💡💡LinkMe: A MetaFilter experiment for posts💡💡
June 8, 2024 8:15 AM   Subscribe

Hi, MetaFilter moderator here, posting an experimental thread, based on a recent suggestion by Rhaomi. Here's the idea, paraphrasing:

"Find a neat article, video, blog, etc. but don't feel up to the work of cobbling together an FPP, tags, title, and otherwise putting yourself out there? Just comment "LinkMe:" followed by the link and maybe a one sentence description for context. Everybody has tacit permission to turn your link into an FPP if they'd like, first come first serve, with a nod back to the original LinkFilter comment"

An example of the type of comment to make is inside, but don't feel bound to that exact format!

This post was made by a moderator to let members know that this is an experiment and explain the idea. Nothing is set in stone, just trying it out to see how it goes.

If things move forward with this and/or the other types of posts mentioned in Rhaomi's suggestion, then the posts could certainly be made by members themselves.

Edited notes/suggestions from further down in the thread:
Suggestion from another moderator:
"For now maybe ask the poster to flag the linkme comment they posted, and we (mods) can add some checkmark or other flair to the comment to show it's been used?"

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LinkMe should not be used for self linking.

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Since this is so new, if you use make a post that uses one of the links already posted in this thread, the system, after previewing your post, may say your be double post. For now, just ignore that after verifying that the link is not a major part of another post.

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For the moment, at least, using this as an indicator that a suggestion has been linked: [⇔ Linked] (with the "Linked" text pointing toward the post where it was linked). We'll update here if this changes! Please flag the linkme comment if you make a post from it; thank you! — taz
posted by Brandon Blatcher (110 comments total) 92 users marked this as a favorite
 
Mod note: Here's the example, but again, don't feel bound to follow this format exactly. Put a link up, maybe include a sentence about it and that's it.

LinkMe: 3D printing of houses sounds interesting and I keep meaning to read up on it and make a post, but never get around to it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 8:16 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]


LinkMe: Kiasmos - Flown It's a music video from a group I like.
posted by box at 8:29 AM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: Manuals Online (mentioned in passing in 2009) has helped me find appliance manuals so that when I inevitably can't find one, I can fix the appliance.
posted by Peach at 8:29 AM on June 8 [16 favorites]


(Thank you Brandon!)
posted by trig at 8:32 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]




So, a meta-metafilter? I like the idea.

Are we supposed to drop LinkMe in any FPP thread we want, or only in this thread, or a new sub-page (e.g. FanFare), perhaps?
posted by JoeZydeco at 8:34 AM on June 8 [5 favorites]


LinkMe: Ink/Stitch is an Inkscape extension for embroidery design, which lives in my mind alongside weaving on the someday-hobbies list.
posted by Callisto Prime at 8:35 AM on June 8 [8 favorites]


LinkMe: In a few hours my favorite YouTube channel drawfee will begin their annual Pride fundraiser, streaming on twitch. This is the second year they will be doing a Trans Rigs stream, playing American Truck Simulator with real road trip rules. During last year's 4 hour trans rigs stream they raised over $100k for the Stonewall Community Foundation.
posted by phunniemee at 8:38 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Are we supposed to drop LinkMe in any FPP thread we want, or only in this thread, or a new sub-page

Please just keep it to this thread. Rhaomi's original idea is to do this monthly and expand to other subsites, but for now we're just doing it here and we'll see how it goes.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 8:41 AM on June 8 [11 favorites]




LinkMe: A favorite My Little Pony video, Friendship is Civilization.
posted by SPrintF at 8:44 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: Ink/Stitch is an Inkscape extension for embroidery design, which lives in my mind alongside weaving on the someday-hobbies list.

Adding on to this - if anyone wants to take an inkscape-for-crafts/fiber arts tack rather than an embroidery tack, I just today discovered the world of people using Inkscape for sewing pattern drafting/adjustments.
posted by trig at 8:49 AM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: Was I the last boy to be flogged at Eton by Sebastian Doggart. CW for graphic first person depiction of being flogged.

(I'm guessing we shouldn't be discussing / commenting on one another's links in this thread?)
posted by Zumbador at 8:50 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]


LinkMe: Vertical Marathon by Tom Hollins
posted by chavenet at 8:54 AM on June 8


LinkMe: the Novachord (Wikipedia page about early electronic musical instrument):
Other films with soundtracks featuring the Novachord include This Island Earth, Cat People, and Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca; it also appeared in the soundtracks of television series such as The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond, The Outer Limits, and Hawaii Five-O.
posted by Rash at 8:54 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: LazerPig takes a break from tank analysis to dive into Putin, conspiracy theories, and fascist propaganda.
posted by lock robster at 8:58 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: For This Indigenous Beadworker, Every Stitch ‘Is an Act of Resistance’ Sometimes when I am trying to make a Metafilter post on an artist or artform underappreciated by the mainstream that happened to get good coverage somewhere, I think how much better it would be if someone with more expertise and/or from the community in question could make the post, instead of my fumbling attempts to draw together context: this is such a topic!
posted by praemunire at 8:59 AM on June 8 [12 favorites]


LinkMe: Private equity comes for bowling. It's called Bowlero (The Lever, a reader-supported investigative news site)
posted by box at 9:00 AM on June 8 [7 favorites]


The rule about no self-links applies? Just to make clear. Wouldn't want someone to step into a ban.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 9:05 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: William Anders, the Apollo 8 astronaut that took the famous "Earthrise" photo was killed in a solo airplane crash near the San Juan Islands this week. He was 90. [⇔ Linked]
posted by JoeZydeco at 9:15 AM on June 8 [6 favorites]


Mod note: “The rule about no self-links applies? Just to make clear.”

Correct, no self links for LinkMe.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 9:18 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: I would love to know more about hot new Thai pastry mascot Butterbear, ideally with a link to some of their kpop dances.
posted by Stacey at 9:18 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: Japanese ramen and other vending machines about to break thanks to new currency (gift link)
posted by stevil at 9:23 AM on June 8 [9 favorites]


Praemunire, I learned to bead mostly by watching NA artist videos on YouTube and it’s staggering, the scale and artistry and originality. I thought oh it’s like cross stitch or pixel art and then very quickly realised how three dimensional and textural beading is, especially with complex shaped pieces, plus the meaning of different images and techniques. I highly recommend trying some beading because it gives you a sense of the huge skill and thought behind those pieces. I absolutely loved that piece thank you for the link.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 9:24 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: Meet the Betamax King: A citizen archivist preserving TV history — one tape at a time
posted by stevil at 9:25 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]


LinkMe: A collection of small, unusual reddits with a specific theme, such as:

r/foundpaper: grocery lists, love notes, and other lost and found written material
r/birdstakingthetrain: self explanatory
r/thefrontfelloff: self explanatory
r/mightyharvest: disappointing homegrown produce
r/eatsandwiches: just good looking sandwiches
r/SneakyBackgroundFeet: reposts from elsewhere on reddit where someone's feet are in frame. I joined once I heard it existed, and stuck around to answer the question, is this a foot fetish thing, or what? one year in still not sure
r/GlassNegativeEra: mostly just one guy posting glass negative photos
r/TheWayWeWere: slice of life images from various decades / eras
r/whatisthisthing: a popular subreddit where an endless stream of redditors are confused by odd objects and get help

Possible post title: "Fine if you like that kind of thing I guess."

A hard idea for me to actually ever make and post, because when are you done finding weird reddits, and what are the rules to the post exactly, you know? Most of these were found through the subreddit r/wowthissubexists, which is a good resource but I'm unable to recommend because nearly all the energy there goes to finding weird porn. Now, off to go find more weird subreddits again
posted by Rinku at 9:25 AM on June 8 [19 favorites]


This is a good experiment! Thanks Rhaomi and Brandon Blatcher.

LinkMe: Shund.org, a database of Yiddish popular fiction. I'm interested but have zero knowledge of the subject matter.
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:29 AM on June 8 [5 favorites]




LinkMe: a PDF list of Chicago streets with notes on where their names come from. Offers some insight into the history and development of the city. Might go well with some additional notes on Chicago city planning (Burnham plan, &c) and architectural history (the post-World's Fair fates of some beautiful buildings) or maybe with similar background on the origins of names in other major cities.

(been sitting on this bookmark for a while now, glad to pass it off to anyone who finds it interesting or useful, seeing it in an FPP would be bonus)
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 9:38 AM on June 8 [10 favorites]


LinkMe: Stereogum posted their 50 Best Albums of 2024 So Far. I've been discovering some neat new stuff.
posted by capricorn at 9:39 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


Linkme: Here's the Damned from early in their career playing Love Song. They're touring right now and despite the fact that they're old, they're quite entertaining.

Somewhere I have a copy of a music vid they did in black & white possibly shot on super8 but I'm not sure that really captured the chaotic essence of the early days of punk but it's apparently not widely distributed because I couldn't find it on line. I got it as an extra from the 90's when the music companies were experimenting with adding content to cd's to take advantage of "Them new fangled computy machines"!
posted by evilDoug at 9:42 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: "Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” is one of several recent hits bringing back the genre that never got a name." The Musical History Lesson Buried Beneath the Song of the Summer by Dan Charnas.
posted by fuse theorem at 9:53 AM on June 8 [8 favorites]


If you're interested in discussing that ⏫ Slate article about Sabrina Carpenter's "Expresso," here's the recent FPP on it.
posted by chavenet at 9:56 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]


Neat! Low effort sharing is a good thing. If this idea gains steam and there's any interest into turning it into something more formal, I have ideas from running a linkblog for 20+ years.

LinkMe: Movements and Memory: The Making of the Stonewall Myth.
posted by Nelson at 10:06 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


Selenoengineering fix for global warming: proof of concept
posted by jamjam at 10:07 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]


LinkMe: Wanted to post this when it happened, but then the story kept evolving:

Darryl Hall and John Oates are officially done as a duo. Things started when Hall filed a mysterious restraining order against Oates back in November 2023. It was later revealed that Hall filed the order to block Oates from selling his half of their song publishing company.
posted by JoeZydeco at 10:15 AM on June 8 [8 favorites]


Excellent idea!

LinkMe: an interactive poem titled ‘What’s in my bag’
posted by ellieBOA at 10:22 AM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: ZoukAllStars
posted by DJZouke at 10:53 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


Sorry I did not edit it time. Great music from Guadeloupe. This is a group of studio musicians who made several albums of high quality. You may not understand the creole patois but the grooves are addictive.
This post is in response to the experiment suggestion at the top.
posted by DJZouke at 11:00 AM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: American AKIRA: thumb-throughs of AKIRA tributes by American comic book artists in the last two issues of the Epic Comics recolorization and flip of the classic manga.
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 11:12 AM on June 8


LinkMe: Strandbeest
Theo Jansen is engaged in creating new forms of life: the so called strandbeests. Skeletons made from yellow plastic tube (Dutch electricity pipe) are able to walk and get their energy from the wind. They have evolved since their inception in 1990 and have been divided into 12 periods of evolution.
posted by hilaryjade at 11:13 AM on June 8 [10 favorites]


LinkMe: Managed retreat
B.C. politicians debate reflooding Sumas Prairie in a reaction to climate change
posted by sardonyx at 11:27 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


LinkMe: it's not Ellen Tebbits, but Eliza Tibbets (navel oranges)
posted by Rash at 11:38 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]




LinkMe: Fonts are serious business in the Seventh Circuit. Spoiler alert: do not use the Twilight Zone font in your brief, people!
posted by tafetta, darling! at 11:47 AM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: Edith Zimmerman has an almost moral dislike for the four-wheeled suitcase, among other things.
posted by Rash at 11:50 AM on June 8 [4 favorites]


So is the idea that the "LinkMe" is just a keyword that others can use to look for potential new FPP ideas to work on, but it's just text (aka nothing special except for the format we all chose)? Or would there be some searchable way to say "give me all of the LinkMe ideas" or (even better) "give me all of the LinkMe ideas that don't have an FPP yet"? That would mean bringing it in as a data element somewhere that could be queried. If this experiment works, it might be a good next step to take.
posted by montag2k at 12:04 PM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: We Have Engaged the Borg (PDF), an oral history of the Battle of Wolf 359. Basically Star Trek TNG fanfic, but of the documentary sort.
posted by suelac at 12:25 PM on June 8 [2 favorites]


One thought about this (or should it be in MeTa?). Is there a way that we can state explicitly that members can mine these threads for links to build FPPs? At the moment, if you did it, the "New Post" process would flag it as already posted, and that might deter a "early-career poster"....
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:32 PM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: The Battle of the Caribbean. Short article about the role of Britain's Caribbean colonies in WW2.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:42 PM on June 8


LinkMe: Ursula was a businesswoman. (imgur video of Little Mermaid analysis - the crab warned her. the goldfish warned her. and also the sexy father warned her.)
posted by the primroses were over at 12:44 PM on June 8 [4 favorites]


At the moment, if you did it, the "New Post" process would flag it as already posted, and[...]

Pretty sure we're in the clear here, since I believe (and testing now seems to confirm) the New Post process doesn't look for duplicate links from older comments, only for duplicate links from older front page posts.
posted by nobody at 12:51 PM on June 8 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Edited the main post (which not available to most members and not usually done by mods) to mention any issues or concerns that came up in the thread.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 12:52 PM on June 8


LinkMe: Ambient Church: Robert Rich Forum for ambient music artists.
posted by effluvia at 12:58 PM on June 8 [2 favorites]


I just posted about Bill Anders' death, noting it was via JoeZydeco's LinkMe above. For the record I got no "double" warning (at least, not about the LinkMe post; there were warnings about the wikipedia entry for Apollo 8 which has been included in FPPs numerous times.)
posted by chavenet at 1:00 PM on June 8 [4 favorites]


I love it! Thanks so much for giving this a try Brandon (and everyone else for contributing). ❤️

re:Doubles, I think that only checks for links used in FPPs, so anything posted as a comment here shouldn't trip it.

Zumbador: "(I'm guessing we shouldn't be discussing / commenting on one another's links in this thread?)"

Feel free! The idea is to avoid putting a spotlight on any one poster/post and making sharing easier and lower-stakes, but a comment or follow-up (hopefully positive or at least constructive) is welcome.

montag2k: "So is the idea that the "LinkMe" is just a keyword that others can use to look for potential new FPP ideas to work on, but it's just text (aka nothing special except for the format we all chose)? Or would there be some searchable way to say "give me all of the LinkMe ideas" or (even better) "give me all of the LinkMe ideas that don't have an FPP yet"? That would mean bringing it in as a data element somewhere that could be queried. If this experiment works, it might be a good next step to take."

Yeah I chose that tag as a simple one that hasn't really been used in the past (just a single post in 2001 and two comments in 2005), which can be searched for easily, either to find a link you posted by searching your profile or a search across all shares in all posts. And ofc you can search one's favorites for "LinkMe" to find ones bookmarked. Sort of like a simplified del.icio.us or Pinboard.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:11 PM on June 8 [4 favorites]




LinkMe: 'Newfound ancient Egyptian sphinx statue may depict Roman emperor Claudius, but not everyone agrees'

posted by clavdivs at 1:44 PM on June 8 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [⚑]

Eponysterical!
posted by chavenet at 1:52 PM on June 8 [7 favorites]


LinkMe: Kinesthetic Synesthesia Looked it up cuz I was feelin' it. And found this psychiatrically fascinating blogpost.
posted by kozad at 2:34 PM on June 8 [1 favorite]


Zumbador: "(I'm guessing we shouldn't be discussing / commenting on one another's links in this thread?)"

Rhaomi: Feel free! The idea is to avoid putting a spotlight on any one poster/post and making sharing easier and lower-stakes, but a comment or follow-up (hopefully positive or at least constructive) is welcome.


This sort of comes down to whether the intent really is that someone take the LinkMe content and create a FPP, or whether just having them together in a thread like this is a good enough goal. If we start chatting about one another's links here, do we run the risk of reducing the participation or value of an eventual FPP? Maybe if we feel inclined to discuss it, just grabbing the link and making a post would be better in that case?

I don't know, genuinely asking. The last thing I want to do is start building a more proscriptive structure around this, because the thing I appreciate about it is, here's a new thing we're going to try, low pressure, let's just see what happens. From an entirely practical viewpoint, I think a thread mixing random unrelated links and discussion around those links might be kind of a mess, but we also do freeform open threads with a lot of randomness, so maybe that model is workable? Again, I don't know. And maybe even this metadiscussion would be better done in MetaTalk, if we want to focus this post on the links themselves. I don't know! It's all new! We'll do it live!
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 2:37 PM on June 8 [7 favorites]


I figure the chatter is self-limiting since any one link is just one of dozens. Personally I'd definitely prefer making a post out of one if you can! Just didn't want to lay down an unenforceable THIS THREAD IS FOR POSTING LINKS ONLY, NO COMMENTING ALLOWED >:[
posted by Rhaomi at 2:50 PM on June 8 [3 favorites]


LinkMe: Quebec’s record-setting maple syrup harvest allows it to replenish strategic reserves. [in French. English via Google translate.]

This is great to see! (The post thing. But also the maple syrup thing.)
posted by fruitslinger at 3:42 PM on June 8 [5 favorites]


Suggestion to tag actual FPPs from this list with LinkMe.
posted by General Malaise at 4:10 PM on June 8 [7 favorites]




I am fully aware of the metaphysical implications of the fact that MeFi's posting standards are simultaneously what makes it such a great site and what keeps me from participating more.
posted by CookTing at 7:50 PM on June 8 [4 favorites]




LinkMe: “How America Bought Ireland” There's a petrol station in Ireland dedicated to Barack Obama?? That's weird! I wonder why that would be.
posted by ob1quixote at 8:13 PM on June 8 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: I dunno why I keep listening to Edythe Wright singing "Music, Maestro, Please" with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, but I am. Why am I suddenly feeling a strong urge to binge Swing music? I've never listened to it before.
posted by Jane the Brown at 9:02 PM on June 8 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: I just found out about a guy who was awarded distinguished conduct medals by BOTH sides during the Falklands War. And the Queen personally wrote to him and gave him permission to wear the Argentinian decoration alongside his British decorations.
posted by Jane the Brown at 9:07 PM on June 8 [5 favorites]


This is wonderful, it reminds me of Memepool of old.
posted by JHarris at 12:31 AM on June 9 [4 favorites]


also ambient in a church: the gatherings concert series which ties into the stars end radio show
posted by Clowder of bats at 1:42 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]




Linkme: Drivers have killed more people than both world wars combined, researchers found in an analysis published earlier this year.
posted by cthlsgnd at 7:49 AM on June 9 [5 favorites]


Linkme: Closet Picks, the YouTube playlist, from Criterion Collection.
posted by Glinn at 8:19 AM on June 9


LinkMe: Letters reveal Charles Dickens tried to place his wife in an asylum (2019 research)
In 1858 when Charles Dickens was 45 he tried to have his wife institutionalized by falsely claiming she was insane & didn't love the ten children she had borne him, all so he could bang an 18 year old actress in his employ.
posted by Lanark at 8:23 AM on June 9 [6 favorites]


cthlsgnd: Drivers have killed more people than both world wars combined, researchers found
Further investigation found "they were just doing their job" was not an effective defence.
posted by k3ninho at 8:40 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: The Forgotten History of the Chinese Keyboard

(via Arts & Letters Daily, which I think closed down at one point but was resurrected by the Chronicle of Higher Education)
posted by msbrauer at 9:04 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]


Glinn: "Linkme: Closet Picks, the YouTube playlist, from Criterion Collection."

Beat ya to it. ; )
posted by Rhaomi at 9:41 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]


Following up on the recent post about the Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake rap beef, some very amusing (and sometimes informative) reaction video supercuts

Linkme: Fans reaction to the J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar

Linkme: Hip-Hop fans react to Drake going nuclear on diss track "Push Ups"

Linkme: Kendrick Lamar "Euphoria" React Compilation

Linkme: Kendrick Lamar "6:16 in LA" React Compilation

Linkme: Drake "Family Matters" React Compilation

Linkme: "Drake's hiding another child?!" Rap fans react to Meet the Grahams - Kendrick Lamar

Linkme: Kendrick Lamar "Not Like Us" React Compilation

Couldn't find a compilation of reactions to Drake's "The Heart Pt. 6" probably because it was weak sauce.
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:05 AM on June 9 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: Bird of the Week: The Seagulls of Lesbian Seagull Island (Discourse Blog, June 2024) (previously NYT and WaPo, 1977, LA Times, 1993)
posted by box at 11:13 AM on June 9 [2 favorites]


In 1858 when Charles Dickens was 45 he tried to have his wife institutionalized by falsely claiming she was insane & didn't love the ten children she had borne him, all so he could bang an 18 year old actress in his employ.

"Next time on Behind the Bastards!"
posted by JHarris at 2:05 PM on June 9 [6 favorites]


Couldn't find a compilation of reactions to Drake's "The Heart Pt. 6" probably because it was weak sauce.

Ron Howard as Narrator: Drake's "The Heart Pt. 6" was, in fact, weak sauce.
posted by jonp72 at 2:35 PM on June 9 [3 favorites]




LinkMe: The University of Helsinki offers a variety of free computer science courses for anyone. It may even be possible to get credit for some of them, although I'm unsure.
posted by JHarris at 8:41 PM on June 9 [6 favorites]


Mod note: Okay, so I've come upon a flagged linkme comment here (saying it was linked) and found another via the linkme tag, and just spun this style up as an indicator: [⇔ Linked] (with the "Linked" text pointing toward the post where it was linked).

This convention may change as we go along and refine, but that's what there is for now! Yay, linkage!
posted by taz (staff) at 11:16 PM on June 9 [14 favorites]


LinkMe: Slow Train, by Flanders and Swann (1963). It's a song lamenting the upcoming closures of thousands of rural British train stations, and it makes me feel nostalgic for a time I never experienced.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 6:50 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: An entertainingly crazy rant by Trump about electric boats and choosing between being electrocuted or eaten by a shark. Stephen King described it as: This is like listening to your senile uncle at the dinner table after he has that third drink.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 7:00 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: Senate hearing on US Coast Guard mismanagement of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Decades of mismanagement, victim-blaming, retaliation, and suppression of accusations. This is a pretty bad look for an agency that has a great deal of public good will.
posted by suelac at 9:12 AM on June 12 [4 favorites]








LinkMe: All that Floats and Drifts (archive.is, David Toop for The New York Review of Books on Andre 3000's flute album and the Black ambient/exotica tradition)
posted by box at 5:19 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


I’d be grateful if someone would spin up a Dragon Age 4 thread with the gameplay video linked, and also maybe links about how BioWare has fired so
Many of the franchise’s tentpole creatives so we could whine about it.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:33 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: I don't have the time to do a post on this more thoroughly, but I'd like to suggest adding WaPo: "An officer sexually abused a teen in his police car. How will he be punished?" to the previous WaPo bad cop article, as well as NYT: How an Officer’s Social Media Posts About Work Harassment Led to Her Firing.

Sorta-related, Ask A Manager: update: my new manager is someone I slept with years ago … and he doesn’t know we have a child Not police-related, nobody's being sexually harassed, but the lady was so harassed out of a job--for a guy who hasn't even started yet.

I have the feminist rage today and also not much time to compile a "rage against the patriarchy" post.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:07 AM on June 13 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: I want to know about the movement in Irish/Gaelic-speaking schools to blend traditional music/dance/language with modern music. Tintreach knocks me out. Like not just examples, but the story of the idea!
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:01 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]




MaybeLinkMe? The venerable puzzle adventure game Riven (1997) is being remade in realtime 3D, VR optional, with reimagined puzzles and expanded lore. There's a demo you can download now and the release date is in a couple weeks! (eponysterical because yes this is what my username is from, Maybe status because I don't know what counts as Pepsi Blue these days)
posted by rivenwanderer at 2:57 PM on June 13 [3 favorites]




LinkMe: I've really been enjoying the series "The Critic and Her Publics" where literary critic Merve Emre interviews other literary critics about how they got started and what the job entails. Lithub has all of the audio versions, but for the text versions in NYRB we'd have to ungate each link individually. The series is ongoing.
posted by tofu_crouton at 2:43 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


LinkMe:
* Memorializing loved ones through AI
* How Pope Francis became the AI ethicist for tech titans and world leaders

This seems like it should have a third link, but that's all I've got.
posted by NotLost at 10:19 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]




@khedron — looks like @automatronic beat you to this great link with a FPP last week :) and agree, it is a fun read!!
posted by tamarack at 6:21 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


It'd be interesting to see threads with broad themes/topics. E.g. LinkMe: Cats! and all the comments would be links related to cats.

Nothing too specific, but something to relate all the links.
posted by jpeacock at 3:16 PM on June 19 [1 favorite]


LinkMe: R2AK - "It’s like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear. There are squalls, killer whales, tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles an hour, and some of the most beautiful scenery on earth."
posted by jpeacock at 3:21 PM on June 19 [2 favorites]


LinkMe: Charli XCX Toys with Stardom on “BRAT”. "This is a mixed blessing for a pop star: to be cooler than you are popular."
posted by mittens at 4:07 AM on June 20


LinkMe: New York's First Black Librarians Changed the Way We Read (NYT), How the women who ran libraries during the Harlem Renaissance built collections and, just as important, communities of writers and readers.
posted by box at 10:56 AM on June 20 [2 favorites]


Actually, one more, just so I can close out tabs...I could never find sufficient information to make a post out of this, even though I found it so intriguing (I'd been reading an entry about what a figure in a Vermeer painting was supposed to represent and it sent me down a very shallow rabbit-hole):

LinkMe: Caesar Ripa, author of the emblem book Iconologia (wikipedia); archive.org copy here, and a paper on English translations and adaptations.
posted by mittens at 12:46 PM on June 20 [1 favorite]


LInkMe: “‘Tear Down the Walls’: The 1972 Berkeley Prison Action Conference,” Prisonculture, Prisonculture’s Newsletter, 20 June 2024
posted by ob1quixote at 7:18 PM on June 20






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