Sideblog

June 21
Bits and bobs of recent-ish quirky questions on Ask Me:

What did historical laydeez think about those codpieces?

Films that occupy that "liminal space between being a bad movie and an art movie"?

Babushka lady behaviour? Examples, real or fictional, of people acting in noticeably strange or incongruous ways during important events or crowd scenes.

I vaaant to be alone! Temporarily deserted places that usually bustle during daylight hours?

No Chuck Tingle? What is the weirdest book in the history of English literature?

Not quite myself today. Is my body composed of a different set of atoms from when I was born?

June 18
Women's Work: Amaaaaazing post from filthy light thief on the women behind the Jet Propulsion Lab and NASA, and the book by Nathalia Holt that celebrates them. 🚀

June 16
This, not That: amicamentis asks, "What are some "alternatives" or substitutions to everyday products/tasks that you've found you liked better than the original?"

June 14
AskMe recommends movies, books and places that are bad, weird, or fun:

Most obscure bad movies?

Tragic sad-ending movies, that you would willingly watch again?

Truly singular unique movies and tv shows?

Weirdest book in the history of English?

Places with unique events, festivals, attractions?

Normally-bustling places that have predictable moments when they're totally deserted?

Fun puzzle contests or hunts?

June 7
srs bsns:

That time the Prophets of Rage post turned into a silly geriatric 90s band names riff

That time the Tronc post was troncly troncd. Tronc.

That time the Just Two Things post went exactly as expected

That time the Calendar of (Unofficial) Events post turned into a Ralphabet thread

Bonus: That time we thought about overthinking the post about overthinkers

June 3
New podcast episode is up, wherein cortex and jessamyn discuss all manner of stuff.

May 30
What do you get when you mash up popular movie/book/etc titles? Instant classics like 12 Angry Monkeys, or Rashomonsters, Inc., or Das Booty Call, or Gorillas in the Mister Bean, and so many more. Come riff with us!

Also: (cough) alphabet thread (cough).


The Chlorination Cogitation: Check out clawsoon's great, in-depth post "Chlorine probably saved your life today"

May 28
ISO Ohrw├╝rmer: LSK asks, "I'm looking for a list of songs that were large hits across multiple European countries but which never made significant inroads in the US."

May 27
As we wave goodbye to pb, we also say hello to MetaFilter's new tech person, long-time community member frimble!

May 23
SciFi on the HiFi: Presented for your consideration, Iridic's Mind Webs post tunes in an historic archive of semi-dramatized readings of classic science fiction tales by some of the genre's best authors, preserved from weekly broadcasts aired by WHA Radio in Madison, Wisconsin

May 21
Happy Nappy Day(s): Is Metafilter on a roll? Or a different kind of roll? Or are we in the pocket of Big Mattress? When it comes to nap time, apparently we must all hang together or ... shall we all hang separately? (Tip o' the nightcap to filthy light thief for the title!)