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homunculus has made 1000 high quality posts to the Blue. He has just become the first MeFite besides mathowie to cross into quadruple digits. Quantity aside, his posts are quality.
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter-Related at 9:28 PM (101 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Let me be the first to thank homunculus for all the time he's spent on making MetaFilter the wonderful place it is.
posted by Kattullus at 9:28 PM on August 19, 2009


Let me be the second, many threads end with an interesting follow up link from him.
posted by hortense at 9:32 PM on August 19, 2009


Damned fine show. Three cheers for homunculus.
posted by atrazine at 9:33 PM on August 19, 2009


Wow.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:36 PM on August 19, 2009


Bravo!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:38 PM on August 19, 2009


Homunculus is awesome and his posts are uniformly well-composed and interesting.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:44 PM on August 19, 2009


Thanks for the great posts and all the great thread-closing comments (13155 comments in the blue so far? Damn.)
posted by grouse at 9:45 PM on August 19, 2009


Check his other stats too.
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:45 PM on August 19, 2009 [5 favorites]


1000 posts and 0 questions! (unless he is the one behind all those anonymous ones)
posted by Rumple at 9:53 PM on August 19, 2009


also homunculus adds related news and links to old apparently dead threads, adding value silently behind the scenes.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:53 PM on August 19, 2009


YES! Homunculus is awesome, his name is awesome, and this little post he made years ago is my most favorite awesome.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:57 PM on August 19, 2009


Wow. *applauds*
posted by Pronoiac at 10:02 PM on August 19, 2009


It is fitting that you should bring this to our attention Kattullus, when you consider the topic of his very first post. Well done homunculus.
posted by tellurian at 10:09 PM on August 19, 2009


Well done!
posted by spaltavian at 10:09 PM on August 19, 2009


(slow clap)
posted by Afroblanco at 10:11 PM on August 19, 2009


Holy crap.
posted by paisley henosis at 10:11 PM on August 19, 2009


Hip, hip homunculus!

Hip, hip, homunculus!

Hip, hip, homunculus!
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:19 PM on August 19, 2009


He has just become the first MeFite besides mathowie to cross into quadruple digits.

And once I overtake him, MeFi will be mine! ALL MINE!

That's how it works, right?
posted by homunculus at 10:23 PM on August 19, 2009 [33 favorites]


A thousand posts. That's bloody insane. Congrats!
posted by Phire at 10:30 PM on August 19, 2009


homunculus, thank you for picking up my slack. thank you for allowing me to stick to making comments while having an excuse. it makes my time here easier.
posted by the aloha at 10:47 PM on August 19, 2009


To be fair, he is a magically-animated familiar of Mathowie's, bound by dark arts to post to MeFi lest he die.
posted by klangklangston at 10:49 PM on August 19, 2009 [11 favorites]


The Metatalk posting record is still unconquered. I'm gonna get working on one hell of a pony list.
posted by crapmatic at 10:51 PM on August 19, 2009


Good work, homunculus!
posted by amyms at 10:54 PM on August 19, 2009


*throws panties*
posted by loquacious at 11:16 PM on August 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Out of curiosity, how many posts would he have had if we include deleted posts?
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:28 PM on August 19, 2009


Thanks!
posted by phrontist at 11:31 PM on August 19, 2009


Hot damn! Well done, sir!
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:47 PM on August 19, 2009


Hurrah homoculus! You're a grand inspiration to us slackers who just read things, looking for an opportunity to say something funny!
posted by Jilder at 11:54 PM on August 19, 2009


Well sure, he is a hermit. What else does he have to do?
Well done, homunculus
posted by Cranberry at 11:54 PM on August 19, 2009


Thank you.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:57 PM on August 19, 2009


I was gonna be all like, "Well actually, 1000 high quality posts… number 338 was of only average quality" and make some fake harumphing, but no, I just went and looked and ended up reading something about recovered memories that was pretty good, so hey, there ya go, man. One thousand. Jeez. I felt all worried about number 100, like, was this link worth my 100th post, in case somebody just went by the big numbers when evaluating my contributions (some sort of St. Peter of the Blue, but a total slacker, obvs.).

Way to go.
posted by klangklangston at 12:02 AM on August 20, 2009


There is a singular lack of controversy in this thread. somebody should do something.
posted by philip-random at 12:06 AM on August 20, 2009


Who is this man of mystery?
posted by chillmost at 12:17 AM on August 20, 2009


Tonight I drink to you, homunculus. Thank you for 1) having more free time on your hands than I, and 2) using it more wisely than I use mine, and 3) filling the little free time I do have with many, many interesting posts.

And no really I just drank a beer in your honor.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:32 AM on August 20, 2009


i salute thee, homunculus !
posted by kryptos at 12:33 AM on August 20, 2009


Mefites ending in 'us' are awesome!
posted by lukemeister at 12:44 AM on August 20, 2009


Multitudinous congratulations, homey. (I can call you homey, can't I?)

May I also note that the indefatigable homonculus has ALSO posted nearly 500 times at our Li'l Sister Site Monkeyfilter. (because mentioning MoFi usually cheeses somebody off and I'm in that kind of mood tonight)
posted by wendell at 1:04 AM on August 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


homunculus, you bestride my world like a collosulus.
posted by Jofus at 1:32 AM on August 20, 2009


Superb.
posted by hifiparasol at 2:07 AM on August 20, 2009


Hmmm...no "AskMe" questions for homunculus, yet so much activity on the blue...and even some activity on the gray...

Seems suspicious...almost like he is ALWAYS anonymous.

Awesome...I figure out a MeFi secret.

Homunculus=Anonymous AskMe poster
posted by hal_c_on at 2:41 AM on August 20, 2009


homunculus, you need to throw me some ideas so I can get post #1 up sometime. Every time I have a brilliant idea about a topic that interests me, it's pretty much been covered - even the really esoteric stuff. Damn you, MeFi, and your diverse and educated populace.
posted by empyrean at 2:52 AM on August 20, 2009


*standing ovation*

Good show!
posted by Alnedra at 3:57 AM on August 20, 2009


Barring unforseen events, it's three more days until tehloki crosses his own impressive milestone.
posted by gman at 4:01 AM on August 20, 2009


TRIUMPHANT!

That crazy little ...thing... is a serious quality generator. Three more cheers!
posted by From Bklyn at 4:03 AM on August 20, 2009


Mefites ending in 'us' are awesome!

Damn! I knew I shoulda gone with 'gratefus'
posted by grateful at 4:06 AM on August 20, 2009


i must be the 46th person to offer my most heartfelt thanks.

unless there was any snark in this thread, but we're on the grey, so it should all be rainbows & hugs.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:21 AM on August 20, 2009


Thanks, homunculus! That's damn fine work! Do you take requests?
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:31 AM on August 20, 2009


Yes, rainbows and hugs, especially for that awesome 1000th post.
posted by futureisunwritten at 4:47 AM on August 20, 2009


I love your add-ons to threads that have scrolled back into history.
Thanks for all the great posts!
posted by readery at 5:20 AM on August 20, 2009


barf...
posted by the cuban at 5:22 AM on August 20, 2009


yay! more schmoopy!
posted by ocherdraco at 5:26 AM on August 20, 2009


wow, that is really impressive. flowers are in order, matt.
posted by krautland at 5:33 AM on August 20, 2009


Well. A quick glance will note that a fair percentage of his posts all seem to be one or two link posts to the NY Times, Wired, New Yorker, etc. The dude is a news parsing machine. That's the secret.

But not all the posts. Congrats on the effort. :)
posted by Atreides at 5:34 AM on August 20, 2009


Cool. Thanks, and congratulations!
posted by rtha at 6:09 AM on August 20, 2009


*sniff*

Mother always liked you better!

and with good reason, way to go!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:19 AM on August 20, 2009


How he got all those cats into all those scanners, I have no idea.


Wait, has someone else made this joke already?





w00t w00t huzzah for homunculus!
posted by slogger at 6:29 AM on August 20, 2009


Lots of great posts, lots of them, and don't forget all the little tasty bits he drops into the tail end of political threads. I love those.
posted by caddis at 6:41 AM on August 20, 2009


Do we begin The Ritual now?

No?

What am I going to do with all these chickens?
posted by The Whelk at 6:42 AM on August 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well done!
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:47 AM on August 20, 2009


Ban him!

Oh, wait... I mean: Well done, homunculus! Keep it up!
posted by languagehat at 6:59 AM on August 20, 2009


Congratulations!
posted by flatluigi at 7:00 AM on August 20, 2009


Ban him!

The least he could do would be to cut off a hand to make it sporting for the rest of us.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:13 AM on August 20, 2009


Why is a magically-animated mannikin so interested in rational inquiry into human cognition and tireless advocacy of Bodhisattva values? Fundamentally empty agglomerations of dharma moments demand to know!
posted by Abiezer at 7:24 AM on August 20, 2009


Get that dude on the payroll.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:38 AM on August 20, 2009


Yay for homunculus. the man is an inspiration.
posted by dhruva at 8:30 AM on August 20, 2009


Congratulations and many thanks homunculus. You are one of the reasons I began to visit this site regularly.
posted by adamvasco at 8:32 AM on August 20, 2009


Ah, the much heralded Return of The Schmoopy! I approve of this homunculus thing.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:39 AM on August 20, 2009


Everyone onto the Schmop John B!
posted by The Whelk at 8:39 AM on August 20, 2009


Ah, the much heralded Return of The Schmoopy!

Oh, no. I don't want any part of this.
posted by grouse at 8:48 AM on August 20, 2009


Yeah, yeah. A thousand good-quality posts, thirteen thousand useful comments, it's cool and all, but can we get to the important stuff here?

His profile image is Happy Noodle Boy!

Happy-Freakin'-"Fuck, I can smell the blood in your urine!"-Noodle-Boy!

How awesome is that?
posted by quin at 8:49 AM on August 20, 2009


I knew someone would finally remember me! I was back there in the ICU with sheets soiled while all the nurses were all raiding the medecine locker and partying.
posted by Schmoopy at 9:01 AM on August 20, 2009


You do realize, don't you, that he's just lulling us into a false sense of security, right? You've been warned.
posted by Quietgal at 9:13 AM on August 20, 2009


I don't always agree with his perspectives, nor do I always share his interests, but one thing I am certain of: the joint is unquestionably better off with him than without him.

Thanks for everything you've given us so far, sir.
posted by majick at 9:48 AM on August 20, 2009


Holy crap. 1000 posts, no AskMe questions. That's a contribution to benefit index I don't think anybody will ever equal.

Way to embarrass the rest of us, homunculus.
posted by orange swan at 9:55 AM on August 20, 2009


this is pretty awesome. congrats, homunculus.
posted by shmegegge at 10:14 AM on August 20, 2009


wow, homunculus.

**I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy**
posted by Grlnxtdr at 11:32 AM on August 20, 2009


Huzzah.

And I apologize for once wondering if you were some sort of bored AI in a secret government lab or maybe an overgrown Perl script, on account of all those links you manage to turn up.

To be fair, some of my best friends are Perl scripts.
posted by Kadin2048 at 12:24 PM on August 20, 2009


I think I have over a thousand, if I were to count all my sock puppet accounts.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 12:43 PM on August 20, 2009


Ooook Oook!
posted by islander at 12:44 PM on August 20, 2009


Damn fine work!
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:46 PM on August 20, 2009


W00t!
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:21 PM on August 20, 2009


When I first saw this sensory model I thought, huh, like that dude from MetaFilter! (It's totally how I picture you, btw.)

Congratulations on a job well done, homunculus! With 1,000 posts, I think we can all safely say that you're a significant part of what has made The Blue what it is.
posted by Lush at 1:47 PM on August 20, 2009


*cheers, throws hat in to the air*
posted by jokeefe at 1:51 PM on August 20, 2009


Well done, homunculus! You are by far my favorite alchemically-produced dwarf.
posted by trip and a half at 1:54 PM on August 20, 2009


Your prolific posting past pleases and perplexes me, homunculus! Congrats on the 1K mark!
posted by misha at 3:00 PM on August 20, 2009


...and now he's up to 1001! Hooray, hooray!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:48 PM on August 20, 2009


Holy cow! Nice work!
posted by zarq at 4:10 PM on August 20, 2009


Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I'm glad you all enjoy the posts. I find a lot of things I think are worth sharing, and it's nice to know that my compulsive curiosity brings pleasure to others too.

When I first saw this sensory model I thought, huh, like that dude from MetaFilter! (It's totally how I picture you, btw.)

I prefer this one (NSFW).
posted by homunculus at 6:09 PM on August 20, 2009


nice to know that my compulsive curiosity

surely if you were compulsively curious, indeed, surely if you were human and not a linkbot, you would have used AskMe more than zero times. (this may not givewell from now on)
posted by Rumple at 7:16 PM on August 20, 2009


8 FAVORITES PER POST!

Holy crap.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:08 PM on August 20, 2009


pretty awesome, both quantity and quality!
posted by exlotuseater at 8:58 PM on August 20, 2009


Those favorites per post become even more impressive when you consider how many posts were made prior to there ever being such a thing as favorites here on MeFi. He is a sort of quiet, unassuming quality posting machine.
posted by caddis at 9:30 PM on August 20, 2009


a sort of quiet, unassuming quality posting machine.

Enough about me this is about homunculus.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:39 PM on August 20, 2009


homunculus is not just figuratively but literally a one-percenter. Good show, dude.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:38 PM on August 20, 2009


O
Y
^

(that's a standing o.)
posted by not_on_display at 11:32 PM on August 20, 2009


So glad to see the many accolades for one of my all-time favorite mefites - so well deserved! When I was new here, homunculus was so encouraging and supportive and he's been that way ever since ... a member that gives more than he takes, he always has a kind word or a supportive link. I've never seen him angry, reactive, egotistical or unkind. And so many good posts and links on such a wide variety of interesting topics ...

homunculus, you are a sweetie - thank you so much!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:10 AM on August 21, 2009


1,000 great posts?!? I'd be happy to make it to 10.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 8:07 AM on August 21, 2009


Accolades for homunculus for 1,000 great posts, but no accolades for me for making zero terrible trainwreck posts? The world is so unfair.
posted by double block and bleed at 10:10 AM on August 21, 2009


Words do no justice to the awesome that is homunculus. Well done, good sir.
posted by Wulfgar! at 11:20 AM on August 21, 2009


Congratulations....
posted by HuronBob at 12:34 PM on August 21, 2009


YAYYY homunculus! Thanks for your superb, interesting posts.
posted by nickyskye at 8:34 PM on August 26, 2009


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