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In this FPP, pjern averred that almost everyone is familiar with airliners.net; the resultant answers from people who were innocent of it led me to search out what other things everybody knows, according to FPPs:

•Chanukah overlaps Christmas this year
•hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds.
•waterboarding
•how seriously Italians take their food.
•the exact date when they've been hit
•porn drives technology
•about Fabio,
•that the phrase Beware the Ides of March comes from the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar
•the Ben Folds original and the Iron&Wine's cover version of Such Great Heights
•big business does things better than nature, god and everything else.
•the date that Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were all killed in a plane crash after their last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa.
•one of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit
•there's a possibility of violence against the president, especially in light of recent events.
•the Carcharodon carcharias--usually by its popularized name The Great White Shark
•perception is reality
•that time is money
•that Bush and his inner circle were well-aware that they were using false "evidence" of Iraqi WMD
•the Bush and Windsor families are linked by (reptilian) blood
•about Craigslist,
•the consequences of killing three Americans
•Wal-Mart
•that the Nazi saboteurs were part of a plot cracked by FBI agents and justly imprisoned and executed*
•the Transformers and Batman
•the fact that priests violated the sanctity of their religion
•Chank
•The Rumor
•Maxis for the SimCity games
•the shawl of a TV producer makes for a great cleaning cloth
•the funnest holiday ever is really SanFranProdigalMefitesMeetupMas!
•that there is a 14 day grace period to get your papers sorted out.
•you come in at 8:00
•about TAL
•no one actually reads Projects
•that the larger the image sensor, the better it is for the picture
•about Honda's flashy ASIMO
•that the common cold is caused by a virus/that's it's also caused by being out in the cold or rain, going to sleep with wet hair, whatever
•somebody named Matt
•the problem: you order something online, you track the package, and on the day it's "out for delivery," you come home not to find your merch, but instead a door tag.
•that gangsta rap promotes sexism, homophobia... and fascism.
•about music, warez, pr0n and movies
•those storytellers who have everybody hanging on to their every word, whose stories are always funny and never dull.
•it's important to speak English**
•about book collecting
•true love can only be found on Fat Tuesday


*May be wrong
**except these knuckleheads
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter-Related at 1:02 PM (171 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

pew, pew, pitchew...
posted by studentbaker at 1:06 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


It reads the the longwinded bit at the beginning of a Congressional resolution; I enjoy prefixing each line with "whereas" and imagining a really spectacular resolution at the end.
posted by nowonmai at 1:15 PM on December 19, 2008 [15 favorites]


Everyone knows that one of the first comments in any MeTa post will be some ill-tempered smartarse bastard pissing on the whole enterprise from the get-go. And here I am!
posted by Abiezer at 1:15 PM on December 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


So what's this Ewe Tubes thing I keep hearing about?
posted by jamaro at 1:18 PM on December 19, 2008


Everybody knows she's a femme fatale.
posted by box at 1:19 PM on December 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


I hate to say this as I'll probably regret it and I'm sure I'm missing the point of this post, but think of MeFi as a very smart place and I'm always a little disappointed when people don't know that the phrase Beware the Ides of March comes from the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar. It's like when I went to college which I imagined was filled with smart and curious people and a young woman in a history class had never heard of FDR, or polio, or the Great Depression. Nothing, sorry, not ringing any bells. Was it a movie? She'd heard of movies.
posted by fixedgear at 1:21 PM on December 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


I didn't know that the captain lied.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:22 PM on December 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


I wonder if that's true, about knowing someone named Matt. That might actually be true.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:25 PM on December 19, 2008


How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
posted by netbros at 1:25 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I didn't know I had this sinkin' feelin'.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:26 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


links plz tia
posted by dersins at 1:27 PM on December 19, 2008


How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?

He's got an F250 with a plow and snow chains.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:27 PM on December 19, 2008


So, if you go through the list and add up all the ones you know, that's like your Everybody Score?
posted by burnmp3s at 1:31 PM on December 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Thats how it goes,
Everybody knows.
posted by txsebastien at 1:32 PM on December 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?

He's got an F250 with a plow and snow chains.


Thanks wino. Do they ask that in the job interview?
posted by netbros at 1:33 PM on December 19, 2008


Fixedgear: I agree that it is smart, and cultural illiteracy also drives me batty. I have seen the airliners. net pics for years, I rarely read Projects, and I know all about the Great White Shark. Still, because I do not know Chank, I feel shame.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:34 PM on December 19, 2008


Thanks wino. Do they ask that in the job interview?

They just hire the guy with the truck with the plow, duh!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:34 PM on December 19, 2008


•that the bird is the word.
posted by inigo2 at 1:37 PM on December 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


I know Matt Bojanwski. He is in no way related to Jojo Bojanowski of the Adrian Bulldog's Hockey Team.
posted by studentbaker at 1:38 PM on December 19, 2008


•a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:41 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


links?
where are the links to these things everybody knows?
posted by caddis at 1:46 PM on December 19, 2008


we are all one

I'm not just everybody.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:50 PM on December 19, 2008


I see a lot of these working as Metafilter tag lines. Probably a band name or two in there also.
posted by marxchivist at 1:51 PM on December 19, 2008




•that time is money

So we can just wait this financial crisis out?
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:56 PM on December 19, 2008


•it's important to speak English**

**except these knuckleheads


Is that the point of this post? That it's poor style to use the phrase "everybody knows foo"?

If so, it's also pretty poor style to bury your main point in the footnote of the 42nd bullet-point in a 44-point list.

Or is this a very specific sort of infodump?
posted by CKmtl at 2:02 PM on December 19, 2008


pew, pew, pitchew...

To this day, my boyfriend regrets not coming in with me when I got my laser eye surgery to make these noises.
posted by spec80 at 2:03 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


They should make laser eyes that are capable of being used to do laser eye surgery with. Yeah you lost your eye in that accident but every Tuesday and Thursday you sidle on over to the docs office, stand over someone and use your LASER EYE to correct their vision.
posted by cashman at 2:09 PM on December 19, 2008


yay! i'm snowed in toooooo
posted by lunit at 2:13 PM on December 19, 2008


Merry Christmas mothafuckas!

Chanukah overlaps Christmas this year
hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds.
waterboarding
how seriously Italians take their food.
the exact date when they've been hit
porn drives technology
about Fabio,
that the phrase Beware the Ides of March comes from the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar
the Ben Folds original and the Iron&Wine's cover version of Such Great Heights
big business does things better than nature, god and everything else.
the date that Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were all killed in a plane crash after their last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa.
one of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit
there's a possibility of violence against the president, especially in light of recent events.
the Carcharodon carcharias--usually by its popularized name The Great White Shark
perception is reality
that time is money
that Bush and his inner circle were well-aware that they were using false "evidence" of Iraqi WMD
the Bush and Windsor families are linked by (reptilian) blood
about Craigslist,
the consequences of killing three Americans
Wal-Mart
that the Nazi saboteurs were part of a plot cracked by FBI agents and justly imprisoned and executed*
the Transformers and Batman
the fact that priests violated the sanctity of their religion
Chank
The Rumor
Maxis for the SimCity games
the shawl of a TV producer makes for a great cleaning cloth
the funnest holiday ever is really SanFranProdigalMefitesMeetupMas!
that there is a 14 day grace period to get your papers sorted out.
you come in at 8:00
about TAL
no one actually reads Projects
that the larger the image sensor, the better it is for the picture
about Honda's flashy ASIMO
that the common cold is caused by a virus/that's it's also caused by being out in the cold or rain, going to sleep with wet hair, whatever
somebody named Matt
the problem: you order something online, you track the package, and on the day it's "out for delivery," you come home not to find your merch, but instead a door tag.
that gangsta rap promotes sexism, homophobia... and fascism.
about music, warez, pr0n and movies
those storytellers who have everybody hanging on to their every word, whose stories are always funny and never dull.
it's important to speak English**
about book collecting
true love can only be found on Fat Tuesday
posted by gman at 2:23 PM on December 19, 2008 [38 favorites]


How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?

My old neighbor would take the train. Or drive his plow enabled monster truck, but he started taking the T when gas hit $3/gal.

•Chanukah overlaps Christmas this year

I didn't know. Bad Jew. No kreplach.

And I know no one name Matt. I not a very good Mefite either.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 2:33 PM on December 19, 2008


Everyone knows that I'd hit it.
posted by found missing at 2:40 PM on December 19, 2008


Everybody knows advice
That was given up for free
posted by zoinks at 2:43 PM on December 19, 2008


Everyone knows this is nowhere.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:49 PM on December 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Everybody dance now.
posted by box at 3:02 PM on December 19, 2008


• I shot the sherriff
• I did not shoot the deputy
posted by Thorzdad at 3:06 PM on December 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Top Googles for "everyone is familiar with" I know maybe half of them; there's at least two things on the list I can't even figure out why they're there.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:07 PM on December 19, 2008


Everybody knows the good guys lost.
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:09 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's real cold outside today.
posted by The Whelk at 3:17 PM on December 19, 2008


• that nose is not toes
posted by Wolof at 3:18 PM on December 19, 2008


Everybody knows

this is nowhere.
posted by dersins at 3:28 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


You're a man after my own heart, ricochet biscuit. Kudos.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:29 PM on December 19, 2008


Everybody knows that baby's got new clothes.
posted by fixedgear at 3:36 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


•Chanukah overlaps Christmas this year

And Kwanzaa too, I believe.
posted by inigo2 at 3:45 PM on December 19, 2008


I like to combine them:

  • porn drives technology about Fabio
  • the fact that priests violated the sanctity of their religion, Chank
  • somebody named Matt. the problem: you order something online, you track the package, and on the day it's "out for delivery,"
  • it's important to speak English about book collecting
  • The Rumor that time is money
  • one of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit about The Transformers and Batman
  • no one actually reads projects about Craigslist

  • posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:11 PM on December 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


    that gangsta rap promotes sexism, homophobia... and fascism.

    Hey, that's my line!

    I WAS BEING SARCASTIC
    posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:12 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody knows you're not in.

    (The Leonard Cohen jokes were taken, so here's some Seeds!)
    posted by klangklangston at 4:13 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


    Everyone knew you would post this.
    posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:18 PM on December 19, 2008


    whatever it is: i knew that.
    posted by msconduct at 4:24 PM on December 19, 2008


    It sucks to grow up. But everybody does.

    (so weird to be back here.)
    posted by Navelgazer at 4:25 PM on December 19, 2008 [3 favorites]




    everybody knows Custer died at little-big horn
    posted by brevator at 4:37 PM on December 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


    but brevator, what I'm saying is... maybe he didn't?
    posted by Navelgazer at 4:38 PM on December 19, 2008


    navelgazer- you didn't even need to think about it, did you?
    posted by brevator at 4:41 PM on December 19, 2008




    ...that Leonard Cohen song, apparently.
    posted by drjimmy11 at 5:05 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


    navelgazer- you didn't even need to think about it, did you?

    I believe the word he uses is "presupposes," but I lol'ed.
    posted by drjimmy11 at 5:06 PM on December 19, 2008




    While at the liquor store this afternoon, I heard a woman complaining that her snowplow driver was unable to plow her driveway because he was stuck in his own. That is god's own truth.

    Her friend did comment that she may wish to consider a new snow plow driver.
    posted by stet at 5:24 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody loves a winner,
    but when you lose
    you lose alone
    posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:36 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody loves somebody sometime. Everybody falls in love somehow.
    posted by fixedgear at 5:55 PM on December 19, 2008


    the Ben Folds original and the Iron&Wine's cover version of Such Great Heights

    Such Great Heights is a song by The Postal Service, which has been covered by Ben Folds and Iron and Wine, among others.
    posted by ludwig_van at 5:57 PM on December 19, 2008


    "Everybody knows you're not in. [love? Was your comment oddly Pruned?]

    Two screw-ups! If only I had three minutes to make myself look cool with a clever edit!
    posted by klangklangston at 6:23 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody falls in love somehow.

    Everybody fails in love somehow.
    posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:39 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everyone's an asshole
    Everyone's a creep
    I look out my window
    And there's garbage in the streets
    posted by jonmc at 6:41 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody knows that everyone needs a hug.
    posted by crossoverman at 6:52 PM on December 19, 2008


    I hate to say this as I'll probably regret it and I'm sure I'm missing the point of this post, but think of MeFi as a very smart place and I'm always a little disappointed when people don't know that the phrase Beware the Ides of March comes from the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar.

    The 15 of March may be historical, but the "beware the Ides of March" comes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.



    Act I, Scene II

    Soothsayer
    Beware the ides of March.

    CAESAR
    What man is that?

    BRUTUS
    A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

    CAESAR
    Set him before me; let me see his face.

    CASSIUS
    Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

    CAESAR
    What say'st thou to me now? speak once again.

    Soothsayer
    Beware the ides of March.

    CAESAR
    He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.


    posted by four panels at 6:57 PM on December 19, 2008


    •That this is my new favorite thread evar.
    posted by ninjew at 6:59 PM on December 19, 2008


    * The trouble I've seen
    * You're a dog
    * Anything
    posted by lore at 7:01 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


    • your name
    posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:07 PM on December 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


    Everybody Knows Why I Sing The Blues
    posted by nola at 7:16 PM on December 19, 2008


    - what you did last summer
    posted by cortex (staff) at 7:24 PM on December 19, 2008


    Nobody Everybody puts baby in the corner.
    posted by cowbellemoo at 7:37 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


    There'll be no more movies for a week or two
    No more running 'round with the usual crew
    Who cares?
    C'mon everybody ... c'mon everybody
    posted by jonmc at 7:55 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey.
    posted by Sailormom at 8:00 PM on December 19, 2008


    I'm not like everybody else.
    posted by hydrophonic at 8:03 PM on December 19, 2008


    I know what boys like
    I know what guys want
    I know what boys like
    Boys like
    Boys like me
    posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 8:12 PM on December 19, 2008




    Everybody is a star.
    posted by nonmerci at 8:53 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everyone knows nobody reads this far downthread. (in future, upthread if this is a long thread.)
    posted by not_on_display at 9:05 PM on December 19, 2008


    How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?

    Road crews don't wait until it stops snowing to start plowing.

    By the time the roads are so bad that sidestreets are unpassable, they've all been at work for hours, keeping the major roads open. They drove to work and got their plows before the snow started or shortly thereafter.
    posted by jacquilynne at 9:27 PM on December 19, 2008


    "How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
    posted by netbros at 1:25 PM"
    He drives a Volkswagen bug. I saw it in a TV ad so it must be true.
    posted by Cranberry at 9:36 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


    Everybody knows everything in TV ads is as isi like everything on the internet.
    posted by Cranberry at 9:37 PM on December 19, 2008


    as isi = like
    posted by Cranberry at 9:38 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody knows the moon landing was faked.
    posted by C17H19NO3 at 9:56 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody knows
    that baby's got new clothes
    But lately
    I see
    her ribbons and her bows

    Have fallen

    from

    her

    curls.
    posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:00 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


    i know nothing, fucker.

    yeah rum is good whats your point
    posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:58 PM on December 19, 2008


    Everybody hurts.
    posted by gingerbeer at 11:09 PM on December 19, 2008


    • The men don't know, but the little girls understand
    posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:24 PM on December 19, 2008




    Everybody knows birdherder birdherder is never never wrong wrong.

    100% true thing that only a few people know: I found true love on Fat Tuesday. Even though we married seven years later, we count our cohabiting from Fat Tuesday, 19 years ago this coming Mardi Gras.

    And so I'm perfectly willing to believe the rest of these true things that everybody knows.
    posted by taz at 5:18 AM on December 20, 2008


    everybody knows but me
    when you go where you shouldn't be
    where you go when you're feeling free
    posted by Stylus Happenstance at 5:43 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody knows that not everybody knows everything.
    posted by Devils Rancher at 6:31 AM on December 20, 2008


    (aw, man; birdherder's double was disappeared, so now my first sentence is meaningless. Meaningless!. But it was cute for while there, trust me.)
    posted by taz at 7:32 AM on December 20, 2008


    As every schoolboy knows, Cicero wrote: "Facinus est vincire civem Romanum; scelus verberare, prope parricidium, necare; quid dicam in crucem tollere."
    posted by languagehat at 7:46 AM on December 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


    Anyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant.

    But he's got... [sing it with me now!]... hiiiiigh hopes. He's got hiiiiigh hopes. He's got high apple pie in the skyyyy hopes!
    posted by amyms at 8:09 AM on December 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


    I'm guessing there's nothing that EVERYBODY knows, depending on how you define "everybody."

    The closest would be something like, "that they're hungry (when they ARE hungry)." But if you count people in comas, maybe even that's not true (though I'm not sure people in comas get hungry -- though THAT depends on how you define hungry).

    But I wonder what the most-known bit of common knowledge is in the world. Or in Western, first-world countries. Or in the US.

    What's better known in the US, the name of the president or the name of the currently most famous pop star?

    What's the best-known event in history? The best-known scientific fact? The best-known song ("Happy Birthday To You"?)? The best-known quotation? The best-known story?
    posted by grumblebee at 8:11 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody knows that water is wet.
    posted by cortex (staff) at 8:13 AM on December 20, 2008


    Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.
    posted by gman at 8:18 AM on December 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


    And beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    posted by fixedgear at 8:27 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody knows that water is wet.

    Including all newborn infants?
    posted by grumblebee at 8:38 AM on December 20, 2008


    And 1d6 rounds of fear barring a successful roll to save against spell is in another eye of the beholder.
    posted by cortex (staff) at 8:42 AM on December 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


    And everybody knows not to fuck with beholders.
    posted by waraw at 8:42 AM on December 20, 2008


    dammit
    posted by waraw at 8:42 AM on December 20, 2008


    But I wonder what the most-known bit of common knowledge is in the world. Or in Western, first-world countries. Or in the US.

    Depends on how you define "knowledge" and "common" and "Western."

    The one thing that everybody knows? Possibly the idea that others dont know what you're thinking except that which you betray by communication (gestures, words, actions). That is, the idea that your thoughts are your own.

    But then, I have no idea if everybody knows that.
    posted by vacapinta at 8:44 AM on December 20, 2008


    Man, infants don't know shit. I don't know if you're aware of this, but they are incredibly dumb helpless things who do not qualify to take the Knowing Stuff That People Know exam.
    posted by cortex (staff) at 8:46 AM on December 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


    Man, infants don't know shit.

    Not true: they know all the things that people instinctual know, including (possibly) some rudimentary arithmetic.
    posted by grumblebee at 8:53 AM on December 20, 2008


    (Also, infants probably do literally know "shit.")
    posted by grumblebee at 8:54 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody has heard he's gonna buy me a mockingbird.
    posted by trip and a half at 8:57 AM on December 20, 2008


    Ah, but do they know "shit"? Or do they just have an abstract experiential awareness of shitness, free from meaningful ideation?

    It's called potty training, after all, not potty already-got-that-covered-so-no-diapers-for-me.
    posted by cortex (staff) at 8:58 AM on December 20, 2008


    And beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Actually, beauty is in the eye of Noddy Holder.
    posted by liam at 9:06 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody knows Cortex is just trying to parlay this post into the epistemological keystone of his bathroom index thing.
    posted by cowbellemoo at 9:11 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody puts the lotion on their skin or they get the hose again.
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:24 AM on December 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


    Everybody needs somebody to love.
    posted by box at 9:27 AM on December 20, 2008


    How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?

    The county let my neighbor keep it at his house. It wasn't as convenient as you'd think though, because my house was on his return route. So our street was The Last To Be Plowed, every time it snowed, at least in his assigned area (which was often in central minnesota).
    posted by ArgentCorvid at 9:32 AM on December 20, 2008


    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. It says that in mosaic tile in the bathroom of my favorite local pub.
    posted by fixedgear at 9:39 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody knows what they like.

    It's Fritos.
    posted by Stylus Happenstance at 9:49 AM on December 20, 2008


    A box of chocolate and a long stem rose
    posted by hortense at 10:03 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody knows what they like.

    It's Fritos.


    And nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.
    posted by amyms at 10:25 AM on December 20, 2008


    Srsly, everybody dance, NOW.
    posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:45 AM on December 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


    But I wonder what the most-known bit of common knowledge is in the world. Or in Western, first-world countries. Or in the US.


    I drink, therefore, I am.
    posted by generichuman at 11:25 AM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody puts the lotion on their skin or they get the hose again.

    ...and then it places the lotion in the basket.
    posted by gman at 11:26 AM on December 20, 2008


    - that beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.
    posted by schyler523 at 12:22 PM on December 20, 2008


    Here ya go schyler523.
    posted by fixedgear at 12:26 PM on December 20, 2008


    You know who else everybody knows?
    posted by kyleg at 12:36 PM on December 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


    Every body dance now!
    posted by betterton at 12:46 PM on December 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


    The exact date you've been hit? Have most people only been hit the once? I feel so victimized...
    posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:51 PM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody everybody

    (oww.)

    not to be confused with: Everybody! Everybody!
    posted by NikitaNikita at 3:33 PM on December 20, 2008


    I don't like Sara Lee, but I'm italian and supposedly take my food seriously (guanciale included).
    posted by francesca too at 4:08 PM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody leaves if they get the chance.
    posted by jokeefe at 4:43 PM on December 20, 2008


    Also, I have a gap in my popular culture recognition. What, exactly, does "it puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose" refer to? It's from one of those movies I've never seen, right?

    So, not everybody knows this one thing, at least.
    posted by jokeefe at 4:44 PM on December 20, 2008


    Everybody have fun tonight
    Everybody have fun tonight
    Everybody wang chung tonight
    Everybody have fun tonight
    Everybody wang chung tonight
    Everybody have fun
    posted by nooneyouknow at 4:46 PM on December 20, 2008


    Silence of the Lambs. It's okay, jokeefe.
    posted by woodway at 4:47 PM on December 20, 2008


    jokeefe - this scene from Silence of the Lambs.
    posted by nooneyouknow at 4:48 PM on December 20, 2008


    Sorry for the borked link: is not okay!! Here's imdb and wikipedia.
    posted by woodway at 4:53 PM on December 20, 2008


    Thanks! I've often wondered. I'm too wussy to have ever seen Silence of the Lambs.
    posted by jokeefe at 5:03 PM on December 20, 2008


    The Leonard Cohenology in this post is very incomplete. You've neglected to note:

    •that the war is over
    •the fight was fixed
    •that the boat is leaking
    •that you love me baby
    •that you've been faithful
    •you've been discreet
    •that its now or never
    •that its me or you
    •that you'll live forever
    •the deal is rotten
    •that the plague is coming
    •that its moving fast
    •that the naked man and woman are just a shining artifact of the past
    •the scene is dead
    •that you're in trouble
    •what you've been through
    •its coming apart
    posted by nanojath at 5:15 PM on December 20, 2008 [4 favorites]


    Jesus H Christ! I take a few days off to drive out west, and get called out for the very first time in Metatalk. The lesson here is don't ever log off, even for an hour.
    posted by pjern at 5:57 PM on December 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


    The lesson here is don't ever log off, even for an hour.

    Jeeze, pjern, everybody knows that.
    posted by nanojath at 6:41 PM on December 20, 2008 [9 favorites]


    MetaFilter: don't ever log off, even for an hour.
    posted by netbros at 6:47 PM on December 20, 2008


    • the plane takes off the conveyer belt
    posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:38 PM on December 20, 2008


    • that he means Viking literally

    posted by Pronoiac at 11:31 PM on December 20, 2008


  • that <li> is valid by itself & in fact looks better than <ul><li> for these bulletpoints

  • posted by Pronoiac at 11:42 PM on December 20, 2008


    Here comes everybody!
  • Everybody can bite my ass.
  • Everybody comes to Rick's.
  • Everybody counts.
  • Everybody dies.
  • Everybody does it.
  • Everybody doesn't like something (but nobody doesn't like Sara Lee)
  • Everybody gets what they deserve.
  • Everybody hates Chris.
  • Everybody hurts.
  • Everybody jumped off a bridge (as if).
  • Everybody knew but me.
  • Everybody knows Leonard Cohen.
  • Everybody knows that smoking ain't allowed in school.
  • Everybody knows that the bird is the word.
  • Everybody knows your name (at Cheers).
  • Everybody lies. - Dr. House
  • Everybody loves a lover.
  • Everybody loves Raymond.
  • Everybody loves somebody sometime.
  • Everybody makes mistakes.
  • Everybody must get stoned.
  • Everybody needs milk.
  • Everybody needs somebody to love.
  • Everybody out of the pool!
  • Everybody poops.
  • Everybody puts their pants on one leg at a time.
  • Everybody talks about the weather (but nobody does anything about it).
  • Everybody thinks they're right.
  • Everybody wang chung tonight!
  • Everybody wants to rule the world.
  • Everybody was kung fu fighting.
  • Everybody was dancing in the moonlight.
  • Everybody's a critic.
  • Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey.
  • Everybody's gotta learn sometime.
  • Everybody's looking for something.
  • Everybody's talking.
  • Everybody's working for the weekend.

    And Everyone Says I Love You.

  • posted by wendell at 12:06 AM on December 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


    I can see someone who has blue eyes; now EVERYBODY KNOWS.
    posted by dirty lies at 3:03 AM on December 21, 2008


    I dunno...
    posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:04 AM on December 21, 2008


    In the words of the immortal Joe Raposo, 'Everybody Sleeps.'
    posted by box at 7:27 AM on December 21, 2008


    Everybody knows that that dog won't hunt.
    posted by R. Mutt at 11:07 AM on December 21, 2008


    I just found out what everybody knows
    posted by Durhey at 11:47 AM on December 21, 2008


    Everybody knows that what one person flags is often another person's favourite.
    posted by gman at 12:12 PM on December 21, 2008


    Everybody knows where Metatalk is, and not to drag shit into random unrelated threads, too.
    posted by cortex (staff) at 12:14 PM on December 21, 2008


    Everybody know cortex is paid on a per deletion basis and has a quota to boot. JOKE.
    posted by gman at 12:19 PM on December 21, 2008


    It sucks to grow up. But everybody does.

    Speak for yourself. Everybody confuses growing old with growing up.
    posted by dg at 12:21 PM on December 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


    You Are Everybody. (Driveshaft)
    posted by exlotuseater at 2:11 PM on December 21, 2008








    Could we now have a post on "Put your hands in the air"? Because I think I could probably find a few contenders for that.
    posted by turgid dahlia at 5:06 PM on December 21, 2008


    We could, but I just don't care.
    posted by fixedgear at 5:12 PM on December 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


    Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays!
    posted by turgid dahlia at 5:20 PM on December 21, 2008


    Everybody has a past.

    Everybody has the right to love and be loved in return.
    posted by Unicorn on the cob at 5:46 PM on December 21, 2008


    Everything you know is wrong - According to Weird Al.
    Everything you know is wrong - According to Disinformation
    Everything you know is wrong - According to Acupuncture Today
    Everything you know is wrong - According to Canada
    posted by monocultured at 5:57 PM on December 21, 2008


    Man, infants don't know shit.


    All the more miraculous, then, that they seem to do it so incredibly well.
    posted by louche mustachio at 6:25 PM on December 21, 2008


    All the more miraculous, then, that they seem to do it so incredibly well.

    Everybody knows we spend the rest of our lives poisoning our brains with bull shit.
    posted by gman at 7:39 PM on December 21, 2008


    Everyone Nose (first few lines NSFPeople-with-eardrums.)
    posted by needs more cowbell at 2:27 AM on December 22, 2008


    I wonder if that's true, about knowing someone named Matt. That might actually be true.

    I may be a statistical outlier, jessamyn, but I do not. I don't consider myself to know mathowie, and while I have a cousin named Mathew (who is definitely a one-t Mat), the last Matt I can dredge up was Matt Wilson in Grade 4, more than a quarter-century ago.
    posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:07 AM on December 22, 2008


    Chaank.
    posted by quin at 8:09 AM on December 22, 2008


    Moses supposes his roses are toeses, but Moses supposes erroneously.
    posted by garlic at 12:06 PM on December 22, 2008


    Everybody has just returned from an amazing and much-needed weekend in Austin, where everybody had a too-good-to-be-true fling - set up by the bride in the wedding everybody attended - with an unbelievably hot Chilean girl. Everybody's spirits are higher than they've been in quite a while.

    Not everybody? Huh. Too bad.
    posted by item at 4:50 PM on December 22, 2008


    You bastard, you said you wouldn't tell all your friends about us! To think I let you do that, too. You fucking men, you're all the same!
    posted by dg at 4:07 AM on December 23, 2008


    Everybody knows its a doggy dog world.
    posted by Sailormom at 11:27 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


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