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I'm looking for a member's homepage that was a collection of weird and interesting facts. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

It wasn't Neatorama and it wasn't Damn Interesting. It was a visually simple page with a white background and a fairly large collection of links. One of its posts was the first ever clear picture of a human, which turned out to be some guy getting his boots shined in Paris.

I remember someone linking to it in a comment in the blue. I also remember it being a member's homepage that was linked through their profile. Now if only I could remember the name. Can anyone help?
posted by 517 to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Was it futility closet?
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:32 PM on June 29, 2008 [6 favorites]


That was it, thank you.
posted by 517 at 3:41 PM on June 29, 2008


In the future, can we stretch these things out more? It's better that way. Maybe some false leads and red herrings? Who knows what might turn up?

cool site!
posted by bkudria at 4:51 PM on June 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


cool site!

Indeed—thanks for your forgetfulness!
posted by languagehat at 6:16 PM on June 29, 2008


We could just ignore the correct answer staring us in the face and continue on to a fruitless argument. It's the human thing to do.
posted by Abiezer at 7:16 PM on June 29, 2008


We should pretend that was the wrong answer and keep guessing. There must be some more super-nifty member pages around.

Did that guy who did the weird/incorrect racism cartoons keep it up?
posted by Meatbomb at 7:18 PM on June 29, 2008


I think it must have been blort.
posted by flabdablet at 7:57 PM on June 29, 2008


Well, no one marked it as "best answer", and there's no "resolved" tag, so technically it's still fair game.

Was it chucknorrisfacts.com?
posted by blue_beetle at 8:06 PM on June 29, 2008


i am here.
posted by slater at 12:07 AM on June 30, 2008


no, i am here and i can't see you anywhere.
posted by dg at 1:37 AM on June 30, 2008


Maybe some false leads and red herrings? Who knows what might turn up?

There must be some more super-nifty member pages around.

Indeed! Here's one of my favorite miscellany sites run by a MeFier: jammy's wonderful mixin' jam.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:15 AM on June 30, 2008


Whoops... that last line wasn't supposed to be italics.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:16 AM on June 30, 2008


Well, you should have used the edit window, shouldn't you? Oh, that's right, users over 20,000 don't have one. Forget I said anything.
posted by languagehat at 6:47 AM on June 30, 2008


Goddam old-timers got all the best stuff...

I bet you're part of the Cabal, too, ain'tcha, hat?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:55 AM on June 30, 2008


Indeed! Here's one of my favorite miscellany sites run by a MeFier: jammy's wonderful mixin' jam.

wow - to be honest I had no idea anyone ever looked at ye olde mixin' jam.

so thank you, flapjax at midnite! I'm glad you enjoyed it. coming from you that means a lot (being one of best FPPers on this site). just want to note, though, that I haven't done anything with mixin' jam in some time so a few of the links may be wonky or dead, especially the news items & music links.
posted by jammy at 7:07 AM on June 30, 2008


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