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October 2016: Retro Incredible Morphing Chameleon Thread

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.

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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.

Newcomers should read The Rules and The Guide before plunging in.

Current topic:
Online media: Post-truth cesspit or literal hellhole?

The election and its aftermath
Halloween

Suggested topics: 

Have fun!


Greco-Kokonvention!!!

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.

Kai and Gim in Athens
Urania at the Hard Rock Cafe


Random Thread: December 2015

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Good News, v.2015-2016

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.


That One Time I Was Bunnified

I was 12.

I was 12. Strange and terrible things happened that Halloween. 


Time and Wung Management 101

It seems many of us have time management and organizational strategies and many of us could share tips. Share them here! Ask questions here!


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Muse and MuseBlog’s Greatest Hits

An idea from KaiYves: a thread for discussing what we think are some of the most memorable moments that have happened here on the ‘blog and in the magazine, to celebrate a decade of all things Muse!


Happy Tenth Anniversary, MuseBlog!

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that MuseBlog has been a hugely positive formative influence on me. But, as I am a scientist at heart, it wasn’t enough for me to just say “I’m sure I’m not alone.” So I asked some of my friends how they felt about having had MuseBlog in their life for ten years.

Also, I (Dodecahedron) baked an honorary cake with Fern. Julia also baked a cake. Then, with the cake-baking fervor going around, Jadestone made some cupcakes. Pics below the fold.

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BUILD A. SQUID

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In Memoriam: Terry Pratchett

DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.

-Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015


Project Tracking

Hello MB! Oxlin here. I was watching some Nerdfighter videos on the internet, which made me think how it is really cool that the Green brothers have all these projects, tangible things they have created. I would like to make some projects, but sometimes I have a hard time keeping track of them, or having ideas of what to create. I thought it would make sense to have a thread for that. Feel free to use this for collaboration, posting ideas of what to make, track your progress in a large project, etc.


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Music, v. 2015

Listening, playing, performing, composing.

Continued from v. 2014


Quotations, v. 2015

Continued from v. 2012


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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Warm Fuzzies, v.2014-2016

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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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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KaiYves’s Drawing

And slightly zoomed in:

Kai writes:

I drew this picture this weekend, “Forecast”. It’s inspired by the idea that a change as small as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings alters the state of the atmosphere enough to make the weather difficult to predict.