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Metatalktail Hour: Dear me ...

Hello, friends, and happy weekend! Today turned out to be kind of nippy and / or rainy. In a rush to leave the house, you accidentally grabbed an old coat or jacket ... one you haven't worn for at least five years, maybe longer. Putting your hand in the pocket you find a scrap of paper with a note — a note to yourself that you wrote, but no longer remember writing. What does the note say? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 28, 2023 - 1 comment

Metatalktail Hour: Saturday & Sundae

Happy weekend, friends! Now that we are allowed to do it legally, let's all scream about ice cream! For today's metatalktail chat, I'd like to know your thoughts on the cold sweet stuff. What's your favorite flavor, brand, dessert, concoction? Do you have a sweet ice cream memory or experience to share? What goes on your Sundae? Are you an ice cream maximalist or an ice cream minimalist? Do you ever whip your own concupiscent curds? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 21, 2023 - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Can I eat this ... word?

Happy Weekend, friends! For today's metatalktail party, I'd like to ask about your experience of synesthesia, if any. Obviously all of us are not synesthetes, but I think most of us have distinct sensory reactions to at least some words, for example. Do you hear, taste, smell, see, or feel certain words? Tell us about it! [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 14, 2023 - 39 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Easy as 123?

Happy weekend, everyone, and happy 2023! For today's metatalktail topic, I was thinking that as a system of characters representing phonemes, I believe we can all agree that the Alphabet has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more ... so maybe we can do an alphabet checklist for Metafilter? I think we have "M" safely covered, and "A" is surely for "Ask Me," but what about "B"? Best Of? Brand New Day? "C"? ... [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 7, 2023 - 43 comments

Metatalktail Hour: How auld is your lang syne?

Happy weekend, dear friends, and happy brand new year! πŸŽ‰ As we put our old acquaintance, 2022, in the rear view mirror (with perhaps some measure of relief), I'd like to ask about your traditions for celebrating the new year holiday, whenever you celebrate it. Any special foods, games, customs, rituals? What will you be doing, if anything special, to mark the transition? [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 31, 2022 - 87 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I can call you Betty

Happy weekend and happy holidays, friends! For this week's Metatalktail hour, theora55 says, "The dog name post makes me want to know MeFite's nicknames for pets, pet names for friends and SOs, kids, monikers of nemeses, etc." [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 24, 2022 - 67 comments

Metatalktail Hour: It's the Sappiest Day of the Year

Welcome to your weekend, fam! And the big holiday is finally upon us, no more waffling about it; whether you find it a sweet time, or it's a bit more sticky than that, there's no turning back the tap of time ... [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 17, 2022 - 37 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Intruders Detected

Happy weekend, everyone! For today's Metatalktails, I'd like to ask about intruders in your home. Not the criminal kind, but those items that have ended up in your household inventory — but you have no idea where they came from. [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 10, 2022 - 60 comments

Metatalktail Hour: wad some power the giftie gie us ...

Hello, and happy weekend, everyone! Many of us have gifting on our minds at the moment, so maybe it's a good time to ask: What's the best gift you ever got? What's the best gift you ever gave? How about the worst? πŸ‘Ή [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 3, 2022 - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: It's what's inside that counts

Hello and welcome to your weekend, mefites! Since it's been a while, today I'd like to ask you, "what's in your bag?" Clutches, totes, diaper bags, purses, satchels, backpacks, pocketbooks, pouches, wallets — all are welcome to spill their guts here. Show a photo if you're brave enough ... otherwise, just describe the inner life of your bag. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 26, 2022 - 59 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Just Curious πŸ’€ 😒

Hello metafriends, hello Saturday, hello to everyone's cats and dogs and other babies. My question today is, does anyone remember what sleep is like? It's been so long. I have vague recollections ... but I just can't seem to get a handle on it. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 19, 2022 - 37 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Step up to the plate

Happy Saturday, friends! It's that time of the week again when I ask you to look deep inside yourselves and share what you find. Today you are a delicious canapΓ©. What are you and how do I make you? [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 12, 2022 - 70 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Life of Pie

What's the last pie you made or ate? Tell me pie things, because I love pie. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 5, 2022 - 71 comments

Metatalktail Hour: All the creatures were stirring

Happy eve before All Hallows Eve eve MeFiends! I've just closed the shutters, pulled the drapes, fed another log to the dancing flames in the fireplace, heated the cider, set out the candy apples, and paid tribute to the Halloween deity Rabat to ensure the success of our little convocation. Now, do you have any scary stories to share? True tales of terror? (not necessarily supernatural). [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 29, 2022 - 42 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Something Inexplicious

Welcome to the weekend, fam. Today's MetaTalktails is about words we didn't know we needed, either found or manufactured. To wit, I offer what I feel is a much needed addition to our collective vocabulary: "horridorable," to describe something that is at once both horrifying and adorable*. [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 22, 2022 - 72 comments

Metatalktail Hour: It ain't easy being a Halloweenie

Happy two-weeks-ish 'til Halloween, dear fiends! For today's topic, please be advised that candy corn is the best Halloween treat. Thank you so much for your grave consideration and support in this matter. We will be staking no questions at this time.πŸ‘Ή [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 15, 2022 - 68 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Holy First Person Peripheral POV, Batman!

Happy weekend, fam! For this week's Metatalktails, shockingly, you are not the main character. Instead, you are the sidekick. You are the loyal Watson to someone else's Holmes, the devoted Samwise to someone's Frodo, the bemused Sancho to someone's Quixote ... [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 8, 2022 - 37 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Breakfasting

I don't know about you, but I'm starving. Please tell me what's for breakfast? [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 1, 2022 - 102 comments

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 - 74 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 - 73 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 - 42 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 - 128 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 - 163 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 - 79 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 - 74 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 - 48 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

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

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

Metatalktail Hour: Holidays and tea towels

Happy week Metafilter! For many Mefites in the US, this is Thanksgiving week so there might be travel, family with all its good and bad aspects, and/or a special meal. And for many Mefites, it's just a week. So, if you're celebrating, here's wishing you a wonderful holiday, and if you're not, just sending you some good mid-week vibes. Also I'm in the market for a new tea towel (or other pleasing kitchen towel), so please share your tea towel ideas or links. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 24, 2021 - 43 comments

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