The Metafilter FPP Game!!
May 5, 2010 1:14 PM   Subscribe

The Metafilter FPP Game!!

Take the first sentence of one random post on the front page, stick it on to the last sentence of another random post on the front page. I find you get a two sentence zeitgeist of the mood of Metafilter that day.

For those who like rules more defined. Take the latest post's first sentence and combine it with the bottom post's last sentence.
posted by joelf to MetaFilter-Related at 1:14 PM (45 comments total)

How do you diagnose anemia in a third-world country without electricity? Then she goes back to Canada and tells us about her experience.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:18 PM on May 5, 2010


Google's at it again. [Previously.]
(from april fool's day 2007)
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 1:20 PM on May 5, 2010


'American Able' intends to, through spoof, reveal the ways in which women with disabilities are invisibilized in advertising and mass media. Or bed her sin stew thou send Juan.

I don't get it.
posted by fixedgear at 1:24 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


'American Able' intends to, through spoof, reveal the ways in which women with disabilities are invisibilized in advertising and mass media. Or bed her sin stew thou send Juan.

I feel dirty.
posted by yellowbinder at 1:24 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Take the first sentence of one random post on the front page from the Random link, stick it on to the last sentence of another random post on the front page (click Random again).

No more zeitgeist, but still fun.
posted by carsonb at 1:26 PM on May 5, 2010


I think this would be a lot funnier with AskMe, taking a random question and random answer.

I got drunk and kissed my on-again-off-again boyfriend's roommate. Unfortunately, I have a Mac... (I should have included that details in the original post.)
posted by yellowbinder at 1:28 PM on May 5, 2010 [18 favorites]


(Further mangling...)

MeTa zeitgeist from January:
AskMe Questions About Crimes Cross-posting sad news about Bageena that was misposted to MeFi....

What AskMe Questions are doing cross-posting sad news we may never know.
posted by carsonb at 1:29 PM on May 5, 2010


The first sentence of the first post and the last sentence of the last post from several days in 2001.

Sept. 9th
Nu Shu. A guest adds comments in real time and the people watching vote for a winner.

Sept. 10th:
The American Institute of Graphic Arts offer a selection of useful symbols in eps and gif formats for free download. Initially I felt like saying "butt out" but America tends to get involved in other countries when our citizens are in trouble (like that kid in Singapore way back).

Sept. 11th, 2001
Some Kissinger victims are taking him to court in the US. Senator Orrin Hatch: “It was worth it ... Those were very important, pivotal matters that played an important role in the downfall of the Soviet Union.

Sept. 12th:
Be Quiet. "I had people who said, yeah, they would like to put up a picture of Osama bin Laden and go to work."

Sept. 13th:
extremely good photographs non graphic, but so excellant in showing many facets of this disaster. We have to do something.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:35 PM on May 5, 2010


Using the "Random" method: Tongue sucker wins design prize for Brits at the 2007 Index Design Awards. Have we really moved to the point where racial slurs have become an acceptable part of pop culture?

I find this intriguing, because I can't figure out if the racial slur is "Brit" or "tongue sucker." THANK YOU FOR THE FOOD FOR THOUGHT, METAFILTER FPP GAME.
posted by infinitywaltz at 1:36 PM on May 5, 2010


I made up a game like this. You pull a book at random off your bookshelf, flip to a random sentence, and write it down. Then you do the same thing with another book. You now have two unrelated sentences from two different books. Now, write a bridge sentence that joins the first one to the second one in a way that makes sense. The shorter the bridge sentence is, the more points you should award yourself.

Also, no non-sequitur cheats. For instance, if you your first sentence is "Sarah began her first day at school" and the second is "If you smell have a roach problem, don't hesitate to call the exterminator," you can't insert this sentence between them: "Here is what she said to her teacher."

It has to make sense and not just prompt someone to say, "Um. Why is she talking to her teacher about roaches and exterminators?"

With that in mind:

1. The porn industry has a long (no pun intended) history of making videos by messing with Hollywood film titles.
2. AlternativeTo finds substitutes to expensive and/or crappy desktop and mobile software.

The porn industry has a long (no pun intended) history of making videos by messing with Hollywood film titles. Which amused Geogre for a while, but, in the end, he wanted to work for a company he could tell his parents about without blushing, so became a copywriter for AlternativeTo. AlternativeTo finds substitutes to expensive and/or crappy desktop and mobile software.
posted by grumblebee at 1:42 PM on May 5, 2010 [7 favorites]


It works on MeTa too.

The Metafilter FPP Game!! But grumblebee didn't like the game as it was presented. Well then, it must be time for another.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 1:46 PM on May 5, 2010


Thank you for noticing that I run the world.
posted by grumblebee at 1:47 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I got drunk and kissed my on-again-off-again boyfriend's roommate. Unfortunately, I have a Mac... (I should have included that details in the original post.)

Hey, I made a post for that. :D
posted by zarq at 1:49 PM on May 5, 2010


Is this where I complain about dfriedman constantly jumping into AskMefi threads with low-signal ten-word answers, seemingly eager just to be one of the first? Let's have a meetup!
posted by mattdidthat at 1:52 PM on May 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


George Rekers takes vacation with Cthulu.

Or something.
posted by xod at 1:53 PM on May 5, 2010


I think it would help to put the words "yadda yadda yadda" in there:

Rick Pitino “will never have to worry about money again in his life.’’ Yadda yadda yadda ... most links contain no nudity but might be NSFW anyway.

Can thousands of contributors have a baby in a month make a magazine in 2 days? Yadda yadda yadda ... Thirty masons, carpenters and stone carvers authentically dressed, will work all year round for twenty years, the time required to build a fortress in the Middle Ages.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:54 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Douglas Crockford, leading JavaScript Architect for Yahoo!, has been teaching a series of classes on JavaScript programming for other Yahoo! employees. Step two: Let the video fall into the hands of the internet masses, and become the hero you've dreamed of.
posted by davidjmcgee at 1:59 PM on May 5, 2010


joelf is a nihilist. stop him before it's too late.
posted by philip-random at 2:05 PM on May 5, 2010


takes random irritating meme and combines it with another


RTFA Hugbucket, Christ what an asshole
posted by infini at 2:07 PM on May 5, 2010


... in bed.
posted by shmegegge at 2:07 PM on May 5, 2010


you wish

there, ftfy
posted by infini at 2:08 PM on May 5, 2010


Junkscience: Top Ten "Most Embarrassing Moments" of 2004 Whoops: daily show slash fiction
posted by qvantamon at 2:13 PM on May 5, 2010


you called?
posted by hugbucket at 2:14 PM on May 5, 2010


You can also do it with two consecutive posts. Like down near the bottom of AskMe...

"My backyard lawn is 18 by 27 feet. With money tight, do we need a personal trainer?"
posted by joelf at 2:24 PM on May 5, 2010


What's Metafilter's porn star name?
posted by lore at 2:30 PM on May 5, 2010


Thanks to everyone who picked my "computer voice recognition" post for its final sentence: "Or bed her sin stew thou send Juan." But no love for "Oh, punt appalled bait oars, Hal."???

I do have some previous posts worth noting (although my tendency toward run-on sentences suggest maybe we should use the first/last clause instead)

Opening lines:

Apple has rejected an iPhone app for making contact with your Congressperson.
Demand Media (not to be confused with Media-On-Demand) is a success story in the "on-line content" business...
The New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year is.... UNFRIEND.
Hokey Smoke!
A Wish... (part 1) ...For Wings... (part 2) ...That Work (part 3).
Arnold Stang has passed away at the age of 91.
For the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley (yesterday in most time zones), here is an Elvis Impersonator doing famous TV theme songs:
Two and a half years after ceasing publication, and months after its back catalog was archived by Google Books...
Anders Loves Maria, the funny, dramatic, romantic and quite NSFW webcomic, with its distinctive visuals, often frustrating characters and very Swedish attitude...
American Mensa members across the country cast their votes, selecting their Top 50 Web Sites.
MAD Magaziner Jack Davis' multi-page montage of everything on NBC in the Fall of 1965...
Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrance at Owl Creek Bridge" is considered "one of the most widely read, widely anthologized, widely taught, and widely admired short stories in all of American literature."
Don't like those commercials that run before the movies in the theaters?

Closing lines:
What could possibly go wrong?
...and now the story has gotten the full Music Video treatment, for the (not really related) song "Unlovable" by Babybird, directed by Johnny Depp.
(missing from the reconstructed pic are the Sunday shows, including Bonanza and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color)
MetaFilter is NOT on the list, proving what I've been saying for years that IQ is a poor measurement of real intelligence.
If you never got into AndersMania, you can start at the beginning of the 250+ updates here.
A TV show? (Maybe...)
...David Bowie (celebrating his 62nd birthday on the 8th) doing Elvis' Viva Las Vegas.
...he was also a cartoon voice actor who was the pugnacious mouse 'Cousin Hoiman' in in the repetitive "Herman & Catnip" toons and the alley-cat-con-man "Top Cat" (channeling Phil Silvers).
The apex for Berkeley Breathed and Opus (for Bill, notsomuch).
The entire first episode is online at both Hulu and Joost (with some minor alterations based on the DVD release) so, hopefully everyone can see how it began.
Clearly better is the recent list of "A Word a Year, 1906-2006" from Oxford's website (if only for the invaluable perspective of time).
All this from a CEO/mastermind best known as 'the guy who sold MySpace to NewsCorp'.
Well, maybe the Nancy Pelosi is gratuitously goofy...

Mix and match away!
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:38 PM on May 5, 2010


What's Metafilter's porn star name?

What is MetaFilter's NPR name?
posted by fixedgear at 2:41 PM on May 5, 2010


Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy." Now it's a real movie with a (NSFW) trailer of its own.
posted by malocchio at 2:48 PM on May 5, 2010 [5 favorites]


Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time.
Produced with financial support from the National Science Foundation.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:25 PM on May 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


Does anybody yadda yadda yadda down here?
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:52 PM on May 5, 2010


AskMe produces some interesting combinations.

Why do people become gynecologists? In search of an awesome cleaning lady in Columbus, OH.

Interviews for a potential new job have gone well, but the process can't proceed unless I provide a salary history. Help a stone top re-learn how to be ok with bottoming.

My iMac built in mic sounds muffled again, after visiting a karaoke website. How to prevent air from entering my vagina during rear-entry sex?
posted by mattdidthat at 4:31 PM on May 5, 2010


We Need a General Theory of Individuality. I suggest you start with Revenge of the Ninja.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:45 PM on May 5, 2010


Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy". I was there to witness David Lynch as the director and here's what really happened!
posted by roll truck roll at 4:49 PM on May 5, 2010


Star Trek nerd alert: In a society where sexuality is created and performed over and over within popular culture, the invisibility of women with disabilities in many ways denies them the right to sexuality, particularly within a public context.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:53 PM on May 5, 2010


What's Metafilter's porn star name?

Taters.

What is MetaFilter's NPR name?

Mathowie Cortex.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 5:18 PM on May 5, 2010


Jessamyn Ma'Thowie-Vacapinta
posted by not_on_display at 8:29 PM on May 5, 2010


DEAR ASKME, I would like to use my existing google apps domain with the open source limesurvey? Is this possible? If not are there any other alternitives besides using google docs (this does not provide enough control) which I can use on my own domain?

DEAR OP, Oh, wait. Do you have a tea press already? I find the act of pressing and drinking my to be somehow relaxing.

This makes just as much sense as reading it straight out of the tube.
posted by not_on_display at 8:34 PM on May 5, 2010


Bulgaria is not what you'd call a wealthy country..... yada yada yada... "Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations."
posted by joelf at 8:47 PM on May 5, 2010


Cat reclawing? Possible SQL Injection attack point?
posted by blue_beetle at 9:23 PM on May 5, 2010


Random Q: My 22-month-old son has taken to stripping. He's quick, he's crafty, and he takes everything off at every opportunity. Buttons, zippers, Velcro and admonishments do not stop him. How can I get him to keep his clothes and diaper on?

Random A: It's a bit of a genre on YouTube.
posted by yeti at 6:47 AM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Random Q: My 22-month-old son has taken to stripping. He's quick, he's crafty, and he takes everything off at every opportunity. Buttons, zippers, Velcro and admonishments do not stop him. How can I get him to keep his clothes and diaper on?

How odd. I literally looked that exact question up this morning, because my daughter has been channelling Houdini.
posted by zarq at 8:36 AM on May 6, 2010


These May 4th posts also function as my pitch for a feature Hollywood film--

For one year, twelve cows on a dairy farm Twitter about their lactation cycle and robotic milking activities. Unlike many Street Fighter fans, Ansah has the means and contacts to do something about it.
posted by haveanicesummer at 12:32 PM on May 6, 2010


[In a world where] Neanderthals are the closest ancestral relatives to modern humans. One dog has seen them all.
posted by inmediasres at 1:55 PM on May 6, 2010


Q - I want a Bonsai Tree. Where do I go to find the best information on care and feeding of these little gems?
A - You might try going to your bank

Q - Is physical strength required to pull an aeroplane out of a nose dive?
A - Don't do it when you're drunk.

Q - Suggestions for a weekend backpacking trip to the Cache Creek Wilderness Area in Northern California?
A - You will want to add "pathologist" to your list.
posted by the latin mouse at 2:31 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Q: Attention authors, typesetters, and publishers: Can anyone recommend a good online document-collaboration system?

A: I too am stopping at the supermarket on my way to a frying pan. I'll be buying: Cream cheese and icing sugar. Nutella. And of course, lemons and brown sugar. MMMMmmmmmmmmm.


SOMEONE PLEASE IMPLEMENT RANDOM ASKME Q&A
posted by not_on_display at 11:31 AM on May 7, 2010


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