Getting it from the horse's mouth. December 2, 2008 11:38 AM   Subscribe

This is why I still read MetaFilter.
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter-Related at 11:38 AM (52 comments total)

two in the same day!
posted by Artw at 11:46 AM on December 2, 2008


Quick, someone make a post about Alan Moore or Bob Dylan!!!

Who am I kidding? Damn my internet-averse heroes!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:53 AM on December 2, 2008 [4 favorites]


They crazy thing is, I though Amanda Palmer DIED on Twin Peaks.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:55 AM on December 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Rex has also made an appearance today, although, true to the subject of the thread, it wasn't to add any new information but instead to be breezy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:08 PM on December 2, 2008


Yeah, artw, but effugas is a 10K'er. That's old skool.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:08 PM on December 2, 2008


God, I don't even understand the linked comment. But I favorited it anyway, because I know that I'll keep reading about this via askme or the front page, and eventually, understanding will come.
posted by rtha at 12:12 PM on December 2, 2008


When I occasionally gets linked on the front page, nobody acts all excited when I show up in the thread.

But I blame myself for that.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:26 PM on December 2, 2008


Horses mouthness is always cool. Didn't effugas chime in when the DNS thing first came up earlier in the year?

Someone should post about Stephen Fry - I bet he'd join in a nanosecond, resulting in a massive fanspasm, and, after his fifth toodle-pip of a MetaTalk post, the sudden, terrifying realisation that, on the web at least, he's the British Miguel Cardoso.
posted by jack_mo at 12:33 PM on December 2, 2008


God, Metafilter is cool.
posted by Phire at 12:34 PM on December 2, 2008


I get excited, Astro.

Why haven't you called?
posted by ODiV at 12:36 PM on December 2, 2008


We actually sneak into your bedroom and watch you sleep at night.
posted by Artw at 12:40 PM on December 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


If you're a vampire with a lot of hair gel, that's pretty hot. If not, is there any way you could become a vampire with a lot of hair gel?
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:45 PM on December 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


No, sorry.

Artw, do you want to swap your Friday night for my Sunday mid-afternoon? I have a softball game.
posted by ODiV at 12:48 PM on December 2, 2008


Oh, I forgot to tell you guys that I might be out late on Friday, but you know where the keys are.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:02 PM on December 2, 2008


I’ll get the glitter!
posted by Artw at 1:06 PM on December 2, 2008


This is why I still read MetaFilter.

What about the monthly delivery of brownies to all A+ members?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:13 PM on December 2, 2008


What about the monthly delivery of brownies to all A+ members?

Is that what was in that flaming paper bag on my doorstep?
posted by Burhanistan at 1:25 PM on December 2, 2008 [7 favorites]


I already said most of this in the comically effusive MeMail I sent Kaminsky a few days ago, but I really consider him to be the internet version of Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet officer that saved the world from nuclear war.

I mean, if I understand the issue correctly (and I probably don't) he had total control of the internet. He could have sold the technique to The Red Chinese, allowing them to intercept valuable intelligence on rival nations. Or hell, he could have allowed the Bush administration even more untraceable wiretap powers. He could have transferred billions to the cause of his choice, good or evil. Or he could have scrambled the web beyond repair in a fit of anarchic glee.

So hats off again to Mefi's Own effugas for not allowing absolute power to corrupt absolutely.

And maybe, if I'm hyperbolic enough in my praise, he will send me ten movies streaming across that internet, or maybe my own personal internet.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:25 PM on December 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Errr, I don't think those were brownies Brandon. Or maybe that's just what us B- members get?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:33 PM on December 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I regret eating the burning front door step brown paper bag brownies.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:36 PM on December 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Huh. I've been getting a giant basket of chocolate truffles with MF stamped on the side delivered every week. Is that because of the cabal membership?
posted by eyeballkid at 1:42 PM on December 2, 2008


Selling secrets to the red Chinese DOES sound rather cool and bond vilainesque. Needs more satelites though, and some of those cool see-through suits.

(Also someone will probably kick you into your own nuclear reactor)
posted by Artw at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2008


what drives me crazy is when the vampire is all like hey man i can only use vegan hair product and it's like okay what the fuck you do NOT have the moral high ground here you photosensitive plasma junkie motherfucker
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2008 [4 favorites]


Oh shit, honestly? We've been through this in how many vegan vampire threads? It's just one of the things MetaFilter does not do well.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:07 PM on December 2, 2008


My doorstep brownies arrived in a policeman's helmet. And then someone stole it.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:12 PM on December 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is whether or not a restaurant will provide celery blood to a vegan vampire, even if it's off the menu, a good metric for the level of service it provides?
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2008


Is whether or not a restaurant will provide celery blood to a vegan vampire, even if it's off the menu, a good metric for the level of service it provides?

When you're a vampire, everything's off-menu.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:21 PM on December 2, 2008


Vampires and movie stars share the habit of showing up at restaurants and ordering whatever the hell they please and just expecting the chef to make it for them. They also share a tendency to leave corpses in the alley.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:36 PM on December 2, 2008


Vampires do usually go over 15% though, which is more than I can say for Tom Hanks, the cheap bastard.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:38 PM on December 2, 2008


They also share a tendency to leave corpses in the alley.

Only when the bartender doesn't know how to mix a real Bloody Mary.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:39 PM on December 2, 2008


That's what vampires, movie stars, and Astro Zombies have in common.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:40 PM on December 2, 2008


Amanda Palmer? Where would I find a magician at such short notice?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:16 PM on December 2, 2008


What about the monthly delivery of brownies to all A+ members?

Wait, we're getting graded now? Fuck. I'll just take the "E" for "effort" they give to the special needs students and be on my way... just like always.
posted by quin at 3:30 PM on December 2, 2008


I show up here every day. Sometimes I put in long hours snarking, lurking, and generally posting garbage. Do I get any recognition? Prizes? Offers of marriage? No. Nothing.

* sniff *
posted by blue_beetle at 3:44 PM on December 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I got a rock.
posted by BeerFilter at 4:10 PM on December 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Metafilter is cool."

...by association.
posted by Eideteker at 4:17 PM on December 2, 2008


* sniff *

Yeah, the brownies do smell pretty crappy.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:22 PM on December 2, 2008


Today, before work, I was walking over to a local diner to get some coffee. I had my iPod earbuds in, blaring "Disposable Heroes" at peak volume. Some homeless dude made smoking gestures at me. Since I believe in smoker's karma, I gave him one. He looked like he'd slept in a dumpster, except for his meticulously red-painted fingernails. He looked me dead in the face and said in avery earnest voice, "I saw your sister. She's not dead, she's alive, you know." Okay.

Then after work, I wandered into a superdupermegamondomart and saw this on the shelf, and bought myself a present.
posted by jonmc at 5:08 PM on December 2, 2008


I'm starting to notice a bit of a pattern here.
posted by teraflop at 5:13 PM on December 2, 2008 [9 favorites]


I'm a one-man welcome wagon.

Really, I love it when the show-up-in-the-thread thing happens, is all. But I didn't realize I was quite so consistent and exclusive in that use. I use it as a greeting in friendly admin emails too.

posted by cortex (staff) at 5:22 PM on December 2, 2008


Switch it up...how about: Ahoyhoyzone?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:12 PM on December 2, 2008


I got a rock.

Every goddamn Halloween I had to be driven over to my grandparents house so my grandfather could pretend not to recognize me and put a rock in my bag.

Damn, I miss that guy.
posted by yhbc at 8:05 PM on December 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Didn't Dan Kaminsky also do a song on the "O Brother Where Out Thar?" soundtrack?
posted by NoMich at 8:42 PM on December 2, 2008


I'll just take the "E" for "effort" they give to the special needs students and be on my way... just like always.

*Thinks about the acres of purple 'Participant' ribbons from Piste et Pelouse1, cries into comic book*

1It's like Track and Field Day! But in French, so I could suck twice as hard!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:15 PM on December 2, 2008


...Swoons at effugas's feet....
posted by Lynsey at 10:42 PM on December 2, 2008


:)
posted by caddis at 11:01 PM on December 2, 2008


so when i posted the fpp i had no clue kaminsky was even a mefi member. in fact i didn't understand anything in the wired article at all. but i knew it was important and i knew someone here would explain it.

heres one for luck.
posted by Glibpaxman at 1:05 AM on December 3, 2008


We don’t have grades here. A member either learns and gets an “L,” or they fluctuate in their learning.

What do we get for that?

An “F.”

Mis-tah F!
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:51 AM on December 3, 2008


Clearly, cortex is Munch.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:27 AM on December 3, 2008


*waves excitedly*
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:34 AM on December 3, 2008


Didn't Dan Kaminsky also do a song on the "O Brother Where Out Thar?" soundtrack?
posted by NoMich at 10:42 PM on December 2 [+] [!]


Two minor corrections:

1 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the correct title spelling, and

2 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Tyminski

Also, I'd love for someone to do an Alison Krauss FPP.
posted by ZakDaddy at 10:36 AM on December 3, 2008


Can this be put in the sidebar? I almost missed it.
posted by damn dirty ape at 7:07 AM on December 4, 2008


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