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Metatalktail Hour: Fashion Police

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to hear about your most regrettable youthful fashion decision! Or, heck, it could be from last week. Just whatever time you were like, "Oooooh, this is a cool trend, I want in on it ... oh, nope, nope, I was very very wrong." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 14, 2019 - 76 comments

Metatalktail Hour: FOOOOOOOD

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, with the seasoning changing, I am ready for some NEW FOOD! Tell me what you're eating! What are you cooking, what are you getting as takeout, what are you eating at fancy gastronomy restaurants? slenderloris is also interested in knowing WHERE you eat and ON WHAT you eat (disposable? Fine china?). Pictures of course welcome! Recipes welcomer! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 7, 2019 - 103 comments

MetaTalktail Hour: Famous on the Internet

For this month's Euro time shift Metatalktails, we hear from Mefite I'm always feeling, Blue who wants to know about your brushes with the internet-famous ... [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 31, 2019 - 82 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Where You Lay Your Weary Head

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, slenderloris (post yer animals!) wants to know, "Where/how do you sleep? What size bed? Hammock? Tent? Couch? (Remember that person who had the AskMe about putting a couch in their bedroom instead of a bed? That was cool!) Unpredictable from night to night? How many pillows? Top sheet or no? Animals/kids/other people there or not? Do you still have an alarm clock separate from your phone Y/N? Tell me about the place where you lay your head." Pictures always welcome! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 24, 2019 - 84 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Change Your Mind!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, ricochet biscuit wants to know, "What is the last thing you changed your mind about?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 17, 2019 - 72 comments

Metatalktail Hour: New Beginnings

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, with summer winding down in the Northern hemisphere, and Americans thinking "back to school," I'm wondering if you're planning any new beginnings for the change in seasons/back-to-school time! (This always feels like a much better time for resolutions to me!) Are you trying something new? Taking on a new challenge? Just looking forward to crisp fall air (/balmy spring air)? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 10, 2019 - 101 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Trees of the Young

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, unearthed wants to hear about your favorite childhood trees. (Which I assume means the trees of your childhood, and not trees in THEIR childhood, but, hey, either works!) [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 3, 2019 - 66 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Joke Grenade!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, theora55 wants to know, "What's a joke that took you ages to get or appreciate?" If you can't think of any joke grenades, you can just tell us your best joke! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 27, 2019 - 183 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! Tell us some cool stuff! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 20, 2019 - 79 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Passion

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you're most passionate about! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 13, 2019 - 57 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Childhood Fun

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know your favorite things to do as a child. Can kids still do that today? If you were a kid today, what would you be itching to do? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 6, 2019 - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Live in Concert

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, gryphonlover wants to know your favorite concert! Ones you watched, ones you performed, ones you heard about from your dad; rock, jazz, classical, anything! Let's hear about the live music you love. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 29, 2019 - 127 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I Want To Go To There!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'd like to know, if you could go anywhere in the world that you haven't been yet, where would you like to go? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 22, 2019 - 109 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Underground!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, jessamyn wants to know "What is underground where you are?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 15, 2019 - 134 comments

MetaTalktail Hour: ✨I Dreamed a Dream✨

For this Euro time shift edition of Metatalktails we want to tiptoe into your dreams and ask you to tell us something you feel like sharing about your adventures with Queen Mab. Have you ever had repetitive or serial dreams? Do you have special themes that recur in your dreams? Have you ever solved a problem or puzzle by dreaming the solution? Have you ever been a different person in a dream? Ever had a dream come true? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 8, 2019 - 120 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Warm Weather Food

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, it's finally warming up in Chicago, so I want to know what you like to cook and eat when it's warm outside! (Because by a month into summer I am bored of all my warm-weather recipes so clearly I need more of them!) [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 25, 2019 - 91 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Childhood Objects

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, kristi wants to know "What objects do you still have from your childhood - especially things that don't have any particular sentimental value? I happened to notice I have a pair of scissors that I'm pretty sure were bought for me to use in grade school. I have no special attachment to them; they just seem to have stayed with me through the years." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 18, 2019 - 106 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What's New, Pussycat?

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh) Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's time for Eurotalktails! (Which is supposed to be the first weekend of the month but sometimes new months surprise me.) This week, I want to know what is NEW in your life? What are you doing that's new, that's different, that's something you've never done or tried before? Did you hang a new piece of art? Take a class? Get a pet? Jog a whole mile? Watch a Wes Anderson movie for the first time? Tell me something you've done lately that's NEW to you! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 11, 2019 - 112 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Self-Care

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious to know what your favorite thing to do for self-care is. Could be simple, could be elaborate, I just want to hear all about your self-care! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 4, 2019 - 138 comments

Anything old that's new again? Name that tune!

What's that old song you just heard and now like so much? You've discovered (or re-discovered) it, now play this tune whenever you can; can't get it out of your head? [more inside]
posted by Rash on May 2, 2019 - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bookshelves!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, bookmammal (eponysterical) wants you to "Show us a picture of your bookshelf/bookcase! Tell us what you’re reading now! Make a book recommendation! Have a cool story about attending a book signing or meeting an author? Tell us about it! Let’s talk books!" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 27, 2019 - 108 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bloomin' April!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, bagel wants to know what you see blooming in your area and what animals you've been spotting! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 20, 2019 - 119 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week: Open thread! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 13, 2019 - 151 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What's in your Memory Palace?

For this Euro time shift edition of Metatalktails we ask: what weird or ordinary things have you memorized, either through great effort, or entirely accidentally? Interpret as narrowly or broadly as you like. [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 6, 2019 - 231 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Ordinary, but Odd

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Wordshore wants to know, "what's the most ordinary thing you have never done? It could be seeing any of the movies in a famous franchise, drinking tea or coffee, eating at a ubiquitous chain, driving a vehicle, or something else?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 30, 2019 - 191 comments

Metatalktail Hour: PETS!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Weeping_angel wants to hear about your pets -- past, present, and future. Funny stories, cute stories, where you found them, everything! Pet tax payments gratefully accepted. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 16, 2019 - 89 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Sound Effects!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm Always Feeling, Blue, is interested in your sound effects, saying, "I punctuate all proffered fistbumps with a "tssshh!" slow-mo impact sound, mainly because 30 and 40 something yr old men in sensible clothing fistbumping seems a bit naff/daft. What sound effects do other Mefites add to their everyday lives and activities?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 9, 2019 - 104 comments

Metatalktails: Lazy Sunday

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's time for Eurotalktails! This week, several people have requested you share your Sunday Routines, a la the NY Times, as inspired by this question! Of course it doesn't have to be Sunday -- it can be Saturday, or whatever day is your favorite day of relaxation! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 2, 2019 - 75 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! And also, my list of suggested topics has turned into such a ridiculous mess that I'm declaring topic bankruptcy and starting over, so send me your ideas! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 16, 2019 - 95 comments

Metatalktails: Movies!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter, and welcome to Eurotalktails! This week, EllieBOA wants to know what movies you've seen and enjoyed lately, which struck me as a particularly good topic since we're deep into movie award-show season. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 2, 2019 - 103 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Sparking Joy

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to do one of my favorite things, which is ask you to show us a picture of something in your space that you love! In honor of Marie Kondo mania, show us (or tell us about) something in your home or office or garden or car or wherever that you absolutely adore and that always sparks joy! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 26, 2019 - 91 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Obsession

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, tell us about what you are or have in the past been obsessed with (because of its awesomeness, obvs)! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 19, 2019 - 142 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Good Place Smells

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, inspired by the return of The Good Place, I want to know what your Good Place would smell like! For those who are not fans of the show, The Good Place smells like your favorite smell in the world. "(Quick rundown: Eleanor—her favorite childhood water park; Chidi—warm pretzels/moral truth; Jason—Blake Bortles winning the Super Bowl, plus weed; Tahani—the curtain being closed between first class and the rest of the plane.)" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 12, 2019 - 121 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Resolved!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm wondering about New Year's resolutions -- do you make them? Do you hate them? Did you succeed at any last year? And also, how do you welcome in the new year? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 29, 2018 - 153 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Happy Things

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week has been a bumpy one in the McGee clan, so tell me something good. Something happy. Whether that's holiday plans/traditions, a wonderful gift you gave or received, something you're looking forward to in the New Year, a dopey dad joke you just heard, a cute otter picture -- just something to make us smile and to share the warmth of the season. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 22, 2018 - 134 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mnemonics

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, miles per flower asks: "Tell us your favorite mnemonics, rhymes, & acronyms for gathering untidy information or remembering multistep processes. Ones you learned in school that've stuck with you, bits of internet shorthand, or (especially!) idiosyncratic ones from your neighborhood, family, field, or day-to-day needs." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 15, 2018 - 230 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Stranger Things

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter – Euro Time Shift Edition! I'm filling in for Eyebrows to pose a topic suggested by holborne, who asks, "What are some memorable or funny (or both) interactions you've had with [non-threatening] strangers in public? (I thought of it mostly because I've had kind of adorable interactions with guys who handed me their newspapers on public transport after they caught me reading over their shoulders, although since no one really reads newspapers anymore that makes me old.)" [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 8, 2018 - 175 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Local Food

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, theora55 wants to know "what foods people love that are local. For instance, Columbus, Ohio, has sauerkraut balls, which are hella tasty, also, the jokes write themselves, albeit badly." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 1, 2018 - 242 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Holiday Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm feeling Christmassy now that (American) Thanksgiving is in the books, and Hannukah is like ALMOST UPON US (so early this year!), so it's a holiday open thread! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 24, 2018 - 86 comments

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. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 10, 2018 - 97 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Halloween!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you and yours are dressing up as for Halloween! Or what you might dress up as if you lived in a Halloween-having culture. Or what your best costume ever was, whether Halloween or cosplay or whatever. All things costumey! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 27, 2018 - 119 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Victory!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, MonkeyToes wants to hear your stories of "victory over inanimate objects/frustrating situations," apropos of this post and this one! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 20, 2018 - 88 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bragging Wrongs

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, terretu suggested "the opposite of the thread on bragging rights, i.e., what things in life are people consistently hilariously bad at." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 13, 2018 - 307 comments

Metatalktail Hour: TREES!

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! It's the first weekend of the month, which means Metaeurotalktails! Eurotalktails! Eurometatalktails? Metatalkeurotails? Whatever, we talk at the European time! This week, smoke wants to know about your favorite trees: "Tell me about your favourite tree. It could be a specific tree, or a particular variety. What about it do you love and treasure?" I will also accept particularly awesome plants. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 6, 2018 - 155 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The Best Memes!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, junques and duffel separately wanted to know, in junques's words: "what's something (a thought, gif, video, comment, phrase, meme, photo, song, ...) that never fails to make you smile and/or laugh?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 29, 2018 - 156 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Very Complimentary!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Atrahasis wants to know, "What is your favorite compliment that you have received, given, or even heard about another person? Thank you!" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 22, 2018 - 116 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Lazy World

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, ctmf wants to know, "What would you like to see someone else do? From serious/hard (Japan-style rail ubiquity in the US) to useful (an app that does X) to frivolous (A professionally-talented jazz group doing an extended interpretation of Beck's Where It's At)." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 15, 2018 - 99 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Noticing Stuff

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, aniola wants to know, "What things do you particularly notice, because of your work or hobbies? Is there something new you notice a lot? (Like landscape architects w/ landscaping, home renovator home renovations)" They sent me this one a while ago and I think it's so intriguing! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 8, 2018 - 202 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bragging Rights

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, being the first weekend of the month, we're posting in Euro time! (Cue Eurovision music.) And centrifugal wants to know what "weird things you're entitled to bragging rights about. Because of my friend being strangely impressed by my skills at untangling bindweed from the plant it's strangling without hurting the plant, and because an oddly big component of my job in gun violence prevention is showing people how fast I can open a combination lock." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 1, 2018 - 209 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Hilarity!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm on an airplane getting ready to take off, so tell me hilarious stories (the ones where you giggle so hard you have trouble telling them) to read when I land at 2 a.m.! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 25, 2018 - 90 comments

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