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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!


Hot Topics, v. 2016

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).


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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.


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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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San Franciskokonvention 2015

KNOWN PERPETRATORS: POSOC, Dodecahedron, Choklit Orange

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE (under the cut):

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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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Towel Day 2015

Many happy returns of the day to all you hoopy froods who know where your towels are.


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Music, v. 2015

Listening, playing, performing, composing.

Continued from v. 2014


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Quotations, v. 2015

Continued from v. 2012


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GAPA mini-Kokonvention, January 2015

Robert writes:

Rosanne is in town visiting her parents, so naturally I jumped at the chance to see them all yesterday. We ate rugelach and strange chocolate laced with hot peppers and Pop Rocks, and then Rosanne and I posed for a photos with a little ceramic Kokopelli trivet.


At first, we had trouble sitting still.


Our faces were the last things to settle down.


Finally the picture fell into place.


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Happy New Year!

How’s 2015 working out for you so far? What are your hopes and plans for the year? Reflections? Resolutions? Better write them down while they’re still fresh and new: that squeaky-clean feeling fades fast.


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Plays/Acting/Theater/Theatre, v. 2014-2015

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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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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Dispatches from Collegeland, 2014-2016

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


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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!


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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Books and Reading, v. 2014

Continued from v. 2013.


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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Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Don Pedro. Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best becomes you, for out o’ question you were born in a merry hour.

Beatrice. No, sure, my lord, my mother cried, but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born. — Cousins, God give you joy!

Much Ado About Nothing

Also (and actually) born today: Optimatum and Rós þyrnir. Joy to all!


World Domination 102

You can’t stay in WD 101 forever.

More tips and moral support for getting in, getting ahead, or just staying in the game.


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Pollyhymnia Sighting!

Robert writes:

Polly Shulman came down from New York yesterday for the retirement party of our friend and frequent editee, the renowned geoscience writer Richard Kerr. Here’s a picture of Polly, Dick, and me in Dick’s strangely bare and reverberant office.

Polly, Dick, and Robert

Polly was her usual ebullient self. Her latest book in the Grimm Legacy series has just gone off to her editor, and she’s pondering new projects — maybe something a little different. More news as it becomes available…


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Happy 205th Birthday, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin!

We owe both of you so much.


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