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To be honest, I feel like we're in the goddamn Silver Age of Metafilter. [More (chatfilter) inside]
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 4:07 AM (153 comments total)

Hell yes. While my attention span has waned perhaps to external influences, and we go through cycles of cruddy links and golden ones, and while PoliticsFilter often still rages on, I'm still madly in love with MetaFilter.

There's waaaay too many awesome posters to thank individually, both young and old, inexperienced and experienced. Just in the last month alone there have been dozens, nay, hundreds of new, shiny things to caress and absorb - among the usual sorts of chaff, of course. But the signal to noise ratio remains impressively high.

Thanks, everyone. Keep it coming!

Thanks once again to mathowie and jessamyn for making it possible, too. Please don't think for a moment that my occasional whinging and persistent grabassery comes from anywhere else but awe and respect for the site. Thanks.

(commence with the one liners about ass-kissing, I care not and am utterly sincere. And entirely sober. Thanks!)
posted by loquacious at 4:07 AM on April 7, 2006


Correction: While my attention span has waned perhaps due to external influences
posted by loquacious at 4:08 AM on April 7, 2006


Sober perhaps. But I'm thinking probably stoned.
posted by Witty at 5:07 AM on April 7, 2006


Sorry, I'm actually the Golden Age yerfatma. I met the Silver Age one during Crisis in Infinite Threads.
posted by yerfatma at 5:27 AM on April 7, 2006


Does that mean that Jay Garrick is dead and we're in for Barry Allen and Gorrilla Grod?
posted by klangklangston at 5:34 AM on April 7, 2006


There's my baby, lost that's all
Once I'm begging you save her little soul

/me runs for the shadows
posted by furtive at 5:36 AM on April 7, 2006


yerfatma: "Sorry, I'm actually the Golden Age yerfatma. I met the Silver Age one during Crisis in Infinite Threads."

Also known as 9622?
posted by Plutor at 5:44 AM on April 7, 2006


Finally, jokes I get.
posted by sonofsamiam at 5:46 AM on April 7, 2006


What loquacious said. I feel like getting a new sock puppet just so I can marry MetaFilter all over again.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 5:51 AM on April 7, 2006


See, this is why I made sure to put away my copy of Golden Age quonsar in a tight, acid-free, mylar wrapper. They're just not making any more of those, you know.
posted by yhbc at 6:02 AM on April 7, 2006


Oh noes! If there's a Crisis on Infinite Threads then all the history will be reset and the banned users will come back as if they never got killed off!
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:03 AM on April 7, 2006


I ... feel a new ... origin ... coming over me.
posted by Sparx at 6:10 AM on April 7, 2006


Can we start retroconning people now? Please???
posted by signal at 6:30 AM on April 7, 2006


I am Iron Age floydd.
I had the old one bronzed.
posted by Floydd at 6:33 AM on April 7, 2006


Fuck, is this gonna be like when Ellis took over Animal Man?
posted by klangklangston at 6:38 AM on April 7, 2006


The Crisis on Infinite Threads has been a long time coming. Ever since the emergence of mathowie, the Monitor. And then jessamyn, the Anti-Monitor.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:45 AM on April 7, 2006


"See, this is why I made sure to put away my copy of Golden Age quonsar in a tight, acid-free, mylar wrapper."

quonsars aren't made to be MIB, they're made to be played with and scuffed and broken and loved.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:49 AM on April 7, 2006


NERDS!
posted by rxrfrx at 6:54 AM on April 7, 2006


You're welcome.
posted by mkultra at 7:21 AM on April 7, 2006


I'm with you, loq.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:22 AM on April 7, 2006


If this were really the silver age then we would have been begot out of rocks after the Deluge. We would live for one hundred years as children without growing up, then suddenly age and die. Zeus would finally destroy us because of our impiety.

The only correlation between the silver age and us is the living as children without growing up.
posted by ND¢ at 7:30 AM on April 7, 2006


Well, and Zeus. Fucker keeps emailing me.
posted by cortex at 7:41 AM on April 7, 2006


Oh man, does this mean I have to die, again?
posted by blue_beetle at 7:50 AM on April 7, 2006


[Patrick Stewart voice] For sixty-five years I have ruled this website. Newbies and trolls have knelt at my command. But a darkness comes. The noise tide rises. These are the closing days of the Third Era of Metafilter . . . and the final hours of my timeout.

*trumpets, swelling strings*
posted by Ryvar at 8:04 AM on April 7, 2006


FIND HIM . . . AND CLOSE SHUT THE PAGE OF NEW SIGNUPS.
posted by Ryvar at 8:08 AM on April 7, 2006


One does not simply log in to Metafilter.
posted by cortex at 8:09 AM on April 7, 2006


What, we're out of cowbells?

MORE SNARK!
posted by DaShiv at 8:09 AM on April 7, 2006


Isn't silver bad? Like this is our retirement home years?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:18 AM on April 7, 2006


People talk about the 'Golden Age' of Metafilter so I just went with the next best thing.

But what the hell, you've got a kid, right? So you must be getting up there anyway.
posted by Ryvar at 8:20 AM on April 7, 2006


Careful, I hear Ryvar's a Speaker for the Dark Brotherhood. Cross him and you'll wake up one morning to find him standing over your bed.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:24 AM on April 7, 2006


commence with the one liners about ass-kissing, I care not and am utterly sincere.

I wish folk had, then I'd have a fighting chance of knowing what in the name of cock everyone is wittering on about.

Or, is this thread something I'd need to own a comic to understand?
posted by jack_mo at 8:26 AM on April 7, 2006


My origin sucks. If anyone needs me, I'll be waiting by the side of the road for a truck with a radioactive waste on it. Gonna push a kid in front of it and see if Tom Cruise will save him.
posted by yerfatma at 8:43 AM on April 7, 2006


Ryvar's a Speaker for the Dark Brotherhood
He'll get his. Just you wait.</dork>
posted by boo_radley at 8:44 AM on April 7, 2006


what in the name of cock

I just wanted to see that posted again because I lurve it.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 8:51 AM on April 7, 2006


Metafilter abides.
posted by Jofus at 8:58 AM on April 7, 2006


I'll be grateful when this is over. Lurk Mode...Engage!
posted by grateful at 9:00 AM on April 7, 2006


Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today,
Life is fading fast away.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:01 AM on April 7, 2006


Alpha Flight!
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:03 AM on April 7, 2006


jack_mo : "is this thread something I'd need to own a comic to understand?"

Jack_mo: You wouldn't have to necessarily own them, but you'd have to have read about them on the internet. You want to know about The Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Basically, there were DC stories that had Superman or Batman as children being "Superboy" or "Batboy". You had characters in their 20's who fought the Nazis, and yet were still in their 30's in the 1990s. You had DC buying up other comic companies, who had their own heroes and plotlines. You had comics featuring Captain Carrot and Yankee Poodle. If each comic book kept entirely to itself, there'd be no problem, but Batman would sometimes show up in Superman comics, and vice versa. Superman, however, never showed up in Captain Carrot, nor did Super Squirrel show up in a Wonder Woman comic.

Now, any sane company would just ignore the possible conflict, but not DC. Instead, they posited multiple worlds, connected in a big metaverse. Some highlights (from Wikipedia):
Earth-One

Earth-One is the home of DC's Silver Age heroes, including the original Justice League of America.

In this world, Superman had a career as Superboy while in his teens, and an array of other superheroes first appeared in the 1950s or later. The Flash was police scientist Barry Allen, Green Lantern was galactic peacekeeper Hal Jordan, Hawkman was Thanagarian Katar Hol, and the Atom was shrinking scientist Ray Palmer.

Earth-Two

Earth-Two is the home of DC's Golden Age heroes, including the Justice Society of America...

In this world, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman began their careers as adults at the dawn of World War II (concurrent with their first appearances in comics). The Flash was chemistry student Jay Garrick, Green Lantern was magic-powered Alan Scott, Hawkman was archaeologist Carter Hall, and the Atom was pint-sized powerhouse Al Pratt.

Earth-C

Earth-C is the home of Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew. This world is populated with anthropomorphic animals...

Earth-S

Earth-S is the home of the former Fawcett Comics heroes, called "Earth-S" for the wizard Shazam, mentor to Captain Marvel. The rest of the Marvel Family included Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., and Uncle Marvel.

Earth-Prime

Earth-Prime is the home of few or no superheroes; this was supposedly "our" world, where the characters of Earth-One, Earth Two, Earth Three And the others, were merely comic book characters. DC editor Julius Schwartz lived here...
Anyway, this whole multiple earth thing was a big pain in the butt, so DC decided to do a big shebang where the multiple earths were more or less destroyed and everything was simplified to one earth. That comic series was titled "Crisis on Infinite Earths".

So, pretty much any joke you don't get above is probably a reference to this whole DC metaverse thing.

(I sometimes worry that I know this much about the whole thing, considering that I've probably read less than 5 DC comics in my whole life)
posted by Bugbread at 9:08 AM on April 7, 2006


My origin sucks. If anyone needs me, I'll be waiting by the side of the road for a truck with a radioactive waste on it. Gonna push a kid in front of it and see if Tom Cruise will save him.

Not mine! I am the less-evil clone of a character so evil that he was vanquished to the land of wind and ghosts.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:16 AM on April 7, 2006


Hey guys, whaddya think of my cummerbund?
posted by Behold, I Have An Anus! at 9:21 AM on April 7, 2006


Hey guys, whaddya think of my cummerbund?
posted by Behold, I Have An Anus! at 9:21 AM PST on April 7 [!]


Worth every penny.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:35 AM on April 7, 2006


You must value your pennies less than I do, ereshkigal45.
posted by orange swan at 9:55 AM on April 7, 2006


I'm shittin' quarters over here, orange swan.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:56 AM on April 7, 2006


bugbread, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew actually did appear with Superman. Supes was on the cover of Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew #1 and appeared in the story.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:07 AM on April 7, 2006


A friend of mine referred to late 80's-earlymid 90's comics as the Bronze Age. Discuss.
posted by bardic at 10:13 AM on April 7, 2006


ursus_comiter : "Supes was on the cover of Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew #1"



D'oh!!!

Ok, Jack_mo, listen to my general drift, but ignore any specifics I gave that weren't quoted.
posted by Bugbread at 10:15 AM on April 7, 2006


I consider myself one of the background characters created for Kingdom Come. Not much know about me, but I have a cool costume and am drawn by Alex Ross.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:15 AM on April 7, 2006


I'm shittin' quarters over here, orange swan.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:56 AM PST on April 7 [!]

If that turns into a song, I'd appreciate your input here, a total stumper mate.
posted by tellurian at 10:20 AM on April 7, 2006


Thanks bugbread, that cleared everything up and reminded me why I never read comics, and never will! *ducks*
posted by jack_mo at 10:21 AM on April 7, 2006



posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:22 AM on April 7, 2006


I am trying to figger here... does someone think things are going good at MetaFilter? Izzat what this about?
posted by scarabic at 10:23 AM on April 7, 2006


And, yeah, if it's OK to be on-topic, I agree that MeFi has been quite pleasant lately
posted by Bugbread at 10:35 AM on April 7, 2006


Wow. I love this thread. This is just as good as references to obscure MUDs. I haven't read CoIE in quite a while, and I just might have to call my comic guru buddy and have him dig them up for me (he really has ~$500k in mylar-bagged near-mint comics plus maybe twice that in other collectibles, and yet he has no aspirations of opening up a collector shop).

Personally, I spend my time on 100 Bullets, Fables, Y: The Last Man, and sometimes Bleach. If you don't read at least the first three, you really need to consider the possibility of starting up. These comics are beyond fantastic. The fourth is a Manga, which is only an occasional fix for me.

Also, if you like Superman and haven't read the Red Son saga, you must remedy this immediately. Don't wait; get to your nearest comic shop this moment.

Oh, loq. While I'm thinking of it, don't forget to remove the ring of conflict before entering the astral plane.
posted by mystyk at 10:56 AM on April 7, 2006


As far as I'm concerned, Eddie Cambpell is the only comic book artist/writer worth my time.

I kid, of course. These days I'm loving Y: the Last Man.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:53 AM on April 7, 2006


C A M P B E L L

I occasionally read what I'm typing.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:53 AM on April 7, 2006


[Patrick Stewart voice]

and then all their clothes fall off
posted by mr.marx at 11:54 AM on April 7, 2006


Instantly.
posted by Zozo at 12:05 PM on April 7, 2006


Cummerbund.

Is that not the perfect name for a German Bukkake film or what?
posted by Pollomacho at 12:15 PM on April 7, 2006


"Your super power is that you train bees? Jesus."

CoIE at least beats Secret Wars. Well, Secret Wars II.

"100 Bullets, Fables, Y: The Last Man, and sometimes Bleach."

Good, so-so, and pretty damn solid. But I abandoned monthlies years ago when I realized that I couldn't keep up. Hit me on the trade side...
posted by klangklangston at 12:21 PM on April 7, 2006


NEEEEEEEERDS! COMIC NEEEERDS! ZOMG you bastard nerd people! How dare you come sully my fine thread with your dirty, pulpy rags and crossover shlock! Weirdos! Unwashed weirdos! And Xena humpers! I'm outta here, MeFi sucks now!

Alpha Flight!
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:03 AM PST on April 7


Oh, god, now that was funny. Even I got that one.


Sober perhaps. But I'm thinking probably stoned.


Eh, I include not being stoned as a definition of sober. This is why everyone needs to take a nug out of their stash and mail it to me. Consider it insurance. I write less if I'm regularly stoned. When I'm duck-spankin' sober shit really starts to get weird.


Oh, loq. While I'm thinking of it, don't forget to remove the ring of conflict before entering the astral plane.

From an everything2 chatbox session:
14:04: loquacious punches wertperch in the junk.
14:04: loquacious: :)
14:05: wertperch grabs his +2 pointy stick and approaches loquacious
14:05: skow: I think it's better not to start shaving them boys in the forst place
14:05: loquacious: Why are all of you looking at me like I'm insane?
14:05: TenMinJoe: wertperch is trying to buy me off with XP! It's a coverup I tell you! You can't silence the tr-mmphpmmppmph
14:05: skow: first
14:06: loquacious grabs his +9 SOLDERING IRON OF JUSTICE and does a little funky dance.
14:06: skow grabs his +88 boys and runs for safety
14:06: wertperch nods to the black-clad men waiting in the doorway, and grins as they cart the wriggling body to the Vat
14:07: wertperch: Oh, really? I still have my Vorpal Handbag of Doom, y'know
14:08: skow: ta
14:09: loquacious: Yeah? Can you turn it inside out like I can do with this ∞ +1 bag of holding?
14:10: wertperch: That's shut things down, I feel. *wipes hands and leaves*
14:10: loquacious: Oh. Shit...
14:10: TenMinJoe: NO don't turn the infinity handbag inside out are you INSANE you'll destroy the UNIVERSE!
14:10: wertperch: Oh, shit. I may be in trouble now. He's using topological weapons of mad deduction
14:11: TenMinJoe: SET wertperch = wertperch + 1
14:11: loquacious: I meant to grab the ∞ /0 bookbag of indefinate due dates. Christ.
14:12: Magus: anyhow, its like I always say: Its GOOD to douse yer pheremone ejectors with the fragrant oils of Babylon. I always say that.
14:12: EDB packs his bags and escapes while there's still time
14:14: Magus takes note of the current catbox happenings and leaps into his portable hole
14:14: TenMinJoe: Wow that can't be good, EDB is scared? Aiee.
14:15: TenMinJoe hides behind the sofa
14:17: loquacious: Damn. Well, on the plus side, I finally figured out how to scare EDB. On the minus side, it involved no less than the nullification of the entire universe as we know it. It's been real.
14:17: kozmund: Rope trick! Cast Rope Trick!
14:17: loquacious: If only slightly irrational.

posted by loquacious at 12:39 PM on April 7, 2006


14:14: Magus takes note of the current catbox happenings and leaps into his portable hole

I would like a portable hole, please.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 12:45 PM on April 7, 2006


I would like a portable hole, please.

Regardless of your gender, you have at least two.

I am trying to figger here... does someone think things are going good at MetaFilter? Izzat what this about?

And yes, that's all I was saying. While I'm aware of the CIE thing, the only (paper) comics I've ever read are the Transmetropolitan series.
posted by Ryvar at 12:55 PM on April 7, 2006


Regardless of your gender, you have at least two.

Excuse me, Mr. Pedantic. I would like *another* portable hole.

Happy now?
posted by ereshkigal45 at 12:58 PM on April 7, 2006


Regardless of your gender, you have at least two.

Indeed! Thanks for noticing.
posted by Behold, I Have An Anus! at 1:01 PM on April 7, 2006


Check out the portable hole on that one!
posted by Pollomacho at 1:04 PM on April 7, 2006


I would like *another* portable hole.

How many portable holes could one person possibly want?
I forsee this thread potentially going south very quickly.

posted by Ryvar at 1:08 PM on April 7, 2006


Waitaminute, I've got 7!
posted by Bugbread at 1:20 PM on April 7, 2006


Metafilter : Striving to be merely adaquate.
posted by crunchland at 1:26 PM on April 7, 2006


(Actually, I'd be pretty damn surprised if anyone here didn't have at least 7 holes)
posted by Bugbread at 1:28 PM on April 7, 2006


I have four cheeks.
posted by Gator at 1:36 PM on April 7, 2006


This place started going downhill when they started letting the likes of me in.
posted by evariste at 1:38 PM on April 7, 2006


Jesus christ bugbread, you don't count your peehole - that's bad luck!
posted by nanojath at 1:42 PM on April 7, 2006


My work here is done.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 1:44 PM on April 7, 2006


Okay, then, 6.
posted by Bugbread at 1:46 PM on April 7, 2006


I would like *another* portable hole.

Just use a knife and you can make as many portable holes as you want...
posted by qvantamon at 2:09 PM on April 7, 2006


If you focus your mental power, you might be able to create a psychic kinfe.
posted by yerfatma at 2:15 PM on April 7, 2006


Don't forget to count your gaping pieholes.
posted by crunchland at 2:15 PM on April 7, 2006


If you focus your mental power, you might be able to create another portable hole.

Or a hemorrhoid.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:39 PM on April 7, 2006


I AM ATTACKING THE DARKNESS
posted by loquacious at 2:41 PM on April 7, 2006


I AM ATTACKING THE DARKNESS

which hole?
posted by nanojath at 2:47 PM on April 7, 2006


ALL OF THEM. I PUT ON MY WOBE AND RIZARD HAT.
posted by loquacious at 2:48 PM on April 7, 2006


am i having sex with the dorkness yet?
posted by loquacious at 2:48 PM on April 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


HELLO? HEY, WHERE'D EVERYONE GO? I MADE RICE KRISPIE TREATS!

sooo alone... *rolls 2d6 forlornly, fails to monster out or obtain goop gun, gets sent to detention*
posted by loquacious at 3:01 PM on April 7, 2006


HEY GUYS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PUT THE PORTABLE HOLE IN THE BAG OF HOLDI<carrier lost>
posted by jenovus at 3:14 PM on April 7, 2006


I stomp the ground and snort to alert you that you are in my breeding territory.
posted by yerfatma at 3:44 PM on April 7, 2006


Woah, seriously freaky shit going on. *backs away slowly*
posted by loquacious at 4:10 PM on April 7, 2006


Loquacious is no longer "sober".
posted by Bugbread at 5:08 PM on April 7, 2006


By Zod I wish. Kick down, mofo.
posted by loquacious at 5:18 PM on April 7, 2006


This post sucks.
posted by Decani at 5:31 PM on April 7, 2006


NEEEEEEEERDS! COMIC NEEEERDS!

"Hey Beyonder! Delete this thread, willya?"

What 'age' was it when Marvel comics completely rooled and kids stopped giving a crap about DC titles? Would that have been what people make reference to as THE 20TH CENTURY?

Mwa-ha-ha!
posted by scarabic at 6:29 PM on April 7, 2006


Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold.
posted by ColdChef at 7:41 PM on April 7, 2006


And watch out for your wallet, mate
For one friend is brass
and the other brass plate.
posted by yhbc at 8:30 PM on April 7, 2006




Uh. Silver? Okay. But every once in a while, the MeFiverse rips open and a chunk of some future Kali Yuga pokes its ugly head through and vomits upon us all.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 9:52 PM on April 7, 2006


what decani said
posted by slogger at 10:57 PM on April 7, 2006


Isn't silver bad? Like this is our retirement home years?

Shhh! Just nod your head and smile at the empty, reassuring bonhomies, intended only to candycoat the tragedy of loss and decay and distract from the rapidly encroaching stench of death.

"And a happy birthday to MetaFilter from Boca Raton, Florida, today 100 years young. Uh oh, watch out ladies!" /Willard Scott>
posted by dgaicun at 11:50 PM on April 7, 2006


. . . and when are you bringing back the real Willard Scott tag, Matt? Seriously, I think we've learned our lesson.
posted by dgaicun at 11:54 PM on April 7, 2006


Oh my God, with all the nerd talk, it was like I was suddenly at Little Tin Soldier in 1982 watching 26-year-olds play Chainmail.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:46 AM on April 8, 2006


[THIS THREAD CLOSED TO ALTERNATE USER COMMENTS]
posted by yerfatma at 6:15 PM on April 8, 2006


As far as "Silver Age", I have to quote one of my favorite journalists:
1955 - 1963 The Silver Age: Bathound, Bat-Mite, Batwoman
As the golden age of comics drew to a close, Batman and Robin adopted a dog — and put him in a mask, naming him Ace the Bathound. The silver age was more like a silly age with characters like Bat-Mite, a two-foot-tall tubby alien who was a fervent BatFan, dressing up in his version of a Batsuit and interfering with the Dynamic Duo's crime-fighting work in the usual bumbling sidekick manner for nearly four years.

At least the silver age gave us Batwoman, a former circus performer who inherited a fortune and used it to make herself the X Chromosome Crusader. There really wasn't much romance between her and Batman and her yellow-and-black costume could have just as easily been made for Canary Woman. She publicly retired from crimefighting in 1963 and has been mostly forgotten ever since.
...which would make jessamyn Batwoman, and she'll disappear unnoticed before the MetaFilter TV show premieres. But which one of you newbies is BatMite?
posted by wendell at 8:51 PM on April 8, 2006


That's gotta be quonsar.
posted by crunchland at 5:10 AM on April 9, 2006


I thought he was Mister Mxyzptlk.
posted by klangklangston at 8:36 AM on April 9, 2006


I mean, you just have to get him to say "rasnouq" to get rid of him.
posted by klangklangston at 8:37 AM on April 9, 2006



posted by Cranberry at 1:10 PM on April 21, 2006


Present.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 10:10 PM on April 21, 2006


Balrog swims ashore.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:32 AM on April 22, 2006



Hey yeah, cool. I was hoping someone would catch that.

:D
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:32 AM on April 22, 2006



posted by If I Had An Anus at 4:54 PM on April 22, 2006


New game: let this play for the duration of at least one (1) minute. Go about your chores. Make it past the minute mark without smiling, and you have won, and I owe you one (1) cookie.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:06 AM on April 23, 2006


I know where I'm going on vacation.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:08 AM on April 23, 2006


Fuck. We all should go together.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:59 AM on April 23, 2006


That poor girl has no eyes and no teeth and knows only one short tune! How could I be cruel enough to smile at her?
When we follow B_B's excellent suggestion and meet in Sarasota, gnfti, I expect a cookie.
posted by Cranberry at 12:11 PM on April 23, 2006


Shouldn't we be going here on vacation?
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:18 PM on April 23, 2006


This would be even better!
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:19 PM on April 23, 2006


scary twins from the longboat
posted by Nice Donkey at 11:27 AM on April 24, 2006


Twin donkeys? No wonder we go through so much hay.
posted by Cranberry at 1:08 PM on April 24, 2006


Yay vacation! I didn't earn a cookie, gdiddy, but will you still bring me the wooden shoes you promised many a voyage ago?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 2:15 PM on April 24, 2006


Hey, they do look like donkeys. Sea donkeys!
posted by Nice Donkey at 5:01 PM on April 24, 2006


Nice Donkey, you should ask gnfti for some wooden shoes
posted by Cranberry at 11:35 PM on April 24, 2006


Omie got sidebarred! Well done, good sir.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:09 AM on April 25, 2006


Omie, you da man.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:53 AM on April 25, 2006


Yes, I shall make extensive use of the the theydoexist tag in the future as well also too.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:05 PM on April 25, 2006


Nice work Omie. I !-ed your comments.
posted by Cranberry at 9:22 PM on April 25, 2006


Yeah, I almost missed it. It's amazing how good a nice rant can make you feel.
posted by OmieWise at 7:19 AM on April 26, 2006


And sorry I've not been around, but I've been busy where it doesn't count.
posted by OmieWise at 7:21 AM on April 26, 2006



posted by OmieWise at 7:55 AM on April 26, 2006


Self-link
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:22 AM on April 26, 2006


Self-link? Ohh, wow, cool.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:36 AM on April 26, 2006


Damn, that's great. Way to walk the walk, wonderful wordster.
posted by OmieWise at 10:39 AM on April 26, 2006


goodnewsforthe W
posted by Cranberry at 10:59 AM on April 26, 2006


Dammit, you got your longboat in my referrer logs.
posted by cortex at 12:59 PM on April 26, 2006


Happy Birthday, d00d!!!!!!

posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:10 PM on April 26, 2006


Uh-oh. Now cortex knows too much.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:42 PM on April 26, 2006


I wish I knew too much.
posted by OmieWise at 1:55 PM on April 26, 2006


I wish I knew who is the birthday person.
posted by Cranberry at 4:04 PM on April 26, 2006


I wish I hitlerstalin
posted by cortex at 4:24 PM on April 26, 2006


Heckuva new job Brownie. The infamous ex-FEMA boss has been hired to be the inside-the-beltway face (lobbyist?) of OnScreen Technologies. That is described in the Oregonian newspaper as a "tiny high-tech" company that relocated from near Tampa to Portland last fall.
OnScreen maufactures portlable battery-powered signs that can be used by first repsonders.
posted by Cranberry at 9:15 PM on April 26, 2006


Now that I am off the phone and re-reading, I am considering routine use of spell check
posted by Cranberry at 9:48 PM on April 26, 2006


Hello?
*echoes hollowly*
Anybody here? 5 days with no posts? Tsk
posted by Cranberry at 4:37 PM on May 1, 2006


Oh, there were posts, but I flagged 'em all as noise.
posted by cortex at 4:54 PM on May 1, 2006


*brings the noize*
(girls, rock that boy)

posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:34 PM on May 1, 2006


Have you ever noticed that songs which explicitly mention Rock never rock as much as songs that don't?
posted by cortex at 11:56 PM on May 1, 2006


*gives cortex key to janitor's closet*
re-reads cortex's last comment
*gives cortex key to geology lab*
posted by Cranberry at 12:09 AM on May 2, 2006


What!? Waffles, but no pancakes? Outrageous!
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:30 AM on May 2, 2006


Those are hilarious, IIHAA! Maybe they didn't have a bunny to model a pancake costume.
posted by Cranberry at 11:11 AM on May 2, 2006



posted by Nice Donkey at 10:35 PM on May 3, 2006


iihaa badge
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:07 AM on May 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


Oops, link.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:12 AM on May 4, 2006


Weird. The link worked the first time, but it's not bordered.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:13 AM on May 4, 2006


This thread must feel neglected.
posted by Cranberry at 12:07 AM on May 5, 2006


TGIF!
But that is a problem too. There is very little traffic here on the weekends, and the tsunami of closure will wash over us most likely by Sunday.

Shall we swim over to 11746 and keep stavrosthewonderchicken from falling off the end of that page? It is a humongous thread - over 300 comments, but skipping all that must be what the 'end' key is for.
posted by Cranberry at 12:07 AM on May 5, 2006


One month to go (big mess link).

That is all.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:06 PM on May 6, 2006


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