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Metatalktail Hour: Weird work shifts

Hello all! At my current job, I am on call this week which they define as "work 40, plus any pages that come in after hours." It's actually not as bad as it sounds. But, since it has me up late at night for no good reason, what's your story about a weird/long/exhausting work schedule? Or the best work schedule you have had that would seem odd to someone who is used to a regular 9-5? Or... whatever! [more inside]
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd on Jun 3, 2023 - 44 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mama Said

It's Mothers Day weekend in some places. What's something your mother told you that sticks with you? (Or a mother figure told you: TV mom, teacher, friend with strong maternal energy...) Advice, jokes, songs, shaggy dog stories, facts, aphorisms, etc. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on May 13, 2023 - 52 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The Song Remembers When

What's a song that reliably conjures up a very specific time/moment/place/person from your past? [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on May 6, 2023 - 42 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Vexing Grammar

Merry weekend, friends! Today I'd like to use my words to ask about the grammar and usage issues that vex you the most, either in their observance or non-observance, or possibly just in their DNA. [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 22, 2023 - 261 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Snack Unpack

Happy weekend, everyone! It's rainy and maybe a little chilly out. You're snuggled up under a comfy blanket on a comfy couch with something special to watch or read, and snacks to enjoy while you do it. What are those snacks? [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 15, 2023 - 47 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Peepshow

Greetings, peeps πŸ₯, and happy various religious holidays for some of you, happy maybe-finally-Spring for some Northern hemisphere dwellers, and happy weekend to all! Is now a good time to talk marshmallows? Love? Hate? Love/Hate but with certain exceptions? Special Peep tricks? [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 8, 2023 - 41 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fool around and/or find out

Happy April 1, friends. In honor of the day, maybe you'd like to share some of the best and worst pranks (April Fool's or otherwise) that you have experienced or perpetrated, and while we're at it, we can also keep track of what shenanigans people are finding online or out in the world today. [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 1, 2023 - 38 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Well, obviously

Hello, everyone, happy weekend! And speaking of weekends (graceful segue), reading a recent paper NYT Style Magazine (international edition), I ran into the jauntily confident statement, "The 1970s were, of course, a golden age of lounging." Which I did not know. Not only did I not know there was a golden age of lounging, I don't even know what hallmarks would signify a golden age of lounging. I wonder what other golden ages I might be missing? Or just generally, apparently obvious things. [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 25, 2023 - 59 comments

Metatalktail Hour: the clouds and the stars to read

Happy weekend, friends. This week I'm dreaming and remembering about ... sleeping. Dreaming of this berth and this pull down blind, rocking away in a sleeping car, or in a cabin on the sea, rolled by the swell of waves and the water's lullaby. So for today's metatalktails, we have this bottle of German wine to drink and I have to ask you: Better sleeping on a train, or sleeping on a ship / boat? [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 18, 2023 - 29 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fine Print

Happy weekend everyone, I hope you are well! For this metalktail hour topic, I'd like to ask what you are reading, or what you last read, or what you are looking forward to reading ... and also, actually, um, are you reading? Or has the combination of the always-on instant news cycle, ballooning world crises, and overbearing social media interrupted, slowed, or stymied your flow? Or intensified it? [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 11, 2023 - 76 comments

Metatalktail Hour: March Forth! Or not!

Hello, happy weekend, and happy March Forth day – a day you are supposed to use to work towards achieving your goals. [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 4, 2023 - 49 comments

Metatalktail Hour: πŸͺ

Hello, everyone, and happy weekend! Today I'm going to need you to tell me about the cookies. Not the tracking ones, the girl scouts / girl guides ones. It's that season, and in the US, a new flavor will be released this week. It's called Raspberry Rally, it will only be available online (why?), and apparently it was inspired by Thin Mints. I'm so curious! Early tasters must report back! [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 25, 2023 - 94 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The cheapest, but the best

Happy weekend, friends, I hope you are warm, or cool, as the case may be, and feeling rested! This week I'd like to ask you about your beloved items that you can't do without, but which are also quite inexpensive ... and just work better than the pricier varieties. [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 18, 2023 - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Super strix kicks

Happy Superb Owl weekend everyone! πŸ¦‰ What fun activities do you have planned? Any burrowing, hooting, screeching, flapping or gliding in the offing? What tasty tidbits will you be hunting down and devouring? Will you be with your parliament homies, or flying solo? Whooo doesn't love this holiday?! <3
posted by taz on Feb 11, 2023 - 33 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Unsolicited advice, please

Happy weekend, everyone! If you're a Mefite, you've probably found a lot of valuable tips on the site, especially in Ask Metafilter, but those threads are usually focusing on a specific problem or situation. Today I'd like to ask you to share your random tips and tricks about anything at all (that's fit to print!). If it's something you've found handy or helpful, if it makes life easier, faster, neater, nicer, or just more fun, please share! [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 4, 2023 - 166 comments

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 - 50 comments

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 - 38 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

9th Annual MST Club Xmas Video Marathon

Going from the early morning on December 23rd (going by US Eastern time) and going to midnight December 25th and usually a bit beyond, three solid days of riffing, weird movies and Christmas specials! It all takes place in MST Club's video share room. See inside for details! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 22, 2022 - 17 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

Turkey Day in the MST Club room!

It is Thanksgiving Day, and as is our wanton wont, we are watching the official 2022 Turkey Day marathon (via their YouTube stream) of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes in the MST Club room all day long! It started at 7 AM and should be going for quite a while, they have a lot of episodes this year, and they've been "surgically enhanced," meaning they're uprezed and restored! Come join us for a while if that sounds fun!
posted by JHarris on Nov 24, 2022 - 1 comment

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 - 71 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 - 101 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 - 120 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 - 72 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 - 127 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 - 77 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

I... HAVE... THE POWER πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈ

Back in April, I made an in-depth post to the blue about OpenAI's DALL-E 2, an unbelievable new AI system that can generate hi-res artistic or photorealistic images of anything you can describe in just a few seconds. Now, after more than two months of waiting (and a comedy of errors), I've gained rare access to this amazing technology... and I'm passing the savings along to you! Post a text prompt you'd like DALL-E to generate in this thread, and I'll share the results! (Examples, conditions, and tips inside.) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 2, 2022 - 232 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 - 73 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 - 48 comments

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