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International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day 2015

Ar-har, mateys! ‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year again!


Random Thread: August 2015

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Random Thread: July 2015

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Big Ideas

A place to explore the implications of broad, far-reaching, perhaps wild and crazy notions that insert themselves into your imagination and somehow won’t go away.


Towel Day 2015

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


Random Thread: May 2015

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Happy 451st Birthday, William Shakespeare!

We think one of your lines says it all:

What fools these mortals be!

And the rest is silence.

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Happy Pi Day!

It’s 3/14/15 according to the American date-writing convention, and this thread is set to go live at 9:26. At some point between 53 and 54 seconds later, the world will experience (or will have experienced, depending on when you read this) Pi Moment.

And there was much rejoicing!


In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

In my heart
Is the seed of the tree
Which will be me.
Nourished by understanding
Warmed by friends
Fed by loved ones
Matured by wisdom
Tempered by tears.

–Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
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Lists, Lists, Lists (v. 2015)

Things to do:

1. Check the original Lists thread.
2. Find out what it’s all about and how to do it.
3. Return here.
4. Make lists.


Stanford Kokon, 13 February 2015

There we were: Robert, Kokonilly, and Rosanne!


April Fools’ Day Planning Thread

As you know, MuseBlog likes to do something special to celebrate April 1. Last year, we Administrators have been crunched for time, so we reopened the popular SquidBlog. That’s what we’re planning to do again this year unless enterprising MBers intervene.

Here’s what we’re thinking: As Millennials, you all are famously computer-literate, and some of you even have degrees in computer science. So if you were to collaborate, you could probably cook up a pretty amazing April Fools’ Day website. On the big day, we could redirect MuseBlog traffic to the new site, and at the end of the day we could switch it back. Sound like fun?

Or we could all be space squids again. That option has much to recommend it, too. The way we see it, we really can’t lose. Thoughts?

Random Thread Planning Thead

ATTENTION, MBers! Your favorite story, series, or saga can grace a monthly random thread this year. All you have to do is describe it briefly and suggest a pretty image to accompany it. Better yet, upload the picture yourself and create a draft of the thread (as a post saved as “Status: Draft”), and we’ll schedule it for a month this year.


Random Thread: February 2015

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D.C. mini-Kokon, January 22, 2015

Dodecahedron and Robert, together again after all these years:

Dodec and Robert


RPG: Time Travel, v. 2015

A reboot of the original:

RPG: Time Travel


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.


Random Thread: January 2015

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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.


Yule Ball, 2014

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


Random Thread: December 2014

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