Best-of... December 22, 2008 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Maybe it's just my love of ἀρετή, but to me, the best thing about the end of the year is the best-of-year lists. I can't help it! I love it when professionals and friends start reeling off their picks of excellence in a Gregorian-calendrically-delimited fashion. Could we have just one place where Mefites get to say what were the best albums, books, movies, poems, gadgets, concerts, political events, celebrity pratfalls, Supreme Court opinions, and websites of 2008? And could this thread be the place?

We could also discuss the best deranged rants, overthought plates o' beans, and metafilter posts of 2008!

Technically, this is a feature request, since what I really want is for the moderators to leave this chat-filtery thread open, but it's metafilter-related because it's... All. About. You. Yes, You.

Also, moderators, if you don't mind me asking, which posts are still in contention for the best-of-December contest?
posted by anotherpanacea to MetaFilter-Related at 12:09 PM (261 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

The Top 10 of Everything of 2008
posted by netbros at 12:11 PM on December 22, 2008


"There's one, set for stun!"
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:18 PM on December 22, 2008


Can we self-link to our blog posts on the subject as well? Cuz I have a Top-ton Worst Celebrity Fusion Cooking Disaster Reaction Facial Expressions Photoshop list that will knock your socks off your ass!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:21 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


That Time feature is as horrible as ever to navigate through. You can't just scan a list, you've got to click 10 times for 10 items. In each category. Ignore. Check out several lists posted by our friend Rex.
posted by beagle at 12:21 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


2008 sucked.
posted by Artw at 12:29 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


here you go
posted by nitsuj at 12:37 PM on December 22, 2008


There were very few American movies this year that were worth watching. Here's my top 10:

1 - 4 - The Wrestler
5 - Red Belt
6 - 8 - The Hurt Locker
9 - Red Belt
10 - The Wrestler

List of the Worst American Films I saw this year:

1 - 9 - Wanted (quite possibly the dumbest movie ever made. It was dumb on every level.)
10 - The Dark Knight (this was 1 - 10 until I watched Wanted yesterday) - Bring a good book

So so films that were worth at least one viewing:

Wall-E
Synechdoche, NY
Milk
Doubt
Rachel Getting Married
Burn After Reading
posted by Manhasset at 12:41 PM on December 22, 2008


Isn't MetaTalk supposed to be for discussions regarding Metafilter?
posted by Class Goat at 12:44 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


what I really want is for the moderators to leave this chat-filtery thread open

your wish has been granted.

which posts are still in contention for the best-of-December contest?

You act like maybe there's brackets or something. We haven't really done a lot of chitchat about this yet though I do have to add that there will be an honorable mention prize [in addition to the other three] for our favorite "arty" post and the prize will be one of woodblock100's woodcuts (MeFi had a link to his store and he does this affiliate program and we figured instead of getting any affiliate bux to go to the server fund we'd just add a prize to the prize vault).

Burden of Dreams and Iron Man were my two favorite movies from this year, but I don't get out much. Wanted was a great new boyfriend drive-in movie.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:50 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Obama.
posted by allkindsoftime at 12:58 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


He's not really American, black or human.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:02 PM on December 22, 2008


Is it possible to go a whole year without seeing a movie in the theater? Cause I think I may have done that.
posted by Stewriffic at 1:03 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Top 6 Best Records of 2008

6. MGMOBAMA -- Time to Obama
5. Fleet Foxbamas -- ST
4. Nobama Age -- Nouns, such as "Obama"
3. Vampire Obamas -- Obama Vampires
2. Obama on the Radio -- Dear Science
1. Lil 'Bama -- Tha Jimmy Carter II
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:06 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


Stewriffic, if you'll just climb this pile of wood here and stand next to that stake? Good.
posted by Pants! at 1:08 PM on December 22, 2008


Top 10 MetaTalk Comments of 2008:

10. The answer to all relationship questions is, "Declaw it."
posted to MetaTalk by Class Goat at 12:32 AM on September 18, 2008

9. Don't declaw your cats. Don't circumsize them either.
posted to MetaTalk by desjardins at 10:30 AM on August 5, 2008

8. This is still going on? Get a job or have some kids or something. Go spay neuter and declaw your fat people, people. Go outside.
posted to MetaTalk by Mister_A at 11:13 AM on February 17, 2008

7. It's like I've always said; Hitler had it right: you must declaw your cats or they will try to circumcise your children. I guess it's a good thing that he listened to God or we would all be screwed now, huh?
posted to MeFi by quin at 12:32 PM on February 19, 2008

6. what am I supposed to do with this squalling brat with the dead eyes and breath from the grave? Circumcise and de-claw it, obviously.
posted to MeFi by Ufez Jones at 11:20 AM on February 4, 2008

5. Yo momma so vegan she hunts tofu from a helicopter.
posted to MetaTalk by shadow vector at 11:53 AM on October 22, 2008

4. The 2005 Vegan Bodybuilding champion? OK, lads! We've seen it all now. Shut down the internet, shut it down.
posted to MetaTalk by Jofus at 4:59 PM on October 1, 2008

3. I'm going to kill this puppy. Right now. It might be a kitten, though. You never know.
posted to MetaTalk by OmieWise at 1:08 PM on June 14, 2007

2. one of us isn't understanding the definition of misandry. and i don't think it's me.
posted to MetaTalk by msconduct at 9:58 AM on August 6, 2008

1. o_0?
posted by jessamyn at 10:06 AM on July 24 [1 favorite +] [!]
posted by cimbrog at 1:15 PM on December 22, 2008


The best thing about the end of the year is the best-of-year lists fact it's over.
posted by gman at 1:25 PM on December 22, 2008


2009 will suck more.
posted by Artw at 1:28 PM on December 22, 2008


Dear 2008,

Please go away and never come back. You were not good to me.

Sincerely,
pwally
posted by pwally at 1:44 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


All time #1 of 2008: Punch 'em in the dick.

There, all finished. You can close this up now.
posted by JimmyJames at 1:48 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Does the opening of this thread mean that the everybody thread is done?
posted by fixedgear at 1:50 PM on December 22, 2008


Top Ten Obamas of 2008

10. Malik Obama
9. Kezia Obama
8. Sarah Obama
7. Habiba Akumu Obama
6. Hussein Onyango Obama
5. Barack Obama, Sr.
4. Natasha Obama
3. Malia Obama
2. Michelle Obama
1. Barack Obama

Honorable mention: Abo Obama, Barack Obama's half-brother, who is an international telephone store manager in Kenya. Kept off the list because he narrowly lost employee of the month in September to Amon Jere; and Jere really seemed like he wanted it more.
posted by ND¢ at 1:54 PM on December 22, 2008 [5 favorites]


Top 10 UI mistakes of 2008:

10. Creating a top-ten list and then forcing users to click through to see every item.

Click here to continue this list
posted by camcgee at 2:00 PM on December 22, 2008


Sasha Fierce is the top Obama, sorry ND¢
posted by cashman at 2:05 PM on December 22, 2008


DTMFYA.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:08 PM on December 22, 2008


How about the most mediocre? Or almost the best mediocre? Or right in the middle of right in the middle. It's like how you can buy a shirt that's extra large or extra small but not extra medium.
posted by mattbucher at 2:15 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


The upcoming Lonely Island CD has a track called "Punch You in the Jeans." There's a good chance that it's a straight ripoff. Mediocre and Juicy Karkass better get ready to punch some motherfuckers in the dick.
posted by naju at 2:23 PM on December 22, 2008


My top five of 2008:

5. Hearing that 1956 Rosemary Clooney/Duke Ellington recording for the first time
4. Fort Sumter in the rain
3. Playing with Mike and Erin's 2-year-old son Kai in that gravel pit on a gorgeous day
2. Being in a room full of African-Americans when Obama won the U.S. presidency
1. that blowjob
posted by mediareport at 2:27 PM on December 22, 2008


It was just posted month ago, but The Abominable Charles Christopher was definitely one of the best things I have seen this year.

There was loads of good stuff on music, but danb's fantastic Bob-omb Battlefield was probably the one I most enjoyed.

Favorite gadget of the year: Dell Inspiron Mini 9. No fans, no hard drive - it must be about 20 years since I have owned/used a completely silent computer.
posted by tomcooke at 2:33 PM on December 22, 2008


Barack Obama, Tina Fey, and WALL-E.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 2:39 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


I want to know the top ten MeFi posts, Metatalk threads, Music posts and Ask Metafilter questions for 2008. That way I can figure out who I most need to write like in the upcoming year to get the love I so richly deserve from this community.

NONE OF YOU APPRECIATE ME, DAMMIT
posted by scrump at 2:43 PM on December 22, 2008


Top 5 AskMe Questions I Deleted Just Before Submitting in 2008

5. Could 2008 possibly suck more? (Best Answer: Yes. It sucked even more after I failed to ask the question last week.)
4. I accidentally left the cat out all night. Should I eat it?
3. Is it possible to commit suicide by overdosing on antidepressants? If yes, shouldn't there be a waiting period before prescribing them to weed out potentially depressed people?
2. If Obama were walking across the water, but then he fell in after looking down and realizing that you can't walk on water, and you pulled him out, but he was half-frozen, so you tried to warm him up in a tub of hot water, but the water was way too hot and you scalded him, so you just went ahead and threw in some carrots and potatoes, 'cause: Hey! Free soup!... What would Obama taste like?
1. WTF MATT???
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:43 PM on December 22, 2008 [5 favorites]


The short before WALL-E was way better than the feature. WAY better.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:44 PM on December 22, 2008


Astro Zombie's girlfriend crying at the WALL-E trailer was the Adorable Moment of 2008.
posted by Rumple at 2:50 PM on December 22, 2008


NONE OF YOU APPRECIATE ME, DAMMIT

I bought you lunch, in person. There is no pleasing some of you people.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:55 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


How come jessamyn never buys me lunch?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:01 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


52 Comments I Found In My Favorites From 2008 That I Think Were Totally Underrrated by the Community At Large (sorted roughly reverse-chronologically by date)

1) What does "Fatti maschii, parole femine" mean?
2) What did the Baby Boomers ever give us?
3) All our human emotions
4) What is the army like?
5) How to prevent the pain from being hypnotized by evil people
6) Let's all thank Miko!
7) Supercilious
8) The Best Yahoo Answers Question
9) How to describe a hoof
10) The most ardent kind of extremist
11) Environmental Niche
12) What should we humans leave behind?
13) What makes metafilter such a wacky place?Here's why Stephen King is an idiot
14) The ultimate punishment
15) When to start conversations with strangers
16) "In hindsight, it sounds a lot skeevier than it did at the time, though that could be said of a lot of the 1980s."
17) Christopher Walken fanfic
18) We're all hot for Prince, men
19) The best gift for your mom
20) Jokes from my ten-year-old niece
21) The most awesomely gruesome thing I've ever read on metafilter
22) A lesson is learned about when to bring up Star Trek
23) Talking about our parents in the style of Yoda
24) Three comments with Vaudeville-like timing
25) lazy/scared (makes more sense in context)
26) Gender-Neutral term for Aunt or Uncle
27) Chicks love potatoes
28) Here's what your lawyer is thinking
29) My favorite smackdown of the year
30) How dad cut his arm
31) "Back when I was in junior high I wrote some (terrible) Sonic the Hedgehog fan fiction."
32) Who should be making the Watchmen movie
33) My favorite drunk comment of the year
34) My favorite mom of the year
35) Here it is explained how water works
36) IRFH's junk
37) Teen budget solutions
38) New Zealanders love American girls
39) Minutia about making a glowing dog
40) Minutia about making my child a bridge costume
41) Explaining the Nationwide logo
42) A fun thing to do if you have dogs
43) Adventures of young hermitosis (with pictures!)
44) British social structures
45) Levi's myspace page
46) Cindy McCain walking up stairs at the presidential debates
47) My favorite comment in the thread about superlatives
48) "Surprise your wife with a bigger dick!"
49) What does Thomas Kincade paint with?
50) A surprisingly intriguing defense of Twilight
51) Who was that kid?
52) Possibly the greatest rap I have ever seen, anywhere.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:15 PM on December 22, 2008 [30 favorites]


Whoops, I that's 53; I fucked one of those up.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:16 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Top random favorites of quin - 2008 edition

10.) Supernatural
9.) Fallout 3
8.) Olympus Stylus 720 SW
7.) Gerber Covert Mini
6.) Burn Notice
5.) 46" Sharp Aquos
5.) Woodford Reserve Bourbon
3.) The Florida Keys (Marathon in particular)
2.) LSI Photon Pro

And the returning victor

1.) Siamese Cats

You may now pay off any outstanding wagers you may have had open regarding this list.
posted by quin at 3:32 PM on December 22, 2008


There is no 4, only a tie for 5. That's just how I roll.
posted by quin at 3:33 PM on December 22, 2008


I thought Slumdog Millionaire was pretty badass.
posted by Afroblanco at 3:58 PM on December 22, 2008


OK, I tell you the actual best thing of 2008 for me.
No, not necessarily that particular song. Certainly not that shitty phone cam recording. Just standing dead-center on the railing, knowing every word, hearing songs I didn't think I'd ever get to hear live, feeling the pyro scorch my face, feeling the chill of the fog drifting off the stage during Rime, screaming long past the point where my voice was gone, oh, and that last maniacal scream on Moonchild. That was the best thing in 2008.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:59 PM on December 22, 2008


Films:
Burn After Reading
Music:
Emeralds - Solar Bridge
posted by porn in the woods at 4:07 PM on December 22, 2008


This is hands-down the best metatalk thread for posting best-of lists of 2008.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:07 PM on December 22, 2008


This year, my favorite subsections of MetaFilter were:

1. MetaFilter (front)
2. AskMetafilter
3. Music
4. Projects
5. Sidebar
6. MetaTalk
7. My Ask
8. MeFi Wiki
9. Jobs
10. MeFi search

ta-da.
posted by NikitaNikita at 4:08 PM on December 22, 2008


How about the most mediocre?

I've got that wrapped up.

jonmc: excellence in mediocrity since 1970.

wait a minute...oh, dang.
posted by jonmc at 4:15 PM on December 22, 2008


Personal top ten favorites of 2008:

10. Palinmania.

9. Twitter, used solely as a means to broadcast 140-character-or-less poems into oblivion.

8. Shoe-throwing.

7. Downfall parodies.

6. Ralph Nader chokes to death on own foot.

5. Roger Ebert gets a hankerin' for some spankerin', leaving Ben Stein red-assed.

4. "FUCK IT! We'll do it live! Fucking thing SUCKS."

3. Paying money to post smart-assed comments on a website.

2. Barack Obama elected president of the United States of America.

1. This video.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:28 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


META: meta
posted by infini at 4:47 PM on December 22, 2008


The best numbers from 2008:

1. 6
2. 5 1/2
3. 19(a)
4. 4
5. -5
posted by ORthey at 4:53 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]




I could stab you in the face right now.

It was only a matter of time before one of Gordon Ramsey's cooks posted here.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:10 PM on December 22, 2008 [4 favorites]


Would stabbing you in the face right now count as a local ingredient prepared simply?
posted by Artw at 5:15 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


The food does taste better when you call your staff "donkies" and throw pans at them.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:28 PM on December 22, 2008


You wouldn't want him to shout that your face has been over-done, and then throw it in the bin.
posted by Artw at 5:30 PM on December 22, 2008


The best MetaFilter moment of 2008 was cortex going full-time.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:37 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


Gordon Ramsey once bit my face, chewed it for a moment, then spat the piece out and shouted "Revolting!"
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:38 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


"Look at that! It's fucking raw!"
posted by Artw at 5:41 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


/adds Zombie Ramsey to ideas pile, though considers the possibility that 2009 might need a new monster meme. And not fucking vampires.
posted by Artw at 5:42 PM on December 22, 2008


Maybe a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde theme? By day, a happy-go-lucky family man with a smile and a juanty step, but by night, he's yelling at people about non-stick pans.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:54 PM on December 22, 2008


Manhasset: "List of the Worst American Films I saw this year:
...
10 - The Dark Knight (this was 1 - 10 until I watched Wanted yesterday) - Bring a good book
"

Please tell me which planet you live on, so I can make sure never to move there.
posted by Plutor at 6:08 PM on December 22, 2008


Why so serious?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:13 PM on December 22, 2008


It was kind of but-numbingly long, with many sequences that felt kind of pointless, and an overall point that seemed kind of dumb. Still, Heath Ledger was great.
posted by Artw at 6:16 PM on December 22, 2008


I'm just disappointed that "stabyouinthefacerightnow@gmail.com" is taken.
posted by dead cousin ted at 6:18 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


10. um
9. uh
8. well
7. er
6. hmmm
5. eh
4. oops
3. ooh
2. ah
and 1: um (again)
posted by Class Goat at 6:29 PM on December 22, 2008


Top Ten Insane Things I did Most Days In 2008:

1. spend twenty minutes reading, trying to ignore the tiny scrap of paper on the floor, the crumb on the table or the blinking light on modem, until my head felt like it was going to explode, and I realized I'd read the same three words over and over. Finally I got up and picked up the paper or crumb -- or moved the modem to face the wall.

2. watched my wife throw a tissue in the toilet that she'd just used to wipe off some lipstick. Had to flush and wait for the flush to finish so that I wouldn't pee on the toilet paper.

3. double-checked that the front door was locked before going to bed; then went upstairs, got into bed and got under the covers. Couldn't sleep because I kept thinking maybe I only imagined I'd locked the door. Finally couldn't stand it and went downstairs to check the door. Went back upstairs, tried to sleep, once again worried that I hadn't ACTUALLY locked the door...

4. got bent out of shape because someone next to me on the subway was humming really quietly. I could just barely hear it. But I couldn't stop hearing it. I couldn't think about anything else except for the humming. If it's not someone humming, it's someone drumming or shaking his leg. When I was on jury duty recently, I had trouble concentrating because the lady next to me kept shaking her leg.

5. Couldn't sleep because the sheet was rumbled under me. No matter how many times I tried to straighten it, there always seemed to be another rumple. Or I couldn't figure out what to do with one of my arms. How can I now know how to arrange my arm when I'm in bed? I've been sleeping with my arms all my life. Still, I can't figure out how to lay them so they're comfortable.

6. Turned the volume down on the TV because it was too loud. Turned it up because it was too quiet. When it's too quiet, I strain to hear it and that gives me a headache. When it's too loud, it feels like a tumor in my head. But I can't get it just right. Just right seems to be in-between two volume settings that are right next to each other. The remote won't let me set it to in between. It bothers me just as much when I'm not even paying attention -- when my wife's watching. I say, "It's a little mumbly. Can you turn it up? Now it's too load. Can you turn it down?" She sighs.

7. little specks of dust on my iphone screen drive me crazy. I try to wipe them off, but every time I do, rubbing the screen scrolls the text or starts up an application.

8. I can't stop itching. I try to just let the itch itch. I say that no matter what, I won't scratch it. After about three minutes, I feel like I'm going to blow a gasket, so I scratch. Then I get another itch somewhere else. I realize that I'll keep having itches as long as I think about itches. How do I stop thinking about them?

9. I'm watching one of those commercials where there's an extreme close up of someone talking to me about their upset stomach. I feel like they're invading my space. I tell them to back the fuck up. I don't get why they think I care about their heartburn. I don't KNOW them. "I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU," I scream. "BACK UP!"

10. I lay in bed at night and an image of a spoon comes into my mind. It's bent. I try to mentally straighten it out. It won't straighten. This bothers me. It's an imaginary spoon, and I'm the one imagining it. I should be able to straighten it out. But it won't straighten. So I try to put it out of my mind. But I can't stop seeing the bent spoon.
posted by grumblebee at 7:02 PM on December 22, 2008 [21 favorites]


Movies I saw in 2008, ranked from Best to Worst:
Cloverfield
The Dark Knight
Wall-E
Iron Man
Tropic Thunder
Four Christmases
Hancock
Jumper
W.
Burn After Reading
Quantum of Solace
The Happening
Indiana Jones

Compared to 2007, this year sucked for movies.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:26 PM on December 22, 2008


If it's not someone humming, it's someone drumming or shaking his leg. When I was on jury duty recently, I had trouble concentrating because the lady next to me kept shaking her leg.

Man, leg/foot twitchers drive me up a fucking wall. HAS to be the most annoying tic ever.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:29 PM on December 22, 2008


I'm really hoping something spectacular happens in the next few days otherwise I will have to report that 2008 was a bust.
posted by Sailormom at 7:30 PM on December 22, 2008


The only redeeming quality of Tropic Thunder was a bald and fat Tom Cruise.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:31 PM on December 22, 2008


Favorite things of 2008:

10. Windows Home Server
9. Twee as Fuck
8. Richard Sennett's The Craftsman
7. Boston Globe's Big Picture
6. Mutant's finance posts and comments
5. Giorgio Agamben's Il Regno e la Gloria
4. Chuck
3. Grape + Bean
2. The students in my Theories of Democracy and Human Rights class
1. My wedding and my brand new wife
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:31 PM on December 22, 2008


I went backwards and time and punched right through this dude's stomach. Afterwards, cake.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:38 PM on December 22, 2008


*In. Feh.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:39 PM on December 22, 2008


Best punchlines of 2008

10: "Merger? I barely think either company is solvent."
9: We are all going to die, the Sun will burn out, the Universe will end and there is no God.
8: As the actress said to the bishop.
7: "I'm not actually a nun, I'm a Republican senator going to a Halloween party."
6: "20 bucks, same as I paid for Lehman Brothers."
5: "I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people."
4: "Oh no! The ferret got the bratwurst!"
3: "No, you can't have your money back because we haven't actually got it," said the Icelandic banker.
2: George W. Bush

And number 1 is no surprise, since it has won best punchline every year ever.

1: Your mom.
posted by Kattullus at 7:42 PM on December 22, 2008


You in the goody room now Marisa!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:45 PM on December 22, 2008


Kattullus: You forgot Yukon Ho! (For a Palin Joke)
posted by I Foody at 7:54 PM on December 22, 2008


You in the goody room now Marisa!

"The universe is talking to us right now. We just gotta listen" followed by Apple Bottom Jeans does consistently make me laugh.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:56 PM on December 22, 2008


Top Ten Things I Resolve To Do In 2008 Amended

1) Get a new job. (Didn't happen.)
2) Write "Zombie Detective." (Came up with doggerel jingle, six panels I never drew)
3) Write up "Greatest Baseball Sickouts" (Came up with roughly 20 awesome ones, was unable to ever order them effectively)
4) Make enough for a used laptop from freelance money. (Success, though I don't have the laptop in my hands yet.)
5) Write "Foursquare: The Movie." (Actually, not that great an idea.)
6) Exercise three times a week. (Rode my bike yesterday.)
7) Make serious plans to go to Europe. (Obama won, no longer as pressing.)
8) Join Peace Corps. (Yeeaahhh…)
9) Come up with ten credible resolutions.
posted by klangklangston at 8:47 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


*sneaks into grumblebee's house*

*straightens mental spoon*

*silently leaves*

posted by quin at 8:48 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


I realize that I'll keep having itches as long as I think about itches. How do I stop thinking about them?

WHY WOULD YOU POST THIS, YOU MONSTER.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:49 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]




My memory sort of stopped registering things after 1997 or so, so I got nuthin'. What's a baseball sickout?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:59 PM on December 22, 2008


Hi,

My relief pitcher has come down with chicken pox and is generally unwell. He was sick all over the locker room lounge carpet this morning. I have used carpet cleaner but it stinks still. Any suggestions on getting the sick out?

Bubbles05, locker room attendant
posted by netbros at 10:09 PM on December 22, 2008


Dear Friends,

This is the first end-of-the-year note I have written in bed, but it will certainly be the only one I will write in the bed I am in now. If you are one of the two unlucky people who have had the opportunity to lie in this bed with me, you will agree that this is the worst mattress ever constructed. But, it is a very good value for the money: $99! It has lost all of its real and inherent value; if you would like it and will haul it away, I will give it to you as your gift this Christmas. Really, just ask. I would rather sleep on the floor.

I gained 40 pounds this year. I kissed fewer people, but feel certain I hugged more people than ever before. I quit smoking for real this time. I had ‘incredibly high’ cholesterol, according to my doctor. Until recently, I could only do seven push-ups in one go. I was the subject of a Craigslist Missed Connection that successfully led to a reunion. I learned that Brooks Brothers’ non-iron shirts will wear out after just three years. I met three women on the bus and one on an airplane. I went out at least once will all four. I was temporarily banned from chatting on Facebook. I discovered just how much I had let myself go. I witnessed an assault. I found out I can wear out a pair of Hagar rip-stop, stain-resistant chino trousers in less than three months. I got a column published. I got my worst haircut. I put creases in my leather shoes. I started shaving without a mirror to guide me – learning at last that I will always know my face better by running my hands over it than I will ever will by simply staring. I voted. I celebrated the success I had with my vote. I continue to use disposable razors. 2008 was the first year since I was 19 that I did not work in the media and the first year I have been able to say I am OK with that. I drove just 32 hours.

Yes, I have done a lot of changing: I am no longer in broadcasting. Instead I work full-time as a fundraiser. It is fun and enjoyable work that I am good at. To be able to say I have discovered a second career that I love as much as my first is really awesome and rare.

I am going to make three resolutions: I will lose 50 pounds of weight by December; I will be debt-free by November; I will stop doing all of the talking at parties. These are all manageable. It will mean I will eat less, spend less, and listen and laugh more.

I do plan to continue to be as bold and charismatic as you remember and hopefully I will see you soon.

To all a good night,

John
posted by parmanparman at 12:46 AM on December 23, 2008

I bought you lunch, in person. There is no pleasing some of you people.
Admit it: you bought my KID lunch. You just put up with me because I was the one with the driver's license.

IRFH, the lesson here is that you need a cuter kid if you want jessamyn to buy you lunch.
posted by scrump at 3:22 AM on December 23, 2008


Un-ironic personal top-10 (I didn't see ten movies or buy ten albums all year)

10. I made it to 46!
9. 10 years without booze!
8. My daughter got 100 on her physics exam, and was like an 8-year-old at Xmas.
7. (Carried over from 2007 because it fucking rocks soooo fucking much) Pocrupine Tree's Fear of a Blank Planet.
6. I still have a job!
5. I still have a wife!
4. A Lifeboat member sent me a 60 gb iPod for free when my old one broke.
3. Kurt Vonnegut's books are still here, even if he's not.
2. Iraqi Shoes for Industry!
1. I voted for the guy that won for the first time in my entire life! (see #10 -- if you'd told me during Reagan's inaugural that one day I'd weep for joy watching a victory speech, I would have punched you in the dick.)
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:27 AM on December 23, 2008


Umm for all of you "2008 sucked" people, FUCKING OBAMA MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking OBAMA! What the fuck? You don't own a TV or radio or newspaper or shit? You don't know about Obama? Look it up motherfucker! Its called Obama and it is happening! Shit!

OBAMA!
posted by ND¢ at 4:32 AM on December 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


If somebody died this year or you got a disease or something then I am sorry for your loss or disease.
posted by ND¢ at 4:37 AM on December 23, 2008


Umm for all of you "2008 sucked" people, FUCKING OBAMA MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking OBAMA! What the fuck? You don't own a TV or radio or newspaper or shit? You don't know about Obama? Look it up motherfucker! Its called Obama and it is happening! Shit!

Look, I love Obama as much as the next person, but he's not a miracle worker and he ain't gonna be able to fix what they've fucked up so badly. This is probably the biggest letdown for me. The U.S. finally votes in an amazing human being who I admire, and the dude is f-u-c-k-e-d before he even takes office.
posted by gman at 4:42 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I once heard somewhere that more math discoveries were made yesterday than were made in all of human history before yesterday and the same thing will happen today and tomorrow, and that is including in history yesterday and today. You see what I'm saying? Like say, from the time people learned to count until two days ago that people had discovered 20 math discoveries (it was really a lot more than that). Well, that means that yesterday people made 21 math discoveries and today people will make 42 math discoveries. That is how much better math is now than it used to be. Well, that is like what Obama's presidency is going to be like. He will fix everything that is wrong with America by 8pm on inauguration day, and he will spend the next 8 years (people will try to elect him king for life, but he will be like "No, no don't be crazy"), making America (and the whole world, don't worry non-American mefites!) exponentially better than it was the day before. So like, if he gets America back to 0 by 8pm on inauguration day, then he will have us at 1 the next day, and 3 the day after that and 7 the day after that, etc. 0 here represents pre-Bush America and lets say 10 is as good as America has ever been before and then 100 would be everyone not having to work anymore, but instead spending all day playing Mario Kart while sitting on a giant pile of government grown super-weed inhabited by chocolate covered hookers. He will reach that by like week 3 of his presidency if my model holds true. So, that is to say, don't you worry about anything baby. Obama!
posted by ND¢ at 5:05 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


My Top Ten of Awesome 2008

10) I am still Manchester's 3rd Tallest Web Professional
9) I got married!
8) I earned a shitload freelancing for no very good reason
7) My family will be together in a few days for the first time this year...
6) ...and together we will gather around the sweet widescreen telly I bought because of 8).
5) I'm still friends with all the people I want to be friends with and am getting to know the people I want to know better, better. (If you see what I mean)
4) I finished decorating the house!
3) My wife is now officially 'into' The West Wing which has peculiarly validated my existence.
2) Obama!
1) I intended this list to be all ironic and brooding and it turned out honest and that's all. Woo!
posted by Jofus at 5:13 AM on December 23, 2008


THE TEN BEST LISTS OF 2008

10. ND¢'s list of Obamas
9. Jessamyn's List of what I want for Lunch
8. 10 Sexiest Things About Being Bossed Around By A Sparkly Vampurr
7. Funniest Deleted Cracked Top Ten List Posts
6. Worst Dressed Puppies!
5. 100 Most Sincere Lists of Good Things That Happened to Online Chatpersons This Year, Subtitle: I 'm very happy for you and glad that something fine occurred for someone this year other than Obama winning cuz I am wallowing in a stinking sinkhole of selfpity the bottom of which is made of whiskey sandwiches and dancing maggots and I would like it to be stop now OK?
4. Your Kiss
3. List of Lists, Not Including Itself
2. The List of Other Lists, All Inclusive
1. This list.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:59 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm not getting the kids Christmas presents this year because they're getting Obama and isn't that enough?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:00 AM on December 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Words that may be coming out of your mouth sometime around February 10th 2009: "Wow Batman-who-is-actually-real, you need me to come to Gotham, which also really exists, and help you out with a particularly difficult mission, not as a Robin-type figure, but more as a co-Batman?"

Obama!
posted by ND¢ at 7:07 AM on December 23, 2008


I actually kind of hope I get a mysterious illness at some point next year because all the doctors in America are going to start behaving like House and doing some Sherlock Holmes style shit on your whole personality right after you crash for the third time and Cameron will be there smelling like mango hair gel and dreams and we'll make a miraculous recovery.

Obama!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:40 AM on December 23, 2008


Jessamyn's List of what I want for Lunch
1. burrito
2. that grilled turkey cheese and stuffing sandwich that I have not been able to get out of my mind

Admit it: you bought my KID lunch.

And in thirteen years, when he can drive, I will never have lunch with you again! On the other hand, I bet he won't be as motived by candy anymore either. Come on, YOU'RE the sparkling conversationalist.

Jessamyn's list of things that got fixed this year compared to last year
1. new place
2. new boyfriend
3. all jobs combined pay real money for the first time ever and without getting too mushy working with cortex is as fun as you think it would be
4. turning 40 no big deal, actually pretty awesome
5. driving VT state car (green subaru wagon) I got on facebook has made winter a whole new ballgame
6. snowshoes, likewise
7. got/stayed in shape without being a pain in the ass about it most of the time
8. "stupid" money-in-coffee-can savings plan unexpectedly smarter than I thought
9. not warring with any of my family members
10. "invisible friends" from MeFi continue to be awesome in real life ways.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:00 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Turkey Cheese? This still looks like Tribecca, but it must be the 11th circle of hell.

Help me Obama!
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:23 AM on December 23, 2008


I'm not actually invisible. Just really, really pasty, covered with frost, standing in front of a snow bank.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:25 AM on December 23, 2008




Obama is also not invisible.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:25 AM on December 23, 2008


You don't know that. He might have the power of invisibility and could be standing right behind you right now. How much hope and change do you feel flowing within you at this moment? If your answer is "Oh my god so much hope and change! Fired up! Ready to go!" then you may be getting a visit from invisible Obama RIGHT NOW!
posted by ND¢ at 8:50 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


you may be getting a visit from invisible Obama RIGHT NOW!

well, he better have brought some beer.
posted by jonmc at 8:51 AM on December 23, 2008


I think He's more of a Red Wine and Baguette kind of guy.
If You Know What I Mean.

[img]777babyjesus_obama2008.jpg[/img]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:02 AM on December 23, 2008


I saw the invisible hand of the market the other day. It was outstretched and begging.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:15 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Best of 2008 is that I found Metafilter.
posted by shmurley at 10:21 AM on December 23, 2008


I liked this year, a lot. And MeFi played an excellent role. BEST WEBSITE OF 2008 EVAR.
posted by not_on_display at 10:38 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]




and without getting too mushy working with cortex is as fun as you think it would be

And involves no fewer fart jokes than you've been imagining.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:21 PM on December 23, 2008


I gained a bunch of weight, like I-need-a-whole-new-wardrobe weight, and felt subsequently old for the first time in my life (I turned 26 this year). This, after the last 2 years when I got toned without trying just from being so happy and energetic due to my good fortune. Kind of weird.

In the summer I lost my job, a bit prescient (this was back in July before droves of my friends spanning many industries also got laid off). A boy I love more than myself (that sounds unhealthy but he made me love me too, more than I believed I could, and so I grew and grew until I could be that generous--I never could before; too hurt and scared and memory-laced, issue-ridden) proposed to me when I least expected it--me, the girl who never seemed the type of lass any guy would want to really marry.

Everything following has been soul-searching and nebulous, but worthwhile methinks. I made a real friend (I only encounter these maybe once every 5 or 6 years), someone I'd known for years but never clicked with prior, and feel blessed for that. I think I've grown up a lot socially albeit in subtle ways, and it feels funny, almost like it happened when I wasn't looking.

I have begun to learn interpersonal grace and it feels good.

I'm also still plugging away at trying to become a proficient, independent-minded cook. Some day...

I have also partied myself out with people I'm surprised ring me up to do things at all, and begun the ridiculous descent into wedding planning hell (Seriously. I flipped through Anti-Bride at the book store hoping it'd live up to its name and the opener goes something like, "Ways to save money on your wedding: go cheap on the calligrapher you hire!" I AM NOT GOING TO MAKE IT!).

We went to a bunch of weddings too. Ah, that slow march into the 30s...I'm actually there, and it's making me go "golly!"

Judith Butler pretty much nailed it for me re: Obama. I'm maybe a little more positive, but was relieved she articulated it. And Sarah Palin. Oh Sarah Palin.

...

I'm always 40, 60, 1000 years behind on culturally what's up. So the best things for me art-wise this year were Innocence/L'ecole, finally seeing Wings of Desire and The Woman in the Dunes, and revisiting a slew of my most beloved movies of all time thanks to a newly minted Netflix account (I told you I'm late to the party). I also nabbed a 2 year subscription to New York Review of Books, which I cherish every single week.

By accident almost, we saw The Dark Knight. I can say with a straight face I have absolutely no opinion either way about it, which is strange for me. It was a way to kill 2 hours out with some friends.

That said, I am absolutely dreading Watchmen. Bleccch.

Old-school snob music rocked my world this year thanks to my fiance. Section 25! Fly Pan Am! Josef K! Fela Kuti! BEF! Pylon! SPK! Life's so good.

And I, who had never touched a video game console in my life (though I was a board and computer game dork growing up), got my very first one, the DS Lite. It is proving my gateway drug, I confess.

I realized this year there are people who loved me or thought I was somethin' good when we were in the same town and I never even knew. I'm trying to take a lesson from that.

This was also the first year I realized, I mean concretely realized, that some day my parents will be gone, and when the day draws near I will have to step up to the plate. I am still trying to handle this realization--how immature of me, I know.

Wow, that should've gone on my blog, huh? Oops.
posted by ifjuly at 9:41 PM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh! ...And I felt inappropriately smug when my sister rang me up to tell me I'd been right all along, all through college, in my assessment of the economy. Spot on she said.

We also had a huge falling out, maybe the first one of our adult lives, I mean the kind where you're not sure she's going to speak to you anymore or want you at her funeral. It shook me awake. I'm realizing family is important in ways I never appreciated when I was a self-absorbed teenager and college kid.
posted by ifjuly at 9:44 PM on December 23, 2008


2008 has been awesome for me, which is good because at this point in 2007 I was dead broke, unemployed, living in front of a crack den from which a dead body had recently been removed, and oh yeah - I had within the 6 months previous lost my husband and my three closest friends. They weren't DEAD, but I couldn't exactly CONVERSE with them.

So. 2008. I am pro. Awesome stuff:

#1. My job. I work with two great kids. They gave me (among other things) sock monkey slippers for Christmas. YES.
#2. I kind of can't believe I live where I do. It bugs me out on a daily basis. It's pretty effin' sweet, and at the same time, I look forward to living in a more "human" neighborhood again next year. (Bostonians: Y'know the Botanical Gardens? I'm three houses down.)
#3. My partner is awesome and currently our parents are cavorting about this winter wonderland together in that whole "forming a more perfect union, or family, or whatever" kind of spirit.
#4. I've still got some pretty rockin' friends, even if last year didn't treat me so well in that department. Some old, some new. None blue, that I know of.
#5. No major breakdowns in the fam-damily department. Except that oh yeah, my parents' house is literally FALLING APART, but even despite that crisis, Christmas is going well and I'm holly and jolly.
#6. Good medical care. Good drugs. I'm on codeine at the moment and it is HEAVENLY. (This is like a one-time need stemming from the epic drive up here yesterday. I'm normally on way less harsh drugs. Drugs of which I am fond for they allow me to live a more human existence.)

Six is no more or less an arbitrary number than five or ten, so there you have it.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:05 PM on December 24, 2008


I was sad and full of anomie when the alphabet thread closed.
posted by Rumple at 4:44 PM on December 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Joy escapes my heart when I remember that alphabet thread is no more.
posted by Kattullus at 4:47 AM on December 25, 2008


K, let's not get carried away here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:09 AM on December 25, 2008


Let's, cortex, let's get carried away.
posted by Kattullus at 9:38 AM on December 25, 2008


MeFi: let's get carried away.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:47 PM on December 25, 2008


Never say "never".
posted by Rumple at 1:20 PM on December 25, 2008


Always is always forever as one is one is one.
posted by Sailormom at 3:43 PM on December 25, 2008


Oh no! Is Lazarus not resurrected? Is all lost?
posted by Kattullus at 4:12 PM on December 25, 2008


Probably not.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:31 PM on December 25, 2008


Quite possibly this could go on for a very long time.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:59 PM on December 25, 2008


ok, now i'm worried, this MeFi and there's been entirely too much lovey dovey affectionate goo in these here threads of late, what with the secret quonsar thingie, the ho ho ho peace and joy and now this


*bah humbug*
posted by infini at 9:04 PM on December 25, 2008


Rewind to "Q"
posted by Rumple at 10:53 PM on December 25, 2008


Sqrooge!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:57 PM on December 25, 2008


Téléfrançais! Téléfrançais!
Bonjour! Allo! Salut!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:55 AM on December 26, 2008


Utahraptor wonders what God needs with a cellphone (not the total non sequitur it first appears).
posted by Kattullus at 7:06 AM on December 26, 2008


Veni Vidi Xmas
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:12 AM on December 26, 2008


(Water) Buffalo on a Stick. Hands down the best thing to enter our apartment for Christmas.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:50 AM on December 26, 2008


XKCD has some good ideas for possible uses for GPS.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:55 AM on December 26, 2008


You'd think I'd be tired after having to show up 3:30 hours early to work on the day after Christmas to "open" a website that's accessible 24 hours a day just because we're having a day after Christmas sale. You'd be right.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:34 AM on December 26, 2008


Zowie! My favorite thing in MetaTalk for 2008, evar.
posted by not_on_display at 10:09 AM on December 26, 2008


A good one to end on! Thanks n_o_d!

Crap.
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:29 AM on December 26, 2008


Best game ever!
posted by Kattullus at 10:34 AM on December 26, 2008


Come on. Again?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:14 AM on December 26, 2008


Definitely, Maybe
posted by not_on_display at 11:42 AM on December 26, 2008


el Rayo-X
posted by Rumple at 12:17 PM on December 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Fuck (usage guide).
posted by Kattullus at 2:16 PM on December 26, 2008


Great Gosh A'Mighty! (rock guide)
posted by not_on_display at 8:17 PM on December 26, 2008


Hey Jude
posted by Kattullus at 8:26 AM on December 27, 2008


I totally put up the wrong version. This is the full-length video. By the by, here are Alan W. Pollack's musicological Notes on Hey Jude.
posted by Kattullus at 8:38 AM on December 27, 2008


Just popping back in to link to the version of Hey Jude in A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
posted by Kattullus at 8:52 AM on December 27, 2008


Kattullus, you might also like this alphabet song.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:34 AM on December 27, 2008


Let It Be is the only Beatles song more boring than Hey Jude. Or maybe The Long and Winding Road.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:11 PM on December 27, 2008


Marisa Stole the Precious Thing, are you forgetting Revolution no. 9? (Which is actually more interesting played backwards).
posted by Rumple at 2:05 PM on December 27, 2008


Norwegian Wood is a pretty decent song. Cornershop covers it nicely.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:50 PM on December 27, 2008


O-bla-di, O-bla-da, even sung by a Polish Choir, is sub-optimal music.
posted by Rumple at 3:03 PM on December 27, 2008


Perhaps we should have a definition of "sub-optimal" - do we mean "meh" or "horrifying" ?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:08 PM on December 27, 2008


What, you don't like the Beatles take on Reggae?
posted by Artw at 3:12 PM on December 27, 2008


Queen has a solid Korean fan base.
posted by Rumple at 3:16 PM on December 27, 2008


Rumple, Artw broke the combo.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:32 PM on December 27, 2008


Supercombos last all thread long.
posted by Kattullus at 3:55 PM on December 27, 2008


It's like I walked through a beautiful spiders web and didn't even notice it was there.

Ick! Yuck! Now I have yucky spiderds in my hair! Squish! Squish!
posted by Artw at 4:14 PM on December 27, 2008


Tarantulas don't spin webs, do they? Always thought that made them slight less awesome.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:22 PM on December 27, 2008


They could hang out with web spinning spiders, ready for a big spider pile on, Indiana Jones snake-pit style.
posted by Artw at 4:26 PM on December 27, 2008


URGENT: someone memo Artw.
posted by Rumple at 4:31 PM on December 27, 2008


Very possibly, Artw gets it but is having his own fun.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:33 PM on December 27, 2008


Is that a polite way of calling someone a wanker?

Because really it should be.

"Oh him, he's "having his own fun". Yeah, I know, what a cock-end."
posted by Artw at 4:37 PM on December 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


What a cock-end!

What? I was just supposed to let this one slide by? I'm only human. And a bit of a cock-end. Okay, quite a bit of a cock-end.
posted by Kattullus at 5:53 PM on December 27, 2008


Kattullus is having his own fun.
posted by Artw at 5:58 PM on December 27, 2008


XX Male Syndrome explains his fixation on cock-ends.
posted by Rumple at 6:09 PM on December 27, 2008


You can't spell "Hancock" without cock.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:59 PM on December 27, 2008


I'm not sure you can diagnose people with that over the internets, it's not like it's aspergers.
posted by Artw at 10:19 PM on December 27, 2008


ZOMG ARTW YOU ARE NOW HAVVING MY FUNS
posted by not_on_display at 10:43 PM on December 27, 2008


Aaaaand scene.
posted by not_on_display at 12:21 PM on December 28, 2008


But I still have a full bag of popcorn!
posted by Rumple at 1:19 PM on December 28, 2008


Count me out.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:14 PM on December 28, 2008


Don't give up! We can still be legends!
posted by Kattullus at 3:43 PM on December 28, 2008


Everyone needs a mythos.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:39 PM on December 28, 2008


Freya plays a big role in my personal mythos.
posted by Rumple at 6:00 PM on December 28, 2008


Grapefruits are very important in my life. Or at least, you'd think so. My favorite citrus is actually the clementine.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:22 PM on December 28, 2008


Henceforth I dub thee "clementinemoon", ok?
posted by Rumple at 6:45 PM on December 28, 2008


I'm down with that, but you might want to contact Tom Waits about doing a rewrite.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:14 PM on December 28, 2008


Just so you know, this doesn't count. I only wanted to ask what the difference is between a tangerine and a clementine.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:48 PM on December 28, 2008


Kiwi fruit:Sheep testicle::Tangerine:Clementine
posted by Rumple at 10:27 PM on December 28, 2008


Look, the sheep testicles were really unnecessary. Honestly. I think goat testicles would have been more appropriate.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:03 AM on December 29, 2008


Miss Manners has been woefully unresponsive to my inquiries on the subject.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:59 AM on December 29, 2008


Nads are nads, at the end of the day.
posted by Rumple at 10:00 AM on December 29, 2008


Oh dear, has this talk of nads broken the thread?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:31 AM on December 30, 2008


Possibly, I was going to make some sort of oblique reference to œufs [œuves?] but wasn't sure if it really started with an O or not. I guess I'll wait for H to come around and make a HURF DURF HUEVOS comment then.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:54 AM on December 30, 2008


Proposal: start linking to awesome music videos. First up, Swedish electropop sensation Familjen with their video for Det snurrar i min skalle.
posted by Kattullus at 7:57 AM on December 30, 2008


Quickly Kattullus, post something else before anyone notices you goofed up! Prodigy's Out of Space (a.k.a. Holy Christ were the 90's weird).
posted by Kattullus at 8:17 AM on December 30, 2008


Rafi, Mohammed
posted by Rumple at 10:13 AM on December 30, 2008




The sublime scores the ridiculous.
posted by Rumple at 10:33 AM on December 30, 2008


Udongein, the manic bunny!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:53 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Videos not the thing? Either way, who doesn't like to watch Derek Jarman's music video short film, The Queen is Dead (nsfw, but you knew that... though surprisingly not so because of gay sex).
posted by Kattullus at 10:03 PM on December 31, 2008


Wheeeeeeeen da
Moon not old-a pie
Quite rink shoe tiddle une vi
aaaallllphabettaaaa
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:37 PM on December 31, 2008


Xavier Rudd, and several didjeridoos.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:03 AM on January 1, 2009


Youtube vid, via William Gibson's blog, Stereo Total's Wir Tanzen Im 4-eck (also NSFW).
posted by Kattullus at 5:53 PM on January 1, 2009


Zapatero is keeping hope alive in Spain.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:00 PM on January 1, 2009


Azerbaijan. Are there any other geographically-relevant music videos?
posted by Rumple at 1:05 PM on January 2, 2009


Bangladesh by George Harrison, live at Concert for Bangladesh.
posted by Kattullus at 1:18 PM on January 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Chicago
posted by Rumple at 5:36 PM on January 2, 2009


Detroit (Rock City)
posted by Greg Nog at 8:23 PM on January 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


East LA, Born In.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:36 PM on January 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Fort Worth Blues
posted by Rumple at 9:47 AM on January 3, 2009


Georgia on my Mind
posted by not_on_display at 6:14 PM on January 3, 2009


Highway 61 Revisted
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:48 PM on January 3, 2009


India
posted by Sailormom at 9:14 PM on January 3, 2009


Johannesburg.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:17 PM on January 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Killamangiro (puns are always relevant, no?)
posted by Kattullus at 9:30 PM on January 3, 2009


Kashmir
posted by Rumple at 9:31 PM on January 3, 2009


Los Angeles [NOT EAST-IST]
posted by not_on_display at 10:34 AM on January 4, 2009


Mass Pike!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:51 AM on January 4, 2009


Netherlands, 1945
posted by team lowkey at 1:20 PM on January 4, 2009


Oxford, comma
posted by not_on_display at 4:55 PM on January 4, 2009


Paradise. PARADISE
posted by Rumple at 8:42 AM on January 5, 2009


Queens!
posted by readery at 9:12 AM on January 5, 2009


Rio, Rio, Rio!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:40 AM on January 5, 2009


Rhode Island Freakout!!
posted by not_on_display at 9:41 AM on January 5, 2009


Sacramento (A Wonderful Town)
posted by not_on_display at 9:45 AM on January 5, 2009


Toledo
posted by Kattullus at 10:37 AM on January 5, 2009


Utrecht
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:11 AM on January 5, 2009


Under the Boardwalk
posted by Rumple at 11:12 AM on January 5, 2009


Illegal thread activity - stop alphabet game immediately - final warning
posted by Meatbomb at 11:17 AM on January 5, 2009


Very funny, Meatbomb, but you're totally out of order.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:46 PM on January 5, 2009


Why d'ya do it, Meatbomb?
posted by Rumple at 5:04 PM on January 5, 2009


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posted by Kattullus at 5:49 PM on January 5, 2009




Ze meetbomb, you zee, he is jealous because he does not know zee correct order of zee alephbet zo he cannot make sense of eet.
posted by not_on_display at 9:27 PM on January 5, 2009


zZz <>
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:28 PM on January 5, 2009


Aha! Meatbomb, more like Meat Head, AMIRITE?
posted by Rumple at 10:05 PM on January 5, 2009


Bomb, Cinnamon
posted by not_on_display at 5:19 AM on January 6, 2009


Cinnamon, Dog (black)
posted by Rumple at 9:09 AM on January 6, 2009


Dog End Of A Day Gone By.
posted by Sailormom at 12:10 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


End: Final Fantasy
posted by Rumple at 2:00 PM on January 6, 2009




Girl Habits
posted by Rumple at 4:55 PM on January 6, 2009


Heartbeat (I periodically get that song stuck in my head at random moments)
posted by Kattullus at 5:04 PM on January 6, 2009


I had my fingers crossed for the Don Johnson version of Heartbeat instead of Annie's, so you forced me to post it for you.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:09 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just a random song that was in my head: 破曉
posted by Kattullus at 5:34 PM on January 6, 2009


KAT-TUN: Lips (I'm followin' ya, Rumple)
posted by team lowkey at 7:56 PM on January 6, 2009


Low - Murderer
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:01 PM on January 6, 2009


Lips Mustard
posted by Rumple at 10:11 PM on January 6, 2009


Mustard Plug: Not Enough
posted by team lowkey at 11:41 PM on January 6, 2009


New England (whereto I'm flying in a number of hours... I've seen Iceland's arid plain, it's very pretty but so is Maine)
posted by Kattullus at 1:23 AM on January 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Old England
posted by Rumple at 12:40 PM on January 8, 2009


People dancing, old
posted by not_on_display at 10:36 AM on January 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Quiet people
posted by Rumple at 11:35 AM on January 9, 2009


Riot, Quiet
posted by not_on_display at 11:42 AM on January 9, 2009


Swords and Tequila (Riot)
posted by Rumple at 12:18 PM on January 9, 2009


Three Days Grace - Riot
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:43 PM on January 9, 2009


Us 3
posted by not_on_display at 1:18 PM on January 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Valentine (a really strange video... I mean, it's like they gave a lot of money to a random stranger on the street and said: "Make us a video." Weirdly enough, with all the WTFness going on the one bit that never fails to get me to say "what the hell" is the lighting on the drummer)
posted by Kattullus at 9:07 PM on January 9, 2009


Wurlitzer Sideman, a 1950's drum machine
posted by not_on_display at 9:50 PM on January 9, 2009


x-ray spex aka:young people dancing
posted by Rumple at 10:19 AM on January 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


You better you bet
posted by Sailormom at 12:56 PM on January 10, 2009


ZUN speaks And go X-Ray Spex weee!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:30 PM on January 10, 2009


abacab
posted by not_on_display at 6:55 PM on January 10, 2009


Get in line keep in time with the drum and don't forget we're nothing yet but Bongwater.
posted by Sailormom at 8:54 PM on January 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cursed Sleep - Bonnie Prince Billy
posted by readery at 9:25 PM on January 10, 2009


DEAD MOON
posted by Sailormom at 12:01 PM on January 11, 2009


End of a Century by Blur, which would be the song that I would blurt out if someone threw me up against a wall, stuck a gun against my head and asked me what my favorite ever song was.
posted by Kattullus at 9:03 PM on January 11, 2009


Favourite Nineties songs..........
posted by Rumple at 11:03 PM on January 11, 2009


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posted by Rumple at 11:04 PM on January 11, 2009


Hollywood burn, Burn
posted by not_on_display at 1:48 PM on January 13, 2009


If You See Kay tell her...
posted by Sailormom at 9:48 AM on January 14, 2009


Jump Around! Jump Around!! Jump Around!!!
Jump up Jump up and get down!
Jump [18x]
posted by not_on_display at 4:41 PM on January 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Karma Police (Radiohead, OK Computer)
posted by not_on_display at 12:27 PM on January 16, 2009


Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:10 PM on January 16, 2009


My Wandering Days Are Over
posted by Rumple at 2:17 PM on January 16, 2009


Not your Typical American
posted by not_on_display at 8:17 PM on January 16, 2009


Of course this land is dangerous.
posted by Sailormom at 11:56 AM on January 18, 2009


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