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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 - 75 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: Family Traditions!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! After topic bankruptcy, my list is short and full of only good topics! So this week, If only I had a penguin... wants to know about your home-made family traditions: "By which I mean traditions started either deliberately or accidentally but that serve the function of giving families and especially kids a sense of tradition/continuity etc. Could be anything from "we always eat fish and chips after going to the dentist and chicken after haircuts" (one my family started accidentally because there's a fish and chips place near the dentist and a Mary Brown's chicken besides where we cut our hair) to one I've heard mentioned where you can open one gift Christmas eve and if it's a book you can stay up and read it." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 23, 2019 - 71 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: Love

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, I want to hear about something you love! A book, a painting, a person, a crayon color, a smell, a TV show -- anything at all as long as you love it! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 9, 2019 - 119 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: "The Episode of the Madeleine"

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter – Euro Time Shift Edition! I'm filling in for Eyebrows to ask you to unloose your Proust and share what special dishes (or beverages) invoke vivid memories and take you back to a different time and/or place. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jan 5, 2019 - 133 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

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, an open thread. Talk about anything (except politics)! And don't forget to drop in over at chat and visit their Chaturday Night Live gabfest.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 18, 2018 - 86 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite People

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Deezil has a super-sweet request: "Talk about the good and positive relationships in your life, people who make you smile when you think of them, and you're always quick to reach out to them, when there's good times or bad." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 11, 2018 - 33 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Gardening

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's the first weekend of the month, so it's European-time-zone MetaTalkTails! This week, Monkey Toes wants a garden thread: “If there's one thing I like to show off more than my cats, it's what's growing in my garden,” quoth Monkey Toes. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 4, 2018 - 82 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Pet Week!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, xenization (who is in grad school and can't have a pet) wants to hear all about your critters, and asks: "I'd love to see photos, obviously, but talk to us about their personalities. What quirky things do they do? What do they really love/hate? Any memorable stories to share? Let me live vicariously through you all." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 28, 2018 - 110 comments

Metatalktail Hour: SO WRONG!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, moonmilk wants to know, "As I'm sitting here eating my peanut butter and jelly and raw garlic sandwich with hot sauce ... : What weird habits do you have that would horrify any right-thinking person?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 21, 2018 - 246 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Great find!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, veggieboy says: "Inspired by some very old recipes my mom unearthed and by having watched way too much Antiques Roadshow, I’d love to hear about people’s best “finds.” Doesn’t matter whether the value is based on sentiment, money or amusement." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 14, 2018 - 105 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Beautiful Things

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know about the most beautiful thing you saw this week. It could be a piece of art in your home, a tree you pass on your walk, a glorious soccer play from the World Cup, an architectural marvel in your city, whatever you've seen this week that's beautiful! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 7, 2018 - 140 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fandom!

Good Saturday evening (afternevening? I'm bad at timezones), MetaFilter! This week, jacquilynne wants to know about your fandoms! "What things do people consider themselves to be a huge fan of? Have they watched/read/collected/participated in every episode/book/version/event? Where do they chat about their fandom online? Do they have an OTP (one true pairing)? Do they read or write fanfic? Or cosplay a character?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 30, 2018 - 114 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Looking forward to it!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to hear what you're looking forward to in your life right now! As always, these are conversation starters, not conversation-limiters, so tell us whatever's on your mind (avoiding only politics). [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 23, 2018 - 151 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Show Us Your Bags!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, a rerun of the thread that I loved so much I decided to create Metatalktails: Show us your bag! Or your EDC, if you're not a bag person. Your purse! Your backpack! Your messenger bag! Pictures! Links! Descriptions! I love hearing about other people's bags! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 16, 2018 - 185 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mispronunciations

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! In honor of this hilarious thread, I want to know what words you well-read MeFites mispronounced when you first attempted them out loud! What words are you still avoiding? And of course your life updates!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 9, 2018 - 244 comments

Metatalktail Hour: First Job

Good Saturday evening, Metafilter! (Take 2, since I apparently can't keep track of my own doubles.) This week, I want to hear about your first job! And also your weirdest job. And of course what exciting plans you have for June!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 2, 2018 - 150 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Hot-Weather Recipes

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! I'm a little slow to post this week because MY AIR CONDITIONING DIED so there was all the drama of working over a hot computer in 90 degree heat while waiting for the repair guy. ANYWAY, not that my house is cooling back off, I desperately want to know your favorite hot-weather recipes -- things that taste good in the heat, or things that you don't need to turn on the stove for, or things that just taste like summer. Go!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 26, 2018 - 170 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open thread

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm a little tired from too much stuff this weekend, so I declare an open thread. Tell us what's up with you, especially the nice things. Or share what's on your mind that the rest of us might enjoy!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 19, 2018 - 112 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Family Jargon

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Too Ticky wants to hear about the "expressions or jargon are used only in your family or friends group -- Bonus points for stuff that no one else would understand." This kind of question is straight-up my jam so I look forward to giggling for the next several hours!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 12, 2018 - 201 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Quantified Self

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, aniola asks, "What data do you track about yourself? Eg., books read, places visited, eating out, etc." And why that data!

Alternate question: What did you do with yourself during the Great MetaFilter Outage of 2018?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 5, 2018 - 110 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Dinner Party

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! I forgot to write down whose question this was, but someone (who should feel free to out themselves in the comments) wanted me to ask you the classic dinner party question: If you could have any three people, living or dead, at your dinner party, who would they be and why? (You can pick more than 3. Or less than 3. Or really any number, I don't know why I said 3.) For bonus points, would you have a menu in mind? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 28, 2018 - 125 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Media Recs

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you've been reading, watching, listening to, or otherwise enjoying and want to recommend to everyone else who's looking for something new to enjoy! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 21, 2018 - 142 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Empty Orchestra

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious to know your go-to karaoke song, if you have one! And if you don't (or even if you do!), you can tell us what you're doing this weekend.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 14, 2018 - 103 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I Need a Hero!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, AugustWest wants to know, "Do you have any heroes and if so, who are they and why are they your hero?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 7, 2018 - 42 comments

Metatalktail hour: beverage reveries

Hello, friends! I'm covering for Eyebrows this fine Saturday evening, and so I ought to post something! And I'm sitting around a fire pit at a MeFite friend's house, drinking a nice beer and thinking about nice beverages, so: what's the last best liquid you consumed, or a memorable sitting-around-with-folks situation along those lines? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 31, 2018 - 97 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open thread

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, my brain is tired, so oooOOOOoooopen thread ahoy! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 24, 2018 - 124 comments

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