routines are disrupted, lots of supply lines and food-sourcing habits have gotten all sideways. So: what's going on with your fooding? How's the whole eating thing? Any happy discoveries or rediscoveries? Any weird surprises? Any big shortage headaches? Any horrible cooking failures? Snacking surprises? Foodly frustrations? Can you buy literally any yeast? Get it out, let's talk all kinds of food stuff, let's do a whole roundup of where everybody's at.
posted by cortex on Apr 14, 2020 - 212 comments

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Whether you celebrate St. Valentine's Day or not, let's make this a space to send love to one another. That includes yourself, your partner, your family, your lover, your neighbor, anyone and everyone, we are all worthy of love and kindness. Feel free to share how you're celebrating or not celebrating. Also, a reminder that chocolate is going to be super cheap and on sale tomorrow. Happy St. Valentine's Day!
posted by Fizz on Feb 14, 2020 - 67 comments

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