Sunday, 23 November 2014

Random Thread: November 2014

Chang'e view of Earth and moon

We’re staying with the moon this month. China’s Chang’e 5-T1 test orbiter, nicknamed “Xiaofei” (little flier), just returned to Earth after looping around the moon and taking some beautiful pictures — including this one from beyond the lunar far side. China plans to launch a sample-return mission in 2017. Meanwhile, it’s always good to see our pretty little blue world from afar.

(By the way, because we were late in creating this thread, there are some November posts on the October random thread, starting here.)

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Welcome, Neophytes!

If you’re new on the blog, please stop by this thread and say pie — er hi.

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The Hare and Hedgepig, v. V

As a Courtesy to Your Fellow Patrons,
Please Leave All Electronic Devices and Projectile Pastries with Our Pie Check Department
Formal Dress Required
Continued from Vol. IV.
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Best of the Blog

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.


Sorry about all the down ime

One of the blog’s plug-ins (we’re still not sure which) has been gobbling up memory and crashing our server. We’re also about to upgrade to a new version of WordPress, whereupon things might either get better, get worse, or stay about the same. Your patience, please, whatever betides.


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NaNoWriMo* 2014

Anyone WriMo’ing this year?

*National Novel Writing Month


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Pedo Mellon a Minno

Happy Halloween! Jade here, testing out the thread-making superpowers we got awhile ago but I haven’t used yet.

There’s a lot more detail I could add to this (like the text), but since the lines are mostly very thin it’ll, start to dry out fast–so take a look while it’s still fresh.

So I present to you, the Doors of Durin:

JadeOLanturn2014

 

…I hope I did that right!


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Happy National Chocolate Day!

Who decides these things, anyway? Congress? Maybe this is one of those rare cases in which ignorance really is bliss.

(By the way, National Oatmeal Day is tomorrow, October 29.)


Random Thread: October 2014

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Plays/Acting/Theater/Theatre, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2009.


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Happy Equinox!

It’s now officially autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, spring down south. How do you like the season so far?


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“Talk Like a Pirate” Day 2014

Ahoy, there, MuseBloggers! As always on this special day of the year, you will have to talk like pirates whether you want to or not. Tomorrow everything will be back to what passes for normal around here.


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Random Thread: September 2014

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Warm Fuzzies, v.2014

Continued from the original thread:

When you need a boost, stop by here and your fellow MBers will remind you why you’re wonderful (which, in case you’re doubtful, you are).


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Dispatches from Collegeland, 2014

Back to school, which for ever more of you now means higher education. How goes it?


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Kokonilly’s Weekend de Luxe

Kokonilly sent us a fleet of photos from Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, so we decided to move them to their own thread.
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Tom Swifties

As Wikipedia explains it, “A Tom Swifty (or Tom Swiftie) is a phrase in which a quoted sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed.” It was named after the Tom Swift book series which began in 1910.

A few examples may be the best way to explain the format:

  • “It’s freezing”, Tom muttered icily.
  • “I might as well be dead,” Tom croaked.
  • “I don’t have any more flowers,” Tom said lackadaisically.
  • “Pass me the shellfish,” said Tom crabbily.

“Let’s see some more Tom Swifties!” Piggy promptly exclaimed.


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Yoohoo, Armada!

If you’re out there, we haven’t forgotten that you share a birthday with MuseBlog. Happy 19th, old-timer!


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Happy Ninth Birthday, MuseBlog!

Nine years — how is that possible? We are uncharacteristically speechless. Say something, somebody!


Random Thread: August 2014

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Style, Fashion, and Costume, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2012.


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Geeky TV Shows, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2013.


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Random Thread: July 2014

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Random Thread: June 2014

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National Spelling Bee 2014

It’s Bee Week! Tomorrow in Washington D.C. begins the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, with 281 spellers competing over three days for the title of National Champion. In years past the blog has proudly rooted for our very own Andrew, emmatheduck, and speller73 (2008 was a real nail-biter). Are there any bloggers competing this year? Will the Society for Simplified Spelling be protesting again?

Preliminaries

Round One (Computer-Based Test): Tuesday, May 27

Round Two: Wednesday, May 28, 8:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Round Three: Wednesday, May 28 1:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Championship Finals

Thursday, May 29 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

Good luck to all spellers!

-Vendy


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Books and Reading, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2013.


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Graduation!

So, how many of you are about to finish school this year — either secondary school or university? Congratulations to all of you, regardless!


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Random Thread: May 2014

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