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Game of Thrones: The Long Night

The army of the undead arrives at Winterfell and the battle for life begins.
posted to FanFare by Brandon Blatcher at 7:22 PM on April 28, 2019 (848 comments)

Advice? Wedding, not inviting family but want to remember them

I am marrying my beloved. I have chosen not to invite my family as they are against my same-sex marriage.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dwbrant at 12:12 PM on April 17, 2019 (10 comments)

Snake Neighbour

It's 3am and I've just been crying for a couple of hours. I moved house a couple of weeks ago and a couple of hours ago I just met one of the people which shares the house that's been turned into studios and they had their snake with them. I can't deal with living two metres from a snake. There's no-one I can call because it's fine and legitimate and this is brown snake land but I'm weak and afraid. How do.you sleep with a snake just there
posted to Ask MetaFilter by AnhydrousLove at 8:26 AM on February 20, 2019 (26 comments)

"We need wall"

Did you want a quiet week? Events in US politics are occurring at an impossible to comprehend pace. Today, the President announced that Secretary of Defense Mattis will be "retiring" at the end of February. The Secretary's resignation letter cites differences of opinion with the President on "treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors." The President announced he will not sign any government spending bill that does not include funding for a border wall (WaPo), leaving the government headed toward a partial shutdown. New work requirements could take food stamps away from 750,000 people (Vox). A new policy will require asylum-seekers to be turned away and wait in Mexico (Vox) as they wait months or years for their applications to be processed. Ethics scandals around the Mueller investigation developed for both the acting (WaPo) and prospective (WSJ) Attorneys General.
posted to MetaFilter by zachlipton at 3:08 PM on December 20, 2018 (2376 comments)

Long Time, No See

Hi, it's been a while. Just wondering if Metafilter still has a thing for pancakes. If so, y'all might be interested in this.
posted to MetaTalk by mr_crash_davis at 8:11 AM on December 15, 2018 (50 comments)

Jingle Rock, Jingle Rock, Bell Bell Bell

As the Thanksgiving parade plays in the background tomorrow, many families like mine will pull out the Christmas tunes. And so, Metafilter reminds you to include, on its the 14th (!) anniversary, the Mefi's Own PinkStainlessTail/Lentrohamsanin holiday classic "Jingle Rock Bell". (Lyrics, music video, and mefite karaoke performance.) For those who need a little more musical chaos in their life, try some of Mefi's Own cortex's Endless Jingling.
posted to MetaFilter by WCityMike at 9:23 AM on November 21, 2018 (37 comments)

WHAT TIME IS IT!!!???

In 2007 a quirky animated short appeared on the Internet and went viral. It led to one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
posted to MetaFilter by 1970s Antihero at 9:04 AM on August 31, 2018 (19 comments)

Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero

[Season finale; part 1 of 2] Seven discovers a virtual reality realm inhabited by drones escaping the torment of their real lives. And they call it…THE OASIS
posted to FanFare by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:20 AM on May 17, 2018 (7 comments)

How to Work from Home

What options are available for me to work from home to earn some extra income? I am looking for work I could do that would let me earn between a hundred to two hundred dollars per week. I have an idea of some of the options, but I need more info that's from people and not google. What are reputable (not scam-ridden) means to find such work? What such work would you recommend to someone with a pretty generic skill set?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Crystal Fox at 1:04 PM on October 2, 2017 (11 comments)

AND I SAID WHAT ABOUT THE BOURNE IDENTITY

I nailed Breakfast at Tiffany's at karaoke tonight and I have MetaFilter to thank for it.
posted to MetaTalk by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:57 AM on June 14, 2018 (49 comments)

My neck! My hands! Help this skincare dummy, please.

I'm in my late forties. And over the past year or so, I've noticed the skin on my neck getting looser and more crepe-y, and my hands are looking really sad too (the crepey skin along with age spots). I like to think of myself as accepting this aging stuff gracefully, but I'm not ready for this. Can you recommend any regimens/specific products to help with these problems?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by queensissy at 4:02 PM on April 30, 2018 (21 comments)

The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck

Let’s say the situation at work is not good. The project (or product, or re-org, or whatever) has launched, and the best you can say is that things aren’t going as planned. At all. It’s a disaster, though the best word for it is the one you drop over drinks with your team and when venting at home: it’s a clusterfuck. […] To appreciate what a clusterfuck is—and to understand how to avoid one—it is first helpful to clarify some of the things a clusterfuck is not.
posted to MetaFilter by Johnny Wallflower at 7:49 AM on March 19, 2018 (62 comments)

How can I improve my cat's carrier anxiety?

My cat is normally very calm and laid back, but he gets extremely anxious in the carrier. I'm about to fly cross-country with him again, and last time is was a disaster. How to improve his carrier anxiety?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by gertzedek at 11:26 AM on August 13, 2012 (26 comments)

What's the best method to get this anxious kitty across the ol' USA?

Special Agent Dale Cooper is a very sweet, loving and lazy kitty. He is very happy living the simplest of lives - by day he lazes at the foot of my bed. He takes odd breaks to snack, or lie in his cat lounge. Every once in a while, when he needs to shake it up, he takes an adventure-tourism vacation to lounge on the bathmat. I am currently anticipating a job offer that will take him VERY far out of his comfort zone - clear across the country. Previous travels have been traumatic for Agent Cooper and his traveling companions (namely me, but also anyone in a small radius). I'll explain at length inside - warning: it's a little, but not terribly, gross.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by pazazygeek at 12:16 PM on April 9, 2014 (21 comments)

When cats fly

We're moving (maybe you remember from my previous 100 questions on this topic) to California from Chicago and taking our cat on the plane with us. This is a new experience for both my hubby and me. I've done a lot of Googling, I've read up on United's pet policy, and read through Flyer Talk, etc. so I think I get the basic concepts but I'm specifically confused about a few things.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bleep at 4:28 PM on October 14, 2014 (16 comments)

Space... Well, It's Big

Phil Plait, astronomer and writer of the Bad Astronomy blog, has a Crash Course on Astronomy on YouTube.
posted to MetaFilter by GenjiandProust at 1:51 PM on March 13, 2018 (9 comments)

moving tips?

My mom is moving from a small town 45+ miles outside of Atlanta to a suburb of Atlanta. We're looking at best ways to move her - neither she nor I can move all the furniture/boxes, so we're looking at movers. Due to her location in a small town, there aren't many local moving services/local labor sources. Any tips or tricks that I might not be thinking of?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by needlegrrl at 12:21 PM on May 5, 2015 (7 comments)

BBC Reporter Mobbed By Lemurs

BBC reporter Alex Dunlop mobbed by lemurs while attending an animal count at the Banham Zoo. He was nipped a couple of times, but overall results were ADORABLE. (Warning: autoplay in link.)
posted to MetaFilter by Rush-That-Speaks at 7:51 PM on January 8, 2018 (40 comments)

The Taika Waititi Fan Post

Taika Waititi is a New Zealand film director, writer, actor, painter, and comedian. While you may soon be watching Waititi's latest film - Thor: Ragnarok - it's worth checking out what convinced Hollywood to bank on him.
posted to MetaFilter by Start with Dessert at 5:15 AM on October 25, 2017 (54 comments)

Moving from the US to France. Can it be done?

My boyfriend and I live in the US. He is currently interviewing for a postdoc position in France. It looks like he'll be receiving an offer, likely on a scientific/researcher visa. We're trying to figure out how I can move with him, but we're finding the process confusing and overwhelming!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on September 23, 2017 (9 comments)

Mitchell and Webb are Back!

Teaser to the new series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, named Back.
posted to MetaFilter by Laotic at 1:44 PM on September 14, 2017 (37 comments)

THE TOAST IS BACK FOR ONE DAY

THE TOAST IS BACK FOR ONE DAY. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. So far: Link Roundup, and Harvard Magazine Personal Advertisements’ Many Synonyms For “Rich” or “Thin”.
posted to MetaFilter by Shmuel510 at 7:57 AM on July 26, 2017 (59 comments)

My dude looks like the Babadook

82-tweet twitter thread from @spookperson that breaks down some of the recent controversy surrounding Libertarian Conservative and Trump Advisor Roger Stone Jr. Fairly important work here in uncovering some of the complexities surrounding this figure's politics.
posted to MetaFilter by Greg Nog at 6:07 AM on March 16, 2017 (76 comments)

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.”

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Creates a Chilling Man’s World [The New York Times] “In Hulu’s spectacular “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Ms. Moss is Offred, a baby-making slave in the Republic of Gilead, which is what part of the United States (New England, roughly) has become after a fertility crisis and a theocratic coup. It’s set in a near future that looks like the 1600s. “Mad Men” may have resonated with today, but it gave viewers the comfortable vantage of history, the reassurance that we had come a long way, baby. “The Handmaid’s Tale” argues — with an assist from current events — that progress is neither automatic nor irreversible. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel, is a cautionary tale, a story of resistance and a work of impeccable world-building. It is unflinching, vital and scary as hell.”
posted to MetaFilter by Fizz at 9:12 AM on April 26, 2017 (79 comments)

Kanye being, well, Kanye

Kanye West has released the new music video for his song "Famous," (warning: explicit, NSFW) featuring disturbingly lifelike wax likenesses of celebrities lying next to eachother naked in a large bed. The celebrities? Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Ray J, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Amber Rose, Anna Wintour, and, of course, Kim & Ye himself. The video has unsurprisingly garnered strong reactions. Kanye's equally unsurprising Twitter response? "Can somebody sue me already #I'llwait".
posted to MetaFilter by bologna on wry at 5:36 PM on July 8, 2016 (205 comments)

On a hot day, why drink water? Let ice cold water melt in your mouth!

Ice cubes recipe on food.com. Now you can make them at home.
posted to MetaFilter by Mike Mongo at 9:28 PM on June 29, 2016 (30 comments)

A capybara with two ducklings on its back, in the bath

That's it basically.
posted to MetaFilter by Sebmojo at 9:26 PM on May 16, 2016 (26 comments)

Is This Rock Safe for Your Bush?

Is it safe to use a malachite stalactite as a dildo? The experts (no, seriously) weigh in.
posted to MetaFilter by middleclasstool at 5:25 PM on May 11, 2016 (75 comments)

Jingle Rock Bell

A terrible desecration of a beloved Christmas song. Sic it on your relatives today!
posted to MeFi Music by Lentrohamsanin at 7:11 AM on December 24, 2008 (68 comments)

Temp agencies in L.A.--know a good one?

For colored girls who have considered temp work when the tech world is enuf: I'm looking for temp placement agencies in Los Angeles while I ride out this mid-career career change.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by tyrantkitty at 11:48 AM on November 30, 2015 (5 comments)

Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
posted to FanFare by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:38 PM on November 18, 2015 (10 comments)

How to spot manipulative behavior

How to Spot Manipulation - PsychCentral
How to Pick Up on Manipulative Behavior - Basic guide from WikiHow
Are You Being Manipulated? Keys to Hidden Aggression - Good Therapy.org
Psychological Manipulation Resources - Band Back Together
Eight Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation - cassiopaea.com
Subtly Controlling Behavior - Abuse and Relationships
posted to MetaFilter by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:48 AM on October 29, 2015 (92 comments)

The Apollo Photos

The Project Apollo Archive has uploaded to Flickr all photographs taken by the Apollo missions to the moon (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17).
posted to MetaFilter by nubs at 6:47 PM on October 2, 2015 (36 comments)

Was it altitude sickness or overexertion?

Many years ago I hiked Yosemite Falls roundtrip from the valley floor, and found myself very short of breath not on the trail, but much later, in the middle of the night while camping in the valley.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ziggly at 10:27 PM on September 6, 2015 (9 comments)

Won't You Say Their Names?

This song is a vessel. It carries the unbearable anguish of millions. We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our black brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue. Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon. They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves ... Won't you say their names? Earlier today, Janelle Monáe and her record label Wondaland Records released the protest song "Hell You Talmbout," after leading a march protesting police brutality in Philadelphia (warning for autoplaying video).
posted to MetaFilter by yasaman at 8:30 PM on August 13, 2015 (26 comments)

Is it realistic for me to learn how to paint as an adult?

I'm interested in learning how to paint like this. Is this something I can actually expect to learn as an adult? If so, what resources and classes should I be looking for?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by odinsdream at 8:04 AM on August 7, 2015 (30 comments)

On My Mom, The Sex She Had, and The Adoption She Didn’t Plan

"For my mother and women like her, now in the final chapters of their lives, people crave a narrative that forces adoption as the only possible solution." "Overwhelmingly then, adoptive parents, like myself, decide how the mothers who birthed our children should be perceived."
posted to MetaFilter by xarnop at 11:37 AM on May 9, 2015 (39 comments)

She's out back counting stars

38 Great Alt-Rock Songs You Haven't Thought About in 20 Years. (SLbuzzfeed)
posted to MetaFilter by misskaz at 10:07 AM on January 17, 2015 (162 comments)

What should I buy from a korean supermarket?

I now live two minutes away from a huge korean supermarket that has an amazing and cheap produce and seafood section. I have no idea what a lot of this stuff is, but I love Asian cooking, so what are some things I should buy, now that I have an opportunity? I'm particularly interested in any recipes that are easy, inexpensive, and depend on 'ethnic' ingredients that you can't find in most grocery stores, or fresh seafood or unusual cuts of meat (pork belly, chicken feet, etc)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by empath at 11:34 AM on January 4, 2015 (20 comments)

Tips for reoccuring, family-style dinner parties?

What are your key tips to throwing a good dinner party? What do you do about that one friend who will. not. stop. eating? What do you think is a good price per head for a group meal? How many people do you think is ideal for a good dinner?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by rebent at 9:00 AM on January 2, 2015 (37 comments)

"The sister is in space"

Black to the future: science fiction writer Tananarive Due talks about afrofuturism and why it's important.
posted to MetaFilter by MartinWisse at 12:20 PM on November 26, 2014 (13 comments)

Bob's your uncle and Bertha's your aunt

Aunt Bertha is a web-based platform that connects Americans in need to locally available government programs, non-profit organizations, and community-based resources that offer free or low-cost assistance with health and dental care, job placement, emergency and long-term shelter, clothing and household goods, child and elder care, legal aid, assistance with navigating the social safety net, and much more. All programs are searchable and sortable by ZIP code, city, or eligibility. Find food, health, housing, job training programs and more, anywhere.
posted to MetaFilter by divined by radio at 8:00 AM on November 26, 2014 (28 comments)

Rhymes with Curmudgeons and Cragons

Toward a Unified Theory of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Kim Kardashian—and maybe Kim Kardashian alone—has figured out how to make a fortune on the countless hours of emotional labor most women are expected to perform for free: smiling, looking pretty, being accommodating, being charming, being a good hostess.
posted to MetaFilter by mandymanwasregistered at 9:52 AM on September 20, 2014 (41 comments)

why we care about what we wear

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Why Can't a Smart Woman Love Fashion?
posted to MetaFilter by flex at 4:00 PM on August 15, 2014 (33 comments)

Bondathon without the Bond

2 years ago my husband got all huffy and insulted that I hadn't seen all the James Bond movies and instated "Bondathon" where we watched one Bond movie, in order, every sunday every week until we got through them all. He had it all timed out so that the final week coincided with the release of Skyfall. I may not have liked all the movies (Oh my god, "You Only Live Twice" is utter crap!) but I really liked the experience otherwise. Give me some suggestions for other movie -athons that we can have.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by PuppetMcSockerson at 6:04 AM on June 26, 2014 (93 comments)

The Prisoner: Free For All

It's election time in The Village! You don't want to have an uncontested election in a democratic society like The Village — bad for morale, you know. Number Six is persuaded to run for the position of Number Two.
posted to FanFare by DevilsAdvocate at 4:34 PM on June 16, 2014 (19 comments)

Where can I hire a formal dress in Sydney, with in-person fitting?

Surprise! I'm going to a black tie event on Saturday night. I have nothing to wear and therefore need to hire a dress. Everything I can find on Google so far is an online order. I would prefer a brick and mortar building where I can try on someone's inventory of dresses; I've done this before in other countries so I know it's A Thing. Where can I do this in Sydney?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by olinerd at 7:33 PM on June 16, 2014 (5 comments)

The Prisoner: Arrival

The Prisoner was a British series which aired from 1967 to 1968. Although only 17 episodes were produced, it is widely considered one of the most influential series of that decade, if not in all of television. In the first episode, a British secret agent heatedly resigns. He returns home and packs to leave quickly, but before he can, he is gassed and kidnapped. He awakes to find himself in a mysterious Village... Also, an invitation to discuss the preferred viewing order for this rewatch in the thread.
posted to FanFare by DevilsAdvocate at 7:36 PM on June 11, 2014 (39 comments)

Dust myself off? Okay, how?

At the age of 50-something, it appears that I've seriously failed at life. Some years ago, I left a stable and well-paid career for one that I thought would be more interesting. It did not work out.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on January 10, 2014 (21 comments)
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