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a Celebration of Life sounds like the perfect repudiation of a Nazi rally. Funny joke: I have a cousin named Richard Cohon. Every time I get an email from Richard Cohen from the Southern Poverty Law Center, I think it's my cousin… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by TrishaU, Capt. Renault, ZeusHumms, Fig, zarq
MetaTalk comment - 3 ¼ hours ago

Yeah, I've known her since I was in library school, so over twenty years. If you google her you can see all sorts of other great activist stuff she's been up to, it wasn't just a flash in the pan. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by TrishaU, MrVisible, It's Raining Florence Henderson
MetaTalk comment - 3 ¾ hours ago

Ann Sparanese was, interestingly enough, my grandmother's librarian. My mom grew up in Englewood New Jersey. I was lucky to serve with Ann on the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association and I remember when that… [more]
favorited 35 times, recently by TrishaU, Homeboy Trouble, MrVisible, wells, ZeusHumms, dchrssyr, tapir-whorf, prospero320, ob1quixote, sciatrix, Yowser, It's Raining Florence Henderson, marguerite, seyirci, ldthomps, greermahoney, gingerbeer, briank, supercrayon, cooker girl, Capt. Renault, mogget, littlewater, epj, gudrun, rtha, still_wears_a_hat, ferret branca, mollweide, barchan, Fig, corb, Space Kitty, bq, zarq
MetaTalk comment - 3 ¾ hours ago

Yeah sorry I should have been clearer, I am "My life is a fucking SITCOM!!1!" about this not "Oh shit, this is even shittier" about it. My mother also hated Nazis. She had a few weird friends who may have problematic beliefs about… [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by TrishaU, naju, sldownard, ZeusHumms, ldthomps, Capt. Renault, grouse, Space Kitty, MonkeyToes, leesh, OmieWise, billiebee
MetaTalk comment - 3 ¾ hours ago

My mom's Celebration of Life event is happening at the same time (and about 30 miles away) as the Nazi Free Speech Rally in Boston. Will warn relatives who are flying in. ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻ [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by TrishaU, naju, pxe2000, ZeusHumms, seyirci, ldthomps, Capt. Renault, Fig, languagehat, daybeforetheday, angrycat
MetaTalk comment - 3 ¾ hours ago

“F - U - C - K - !” Makes you stronger! I'm having 100+ people over on Saturday for a Celebration of Life for my neglectful and sometimes abusive, but also interesting and funny, dead mom. She mellowed significantly in the last 15… [more]
favorited 52 times, recently by TrishaU, humph, kinnakeet, andraste, thereemix, mudpuppie, gingerbeer, Space Kitty, grouse, Defying Gravity, misozaki
MetaTalk comment - 4 ¾ hours ago


this was his response, basically nonsense? Yes. I would love to not argue with racists by proxy here in this thread if possible. [more]
favorited 54 times, recently by halifix, LizBoBiz
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I deleted a Nazi's phone number from the Charlottesville thread. He had said the number in his YouTube video (If law enforcement wants me to come in, here is my number") but bringing it into a thread and just posting it there and telling people… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by latkes, corb, zarq, ob1quixote, Dysk, tobascodagama, goodnewsfortheinsane
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

I have been reading and appreciating this statement about why to not "share" the Crying Nazi video. Discussing it, sure, but just idle sharing may be counterproductive b/c it's basically Nazi propaganda. [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by boofidies, DrMew, InTheYear2017, imabanana, Proofs and Refutations, twist my arm, maxwelton, HyperBlue, mordax, anthill, potrzebie, donatella, palmcorder_yajna, jlbartosa, palomar, daq, paper chromatographologist, Lexica, duffell, tonycpsu, vickyverky, cybercoitus interruptus, FelliniBlank, Ivan Fyodorovich, The Great Big Mulp, god hates math, papercrane, Barack Spinoza, Slap*Happy, zombieflanders, christopherious, Rust Moranis, ZeusHumms
MeFi comment - Yesterday

If you get a chance to see the video, do. The crowd is chanting "Thank You. We Love You." [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by FelliniBlank, Proofs and Refutations, dysh, Two unicycles and some duct tape, Artw, ZeusHumms, XtinaS, contraption
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Was that you, T.D.?? I was (one of the ones) who fixed it. [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Horace Rumpole, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, misozaki, spitbull, Bella Donna, jedicus, angrycat, zarq, fraula, ZeusHumms, Tsuga, tonycpsu, sgranade, penduluum, aranyx, runcifex, mikelieman
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Two resources from Viriginia libraries 1. The Charlottesville Syllabus: Educating the Public about White Supremacy in Charlottesville (link to syllabus which is more zineish and quite good) 2. #cvillestrong A collection of books to find unity,… [more]
favorited 26 times, recently by zoinks, jgirl, jokeefe
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

That guy says a lot of untrue things. [more]
favorited 79 times, recently by mon-ma-tron, halifix, InTheYear2017, Proofs and Refutations
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

it will not make you more desirable This may be skewed for women, possibly, because I found that losing 25% of my body weight was totally the difference between getting random attention and not. Which is, as you might expect, a mixed bag… [more]
favorited 50 times, recently by thetarium
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

To put a finer point on this and to explain it in maybe a shorter way, I'm a mess at online dating stuff because as soon as I describe myself one way "bookish geek girl with a penchant for rivers and risotto" I say "hey that's not… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mmmbacon
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

one of the permit conditions was that they can't bring in any flagpoles or even sticks. Massachusetts also has strict gun control and no open carry. I'm not saying "We got this" per se--there are many troublesome totally legal… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by asteria, camyram
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

If you have a Mac, Preview will also let you save as or export to a variety of file formats. Depending what you want it for, screen capture (and combining images if it's multiple pages) may be the best option. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by kitsuloukos
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I'm filling in for some vacationing mods a few shifts last week and next and this was my one request, to get a temp tag. :D [more]
favorited 54 times, recently by Defying Gravity, deludingmyself
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

Some of this depends on how large your workplace is and the cohesiveness of the staff (i.e. would they all agree on charities or would they be all over the map) Having a few dedicated charities is one way. Having people in the office vote on, say,… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by daybeforetheday
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I subscribe to a YouTube channel by a blind man who talks a lot about the experience of blindness. Here is one of his videos where he talks about blind people keeping their eyes open (or not) [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I sometimes leave that Do Not Disturb sign up the whole time I'm staying somewhere That is also me. I sleep in and would also be a person who would not respond to a knock on the door at 9:30. So I hang the door tag and I lock the door… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

[quick note: this thread is about sex work and camgirls, please do not turn it into a general rape discussion. thanks!] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

[comment removed - NO DOXXING HERE] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Not sure if this fits, but I learned a lot about the world of voiceover acting from the documentary I Know That Voice, a combination of people you've heard of (Mark Hamill, Hank Azaria) and people you have not, talking about what the business and the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago


timestep: the CSPAN link above has an approximate captioning underneath it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

[few comments removed - please don't offer revenge suggestions and if you could, maybe stop being sarcastic jerks] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Altright.com was using them according to this Verge article along with "several other public groups" [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

(I tweeted both from my twitter in case people want to RT) [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

it's outside of Budapest somewhere. Accesible by bus but otherwise cordoned off from the rest of society. No one has to walk in the shadows of their terrible history. I've been there, it's like an airplane graveyard, way out in the middle… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

[folks, remember it's ok to take the livebloggy stuff over to chat. Long thread is long.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

ten minutes later Jessamyn was wearing his hat and they were making goo-goo eyes at each other and it was adorable. Reader I.... would marry him if we believed in that sort of thing and/or needed health insurance. And I'm still friends… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

My "you've been awake for 45 minutes so it's okay to check your email" alarm just went off, so I came inside. I was on the porch, the deck actually, reading which is my morning routine this past month since I came down to MA. We're having a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

There are aqua joggers in the pool where I swim a lot so I can speak to that part of the question. Usually people who do this wear normal swim suits (and you're supposed to shower before you get in the pool but there are signs everywhere and you will… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

[comment removed, don't make every thread a 45 thread, thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Can we get stickers now? Yes I will go chip in over in the other thread. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

The other one is Phryne? And that one is so small and round? Dot! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

I've got an ADHD partner who used to be not only terrible with lateness but also not great at letting me know he was going to be late. For situations like "Hey I'm making dinner" and other things where scheduling actually mattered, we'd use… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Are you in the US, or the UK, or elsewhere? There are different answers that range from what Athanassiel is saying (circ stats matter a LOT) to some countries (Australia is the one I am most familiar with) where an author actually gets paid for that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

That's basically self-linking, don't do that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

I hear what you are saying, this is captioning that is specifically wrong in a "This might have been an R-rated word and they've substituted a PG-13 word in its place" way. This might have to do with the morality standards of the people… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Very very normal. When I got out of my longish [5 year] relationship I didn't really date again for almost two years. Wasn't really interested in it, had my days full doing stuff. At some point, I met someone who pushed my buttons and something went… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I think so, idiopath. The blind character winds up looking like sort of an ok dude at first and then really becomes not only not a decent person but you get the feeling he's sort of crazy because he's blind (among other reasons) instead of… [more]
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FanFare comment - 6 days ago

Johnny cakes is often the thing in Southern MA where I've been to chowder places. Also root-type vegetables [squash, beets, carrots, turnips] with some sort of slightly sweet molasses or maple based glaze. Personally I love the idea of stuffed acorn… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Absolutely mention it privately, it would even be okay to mention it publicly (the host would have a chance to respond that they had repaired it) but I'd go for private. Many AirBnBs are cleaned/set-up by people who are not the owners and it would be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I've seen many of our licensing agreements and they specify that patrons can share single articles outside of the campus. Yeah as MetaFilter's most famous librarian today, this is a non-issue from a library perspective. You may dislike it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

From the OP:Given the direction the thread is taking, I should mention that the move is almost definite -- we're both very urban creatures and after giving large-town living a go for a while, we feel it's time to move back to a major centre. My… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Can I just also say how lovely it is that we have a wiki where users can create their own stuff for the benefit of other users? Want to give a shoutout to pronoiac and adrianhon and (I think?) richardp who all work behind the scenes to keep it spam… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

Yeah to me doxxing is going out and specifically linking someone's name online with their real life name, details, personal info and etc. (often with the intent of other randos online harassing them). It's tough because mods can't always be expected… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

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