NPR headline unknowingly makes a MeFi funny. November 5, 2007 9:20 PM   Subscribe


The funny of this post is directly proportional to the number of comments it has received at the time of this writing.
posted by Eideteker at 9:30 PM on November 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Great, something else for angry deletees to call me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:37 PM on November 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


.‮‮Yes. No. I don't know. Maybe‭
posted by puke & cry at 9:40 PM on November 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, on second thought, it's not that great. Delete away.
posted by greatgefilte at 9:45 PM on November 5, 2007


For some reason, I was sure that the link was to new metaphors.
posted by Pants! at 9:55 PM on November 5, 2007


I bought my son a Backyardigans CD, and he will listen to nothing else in the car. So, as a result, I have this song playing over and over in my head:

Eureka! Eureka,
When you find-a what you seek-a
Eureka, Eureka
Everybody shout
Eureka, eureka, eureka, eureka!

Eureka! Eureka,
It's a word from ancient Greek-a
Eureka, eureka
Everybody shout
Eureka!

It's the best dang word
Eureka Eureka
That we have ever heard
Eureka Eureka
When you're just about to freak-a
shout it out, Eureka!

Eureka!

It's a scientist's delight
And we do pronounce it right
when you take-a that first peek-a
shout it out, Eureka!

Eureka! Eureka,
We'll sing this song a week-a
Eureka, eureka
Everybody shout
Eureka!

Eureka! Eureka,
From the top of the highest peak-a
Eureka, eureka
Everybody shout
Eureka!

It's the perfect thing to shout
when you're diggin' treasure out
when you find-a what you seek-a
shout it out eureka

It's the word you'll hear us shriek
when we find the the bones we seek
When you take-a that first peek-a

It is time to shout
Eureka!
It is time to shout
Eureka!
It is time to shout
Eureka!

posted by KokuRyu at 10:07 PM on November 5, 2007


Um, I thought this was really funny.

(SORRY. I'm willing to be ashamed if necessary.)
posted by thehmsbeagle at 10:07 PM on November 5, 2007


Lurlz.
posted by wemayfreeze at 10:11 PM on November 5, 2007


It's too goddam easy to post to MetaTalk. There should be a notice that comes up when you try to post that says "Do you really want to do this? Because if you're just farting around, a boxing glove will emerge from the computer and punch your lights out."
posted by mediareport at 10:25 PM on November 5, 2007


Please say you're drunk.
posted by casarkos at 10:57 PM on November 5, 2007


If they're upset over President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's multiple titles, they are gonna go apeshit over Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America...

(one clarification: Is "Pervez" his first name or just another title?)
posted by wendell at 11:03 PM on November 5, 2007


This sort of MetaTalk posting is far too Pervezive these days.

you can't fire me! i don't work here!
posted by davejay at 11:25 PM on November 5, 2007


his first name or just another title


Name.
posted by BinGregory at 11:41 PM on November 5, 2007


I don't get it.
posted by spiderskull at 1:21 AM on November 6, 2007


Oh, wait. I get it now. I hadn't read the title (which, apparently, is the key to this joke).
posted by spiderskull at 1:22 AM on November 6, 2007


puke & cry (/yrc & ekup), how did you manage to do this? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

(Also, your ampersand apparently does not want to cooperate.)
posted by numinous at 1:27 AM on November 6, 2007


U+202E

(And frankly, I wish people would stop with the stupid right to left shit.)
posted by Rhomboid at 2:23 AM on November 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


There should be a notice that comes up when you try to post that says "Do you really want to do this? Because if you're just farting around, a boxing glove will emerge from the computer and punch your lights out."

This is now my number one pony request. The boxing glove, not the notice.
posted by grouse at 3:04 AM on November 6, 2007


Well, I thought it was funny.
posted by ibmcginty at 5:26 AM on November 6, 2007


"It's too goddam easy to post to MetaTalk."

I respectfully disagree. This morning I would have liked to post a confirming Denver Meetup post with dates/times/locales, however I was DENIED, since my 7-day posting limit has yet to expire.

and then I come here and find THIS SHIT?!

*wanders away, sobbing disconsolately*
posted by lonefrontranger at 6:19 AM on November 6, 2007


Oh, wait. I get it now.

Ditto.

It's too goddam easy to post to MetaTalk.

Double Ditto.
posted by GuyZero at 7:12 AM on November 6, 2007


It's too goddam easy to post to MetaTalk.

And it's too goddam easy to make snarky comments on MeTa threads.

See! For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction, yin and yang, thus the universe is kept in balance etc. etc.
posted by Kattullus at 7:17 AM on November 6, 2007


While the yuks the poster had in mind were minimal, I did enjoy this at the bottom of the linked page:

Newspaper columnist Fasi Zaka speaks Renee Montagne.


Yet another language I should try to learn...
posted by languagehat at 7:24 AM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


one clarification: Is "Pervez" his first name or just another title?

Pervez are put on a national registry so you can tell if one of them moves into your neighborhood.
posted by eddydamascene at 7:25 AM on November 6, 2007


On a separate topic, don't miss the (now closed) Self-Link Pile-On Of The Day!
posted by brain_drain at 7:51 AM on November 6, 2007


man that was a weak-assed deletion reason. I feel so let down, and after such a brilliant trainwreck, too.

CORTEX YOU ARE LOSING YOUR EDGE, YOU BIG GIRL'S BLOUSE!!
posted by lonefrontranger at 7:59 AM on November 6, 2007


I would support it, if only to help popularizethe use of my pagalwallabahinchote tag.
posted by mds35 at 8:02 AM on November 6, 2007


NPR headline unknowingly makes MeFi funny

Wait... you mean this whole time it hasn't been funny? I'm so confused. All that laughter... all those favorites. Shit.
posted by dead_ at 8:05 AM on November 6, 2007


I really wish people would stop with the funny.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:12 AM on November 6, 2007


On a separate topic, don't miss the (now closed) Self-Link Pile-On Of The Day!

Shit! I can't believe I missed that! Especially:

sorry, just nipped out for a brisk nordic walk and a fresh berry shake.


... which was just BEGGING for a comment about his balls. BEGGING for it, man.

fresh berry shake
fresh berry shake
fresh berry shake
posted by Greg Nog at 8:13 AM on November 6, 2007


Sometimes, you delete first and ask pointed questions ("Is this user a complete asshat?" "How does a person like that sleep at night?" "Seriously, wow, they're actually wholly composed of semi-sentient mucas? For real? Gross!") later.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:25 AM on November 6, 2007


(And then you permaban their SEO-shilling, no-account, repeat-offender berry shake into next year.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:26 AM on November 6, 2007


If they're permabanned, I'd hope it'd last past next year. That's only 2 months away, you know. Dig?
posted by item at 8:28 AM on November 6, 2007


Metafilter: put on a national registry so you can tell if one of them moves into your neighborhood.
posted by C17H19NO3 at 8:30 AM on November 6, 2007


Also, I'd to take this opportunity to point out that the band Me. UK Health Food Guru Spammer links to in his profile - h o l o s u n or holosun or whatever the fuck - ssucks. Not just a little, oh-how-cute suck, but a full blown, go-back-to-your-jobs-at-your-dad's-factory-STAT kind of suck.
posted by item at 8:33 AM on November 6, 2007


er, *Mr. UK Health Food Guru Spammer*, not me. I suck in an entirely differently way.
posted by item at 8:34 AM on November 6, 2007


That guys is probably the best spammer we've ever had. Not only did he self link and spam, but he responded to the flames with MORE SPAM!

some guys don't get it. they just keep trying to fight back and salvage their rep, presumably to be able to keep posting spam in the future. others just back off, damage having been done, and never reappear. Not our hero, though! He'll just take what time he still has to keep posting more helpful health food advice! The man has the tenacity of a rabid pitbull, and I respect that.

Or at least, I respect it AND I also want him to fuck off and die.
posted by shmegegge at 8:37 AM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's great, Mike. I'm very proud of ya.
posted by mattbucher at 8:40 AM on November 6, 2007


Brother cortex, what are mucas?
posted by Mister_A at 8:44 AM on November 6, 2007


I think they're the rattle rattle shake shake things that out friends south of the Rio Grande play when they're needing a bit of cha cha added to their music. Also, the instruments are covered in a thick, gooey phlegm.
posted by item at 8:52 AM on November 6, 2007


Twenty dollars, my good fellow, which you will find to be competitive with the prices in town.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:53 AM on November 6, 2007


iMucas por todos mis amigos!
posted by Mister_A at 8:58 AM on November 6, 2007


MUCA.

Also, in Peru a muca is a sort of opossum. (Doesn't seem to mean anything in any other variety of Spanish.)
posted by languagehat at 9:05 AM on November 6, 2007


cortex just had his muca moment.
posted by brain_drain at 9:31 AM on November 6, 2007


My name is Muca. I live on the second floor.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:40 AM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]



It's too goddam easy to post to MetaTalk.


repeated for emphasis
posted by PugAchev at 10:35 AM on November 6, 2007


On a separate topic, don't miss the (now closed) Self-Link Pile-On Of The Day!

Oh bitch! I can't believe I missed that. Fuck school!
posted by puke & cry at 11:17 AM on November 6, 2007


Can't we just flag Pakistan and move on?

(and wtf is "nordic walking"?)
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:49 AM on November 6, 2007


(and wtf is "nordic walking"?)

Walking with ski poles.
posted by ericb at 1:24 PM on November 6, 2007


Ah. Learn something every day. I thought maybe it was some weird telemark striding or whatnot.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:25 PM on November 6, 2007


Yes. No. I don't know. Maybe
posted by puke & cry at 9:40 PM on November 5 [1 favorite +] [!]


Hey now.
posted by loquacious at 4:03 PM on November 6, 2007


i love bad threads, they bring out the real heart of metafilter.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 6:12 PM on November 6, 2007


cortex,

Can you delete Musharraf? Looks like an ideal solution for Pakistan.
posted by lukemeister at 7:37 AM on November 7, 2007


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