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April 2, 2006 11:17 PM   Subscribe

'Help the net.cops, call yourself out!'
posted by davy to Etiquette/Policy at 11:17 PM (76 comments total)

Uh, what's your point here?
posted by xmutex at 11:27 PM on April 2, 2006


Hey kids! Glad you didn't touch that dial, the MetaTalk Game Show is just getting started!

davy has just posted a MetaTalk thread about himself. Is he

a) a pretentious twat

b) a wanker

c) someone who should euthanize himself

d) all of the above

e) none of the above

If you selected "e" you are either davy or Zombie Hitler.
posted by tweak at 11:37 PM on April 2, 2006


and remember, tomorrow's show will feature even more Drama! Stay tuned!
posted by tweak at 11:37 PM on April 2, 2006


I was all down with Church of Euthanasia, but then they became a bunch of corporate shills.
posted by hototogisu at 11:39 PM on April 2, 2006


What's my point, xmutex, besides 'shameless self-pomo'? Didja catch the "etiquette/policy" tag?

And actually tweak, I select "d". What do I win?
posted by davy at 11:40 PM on April 2, 2006


I vote drunk.
posted by mediareport at 11:41 PM on April 2, 2006


I don't get it. And I'm usually one to 'get' useless callouts.
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 11:45 PM on April 2, 2006


I'm not sure what's going on here, but I am pretty sure I don't like it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:04 AM on April 3, 2006


I'm sorry, I wasn't listening. What is the topic, again?
posted by moonbiter at 12:14 AM on April 3, 2006


Why do 90% of the posts in MetaTalk have to be obscure and indirect?
posted by Falconetti at 12:19 AM on April 3, 2006


I am so sick of this "look at me" bullshit. Please delete.
posted by dgaicun at 12:20 AM on April 3, 2006


Can I be a member of the Church of Euthanasia if all I want to do is euthanize my pants? I can do it over and over if that helps.
posted by loquacious at 12:21 AM on April 3, 2006


Why does everyone hate the cups?
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 12:29 AM on April 3, 2006


Now I'm really lost.
posted by tellurian at 12:34 AM on April 3, 2006


Does gsteff=davy and dios had a comment deleted?
posted by tellurian at 12:36 AM on April 3, 2006


So the crooked cops knew that Internal Affairs was on to them?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:36 AM on April 3, 2006


Dios didn't seem to be in that thread.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:36 AM on April 3, 2006


YET!!! Dun-dun-dun!!!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:37 AM on April 3, 2006


You're so right--Ampersand is fun to say!
posted by hototogisu at 12:38 AM on April 3, 2006


I pre-emptively flagged this post last week. Too bad I thought it was going to be a MetaAttaboy post about Orca whales.
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 12:40 AM on April 3, 2006


See, that's the funny part--this is about orca whales.
posted by hototogisu at 12:42 AM on April 3, 2006


Oh!! I 'get' it now!
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 12:44 AM on April 3, 2006


Remember that part in Orca where Richard Harris is trying to kill the whale, and so he records its song, but then the plucky kid plays it backwards, and it's "MacArthur Park"?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:45 AM on April 3, 2006


No.
posted by hototogisu at 12:47 AM on April 3, 2006


oh wait, yes.
posted by hototogisu at 12:48 AM on April 3, 2006


This thread has jumped the orca!
posted by tweak at 1:01 AM on April 3, 2006


LIAR!!! THERE IS NO SUCH SCENE!!!

I think. I haven't actually seen Orca.
But I've heard that if you watch "A Man Called Horse" 47 times in a row while eating tuna, it's pretty much the same thing.

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:01 AM on April 3, 2006


What is going on?
posted by delmoi at 1:29 AM on April 3, 2006


Youth in Asia? Sorry, never mind.
posted by fixedgear at 1:50 AM on April 3, 2006


DRIFTING THROUGH SPACE HURRRRRR
BONGHITS AND BATHROOM STALLS, PEOPLE
posted by Ryvar at 1:51 AM on April 3, 2006


OK, as far as I can tell, there are one of three possible explanations for this callout:

1. Davy feels that the question "Why are you still here?" was an unfair personal attack and/or threat on him, and he wanted to make sure we all knew about it.

2. Davy believes his ideas are so provocative and disturbing that they are going to get called out (or maybe even deleted) so he figures he might as well launch a preemptive strike.

3. Davy is an incredible avante-garde thinker who posts these amazing and deeply disturbing ideas that are just going to blow the minds of all you squares-- seriously, you guys can't handle what he's laying down--and he just knows that as soon as he posts them on MeFi, everybody is going to flock around to listen to his shocking, naughty ideas. But he kept posting and people kept ignoring him! Obviously, people weren't paying attention. So he had no choice but to start a MeTa thread so we can all be shocked by how shockingly shocking he is.
posted by yankeefog at 2:00 AM on April 3, 2006


So that thread was an April Fools, right? Whoever let the media in on that holiday can go fuck themselves.
posted by mek at 2:06 AM on April 3, 2006


Why do 90% of the posts in MetaTalk have to be obscure and indirect?

I think it's just a symptom of the insidious "People are using HTML anchors WRONGLY!!1!1! They aren't using RELEVANT TEXT in their LINKS!!" problem.
posted by Gator at 3:09 AM on April 3, 2006


I really want to know why gsteff is talking to dios. I don't know if I'm going to be able to sleep until I find out. Surely if matt or jessamyn were around to delete a comment, this thread wouldn't be here.

Or maybe it was kept, because flags told them it was a fantastic Orca thread
posted by Iamtherealme at 3:57 AM on April 3, 2006


Hah. Sorry, its a reference to this thread, which refers to this post.
posted by gsteff at 4:02 AM on April 3, 2006


Can I be a member of the Church of Euthanasia if all I want to do is euthanize my pants?

I believe I done crapped mine... accidently.
posted by Witty at 4:33 AM on April 3, 2006


Yep... crapped 'em.
posted by Witty at 4:34 AM on April 3, 2006


Actually, Alvy, that scene was in the book, but they left it out of the movie. Hacks.
posted by brundlefly at 4:48 AM on April 3, 2006


Nobody understand the call out? My theory is that when there isn't enough drama in Metatalk, an unseen force compels [fill in the blank] to make drama. yawn.
posted by bluesky43 at 5:01 AM on April 3, 2006


In all seriousness, I'd like to hear why davey thought somebody would think this would merit a MeTa.
posted by Iamtherealme at 5:06 AM on April 3, 2006


?
posted by matteo at 5:08 AM on April 3, 2006


Trust me, crappin' yer pants is pretty dramatic bluesky43... TRAUmatic, in fact.
posted by Witty at 5:15 AM on April 3, 2006


more tomorrow on The bold and the confused !
posted by dabitch at 5:31 AM on April 3, 2006


This callout needs more motherfuckin' snakes.
posted by Joeforking at 5:48 AM on April 3, 2006


I couldnt agree more with whatever view is being expressed in this thread.
hey dabitch , whats that music on the volvo c70 ad ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:48 AM on April 3, 2006


I think that everyone needs to stop throwing out one-liners and make a good faith effort to actually concentrate on the substance of this post. I think that as a community we owe ourselves at least that much. Now, the substance of this post seems to be that you are all wizards, and you are trying to confuse me with you wizard magic. Please stop.
posted by ND¢ at 6:07 AM on April 3, 2006


What is this all about then? gsteff I think the deleted comment joke confuses more people than it amuses, but perhaps that's just me.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:21 AM on April 3, 2006


If you don't like it, skip it.
posted by bardic at 6:34 AM on April 3, 2006


The deleted comment joke becomes more esoteric as time passes. Which makes it no doubt funnier to those who are still laughing about it, I'm sure, but adds up to just plain shitty reading for everyone else. Bleh.
posted by cortex at 6:41 AM on April 3, 2006


Trauma queens.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:55 AM on April 3, 2006


"shameless self-pomo"...

Would that be an eggcorn?
posted by padraigin at 7:15 AM on April 3, 2006


sgt.serenity, the one shot in Hawaii in the Haleakala National
Reserve. Haleakala, on the island of Maui where they drive bove the clouds? It was composed for the ad, so you won't find it on CD if that's what you are after.
posted by dabitch at 7:17 AM on April 3, 2006


What is going on?
posted by delmoi

No, that ended weeks ago.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:38 AM on April 3, 2006


Combination of thinking perhaps that encouraging people to kill themselves is inappropriate (along the lines of saying "hey, let's assassinate the president") but feeling the comment was too funny/profound not to post. Yea, it might even be so good that the MeTa callout will turn into a ticker tape parade...? Stay tuned.
posted by scarabic at 7:41 AM on April 3, 2006


Maybe Matt could just euthanize davy's account.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:45 AM on April 3, 2006


The problem with metafilter is overpopulation.
posted by empath at 7:58 AM on April 3, 2006


By the standards set on Metafilter not too long ago, if five_fresh_fish threatened somebody, and if JGreyNemo threatened the U.S. President, then I felt somebody might say there was something horribly objectionable about my comment last night.

For one thing, besides telling mdn '[I]f you think I should cease existing, why don't you simply hunt me down and kill me?', I also said I felt it was my job to 'urge you to euthanize yourself.' I even said in my comments in that thread that I agree that 9/10 of Earth's human population should die. By the standards set last summer then I'd threatened myself, mdn, and 5,400,000,000 people!

Ergo, pre-emptively calling myself out accords with a long-establish Metafilter tradition. To quote JGreyNemo, "Testify brothers and sisters Testify!"

Now on preview I see that while I was working on this comment -- and failing to find JGreyNemo's original deleted "threat" -- I see Scarabic sorta beat me to it; but, well, see Scarabic's comment.

And while previewing I also found another example of a Metafilter tradition. Next thing ya know somebody'll accuse me of being a sock-puppet for Dios or ParisParamus.
posted by davy at 8:14 AM on April 3, 2006


Okey dokey.

Back away slowly and keep talking . . .
posted by Mid at 8:18 AM on April 3, 2006


davy, my man, are you're telling us you posted—and then conspicuously failed to followup in—a metatalk thread to prove some sort of point about a months-old flareup on the web?

Or is it pure stunt?

Or w, exactly, tf? It all seems more attention-getty than pointy-makey.
posted by cortex at 8:23 AM on April 3, 2006


pre-emptively calling myself out accords with a long-establish Metafilter tradition.

Er, no.
posted by mediareport at 8:24 AM on April 3, 2006


Davy is an incredible avante-garde thinker who posts these amazing and deeply disturbing ideas that are just going to blow the minds of all you squares-- seriously, you guys can't handle what he's laying down--and he just knows that as soon as he posts them on MeFi, everybody is going to flock around to listen to his shocking, naughty ideas. But he kept posting and people kept ignoring him!

You seem to have me confused with this Davy character, yankeefog.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:24 AM on April 3, 2006


[I still think he was drunk.]
posted by mediareport at 8:25 AM on April 3, 2006


I dunno, davy. Maybe you shouldn't have foregone nirvana after all :)
posted by scarabic at 8:25 AM on April 3, 2006



posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:32 AM on April 3, 2006


Well that settles the "Davy: Wild and Willful Contrarian or Just Plain Nuts?" debate in my mind.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:37 AM on April 3, 2006


davy - so what you're really saying is that none of us were sufficiently enraged about your 'controversial' opinion, so you decided to be outraged on our behalf in a bid to foment the outrage you failed to elicit with your original comment? Lame.
posted by jack_mo at 8:48 AM on April 3, 2006


davy: it looks to me that for a "bodhisattva" or whatever, you are pretty damned sensitive. mdn appeared, at least to me, to be asking why you are not living out "(or in your cse I guess dying) your own philosophy - self-euthanasia. He was wondering why the apparent inconsistency of you still being alive, to whic you answered, and then you freaked out and posted to MetaTalk for a perceived slight.

However laughable your philosophy is, mdn seemed to be asking a legitimate question. Of course, you are probably so accustomed to ridicule (and rightly so) that you overreacted.

In summary, you are a humorless dolt who is quite possibly under the influence, or insane. You are an asshat, and a coward. You could have dealt with this in the MetaFilter thread. Kill yourself.

Oh, now I think I need to call myself out in MetaTalk! Damn!
posted by tweak at 8:51 AM on April 3, 2006


cse=case and whic=which. damn lazy fingers, must call them out in metatalk
posted by tweak at 8:52 AM on April 3, 2006


Wouldn't it just be easier, and less embarassing, to hunt down and kill all the metafilterites yourself, Davy?

I, for one, Welcome my homicide attempt overlords.
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 8:57 AM on April 3, 2006


Jeez, y'all stupid or something? He made it clear in his first post what his intention was, "shameless self-pomo." I presume "self-promo" was meant although self-pomo is almost funny if you think about it. And you're a pretentious twat. Anyway, it certainly appears to me the whole purpose is to drive traffic to the Church of Euthenasia site, with which he twice asserts formal association (and specifically identifies his actions in both the referent and the current thread as being in service of his position in said organization). Because that video conflation of 9/11 footage, pornography and sports was so hardcore. I was totally like shocked. I'd call it bannable thread spamming but then I'm easily annoyed by dumb fuckers.

What else is there to say?
posted by nanojath at 8:58 AM on April 3, 2006


Okay, it sounded like a really brilliant idea last night when I was tipsy, but now it's starting to sound like it's too much like work. Some folks got the point quickly and some folks never will, so in accord with another long-established MeFi/MeTa tradition I urge that everybody's freedom of speech be restricted by closing this thread.

[By the way mediareport, if I can still punctuate and capitalize semi-appropriately I ain't really drunk yet, just "tipsy".]
posted by davy at 8:58 AM on April 3, 2006


E'rrbody in the thread gettin' tipsy!
posted by ludwig_van at 9:09 AM on April 3, 2006


the things i've missed
posted by wakko at 9:10 AM on April 3, 2006


Oh actually nanojath, I never asserted any formal association with the Church of Euthanasia; I've never even exchanged email with anybody claiming to be an official member of the CoE (if there is such a creature). What I said was exactly the opposite: that's what "unofficial" and "self-appointed" mean. Like, how many people who claim to be the Second Coming of Christ have any official position in any of the official Xian churches, and how many who claim to be Napoleon (presumably #I) are employed by the French government? Try to read for comprehension, d00d: that one was so tres slow-pitch my baby niece could hit it blind-folded.

Again: as I clearly said (don't make me dig up the reference where I clearly did say this), even before the Church of Euthanasia was founded I was vocally expressing the idea that 9/10 of humanity should perish. Maybe I should sue the CoE for plagiarism, huh?

(See what I mean about closing this thread? Now the ninny contingent, as exemplified so well by "tweak" and "nanojath", found it.)
posted by davy at 9:11 AM on April 3, 2006


Yeah dude, you're really in a position to be looking down on other members.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:16 AM on April 3, 2006


I think this train wreck is now done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:18 AM on April 3, 2006


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