AskMe on Cat and Girl May 2, 2008 5:14 AM   Subscribe

I'm not generally a huge fan of these kinds of posts, but Cat and Girl mentioned AskMe today as part of its is-this-sarcasm-or-double-sarcasm pop culture revue, and my heart filled with glee.
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter-Related at 5:14 AM (115 comments total)

I'm not generally a huge fan of these kinds of posts, but I am generally a fan of Plutor. What to do?
posted by Mister_A at 5:52 AM on May 2, 2008


What the DC Madam did.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:57 AM on May 2, 2008


What the DC Madam did.

You mean you expect Mister_A to establish and run an exclusive call girl service catering to the Washington DC area's political and business elite?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:00 AM on May 2, 2008


Yes, if the end justifies the means.
posted by Dave Faris at 6:03 AM on May 2, 2008


Wasn't MetaFilter featured in a Sunday Peanuts strip back in the early 80's? The one with the Big Bite-Eating Modem?
And I could swear I saw a Matthaughey reference in "Family Circus" circa '78 or '79--- you know, the one where little Jeffy runs around the neighborhood trying to get eggs from Ol' Man Slocum's server farm?
posted by Dizzy at 6:11 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: we wake up

we check our email

we eat a sandwich

we read Ask MetaFilter

we habituate to anything.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:14 AM on May 2, 2008


(get up, eat jelly
sandwich bars, and barbed wire)

posted by UbuRoivas at 6:16 AM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


I read 'habituate' as 'masturbate'. Twice. It added a little zing to the comic.
posted by Science! at 6:19 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


If I've learned one thing from Ask MetaFilter it's that pretty much no one on the planet eats breakfast.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:19 AM on May 2, 2008 [7 favorites]


I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't spend all their time in AskMe. \

Jess: I eat a Quaker Chewy every morning
posted by absalom at 6:21 AM on May 2, 2008


If I've learned one thing from Ask MetaFilter it's that pretty much no one on the planet eats breakfast.

Somewhere, in his blue-roofed mansion, the CEO of the International House of Pancakes is silently weeping.
posted by burnmp3s at 6:27 AM on May 2, 2008 [5 favorites]


utterly absurd.

it's clearly: breakfast, check recent activity, metafilter, metatalk.
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:43 AM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Somewhere, in his blue-roofed mansion, the CEO of the International House of Pancakes is silently weeping.

Fuck him until there's an IHOP in Vermont.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:50 AM on May 2, 2008 [4 favorites]


What the DC Madam did.

Nothing more knee-slappingly hilarious than a suicide joke so early in the thread.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:53 AM on May 2, 2008


Fuck him until there's an IHOP in Vermont.

Actually, given the recent endorsement by the Vermont AFL-CIO of the west coast longshoremen's May Day strike protesting the Iraq war, I think it's only a matter of time till you get an Internationalist House of Pancakes up there. And unionized flapjack flippers care about your cakes.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:56 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Fuck him until there's an IHOP in Vermont.

Ahem, her, sexist! They're also working on that Vermont thing.
posted by cashman at 6:58 AM on May 2, 2008


Breakfast: it's not just for champions anymore.

Since I get up at 5:30, there's no way I'm eating breakfast when I first check metafilter. Too early.

It's clearly: *filter while waiting for coffee; coffee + *filter; drive to work; breakfast + *filter; eventually, work.

Breakfast is usually an apple and some peanut butter, or peanut butter toast. Fridays are bagel days at work, and today is Friday, so yay.
posted by rtha at 7:00 AM on May 2, 2008


I imagine they'll put it in Burlington? I can't imagine it being worthwhile anywhere else.
posted by absalom at 7:04 AM on May 2, 2008


Man, it's like Christmas in May.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Did someone say bagel?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:06 AM on May 2, 2008 [5 favorites]


Fuck him until there's an IHOP in Vermont.
Yeah Bickle, get on it.
posted by tellurian at 7:06 AM on May 2, 2008


I imagine they'll put it in Burlington? I can't imagine it being worthwhile anywhere else.

Fixed that for breakfast.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:25 AM on May 2, 2008


I ate the same breakfast every day this week (except today) and it was a recipe that I got from AskMe. You toast some wheat bread and slather on some peanut butter and then you take a banana and cut it in half and then long ways and put two fourths on one piece of toast and two fourths on the other and you got yourself a damn breakfast! Today I was out of bananas and so I had Raisin Bran. It pales in comparison. Also, all you non-breakfast-eaters, you do know that it is the most important meal of the day right?

Oh my god I just realized that I am blogging about what I ate for breakfast. What have I become?
posted by ND¢ at 7:39 AM on May 2, 2008


I'm not generally a huge fan of these kinds of posts, but I am generally a fan of Plutor. What to do?

As a big fan of Cat and Girl, I'd say follow Plutor's lead and let your heart fill with glee.
posted by kittyprecious at 7:42 AM on May 2, 2008


I heard about Cat and Girl from one of cortex's websites of the week (I think that he was drawing things?). I thought that it was okay, but I am more of a Cathy man myself.
posted by ND¢ at 7:42 AM on May 2, 2008


Man, the poor baseball comic. I gotta bring you back, bunt cake.

I probably haven't had a web project that hasn't mentioned Cat and Girl at some point. ND¢, you should write Dorothy a nice letter asking her to incorporate like maybe Irving or something into a strip and then it can be best of both worlds for you.

If I've learned one thing from Ask MetaFilter it's that pretty much no one on the planet eats breakfast.

I used to think breakfast was completely essential—like, not just important but pragmatically unskippable. Now I find myself deciding what and whether to eat before I leave the house in the morning based on a weird mishmash of moods and available ingredients and time left to the morning. Some days I'm that guy who pops out to a coffee shop for some coffee and a bagel at 9ish, and that's really kind of weird to me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:49 AM on May 2, 2008


Never read Cat and Girl until now, but this is a real winner:

"If television's a babysitter then the internet's a drunk librarian who wont shut up."
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:51 AM on May 2, 2008 [12 favorites]


It's clearly: *filter while waiting for coffee; coffee + *filter;

CoffeeFilter?
posted by Rock Steady at 7:52 AM on May 2, 2008


I had actually come to Metatalk to make this exact same post. It's neat when one thing you dig mentions something else you dig. Like when Elvis gave IHOP a shout out at Budukon.
posted by drezdn at 7:56 AM on May 2, 2008


Irving!? All he does is take digital photographs and then store them on their computer but never organizes them or labels them or prints them out! Ack!

I really like saying "Ack!" I wonder if I can incorporate that into real life conversations?
posted by ND¢ at 8:06 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have to admit I was partially just hoping you'd get riled up there and say "Ack!"
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:09 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Froot Loops and OJ. Special K if I am feeling healthy and righteous, but I'm sick so bring out the comfort food! I don't eat untll an hour or two after I get up, but still: how can you all do without breakfast?!
posted by misha at 8:13 AM on May 2, 2008


There will be an IHOP in Vermont when Cleveland gets an IKEA.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:13 AM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]



You mean you expect Mister_A to establish and run an exclusive call girl service catering to the Washington DC area's political and business elite?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:00 AM on May 2 [+] [!]


Yes, if the end justifies the means.

posted by Dave Faris at 9:03 AM on May 2 [+] [!]

It's on! Are any of you members of the Washington political elite?
posted by Mister_A at 8:14 AM on May 2, 2008


I eat breakfast for lunch and for dinner.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:15 AM on May 2, 2008




If you eat a bowl of lice chex for breakfast, is it art? Huh? Huh? Is it?
posted by Mister_A at 8:17 AM on May 2, 2008


Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Ack!

Yeah that may have been the inspiration for my recent desire to say "Ack!" I have been a Cathy fan since back in the day though.
posted by ND¢ at 8:22 AM on May 2, 2008


I prefer lice krispies. Okay that's just gross.
posted by cashman at 8:23 AM on May 2, 2008


How about a bowl of shredded chaff?
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:29 AM on May 2, 2008


Hey, matthowie watches 30Rock!
posted by misha at 8:36 AM on May 2, 2008


*Raises a cup of Hill People Milk*
posted by bondcliff at 8:43 AM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


I should begin replying to AskMes with "I've put breakfast into my life. How about you?"
posted by ersatz at 8:44 AM on May 2, 2008


My husband wants a t-shirt with that panel on it. Perhaps if I beg her?

I love Cat and Girl. Like MetaFilter, I get pop-culture-smarter reading it simply because I force myself to Wikipedia all the references I don't get. And over time, My need to Wikipedia is lessening.
posted by Gucky at 8:55 AM on May 2, 2008


The sad thing about bagel day (hiya, dnab!) is that the bagels are....well, the bagel place we get them from makes nice rolls. I haven't had a decent bagel since I left Brookline, MA. People here actually eat things like blueberry bagels, or bagels with sundried tomatoes or chocolate chips in them.

Salt. Egg. Plain. Poppyseed. Those are bagel flavors.
posted by rtha at 9:01 AM on May 2, 2008


I wonder if I can incorporate that into real life conversations?

I don't know, are you a potentially-dead orange tabby cat?
posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:02 AM on May 2, 2008


If we're requesting chain stores/restaurants for various locations, can Wisconsin have a Sonic?
posted by drezdn at 9:13 AM on May 2, 2008


The sad thing about bagel day (hiya, dnab!) is that the bagels are....well, the bagel place we get them from makes nice rolls. I haven't had a decent bagel since I left Brookline, MA. People here actually eat things like blueberry bagels, or bagels with sundried tomatoes or chocolate chips in them.

Salt. Egg. Plain. Poppyseed. Those are bagel flavors.


Y'know, I'm in Brookline and can't find a decent salt bagel. Where'd you go when you were out here?
posted by Mayor West at 9:20 AM on May 2, 2008


Vermont has some mighty fine pancake joints, why do you need IHOP, Jessamyn?

Alton Brown even featured on an episode of Good Eats!
posted by Kattullus at 10:04 AM on May 2, 2008


Cat and Girl: it's no Achewood. I don't think I've LOL'd at it in years.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:09 AM on May 2, 2008


It was in the 80s, Mayor West, so I don't know if they're still there, but if was Jaffe's Pick-a-Chick, a Jewish deli that was sort-of across the street from the Coolidge Corner Theater.
posted by rtha at 10:10 AM on May 2, 2008


it was, that is.
posted by rtha at 10:11 AM on May 2, 2008


I live exactly 1/2 a block from an IHOP and I eat breakfast, but never at IHOP. IHOP is the rough equivalent of a pancake-centric Denny's, with 8 flavors of syrup (that all taste like ass).
posted by doctor_negative at 10:11 AM on May 2, 2008


IHOP is the rough equivalent of a pancake-centric Denny's, with 8 flavors of syrup (that all taste like ass). Exactly!
posted by snsranch at 10:22 AM on May 2, 2008


I thought bagels were just donuts that had gone bad?

Also, it wasn't until I moved to the states that I came to accept the fact that not everyone lives near an IKEA. I don't know how you people do it. Sometimes I just go there and wander around. It's like a free trip to europe!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:29 AM on May 2, 2008


The 15 year old inside of me has always been astonished that most of the world doesn't eat a proper breakfast. Proper meaning anything from a British fry up and its colonial variants to milk splashed over corn flakes. It's so obvious and, well, correct, but they're all "kimchi and rice" or "dim sum and a coke" or "non toasted bread and a strong coffee" or "cheese" or "let's reheat what we cooked for supper and make new rice in the rice cooker" or "pickled radishes and miso soup".

Wierdos.
posted by sleslie at 10:31 AM on May 2, 2008


rtfa: Well, the building hasn't been torn down, but it's a Brueger's now, so it might as well have been. Kupel's is still up the street, and there's a great Jewish deli across Beacon Street, but the salt bagel is mysteriously absent there, too. Too many newfangled oddities in the recipes around here.
posted by Mayor West at 11:05 AM on May 2, 2008


Fuck him until there's an IHOP in Vermont.

Guess which US state capital is the only one without a McDonald's within city limits.

(This fact vaguely remembered from a Michael Moore book, your facts may vary)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:08 AM on May 2, 2008


IHOP is the rough equivalent of a pancake-centric Denny's, with 8 flavors of syrup (that all taste like ass)

Yeah, frankly I don't understand why anybody would pine for an IHOP when they could be pining for a Waffle House.

Although I do understand wanting an excuse to say "Rooty Tooty Fresh And Fruity" on a regular basis.
posted by dersins at 11:10 AM on May 2, 2008


Waffle House is a great place to go when you are pining for an enormous, teeth-clenching, air-polluting, fever-chill–inducing bowel movement. That's been my take-home experience with the Waffle House, YMMV. Also, this one time the waitress kept filling my coffee mug when it was half full, totally screwing with my system for adding just the right amount of milk and sugar. Finally I kicked her* and she stopped doing it.



*May be a total lie.
posted by Mister_A at 11:18 AM on May 2, 2008


Ack is the word of the day.
Rooty Tooty Fresh And Fruity came in second
Chocolate is the word every day.
posted by Cranberry at 11:18 AM on May 2, 2008


Comparing Cat and Girl to Achewood is like comparing Stan Getz to John Coltrane and just as pointless.
posted by motty at 11:20 AM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


We have a truly International House of Pancakes down in Pittsfield.

First it was a regular old IHOP with the big blue roof. Then it was an Indian restaurant, which for months carried the lingering psychic odor of curried maple syrup. They did their best to redecorate, but there's just no disguising that big blue roof. Now it's a Thai place.

I kind of miss the pancakes. Friendly's just isn't the same.
posted by ook at 11:21 AM on May 2, 2008


Ack!
posted by furtive at 11:32 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rooty Tooty Fresh And Fruity
I like to imagine Andrei Codrescu ordering this.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:47 AM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


I usually work "ack!" into my conversations regularly, perhaps once or twice per week. I work with college students and they're easily excitable, so it works out alright.
posted by heathergirl at 11:47 AM on May 2, 2008


Jaffe's Pick-a-Chick is no more? And you can't get a salt bagel in Coolidge Corner.

Man. This world is all kinds of wrong.
posted by rtha at 11:55 AM on May 2, 2008


I ate* at an IHOP once. The table was very sticky and there was a shrimp in my pancakes. There were no "shrimp pancakes" on the menu, nor would I have ordered them if there were.

*Technically I did eat a couple of bites, but I shudder to imply that I actually ATE my meal, as MY PANCAKES HAD SHRIMP IN THEM.
posted by bobobox at 12:00 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


heathergirl can you give me an example of how you use "Ack!" in conversation? Because I am having trouble imagining how to do that. I think if I hear someone in my office say "We're out of toner." and I reply "Ack!" it will be a little weird. I mean, it kind of makes sense, but is that it? Do you just leave it at "Ack!" or do you say "Ack! We just ran out of toner yesterday! What is up with that? Ack right?"
posted by ND¢ at 12:00 PM on May 2, 2008


ND¢, I use it more as an interjection. The way one might exclaim "crap!"
posted by desuetude at 12:11 PM on May 2, 2008


I say Ack! pretty much all the time. If you listen to the podcast you can probably hear it. It helps if you're a little cartoonish IRL.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:12 PM on May 2, 2008


Using it as an interjection is fine if you fall off your bike and say "Ack!" but how do you work it into a conversation? Your neighbor can't come up to you and say "I saw you fell off your bike yesterday." and you reply "Ack!" It just doesn't add up people!

I will listen to a recent podcast and see if I can hear you use it Jessamyn.
posted by ND¢ at 12:15 PM on May 2, 2008


I'm a fan of "blarg!"

But then, I appear to have joined the brainwashed 30 Rock-loving masses.
posted by kittyprecious at 12:17 PM on May 2, 2008


we wake up
we check our email
we eat a sandwich


What's weird about that? Never heard of the Egg McMuffin (or my favorite morning cholesterol injection, Sausage McMuffin with Egg)? Breakfast sandwiches. They give us time to read Ask MetaFilter.

And don't forget Wendell's First Law of the First Meal of the Day: The reason bagels and english muffins are associated with breakfast is because they are the only bread-like products that can survive the spreading of cold cream cheese.

we read Ask MetaFilter

This may explain why my sleep pattern is so screwed up. I'm not reading AskMe every day. But I already DTMF'd; I thought I didn't need it.

I really like saying "Ack!"

Bill the Cat and Girl? Well, as little as Dorothy Gambrell has been featuring ol' Cat guy lately, he might as well be "Ack"-ing.

But the real question is: what would happen if Bad Decision Dinosaur read Ask MeFi?
posted by wendell at 12:24 PM on May 2, 2008


Ira Glass says "Ack" instead of "Act". Just sayin'.
posted by trip and a half at 12:30 PM on May 2, 2008


I enjoy "oof", "yowch", "wwwwow", and a sort of glottal "kuh!" thing as interjections. I think I try to mix my interjections up a bit in general, though, as penance for declaring every single thing on the planet "sweet" for about a year in high school.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:38 PM on May 2, 2008


My girlfriend makes breakfast sandwiches for our carpool every day. She calls it "Egg McEgg".

Only she's vegan, so there's no actual egg involved. It's fried tofu and fake sausage on an english muffin.

She's kinda weird.
posted by team lowkey at 12:44 PM on May 2, 2008


"Ack." It's the whole reason why the coolest Billy Joel song, "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)," is also a really awesome song to sing at the top of your lungs. One of the inadvertently great moments in pop music:

...He's tradin' in his Chevy for a Cadill ACK ACK ACK ACK ACK ACK!

Awesome. Every time. He even does it twice in the song.

See that? He just invented noiserock there.
posted by Viomeda at 12:49 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've always thought of it as the sound of Cathy climackzing.
posted by ND¢ at 12:52 PM on May 2, 2008 [4 favorites]


team lowkey: My girlfriend makes breakfast sandwiches for our carpool every day. She calls it "Egg McEgg". Only she's vegan, so there's no actual egg involved. It's fried tofu and fake sausage on an english muffin... She's kinda weird.

I'm sorry to say this, but I have a personal vendetta against trans-contextual tofu users. Tofu is one of the finest foods known to man, and everybody wouldn't hate it if the goddamned idiots hadn't tried to make turkeys and beef out of it. Why the hell can't they stick to the awesome ways people far from here eat tofu every day? Ugh. If you don't eat meat, why are you so keen on fake meat? There's other food in the world.

I'm not attacking you. Just venting. Sorry. I just love tofu, but hate fake meat.
posted by Viomeda at 12:53 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


It's the whole reason why the coolest Billy Joel song

(See also, the best weeping sore EVAR)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 1:02 PM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


I love breakfast so much that I can't 'til morning, so I eat it for supper. I just had eggs scrambled with grilled mushrooms, grilled peppers, cheddar and kaseri, with strained yogurt on the side. At 11 p.m.! Yum! Breakfast for supper! In the morning I'll have my usual - a bucket of coffee.
posted by taz at 1:02 PM on May 2, 2008


Viomeda: "Sorry. I just love tofu, but hate fake meat."

Well, the tofu is real. I think most people hate tofu because they have been served flavorless slabs of it; not because of meat alternatives. Though it probably could as easily be blamed on Tofurkey. That is an abomination.

And while most fake meats are vile, fake hamburger and sausage (ground breakfast sausage, not those terrible not-dogs) have come a long way and are pretty tasty. I'm sure the McDonald's sausage is half soy, anyway.

I was going to try and come up with a joke about how you can't make an Egg McEgg without breaking some eggs, but I've made myself hungry and have to go to lunch now.
posted by team lowkey at 1:07 PM on May 2, 2008


team lowkey: And while most fake meats are vile, fake hamburger and sausage (ground breakfast sausage, not those terrible not-dogs) have come a long way and are pretty tasty.

True. Boca = good, and has since my vegan days. Also, I'm a big fat hypocrite, as I probably wouldn't give up burgers if I went vegan again.

Though I still think that people should try cooking tofu traditionally more often. And should never, never combine it with cheese or olive oil.
posted by Viomeda at 1:32 PM on May 2, 2008


Is this the thread where I can say that Liz Lemon eating a whole teamster sandwich in one minute while standing at the airport security checkpoint was one of the funniest moments I've ever seen on TV?
posted by turaho at 1:38 PM on May 2, 2008


Is this the thread where I can say that Liz Lemon eating a whole teamster sandwich in one minute while standing at the airport security checkpoint was one of the funniest moments I've ever seen on TV?

I have no idea what any of this means, so please, get the Ack! off my lawn!!11!
posted by Mister_A at 1:44 PM on May 2, 2008


Blurg.
posted by turaho at 1:44 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


And while most fake meats are vile, fake hamburger and sausage (ground breakfast sausage, not those terrible not-dogs) have come a long way and are pretty tasty.

My problem is that people try to represent the fake foods as "tastes just like the real thing." No, it doesn't! But, it sometimes tastes good. So just say "It tastes good" and people would be more willing to try it.
posted by inigo2 at 1:49 PM on May 2, 2008


what would happen if Bad Decision Dinosaur read Ask MeFi?

He would answer questions he didn't know the answer to with rambling, semi-related anecdotes.
He would tell people, "f- it. What are the chances you'll get sued/get a disease/stay depressed/insert likely scenario here"
Actually, he would just answer questions based on the headline, without reading the more inside and not really paying attention to the question.

Hey wait, Bad Decision Dinosaur must have at least 5 sock puppets around here.
posted by Gucky at 1:59 PM on May 2, 2008


Wasn't MetaFilter featured in a Sunday Peanuts strip back in the early 80's? The one with the Big Bite-Eating Modem?
And I could swear I saw a Matthaughey reference in "Family Circus" circa '78 or '79--- you know, the one where little Jeffy runs around the neighborhood trying to get eggs from Ol' Man Slocum's server farm?


No, no. You're thinking about the "Mary Worth" story arc where Mary discovered AskMe, leading to an online meddling spree that took her out of the narrative of the strip for several weeks, much to the joy of the other characters.
posted by brundlefly at 2:17 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't get it. Which one's the cat?
posted by not_on_display at 2:42 PM on May 2, 2008


So is that one of those ironic comic strips where regardless of what order you put the frames, it all makes about the same sense no matter what?
posted by Dave Faris at 2:47 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


No, no. You're thinking about the "Mary Worth" story arc where Mary discovered AskMe, leading to an online meddling spree that took her out of the narrative of the strip for several weeks, much to the joy of the other characters.

I bet Mary Worth would implode with glee if you sat her down at a computer with a bunch of trainwreck novel-length relationship AskMes loaded in various tabs. Until she realizes she can't bask in the miserable facial expressions of people as she extricates the details of their lives from them under the cover of offering advice.
posted by Tehanu at 3:25 PM on May 2, 2008


Registering "Mary Worth" as an askme-meddler sockpuppet is one of those ideas I've had in the past but had to disregard because it'd be, you know, pretty much completely wrong to actually do it. But man.

Maybe a Mary Worth chatbot. Meddlebot. Feed it every damn platitude she's ever vomited out, and then turn it loose one #mefi.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:31 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I keep reading this thread title as AskMe and Cat on Girl which I may like better?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:00 PM on May 2, 2008


Blurg.

Did you catch the "Flight 242 to Montreal is now blurging" at the very end of 30 Rock this week?
posted by Rock Steady at 4:08 PM on May 2, 2008


Why the hell can't they stick to the awesome ways people far from here eat tofu every day?

Like, say, in the form of fake meat, like the Chinese have been doing for a couple of millennia?
posted by Zed_Lopez at 4:19 PM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


Or a fake Mary Worth advice blog. Why are so many good ideas outside the bounds of legality and/or community norms? Why? Why? WHHHHHY!

Dear Ask (fake) Mary Worth,
I have a promising idea that society does not seem to value... [more inside]

posted by Tehanu at 4:27 PM on May 2, 2008


This seems as good a time as any to confess that until a few weeks ago I thought dirtynumbangelboy was "dirtynumbbagelboy." I always figured it had something to do with Cher.

Also, yay Cat and Girl!
posted by hippugeek at 6:47 PM on May 2, 2008


ND¢, the "ack" is typically in response to over-sharing. Occasionally a student will wander into my office and reveal something about a bit of poor decision making or especially scandalous behavior over a weekend. I respond with a relatively high-pitched "ack!!" and wave my hands quickly back and forth (like someone with wet fingernail polish) and quickly change the subject. It definitely weirds me out to hear stuff like that, which I think they get a kick out of, that but they tell me that stuff and they know I will love them anyway. Awkward turtle just the same.
posted by heathergirl at 7:16 PM on May 2, 2008


Well, this is Metatalk...we're supposed to talk about meta right?
posted by hellojed at 7:17 PM on May 2, 2008


It's fried tofu and fake sausage on an english muffin.

Is it just me or is that a lot of soy to be feeding people you are stuck in a car with?
posted by Airhen at 7:43 PM on May 2, 2008


NO! Don't read this Comic!

(tried to post this like 80 comments ago but my cell phone ate it.)
posted by Eideteker at 8:00 PM on May 2, 2008


Don't read AskMe, don't read Cat and Girl, ain't a librarian, but -

Doesn't anyone else think there's something horribly wrong with Dunkin Donuts offering bacon, ham or sausage on a bagel?
posted by yhbc at 9:08 PM on May 2, 2008


^Doesn't anyone else think there's something horribly wrong with Dunkin Donuts offering bacon, ham or sausage on a bagel?

No... there's something horribly right with it.
posted by not_on_display at 10:55 PM on May 2, 2008


But the real question is: what would happen if Bad Decision Dinosaur read Ask MeFi?

Hi everyone! I've been in a relationship with my current girlfriend for two years now, and I think she might not like me anymore! When I came home the other day the door was locked and she opened it and her hair was all crazy and that was kind of weird, and the other day she called me "Tony" -- that isn't my name -- and --

BUY HER FLOWERS

I should buy her some flowers for intruding! Yeah, that's it! Man, I'm such a bad boyfriend.

YESSSSSS
posted by blacklite at 11:08 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whoa, MeFi + Cat and Girl + 30 Rock in the same thread? Blerg.

A while back I purchased one of those catchall sticker collections offered through the Cat and Girl store. I've been proudly carrying "If selling babies for profit is wrong, I don't want to be right" on my bike ever since.
posted by A dead Quaker at 11:28 PM on May 2, 2008


Wasn't MetaFilter featured in a Sunday Peanuts strip back in the early 80's? The one with the Big Bite-Eating Modem?
No, no. You're thinking about the "Mary Worth" story arc where Mary discovered AskMe


Hell, some of the first panels of The Yellow Kid featured what is clearly mathowie passing through on a unicycle, and if you look close you can see the MetaFilter logo in faded paint on a wall in the background.
posted by languagehat at 6:10 AM on May 3, 2008


I'm pretty sure that Al Hirschfield hid the word "MEFI" in every one of the caricatures he drew.

And then there's this, from Lascaux, France.
posted by Dave Faris at 6:41 AM on May 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


I have been a Cathy fan
Yeah sure, no doubt you've been a Fred Basset fan too.
posted by tellurian at 8:37 AM on May 3, 2008


Or worse, Non Sequitir.
posted by tellurian at 8:42 AM on May 3, 2008


Invisible Life of Poison, FTW.
posted by misha at 9:26 AM on May 3, 2008


I'm pretty sure that Al Hirschfield hid the word "MEFI" in every one of the caricatures he drew.

Yeah, but how did he pronounce it? That's what's important here.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:59 PM on May 3, 2008


Oddly enough, he pronounced it like "Knee-nah."
posted by Dave Faris at 7:07 PM on May 3, 2008


Something something Mallard Fillmore?
posted by Rock Steady at 8:36 AM on May 4, 2008


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