I just want to thank everybody involved with this marvelous, ridiculous, impertinent website and to extend my fervent wish that (to paraphrase Laurie Anderson) 2018 will be just like 2017—only much, much better.
Completely without meaning to, I posted a post in all of the 7 possible areas of Metafilter this week (except this post which obviously was on purpose). Has anyone done this before? What do I win? [more inside]
Metafilter is really, really fucking good lately. 'Lately' being weeks if not months on end. My theory is that favouriting encourages people Be Swell. Whatever it is, though, I offer a sincere thank you to everyone concerned, because this place is still the best damn game in town.
The FPP by bigmusic on nontheistic spirituality is a perfect example of why I love MeFi. After a tough shift at work, it's after midnight,I have a couple of drinks, a fruitless search of cable TV for something to watch besides the Alito posturings on CSPAN2, I turn to the Web and there's MeFi, randomly tossing up the real deal, the stuff worth thinking about. From Weebl and Bob to Iraq and Rummy to questions of our ultimate reasons for being, I get more pleasure out of this site than anywhere else on the whole friggin' Net. Go ahead and delete this, Matt, because I know it isnt really a discussion topic, but I was moved to tears of joy to have something worthwhile to consider in the wee hours. Thanks. (And I want bonus points for having the sense to post this to MeTa, instead of as a useless comment to bigmusic's thread.)