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December 15, 2007 9:19 PM   Subscribe

What happened to loquacious' question?

1- (the bug part): On the 'popular favorites' page, it lists that question as having 17 answers. When I click on it, the actual question only has five. I also read it last night before it was deleted, and there were a bunch of answers that seemed to disappear when it was deleted.

2 : Who posted it? :)
posted by jacalata to Bugs at 9:19 PM (103 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

They could tell you, but then they'd have to kill you.
posted by konolia at 9:23 PM on December 15, 2007


Comedy Gold!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:24 PM on December 15, 2007


Until it happens to you, hunh, Ampersand?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:24 PM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


*Cries*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:24 PM on December 15, 2007


Also, HOW IS BABBY MADE?
posted by yhbc at 9:24 PM on December 15, 2007


It's "How is babby formed?"

Philistine.
posted by SassHat at 9:34 PM on December 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Now is the time for drunk comedy GOLD! Let's do it, guys. Form up!
posted by puke & cry at 9:36 PM on December 15, 2007


* fails at internet *
* somehow manages to survive *

posted by yhbc at 9:36 PM on December 15, 2007


I'm high and I'm happy and I'm free,
I got my whole heart laid out right in front of me.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:49 PM on December 15, 2007


What I wanna know is, does he still have to wait a week to post another question?
posted by Quidam at 9:50 PM on December 15, 2007


no, i'll answer the next question right now -

the next party, you have the computer off
posted by pyramid termite at 9:55 PM on December 15, 2007


note: Everyone needs a hug.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:57 PM on December 15, 2007


I have acquired the passwords of thirty one (31) prominent mefites, including one (1) moderator. If I am not allowed to post two (2) self links and four (4) chatfilter questions, I will employ what resources I have at my disposal to create as much lulz and drama as possible.

You have twenty four (24) hours to respond. Any attempt by any user to change his or her password will be detected and result in immediate retaliation.

I have you by the balls, metafilter, and now you're going to sing.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 10:02 PM on December 15, 2007 [13 favorites]


*I* posted it. With my dick. From Boston. Yes, it's that long.
posted by Eideteker at 10:02 PM on December 15, 2007


Note: Everyone needs a crème brûlée.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:02 PM on December 15, 2007 [2 favorites]



*I* posted it. With my dick. From Boston. Yes, it's that long.
posted by Eideteker at 1:02 AM on December 16 [+] [!]

Note: Everyone needs a crème brûlée.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:02 AM on December 16 [+] [!]


Related?
posted by null terminated at 10:11 PM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


pyramid termite: what?
posted by nowonmai at 10:13 PM on December 15, 2007


I know who posted it and I'll never tell. One of the remaining comments is mine, though. ;)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:14 PM on December 15, 2007


Eideteker: Thanks for that.
posted by mlis at 10:26 PM on December 15, 2007


You people. Nancies, the lot of you. Think you can come over here to my house and mess up my goddamn monitr with your goddamn website fooligans... SCREW YOU AND YOUR HORSE!!!! I came her to get a drink not to get laid and I'm thank you to keep it that way. You people, with your flip flapping parts and all the bullSHIT that comes with it.

I love you guys.
posted by item at 10:28 PM on December 15, 2007


Blame the drunkapotamus.
posted by carsonb at 10:30 PM on December 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't know hoo you think said they love you, but it sure as all shit wans't me, no!
posted by item at 10:30 PM on December 15, 2007


metafilter: You people, with your flip flapping parts and all the bullSHIT that comes with it.
posted by juv3nal at 10:31 PM on December 15, 2007


WHO CARES.

Well, I am, but that's only as I am indeed personally curious as to whether or not I need to cap some bitches. It's a hobby.

*I* posted it. With my dick. From Boston. Yes, it's that long.

Christ. What an asshole! ;) xox
posted by loquacious at 10:34 PM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also: It's not loquacious' question, as I didn't post the fucker.

As for the "one week limit"? Fuck it. I don't ask questions, I answer 'em!

*makes incredibly dorky "face!" gesture, trips flat-out over loose cable*
posted by loquacious at 10:37 PM on December 15, 2007


*dives head first into swimming pool, rescues the golden idol*
posted by item at 10:41 PM on December 15, 2007


Also: It's not loquacious' question, as I didn't post the fucker.

The internet disagrees!
posted by middleclasstool at 10:55 PM on December 15, 2007


Is this the drunk post?

Can high people come too?
posted by tehloki at 11:01 PM on December 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


tehloki: I dunno, but furries are allowed so you're good to go.
posted by mullacc at 11:05 PM on December 15, 2007


Free Quonsar.
posted by rhizome23 at 11:07 PM on December 15, 2007


Christ. What an asshole! ;) xox

xox? More like 3(O)E. AMIRITE!?
posted by delmoi at 11:08 PM on December 15, 2007


quonsar 3:16
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:36 PM on December 15, 2007


Is this the drunk post?
this is the drunk post. only one problem..

Why does everyone make so much sense to me right now?
posted by localhuman at 12:07 AM on December 16, 2007


I just had a revelation: what this thread needs is a hair of the dog that bit me. *glug*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:10 AM on December 16, 2007


What happened to loquacious' question?

Isn't that a line from a song by the 13th Floor Elevators?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:24 AM on December 16, 2007


I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,
posted by Ryvar at 3:23 AM on December 16, 2007


Well, I don't think there's any cities contemplating jazz anymore... And hell, there ain't even any cold-water flats left, which means, of course, that the poets have nowhere to live. Which brings us back to why no one is contemplating jazz...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:32 AM on December 16, 2007



posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:16 AM on December 16, 2007 [121 favorites]


HEY!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:25 AM on December 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


OK, now I'm spooked.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:30 AM on December 16, 2007


jessamyn ftw
posted by mayfly wake at 5:30 AM on December 16, 2007


Hey, who's been at my laptop while I was out shovelling?!



[note for all bad boys, some people's unattended keyboards are more equal than others.]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:36 AM on December 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't know what's so mysterious. I saw the whole thing. Let this be a lesson to you all: Never miss anything ever again.
posted by sambosambo at 5:47 AM on December 16, 2007


Whoops.
posted by evilcolonel at 5:51 AM on December 16, 2007


(Had nothing to say. Just wanted to make sure I was part of what will be the GREATEST THREAD IN HISTORY!!!!!one
posted by evilcolonel at 5:52 AM on December 16, 2007


)
posted by evilcolonel at 5:52 AM on December 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


Yeah me too. There's a ghost on the screen! WoooOOooOO! And I'm pissed too so I feel like a part of it all, even though I have no idea what any of you are talking about.
posted by h00py at 6:21 AM on December 16, 2007


Well. Here in the cold, sober light of Sunday morning...

This is still pretty trippy.
posted by mmahaffie at 6:22 AM on December 16, 2007


BOGOF Quonsar
posted by srboisvert at 6:33 AM on December 16, 2007


I'm sorry I missed it, but this thread is great. Especially the ghost.
posted by languagehat at 6:44 AM on December 16, 2007


After being married for 49 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, 'Honey, 49 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 20-year-old gal. Now I have a $500, 000.00 home, a $45,000.00 car, nice big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 69-year-old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of things.'

My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 20-year-old gal, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Aren't older women great? They really know how to solve your mid-life crises
posted by growabrain at 6:56 AM on December 16, 2007 [14 favorites]


69 is mid-life????
posted by goo at 6:59 AM on December 16, 2007


growabrain, thank you for the significant digits.
posted by Plutor at 7:05 AM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


It' surprising just how jarring it is to see an image in a thread after so long without any.
posted by yhbc at 7:19 AM on December 16, 2007


    ,-ֻ   (ە ە)     it's a mystery!  S= ● =3    \ (        ۱)     ζ 
On preview: Crap, Jessamyn beat me to it.
posted by aubilenon at 7:28 AM on December 16, 2007 [8 favorites]


I left my keyboard alone all night and not only did no one post anything on my behalf, my next draft didn't written either. I thought, maybe if I just went to bed, it would be finished in the morning. But no such luck.
posted by typewriter at 7:30 AM on December 16, 2007


ζ <-- what the hell is that?
posted by sveskemus at 7:41 AM on December 16, 2007


sveskemus: It looks like some kind of weird squiggle on my screen.
posted by aubilenon at 7:46 AM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


ζ ← what the hell is that?
ιτ'ς α σιγμα

Could someone please censor my earlier comment? Thanks.
posted by GeckoDundee at 7:52 AM on December 16, 2007


MetaFilter: It looks like some kind of weird squiggle on my screen.
posted by sveskemus at 8:05 AM on December 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


scalar.
posted by unknowncommand at 8:35 AM on December 16, 2007


ITS' A MISTEREE!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:56 AM on December 16, 2007


This thread is useless without... huh. Never mind.
posted by ottereroticist at 9:01 AM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Back in the old dial-up BBS days, I often hosted meetups at my house, and believe me it was an incredibly bad idea to log in to your account and walk away from the PC without logging out. People were ruthless. loquacious is lucky he lives in a kinder, gentler time. (Or that Mefites are nowhere near as mean as BBS people used to be). Still, however:

LOL AT LOQ
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:04 AM on December 16, 2007


Aw, whatever happened to The Pink Flyer? Links in the post are borked now. I misses it.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:05 AM on December 16, 2007


ιτ'ς α σιγμα

It's a zeta. You lose at classics. And beer pong.
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:24 AM on December 16, 2007


Hey cool, images are available again eh?
posted by Meatbomb at 9:28 AM on December 16, 2007


Hey cool, images are available again eh?

Only if you're special.
posted by delmoi at 9:31 AM on December 16, 2007


Sometimes threads have lots of inside jokes. Other times whole threads are inside jokes.
posted by sneakin at 9:36 AM on December 16, 2007


Mystery!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:39 AM on December 16, 2007


I left my keyboard alone all night....
posted by typewriter


Tee hee typewriter left her keyboard alone tee hee
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:02 AM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mystery!
posted by miss lynnster at 10:03 AM on December 16, 2007


It's a mystery! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
posted by waraw at 10:12 AM on December 16, 2007


damn.
posted by waraw at 10:12 AM on December 16, 2007


Dammit, I was drunk and missed the fun.
posted by pupdog at 10:34 AM on December 16, 2007


That's okay waraw, I know you didn't preview because you were probably too distracted. Cuz hey, did you guys see the crazy fight going on outside? Ambrosia Voyeur had Loquacious in a headlock or something! And then, like, asavage started to pummel both of them as mathowie and iamkimiam held their hands behind their backs. I'm not kidding! It was totally bizarre! So hey, I have a really important question to ask you. Which do you do first, floss or brush? Is it cheating when a girl kisses another girl? Would you like to see a magic trick? It's really cute the way your nose crinkles when you look at my big black furry hat with disgust.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:50 AM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


So you WERE there, miss lynnster! You were there! And you were there, and you were, too....
posted by gingerbeer at 11:03 AM on December 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


Huh. Guess I left the meetup way too early. Then again, since nothing ever happens when I'm around, maybe it's good I left early so y'all could get to the fun stuff sooner!

*keeps looking around for Astro Zombie, readies Excitement-Cancelling Hug for deployment*
posted by Quietgal at 11:19 AM on December 16, 2007


Everyone should get one image a month. I think that would work. Honest.
posted by mediareport at 11:34 AM on December 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


I am torn. I don't know which ghost is cuter!

It IS a mystery!
posted by winna at 12:39 PM on December 16, 2007


OK, since we're off the rails and tearing up forest now... I didn't know this Mystery guy before, but perhaps it explains an odd experience I had recently. I hired some haulers to clear the junk out of my driveway (this is not a euphemism). When I was paying the boss -- a guy who was probably in his late 30s, like me -- he leaned towards me and stared right into my eyes while saying "thank you" for the check.

Is "Mystery" really into eye contact? Was this guy trying to pick me up? Was I supposed to think he was intense and mysterious? 'Cause it totally didn't work. Ick.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:48 PM on December 16, 2007


Mystery!
posted by languagehat at 1:56 PM on December 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


I will oftentimes leave my account logged in and discovery that I have mysteriously "favorited" a bunch of askme's about tofu recipes and haircuts for cats and all sorts of nonsense. My girlfriend, who is also a mefite, doesn't read metatalk but I would like to express a mild sense of "boundary violation" at her willy-nilly disregard for whose account is currently logged in on the computer at any given time.

Because, seriously, I don't even like cats. I'm a dog person.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:53 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Hey! It was old man loquacious in a ghost costume all along!"

"Yeah. And I would have got away with it if it hadn't been for you pesky moderators!"
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:57 PM on December 16, 2007


Whatd you mean this isnt the drukn thread

youl are all lightweights
posted by spiderwire at 3:28 PM on December 16, 2007


It's a mystery (painful)
posted by zingzangzung at 3:53 PM on December 16, 2007


Life is a mystery.
posted by Bookhouse at 4:37 PM on December 16, 2007


What Bookhouse said.
posted by unknowncommand at 5:08 PM on December 16, 2007


(For the Internet Historian types among us: the it is a mystery image is a long-running (but since mostly deceased) joke from the Something Awful forums, circa about 18 months ago, I think it was. It had the usual arc from occasional use to pervasive overuse to smiley-fication to saturation to scorn and derision to occasional ironic use today. Who knew jessamyn was a goon!)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:17 PM on December 16, 2007


Who knew jessamyn was a goon!

I am not a goon, I am a librarian! I'm pretty sure I learned it from jairus.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:20 PM on December 16, 2007


Stav—I thought that It Is A Mystery thing came from White Ninja, or other similar webcomix. Though I will say that there's probably a moderate goon saturation over at ILX, where I've seen it.
posted by klangklangston at 5:37 PM on December 16, 2007


Metafilter: I am not a goon, I am a librarian! Sorry.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:39 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


From the Reference Desk
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:43 PM on December 16, 2007


Librarigoon!
posted by SassHat at 5:45 PM on December 16, 2007


Because, seriously, I don't even like cats. I'm a dog person.

Dude, DTMFA. What you ask is impossible.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:16 PM on December 16, 2007


So late to this. But that's because I was out all day sneaking into SF Mefites houses and posting strange comments and questions from their accounts, and also favoriting things they would never ever favorite.

Or, maybe, you know I just went to a movie and got my hair cut. Anything is possible.
posted by rtha at 6:28 PM on December 16, 2007


mr_crash_davis: "Back in the old dial-up BBS days, I often hosted meetups at my house, and believe me it was an incredibly bad idea to log in to your account and walk away from the PC without logging out. People were ruthless. loquacious is lucky he lives in a kinder, gentler time. (Or that Mefites are nowhere near as mean as BBS people used to be). Still, however:
LOL AT LOQ
"
Huh, you learn about this fast if you work around here, too. Many times people have come back to their desk to find read receipts in their inbox for messages they can't quite remember sending and no longer have copies of. Childish, but funny nonetheless. Until the day you forget to lock your computer yourself ...
posted by dg at 7:19 PM on December 16, 2007


I LOVE GIANT COCKS
posted by loquacious at 10:25 PM on December 16, 2007 [5 favorites]


Looks like he's got his keyboard back.
posted by Ryvar at 10:36 PM on December 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


Nah, I just spent the day logging in at various computers all over the city and not logging out.

This way I'll never have to own up to anything I say ever again, you filth-humping piss-hoarder.
posted by loquacious at 10:48 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


As for the history of "It is a mystery," I hadn't seen the ghost before (I don't often read SA). But I wonder if there's a connection to the old truemeaningoflife.com site. They used to have Mistranslated Ship Captain say that a lot: 1 2 3 4.
posted by Jorus at 5:19 AM on December 17, 2007


(They don't date those well, but the earliest I found was in February 2001.)
posted by Jorus at 5:39 AM on December 17, 2007


*hides huge rooster from loquacious*

He's mine. Leave him alone.
posted by quin at 9:10 AM on December 17, 2007


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