If you’re new on the blog, please stop by this thread and say pie — er hi.
Use the comments here to swap tips about outstanding, little known, and/or underutilized parts of MuseBlog. (In four years, we’ve accumulated an amazing number of chasms, subterranean passages, sunken cities, and fossiliferous formations.) Be sure to include the URL (Web address) so others can share your finds.
Free to a Good Home!
This Aroma Mi Three-Cup Rice Cooker is by far the cutest household appliance I’ve ever owned. It also works perfectly and is easy to use. Unfortunately, using it just once revealed that it actually makes just two cups of rice. (The “cups” in its name refer to a roughly 6-ounce or 175-milliliter measuring cup that comes with the cooker.) That’s not quite enough for my household.
My loss can be your gain. The first MBer to send ens address to me at “thegapas [at] gmail.com” will receive this little gem in the mail absolutely free of charge. How’s that for a deal?
(This offer applies only within the continental United States. That’s all the postage I can afford. Sorry, farther-flung friends!)
Robert here. April Fools’ Day has rolled around again. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling very whimsical this year, so I’ve recruited this chipper chatbot to break the ice and, with luck, the angst. Its name is Carlos. Converse at will!
Kai, currently based in New York City, recently visited the American Museum of Natural History dressed as the pioneering volcanologist Katia Krafft. Pictures:
Happy New Year, MuseBlog!
Now all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred, with one,
Who, were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbours’ eyes?
Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
Whereon mad fingers play
Amid a place of stone,
Be secret and exult,
Because of all things known
That is most difficult.
–“To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing” by William Butler Yeats
(Image: “The Fallen Caryatid” by Auguste Rodin)
Date: December 14, 2016
Categories: Fan Page / MuseBlog business
Comments Off on Original Poem on December 2016 Random Thread
A bland, generic name for a thread about things that are anything but.
Since the responses on the Random thread seemed positive, I decided to reboot these threads.
Shiny new rule: No nesties! The conversation will meander from topic to topic anyhow. Also, it adds to the retro vibe.
The last October Incredible Morphing Chameleon thread I found was from 2008. So I purloined the image and the first topic from that month’s random thread. Incidentally, this was also the month I first stumbled upon MuseBlog.
Unlike the random thread, this discussion thread stays on topic until the topic changes or the month ends.
Online media: Post-truth cesspit or literal hellhole?
The election and its aftermath
It’s been a while since we had a new Hot Topics thread, so here goes.
As noted before, this is a place for careful, clear, respectful discussions of difficult topics. No flame wars, please. This isn’t the rest of the Internet (as you may have noticed).
KaiYves reports from Athens, Greece, where she is on an archaeological dig:
Today, Gimanator took time out from his whirlwind tour of Europe to hang out with me at the Acropolis Museum here in Athens. I was pretty tired from digging this morning, so I don’t know how coherent I was, but I tried to be a good tour guide and intelligently discuss art, politics, and the ethics of museology. We took this photo outside of the museum.
Also attached is a photo of a pin of Urania that I saw at the Hard Rock Cafe earlier in the day. I didn’t know she had dyed her hair.
A report of our observations for the Kokonspiracy file on a possible heist of the British Museum’s Parthenon statuary will be submitted according to procedure S-39b.
This is from a neat Japanese independent animation called “Cirque le coeur” (available on YouTube). A seemingly innocuous circus tent holds a marvelous world of enchantment for our morose anime heroine…
By popular request, here’s an antidote to the Rants and Complaints thread: a place to talk about things you’re happy about. We could all use a little good news.
Continued from the original thread.