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Is it Vertigo Monday?
posted by dw to Etiquette/Policy at 4:21 PM (57 comments total)

"Ok, you freaks. WTF is up with the elephants vertigo?"
posted by ericb at 4:32 PM on June 25, 2007


shit, you beat me!!!!
posted by Meatbomb at 4:32 PM on June 25, 2007


My ask me deleted, and now a double post on Metatalk...

DAMN YOU METAFILTEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!
posted by Meatbomb at 4:33 PM on June 25, 2007


Now would be a good time for someone to explain why this strange episode has them this close to unbookmarking the site.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:50 PM on June 25, 2007


Would you say the world seems, perhaps, topsy turvy?
posted by felix at 4:52 PM on June 25, 2007


A very busy day for vertigo.
posted by parallax7d at 5:02 PM on June 25, 2007


Now would be a good time for someone to explain why this strange episode has them this close to unbookmarking the site.

Oh yea. I forgot about that incident. I just hope no one gets "disappeared like a Jew at Aushwitz" as a result of the spinning vertigo!
posted by ericb at 5:05 PM on June 25, 2007


*Auschwitz*
posted by ericb at 5:06 PM on June 25, 2007


Where the Hell is Dizzy when you need him? Or Puke & Cry, at least.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:10 PM on June 25, 2007


Is it Vertigo Monday?

HELLIPHINO!
posted by loquacious at 5:16 PM on June 25, 2007


brevator missed by a day?
posted by snsranch at 5:17 PM on June 25, 2007


Turn around, bright eyes.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:23 PM on June 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


close your eyes, and stumble
posted by caddis at 5:24 PM on June 25, 2007


Oh man! The "cool kids" (read: "high-school pariahs who are still bitter 10+ years later") hatched something at their lunch table.

Metatalk posts like this just make them masturbate more furiously. Shame on you for drawing attention to it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:26 PM on June 25, 2007


I've always liked the idea that people fervently imagine that theme posts involve some sort of clannish planning session.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:29 PM on June 25, 2007


I've always liked the idea that people fervently imagine that theme posts involve some sort of clannish planning session.

So wait... there is no cabal??
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 5:32 PM on June 25, 2007


And the funny thing is, right after I peeked in on MeFi and saw the vertigo-o-rama, my sinus problems left me dizzy.
posted by dw at 5:40 PM on June 25, 2007


Only one FPP is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:40 PM on June 25, 2007


Honestly, I saw jonson's post and was going to add a link to some of Kaplan's pics. I'd first learned about Kaplan when he spoke to my photo class at SVA in the mid-80's, and I hadn't thought about him since. It was when I found the recent article on him and his gingko issues that made me think to turn it into its own post, since it seemed timely.

I can't speak for jonson, felix, and mrmustard, but the only masturbation going on here is in Mayor Curley's wild fantasies.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:43 PM on June 25, 2007


there is a cabal, but..........
posted by caddis at 5:55 PM on June 25, 2007


Can I just issue a vertigo-related PSA? I actually do have chronic vertigo, and pictures of tall buildings don't bother me. I'm actually not sure why people associate vertigo with heights. I probably couldn't be one of those iron workers, because I'd be worried about falling, but as a member of the vertiginous-American community, I find crowds vastly more stressful than heights.
posted by craichead at 6:04 PM on June 25, 2007


Vertigo? Vertigo? I'm always thinking I need a change of scene, and wondering: vertigo?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:49 PM on June 25, 2007


Oh, and "clannish planning session" just has a good ring to it. I'd suggest working it into a song somewhere.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:50 PM on June 25, 2007


Dave & I are lovers; over breakfast this morning we discussed consecutive vertigo themed posts. It wasn't until now that I realized he's two timing me with felix. You bastard, Faris. I gave you the best years of my life.
posted by jonson at 6:55 PM on June 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


(Ixnay on the isclosureday, you eakingfray oolfay!)
posted by Dave Faris at 6:58 PM on June 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've always liked the idea that people fervently imagine that theme posts involve some sort of clannish planning session.

No, it's more of a Bat Signal type thing. One earnest nerd does it, second, horny nerd sees potential for an avalanche (and subsequent ejaculation, which is to this day undocumented but street wisdom prevails), and the avalanche proceeds as predicted with subsequent ejaculations provided by pirated .AVIs unrelated to Metafilter. Later, high-fives are given along with (unsubstantiated) claims of glimpses of human vagina. A month later, the cycle begins anew.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:39 PM on June 25, 2007


Ewww.
posted by Mister_A at 7:43 PM on June 25, 2007


Haha! He called you guys earnest!
posted by Mister_A at 7:44 PM on June 25, 2007


high-school pariahs who are still bitter 10+ years later

"So that's where they ended up, heh... hmm, I wonder whatever happened to that kid who ate his Gov't Cheez sandwiches in the boiler room with the janitor and asked the cafeteria worker with the lazy eye to the prom."

posted by Mayor Curley

"Oh."
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:56 PM on June 25, 2007


"So that's where they ended up, heh... hmm, I wonder whatever happened to that kid who ate his Gov't Cheez sandwiches in the boiler room with the janitor and asked the cafeteria worker with the lazy eye to the prom."

posted by Mayor Curley


You love false attributions, huh? BTW, that cafeteria worker with the lazy eye was your mom. And she had chlamydia, so I said "no thanks." In her defense, she said she'd had it since the 60's and it might have affected your brain a bit when she squeezed you out at the Greyhound terminal.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:48 PM on June 25, 2007


My *gasp* mom?!? You rogue! You fiend!

You're never cuter than when you're stamping your feet while trying to maintain your Rockin' tha 'Burbz cool, MC. Don't ever change.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:03 PM on June 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


My *gasp* mom?!? You rogue! You fiend!

She apologizes for the extra chromsome she gave you and pleads for some Amoxicillin and some White Rain conditioner and a coat hanger to prevent her from making the same mistakes twice.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:14 PM on June 25, 2007


So is this where we all gather around you and start chanting "Fight, fight, fight, fight" or something? 'Cuz that would be awesome!
posted by cgc373 at 9:30 PM on June 25, 2007


Dave & I are lovers; over breakfast this morning we discussed consecutive vertigo themed posts. It wasn't until now that I realized he's two timing me with felix. You bastard, Faris. I gave you the best years of my life.

With apologies to just about everyone who thinks they deserve one:

Faris and Jonson were lovers
Lordy how they could post
Swore to theme-post together
And favorite each other the most.
I'm your man, and I won't do you no wrong.

Jonson logged onto the website
Ordered a cold Pepsi Blue
He said, "Hey Mr mathowie,
has my Faris been IMing you?
He's my man, and he won't do me no wrong."

"I don't want to make comment fables
and I don't want to call no one out
But I saw your man with the local cabal
fleshing Felix's vertigo out
If he's your man, he's a-doin' you wrong."

Jonson I beg you don't flame me,
they'll ban your account for all time,
They'll lock you away where the monkeys don't grease
In the flaggingest queue of all time.
He's my man, and he did me wrong.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:52 PM on June 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


you rhymed fables with cabal? I'm now concerned that you don't know how to pronounce cabal. And aren't you like one of the senior members of the goddamn thing?
posted by jonson at 11:06 PM on June 25, 2007


He also can't pronounce MeFi, so... I'm starting to suspect he might be Canadian.
posted by team lowkey at 12:51 AM on June 26, 2007


So wait... there is no cabal??
It never existed, you've been wasting your time.
posted by dg at 1:01 AM on June 26, 2007


What a vivid imagination you have, Curley.
posted by Dave Faris at 1:44 AM on June 26, 2007


I have changed the rhyme, jonson. Pray I don't change it any further.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:17 AM on June 26, 2007


And it's not really an ABABD scheme, it's ABCBD with some gentle phonetic correlations between A and C where convenient.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:19 AM on June 26, 2007


Come on, now, cortex. You know you altered the rhyme, and jonson's supposed to pray you don't alter it any further. Jeez.
posted by cgc373 at 6:51 AM on June 26, 2007


Dammit! And I was this close to looking it up to be sure.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on June 26, 2007


No worries. I've been this close to deleting MeFi from my bookmarks for the whole time I've had an account. Just one of those crazy ol' thangs.
</Darth Vader breathing noise>

posted by cgc373 at 8:10 AM on June 26, 2007


For the crime of participating in a vaguely situationist ad hoc opportunistic cabal, I plead no contest.

As far as MC's unhinged vitriolic ejaculation-centric fantasies, might I suggest you're overthinking a slowly spinning, focusing/defocusing, slightly zooming in plate of beans?
posted by felix at 9:51 AM on June 26, 2007


CitrusFreak12 : So wait... there is no cabal??

And once again they deflect the public's attention. Well done.

Hey CF12, since no one else is willing to fess up, we could just start a damn cabal ourselves. Sure, we would probably be pretty ineffectual conspiracy wise, but at least people would stop saying that the Cabal doesn't exist.

Instead, they would just say, 'Silly cabalites. They think they are relevant and scary.'

And we could use our awesome powers to have them killed... get them banned from the site... destroy them with great wit... say vitriolic and snippy things about them, behind their backs.

Anyone else want in?
posted by quin at 10:55 AM on June 26, 2007


So a haven for poor fuckers who are so desperate to belong to something they need their in jokes to have in jokes?

In that case, I'm in.
posted by Skorgu at 11:00 AM on June 26, 2007


they need their in jokes to have in jokes?

Exactly. Our motto will be "more Meta than Meta".
posted by quin at 11:20 AM on June 26, 2007


Will Rob Zombie be involved, quin? If so, count me in. I love power chords!
posted by cgc373 at 11:36 AM on June 26, 2007


we could just start a damn cabal ourselves

Do we get to wear funny hats and invent our own handshakes?
posted by ericb at 11:45 AM on June 26, 2007


Surely then we could style ourselves "MeMeTa," then we all stand resolutely together against the wall.
posted by Skorgu at 11:47 AM on June 26, 2007


Tuesday's fine for me still.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:06 PM on June 26, 2007


Are you sure? Because last time I waited and waited, my defiant speech and moral outrage at the ready. I even had a little picnic lunch waiting. But no revolution, not even an attempted coup.
posted by Skorgu at 12:22 PM on June 26, 2007


Wait, which Tuesday are we talking about?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:24 PM on June 26, 2007


There is no Tuesday.
posted by languagehat at 3:13 PM on June 26, 2007


Bullshit. Tuesday is the grey-ey-test / day I've ever known.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:51 PM on June 26, 2007


Wait, Tuesday? Shit.

*scratches off Twosday from calendar*
posted by Skorgu at 9:15 AM on June 27, 2007


Because Tuesday is Guest Star Day!
posted by Dave Faris at 10:07 AM on June 27, 2007


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