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Innocuous, yet predictable.
posted by dhartung to MetaFilter-Related at 10:19 PM (2012 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

What?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:33 PM on September 6, 2008


Meta meta
posted by crataegus at 10:41 PM on September 6, 2008


I think my head just exploded
posted by youcancallmeal at 10:43 PM on September 6, 2008


Love the Fruhlinger callout.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:47 PM on September 6, 2008


9622 2: Comment Boogaloo
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:58 PM on September 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Anyone want to give me odds on this thread turning into a cult thread?
posted by Kattullus at 11:17 PM on September 6, 2008


Expression of disinterest followed by long explanation how the self-explanatory thread is not all that new an idea and definitely did not originate here.
posted by wendell at 11:20 PM on September 6, 2008


Link from 1999 indicating how played-out this is.
posted by 0xFCAF at 11:31 PM on September 6, 2008




Quit making my pop-up blocker sweat so hard. Come out and say what you want about whatever it is you're trying to tie together; Otherwise you yourself might fall victim to a snarky internet rebuttal of some sort. I'm not saying I'm the one to deliver said comment; Only that I may be the first to recognize such a vulnerability.

Also, I like using semicolons.

However, why are they "semi" when they clearly use more pixel/print space than a regular "colon" i.e. ":". Answer me that; pretentious Victorian-era-illustration-based snark-filtered Onion-esque webcomic!
posted by self at 12:05 AM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Are we amused?
posted by Cranberry at 12:18 AM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


previously
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:20 AM on September 7, 2008




I used the zoom button to read the whole thing.
posted by carsonb at 12:32 AM on September 7, 2008


Are we amused?

No. Nonetheless, we seem to be having some degree of fun.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:38 AM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whoa, the only way this could get more meta is if it turned out I'm my dad..
posted by mediocre at 12:43 AM on September 7, 2008 [4 favorites]


Metafilter wasn't the first site to do this, I remember a kuro5hin thread or something with a similar angle, back in the day.
posted by delmoi at 12:56 AM on September 7, 2008


Meta Part Deux
posted by amyms at 1:12 AM on September 7, 2008


However, why are they "semi" when they clearly use more pixel/print space than a regular "colon" i.e. ":". Answer me that; pretentious Victorian-era-illustration-based snark-filtered Onion-esque webcomic!

Her Majesty requested that I convey the following response to you:

Because the colon is defined as two points. The semi (half) colon only uses one. Therefore, semi. We are not amused by your intransigence.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:27 AM on September 7, 2008


Ooh, can we play Questions?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:36 AM on September 7, 2008


Can we?
posted by wendell at 3:56 AM on September 7, 2008


What's Questions?
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 5:04 AM on September 7, 2008


Was I wrong to think that it's the game where you have to ask questions all the time?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:06 AM on September 7, 2008


Yes.
posted by blasdelf at 6:29 AM on September 7, 2008


Get your ruff on.
posted by flabdablet at 7:22 AM on September 7, 2008


So, are we playing questions, or not?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:21 AM on September 7, 2008


No.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:23 AM on September 7, 2008


Let's play exhortations instead.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:04 AM on September 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


We'd really better not, I warn you.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:08 AM on September 7, 2008


Alright, let's play Alphabet then.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:10 AM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


But I don't like Alphabet.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:18 AM on September 7, 2008


Butt out of this, Dane.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:18 AM on September 7, 2008


Cortex lost at Alphabet!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:20 AM on September 7, 2008


Don't let false starts stifle your efforts.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:27 AM on September 7, 2008


Everyone needs to chill out.
posted by yhbc at 9:28 AM on September 7, 2008


Fuck this game.
posted by sveskemus at 9:35 AM on September 7, 2008


Great. I loved it. It was much better than Cats.
posted by waraw at 9:48 AM on September 7, 2008


How is this played?
posted by Zed_Lopez at 9:58 AM on September 7, 2008


I HATE YOU FOR PLAYING BECAUSE I HATE JOY!
posted by Kattullus at 9:58 AM on September 7, 2008


Joy? Come on, Kattullus, you lobbed that one over the plate.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:03 AM on September 7, 2008


Killing a hangover is best done with a big bacon sandwich, as I am doing now.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:10 AM on September 7, 2008


Lettuce goes on that sandwich, or else you get the hose again.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:13 AM on September 7, 2008


Mayonnaise, too.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:19 AM on September 7, 2008


Not ketchup, though.
posted by languagehat at 10:39 AM on September 7, 2008


Om nom nom nom. Sandwich.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:41 AM on September 7, 2008


Phuket is a city in Thailand.
posted by Kattullus at 10:46 AM on September 7, 2008


Quite. Now tell us something we didn't know.
posted by yhbc at 10:51 AM on September 7, 2008


Roger that. Give me an hour at Wikipedia and I'll find something for you.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 11:04 AM on September 7, 2008


Say, can anyone play this super-fun game?
posted by Rumple at 11:26 AM on September 7, 2008




"a statue of a person on a horse in the park"

Stung by by the cut'n'paste syntax wasp. Ow.
posted by carsonb at 11:30 AM on September 7, 2008


That's it, carsonb! I'm taking my ball and going home!
posted by Kattullus at 11:32 AM on September 7, 2008


Uh oh, Kattullus, not your ball!
posted by spaceman_spiff at 11:38 AM on September 7, 2008


Aw, guys, sorry to mess it up.
posted by carsonb at 11:50 AM on September 7, 2008


Expression of mild irritation. Somewhat relevant link botched by dropped greater than sign. Daft joke.

Fake embarrassed footnote in small font.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:16 PM on September 7, 2008


Vamoose, ya varmints!
posted by yhbc at 12:22 PM on September 7, 2008


Where did everyone go?
posted by tepidmonkey at 12:52 PM on September 7, 2008


I admit I was thinking of the sad and droopy Elcor race from Mass Effect (and their speech patterns) when I read through this thread. Anyone else?
posted by avocet at 1:00 PM on September 7, 2008


...wait, I posted this in the wrong thread.
posted by avocet at 1:02 PM on September 7, 2008


X marks the buried treasure that is this thread.
posted by Rumple at 1:06 PM on September 7, 2008


Y, lord, Y??
posted by languagehat at 1:31 PM on September 7, 2008


Ziraleet! It's over!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:37 PM on September 7, 2008


Awesome.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:38 PM on September 7, 2008


But... but... I thought we were done.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:45 PM on September 7, 2008


Come on, let's try to stay on topic this time.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:49 PM on September 7, 2008


Damn, that was really really clever
posted by From Bklyn at 1:50 PM on September 7, 2008


Clearly you thought erroneously.
posted by Skorgu at 1:51 PM on September 7, 2008


Edit: Clearly so did I.
posted by Skorgu at 1:51 PM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Fuckin' A
posted by Rumple at 2:00 PM on September 7, 2008


goodnewsfortheinsane, you missed the chance to start a sentence with aardvark.
posted by Killick at 2:07 PM on September 7, 2008


How on earth could he have missed that?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:24 PM on September 7, 2008


I have no idea.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:38 PM on September 7, 2008


I just don't know.
posted by languagehat at 2:38 PM on September 7, 2008


Just don't know.
posted by languagehat at 2:39 PM on September 7, 2008


I just zoned out, I suppose, but I would like to point out that "aardvark" derives from Dutch "earth" + "pig".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:40 PM on September 7, 2008


Kill me please.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:44 PM on September 7, 2008


Let him live, killing's too good for him.
posted by languagehat at 2:46 PM on September 7, 2008


Moreover, I was going to say: "Lurking." But then: languagehat.
posted by Haruspex at 2:55 PM on September 7, 2008


Nah, it's all internet silliness.
posted by Lynsey at 2:58 PM on September 7, 2008


O RLY?
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:04 PM on September 7, 2008


:-P
posted by Rumple at 3:07 PM on September 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Quite surprising, to me at least, that a Dutch word (aardvark) would apply to animals found outside the Dutch sphere of influence in the new world. I mean, on Manhattan, sure... but aren't they generally found in Texas and the southwest?
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:09 PM on September 7, 2008


Re: aardvarks, I believe they are native to Southern Africa, where the Dutch had a strong presence. Armadillos may be the Texans in question. Aardwolfs are similar in their distribution, as are Afrikaaners.
posted by Rumple at 3:16 PM on September 7, 2008


Shit. My bad, Rumple. :)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:35 PM on September 7, 2008


Totally confused here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:42 PM on September 7, 2008


When I woke up this morning
I saw an armadillo
Imagine my surprise
It was right there on my pillow
I then went to the kitchen
And there I saw an aardvark
Said "why aren't you in Texas"
He said "I come from Denmark".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:57 PM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm an aardvark standing proud! I'm an aardvark standing bravely! If I tried to be specific and a little scientific, I am feeling quite terrific! I'm an aardvark, fierce and free! I'm an aardvark and I'm happy! I'm an aardvark, and I'm tough and smart and always right and that's the way I'm gonna be, until I meet another aardvark who's bigger than me!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:03 PM on September 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


I think the song goes

I want to go home with the aar-aar-aard-vark
Country music from Amarillo....
posted by lukemeister at 4:05 PM on September 7, 2008


Unbelievably awesome, grapefruitmoon -- reminds me of something my dachshund would say.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 4:08 PM on September 7, 2008


Very silly, all of you.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:31 PM on September 7, 2008


what
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:34 PM on September 7, 2008


We try, gingerbeer.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 4:34 PM on September 7, 2008


xenotransplantation of an aardvark's nose onto an Afrikaaner's face would be chilingly amusing
posted by Rumple at 4:38 PM on September 7, 2008


You know, you're probably right about that.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:40 PM on September 7, 2008


ZERO!
ZERO!
ZERO!
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:49 PM on September 7, 2008


And again?
posted by EarBucket at 4:55 PM on September 7, 2008


Baardvark!
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:01 PM on September 7, 2008


Cardsharp?
posted by Skorgu at 5:04 PM on September 7, 2008


Come on, cortex. Come on. That's just silly.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 5:04 PM on September 7, 2008


Don't know if it was intentional, but "baardvark" would be "beard pig".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:06 PM on September 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Especially weird, then, that I considered "beardvark" originally.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:12 PM on September 7, 2008


For the rest of the evening my name will be Violetta.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:14 PM on September 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


goodnewsfortheinsane, "goodnewsfortheinsane" would be just too easy
posted by Rumple at 5:16 PM on September 7, 2008


Hi, everybody!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:18 PM on September 7, 2008


I'M RATHER CONFUSED.
posted by loquacious at 5:27 PM on September 7, 2008


John McCain was a P.O.W.
posted by Rumple at 5:31 PM on September 7, 2008


Kerry wasn't?
posted by yhbc at 5:40 PM on September 7, 2008


Liberal, windsurfing French P.O.W., if it matters.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:41 PM on September 7, 2008


No more politics, let's go back to that aarvark thing. Fuck you! I'm an anteater!
posted by metastability at 5:42 PM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


me sorry for skipping M.
posted by metastability at 5:44 PM on September 7, 2008


nevermind
posted by Rumple at 5:44 PM on September 7, 2008


Order is important here, folks!
posted by gingerbeer at 5:49 PM on September 7, 2008


Sarah.
posted by Killick at 5:54 PM on September 7, 2008


Perturbed is more like it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:57 PM on September 7, 2008


Preview, dammit.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:57 PM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Quod erat demonstrandum?
posted by yhbc at 6:00 PM on September 7, 2008


Quit that.
posted by languagehat at 6:00 PM on September 7, 2008


ROFL
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:13 PM on September 7, 2008


STFU
posted by yhbc at 6:18 PM on September 7, 2008


Tits or GTFO.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:20 PM on September 7, 2008


*ahem* to continue...

So I said "Denmark, eh?
Are you from Copenhagen?"
"Yes, but now here in the States,
I manage Donald Fagen.
You see, us Danish aardvarks,
We control the music biz"
I said "I didn't know that"
He said "that's how it is"

I said "have you had breakfast?"
He said "why, no, not yet"
I said "you Danish aardvarks
must like scrambled eggs, I bet".
I opened up the cabinet,
To get my out my egg beater,
And what was in my cabinet?
A big long-nosed anteater.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:25 PM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Uh, what?
posted by Pax at 6:36 PM on September 7, 2008


Violetta. Paging Violetta, to the grey courtesy phone.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:40 PM on September 7, 2008


Well hello there, sailor. Do man-boobs count, dirtynumbangelboy?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:41 PM on September 7, 2008


X-Files alum David Duchovny recently entered rehab for compulsive man-boob counting.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:44 PM on September 7, 2008


You must be yoking.
posted by yhbc at 6:50 PM on September 7, 2008


Željko Ivanek?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:00 PM on September 7, 2008


Are usernames accepted?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:01 PM on September 7, 2008


Bastard.
posted by A dead Quaker at 7:09 PM on September 7, 2008


Come on!!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:11 PM on September 7, 2008


Don't. Just - don't.
posted by yhbc at 7:13 PM on September 7, 2008


(eff-word disguises limited vocabulary)
posted by Rumple at 7:19 PM on September 7, 2008


"Fuck"? Well, I am limited.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:21 PM on September 7, 2008


Gosh.
posted by maxwelton at 7:29 PM on September 7, 2008


Huh
posted by gingerbeer at 7:40 PM on September 7, 2008


It's
posted by popechunk at 7:45 PM on September 7, 2008


jessamyn's
posted by Rumple at 7:52 PM on September 7, 2008


kinky
posted by yhbc at 7:54 PM on September 7, 2008


library!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:55 PM on September 7, 2008


MeTa
posted by motty at 8:16 PM on September 7, 2008


Meh.
posted by yhbc at 8:16 PM on September 7, 2008


Nuts!
posted by yhbc at 8:17 PM on September 7, 2008


Oh, preview already.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:20 PM on September 7, 2008


Preview?
posted by Rumple at 8:24 PM on September 7, 2008


Preview?
posted by yhbc at 8:25 PM on September 7, 2008


Quoted for TRUTH.
posted by yhbc at 8:25 PM on September 7, 2008


Really, you'd think a bunch of mefites could do better than one word....
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:25 PM on September 7, 2008


Sure.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:27 PM on September 7, 2008


TTIUWOP.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:31 PM on September 7, 2008


u
posted by Rumple at 8:33 PM on September 7, 2008


Very good night, all.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:41 PM on September 7, 2008


What did I miss, guys?
posted by sourwookie at 8:49 PM on September 7, 2008


What was that?

No, seriously. Besides, I just spent twenty minutes looking for a picture of that chick from "V" swallowing the mouse - or was it a gerbil? - to use as a one-letter image link for "V" and came up empty. Dammit!

Also, I really did type "Preview?" just after Rumple did, and was very surprised to see my comment was already there when I previewed it.

On preview - aaargh!!!!!!!
posted by yhbc at 8:51 PM on September 7, 2008


This seems like as good a place as any to up my MetaTalk comment count.
posted by AwkwardPause at 9:10 PM on September 7, 2008


xx or xy?
posted by Rumple at 9:35 PM on September 7, 2008


yhbc, you really should try that "preview" thing...
posted by gingerbeer at 10:03 PM on September 7, 2008


ZING
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:13 PM on September 7, 2008


Alphabets are useful and diverting, aren't they?
posted by Rumple at 10:30 PM on September 7, 2008


Ball ain't as fun as youse guys.
posted by Kattullus at 10:34 PM on September 7, 2008


Cast (in order of appearance):
posted by maxwelton at 11:29 PM on September 7, 2008


dhartung, dirtynumbagelboy, delmoi......
posted by Rumple at 12:14 AM on September 8, 2008


Eideteker and Effigy2000 are inexplicably in absentia.
posted by cgc373 at 12:42 AM on September 8, 2008


Fuck'em... sleep is for the weak!
posted by Kattullus at 12:59 AM on September 8, 2008


Good grief, you're still at it?
posted by From Bklyn at 1:40 AM on September 8, 2008


How the hell did this all get started, again?
posted by kyleg at 2:15 AM on September 8, 2008


If I'm reading correctly, it's gnfti's fault.
posted by cgc373 at 2:36 AM on September 8, 2008


jouke could be controlling him from behind the curtain.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:55 AM on September 8, 2008


Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

Oh, wait... that's jouke? Hey, that guy's alright... okay, pay attention!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:34 AM on September 8, 2008


Kattullus, did you bring the ball back with you?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:49 AM on September 8, 2008


Looks like a 'no'.
posted by motty at 4:04 AM on September 8, 2008


Man, I really wanted that ball.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:10 AM on September 8, 2008


No ball for you!
posted by EarBucket at 4:11 AM on September 8, 2008


O
^ball for you
posted by dg at 4:39 AM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Please ignore (read: Pay no attention to) flapjax at midnite. He knows not what he does.
posted by cgc373 at 5:04 AM on September 8, 2008


Quite ridiculous, these allegations.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:18 AM on September 8, 2008


Ridiculous is right.
posted by MrMustard at 6:02 AM on September 8, 2008


So ... anyone for Alphabet Questions?
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 7:07 AM on September 8, 2008


Timewaster, how would that work?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 AM on September 8, 2008


Unfortunately I think we are about to find out.
posted by tallus at 7:25 AM on September 8, 2008


VIOLETTA! THERE ARE TWO T'S! HAS ANYONE SEEN HER?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:35 AM on September 8, 2008


Please ignore (read: Pay no attention to) flapjax at midnite. He knows not what he does.

Good advice, cgc373. After all, everyone knows that ignorance is bliss.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:40 AM on September 8, 2008


What's that a reference to, Cortex?
posted by EarBucket at 7:42 AM on September 8, 2008


Xerxes at Thermopylae or Violetta at the Hipster Bar: which mankiller got more booty?
posted by Rumple at 8:03 AM on September 8, 2008


and, continuing...

The anteater said:
"I don't want no eggs,
Hey man, sin't you got any ants?"
I said "no, but i've heard tell, my friend
That there's a fish in quonsar's pants"
Just then the armadillo
(the one that'd been on my pillow)
Walked into the kitchen and started bitchin'
Said: "this MeTa don't stand a chance".

So I sez to the armadillo:
"Oh wow, so you read Metafilter?"
He said, "yeah, well, every so often,
when I'm feeling a little off kilter"
But then the armadillo and the aardvark
And the anteater all went away,
And I looked around at my empty kitchen and thought:
It's a brand new day.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:09 AM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know, I have no idea -- but Xerxes got more Artabanus.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:10 AM on September 8, 2008


Zeal is no substitute for cooperation, flapjax, sorry.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:10 AM on September 8, 2008


AARDMAN STUDIOS
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:14 AM on September 8, 2008


Be careful this thing could go on forever.
posted by Pax at 8:15 AM on September 8, 2008


Sorry to seem uncooperative, goodnewsfortheinsane... I guess I just don't know what I'm supposed to be cooperating with.

I'll be here all week! Try the zeal!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:17 AM on September 8, 2008


chill, only diamonds are forever
posted by Rumple at 8:24 AM on September 8, 2008


Dammit, flapjax, get with the program.
posted by languagehat at 8:55 AM on September 8, 2008


The program? Uh.. ok. I like AARDMAN STUDIOS. Nick Park is one of my favorite animators. Chicken Run kicked total claymation ass.

Is that better?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:58 AM on September 8, 2008


Eh, not really...
posted by From Bklyn at 9:06 AM on September 8, 2008


Flapjax has lost the plot.
posted by chowflap at 9:06 AM on September 8, 2008


Oh dear, and here it is bedtime... I'll check back in the morning and see if I can get back in line with the universe.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:08 AM on September 8, 2008


Good.
posted by languagehat at 9:24 AM on September 8, 2008


Hey, lay off flapjax, he didn't mean no harm.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:31 AM on September 8, 2008


I just don't know about that.
posted by yhbc at 9:33 AM on September 8, 2008


John 4:25
posted by Rumple at 10:26 AM on September 8, 2008


Kill me now.
posted by Pax at 11:39 AM on September 8, 2008


Later, maybe.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:42 AM on September 8, 2008


Maybe.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:45 AM on September 8, 2008


NO
posted by gingerbeer at 11:46 AM on September 8, 2008


OP, did you predict the killings? Innocuous, my anus.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 11:51 AM on September 8, 2008


Predictor? He hardly knew 'er.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:52 AM on September 8, 2008


Quandaries abound!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:01 PM on September 8, 2008


Right on, nifty!
posted by Kattullus at 12:06 PM on September 8, 2008


Really good Monday morning here, how about you?
posted by Lynsey at 12:08 PM on September 8, 2008


So late to the party that it's Monday afternoon now. Sorry!
posted by Lynsey at 12:09 PM on September 8, 2008


That's ok, Lynsey. Anyone can play!
posted by gingerbeer at 12:13 PM on September 8, 2008


Using proper rules, of course.
posted by languagehat at 12:15 PM on September 8, 2008


VIOL—oh, there she is.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:16 PM on September 8, 2008


Who is this Violetta chick, and furthermore, where is that damned ball?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:27 PM on September 8, 2008


XQUZYPHYR? Was that you?
posted by yhbc at 12:47 PM on September 8, 2008


yhbc, you old devil!
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:54 PM on September 8, 2008


Zany. This is just so zany.
posted by MrMustard at 12:57 PM on September 8, 2008


A-fucking-men.
posted by Kattullus at 1:00 PM on September 8, 2008


Butting in, late in the game to continue the eleventy-billionth round of Alphabet.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 1:14 PM on September 8, 2008


Come on!!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:23 PM on September 8, 2008


Damn, you people are relentless.
posted by languagehat at 1:25 PM on September 8, 2008


!ECNEF !EHT !DLIUB
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:26 PM on September 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


Eternal sounds nicer than relentless.
posted by dg at 1:29 PM on September 8, 2008


Fuck you, cortex;-)
posted by dg at 1:32 PM on September 8, 2008


Gee, that's not very nice.
posted by languagehat at 1:44 PM on September 8, 2008


He doesn't mean anything by it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:47 PM on September 8, 2008


QFT. WTF?
posted by trip and a half at 1:48 PM on September 8, 2008


It's true, I didn't mean anything by it. It's also true that profanity is the crutch of inarticulate fuckwits.
posted by dg at 1:53 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Just me, move along.
posted by ersatz at 2:02 PM on September 8, 2008


Kill me now.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:17 PM on September 8, 2008


LOL
posted by Skot at 2:19 PM on September 8, 2008


May I?
posted by kosem at 2:21 PM on September 8, 2008


No, you mayn't.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 2:48 PM on September 8, 2008


omg.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:54 PM on September 8, 2008


Pauly Shore died for your sins.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:56 PM on September 8, 2008


Quartered as the weasel was he
posted by mrzarquon at 3:00 PM on September 8, 2008


Reincarnated as one as well?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:09 PM on September 8, 2008


STFU
posted by gingerbeer at 3:15 PM on September 8, 2008


This thread, too, could reach 1,500 comments, provided we're all willing to pitch in and refuse to stop playing Alphabet.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 3:29 PM on September 8, 2008


u2?
posted by languagehat at 3:36 PM on September 8, 2008


Vows to contribute.
posted by rtha at 3:37 PM on September 8, 2008


*whistles innocently*
posted by motty at 3:49 PM on September 8, 2008


Your turn.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:58 PM on September 8, 2008


xanax makes me not care that x got skipped
posted by Rumple at 4:00 PM on September 8, 2008


Zippity jesus!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:09 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Apologies for being stupid.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:17 PM on September 8, 2008


Aha! Alphabet game? I'm just figuring that out! (imagine my embarrassment).
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:18 PM on September 8, 2008


Be not so nervous
Be not so frail
Someone watches you
You won't fail

Be not so nervous
Be not so frail
Be not so nervous
Be not so frail

Be not so sorry
For what you have done
You must forget them now
It's done

And when you wake up
You will find that you can run
Be not so sorry
For what you have done

Be not so fearful
Be not so pale
Someone watches you
You won't leave the rails

Be not so fearful
Be not so pale
Be not so fearful
Be not so pale

You must forget them now
It's done

And when you wake up
You will find that you can run
Be not so sorry
For what you have done

Be not so sorry
For what you have done

(for flapjax)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:18 PM on September 8, 2008


Bah! One minute late!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:19 PM on September 8, 2008


Call first, next time, flapjax at midnite.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 4:32 PM on September 8, 2008


Don't be discouraged though!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:32 PM on September 8, 2008


Everyone makes mistakes!
posted by mrzarquon at 4:35 PM on September 8, 2008


flapjax at 12:01, for example
posted by Rumple at 4:38 PM on September 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


Game on!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:40 PM on September 8, 2008


Glad you caught on, flapjax
posted by gingerbeer at 4:42 PM on September 8, 2008


Hah! Caught by my own lack of preview. Darn you AV.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:47 PM on September 8, 2008


I'll definitely stick around for more Alphabet.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:51 PM on September 8, 2008


Just wishing I had something clever to say right now.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 4:56 PM on September 8, 2008


Knowledge is power.
posted by languagehat at 4:59 PM on September 8, 2008


Language is hat.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:08 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mercy.
posted by Pax at 5:11 PM on September 8, 2008


You people freak me out. I LOVE YOU ALL!
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:18 PM on September 8, 2008


No comment from me...
posted by motty at 5:23 PM on September 8, 2008


Oh come on!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:25 PM on September 8, 2008


Please join me in flagging all ABC comments as noise.
posted by rikschell at 5:35 PM on September 8, 2008


quit it
posted by mrzarquon at 5:43 PM on September 8, 2008


RAISIN' MCCAIN
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:44 PM on September 8, 2008


Stop it, all of you.
posted by languagehat at 5:44 PM on September 8, 2008


Too late for that.
posted by yhbc at 5:56 PM on September 8, 2008


UKELELE!

VAGINA!

WEINERSCHNITZEL!

XERXES!

YAHOO!


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 5:59 PM on September 8, 2008


cheater
posted by solipsophistocracy at 6:02 PM on September 8, 2008


An infinity of monkeys has still not typed the works of Shakespeare
posted by Rumple at 6:18 PM on September 8, 2008


But we continue to expect it, somehow.
posted by flabdablet at 6:22 PM on September 8, 2008


But they got a good start on it. "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of popopopo gafizzle York." Missed it by that much.
posted by yhbc at 6:22 PM on September 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Christ, when will I learn to preview?
posted by yhbc at 6:23 PM on September 8, 2008


December 15th, 2012. Just in time for the Mayan apocalypse. That preview sure will come in handy.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:31 PM on September 8, 2008


Excellent.
posted by yhbc at 6:36 PM on September 8, 2008


Fer chrissakes, you guys are still at it?
posted by EarBucket at 6:41 PM on September 8, 2008


Guys, we're annoying EarBucket
posted by Rumple at 6:46 PM on September 8, 2008


How much will this annoy EarBucket?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:48 PM on September 8, 2008


I think it will annoy Earbucket a lot.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:54 PM on September 8, 2008


Aaaah, go bucket in your ear.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:19 PM on September 8, 2008


Just play along, Effigy2000
posted by gingerbeer at 7:21 PM on September 8, 2008


Kafka was the monkey who started Hamlet.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 8:10 PM on September 8, 2008


Lord, not the blink tag.
posted by EarBucket at 8:24 PM on September 8, 2008


mmmwoooohahahahaa.... yes, it's the blink tag.
posted by Rumple at 8:33 PM on September 8, 2008


n
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:36 PM on September 8, 2008


OMG
posted by mrzarquon at 8:37 PM on September 8, 2008


Putz.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:39 PM on September 8, 2008


playing with the img tag there I see, cortex. way to lord your image power ways over us plebeian folk.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:39 PM on September 8, 2008


QUIT IT AMBROSIA! Stop stepping on my lines!
posted by gingerbeer at 8:40 PM on September 8, 2008


Quails?!
posted by Rumple at 8:40 PM on September 8, 2008


Rumple. . .that's Big Bird.
posted by EarBucket at 8:41 PM on September 8, 2008


So this is where the boat is.
posted by rtha at 8:44 PM on September 8, 2008


*runs in front of Gingerbeer, and can-cans with tasseled pasties, feather boa and jazz-hands akimbo*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:45 PM on September 8, 2008


Totally in the wrong order is my brains.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:46 PM on September 8, 2008


udderly ridiculous
posted by mrzarquon at 8:48 PM on September 8, 2008


Very nice boa you got there, Ambrosia.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:49 PM on September 8, 2008


Wow! Nice pasties.
posted by rtha at 8:59 PM on September 8, 2008


We are the best of the Web.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:01 PM on September 8, 2008


Wait, did I miss W?
posted by wendell at 9:09 PM on September 8, 2008


Wendell!
posted by rtha at 9:09 PM on September 8, 2008


Xerography is still my art of choice.
posted by wendell at 9:10 PM on September 8, 2008


You said my name; I'm yours.
posted by wendell at 9:10 PM on September 8, 2008


Zounds!
posted by kosem at 9:13 PM on September 8, 2008


Late to the joke and not really getting it.
posted by awfurby at 9:13 PM on September 8, 2008


awfurby, it's really quite a simple joke.
posted by kosem at 9:14 PM on September 8, 2008


All right then. Are we starting again?
posted by rtha at 9:14 PM on September 8, 2008


Better pay attention, rtha.
posted by kosem at 9:16 PM on September 8, 2008


Can I point out to the uninformed to take a GOOD look at the first letter of each comment and TRY to keep things in order?
posted by wendell at 9:20 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Don't worry too much about it, awfurby. It only seems complicated initially.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:22 PM on September 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Extremely sorry about the lack of preview, kosem.
posted by rtha at 9:33 PM on September 8, 2008


Fuckin' hell, I am so late.
posted by casarkos at 9:40 PM on September 8, 2008


Gosh, rtha, didn't mean to harsh you.
posted by kosem at 9:55 PM on September 8, 2008


Happily, I did not take it as harshness, kosem. No worries!
posted by rtha at 10:06 PM on September 8, 2008


I don't think it's appropriate for people to comment more than a couple of times per alphabet.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:34 PM on September 8, 2008


Just give other people a chance, is all I'm saying.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:34 PM on September 8, 2008


kosem, I mean you, by the way.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:35 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Um, 'scuze me?
posted by trip and a half at 10:53 PM on September 8, 2008


Louts are the only people who would comment multiple times in this game, it's true.
posted by rtha at 10:54 PM on September 8, 2008


Must you talk to me that way, gingerbeer?
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:58 PM on September 8, 2008


Now now, children, calm down or nobody gets popsicles.
posted by wendell at 11:08 PM on September 8, 2008


Or any other treats.
posted by MrMustard at 11:12 PM on September 8, 2008


Pshaw.
posted by amyms at 11:25 PM on September 8, 2008


Quite thrilled that I got this before it was totally through.
posted by Stunt at 11:49 PM on September 8, 2008


Really glad you could join us, Stunt.
posted by MrMustard at 11:53 PM on September 8, 2008


So. Still at it, huh?
posted by From Bklyn at 12:05 AM on September 9, 2008


This will not... you know.
posted by wendell at 12:50 AM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Um... end?
posted by h00py at 1:25 AM on September 9, 2008


4 More Years!
posted by maxwelton at 1:42 AM on September 9, 2008


--
posted by maxwelton at 1:43 AM on September 9, 2008


Welton, W after V and before X.
posted by ersatz at 3:51 AM on September 9, 2008


Xylophones are in my immediate future this morning. Music class day with the tot, oh my!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:54 AM on September 9, 2008


You missed 'V'
posted by MrMustard at 4:08 AM on September 9, 2008


Zebras freak me out.

I thought 4 more years! was for Victory!
posted by dg at 4:29 AM on September 9, 2008


Actually, it might have been.
posted by MrMustard at 4:35 AM on September 9, 2008


Breakfast, anyone? If it's breakfast time where you are, of course. Or even if it's not.
posted by rtha at 5:44 AM on September 9, 2008


Coffee. Must have coffee.
posted by motty at 6:16 AM on September 9, 2008


Didn't we just discuss this?
posted by Pax at 6:22 AM on September 9, 2008


Excuse me?
posted by tallus at 6:34 AM on September 9, 2008


For the love of God, keep your voices down. It's not time to for me to get up yet! Grarrrrrumph!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:58 AM on September 9, 2008


Goodnight! (hey, it's bedtime in Tokyo...)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:04 AM on September 9, 2008


Holy kamoly, this is getting ridiculous.
posted by languagehat at 7:14 AM on September 9, 2008


I'm inclined to agree.
posted by kosem at 7:18 AM on September 9, 2008


Just because we are having fun does not mean we are ridiculous
posted by mrzarquon at 7:20 AM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Know what? I don't come to Metatalk for fund and games.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 7:25 AM on September 9, 2008


Looks like I'll have to wait a while to post the "fund = fun" correction.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 7:31 AM on September 9, 2008


Maybe we could go backwards next time? Z to A?
posted by yhbc at 7:40 AM on September 9, 2008


"Next time"? Horrible thought!
posted by languagehat at 7:42 AM on September 9, 2008


Ouroboring you, lhate?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:54 AM on September 9, 2008


Perhaps we are.
posted by dg at 8:01 AM on September 9, 2008


Quell the urge to continue with this silliness.
posted by MrMustard at 8:03 AM on September 9, 2008


Roger that.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:08 AM on September 9, 2008


Still, it is kind of amusing.
posted by Pax at 8:13 AM on September 9, 2008


True, true.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 8:15 AM on September 9, 2008


Unbelievable, you people.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:17 AM on September 9, 2008


Very close to the end now.
posted by MrMustard at 8:29 AM on September 9, 2008


Why not just end it here, though?
posted by not_on_display at 8:34 AM on September 9, 2008


Xenoglossia is a useful skill for this, I've learned. No stopping!
posted by rtha at 8:43 AM on September 9, 2008


"You people"!!!

jessamyn, what do you mean, "you people"?
posted by kosem at 8:56 AM on September 9, 2008


Zounds! I say, that's caddish!
posted by languagehat at 8:57 AM on September 9, 2008


AAAaaaaardlahoma where the ants come sweepin' cross the tongue
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:58 AM on September 9, 2008


Bacon. That is all.
posted by not_on_display at 9:03 AM on September 9, 2008


Cun-- oh crap. I forget the verdict of that Meta thread; is that word allowed?
posted by inigo2 at 9:06 AM on September 9, 2008


Canadian bacon...now that is all
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 9:07 AM on September 9, 2008


Do we have to do two "d" comments now?
posted by not_on_display at 9:15 AM on September 9, 2008


Definitely - if we're not going backwards, double up, I say!
posted by yhbc at 9:19 AM on September 9, 2008


Ewoks did WTC
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:20 AM on September 9, 2008


Everybody pretty much does what they want around here.
posted by languagehat at 9:21 AM on September 9, 2008


For example?
posted by not_on_display at 9:28 AM on September 9, 2008


FYOB.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:29 AM on September 9, 2008


Get with the program, jessamyn, two comments per letter!
posted by Kattullus at 9:30 AM on September 9, 2008


Hey - lay off jessamyn!
posted by gingerbeer at 9:31 AM on September 9, 2008


Huh?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:31 AM on September 9, 2008


I don't get it.
posted by motty at 9:37 AM on September 9, 2008


I'm sorry.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:41 AM on September 9, 2008


just say "I'm sorry" twice, or it doesn't count
posted by Rumple at 9:44 AM on September 9, 2008


Jesus, I'm sorry!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:46 AM on September 9, 2008


Kittens, anyone?
posted by mrzarquon at 9:48 AM on September 9, 2008


Keep Jesus out of this, please.
posted by not_on_display at 9:50 AM on September 9, 2008


Must not upset the locals.
posted by tallus at 9:51 AM on September 9, 2008


Looks like dyslexia strikes once again, whoops!
posted by tallus at 9:53 AM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lexi Dys strikes at Mid Day
posted by mrzarquon at 9:58 AM on September 9, 2008


Mid Sex likes Dixie Straws
posted by not_on_display at 10:04 AM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Maybe we should go back to one comment per letter.
posted by yhbc at 10:11 AM on September 9, 2008


Novel idea.
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:12 AM on September 9, 2008


NO!
posted by inigo2 at 10:13 AM on September 9, 2008


Okay, have it your way.
posted by yhbc at 10:23 AM on September 9, 2008


Oops, or is it?
posted by Rumple at 10:33 AM on September 9, 2008


Perhaps, perhaps not.
posted by not_on_display at 10:36 AM on September 9, 2008


Pretend it didn't happen.
posted by languagehat at 10:37 AM on September 9, 2008


Question: how long will this go on?
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 10:42 AM on September 9, 2008


Quite eponysterical question.
posted by Rumple at 10:44 AM on September 9, 2008


Reminds me of a game I used to play...
posted by Pax at 10:51 AM on September 9, 2008


Result: with a comment every five minutes, for thirty days, we'd cycle through the alphabet three hundred times.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 10:52 AM on September 9, 2008


Sarah Palin's thread shall be our roadkill.
posted by Rumple at 10:57 AM on September 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


To ad nauseum, and beyond!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:59 AM on September 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


That's what I was gonna say!
posted by Pax at 11:00 AM on September 9, 2008


Toad nausea and Beyonce!
posted by Rumple at 11:02 AM on September 9, 2008


Someone needs to add another "S" comment to catch up for cortex. He can't count very well.

edit: neither can Rumple.
posted by yhbc at 11:03 AM on September 9, 2008


Uh-oh, one S and three T's? I feel dizzy!
posted by not_on_display at 11:03 AM on September 9, 2008


Uhh, never mind.
posted by not_on_display at 11:04 AM on September 9, 2008


Vikings R Us
posted by Rumple at 11:05 AM on September 9, 2008


Violent tendencies notwithstanding.
posted by yhbc at 11:12 AM on September 9, 2008


What
posted by mrzarquon at 11:19 AM on September 9, 2008


Woodpecker butt.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:21 AM on September 9, 2008


xenophobe
posted by mrzarquon at 11:27 AM on September 9, 2008


x:

1. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
2. the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
3. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
4. being one more than nine
5. word ends in x
posted by not_on_display at 11:29 AM on September 9, 2008


Xylotomous is one way to describe a woodpecker
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 11:29 AM on September 9, 2008


You're too slow, but nice try.
posted by not_on_display at 11:29 AM on September 9, 2008


You have a promiscuous mother.
posted by Eideteker at 11:39 AM on September 9, 2008


Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead.
posted by MrMustard at 11:44 AM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Zymurgy is the study of the foaming head, among other things.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:44 AM on September 9, 2008


A
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:45 AM on September 9, 2008


ardvark
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:45 AM on September 9, 2008


again?
posted by yhbc at 11:49 AM on September 9, 2008


Better than two: three.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:56 AM on September 9, 2008


Ballesteros bowls, bored beauties bids "buh-bye".
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:57 AM on September 9, 2008


Better is not always more-r.
posted by not_on_display at 11:58 AM on September 9, 2008


Can I possibly thank you all enough for providing me with a forum in which to discuss something that doesn't involve McCain/Palin, the fear of the end of the world at the hands of the good people over at CERN or how the Republicans are out to get us all (it's nice to take a one-day break)?
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 12:08 PM on September 9, 2008


Checks are payable to MrZarquon, however easiest way to say thanks is with cash monies
posted by mrzarquon at 12:12 PM on September 9, 2008


Cash on its way, mrz!
posted by gingerbeer at 12:14 PM on September 9, 2008


Don't give him anything! He's crazy, I tell you!
posted by yhbc at 12:16 PM on September 9, 2008


Divert all funds to me instead.
posted by not_on_display at 12:19 PM on September 9, 2008


doesn't Hawaiian have only ten letters in its alphabet?
posted by Rumple at 12:23 PM on September 9, 2008


Exactly why that liberal fool Obama will take us all down -- how can you support the 2nd amendment with only 10 letters??
posted by inigo2 at 12:33 PM on September 9, 2008


Enthusiasm--that's how.
posted by kosem at 12:45 PM on September 9, 2008


Euthenasia?
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:03 PM on September 9, 2008


Fortunately, spelling doesn't count.
posted by yhbc at 1:09 PM on September 9, 2008


Fuck everything, we're doing five comments per letter next round.
posted by Kattullus at 1:13 PM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Five? What happened to four?
posted by yhbc at 1:15 PM on September 9, 2008


Gaudeamus igitur!
posted by languagehat at 1:17 PM on September 9, 2008


Get with the program: five is the new four.
posted by Rumple at 1:18 PM on September 9, 2008


Gimme six, have I got six? Six here? Six comments per letter? Gimme six!
posted by carsonb at 1:21 PM on September 9, 2008


Has the whole world gone crazy? There are rules here.
posted by kosem at 1:23 PM on September 9, 2008


Ha ha ha ha ha ha (cough)
posted by not_on_display at 1:24 PM on September 9, 2008


Good god, do you people have nothing better to do at 6am?
posted by dg at 1:24 PM on September 9, 2008


How am I supposed to keep up on this stupid slow connection?
posted by dg at 1:25 PM on September 9, 2008


Intuition, my boy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:29 PM on September 9, 2008


Instinct.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:29 PM on September 9, 2008


Insightification.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:30 PM on September 9, 2008


Just try your best, that's all we ask.
posted by yhbc at 1:32 PM on September 9, 2008


Jaded fucks around here won't cut you a break no matter what you do. Jesus!
posted by kosem at 1:35 PM on September 9, 2008


Jaundice is not a good color to paint a baby room
posted by mrzarquon at 1:38 PM on September 9, 2008


Krusty Komedy Klassic!
posted by not_on_display at 1:41 PM on September 9, 2008


KKK took my baby away.
posted by languagehat at 1:45 PM on September 9, 2008


Klingons! No! Not Klingons, faux Klingons!
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 2:09 PM on September 9, 2008


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
posted by languagehat at 2:11 PM on September 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


Laughing at faux Klingons. And (on preview) Latin.
posted by MrMustard at 2:12 PM on September 9, 2008


Methinks Language is showing off his Latin hat.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 2:12 PM on September 9, 2008


Lorenz ipso dolor sit am et, consecrator adipose elite, send do serious temp or incipient UT labore et Dolores magna aliquot. UT enigma ad minim venial, quips nostrum exacerbation full labor is nisi UT aliquip ex ear commode consequent. Du is auto figure dolor in reprehended in voluptuaries veldt else cilium Dolores eau fugal null paramour. Except sin Occident Cupid non provident, sun in culpa qui official desecrate moll it anima id EST laborum. (Spellchecked that for ya, LH, you're welcome.)
posted by not_on_display at 2:14 PM on September 9, 2008


My head hurts.
posted by dg at 2:22 PM on September 9, 2008


Minds of my generation, best of: destroyed by madness.
posted by kosem at 2:23 PM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Note the sign, kosem.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:25 PM on September 9, 2008


"NO GINSBERG"

posted by cortex (staff) at 2:25 PM on September 9, 2008


Now wait, two or three?
posted by Pax at 2:33 PM on September 9, 2008


One.
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:34 PM on September 9, 2008


NO GINSBERG, NO FERLINGHETTI, NO SERVICE.
posted by languagehat at 2:35 PM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, we've moved on.
posted by languagehat at 2:35 PM on September 9, 2008


Orlovsky? Okay.
posted by kosem at 2:42 PM on September 9, 2008


Please to try and keep up. kthnxbi.
posted by dg at 2:47 PM on September 9, 2008


Only read beat poetry if you're really, really stoned.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:56 PM on September 9, 2008


Poop. I was out of order.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:57 PM on September 9, 2008


Please explain the difference between quails, queens, and quahogs. TIA.
posted by yhbc at 3:01 PM on September 9, 2008


Quite the copout, using two pleases for P.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:05 PM on September 9, 2008


REVERSE!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:17 PM on September 9, 2008


Quails have feathers, queens feather beds, quahogs neither but make for better chowder.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:18 PM on September 9, 2008


Pigeons have beaks, plebians better sex, periwinkles neither but make for better escargot...?
posted by not_on_display at 3:21 PM on September 9, 2008


Oh man, REVERSE! is hard!
posted by NikitaNikita at 3:27 PM on September 9, 2008


No it's not. What are you on about?
posted by motty at 3:34 PM on September 9, 2008


Quintessential Metafilter thread, A++++
posted by misha at 3:40 PM on September 9, 2008


Meh, we're reversing now?
posted by misha at 3:43 PM on September 9, 2008


Maybe A+++, but A++++?
posted by not_on_display at 3:45 PM on September 9, 2008


Late.
posted by not_on_display at 3:45 PM on September 9, 2008


Looks like we are.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:45 PM on September 9, 2008


Krunk smash.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:56 PM on September 9, 2008


ELELEKU!

ANIGAV!

LEZTINHCSRENIEW!

SEXREX!

OOHAY!


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 3:59 PM on September 9, 2008


Just lay still, buddy. The paramedics will be here soon.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:17 PM on September 9, 2008


Ischemic attack?
posted by Rumple at 4:28 PM on September 9, 2008


Just lay still? What? When he's this close to finally nailing that Shakespeare like everyone's always predicted?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:28 PM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think you missed the reverse memo.
posted by NikitaNikita at 5:09 PM on September 9, 2008


He took long enough to figure out the forward one!
posted by languagehat at 5:17 PM on September 9, 2008


Geez, what a maroon.
posted by Pax at 5:36 PM on September 9, 2008


flapjax and midnite are both spelled wrong. let's pile on the moran.
posted by Rumple at 5:39 PM on September 9, 2008


EVERYONE OUT OF THE POOL!
posted by not_on_display at 6:11 PM on September 9, 2008


Dude, you're being very undude.
posted by kosem at 6:15 PM on September 9, 2008


Can't you see what's happening here?
posted by languagehat at 6:16 PM on September 9, 2008


But what happened to the three-fer? One guy suddenly thinks to yell "REVERSE" and you all just give up?

Okay, fine.

REVERSE!!!
posted by yhbc at 6:17 PM on September 9, 2008


Can't see. Your hat is in my way, ma'am.
posted by not_on_display at 6:18 PM on September 9, 2008


Dude, SKIP TWO.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:22 PM on September 9, 2008


Drat. And double drat.
posted by motty at 6:22 PM on September 9, 2008


Ever-changing rules make some of us appear to be dim-witted, unfortunately.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2008


Fuck. Cocked it.
posted by motty at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2008


Gah!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:25 PM on September 9, 2008


He means no harm, really, he's just happy to see you.
posted by not_on_display at 6:26 PM on September 9, 2008


I dunno about that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:28 PM on September 9, 2008


JUST KIDDING!!!
posted by yhbc at 6:34 PM on September 9, 2008


Killer! I'm right on time for weiner jokes!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:20 PM on September 9, 2008


LOOK OUT! A GIANT WEINER!
posted by Kattullus at 7:34 PM on September 9, 2008


My, my, that IS a big one.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:38 PM on September 9, 2008


Bot a wiener, a knockwurst, And don't knock it.
posted by wendell at 7:39 PM on September 9, 2008


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
posted by wendell at 7:39 PM on September 9, 2008


Not a wiener, a knockwurst, And don't knock it.
posted by wendell at 7:40 PM on September 9, 2008


Oh. But I bot a weiner, too. But no money left for mustard.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:46 PM on September 9, 2008


Pumpernickel or rye?
posted by not_on_display at 8:12 PM on September 9, 2008


Pity, that.
posted by dg at 8:15 PM on September 9, 2008


Quit doubling up the letters! We're back to normal!
posted by not_on_display at 8:43 PM on September 9, 2008


Rats.
posted by A dead Quaker at 8:47 PM on September 9, 2008


"...SKIP TWO" - Cortex. Oh, what found memories I have of Uno.
posted by NikitaNikita at 8:52 PM on September 9, 2008


Sydney or the bush!
posted by not_on_display at 8:53 PM on September 9, 2008


***sigh***
posted by not_on_display at 8:54 PM on September 9, 2008


Three's the rule now? Or am I just confused? Or both?
posted by gingerbeer at 9:07 PM on September 9, 2008


UNDERSTANDMENT IS THE FIRST STEP TO ENLIGHTENMENTALISM
posted by Kattullus at 9:49 PM on September 9, 2008


VERACITIMALLITUDE IS SUBJECTIONABLE, HOWEVER, GRASSHOPPEDUPONNER
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:01 PM on September 9, 2008


What?
posted by amyms at 10:04 PM on September 9, 2008


X-zactly.
posted by not_on_display at 10:06 PM on September 9, 2008


yes we have no bananas
posted by Rumple at 10:13 PM on September 9, 2008


Zero bananas?
posted by Kattullus at 10:16 PM on September 9, 2008


Aye
posted by Rumple at 10:17 PM on September 9, 2008


Bee...cause we like you!
posted by wendell at 10:37 PM on September 9, 2008


C is for Cookie. That's good enough for me.
posted by amyms at 10:39 PM on September 9, 2008


Dee Xtrovert should be paged
posted by Rumple at 10:42 PM on September 9, 2008


Everybody knows that I can do the alphabet in mefites anytime, anyplace, right? (elizard, falconette, goshling, hadjiboy, ikkyu2....)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:54 PM on September 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


freebird!
posted by Rumple at 11:02 PM on September 9, 2008


GLOSSOLALIA! Avliopily ga olmuwe trettrakak som nembesan flarglomyta deh.
posted by Kattullus at 11:07 PM on September 9, 2008


Hell if I will. Hell if I will.
posted by cgc373 at 11:10 PM on September 9, 2008


I will!
posted by not_on_display at 11:15 PM on September 9, 2008


Just for kicks, let's do every third letter
posted by Rumple at 11:24 PM on September 9, 2008


Might be too much for us to handle.
posted by Quidam at 11:33 PM on September 9, 2008


Puh-lease.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:36 PM on September 9, 2008


So far, so good.....
posted by Rumple at 11:51 PM on September 9, 2008


Very impressed.
posted by Quidam at 11:55 PM on September 9, 2008


YES!
posted by wendell at 12:02 AM on September 10, 2008


But... but... but...
posted by From Bklyn at 12:11 AM on September 10, 2008


What you people are doing here is strictly forbidden. Stop now, or I shall have cortex post more images.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:22 AM on September 10, 2008


UbuRoivas probably has some way around these stultifying restrictions.
posted by cgc373 at 12:32 AM on September 10, 2008


Very interesting thread. I had no idea what I was in for when I saw 500+ comments.
posted by Brainy at 1:22 AM on September 10, 2008


Wow was one of the words on your mind as you scrolled, wasn't it, Brainy?
posted by cgc373 at 1:34 AM on September 10, 2008


Um, aren't we going backwards a little here...
posted by From Bklyn at 1:41 AM on September 10, 2008


Totally, From Bklyn. Rumple's confused everything down here. Triplets? Reversals? I'm trying to have it both ways, but X's gonna vex the mess, if we ever get there.
posted by cgc373 at 1:54 AM on September 10, 2008


X is a bitch indeed, it's true. (She owes me five bucks. Hell if I ever get ahold of her.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:31 AM on September 10, 2008


Stop this now! This activity is forbidden!
posted by Meatbomb at 4:15 AM on September 10, 2008


A-whuhhhh? Where am I?

[CTRL-ALT-DEL]
[RESTART]
posted by not_on_display at 4:50 AM on September 10, 2008


RESTART, indeed!
posted by kyleg at 6:25 AM on September 10, 2008


Amazing it would be if I could get through the entire series on my own.
posted by kyleg at 6:27 AM on September 10, 2008


But certainly someone will come along to cock it up.
posted by kyleg at 6:27 AM on September 10, 2008


Cortex, perhaps?
posted by kyleg at 6:27 AM on September 10, 2008


Don't count on it.
posted by not_on_display at 6:29 AM on September 10, 2008


Eh, I knew it wouldn't last.
posted by kyleg at 6:29 AM on September 10, 2008


Everyone knows Meatbomb is an illegal activity!
posted by not_on_display at 6:31 AM on September 10, 2008


Fine, you go first then.
posted by not_on_display at 6:32 AM on September 10, 2008


Gladly.
posted by kyleg at 6:32 AM on September 10, 2008


How many comments have not included profanity?
posted by kyleg at 6:33 AM on September 10, 2008


I. coffee
II. metafilter
III. pants
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:41 AM on September 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn, you certainly have your priorities in order.
posted by kyleg at 6:49 AM on September 10, 2008


kyleg, your priorities were clear too.
posted by cgc373 at 6:55 AM on September 10, 2008


London calling.
posted by ersatz at 7:15 AM on September 10, 2008


Madness?!
posted by adamdschneider at 7:25 AM on September 10, 2008


No, just MetaTalk.
posted by kyleg at 7:27 AM on September 10, 2008


O Superscript
OJudge
OMom and Dad
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:47 AM on September 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Predictable, yet innocuous?
posted by MrMustard at 8:00 AM on September 10, 2008


Quick! Call Quincy!
posted by tallus at 8:04 AM on September 10, 2008


Remember Phlebas? (Wait, that's not right.)
posted by cgc373 at 8:08 AM on September 10, 2008


Stop! In the name of love.
posted by languagehat at 8:40 AM on September 10, 2008


Traumatized, languagehat?
posted by misha at 8:44 AM on September 10, 2008


Under the Sign of Satan? No that's not it, either.
posted by cgc373 at 8:45 AM on September 10, 2008


Verily, I am still in need of caffeine.
posted by rtha at 8:47 AM on September 10, 2008


We should do a theme next time 'round.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:58 AM on September 10, 2008


What do you do with a drunken sailor?
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:00 AM on September 10, 2008


You're right Alvey. I propose Things Older Than John McCain.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:00 AM on September 10, 2008


Zajkrleapjreioare. I mean things John McCain is older THAN.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:01 AM on September 10, 2008


Xenophon's books are older than John McCain, but maybe we've missed that boat.
posted by cgc373 at 9:06 AM on September 10, 2008


You mean we can't just drag any tired old meme out from under a pile of inside jokes and use it as our Alphabet theme? Okay. How about colorful non-English profanity?
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:15 AM on September 10, 2008


Xerxes picked McCain as his running mate. Way back when.
posted by not_on_display at 9:23 AM on September 10, 2008


Wait... the theme is colorful non-English profanity? Oh meepzorp.
posted by not_on_display at 9:24 AM on September 10, 2008


Vvvv... no... xxxx... what the hell people, are we going backwards or forwards?We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.
posted by Kattullus at 9:30 AM on September 10, 2008


Abortions for all!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:34 AM on September 10, 2008


Bologna for me!
posted by not_on_display at 9:47 AM on September 10, 2008


Caligula (older than John McCain)

Chingada tu madre (colorful non-English profanity)
posted by adamdschneider at 9:52 AM on September 10, 2008


Dor-sho-gha! (Klingon curse used to express great frustration)
posted by not_on_display at 9:56 AM on September 10, 2008


Eastcoast smoothie!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:08 AM on September 10, 2008


Flagged.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:11 AM on September 10, 2008


Geh und stüre dich von einer Klippe!
posted by not_on_display at 10:28 AM on September 10, 2008


Helvete!
posted by languagehat at 10:41 AM on September 10, 2008


Illvetica.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:47 AM on September 10, 2008


Jævla naboen! ['Fucking neighbor!']
posted by languagehat at 11:05 AM on September 10, 2008


Klingon slang ain't nothin' to frak with.
posted by cgc373 at 11:46 AM on September 10, 2008


Lalilulelo, you konami klowns.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:53 AM on September 10, 2008


Mere Chuus Maro
posted by not_on_display at 12:10 PM on September 10, 2008


If you people do not stop this now (it's silly) I shall have this thread closed and all participants banned and flogged.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:21 PM on September 10, 2008


nigga, please
posted by Rumple at 12:22 PM on September 10, 2008


Out of the way, Meatbomb.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:27 PM on September 10, 2008


Pig with Lipstick On, That's You, that is.
posted by Rumple at 12:38 PM on September 10, 2008


Query: quality, or quantity?
posted by kosem at 12:40 PM on September 10, 2008


Raunchity.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:54 PM on September 10, 2008


Staunchity raunchity?
posted by kosem at 12:58 PM on September 10, 2008


Turds blossom in the ......
posted by Rumple at 1:22 PM on September 10, 2008


underwear?
posted by Fezboy! at 1:24 PM on September 10, 2008


Vice-President Cheney's underwear, yes.
posted by Rumple at 1:29 PM on September 10, 2008


Whatever turns you on.
posted by tallus at 1:29 PM on September 10, 2008


Xerography turns me on more than the VP's drawers. That's fer certain.
posted by Fezboy! at 1:32 PM on September 10, 2008


Your mother.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:33 PM on September 10, 2008


Zoophilia is the new "Lipstick on a Pig"
posted by Rumple at 1:34 PM on September 10, 2008


Actually, actual lipstick on an actual pig is the new "Lipstick on a Pig". This will often parlay into zoophilia.
posted by kosem at 1:36 PM on September 10, 2008


"Bacon condom" is now a more ambiguous phrase than it was three comments ago.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:46 PM on September 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


cortex et al, keep your pigsexery out of my actual love of actual bacon for actual eating.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 2:06 PM on September 10, 2008


Condom Bacon, though, is on sale at Shaw's this week.
posted by not_on_display at 2:06 PM on September 10, 2008


How about Bacondom (like Christendom but with MORE BACON and fewer condoms)?
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 2:09 PM on September 10, 2008


Did you know they gave out Bacon Salt at PAX? Thus combining the best of all worlds.
posted by misha at 2:13 PM on September 10, 2008


Eeeew. Keep your bacon out of my salt, please!
posted by gingerbeer at 2:15 PM on September 10, 2008


Frightened by a little salt?
posted by not_on_display at 2:33 PM on September 10, 2008


Gingerbeer just doesn't understand that bacon and salt are two great tastes that taste great together. It's the highway to high blood pressure!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:43 PM on September 10, 2008


Hog Heaven
posted by Rumple at 2:45 PM on September 10, 2008


It's okay that gingerbeer doesn't want bacon. More for us!
posted by rtha at 2:51 PM on September 10, 2008


Jesus Christ, may you protect the Lords of Bacondom for all time.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:09 PM on September 10, 2008


Kitty agrees.
posted by ersatz at 3:14 PM on September 10, 2008


Lords of Bacondom rule!
posted by languagehat at 3:19 PM on September 10, 2008


Mmmmmmm Ba-condom.

[I've said too much!]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:31 PM on September 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now it came to pass that in the city of Bacondom (which city is also known as MetaFilter and The Magical Land of Those Who Love Pancakes) various decrees went forth that all Mefites should be taxed, which taxes were to be rendered in the form of alphabetized comments . . .
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 4:07 PM on September 10, 2008


Or not.
posted by MrMustard at 4:19 PM on September 10, 2008


Porkphylactics.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:00 PM on September 10, 2008


Question: is this it? Is it all over, petering out at a mere 600-odd comments?
posted by languagehat at 5:17 PM on September 10, 2008


Regardless, we shall continue.
posted by mrzarquon at 5:22 PM on September 10, 2008


Srsly.
posted by adamdschneider at 5:23 PM on September 10, 2008


The Bacondom waits for no man. It is all-encompassing, never ending, and completely delicious.
posted by kyleg at 5:28 PM on September 10, 2008


Umm, bacondom as in Kingdom of Bacon, not condom of bacon. I hope the second interpretation never gets Rule 34'd.
posted by kyleg at 5:31 PM on September 10, 2008


Veal does not get my juices flowing
posted by Rumple at 5:51 PM on September 10, 2008


Walrus bacon... arcticalicious!
posted by not_on_display at 6:11 PM on September 10, 2008


Xenops are hard to catch but nice on the BBQ
posted by Rumple at 6:19 PM on September 10, 2008


yes
posted by not_on_display at 6:27 PM on September 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Zut alors! bacon porn!
posted by Kattullus at 6:31 PM on September 10, 2008


aaaannnnnd - scene.
posted by yhbc at 7:18 PM on September 10, 2008


"Babe - Pig in the City" was delicious eye candy
posted by Rumple at 7:33 PM on September 10, 2008


Candy is delicious until someone takes an eye out.
posted by not_on_display at 7:38 PM on September 10, 2008


Cuddly, cuddly piggies mean cuddly, cuddly bacon.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:42 PM on September 10, 2008


D'OH!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:42 PM on September 10, 2008


double up from here on
posted by Rumple at 7:44 PM on September 10, 2008


...except Wednesdays...
posted by not_on_display at 8:02 PM on September 10, 2008


Eelymosynary.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:04 PM on September 10, 2008


Fine. Double up, then. That'll be fine.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:07 PM on September 10, 2008


*fart*
posted by yhbc at 8:14 PM on September 10, 2008


Goodness. Excuse me.
posted by yhbc at 8:15 PM on September 10, 2008


Gahhhhhhhhh!
posted by not_on_display at 8:18 PM on September 10, 2008


How much longer can this last?
posted by kyleg at 8:21 PM on September 10, 2008


How much time you got?
posted by not_on_display at 8:22 PM on September 10, 2008


Indefinite.
posted by amyms at 8:26 PM on September 10, 2008


In fact, very definite, until 1:19 in the morning, UTC-4, on October 7th. Until then, freedom reigns! And a little bit more freedom reigns in the life of mods who can use the img tag (does vacapinta have special img powers as well?)
posted by Kattullus at 8:42 PM on September 10, 2008


Just cortex, who is the only one on the planet whom we can trust to wield it.
posted by not_on_display at 8:57 PM on September 10, 2008


JEWS DID WTC
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:31 PM on September 10, 2008


Krispy Kreme. I could really go for some Krispy Kreme right about now. Especially if we're going to be here until October.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:56 PM on September 10, 2008


Knock Knock
posted by Rumple at 10:13 PM on September 10, 2008


Lou's there?
posted by Kattullus at 10:19 PM on September 10, 2008


Lou
posted by Rumple at 10:37 PM on September 10, 2008


MOHERFUCKER LOU YOU AIN'T WELCOME UP IN HEAH *cocks shotgun*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:44 PM on September 10, 2008


My word, that's a tad aggressive old boy.
posted by MrMustard at 10:47 PM on September 10, 2008


An elderly man lay dying in his bed.

In death's agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs.

He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands. With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.

Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven. There, spread out upon newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted; the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth; seemingly bringing him back to life.

The aged and withered hand, shockingly made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those," she said, "they're for the funeral."
posted by netbros at 11:00 PM on September 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Netbros, what are you trying to say?
posted by gingerbeer at 11:12 PM on September 10, 2008


Now you will receive us.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:28 PM on September 10, 2008


Oprah beckons, netbros.
posted by Rumple at 11:29 PM on September 10, 2008


Ohhhh! I'd really like to favourite netbros' comment, but he broke the sequence so I can't. Shame.
posted by MrMustard at 12:47 AM on September 11, 2008


Quiet at the back there, I'm trying to think.
posted by tallus at 1:37 AM on September 11, 2008


Please step backward ONE letter, tallus, and try again.
posted by cgc373 at 2:12 AM on September 11, 2008


Pity me, please.
posted by tallus at 3:34 AM on September 11, 2008


Quack quack quack, quack quack quACK quack; quack quack?
posted by not_on_display at 4:17 AM on September 11, 2008


Random riposte to the offensive duck question.
posted by ersatz at 4:34 AM on September 11, 2008


Reply that no offense was meant. And... QUACK!
posted by not_on_display at 4:43 AM on September 11, 2008


I'm going to count to three. Once I get to three I will start to hold my breath. If I turn blue and you naughty people are still engaged in this unsanctioned "game", I shall continue to threaten you in other, more serious, ways.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:54 AM on September 11, 2008


Self-reference.
posted by yhbc at 4:55 AM on September 11, 2008


Silence! Let's see what echoes louder, a duck's quack or the veins popping in Meatbomb's forehead.
posted by Kattullus at 4:55 AM on September 11, 2008


...two, three! *listens* Wow, kind of a crackely sound, huh?
posted by From Bklyn at 5:04 AM on September 11, 2008


Unless I'm mistaken, I believe that Meatbomb has turned a lovely shade of cerulean.
posted by rtha at 5:52 AM on September 11, 2008


Unless I'm mistaken, there should have been another 'T' in there.
posted by MrMustard at 6:22 AM on September 11, 2008


Veering from the trend of repeated letters, we forge fearlessly onward.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 6:26 AM on September 11, 2008


WINNIPEG OR BUST
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:34 AM on September 11, 2008


Well I guess I'll sanction this game to unblue Meatbomb.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:37 AM on September 11, 2008


Xystarch was an Athenian officer who presided over the gymnastic exercises of the Xystus.
posted by languagehat at 6:49 AM on September 11, 2008


Xxstarch was his wife, they say.
posted by Rumple at 7:08 AM on September 11, 2008


You say. Meatbomb says .............
posted by cgc373 at 7:22 AM on September 11, 2008


Zzzzzzzz......I'm only half awake..... Zzzzzzzzzzz... has Meatbomb exploded yet?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:32 AM on September 11, 2008


Ah, Jesus. I can't believe this is still going.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:54 AM on September 11, 2008


BOOM
posted by Rumple at 8:05 AM on September 11, 2008


Cum on feel the noize!
posted by languagehat at 8:17 AM on September 11, 2008


DEEP IN THE HEEEEEEAAAART OF MEFIIII
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:18 AM on September 11, 2008


Elvis Stojko, ladies and gentlemen, Rock N' Roll idol of the ice.
posted by kosem at 8:38 AM on September 11, 2008


Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers started playing Alphabet. And they haven't stopped yet.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:27 AM on September 11, 2008


F. H. Terwilliger supports Cthulhu for President, 2008 (or at least, supports hilarious desktop backgrounds depicting fictitious presidential campaign posters).
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:28 AM on September 11, 2008


Good jumpin' Jesus, we're still doing this?
posted by rtha at 9:31 AM on September 11, 2008


Good time for FOGERRRRRRTYYYYY!!!

what
posted by cgc373 at 9:31 AM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hell if I did, rtha. Hell if I did.
posted by cgc373 at 9:32 AM on September 11, 2008


Ixnay on the EllifIdidhay!
posted by not_on_display at 9:48 AM on September 11, 2008


I thought we were doubling letters?
Have we stopped doubling letters?
delete whichever is inappropriate
posted by Kattullus at 9:54 AM on September 11, 2008


How about that: according to madeupapedia, an EllifIdidhay is what you get when you feed an Alphabet Elephant chow. A pissing Alphabet, basically.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:59 AM on September 11, 2008


I... uh...

Just the ol' Dyslexia, nothing to see here, folks.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2008


Innocuous, yet predictable.
posted by languagehat at 10:28 AM on September 11, 2008


Just do one per letter; it's neater that way.
posted by not_on_display at 10:41 AM on September 11, 2008


Kill, Thou Shalt Always.
posted by cgc373 at 10:46 AM on September 11, 2008


Love that tune.
posted by MrMustard at 11:03 AM on September 11, 2008


Matisyahu - that's who that guy in the "Thou Shalt Always Kill" video reminds me of.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:12 AM on September 11, 2008


No doubt.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:16 AM on September 11, 2008


Oh, him.
posted by languagehat at 11:18 AM on September 11, 2008


Popped in to grab comment #700!
posted by languagehat at 11:19 AM on September 11, 2008


Quiet down, Robertson.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:23 AM on September 11, 2008


Robertson?
posted by not_on_display at 11:33 AM on September 11, 2008


Sparkle Sparkle
posted by Rumple at 11:35 AM on September 11, 2008


The the next 26 posts must be music videos
posted by Rumple at 11:45 AM on September 11, 2008


Unless you want to test me, Rumple, I'd reconsider.
posted by cgc373 at 11:48 AM on September 11, 2008


Vaya con Dios
posted by kosem at 11:57 AM on September 11, 2008


Whatcha talkin bout?
posted by yhbc at 12:00 PM on September 11, 2008


X marks the sweet spot where Nana Mouskouri meets Quincy Jones.
posted by cgc373 at 12:05 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]




ZOMG!
posted by not_on_display at 12:14 PM on September 11, 2008


And let's go round again.
posted by dw at 12:17 PM on September 11, 2008


Bone, Thuggish Ruggish
posted by kosem at 12:20 PM on September 11, 2008


Call Me!
posted by languagehat at 12:26 PM on September 11, 2008


Doug, Slug
posted by Rumple at 12:40 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Even the Nights Are Better
posted by not_on_display at 12:56 PM on September 11, 2008


Fish Heads! (self-link)
posted by not_on_display at 1:15 PM on September 11, 2008


"Fire and Rain" (by ZachsMind).
posted by cgc373 at 1:17 PM on September 11, 2008


Goddammit, not_on_display. Fine, then.
posted by cgc373 at 1:19 PM on September 11, 2008


Happy Mondays' Kinky Afro, featuring one of the greatest opening couplet of any popsong:

Sooooooooooooooon, I'm 30
I only went with your mother cause she's dirty

posted by Kattullus at 1:24 PM on September 11, 2008


Insanity has taken over!
posted by mrzarquon at 1:24 PM on September 11, 2008


Just so's you know, Kattullus, yer link's busted.
posted by cgc373 at 1:29 PM on September 11, 2008


Kattullus just got Ghostroll'd.
posted by not_on_display at 1:36 PM on September 11, 2008


Kinky Afro, take two.
posted by Kattullus at 1:38 PM on September 11, 2008


Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi -- Dhire Dhire Chal Chand
posted by not_on_display at 1:44 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mohammad Rafi; Jaan Pehechan Ho
posted by Rumple at 1:49 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


'nother Brick in the Wall.
posted by dg at 1:54 PM on September 11, 2008


Oaktown's 357? Sing it with me: "Juiiiicy's----Gotcha Craaaazeeee!"
posted by kosem at 1:57 PM on September 11, 2008


Pick it, and it'll never heal.
posted by Rumple at 2:03 PM on September 11, 2008


Queen of Hearts: Dave, Juice (oh, come on, you know you secretly love it).
posted by languagehat at 2:16 PM on September 11, 2008


Rocked by Rape (bug out bug out bug-a-bug-bug-bug)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:30 PM on September 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sealion, Feist

(Not as good as Nina Simone's version, nor as funky as Lamb's(?) remix of same Still. It starts with S.)
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 2:49 PM on September 11, 2008


The Edison Museum (Not as cute as the TMBG version, nor as non-existent as anyone else's version of same. Still, has a saw accompanying and it's Brian effing Dewan.)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:55 PM on September 11, 2008


Uh, I guess that finishes up the videos. Next theme?
posted by adamdschneider at 3:00 PM on September 11, 2008


Under My Wheels
posted by not_on_display at 3:00 PM on September 11, 2008


Very well, then.
posted by not_on_display at 3:01 PM on September 11, 2008


Well all righty then.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 3:02 PM on September 11, 2008


"What not to say to the police officer who has just pulled you over." How's that for a theme?
posted by not_on_display at 3:03 PM on September 11, 2008


"Xanax, officer? You seem a little tense."
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 3:03 PM on September 11, 2008


"You look a little short to be a stormtrooper."
posted by cgc373 at 3:13 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Zen might be even better than Xanax, officer. Shall we trade koans?"
posted by languagehat at 3:16 PM on September 11, 2008


"YOU'RE the one who's (hic) drunked!"
posted by inigo2 at 3:16 PM on September 11, 2008


"Ah, no, officer, I can't recite the alphabet. Forwards or backwards."
posted by inigo2 at 3:18 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Buddy, that badge looks stupid.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:28 PM on September 11, 2008


"'Come on over here and blow my son, officer,' is what I said. He was just telling me the other day that since his balls dropped a few months ago he's had this thing for ladycops and I says to him I says, well, soon's you turn twelve, I'll find one to break you in real nice."
posted by kosem at 3:31 PM on September 11, 2008


Dude.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:42 PM on September 11, 2008


Exactly, I say, the type of thing you shouldn't say to the cop that pulls you over.

Or perhaps even the type of thing you shouldn't even write in a list of things that you shouldn't say to cops?
posted by kosem at 3:46 PM on September 11, 2008




Gotcher license and registration right here, Chuckles.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:36 PM on September 11, 2008


"Here, give me a breathalyzer, my blood alcohol's off the charts. Don't mind the body in the trunk, that's just Carl."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:38 PM on September 11, 2008


"I don't care about the body, or what you've been drinking, lady, but your left rear tail light is out, and that's a seventy five dollar ticket, right there."
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:06 PM on September 11, 2008


(Just so you know, the new rule is: what you say to the cop and what the cop says to you are now alternating. Alphabetically, of course.)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:07 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Keep your damn hands off the car, I just had it waxed."
posted by yhbc at 5:54 PM on September 11, 2008


"Look in here, I also had something waxed."
posted by Kattullus at 6:09 PM on September 11, 2008


"My word, a pink tazer"
posted by Rumple at 6:15 PM on September 11, 2008


"Name your price, piglet. I'll write you a check."
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:13 PM on September 11, 2008


"Oh yeah? Why don't you step into the car!"
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:18 PM on September 11, 2008


"Peace, man!"
posted by not_on_display at 8:27 PM on September 11, 2008


"Quit talking and step out of the vehicles, you last three commenters. You've all failed to alternate in 'perp vs. cop' dialogue, as stipulated in this comment".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:57 PM on September 11, 2008


"Right away, officer, sir!"
posted by Rumple at 10:05 PM on September 11, 2008


"Speedometer's are for pussies... to figure out how fast I'm going I figure out the redshift."
posted by Kattullus at 10:31 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


"This...is my BOOM stick!" (better said drunkenly, or if you're Bruce Campbell).
posted by A dead Quaker at 12:00 AM on September 12, 2008


"Unless you explain why you have this tape in your trunk I will have to put the handcuffs on"
posted by Rumple at 12:15 AM on September 12, 2008


"Vacation's coming up soon, could sure use some extra money... Think I can sell it on the Ebay?"
posted by From Bklyn at 1:16 AM on September 12, 2008


"X-Ray me! It's the only way you're gonna find my stash!"
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:44 AM on September 12, 2008


Whoops. Forgot about W.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:44 AM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


You just forgot, about an entire letter?!?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:33 AM on September 12, 2008


"Zounds! I didn't know forgetting a letter is cause for arrest, officer".

"Don't tase me, sis!".

posted by ersatz at 5:47 AM on September 12, 2008


Zeus will have his wrath upon me, I am sure. I'd better get working on that penance.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:47 AM on September 12, 2008


Ack! Unintentional doubling up! I am made of fail!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:47 AM on September 12, 2008


Best of luck the next time around - need some coffee?
posted by rtha at 5:53 AM on September 12, 2008


Coffee is now something I really like, but I still prefer iced to hot. Thanks askme!
posted by waraw at 7:12 AM on September 12, 2008


"Drink liquids!" A campaign slogan everyone can get behind.
posted by Kattullus at 7:32 AM on September 12, 2008


"Elephant butt!" A behind everyone can fit behind.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 AM on September 12, 2008


Fresh coffee.... Mmmmmmm.
posted by amyms at 7:56 AM on September 12, 2008


Good gravy.
posted by dw at 8:06 AM on September 12, 2008


How about 26 campaign slogans starting now?
posted by Rumple at 8:49 AM on September 12, 2008


"I Like Ike, But I Don't Like Like Ike."
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:00 AM on September 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


"Juneau I get 60 bones a night just to stay at home in Wasilla?"
posted by kosem at 9:08 AM on September 12, 2008


"Keep Pale and Keep Palin"
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:13 AM on September 12, 2008


"Left is Right"
posted by yhbc at 9:49 AM on September 12, 2008


"My candidate can beat up your candidate."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:55 AM on September 12, 2008


"O No You Baman't"
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:09 AM on September 12, 2008


"Palin Palin Palin;
Palin Palin Song;
Palin Palin Palin;
Palin All Day Long!"
posted by kosem at 10:47 AM on September 12, 2008


"Please vote for me? I'm cute!"
posted by not_on_display at 10:49 AM on September 12, 2008


"Quench your thirst! Vote Pepsi Blue!"
posted by not_on_display at 10:52 AM on September 12, 2008


Rowing this boat is such hard work.
posted by jouke at 11:19 AM on September 12, 2008


Seriously.
posted by box at 11:23 AM on September 12, 2008


This comment is total bullshit.
posted by Richat at 11:29 AM on September 12, 2008


Utrecht is rather nice. You should see its canals.
posted by jouke at 11:33 AM on September 12, 2008


Uh, I missed the campaign slogan thing. ''Unopposed'--what difference does it make?'
posted by box at 11:33 AM on September 12, 2008


"VIKINGS FOR CORTEX '08"
posted by not_on_display at 11:34 AM on September 12, 2008


Undubitabee. Undubidu... undububbly... undibutably...

Uh-huh, sure.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:34 AM on September 12, 2008


Vikings never get tired of rowing.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:35 AM on September 12, 2008


What.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:35 AM on September 12, 2008


Why do I always mess this up?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:35 AM on September 12, 2008


Xenophobia?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:38 AM on September 12, 2008


You pose an interesting theory.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:42 AM on September 12, 2008


Zounds!
posted by Richat at 11:43 AM on September 12, 2008


Again, with the zounds...I know.
posted by Richat at 11:44 AM on September 12, 2008


Better not do that again.
posted by jouke at 11:45 AM on September 12, 2008


CAN THIS BE THIS THE BOORISH YET ODDLY CONTEMPLATIVE SHOUTING ROUND
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:45 AM on September 12, 2008


DECIDEDLY!
posted by jouke at 11:50 AM on September 12, 2008


DAMMIT, IS THIS ALL THERE IS?
posted by box at 11:50 AM on September 12, 2008


'EF'! LIKE IN SCRABBLE!
posted by box at 11:51 AM on September 12, 2008


GODDAMN, YOU BOORS.
posted by jouke at 12:04 PM on September 12, 2008


HI!!!

J/K - LMNO! (laughing my nose off)
posted by yhbc at 12:19 PM on September 12, 2008


Pray tell what this Zoophilia is the new "Lipstick on a Pig" means. I think I, or possibly some hypothetical person somewhere, might be offended; should I start a new MeTa thread?
posted by Wolfdog at 12:20 PM on September 12, 2008


Quiescently-frozen confection? Don't mind if I do.
posted by box at 12:21 PM on September 12, 2008


Ray-eee-ain
------------   <--- what it's like
Wedding day
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:26 PM on September 12, 2008


STOP! Maybe you do not understand. You see, making comments will bring us closer to the end of this thread, and there is a MONSTER at the end of this thread. But this will stop you from making comments. A heavy, solid, strong brick wall. I would like to see you TRY and make another comment.


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posted by team lowkey at 12:26 PM on September 12, 2008 [5 favorites]


There's no such thing as brick walls.
posted by box at 12:35 PM on September 12, 2008


TRY!? PRAY TELL, SURELY-

OOOOWWW AARRGHH OW OW IT BITES NOOO I HAVE WASTED MY AFTERNOON
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:36 PM on September 12, 2008


Wallfucker.
posted by daniel_charms at 12:38 PM on September 12, 2008


(Um, I think I broke it. Sorry.)
posted by daniel_charms at 12:42 PM on September 12, 2008


Voom?

Mate, that parrot wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts in it. It's bleedin' de-mised.

(I call twenty-six Monty Python quotes or references!!!)
posted by yhbc at 12:47 PM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wensleydale, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Pipo Crème, Danish Fynbo, Czechoslovakian Sheep's milk cheese, Venezuelan Beaver Cheese, Cheddar, Ilchester, Limburger...
posted by not_on_display at 12:50 PM on September 12, 2008


X-Parrot.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:52 PM on September 12, 2008 [3 favorites]


Zebras. One day we will learn it was all their fault.
posted by casarkos at 1:07 PM on September 12, 2008


You forgot "Y", you great festering gob, but I'll let it pass since it allows me to say:

ALBATROSS!!!!!!!
posted by yhbc at 1:10 PM on September 12, 2008


You are very strong.

\ | /
<> ||
__/ /______|_|___||_____________\_\
/_____\__\ __\/___/__..__\_\__|]__/_/_______\ _\
__\__\|~~|__/ / /____/__|__;__|___\_\_/ [__] ____;__|..\
___\_\__/_/__|__;__|..\ _______\__\ ___/_____\__\ __\/___/
/|___|__\ [___]\ \_/__\____/__|__;__|___\_\__/_/|____\__\_\

posted by team lowkey at 1:11 PM on September 12, 2008


Zarley Zalapski is my all time favourite NHL player
posted by Rumple at 1:37 PM on September 12, 2008


ALBATROSS!

Biggles Dictates a Letter
posted by not_on_display at 1:40 PM on September 12, 2008


Cheese Shop
posted by Rumple at 1:56 PM on September 12, 2008


Do you waaaaant ... do you waaaaaant ... to come back to my place, bouncy-bouncy?
posted by yhbc at 1:58 PM on September 12, 2008


Everyone knows my milkshakes bring the boys to the yard.
posted by eatdonuts at 2:09 PM on September 12, 2008


Fresh from the leaves of Iceland's history. The terrible 'Njorl's Saga'.
posted by Kattullus at 2:19 PM on September 12, 2008


Golden Age of Ballooning.
posted by dersins at 2:34 PM on September 12, 2008


History Today
posted by Rumple at 2:36 PM on September 12, 2008


In what respect, Charlie?
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:37 PM on September 12, 2008


Just to let you know, my cat's name is Wensleydale. I lost the battle to name her Gorgonzola.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:23 PM on September 12, 2008


KI KLIKE KIKE
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:28 PM on September 12, 2008


Loggins and Messina are:
[ ] over-rated
[ ] under-rated
[ ] accurately rated as shite
posted by Rumple at 3:48 PM on September 12, 2008


Plink Plank Plunk
posted by box at 3:51 PM on September 12, 2008


Quite agree, quite agree, too silly, far too silly.
posted by languagehat at 4:03 PM on September 12, 2008


A graph of the thread so far, by first letter.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:10 PM on September 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


Really? You couldn't wait ten comments?
posted by dersins at 4:28 PM on September 12, 2008


So very impatient! But we love our graphs.
posted by rtha at 4:32 PM on September 12, 2008


The whim is a fragile beast that tolerates deferrals poorly.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:33 PM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Unbelievable, what I've instigated.
posted by dhartung at 4:38 PM on September 12, 2008


Verily.
posted by box at 5:28 PM on September 12, 2008


What the Hell is wrong with you people?!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:31 PM on September 12, 2008


Xristos, I should be sleeping right now.
posted by jouke at 5:50 PM on September 12, 2008


Zee two-fer and zee (almost completed) three-fers are the funniest parts of that graph.
posted by yhbc at 5:57 PM on September 12, 2008


And the reverses, of course.
posted by yhbc at 5:58 PM on September 12, 2008


By the way, the graph resembles a sawtooth wave, in synthesizer terminology.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 PM on September 12, 2008


But each skipped letter is a tragedy.
posted by Rumple at 6:10 PM on September 12, 2008


Cool. By the way, this round is

number of comments == value of letter.

1 A to 26 Zs, we can do it!!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:11 PM on September 12, 2008


Complicated.
posted by box at 6:12 PM on September 12, 2008


Calisse tabernac , 24 Xs is gonna be hard
posted by Rumple at 6:16 PM on September 12, 2008


D'Oh!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:17 PM on September 12, 2008


Damn, this round is gonna take a while... 1+2+3...26... Yup, that's a lot of entries.
posted by inigo2 at 6:25 PM on September 12, 2008


Every time I come back here, I'm amazed that we're still doing this.
posted by rtha at 6:27 PM on September 12, 2008


Every time we say goodbye, I die a little.
posted by box at 6:28 PM on September 12, 2008


Every time you go away, you take a piece of me with you.

That's three E's, to go with only the two D's - do we really want to do the exponential thing? I say no -

REVERSE!!!!
posted by yhbc at 7:03 PM on September 12, 2008


Every time we break a pattern, Ra masturbates.
posted by Kattullus at 7:03 PM on September 12, 2008


Fr-r-r-reaky!
posted by wendell at 7:09 PM on September 12, 2008


EVERYONE REVERSE NOW, PLEASE. THANK YOU.
posted by yhbc at 7:15 PM on September 12, 2008


E.g., 12324. Fucking fuck.
posted by box at 7:17 PM on September 12, 2008


Fuck that! Grabbing the steering wheel, I say one comment per letter, and, this cycle's theme: "Things you shouldn't eat, but would like to."
posted by not_on_display at 8:22 PM on September 12, 2008


(Gravel)
posted by not_on_display at 8:24 PM on September 12, 2008


(Honeybees)
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:31 PM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Indian-Red Crayolas
posted by not_on_display at 8:41 PM on September 12, 2008


Jupiter (god or planet, either way is fine)
posted by Kattullus at 8:44 PM on September 12, 2008


Kucinich, Mrs.
posted by dhartung at 9:17 PM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lungfish
posted by Rumple at 9:35 PM on September 12, 2008


Malachite
And lungfish might be quite tasty!
posted by not_on_display at 9:54 PM on September 12, 2008


(No Can Do)
posted by jason's_planet at 10:08 PM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


OBAMA!
posted by wendell at 10:34 PM on September 12, 2008


PALIN!
posted by wendell at 10:35 PM on September 12, 2008


Quorn.
posted by rtha at 10:41 PM on September 12, 2008


rtha!
posted by wendell at 10:42 PM on September 12, 2008


SendWell!
posted by not_on_display at 10:54 PM on September 12, 2008


To whom?
posted by wendell at 11:22 PM on September 12, 2008


Ulysses Untidy.
posted by daniel_charms at 11:51 PM on September 12, 2008


Violin, The World's Smallest
posted by jason's_planet at 12:05 AM on September 13, 2008


wendell!
posted by rtha at 12:12 AM on September 13, 2008


Xanthan gum
posted by jouke at 12:20 AM on September 13, 2008


You.
posted by team lowkey at 12:33 AM on September 13, 2008


Zoiks! A ziggurat!
posted by daniel_charms at 12:39 AM on September 13, 2008


And now for something completely different.
posted by team lowkey at 12:42 AM on September 13, 2008


But, somehow... the same.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:43 AM on September 13, 2008


Canada, O Canada!
posted by wendell at 3:05 AM on September 13, 2008


Dippy dame's daft demagoguery distracts Democrats.
posted by flabdablet at 3:24 AM on September 13, 2008


Every element eventually ends: Effluent.
posted by cgc373 at 4:36 AM on September 13, 2008


Five fresh fish flunked French; forgoes foreign frolic.
posted by yhbc at 5:13 AM on September 13, 2008


Gosh guys, guess goofy games go great guns. Gah!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:36 AM on September 13, 2008


Holy Moly, hymens heal horrendously slowly.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:17 AM on September 13, 2008


First of all, you people are ridiculous.
posted by frecklefaerie at 7:27 AM on September 13, 2008


I can never forgive frecklefaerie for what he/she just did.
posted by wendell at 7:30 AM on September 13, 2008


Just joshin' justifies jejune jabber. Jerk. (J/K!)
posted by cgc373 at 7:33 AM on September 13, 2008


Krusty Komedy Klassic!
posted by languagehat at 7:41 AM on September 13, 2008


languagehat likes long literary lists, lulz
posted by gingerbeer at 7:56 AM on September 13, 2008


Make mine metric, man.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:02 AM on September 13, 2008


Nifty noodle nectar.
posted by box at 8:09 AM on September 13, 2008


Orange oyster oops.
posted by box at 8:13 AM on September 13, 2008


Please poop people-powered pornography piranhas, parents!
posted by Kattullus at 8:40 AM on September 13, 2008


Quiet quonsar--quickly!!
posted by Pax at 8:43 AM on September 13, 2008


Repeaterz represent!
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 9:53 AM on September 13, 2008


Still silly!
posted by rtha at 10:04 AM on September 13, 2008


Truly tautograms triumph, trumpeting trills to trounce terrible travesties.*
posted by Rumple at 10:07 AM on September 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Umpteenthousand unicorns ululate in uniform.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:21 AM on September 13, 2008


Va, va, vavoom! Veronica's vibrator vaccilates!
posted by not_on_display at 11:04 AM on September 13, 2008


Woah woah, when we want wet-dream wankery we'll.... whinny?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:11 AM on September 13, 2008


Xenophopes xerox x-rated x-rays.
posted by Kattullus at 11:14 AM on September 13, 2008


You yahoos yell yonderly yare & yeasty.
posted by dhartung at 11:24 AM on September 13, 2008


Zebras zig, Zebras zag.
posted by jason's_planet at 11:53 AM on September 13, 2008


An atheist asked an Anabaptist about aunt Annie's anathema.
posted by daniel_charms at 12:17 PM on September 13, 2008


Baptists! Buttocks! Barium enemas!

Speaking of, the next 26 posts shall be shortlisted names for Sarah Palin's children.
posted by Rumple at 1:21 PM on September 13, 2008


Crabtrap Crampon Palin
posted by Rumple at 1:23 PM on September 13, 2008


Danish Sylvestra Palin
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:25 PM on September 13, 2008


Exxon Valdez Palin
posted by Rumple at 1:36 PM on September 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


Fires-From-Helicopters Wolfkiller Palin
posted by misha at 1:58 PM on September 13, 2008


Godfearing Pro-Life Moosehunter Moses Palin
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:01 PM on September 13, 2008


Help! I has heapin' hunks of hidden hamburgers.
posted by Melismata at 3:35 PM on September 13, 2008


Idiot Child of Palin
posted by MrMustard at 3:43 PM on September 13, 2008


Jephtha Jehoshaphat Palin
posted by languagehat at 3:47 PM on September 13, 2008


Kill Kill Kill the unborn Palin

Have I gone too far?
posted by MrMustard at 4:23 PM on September 13, 2008


LOLcat Languagehat Palin
posted by wendell at 4:24 PM on September 13, 2008


Murderous Mustard Palin
posted by wendell at 4:24 PM on September 13, 2008


MetaFilter Loves Sarah Palin
posted by jason's_planet at 4:25 PM on September 13, 2008


Naaaaaaa na na na na Palin
posted by jason's_planet at 4:29 PM on September 13, 2008


Naturally, this will cause jason's_planet to collapse into a black hole.
posted by wendell at 4:29 PM on September 13, 2008


Of course, if elected, McCain & Palin will outlaw 993 of the 1000 dances...
posted by wendell at 4:33 PM on September 13, 2008


Pleasestopderailingthethemes Palin
posted by Rumple at 5:08 PM on September 13, 2008


Quag Meyer Palin
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:35 PM on September 13, 2008


Right! Enough of this Palin malarkey, let's move onto a new theme: what name we would take if elected to the office of pope. I'd go with Pope Hilarius II.
posted by Kattullus at 7:50 PM on September 13, 2008


Syphilis I
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:09 PM on September 13, 2008


The First Ladypope the First
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 8:38 PM on September 13, 2008


Pope Dopey
posted by box at 8:43 PM on September 13, 2008


Pope Cromulent I
posted by wendell at 9:09 PM on September 13, 2008


I still remember when we hoped the new Pope would pick the name

Pope John Paul George Ringo
posted by wendell at 9:10 PM on September 13, 2008


or hey, what about Pope Hope?
posted by wendell at 9:11 PM on September 13, 2008




Pope Urine VIII
posted by flabdablet at 10:01 PM on September 13, 2008


Uxorius the First Second
posted by dhartung at 10:07 PM on September 13, 2008


Vaticinator The Umpteenth
posted by mrzarquon at 10:43 PM on September 13, 2008


Xyxfrazrehxxherfpxwxus the Ineffable.
posted by Kattullus at 11:00 PM on September 13, 2008


Youngest Pontiff Eva! Mustard the Munificent.
posted by MrMustard at 1:14 AM on September 14, 2008


Zebras are prohibited from being elected Pope - why is this so?
posted by dg at 1:27 AM on September 14, 2008


Ask the Vatican.
posted by daniel_charms at 2:14 AM on September 14, 2008


"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and do not suffer zebras to be Popes lest horses want to be made consuls.", according to apocryphal versions of the bible.
posted by ersatz at 3:03 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can't be just zebras. It's actually all striped mammals.
posted by MrMustard at 4:04 AM on September 14, 2008


Don't be absurd. Anything striped is verboten.
posted by cgc373 at 4:25 AM on September 14, 2008


Does this herald a "striped mammals only" alphabet?
posted by dg at 4:34 AM on September 14, 2008


Except for elephants, who are exempt from this rule.
posted by daniel_charms at 6:44 AM on September 14, 2008


Frogs aren't mammals, nor are they striped, so they are eligible for the catholic church's highest office.
posted by MrMustard at 6:47 AM on September 14, 2008


Gnus, sadly, are excluded along with zebras.
posted by EarBucket at 7:35 AM on September 14, 2008


Horses can't be made popes, either (they added this after someone tried to sneak in a painted zebra - the risk of having a zebra as the pope was just too big), but they can become kings (see prince Charles).
posted by daniel_charms at 7:41 AM on September 14, 2008


Ibeces, if nominated, will not run, and if elected will not serve.

Man.

IT'S A COOKBOOK.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:44 AM on September 14, 2008


Just sniffing these striped frogs is a bad idea, I can't imagine many Catholics would survive kissing Pope Poisondart's ring.
posted by Kattullus at 8:11 AM on September 14, 2008


Kangaroos. A kangaroo would make the best pope ever. "Leap to heaven with me!"
posted by languagehat at 8:30 AM on September 14, 2008


Left you alone? Nonsense. When there was only one set of footprints, I was carrying you in my pouch.
posted by box at 9:43 AM on September 14, 2008


My pouch is a very, very, very fine pouch.
posted by cgc373 at 9:54 AM on September 14, 2008


n=2 cats in the yard
posted by Rumple at 10:02 AM on September 14, 2008


OH HAI GUYZ DID I MIS ANYTINK
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:13 AM on September 14, 2008


Pope Fabulous I would abolish the anti-stripes bigotry. But would let the anti-non-mammals bigotry stand. You amphibians are just SOL.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:43 AM on September 14, 2008


Quetzalcoatlus may have had stripes...
posted by not_on_display at 11:54 AM on September 14, 2008


Rhinos are out, on account of being too horny.
posted by MrMustard at 12:06 PM on September 14, 2008


Striped bass? Straight out disqualified.
posted by kosem at 12:11 PM on September 14, 2008


Tapirs shed their baby stripes and enter the College of Cardinals as eligible adolescents. Formative stripetaint has thusfar kept them from the top seat.
posted by kosem at 12:35 PM on September 14, 2008


Unicorns with stripes are even rarer than regular old unicorns.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:48 PM on September 14, 2008


Veracity-induced citation:

jessamyn: "Unicorns with stripes are even rarer than regular old unicorns."
posted by team lowkey at 12:53 PM on September 14, 2008


Wendigo, when to stay, bad pun, probably unstriped, and VIC ain't QFT, team lowkey, no way no how.
posted by cgc373 at 1:05 PM on September 14, 2008


X-Mas beetles come in striped and unstriped varieties, and would assuredly look dashing in all manner of extravangant religious headwear.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:15 PM on September 14, 2008


Yellow-striped tuna are way to delicious to waste as Popes.
posted by dg at 2:04 PM on September 14, 2008


Zebra mussels have that invasive-species thing going for them.
posted by box at 2:16 PM on September 14, 2008


Atheling, William: Pseudonymous monicker under which Ezra Pound produced musical criticism. (I suggest pseudonyms for our next alphabetical run-through.)
posted by cgc373 at 2:21 PM on September 14, 2008


Bassetto, Corno di.
posted by languagehat at 2:34 PM on September 14, 2008


Carroll, Lewis: Almost too easy, wot.
posted by cgc373 at 2:38 PM on September 14, 2008


Dickson, Carter.
posted by box at 2:43 PM on September 14, 2008


Eric Hobsbawm wrote about jazz as Francis Newton.
posted by cgc373 at 2:48 PM on September 14, 2008


Forester, C.S. (You'd use a pseudonym too, if your real name were Smith.)
posted by languagehat at 3:07 PM on September 14, 2008


Gee, where did the Pope names go?

Pope Garrulous the First?
posted by wendell at 3:10 PM on September 14, 2008


He certainly would be the first garrulous Pope.
posted by wendell at 3:11 PM on September 14, 2008


I guess popes technically count as pseudonymous, but you're treading on thin ice here, wendell. THIN MAN.
posted by cgc373 at 3:29 PM on September 14, 2008


James Herriot wrote about animals, not popes.
posted by languagehat at 4:12 PM on September 14, 2008


Kid Koala, born Eric San.
posted by box at 4:21 PM on September 14, 2008


Kavanaugh, Dan: Julian Barnes does Duffy. (Too bad Kafka is for real.)
posted by cgc373 at 4:22 PM on September 14, 2008


LOSER: cgc373.
posted by cgc373 at 4:23 PM on September 14, 2008


Mormon the First would be a crazy, crazy Pope.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:29 PM on September 14, 2008


Noid, The. True identity unkown.
posted by kosem at 4:31 PM on September 14, 2008


No U in Kavanagh: MOAR LOSER.
posted by cgc373 at 4:32 PM on September 14, 2008


Ol' Dirty Bastard can't be his real name, can it?
posted by cgc373 at 4:32 PM on September 14, 2008


Perhaps you'll be interested to know that some of Russell Jones' other aliases include Ason Unique, Dirt McGirt and Big Baby Jesus.
posted by box at 4:46 PM on September 14, 2008


Respectively, Rogers and Nelson are Prince's middle and last names. Does "Prince" count as a pseudonym? Madonna and Prince are their real names. What a conundrum.

what
posted by cgc373 at 4:57 PM on September 14, 2008


Quiet, I see it. MORAN, MOAR LOSER, yeah.
posted by cgc373 at 4:57 PM on September 14, 2008


Redd Foxx, born John Elroy Sanford. Sanford! My name's Fred Sanford. That's S-A-N-F-O-R-D period.
posted by languagehat at 5:20 PM on September 14, 2008


Sting: tantric-sex addict born Gordon Sumner, or hobbit-borne orc sticker?
posted by yhbc at 5:32 PM on September 14, 2008


Tony Curtis wanted a change from Bernard Schwartz.
posted by cgc373 at 5:44 PM on September 14, 2008


Unknown Comic, The (Murray Langston)
posted by not_on_display at 6:58 PM on September 14, 2008


Violet Blue probably isn't her given name.
posted by box at 7:09 PM on September 14, 2008


Xan Palay, sculptor, was born Alexandra Palay, though I suppose that's more of a nickname than a proper pseudonym.
posted by Kattullus at 8:24 PM on September 14, 2008


Yusuf Islam was Cat Stevens was Steven Demetre Georgiou.

and...

Zoroaster (Latinized from Greek variants) or Zarathushtra (from Avestan Zaraθuštra) is also referred to as Zartosht (Persian: زرتشت). But you already knew that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:49 PM on September 14, 2008


And this cycle of the alphabet game is brought to you by, "...

[SFX: another theme]

posted by not_on_display at 11:40 PM on September 14, 2008


Bear Stearns! A Safe Bet in an Uncertain World.
posted by Kattullus at 12:28 AM on September 15, 2008


Children's Television Workshop
posted by Rumple at 12:46 AM on September 15, 2008


Don't look at the blue screen. Or the green screen. It looks fake.
posted by cgc373 at 1:32 AM on September 15, 2008


Early Morning Wakeup Calls: They Happen For No Apparent ReasonTM
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:56 AM on September 15, 2008


FDIC: Insurance you can . . . did you hear something?
posted by cgc373 at 3:01 AM on September 15, 2008


GRAND = 1000 comments.
posted by cgc373 at 3:02 AM on September 15, 2008


Hershey's Kisses.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:18 AM on September 15, 2008


I can't believe it's not butter!
posted by From Bklyn at 3:21 AM on September 15, 2008


Jou will believe!
posted by dg at 3:50 AM on September 15, 2008


Kangol: Even makes a sucker mc look good.
posted by box at 4:42 AM on September 15, 2008


LSMFT.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:54 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Make Mine Mississippi (great jingle, too).
posted by box at 5:18 AM on September 15, 2008


Nice day, nice smoking.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:36 AM on September 15, 2008


Orioles are involved.
posted by cgc373 at 5:57 AM on September 15, 2008


Ponies: Demanded since time immemorial.
Contact your moderator for more info.

And I think we all know the pessimist/optimist joke about ponies.

posted by ersatz at 6:09 AM on September 15, 2008


Quicklime: As seen on The Wire.
posted by box at 8:21 AM on September 15, 2008


Rabbit: the other other white meat.
posted by kosem at 8:43 AM on September 15, 2008


Suppositories: Fundamental Good Health from the Bottom Up.
posted by Rumple at 9:19 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


This Thread, it keeps going and going and going . . .
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 11:50 AM on September 15, 2008


Underoos! (SFX: rejected jingle)
posted by not_on_display at 1:20 PM on September 15, 2008


Vermin Supreme for President in '08: join the cam-pain!

This
FPP may need updating.
posted by kosem at 1:36 PM on September 15, 2008


Wish You Were Here.
posted by dg at 1:45 PM on September 15, 2008


Xanax. For when you care enough to stop caring at all.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:40 PM on September 15, 2008


You! Lace doilies! Do I have to draw a fucking map?
posted by box at 2:56 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Zyrtec! I used to proofread their package inserts!
posted by languagehat at 3:07 PM on September 15, 2008


Abacab
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:28 PM on September 15, 2008


Bonobo
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:55 PM on September 15, 2008


Ca Ca Ca
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:08 PM on September 15, 2008


De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:27 PM on September 15, 2008


Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah
posted by box at 4:34 PM on September 15, 2008


<>
<>
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 4:36 PM on September 15, 2008


folderol
/folderol

(Curse you, failed fake HTML! It worked in preview!)
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 4:37 PM on September 15, 2008


Gable was I ere I saw Elbag.
posted by languagehat at 5:10 PM on September 15, 2008


He goddamn mad dog, eh?
posted by box at 5:13 PM on September 15, 2008


It's a palindrome!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:15 PM on September 15, 2008


race carny
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:27 PM on September 15, 2008


^^^

just kiddiktsuj
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:28 PM on September 15, 2008


Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak (the rudest of all palindromes, surely).
posted by Kattullus at 5:34 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Linescore palindromes are the roxors!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:46 PM on September 15, 2008


*^^^(or SOXORS!!!)*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:47 PM on September 15, 2008


Ma is as selfless as I am.
posted by team lowkey at 5:52 PM on September 15, 2008


No, son! Onanism's a gross orgasm sin -- a no-no, son.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:58 PM on September 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oozy rats in a sanitary zoo!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:59 PM on September 15, 2008


—Panama!
posted by languagehat at 6:01 PM on September 15, 2008


Quick brown fox of NWO: R.B.K. Cuiq.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:06 PM on September 15, 2008


"Q" is beyond my M. D. Noyeb's IQ
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:06 PM on September 15, 2008


Racecar!
posted by box at 6:07 PM on September 15, 2008


^^^HA! Jerkface!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:07 PM on September 15, 2008


^^^Meant cortexetroc tnaem
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:09 PM on September 15, 2008


Sup not on pus!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:15 PM on September 15, 2008


Tooth toot.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:34 PM on September 15, 2008


Ummmm..... " A dog, a plan, a canal: pagoda"
posted by Rumple at 6:37 PM on September 15, 2008


Wendell (Ed New)
posted by not_on_display at 6:55 PM on September 15, 2008


[V not available in MA.]
posted by not_on_display at 6:59 PM on September 15, 2008


Xerox? No, Xerxes on ox.

Hey, it's close.
posted by yhbc at 7:10 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yay!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:11 PM on September 15, 2008


Zoo penguin, I'm mug'n e-pooz.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:22 PM on September 15, 2008


Aha!
posted by box at 8:23 PM on September 15, 2008


Bob?
posted by yhbc at 8:25 PM on September 15, 2008


CAC! The next step in Homeland Security!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:35 PM on September 15, 2008


D&D
posted by not_on_display at 10:10 PM on September 15, 2008


Eye.
posted by team lowkey at 10:29 PM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


fuc
posted by Kattullus at 10:43 PM on September 15, 2008


goat (a).
posted by ersatz at 4:24 AM on September 16, 2008


Ha! Robed rats deliver reviled star, Deborah!
posted by dg at 4:40 AM on September 16, 2008


I, man, am regal. A German am I.
posted by EarBucket at 4:48 AM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


J.J.
posted by languagehat at 6:14 AM on September 16, 2008


Kayak.
posted by box at 6:23 AM on September 16, 2008


llama mall.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:35 AM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mom?
posted by languagehat at 6:52 AM on September 16, 2008


Nurse, I spy gypsies! Run!
posted by EarBucket at 7:19 AM on September 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


One car race, no?
posted by cgc373 at 7:26 AM on September 16, 2008


Parcel bare ferret up mock computer-referable crap.
posted by EarBucket at 7:43 AM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Q: Ari, a rad éclat, no? Do I rep for Elle, sere seller of periodontal cedar? A: Iraq!
posted by cgc373 at 7:48 AM on September 16, 2008


Redo cats, or frost a coder?
posted by box at 8:38 AM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


...sides reversed, is "Redo cats or frost a coder".
posted by flabdablet at 9:05 AM on September 16, 2008


T. Eliot nixes sex in toilet.
posted by EarBucket at 9:46 AM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ubu

(gooooood, palindrome)
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 10:15 AM on September 16, 2008


Vote to not slip up, refer pupils to note TOV.

[tense of verb?]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:17 AM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Warsaw Otto was raw.
posted by box at 10:20 AM on September 16, 2008


X negates ETA Gen X
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2008


Yo, banana boy.
posted by yhbc at 10:40 AM on September 16, 2008


Zeus was deified, saw Suez.
posted by cgc373 at 10:55 AM on September 16, 2008


zzzzzzz
posted by dersins at 10:57 AM on September 16, 2008


Aoxomoxoa.
posted by box at 11:01 AM on September 16, 2008


我愛媽媽,媽媽愛我
posted by Rumple at 12:48 PM on September 16, 2008


!!!LOL!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:01 PM on September 16, 2008


Rumple: "我愛媽媽,媽媽愛我"

B-whuhhh?
posted by not_on_display at 1:11 PM on September 16, 2008


담배? 깡통을 던져, 그것이 너무 비극적인!
posted by dg at 1:39 PM on September 16, 2008


Completely out of my depth, now.
posted by cgc373 at 1:51 PM on September 16, 2008


Damn skippy!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:56 PM on September 16, 2008


Duh, Rumple's says "I love mother, mother loves me." Are your Googling fingers broken?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:56 PM on September 16, 2008


Ешь немытого ты меньше!
posted by languagehat at 1:58 PM on September 16, 2008


[Eat less unwashed stuff!]
posted by languagehat at 1:59 PM on September 16, 2008


Flúra varúlf ([to] tattoo [a] werewolf)
posted by Kattullus at 2:26 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Gnaw in modem mark, Rodham!
Ah, dork-rammed omni-wang!

[the language of politicking is mysterious enough to me...]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:31 PM on September 16, 2008


Hast du keine Schadenfreude?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:34 PM on September 16, 2008


In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni!
posted by languagehat at 2:38 PM on September 16, 2008


Ιανός φυλάττει πύλας .

(Janus guards the gates).
posted by ersatz at 3:59 PM on September 16, 2008


Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
posted by EarBucket at 7:36 PM on September 16, 2008


Hey now! Not only are you reversing the alphabetical order but you're also invoking The Dreamer Eternal of R'lyeh, which is a serious matter here in Providence, Rhode Island. For shame, EarBucket, for shame. Now if you don't mind I have to go beat back a gibbering, betentacled horde from my front door, which you summoned with your irresponsible words. For shame!
posted by Kattullus at 7:47 PM on September 16, 2008


Gee. Touchy.
posted by EarBucket at 8:19 PM on September 16, 2008


Hell. Ew. Still at it, all? It's well, eh.
posted by motty at 8:43 PM on September 16, 2008


.. -. - .-. --- ..- -... .-.. . ... . -. -.. -- --- -. . -.--
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:53 PM on September 16, 2008


.--- ..- -- .--. --- ..-. ..-. - .... . .-. --- --- ..-. ..-. .. .-. ... - - .... . -. .. .-- .. .-.. .-.. -.- -. --- .-- -.-- --- ..- .- .-. . .-- --- .-. - .... -.-- --- ..-. -- -.-- -- --- -. . -.-- beeeyotch
posted by not_on_display at 9:50 PM on September 16, 2008


-.- .. .-.. .-.. .. -. --. / -.-- --- ..- .-. ... . .-.. ..-. --..-- / -.-. --- .-. - . -..- --..-- / .. ... / -. --- - / .- / ... --- .-.. ..- - .. --- -. / - --- / -.-- --- ..- .-. / -- . -. ... - .-. ..- .- .-.. / .--. .-. --- -... .-.. . -- ...
posted by Kattullus at 9:55 PM on September 16, 2008


*-.- .. -.-. -.- ... .-. --- -.-. -.- ...*
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:56 PM on September 16, 2008


LUM CU LE  MEG KUGG BE!
posted by carsonb at 11:14 PM on September 16, 2008


mop-yop fop-rop-Aye-Ee-nop-dop-sop, yop-Oh-You-rop mop-Oh-rop-sop-Ee lop-Eh-nop-gop-You-Eh-gop-Ee Aye-sop Aye-nop-Eh-dop-Ee-qop-You-Eh-top-Ee fop-Oh-rop top-hop-Ee Eh-pop-pop-rop-Oh-pop-rop-Aye-Eh-top-Ee-lop-yop dop-Ee-Ee-pop Eh-nop-dop wop-Ee-Aye-gop-hop-top-yop cop-Oh-nop-vop-Ee-yop-Eh-nop-cop-Ee Oh-fop Ee-mop-Oh-top-Aye-Oh-nop.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:54 PM on September 16, 2008


|\|0w y0u'r3 ju57 74|k1n6 n0n53n53!
posted by dg at 12:25 AM on September 17, 2008


Okay, this has gone too far. Let's switch to Oscar Wilde quotes. I'll start.
posted by Kattullus at 12:34 AM on September 17, 2008


Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
posted by Kattullus at 12:34 AM on September 17, 2008


Quote, The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. close quotes.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:46 AM on September 17, 2008


Rid a temptation; yield to it.
posted by carsonb at 1:45 AM on September 17, 2008


Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
posted by motty at 2:59 AM on September 17, 2008


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
posted by ersatz at 3:34 AM on September 17, 2008


This wallpaper goes, or I do.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:34 AM on September 17, 2008


Us are looking at the stars.
posted by box at 6:00 AM on September 17, 2008


Ve have nothing to declare but our genius. (Oscar was feeling a little German that day.)
posted by MrMustard at 8:02 AM on September 17, 2008


When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
posted by yhbc at 8:10 AM on September 17, 2008


Xylophones more like anglophones, amirite? Am I rite or—okay, look, I'm having an off night.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:12 AM on September 17, 2008


You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:17 AM on September 17, 2008


Zanies of sorrow! (we are the)
posted by languagehat at 8:24 AM on September 17, 2008


America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
posted by yhbc at 8:53 AM on September 17, 2008


Be to not or be to, question the is that.
posted by EarBucket at 9:04 AM on September 17, 2008


Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:05 AM on September 17, 2008


Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
posted by Rumple at 9:16 AM on September 17, 2008


Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:17 AM on September 17, 2008


Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative?
posted by team lowkey at 9:22 AM on September 17, 2008


Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.
posted by kosem at 9:24 AM on September 17, 2008


Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
posted by Rumple at 9:31 AM on September 17, 2008


Everything popular is wrong.
posted by box at 9:33 AM on September 17, 2008


Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:19 AM on September 17, 2008


"Gottfried, with this sausage, we will build an empire!"

Oh, I thought you said Oscar Mayer quotes. Sorry!
posted by not_on_display at 11:26 AM on September 17, 2008


Hot Dog City, sponsored by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. (warning: SOUND)

what?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:36 AM on September 17, 2008


I'd eat it.
posted by not_on_display at 11:41 AM on September 17, 2008


I wish I had said that.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:51 AM on September 17, 2008


I'm posting another I comment. Panama!
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:59 AM on September 17, 2008


"Just one dog before I die!" Jessamyn, post Hot Dog City to the Blue, it's fabulous.

Oh, and you will, Alvy, you will.
posted by Kattullus at 12:00 PM on September 17, 2008


Kattullus, you microtruck, why don't you post Hot Dog City to the blue?

(x+p+n+(a+b)+(a+b)+p+y+c+q)
posted by not_on_display at 1:07 PM on September 17, 2008


Look, not_on_display, you republiheaded microcan, why don't you stop using my formulas against me?

(I'd have to wait until the middle of the night to post it as my last post was made last night during a bout of insomnia... also, it's not sporting to take another MeFite's link)
posted by Kattullus at 1:15 PM on September 17, 2008


Mefite's link . . . I see what you did there.
posted by cgc373 at 1:18 PM on September 17, 2008


Not kosher to FPP someone else's link? I'm such a n00b.
posted by not_on_display at 1:33 PM on September 17, 2008


Oi! Why no more Oscar Wilde quotes? Shame on you all.
posted by dg at 1:37 PM on September 17, 2008


Puns about hot dogs? That's a weiner!
posted by yhbc at 1:45 PM on September 17, 2008


Quite droll this morning*, aren't we, yhbc?.


*may not apply in your time zone
posted by dg at 1:52 PM on September 17, 2008


Rap lyrics now.
posted by kosem at 2:03 PM on September 17, 2008


"Sometimes I rhyme slow sometimes I rhyme quick
I was on 125 and Saint Nick
Waiting on a cab, standing in the rain
Under my heart three clouds of pain
She got the best of me
What was her destiny?"
posted by kosem at 2:06 PM on September 17, 2008


Sucker MC's who did not learn
If you don't this time, we shall return!

posted by not_on_display at 2:07 PM on September 17, 2008


That comma a little bit of (cf. this comma a little bit of)
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:41 PM on September 17, 2008


Two MCs and one DJ, we be gettin' down with no delay!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:42 PM on September 17, 2008


Under a blue moon, young kittens grow whiskers and underdogs drool.
posted by box at 2:54 PM on September 17, 2008


Viktor the director flip a script like Rob Reiner
The way a lotta dudes rhyme their name should be "knob shiner"
For a buck, they'd likely dance the Jig or do the Hucklebuck
To Vik it's no big deal, they're just a buncha knuckle-fucks
You wonder how well would they hold up in a holding cell
It sorta had the strange makings of a tale told in hell
Like "Oh well," hold tall riches
If the Feds is really after him they'll just tell all the snitches

posted by kosem at 3:35 PM on September 17, 2008


While you dibby-dibby-dize and so-socialize,
How you gonna help the Black nation rise?
posted by languagehat at 3:39 PM on September 17, 2008


X stand behind the mic like Walker Cronkite
Y'all keep the spotlight, I'm keepin' my rhymes tight
Lose sight of what you believe, and call it a night.
posted by box at 3:53 PM on September 17, 2008


... X-it!

Turn it up! Bring the noise!
posted by team lowkey at 3:54 PM on September 17, 2008


Yes yes y'all!
posted by box at 4:06 PM on September 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ziggity.com is so not what you would think.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:29 PM on September 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


And I actually clicked on it! That shows you my level of trust in jessamyn. I recommend you all do the same.
posted by languagehat at 5:30 PM on September 17, 2008


Buggery.com is, according to its splash page, pretty much exactly what you'd think.
posted by cgc373 at 5:47 PM on September 17, 2008


Chcken-fuckers waterers gettin' ziggity wit' it.
posted by yhbc at 5:52 PM on September 17, 2008




Every jessamyn mystery-link has to do with chickens.
posted by Kattullus at 5:56 PM on September 17, 2008


Fowl.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:42 PM on September 17, 2008


Give yourself a break, or someone else'll take your title. Namely me, because I'm homicidal. That means murder. Yes, I'm out to hurt another MC that try to get with me. I'll just break him and make him and rake him and take him and mold him and make him hold up the peace sign. As-Salaam Alaikum.
posted by box at 7:08 PM on September 17, 2008


Hit me!
posted by not_on_display at 9:15 PM on September 17, 2008


I'd h— no, it's not going to be that easy, n_o_d.
posted by cgc373 at 9:17 PM on September 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Just don't make jessamyn have to reset her cooter counter!
posted by Kattullus at 9:21 PM on September 17, 2008


Katullus stepped on my joke. Now the punchline is ruined. Ruined.
posted by cgc373 at 9:27 PM on September 17, 2008


Kattullus, you unthinking ass, that came out a lot more unfunny when written out than in your head. For those in the dark, this is what this silly fool was referring to.
posted by Kattullus at 9:27 PM on September 17, 2008


Like the missing T in Kattullus? dammit
posted by cgc373 at 9:28 PM on September 17, 2008


Maybe you should have a look over here, Kattullus. Fun page in the wiki!
posted by cgc373 at 9:31 PM on September 17, 2008


No way is this thread still going. I've been gone for a week, and you all are still at it. Nice.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:49 PM on September 17, 2008


Oh, we've just been waiting for you, gingerbeer.
posted by cgc373 at 9:57 PM on September 17, 2008


Perfect! Now what shall the next theme be? Perhaps something with alcohol?
posted by gingerbeer at 10:23 PM on September 17, 2008


Quickly, yes: fine single-malt scotches that don't exist.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:24 PM on September 17, 2008


Royal Brownfinger's
posted by not_on_display at 10:37 PM on September 17, 2008


Scotch names? That's a tall order. How's about Glenmororgy?
posted by team lowkey at 10:52 PM on September 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Tarteringruffingers Single Malt. Ask your grocer!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:02 AM on September 18, 2008


U want Oigthierna's Finest. The single Highland malt that can make you toss that caber.
posted by ersatz at 4:11 AM on September 18, 2008


Vaseline® single malt Scotch Whiskey (distilled by Unilever using an old corporate family secret) keeps your skin moisturized on the inside.
posted by not_on_display at 5:09 AM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whiskey is a scotch, or scotch is a whiskey? I can never remember. Can I have a Moxie?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:05 AM on September 18, 2008


XXX Brand Moonshine - Snuffy Smith's favorite!
posted by yhbc at 6:20 AM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ytterbium is a soft, malleable and rather ductile element single malt scotch that exhibits a bright silvery luster. A rare earth element, it is easily attacked and dissolved by mineral acids, slowly reacts with water, and oxidizes in air.
posted by not_on_display at 7:18 AM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Zymurgy—in addition to being the last word in many dictionaries—teaches us that Scotches cain't be trusted to be or not to be whisk(e)y. Pomo Highlands Brand takes all that ambiguity and runs with it.
posted by cgc373 at 7:29 AM on September 18, 2008


Assawoman, Virginia
posted by dw at 7:36 AM on September 18, 2008


Big Cabin, Oklahoma
posted by dw at 7:36 AM on September 18, 2008


Cooter, Missouri
posted by dw at 7:38 AM on September 18, 2008


Deep Hole, Virginia.
posted by cgc373 at 7:40 AM on September 18, 2008


Dunnae: the scotch that won't lie about its experience.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:40 AM on September 18, 2008


Dildo Island, Newfoundland
posted by box at 7:43 AM on September 18, 2008


Excavation, Wyoming
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:02 AM on September 18, 2008


Fingringhoe, Essex
posted by EarBucket at 8:08 AM on September 18, 2008


Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania
posted by not_on_display at 8:22 AM on September 18, 2008


Hole, South Dakota
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:30 AM on September 18, 2008


Intercourse (Village of), Pennsylvania
posted by kosem at 8:38 AM on September 18, 2008


Intercourse, Alabama

Sorry to double up on the letter "I" and all, but, hey, my home state gotta represent, y'know what I'm sayin'?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:44 AM on September 18, 2008


I'm leaving another I comment, again, because I can.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:51 AM on September 18, 2008


I can too, so there! That's THREE! But, unlike you, cortex, I can't use the img tag.

So, if you really wanna prove what a hotshot you are, you'll post an image now. Go on, do it. You're like, one of 3 other people who can.

Letter J is recommended, though.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:58 AM on September 18, 2008


I'm not that much of a pushover.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:00 AM on September 18, 2008


Jindalee, Queensland, Australia
posted by h00py at 9:01 AM on September 18, 2008


Jinx!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:06 AM on September 18, 2008


Karelee, Queensland (yeah, I'm a western suburbs chick, so what?)
posted by h00py at 9:19 AM on September 18, 2008


Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Massachusetts
posted by not_on_display at 9:57 AM on September 18, 2008


Muff, Donegal.
posted by cgc373 at 10:02 AM on September 18, 2008


Note: That link above is safe for work.
posted by cgc373 at 10:03 AM on September 18, 2008


OH THANKS I JUST GOT FIRED
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:22 AM on September 18, 2008


PLZ FRGV M CRTX
posted by cgc373 at 10:28 AM on September 18, 2008


Query: Ought the Muff Diving Club be linked to the MeFi front page? Please do not break the alphabet chain in your responses, or there will be unthinkable consequences.
posted by cgc373 at 10:30 AM on September 18, 2008


Read "linked to" as "linked on" or "posted to" plz kthxbi.
posted by cgc373 at 10:31 AM on September 18, 2008


Sure, post it. Now that he's, uh, pursuing new opportunities, cortex has lots of time to delete things.
posted by box at 10:45 AM on September 18, 2008


Twatt, Orkney, Scotland, UK
posted by not_on_display at 11:09 AM on September 18, 2008


Uranus.
posted by yhbc at 11:10 AM on September 18, 2008


Virgin Island!
posted by not_on_display at 11:15 AM on September 18, 2008


What? Somebody already said Uranus? Oh hell.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:19 AM on September 18, 2008


Yamama!
posted by languagehat at 11:46 AM on September 18, 2008


Zonyrequest: hybrids of anything for the next round
posted by not_on_display at 12:01 PM on September 18, 2008


Aardelope: It would be like an antelope with a really long nose for sucking up, well, ants.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:21 PM on September 18, 2008


Buissan: A boat your dad would drive, but with really great gas mileage.
posted by dhartung at 1:11 PM on September 18, 2008


Shahdenfreude: Happiness at the misfortune of those who love the taste of animal semen and the pleasure of oral sex!?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:19 PM on September 18, 2008


C


oh right C

Caramilk: the beverage made from squeezing caramel sundae topping into milk
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:21 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Deebbit - a cross between a deer and a rabbit, so there would be venison enough to feed the world. Yay bambi steaks venison!
posted by dg at 1:36 PM on September 18, 2008


Elepint: bigger than a Maß, by a long shot.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:56 PM on September 18, 2008


Franco-American SpaghettiOs: the new kind of spaghetti that you eat with a spoon.
posted by yhbc at 2:15 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


GorgonZola: a French novelist whose hideous snake-headed visage turns men into a delicious blue-veined cheese.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:24 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Helugas: whales kept by Spartans as slaves to till the ocean floor, which was considered unmanly.
posted by Kattullus at 3:17 PM on September 18, 2008


I wish this thread were gone from my Recent Activity.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 3:34 PM on September 18, 2008


Just click (remove from activity) and quit whining! Or, alternatively, check your sense at the door and join in the festivities!
posted by Kattullus at 3:38 PM on September 18, 2008


Kattullus speaks the truth.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:43 PM on September 18, 2008


Lobstare: A lobster that keeps on staring. Aren't very polite usually.
posted by ersatz at 3:48 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mathtadon: a giant, prehistoric creature that can tap out arithmetic with its toes. Enjoys a good elepint.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:52 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ninjam: what happens when a bored covers band smuggles interesting (to them) material into a wedding / barmitzvah / pub gig without anyone present noticing or minding.
posted by motty at 4:43 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Jingoes: Dingos who sing jingles from popular commercials.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:07 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


O RLY
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:08 PM on September 18, 2008


Kangarooster: Cockboxer
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:16 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lesbionic: Strap-on teledildonics.
posted by box at 5:53 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


MassaCheez-its: Cheddar-flavored crackers shaped like the state of Massachusetts.
posted by not_on_display at 8:55 PM on September 18, 2008


Omnominative: The case used when you are eating the subject of your sentence (examples: 1) When you eat a chip and say mmm... chips, "chips" is in the omnominative 2) When Cookie Monster eat cookies and shouts COOKIES!!!, "COOKIES!!!" is in the omnominative)
posted by Kattullus at 10:46 PM on September 18, 2008 [7 favorites]


Pursepickuity: Being able to calmly and confidently select exactly the right bag for every ensemble and occasion.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:53 PM on September 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Quite unable to top "omnominative".
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:02 AM on September 19, 2008


Rethuglic— no, wait, I meant aposiopesis— er, no, that's not it either. Darn it. I dunno how to do this.
posted by cgc373 at 1:50 AM on September 19, 2008


Sesquipidiliarian - no fucking idea, but it sounds cool.
posted by dg at 2:01 AM on September 19, 2008


Tanpric: A person with a superficial knowledge of an "exotic" subject (e.g. tantric practices/philosophy) who's being a prick to everyone who won't do a 180 to follow him. Loves cherry picking.
posted by ersatz at 3:45 AM on September 19, 2008


Uglee: feeling good about not feeling good about your physical appearance.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:42 AM on September 19, 2008


Verisimilardude: It's not exactly like verisimilitude, but it's, like, very similar, dude.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:51 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Vertutigo: Being so virtuous as to cause dizziness.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:07 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wheezinart: A device for manufacturing cutting remarks.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:09 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


XyliPhone: multi-touch, 3G-ready percussion instrument. Has no actual resonators.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:17 AM on September 19, 2008


Yeti Pot: nasal douche for your sasquatch.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:34 AM on September 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


ZOMG that was awesome. Please do this for another round kthxbai.
posted by not_on_display at 8:57 AM on September 19, 2008


Agitpropellor: a device used for blowing smoke up others' asses.
posted by not_on_display at 9:00 AM on September 19, 2008


ZyDeco: uptempo, heavily geometric-influenced style of music played with a stainless-steel and shagreen frottoir
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:04 AM on September 19, 2008


Belligerenters: they'll give you their money, but not their respect.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:06 AM on September 19, 2008


Bahlated: When you screw up a game of Alphabet by posting too late, but you don't care.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:07 AM on September 19, 2008


Comicfers: Really, really funny non-deciduous trees.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:10 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dododecahedron: an extinct twelve-sided bird.
posted by yhbc at 9:29 AM on September 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


Escargoatee- a temporary beard made of snails. Or a small beard to apply to snails.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:59 AM on September 19, 2008


Eucallipses: Cough drops that just kind of fade away...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:08 AM on September 19, 2008


Fellowtio: oral sex subsidized by a university grant.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:08 AM on September 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


GatoRaid- Spray to prevent gator infestations. Or a small viking contingent of Univertsity of Florida alumni.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:30 AM on September 19, 2008


Halfalump: When one invisible beastie is too much.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:46 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Inmojito: a covert rum drink, not meant to rouse suspicion
posted by mrzarquon at 10:49 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Jessaminute: The amount of time it takes to delete a crappy post
posted by not_on_display at 11:04 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Klaverne: co-lead in a wacky 1870s sitcom about hard-working Americans, white Americans.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:07 AM on September 19, 2008


LOLive oil: Extra virgin giggles.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:43 AM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lamazel tov: Congratulations on your natural childbirth!
posted by box at 11:44 AM on September 19, 2008


Masturgatory: the purification phase of the wanking process. There is a debate among fapologists as to whether the masturgatory pain and fire is material or metaphorical.
posted by kosem at 12:07 PM on September 19, 2008


Nomnommon: reggae kitteh haz srs munchiez.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:52 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Orangalangatang: reggae orangutang
posted by not_on_display at 1:01 PM on September 19, 2008


Palindrone: the act of repeating oneself over and over to the point of not realizing you've come around to the beginning and are now just using the same talking points that you were in the beginning.
posted by yhbc at 1:32 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Qwyjibonus: +31 for the points, +50 for the scrabble, and then +100 bonus points for your opponent never having seen that episode of the Simpsons
posted by not_on_display at 2:04 PM on September 19, 2008


Rutabago: A camper disguised as a root vegetable for use in covert operations.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:06 PM on September 19, 2008


Solemnella: a disease that renders you unable to smile.
posted by languagehat at 2:31 PM on September 19, 2008


Terrordactyl: poetic meter that scares the shit out of the reader.
posted by not_on_display at 3:06 PM on September 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Umbilicordwood - important to stockpile for a variety of reasons.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:23 PM on September 19, 2008


Velocirapture: What really happened to the dinosaurs.
posted by cgc373 at 4:29 PM on September 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


Walpurgisnot: Mucus generated around the first of May.
posted by not_on_display at 4:42 PM on September 19, 2008


Xenofauxbia: an abnormal fear or hatred of fake foreigners.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeshiva lingam: A prick on a spiritual journey.
posted by motty at 5:15 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Zerobo Sapiens: IRFH to the future: "I want my robot butler, already!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:39 PM on September 19, 2008


Aardfark

OR, WEBSITES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:52 PM on September 19, 2008


buttslolcats.com — JOKE WRITES ITSELF
posted by cgc373 at 6:18 PM on September 19, 2008


Crocs and Lemurs
posted by kosem at 6:23 PM on September 19, 2008


Digg-a-tunnel: For meerkats.

It makes the most sense if you've seen The Lion King 1 1/2. Not that I've, um, watched it five times or anything. SHUT UP I WORK WITH CHILDREN.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:34 PM on September 19, 2008


Er, I was gonna showcase DiggCheney.com, the veep's vanity site, but I was too late.
posted by cgc373 at 6:35 PM on September 19, 2008


Farkvardk would work if aardfark gets taken.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:46 PM on September 19, 2008


grapefruitmoon: you want meerkats? Here's the site for you. It's worth the flash navigation, to get 2 or 3 pages in and play with the meerkats. First meerkat you see, click on him. It's all fun and games from then on.

PS: aardfark was taken. Damn that cortex
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:59 PM on September 19, 2008


Hawker.com: the snarky gossip site for urban raptors.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:34 PM on September 19, 2008


ikanhasmouzeburger.com
posted by not_on_display at 8:37 PM on September 19, 2008


jezebull.com: celebrity, sex, fashion for cows.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:39 PM on September 19, 2008


KoingKoing, featuring blogger Carpy Doctorow.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:29 PM on September 19, 2008


Lifesnacker.com - a Gawker site I would actually read.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:44 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


MetaFlounder.com
posted by not_on_display at 10:54 PM on September 19, 2008


Netflax.com - the flaxseed products you need, with the internet convenience you expect.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:18 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


overstroke.com - It's all about the "O".
posted by maxwelton at 12:53 AM on September 20, 2008


Orcat: Invite-only no-seal-killong pod.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:56 AM on September 20, 2008


Pitchfark.com: A site for people who like to photoshop pictures of Clap Your Hands -- oh fuck it, I've got nothing.
posted by Kattullus at 2:10 AM on September 20, 2008


Quotezilla: Only the best quotes from real godzillas.

Quotezilla exists but it has a certain lack of godzillas and an unhealthy emphasis on humans. Human quotes, ew.
posted by ersatz at 3:55 AM on September 20, 2008


Ratyourmusic.com: Rat music for rats.
posted by box at 5:05 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Schmetsy: Selling handmade products made of schmutz.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:33 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Twitturd.com: poop updates in 140 characters or less!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:12 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Understock.com: Incredible bargains we're completely sold out of.
posted by dw at 9:45 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Vidabluenile.com: Diamonds and gemstones chosen personally by major league pitcher and cocaine addict Vida Blue!
posted by dw at 9:50 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


WAPquest.com: driving directions to free hotspots.
posted by box at 11:08 AM on September 20, 2008


YHWHoo: an internet divine content provider
posted by languagehat at 11:58 AM on September 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


Zoogle.com: search engine for websites in Elk, Walrus, Ant, Honeybee, Sloth, and over 175 million other species' languages. w00f!
posted by not_on_display at 12:37 PM on September 20, 2008


Already we have reached 1300. How about allegedly alliterative alphabet?
posted by mrzarquon at 1:17 PM on September 20, 2008


Brian blasphemously broke bronze branches while the breeze blew belligerently.
posted by ersatz at 1:37 PM on September 20, 2008




Dammit, Daddy, digging up dead dames to diddle ain't dope, ain't Dada... just ain't done. Duh. Ditch them doldrums: dare to dance the desperate disco, you dandy dude, dig it?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:50 PM on September 20, 2008


Excellent Eskimos edge ever eastward, escalating endothermically ed enfinitum.
posted by not_on_display at 6:29 PM on September 20, 2008


Frostbite fells follicles, flinging flesh forward, forbidding fornication forever.
posted by Kattullus at 7:41 PM on September 20, 2008


Gorgeous George's gorges gurgled, gushing grape goo. "Grody!" Grandma gasped.
posted by not_on_display at 7:54 PM on September 20, 2008


"Hello, Homer", he hissed, histrionically. "Hows Henry's hemorroids?"

"Heavenly, Harry. Hysterically, heavenly".
posted by yhbc at 8:25 PM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


If interventionist ideology interpolates iterative incongruities, isolationist insanity is iffier, I'd indicate.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:18 PM on September 20, 2008


Jinky jerkoffs jeers, jested, Junior-jousted. Jackpot!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:41 PM on September 20, 2008


Kinky Koalas Kindle Keepsake Kabbalah Kamikaze Kites
posted by mrzarquon at 10:55 PM on September 20, 2008


Lethal Larry left Laredo lariatless.
posted by box at 11:00 PM on September 20, 2008


Mellifluous MeFites make MeFi Music most merry, mama!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:06 PM on September 20, 2008


Next! Songs in our iTunes' Top 25 Most Played that start with the appropriate letter. I'll start.
posted by Kattullus at 11:46 PM on September 20, 2008


One Great City! by The Weakerthans. 15th most played song in my iTunes library, played 42 times.
posted by Kattullus at 11:50 PM on September 20, 2008


Punch 'em in the Dick!
posted by not_on_display at 12:10 AM on September 21, 2008


'Quiet Storm' is the highest on my list, but it's still not top-25.
posted by box at 6:01 AM on September 21, 2008


"Rerail," Ralph rasped resentfully. "Really?" replied Randi, reluctant. "Ratfucker."
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:43 AM on September 21, 2008


So songs suffer, sadly sighed some Scandahoovian.
posted by languagehat at 8:38 AM on September 21, 2008


Three thousand flowers (destroyer), thorn torture tops the twenty-five.
posted by carsonb at 9:18 AM on September 21, 2008


"Underdog" by Spoon tops my list, but it looks like it reset itself at some point in the last year. Used to be something else.
posted by dw at 10:48 AM on September 21, 2008


Variatio XXX Quodlibet A 1: Bach, played by G. Gould
posted by From Bklyn at 1:00 PM on September 21, 2008


Waiting for the Great Leap Forward by Billy Bragg. Number one in my personal charts with 54 plays. The lyrics to the song were memorably rewritten by stavrosthewonderchicken (scroll down a bit) as Waiting for the Newbie Influx. Why hasn't somebody the recorded that for Music? ...stavros? ...cortex? ...anyone? ...bueller?
posted by Kattullus at 1:12 PM on September 21, 2008


"Welcome to the Machine" from Roger Water's "In the Flesh". Figures.
posted by dg at 1:19 PM on September 21, 2008


*reminds self "must preview, must preview"*
posted by dg at 1:25 PM on September 21, 2008


X
posted by languagehat at 2:33 PM on September 21, 2008


Yo La Tengo's "Last Days of Disco" has been played quite a bit in these parts.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:07 PM on September 21, 2008


"Zeros and Ones" by the Mekons. Followed closely by "Zebra" by the Magnetic Fields.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:12 PM on September 21, 2008


Asteroid Hopper by Desert Planet, then Americus (Religious Right Rock) by Grand Buffet.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:39 PM on September 21, 2008


Bohemian by Kim Doo Soo. Number 23 with 37 plays.
posted by Kattullus at 10:42 PM on September 21, 2008


"Chitlins Con Carne" by Stevie Ray Vaughan (from Blues at Sunrise)
posted by dg at 11:52 PM on September 21, 2008


"Don't Forget to Breathe" by Beulah (Yoko Demo)
posted by carsonb at 12:35 AM on September 22, 2008


"Eighties Fan" by Camera Obscura has ended up on nearly every birthday mix I've made this year. Oh yeah, most of my friends were born after 1980. Bunch of whippersnappers we are.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:26 AM on September 22, 2008


Flow by Epik High is in second place, with 53 plays, forever jockeying with "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward" for number 1.
posted by Kattullus at 4:48 AM on September 22, 2008


Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness (an hour-long song. Technically an album, so this might be cheating).
posted by ersatz at 7:56 AM on September 22, 2008


"Hoe Cakes" followed by "House of Cards"
posted by kosem at 9:16 AM on September 22, 2008


I don't use iTunes.
posted by yhbc at 10:07 AM on September 22, 2008


Just popped in to say that yhbc's comment was "1337", which I think is numerysterical.
posted by team lowkey at 10:19 AM on September 22, 2008


key-comma-team-space-low's comment has me thinking: if Joe Lieberman were to reinvent himself as not a complete douche a hacker kid, he could go by "1338".
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:24 AM on September 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Jump Off The Roof - self link; only on my top 25 because I had to listen to it over and over again to see if it sounded right.
posted by not_on_display at 10:25 AM on September 22, 2008


[late again! I must also take advantage of that "preview" button]
posted by not_on_display at 10:26 AM on September 22, 2008


loused that up, cortex and not_on_display.

deduct two points apiece.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:27 AM on September 22, 2008


...me too, actually... now where's that "pre..." oh, here..
posted by From Bklyn at 10:31 AM on September 22, 2008


note: everyone needs a hug.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:34 AM on September 22, 2008


O NO!
posted by languagehat at 11:26 AM on September 22, 2008


Problem, languagehat?
posted by not_on_display at 11:28 AM on September 22, 2008


QFT: everyone needs a hug
posted by gingerbeer at 12:14 PM on September 22, 2008


resolved: hugs!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:28 PM on September 22, 2008


Sike!
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:30 PM on September 22, 2008


That was what I called my oldest sister's—and, in the long run, the family's and to a degree the neighborhood's—angry white outside cat. His name was really meant to be "Psyche", in reference to his psychedelic different-colored eyes, but as a seven-year-old I hadn't encountered the notion of psychedelia, and knew of "Psyche!" only by oral tradition.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:33 PM on September 22, 2008


Understanding came, eventually, but too late; Sike remains Sike, forever, in my mind and heart. He was a good bad cat; rough, a loner, slow to accept affection, a sometimes violent hunter when other animals—cat or otherwise—would move into his territory. He was prone to fights, and came home look bad more than once, but there was a heavy stubbornness about him that seemed to me to convey that he might lose a fight now and then but would win whatever strange war a cat might conceive of in his life and his view of the world.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:35 PM on September 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


When I was moving through high school, he was moving through old age—I can't recall how old he was when he finally passed away, but he could not have been young and the brutish conflicts that seemed to take up his nights could only have shortened what span he had. He had the look, by the end, of a cat who had somehow cadged a tenth and eleventh life off someone who owed him, and who was taking only marginal care with those.

I remember sitting one night on the back steps of our house, a young tense knot of emotions and hormones and teenaged troubles, and listening to the high school football announcements echoing into the neighborhood air from the field ten blocks away, and petting Sike's taut, boney frame through his matted white-but-for-the-dirt-and-scars fur, and realizing that this cat who wasn't really mine, wasn't really anybody's, wouldn't be around much longer. And I think for the first time, that night, he was my cat, at least for a little while, with all the sadness of impending loss that came with it.

posted by cortex (staff) at 12:42 PM on September 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


*XYLOPHONE SOLO TO LIGHTEN MOOD*
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:48 PM on September 22, 2008


yawwwwwn.. WHUH? a xylophone?
posted by not_on_display at 12:55 PM on September 22, 2008


Zzzzzzzzzzz *huh* what's all that blasted ploinka ploinka music?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:06 PM on September 22, 2008


Zowie! Great commentary from cortex.
posted by languagehat at 1:07 PM on September 22, 2008


Applause!
posted by languagehat at 1:07 PM on September 22, 2008


Blubbering!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:20 PM on September 22, 2008


* cries *
posted by baby_jessamyn at 1:29 PM on September 22, 2008


Commiseration!
posted by cgc373 at 1:30 PM on September 22, 2008


DAMMIT!
posted by cgc373 at 1:30 PM on September 22, 2008


Easy, there—you can both commiserate!
posted by languagehat at 1:36 PM on September 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


FUCK.
posted by carsonb at 1:43 PM on September 22, 2008


* faps *
posted by yhbc at 1:43 PM on September 22, 2008


Great; now we're both doing it!
posted by yhbc at 1:47 PM on September 22, 2008


Hey; what happened to the "V" chapter of that cat story, anyway?
posted by yhbc at 1:52 PM on September 22, 2008


I also wanted to mention that I noticed today that mr_crash_davis has left us, and that I miss him and hope that he is doing alright.
posted by yhbc at 1:53 PM on September 22, 2008


Just wanted to go on the record that I like multicolored cats.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:18 PM on September 22, 2008


Kitty Story, Chapter V: The Visitors Are Our Friends.
posted by team lowkey at 2:23 PM on September 22, 2008


Look, if we're talking long sad cat stories, I can talk about my beloved cat who died earlier this year (Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher cat), or rtha's 19 year old cat, who also died earlier this year, or even Yorvit, our poor be-ringwormed cat, who has been at the vet, in the isolation ward, for the last month.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:27 PM on September 22, 2008


*moans in ailurophilic sympathy*
posted by languagehat at 2:54 PM on September 22, 2008


Now maybe you should rethink that whole Visitors = Cat Friends thing, team lowkey.
posted by cgc373 at 2:58 PM on September 22, 2008


Old Deuteronomy's lived a long time;
He's a Cat who has lived many lives in succession.
He was famous in proverb and famous in rhyme
A long while before Queen Victoria's accession.
Old Deuteronomy's buried nine wives
And more - I am tempted to say, ninety-nine;
And his numerous progeny prospers and thrives
And the village is proud of him in his decline.
At the sight of that placid and bland physiognomy,
When he sits in the sun on the vicarage wall,
The Oldest Inhabitant croaks: `Well, of all ...
Things ... Can it be ... really! ... No! ... Yes! ...
Ho! hi!
Oh, my eye!
My sight may be failing, but yet I confess
I believe it is Old Deuteronomy!'
posted by ersatz at 3:19 PM on September 22, 2008


"Pussy (Pussy, Pussy, Pussy, Marijuana)" by Brazilian Girls.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:11 PM on September 22, 2008


Quickly, flapjax at midnite added It's Raining Florence Henderson's above comment to his current "body parts songs" thread here.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:29 PM on September 22, 2008


Really the only thing I'm proud of ever doing on the internet. My own long sad cat story. Sorry to keep linking to it so often, but I really am proud of it.
posted by yhbc at 5:53 PM on September 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


SAD KITTEH STORYS? I KAN HAS KLEENEX?

Seriously, gimme a kleenex, I'm allergic to cats.
posted by not_on_display at 6:29 PM on September 22, 2008


Sad long cat story worth reading and linking many times, yhbc. You oughta be proud of it; it's a wonderful memorial.
posted by cgc373 at 6:29 PM on September 22, 2008


TAKE IT TO METATALK N_O_D!
posted by cgc373 at 6:30 PM on September 22, 2008


Unless I'm searching wrong you've only linked this story once before, yhbc. I had certainly never seen it. Thank you, that was a touching obituary, I welled up at the end.
posted by Kattullus at 6:31 PM on September 22, 2008


WATS A METALTLK?
posted by not_on_display at 6:40 PM on September 22, 2008


(vouch for me, someone, that a W is just two V's?)
posted by not_on_display at 6:41 PM on September 22, 2008


[x] a W is just two Vs
[ ] a W is not just two Vs
posted by Rumple at 10:04 PM on September 22, 2008


You rock, Rumple.
posted by not_on_display at 11:07 PM on September 22, 2008


Zeedom's just another vvord for nothing left to Vuze.
posted by team lowkey at 11:26 PM on September 22, 2008


Any sign of this stopping yet? I'm getting concerned about the smell down here.
posted by dg at 12:11 AM on September 23, 2008


By gosh and by golly, I'm back.
posted by wendell at 1:43 AM on September 23, 2008


Concerns about smell should be taken to AskMe - the advice will probably be to wash it out with some white vinegar. Good luck!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:28 AM on September 23, 2008


DTMFA.
posted by flabdablet at 4:10 AM on September 23, 2008


Eat it.
posted by flabdablet at 4:11 AM on September 23, 2008


Frank.
posted by flabdablet at 4:12 AM on September 23, 2008


Go to the doctor.
posted by flabdablet at 4:13 AM on September 23, 2008


Heh... just woke up from a dream about cortex. In my dream I was flying through Portland (does anyone fly through Portland?) and my flight out was delayed by 10 hours so I got in touch with cortex and we got food. I don't remember what we had but, sadly, it was not enormous donuts. Incidentally, this is almost a true story. I had a 12 hour layover in L. A. last March and I went to Venice Beach and hung out for the day and at the end of it met up with klangklangston and he and his special ladyfriend took me to get some good cheap Mexican food.
posted by Kattullus at 4:21 AM on September 23, 2008


IANAL, but you should follow my advice.

Lawyer up.
posted by ersatz at 5:29 AM on September 23, 2008


Just about everyone wants to fly through Portland, I would think.
posted by rtha at 5:36 AM on September 23, 2008


Kill everyone.
posted by EarBucket at 7:05 AM on September 23, 2008


Lies, all lies!
posted by languagehat at 7:10 AM on September 23, 2008


Make a paste out of baking soda and vodka and apply it liberally to the affected area. Stay out of the sun.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:31 AM on September 23, 2008


Now's the time for all good men to...
posted by From Bklyn at 7:41 AM on September 23, 2008


O to tha G to the L to the E
Belushi at the window of So-uh-ro-ruh-tee
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:54 AM on September 23, 2008


* pounce *

* pounce again *

Great googly-moogly!
posted by yhbc at 8:04 AM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Quiet around here.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:20 AM on September 23, 2008


Right! Back to work guys. Names for a Hippy's cat:
posted by Rumple at 10:30 AM on September 23, 2008


Saturnalia
posted by Rumple at 10:31 AM on September 23, 2008


Toker, Smoker Joker Midnight
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:34 AM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Uncle John

(duh!)
posted by yhbc at 10:42 AM on September 23, 2008


Violetta.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:46 AM on September 23, 2008


Woodstalker
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:54 AM on September 23, 2008


Xanadude
posted by Rumple at 11:33 AM on September 23, 2008


Zooey.
posted by languagehat at 11:49 AM on September 23, 2008


Yikes, I forgot Y! How about Yertle?
posted by languagehat at 11:49 AM on September 23, 2008


Ambergris
posted by not_on_display at 11:54 AM on September 23, 2008


Bud
posted by dirty hippie at 11:56 AM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Cat
posted by gingerbeer at 12:06 PM on September 23, 2008


Dude
posted by rtha at 12:19 PM on September 23, 2008


Eek
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:20 PM on September 23, 2008


Felix and/or Fritz
posted by yhbc at 12:27 PM on September 23, 2008


Ghlaghghee
posted by EarBucket at 12:32 PM on September 23, 2008


Hempy.
posted by box at 12:33 PM on September 23, 2008


Jeremiah.
Jude, Hey.
Jehosephat.
Janey.
Jessamyn.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:45 PM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Illin'
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:47 PM on September 23, 2008


KAT STEVENS
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:54 PM on September 23, 2008


Don't you mean KHAT STEVENS?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:03 PM on September 23, 2008


LOLKHAT
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:22 PM on September 23, 2008


Lucky (lucky to get fed, lucky to get remembered etc)
posted by dg at 1:37 PM on September 23, 2008


Meowie Waui
posted by Rumple at 1:52 PM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nugget.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:22 PM on September 23, 2008


Osiris.
posted by team lowkey at 2:40 PM on September 23, 2008


Petchouli.
posted by team lowkey at 2:41 PM on September 23, 2008


Quinoa.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:33 PM on September 23, 2008


Roach.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:29 PM on September 23, 2008


Sticky
posted by not_on_display at 4:31 PM on September 23, 2008


Thundercat Mofofo Johnsonbone Esquire
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:02 PM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Uhhhhh what was the question?
posted by not_on_display at 5:05 PM on September 23, 2008


Very stoned kitty names?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:07 PM on September 23, 2008


Weed.
posted by languagehat at 5:17 PM on September 23, 2008


Xerxes, man, Xerxes.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:41 PM on September 23, 2008


Yogi
posted by box at 5:59 PM on September 23, 2008


Zippity BOP
posted by yhbc at 6:01 PM on September 23, 2008


Zezozose Zadfrack Glutz
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:01 PM on September 23, 2008


Zippity Bop!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:01 PM on September 23, 2008


A triple! Wow!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:02 PM on September 23, 2008


Beauty, eh?
posted by not_on_display at 9:45 PM on September 23, 2008


Can you dig it?
posted by wendell at 9:51 PM on September 23, 2008


Dig it? Dig it? Dig it? Dig it? Dig it? Dig it? Dig it? Dig it? Dig it?
posted by wendell at 9:52 PM on September 23, 2008


Eh? Eh? Eh?Eh? Eh? Eh? Eh? Eh? Eh? Eh?

Oh, can I DIG it! Right! Yeah, I can dig it.

thank you, that was Charles Hortrey and the Deafies. And now we'd like to do...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:16 PM on September 23, 2008


Fuck You by Dean and the Weenies. Not in my top-anything list... good song, mind you.
posted by Kattullus at 10:33 PM on September 23, 2008


"Gett Off"
posted by cgc373 at 12:54 AM on September 24, 2008


"Happiest days of our Lives", The by Roger Waters (from In the Flesh).
posted by dg at 1:02 AM on September 24, 2008


"Had A Dad" (seven letters—one song)
posted by cgc373 at 1:05 AM on September 24, 2008


I was trying to suggest a danged theme, dg.
posted by cgc373 at 1:07 AM on September 24, 2008


"Jackson"
posted by From Bklyn at 3:02 AM on September 24, 2008


KKK took my baby away, the
posted by not_on_display at 5:14 AM on September 24, 2008


(Late to understanding the theme, me.)
posted by not_on_display at 5:38 AM on September 24, 2008


"Man Size"
posted by box at 7:27 AM on September 24, 2008


New Pony
posted by EarBucket at 7:47 AM on September 24, 2008


Number 9
posted by yhbc at 7:53 AM on September 24, 2008


"Octopus"
posted by box at 7:53 AM on September 24, 2008


oh heck
posted by yhbc at 7:54 AM on September 24, 2008


"Oh My God"
posted by box at 7:54 AM on September 24, 2008


Popcorn!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:19 AM on September 24, 2008


Popcorn!
posted by box at 8:52 AM on September 24, 2008


(Buttered Popcorn!)
posted by box at 8:53 AM on September 24, 2008


Popcorn!
posted by box at 8:57 AM on September 24, 2008


Popcorn!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:09 AM on September 24, 2008


quit it with the popcorn already
posted by yhbc at 9:35 AM on September 24, 2008


*rigs up another popcorn maker*
posted by rtha at 9:56 AM on September 24, 2008


small, medium, large, extra large, ginormous, excessive, or massively mountainous sack of scree, sir? Butter? Olestra?
posted by Rumple at 10:00 AM on September 24, 2008


* talks with mouth full, buttery lips *
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:03 AM on September 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ukelele?
posted by not_on_display at 10:32 AM on September 24, 2008


Vibrate
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:47 AM on September 24, 2008


Where's the popcorn?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:37 PM on September 24, 2008


Xalapa, maybe? I dunno, someone ate it probably. If you're gonna get more, can you also get me some sno-caps and a reese's?
posted by not_on_display at 12:56 PM on September 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yes.
posted by box at 1:19 PM on September 24, 2008


Zealously favoriting not on display for the sno caps comment. Sno-caps = best.movie.candy.EVAH.
posted by misha at 2:18 PM on September 24, 2008


And now we may list Nirvana album or song titles, if Kurt Cobain hadn't died.
posted by Rumple at 3:02 PM on September 24, 2008


But... do you mean like if he hadn't tried to kill himself, or if he just hadn't died?
posted by team lowkey at 3:28 PM on September 24, 2008


Cobain? Nirvana? Fuck that. What if D. Boon hadn't died? That'd be more interesting.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:31 PM on September 24, 2008


Damn it, and I just had a vision from the future.

Ban me

Ban me,
Ban me my friend
ban me,
Wish you could ban me again

I'm not the only one

Hate me,
Do it thread after thread.
Notice me,
Ban me my friend.

I'm not the only one

My favorite discourse
I'll troll your open sores*
Appreciate your concern
Sockpuppets will return

Ban me,
Ban me my friend
ban me,
Wish you could ban me again

I'm not the only one

Ban me...


*Kurt would sing open source among Linuxphiles.

posted by ersatz at 3:40 PM on September 24, 2008


Eat me,
Eat me my friend
Eat me,
Wish you could eat me again

I'm only one calorie

Bake me,
Do it night after night.
Fry me,
Eat me my friend.

I'm only one calorie

My favorite course
Bottled at the source
Climb down off your horse
Bite me without remorse

Eat me,
Eat me my friend
Eat me,
Wish you could eat me again

I'm only one calorie

Eat me...

I'm a troll and a delicious desert topping
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:13 PM on September 24, 2008


Fuck it, I'm lost. What's the theme?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:20 PM on September 24, 2008


Gardening tips.
posted by box at 4:26 PM on September 24, 2008


High altitude illnesses and their treatment.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:28 PM on September 24, 2008


If Kurt Cobain hadn't died and wrote songs about MetaFilter and/or delicious desert toppings, or anything else topical.

[NOT OINTMENTIST!]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:49 PM on September 24, 2008


Just considering using a dessert topping topically... ohhh yeahhhhhhhh.

It's a dessert topping and a floor wax!
posted by not_on_display at 6:31 PM on September 24, 2008


Keeping on topic, I see, n_o_d. Very good.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:35 PM on September 24, 2008


Like everyone else I like to think that my personality is not reducable to a single 3 panel comic strip, but really, this XKCD strip just did.
posted by Kattullus at 9:06 PM on September 24, 2008


Me too.
posted by dg at 3:37 AM on September 25, 2008


No, that's not true - my phone sounds like church bells. Which is ringing of a sort, I guess. Maybe it is true after all. I just don't know.
posted by dg at 3:42 AM on September 25, 2008


O NOES my phone makes a sound like a pencil sharpener,,,,, what am i dooing wrong??!?///?

O YAH AND CAN WE MAKE A THEEME? 1 question asker and then one anserer? kthx
posted by not_on_display at 4:47 AM on September 25, 2008


Pathetic, n_o_d: I'm not answering that.
posted by cgc373 at 4:50 AM on September 25, 2008


Question: Who thinks not_on_display's idea for a theme is a good one?
posted by cgc373 at 4:51 AM on September 25, 2008


Answer: Reserving judgement until I see how the thread progresses. Next question, please.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:23 AM on September 25, 2008


Should I eat that?
posted by yhbc at 5:45 AM on September 25, 2008


Theodore Geisel wasn't writing a cookbook. That egg is rotten.
posted by box at 5:55 AM on September 25, 2008


Until we decide if we're adoptiing n_o_d's theme, do we just keep playing or what?
posted by rtha at 5:58 AM on September 25, 2008


Very interesting... but SHTUPID!

OV COURSE ve're shtill playing, dummkopf!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:03 AM on September 25, 2008


Will I ever fall in love again?
posted by box at 6:18 AM on September 25, 2008


[X] yes
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:24 AM on September 25, 2008


Yes indeed.
posted by languagehat at 6:50 AM on September 25, 2008


Zowie: 1500 comments!
posted by languagehat at 6:50 AM on September 25, 2008


&
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:18 AM on September 25, 2008


þ
posted by yhbc at 7:43 AM on September 25, 2008


^ cake: are nuts essential, recommended, or what? I've got a coworker with an allergy.
posted by box at 7:46 AM on September 25, 2008


| )on't cry for me Agentstringa
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:10 AM on September 25, 2008


Σggselent summation!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:40 AM on September 25, 2008


FWIW, my phone plays Flight of the Bumblebee. Too many of y'all make g-ddamn ringing sounds and then I don't know WHOSE phone is ringing.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:19 AM on September 25, 2008


Ghostface. That's what mine plays--when it's not set to 'vibrate,' anyway. This is also an effective way to remind me to set it to 'vibrate' when I'm at work.
posted by box at 9:23 AM on September 25, 2008


Hello Dolly ringtones would be __________________
posted by Rumple at 10:11 AM on September 25, 2008


Insane.
posted by languagehat at 10:28 AM on September 25, 2008


Jejune.
posted by box at 10:32 AM on September 25, 2008


Kenny G through a Casio watch
posted by Rumple at 10:36 AM on September 25, 2008


Loosely based on the original.
posted by not_on_display at 10:56 AM on September 25, 2008


McCain's preference
posted by Rumple at 1:12 PM on September 25, 2008


Not cool, dude.
posted by dg at 2:43 PM on September 25, 2008


Obama's preference, then?
posted by not_on_display at 2:52 PM on September 25, 2008


PREFERENCE IS OFF THE TABLE
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:35 PM on September 25, 2008


quonsar's preference...?
posted by not_on_display at 3:45 PM on September 25, 2008


RIGHT. OUT.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:47 PM on September 25, 2008


Smells Like Team Smearit
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:54 PM on September 25, 2008


Ta da!
posted by desuetude at 7:14 PM on September 25, 2008


U2, Brutus?
posted by Rumple at 7:41 PM on September 25, 2008


V2, Schneider.
posted by not_on_display at 7:51 PM on September 25, 2008


X2
posted by gingerbeer at 8:27 PM on September 25, 2008


Z2
posted by desuetude at 9:10 PM on September 25, 2008


A2
posted by Rumple at 9:20 PM on September 25, 2008


B2
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:44 PM on September 25, 2008


cortex, you're mean. (nice one, btw)
posted by rtha at 10:15 PM on September 25, 2008


D2 The Mighty Ducks
posted by gingerbeer at 10:20 PM on September 25, 2008


D2 (I know I'm late)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:53 PM on September 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


E2
posted by flabdablet at 11:00 PM on September 25, 2008


F2
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:35 PM on September 25, 2008


G2
posted by dg at 1:03 AM on September 26, 2008


H20
posted by h00py at 1:18 AM on September 26, 2008


i2
posted by box at 4:52 AM on September 26, 2008


J2. (File under: Jobs I'm Glad I Don't Have.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:11 AM on September 26, 2008


K2
posted by rtha at 6:21 AM on September 26, 2008


L2
posted by languagehat at 6:33 AM on September 26, 2008


Me too!
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 6:36 AM on September 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


East Finchley.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:14 AM on September 26, 2008 [1 favorite]



posted by desuetude at 8:43 AM on September 26, 2008


Pitou
posted by Rumple at 8:49 AM on September 26, 2008


p2p (no link, of course)
posted by box at 8:49 AM on September 26, 2008


Q2
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:40 AM on September 26, 2008


Artoo!
posted by not_on_display at 10:19 AM on September 26, 2008


S2, oui oui!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:54 AM on September 26, 2008


T2
posted by box at 11:33 AM on September 26, 2008


U2
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:41 AM on September 26, 2008


V2
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:47 AM on September 26, 2008


Y2K
posted by kosem at 12:00 PM on September 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whooops!

W2</a.
posted by kosem at 12:01 PM on September 26, 2008


X2
posted by kosem at 12:03 PM on September 26, 2008


Z2n
posted by not_on_display at 1:50 PM on September 26, 2008


And there we go again. Fake etymology of the week: lolz (old form of lulz) has its roots in 14th century French words meaning "the eyes" (l'olz, as the cool kids in the in the court of Clovis would put it).

(I promise not to repeat that, lh)

The thread has begun loading slower.
posted by ersatz at 5:20 PM on September 26, 2008


Bird of the week: dag, it flew away...
posted by not_on_display at 5:40 PM on September 26, 2008


Bottestrappe is a form of weak molasses-based liquor (a "strappe") that was fermented in a "botte", a Middle English word meaning a wooden flagon, and was a process that could be hidden in places like the pigsty so the sherriff and tax collectors could not witness it. Thus, "to pull oneself up by the bootstraps" actually meant to make money from what we would now term "moonshining".
posted by Rumple at 5:43 PM on September 26, 2008


Cooter: old French for "to hit it."

The dim recess of my mind that remembers French wants to think "I'd hit it" is je coutai.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 8:33 PM on September 26, 2008


Dude, Google translates je coutai as "cost." My question to you is: Quel est le coût?
posted by not_on_display at 9:54 PM on September 26, 2008


Erm, this guy says he knows how to say it. (Jodie Foster... come on, am I forgiven or what?)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:55 PM on September 26, 2008


FFS, it's j'écoute... je pense.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:52 PM on September 26, 2008


Gimme a break with the French, willya. It's early.
posted by cgc373 at 5:06 AM on September 27, 2008


However, I could stand a little Icelandic. (See what I did there?)
posted by cgc373 at 5:10 AM on September 27, 2008


I see what you did there, yes.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:27 AM on September 27, 2008


Je vois ce que vous là, oui.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:29 AM on September 27, 2008


Kattullus is your man for the Icelandic skillz. All I can say is penis & vagina. ("Typpi" and "Pika" respectively.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:28 AM on September 27, 2008


LOL?
posted by cgc373 at 8:27 AM on September 27, 2008


Mmmmm, Pika pika!
posted by not_on_display at 9:07 AM on September 27, 2008


now is the haiku
moment we've all built towards
ummm, pagodas, blossoms.....
posted by Rumple at 9:16 AM on September 27, 2008


Piko Piko all day!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:13 AM on September 27, 2008


o.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:16 AM on September 27, 2008


queynte
posted by languagehat at 10:32 AM on September 27, 2008


Rasputin is now thought to have had capsicum in his urethra.
posted by Rumple at 2:17 PM on September 27, 2008


Shotgun Histology: the male urethra
posted by not_on_display at 3:17 PM on September 27, 2008


This just fills space until the comment that starts with "Urethra".
posted by wendell at 3:23 PM on September 27, 2008


Urethra is the start of this comment.
posted by dg at 3:43 PM on September 27, 2008


Very true, dg, so it was. And it's the end of this comment. Urethra.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:02 PM on September 27, 2008


what
posted by ersatz at 4:59 PM on September 27, 2008


X-rays of Berra's urethra revealed nothing.
posted by box at 5:42 PM on September 27, 2008


You seem to have a burning need to talk about the urethra.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:05 PM on September 27, 2008


Zagnut.

No, it doesn't have anything to do with the conversation, the topic, or anything else. But really, how often am I going to have the opportunity to say "zagnut" on the internet?
posted by yhbc at 6:57 PM on September 27, 2008


Almost never, I would assume. Always approach anteaters with alternating allusions to alaska.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:26 PM on September 27, 2008


Bit-o-Honey.
posted by box at 8:07 PM on September 27, 2008


Cadbury.

(When I become unbelievable, ungodly, holy-shit rich, you better believe I will have a butler. And that butler will be named Cadbury).
posted by yhbc at 8:22 PM on September 27, 2008


Duds, Milk.
posted by wendell at 9:59 PM on September 27, 2008


Ever try to come up with a famous candy brand that starts with the letter E? Well, I have, and I came up empty handed.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:23 PM on September 27, 2008


Freshen Up gum, however, did come to mind.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:27 PM on September 27, 2008


GOO GOO CLUSTER!!!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:30 PM on September 27, 2008


Goofy Goobers may never come out of my mind
posted by Rumple at 10:39 PM on September 27, 2008


Henry Oh
posted by Rumple at 10:41 PM on September 27, 2008


Igloo would be a great name for a candy bar for polar bears. Minty ice outside, tasty human inside.
posted by mrzarquon at 11:10 PM on September 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


JuJubes
posted by Rumple at 11:28 PM on September 27, 2008


JOSH HAS EEN DRINKING
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:29 PM on September 27, 2008


Kit Kat seems so obvious.
posted by cgc373 at 11:30 PM on September 27, 2008


Lollipop
posted by Rumple at 12:14 AM on September 28, 2008


Mary Jane
posted by box at 6:27 AM on September 28, 2008


nerds
posted by Rumple at 11:53 AM on September 28, 2008


Otter Pops
posted by mrzarquon at 1:55 PM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


PB Max
posted by box at 2:18 PM on September 28, 2008


Quench Gum
posted by yhbc at 6:21 PM on September 28, 2008


Raisinets
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:28 PM on September 28, 2008


Strindberg and Helium in Absinthe and Women.
posted by Kattullus at 7:17 PM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪
posted by team lowkey at 11:17 PM on September 28, 2008


Uncle Sam's Homemade Candy! Mmmmm, MMM! I ASLUTE YOU WIF CHONKLIT TYVM
posted by not_on_display at 11:36 PM on September 28, 2008


Vicodin
posted by carsonb at 12:54 AM on September 29, 2008


Wonka Bar
posted by not_on_display at 4:26 AM on September 29, 2008


x, Twi
posted by not_on_display at 10:54 AM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


York Peppermint Pattie
posted by box at 11:06 AM on September 29, 2008


Zonkers, Screaming Yellow.
posted by team lowkey at 11:20 AM on September 29, 2008


Zubes, Suck A If Horse.
posted by Rumple at 11:25 AM on September 29, 2008


Amateur sports almost ready for the Olympics?
posted by Rumple at 11:42 AM on September 29, 2008


Bum Darts
posted by Rumple at 11:42 AM on September 29, 2008


Cat Wrestling
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:50 AM on September 29, 2008


ZOTZ!
posted by not_on_display at 11:50 AM on September 29, 2008


Dog Dancing
posted by box at 11:56 AM on September 29, 2008


Ear Wiggling
posted by yhbc at 12:14 PM on September 29, 2008


Fart Lighting
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:30 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Granny vs. Baby Fights!
posted by not_on_display at 12:41 PM on September 29, 2008


Hand jive.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:05 PM on September 29, 2008


I think you borked the link, Jess.
posted by not_on_display at 1:38 PM on September 29, 2008


"jand hive did not match any documents"

fixed!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:55 PM on September 29, 2008


kay... what an incredibly weird video jessamyn linked to. Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on? The guy at the end going "that's a wrap" sounded South African. Why are South African kids doing elaborate dance routines to Born to Hand Jive? For what occasion?
posted by Kattullus at 2:42 PM on September 29, 2008


Look closely and you'll also note that one thing they are NOT doing is actual hand jiving. Plus that one guy is wearing a fnacy suit and Wellingtons.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:26 PM on September 29, 2008


My stars! Amidst all the other weirdness it hadn't registered just how odd it is that the guy is wearing Wellingtons (which may point to a New Zealand location... my Anglophony accent mapping isn't very good). But the first thing that struck me was the lack of damn hand jives... which is another data point indicating its unAmericaness. Who are these people and why the fuck are they doing that?
posted by Kattullus at 4:36 PM on September 29, 2008


New Zealand? What was wrong with Old Zealand?
posted by languagehat at 4:40 PM on September 29, 2008


Old Zealand likes vaseline on toast.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:43 PM on September 29, 2008


Petroleum Jelly on Toast?
posted by Rumple at 5:33 PM on September 29, 2008


Quite.
posted by box at 5:51 PM on September 29, 2008


Ridiculous!
posted by dersins at 5:58 PM on September 29, 2008


Spreadable toast toppings?
posted by box at 6:05 PM on September 29, 2008


Tutti-frutti for me, please.
posted by yhbc at 6:27 PM on September 29, 2008


Unctuous oleo on mine, thanks.
posted by not_on_display at 7:10 PM on September 29, 2008


Udderly Ridiculous
posted by Rumple at 7:10 PM on September 29, 2008


Very strange condiment choices on your toast. I like mine with honey. And peas.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:14 PM on September 29, 2008


With honey. Yes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:22 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Xylitol isn't necessarily a dealbreaker for me, jelly-wise.
posted by box at 7:25 PM on September 29, 2008


ZING! Lemon in my tea.
posted by not_on_display at 7:31 PM on September 29, 2008


Yes, I know I skipped y.
posted by not_on_display at 7:32 PM on September 29, 2008


yo
posted by Rumple at 7:34 PM on September 29, 2008


Aaaaaaay!
posted by not_on_display at 7:50 PM on September 29, 2008


B. (I'm trying to start a "TV icons" theme, here.)
posted by not_on_display at 7:53 PM on September 29, 2008


C!
posted by dg at 7:56 PM on September 29, 2008


Darn. I was still on the old theme of things one puts on toast, and had a lovely comment about butter. I don't know about TV themes.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:59 PM on September 29, 2008


E
posted by Rumple at 8:05 PM on September 29, 2008


F (warning: a bit of blood)
posted by Kattullus at 4:10 AM on September 30, 2008


G
posted by Rumple at 6:33 AM on September 30, 2008


8

d'oh!

posted by not_on_display at 10:49 AM on September 30, 2008


I
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:46 AM on September 30, 2008


J?
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 8:28 PM on September 30, 2008


K
posted by not_on_display at 9:23 PM on September 30, 2008


Ladies, shall we do a round in which every comment ends in "...ladies?", ladies?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:08 AM on October 1, 2008


Most definitely not. I think we can all agree it would be boorish, right ladies?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:19 AM on October 1, 2008


No, I think it could provide for some healthy amusement. Though, come to think of it, what about the ladies?
posted by From Bklyn at 4:12 AM on October 1, 2008


Only bad would come of this. Ain't I right, ladies?
posted by Kattullus at 4:47 AM on October 1, 2008


Perhaps there are more ways to look at it than just "bad" or "good". There are more ideas out there than your outmoded "morality" can handle, back me up here, ladies?
posted by not_on_display at 4:58 AM on October 1, 2008


QUIET! Ladies?
posted by cgc373 at 5:05 AM on October 1, 2008


Rrowr! Ladies!
posted by desuetude at 6:31 AM on October 1, 2008


See here, those are no wives, those're my ladies.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:44 AM on October 1, 2008


Two—three— maybe even more ladies?
posted by cgc373 at 6:52 AM on October 1, 2008


Uxorious cortex, amirite, ladies?
posted by cgc373 at 6:53 AM on October 1, 2008


"Vincent Van Gogh and mail that ear...

Hey..... Ladies?"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:05 AM on October 1, 2008


Well, hello there, ladies. I just filled in the 'status' field in my profile. Ladies?
posted by box at 7:13 AM on October 1, 2008


X-Del-Fuegos-singer-Dan-Zanes' version is my favorite version of Hop Up, My Ladies.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:31 AM on October 1, 2008


You know, I just checked the OED and found there's a separate entry for ladies:
Usually preceded by the. A public toilet or washroom for women. Cf. MEN'S n.
  1918 ‘K. MANSFIELD’ Jrnl. 140 Also, when she goes to the ‘Ladies’, for some obscure reason she wears a little shawl. 1936 R. CAMPBELL Mithraic Emblems 120 No ‘Ladies’ here or ‘Gentlemens’ are seen For most of you to hesitate between. 1938 G. GREENE Brighton Rock III. i. 98 The white steps down to the ladies'. 1974 ‘D. MEIRING’ President Plan vi. 42 Comunicado Number Two.. was found, as anonymously advised, in the Ladies' of a San Agustín restaurant. 2005 Independent 18 Jan. (Review section) 5/4 We can't ever use the toilet—there's always men in the ladies and I don't like that.
There's always men in the ladies!
posted by languagehat at 8:49 AM on October 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


Zucchini would be served graciously by these dinner ladies
posted by Rumple at 1:03 PM on October 1, 2008


And now what, gentlemen?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:26 PM on October 1, 2008


Ben. Gentle Ben.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:27 PM on October 1, 2008


Center, PEN
posted by not_on_display at 1:32 PM on October 1, 2008


Dental Zen
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:47 PM on October 1, 2008


Emmental
posted by box at 2:22 PM on October 1, 2008


Fen-phen
posted by languagehat at 2:35 PM on October 1, 2008


Genital Ben
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:39 PM on October 1, 2008


Hentai Men!

o I wish for a better link but I am at work at the high school....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:48 PM on October 1, 2008


Intel zen
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:00 PM on October 1, 2008


Jersey giant hen
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:13 PM on October 1, 2008


Gen, then.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:26 PM on October 1, 2008


What? In my scrambled alphabet, G comes after J.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:39 PM on October 1, 2008


Ken
posted by Rumple at 6:19 PM on October 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Len (incidentally, anyone having video trouble after the latest Firefox update? Videos play no sound and freeze up after 2 seconds. Other browsers have no problem).
posted by Kattullus at 8:26 PM on October 1, 2008


Men, Men, Men (copied to flapjax's other thread)
posted by not_on_display at 9:52 PM on October 1, 2008


Nien, Nien, Nien

anyone having video trouble after the latest Firefox update? Videos play no sound and freeze up after 2 seconds. Other browsers have no problem

I'm getting a maintenance message, but then video seems to still load without ever playing, and then FF has a seizure and crashes.

And I really wanted to watch Genital Ben, goddammit.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:55 PM on October 1, 2008


Oen
posted by Rumple at 11:55 PM on October 1, 2008


Pen
posted by ersatz at 3:27 AM on October 2, 2008


Quen
posted by flabdablet at 3:54 AM on October 2, 2008


rhinotillexophagia
posted by flabdablet at 3:55 AM on October 2, 2008


So, based on my limited knowledge of medical terminology, I'm guessing that word means "the act of eating one's own nose hair".
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:23 AM on October 2, 2008


That's gross.
posted by yhbc at 5:22 AM on October 2, 2008


Ugh.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:58 AM on October 2, 2008


Ugh.

anyone having video trouble after the latest Firefox update? Videos play no sound and freeze up after 2 seconds.


Yes, I have been having this problem.
posted by languagehat at 5:59 AM on October 2, 2008


Vexing, that. I've had it happen both pre- and post-update. A browser restart fixes it until it unfixes again, for me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on October 2, 2008


What the hell letter are we on over here? Y, then V? What the hell alphabet are you guys using? Palin-ese?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:41 AM on October 2, 2008


X. That's the letter we are on.
posted by Rumple at 11:27 AM on October 2, 2008


Yes it is.
posted by yhbc at 12:13 PM on October 2, 2008


Zipf's Law is shattered by this thread. Propose new laws!
posted by Rumple at 12:48 PM on October 2, 2008


Alex's Law: as time increases, the probability of being a mustacheless game show host approaches 1.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:00 PM on October 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Biden's Law: All you have to do is don't say anything stupid. All you have to do is don't say anything stupid. All you have to do is don't say anything stupid. Zombies won the cold war. Shit!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:03 PM on October 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Cole's Law: finely sliced cabbage with mayo
posted by Rumple at 1:23 PM on October 2, 2008


Cooter's Law: it takes too long to load this thread, and to implement social change in large distributed groups.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:38 PM on October 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dude Law. Looks like Jude Law, but is just some dude.
posted by not_on_display at 1:59 PM on October 2, 2008


Egan's Law [NOT CATHOLIST]
posted by Kattullus at 2:23 PM on October 2, 2008


Forbes' Law: Rich guys like hot-air balloons.
posted by box at 5:06 PM on October 2, 2008


Gilligan's Law: Skippers will invariably blame everything on their little buddy.
posted by amyms at 8:31 PM on October 2, 2008


Ah!
Brilliance of the world
Changing every
Damn minute.
Every second every
Frightened moment
Goes to reminds me of
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
I really like it: you either know how fast you're going, or
Just where you are. But you'll never
Know both.
Like the
Moon is
Never where you last laid eyes on it
Or like people you care about
Quarreling over trivial things: you
Really think you know what's going on and
Surely you can explain it to
Them but without irony the
Universe is conspiring against you and
Very nearly wanting you dead but
Whatever happens you know that
Xeroxing whatever you think you've learnt
You stagger on, not knowing where you are, how fast you're going, yet
Zealously pursuing your goal.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:14 PM on October 2, 2008 [6 favorites]


Poorly.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:15 PM on October 2, 2008


I think my head just asploded
posted by not_on_display at 9:25 PM on October 2, 2008


Just unfuckenbelievable!
posted by dg at 1:26 AM on October 3, 2008


Killin', dude! Just totally fuckin' KILLIN'!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:28 AM on October 3, 2008


Let's get some snacks.
posted by ersatz at 5:38 AM on October 3, 2008


Mmmmmmm, snacks.
posted by dg at 6:01 AM on October 3, 2008


n_o_d, is this your ear over here? Someone said snacks, right?
posted by rtha at 6:11 AM on October 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nuts!
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 6:12 AM on October 3, 2008


Ooh, snacks! Where?
posted by languagehat at 6:12 AM on October 3, 2008


PANTS, IN MY
posted by yhbc at 6:27 AM on October 3, 2008


Quit that!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:18 AM on October 3, 2008


Relax, BitterOldPunk, at least there are no fish in yhbc's pants. Just snacks.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:34 AM on October 3, 2008


Snacks! It's what's for dinner!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:47 AM on October 3, 2008


Tiny cucumber sandwiches, cut into triangles, with no crusts, if you please. pip pip.
posted by Rumple at 11:05 AM on October 3, 2008


Unbelievably, delicious tomatoes were just discovered (by me; housemates knew about 'em all along I guess) in my backyard. Said delicious tomatoes instantly became snacks!
posted by cgc373 at 1:45 PM on October 3, 2008


Vines! Vines, I tell you, growing in the back of my closet! And on these vines, the most wonderful, magical, succulent fruit you've ever tasted! Sweeter than the sweetest mango! Juicier than the juiciest papaya!

And it get you hiiiiiiiiiiigh!!!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:45 PM on October 3, 2008


what, cream of
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:07 PM on October 3, 2008


Yogurting (nothing to do with yogurt)
posted by Kattullus at 11:37 PM on October 3, 2008


Zippity BOP! (The urge is just too great to resist every time Z rolls around up in here.)
posted by cgc373 at 12:01 AM on October 4, 2008


Anyone else seeing this thread double in Recent Activity with every comment tripled?
posted by Kattullus at 12:18 AM on October 4, 2008


Bupkis on doubling or tripling here, K.
posted by cgc373 at 1:27 AM on October 4, 2008


Crikey, yes! The doubled thread in Recent Activity and the tripled comments showed up for me too, yesterday. Really.

This thread is haunted, y'all.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:24 AM on October 4, 2008


Don't you try to scare me, flapjax at midnite. I'm not buyin' it. Single comments all the way down, like turtles.
posted by cgc373 at 3:39 AM on October 4, 2008


Everyday turtles.
posted by cgc373 at 3:39 AM on October 4, 2008


Fear not the triple posts, cgc373. They will not harm you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:40 AM on October 4, 2008


Good grief, isn't it last call? Or are we here all month?
posted by From Bklyn at 5:41 AM on October 4, 2008


Have another one on me. And make it a double this time, barkeep!
posted by languagehat at 6:18 AM on October 4, 2008


I'll have what he's having, bartender!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:04 AM on October 4, 2008


I see the doubling thing on very large threads. I think it's the query taking so long that something changes between when it starts and stops, and thus the sort order of the queried thread "changes" enough to show up later in the SQL results list in the main RA mega-query. The number of times the comments are multiplied seems to correlate to the number of times the thread itself appears, too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:10 AM on October 4, 2008


Just another one for the road.
posted by ersatz at 7:31 AM on October 4, 2008


Killer Bee for me.
posted by Rumple at 9:57 AM on October 4, 2008


LaLaLaLaLa... 1734 comments with less than 48 hours to go. We'll never make 2K.
posted by wendell at 1:44 PM on October 4, 2008


No! We must make it, even if we just post the damn letter.
posted by Kattullus at 2:06 PM on October 4, 2008


M (forgot)
posted by Kattullus at 2:07 PM on October 4, 2008


O (continue from here)
posted by Kattullus at 2:08 PM on October 4, 2008


P (I can't go on).
posted by From Bklyn at 2:36 PM on October 4, 2008


Q (I'll go on).
posted by From Bklyn at 2:37 PM on October 4, 2008


R you really going to go on?
posted by dersins at 2:44 PM on October 4, 2008


S (I must go on).

I know, I know.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:02 PM on October 4, 2008


T
posted by Rumple at 3:31 PM on October 4, 2008


U (must go on)
posted by Kattullus at 3:40 PM on October 4, 2008


Vain, vain, it's all in vain!!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:58 PM on October 4, 2008


Wendell, we must
posted by Rumple at 4:32 PM on October 4, 2008


xenorhinotillexophagia
posted by flabdablet at 4:59 PM on October 4, 2008


X, Generation, somebody yesterday told us that they were born in 1975 and 1990, what type of crap is that?
posted by box at 5:00 PM on October 4, 2008


X (don't look back, you can never look back)
posted by Kattullus at 5:00 PM on October 4, 2008


Youth, the impetuousness of.
posted by box at 5:00 PM on October 4, 2008


Y (did I double up on X)
posted by Kattullus at 5:01 PM on October 4, 2008


Zoink! It happened again!
posted by Kattullus at 5:01 PM on October 4, 2008


Alaska! We won't get to 2000 by looking backward. I'm a maverick, which is why I think this round shound be rejected Palin debate one-liners.
posted by box at 5:56 PM on October 4, 2008


"Behold the Anti-Christ in all his dark glory! Bow before him, America, bow to your true master!"
posted by Kattullus at 6:01 PM on October 4, 2008


"Can I call you 'Joey Woey Wu-Wu Bear'?"
posted by box at 6:04 PM on October 4, 2008


"Dick Cheney's a punk. When I shoot ya, I'll kill ya."
posted by box at 7:01 PM on October 4, 2008


"Every time Senator Obama says HOPE, John McCain says POW!"
posted by cgc373 at 8:28 PM on October 4, 2008


"Fear me."
posted by cgc373 at 8:29 PM on October 4, 2008


"Get over the rape kits. It's God's plan, not yours."
posted by cgc373 at 8:30 PM on October 4, 2008


"Hello, Washington!"
posted by cgc373 at 8:30 PM on October 4, 2008


"I'm here to cash your check!"
posted by cgc373 at 8:31 PM on October 4, 2008


"Jumpin' jehosaphat! That thar's a pesky varmint!"
posted by yhbc at 8:39 PM on October 4, 2008


"Just get the heck outta my way."
posted by cgc373 at 8:40 PM on October 4, 2008


Kewl! "xenorhinotillexophagia obviously means "eating the nose hair of strangers"! AWSUM!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:45 PM on October 4, 2008


"Know what the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Michael Vick."
posted by box at 8:46 PM on October 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Look! Over there! It's Putin! He's rearing his head right behind you! Ha ha! Made you look!"
posted by Kattullus at 8:57 PM on October 4, 2008


"McCain is soooo dreamy, dontcha think?"
posted by gingerbeer at 9:09 PM on October 4, 2008


"Never bring a barrel of oil to a mud-wrestling match."
posted by box at 9:22 PM on October 4, 2008


omnixenorhinotillexophagia
posted by flabdablet at 9:35 PM on October 4, 2008


"Poujadism? Well, I might call it that, if I could pronounce it. And if it wasn't, well, you know... foreign."
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:58 PM on October 4, 2008


"Question: Ain't I Miss Perky Adorable or what?!"
posted by Kattullus at 10:13 PM on October 4, 2008


"Russian is just a narrow maritime boarder away. And so when Putin when Russian airplanes come into American airspace when, we're the first line of, we're. And then There's Canada!"
posted by From Bklyn at 11:31 PM on October 4, 2008


So, folks, what I'm sayin' is... blah blah blah... gosh darnit.. golly gee... blah blah blah... that... such as... y'know.
posted by amyms at 11:52 PM on October 4, 2008


"This is what I meant by my diverse family: One of my cousins, bless her heart, has taken to the stage and has come out as a thespian. I myself experimented with congeniality in college. As my dude Todd says, sometimes it gets lonely up in the oilfields, doing god's work, and you have to invite other folks to share your stall, or you'll go crazy. He has always been known for the interest he takes in new men on the job, giving them hand's on training--that's the Republican spirit. Ergo, and that's french for "wink," we are hoping that you'll climb aboard our maverick, and ride us bare-backed into a world where constant drilling will see us gush victory over our dirty, dirty enemies."
posted by maxwelton at 2:27 AM on October 5, 2008


"Under a Palin-McCain regiment, you will kneel before Zod."
posted by cgc373 at 2:29 AM on October 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Vote for me, and I'll make sure that every man, woman and child in America gets a pair of these snazzy glasses."
posted by box at 7:01 AM on October 5, 2008


"Watergate? We have plenty of water in Alaska, as you know, that's why John McCain picked me for the job. No darn irrigation gates will stop us."
posted by ersatz at 8:36 AM on October 5, 2008


"X marks the spot where I buried those who crossed me, Gwen."
posted by Kattullus at 8:55 AM on October 5, 2008


"You'll be darn-tootin' happy with a McCain/Palin administration, unless you're a moose. We shoot moose in Alaska! With our guns! Pow-pow! Those moose can't take away our guns, they're protected in the Constitution under the fifth ammendment!"
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:59 AM on October 5, 2008


"Zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh zuh. That's my favorite line from Afrika Bambaataa's 'Planet Rock.'"
posted by box at 9:05 AM on October 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Aaaaaaaaaaaaand Scene!
posted by From Bklyn at 10:32 AM on October 5, 2008


Boudica! (guess the theme)
posted by Kattullus at 10:49 AM on October 5, 2008


Caesar's dominatrix lovers?
posted by Rumple at 11:19 AM on October 5, 2008


Defeated queens?
posted by box at 11:34 AM on October 5, 2008


Erotic druids?
posted by Rumple at 11:46 AM on October 5, 2008


Fuck if I know.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:52 AM on October 5, 2008


Gibson, Mel, films produced?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:57 AM on October 5, 2008


Hello.
posted by dw at 12:39 PM on October 5, 2008


I
posted by dw at 12:39 PM on October 5, 2008


just
posted by dw at 12:40 PM on October 5, 2008


know
posted by dw at 12:41 PM on October 5, 2008


LobsterMitten lies about
posted by dw at 12:41 PM on October 5, 2008


me.
posted by dw at 12:43 PM on October 5, 2008


No?
posted by dw at 12:44 PM on October 5, 2008


Oh.
posted by dw at 12:44 PM on October 5, 2008


Poop.
posted by dw at 12:45 PM on October 5, 2008


Quite.
posted by languagehat at 1:02 PM on October 5, 2008


Really.
posted by languagehat at 1:03 PM on October 5, 2008


somebody yesterday told us that they were born in 1975

See, when I glanced at that I thought it said 1795, and I was all like "Whoa, vampire!"
posted by languagehat at 1:04 PM on October 5, 2008


True story.
posted by languagehat at 1:04 PM on October 5, 2008


Unbelievable: 1800 comments!
posted by languagehat at 1:05 PM on October 5, 2008


Very impressive!
posted by trip and a half at 1:22 PM on October 5, 2008


Wow.
posted by box at 1:29 PM on October 5, 2008


you can say that again bo
posted by Rumple at 1:32 PM on October 5, 2008


x
posted by Rumple at 1:32 PM on October 5, 2008


zoophilia round: sexiest animals?
posted by Rumple at 1:33 PM on October 5, 2008


aardcocks
posted by Rumple at 1:34 PM on October 5, 2008


Boobies!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:36 PM on October 5, 2008


Cocks!
posted by Kattullus at 1:56 PM on October 5, 2008


Dongs!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:00 PM on October 5, 2008


Epenis!
posted by cgc373 at 2:21 PM on October 5, 2008


Franks and beans?
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 2:52 PM on October 5, 2008


Gleeking!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:52 PM on October 5, 2008


Hubba. Hubba.
posted by wendell at 4:24 PM on October 5, 2008


I'd hit it.
posted by flabdablet at 4:53 PM on October 5, 2008


jessamyn will spank you for that
posted by Rumple at 4:55 PM on October 5, 2008


Kangaroos! I mean, Underoos!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:50 PM on October 5, 2008


Le Pew, Pepé.
posted by yhbc at 5:56 PM on October 5, 2008


Muffapotamus.
posted by not_on_display at 6:32 PM on October 5, 2008


Mackerels, flabdablet! This transgression may seriously compromise operational security. My.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:34 PM on October 5, 2008


Neuticles.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:57 PM on October 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ouch!
posted by flabdablet at 6:59 PM on October 5, 2008


Praying mantis.
posted by box at 7:40 PM on October 5, 2008


quonsars!
posted by dg at 8:13 PM on October 5, 2008


rabbits, of course
posted by not_on_display at 8:19 PM on October 5, 2008


Smilodon! Just look at these protruding canines! ROWR!
posted by Kattullus at 10:32 PM on October 5, 2008


Tiggers like eating anything honey.
posted by Rumple at 11:22 PM on October 5, 2008


Ululating ungulates.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:24 AM on October 6, 2008


Vixen. vixens? Vixie?
posted by dg at 1:27 AM on October 6, 2008


Walrus, I am the.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:25 AM on October 6, 2008


Xenophily.
posted by languagehat at 6:35 AM on October 6, 2008


Yew-View-La!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:08 AM on October 6, 2008


Zippity Bop! (Innocuous, yet predictable.)
posted by cgc373 at 8:11 AM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Awful good.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 9:12 AM on October 6, 2008


Bent neutral.
posted by cgc373 at 9:25 AM on October 6, 2008


Chaotic medium.
posted by cgc373 at 9:25 AM on October 6, 2008


Devil's lawful.
posted by cgc373 at 9:26 AM on October 6, 2008


Empirical good.
posted by cgc373 at 9:26 AM on October 6, 2008


False positive.
posted by cgc373 at 9:27 AM on October 6, 2008


Greater evil.
posted by cgc373 at 9:27 AM on October 6, 2008


Half-elven.
posted by cgc373 at 9:32 AM on October 6, 2008


Indignant neutral.
posted by cgc373 at 9:33 AM on October 6, 2008


Jerkish good.
posted by cgc373 at 9:33 AM on October 6, 2008


Kattullun modest.
posted by cgc373 at 9:36 AM on October 6, 2008


Lawful gross.
posted by cgc373 at 9:36 AM on October 6, 2008


Mighty ducked.
posted by cgc373 at 9:36 AM on October 6, 2008


Neutral boring.
posted by cgc373 at 9:37 AM on October 6, 2008


Overt stealth.
posted by cgc373 at 9:37 AM on October 6, 2008


Pocket protected.
posted by cgc373 at 9:37 AM on October 6, 2008


Quiet stupid.
posted by cgc373 at 9:38 AM on October 6, 2008


Rotten good.
posted by cgc373 at 9:38 AM on October 6, 2008


Stupid evil.
posted by cgc373 at 9:39 AM on October 6, 2008


Tepid neutral.
posted by cgc373 at 9:39 AM on October 6, 2008


Utter chaotic.
posted by cgc373 at 9:40 AM on October 6, 2008


Very good.
posted by cgc373 at 9:40 AM on October 6, 2008


what
posted by cgc373 at 9:40 AM on October 6, 2008


x-D&Der
posted by cgc373 at 9:41 AM on October 6, 2008


You wondered what the theme was?
posted by cgc373 at 9:42 AM on October 6, 2008


Zero.

Anyone want to give me odds on this thread turning into a cult thread?
posted by Kattullus at 11:17 PM on September 6 [+] [!]

posted by cgc373 at 9:43 AM on October 6, 2008


Also sprach Zarathustra
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:13 AM on October 6, 2008


Berlin Alexanderplatz
posted by languagehat at 10:25 AM on October 6, 2008


Can't we all just get along???
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 10:28 AM on October 6, 2008


Deutschland über alles?
posted by cgc373 at 10:50 AM on October 6, 2008


Erlkönig.
posted by cgc373 at 10:56 AM on October 6, 2008


Final Fantasy Seven, I can't do all the Germans.
posted by cgc373 at 11:40 AM on October 6, 2008


Germans.
posted by cgc373 at 11:40 AM on October 6, 2008


Hitler. (Palin comparison. Too easy.)
posted by cgc373 at 11:41 AM on October 6, 2008


Ich bin ein Giant cortex–style donut.
posted by cgc373 at 11:41 AM on October 6, 2008


Just add the extra letters to donut for me, would ya?
posted by cgc373 at 11:42 AM on October 6, 2008


Köchel catalogue.
posted by cgc373 at 11:43 AM on October 6, 2008


Lorelei.
posted by languagehat at 11:50 AM on October 6, 2008


München.
posted by box at 11:52 AM on October 6, 2008


Nuremcheeseburger
posted by Rumple at 12:09 PM on October 6, 2008


Oh Canada!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:25 PM on October 6, 2008


please please please can we get to 2,000 before this closes life is made of such small victories & defeats
posted by Rumple at 12:39 PM on October 6, 2008


Quick,
posted by box at 12:40 PM on October 6, 2008


rabbit-like,
posted by box at 12:41 PM on October 6, 2008


speedy,
posted by box at 12:41 PM on October 6, 2008


the
posted by box at 12:42 PM on October 6, 2008


underwhelming
posted by box at 12:43 PM on October 6, 2008


Visigoth
posted by box at 12:44 PM on October 6, 2008


waved
posted by box at 12:44 PM on October 6, 2008


xeroxed
posted by box at 12:45 PM on October 6, 2008


Yemeni
posted by box at 12:45 PM on October 6, 2008


ziggurats.
posted by box at 12:46 PM on October 6, 2008


And now, the booking bands round
posted by Rumple at 12:52 PM on October 6, 2008


Bad Company of Strangers
posted by Rumple at 12:55 PM on October 6, 2008


Children of Men Without Hats
posted by box at 12:59 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Colorado - Obama
Florida - McCain
Indiana - McCain
Minnesota - Obama
Missouri -McCain
Nevada - Obama
New Hampshire - Obama
North Carolina - McCain
Ohio - Obama
Virginia - Obama

Obama by 6.9%
posted by Eideteker at 1:01 PM on October 6, 2008


Dead Milkmen, Tibetian book of the
posted by not_on_display at 1:08 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Exodus
posted by box at 1:10 PM on October 6, 2008


Frankie Goes to Hollywood Babylon
posted by box at 1:17 PM on October 6, 2008


Freebird!
posted by languagehat at 1:17 PM on October 6, 2008


Frankie Valli of the Dolls
posted by kosem at 1:18 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Gorillas in the Mister Bungle
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:23 PM on October 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Heavy D and The Dangerous Book For Boys
posted by box at 1:32 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Interpol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare
posted by dersins at 1:33 PM on October 6, 2008


Jimmy Eat The Post-American World
posted by box at 1:40 PM on October 6, 2008


(Just wanted to say "thanks for the game" before the thread closes!)
posted by not_on_display at 1:40 PM on October 6, 2008


Koran Duran
posted by not_on_display at 1:42 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Life, the Universe and Everything But the Girl
posted by box at 1:48 PM on October 6, 2008


Madness! Madness!
posted by From Bklyn at 1:49 PM on October 6, 2008


Nicholas Nickelback
posted by box at 1:52 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Out of Afrika Babmbaataa
posted by kosem at 1:56 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pish.
posted by Kattullus at 1:57 PM on October 6, 2008


Quimby the Modest Mouse
posted by not_on_display at 2:02 PM on October 6, 2008


Roger, Wilco.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:07 PM on October 6, 2008


Storming Heaven 17.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:10 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Tina Turner Diaries
posted by kosem at 2:19 PM on October 6, 2008


Ululating Mummies little helper.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:22 PM on October 6, 2008


Veruca Salt Lick
posted by yhbc at 2:23 PM on October 6, 2008


White Lion in Winter
posted by dersins at 2:28 PM on October 6, 2008


X Men
posted by dersins at 2:31 PM on October 6, 2008


Yo La TenGo Tell it on the Mountain
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:35 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Y: The Last Man or Astroman?
posted by box at 2:35 PM on October 6, 2008


Zip and the Mersmen Are From Mars, Women are from Venus
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:40 PM on October 6, 2008


Anne of Green Jello
posted by box at 2:45 PM on October 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Behind the sea-foam green door.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:51 PM on October 6, 2008


Colorless green ideas sleep with the fishes.
posted by languagehat at 2:52 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Creedence Clearwater for Chocolate
posted by box at 2:53 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Donnie Dark Knight of the Living Dead.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:01 PM on October 6, 2008


Elric Astley of Melniboné
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:01 PM on October 6, 2008


Fugazi and Harriet the Spy
posted by box at 3:10 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Gwen Stefanimal Farm
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:16 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Harriet the 8-Eyed Spy
posted by box at 3:29 PM on October 6, 2008


Ignoratio elenchi and the philosophers stone
posted by mrzarquon at 3:39 PM on October 6, 2008


Jungle Brothers Karamazov
posted by kosem at 3:47 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Klaatu for Tea
posted by Rumple at 3:58 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Leo Kottke.org
posted by Rumple at 4:13 PM on October 6, 2008


Mike and the Mechanic's Guide to the Volkswagen 411 Squareback 1962-1968
posted by Rumple at 4:17 PM on October 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Dr. Jekyll and Mister Mister
posted by not_on_display at 4:18 PM on October 6, 2008


Necrinomicounting Crows
posted by not_on_display at 4:21 PM on October 6, 2008


Ozzy Osbourne Free
posted by Rumple at 4:31 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ozomatli Crüe
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:31 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Heart of Darkness
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:32 PM on October 6, 2008


Oh wait, Ozomatli Fool Personal Finance Workbooks?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:32 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Psychic TV on the Radiohead
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:39 PM on October 6, 2008


Prince and the Revolution For the Hell of It
posted by box at 4:39 PM on October 6, 2008


Queens of the Stone Age Economics
posted by Rumple at 4:41 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Queen Bees and B.B. King
posted by box at 4:43 PM on October 6, 2008


Rabbit Run DMC
posted by Rumple at 4:46 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sex and the Single Woman's Pistols
posted by Rumple at 4:55 PM on October 6, 2008


The Talented Mr. Mister
posted by box at 4:57 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


The The Bible
posted by Rumple at 4:57 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Under the Banner of Heaven 17
posted by box at 4:59 PM on October 6, 2008


The Very Hungry Cat Power
posted by box at 5:01 PM on October 6, 2008


War of the Worlds, Ugh! What Is It Good For?
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:14 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


XTC and the Agony
posted by Rumple at 5:23 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Alright... what lessons have we learned from our marathon alphabet game?
posted by Kattullus at 5:26 PM on October 6, 2008


Bites to be Y and Z?
posted by Rumple at 5:28 PM on October 6, 2008


You moron, Kattullus... pay attention... not on A yet. The alphabet wasn't apparently a lesson I learned... ever.
posted by Kattullus at 5:28 PM on October 6, 2008


Zut alors! And now even more out of whack.
posted by Kattullus at 5:29 PM on October 6, 2008


Alright... what lessons have we learned from our marathon alphabet game?
posted by Rumple at 5:33 PM on October 6, 2008


Big threads load very, very slowly.
posted by dersins at 5:36 PM on October 6, 2008


(Case in point)
posted by dersins at 5:37 PM on October 6, 2008


Big, important lessons?
posted by box at 5:37 PM on October 6, 2008


Delicious lessons?
posted by box at 5:39 PM on October 6, 2008


Errrr... lessons, or lesions?
posted by not_on_display at 5:43 PM on October 6, 2008


Fun is not always inversely proportional to thread length.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:59 PM on October 6, 2008


Good point, even if I did at first think you said "fun is not always inversely proportional to length"
posted by dg at 6:22 PM on October 6, 2008


Having taken part in a month-long alphabet game I feel less inclined to make fun of other community boards for being silly.
posted by Kattullus at 6:32 PM on October 6, 2008


Igneous rocks are those which are formed from magma.
posted by box at 6:38 PM on October 6, 2008


Just sayin' that month long game or no, I still can't think of very many words that start with X.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:44 PM on October 6, 2008


Kattallus wrecked the Icelandic economy
posted by Rumple at 7:09 PM on October 6, 2008


Lickspittle is a funny word.
posted by Rumple at 7:18 PM on October 6, 2008


Month-long you say? Sometimes, it seems that it takes a month just to load this thread.
posted by dg at 7:23 PM on October 6, 2008


NO I DIDN'T! okay... yes I did
posted by Kattullus at 7:28 PM on October 6, 2008


onomatopoeia sounds like it looks
posted by Rumple at 7:50 PM on October 6, 2008


People... I said PEOPLE! We have a job to do here and we're going to do it!
posted by wendell at 8:09 PM on October 6, 2008


Quickly people... I said PEOPLE! We have a few hours left and only about 30 comments to make 2K. Now get moving!
posted by wendell at 8:10 PM on October 6, 2008


Right on, comrade! I was just jumping into the thread to say the same thing.
posted by Kattullus at 8:16 PM on October 6, 2008


Sally forth!
posted by Rumple at 8:20 PM on October 6, 2008


Tallyho! fair threadmates... only 105 minutes to make 2000.
posted by Kattullus at 8:34 PM on October 6, 2008


Terry and the Pirates! (we're doing comic strip names now, right?)
posted by wendell at 8:35 PM on October 6, 2008


Uh..... sorry?
posted by wendell at 8:36 PM on October 6, 2008


Vrooooom!
posted by not_on_display at 8:37 PM on October 6, 2008


Which means we're doing comic strip sounds.
posted by not_on_display at 8:37 PM on October 6, 2008


Xigga Xogga Xoooogga!
posted by wendell at 8:40 PM on October 6, 2008


xcellent!

* taps fingertips together *
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:40 PM on October 6, 2008


xx
posted by Rumple at 8:41 PM on October 6, 2008


yarrr
posted by Rumple at 8:44 PM on October 6, 2008


zot!
posted by Rumple at 8:46 PM on October 6, 2008


AAUGH!
posted by not_on_display at 8:48 PM on October 6, 2008


aargh
posted by Rumple at 8:49 PM on October 6, 2008


Bulgroz! Gnol evil Burlgroz!
posted by Kattullus at 8:51 PM on October 6, 2008


BLAM!
posted by Rumple at 8:52 PM on October 6, 2008


CR-R-RUNCH!
posted by wendell at 8:54 PM on October 6, 2008


D'oh!
posted by dg at 8:56 PM on October 6, 2008


Eek! I wanted to do Donk Donk
posted by wendell at 8:58 PM on October 6, 2008


DING DING
posted by Rumple at 8:58 PM on October 6, 2008


Criminy Jicket! Backwards now!
posted by Kattullus at 9:00 PM on October 6, 2008


Fap
posted by Rumple at 9:01 PM on October 6, 2008


Going thisaway? Or thataway?
posted by wendell at 9:06 PM on October 6, 2008


Hell if I know...
posted by Kattullus at 9:11 PM on October 6, 2008


I think it's this way to the Great Egress
posted by not_on_display at 9:17 PM on October 6, 2008


Jo-Jo is that way, for sure.
posted by Rumple at 9:20 PM on October 6, 2008




Lemon Curry?
posted by not_on_display at 9:36 PM on October 6, 2008


methinks... it's only fitting.
posted by Kattullus at 9:38 PM on October 6, 2008


No, we should jsut stop at 1,999.
posted by dg at 9:40 PM on October 6, 2008


Or not ...
posted by dg at 9:41 PM on October 6, 2008


OH YEAH!
posted by wendell at 9:41 PM on October 6, 2008


OH NO!
posted by wendell at 9:42 PM on October 6, 2008


OH BOY! - Dr. Sam Beckett
posted by wendell at 9:43 PM on October 6, 2008


POW
posted by Rumple at 9:44 PM on October 6, 2008


Quickly, Earl, the unguent!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:47 PM on October 6, 2008


Rectal or oral administration?
posted by dg at 9:53 PM on October 6, 2008


Sisters! Brothers! We have fulfilled our sacred mission. It is time for our holy reward. Pour the chamomile tea and bring out the saltines! Make the nightstand laden with dried fruit! Let milk pour forth from the mouth of a ceramic bovine! WE SHALL FEAST, brothers and sisters!
posted by Kattullus at 9:53 PM on October 6, 2008


Talisker?
posted by Rumple at 10:09 PM on October 6, 2008


u betcha
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:15 PM on October 6, 2008


Very well.... though my stomach doesn't do well with whiskey. I might vomit. Maybe I'll have some chamomile tea first.
posted by Kattullus at 10:18 PM on October 6, 2008


Violetta would like one too, if you're buying
posted by Rumple at 10:18 PM on October 6, 2008


Whiskey? Or chamomile?
posted by Kattullus at 10:19 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


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