Monday, 22 December 2014

Random Thread: December 2014

Protoplanetary disk around HL Tauri

For the last in our series of space-themed Random Thread pictures, we go back to the beginning. This image, taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile, shows the protoplanetary disk around HL Tauri, a young sunlike star 450 light-years from Earth. New planets forming around a new star — is that amazing, or what?

Users’ Manual: Obey The Rules. Consult The Guide. Have fun!

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.

Yule Ball, 2014

The first in a long time. You know what to do — let’s see what you conjure up!


Movies, v. 2014

Remember to post spoiler warnings, please!

Continued rather belatedly from Movies, v.2013.

The creation of this thread has absolutely nothing to do with bookgirl_me just having seen “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”.


Random Thread: November 2014

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NaNoWriMo* 2014

Anyone WriMo’ing this year?

*National Novel Writing Month


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:



…I hope I did that right!


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.)


Photo on 2014-10-13 at 16.28



Fiddler: In celebration of Fireh and Fiddler kokonvening, here is a picture to prove that it happened and (as evidenced by our big smiles) is great fun! ((Also proof that the both of us are Real Human Beings as opposed to robotic music nerds spamming the lot of you from somewhere in the cybernets-fireh))

And for those dying to know the itinerary of this kokon, it was a meet up at the Chocolate Lounge last night, and then attending one of Fiddler’s classes (Appalachian Music and Dance, appropriately). Next up: anything goes. Probably involving food and giggling.


Fireh: Last night meeting Fiddler for the first time was awesome; she was easy to spot as she was wearing bright orange shorts in the Muserly tradition of being unique and mildly eccentric. She got a Pumpkin Spice Creme Brule (SP? I don’t really care) ((Fiddler: “IT HAS TWO Es”)) and I of course made the obligatory comment about blowtorches and the appropriate white-girl-stereotype jokes. I got a cold chocolate drink with coconut milk, which was awesome. Like hot chocolate, but NOT! My chalumeau/pocket clarinet got here right before I left TN, so I had the entire car ride to mess with it and play with it so of course I figured out how to play “What Do You Do With An Errant Muser” as sung by the massive Kokon of a few years ago in preparation for this. I played it for Fiddler. It was glorious.


Fiddler: Also, it’s SUPER DUPER FUN explaining “hello this is my friend from the internet” to your roommates and professors. I’m not sure what it says about me that I’m fairly used to it by now though. (I think it means that MB is the best and I’m very lucky. We’ll go with that one.)

Random Thread: October 2014

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Plays/Acting/Theater/Theatre, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2009.


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.


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).


Dispatches from Collegeland, 2014

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


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.


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.


Geeky TV Shows, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2013.


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?


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.


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!



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