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Mea Maxima Culpa January 23, 2008 8:01 PM   Subscribe

On the vagaries of intoxicated posting from the bowels of my "shithole" "corpse" of a city.

I wanted to apologize to the admins, but mostly to Gooffyy and Oddman, for (shall I say) pooping in the most recent Detroit thread. I took offense to their comments and resorted to name-calling and general misanthropy, effectively cementing, I'm sure, a lot of folks' prejudices about my hometown in the process.

This isn't to excuse my behavior, but if you heard half of what we Detroiters hear on a daily basis about the city from under-informed know-it-alls, you might be a bit sensitive, too. Anyways, feel free to delete this if it's not meta-worthy, but I wasn't sure how else to assuage the community that (a) not all Detroiters are assholes like me and (b) I'm genuinely sorry for jumping on you guys. I think highly of The Mefi and don't want any noobs emulating my ill-advised acts in that thread.

That said, I do not regret using the words "shithole" and "bowels" in the same sentence, though I'll probably post a meta-metapology for that tomorrow. Heh.
posted by joe lisboa to Etiquette/Policy at 8:01 PM (15 comments total)

assuage = assure
assuage = anagram of sausage
posted by joe lisboa at 8:06 PM on January 23, 2008


Don't mess with Detroit.
posted by mr_roboto at 8:10 PM on January 23, 2008


Aww, c'mere. *hug* Now let's get you a nap.
posted by piratebowling at 8:11 PM on January 23, 2008 [7 favorites]


Hmmm. Seems like this could have been settled through email, although I'm genuinely touched by the sentiment.

You are forgiven.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:18 PM on January 23, 2008


Damn, I totally forgot that meta-mail existed. Shoulda, coulda.
"Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello..." -- that's, like, my favorite live rock song perhaps in the history of Awesome, afrob. Thanks for the pick-me-up.
posted by joe lisboa at 8:21 PM on January 23, 2008


In case anyone is puzzled, here is the thread in question.

I...don't want any noobs emulating...

Agreed. Down with noob emulation!
posted by burnmp3s at 8:36 PM on January 23, 2008


Oh yeah, I realized how snarky my comment could seem, but let me assure you I was happy to see something this heartfelt on MeTa. For reals.
posted by piratebowling at 8:36 PM on January 23, 2008


Weren't they talking about noobs emulating in another thread? Or was that boobs stimulating? Whatever.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:39 PM on January 23, 2008


Poor Detroit. Well, for what it's worth, Los Angeles feels your pain.

In my mind no apology is necessary. It may be a shithole, but it's YOUR shithole, dammit. Everyone should be allowed to be proud of where they're from, without shame. Period.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:44 PM on January 23, 2008 [4 favorites]


Close it yourself, shitty.
posted by fleacircus at 8:49 PM on January 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Closet yourself, city?
posted by joe lisboa at 9:10 PM on January 23, 2008


Don't be bashful. Stand up and tell 'em you're from Detroit!
posted by evilcolonel at 9:19 PM on January 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Poor Detroit. Well, for what it's worth, Los Angeles feels your pain. "

Haha. I tell people all the time that LA looks like a lot of Detroit, but with PEOPLE all over. I was even amazed when I was downtown—there was more than one whore to a block!

Still makin' music, Joe?
posted by klangklangston at 9:26 PM on January 23, 2008


I took that for what it was, piratebowling: a sweet sentiment. Thank you for that. And yeah, I'm still making music with Lisboa, kk. After a short hiatus, we're back working on a bunch of new tunes and will be playing out again in a month or two, hopefully at the Blowout. Now I feel obliged to bow out of the thread lest I finish this drink and start lectur-slurring everyone on the Tigers' inevitable '08 World Series win and the sublime urban aesthetic of The Fist.
posted by joe lisboa at 10:21 PM on January 23, 2008


Nice of you to want to apologize, joe, but I'm not sure we need this thread for it. Maybe drop a note into the original thread and/or mail and leave it at that? I'm going to go ahead and close this up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:29 PM on January 23, 2008


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