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December 12, 2007 5:58 PM   Subscribe

"note: Everyone needs a hug." WTF?

Am I the only one seeing this above the comment box in MeTa threads? Seems to appear randomly.

Also, please stop touching me.
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 5:58 PM (106 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

no, I am getting it too. Please, no hugs, I'm drinking.
posted by parmanparman at 6:00 PM on December 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


here
posted by mosessis at 6:04 PM on December 12, 2007


I like it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:05 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Everyone needs a hug" is awesome. It makes me smile every time I see it. Hmmm. Except that time. Oh well.
posted by shothotbot at 6:06 PM on December 12, 2007


I don't mind, just try to kep your hands off my ass.
posted by jonmc at 6:08 PM on December 12, 2007 [4 favorites]


Hmf. And somehow I didn't even notice the increased textarea size.

Waiter! Check, please!
posted by loquacious at 6:08 PM on December 12, 2007


I say leave it. It's good. And it makes me feel like a rebel when I flame somebody anyway.
posted by koeselitz at 6:08 PM on December 12, 2007


Those aren't my hands, jonmc.
posted by koeselitz at 6:09 PM on December 12, 2007


I'm home alone and scrolling down to see that kind of gave me a little chill. Now I am scared and there is no one to hug me...
posted by Alison at 6:10 PM on December 12, 2007


It's just you.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:14 PM on December 12, 2007 [5 favorites]


Everyone needs a hug, but not everyone deserves one.
posted by ardgedee at 6:17 PM on December 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Hugs are good.
posted by inconsequentialist at 6:22 PM on December 12, 2007


Those aren't my hands, jonmc.

oh well. it's the price I pay for being this cute. At least buy me a drink, first.
posted by jonmc at 6:24 PM on December 12, 2007


Oohhhhh Daddy can we keeeeep it!???? PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!!!! *shuffles feet and makes best Bambi eyes*
posted by onalark at 6:26 PM on December 12, 2007


Maybe it should be a random selection from a list of little sayings like that. "everybody needs a hug", "look outside, it's beautiful", "I know where you hid the body", that sort of light-hearted thing.
posted by clevershark at 6:28 PM on December 12, 2007 [4 favorites]


I need a tug.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:40 PM on December 12, 2007


I know from experience that expressing sentiments such as "everybody needs a hug" are an unintended consequence of allowing Barney to become part of the backround noise. It is a slippery slope, my friend.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2007


FREE HUGS! ONE DOLLAR!! GET YER FREE HUGS! ONLY **ONE DOLLAR**!!!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:45 PM on December 12, 2007


I'd prefer it to say Everybody needs a hug. I don't know why though. Maybe I need a hug.
posted by tellurian at 6:57 PM on December 12, 2007


Everybody needs a Fug.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:00 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


tellurian's right. The rhythm's much better with "everybody": DA-da-DA-da-DA-DA-DA. The four syllables at the beginning set up the final three nicely for emphasis.

Also, the pun on "body" works well.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:03 PM on December 12, 2007


Everybody needs a lug.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:03 PM on December 12, 2007


1. "everyone needs a hug"
2. print it on a mug
3. PROFIT!!!
posted by wendell at 7:04 PM on December 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


i can haz hug?
posted by allkindsoftime at 7:07 PM on December 12, 2007


Everyone needs a hug

Well, maybe the osteogenesis imperfecta or fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva mutants might not.
posted by meehawl at 7:10 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


[this is nauseating]
posted by enn at 7:12 PM on December 12, 2007


I'm sorry, Matt, I already took the drugs.
posted by klangklangston at 7:13 PM on December 12, 2007


The rhythm's much better with "everybody"

Either way can work fine and be funky, it's all in how it's framed. That's the beauty of phrasing and rhythm. For example, "everyone" might work a little better, I think, if you phrase it in a similar way to Queen's famous hook, 'another one bites the dust'. The 'another one' part of the phrase replaced with 'everyone'. Now, 'everybody' could work there as well, but it could get a little crowded, just a little clunky. But, of course, at the end of the day, it's all in the delivery and the singer's conviction. James Brown, for example, could make anything funky. As Captain Beefheart once said, he knew how to decorate the clock.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:14 PM on December 12, 2007


"I need a tug."

As each death in my family rolls around, we find out more about the folks no one talks about.

Like, we just found out the story of my mom's, what, second cousin (I think), named "Tug," because he didn't stop nursing until around four.

He's fallen in an outhouse as a child, which forever earned him the diagnosis of "not right."
posted by klangklangston at 7:18 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Eh, whatever. *Shrug*
posted by pupdog at 7:24 PM on December 12, 2007


I wanna new hug
One that won't make me sick
One that won't waste a lot of time
An FPP I don't need to click

I want a new hug
One that does what it should
One that gets a lot of favorites
One that strokes my ego real good

One that won't make me snarky
One that won't make me spew
One that makes me feel like
coughing up five bucks to join the Blue...

I dunno, I got nuthin.
posted by Eideteker at 7:33 PM on December 12, 2007


*hugs everyone*
posted by yeoz at 7:35 PM on December 12, 2007


*hugs everybody*
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:39 PM on December 12, 2007


Know what's cute? Pugs.
posted by everichon at 7:41 PM on December 12, 2007


Yes! Everybody needs a pug!
posted by clevershark at 7:44 PM on December 12, 2007


I don't need little reminders to make me feel warm and fuzzy.

It's condescending and makes me grouchy. Just so you know.
posted by cedar at 7:46 PM on December 12, 2007


Well, maybe the osteogenesis imperfecta mutants might not.

Yes, for them it's a fracture, not a hug.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:47 PM on December 12, 2007


Everybody needs a Strug.
posted by waraw at 7:51 PM on December 12, 2007


Without giving any detail, I sat down in front of the computer and actually DID need a hug.

Thanks!
posted by konolia at 7:53 PM on December 12, 2007


Metafilter: please stop touching me
I hate you, don't leave me!
I'll take that hug, after all.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:53 PM on December 12, 2007


OTOH if you need a whuffle, you gotta go elsewhere.
posted by konolia at 7:53 PM on December 12, 2007


Everybody needs a Doug.
posted by waraw at 7:57 PM on December 12, 2007


Actually, my mom just got diagnosed with metastatic cancer. I dunno about the rest of you guys, but I DO, in fact, need a hug.
posted by lleachie at 8:00 PM on December 12, 2007


I could go for a waffle right about now. Belgian, please.
posted by CKmtl at 8:00 PM on December 12, 2007


Everybody needs a plug.

too much?
posted by waraw at 8:00 PM on December 12, 2007


What bothers me about it is that the n in note is not capitalized.
posted by sneakin at 8:07 PM on December 12, 2007


Everyone needs a blog.
posted by I Got My Own Blog at 8:09 PM on December 12, 2007


What bothers me about it is that the n in note is not capitalized.

Me too! I thought I was probably the only one, so I didn't say anything.

*hugs sneakin in solidarity*
posted by amyms at 8:24 PM on December 12, 2007


Aww, lleachie, come over here, I got a hug for you. And a good thought for your mom too.
posted by ottereroticist at 8:35 PM on December 12, 2007


People who are irritated by this message SUPER EXTRA need a hug.
posted by ottereroticist at 8:36 PM on December 12, 2007


lleachie, I'll hug you.

because giving hugs means GETTING THEM and then I can pretend someone loves me.
posted by cmyk at 8:36 PM on December 12, 2007


I got a hug for all a y'all. Also I miss EB, I got a hug for him too.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:42 PM on December 12, 2007


OK, I got this from pb. It's something they did for people that tend to be dicks on the gray and don't seem to be really interacting with the rest of the site much anymore. Apparently, we are all on notice.
posted by 31d1 at 8:46 PM on December 12, 2007


this isn't helping my hugaphobia.
posted by b1tr0t at 8:56 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


We all need somebody to lean on. Lean on me. [NOT HUGGIST]
posted by not_on_display at 8:59 PM on December 12, 2007


I need a slog.
posted by slogger at 8:59 PM on December 12, 2007


I've got this wonderful image of a bunch of drunk fratboys standing around a keg, egging on a pledge with a cresendoing chant of "Hug! Hug! Hug!"
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:12 PM on December 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


my day has been like konolia's, I like the hug reminder.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:22 PM on December 12, 2007


I need a tug.

My old friend Rick, the guy who got killed in the Bali bombing in 2002, was a big traveller during the same years I was, roughly from the late '80s into the late 90's. We'd meet up, by plan or by random, in dive bars and airports and run-down hostels and back 'home' in Vancouver, every year or two, for a day or a week or longer when our paths crossed or we were heading in the same direction, and, inevitably, drink a lot and tell tales. Somehow, our ritualistic greeting after the first time became:

Rick: What you been up to since last time?
Me: Tuggin'. You?
Rick: Tuggin'.

And then the drinking would commence. We weren't exactly wizards with the ladies, wandering broke drunk disheveled freaks that we were, it's probably clear. I haven't thought about that in a long time.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:45 PM on December 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


I've got this wonderful image of a bunch of drunk fratboys standing around a keg, egging on a pledge with a cresendoing chant of "Hug! Hug! Hug!"

note: I love you, man.
posted by sneakin at 9:45 PM on December 12, 2007


If anyone needs a shrug... aw, who gives a shit?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:58 PM on December 12, 2007


The hug is a lie.
posted by juv3nal at 11:11 PM on December 12, 2007


Everyone needs a rug.

It ties the room together.
posted by taz at 11:16 PM on December 12, 2007


Everybody needs a nug
posted by chillmost at 12:27 AM on December 13, 2007


Hugs not bugs.

Seriously, what are we complaining about?
posted by iamkimiam at 12:35 AM on December 13, 2007


Propose amend to "everyone needs a brisk rogering."
posted by Krrrlson at 12:39 AM on December 13, 2007 [3 favorites]


too much?

Given that I fully expected to see something like this, not really. (NSFW.)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:02 AM on December 13, 2007


I need a spanking.

Properly, I don't need it, but I think a quick paddling of my bottom will do all of us a lot of good.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:42 AM on December 13, 2007


Given that I fully expected to see something like this, not really.

Given that he sure does love analingus, draw your own conclusions.
posted by Wolof at 2:33 AM on December 13, 2007


Wow! I love it. I'd hug most of you, but I have no arms.
Also, if you want a hug from me, you've probably killed me, and that sets up a whole bunch of paradoxes.
posted by Weighted Companion Cube at 3:45 AM on December 13, 2007


Log. Log. Everone needs a log.
posted by cillit bang at 3:58 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it should be
N.B.
~
Everyone needs a hug.

posted by Skorgu at 4:21 AM on December 13, 2007


Note: Noone needs lag.
posted by ersatz at 4:25 AM on December 13, 2007


What about twos? Don't twos need hugs? Ones get everything handed to them. It's not fair.
posted by cgc373 at 4:27 AM on December 13, 2007


Everyone needs a slug.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:44 AM on December 13, 2007


hugs all around
posted by caddis at 5:05 AM on December 13, 2007


I love it!! I suggest that after a while, we replace it with "Smile--Jesus loves you", and after that "God Bless America", then after that "The only good (your choice of enemy) is a dead (your choice enemy)".

You know, to keep the good vibes goin'
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 5:12 AM on December 13, 2007


Wolof, that was some other person, honest.
posted by waraw at 5:20 AM on December 13, 2007


That's really nice. It's good. If you consider rotating, I'd like to offer up,

"Don't Worry. The only problems are small ones."

from a fortune cookie my wife got recently.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:37 AM on December 13, 2007


Gah! Why are you hippies still having some kind of weirdo group encounter in my living room at 6 in the morning!?

;)
posted by loquacious at 5:49 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


awwww
posted by every_one_needs_a_hug_sometimes at 5:52 AM on December 13, 2007


Wish it away to the cornfield, Jimmy!
posted by loquacious at 6:06 AM on December 13, 2007


It might be 6 in the morning in your living room but it's quarter-past three in my office...
posted by From Bklyn at 6:15 AM on December 13, 2007


I like it. It helps me dial down my snark level and makes me smile.

Also I miss EB, I got a hug for him too.

Me too.
posted by languagehat at 6:24 AM on December 13, 2007


I've got this wonderful image of a bunch of drunk fratboys standing around a keg, egging on a pledge with a cresendoing chant of "Hug! Hug! Hug!"

I've always wondered how that movie started. I've only seen clips online of how it ends.
posted by hermitosis at 6:38 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Everyone needs a jug.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:47 AM on December 13, 2007


I've only seen clips online of how it ends.

Does it involve a bear suit?
posted by waraw at 6:50 AM on December 13, 2007


Everyone needs a beedog
posted by randomination at 7:41 AM on December 13, 2007


I still say that everyone needs some bugs.
posted by quin at 7:47 AM on December 13, 2007


waraw: Everybody needs a Doug.

Rene might disagree. Or maybe not, she is weird.

posted by quin at 7:49 AM on December 13, 2007


Everyone needs a shrug.

They're a lovely alternative to cardigans on those crisp autumn days.
posted by Evangeline at 7:50 AM on December 13, 2007


I don't mind, just try to keep your hands off on my ass.

Fixed that for ... ah, nevermind.
posted by pardonyou? at 8:02 AM on December 13, 2007


Mouth hug?
posted by inigo2 at 8:19 AM on December 13, 2007


I love it. If you don't go fuck yourself.
posted by Mister_A at 8:22 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Seems I left out a comma, which changes the sense of the previous comment. So be, it.
posted by Mister_A at 8:22 AM on December 13, 2007


My comment box says "no one cares what you think" :(
posted by Koko at 8:38 AM on December 13, 2007


I love it. If you don't go fuck yourself.

Can't. Hands are too cold.
posted by loquacious at 8:40 AM on December 13, 2007


Hug? Ugh.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:53 AM on December 13, 2007


GYOHFW
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:10 AM on December 13, 2007


I hug you AND I kiss you.

No, I don't really, because I have a horrible cold. Cough, cough...
posted by carmina at 9:31 AM on December 13, 2007


"Don't Worry. The only problems are small ones."

My friend has a similar saying:
"i) Don't sweat the small stuff.
ii) Everything is small stuff."
posted by aihal at 9:32 AM on December 13, 2007


"Don't Worry. The only problems are small ones." IN BED

from a fortune cookie my wife got recently.

Heh.
posted by LionIndex at 9:43 AM on December 13, 2007


Hug? All 40~60K? Y'all need to keep yer greasy meat hooks to yerselves. You'll rub me raw!
posted by SteveTheRed at 2:21 PM on December 13, 2007


Who the hell are you people and what have you done with my sarcastic, antisocial misfits?
posted by whir at 2:30 PM on December 13, 2007


It's hugs tiem now.
posted by deborah at 2:37 PM on December 13, 2007


THAT guy needs a hug.
posted by Krrrlson at 5:56 PM on December 13, 2007


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