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Miguel Cardoso section in a Portugese bookstore
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 8:30 PM (49 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

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To this day (some four years later) I feel guilty about giving him a hard time. Nothing more to add, really. I'm pretty sure he still lurks, so...Miguel, I'm sorry.
posted by BlueTrain at 8:43 PM on June 24, 2006


Ha!
posted by cortex at 8:48 PM on June 24, 2006


If more people would BUY the books instead of just taking PICTURES of them, maybe he would have more time to spend with us, no?
posted by yhbc at 8:52 PM on June 24, 2006


I was hoping to post a Portugal meetup thread, with pictures, but Miguel and I missed each other. I even ended up having dinner with friends at a restaurant nearby the hotel where Miguel and I had planned to have drinks.

And, yes, all my Portuguese friends assured me that *everyone* knows who Miguel is - he is quite famous and is indeed one of Portugal's two or three most well-known authors.
posted by vacapinta at 8:53 PM on June 24, 2006


He continues to be dead to me.
posted by ColdChef at 8:53 PM on June 24, 2006


As the portuguese comments on that picture point out, his most famous book is "As Causas das Coisas" (The Cause of Things) which they can't keep in stock.
posted by vacapinta at 8:54 PM on June 24, 2006


Ooo. Mrrr-OWR. Hissy, hissy, missy.
posted by yhbc at 8:55 PM on June 24, 2006


[directed to ColdChef, in case it wasn't clear]
posted by yhbc at 8:56 PM on June 24, 2006


Me-yow.
posted by ColdChef at 9:06 PM on June 24, 2006


I recently noticed another cardoso on Metafilter whose blog is in Portuguese. Of course, I've got a bad case of apophenia this weekend.
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:12 PM on June 24, 2006


Neat. Thanks for the link.
posted by dobbs at 9:20 PM on June 24, 2006


He posted something just 15 days ago.
posted by delmoi at 10:00 PM on June 24, 2006


Neither amazon.com nor amazon.co.uk list any books by him in English translation. Pity, I'd read a few if I could.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:58 PM on June 24, 2006


Miguel will always be MetaFilter to me.
posted by timeistight at 10:59 PM on June 24, 2006


no matter how much we try, animated gifs cannot live up to the old days of MeFi.
posted by b1tr0t at 11:39 PM on June 24, 2006


These kids don't know what it was like. We had to hand-code posts in Z80 assembly language, and walk five miles in the snow to do it.
posted by Jimbob at 11:45 PM on June 24, 2006


8-bit processors were a luxury we were happy to have!
posted by b1tr0t at 12:37 AM on June 25, 2006


And every one of those books is based on information he got from his Metatalk questions. But do we see any cashflow? No.
posted by graventy at 1:30 AM on June 25, 2006


Huh. I thought his most famous work was entitled "Como é todos fazer aqui neste Web site?", loosely translated as "How's everybody doing on this here website?", a collection of his greatest MetaTalk threads...
posted by jonson at 2:15 AM on June 25, 2006


He was so funny here I would bet his books are great reads. I too mourn the lack of an English translation, not enough to learn Portuguese though.
posted by caddis at 5:42 AM on June 25, 2006


Back in the old days, nobody really knew HTML, so there wasn't any sense in asking if Migs had a grasp of it.

And ColdChef was merely the deputy's assistant of Anti-Miguel Land.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:56 AM on June 25, 2006


I wish José Saramago would post here.
posted by horsewithnoname at 6:51 AM on June 25, 2006


Where's the Carlos Quevedo section of the bookstore?
posted by Mid at 7:11 AM on June 25, 2006


I wish José Saramago would post here.

That'd be sweet. And one day when he was away from his computer, we could switch his preferences over to the plain text theme.
posted by cortex at 7:12 AM on June 25, 2006


Neat. Thanks for the link.

Seconded.

To this day (some four years later) I feel guilty about giving him a hard time. Nothing more to add, really. I'm pretty sure he still lurks, so...Miguel, I'm sorry.

Also, alas, seconded.
posted by languagehat at 7:26 AM on June 25, 2006


Matt how is that year in the posted by line in the archives coming?
posted by Mitheral at 8:22 AM on June 25, 2006


who's that Truman Capote guy whose books are right next to Miguel's?
posted by matteo at 8:49 AM on June 25, 2006


He continues to be dead to me.

Miguel will always be MetaFilter to me.


Death is MetaFilter to me.

Just had to tie that one up.
posted by hangashore at 9:12 AM on June 25, 2006


That'd be sweet. And one day when he was away from his computer, we could switch his preferences over to the plain text theme.

If you're making the Saramago reference I think you are: borderline tenuous but excellently played, good sir.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:32 AM on June 25, 2006


Sir, I am almost certain we are on the same wavelength.
posted by cortex at 12:03 PM on June 25, 2006


I miss Miguel. I wish he'd post more.

Not that I post that much here myself, these days.

I wanna know what that scamp has been up to whilst he has been absent.
posted by konolia at 12:09 PM on June 25, 2006


I love Miguel but I now hate Portugal, as I'm sure you all will understand.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:59 PM on June 25, 2006


Yeah. That was pretty scrappy, eh?
posted by blag at 2:44 PM on June 25, 2006


Matt, Matt, Matt...how many times do I have to tell you that this is not about me?

*waves like a lunatic towards the camera*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:57 PM on June 25, 2006


oh, but it is
posted by caddis at 3:07 PM on June 25, 2006


and Portugal is headed to the quarterfinals. Congrats.
posted by caddis at 3:30 PM on June 25, 2006


I was thinking about you during the game, Migs. Congrats!
posted by languagehat at 3:44 PM on June 25, 2006


(quietly agrees with timeistight.)
posted by vers at 4:19 PM on June 25, 2006


better than the lot of us put together, he is.
posted by dong_resin at 5:05 PM on June 25, 2006


Better, maybe. But is he more numerous? I think not, sir, I think not.
posted by arto at 8:55 PM on June 25, 2006


I am overjoyed to see dong_resin's name here. I am mildly happy-ish to see Miguel. Now if kafkaesque was still around, that would be reason to celebrate.
posted by ColdChef at 9:07 PM on June 25, 2006


not better, but very much funnier and more eloquent

we like funny
we like eloquence
hence we miss migs
but there are still a lot of funny and eloquent posters here
posted by caddis at 9:11 PM on June 25, 2006


Miguel was my captain, and I his acolyte. He personifies everthing I once held dear about Metafilter, and everything I envy in the world and wish for my own: eruditon, ribaldry, aesthetics, gentility, wisdom, and the ability to not take oneself too seriously. Such things may not be prized in these contentious days, but Miguel embodied them, and much more, often to his detriment. I miss him, and wherever he hangs his hat tonight, I wish him good luck, a good smoke, and a cold martini.
posted by UncleFes at 10:22 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN
posted by cortex at 10:34 PM on June 25, 2006


Heya Fes!
posted by Wolof at 12:00 AM on June 26, 2006


Migs, dong & Fes in the same thread? *swoons*
posted by romakimmy at 4:07 AM on June 26, 2006


They're coming out of the woodwork!

*cries, happily*
posted by konolia at 9:39 AM on June 26, 2006


OMG!

*swoons*

It's like Old Home Week!
posted by Lynsey at 8:24 PM on June 26, 2006


I enjoyed MiguelCardoso's activity on the site, though I admit to finding languagehat's occasional imitations of MiguelCardoso's style pretty entertaining.

Luckily some of Miguel Esteves Cardosos's work is available in German, so I might even read it some day if I'm curious enough. I hope the translation is good.
posted by Gnatcho at 10:00 AM on June 27, 2006


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