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January 6, 2011 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Last year, Greg Nog made up a list of tragically overlooked comments from 2009. It was more monkeys than a barrel full of fun, so let's do it again!

There are no rules, but ideally these should be comments that you loved that just didn't get the favorites/attention they deserved.

My list:

The Atlas Shrugged "Get the Hell Out of My Office Game
"First thing you learn is that the dude drives to your house."
"Cathy / Jon Arbuckle slashfic! It was great!"
"I'm becoming more and more convinced [Miss Piggy] is a brilliant creation, far beyond the other (still wonderful) characters on the show."
"One of the most important skills you can have in college."
The mods already forgot Poland!
"The Picturephones went away after about a year."
"That always seemed like an iffy way to do science."
Neptune is too shouty.
"COME ON WE NEED THAT STRESS VACCINE NOW NOW NOW PEOPLE ARE STRESSED OUT THERE"
"Either 58008 or 80085 could read BOOBS, but only 5318008 can read BOOBIES."
"The real Spartans wore heavy armor that was part of their advantage on the field of battle. The movie Spartans..."
"I always thought "Rage Against The Machine" should've been "Rage Against Yer Mom"."
A 16 meter exoskeleton for kids?
digsrus's daring escalator rescue interpreted as perversion.
Eating fresh foods isn't the only thing that connects us to the earth!
"I had a dream that life was exactly like xkcd."
mathowie's review of the Big Lebowski pornody.
"Everyone just sort left their meat-clothes there after they got bored..."
My HS Math Professor's jury selection story, in total."
posted by yellowbinder to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM (68 comments total) 87 users marked this as a favorite

Sidhedevil: "Oh look, Sisyphus, there goes your rock again"

from the same thread

ErikaB "DOOP DEE DOO CATS ARE WEIRD DEEDLEY DOO!!!"

and equal time for dogs [from 2005 but recently faved by me]

werty: "Why won't you let me lick this? Are we going to play now?"

Will dig some more, I always enjoy these threads.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:33 AM on January 6, 2011


Oh, bitchin! Thanks! I was ever-so-slowly compiling another such list, but will double-time on that, now.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:40 AM on January 6, 2011


Thank you all for another year of good advice and great stories. Special love for:

* Miko's advice on constructing gingerbread houses: "There are two ways to make a winning house: the first is precision and cleanness, the second is charming/whimsical detail...."

* fire&wings's awesome rendition of Hank Hill: In praise of propane and propane accessories

* chasles's advice on the best tactical pen money can buy

* stet's sound advice on the wisdom of eating raw eggs

* vaike solved a decades'-long mystery for a fellow MeFite. Coincidence rocks.

* lonefrontranger's memory of cows gone wild made me laugh in sympathy and recognition

* Kangaroo's memory of childhood tolerance made me smile

* jfwlucy on time, time, time

* yeahyeahyeahwhoo, on writing about obscure esoterica

* 1f2frfbf wrote the best guide to face jugs you'll read this year

* availablelight on those left behind

* cashman's pithy analysis of the simplicity of evil

* cortex on avoiding threadshitting: "...leave a thread no worse than you found it."

* mostlymartha on manners

* seanmpuckett on manners: "Act as if everyone around you is carrying a weapon, or has very large dogs, or has nothing to lose, or has a beautiful sibling that you just might like to go out with."

* BitterOldPunk on two of time's frozen places

* forktine on ethical slaughter

* skidknee on finding great jeans

* busybusybusy shuts down the insults

* sideshow's grandmother gleaned coal from the tracks

* scody was able to put a name to a phenomenon I've often wondered about: "Do not adopt a state of what I call "aggressive helplessness" where you expect that all information and tools will automatically be handed to you from the doctors and nurses..."

* alms introduced me to Schopenhauer's 38 Stratagems for winning an argument

* Have a nice day, hon! (and thanks for explaining Charm City's favorite word, Ice Cream Socialist!)

* He (or she) may be Ad Hominem, but it's Granddad's attack on a pine tree that's hilarious

* And finally, to break rules concerning questions and number of favorites...I appreciate everyone's candid and compassionate answers to greenish's question, "Why Do I Think Things Have Feelings?"
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:51 AM on January 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


How do people possibly remember this kind of stuff? Are your memories just fundamentally better than mine?
posted by smackfu at 11:52 AM on January 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I still love DWRoeland's idea of a half birthday.
posted by twirlypen at 12:02 PM on January 6, 2011


Sometimes a Favorite is actually a favorite.
posted by mendel at 12:06 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Skirt Blame Bear" sounds like a mascot from the worst slut-shaming PSA program ever.
Bitch set me up... with some DELICIOUS BURGERS!
The future requires me to wear a sock on my hand.
You may be dissected and probed. Hopefully it will happen in that order.
a tattered cataloger picking dirty MARC records out of a trashcan.
The best I could come up with was that you were virulently opposed to man/puppet love
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:07 PM on January 6, 2011


I remain, as ever, a sucker for understated username humor.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:20 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oops: Why Do I Think Things Have Feelings? Gah, I miss my mind.
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:20 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


yellowbinder, you're awesome. From your list, I can see your exact brand of funny. It's like you picked the comments that completely surround the little homunculus in your head pushing the button.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:22 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Is there no end to this man's treachery?" I don't know how "overlooked" it is at 58 favorites, but it still makes me laugh and laugh and laugh.

This comment, however, only has 5 measly favorites. When I get around to writing a comprehensive guide to evaluating online sources (ha!) this comment will undoubtedly form it's own entry.

"Calling the dead is an interest of mine." And now it's an interest of mine, too.

OK, that's three and I'm not through November yet.
posted by muddgirl at 12:26 PM on January 6, 2011


MonkeyToes, how I wish I could favorite this line from that link: "The funny side of this is me giving an apologetic smile to the sandwich I put back down when I see another I'd prefer." And the next part is great too. I just picture the tree sagging a little, the fallen shoulders of overhearer's defeat.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:30 PM on January 6, 2011


"But I HAVE to!"
posted by Johnny Assay at 12:31 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wolfdog's laconic response to someone inquiring what "recent activity" was:

Shit that happened, but not a long time ago.
posted by quin at 12:40 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gortuk's rant about about dude-bros and their bus sitting was very accurate and funny while hal_c_on poking a little fun at Microsoft proved I'm not the only one who always thinks about Friends when I hear about Bing. The rest of my favorites are really just someone quoting some pop-culture artifact that I also appreciate(d).
posted by soelo at 12:51 PM on January 6, 2011


Three of my Favorites that have less than 10 Favorites to their names and made me giggle as I re-read them:

an eight-year-old kid in a ladybug costume, with a flashlight and badge, frowning vigorously - the littlest brussels sprout

Communist (Space) Babies, the song - filthy light thief

I'm so glad I'm not a uni student anymore. - Fiasco da Gama
posted by maryr at 12:57 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


jessamyn provides special-k with an existential reprieve.
posted by boo_radley at 1:11 PM on January 6, 2011


uh, mods? I'm going to need more than 100 today. Thanks in advance!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:13 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


jessamyn explains the essence of comedy.
posted by boo_radley at 1:16 PM on January 6, 2011


maryr: "an eight-year-old kid in a ladybug costume, with a flashlight and badge, frowning vigorously - the littlest brussels sprout"

Oh, man, that is priceless. I can't stop giggling.
posted by brundlefly at 1:17 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


KevinSkomsvold on libraries.
posted by rainbaby at 1:17 PM on January 6, 2011


hamida2242: Oh look a conservative did a thing.
posted by Sparx at 1:34 PM on January 6, 2011


jessamyn explains the essence of comedy.

I always wondered who I stole that from. Thanks jessamyn, boo_radley!
posted by griphus at 1:41 PM on January 6, 2011


My favorite favorites with 5 or fewer total favorites:

a good novel is the best drug there is...

the edges of that space are the places you get fucked up

We purpled to scare the frosh

It was years before I figured out why everything said "CBS"

Air voids are the cheapest way to increase the hiding power of a paint

Screw you, Aldi.

Sadly I think he meant zenith.

LOOKST THOU UNDER THINE THRONES!

a lot like that between a dog and a vacuum

what then of the behooved antelope?

dr. bronner is like the time cube of soap
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:49 PM on January 6, 2011


Astro Zombie's favorite moment in Pump Up the Volume

elizardbits's weird side effect from Wikipedia

gompa on suburbs
posted by exogenous at 1:54 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Verdandi's description of how credit card fraud detection works was really interesting.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 1:57 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


"uh, mods? I'm going to need more than 100 today. Thanks in advance!"

Favorites Hack: Use one of your favorites on this thread, then come back to it later when you have more favorites! Continue the process until you have favorited everything you need to favorite, then you can remove the original favorite. Or not! It's completely up to you! The hack works either way.
posted by Eideteker at 2:14 PM on January 6, 2011


norm only got two faves for this little bit at the ass end this rather interesting thread about Mick Jagger's FAKE response to Keith Richards recent autobiography. (reveal: the piece was actually written by Bill Wyman, Rolling Stones bassist for decades)

I mean, getting a genuine former Rolling Stone to refer to a MetaFilter thread as, "... a great discussion of the piece and the issues, and so many great lines. the patrick bateman crack hurts! and the overall level of knowledge and debate was incredibly high ..." well, that's pretty darned cool.
posted by philip-random at 2:19 PM on January 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I was big on favoriting advice this year (following it, maybe not so much): "If you are trying to carry on multiple one-on-one debates in real time there's a good chance you are teetering on the brink of flipped out and lost it chasm." "One of the most helpful and humbling things you can do in any country is..." "Think about it and then tell us the story." "Now live it."
posted by EvaDestruction at 2:23 PM on January 6, 2011


It's probably strange to connect to this, but I really liked Xurando's description of giving CPR in an emergency. I had over the last year moved to a inpatient hospital floor that has more codes I really identified with his comment. I remember reading it after a particularly rough code on the unit, doing compressions to exhaustion, seeing them on the EKG monitor, then feeling overwhelmed when it's over. I was comforted by what Xurando said.

I'm comforted by a lot of metafilter comments. Sorry to be a downer in what's mostly a funny thread, but that comment is right on the mark in a concise way.
posted by dog food sugar at 2:30 PM on January 6, 2011


a genuine former Rolling Stone

For the record, rock musician Bill Wyman and rock music journalist Bill Wyman are not the same person.
posted by dersins at 2:31 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


darn.
posted by philip-random at 2:35 PM on January 6, 2011


Gator names the female equivalent of mansplaining.

Sciurus, with a perfect example of understated user humor.

JoanArkham introduces a drink you probably won't like.

SPrintF teaches us how to fuck with a toddler's mind.

Greg Nog suffers but it's worth it in the end.

cerulgalactus has seen enough to know what works if you want to save your rec center.
posted by stefanie at 2:36 PM on January 6, 2011


Ok, a couple more.

The Whelk : hey shemegge how did you get a recording of the voices in my head when I haven't slept for two days?

The Whelk : Sook's all "FUCK YOU GUYS I'M GONNA GO ROMP AND CAVORT."

MarchHare : Our pitch was "You'll like Deliverance; it's got Burt Reynolds in it! And Feebles is by the same guy that made The Frighteners, but it's like a Kiwi version of The Muppet Show!"

Greg Nog : Hell of an explosion there, Jim. You use plastique for that, or just some kind of flammable liquid?

Snyder : people are naturally going to think you are a bit evil.

And all from the same thread:

grubi : The more we focus on NUMBERS, the more we lose sight of our original mandate: to terrorize villagers near shorelines and to trample cities.

Horace Rumpole : I told them fifteen years ago that we ought to just buy the kraken,

Eideteker : In this economic climate, I don't think we can afford to lease the kraken again for FY 2010-11. Have you thought about leasing a smaller monster, perhaps a land-based one?
posted by quin at 2:36 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


This beautifully timed comment by hermitosis made me laugh harder and longer than anything else on Metafilter since I delurked last May.
posted by eugenen at 2:42 PM on January 6, 2011


qvantamon segues an airport taxi story into... well, you have to read it.

How to judge a sci-fi book by its cover, from alasdair.

shakesperian points out that dogs make lousy coders.

Evilspork reminds us exactly why Battlefield Earth was so terrible.

JeremiahBritt is a quantum employee.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:11 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


EndsOfInvention: "shakesperian points out that dogs make lousy coders."

TO THE YACC! THAT CODE WILL COMPILE.
posted by boo_radley at 3:50 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


infinitywaltz: "Or maybe their pet cat doesn't have any legs."

elizardbits: "Oh man, the nuns are waving their hankies so gleefully."

Joey Michaels: "SQUEEEEE! Neil Armstrong!"

pracowity: ""Welcome, our arsenic-breathed friends from another..."

pecanpies: "If they take the tubes out, what will my hamster do for fun?"

ThePinkSuperhero: "But if they stop gendering the bathrooms, how can I feel like a badass when us women-folk commandeer a mens room during a time of great need?"

EmGeeJay: "[Camera pans across a terrifying multi-colored dodecahedron covered with numbers]"
posted by cmyk at 4:07 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Life is suffering. Life is joy. - I always love scody's AskMe comments, this was one of the best, just 2 favorites.

these people literally live down the street from me - one of those freaky AskMe coincidences that often get sidebarred, but msali's comment got little notice.

If you wanted to dress these up, you could add carob and serve them inside a macrame owl. - This phrase has stuck in my head since ErikaB said it, and always makes me chuckle.
posted by donnagirl at 4:12 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


az's amazing take on what e-books should be.
artw's double-blind scientific study.
rubber duck's insightful identification of the tautology at the heart of the thread.
hippybear doles out some much-needed perspective.
surenoproblem gave some invaluable insight into dancers' baggy pants.
Mister_A drops a Lord Dunsany reference.
Ryvar on history, patience, revolution, and Bioshock.
Jahaza, for the epic Google street view.
xbonesgt for otters and 'trotters.
XQUZYPHYR puts that uniquely internet feeling into words.
Mizu wins at Catan.
Ndwright tells the world how to high-five.
TheWhelk correctly identified the best dance of all.
b33j on the joys of being an amateur.
Benny Andajetz gets to the heart of things.
Mr. Bad Example exposes James Randi's secret.
AlsoMike on desire and Shel Silverstein.
cromagnon gave us the well-assembled haiku.

Man, I love this place.
posted by MrVisible at 4:22 PM on January 6, 2011


I should be eating dinner right now but OH NO you goddamn funny motherfuckers had to go and be hysterical all year long thus forcing me to tediously code some htmfuckingl, didn't you. DIDN'T YOU.

PlusDistance on familial holiday stress

hermitosis' awesome plastic surgery plans

sallybrown, political fanfic, and deleted FPPs

23skidoo is not a fan of cakeballs

(Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on the epic tragedy of lactose intolerance

jfuller: Belial notices that Beelzebub is actually pretty creepy

RobotVoodooPower on the historical dangers of leaf blowers

You are not the boss of Faint of Butt, so there

koeselitz has some trouble with talk like a pirate day

ook is disturbed by a terribly cruel puppy-based optical illusion

winna's SCARY PONY STORY
posted by elizardbits at 4:29 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I have a ton of faves, but I must say, sonascope's tale of lunch, legs, and semi-nudity, absolutely made my day.
posted by timsteil at 4:50 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Fembot" just bubbled up to the top of my playlist and reminded me of Kattullus's description of the Summer War for the Swedish Heartbeat.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:05 PM on January 6, 2011


Funny:
how dirigibleman wakes up every morning
hermitosis' teacher friend, the Shark Lady
pracowity cleaning out the attic
Nattie's Parting Phrases

Informative:
thatdawnperson's list; 'Early warning signs of toxic people'

You Tell 'Em:
tkchrist on corporations making themselves into super-individuals
Sova on how it's not just planning cities for cars that causes problems
The Winsome Parker Lewis on how FIAMO applies to you as well as others
posted by Hardcore Poser at 5:24 PM on January 6, 2011


namagomi provides a 99-year-old stop motion silent film about insects behaving badly (actual title card: "His business always took him to the "Gay Dragonfly" night club. The dancer there understood him.")

anotherpanacea drops Neruda's 'Ode to Thanks' into a thread - no funnies, just lovely

unSane talks to Cleverbot and earns its trust

FAMOUS MONSTER: "Sentences like this are a dead giveaway that..."

Greg_Ace: unnecessary nitpick, saved by flawless execution
posted by jinjo at 5:52 PM on January 6, 2011



How do people possibly remember this kind of stuff? Are your memories just fundamentally better than mine?


That was my first thought. And then I realized that this may be the excuse I didn't know I was looking for in order to stroll back through my favorited comments.
posted by Forktine at 6:00 PM on January 6, 2011


hermitosis' awesome plastic surgery plans

Would like to update my plans from "Pegasus different" to "Black Swan different."
posted by hermitosis at 6:05 PM on January 6, 2011


Palin-proof cryptography by Pyramid Termite.
posted by unSane at 6:15 PM on January 6, 2011


snottydisk drops some knowledge on women on baseball.

ND¢ sums up what it's about to be a gen-x nerd from a small town.

dinty_moore and ricochet biscuit explain what becomes important when you spend a life around books.

The Card Cheat succinctly explains something that had eluded me for years: the difference between objects/activities and object/activity culture.

Finally, this comment made me and and my girlfriend happy with an inspiration for an awesome meal, and as such deserves notice.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 6:27 PM on January 6, 2011


Instead of compiling a list of favorites, I inaugurated a project to make shorts (via Xtranormal) using any comment I liked, or that resembled a dialog of sorts.

Then I got sick, too sick to follow up on it.

These are all I've got (warning: kind of a self-link, sorry):

Net neutrality, Spaghetti Western style.

Clarifying a difference between left-wing and right-wing transmission of ideas.

If you want an image of the future, imagine reruns of Law & Order, with no commercial break between episodes, forever.
posted by Minus215Cee at 7:07 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


hexatron describes what it is like to ride into New Jersey on a bus.
posted by chinesefood at 7:53 PM on January 6, 2011


Here are a few more from my favorite list, all five faves or less.

cavalier: The moon man has never actually been on the moon. Discuss.

Mid: Nerd is not the word that comes to mind for someone who uses "working it with your cock" in a sentence about muppets

pracowity: *checks page source and sees "They have cut off my Twitter!"*

Meatbomb: I am not sure I really understand the question. From my frame of reference everyone uses all of the sites completely, perfectly, always.

fallacy of the beard: i think the deleted comments are actually being hidden because they are being sold to others...

heyho: "panty crickets"

pb: We won't be making the butt jokes work across various platforms.

jjg: Dude, I post here too. [from 2001 but for some reason I favorited it this year.]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:39 PM on January 6, 2011


24 favorites is probably beyond the threshold for "overlooked," but I love this comment so much I'm posting it anyway. (May be worth reading the thread from the top for context.)
posted by danb at 9:14 PM on January 6, 2011


entropicamericana explains succinctly why people dislike Arial.

ActingTheGoat clarifies Dustin Hoffman related matters.

Horace Rumpole shoots down alternate history theories.

StarmanDXE cites important literature.

MuffinMan teaches about "China-Norway" relations.

smackfu elaborates on the new moderation strategy.

straight on tickle-me-gender

Mister_A loses interest in meetups

shakespeherian acknowledges facts about Pan's Labyrinth.

ArmyOfKittens spots historically accurate scenes in Doctor Who.

idiopath wins at Song Prequels.

mpbx interprets lyrics.
posted by haveanicesummer at 9:34 PM on January 6, 2011


I started favoriting comments in January last year for basically this reason, and I'm enjoying looking up all the things that got me at the right time:

JOKES

Ad hominem: it's still a flash mob if it is planned days in advance and they let the venue know? that sounds like a regular event to me.
mhoye: In fairness, if Bo Diddley had is way, all his songs from all his albums would probably be called "Bo Diddley"
cjorgensen: I disagree with everything Seth Godin says. I'd do this even if he told me I was right for disagreeing with him.
enn: A typical day in the life of Stagger Lee:
ROU_Xenophobe: on the dramatic potential of WW1
GuyZero: a slice of the gross
sexyrobot: A biochemist walks into a pub
ROU_Xenophobe: The best part of Twister.
Metroid Baby: DID YOU KNOW?
dng: One of my greatest fears is being in a well-lit house and...
Damn that Television: Start a MeTa then.

FACTUAL

tel: It's important to remember that all scientific papers are opinion pieces
davejay: I always considered the only important line to be "because everybody hates a tourist"
bookish: Man, that was like a punch to my former-fat-kid heart.
The Whelk: The Cayce Look
Powerful Religious Baby: People seem to think Tao Lin is easy to imitate, just by writing flatly or inserting ironic quotes, but their efforts usually fail, perhaps because they mistake a lack of affect for a lack of emotion.
Threeway Handshake: there are fewer things I enjoy more than French food, but man, just because you're there doesn't mean you have to live up to some fake idea where its pan chocolate with a kir royal every morning
Drastic: I used to defend the Signs monsters, by way of them not being aliens, but demons.
scalefree: now that most users rarely use even a local terminal, it's a joke that's lost its reference point.
keeleyellenmarie: on learning respiration
graventy: I think it's fair to say that Thriller would be a little under ten minutes long if it was made today.
mattbucher: I emailed Ulrich Blumenbach to ask him why DFW wouldn't work with him and if this is typical of the authors he translates. Here's his reply (posted with his permission):
cortex: the thing to do with the hellban concept is to step it up some
idiopath: Leopard slugs, like many of us, get cravings after sex. For leopard slugs, that craving is usually the craving to eat a penis.

ADVICE

Nothing: The teenage years are when you learn the acceptable bounds of social interaction
Faze: "Don't waste my time" is one of the ugliest, most narcissistic statements a human being can make.
gjc Etiquette is about doing things in a way to NOT make others feel bad or uncomfortable. It is not a competition.
Uniformitarianism Now!: I find that in an any given activity there are people who are there mainly because they like the activity, and people who are there because they like feeling superior to other people with regard to that particular activity
mizu: Some paper mache tips that I learned in the line of fire that is art school:
Tarumba: my favourite own question answer
ThatCanadianGirl: and a necessary response
Greg Nog: a v. useful lifehack
tipthepizzaguy: how to literally eat your hat
empath: By definition, Mensa is going to bar 98% of the population, which is going to exclude almost every single person that I've learned something valuable from.
Ashley801: There's a legal concept called adverse possession, where you can gradually acquire ownership of someone else's property without their consent and without paying them for it.
mightygodking: Cascada understand that the purpose of good dance music is to hit you with a brick in the face called "the beat" and then, when you think you've heard everything they can offer, they hit you with another brick.
Sidhedevil: inviting someone to speak
Lacking Subtlety: Everybody here should really shut the fuck up about trivializing "awareness."

posted by rollick at 11:32 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


some short funnies:
jonmc, on the great outdoors.
Taco John, on sex tapes.
Burhanistan, on Inception.
Sys Rq, on needing religion.
pracowity, on labor.
mazola, on numbers.
jamjam, on ettiquette.
reegmo, on the perks of ear flushing.
chavenet, on inanimate procreation.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:43 PM on January 6, 2011


Here are a few unsung comments that made me smile in 2010:

everichon revealed an apocalyptic vision in which the unfaithful will be flung like Beanie Babies across Ohio.

And, speaking of the apocalypse, wobh was moved by the notion that if he ever needed to relocate to Minneapolis, Prince might save him from apocalyptic doom.

Cool Papa Bell offered a truism about disagreement.

Muddler's dog's neck got tired during the Long Match.

TEA found hope for the world in a middle school janitorial closet.

hermitosis confessed that he is robustly proud of even his worst posts.

MexicanYenta likened MetaFilter to an enormous family reunion where even the drunks and the drama queens have redeeming qualities. As for the pigheaded idiots, well, they can't help it.
posted by amyms at 12:40 AM on January 7, 2011


Well, 85 favorites is nothing to sneeze at, but this comment has been echoing through my head since April 5th, 2010 and I am unable to shake it:

Love without expectation, or do not love.

How many decisions I've made on that koan, I can't even say. Tx carsonb.

A comment that was actually overlooked:

Engineers are the last anarchists.
posted by fake at 4:18 AM on January 7, 2011


Trying to find some and discovering that GODDAMN I favorite a lot. I'm barely back into September. But here are a few.

But I loved it when Sara C. confessed to calling Gristedes "Gross Titties."

I liked The World Famous's story about how he lost his camera.

Brainmouse mom cake face-eating.

Eideteker's "Gathering of the Nutmeggalos."
posted by hermitosis at 7:56 AM on January 7, 2011


Ok, I'll play. Man, looking over my comments, it is a lot easier to get my attention with the grar, but the comments I really love are witty.

Pyry uses the wrong interpreter.
The otter lady on hearding goldfish.
Slap*Happy classifies Palin.
shmegegge explains Nina Simone.
StopMakingSense cultures culture.
electroboy on culinary culture wars.
The Whelk deconstructs.
norm on improper metaness.
coolguymichael speaks truth to power.
desuetude on how to negotiate modern life as a woman.
scrowdid gets metal.
reductiondesign with the all-purpose callout.
cortex on linguistic submission.
Artw on why I love my profession.
posted by QIbHom at 8:10 AM on January 7, 2011


Tx carsonb.

Word.
posted by carsonb at 11:56 AM on January 7, 2011


Eideteker's "Gathering of the Nutmeggalos."

I collect "collective nouns people have coined to refer to 'people from Connecticut'."

I missed this one. It is now on my list.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:36 PM on January 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't have a list, but this comment by fleetmouse about Cillian Murphy's career has a special place in my heart.
posted by hot soup girl at 8:46 PM on January 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


spoobnooble on the Judas Priest version of It's A Wonderful Life

Astro Zombie shows us that when Obama repeals DADT, a winner is you!

Slarty Bartfast has found my new car.

The Whelk hopes that klangklangston wakes up from surgery and thinks he's Judy Garland.

Corduroy's nieces and nephews are in for a wonderful Werner Herzog-flavored treat.

My gay male doppelganger greekphilosophy neatly sums up the only reason I like Ayn Rand.

In a post on the blue introducing the stunningly stunning concept of necropants, Auden tells us how to do it right.

Devils Rancher introduces a new euphemism for our time.
posted by Madamina at 11:54 PM on January 7, 2011


For some reason, "THRILL! to the little bastards who hide under the house, going 'eep! eep! epp!'" makes me smile every time.

As does the phrase "grunt for balance."

Pope Guilty on how metafilter will implode.

The worst part about joost de vries never getting the eyebrows he wanted is that such eyebrows are precisely the ones needed to best express the silent, whimsical mournfulness his tale inspires.

And despite the fact that I found the post itself heartwarming enough to send it to my sister prior to her hike of Mt. Washington, I am still amused by CynicalKnight.
posted by Diablevert at 1:23 PM on January 8, 2011


Ratio: A jawdropping feat of breadcraft! ... Hackariffic!
jonmc: This wine should be served in a douchebag.
pracowity: Don't leave the sheep alone in the boat or there'll be a muttony.
carsonb: It's like, what can't masturbation do?
Greg Nog: Fun fact: if you can eat it, it's not inedible!
padraigin: When my kids ask me questions like this, I think to myself "What would Calvin's Dad do?" and respond accordingly.
spicynuts: Is this something you'd have to understand to understand?
weapons-grade pandemonium: I would not carrot all for this.
The Whelk: Not every room needs to look like a cheap Thai Restaurant!
oulipian: [William Carlos Williams parody that mentions Schroedinger]
Hoopo: This Hirst sounds like a real douche-champ.
surrendering monkey:English men failing to find the G-Spot? There's a surprise.
posted by ostranenie at 9:13 PM on January 8, 2011


I don't have a list or anything, but the more I get into Bioshock (just got an XBox 360), the more I appreciate robocop is bleeding's comment on a post that I made.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:49 AM on January 12, 2011


this is way late, but I think the AskMe comment on how to find a therapist from The Straightener deserves to be here.
posted by hat at 10:13 AM on January 19, 2011


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