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MetaTalk post: Beep-Boop Is A Slur Too
As someone on the autism spectrum, I have to say I find this "beep boop" characterization of NASPA members offensive. And if taking offense is the coin of the realm at Metafiler, then you can better damn believe that I will spend that coin.

I'm also autistic and I find this, from the poster of this MeTa in the original thread, to be entitled transactional bullshit. I would be more inclined to give the author the benefit of the doubt if they... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by ambrosen at 10:22 AM on September 20, 2020
MeFi post: welcome the covid influencer
Feeling existentially helpless about the future is the standard operating mode for a lot of people under 40

Er... I've got some bad news for you about life after 40
posted to MetaFilter by whir at 11:41 PM on September 2, 2020
MeFi post: Uncle Roger is disappointed with your egg fried rice recipe
the malaysians i know kinda cringed at the accent, esp since it's a more Hong Kong caricature (which has its own can of worms re: how the various diasporic communities consider each other). i won't say there aren't any chinese uncles of the malaysian/singaporean side who doesn't sound like this, but if they are, why would they sound like this? naturally, the video that got him viral was the one where he reacted to patel's, just because by virtue of asian-on-asian crime and betrayal. except that... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by cendawanita at 9:57 AM on August 30, 2020
MeFi post: "The stories are all the same"
the sun is a relentlessly misogynistic and racist (amongst many many many other sins) Murdoch gutter press paper from the UK. this story needs to be told, but can we use other links?
posted to MetaFilter by lalochezia at 6:06 PM on June 24, 2020
MeFi post: Warren Ellis Accused of Grooming Young Women for Decades
I really don't care about his apology, how many times he said sorry, how genuine you think his words are. He didn't do shit until he got caught.
posted to MetaFilter by FirstMateKate at 11:34 AM on June 19, 2020
MeFi post: Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
Yo, someone created a search tool for the Bundle. You can search by game name, genre, tag, etc. Makes wading through that Bundle so much easier.

There's kind of TOO much, lol, it overwhelms.
posted to MetaFilter by Fizz at 6:37 AM on June 12, 2020
MeFi post: A lot of murder.
I have no patience left for art created to make me feel terrible.

RIGHT why would i want 30-40h of grimdark horrible human suffering set to absolute max when i could instead be playing a game starring a cat in a backpack
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 7:04 PM on June 12, 2020
yikes, can't wait to never play this game.
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 3:11 PM on June 12, 2020
MeFi post: V
GIVE ME BACKPACK CAT
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 4:34 PM on June 11, 2020
MetaTalk post: Person of Color thread #5 (I think?)
So one of the things that was a catalyst for this was tied to moderation regarding Asks that involve POC posters and answers from POC, specifically this ask. A WOC I know answered the question, bringing in her experiences as a WOC who has had white male partners, and basically said "Your husband is racist but it might not be something that is worth arguing about, because you're stuck in quarantine with him and that could potentially be dangerous." I am paraphrasing but I have seen the... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by primalux at 12:11 PM on June 6, 2020
This place needs to do better. There are too many people asking black people, POC, visible minorities to carry the burden of their shit: Should I do this? Is this right? Am I doing this wrong?

Here's the answer: figure it out, it's on you. We had to figure out how to deal with the overt racism, the microaggressions. We had to learn to do all of that. so now it's on you, learn to be better. There are books, there are narrative films, documentaries, interviews,... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Fizz at 5:06 AM on June 7, 2020
MeFi post: OK Boomwar
So...yeah...uhhh....so apparently I now own zbellion.com and zbellion.org. Honestly was on autopilot and added them to my hosting account while on a Zoom call without thinking about it too much....

The revolution will be (poorly) monetized I guess. If anyone can think of a way of using them - hit me up - open to using them for anything positive or a good gag (hell will even cover the hosting).
posted to MetaFilter by inflatablekiwi at 2:37 PM on June 5, 2020
Ask MeFi post: Where is this location?
I live in Hong Kong. Answering the Tsui Wah portion of this question has been a journey I've loved taking this evening.

The Tsui Wah sign in the photo initially looked like the one outside the 75 Parkes Street location in Jordan/Yau Ma Tei, but on closer inspection (that one doesn't have the yellow triangle border thing), I thought it was actually the sign that used to be in front of the Tsui Wah at 483-499 Jaffe Road in Causeway Bay. It's basically a perfect match: the... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mdonley at 11:19 AM on May 26, 2020
MeFi post: Is this a sex thing?
Sucks to your ASMR!
posted to MetaFilter by bendy at 10:20 PM on May 19, 2020
MeFi post: A pat on the back
what is that iris-ing circle drawing thing

It's this, which I've seen ads for on Instagram; there was something at the beginning of this video about paid content, could be related.
posted to MetaFilter by curious nu at 7:09 PM on April 17, 2020
MeFi post: “Life is like a B-picture script.”
He raped Natalie Wood and told her that telling anyone would be the last thing she ever did. She was not the only actress of that era with that story. I hope they found peace.
posted to MetaFilter by Etrigan at 5:31 PM on February 5, 2020
MetaTalk post: I am going to regret this
(can we at least acknowledge that there's a fair bit of daylight between the word 'negro' and the word we typically use an 'n-word' euphemism for? If folks on MF were casually throwing around the word-generally-known-as-the-n-word I would certainly expect a Metatalk pile on, and if we as a community are going to agree that 'negro' deserves the same level of avoidance, okay, roger that, but... geez. I think conflating the two as if anyone who uses either is equally deserving of condemnation is... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 9:32 AM on January 25, 2020
MeFi post: Making Reservations
ABUSE OF DINNER RESERVATION POWER COMES AS NO SURPRISE
posted to MetaFilter by Horace Rumpole at 7:48 PM on January 9, 2020
MeFi post: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
“I had a realization partway through that I am the only person in the world who understands ‘Cats,’ ” says Kate, 31, a medical researcher in Chicago, who soon found herself plotting a “Cats”-based doctoral thesis while still in the theater: She would examine the class dialectic of 1930s London (when T.S. Eliot wrote the poems that inspired “Cats”), the late ’80s heyday of Webber and police brutality in 2019.
I wonder what her Metafilter handle is.

Wow, uh...... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by quadrilaterals at 12:32 PM on January 6, 2020
MeFi post: The Decade That Professional Wrestling Died
And, also, if you haven’t seen it, further evidence in the trial of those who murdered wrestling, look no further than this epic match between Kota Ibushi and Yoshiko.

Keep in mind, Yoshiko is a literal blow up doll, and Ibushi might be the best living wrestler out there. And the blowup doll kicks his ass. It’s a fantastic demonstration of the absolute craft of wrestling, and the fact that comedy is, and always has been a fantastic part of wrestling.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Ghidorah at 4:12 PM on December 31, 2019
Ask MeFi post: Movies where everyone is good and everything works out
The Fall is one of my favorite truly feel-good movies. There is one Big Bad (but he's imaginary), but everyone else is basically good and everything works out in the end and it's one of the few films that genuinely makes me feel better about humanity. It's such a sweet film, and it looks spectacular.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by biscotti at 4:42 AM on December 22, 2019
MeFi post: T E N E T
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S
posted to MetaFilter by JohnFromGR at 2:31 PM on December 19, 2019
MeFi post: "I’m the original spicy a-hole cat." #freeQuilty
We support this cat prison abolitionist
posted to MetaFilter by The Whelk at 8:14 AM on November 12, 2019
MeFi post: Polls across Canada are open for the 43rd general election
PFFT elections Canada workers are unflappable. They'll just wear paisley, or dazzle.

We are also trained to run in a zigzag pattern to confuse and evade predators.
posted to MetaFilter by ricochet biscuit at 4:45 PM on October 23, 2019
MeFi post: Canadian Gothic
That and the feeling that large swaths of the 17th and 18th centuries were just not discussed in history museums. What happened? What are you hiding?
posted by dinty_moore at 2:50 PM on October 23 [+] [!]

Probably horrible atrocities against native peoples, to be honest.
posted to MetaFilter by Canageek at 2:55 PM on October 23, 2019
MeFi post: Polls across Canada are open for the 43rd general election
Ooh! Jody Wilson-Raybould has been elected! I’m so proud! There were some tense moments where I thought I’d have a conservative MP.
posted to MetaFilter by Valancy Rachel at 9:40 PM on October 21, 2019
MeFi post: Untitled goose game
foone of Twitter has this website that will print messages in the style of various games, and he's just added Untitled Goose Game to its capabilities.
posted to MetaFilter by JHarris at 11:50 AM on October 1, 2019
MeFi post: Ctrl Alt Delete: a workplace comedy set in an abortion clinic
I really cannot tell whether this counts as a loss.jpg joke.
posted to MetaFilter by jsnlxndrlv at 10:29 AM on September 9, 2019
MeFi post: Trudeau promised Camelot and delivered, well, Ottawa.
if your best argument in favour of Jagmeet Singh is 'thus far, he has never had the authority to fuck up our country' is not exactly a ringing endorsement.

But...the federal NDP have never fucked up our country. I’d rather give them a chance and see if they can do better, than hand it over to either the Liberals or Conservatives, both of whom have clear track records of fucking us over.

I’d also like to see what a person of... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:44 AM on September 6, 2019
MeFi post: “I don’t want to fight this. I want this to never have happened.”
“Innocent until proven guilty in a court” is, at best, childishly naive and, at worst, dangerously obtuse. Stop saying it.

My answer to the "Innocent until proven guilty" approach is "I'm going to assume that she's innocent of libel until proven guilty. Because that's what you're accusing her of."
posted to MetaFilter by Francis at 8:49 AM on August 30, 2019
One solution is for men and people with positions of power in the industry to speak out louder and to believe the victims. Many of them decline to do so because they hate women. Equally, many men believe women but prefer not to do anything that might harm their position in the industry, which includes even simply tweeting messages of support.

In other words, they're frightened. It's natural. Even I thought twice before tweeting about this, because I was worried about... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by adrianhon at 3:55 PM on August 28, 2019
MeFi post: August 5th, 2019: The Day of the Feral Hogs
at least they're really angry about *something* all the time

i feel like it's prolly colonialism
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 1:58 PM on August 6, 2019
MeFi post: Mac & Cheese
You misspelled Kraft Dinner, the national food of Canada.
posted to MetaFilter by blob at 8:06 PM on July 20, 2019
MetaTalk post: State of the Site, July 2019 update
And, yes, to be clear: any proposal that the solution to all this is to consider just shrugging and giving up on the PoC-specific stuff we've been talking about? Non-starter.

I think people have made (and re-made) a lot of good suggestions and observations about things we should prioritize in the work we're gonna be doing on the site more broadly, and I appreciate that, but this isn't a "vote on whether that stuff really matters" discussion. It matters, it's... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by cortex at 2:20 PM on July 12, 2019
MeFi post: Berkshire Hunt
Tory, innit.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:17 PM on June 25, 2019
MeFi post: "[I]f they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site."
I just want to be able to block channels that I never want to see again.
posted to MetaFilter by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:55 PM on June 5, 2019
MeFi post: I Broke Breakfast
this country will kill me a lot faster than bacon will
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 11:05 AM on May 15, 2019
MeFi post: Justin Trudeau and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad [Year]
I'm disappointed by the amount of "there must be another motive" and "I don't see the scandal" I'm seeing here. Sure, it's fine to hold the opinion that we should move on from this to other stuff. I get it, it's been ages and it's a really boring scandal. This whole thing is painfully Canadian. But the problem is that it's hard to imagine Trudeau and the PMO handling this any worse, and they keep creating new mini-scandals every week. No wonder the media... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by lookoutbelow at 4:54 PM on April 8, 2019
MeFi post: Why You Shouldn't Bury Your Pet in the Back Yard
First, be smart from the very beginning.
posted to MetaFilter by fiercecupcake at 8:08 AM on March 19, 2019
Ask MeFi post: A Filtered Twitter?
To hide other people’s likes, I added the following as muted words - to add them on the app it’s under Settings->Content Preferences->Muted words->Add. No idea if it will work forever, but it’s worked for a few months now:

suggest_pyle_tweet
suggest_recycled_tweet_inline
suggest_activity_tweet
posted to Ask MetaFilter by songs about trains at 5:33 PM on February 25, 2019
MeFi post: UNIX is dead
Hey, if someone offered me $800/hour to write database loaders in COBOL, I'd be speedreading COBOL for Dummies so fast it'd make your head spin.

I'm so there with you it's not even funny. 😄

It's a mistake to conflate a programming language with the programmers who use it.

Yes, it is a mistake, which is why I wrote the piece in the first place. Our culture structures our... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by aurynn at 12:38 PM on February 6, 2019
Ask MeFi post: Miss Scarlett in the conservatory with an axe
I've been reading the 7 and 1/2 deaths of evelyn hardcastle.

Think Groundhog Day and mix it with Clue set in an old Victorian mansion for a weekend. Add Quantum Leap.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by OnTheLastCastle at 9:03 PM on January 4, 2019
MetaTalk post: Murrrrrrder?
cromch
posted to MetaTalk by poffin boffin at 5:14 PM on January 3, 2019
MeFi post: Police Play Video Games with Tenants After Responding to Noise Complaint
So one time the teacher brought the police in to talk to the kids about safety and Officer Friendly and stuff like that. Afterward, the teacher had the kids write a little paragraph about the police. But the teacher was shocked to find that quite a lot of the students just wrote "All cops are bastards!"

The police chief was very hurt, so he organized a community building activity for the class - cake and balloons and games with the cops.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Frowner at 11:52 AM on December 12, 2018
MeFi post: Solas means "Pride"
Good use of the 'fucksolas' tag, in that you can split the Dragon Age audience into which interpretation of those words they would choose :D
posted to MetaFilter by Eleven at 7:37 AM on December 7, 2018
MeFi post: Raycipes. Resippies. Re— Recipes.
I worked on this show! I did the dadbox song and the Jellyfish song (at 44 minutes) and I scored most of the last episode! Yayyy Bee & PuppyCat!
posted to MetaFilter by frenetic at 11:46 AM on December 4, 2018
MeFi post: The Definitive Ranking of the Coen Bros. Movies
Jfc I saw Burn After Reading with two of my friends in college and we spent the whole movie whispering WTF to each other with increasing concern until finally the dildo rocker sequence came up at which point this old woman sitting nearby looked at her husband and said without any awareness that she was not speaking softly at all:

"Isn't that the thing you wanted me to get back when my hip worked"

Husband: "yes and look George... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Hermione Granger at 10:09 PM on November 16, 2018
MeFi post: "Many of you feel for the lamp."
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME OLD MAN??
posted to MetaFilter by evidenceofabsence at 4:53 PM on November 15, 2018
MeFi post: Let your need guide your behaviour
i will construct an enclosed wheeled conveyance for them to safely and hygienically visit museums across the globe, to whom should i apply for this important arts grant
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 7:52 AM on November 15, 2018
MeFi post: Suss "feels a movie soundtrack that got bored ... and left the theater"
Hey not bad! Here's my additions:

Rainywood (now in expanded form as Brightblack Morning Light)
World Standard

I was also going to suggest Bohren & der Club of Gore, but they're jazz/lounge.
posted to MetaFilter by rhizome at 2:07 PM on October 16, 2018
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