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I, for one, would like to congratulate the members of the MetaFilter pseudo-community for NOT posting a "Murdoch/Fox Cancels O.J. Show and Book" NewsFilter in the one hour since it was announced and officially warn anyone considering doing something like that it will not end well.
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 1:52 PM (57 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

end well is an anagram for wendell.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:54 PM on November 20, 2006 [16 favorites]


lol
posted by Arcaz Ino at 1:54 PM on November 20, 2006


If I did it... it would be annoying.
posted by Arcaz Ino at 1:57 PM on November 20, 2006


Oh no! Jess discovered the secret behind my Web Identity!

Thank you for not deleting.
posted by wendell at 2:01 PM on November 20, 2006


^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
posted by felix betachat at 2:02 PM on November 20, 2006


Wendell's well ends ills! 4oz, only twelve clamshells!
posted by cortex at 2:03 PM on November 20, 2006


So Fox killed the story? Did they lurk in a dark corner waiting for the perfect moment to jump out and...

Ah, too easy. Low-hanging fruit and all that.
posted by clevershark at 2:06 PM on November 20, 2006


In FOX's defence, they thought they were canceling the Arrested Development Thanksgiving Special.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:07 PM on November 20, 2006 [5 favorites]


I hope someone does post to the blue so I can post a comment in this thread consisting of "MeFi" with a link. Like a reverse callout. Yeah.

wendell: Don't stuff beans up your nose.
posted by grouse at 2:08 PM on November 20, 2006


It's now on the blue.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:11 PM on November 20, 2006


Never put salt in your eyes.
posted by clevershark at 2:12 PM on November 20, 2006


I can't hear you. I have beans in my ears.
posted by wendell at 2:12 PM on November 20, 2006


Cue Nelson: Ha ha!
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:13 PM on November 20, 2006


MeFi
posted by Floydd at 2:13 PM on November 20, 2006 [3 favorites]


I guess somebody didn't get the memo.
posted by NoMich at 2:14 PM on November 20, 2006


Ah, wendell was a little early. I agree, though. This is the a particularly telling example of newsfilter - a post to bbc news, tantamount to B-List celebrity gossip about a man who doesn't deserve to read his name in the press. Why does this deserve real estate on Metafilter?
posted by muddgirl at 2:14 PM on November 20, 2006


It was prematurely jinxed, it was.
posted by clevershark at 2:15 PM on November 20, 2006


Oops, sorry. I guess I owe Floydd a Coke.
posted by NoMich at 2:15 PM on November 20, 2006


end well is an anagram for wendell.

And "It will not" is an anagram of "nil tit owl". So the Secret message is "nil tit owl Wendell".

Wendell, why do you want us to know that you're a bird of prey with negligible mammaries?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:15 PM on November 20, 2006


orenthal james simpson is an anagram for salted oriental jizzmop. almost. sort of.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 2:16 PM on November 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


I guess we won't get to see this one, either.
posted by maryh at 2:19 PM on November 20, 2006


"It will not end well" is also an anagram for:
WILL TO INTEND WELL
WINED WELL TILL NOT
ENTWINED WILL TOLL
TWILL TOWELLED INN
LILTED NEWTON WILL
TWILLED LENTIL WON
INDOLENT WILL WELT
INTONED WELL TWILL
DWELL TELL WINO NIT

And the Anagram Server is a lot more fun than talking about O.J.
posted by wendell at 2:30 PM on November 20, 2006


I did not. And I will not stop until I find the real thread killers.
posted by wendell at 2:47 PM on November 20, 2006


True, util you realize that Orenthal James Simpson is an anagram for ...

A SHAPE SINNER JOLTS MOM!

He does indeed.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:48 PM on November 20, 2006


If the books don't sell, he goes to Hell.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:51 PM on November 20, 2006 [2 favorites]


wendell : "I did not. And I will not stop until I find the real thread killers."

But if you had, how would you have done it?
posted by nkyad at 2:59 PM on November 20, 2006


Orenthal Simpson = P.S., he is not normal.

Orenthal James Simpson = Press moons, jail the man.
posted by notswedish at 3:03 PM on November 20, 2006


I am amazed to see that I live in a time with technology so advanced that the callout can pre-date the actual post by nearly 20 minutes.

I can only assume wendell has a trio of albino psychics hooked up to a machine that shits pool balls with thread topics engraved on them for him to preemtively meta. If only they dropped more often.
posted by GuyZero at 3:08 PM on November 20, 2006 [3 favorites]


is this the first pre-emptive callout? does that mean we can argue about impeaching wendell?
posted by mwhybark at 3:15 PM on November 20, 2006


I refuse to believe this book ever actually existed, and I'm sure Murdoch, somehow, is making a huge profit off this hoax.
posted by maryh at 3:16 PM on November 20, 2006


Another anagram: "This will not end well" = "Wendell will not shit."

GuyZero, Did jonmc tell you my psychics are albinos?

My next prediction: "Comedian Killed in Iraq, surprisingly NOT Borat"
And "DestroyBaghdad Procedure and other Programming Quotes" via reddit.
And "LogicalParadoxes.info" via presurfer.
And "Cranberries Are Good For You".
And, yes, I have my own blog and I wouldn't put any of this stuff there either.

mwhybark, why do you hate America MetaFilter?
posted by wendell at 3:26 PM on November 20, 2006


clevershark: "Never put salt in your eyes."

ZOMG!!! I've been thinking about that sketch for years and no one's ever heard of it and, oh man, lol, YOU FOUND IT. THANKS!

i thought it was snl was why i never did i guess
posted by 31d1 at 3:28 PM on November 20, 2006


is this the first pre-emptive callout?

This was kinda early.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:22 PM on November 20, 2006


It was quite a pre-emptive strike. Nice one wendell!
posted by Eekacat at 4:56 PM on November 20, 2006


Oooh, an anagram thread!

Orenthal James Simpson

=

OJ slashes Ron, mate, in PM.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:17 PM on November 20, 2006


for the record, OJ did that shit.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 6:28 PM on November 20, 2006


O wendell, i hate you not.
posted by mwhybark at 6:33 PM on November 20, 2006


I'm posting a pre-emptive callout for 2008. Please Metafilter, please do not post a link on the front page about how great it is that Bush has left the White House. It will not wendell.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:44 PM on November 20, 2006


I'm also posting a pre-emptive callout for 2008. Please Metafilter, please do not post a link on the front page about how great it is that there is another Bush in the White House. it will not wendell.
posted by tkolar at 7:30 PM on November 20, 2006


Effigy2000 writes "I'm posting a pre-emptive callout for 2008. Please Metafilter, please do not post a link on the front page about how great it is that Bush has left the White House."

Technically that shouldn't happen until 2009. Even if it is just a place-switch between Bushes at that time (yikes).
posted by clevershark at 7:37 PM on November 20, 2006


I'm posting a pre-emptive callout for 2008. Please Metafilter, please do not post a link on the front page about how great it is that someone with a bush is in the White House. It will not wendell.
posted by pyramid termite at 7:57 PM on November 20, 2006


Actually, I think that one will end pretty well.
posted by tkolar at 8:11 PM on November 20, 2006


People, please bear in mind that Fox was acquitted of cancelling the OJ book before a jury of its peers and therefore it is technically incorrect to say that it killed the book. However, Fox will soon be publishing a book titled "If We Killed the OJ Book."
posted by kindall at 8:26 PM on November 20, 2006


They're BAAaaack...
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:43 PM on November 20, 2006


Kill it before it breeds and spawns!
posted by loquacious at 9:08 PM on November 20, 2006


kindall, wouldn't it be "If we didn't kill the OJ Book?"
posted by anthill at 10:54 PM on November 20, 2006


I refuse to believe this book ever actually existed, and I'm sure Murdoch, somehow, is making a huge profit off this hoax.
posted by maryh at 3:16 PM


Seconded.
posted by Balisong at 11:22 PM on November 20, 2006


It will not end well

I dunno; it began with a double homicide; how much worse can it get.
posted by TedW at 3:16 AM on November 21, 2006


it began with a double homicide wrongful death

Now I know why O.J. never found the real killers! He should have been looking for the real murderers as a court already determined who the killer was by a preponderance of the evidence.
posted by grouse at 3:43 AM on November 21, 2006


This was kinda early.

That's my fourth most embarrassing mefi moment. I've unclenched a little bit since.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:15 AM on November 21, 2006


Unclenching into the end well.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:09 AM on November 21, 2006


Sirs, I can but beg of you that whilst a news-posting of the forthcoming coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria might seem to the uncouth mind to be within the spirit of the age, it must inevitably lead to a discussion most Boorish and Unwelcome in these genteel pages of the Royal Society of Meta-Filterers, and hence will not end well.
posted by arto at 11:10 AM on November 21, 2006


And the Anagram Server is a lot more fun than talking about O.J.

yes, that is goodness.

VIRAL AS PUCK LINT
VIRAL AS CULT PINK
RIVAL ALP CUTS INK
RIVAL ALP CUTS KIN
RIVAL ALP CUT INKS
RIVAL ALP CUT SKIN
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:57 AM on November 21, 2006


Rather than posting a second call out to Metatalk, I want to point out this comment from Sully which is, in effect, suggesting that somebody should go and harm Judith Regan's daughter. Perhaps that should be deleted.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:39 PM on November 21, 2006


Come to think of it, perhaps that is an example of this whole thing not ending well.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:50 PM on November 21, 2006


Metafilter: place-switching your bushes.
posted by scrump at 3:32 PM on November 27, 2006


Gear Ma. A me rag.
posted by armage at 1:16 PM on December 19, 2006


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