Those who refuse to learn from the past… have obviously never read some of the frankly bizarre advice our grandparents thought fit to commit to print. Obsolessons is here to bring you the questionable wisdom of our ancestors, with the occasional useful tip like how to gild a live fish. Because how could that NOT come in handy?
posted by MsMolly
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Bunny and Coco podcast from an enormous bed in downtown Hollywood, California, telling weird and wild stories from the most famous neighborhood in the world. Episode four includes an interview with Julia Marchese, who started the petition to save 45mm film, and who discusses the unique pleasures of the revival house cinema.
Theme song by MeFi's own frenetic, AKA Brad Sucks: It's this incredible song. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Product review sites are great and all, but they usually don't allow you to ask the specific questions that are on your mind, and they almost never show you social info: what do friends own? So a buddy and I built a site that does that
. It's fundamentally Q&A format and it bends over for Facebook if you want it to. You can use it to get recommendations, ask technical questions, or just poll friends to find out what they know. Swing by and drop some knowledge
. Feedback appreciated!
posted by scarabic
on Aug 13, 2011 -
The premise of this site is that you have recently died, and now you're penning a letter to the rest of the world. The subject matter is open, and can be whatever you'd like: a list of things you found important, a series of regrets, or an open letter to the young. There is only one requirement. Every letter submitted to the site must begin with the same first sentence: "Now that I'm dead, I want to tell you a few things." [more inside]
posted by avoision
on Jul 18, 2010 -
One woman's attempt to live her best life according to the wisdom that flows from that veritable American sage, Oprah Winfrey. But only for two months or until I get really bored. And I'll only read her magazine, because I can't commit to watching her show every day.
posted by dzaz
on Jul 2, 2010 -