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Sock Puppet News: I don't know if I am completely behind the curve and everyone already knows, but in this thread cortex gets the strings all tangled up, and accidentaly outs himself as the puppet master behind Astro Zombie and/or Astro Zombie 2 and/or InfidelZombie... I think.
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 10:02 PM (57 comments total)

You think wrong.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:07 PM on February 15, 2007


(Not a statement of general intellectual ability.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:08 PM on February 15, 2007


But 'he' is more than one person--just so you know.
posted by y2karl at 10:13 PM on February 15, 2007


Sans sockpuppets, of course.
posted by y2karl at 10:13 PM on February 15, 2007


Oh no! cortex must be broken. A broken cortex results in more zombie-like behaviour.
posted by tellurian at 10:17 PM on February 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Rush Limbaugh is a sockpuppet!
posted by isopraxis at 10:23 PM on February 15, 2007


Why is it always about dioscortex?
posted by frecklefaerie at 10:28 PM on February 15, 2007


Meatbomb, did you send me a postcard?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:33 PM on February 15, 2007


Yeah, to be tediously clear: I was totally fucking around. I am not an Astro Zombie; I merely admire his work.
posted by cortex at 10:55 PM on February 15, 2007


(The old ironic-faux-accidental-sock-puppet-outing being something of a canard around here, and all.)
posted by cortex at 10:56 PM on February 15, 2007


Broken Sarcasm-meter Filter.

Also, Sock Puppet News is begging to be a Muppet segment.
posted by dreamsign at 10:57 PM on February 15, 2007


Meatbomb, did you send me a postcard?

"my parents went to westphalia and all they got me was this lousy treaty"
posted by pyramid termite at 10:59 PM on February 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


I heard Astro Zombie is the father of Anna Nicole Smith's child.
Advise, please.
posted by Dizzy at 11:16 PM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's good, as I tend to find the AZs tiringly schticky fairly often.
Not like Pot and Kettle. Those were some laffs.
posted by klangklangston at 11:31 PM on February 15, 2007


God. My first call out. What a week it's been for me.

I try to keep the other Astro Zombie out of the blue unless there's some compelling reason for their presence.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:43 PM on February 15, 2007


Zombies, rather. There's actually four, but one of them doesn't post here.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:45 PM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Would I lie to you?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 11:57 PM on February 15, 2007


Jessamyn: there is no postal system to speak of in Afghanistan, but I will forward you some lovely goodies when I get to Dushanbe.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:59 PM on February 15, 2007


Fucking New Moon juice.
posted by loquacious at 12:13 AM on February 16, 2007


Yeah, to be tediously clear: I was totally fucking around. I am not an Astro Zombie; I merely admire his work.
(The old ironic-faux-accidental-sock-puppet-outing being something of a canard around here, and all.)


IS THIS PART OF IT?!!!1
posted by chrismear at 12:27 AM on February 16, 2007


And, Jess, I shall send you a carton of farm-fresh goat's milk as soon as I arrive in Mbeya.
posted by Kwantsar at 1:20 AM on February 16, 2007


I am SpartacusAstro Zombie!
posted by wendell at 2:40 AM on February 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


Goddamn you wendell, I went into this thread just to make that fucking joke and you took it.
posted by grouse at 3:38 AM on February 16, 2007


You fools! Meatbomb is responsible for all of this! Meatbombs create zombies!
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:38 AM on February 16, 2007


Meatbomb, are you blogging your travels anywhere?
posted by By The Grace of God at 3:39 AM on February 16, 2007


I'm Astro Zombie and so's my wife
posted by terrapin at 5:04 AM on February 16, 2007


Big nose.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:06 AM on February 16, 2007


Oh ho ho, now he's the user 'tediously clear' as well! Too many secrets, cortex.
posted by fleacircus at 5:19 AM on February 16, 2007


No wonder everyone adores cortex. Because they're all him!
posted by Dave Faris at 5:24 AM on February 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


*reels around this infernal hall of mirrors*
Never trust the cabal!
posted by maryh at 5:39 AM on February 16, 2007


More cabal!
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:58 AM on February 16, 2007


Cabal goes good with rye bread and mustard.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:01 AM on February 16, 2007


I've found I don't really need that extra stuff, just basic cabal.
posted by cog_nate at 6:15 AM on February 16, 2007


This thing is my only sock, created when I was experimenting with the newly-launched gift account system. I don't really like logging in and out, because I have different setting at home and at work (normal theme home, plain theme work) and I have to re-jigger my profile settings at one or the other if I log out and back in again. Which quells even what limited temptation I have to make silly sock jokes.

I've always liked the Zombies, but then I've always been a big fan of zombies in general; and zombie threads or discussions that happen to turn to zombies are one of those circumstances where silly jokes by sockpuppet walk-ons seem less troublesome than normal. As of a couple days ago, 2 and 3 had something like 15 and 7 total comments, respectively, to their names; so I don't think AZ's boys can even be accused of obnoxious schtickery as they don't show up too often.
posted by cortex at 6:16 AM on February 16, 2007


*Turns on batman style deductive reasoning*

Astrozombies eat cortexes...

The Cortex is the center of the soul

Soul, soul, soul... The godfather of Soul... James Brown...

James Brown is dead

James Brown is dead was a hit for LA Style

LA Style performed techno

Technotronic played on The TMNT soundtrack

Splinter was in the TMNT movie

Burgess Meredith got a splinter in Rocky.

Burgess Meredith is the Penguin...

Therefor Astrozombie is the Penguin's sockpuppet.
posted by drezdn at 6:18 AM on February 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


Holy Sherlock Holmes, drezdn!
posted by briank at 6:30 AM on February 16, 2007


But Burgess Meredith was also "Tumblers Fuller" in The Chrystler Theater. Are you trying to tell me AstroZombie would rather be 'The Penguin' than 'Tumblers Fuller'?
I just don't buy it.
posted by maryh at 6:31 AM on February 16, 2007


I've always liked Infidel Zombie because he reminds me of that Dickies' song, "Infidel Zombie."
posted by malocchio at 6:36 AM on February 16, 2007


Metafilter is people!
posted by slimepuppy at 7:17 AM on February 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've always suspected there's only like a handful of actual people posting to MeFi under a multitude of sockpuppet accounts. This is all one big "No soap...Radio!" joke on me, isn't it?
posted by Gamblor at 7:28 AM on February 16, 2007


It's not that they're the same person, it's just that the internet by its nature forces people to mold their behavior in the form of a limited set archetypes.

Hence you can visit any on-line site and run into the same "people" over and over again.
posted by tkolar at 7:41 AM on February 16, 2007


Well, if my theory is correct, that's what you'd have to say to keep the joke going, wouldn't you?
posted by Gamblor at 7:45 AM on February 16, 2007





¬°Muerte para pegar marionetas!
posted by juanmc at 8:09 AM on February 16, 2007



Well, if my theory is correct, that's what you'd have to say to keep the joke going, wouldn't you?


If your theory is correct, I'm you. Or at least I'm wearing your underwear.
posted by tkolar at 8:55 AM on February 16, 2007


We've been passing that particular pair of underwear long enough, I think.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:24 AM on February 16, 2007


See, I'm way behind the times. That song was the first time I'd figured out the crunchland/Dave Faris thing.
posted by koeselitz at 9:25 AM on February 16, 2007


Me, too.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:09 AM on February 16, 2007


He's actually Astro Zombie: the song is just the latest salvo in a long series of deceptive posts designed to, ultimately, prompt a stunned MeTa post from Meatbomb.

It didn't work out quite right.

And, oddly enough, I only included the crunch/Dave thing because I thought it was so above-the-board at this point, and because it represented a clearcut example of benign identity transfer (as opposed to dhoytish psychopuppetry or IRFHian joke accounts).
posted by cortex at 10:12 AM on February 16, 2007


That was sad when Astro Zombie broke his glasses.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:32 AM on February 16, 2007


All I know is I ain't Astro Zombie.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:10 PM on February 16, 2007


Astro Zombies was the first Misfits song I really loved.

I've been thinking that since I started reading here. Eventually I just had to say it.
posted by Brainy at 2:54 PM on February 16, 2007


Better watch your back around here, Brainy.
posted by Tuwa at 10:29 PM on February 16, 2007


I'm Astro Zombie, my father was Astro Zombie, his father was Astro Zombie, as was his father before him, and I'll be damned, dead, buried, and cold if you aren't gonna be Astro Zombie too, god dammit!
posted by baphomet at 8:08 AM on February 17, 2007


I'm not wearing underpants.
Should I head over to Fark?
posted by Dizzy at 1:10 PM on February 17, 2007


I know where all you astro zombies came from, but where did I come from ...?
posted by hattifattener at 3:26 PM on February 17, 2007


silly meatbomb: I am the puppet master. Last time I checked with mathowie, there were only 6 real people here. The rest are simply personas for our amusement.

But despite the collaboration, There Is No Cabal. Really, I totally promise...
posted by wool sock at 2:06 AM on February 26, 2007


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