Sideblog

June 24
misteraitch reveals a full house in his post on the World of Playing Cards, "a living encyclopaedia of the history and visual art of playing cards"


Hi! I'm a botanist ... Great comment from pemberkins about what botanists mean when they talk about "invasive" species (and social concerns about the terms) in the Giant Hogweed discussion.

June 23
Filthy light thief explores the history, art, tradition, and evolution of the obituary.


In Ask Me: I would like to read some books that are set in magical (or possibly science fictional) universities and colleges, or about magical or science fictional students and professors.

June 22
ChuraChura reflects on the apes involved in language experiments in the passing of Koko obit thread.


Hope Me! In MetaTalk, stoneweaver suggests using the tag HopefulSummer (or HopefulWinter for our antipodean Mefites) for theme posts about positive and hopeful things.

June 21
Stress Rx: Bella Donna has assembled a collection of ideas for cheering ourselves up a bit when we're feeling sad or stressed.


More Music Archive Love: Mefite laze's wonderful Hip-Hop Radio Archive, posted by cichlid ceilidh via Mefi Projects

June 19
Yesterday's most compelling Ask Metafilter post is possibly best presented by nothing more than a summary of its tags: bug; ear; earcanal; insect; killitkillitkillit; resolved.


These Bands Could Be Your Life: The McKenzie Tapes is a collection of live audio recordings from some of New York City area’s most prominent music venues of the 1980s and 1990s — great post from chinese_fashion

June 14
Watching the World Cup? Chat about it on Fanfare! Matchday 1 thread, Matchday 2 thread, Matchday 3 thread...

June 13
Here's an important site update; we are facing a serious revenue shortfall and making plans for how to remedy that short term and stabilize MeFi's income and community-support process in the long term. Details in that link; here's our fundraising page.