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May 28, 2006 7:48 PM   Subscribe

WHAT THE FUCK MATT?
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM (69 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I think we've already had plenty of that fucking thing here recently. k thx bu bye.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:49 PM on May 28, 2006


WTF? Did you just invoke Bubees? You do know I own 7 out of 8 of the original "Summon Bevets" cards, right?
posted by loquacious at 7:51 PM on May 28, 2006


I enjoyed the thread, but knew it was not long for this world.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:52 PM on May 28, 2006


the thread was dumb with long scrolling goofball comments and it all hinges on a link with a single picture and no explanation, which is itself some in-joke from SomethingAwful.

I've seen like a dozen celingcat images in the past couple days here. I don't think pulling injokes from Fark and SA over here and beating everyone over the head with them in every thread you can is a good idea.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:56 PM on May 28, 2006


We all live and die at the whim of Ceiling Cat. Someday you will understand. I only hope it is not too late, Haughey.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 8:00 PM on May 28, 2006


Ceiling cat: no

Shoulder cat: yes
posted by brain_drain at 8:04 PM on May 28, 2006


What I love most about this whole episode is that Matt apparently tried cleaning up the thread before he finally said "oh, fuck it!" and just deleted the whole thing.

It's times like this that I (almost) wish we had an admin-cam, with a live mike.
posted by yhbc at 8:04 PM on May 28, 2006



Matt, I must beat you repeatedly with my leek until you change your mind...
posted by wendell at 8:06 PM on May 28, 2006


naw, I just removed a couple of the pointless scrolling comments.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:08 PM on May 28, 2006


...at which point Mr Haughey exclaimed, Mr. Ceilingcat, I knew Oolong, and you, sir, are no Oolong". The feline in question only response was in continuing to stare.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:09 PM on May 28, 2006


I thought the thread was pretty funny on the whole, but support its continued deletion, as it is far from the best of the Web.

Man, I am getting boring in my old age.
posted by dg at 8:17 PM on May 28, 2006


Given the expressed level of outrage, I assumed the subject was Matt having posted something along the lines of "I keep slaves," or "Jews are teh cheapz." Imagine my disappointment to find that he had deleted a single-link FPP to a dumb in-joke.
posted by cribcage at 8:18 PM on May 28, 2006


Ceiling Cat is watching you beat off... everyone over the head.
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:20 PM on May 28, 2006


You realize you're opening yourself up to criticism about "supporting only officially authorized MetaFilter injokes"...


Disclaimer: Commenter does not claim to have ever done anything that could be remotely considered "Best of the Web".
posted by wendell at 8:21 PM on May 28, 2006




sebastian cabbit is not pleased
posted by pyramid termite at 8:21 PM on May 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


There are hundreds of in-jokes on this site and many others, and I range from enjoyment to mere tolerance for all of them, but ceiling cat is pretty much a "meh". It's from somewhere else, there isn't really anything funny about it, and the sudden rise of it here seems like a lot of noise.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:32 PM on May 28, 2006


There is something funny about it. Or at least it cracks me up.

But everyone posting in that thread should have known that it was going to be shut down. And this thread is pointless.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:37 PM on May 28, 2006


Ceiling Cat is watching 10jubilee.
posted by evariste at 8:39 PM on May 28, 2006


Lord I apologize...mumble mumble...the starving pygmies down there in New Guinea.
posted by evariste at 8:40 PM on May 28, 2006


And this thread is pointless.

Yeah, probably. But man, I love Ceiling Cat. That transparent png is sheer fucking genius. When I first saw it it made me laugh so damn much.
posted by loquacious at 8:49 PM on May 28, 2006


I love this shoulder cat...
Are those lips real?
posted by growabrain at 8:50 PM on May 28, 2006


Hurry, favorite it now, before thirty seconds elapse and you forget the thread even happened.

Oh, look! A new meme! It involves both cute animals and middle-school humor!

*runs off to play*
posted by Eideteker at 8:54 PM on May 28, 2006


MY GOD MATT! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!?!?

posted by Stauf at 8:56 PM on May 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


That would work better if Jedi Matt's glowering malevolent mug was pasted in there: 'He slipped. I tried to grab his tail. Honest.'

I, for one, will not miss Ceiling Cat.
Yes, the first transparent image got a laugh out of me, but the rest of it felt kinda forced.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:01 PM on May 28, 2006


I like ceiling cat. I mean, I still like ceiling cat. At repitition #10,000, probably not so much.

Anyway, even liking ceiling cat, I still think that was a completely stupid post. Maybe I feel that way because I posted a comment here in MeTa with some research I did into its origins, including a link to that website and the added piece of info that the website, as far as I can tell, is prior to anything else I can find. And that a Wikipedia contributer claims to be the photographer. So, you know, this wasn't earth-shattering news to me.

On the other hand, this wasn't earth-shattering news to anyone. It was a single-link post to a well-known in-joke site. Whether ceiling cat is funny or not, that's a waste of fucking time. And I say that with deep sincerity and not a little fear of the terrible gaze which is ceilingcat's.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:15 PM on May 28, 2006


the slayer music made matt do it
posted by pyramid termite at 9:16 PM on May 28, 2006


Hmmm wendell has a point, but yeah, I'm sure the O RLY? owl has a home on the web too. And the pissing elephant. Oh wait... the pissing elephant's home is MetaTalk.
posted by scarabic at 9:20 PM on May 28, 2006


Oh, for fuck's sake.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:25 PM on May 28, 2006


That thread didn't need to become a trainwreck, but it did, so this is what we get.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:55 PM on May 28, 2006




look, it's another ceiling cat!!
posted by pyramid termite at 10:05 PM on May 28, 2006


CeilingCat : The least funny and most prolific injoke since the Flying Spaghetti Monster
posted by Afroblanco at 10:05 PM on May 28, 2006


Never mind ceiling cat, what about talking cat.
posted by tellurian at 10:26 PM on May 28, 2006



posted by brain_drain at 10:32 PM on May 28, 2006


meow meow meow meow telephone
posted by pyramid termite at 10:38 PM on May 28, 2006


Is that the "helllooooo" talking cat video? (I have ebaum blocked) It's a cute video if so.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 10:43 PM on May 28, 2006


I wish every one of you image-posting morons would take your pants off and go wallow in some fresh lotaxfarklolcopter, far away from here. This shit is literary, and you're some tweed-coated community college professor, looking furiously for your Dave Brubeck tape (to play in your 1985 mustang for the work study secretary you somehow cajoled into having 'frappies' with at Starbucks.)

It's all so very middlebrow.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 10:49 PM on May 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


Your mom.
posted by loquacious at 10:51 PM on May 28, 2006


It's all so very middlebrow.

no, it's more like lowenbrow
posted by pyramid termite at 11:04 PM on May 28, 2006


Here's to good Metafriends.
Tonight, let it be lowenbrow.
posted by wendell at 11:20 PM on May 28, 2006


Sealing Cat.
Peeling Cat.
Unappealing Cat.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:37 PM on May 28, 2006



posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:44 PM on May 28, 2006


Buh? I would like to unsubscribe from your mewsletter.
posted by loquacious at 12:34 AM on May 29, 2006


I knew I couldn't build a cat.
posted by loquacious at 12:54 AM on May 29, 2006


ceilingcat.com was not a worthwhile link.
posted by mischief at 6:03 AM on May 29, 2006


未解決
posted by grouse at 6:47 AM on May 29, 2006


The last comment was the best.
posted by Mitheral at 7:18 AM on May 29, 2006


Comment even.
posted by Mitheral at 7:19 AM on May 29, 2006


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posted by 3.2.3 at 10:38 AM on May 29, 2006


And yet you're still here, 3.2.3.

Why punish yourself so?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:53 AM on May 29, 2006


i like to send emails with jokes and funny pichers to my friends and relatives, ya know. i always find the best ones here.

plus, i like to see what what the fuck matt is going to delete next while giving dios yet another free pass. i know, i know, schadenfreude jumped the shark in 1994. i just can't help myself.
posted by 3.2.3 at 11:09 AM on May 29, 2006


Let me point out that "jumped the shark" has jumped the shark.
posted by wendell at 1:00 PM on May 29, 2006


That would work better if Jedi Matt's glowering malevolent mug was pasted in there: 'He slipped. I tried to grab his tail. Honest.'

You mean like some kind of Ceiling Matt?

/ducks
posted by penguin pie at 1:05 PM on May 29, 2006


Now you see, why'd you have to go and say that?


posted by dgaicun at 1:30 PM on May 29, 2006 [4 favorites]


jumping the shark has jumped the shark has jumped the shark.

now the circular reference is complete.
posted by 3.2.3 at 1:36 PM on May 29, 2006


Ceiling Matt is watching you pontificate.
posted by brain_drain at 1:55 PM on May 29, 2006


Seeing Matt's face upside-down really makes one appreciate his massive schnoz.
posted by kenko at 2:09 PM on May 29, 2006


dgaicun wins. Ceiling Matt is awesome. I'm putting him in my "meta" file for future insertion into appropriate (and inappropriate) threads.
posted by wendell at 3:34 PM on May 29, 2006


Seeing Matt's face upside-down really makes one appreciate his massive schnoz.

Ev'vabody do whacha like!
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:16 PM on May 29, 2006


未解決!
posted by blacklite at 8:28 PM on May 29, 2006


Ceiling Matt killed Margeret Cochran.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 8:45 PM on May 29, 2006


matt...

I knew the Ceiling Cat FPP was marginal at best. Then again, I think it is in fact one of the best "in jokes" I've seen around the net in a while. And the MeFi crowd really took the ball and ran with it.

Although I knew it was a risk posting it, in the end I did it because MeFi tracks internet memes. Just because it may have come from somewhere else doesn't mean it shouldn't be posted here.

In the end, I think you deleted the post simply because you've been caught too many times by Ceiling Cat to freel comfortable having him around.
posted by Doohickie at 8:52 PM on May 29, 2006


In the end, I will eventually learn not to say "in the end" so much.
posted by Doohickie at 8:54 PM on May 29, 2006


Ceiling Matt killed Margeret Cochran.

Genius. And he has let Todd Manning take the fall.
posted by Dreamghost at 12:15 AM on May 30, 2006


OMFG Ceiling Matt!!

That does it. I'm never, ever masturbating ever again.

Also, don't make fun of Matt's nose. That's not nice. That's just where he keeps his TV.
posted by loquacious at 12:37 AM on May 30, 2006


Ceiling cat is over. Now there's Toiletkitten.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:36 AM on May 30, 2006


Toilet kitten is watching you shit blood.
posted by jefbla at 11:59 AM on May 30, 2006



posted by antifreez_ at 1:22 PM on May 30, 2006


I'm glad the FPP was deleted, but I would have tolerated it if there actually had been a link to the back story of the photo (as implied by the FPP).

I'm not sure that even that would have been worthy of a FPP, plus, I think the whole cats and masturbating thing is derivative of the old Fark PS that every human on earth has seen by now.
posted by glycolized at 3:39 PM on May 30, 2006


为解决有什么特别的意思?
posted by afu at 8:37 PM on June 2, 2006


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