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Previously, on Mad Men

There are only three more episodes in the penultimate season of Mad Men. Let's look back on what we've seen so far.
posted to MetaFilter by donajo at 9:56 AM on June 6, 2013 (2244 comments)

What are some mindblowing scientific concepts?

What are some mindblowing scientific concepts (proven or hypothetical)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by stvspl at 7:31 AM on June 4, 2008 (57 comments)

I Need a New Big Think Book!

I need a new "big think" book! I just finished Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, and I loved his other books as well. I've read everything Jared Diamond has published (Collapse, Guns, Germs & Steel, The Third Chimpanzee etc.) I like books that stretch your brain and reveal the hidden factors in life, the world and society.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by musofire at 5:03 PM on May 10, 2009 (65 comments)

Salad Nirvana

Why are salads at restaurants so much better than at home?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by otherwordlyglow at 4:29 PM on August 30, 2010 (37 comments)

Maybe it's Maybelline?

Which high-quality beauty products are actually worth the money?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by brynna at 1:19 PM on June 18, 2011 (28 comments)


Best books about manipulating people - e.g. via game theory, behavioural economics, inaccurate cognitive algorithms and so on?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kid A at 6:45 AM on May 13, 2011 (24 comments)

How do I get online prescription glasses?

Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mygothlaundry at 9:58 AM on November 30, 2010 (25 comments)

US pre-paid plan for HTC Tattoo phone?

Where, if anywhere, can I get a short-term pre-paid plan for a HTC Tattoo (Android) phone in the US?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by wiskunde at 2:58 PM on May 26, 2010 (3 comments)

Looking for recommendations for recent popular music soundtracks

Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by cosmic.osmo at 6:21 PM on November 15, 2009 (16 comments)

What are your lesser-known or weird ways of looking for new music?

What are your lesser-known or weird ways of looking for new music?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by querty at 12:05 AM on October 31, 2009 (37 comments)

College Dining

What's your favorite healthy food that can be bought on a college student budget?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by charmston at 7:52 PM on May 31, 2006 (36 comments)

Lists of super easy meals?

Any lists of super simple meals?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jesirose at 12:24 AM on June 7, 2008 (44 comments)

What add-ons to Firefox do you find useful?

I just learned about Firefox add-ons and grease monkey scripts (I know, I know....) There are literally thousands of these things and I was wondering which ones you find useful and how you use them. Any recommendations?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by melodykramer at 5:39 PM on May 9, 2009 (49 comments)

Learning languages..

What the best way to learn a new language yourself?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by xm at 8:35 PM on April 16, 2009 (26 comments)

Omegle - like a slot machine, only with people

Talk to strangers! "When you use Omegle, we pick another user at random and let you have a one-on-one chat with each other." [via waxy]
posted to MetaFilter by Lush at 1:10 PM on March 30, 2009 (147 comments)

eerie imaginings from the East

Asian Horror Movies.com. 100's of free, streaming video, full movies, which have English subtitles. Index of titles updated regularly. Japanese, Korean, Thai. Includes a wide variety of films from an eccentric fantasy like 100% Wool to a psychological thriller like Angel Dust.
posted to MetaFilter by nickyskye at 9:25 PM on January 25, 2009 (52 comments)

Help me learn about other peoples' lives through blogs.

I'm looking for blogs talking about the daily life of someone with a job (or other life experience) that I don't have (and that is interesting). I want stories the layperson can relate to, not minutiae for the people already in the field. Any suggestions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kingjoeshmoe at 3:18 PM on December 15, 2008 (36 comments)

Pokémon Snap was about as far as I got with photography.

What are some absolute beginner DSLR tips and tricks my wife can pick up on quickly and start using today?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by joshrholloway at 9:13 AM on October 27, 2008 (26 comments)

Seeking original, unique, oddball novels and stories

What are your favorite unconventional novels and short stories?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mizrachi at 1:51 PM on October 21, 2008 (74 comments)

Books like "The Name of the Rose" and "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell"?

Could you recommend books similar to The Name of the Rose and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell? There's something about the tone, the mashing of genres together, and the over-immersion in details that is unbelievably appealing to me. (But don't recommend Tolkien!)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by flibbertigibbet at 2:57 PM on December 19, 2007 (49 comments)

Plastic gets the story all mixed up.

buwhahahahahhaha. Plastic gets the story all mixed up.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 5:38 PM on May 21, 2001 (28 comments)

workout tunes

Any tips for good tunes to bring to the gym?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by DecemberRaine at 6:55 AM on July 6, 2005 (11 comments)


I have a giant blank wall in my new rented bedroom and I'd like to do something awesome with it, but nothing permanent so I lose my security deposit. What should I do?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by adrober at 12:46 PM on October 31, 2006 (21 comments)

There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a boyzone....

There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a veritable boyzone of aggression and braggadocio. What can be done to address these concerns?
posted to MetaTalk by orange clock at 3:04 PM on December 8, 2004 (277 comments)

Clothes maketh the man?

Why do some women love a man's haircut and clothes so much?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on October 15, 2005 (35 comments)

A feminist gaming manifesto

A Feminist Gaming Manifesto. (And part 2 is here.) "So wait, you’re wondering, maybe, why don’t these crazy men-folk just do that? I think the answer is actually pretty straightforward. People who themselves feel marginalized can’t bear the thought that they could be in a position of power wherein they could hurt someone in the same way that they feel hurt. Who out there hasn’t felt terribly marginalized? What happens, then, is there’s this conflation of “you’re doing something that makes me feel excluded or hurt” with “you’re a bad, bad man like those people with the bitch shirts.” You can’t handle that thought, so you try desperately to prove that it’s not the case. Guilt, or fear that you might be guilty, never did anybody any good."
posted to MetaFilter by Bryan Behrenshausen at 4:59 PM on April 16, 2006 (87 comments)

He was always a wonderful boy.

This fellow links to Metafilter on his blog. Now we can return the favor.
posted to MetaFilter by thirteenkiller at 4:48 PM on April 16, 2006 (211 comments)

Keep your friends close?

A little over a year ago, the Guiding Hand Social Club issued a stunning press release - after months of infiltration and planning they had fulfilled an assassination contract on the CEO of a major corporation and ransacked the corporation's hangers, stealing almost 20 billion ISK, worth over $16,000 USD at the time. See PCGamer's excellent detailed description of the event: pages 1, 2, 3, 4. As synthetic worlds like Eve-Online and World of Warcraft gain popularity, what should we make of this kind of behavior? Eve's own players respond. Also, a response with a little more perspective. And what's going to happen when the IRS catches on?
posted to MetaFilter by heresiarch at 10:37 AM on May 14, 2006 (58 comments)

Oh the humanity

Youtubers A one link youtube post.
posted to MetaFilter by the cuban at 3:02 AM on September 21, 2006 (48 comments)

Mac newbie here.

I'm a brand spanking new Mac user, where do I start?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Cosine at 11:11 AM on November 23, 2005 (45 comments)

Alright -- how can I curb my appetite?

Diets -- what foods have you eaten that worked surprisingly well to curb your appetite and helped you lose weight? Anecdote is fine! Let me explain a few things...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by hodyoaten at 10:21 PM on September 12, 2006 (29 comments)

The Future is Now

SciFiLit: I don't get it. Help me to.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by TiredStarling at 10:53 AM on July 9, 2005 (79 comments)

Pick the best science fiction book for the uninitiated...

My wife has agreed to give a single science fiction or fantasy book of my choice a try - I only have one chance, so help me choose wisely.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by blahblahblah at 10:49 PM on April 30, 2006 (160 comments)

Get Me Thin or Kill Me Trying

I don't need to be thin, or skinny, or even svelte. I'm just sick of being fat. I exercise all the time and my diet is improving every year; it's not good but it's getting better. Here's the thing: I don't care if your advice is bad for my liver or my heart, or anything else, but I need something to kickstart weightloss.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by elr at 11:13 PM on June 12, 2006 (91 comments)

Easy ways to make life easier

What are some cheap and effective ways to make your life easier?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by 0xFCAF at 6:09 PM on June 12, 2006 (42 comments)

Kottke goes full time

Kottke.org! Time was that you could get the crap kicked out of you for posting kottke.org to MeFi. Three and a quarter years later, what's changed? Jason's decided to make a living off this blog ... but without running advertising. Good luck, says I.
posted to MetaFilter by sylloge at 6:37 AM on February 22, 2005 (364 comments)

Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist?

Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist? This is a really delicate thing here. Please be really thoughtful about this. I promise I am not trying to stir the shit without cause. There are some people who are wondering whether Kaycee was a real 19-year-old leukemia patient, and whether things actually occurred the way they've been reported online. More inside, friends.
posted to MetaFilter by acridrabbit at 10:00 PM on May 18, 2001 (309 comments)

What would you tell 20-year-old you?

What did you wish you knew when you were 20?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by twirlypen at 1:55 PM on November 13, 2005 (64 comments)

Spread the Dot on MeFi

At what point did the "Spread the Dot" thing get added to Metafilter? It's a googlebomb attempt.

posted to MetaTalk by Irontom at 12:56 PM on August 1, 2002 (51 comments)

What's the simplest, cheapest yet most complete diet available?

What's the simplest, cheapest yet most complete diet available?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by 6am at 4:57 PM on May 2, 2006 (46 comments)

If you killed somebody, how would you dispose of the body without getting caught?

Suppose you killed somebody...

How would you dispose of the body without getting caught? Would you dump it somewhere? Bury it in the backyard or basement? Dissolve it in lime? What? What would your master plan be that would allow you to get away with it?

And no, I haven't killed anybody and I'm not planning to - I was just curious.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ashbury at 5:48 PM on June 13, 2004 (74 comments)

Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures in life?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jeremias at 4:55 AM on November 6, 2004 (57 comments)

Some quick food that isn't "Fast Food"

Give me your best fast but healthy and tasty recipes. Cheapness is of secondary conern only.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by poweredbybeard at 5:29 PM on November 5, 2005 (33 comments)

Free good science fiction

Free, good science fiction for download, some you might have seen, some new, all are worth the time. If you have only a few minutes, Michael Swanick's Science Fiction Table of the Elements features 108 short short stories. If you have a little more time, Kelly Link, called by Neil Gaiman "the best short story writer currently out there" has released her much-praised collection Stranger Things Happen. For longer reads, Charlie Stross has made available his cyberpunk novel Accelerando and his Lovecraftish Colder War. The creepier Peter Watts has posted the New York Times Notable Book Starfish, and its sequels as well [previously]. If you haven't had enough, you should check out the Baen Free Library, with books by everyone from Andre Norton to Larry Niven, as well as a large amount of right-of-center combat-oriented stuff by David Weber and friends. Also, the Science Fiction Channel has made available many well-known classic short stories as well as a lot of contemporary Hugo and World Fantasy Award winners [previously]. Finally, you probably already know that Cory Doctorow has four novels available under creative commons. Happy reading!
posted to MetaFilter by blahblahblah at 9:34 PM on September 19, 2005 (59 comments)

Help me seduce a guy.

Help me seduce a guy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on August 9, 2005 (104 comments)

Cheaper to be veg?

On balance, can I save money by moving to a vegetarian diet?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Jimbob at 4:40 PM on April 17, 2006 (23 comments)

Urge to bite, rising.

Does anybody else get the urge to bite something (like say, an arm) every once in a while?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by lychee at 12:18 AM on December 17, 2005 (62 comments)

What do you wish you'd known/done when you were 21?

I turned 21 last week and I want to know; what do you wish you'd known when you were 21? What do you wish you'd done but didn't, or what did you do that you think was an unmissable experience?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by trampesque at 4:13 AM on August 30, 2005 (62 comments)
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