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3000 answers, and not one of them should be taken as medical advice. Here's to you, ikkyu2.
posted by Busy Old Fool to MetaFilter-Related at 5:52 AM (72 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

The man is an answering machine.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:03 AM on February 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, and, ikkyu2, after 3000 answers, maybe it's time for your 2nd song post to MeFi Music? Your first had a likably ragged charm to it!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:11 AM on February 4, 2007


Wow. Since 2002, I've been endangering my career by posting at work, endangering my marriage by posting at home, and endangering my health by posting about politics, and after all that I have not even cracked 3000 posts in total.

ikkyu2, this Bud's for you.
posted by psmealey at 6:15 AM on February 4, 2007


The man is an answering machine.

He also once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
posted by jonmc at 6:49 AM on February 4, 2007


But when he hears that lonesome whistle, does he hang his head and cry?

Maybe I should post that question to Ask MeFi...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:52 AM on February 4, 2007


Ikkypedia. Impressive! Thanks for all the answers.

However, it still hurts when I do this.
posted by hal9k at 7:03 AM on February 4, 2007


However, it still hurts when I do this.

So... DON'T DO THAT!!!

*Ba doom pssht*
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:06 AM on February 4, 2007


*raises one to ikkyu2*
posted by loquacious at 7:38 AM on February 4, 2007


I think it's only appropriate we start referring to ikkyu2 as "The Good Doctor" from now on.

IANA(G)D.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:47 AM on February 4, 2007


ikkyu2 vs. AskMe
posted by cortex at 7:57 AM on February 4, 2007


I went to the doctor, I said "doc, I don't have any friends. You gotta help me you big fat slob!"
posted by hal9k at 8:05 AM on February 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


Cheers, ikkyu2!

Thanks for your amazing posts and comments. FWIW, I have no doubt that he's a Scientologist cyclops.
posted by horsewithnoname at 8:44 AM on February 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


Let's see... first answer was August 24, 2004. Number 3000 was on February 4, 2007.

That would be 3000 answers over 894 days, or 3.36 answers per day.

The community should do something special for him in honor of this achievement. Maybe we could hold an intervention or something :-)
posted by tkolar at 9:02 AM on February 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


he's so getting his ass sued
posted by matteo at 9:05 AM on February 4, 2007


He's kinda cute, too. Congrats, ikky!
posted by matildaben at 9:39 AM on February 4, 2007


ikkyu2 not only offers good information, he's consistently one of the most compassionate, understanding posters on AskMe. I bet he's an excellent doctor and an excellent doctor who also has great bedside manner is worth his weight in gold, I'd feel very lucky if I were one of his patients...except for, you know, the broken brain aspect.
posted by biscotti at 9:42 AM on February 4, 2007


An excellent doctor...except for the one hand typing while telling me to turn my head and cough.
posted by ?! at 9:59 AM on February 4, 2007


Hey, it hurts when I do it too!

Thanks, everyone.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:06 AM on February 4, 2007


Best answers on ask.mefi, and a class act to boot.
posted by nathancaswell at 10:11 AM on February 4, 2007


No doubt about it, he'll be the first one up against the wall when the zombie revolution comes.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:24 AM on February 4, 2007


I can also attest to his being exceedingly compassionate, understanding, and helpful in his personal life as well, and feel amazingly lucky to have him around, even when my brain isn't broken.

So back off, mats! He's mine, all mine! *evil cackle*
posted by occhiblu at 10:43 AM on February 4, 2007


Thank you, ikkyu2, from one of so many who appreciate your answers, apposite and trenchant contributions every one, and for your ever-thoughtful and well considered advice.
Here's to you!
(Thanks, also, in my capacity as a former operator of a Belshaw Donut Robot, about which I can offer only this advice: you can hide behind it while your store is being robbed, but not for long.)
posted by nj_subgenius at 10:54 AM on February 4, 2007


♬ For he's a jolly good fellow... ♮♫
posted by jouke at 11:13 AM on February 4, 2007


Like all Mefi longevity tales, there's been some controversy...
posted by Saucy Intruder at 11:58 AM on February 4, 2007


Is 3000 the highest? Jessamyn, for instance, has almost as many at 2800+.
posted by smackfu at 12:22 PM on February 4, 2007


You have constructed a post praising another user. Click 'OK' to kick someone in the beanbag.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:34 PM on February 4, 2007


So back off, mats! He's mine, all mine! *evil cackle*

IKKY AND OCCHI SITTING IN THE HAY
A-S-K-M-E-T-A
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:35 PM on February 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


occhibu and ikkyu2! Three-Thousand Forty or Fight!

I'm not sure if I'm misquoting history or a screen pass call.
posted by hal9k at 12:40 PM on February 4, 2007


I hearby nominate Ikkyu2 for the Nobel prize in medicine!
posted by delmoi at 12:45 PM on February 4, 2007


By the way, what happened to ikkyu's comment in this classic deleted thread? did the Scientology lawyers threaten Matt or something?
posted by delmoi at 12:51 PM on February 4, 2007


What was the gist of the comment?
posted by grouse at 12:54 PM on February 4, 2007


TPS, I'm so gonna get that engraved on something... once I figure out what the "something" might be.
posted by occhiblu at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2007


By the way, what happened to ikkyu's comment in this classic deleted thread? did the Scientology lawyers threaten Matt or something?
posted by delmoi at 1:51 PM MST on February 4 [+]
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What was the gist of the comment?
posted by grouse at 1:54 PM MST on February 4 [+]
[!]


If I remember correctly, it was about how Tom Cruise had a rare genetic defect that resulted in cyclops monster babies. You could tell he had a mild version of it because two of his front teeth were welded together (a tragic disfigurement later remedied by cosmetic surgery), and because Nicole Kidman had two miscarriages—presumably of double mega evil cyclops Scientological monster babiespawn. It really was an awesome comment with lots of linkage backing up the claims.
posted by carsonb at 1:02 PM on February 4, 2007


Yeah, what happened to that comment? That was one of the highlights of metafilter.
posted by jouke at 1:17 PM on February 4, 2007


Now Matt's going to have to delete it.

You people are going to have to quit annoying the clams.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:27 PM on February 4, 2007


ix-nay on the oloprosencephaly-hay.
posted by horsewithnoname at 1:35 PM on February 4, 2007


MetaFilter: it hurts when I do it too!

Cheers Doc
posted by Duncan at 1:59 PM on February 4, 2007


I tried to write more to the song, but I was too tired.
posted by Stynxno at 2:07 PM on February 4, 2007


I tried to write more to the song, but I was too tired.
posted by Stynxno at 5:07 PM EST on February 4


That was me, not Stynxno.

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:08 PM on February 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


What, are you sock puppets now? Pretty hard to believe.
posted by grouse at 2:10 PM on February 4, 2007


Mathowie: There was another about a deleted comment the author never wants to see mentioned again so that went as well.

Also addressed here.

Clearly something people should stop bringing up.
posted by Partial Law at 2:21 PM on February 4, 2007


What, are you sock puppets now? Pretty hard to believe.

Sort of the same thing happened in the Metachat IRC a while ago. It's quite sweet, really.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:21 PM on February 4, 2007


ok tx partial
posted by jouke at 2:29 PM on February 4, 2007


Hear, hear
posted by Miko at 2:34 PM on February 4, 2007


i 2 raise my glass to ikkyu2
posted by languagehat at 2:36 PM on February 4, 2007


We are not socks- we just always tend to assume we're logged in, even when we're on each other's computers :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:38 PM on February 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Eep, turns out the memory didn't serve so well. Apologies for my ignorance.
posted by carsonb at 2:38 PM on February 4, 2007


ikkyu2, what DON'T you know about? Thanks, you rule!
posted by snsranch at 3:13 PM on February 4, 2007


OMG Stynxno and TPS are dating???
posted by grouse at 3:15 PM on February 4, 2007


Like, hello? Where have you been?
posted by mlis at 3:43 PM on February 4, 2007


OMG Stynxno and TPS are dating???

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
posted by tkolar at 3:52 PM on February 4, 2007


Like, hello? Where have you been?

Not on #tapes or #metachat or wherever it is the cool kids hang out these days.
posted by grouse at 3:58 PM on February 4, 2007


Yay ikkyu2! I browse askme regularly and I'll read an answer and think to myself, "What a great response!" Then I look at the user who said it, and 9/10 it's ikkyu2. Thank you for all of your awesome contributions!
posted by frecklefaerie at 5:09 PM on February 4, 2007


WHAT?
THE.
BEST.
CALLOUT.
EVER.
posted by blasdelf at 5:15 PM on February 4, 2007


carsonb writes "Eep, turns out the memory didn't serve so well. Apologies for my ignorance."

Um yeah, and mine as well: my comment was understandably deleted. I posted unthinkingly. Apologies.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:59 PM on February 4, 2007


The only problem with ikkyu2 is that he doesn't live on my coast, so he can't fix MY broken brains. *sigh*

HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:56 PM on February 4, 2007


Not on #tapes or #metachat or wherever it is the cool kids hang out these days.

But you used to be on Metachat. Sheesh.
posted by mlis at 10:05 PM on February 4, 2007


I ♥ ikkyu2's posts and comments!
posted by Lynsey at 10:19 PM on February 4, 2007


* applauds *
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:27 AM on February 5, 2007


Yes, thanks ikky. Splendid stuff.
posted by blag at 2:36 AM on February 5, 2007


No problemo, occhi! That was the "he's cute and he has a cute girlfriend and they're cute together" kind of comment.
posted by matildaben at 9:33 AM on February 5, 2007


Thanks ikkyu2. I appreciate your contributions immensely.
posted by dios at 9:48 AM on February 5, 2007


No problemo, occhi!

Hee, yes, I know. I just like excuses to break out the evil cackle.
posted by occhiblu at 10:31 AM on February 5, 2007


Wait. occhiblu and ikkyu2 are dating too? Where have I been?
posted by grouse at 10:38 AM on February 5, 2007


Thank you much ikkyu2
posted by mmascolino at 11:07 AM on February 5, 2007


grouse, get your ass back to tapes to stay up to date.

also, don't feel bad. there are a few people who i have to remind about this every month or so. they have no memories.
posted by Stynxno at 12:21 PM on February 5, 2007


Let me be another who adds that often I'll take note of a really helpful/intelligent/useful response only to discover it was written by ikkyu2. Thanks!
posted by hsoltz at 12:29 PM on February 5, 2007


I've shaken his hand. I've not washed it since. Nor the cheek Occhiblu kissed.

I am dirty in two places.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 1:04 PM on February 5, 2007


Wait. occhiblu and ikkyu2 are dating too?

Yes, and thank goodness for MetaTalk; without this thread I couldn't have asked her out.
posted by ikkyu2 at 3:22 PM on February 5, 2007


ikkyu2: You don't know when, but you gave me some of the best advice I've ever recieved. Thanks.
posted by phrontist at 3:54 PM on February 5, 2007


Awww, you crazy kids. Go on out and celebrate!
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:13 PM on February 5, 2007


three cheers for ikkyu2! your insights are always much appreciated.
posted by equipoise at 2:25 PM on February 6, 2007


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