Totally sweet detectivation February 9, 2006 1:49 PM   Subscribe

Totally sweet detectivation that makes me feel good. mr_crash_davis deserves a plate of hot wings.
posted by rxrfrx to MetaFilter-Related at 1:49 PM (65 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Alex Laskey will pick up the tab.
posted by rxrfrx at 1:49 PM on February 9, 2006


At least a plo chop..
posted by Balisong at 1:50 PM on February 9, 2006


I'm going to drop Janet Reilly a note and let her know I have no intention of voting for "an honest politician" who has people like Alex Lackey working for her.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:55 PM on February 9, 2006


That was a long lurk.
posted by smackfu at 1:57 PM on February 9, 2006


Who do you think is going to read that email, f_m?
posted by cribcage at 1:58 PM on February 9, 2006


He was like a sleeper cell, waiting to be called up. There could be hundreds more. It could be you! Or you! Or you! Or you!
posted by goatdog at 2:00 PM on February 9, 2006


That was a long lurk.

Yep. Member for almost a year. Damn.
posted by Gator at 2:00 PM on February 9, 2006


It wasn't all lurk. Consider:

I think of the Pope and Michael Jackson as almost the same person.

I'm not entirely sure I can support the ban, in light of this new evidence.
posted by cortex at 2:01 PM on February 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm going to drop Janet Reilly a note and let her know I have no intention of voting for "an honest politician" who has people like Alex Lackey working for her.

I had the same thought.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 2:05 PM on February 9, 2006


I passed through that thread while it was still in the "Wait, this is weird" stage of its development. Nice work, mr_crash_davis.
posted by jenovus at 2:05 PM on February 9, 2006


The most obvious flaw in self-links are that they generally suck. I saw it this morning, thought "what the hell?" and figured it probably was a self-link. He's gone so it won't happen again. I don't think hassling him or his employer will do much good though. Seems pointless and petty at this point when his damage has been removed from the site.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:07 PM on February 9, 2006


As an aside, Janet Reilly is the wife of Clint Reilly, who ran for mayor of San Francisco a while back. He lost when it was revealed he'd beaten up, kicked, and broken the jaw of his former girlfriend, and sexually harrassed his employees.
posted by fandango_matt at 2:11 PM on February 9, 2006


The "RosaParks" tag was also pretty revolting.
posted by brain_drain at 2:14 PM on February 9, 2006


Impressive detective work. Angela Landsbury would be proud.

Regarding the distasteful "guerilla marketing" in that post -- it's highly likely MeFi will continue to be 'bzzed' [1, 2, 3] by overzealous "cool bzzagents" and other WOMA practitioners.
posted by ericb at 2:17 PM on February 9, 2006


I don't think hassling him or his employer will do much good though.

I don't think eating a banana will do much good either, but it can't hurt.
posted by odinsdream at 2:38 PM on February 9, 2006


Whoa. That was amazing, mr_crash_davis!
posted by horsewithnoname at 2:40 PM on February 9, 2006


That was pretty awesome. I wonder if you'll be offered employment by the FBI after that excellent detective work.
posted by ducksauce at 2:50 PM on February 9, 2006


The price of freedom (from political hacks) is eternal vigilance. Good work, Mr_Crash_Davis.
posted by Cranberry at 2:57 PM on February 9, 2006


Superb work, mr_crash. You are hereby inducted into The Ancient Order of The Flaming Pitchfork.
posted by blag at 3:01 PM on February 9, 2006


I think it is a crying shame that we are unable to further punish those people who would abuse our community and our trust.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:10 PM on February 9, 2006


Well, I'm not going to vote for Mrs. Reilly, and I'm going to tell her why. If she's got an ounce of sense she'll fire Alex Laskey.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:16 PM on February 9, 2006


Yes, it's hard to pile on someone who isn't here anymore. :(
posted by Lynsey at 3:17 PM on February 9, 2006


five fresh fish, I know an excellent witch doctor with whom you could discuss the issue. Ask him, he'll tell you what to say. He'll tell you what to do.

Incidentally, you remind me of the babe.
posted by cortex at 3:18 PM on February 9, 2006


You are hereby inducted into The Ancient Order of The Flaming Pitchfork.

I thought we ought to have a crest to make it more official:


posted by blag at 3:21 PM on February 9, 2006 [7 favorites]


Fuck, blag. Now I have to start a new WoW clan.
posted by cortex at 3:24 PM on February 9, 2006


He's gone so it won't happen again. I don't think hassling him or his employer will do much good though.

I beg to differ. We should keep them both (figuratively) hanging from the gallows in MeFi's public square, as a warning to all would-be perpetrators.
posted by Kwantsar at 3:33 PM on February 9, 2006


yer.on.my.shitlist.now.buddy.metafilter.com
posted by cortex at 3:37 PM on February 9, 2006


Screenhead
posted by Armitage Shanks at 3:40 PM on February 9, 2006


Crash was just trying to make up for violating Dogwin's Law yesterday.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:41 PM on February 9, 2006


Hey, hey, Brand New Day, Ufez Jones!
posted by Gator at 3:45 PM on February 9, 2006


Can we get t-shirts of our new crest? It would dashing on a sporty baseball T.
posted by slogger at 3:54 PM on February 9, 2006


Incidentally, anyone think this might be related to our honest politician?
posted by slogger at 4:02 PM on February 9, 2006


Oh, god, do I need a t-shirt of that crest.
posted by Space Kitty at 4:10 PM on February 9, 2006


I wanted to punch somebody in the balls this morning, and this Alex twatbooger was the prime candidte, but blag's coat of arms has made me feel better. Yay for art!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:13 PM on February 9, 2006


I'm not sure, but I think Janet Reilly is pro-death penalty, pro-fetus killing, pro-higher taxes, and she's also soft on crime. She takes bribes from every special interest group on the planet, and she filibusters everything she feels like. She wants more activist judges and thinks that regulation from the bench is A-OK. And she might also have had sexual relations with all of al-Qa'ida.

That is, if it's the same Janet Reilly that I'm thinking of...
posted by crunchland at 4:19 PM on February 9, 2006


From the Screenhead article:
Metafilter: a website full of politically astute readers hip to cheap marketing tactics

Will try and sort out Tshirts or something
posted by blag at 4:23 PM on February 9, 2006


Screenhead, at least last time I heard, is of course written by our very own much-missed dong_resin.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:27 PM on February 9, 2006


Send me a canon digital slr and fawning links are yours !
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:39 PM on February 9, 2006


or a nikon , i'm not fussy.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:40 PM on February 9, 2006


I celebrate Alex Laskey's gumption.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:42 PM on February 9, 2006




OK, I was too hasty. The dong is still around. This is good.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:16 PM on February 9, 2006


Meta is almost as enjoyable as the rangers message board these days ..........
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:17 PM on February 9, 2006


Doesn't Alex Laskey steal money from orphans to pay for his porn adddiction? Or is that someone else?
posted by LarryC at 5:26 PM on February 9, 2006


If he does, LarryC, then he's most certainly jockin' my style.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:54 PM on February 9, 2006


Purchase your fine garments at Mr Blag's Cavalcade of Whimsy - home to the planet's most elegant couture.

All prices are the lowest I could set in cafepress, no profit for me, no siree. Just make sure to send me a photo of you all in your finery.
posted by blag at 8:13 PM on February 9, 2006


What, no MeTa gray? Sheesh.
posted by namespan at 8:54 PM on February 9, 2006


Where's my baseball T?
*shakes pitchfork glaring at blag*

this is awesome. ordering now.
posted by slogger at 9:13 PM on February 9, 2006


I'm not sure, but I think Janet Reilly is pro-death penalty, pro-fetus killing, pro-higher taxes, and she's also soft on crime. She takes bribes from every special interest group on the planet, and she filibusters everything she feels like. She wants more activist judges and thinks that regulation from the bench is A-OK. And she might also have had sexual relations with all of al-Qa'ida.

OK, let's parse this through the Metafilter echo-chamber:

Pro-death penalty: BAD!
Pro-fetus killing: GOOD!
Pro-higher taxes: GOOD? (EAT THE RICH)
Soft on crime: GOOD! (LEGALIZE 420 LAWLZ)
Special-interest bribes: BAD!
Filibusterererer: GOOD!
Activist judges: GOOD!
Regulation from the bench: BAD!
Sexual relations with al-Qa'ida: HOT!
Spams Metafilter: BAD!

So far that's 5 Good, 4 Bad, and 1 Hot. I guess we're voting for this hypothetical Janet Reilly?
posted by Ryvar at 9:52 PM on February 9, 2006


I love the torches-and-pitchfork crest. It would go so well with my imaginary old-english "BANNED FOR LIFE" T-shirt.
posted by loquacious at 10:56 PM on February 9, 2006


I should make a shirt from this.


posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:09 PM on February 9, 2006 [10 favorites]


That should be a tattoo.

The pancakes on the crest are a nice touch. But I guess I don't know enough about crests or MeFi to get the hat.
posted by PY at 12:38 AM on February 10, 2006


asshat?
posted by taz at 1:25 AM on February 10, 2006


Yes, please!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:59 AM on February 10, 2006


*serves wonderchicken heaping helping of hot asshat poutine*
posted by taz at 3:41 AM on February 10, 2006


You may get pics of the t-shirt, but the thong ones will cost you!
Great way to turn up to my first MeFi meet, if I ever make one! Thanks
posted by Wilder at 4:37 AM on February 10, 2006



posted by blag at 4:49 AM on February 10, 2006


Can we get our mefi user numbers added as well?
posted by srboisvert at 5:59 AM on February 10, 2006


I sent the Reilly campaign a polite but strongly worded email; I've also thought about mailing her opponents with this information.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:30 AM on February 10, 2006


It's actually doing Janet Reilly a disservice *not* to let her know what happened here. Don't you think she'd want to know that someone in a position at her campaign is this tone-deaf? That someone she trusts has just spelled out her name in steaming shit on the front page of a popular web site? I'd sure want to know that, if I were her.

Oh, and blag is funny.
posted by mediareport at 8:37 AM on February 10, 2006


(That was a mailto: link, btw)
posted by mediareport at 8:38 AM on February 10, 2006


Thanks for the kewl crest, blag. I'm going to have it tattooed on my firstborn, whether he likes it or not.

Please note, however, that Floydd had figured it out as well, I was just a little quicker on the keyboard than he was.

I will take the hot wings, though. Sorry, Floydd.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:54 AM on February 10, 2006


Thanks for the props, mr_crash_davis, but close only counts in horseshoes and dirty bombs.
But I'll tell you what, if you'll share your wings with me I'll share the beer and hookers and blow I've got coming from this AskMe thread.
posted by Floydd at 11:10 AM on February 10, 2006


I love it when a vigilante mob comes together.
posted by dong_resin at 12:18 PM on February 10, 2006


blag writes "I thought we ought to have a crest to make it more official:"

Good art work.
posted by Mitheral at 6:18 PM on March 6, 2006


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