Category Archives: Open Thread

Open thread: January 20th, 2015

Let’s try an open thread with a slightly different structure. During the usual Question of the Week, we ask questions and readers answer them.  In this open thread, you ask the questions.  And of course you may look at other … Continue reading

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Open Thread: December 9th, 2014

Let’s try something different here.  We used to host open threads, but replaced them with more Questions of the Week, which seemed to be much more effective at starting discussion.  However, it’s been a long time since we tried, so … Continue reading

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January 29 Open Thread

I’m running the open thread this week, so I choose the image, and there’s nothing you can do about it.  This is an origami cube I folded.

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January 01 Open Thread

[Image description: A black and white text graphic. It says, “March 14, 2015 – 9:26:53 will be epic. Why? 3.141592653 = π.]

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December 18 Open Thread

[Image description: A golden retriever spinning in a circle, who has managed to catch its own tail. Its eyes are wide and it looks surprised.]

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December 04 Open Thread

[Image description: A picture of a red-and-orange flower in a dark vase, with green leaves. Upon closer inspection, it is possible to see that the flower and vase are made of still-liquid paint.]

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November 20 Open Thread

Image description: A single panel of a Superman comic, captioned COMICS. A red-headed woman asks Superman “Whatever happened to Luthor?” Superman, holding a pair of boots, responds: “He’s become a space pirate, raiding other worlds! Some day I’ll catch up … Continue reading

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November 07 Open Thread

Image description: A soap bubble halfway through being popped. Half is intact and the other half consists of threads of soap still in the shape of a bubble.

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October 23 Open Thread

[Image description: Single-panel comic. In one corner stand three people in dark clothes saying “tut tut” disapprovingly. They’re labeled “proper literature.” In the upper right corner is a person in a purple jumpsuit, flying with a flame-producing jetpack. They’re labeled … Continue reading

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October 9th Open Thread

[Image description: Two seas of different densities meet. There is a white water line along the meeting point. One sea is a very dark color, and the other is a gray-blue. Taken off the Alaskan coast.]

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