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LinkedIn is the fucking worst

Fadeke Adegbuyi on LinkedIn’s alternate universe and how it makes professional networking weird with its bizarre inspirational copypasta, never-ending InMail, copycat features (stories! audio messages!), and rockstar recruiters.
posted to MetaFilter by adrianhon at 2:15 PM on December 11, 2020 (89 comments)

Man, Pinky And The Brain Got Dark

A single twitter link of a video [1m52s] of two voice actors reading a script for which their characters were never intended. And yet...
posted to MetaFilter by hippybear at 10:44 PM on December 8, 2020 (12 comments)

The Mandalorian: Chapter 14: The Tragedy

The Mandalorian and the Child travel to an ancient site on Tython.
posted to FanFare by EndsOfInvention at 2:52 AM on December 4, 2020 (92 comments)

The Mandalorian: Chapter 13: The Jedi

The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey through a dangerous galaxy.
posted to FanFare by EndsOfInvention at 2:12 AM on November 27, 2020 (98 comments)

DJ Cummerbund

DJ Cummerbund: A purveyor of cursed, powerful mashups such as The Devil Wap Down to Georgia and Play That Funky Music Rammstein (2020 Webby Award). Come for songs that you may not know how to feel about individually yet are strangely compelling when bound together, stay for the restrained yet hilarious video editing and persistently recurring Macho Man.
posted to MetaFilter by automatic cabinet at 11:07 AM on November 26, 2020 (18 comments)

Star Trek: Discovery: An Obol for Charon

A mysterious sphere threatens the USS Discovery even as May, in her original form, implements a plan that puts Tilly's life in danger. Saru and Burnham's bond grows when Saru is forced to acknowledge a deeply unsettling Kelpien truth. Pike receives new intel on Spock from a loyal friend. (text from Memory Alpha )
posted to FanFare by freethefeet at 1:24 AM on February 8, 2019 (58 comments)

Lovecraft Country: I Am

Hyppolyta's relentless search for answers takes her on a multidimensional journey of self-discovery, and Atticus heads to St. Louis to consult an old family friend.
posted to FanFare by oh yeah! at 7:16 PM on September 27, 2020 (28 comments)

Movie: Happiest Season

Meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family's annual Christmas dinner - until you realize that they don't even know she's gay - is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew.
posted to FanFare by ellieBOA at 11:53 AM on November 25, 2020 (38 comments)

lofi smash mouth radio - beats to relax/study to

Courtesy Griffin McElroy and the game Fuser, an extremely cursèd DJ set: lofi smash mouth radio - beats to relax/study to
posted to MetaFilter by yasaman at 7:11 PM on November 24, 2020 (22 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Crisis Point

At the end of the universe... lies the beginning of scenery chewing!
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 6:59 AM on October 1, 2020 (28 comments)

Central Park: Season One

From the creator of Bob's Burgers comes an Apple TV+ animated musical sitcom about a family that lives in Central Park.
posted to FanFare by Etrigan at 7:09 PM on June 8, 2020 (5 comments)

Lovecraft Country: Meet Me in Daegu

In the throes of the Korean War, nursing student Ji-Ah crosses paths with a wounded Atticus, who has no recollection of their violent first encounter.
posted to FanFare by oh yeah! at 7:26 PM on September 20, 2020 (18 comments)

Star Trek: Discovery: Point of Light

Some old friends drop by for a visit.
posted to FanFare by gerryblog at 8:27 PM on January 31, 2019 (52 comments)

The Mandalorian: Chapter 11: The Heiress

The Mandalorian braves high seas and meets unexpected allies.
posted to FanFare by EndsOfInvention at 1:52 AM on November 13, 2020 (75 comments)

The Mandalorian: Chapter 10: The Passenger

The Mandalorian takes on a passenger who says she can lead him to more Mandalorians.
posted to FanFare by EndsOfInvention at 4:36 AM on November 6, 2020 (90 comments)

The Mandalorian: Chapter 9: The Marshall

The Mandalorian sets out on his new quest and meets some familiar faces.
posted to FanFare by EndsOfInvention at 4:30 AM on October 30, 2020 (67 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Veritas

AKA That One Trial Scene From Star Trek VI As A Whole Episode, although, shocking plot twist, [REDACTED]
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:14 AM on September 24, 2020 (18 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Much Ado About Boimler

Did you have that friend from school who ended up doing a lot better than you did? Mariner's got one of those. (At least one, now, that we know of.) And we find out what happens to the weird science accident victims that Starfleet's miracle medicine can't fix...
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:05 AM on September 17, 2020 (17 comments)

The Tick: The Tick (2017) Second Season

There's no chance of returning to normal after defeating The Terror. Everyone, even Superian, has to adapt to this new era.
posted to FanFare by Monochrome at 2:12 PM on April 7, 2019 (23 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Terminal Provocations

[Note: Fletcher didn't die on the way back to his home planet.]
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:23 AM on September 10, 2020 (13 comments)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: US Election 2020

This week, the white void is a cheerier place. Launching in with the main story, the 2020 Election, and Joe Biden's election to US President, denying Donald Trump a second term. We take some time to celebrate that (including 30 seconds of awesome octopus facts). On YouTube (27m) And Now: At The End Of A Long, Exhausting Week: Dumps.
posted to FanFare by JHarris at 3:13 AM on November 9, 2020 (3 comments)

"The Kents didn't have an alarm system for him to disable"

"Clark Kent invites Bruce Wayne and Diana of Themyscira to his parents' house for Christmas. It goes, in general, pretty okay." "Christmas in Kansas" by unpretty is a cute, sweet, funny fanfiction piece about Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman with tags "Christmas, Fluff, PTSD, the only real violence is in flashback form, aka that one scene that every single thing with batman has to have". An ebook with a pretty cover is available (although you can also download from Archive Of Our Own as ePub/MOBI/AZW3/PDF). Part of unpretty's "DC universe where moms are awesome and raise their kids right. Now with more melanin and queerness."
posted to MetaFilter by brainwane at 6:38 PM on October 28, 2020 (21 comments)

"I needed a better excuse than glory."

"A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters" by A.T. Greenblatt (previously mentioned in a list of recommended sf/f from 2017) is a light adventure tale of a sidekick-turned-blogger/entrepreneur. "So why do I bother running a business like this? Because monsters are remarkable, unexpected, and totally worth the wait."
posted to MetaFilter by brainwane at 6:43 PM on October 31, 2020 (7 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Cupid's Errant Arrow

The preponderance of neural parasites in various science fiction settings is one that probably deserves a closer look, although funding for grant projects has been subtly but consistently discouraged by the Institute for the Study of Neural Parasites, At Least Theoretically, Although, Really, There Are Much Bigger Problems in the Galaxy, Like Supernovas and Stuff, and We're Not Saying That Because We Have Neural Parasites, Honest, We Checked Each Other For Them, That's Totally Legit (TIFTSONPALTARTAMBPITGLSASAWNSTBWHNPHWCEOFTTTL)
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:37 AM on September 3, 2020 (13 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Moist Vessel

Worst Trek episode name ever? I mean, there have been several hundred episodes by now, but I can't think of one that even comes close.
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:15 AM on August 27, 2020 (23 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Temporal Edict

A terrible, destructive force overwhelms the crew of the Cerritos. No, not that one. Nor that one. Way worse than that one. I mean, really bad. Also, Jack Ransom loses his shirt, and... [cue gladiatorial music from "Amok Time"][what? what do you mean, we can't use it? This is Trek! Futurama got to use it! Sheesh.]
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 6:58 AM on August 20, 2020 (15 comments)

every valley is a nature valley, dumbass.

17776 is back. Now it's 20020.
posted to MetaFilter by theodolite at 1:21 PM on September 28, 2020 (59 comments)

Movie: Bathtubs Over Broadway

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, and more.
posted to FanFare by fings at 9:28 PM on May 19, 2019 (14 comments)

Ted Lasso: Season 1

American college football coach Ted Lasso is recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience with the latter sport.
posted to FanFare by Acari at 7:08 PM on September 19, 2020 (37 comments)

Ted Lasso: "Pilot"

If you're a fan of Jason Sudeikis's We're The Millers character, you may like this light comedy series about a college football coach from Kansas who's recruited to coach an English association football team, despite having no experience with the latter sport.
Based on a character that Sudeikis first portrayed in a series of promos for NBC Sports.
posted to FanFare by growabrain at 9:17 AM on August 22, 2020 (7 comments)

Dicktown: John Hodgman Animated Series, Hulu (Season 1)

‘Dicktown’: The Year’s Funniest Animated Comedy Bloomed from a Real-Life Friendship: “‘Encyclopedia Brown’ meets ‘Scooby-Doo’ meets generalized adult-onset malaise” is an efficient elevator pitch for the series, but part of what takes it from a simple pastiche to one of the most purely entertaining new shows of 2020 is the way it takes that premise and flips it over from the inside. In 11-ish-minute installments spread out over each “Cake” episode (and also viewable as standalones via the show’s Hulu page), there’s still plenty of room for the show to slip in nods to its own distinct stylings.
posted to FanFare by Glinn at 8:29 AM on September 10, 2020 (5 comments)

Forever: Forever (2018)

June and Oscar are a married couple who live a comfortable-but-predictable life in suburban California. For years, they've had the same conversations, eaten the same meals, and taken vacations at the same rented lakehouse. But when June talks Oscar into shaking things up by taking a ski trip, the couple suddenly find themselves in completely unfamiliar territory -- raising questions about love, commitment and their marriage
posted to FanFare by Eyebrows McGee at 6:35 PM on September 21, 2018 (13 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Envoys

Boimler has a very important escort mission that he's done an awful lot of work to prepare for and that he absolutely can't mess up under any circumstances; then, he tells Mariner about it. Smooth move, purple hair! Also, Rutherford considers other jobs.
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:47 AM on August 13, 2020 (15 comments)

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Second Contact

These are the voyages of the USS Cerritos... on an ongoing mission to do stuff around the galaxy that needs doing, to distribute agricultural supplies, to have really disturbing encounters with giant spider-things, to ignore that pesky insect bite that we got on the planet (because what could possibly go wrong?), to get drunk, to have parental issues, to deal with annoying cybernetic implants, to, uh [insert inspiring phrase here when I think of one]
posted to FanFare by Halloween Jack at 7:20 AM on August 6, 2020 (36 comments)

Enter the bears, stage right.

The libertarian social experiment underway in the small town of Grafton, NH was uniquely incapable of dealing with the problem. “Free Towners were finding that the situations that had been so easy to problem-solve in the abstract medium of message boards were difficult to resolve in person. ... [C]ertain libertarians who questioned whether they should do anything at all—especially since several of the town residents had taken to feeding the bears, more or less just because they could."
posted to MetaFilter by MiraK at 2:54 PM on October 13, 2020 (101 comments)

Fargo: The Land of Taking and Killing

"“The Land of Taking and Killing” opens with an image familiar to Fargo: snow falling on a field as the wind howls." (Vulture)
posted to FanFare by fight or flight at 5:04 AM on September 30, 2020 (9 comments)

More Time Travel in the time of COVID-19

For a third round, comedian Julie Nolke travels back in time to utter vague and disturbing prophecies to her younger self. This time, October travels back to June, and appears to be finally losing it.

Previously on the Blue, June goes to see April, and April goes to see January (links in that post).
posted to MetaFilter by Mogur at 8:43 AM on October 8, 2020 (32 comments)

Book: Network Effect

When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then.
posted to FanFare by yasaman at 7:48 AM on May 15, 2020 (18 comments)

Lovecraft Country: Strange Case

After making a devil's bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus' pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.
posted to FanFare by oh yeah! at 7:25 PM on September 13, 2020 (44 comments)

Lovecraft Country: A History of Violence

After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana (Jada Harris) along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby's disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.
posted to FanFare by oh yeah! at 7:29 PM on September 6, 2020 (28 comments)

Lovecraft Country: Holy Ghost

Leti hopes to mend her relationship with her sister, Ruby, by turning a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago's North Side into a boarding house--an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house.
posted to FanFare by oh yeah! at 7:23 PM on August 30, 2020 (35 comments)

Fargo: Welcome to the Alternate Economy

"Fargo’s fourth-season premiere, “Welcome to the Alternate Economy,” takes it further away from its geographic namesake than ever. Set primarily in Kansas City in 1950, the episode opens with a crash course on the city’s underworld history that stretches from the first years of the 20th century to its midpoint — as narrated by Ethelrida Smutney (E’myri Crutchfield), a 16-year-old who, by episode’s end, will find herself swept up in that history’s latest chapter." (vulture)
posted to FanFare by ChuraChura at 6:28 PM on September 28, 2020 (15 comments)

Mouth Dreams: 2020 Gives Back

Mouth Dreams, by Neil Cicierega The fourth album in the Mouth * series is here when we needed it most.
posted to MetaFilter by CrystalDave at 6:26 PM on September 30, 2020 (46 comments)

Do You Remember?

That’s Today, Fifth Anniversary Edition!
posted to MetaFilter by adrianhon at 10:27 AM on September 21, 2020 (74 comments)

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 1

After spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, a young girl named Kipo is thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth. She joins a ragtag group of survivors as they embark on a journey through a vibrant wonderland where everything trying to kill them is downright adorable.
posted to FanFare by numaner at 12:36 PM on January 22, 2020 (20 comments)

Perry Mason: Chapter Seven

Alice's bitter past revealed; Perry links conspirators and financial motive.
posted to FanFare by everybody had matching towels at 10:55 AM on August 4, 2020 (2 comments)

Perry Mason: Chapter Six

The trial begins and a damning witness testimony takes center stage.
posted to FanFare by everybody had matching towels at 4:27 PM on July 29, 2020 (7 comments)

Movie: I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself.
posted to FanFare by vverse23 at 9:07 AM on September 5, 2020 (39 comments)
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