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Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory. The sort of day that will keep me coming back for years to come. Can Fridays always be dedicated to the very best of the web? And statistically - what day has provided the most favourites?
posted by takeyourmedicine to MetaFilter-Related at 11:56 AM (82 comments total)

No. I want just the almost best, or not nearly best, of the web.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:57 AM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


I suggest we make Wednesdays "Hip-Hop Humpday".
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:02 PM on November 9, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'll try to save my best stuff for Fridays from now on in an effort to meet this request, but honestly, I can only sit on this newsfiltery post about fat atheists who deny the holocaust for so long.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:04 PM on November 9, 2007 [6 favorites]


Tuesday is All the YouTube Links You Can Post Day.

Wednesday is the 6in Meatball
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:04 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh sure, you pick the day I post the crappy throwaway flash game to gush about the quality of the posts so mine looks even worse in comparison. Thanks.
posted by yhbc at 12:05 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Can we rename Wednesday, Websday?
posted by found missing at 12:05 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Take heart, yhbc. I've deleted three self-links today. Your little flash post is sparkling by comparison.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:06 PM on November 9, 2007


Ha! But how do you know I didn't make that little flash game, hmmmm???!???

Oh yeah, because you know I'm not a web designer
posted by yhbc at 12:09 PM on November 9, 2007


Me, I'm looking for penultimate of the web.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:11 PM on November 9, 2007 [4 favorites]


Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory.

You're kidding, right?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:13 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory.

Ok, what did you like about the posts today and which ones did you really dig?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:17 PM on November 9, 2007


IT'S FLASH FRIDAY YOU MAROON
posted by quonsar at 12:20 PM on November 9, 2007


Me, I'm looking for penultimate of the web.

and you just may find it in lansing.
posted by quonsar at 12:21 PM on November 9, 2007


I just played that game and liked it, thankyouverymuch, yhbc.
posted by slogger at 12:29 PM on November 9, 2007


Penultimate of the web? I prefer the antepenultimate myself.
posted by MasonDixon at 12:45 PM on November 9, 2007


Well I am fermenting a big steaming turd of rancor for our collective favorite themed-post day, Dawkins Thursday.
posted by Mister_A at 12:49 PM on November 9, 2007


I'm just glad we've hopefully seen the last of Olberfest.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:53 PM on November 9, 2007


Lucky Pollyanna takeyourmedicine lives in the best of all possible worlds. Hard to find am optimist on Metafilter.
posted by Cranberry at 12:57 PM on November 9, 2007


I'd like Pizza Shooters, Shrimp Poppers and Extreme Fajitas every Monday, please.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:57 PM on November 9, 2007


But I corrected am! *is pessimistic*
posted by Cranberry at 12:58 PM on November 9, 2007


While we're at it, how about Half Life 2sdays?
posted by googly at 1:02 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


How is anyone supposed to know if their post would qualify for the very best of the web?

As for today, there have been 5 posts deleted, 3 of which were self-links. So yeah, not so much.
posted by puke & cry at 1:03 PM on November 9, 2007


Let's save the "help me quick, my SO is choking" posts up for Sundays. They will make a good followup to the "should I eat this" posts, to which Saturdays are currently dedicated, and then Monday's usual fusillade of "What can I make if all I have in the kitchen are random pieces of partially digested throat-obstruction-size chunks of food and paprika" posts will come at the perfect time.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:06 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


In for the group hug. You pat my back, I'll pat yours.
posted by empyrean at 1:19 PM on November 9, 2007


...leaving the following Mondays for lonely people surrounded by death who have nothing to do but hang around on Metafilter.

Just like they are now.
posted by koeselitz at 1:21 PM on November 9, 2007


Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory.

Man, when you sober up you're going to be so embarrassed.

On the front page right now, I count, among other things:

An animated short.
A flash game.
A link to some context-free photos of a road being washed out.
A link to a photographers' rights pamphlet that I've seen about a million times before over the last year or so.
A single-link youtube post of an advertisement.
A couple of newsfilter posts.
A LOLBUSHSUXFILTER post.

Some of these I found interesting, some not so much. Some of those I failed to mention I found interesting, some not so much.

But to call this the the best day of posts in living memory seems a little, well, drunk. Or at least excessive.
posted by dersins at 1:22 PM on November 9, 2007


I now regret getting my cat circumsised today. It feels disrespectful.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:26 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Eponysterical?
posted by saladin at 1:28 PM on November 9, 2007


Fridays are for flash and hugs, save the best of the Web for the rest of the week. ;)

oh, and what dersins said.
posted by caddis at 1:31 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, one thing is for sure: for gamers, this is the best week we've had in a while.
posted by danb at 1:40 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


For Leonard Shelby, every day is the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:40 PM on November 9, 2007


Flash fridays is a great idea, and the missile game is just the sort of thing that is perfect for casual game-play.

I watched the frat house documentary last night (though it was posted today) and laughed a lot.

The "celestial SimCity control panel" was a great description of images which I did find interesting despite the lack of commentary demystifying it.

The spam flickr images would good great on a t-shirt.

I hadn't seen the photographers right pamphlet before, and it made me realise what a good aggregator of useful (and survival) tools MeFi is.

The youtube link was a good diversion, and the Laura Gibson song on it made this a good friday.

james_cpi post about navigable rivers is the sort of metafilter post I come back to eventually, bookmarking for future reading.

And I wasn't aware about Super Mario Galaxy, and rely on MeFi for lots of this sort of news.

And college humour is a site I never look at, but rely on MeFi to direct me to.

The captchas thing, like the michael jackson white glove project from a while back is another interesting web-community related site that I'm glad I had my attention drawn towards.

New Africa was another read that led me onto even more interesting stuff.

I then I get to 21:40 and no work has been done. That is why it was a good day. Excessive maybe, but today had a lot of really good stuff.
posted by takeyourmedicine at 1:45 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


A few of these links are from or were also covered by Drawn.ca, so you should add that to your list of blogs to frequent if you liked today.
posted by spiderskull at 1:49 PM on November 9, 2007


As long as Thirsty Thursdays stay untouched, I'm all in!
posted by absalom at 2:10 PM on November 9, 2007


Miguel? Is that you?
posted by languagehat at 2:23 PM on November 9, 2007


Every night is ladies night as far as I'm concerned.
posted by Sailormom at 2:25 PM on November 9, 2007


11/9

NEVAR FORGET
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:28 PM on November 9, 2007 [4 favorites]


Huh. And I was just thinking about how much the posts have sucked lately.
posted by sciurus at 2:56 PM on November 9, 2007


Astro Zombie: Is your cat Jewish?
posted by JDHarper at 2:56 PM on November 9, 2007


"Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory."

If you stop smoking pot, those memory issues will clear up.

"I'm just glad we've hopefully seen the last of Olberfest."

C'mon, it starts during the second week of September and honors Dan Patrick's wedding.
posted by klangklangston at 3:20 PM on November 9, 2007


OktOlberfest? O'zapft is!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:29 PM on November 9, 2007


"Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory."

I blame the writer's strike for no sufficient reason
posted by ZachsMind at 3:32 PM on November 9, 2007


EVERY day is awesome on MeFi, especially if you keep your eyes peeled for MeTa flameouts.

But, to takeyourmedicine, and all those posters out there, wherever you are, this one's for you.
posted by SassHat at 3:32 PM on November 9, 2007


Today has been a pretty good day. Cortex, what were the posts you deleted? looking at lofi I only found one deletion, and it didn't look like a self-link.
posted by delmoi at 3:57 PM on November 9, 2007


"Today has been a pretty good day."

Didn't have to use your AK?
posted by klangklangston at 4:06 PM on November 9, 2007 [3 favorites]


Metafilter has been around a lot less time than "Living Memory" covers. Maybe you mean "long enough that I really have to concentrate to remember a time that it was better"?
posted by blue_beetle at 4:07 PM on November 9, 2007


"Today has been a pretty good day."

"Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted."

*holsters empty gun*
posted by quin at 4:15 PM on November 9, 2007


Today has been a pretty good day. Cortex, what were the posts you deleted? looking at lofi I only found one deletion, and it didn't look like a self-link.

Over here.
posted by puke & cry at 4:25 PM on November 9, 2007


it's so funny--a few years ago, Fridays were always the lightest day of the week--Flash Friday and jokey posts ...
posted by amberglow at 5:14 PM on November 9, 2007


C'mon, everyone knows it's supposed to be Furry Friday.
posted by chrismear at 5:21 PM on November 9, 2007


Flash fridays is a great idea

No, no it really isn't.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:28 PM on November 9, 2007


Hey, Lansing is pretty okay. But how come we don't get a meetup with Jessamyn?! (No, I'm not offering to organize one, just wondering what's with the lack of meetups in Michigan generally, really...)
posted by obliquicity at 5:57 PM on November 9, 2007


Of course, the moment I leave Lansing, someone actually comes to Lansing.
posted by 517 at 6:27 PM on November 9, 2007


I don't think you took your medicine.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:30 PM on November 9, 2007


Furies Flash on Fridays?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:38 PM on November 9, 2007


Flash your Furry Friday.
posted by rockhopper at 7:04 PM on November 9, 2007


Flash your Furry Friday.

Is this a challenge?
posted by inconsequentialist at 7:14 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are you happy to see me?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:34 PM on November 9, 2007


"Today has been a pretty good day."

Didn't have to use your AK?


Hold on, let me check the chart.

Actually, that Darfur post was awesome, even if there was no discussion. :(
posted by spiderwire at 7:58 PM on November 9, 2007


There's nothing in Lansing that compares with Townline Chicken Hatchery in Zeeland.
posted by rfs at 8:28 PM on November 9, 2007


HAPPY MORNING!!!
posted by loquacious at 8:36 PM on November 9, 2007


Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory.

And then hama7 did another one of his multi-tagged, single-link, no-explanation "art" posts, and everything went to hell when those damn moderators deleted every comment complaining about that kind of crap from the thread, leaving up only the predictable "suck it, haters!" rebuttals to stand as mute testimony against the excised complaints.
posted by yhbc at 9:05 PM on November 9, 2007


Now, now commish, lets not open that can of worms in this thread. I'm sure there can be a brand new metatalk thread about that topic.

*slinks back into heavy brush, waits*
posted by puke & cry at 9:12 PM on November 9, 2007


I'm still on MeProbation from my last try, P&C. If there's another thread on it, it ain't coming from me.

Just a few bitchy complaints in unrelated threads; that's what I'm here to offer. Someone's gotta do it.
posted by yhbc at 9:15 PM on November 9, 2007


And we got another link to Growing Up Sexually, which was so much fun the last time.
posted by meehawl at 9:28 PM on November 9, 2007


Deleted posts apparently don't show up in search, meehawl. In any case, the issue last time were photos unrelated to the site itself.
posted by Rumple at 9:45 PM on November 9, 2007


This week, I broke parity on the favorites to contributions, have three comments in the Most Favorited of the Past 7 Days, had a well received FPP (that even caused the original author to plunk down her 5$), and even saw cortex turn some cheesy parody lyrics into an awesome song. That plus the massive amounts of alcohol I've consumed tonight lead me to believe that I, at least, had a pretty good MeFi week.

I type this smalled in order to keep my swelling ego of INTERNET CELEBRITY in check. My wife says I've become insufferable in the past 7 hours, but nuts to her, right? She's just holding me back! I'll show her that random vaguely funny comments on a website can make a fortune! So what if she's kicked me out and I'm posting from a Motel 6? Yeah! I'll show you all!

Why am I crying?

posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:46 PM on November 9, 2007


Because I hadn't added you as a contact yet. Fixed that.

YOU ARE AN INTERNET CELEBRITY!!!
posted by yhbc at 9:50 PM on November 9, 2007


Deleted posts apparently don't show up in search

How do you think I found it?
posted by meehawl at 10:10 PM on November 9, 2007


Well, the trimmed URL didn't show, which is usually very reliable. Still, if the mods want to delete it, it wouldn't bother me one way or the other.
posted by Rumple at 10:27 PM on November 9, 2007


I think you've made a mistake: perhaps your calendar's off. I mean, I made my FPP on Yoruba Batá drumming yesterday, not today.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:45 PM on November 9, 2007


read it again
posted by 517 at 11:01 PM on November 9, 2007


“Me, I'm looking for penultimate of the web.”

Steven Erikson, the author of a series of highly-regarded fantasy books, The Malazan Book of the Fallen, is oft-praised for his erudition and intelligence because, for instance, he has a graduate degree in anthropology. However, he misused the word penultimate as the very best repeatedly through a large portion of one of his books. It actually pissed me off because I had been trusting his intelligence and erudition, and that misuse strongly called them into question. The books are still extraordinarily good, though. But he's not quite as competent in a number of subject areas as he thinks he is.

You can tell he's not aware of this. As you might expect, his anthropological expertise means that anthro-related aspects, both physical and cultural, of his invented cultures are far, far more sophisticated and realistic than what you normally get in fantasy. On the other hand, his economics is truly lousy, but he clearly thinks otherwise. The contrast is jarring.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:05 PM on November 9, 2007


...since jessamyn used the term correctly, I'm curious as to what your point is, EB. Is it that this is a common mistake?

But he's not quite as competent in a number of subject areas as he thinks he is.

Yeah, thank god for MetaFilter, huh?
posted by spiderwire at 11:35 PM on November 9, 2007


“...since jessamyn used the term correctly, I'm curious as to what your point is, EB. Is it that this is a common mistake?”

Yep. I kind of figured that jessamyn's comment was a sort of double-entendre, where the primary joke was the idea of MeFi being the “second-best of the web”, and the secondary joke being the awareness that lots of people mistakenly think that penultimate is synonymous with “the very best”.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:57 PM on November 9, 2007


And here I always thought it was a writing utensil!
posted by spiderwire at 12:07 AM on November 10, 2007


...um, I apologize for that comment.

Puns are kind of like inverse staircase wit. It always sounded better at the time, but you can't imagine why.
posted by spiderwire at 12:10 AM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ha! I was just complaining about the frequent misuse of the word "penultimate" the other day. In fact, I can remember the very moment when I learned what it actually meant.

Friend 1: So I wrote this paper for my media class about how Beavis and Butthead is the penultimate MTV cartoon.
Friend 2: Uh, don't you mean ultimate? Penultimate means not quite ultimate.
Friend 1: Shit.

Really, what kind of thesis is that anyway? I've since downgraded him from Friend 1 to Friend 37.
posted by bluishorange at 2:23 AM on November 10, 2007


Don't worry folks, a presidential election year is right around the corner.

*grinds teeth in anticipation*
posted by A dead Quaker at 3:31 AM on November 10, 2007


A friend tells the story of being praised by someone who apparently thought "pseudo" was an intensifier:

"Wow, you're not just an intellectual... you're a pseudointellectual!"

(I tactfully refrained from suggesting that Mr. Pseudo might be taking the piss.)
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:40 AM on November 10, 2007


That's the penultimate, GrammarMoses.
posted by psmealey at 7:28 AM on November 10, 2007


penultimate

Well, it's mightier, at least.

Rue the day, Trebek.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:35 AM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


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