MetaFilter in the media January 17, 2009 8:24 PM   Subscribe

MetaFilter gets a mention in M Magazine (the magazine that comes with The Age in Melbourne). Slightly odd reference, not an internet sort of article.

The article is titled "Fashion in the fields" - "You might have tickets, but do you fit in? ... a detailed guide to Melbourne's music-festival fashion tribes".

It has a drawn picture and description of the different types - The Costume Guy, The Emo, The Elitist, The Hippie, The Nu-Raver, The Newborn and The Glamazon.

And finally, The Seth Rogan.
Look Web designer's day out: cargo pants and novelty slogan shirt from bustedtees.com.
Accessories iPhone for Twitter updates, satellite navigator that speaks in the voice of Yoda. A spare T-shirt that says "South Korea's Got Seoul".
There to see Chicks.
Catchphrase "Hey, these guys got a 95 on MetaFilter!"
Warning He doesn't understand that you're cooler than him.
posted by AnnaRat to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 PM (33 comments total)

Catchphrase "Hey, these guys got a 95 on MetaFilter!"

Maybe they meant Metacritic instead?
posted by DiscourseMarker at 8:27 PM on January 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmm. But "these guys"? Metacritic is for movies and music.

But no doubt, the piece sounds truly dreadful.
posted by bardic at 8:35 PM on January 17, 2009


Where do I get my MeFi South Korea's Got Seoul shirt?
posted by odinsdream at 8:39 PM on January 17, 2009


'these guys' like 'this band'?
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:40 PM on January 17, 2009


They almost certainly meant Metacritic. Also, I thought Metacritic reviews albums, not bands. But, you know, hey.
posted by danb at 8:48 PM on January 17, 2009


I think DiscourseMarker has it. Accepting (nod to bardic) that even as a Metacritic reference it seems a bit wonky, apt-but-wonky makes a hell of a lot more sense than oblique-and-wonky, which is what a reference to getting a unitless numeric score from an out-of-left-field website is.

Which reminds me that some magazine writer managed (after I'd wished aloud that this would happen, even) to accidentally write, instead of "foodie", the word "feeder" to describe some food geeks. Heh.

In other media news, Kattallus baits Hodgeman into namechecking AskMe, and the Kansas City Star talks toaster death.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:48 PM on January 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


I never claimed that it made sense :)
posted by AnnaRat at 8:54 PM on January 17, 2009


What is a baroque slumber?

It's like an ordinary nap, but with chiaroscuro, escapements and a penchant for the pipe organ. Basically, it's a steampunk soporific.

NEXT QUESTION
posted by anotherpanacea at 9:15 PM on January 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


Guess what M Magazine? You got a fucking ZERO on Metafilter.
posted by The Straightener at 9:24 PM on January 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hunh, I totally missed that toaster thing; my parent's kitchen almost burnt down this summer because the toaster went all apeshit.

Though I still suspect that they just torched the place so they could get rid of the harvest gold linoleum. I loved that linoleum. Pricks.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:02 PM on January 17, 2009


What is a baroque slumber?
posted by flatluigi at 10:26 PM on January 17, 2009


Catchphrase "Hey, these guys got a 95 on MetaFilter!"

Those guys must have a good beat, and you can dance to them.
posted by jonmc at 10:29 PM on January 17, 2009


M fails at the Internet, as at most things.
posted by flabdablet at 10:49 PM on January 17, 2009


It's even a bit too shiny to make decent compost.
posted by flabdablet at 10:50 PM on January 17, 2009


LOL@M Magazine!

Buncha wanks.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:59 PM on January 17, 2009


I wasn't aware that we were scoring things now. Perhaps we should start. What's the score for M?
posted by Xere at 11:07 PM on January 17, 2009


I give it 3.5 snarks.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:07 PM on January 17, 2009


Hooray for my employer, John Fairfax & Sons, (publisher of the above dreck), who are in all things web diabolically thick. I mean, this is just some dumbass journo poseur allegedly making with the funny, but it's completely consistent with house style and policy.
posted by Wolof at 11:30 PM on January 17, 2009


They would have captured the zeitgeist better with "Hey, this guy's user 95 on Metafilter!"
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 11:42 PM on January 17, 2009


A++++ WOULD GET A 95 AGAIN!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:49 PM on January 17, 2009


What is a baroque slumber?

A deep sleep interrupted by a stylus fantasticus.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:15 AM on January 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Clearly we should be grading the posts and comments. Anything below 80 gets mocked, anything below 60 gets deleted; 95 and over wins you an iPod or a gold star by your name, as you prefer.
posted by languagehat at 6:20 AM on January 18, 2009


64
posted by trip and a half at 6:25 AM on January 18, 2009


A 95? They only got a 95 on Metafilter? *snicker*
posted by ardgedee at 6:54 AM on January 18, 2009


This is simple, their spellcheck changed MetaCritic to MetaFilter.

Happens all the time.
posted by chlorus at 7:11 AM on January 18, 2009


I hear they're drunk all the time anyway. Or is that Austria?
posted by Brian B. at 8:24 AM on January 18, 2009


Sounds to me like someone got some Metafilter into their spell checker and allowed the autocorrect to fix Metacritic.

Boo yah?
posted by blue_beetle at 1:36 PM on January 18, 2009


cortex: In other media news, Kattallus baits Hodgeman into namechecking AskMe

Oh hey, he answered. Admittedly, my question was spawned by a seeing the cityroom feature teased from the front page of The New York Times and noticing that I only had scant time to ask something if I was to have time to pick up a coffee before going out on the road at work so I threw the first thing I thought of, then thought: "That's a bit weak. What else do I know about John Hodgman. Oh yeah, he's a MeFite! Maybe I can do something clever with that. Oh fuck, it's only five minutes until the car arrives, better finish it now."

Out of such moments greatness half-assedness is born.
posted by Kattullus at 2:25 PM on January 18, 2009


Or is that Austria?

Whenever you're confused about which is Austria and which is Australia, just remember: Austria has the basements.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:00 PM on January 18, 2009


You know what else Austria had?
posted by mwhybark at 10:04 PM on January 18, 2009


Waltzes!
posted by awfurby at 1:00 AM on January 19, 2009


Your favorite whatever-this-is sucks.
posted by Mister_A at 11:10 AM on January 19, 2009


It looks like the article in question is now available on The Age's website.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:36 AM on January 26, 2009


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