[this is good] June 8, 2007 2:07 PM   Subscribe

Thoughtful, kind, smart, funny, and all 'round nice guy - in honor of his 500th post, I nominate homunculus as good MeFi citizen of the month!
posted by madamjujujive to MetaFilter-Related at 2:07 PM (40 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

How to make a Homunculus:

Kill a black cat, dig its eyes out and put them in the eggs of a black hen (one egg for each eye). Let the eggs rot in a pile of horse dung and forwith a little devil will be born from each egg who will do what ever you want.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:15 PM on June 8, 2007


^----- that really works, fyi.
posted by dersins at 2:20 PM on June 8, 2007


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Here's to ya, you great big maker of posts.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:22 PM on June 8, 2007


Awesome. Homunculus has always been one of my favorite posters.
posted by vacapinta at 2:27 PM on June 8, 2007


Yes.
posted by four panels at 2:40 PM on June 8, 2007


He's one of my favorite posters, too, vacapinta. I've never seen homunculus get embroiled in contentious back & forths - he's respectful and encouraging of other posters, something I particularly remember from when I was a noob. Another thing that I value is that he's a real contributor, just glance through a page of his comments - almost every comment comes with a link, and usually one well worth clicking.

OK, I guess I've made my point. I'm a fan ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 2:50 PM on June 8, 2007


I agree completely.
He also has the knack of dropping in excellent supplementary links that enrich the discussion.
Not just one of my favorite posters, but one of my favorite mefites.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 2:59 PM on June 8, 2007


500?!!!!
Wow.
posted by caddis at 3:01 PM on June 8, 2007


This thread has very low flame-out potential.
posted by LarryC at 3:07 PM on June 8, 2007


Hom, Homunculus,
Where the deer and the antelope fuss,
He's seldom proferred a discouraging word,
'Cuz the blue is not all about suss.

er, sass, really, but whaddayawantfernuthin?
posted by davejay at 3:07 PM on June 8, 2007


One of my favorite posters, as well. He's on the East Wall, next to Farah.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:09 PM on June 8, 2007


No - I didn't mean Farrah.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:10 PM on June 8, 2007


Oh yes, Homunculus has posted some awfully good stuff over the years, but let us not forget the contributions of Ms. JujuJive, both here and at the everlasting blort.

Drinks all around.
posted by caddis at 3:13 PM on June 8, 2007


Interesting word, too:

homunculus |həˈmə ng kyələs; hō-| noun ( pl. -li |-ˌlī|or -les |-ˌlēz|) a very small human or humanoid creature. • historical- a supposed microscopic but fully formed human being from which a fetus was formerly believed to develop.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:24 PM on June 8, 2007


An enjoyable poster for me as well. How is he by the numbers, though?

In terms of commentary, homunculus is 0.577 delmoi.
In terms of FPPs, homunculus is 3.2676 delmoi.

Well done.
posted by boo_radley at 3:37 PM on June 8, 2007


Hip hip...
Homunculus!

Hip hip...
Homunculus!

A noble and honorable MeFite, and let's face it, his name is so much fun to say!
posted by wendell at 4:05 PM on June 8, 2007


I always liked homunculus. He posts a little too much political stuff for my liking, but he is one the few people who does it well. He is clearly passionate about his beliefs but he is not obnoxious about it. I've always admired that about him. We could all learn from him in that regard.

Homunculus adds value to the site, so thank you to him.
posted by dios at 4:36 PM on June 8, 2007


*Fires gun into air*

Woooo!

Oh, I do this every Friday. The neighbors hate it.

*Fires gun into air again*

Woooo!

That one was for homunculus, who rocks.
posted by quin at 4:57 PM on June 8, 2007


Psh, I've got 8 times as many MeTa posts as he does. Does anyone even still read the Blue?
posted by Eideteker at 4:58 PM on June 8, 2007


huzzah homunculus!

(and b-han, is that sufi?;)
posted by vronsky at 4:59 PM on June 8, 2007


yay homonkey!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:02 PM on June 8, 2007


He's awesome. I really like his political posts. And, like ericb and amberglow, he consistently adds interesting links and updates throughout the length of a thread, always a bonus. Hats off to you sir! (I appreciate his fine work at Devoter, too.)
posted by maryh at 5:57 PM on June 8, 2007


I <3 homunculus.
posted by the_bone at 6:15 PM on June 8, 2007


you buttocks homunculus?
posted by quonsar at 7:36 PM on June 8, 2007


Go you.
posted by Wolof at 7:37 PM on June 8, 2007


An example to us all, congrats!

I would also like to take this opportunity to put forth the suggestion that delmoi becomes a new unit of measurement. "My moped gets fifteen miles to the delmoi!" or, "I waited thirty delmois before I got angry and went home," just sounds right.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:43 PM on June 8, 2007


If I had a nickel for everytime someone buttocksed me...

juju, thank you. As an admirer of you and your posts, I'm flattered and pleased. And slightly embarassed.

No, really, I'm blushing. I do that a lot. It's a problem.
posted by homunculus at 8:03 PM on June 8, 2007


Hey, does this mean I get a Wii? Is that Star Wars game on Wii? I saw something about that. Or is it Playstation? I'd settle for a Playstation.*
posted by homunculus at 8:10 PM on June 8, 2007


*Actually, I don't play video games anymore, since it would interfere with posting on MeFi. Ask not what MeFi can do for you, etc.
posted by homunculus at 8:12 PM on June 8, 2007


Is this where I shit in a thread that is meant to honor someone?

OK, cool! Here we go...
posted by The Deej at 9:07 PM on June 8, 2007


I thought we'd established that delmoi is a Secret Service agent. Since they're agents of the Treasury, isn't using them as units of currency, measurment, or any other kind of unit a violation of federal law?
posted by homunculus at 9:09 PM on June 8, 2007


excellent call, madamjjj. He is impressive. And thank you, homunculus.
posted by carmina at 9:24 PM on June 8, 2007


awww... he's all flustered!!
posted by maryh at 9:39 PM on June 8, 2007


I'm all in favor of the delmoi unit of measurement, the only problem is it will be constantly changing. A sort of built in inflation, I guess.

Someone should write a little code so that we can have an interface to plug in numbers and have them converted delmoicly.

That would be keen.
posted by quin at 9:56 PM on June 8, 2007


homunculus is my main manikin.
posted by Abiezer at 10:08 PM on June 8, 2007


Just 2 more posts and I will have 15!!!!! Get ready for the celebration, people.
posted by The Deej at 1:07 AM on June 9, 2007


We could establish a delmoi' baseline: choose some representative point in delmoi history and canonize that set of statistics as the basis for future measurement. Then we can have a solid foundation for future metrics, and can judge the drift of the system itself by tracking the the original delmoi specimen against his own baseline.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:52 AM on June 9, 2007


I like how you think cortex!

So long as there's also a Miguel’ baseline and a live Miguel that slowly drifts downward.
posted by blasdelf at 9:29 AM on June 9, 2007


heh, homunculus is shy. I guess that's no surprise - he lists his occupation as "hermit."

...and caddis, thank you for your kind words
posted by madamjujujive at 1:32 PM on June 9, 2007


hear, hear, juju! -- homonculus rocks : >
posted by amberglow at 5:41 PM on June 9, 2007


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