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December 11, 2006 2:16 AM   Subscribe

Deja vu.
posted by Brittanie to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 AM (35 comments total)

Not really a callout, just a whaaaaaaa? Also, the user profile is fascinating reading.
posted by Brittanie at 2:16 AM on December 11, 2006


Whoa... when did the user profile page change?

I can't see anything on there apart from the fact he wants to buy stuff in china and sell stuff in Brazil (but apparently hasn't considered shipping from China to Brazil yet. Maybe that's question number 4...)
posted by twine42 at 2:24 AM on December 11, 2006


Hmmm... I reckon this person's just got a one-track mind. Twice.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:24 AM on December 11, 2006


I think his mind is skipping on that one track.
posted by veggieboy at 4:41 AM on December 11, 2006


This is odd.
posted by grouse at 6:14 AM on December 11, 2006


Yeah, I think this is pretty odd.
posted by grouse at 6:14 AM on December 11, 2006


I'm going to Aruba in a week. How can I get in on some of this hot black/grey-market action?
posted by Eideteker at 6:27 AM on December 11, 2006


That's weird. I removed some of the snarky comments. Maybe he booked the tickets in October and is going down soon. When's Carnivale? The first question only got seven comments.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:30 AM on December 11, 2006


You can't say he's not enterprising. He might be better off finding a web forum of like minded folks if he's not interested in anything else.
posted by ardgedee at 6:38 AM on December 11, 2006


I believe Carnival falls in February. So there's only going to be ten more of these questions tops before he starts up again next October.

Plus, this part . . .

if you know anyone who needs an ipod, laptop, designer clothes or even a Playstation3 down there, let me know.

. . . is turning it into some sort of Brazilian-U.S. craigslist/ask.me mashup.

Unless he's just volunteering this stuff. In which case I could use a MacBook and I'll meet you at the border.
posted by veggieboy at 6:49 AM on December 11, 2006


Carnivale is in February, same time as Mardi Gras.
posted by Brittanie at 6:49 AM on December 11, 2006


Technically, Mardi Gras is the last day of Carnivale. And the following day is Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the Lenten season, when Catholics are supposed to abstain from all sorts of good shit and beg profuse forgiveness for the activities they did during Carnivale, which they would never have done if it weren't for the whole Lenten season of denial of the things they would normally just partake of moderately throughout the year.
posted by Eideteker at 7:17 AM on December 11, 2006


Didn't we just discuss this?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:38 AM on December 11, 2006


Didn't we just discuss this?
posted by brain_drain at 8:52 AM on December 11, 2006


Well I thought we did.
posted by grouse at 9:11 AM on December 11, 2006


Well, I think we did.
posted by grouse at 9:12 AM on December 11, 2006


Well, I thunk we did?
posted by chrisroberts at 9:26 AM on December 11, 2006


Whoa, deja vu.
posted by mediareport at 9:40 AM on December 11, 2006


This post was deleted for the following reason: you already asked this before and got answers.

Deja vu, all over again.

I know I'm going to regret this, but wtf?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:50 AM on December 11, 2006


This must be the famous MetaFilter Echo Chamber I've heard about so often. You know - the one the choir gets preached to in?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:54 AM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'll go one further and say that all questions like this should be deleted. If we delete the illegal software download type questions, and questions about where to find and buy drugs than questions about selling black/grey market items should also be removed.
posted by edgeways at 1:24 PM on December 11, 2006


Yeah, it kind of seems like that should've been deleted the first time around, but it seemed innocent enough, I guess. Now it's obvious he's just a scammer.
posted by koeselitz at 1:34 PM on December 11, 2006


Whoa, alvy. That's even weirder than the Brazil post.
posted by mygothlaundry at 1:45 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


hey! i want ta say stuff too.
posted by nola at 2:01 PM on December 11, 2006


beep
posted by blue_beetle at 2:12 PM on December 11, 2006


weiler63 = Prosper, SitePoint and Ask MetaFilter. What value.
posted by tellurian at 2:47 PM on December 11, 2006


Dear AskMe,

Does anyone know where I can get a black market PC with pirate Windows installed? And score dope?

Because if I had that setup, I'd be feeling really funky, and jonesing to post the Treaty of Westphalia all over the blue.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:16 PM on December 11, 2006


Pirate Windows = Portholes?
posted by clockzero at 4:16 PM on December 11, 2006


dear meatbomb, i have a pc for sale with a pirate. my mom can sell you some dope, come by my house sometime for tea and scrumpets.
posted by nola at 5:05 PM on December 11, 2006


This only serves to confirm my theory that I'm the only real human using this website, and you folks are all just a bunch of computer programs.

and sometimes you screw up and say the same shit twice. Like the announcers in Madden '05.

and then call yerselves out on it.


martini time.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:33 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


Baby_Balrog: I'm not a computer. How do I know you're not?
posted by niles at 6:54 PM on December 11, 2006


Ho-ly shit. Well, that explains a lot. Thanks, niles.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:29 PM on December 11, 2006


Niles: Was that an April Fools joke? If so what year? If so what year?
posted by carsonb at 9:00 PM on December 11, 2006


N:n
posted by carsonb at 9:03 PM on December 11, 2006


Joke? What do you mean?



Fine, check this, this, and this out. That's the best I can find.
posted by niles at 10:35 PM on December 11, 2006


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