A Dude's Perspective May 30, 2008 9:48 AM   Subscribe

A Dude's Perspective... impressive taste in bike related objects!
posted by R. Mutt to MetaFilter-Related at 9:48 AM (42 comments total)

Will the dude abide?
posted by bigmusic at 9:51 AM on May 30, 2008


"A peek into his male shopping behavior" ?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:52 AM on May 30, 2008


All the "dude" parts were added after I submitted a bunch of stuff I liked, which does seem slightly weird because I never really thought etsy was women-only.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:55 AM on May 30, 2008


Duuuuude.
posted by ColdChef at 9:57 AM on May 30, 2008


I never really thought etsy was women-only

Women? I think you mean dudesses.
posted by burnmp3s at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2008


Dude?
posted by ColdChef at 10:01 AM on May 30, 2008


His dudeness.
posted by ColdChef at 10:06 AM on May 30, 2008


ColdChef, it should be noted that this video showed up as related.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:08 AM on May 30, 2008


That is an amazing site. I had no idea it existed. Dude.
posted by Tehanu at 10:08 AM on May 30, 2008


And from NPR last week: The Dude: A Little Lebowski, Alive in All of Us
posted by ColdChef at 10:14 AM on May 30, 2008


Yay etsy!
posted by piratebowling at 10:15 AM on May 30, 2008


I love that messenger bag. I don't love it $225 worth, but I love it.
posted by amro at 10:20 AM on May 30, 2008


I LOVE Etsy. My addiction is putting some Capital One exec's kid through college.
posted by lysistrata at 10:29 AM on May 30, 2008


Another etsy addict. I'm wearing this right now.
posted by peep at 10:36 AM on May 30, 2008


LOLCONSUMERISM
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 10:57 AM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


That photo scares me. It's as if mathowie is in a cannibalistic cult and about to devour my liver while I'm still alive.
posted by aspo at 11:06 AM on May 30, 2008


Do we really need another gender difference thread right now? Can't we all just get along?

in all seriousness, I love that bag and am now resisting my inner consumer
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:29 AM on May 30, 2008


bag looks like an adorable monster sticking its tongue out!
posted by cowbellemoo at 11:34 AM on May 30, 2008


I think the dude spilled a white Russian in the server and it took an hour or so to clean it up there...
posted by Artw at 12:28 PM on May 30, 2008


It's as if mathowie is in a cannibalistic cult and about to devour my liver while I'm still alive.

No, no, that's burhanistan, not mathowie.
posted by languagehat at 12:34 PM on May 30, 2008


Awesome, Cold Chef, you just saved me an AskMe I meant to post earlier this week.

Does anyone recognize the song playing at the end of that NPR piece? The one that features the word 'dude' pretty prominently, and is in a style I'd just go ahead and call Dylanesque if I weren't afraid the answer will turn out to be late-period Monkees or something and I'll get laughed off MeFi?
posted by Ian A.T. at 12:41 PM on May 30, 2008


I generally discard the livers as most city dwellers have far too many environmental pollutants to make them palatable. Sometimes I splurge, though.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:53 PM on May 30, 2008


So, dude, are you gonna sell stuff? I see you have a shop.
posted by iconomy at 1:00 PM on May 30, 2008


Etsy is women-mostly at least. So you're racing bikes now? Awesome! What kind of racing? Come to Philly sometime and I'll take you to the T-town velodrome. Come to Philly June 8 and I'll take you to this amazing event.
posted by Mister_A at 1:20 PM on May 30, 2008


Always got the impression that Etsy was for crocheted hemp dreadlock sheaths and hand-tooled tofu gewgaws for your shrine to Gaia, for some reason. I stand corrected - defo some nice stuff available.

Still, not sure I'm willing to buy from a website that uses the word 'dude' in an official capacity.
posted by jack_mo at 1:39 PM on May 30, 2008


I think the dude spilled a white Russian in the server and it took an hour or so to clean it up there...

Shut up, Donny.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:54 PM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Does anyone recognize the song playing at the end of that NPR piece?

The song right at the end is a cover of the Stones' "Dead Flowers," and it sure sounds like Townes Van Zandt singing it, but I'm not sure about that.
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:23 PM on May 30, 2008


I suggest this quote from the NPR page should replace the "everyone needs a hug" here in Metatalk.

So the next time you start to feel anxious, aggressive, uptight or judgmental, just remember the Dude — and remember there's a little bit of him in all of us.

posted by Dave Faris at 5:05 PM on May 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


it sure sounds like Townes Van Zandt singing it

Yes, it is Townes Van Zandt, from his Road Songs CD.

Which also has a killer version of Racing In The Streets on it:

Some guys they just give up living
And start dying little by little piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up
Then go racin in the street...


(Tho not on bicycles, I bet.)
posted by R. Mutt at 5:15 PM on May 30, 2008


Dude, I bought a bunch of headbadges from an Etsy seller.

Mister_A, I'm on the staff of the 'insert the name of your bank here' race, stop by and say hello on the start/finish line.
posted by fixedgear at 5:57 PM on May 30, 2008


Thanks, FelliniBlank and R. Mutt!

(Fellini and Duchamp? Pretty cultured crowd we get around here...)

I guess calling Townes Van Zandt "Dylanesque" wasn't too bad. Uh, unless Steve Earle heard me say it.
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:18 PM on May 30, 2008


I just love that Matt is now getting phone calls from random websites to tell them what things he'd like to buy, and that he then gets featured on these websites as an "internet celebrity" and presented with all these cool consumer goods, because we knew Matt from way back when, and we still know him now, and we realize how silly it all is because he's still the same decent, cool guy we knew back then.

And by "love", I of course mean hate with the burning searing jealous passion of a thousand - no, a million - scorching yellow suns.
posted by yhbc at 8:35 PM on May 30, 2008


yhbc, someone sent me a moleskine in the mail. Would a moleskine make you feel better?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:05 PM on May 30, 2008


if it makes you feel any better yhbc, they didn't send me anything for free at all. I just met someone from etsy and gushed about how much I liked the site and they said hey we want to feature your picks, so I looked at my purchase and search histories and basically came up with a list. I still can't believe I spent two hundred bucks on a laptop bag, but it really is the coolest thing I own.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:39 PM on May 30, 2008


Two hundred and whaty whats?!?! for a bag?

Apparently Etsy is not for me and my cheapo ways.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:33 AM on May 31, 2008


Dude?
posted by loquacious at 6:14 AM on May 31, 2008


Two hundred and whaty whats?!?!

Relax. That's only 40 sockpuppets.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:40 AM on May 31, 2008


Relax. That's only 40 sockpuppets.

Oddly enough, a sockpuppet costs significantly more than $5 on Etsy.
posted by burnmp3s at 11:44 AM on May 31, 2008


This is a favorite of both numero uno and me.
posted by fixedgear at 12:39 PM on May 31, 2008


The MeFi Ultimate Anonyversion Sock Puppet costs $25.
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posted by the Cabal at 8:10 PM on June 2, 2008


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