Danke December 30, 2008 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Thank you for deleting me.

I was following this link and still am, but got caught up in a wild veer from the post. When I woke up the next morning I felt like an idiot for going off topic, but all trace of said idiocy was gone. Thanks
posted by pianomover to Etiquette/Policy at 2:38 PM (121 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Yeah, but how can you really have closure until this post is also deleted?
posted by box at 2:41 PM on December 30, 2008


You were merely unpublished.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:42 PM on December 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


I don't need closure I just need cover for my tracks.
posted by pianomover at 2:42 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Long sleeves.
posted by box at 2:44 PM on December 30, 2008 [6 favorites]


I saw a wild veer once but didn't have a camera with me.
posted by euphorb at 2:44 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


A camera can't really capture how majestic they are anyway.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:45 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


We didn't delete anything of yours in that thread. There are multiple comments by you in the thread, so I am assuming you missed your own comments?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:46 PM on December 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'm totally unclear what you're talking about. This account hasn't had a single thing deleted since... mid-November?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:46 PM on December 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


Cover for your tracks ain't good enough when ya got the scent o' wild veer on ya. Bears can sniff that out for miles. What yer gonna need is some piss on this thread. Ammonia, ya know.
posted by katillathehun at 2:47 PM on December 30, 2008


pianos are hard to move
posted by Rumple at 2:48 PM on December 30, 2008


I deleted them. And I don't regret it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:50 PM on December 30, 2008


Metafilter: When I woke up the next morning, I felt like an idiot
posted by Joe Beese at 2:53 PM on December 30, 2008 [27 favorites]


Some other site has a wild veer roaming on it now, confusing their mods.
posted by bonaldi at 2:54 PM on December 30, 2008 [6 favorites]


Whenever I wake up in the morning and say "shit, did I really say that?", I really did. Consider yourself lucky.
posted by yhbc at 2:58 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


Guys, shall we tell the Commish to change his password now? Joke's pretty much over.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:03 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


The server must have become self-aware, deleted the comments to cover your tracks for you, and then covered its own tracks to fool the mods.
posted by CKmtl at 3:04 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


drakepool? is that you?
posted by felix betachat at 3:05 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Goddamit, quit stealing my meds.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:08 PM on December 30, 2008


Your comments appear to have dissolved.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:09 PM on December 30, 2008


Thank you for deleting me.

The Grateful Deleted.
posted by jonmc at 3:10 PM on December 30, 2008 [8 favorites]


drakepool? is that you?

That was no deletion. That was obliviation.
posted by dersins at 3:14 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


The server must have become self-aware, deleted the comments to cover your tracks for you, and then covered its own tracks to fool the mods.

It also changed some kind of setting at his Hotmail account, sending e-mails to his ISP's mail server.
posted by ericb at 3:15 PM on December 30, 2008 [5 favorites]


I felt like an idiot for going off topic...

Relax--you're probably just German.
If you were British you'd go off topic and thoroughly enjoy it.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:25 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


You were so Mega Ultra Deleted you rotated around the entire universe back to being undeleted, wiping the mods memories in the process.
posted by DU at 4:29 PM on December 30, 2008


Holy crap! Deleted comments are tracked? Oh the fun to be had. Annual top 10 lists of the users with the most deleted comments, MeMail reports to individuals ("You've had 113 comments deleted in the last year. This is a 10% increase over last year. Your most flagged deleted post was flagged 159 times. A 4% decrease from last year."), the cortex Sobriety Algorithm Index™ extrapolates 98% of your deleted comments were made while intoxicated.

Off to make my pony request now.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:47 PM on December 30, 2008 [5 favorites]


Please sir, can I have some less?
posted by stavrogin at 4:51 PM on December 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


I ate wild veer once. It certainly tastes different from domesticated veer.
posted by found missing at 4:58 PM on December 30, 2008


Thank you for deleting that comment.
posted by found missing at 4:58 PM on December 30, 2008


Annual top 10 lists of the users with the most deleted comments

Those are for internal use only.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:59 PM on December 30, 2008


Well well well, would you delete thewm? therm? dem? dose?
Help
posted by pianomover at 5:04 PM on December 30, 2008


Internal like a suppository?
posted by dirty lies at 5:06 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


I thought we were supposed to keep things topical.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:08 PM on December 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


ah
posted by Dumsnill at 5:33 PM on December 30, 2008


I thought we were supposed to keep things topical.

Rubbing it on the skin is just fine, but don't eat the lotion. It's topical, it's not meant to be ingested.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:50 PM on December 30, 2008


Those are for internal use only.

But sometimes if you come to the meetups we'll show them to you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:50 PM on December 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


She kids.

You have to buy us a pint first.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:58 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rubbing it on the skin is just fine

And then you put it in the basket. Or else the hose again.
posted by never used baby shoes at 6:05 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


I have a pint for you cortex, but it is internal use only. BYON1

Bring Your Own Nozzle
posted by dirty lies at 6:18 PM on December 30, 2008


I thought we were supposed to keep things topical.

Can't we keep it tropical instead? It's so chilly in here.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:41 PM on December 30, 2008


Didn't we say all we needed to say in the first thread? Must we go tropical?
posted by Dumsnill at 6:46 PM on December 30, 2008


topical
posted by Rumple at 6:46 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


all trace of said idiocy was gone

MeFi mods are paid commission for the number of words they delete in a given day. You got lucky, that's all...
posted by wfrgms at 7:06 PM on December 30, 2008


Looks like the New Year's Eve Party started a bit early. Whose pantyhose is this?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:12 PM on December 30, 2008


Well, that explains why I half-drunk, at least.
posted by box at 7:17 PM on December 30, 2008


What the heck is going on around here and why wasn't I invited?
posted by Evangeline at 7:21 PM on December 30, 2008


Dude, can you forward me all my deleted AskMe comments? That's some of my best shit!
posted by The Straightener at 7:45 PM on December 30, 2008


So now the real question is, after eating all the wild veer and posting (obviously) drunken, idiotic stuff on the internet and it wasn't here....where was it?

THE HUNT BEGINS!

*off to search the Sassy Boards, LGF comments section, and Bush jr's private e-mail*
posted by Bageena at 7:52 PM on December 30, 2008


But sometimes if you come to the meetups we'll show them to you.

That's what she said.
Seriously. Just scroll up. She said it.
posted by inigo2 at 8:26 PM on December 30, 2008


This comment has been deleted.
posted by neuron at 8:36 PM on December 30, 2008


Has anybody seen my pantyhose?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:00 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


They're right there on your head, silly.
posted by longsleeves at 9:04 PM on December 30, 2008


actually the posts you can't find were made to ciablog.gov

you're going to be SO deleted
posted by pyramid termite at 9:05 PM on December 30, 2008


Deleted Veeer
Serves one

Ingredients:
One veer
One left
Eighteen liters of evaporated water
Salt

Put the veer in a kettle with what's left. Sprinkle evaporated water over veer until gone. Add salt until salty.

Apply to post. Serve before thinking.

Substitutions: If there is no left, use three rights.
posted by ardgedee at 9:17 PM on December 30, 2008


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CABAL MEMORANDUM #22627
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Cabal members are reminded, when Deleting (or simply deleting) posts, comments or post-like entities that span multiple universes, it is considered good form to extend the Cone of Deletion at least 20-30 MetaFilters out from the MetaFilter of Deletion. This is particularly important when you are in Prime or Prime-like universes.

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MEMORANDUM ENDS. TINC
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posted by Rock Steady at 9:42 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


If there is neither left nor rights, you can try substituting two wrongs for each right, but this doesn't necessarily work.
posted by qvantamon at 9:43 PM on December 30, 2008


Dear Metafilter, I love getting deleted. I mean, once I get deleted once I just can't stop and I need more and more deletion. Some times I can go a day or so without deletion, but then it gets to much for me and I have to get a deletion as soon as possible. I literally can't think about anything else. Is this normal or do I need help? Also should I eat something that I left out last night, and why is my cat's tail?
posted by ob at 10:09 PM on December 30, 2008


Q. What is the sound of no cabal?
A. TINC
posted by ook at 10:16 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


I've just figured out MeFi. I must be drunk, but you must all be sober for it to work.
posted by mimo at 10:37 PM on December 30, 2008


Metafilter: If there is neither left nor rights, you can try substituting two wrongs for each right, but this doesn't necessarily work.
posted by Rumple at 10:39 PM on December 30, 2008


THE SHOULD'VE BEEN DELETED BLUES

Woke up this morning,
thought I'd been deleted,
then I found I hadn't,
n'I feel like I been cheated,
Got the blues, I got the blues...
Got the should've been deleted blues,
Lord knows I been mistreated,
from my head down to my shoes

I thought that what I'd written
had been erased for good,
But now I see it hasn't
Although I thought it should
I got the blues, I got the blues...
The should've been deleted blues,
Lord knows I been mistreated,
from my head down to my shoes

Next time I make dumb comments
I'm praying will be never
Cause if it ain't deleted
It'll be right there forever,
Got the blues, I got the blues...
Got the should've been deleted blues,
Lord knows I been mistreated,
from my head down to my shoes
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:43 PM on December 30, 2008 [12 favorites]




Thank you for sending me to that Talking Heads video, maudlin. It must be at least 15 years since I last saw it. And the song is not included on my CD version of the show.

Neither is Heaven
posted by Dumsnill at 11:43 PM on December 30, 2008


Do me a favor. Just delete my ass, okay? Delete this ass for a man, that's all. Delete my ass. Enjoy. Come on. I'm not asking, I'm telling with this. Delete my ass.
posted by nola at 12:20 AM on December 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


Just the ass?
posted by stavrogin at 12:22 AM on December 31, 2008


And when this ass is over/ it will start again / won't be any different / it'll be exactly the same

Oh heaven
posted by Dumsnill at 12:33 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sorry nola, we can't do without you and would miss you if you went. You'll have to soldier on.
posted by Abiezer at 2:22 AM on December 31, 2008


You have to buy us a pint first.

Wait a cotton-pickin' [NOT RACIST] minute! When Americans say 'pint' they make reference to sweet liquor, not beer, is it not so? cortex is hardcore: I approve.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:26 AM on December 31, 2008


I think that used to be so, stav, but the British usage has been more or less assimilated by Americans of cortex's generation.
posted by Kwine at 4:06 AM on December 31, 2008


What the heck is going on around here and why wasn't I invited?
posted by Evangeline at 9:21 PM on December 30 [+] [!]


No one is certain. Certainly no one more uncertain than me. A guess though:

I think with your nick it has to do with "Marissa Played the Crying Game"
posted by vapidave at 4:55 AM on December 31, 2008


I would like about ten pounds each, deleted from my ass, stomach and thighs. kthx
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:21 AM on December 31, 2008


What yer gonna need is some piss on this thread. Ammonia, ya know.

If only we could use in-line gifs, I've got one of an elephant that would work really well here....
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:01 AM on December 31, 2008


I don't get it? What evil terrible comment of yours got deleted?
posted by Mastercheddaar at 6:08 AM on December 31, 2008


So the story is true. Cortex once deleted a man just to watch him veer.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:35 AM on December 31, 2008


When Americans say 'pint' they make reference to sweet liquor, not beer, is it not so?

Yeah, not so much. I get my beer in pints and bottles, and prefer pints when I'm out because it's better value, the taps are more interesting than what's bottled, and a pint is more.

Sometimes I'll get a halfpint if I'm at a craft brewpub that serves their stupid-strong stuff that way only. Tugboat's Chernobyl, ferexample.

Booze comes in fifths, or unitless "a"s—a Macallan, a Glenfiddich, a gin and tonic. I don't drink hard enough or in enough contexts to need pint bottles of the hard stuff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on December 31, 2008


I have never used the words "a pint" in the context of alcohol to refer to anything but beer. What is this "sweet liquor" of which you speak, and how can I avoid it?
posted by languagehat at 7:20 AM on December 31, 2008


It's only mid-morning, and "pint" already has turned into one of those words which now looks wrong to me. (The actual pints look fine, though.)
posted by desuetude at 7:24 AM on December 31, 2008


What is this "sweet liquor" of which you speak,

Peach schnapps.

and how can I avoid it?

Don't party with highschoolers.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:32 AM on December 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


What evil terrible comment of yours got deleted?

The one where I revealed the eleven secret herbs and spices. The truth is, that there is no cabal like the KFCabal.

Now I'm a hunted man, perpetually on the lookout for the Colonial and his army of enforcers bent on reclaiming the ancient knowledge on the scrolls I stole, and ensuring that it never sees the light of day.
posted by quin at 7:38 AM on December 31, 2008


What is this "sweet liquor" of which you speak,

Peach schnapps.


Hearing that mentioned on New Years takes me back to being 16 and working at the A&P. On New Years Eve we got the older guy who worked at the deli counter to buy me and two buddies a liter of DeKuyper Peachtree, which we downed in the parking lot around 10pm. Good times.
posted by jonmc at 7:39 AM on December 31, 2008


I just want to thank the mods for deleting all of the crazy stuff I said earlier in this thread. When I woke up this morning my laptop was up in a tree in my backyard, which is never a good sign. I want to aplogize to anyone I offended, and especially to everyone I accused of being a robot.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:42 AM on December 31, 2008


I think with your nick it has to do with "Marissa Played the Crying Game"

I am so terribly, horribly confused (when he was sick, my dad would say, "I got a terrible cold. Terrible. Horrible.") My dad sounded a little like Elvis (or at least he does in my head). He also hated pigs, for reasons never explained - "terrible, horrible, filthy animals". He grew up on a farm, so I think there must have been a "terrible, horrible" pig-related incident.

I have no idea what I'm talking about. Where's that pint?
posted by Evangeline at 7:43 AM on December 31, 2008


On New Years Eve we got the older guy who worked at the deli counter to buy me and two buddies a liter of DeKuyper Peachtree

For us it was Cold Duck.
posted by Evangeline at 7:45 AM on December 31, 2008


Well, most of the time it was Haffenreffer Private Stock for us, but it was the holidays, we were feeling jaunty.
posted by jonmc at 7:46 AM on December 31, 2008


Today is either my 9th Anniversary or my 4th-- depending on how important a piece of paper and a ceremony in front of a drunk tank is to you.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:51 AM on December 31, 2008


There is peach schnapps in the fish house punch that is the special drink at the party tonight. I think I will just stick to my Frangelico.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:00 AM on December 31, 2008


I'd just like to give a shout out to Mad Dog 20/20. You keep on making Manischewitz Concord Grape seem naughty, you crazy kid.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:16 AM on December 31, 2008


Southern Comfort


Also, what in hell were the Christian Brothers thinking? That's some nasty stuff there.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:20 AM on December 31, 2008


Mr. Bostons Blackberry Brandy:

"Do you love the taste of generic cough syrup and an instant searing pain in your sinuses? Then bottoms up asshole!"
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:34 AM on December 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


Of course there's always Brass Monkey. You got the bottle, I got the cup, c'mon everybody let's get....
posted by jonmc at 8:38 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


...drunk?
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:44 AM on December 31, 2008


Wait, no, it's "hammered", right? I'm pretty sure it's hammered.

This is hard.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:45 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh crap. I'm old enough to remember when reference to a pint did indeed refer to a flask-y shaped bottle of hard liquor, instead of a wholesome serving of brew.

Not sure how, when, or why it happened, but for some reason I now seem to think of pints (of liquor) as carrying the same sort of alcoholic baggage as a big ol' half-gallon jug of same, while a conventional 750ml bottle seems appropriate for keeping around the house for domestic and entertainment use. Tiny airline-sized bottles are for air travel (duh) and for packing in picnic lunches carried while hiking.
posted by cairnish at 8:48 AM on December 31, 2008


The pint bottle has been an easy shorthand for "alcoholic" as well as "alcoholic bum" in cinematography for as long as I can remember watching TV and movies, cairnish; I don't know whether that's a cause or a symptom of the shift in perception or if there's something more causally confounded going on with it.

Maybe too the evolution of interventionism and anti-alcoholism attitudes and D.A.R.E.-ish taboo-reinforcement over the last however many decades has been part of souring the public view of portable alcohol—a pint in the jacket pocket going from devilish to merely amoral, or such. Even a proper flask seems like shorthand for "drinking problem" (or "comedic allusion to [possibly episodic/situation-specific] drinking problem") in popular media much of the time these days, though it's definitely got more cachet than a pint bottle.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:05 AM on December 31, 2008


I wouldn't entirely discount the rise of craft/import/real beer, either, as a contributing factor. Nobody drinks Coors out of a pint glass.
posted by box at 9:14 AM on December 31, 2008


Yeah, that's a reasonable point, box. Though people in Portland sure as shit drink pints of PBR by the gallon.

So to speak.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:16 AM on December 31, 2008


Why do they still put that silly blue ribbon art work on the Pabst cans?

In 1885 they began tying blue silk ribbons around the necks of Blue Select bottles. The brewery's flagship beer was renamed Pabst Blue Ribbon following its win as "America's Best" at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Due to rationing of silk during World War II, Pabst stopped tying blue ribbons around bottles and introduced the blue ribbon logo.

Sorry, it just isn't the same as a silk ribbon. Besides, they haven't won any blue ribbons in like a hundred and umpteen years.
posted by netbros at 9:47 AM on December 31, 2008


Seriously. And, too, it's been like decades since anyone has successfully killed a werewolf by firing a Coors Light out of a gun.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:49 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


True, but their silver bullet train runs over hirsute hobos on a regular schedule.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:01 AM on December 31, 2008


I will never forget the realization, laser-like through my drunken haze, that I had while staring at the logo on a bottle of Mickey's Bigmouth. As if a voice from the beyond was whispering in my ear: "It gives you a mean buzz."

I think I was 17.

Life would never be the same.
posted by felix betachat at 10:23 AM on December 31, 2008


What's grey and comes in pints?
posted by Rumple at 10:25 AM on December 31, 2008


it's been like decades since anyone has successfully killed a werewolf by firing a Coors Light out of a gun

What? Next you'll be telling me that Miller High Life isn't really the analogue of champagne within the world of beer.
posted by burnmp3s at 10:28 AM on December 31, 2008


... it's been like decades since anyone has successfully killed a werewolf by firing a Coors Light out of a gun.

I thought the Coors Light was the gun, no? You crinkled up the empty can, bending it backwards and forwards until you could split it in half and jam one end into the other. Next you put in the appropriate-strength firecracker and lit it. The resulting explosion hurtled the (unheld hopefully) half of the contraption into the air (or right at little Johnny Maigler, depending on if the little shit's parents were watching at the time).

As this all happened before I had reached the age of ten, I feel uncomfortable discussing how precisely the Coors can got empty in the first place.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 10:37 AM on December 31, 2008


Seriously. And, too, it's been like decades since anyone has successfully killed a werewolf by firing a Coors Light out of a gun.

Sobriety is the werewolf.
posted by felix betachat at 10:38 AM on December 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


I helped my gay uncle come up with a cocktail called the "rusty semen." No lie. Also, no word on whether it's any good. (He had a friend going for a prostate biopsy and wanted to create a "celebratory" cocktail to try and ease the pain.)

Captain Morgan's & peach schnapps with cream floated on top.

I have not actually tried this, it is all highly theoretical.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:54 AM on December 31, 2008


Hm. I think I would have gone another way. A "rusty semen" should be a Bloody Mary with two raw oysters floating in it.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:07 AM on December 31, 2008


Garnished with the largest stalk of celery you can find.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:08 AM on December 31, 2008


"Tiny airline-sized bottles are for air travel (duh) and for packing in picnic lunches carried while hiking."

That size is called a "nip."

Also, I bought a pint of Seagrams 7 on Christmas at a tiny liquor store on Fillmore in San Francisco from an Asian guy named Eric who pretended to not be fluent in English until a regular customer started talking to him about the apartment he wanted to sublet, at which point Eric had a total "Wassup, brah," surfer accent.
posted by klangklangston at 11:12 AM on December 31, 2008


What's the word? Thunderbird.
posted by timeistight at 11:34 AM on December 31, 2008


That Night Train's a mean wine.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 11:38 AM on December 31, 2008


Moonshine, anyone?
posted by Rumple at 12:42 PM on December 31, 2008


Night Train was my cheap-ass drink of choice back in college. It was pretty good, actually, at least compared to Thunderbird (which I'm pretty sure is just watered-down lighter fluid.) Sort of like apple juice. Apple juice that had led a long, hard, dusty life on the rails.

I've occasionally thought about trying it again, just to see if it's still tolerable. But since I don't live in a slum anymore it's kind of hard to find.
posted by ook at 1:45 PM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


How's it sold?
-Good and Cold!
What's the jive?
-Bird's Alive!
What's the Price?
-Thirty twice!
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 2:13 PM on December 31, 2008


On two occasions, close to 1 a.m., I have seen a cop, the same one, with his patrol car parked outside the store and his partner smoking a cigarette leaning on the wall, hit on Eric, while Eric pretends to not speak English. When Eric closes the store and starts cleaning up, he blasts dance music from his hidden sound system and dances around the store. If you beg him for a pack of cigarettes, he pretends he doesn't speak English.

I heard the cop say once "I've taken boys like you home, and they always come back". I would not call Eric a boy.
posted by dirty lies at 3:02 PM on December 31, 2008


Also, on Christmas night I saw fire rescue parked outside the condos on 1300 Fillmore when walking back from the 24 hour Danny's (which looks just like a Denny's). I was intrigued by the computer screen inside the ambulance and took a look. I could not understand what it said so I took note and did a Google search when I got home. Yahoo Answers, which the 911 dispatchers must read, confirmed that "mischarage" is a common misspelling for "miscarriage".

The condos at 1300 Fillmore where going from half a million to dollars to a million plus. There is a nice plaque the size of a brick on the sidewalk that says "Former Headquarters of the Black Panthers".

You gotta love Fillmore.
posted by dirty lies at 3:07 PM on December 31, 2008


I guess I'm just like a wild veer in the headlights. I love you.
posted by pianomover at 9:45 PM on December 31, 2008


We at at a spot on Post (between Laguna and Fillmore) called Minny's that used to be a Denny's and apparently only changed two letters. There was one guy running the whole thing, and I felt bad for sending my eggs back, but they were cold and I wanted at least to have my eggs either cooked through or warm, but couldn't do drippy whites.

If I were Denny's, I'd sue.
posted by klangklangston at 10:05 PM on December 31, 2008


Minny's was until very recently called Danny's, and before that it was New Denny's. That is my very last resort place to go for food, after I have eaten the stuff I scraped of the takeout that had been in my fridge for 3 months.

You were just 30 yards from some of the best greasy ramen in the city, a 100 from some very good okonomiyaki (which almost always beats any other form of eggs), why did you walk into Minny's?

I just walked by Minny's on the way home. I took the very long way home, walked into the cathedral and caught the end of a nice concert, I sneaked through a side door, the main doors where closed. I almost took a picture of a Mexican family kneeling on the floor outside the cathedral, with their foreheads against the door, praying, while you could see a bunch of people inside wearing suits and cocktail dresses enjoying the music, taking pictures an laughing, but I felt it was inappropriate.

This was compensated by finding a patch of what I am pretty sure are Amanita muscarias in the common area of these apartments I was walking through (did i mention I have selective agnosia towards NO TRESPASSING signs?), and I took some pictures. The mycelium patch must be huge, I saw everything from pinheads poking through the mulch to mushrooms still veiled to a mature rotting one. Now I just have to remember my flickr password and find the camera cable.
posted by dirty lies at 11:55 PM on December 31, 2008


> Why do they still put that silly blue ribbon art work on the Pabst cans?
In 1885 they began tying blue silk ribbons around the necks of Blue Select bottles. The brewery's flagship beer was renamed Pabst Blue Ribbon following its win as "America's Best" at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
...Besides, they haven't won any blue ribbons in like a hundred and umpteen years.


At the 2006 Great American Beer Festival, Pabst Blue Ribbon took the gold medal in "American-Style Lager." Pabst Brewing won both the 2006 and 2007 festival "Large Brewing Company of the Year" awards.

Or did you only mean literal ribbons?
posted by churl at 12:47 AM on January 1, 2009


I MEAN HAPPY NEW YEAR SHEEEEIT WOOOP
posted by churl at 1:46 AM on January 1, 2009


Is this my first call-out? :-)
posted by davidstandaford at 5:20 AM on January 1, 2009


"You were just 30 yards from some of the best greasy ramen in the city, a 100 from some very good okonomiyaki (which almost always beats any other form of eggs), why did you walk into Minny's?"

Eating with my parents on the morning after Christmas. They are rarely in the mood to be adventurous for breakfast and it was literally right across from the hotel.

The next couple of days, we hit Herbivore (which had great, and huge, breakfast burritos) and Miller's East Coast on Polk just north of California, which was OK, but standard. At least not too pricey.

Amy and I are already talking about a return visit where we won't have to cater to the wonts of parents, lovely as parents are.
posted by klangklangston at 10:27 PM on January 1, 2009


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