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October 24, 2005 2:54 PM   Subscribe

I'm super pissed off about the rothko/dios contest.

Oh, wait. No I'm not because STEVEN DEN BESTE MIGHT BE BACK!
posted by shmegegge to MetaFilter-Related at 2:54 PM (105 comments total)

maybe. hopefully?
posted by shmegegge at 2:54 PM on October 24, 2005


stevie best dente has the nicest, whitest smile.
posted by quonsar at 2:58 PM on October 24, 2005


No I'm not because STEVEN DEN BESTE MIGHT BE BACK!

Let's hope so. Smart guy, well-spoken, diversity of opinions and all that. Join us again, SDB.
posted by jenleigh at 3:01 PM on October 24, 2005


Seconded. (Thirded. Fourthed?)

I completely understand why he left, but I do wish he'd start posting again.
posted by kindall at 3:02 PM on October 24, 2005


Holy antediluvian MeFi, Batman!
posted by sciurus at 3:07 PM on October 24, 2005


Didn't he say that he left because he couldn't find anyone to argue/debate with him?

Well now. That is definitely not going to be a problem anymore.

One of us. One of us. ONE OF US.
posted by iconomy at 3:08 PM on October 24, 2005


"stevie best dente has the nicest, whitest smile."

I heard that he can fly!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:09 PM on October 24, 2005


he couldn't find anyone to argue/debate with him
Seriously? No way. No way in hell this could be true. Uh uh. Nope. Nada. Unpossible. Wait, this is MetaFilter, right?
posted by dg at 3:12 PM on October 24, 2005


Now that we've got Miguel, Steven Dan Beste, and Quonsar back, can I request son_of_minya as our next newold member?
posted by Bugbread at 3:19 PM on October 24, 2005


I heard that he can sing like Neil Sedaka.
posted by Joeforking at 3:19 PM on October 24, 2005


Who he? Someone point to Steven Den Beste moment please.
posted by marxchivist at 3:27 PM on October 24, 2005


The best one was when he self-linked this.
posted by darukaru at 3:31 PM on October 24, 2005


I once saw him eat an entire auto dealership complex with tankers full of raw sweet crude to wash it down with. He didn't even burp.
posted by loquacious at 3:31 PM on October 24, 2005


I once saw him eat an entire auto dealership complex with tankers full of raw sweet crude to wash it down with. He didn't even burp.

Lolerskates.

I should dramatically kill myself, and return years later.

I did try to cut metafilter out of my life once. I even tried to edit my hosts file to banish the site. However, due to the use of wildcards this simplistic approach was not sufficient to block myself.
posted by delmoi at 3:39 PM on October 24, 2005


see also
posted by cortex at 3:54 PM on October 24, 2005


Great! Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
posted by LarryC at 3:56 PM on October 24, 2005


i think it's funny that the picture in his profile, linked from his homepage, is blocked because we are bandwidth thiefs. SDB makes me laugh.
posted by muddgirl at 4:09 PM on October 24, 2005


I'm not much impressed with SDB, never was. If he wants to come back, though, that'd be fun and frolicsome.

Still, he's no dhartung. For which I'm sure dhartung himself is grateful.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:28 PM on October 24, 2005


But WHERE'S EVANIZER??!
posted by Jimbob at 4:51 PM on October 24, 2005


Yeah, he was fun and smart and stuff. We need more people like him, less like me.
posted by dg at 4:55 PM on October 24, 2005


Can he bring rodii, evanizer and lileks with him?
posted by jonmc at 4:56 PM on October 24, 2005


And aaron.
posted by dhoyt at 5:01 PM on October 24, 2005


yeah, aaron. I miss that guy.
posted by jonmc at 5:02 PM on October 24, 2005


I liked crazyunclejoe, the inventor of Ice Cream Day.

And ezrael, who was fun in a apocalyptical kind of way.
posted by iconomy at 5:08 PM on October 24, 2005


These threads are what's wrong with Metafilter.
posted by smackfu at 5:08 PM on October 24, 2005


Still, he's no dhartung.

Nobody is (except the obvious guy).[/fanboi]
posted by Ryvar at 5:09 PM on October 24, 2005


I, too, thought that if son_of_minya would come back this would become the most surreal old-timey 2 weeks in mefi history. I wasn't sure if I should be ashamed of that thought, though.

has miguel done much posting since his return? i haven't noticed any, but I've also been busy.
posted by shmegegge at 5:32 PM on October 24, 2005


I'M BACK!

miss me?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:44 PM on October 24, 2005


Who might we agree was the most batshit crazy mefite of all time? That's the person I want to come back. Assuming, of course, they ever left.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:03 PM on October 24, 2005


I missed you, Pretty_Generic.

*takes more careful aim for next shot*
posted by dg at 6:09 PM on October 24, 2005


Who might we agree was the most batshit crazy mefite of all time?

Madonna posted here for two weeks as GenuineBritishJew. She got perma-banned for calling ParisParamus a "Hitler-falating holocaust denier" in twenty separate comments after a passing remark about Ray of Light not being "all that".

So either her or Neu.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:19 PM on October 24, 2005


EB - Bunnyfire did come back.
posted by yhbc at 6:26 PM on October 24, 2005


dhartung himself is grateful

I can assure you this is patently untrue.
posted by grateful at 6:26 PM on October 24, 2005


Don't call it a comeback.
posted by ColdChef at 6:38 PM on October 24, 2005


*knocks coldchef out*

mama said to, dude.
posted by jonmc at 6:47 PM on October 24, 2005


VP_Admin was fun.
posted by loquax at 7:07 PM on October 24, 2005


It's a shame Shouting missed CAPSLOCKDAY. Just sayin'.
posted by klangklangston at 7:16 PM on October 24, 2005


Oh god oh god what have I done.
posted by furiousthought at 7:26 PM on October 24, 2005


EB - Bunnyfire did come back.

Bunnyfire is son_of_minya? I thought bunnyfire was EB? I thought YOU were Sir Walsingham, and coldchef was dios! How can I ever keep you schizos straight? Fuck this I QUIT!

I'M BACK!
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:27 PM on October 24, 2005


Settle, come back to Metafilter in its hour of direst need!
posted by furiousthought at 7:28 PM on October 24, 2005


EB - Bunnyfire did come back.
posted by yhbc at 6:26 PM PST on October 24 [!]



I love you too.
posted by konolia at 7:34 PM on October 24, 2005


I want McGraw back. We need his weird science.
posted by LarryC at 7:34 PM on October 24, 2005


The best one was when he self-linked this.

No shit. This passage is especially piquant:

You pay for a "lap dance" and you pay a lot, but I'm not hurting for money. This was a special occasion. The previous month had been extremely bad for me (through no fault of my own) with the entire universe spending that entire time shitting on me, and I took a vacation in Vegas and decided that I was entitled spend some extra money to have someone, anyone, treat me extra nicely for a change. So I went to a strip club and paid beautiful young women to be particularly friendly to me.

This is not something I do often. Since moving to San Diego I've done it exactly once here. Partly that's because the rules in San Diego are braindead, but mostly because it just isn't my style. And I don't visit Vegas all that often. But in Vegas the dancers can and do dance nude and still get very close to the client (me) – at a very high price. But as I mentioned, I felt like treating myself, so I actually spent many hundreds of dollars on this, something I probably will never do again. (Understand that this represented a minor expense for me; because I am very well off financially.)

And they were women and they treated me like a man and I realized that I liked being treated like a man instead of like a male person.


Aand don't forget his famous

This is the single best entry I have ever read, written by anyone, anywhere, on any blog.

Still, he's no dhartung.

*visualizes dhartung waxing forth on topic of lap dancing...*

That is one way of putting it.
posted by y2karl at 7:51 PM on October 24, 2005


[Karl: it's probably not fair taking shots at SDB in his absence, no? You've stated fairly loudly your opposition to that sort of thing]
posted by dhoyt at 8:01 PM on October 24, 2005


Wow, it would be great to have SDB commenting again.
posted by gd779 at 8:21 PM on October 24, 2005


I miss <BIG>.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:27 PM on October 24, 2005


Pours a 40oz to the ground in honor of his homie, clavdivs.

What? He's still about? Well, not enough, I says.
posted by ColdChef at 8:29 PM on October 24, 2005


Can he bring rodii, evanizer and lileks with him?

And aaron.


And rebeccablood, and daveadams, and Mars Saxman, and cCranium...

Who might we agree was the most batshit crazy mefite of all time? That's the person I want to come back. Assuming, of course, they ever left.

Okay, somebody refresh my memory here. There was, I think, a user, named after a Roman something-or-other I think, who wrote generally incoherent but suprisingly insightful comments without regard for punctuation or capitalization. What was his name again?
posted by gd779 at 8:35 PM on October 24, 2005


Pours a 40oz to the ground in honor of his homie, clavdivs.

On preview: That's him!
posted by gd779 at 8:36 PM on October 24, 2005


Clavdivs?
posted by jessamyn at 8:38 PM on October 24, 2005


chicobangs, UncleFes - you are needed.

* presses fingertips to temples in universal "summoning" gesture *
posted by yhbc at 8:39 PM on October 24, 2005


*wets pants*

Dammit, Commish!
posted by ColdChef at 8:40 PM on October 24, 2005


Oh! Sorry - lemmee recalibrate a little - there.
posted by yhbc at 8:41 PM on October 24, 2005


clav made the single best insult, against stav, that I've ever seen on mefi.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:48 PM on October 24, 2005


Children, children.

I am returned.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 8:52 PM on October 24, 2005


I certainly am on the record, dhoyt, about how tiresome it is when someone keeps bringing up the same short list of disdained names in threads where those aforementioned disdained have yet to comment. A memorable quote by the subject of discusssion is, by contrast, far more germane to the topic at hand. So, pot, kettle, George Foreman Grill-- six of one, twelve dozen of another. It's a trout in another pair of trousers.
posted by y2karl at 9:03 PM on October 24, 2005


Would it be too much to wish that people from other defunct websites would start posting here? If we're going to wish for old trolls to appear, let's wish for ones that make it an artform.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 9:06 PM on October 24, 2005


Clavdivs?

claudius chiseled in granite.
posted by quonsar at 9:13 PM on October 24, 2005


Let's start a fundraiser. Donate in the name of a long-departed member you sorely miss. When that person's fund hits $500, you can whine for their return in this thread.

GENIOUS!!!
posted by scarabic at 9:18 PM on October 24, 2005


Now now. This is no time for trashing the reception party. Disagree with SDB all you want, (and i do, largely.) he is a memorable member of mefi mostly missed. If we start talking shit about every member we disagreed with and think the site is better off without every member we had serious contentions with, then we're precisely the echo chamber dios always claimed we are. I, for one, would like to think we're not. If son_of_minya returned, so long as I had my weekly meta post to do it in, I would happily write up full meta reception post, complete with as many puns about right hand removal I could come up with. (current count = 0)

Although I was a lurker during those days, so I view a lot of those old crazy fights as entertainment more than anything else.
posted by shmegegge at 9:29 PM on October 24, 2005


oh and that bit about madonna being a member and flaming out on PP? pure genius.
posted by shmegegge at 9:31 PM on October 24, 2005


Speaking as someone who was a big fan of SDB's late blog but who never got to interact with him on MeFi, I think it would be peachy keen to have him back around here.

Plus, as someone who has had to defend slash fan fiction a few times on various MeFi threads, I can sympathize with someone who has to defend liking anime. Geek types need to stick together.
posted by Asparagirl at 9:36 PM on October 24, 2005


I can't believe that no one mentioned rcade yet. Or me.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 10:04 PM on October 24, 2005


I'm happy to defend slash fan fiction involving the homoerotic escapades of past Metafilter allumni. Bring it on.
posted by Jimbob at 10:17 PM on October 24, 2005


VP_Admin was fun.
posted by loquax at 7:07 PM PST on October 24 [!]


Awwww, you kids with your latter-day wackos. It's so sweet. *tweaks loquax's cheeks annoyingly*
posted by soyjoy at 10:29 PM on October 24, 2005


I mentioned rcade and a few others people in one of the many q threads:

Here are some other folks I miss: Miguel, MrBaliHai,
t r a c y, chcobangs, jpoulos, rcade, rushmc - if I really thought about it, there are probably more....


... of course, that should be "chicobangs"
posted by madamjujujive at 10:40 PM on October 24, 2005


holgate, rcade and rodii--now there's a list of the missed.
posted by y2karl at 10:44 PM on October 24, 2005


Now that everyone's reminiscing, this is as good a time as any to single out madamjujujive for being nice to me when I screwed up my very first comment. Thanks for making a newbie welcome!

soyjoy: how about badcommie? He was here for a good time, not a long time.
posted by loquax at 10:49 PM on October 24, 2005


Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!

By god it is macabre in here.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:53 PM on October 24, 2005


I'm not impressed. The guy blocks an image from his own website on his userinfo page. NO STEALING BANDWIDTH FROM MYSELF!

Of course, the last time I (jokingly) mocked someone's webdesign, he left the site.

At first I thought he knew I was joking, but now I'm not so sure. I didn't know he'd left the site. I'm sure it's vanity that I imagine I had anything to do with it.
posted by Eideteker at 11:03 PM on October 24, 2005


unfortunately, eideteker, mocking some juvenile chat abbreviations looks a lot like SERIOUSLY using chat abbreviations, because the original us of the chat abbreviations was/is ridiculous enough to look like a joke. this, along with sarcasm, doesn't translate well in text. but hey, if he's that sensitive, fuck 'im.

JUST KIDDING. christ.
posted by shmegegge at 11:19 PM on October 24, 2005


Jeez, the last thing we need is more pompous windbags, SDB, cadenhead, tracy, I'm looking at you.
posted by Joeforking at 1:37 AM on October 25, 2005


The cabal is not watching you.
posted by Neale at 2:02 AM on October 25, 2005


I'm a sentimentalist. I hate when anybody leaves, and I'm glad when anyone returns. There's not one single person (who was a real member - not a joke/troll poster) that I was ever happy to see go.
posted by taz at 4:32 AM on October 25, 2005


You got some of your goodwill on my shirt, taz. The stain will never come out. ;)
posted by sciurus at 5:06 AM on October 25, 2005


"nostalgic and wistful for 1999, just like everyone else—"
posted by octobersurprise at 7:05 AM on October 25, 2005


Ahh, I miss ratbastard, too.
posted by sciurus at 7:12 AM on October 25, 2005


I miss Nehemiah.
posted by cortex at 7:38 AM on October 25, 2005


Let me just say I miss the days when Shane was a near-constant presence here. Now it's like he has a life or something, and only pops in every once in a great while. Come back, Shane. Again and again!
posted by soyjoy at 7:44 AM on October 25, 2005


I'm kind of pissed off that shane has a life, too.

WHAT
THE
FUCK
SHANE?
posted by taz at 8:25 AM on October 25, 2005


I miss hama7. No, really.
posted by longbaugh at 8:48 AM on October 25, 2005


Cult personality kills mefi.
posted by asok at 9:15 AM on October 25, 2005


Hmmm....consecutive shout outs to Sapphireblue and ratbastard? Odd coincidence, considering they're married. Are octobersurprise and sciurus their sockpuppets?
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:12 AM on October 25, 2005


*creates shrine for asok*
posted by languagehat at 10:51 AM on October 25, 2005


No no, I used to hang out at ratbastard's blog back in the day. I saw the sapphireblue linkage and that reminded me of him.
posted by sciurus at 11:51 AM on October 25, 2005


I miss not being able to get an account.
posted by ludwig_van at 11:54 AM on October 25, 2005


Wait-- Miguel's back?
posted by jokeefe at 1:28 PM on October 25, 2005


Yes, but he has the memeflow.
posted by Mid at 1:55 PM on October 25, 2005


Steven Den Beste once scissor-kicked Angela Lansbury!
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 1:56 PM on October 25, 2005


Angela Lansbury is a punk. She needed a good ass-kicking.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:57 PM on October 25, 2005



posted by Mid at 3:13 PM on October 25, 2005


for the Commish...

*Fes shrugs on his "Den Beste Boys" leathers*

*waggles ass in general direction of Mefi*

*fades once more into the mists of time*
posted by UncleFes at 7:36 PM on October 25, 2005


Get back here, you magnificent bastard!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:07 PM on October 25, 2005


*applauds the cheek of Fes*
posted by Wolof at 1:58 AM on October 26, 2005


Who was that masked, handsome, mostly naked man?
posted by ColdChef at 5:12 AM on October 26, 2005


I'll come back if tranquileye comes back.
posted by rodii at 10:59 AM on October 26, 2005


!!!
posted by eyeballkid at 11:05 AM on October 26, 2005


And brings Heather Anne along.
posted by rodii at 11:07 AM on October 26, 2005


Wow! Folks, the hits just keep comin'! Keep it right here! You won't be disappointed!
posted by soyjoy at 11:09 AM on October 26, 2005


omg!
posted by taz at 11:35 AM on October 26, 2005


*sits, opens beer, waits*
posted by languagehat at 12:30 PM on October 26, 2005


Okay, you fuckers have to be coordinating this somewhere. The only alternative is you've all been reading meta all along, while pretending to have left. Which would be lame. The majority of you aren't lamers. Therefore TELL ME WHERE THE SECRET CLUB PLACE IS AT.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:27 PM on October 26, 2005


Or they are participating under different names.
posted by Mid at 8:35 PM on October 26, 2005


That lacks honor.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:51 PM on October 26, 2005


I'll come back if tranquileye comes back.

Get back here, you other magnificent bastard!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:55 PM on October 26, 2005


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