Another year, another bunch of people doing zany art nonsense because their celebrity puppet master demands it. The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen just wrapped up for 2015, and the (unofficial) Metafilter Team StrangeFascination (plus our new friends Minion Mayhem), featuring Lou Stuells, divka, kjs4, usonian and His thoughts were red thoughts did pretty good. See this year's submissions here. [more inside]
I'm confused on the etiquette rules regarding when it's okay to push a thread off into lunacy. I was hoping that the pirates thread could be interesting (although the OP was a bit lacking), but it instantly turned into a useless flamefest. Is it too late to delete all the pirate songs and idiocy? Can we maybe agree on a brief moratorium to let threads develop before we turn them into Thomas Pynchon novels?