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April 25, 2007 3:38 PM   Subscribe

The Chicago Sun-Times ran a little item on page 30 today. It's full of get well messages from Metafilter to Roger Ebert. It's online too.
posted by hydrophonic to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 PM (57 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Aw, that's cool. The messages are great in the little round-up they did.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:46 PM on April 25, 2007


we are in ur Times, wishing u well
posted by French Fry at 3:49 PM on April 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


Neat!
posted by lekvar at 3:49 PM on April 25, 2007


Oh noes! They led with mine. Something tells me that there will be some angry people here. Apparently the Sun Times doesn't know what a trolling thead-shitter I am.
posted by dios at 3:51 PM on April 25, 2007 [11 favorites]


It's too bad they didn't just print "." from someone.
posted by nathan_teske at 3:54 PM on April 25, 2007


I always cringe when I read internet quotes in a newspaper. No offense to 'Bovine Love' but it just looks wacky seeing a quote from you, stated as if Bovine Love was a perfectly average name.
posted by serazin at 3:55 PM on April 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm actually impressed they got the punctuation of username conventions correct. We have members here who can't master that.
posted by dios at 3:56 PM on April 25, 2007


"Pissed" is too naughty for newsprint? Who knew?
posted by danb at 3:57 PM on April 25, 2007


The neat part is that it makes it pretty likely that Ebert will read the thread.
posted by gsteff at 3:57 PM on April 25, 2007


They'd have printed mine if they knew that IRL I'm Quentin Tarantino.
posted by bardic at 3:57 PM on April 25, 2007


dios : Apparently the Sun Times doesn't know what a trolling thead-shitter I am.

Oh come on dios, you sell yourself short. You are our favorite trolling thread-shitter.

:)
posted by quin at 4:05 PM on April 25, 2007


I was suprised that no one in that thread linked to the Siskel and Ebert smackdowns.

Or did I just miss it?
posted by serazin at 4:06 PM on April 25, 2007


MetaFilter: What a trolling thead-shitter I am.
posted by sveskemus at 4:16 PM on April 25, 2007


So who's the MeFite at the Sun-Times?
posted by The World Famous at 4:20 PM on April 25, 2007


I notice they didn't quote me, the fuckers.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:32 PM on April 25, 2007


The Chicago Sun-Times is always about Dios.
posted by Partial Law at 4:38 PM on April 25, 2007


I notice they didn't quote me, the fuckers.

Me neither. Such oversight! Such missed opportunity! Whenever I'm again in Chicago I'll make it a point to not buy the Sun-Times!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:39 PM on April 25, 2007


...and I demonstrate my inability to master username capitalization conventions.
posted by Partial Law at 4:40 PM on April 25, 2007


The World Famous: I emailed a few people who work there and didn't find out. Possibly someone just noticed metafilter.com was sending a lot of traffic to the site.

Or. . . maybe I am Roger Ebert. Thnk about it. Have we ever been seen online together at the same time?

Exactly.
posted by veggieboy at 4:51 PM on April 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Man, dios, why you gotta shit in the Times? *g*

This is pretty cool.
posted by EatTheWeak at 5:18 PM on April 25, 2007


Come on, this is MetaTalk! Where's the outrage? The Sun-Times is using content copyrighted by the individual users without permission as a substitute for paying writers for content! Oh, the nerve of the mainstream media!

Oh, wait, that screed would be on boingboing. Sorry.
posted by kyleg at 5:26 PM on April 25, 2007


It's odd how they title it "Quick online responses" and then only include responses from one site and note the site on every response, no?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 5:31 PM on April 25, 2007


dios, you've been sounding a little "persecution complex" lately, even if it is all jokey jokey. Buck up, at least you still got all your mandibles.
posted by nanojath at 6:56 PM on April 25, 2007


I was suprised that no one in that thread linked to the Siskel and Ebert smackdowns.

Metafilter: we've been setting each other on fire since Martin Luther was a gleam in his mother's eye.
posted by popechunk at 7:00 PM on April 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh noes! They led with mine.

why does every thread have to be about dios?
posted by 3.2.3 at 7:22 PM on April 25, 2007


GAAAAH. *shoves spirit fingers disconsolately into pockets*
I went to film school in homage to that man. I guess I suck after all. Good thing I'm wasted.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:34 PM on April 25, 2007


it just looks wacky seeing a quote from you, stated as if Bovine Love was a perfectly average name.

And why wouldn't it be? Ovine Love is quite commonplace in New Zealand, for example.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:14 PM on April 25, 2007


Plucky Roger
The guy's got sand.

COBRA!, www.metafilter.com


Did the Chicago Sun-Times just unwittingly publish a MeFi in joke? Won't 99.9% of it's readers be asking themselves "Sand? WTF?" How long until "having sand" is in the OED?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:53 PM on April 25, 2007


AFAIK, "having sand"'s been around a lot longer than MetaFilter, Uranus.

Very cool, wish I had said something... but I'm still haven't quite gotten over Beyond The Valley of The Dolls.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:02 PM on April 25, 2007


And they'd probably prefer to quote people who can make coherent sentences.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:03 PM on April 25, 2007


I KNEW mine should have been shorter! :)
posted by smallerdemon at 9:13 PM on April 25, 2007


Sweet!
posted by homunculus at 9:50 PM on April 25, 2007


Oh noes! They led with mine.

They probably just rated them by number of Metas about the user. "Hmm, everyone keeps talking about this dios fellow... he must be pretty important. miss lynster? Who's miss lynster?"
posted by Krrrlson at 10:52 PM on April 25, 2007


Hey!!!!!!! I'm faaaaamous!!!!!! Wheeeeeeee!
posted by miss lynnster at 11:29 PM on April 25, 2007


BTW, I'm instilling a new rule. Everyone who forgets the second "N" in LynNster owes me a buck.* Starting now, so you're off the hook Krrrlson. (My name is Lynn, people! Not Lyn.)

*Payable by PayPal. I owe taxes so it'll go straight to the IRS.

posted by miss lynnster at 11:36 PM on April 25, 2007


/waves hand and lights cigarette lighter.

WOO! miss lynnster, can you do Free Bird?

All rock stars should know that one...
posted by quin at 11:40 PM on April 25, 2007


I'm a JAZZ singer, I don't do Skynrd! Well, other than Sweet Home Alabama...
posted by miss lynnster at 11:48 PM on April 25, 2007


In bumminham they luv the guvnah!

hooo! hooo! hooo!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:51 AM on April 26, 2007


She says she doesn't do Skynnrd, but I think she's lyn'.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:39 AM on April 26, 2007


miss lynnster, I'm guilty of n-omission writing your username, but now you're guilty of excising the second Y from SKYNYRD! Redress!

(But please keep your top off for wendell.)

posted by cgc373 at 3:41 AM on April 26, 2007


Congrats, miss lynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnster.

That'll be sixteen dollars. You can thank me by PayPal.
posted by ardgedee at 4:20 AM on April 26, 2007


AFAIK, "having sand"'s been around a lot longer than MetaFilter, Uranus.

Huh, I've never heard of sand as chutzpah before (though the phrase 'pounding sand' is somewhat familiar). I figured COBRA! was making a sand in the vagina reference.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 4:25 AM on April 26, 2007


Wow; being quoted in that article makes me imagine what a favorite from mathowie must feel like!
posted by TedW at 5:01 AM on April 26, 2007


They didn't quote me. Maybe I shouldn't have dropped the F-bomb.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:33 AM on April 26, 2007


Least of your worries there, 'Faint of Butt'.
posted by Firas at 6:01 AM on April 26, 2007


as if Bovine Love was a perfectly average name.
(cue sci-fi music)
VOT SOUND FULL

NARRATOR: IN THE FUTURE, BOVINE LOVE WILL BE AS COMMON OF A NAME AS JENNIFER OR MICHAEL.

###
posted by drezdn at 6:28 AM on April 26, 2007


AFAIK, "having sand"'s been around a lot longer than MetaFilter, Uranus.

Huh, I've never heard of sand as chutzpah before (though the phrase 'pounding sand' is somewhat familiar). I figured COBRA! was making a sand in the vagina reference.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:25 AM on April 26 [+]
[!]


Whoa. Nope.

Actually, I hate to admit this, but I'm pretty sure I picked up "x has sand" as a compliment from a Tom Clancy book. Listen, you grow up in rural Nebraska, you read what you can find, ok?

Also: w00t! Adding the Sun-Times to the "my work has appeard in..." list.

posted by COBRA! at 7:04 AM on April 26, 2007


Heh.

You want to see him really [angry]?

You wouldn't like me when I'm [angry].
posted by staggernation at 7:28 AM on April 26, 2007


The much favorited comment about an enlarged heart and balls sticking out was nixed I guess because the corrupt media complex is trying to keep the wool over our eyes on the prominent condition of Roger Ebert's nuts.

MetaFilter: This IS the news!
posted by dgaicun at 7:36 AM on April 26, 2007


Oh whatever. Some guy has a thing and somebody says something about the thing, that's news?

/jealous
posted by Mister_A at 9:17 AM on April 26, 2007


You callin' me a guy? Huh? Are ya? 'Cuz I'm not one. Just FYI.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:45 AM on April 26, 2007


I knew a guy I prison whos name was Miss Lynnster, but he wasn't No lady.

Not much of a gentleman either.
posted by French Fry at 9:53 AM on April 26, 2007


No, he's calling you a somebody.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:54 AM on April 26, 2007


OED: sand 7b. Chiefly U.S. Firmness of purpose; pluck, stamina. Phr. sand in one's craw. Cf. GRIT n.1 5.

1867 G. W. HARRIS Sut Lovingood 102, I tell yu he hes lots ove san' in his gizzard; he is the best pluck I ever seed. 1872 Newton Kansan 5 Dec. 3/3 We hope to see Mr. Pettibone with sufficient ‘sand in his craw’ for this new position [sc. police judge]. 1875 B. HARTE Tales of Argonauts 71 Blank me if I didn't think he was losing his sand, till he walked to position. 1883 E. INGERSOLL in Harper's Mag. Jan. 202 Good, solid man he was, too, with heaps of sand in him. 1884 ‘MARK TWAIN’ Huck. Finn viii. 62 When I got to camp I warn't feeling very brash, there warn't much sand in my craw. 1924 GALSWORTHY Forest IV. ii. 120 By Jove, Mr. Farrell, there's sand in you. Tell me, isn't he ever ashamed of himself? 1933 J. BUCHAN Prince of Captivity III. i. 264 A plain face with nothing showy about it, but all the horse-sense and sand in the world. 1954 ‘W. HENRY’ Death of Legend 4 You losing your sand, Buck?
posted by languagehat at 10:50 AM on April 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Brings new meaning to 'sand in a bottle'.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:32 AM on April 26, 2007


Look out miss lynnster... JOHN FOGERTY IS RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!11!
posted by Mister_A at 11:41 AM on April 26, 2007


I'd assumed sand was what you got when your stones have been ground down to almost nothing. But now I know better.
posted by Coaticass at 10:06 PM on April 28, 2007


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