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What was your favorite mefi thread ever? (including MeTa and Ask.me)
posted by delmoi to MetaFilter-Related at 1:23 AM (52 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/22365

(Except for the ending)
posted by null terminated at 1:34 AM on September 18, 2005


http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/42942
posted by moift at 2:45 AM on September 18, 2005


http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/44733
No contribution from me, but I enjoyed reading the different thoughts from men and women members.
posted by Chimp at 3:10 AM on September 18, 2005


try again (still new at this)

http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/44733

that looks better
posted by Chimp at 3:12 AM on September 18, 2005


44733 was the pretty girl thread from Sept 1 2005, it generated 208 comments.
posted by Chimp at 3:20 AM on September 18, 2005


Some more thoughts on the matter.
posted by agropyron at 3:50 AM on September 18, 2005 [1 favorite]


.......
posted by Jon-o at 5:02 AM on September 18, 2005


this one?

I kid, I actually like these threads even though we just did one]
posted by caddis at 5:22 AM on September 18, 2005


clearly
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:30 AM on September 18, 2005


This one.
posted by Ryvar at 5:38 AM on September 18, 2005


Hasn't this been asked before? For those who don't know, the best thread in the history of Metafilter, now and forever, will always be the following:
A real man would say, "Take a knife, quonsar, and face Minya to the death." If they would not say that, they could at least say, "We'll shock both of you with electiricity until quonsar admits his lies." I would accept either decision.
Metafilter should have retired a champion after this thread.
posted by chunking express at 6:58 AM on September 18, 2005


son of minya flameout vs alex reynolds flameout. how can one choose?????
posted by Dreamghost at 7:40 AM on September 18, 2005


Hey, whatever happened to quonsar, anyway?
posted by grouse at 7:49 AM on September 18, 2005


Andrew Cooke where are you?
posted by 517 at 7:52 AM on September 18, 2005


Find 753 unsecured webcams in 0.09 seconds.
posted by item at 8:38 AM on September 18, 2005


Okay. Awkward.
posted by DaShiv at 8:45 AM on September 18, 2005


A personal favorite.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 9:12 AM on September 18, 2005


The one about porn in the woods. I had no idea that was a widespread thing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:34 AM on September 18, 2005


Okay. Awkward.

Fuck, I can't believe I missed that thread. Thanks, DaShiv, although now I'm all put out that I couldn't participate.
posted by Ryvar at 9:46 AM on September 18, 2005


awesome show.

&

posted by gramschmidt at 10:04 AM on September 18, 2005


My favorites are the ones where you type up, like, the perfect comment, press Post, and I give you an error.
posted by JRun at 10:04 AM on September 18, 2005


My favorite thread that I've participated in was Son of 9622, though that dead body one definitely wins as my favorite thread to read.

What can I say? I'm extremely morbid.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:13 AM on September 18, 2005


In the top five, definitely.
posted by Rothko at 10:26 AM on September 18, 2005


I don't see how, Alex, that one was pretty straightforward. Idiot shuts down IRC channel, users regroup elsewhere, two people who clash on channel yell briefly at each other. It wasn't especially entertaining, and nothing of significance happened.

If I were you, I'd find it funnier when someone loses his shit so badly they get temp-banned and then carry on with the argument both on IRC and other websites.
posted by Ryvar at 10:44 AM on September 18, 2005


Sorry, loses their shit, since a gender-specific pronoun indicates I have a specific individual in mind.
posted by Ryvar at 10:45 AM on September 18, 2005


No time like the present.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:47 AM on September 18, 2005


Yeah, Saucy I -- this one has potential.
posted by dreamsign at 10:49 AM on September 18, 2005


This was posted on MeCha recently, which is the first time I saw it. It's got everything- spooky set-up, amazingly varied responses, lovely moving resolution.
The dead body post was great, too.
posted by maryh at 11:18 AM on September 18, 2005


JJ: I am wondering, how many threads that fall over the front page continue to get comments?

Jim: I don't know but it's a very interesting thought. Let's see how long we can keep this up before someone stumbles across our thread.
http://metatalk.metafilter.com/mefi/9032
posted by caddis at 12:23 PM on September 18, 2005




The bear wins hands down. Or knives down.
posted by mygothlaundry at 12:50 PM on September 18, 2005


mygothlaundry has it right.
posted by kenko at 1:29 PM on September 18, 2005


I had never read the Swirly Spherical Angel-Ball thread that maryh linked to until just now, and I have to second her nomination as one of the best threads. It moves through fear, humor, confusion, confession, loss, redemption. And it contains putzface_dickman's inspiring example on how to be a good father.
posted by soiled cowboy at 2:26 PM on September 18, 2005


My favorite one of all time:
You're in the middle of an arena. You're being attacked by 5 year olds who will stop at nothing to kill you. How many can you take on before they overcome you?

Why is it that this one and the bear one that mgl links above are so much fun?
posted by freshgroundpepper at 2:31 PM on September 18, 2005


Ok, talk to you later.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 2:48 PM on September 18, 2005


Ok, talk to you later.

I hadn't seen that before. Had me on the floor! Which I guess... makes... this my favorite post of all time? Ok, ttyl.
posted by menace303 at 3:50 PM on September 18, 2005


I read that body disposable thread after the fact and I really wish I could add my two cents because I have some great ideas :[

Other than that, anything involving ShoutingThomas gets a Y from me.
posted by fire&wings at 4:43 PM on September 18, 2005


disposal.
posted by fire&wings at 4:43 PM on September 18, 2005


August 1, 2004! We must never forget.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:52 PM on September 18, 2005


Wow, great one, maryh. I'm bookmarking this thread so I can read through some of these when internet pickings are slim.
posted by dreamsign at 5:02 PM on September 18, 2005


I STILL LIKE THIS ONE.
posted by karmaville at 5:40 PM on September 18, 2005


Scarabic's comment in The Dead Body thread is one of my all-time faves.

I had the most fun with Ed's Cinco: thread.
posted by shoepal at 7:05 PM on September 18, 2005


The dead body thread never ceases to amuse me.

This one really stuck with me too.
posted by too many notes at 1:34 AM on September 19, 2005


karmaville. Thanks--I totally missed that one; I don't think I've laughed out loud so much in a very long time.

My favorite, because it got me hooked on Metafilter, was back in March or April of 2001; some hosting company had stolen the look of Metafilter for its web site. A Metafilter mob (smaller than than now), promptly went on the attack, and the company apologized. And hopefully sued the designer bigtime!
posted by ParisParamus at 5:42 AM on September 19, 2005


Anything by Y2Karl
posted by wheelieman at 6:15 AM on September 19, 2005


OK, talk to you later.
posted by rxrfrx at 6:46 AM on September 19, 2005


I really wish I'd been around for the dead body thread because scarabic's answer is messy and impractical and there are much more elegant ways to dispose of one's victims.
posted by nixerman at 8:06 AM on September 19, 2005


There is a great private party happening in a MeTa thread right now. The fun will be ending this week though.
posted by caddis at 9:07 AM on September 19, 2005


The fun will be ending this week though.

This is a gross underestimation of our powers.
posted by gramschmidt at 11:11 AM on September 19, 2005


This Thread makes milk come out of my nose, even if I'm not drinking milk.
posted by thanotopsis at 1:00 PM on September 19, 2005


I find thomcatspike's idea of a joke absolutely mesmerising
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:42 PM on September 19, 2005


tony danza tony danza tony danza, and damn whoever posted it before me.
posted by shmegegge at 2:25 AM on September 20, 2005


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