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posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM (274 comments total)

Fun fact: He's also married to Obama foreign policy advisor Samatha Power.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:40 AM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


So much for Joe Lieberman.
posted by yhbc at 10:43 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I salute you or curse you, it's a little too early to tell right now.
posted by boo_radley at 10:44 AM on September 15, 2009


And yet only 8378 favorites. Not that I'm counting.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:45 AM on September 15, 2009


He signed up years before favourites came into existence.
posted by gman at 10:50 AM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Someone should give him his $5 back.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:50 AM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


All in the same thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by ND¢ at 10:50 AM on September 15, 2009 [10 favorites]


That's fucking dedication!
posted by The Straightener at 10:55 AM on September 15, 2009


I mean: Wow! 352 comments, ALL BY DELMOI!
posted by ND¢ at 10:56 AM on September 15, 2009 [15 favorites]


He jusy favorited one of my comments. Touche, my friend. Touche.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:00 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jesus. Good job, or something!

Congratulations!!
posted by OmieWise at 11:09 AM on September 15, 2009


Someone should give him his $5 back.

delmoi joined when you didn't have to pay $5.
posted by grouse at 11:09 AM on September 15, 2009


Obviously the next step is for him to publish all those comments in a book entitled, "Delmoi on Delmoi."
posted by Atreides at 11:09 AM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Congratulations to one of my favorite commenters!
posted by orthogonality at 11:12 AM on September 15, 2009


That's a lot of comments, dude. I haven't even broken 1000 yet.
posted by Caduceus at 11:15 AM on September 15, 2009


I agreed with 5/20000 of those. He's doing better than most, I guess.
posted by SassHat at 11:16 AM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


How many times did he misspell "college"?
posted by Sys Rq at 11:17 AM on September 15, 2009 [10 favorites]


I clicked on the Previously by mistake and didn't notice until I saw a Steven C. Den Beste post. Oy, takes me back.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:20 AM on September 15, 2009


Obviously the next step is for him to publish all those comments in a book entitled, "Delmoi on Delmoi."

You know, I've thought about that. Between the three sites, I've made over 4000 comments, which is, like, the equivalent of a 1000 page book that nobody would ever want to read.

Or I guess if you take favorites into account, it would be the equivalent of writing a 1000 page book that only one person ever read -- but it was their favorite book EVER.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:22 AM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


What an
posted by carsonb at 11:25 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


amazing achievement
posted by carsonb at 11:26 AM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


delmoi, congrats!
posted by carsonb at 11:26 AM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


posted by Atreides Obviously the next step is for him to publish all those comments in a book entitled, "Delmoi on Delmoi."

And that book will have a chapter in which Delmoi will comment on his own book. Delmoi on Delmoi on Delmoi.
posted by mattdidthat at 11:28 AM on September 15, 2009


He makes nice contributions, but a lot of times he seems to comment merely for the sake of commenting. It is not necessary to comment in every single thread.

I wish he would focus more on substance over quantity, because he is capable of making worthwhile contributions. Hope to see more of that in the next 20k.
posted by dios at 11:31 AM on September 15, 2009


I still don't get his username. Is it a portmanteau of the Spanish "del" and French "moi", as a cheeky way of saying "from me"?

Also, better him than most if there have to be 20k comments. Dude's pretty fair and open minded towards all subjects.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:33 AM on September 15, 2009


I hope that did not sound catty. It was intended as constructive criticism. I don't want him to stop commenting or anything.
posted by dios at 11:33 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think delmoi is a pretty cool guy.

eh kills aleins and doesn't afraid of anything.
posted by Elmore at 11:33 AM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Someone should pull out that stick...
posted by Burhanistan at 11:33 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow! 138 comments, ALL BY DELMOI!
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 11:35 AM on September 15, 2009


And yet only 8378 favorites. Not that I'm counting.

Before entering the thread I thought, I bet Astro Zombie brings up his favorites again.

What do I win?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 11:42 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


He makes nice contributions, but a lot of times he seems to comment merely for the sake of commenting. It is not necessary to comment in every single thread.

I wish he would focus more on substance over quantity, because he is capable of making worthwhile contributions. Hope to see more of that in the next 20k.


So what grade is he getting Mr Dios?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:45 AM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


He makes nice contributions, but a lot of times he seems to comment merely for the sake of commenting. It is not necessary to comment in every single thread.

I kno rite.
posted by odinsdream at 11:51 AM on September 15, 2009


What do I win?

A favoriting. A long, hard, favoriting.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:54 AM on September 15, 2009


Before entering the thread I thought, I bet Astro Zombie brings up his favorites again.

If I had that many favorites, I think I would mention it in every single post I made. (7000 and counting, bitches.)
posted by ColdChef at 11:55 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Having now looked at how many favorites he actually has, I'd like to state for the record that it's not the amount of favorites you have, but what you do with them that matters.
posted by ColdChef at 11:56 AM on September 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


I didn't know we could see how many comments we made. Apparently, I am less than one-quarter of a delmoi.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:57 AM on September 15, 2009


it's not the amount of favorites you have, but what you do with them that matters.

Fetishize them? Lament the time that could have been spent bettering one's situation? Trade them in for a KFC Double Down?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:58 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


it's not the amount of favorites you have, but what you do with them that matters.

I like to spread them out atop a king-sized bed and roll around on them, giggling like Daffy Duck.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:03 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Having now looked at how many favorites he actually has, I'd like to state for the record that it's not the amount of favorites you have, but what you do with them that matters.

I think we should be able to trade them in for spider rings, Chinese finger traps, and Garfield phones.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:07 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's always good to have someone with 4x the comments you have.
posted by smackfu at 12:12 PM on September 15, 2009


Before entering the thread I thought, I bet Astro Zombie brings up his favorites again.
If I had that many favorites, I think I would mention it in every single post I made.


I guess now's a good time to confess that all those times I favorited Astro Zombie—I was doing it ironically.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:21 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


A favoriting. A long, hard, favoriting.

... and you should feel blessed considering Astro Zombie's stingy 365:1 (favourites received to favourites given) ratio.
posted by gman at 12:22 PM on September 15, 2009


Heh. I think I was able to hold out longer when I got to 9999.

Also, it took 5 years and about 3 months to get to 10k, but only 2 years 10 months to get from 10k to 20k, which is a little worrisome.
posted by delmoi at 12:25 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


A favoriting. A limp, premature, favoriting.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:26 PM on September 15, 2009


Also, it took 5 years and about 3 months to get to 10k, but only 2 years 10 months to get from 10k to 20k, which is a little worrisome.

Next week, in the 40,000 and still counting thread...

Thanks for your many contributions to the site, delmoi. And for taking some of the pressure off of the rest of us gabby babbies.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:29 PM on September 15, 2009


I've always been convinced several people use the delmoi account. The comments vary so dramatically and appear so frequently.
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:33 PM on September 15, 2009


It's true. But they all live in the same body.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:34 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Obviously the next step is for him to publish all those comments in a book entitled, "Delmoi on Delmoi."

Is there a special name for slashfic that involves two copies of the same character?

And I don't mean like WrinklyOldNimoySpock / HairyYoungQuintoSpock or WussyHalfKirk / ButchHalfKirk ; I mean just NimoySpockFromAmokTime / AnotherNimoySpockFromAmokTime.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:35 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Do filibusters work on Metafilter, by the way?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:35 PM on September 15, 2009


I have some catching up to do.
posted by owtytrof at 12:39 PM on September 15, 2009


I hope that did not sound catty.

Nope, just bitchy and petty.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:49 PM on September 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Once, in a MeFi Mail exchange with cortex, I brought up my number of favorites.

That's the kind of mistake you only make once.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:51 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Do filibusters work on Metafilter, by the way?

Let's find out. You start reading the phone book into your PC's microphone, and we'll tell when you can stop.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:56 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kanye just interrupted me to say that he's glad for me and he's gonna let me finish, but anonymous has the most favorites of all time! Of all time!
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:59 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


delmoi has made 20,000 comments in 2944 days. I'm aiming for 2944 comments in 20,000 days.
posted by Electric Dragon at 12:59 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 1:05 PM on September 15, 2009


Once, in a MeFi Mail exchange with cortex, I brought up my number of favorites.

That's the kind of mistake you only make once.


It's pretty hard to type when he's ripped out your fingernails, isn't it??
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:06 PM on September 15, 2009


Joe Beese: Once, in a MeFi Mail exchange with cortex, I brought up my number of favorites.

That's the kind of mistake you only make once.


Ah yeah... pretty much the only thing favorites are good for is to help figure out what people like or are interested in as far as posts go and what they agree with or think is funny as far as comments go. They don't really mean very much.
posted by Kattullus at 1:06 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Pretty much the only thing favorites are good for is validating my self-worth.
posted by GuyZero at 1:22 PM on September 15, 2009 [15 favorites]


They say to me: "You're playing to the cheap seats again. Do better." If I am comprehensible by the hoi polloi I know I am doing it wrong.
posted by ND¢ at 1:27 PM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Fun fact: He's also married to Obama foreign policy advisor Samatha Power

this explains why he called her other husband, Cass Sunstein a "cancer"
posted by Ironmouth at 1:30 PM on September 15, 2009


When I give a favorite, it means that I have killed a kitten in your honor.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:32 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


If I am comprehensible by the hoi polloi I know I am doing it wrong.

The problem with the hoi polloi is that they favorite shit even though it's incomprehensible to them, so you really never know when you hit the mark. Commenting is the most arcane of sciences.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:33 PM on September 15, 2009


...but only 2 years 10 months to get from 10k to 20k, which is a little worrisome.

no, no -- it's been an absolutely coruscating accelerando.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:37 PM on September 15, 2009


posts by delmoi:

MeFi: 170 posts, 20001 comments
MetaTalk: 41 posts, 2420 comments
Ask MeFi: 49 questions, 3886 answers
Music: 0 posts, 6 comments, 1 playlist
Projects: 0 posts, 10 comments

Total posts by delmoi: 26,584
Member for: 2944 days

So delmoi has averaged 9 posts every day for the past eight years.
posted by mattdidthat at 1:40 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ever since he started farming his comments to Asian sweatshops I kind of stopped keeping track.

Except that one time when he posted "HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN A DELMOI COMMENTING SWEATSHOP!" on every thread. That was hilarious.
posted by qvantamon at 1:41 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I think we should have an online favorites market. You should be able to buy favorites options and favorites futures. Each site should be a separate market, and we should be able to arbitrage between them. There should be an API so that third party applications can trade favorites with each other at high volumes. And finally, for people with fewer favorites to invest, we should be able to buy the favorites of subprime users who have a high probability of being banned.

Someday I will buy a yacht with all my favorites AND THEN I WILL RULE THE WORLD.
posted by Afroblanco at 1:42 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


more like hoi delmoi amirite
posted by ND¢ at 1:44 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I will insure favorites tranches against loss, then sell those policies as assets. What could go wrong?
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:46 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ironmouth: this explains why he called her other husband, Cass Sunstein a "cancer"

Which is weird considering that he's a virgo.
posted by Kattullus at 1:46 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


posted by Afroblanco Someday I will buy a yacht with all my favorites AND THEN I WILL RULE THE WORLD.

First it was Afroblanco magazine, now I"m picturing you as Whitebeard, sailing around the world on a pirate ship named [+], ruthlessly attacking and boarding smaller ships and robbing them of their booty of favorites.
posted by mattdidthat at 1:47 PM on September 15, 2009


oh delmoi
posted by shmegegge at 1:50 PM on September 15, 2009


with your
posted by shmegegge at 1:50 PM on September 15, 2009


comments.
posted by shmegegge at 1:50 PM on September 15, 2009


congratulations.
posted by shmegegge at 1:50 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Booty of Favorites" is the new Beyonce album.
posted by ColdChef at 1:52 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I have 718 total comments across all sites.
posted by slogger at 1:55 PM on September 15, 2009


Wait. Shit. Now it's 719.
posted by slogger at 1:55 PM on September 15, 2009


Hold on, now it's 720. HOW DO I STOP THIS THING?!?!?
posted by slogger at 1:56 PM on September 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


"Which is weird considering that he's a virgo."

Dammit, beat me to the exact same joke. (I had to look up both his birthday and what the hell that was astrologically.)
posted by klangklangston at 1:56 PM on September 15, 2009


posted by ColdChef "Booty of Favorites" is the new Beyonce album.

About ten seconds into the first song, Kanye West interrupts to inform you the video is the best of all time.
posted by mattdidthat at 1:56 PM on September 15, 2009


What could go wrong?

There will be an influx of Chinese "favorite farmers". Their standard MO will be to find highly favorited but short comments, and repost them "ironically". This has a projected favorite to comment ratio of 0.1 to 0.25.

Their other strategy will be to post mixtape questions to Ask once a week. This has a projected favorite to question ration of 100.
posted by smackfu at 1:57 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


meanwhile Pastabagel is buying mounts for his friends all like lol it's not hard to farm favorites, noob..
posted by shmegegge at 2:01 PM on September 15, 2009


Please vist my Ebay auction where favorites are available. I take PayPal.
posted by fixedgear at 2:14 PM on September 15, 2009


s'truth. Pastabagel is MeFi's Ruch Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart all rolled into one.
posted by GuyZero at 2:14 PM on September 15, 2009


Favorites are useful for identifying who 1) reads to the end of near-dead, several day old metatalk threads and 2) shares my whacked out sense of humor.

I think we should be able to exchange them for sexual favors.
posted by little e at 2:15 PM on September 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


Please vist my Ebay auction where favorites are available. I take PayPal.

I absolutely will not. You neglected the canonical L@@K! which is the only ebay stimulus that garners a response.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:18 PM on September 15, 2009


If I am comprehensible by the hoi polloi I know I am doing it wrong.

Hoi polloi don't know that "hoi" means "the", so saying "the hoi polloi" is like saying "the Los Lobos."

Hoi polloi also don't know that the plural of kudos is kudoi.

Yes, some of us wasted our precious youth studying Classics and there is no shame in that game.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:18 PM on September 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


The above may well have been the nerdiest comment I have ever made here, and that's saying quite a bit because I am Queen Dork of Wonksylvania.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:19 PM on September 15, 2009


Yeah, but The Los Lobos rock.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:20 PM on September 15, 2009


Speaking of, it's weird that the guy who wrote this comment is the same guy who's totally completely unflinchingly against any sort of universal healthcare.

"This is clearly timed to rally the goddamn right wing in time for the election. Get ready to learn about how Obama is a socialist. Get ready to hear the 1984 republican playbook.

Go to small rural towns in any state. Open your Christ-forsaken eyes and look around at how people live, how they're struggling. Go ask someone who make $25,000 a year and has to pay triple for gas and power about the American dream. Well, anyhoo, fuck them, got mine!"

posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:28 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


How do you write "the Las Vegas meadows" in Spanish?
posted by smackfu at 2:29 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


> Hoi polloi don't know that "hoi" means "the", so saying "the hoi polloi" is like saying "the Los Lobos."

I trust you don't say "the Alhambra."
posted by languagehat at 2:29 PM on September 15, 2009 [7 favorites]


el las vegas meadowso
posted by shmegegge at 2:31 PM on September 15, 2009


Optimus Chyme: "Speaking of, it's weird that the guy who wrote this comment is the same guy who's totally completely unflinchingly against any sort of universal healthcare. "

honestly, i'm half glad I don't spend too much time in the healthcare threads simply because I know that the health care division can stop being political and can be all about two entirely different subjective views of the world around you. so all of a sudden, because I feel strongly about health care, I could find myself getting frothing mad and wishing death on people who, in all other things, I agree with.
posted by shmegegge at 2:34 PM on September 15, 2009


The only thing favorites are good for is to help figure out what people like or are interested in ... don't really mean very much.

LIES! FILTHY LIES!
posted by EatTheWeak at 2:34 PM on September 15, 2009


30,000 posts should come with a ticket to one of those Chinese internet recovery centers.
posted by floam at 2:35 PM on September 15, 2009


20,001 comments and I still don't know if it's pronounced del-mo-ee, del-moy or del-mwah. Or none of the above.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:36 PM on September 15, 2009


Pretend you're kissing Del.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:36 PM on September 15, 2009


Nearby users: delmoi (7 miles)

It's probably actually often quite less, since I spend a lot of time in the city where he lives. I could pop by and do something to impact his typing ability, like putting his keyboard in Dvorak or changing the language of his OS to Icelandic. This would probably only slow his commenting.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:39 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


He's in Iowa; it's gonna be pronounced "del moy" with a flat Midwestern accent. Des Plaines is the rule, Des Moines is the exception.
posted by klangklangston at 2:47 PM on September 15, 2009


I actually came into this thread to congratulate delmoi on 20,000 comments. Delmoi and I have had our run-ins in the past, and I'm ashamed to admit that on one occasion I took his attack personally and said something that was completely nasty, unfair and uncalled for. So I wanted to apologize to him. Delmoi, you really are an important contributor to the site, so congrats on 20k.

Speaking of, it's weird that the guy who wrote this comment is the same guy who's totally completely unflinchingly against any sort of universal healthcare.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:28 PM on September 15


Explain again why are you bringing me up in this thread? For the record, I'm not against universal healthcare, I'm simply against both the current plan and the hypothetical single payer. My reasons for being against them are very implementation-specific, not ideological.

Out of the myriad of possible ways of structuring the healthcare and health insurance systems and out of the myriad of ways for the government to provide healthcare or medical insurance to those who need it, being against two hastily slapped together plans because I believe that their specific implementations will exacerbate the problems in the current system does not constitute being "unflinchingly against any sort of universal healthcare." But thanks for bringing me up.

posted by Pastabagel at 2:53 PM on September 15, 2009


This is when he reveals the deep game he has been playing and self-links, right?
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:05 PM on September 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Metafilter is delmoi's self-link.
posted by GuyZero at 3:13 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


10 COMMENTS=COMMENTS+1
posted by FishBike at 3:16 PM on September 15, 2009


20 GOTO 10
posted by FishBike at 3:16 PM on September 15, 2009


Ever since delmoi rescued me from that awkward zombie-hooker/ chastity-belt/ vacuum-cleaner/ rottweiler situation, I've been more than happy to point out what a stand up guy he is.

Thanks for being there for us.
posted by quin at 3:21 PM on September 15, 2009


I wonder how many comments I would have if all I did was put an inky-winky little dot in every obit thread.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:47 PM on September 15, 2009


Actually, languagehat, I don't say "the Alhambra" or "the Sahara Desert," but I also don't fuss about other people doing so, except in jest. Did the "Queen Dork of Wonksylvania" thing not tip you off that this was not a serious attempt at correcting NDcentssign?

I do, however, get bugged when people think "kudos" is the plural of some imaginary word "kudo", so obviously I haven't eradicated all the prescriptivism from my soul.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:54 PM on September 15, 2009


Ever since delmoi rescued me from that awkward zombie-hooker/ chastity-belt/ vacuum-cleaner/ rottweiler situation, I've been more than happy to point out what a stand up guy he is. Thanks for being there for us.

Us? You forgot about me. I still owe the lawyers money for that little escapade.
posted by marxchivist at 3:58 PM on September 15, 2009


Hoi polloi also don't know that the plural of kudos is kudoi.

You'd think MarsAres would know better.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:02 PM on September 15, 2009


This is a lot more then me.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:12 PM on September 15, 2009


So delmoi has averaged 9 posts every day for the past eight years.

It really doesn't take that much effort. I've got 30,000 posts on a vbulletin board that I joined around the same time that delmoi joined here. Plus 6000 comments here. If you have certain kinds of it jobs, it's kinda mandatory to have something to do so you don't kill yourself out of boredom.
posted by empath at 4:20 PM on September 15, 2009


Is there a special name for slashfic that involves two copies of the same character?

And I don't mean like WrinklyOldNimoySpock / HairyYoungQuintoSpock or WussyHalfKirk / ButchHalfKirk ; I mean just NimoySpockFromAmokTime / AnotherNimoySpockFromAmokTime.


I dunno, but years ago Conan did a sketch called "Max on Max" where they CG'ed Max Weinberg in bed, having sex with himself. I chuckle about it to this day.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:24 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank You Delmoid

And here I quote naxosaxur:

Delmoi: "How much do you think my head weights? If I could seperate my head from my body, how much do you think it would weigh? How much do you think my head would be worth?"

Metafilter: [no answer]

Delmoi: "Then how much do you think my head be worth if it were made of VEAL??"

Metafilter: "$5.00."

Delmoi: "No, I won't sell."

posted by mullacc at 4:33 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


> Actually, languagehat, I don't say "the Alhambra" or "the Sahara Desert," but I also don't fuss about other people doing so, except in jest.

I know, I just seize every opportunity to link to one of my favorite rants.
posted by languagehat at 4:41 PM on September 15, 2009


Explain again why are you bringing me up in this thread? For the record, I'm not against universal healthcare, I'm simply against both the current plan and the hypothetical single payer. My reasons for being against them are very implementation-specific, not ideological.
posted by Pastabagel at 2:53 PM on September 15


I didn't bring you up, shmegegge did. He linked to your popular favorites, one of which has a decidedly left-wing and progressive bent, which is in some stark fucking contrast to your attitude in the health care threads, which is not at all "simply against both the current plan and the hypothetical single payer." Here is a direct quote from you: "It blows my mind that some of my fellow citizens want to steal the private property of other citizens and launder it through the federal government just to pay for their own access to medical care, when millions of other citizens are starving and homeless."

Under a single-payer system, everyone, including the homeless, would have access to medical care. We're not taking away money from food stamps or services to the homeless to pay for it. We're going to - or should, because none of this will ever happen - remove the middle man (the record-breaking profit-making service-denying medical insurance necromancers) and yes, maybe the very well off will see a small tax increase, which, remember, you call "stealing private property."

But whatever. Your position is well-known. I don't know how you reconcile any of your progressive views with "taxes are stealing," but it doesn't matter, because I really just wanted to point out that I didn't bring you up.

Yours truly, glory be to the free hand of corporate socialism, PBUH, FUGM,

posted by Optimus Chyme at 4:42 PM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Is it strange that when I hear Afroblanco I imagine Huey?
posted by Askiba at 4:44 PM on September 15, 2009


Off topic, but, if you're in Los Angeles, visit the La Brea Tar pits. Serious. It seems like a cliche, but they're great.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:45 PM on September 15, 2009


Why use an quaint old Greek term anyway? It's obviously a pejorative, so own up to it and use something more honest like "filthy, ignorant savage horde" or something?
posted by Burhanistan at 4:46 PM on September 15, 2009


Now, to eat some bread, which I bought using money from an ATM machine I took money out from, although I almost forgot my PIN number; as I am Jewish, I will start by reciting the Hamotzi.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:46 PM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


I am fond of the phrase The Booboise, which Mencken created.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:48 PM on September 15, 2009


Off topic, but, if you're in Los Angeles, visit the La Brea Tar pits.

I'll try to fit that in, but I'm going specifically to see the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:51 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is there a special name for slashfic that involves two copies of the same character?

I still think you could horrify people with a slashfic about a jailhouse encounter between Lieutenant Fish from Barney Miller and Tessio from The Godfather.

HOT HOT HOT VIGODA ON VIGODA ACTION
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:53 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have eaten
the favourites
that were in
the ice box

and which
you were probably
saving
for delmoi.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:58 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


delmoi used to drive me nuts because it seemed like half his comments were reasonable and lucid and half were these cryptic, badly-spelled yawps. I actually seriously did believe that several different people were using his account, so different were the styles.

Then I just figured he just drank too much while posting sometimes.

Then pretty much all of his comments started being longer and more substantive and stuff, and so I forgot about it. Until now.

The Ages of Delmoi: A Metafilter Play in 3 Acts.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:05 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Maybe someday he'll catch up to my .939 CFR.
posted by sonic meat machine at 5:47 PM on September 15, 2009


I still think you could horrify people with a slashfic about a jailhouse encounter between Lieutenant Fish from Barney Miller and Tessio from The Godfather.

Fish was a Sergeant, you ignorant fool.
posted by jonmc at 5:57 PM on September 15, 2009


I'm just sayin'
idiopath.comment_count++
peace
posted by idiopath at 6:28 PM on September 15, 2009


Fish was a Sergeant, you ignorant fool.

Haven't seen Barney Miller in like a decade. I should have more respect for the career of Abe Vigoda than that.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:53 PM on September 15, 2009


I have the entire series on DVD, Sgt. Phil Fish is not so much a character as the peak of civilization.
posted by jonmc at 6:55 PM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


I didn't even know it was available! That'll have to go on the list right behind the complete Freakazoid.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:57 PM on September 15, 2009


Now, to eat some bread, which I bought using money from an ATM machine I took money out from, although I almost forgot my PIN number;

Was it cash money? Was it an automatic ATM machine? Did you use your personal PIN number? That statement is grossly lacking of information.
posted by qvantamon at 7:10 PM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


When it was in re-runs, I used to sit up nights, until 10:00 with my bass on my knee for my one chance a day to work out the fucking awesome bass riff at the beginning of Barney Miller. By the time I had it down, I was totally hooked on the show. After a couple of seasons, I could play the whole theme song in my sleep. I drank a lot then, and things are hazy. I get it mashed up with Taxi in my head sometimes, and I apologize in advance for this boorish thought-crime.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:11 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I wanna be Delmoi when I grow up.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:34 PM on September 15, 2009


Is there a special name for slashfic that involves two copies of the same character

And I don't mean like WrinklyOldNimoySpock / HairyYoungQuintoSpock or WussyHalfKirk / ButchHalfKirk ; I mean just NimoySpockFromAmokTime / AnotherNimoySpockFromAmokTime.


Selfcest.
posted by homuncula at 7:44 PM on September 15, 2009


Selfcest -- and it gets really strange when you talk about a character like Ranma.

(Someone once asked Takahashi what would happen if Ranma-chan got pregnant. She responded, "I don't think about such things, and neither should you.")
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:25 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


68 episodes of Barney Miller on Hulu.

The episode in which Fish retires is an indisputable masterpiece of television.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:47 PM on September 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Thank you. It was obvious enough that there had to be a name for it.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:48 PM on September 15, 2009


ROU_Xenophobe, this is the internet. NOTHING is inobvious enough to lack a name eventually. I've also heard twincest and clonecest.
posted by strixus at 8:57 PM on September 15, 2009


Also. Congrats delmoi
posted by strixus at 8:57 PM on September 15, 2009


Delmoi took the first three comments of my very first post to comment on how he hated it and accuse me of being a self-linker.

So, congrats delmoi, and thanks for breaking my Metafilter cherry!
posted by Rangeboy at 9:26 PM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


...because I am Queen Dork of Wonksylvania.


...

I'll be in my bunk
posted by waraw at 6:55 AM on September 16, 2009


Please visit my Ebay auction where favorites are available. I take PayPal.

In my attempts to subvert the imperialistic favorite-based economy, I counterfeit them and give them away for free! I am destroying the very soul of the bourgeois favorite economy from inside. Take that, running dog capitalists!
Seriously, I do, see my profile if you're desperate for approval and love...
posted by 1f2frfbf at 7:58 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


You may be
posted by davejay at 8:16 AM on September 16, 2009


in the lead
posted by davejay at 8:16 AM on September 16, 2009


but I have a strategy
posted by davejay at 8:16 AM on September 16, 2009


to catch up
posted by davejay at 8:16 AM on September 16, 2009


that is brilliant
posted by davejay at 8:16 AM on September 16, 2009


and subtle
posted by davejay at 8:17 AM on September 16, 2009


and
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:37 AM on September 16, 2009


previously
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:38 AM on September 16, 2009


discovered
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:38 AM on September 16, 2009


It's
posted by fixedgear at 9:07 AM on September 16, 2009


been
posted by fixedgear at 9:07 AM on September 16, 2009


done.
posted by fixedgear at 9:07 AM on September 16, 2009


Man, Delmoi joined MeFi four months after me, and I've only made a 1/40th of his comments. This is why none of you know who I am...
posted by benzo8 at 9:20 AM on September 16, 2009


I didn't bring you up, shmegegge did.

which, to be clear, I did because I like Pastabagel and I think his many favorites are well earned. as I said earlier, I don't spend much time in health care threads and I don't know anything about Pastabagel's participation in them.
posted by shmegegge at 9:21 AM on September 16, 2009


I
posted by idiopath at 9:24 AM on September 16, 2009


n
posted by idiopath at 9:24 AM on September 16, 2009


o
posted by idiopath at 9:25 AM on September 16, 2009


v
posted by idiopath at 9:25 AM on September 16, 2009


a
posted by idiopath at 9:25 AM on September 16, 2009


t
posted by idiopath at 9:25 AM on September 16, 2009


i
posted by idiopath at 9:25 AM on September 16, 2009


You missed an n in there, idiopath.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:28 AM on September 16, 2009


Inovati?
posted by fixedgear at 9:29 AM on September 16, 2009


Yeah, damn lack of preview in bulk single letter commenting. And it cuts you off too.
posted by idiopath at 9:29 AM on September 16, 2009


Inovati?

You can only do so many posts in a row without others interrupting. And I misspelled.
posted by idiopath at 9:30 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh, I get it now. I think my second n in "innovation" was eaten by a duplicate comment filter.
posted by idiopath at 9:32 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


idiopath: Oh, I get it now. I think my second n in "innovation" was eaten by a duplicate comment filter.

pb the digital assassin strikes again!
posted by Kattullus at 9:43 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was glad for you and I was going to let you finish, idiopath.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:45 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Don't you mean "pb the digital asasin"?
posted by idiopath at 9:45 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh and I know who you are, benzo8.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:45 AM on September 16, 2009


the Inovati told me
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:45 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


goodnewsfortheinsane: "I was glad for you and I was going to let you finish"

thanks, but the post comment button became nonfunctional and then I realized I was forced into a typo, proving a twofold failure of my experiment.
posted by idiopath at 9:46 AM on September 16, 2009


Well, delmoi is one of the most prolific commenters of all time. Of all time.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:03 AM on September 16, 2009


Of all time, you say?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:16 AM on September 16, 2009


Really, of all time?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:16 AM on September 16, 2009


Of all time. You're kidding, right?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:17 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh, wait, did you mean, "of all time," as in, "Of all time"?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:18 AM on September 16, 2009


"Cause, yeah, that would make sense.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:18 AM on September 16, 2009


Then again, "all time" is a really long time.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:19 AM on September 16, 2009


Does it include time in parallel dimensions?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:19 AM on September 16, 2009


If that's the case, I'm gonna have to ask for a cite.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:20 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh shit, my boss just walked in.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:21 AM on September 16, 2009


He totally saw me typing on MetaTalk.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:21 AM on September 16, 2009


Started yelling something about blah blah work ethic blah blah.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:22 AM on September 16, 2009


I think I might be fired.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:22 AM on September 16, 2009


He probably could have made that clearer.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:23 AM on September 16, 2009


I think I'll split the difference by staying in the office but not doing anything productive.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:23 AM on September 16, 2009


I know, I'll wait for the screensaver to kick in and then I'll watch that for a while.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:25 AM on September 16, 2009


Of course, I'd have to stop typing first.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:25 AM on September 16, 2009


Here I go...
posted by Sys Rq at 10:25 AM on September 16, 2009


Whoops! I kept typing there.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:26 AM on September 16, 2009


Stopping....nnnnnnnnnnnnnow.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:26 AM on September 16, 2009


Now.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:27 AM on September 16, 2009


Man, twenty thosand is a lot of comments.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:27 AM on September 16, 2009


Thousand, I men.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:28 AM on September 16, 2009


*mean*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:28 AM on September 16, 2009


I wonder who was the first person to do that spelling correction between asterisks thing.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:29 AM on September 16, 2009


It's a handy innovation.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:29 AM on September 16, 2009


Probably the Inovati.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2009


Heh.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2009


Naw, just kidin'
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2009


*kiddin'*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2009


I wonder who did that stage direction thing, too.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on September 16, 2009


*googles that*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on September 16, 2009


*gives up*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on September 16, 2009


Wow, I'm really not big on perserverance, am I?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on September 16, 2009


*perseverance*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on September 16, 2009


Have I been pronouncing that word wrong all my life?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:34 AM on September 16, 2009


It's not, like, "per|SEV|er|ance," is it?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:34 AM on September 16, 2009


Speaking of severance, I wonder if I'll get any.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:35 AM on September 16, 2009


Like a severance package, I mean.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:35 AM on September 16, 2009


I should probably talk to HR about that.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:35 AM on September 16, 2009


Also, ow.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:36 AM on September 16, 2009


"Severance" and "package" should never collide like that.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:36 AM on September 16, 2009


It's bad enough I'm fired, but you gotta castrate me too?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:37 AM on September 16, 2009


No, wait, it's emasculate.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:37 AM on September 16, 2009


Or maybe both, if it's the whole package deal.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:38 AM on September 16, 2009


You need a hand with this thread, Sys Rq, or do you have it covered?
posted by EatTheWeak at 10:38 AM on September 16, 2009


mefi is the new twitter
posted by idiopath at 10:38 AM on September 16, 2009


Wow, it's sure taking the screensaver a long time to kick in.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:38 AM on September 16, 2009


BRB gotta piss.
posted by idiopath at 10:38 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh, hang on, some other people commented in the thread.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:39 AM on September 16, 2009


I should probably respond tho them.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:39 AM on September 16, 2009


*to*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:39 AM on September 16, 2009


Naw, fuck it.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:40 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh, hey, a window.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:41 AM on September 16, 2009


I think maybe I'll jump out of that.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:41 AM on September 16, 2009


*jumps out window*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:42 AM on September 16, 2009


*suffers severe lacerations*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:42 AM on September 16, 2009


Wow, these wireless keyboards are great.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:42 AM on September 16, 2009


falling
posted by Burhanistan at 10:44 AM on September 16, 2009


Who knew the human body had so much blood in it?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:44 AM on September 16, 2009


still falling
posted by Burhanistan at 10:44 AM on September 16, 2009


Most of mine appears to be on this sidewalk, but still.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 AM on September 16, 2009


It's kind of a lot!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 AM on September 16, 2009


*dies*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:46 AM on September 16, 2009


*(gradually)*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:46 AM on September 16, 2009


Wow, just when you think you've had all the pain you will ever experience, some asshole has to fall on top of you.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:47 AM on September 16, 2009


What a world!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:47 AM on September 16, 2009


delmoi has posted 20,000 comments to Metafilter. (Previously)

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane


Eponysterical.
posted by jabberjaw at 11:01 AM on September 16, 2009


passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.
posted by quin at 11:50 AM on September 16, 2009


That is normal.
posted by oddman at 11:54 AM on September 16, 2009


Holy fuck you people are chatty.
posted by booticon at 12:41 PM on September 16, 2009


People chat, you fucks are holy.
posted by shmegegge at 1:09 PM on September 16, 2009


passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of bloody passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of bloody passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of bloody passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of bloody passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of bloody passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.

Hang me, they're awfully bloody for looped passerby.
posted by carsonb at 1:16 PM on September 16, 2009


Chat holy; you people are fucky.
posted by quin at 1:25 PM on September 16, 2009


This is not a constructive use of my pixels.
posted by ardgedee at 2:25 PM on September 16, 2009


This construct of mine is not a useful pixel.
posted by dersins at 2:33 PM on September 16, 2009


There's no turning back now, people.
posted by empath at 2:35 PM on September 16, 2009


/me slaps everyone around with a large trout.
posted by qvantamon at 3:01 PM on September 16, 2009


"Large?" Exaggerate much?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:03 PM on September 16, 2009


I finally figured it out. If you post words one letter at a time, you only get to use each letter once, unless you use the small tag and randomized data to judiciously to invisibly differentiate one single letter post from another.

I am not going to follow through because this is feeling more and more like some kind of exploit.
posted by idiopath at 3:10 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was just referred to as an "indigenous Caucasian" by a Sudanese guy.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:14 PM on September 16, 2009


But anyway, you people have 28 days to get to 20k comments in this thread so get at it.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:20 PM on September 16, 2009


Burhanistan: "was just referred to as an "indigenous Caucasian" by a Sudanese guy."

You live in the Caucasus mountains?
posted by idiopath at 3:23 PM on September 16, 2009


Texas!
posted by Burhanistan at 3:23 PM on September 16, 2009


Though my heart is up on Mount Kaf.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:24 PM on September 16, 2009


"I'd like to see a pair of Caucasians in a 9D."

- George Carlin
posted by fixedgear at 3:29 PM on September 16, 2009


Burhanistan: "my heart is up on Mount Kaf"

I could have sworn you were the collective voice of the hive mind of some tiny east European or west Asian nation, and was ready to believe that it overlapped the Caucasus somewhere.
posted by idiopath at 3:33 PM on September 16, 2009


I'm a former Soviet Republic. We still have 60s era nukes rusting in old mobile launchers.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:16 PM on September 16, 2009


Texas!

GRAR GRAR
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:55 PM on September 16, 2009


> Though my heart is up on Mount Kaf.

I met that guy and have a signed copy of his book.
posted by languagehat at 5:54 PM on September 16, 2009


Hi Sys Rq!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:37 PM on September 16, 2009


languagehat: I met that guy and have a signed copy of his book.

Prometheus wrote a book?
posted by Kattullus at 7:26 PM on September 16, 2009


If Prometheus is a bad ass from Abkhazia who rides horses and hits on women in his mid 90s, then yes.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:26 PM on September 16, 2009


I feel pretty inadequate. I haven't even read 20,000 comments.
posted by Edward L at 10:56 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Keep Fucking That Chicken
posted by empath at 8:59 AM on September 17, 2009


This site has far too many supposed adults fixated on bestiality.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:00 AM on September 17, 2009


I think it was better back when Metheus was playing college.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:20 AM on September 17, 2009


holy shit, that Ernie Anastos thing was amazing. that was just yesterday?
posted by shmegegge at 9:26 AM on September 17, 2009


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