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Thank you for being the most intelligent community on the internet.

That's all, really. I've been spending waaay too much time on another forum where it seems very few people have reading comprehension skills. It's soo sad there that when I ask a question, and read the responses, I cry a little because I miss Metafilter.
posted by MuChao to MetaFilter-Related at 2:30 PM (131 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

FIRST!!!!!!!!!1111111
posted by ND¢ at 2:32 PM on February 16, 2011 [66 favorites]


well stop hanging around the Youtube channels.

kidding.. of course.


For all the angsty fighting this place is one or two standard deviations above the average IC
posted by edgeways at 2:34 PM on February 16, 2011


Dude; I found my gore-tex tapered cycling pants today; I'd had them like, lost for a few months, turns out they were just stored inside my diesel Westy. Damn, life is complete and I can go back to drinking all day now. Fawk yeah!

THANKS METAFILETER!
posted by buzzman at 2:35 PM on February 16, 2011


Your welcome.
posted by crunchland at 2:39 PM on February 16, 2011 [21 favorites]


MetaFilter: I've been spending waaay too much time on another forum.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:41 PM on February 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


LOL!
posted by Decani at 2:42 PM on February 16, 2011


Never get out of the boat.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:42 PM on February 16, 2011 [26 favorites]


The pleasure is all mine (crunchland said so).
posted by iamkimiam at 2:43 PM on February 16, 2011


UR WELCUM LOL AMIRITE
posted by infinitywaltz at 2:48 PM on February 16, 2011


I have no idea why, but this thread reminded me of a trick my high school photojournalism teacher told us. If your negatives have a scratch on them, rub some facial grease on it to hide it before you develop it. This was the early 1990s. Make of that what you will.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:49 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


No problem.
posted by Sailormom at 2:50 PM on February 16, 2011


Never get out of the boat.

And the people all said sit down, sit down you're rocking the boat...
posted by Melismata at 2:50 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


if u luv it so much y dont u MARY it
posted by DU at 2:51 PM on February 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


LOL and you make me laugh! "Rocking the boat" is actually a very good analogy for the situation. Let's just say if my questions weren't site-specific, I'd ask them all here. At least, you guys don't start flame wars over the word "tits"!
posted by MuChao at 2:55 PM on February 16, 2011


There's always a first time for everything.
posted by Sailormom at 2:59 PM on February 16, 2011


Yes, but do you pronounce them as Heinlein insisted.. "teets"?
posted by hippybear at 2:59 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh no, we save our flamewars for fat, circumcision, palin, declawing cats, and the fear of the cabal. Of course, there is no cabal...
posted by dejah420 at 3:03 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:06 PM on February 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


My theory is that the colour schemes are what makes reading comprehension better here. Just look at YouTube with its "Professional White Background" - the glare bothers the bespectacled and makes more discerning eyes flinch away; the result? The scariest comments on the interweb.

This theory is bolstered by the fact that, even on this site, the most grar can usually be found on the grey - the CLOSEST WE HAVE TO A PROFESSIONAL WHITE BACKGROUND (ignoring IRL, as many of my arguments do...)

I state this as unassailable fact since, as a member of "the most intelligent community on the internet" I must therefore be correct. QED. Ipso Fatso. Cogito ergo Rum. In Vino Veritas.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 3:09 PM on February 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


Never get out of the boat.

But... but the villages! How are we supposed to pillage them if we don't get out of the boat?
posted by loquacious at 3:18 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


This thread again? Kidding, I kid.
posted by fixedgear at 3:21 PM on February 16, 2011


It makes me sad when so many people do not recognize an Apocalypse Now quote.
posted by elizardbits at 3:21 PM on February 16, 2011


Never get out of the boat.

We've seen the horrors. There are websites out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.
posted by amyms at 3:24 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


i wish to strat a flaming teet war witch button do i press kthx
posted by not_on_display at 3:26 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


The whore. The hoar.
posted by quin at 3:28 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


/drool
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:32 PM on February 16, 2011


FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
posted by Splunge at 3:35 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oop ack!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:36 PM on February 16, 2011


As an infrequent commenter in one pile of comments displayed in time stamped order, after another, that make up this website, your heartfelt praise is deeply appreciated, MuChao.
posted by paulsc at 3:39 PM on February 16, 2011


I'm ogling all of you.

Especially you.

*waggles eyebrows*
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 3:43 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Personally I would like to thank Joseph and Jeremy Allaire. Without them we'd all be staring at 404, wishing we'd have somewhere on the internet we felt at home.
posted by Kattullus at 3:43 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


ur welcom now get in teh kitchn n make me a sammich
posted by katillathehun at 3:51 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


But *I* wanted PIE.
posted by galadriel at 3:56 PM on February 16, 2011


While we're throwing around the thanks, I'd like to sarcastically thank Metafilter for leading me to have this phone conversation happen AGAIN:


Boyfriend: So what's up with you?
Me: [All excited about something from Metafilter that has "outraged" me, I try to explain the issue in a succinct way.]
Boyfriend: And?
Me: [Give more details, along with an argument about why one should be "outraged" about this (probably, at some point, quoting directly from the thread)]
Boyfriend: Yeah, but why do you care?
Me: [gives reason why ONE should care]
Boyfriend: No, why do you YOU care? This isn't something you'd normally give two shits about.
Me: [gives up, realizing he's right.]

So thanks, Metafilter, for making me "outraged" about stuff. (Today it was about the future of the term "urban homesteading" as if I have a dog in the fight. You know when I'm going to care about urban homesteading again... when someone brings me some damn jam!)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:07 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Pics or you never loved us.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:15 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


SILENCED ALL MY LIFE
posted by Joseph Gurl at 4:18 PM on February 16, 2011


At least, you guys don't start flame wars over the word "tits"!

That was a joke, right?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:19 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


There comes a time in everymans life when there comes that time in everymans life.
posted by clavdivs at 4:24 PM on February 16, 2011


I don't find tits funny, do you Ubu? Do you?






Good dog.
posted by Diablevert at 4:26 PM on February 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


Imagine the world's biggest infinite-looping animated GIF with non-mutable MIDI rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings", because that is TOTALLY what I would post right now if it weren't for all the DAMN RULES!
posted by briank at 4:30 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Boyfriend: No, why do you YOU care? This isn't something you'd normally give two shits about.

WTF?!? How DARE he speak you you that way! DTMFA!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:30 PM on February 16, 2011 [9 favorites]


"ALL I WANTED WERE SOME MANGOS!"
posted by clavdivs at 4:32 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


There there, take a mango. It ain't apocalypse gray yet.
posted by Namlit at 4:36 PM on February 16, 2011


I wanted a web forum, and for my sins they gave me one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:43 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is obviously the first time we've crossed paths. Sorry to ruin everything on you.
posted by Elmore at 4:44 PM on February 16, 2011


There is no marble.
posted by clavdivs at 4:54 PM on February 16, 2011


it seems very few people have reading comprehension skills

I really resent your implication that people on Metafilter don't have reading comprehension skills.
posted by staggernation at 4:57 PM on February 16, 2011 [13 favorites]


I have to admit I am kind of amazed that here it is 2011 and there hasn't been the infusion of dumb that tends to plague a lot of other boards over time. I guess the $5 barrier does a lot more than we give it credit for.

On that note, on April Fools Day I propose that ask.metafilter.com gets passed through a filter of some kind so that it resemble Yahoo Answers. Of course it would have to weave in random nonhelpful answers and put in all those cutesy Facebook avatars.
posted by crapmatic at 5:04 PM on February 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


The random nonhelpful answers could also be achieved by giving the mods a day off.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:09 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


There is no marble in Moron. Guess they lost 'em all...hence the name.
posted by Namlit at 5:12 PM on February 16, 2011


1 point 5 pie.
posted by Splunge at 5:13 PM on February 16, 2011


Uhhhhh...what? I don't get it.
posted by jonmc at 5:15 PM on February 16, 2011


jonmc, do you know what to do when you are attacked by a pitbull? click here! you will learn something new every day if you stick around here. o wait you been here a while hmmmm
posted by not_on_display at 5:19 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's soo sad there that when I ask a question, and read the responses, I cry a little

FOREVER ALONE.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 5:25 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


On that note, on April Fools Day I propose that ask.metafilter.com gets passed through a filter of some kind so that it resemble Yahoo Answers.

Make it so that whenever anyone tries to post an answer, that response gets posted to a different thread.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:26 PM on February 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I AM SO SMRT. S-M-R-T.
posted by special-k at 5:28 PM on February 16, 2011


*picks nose, wipes on wall*
*jumps out window trying to fly*
posted by jonmc at 5:30 PM on February 16, 2011


Chalk hillocks in southern Spain
posted by clavdivs at 5:30 PM on February 16, 2011


comphrensive timing
posted by clavdivs at 5:31 PM on February 16, 2011


We're all smart. Special cornflakes inside.
posted by Namlit at 5:34 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


It all comes back to Battle Creek.
posted by clavdivs at 5:39 PM on February 16, 2011


BUSH STOLE THE 2003 ELECTION
posted by doublehappy at 5:42 PM on February 16, 2011


Is this a ClavsQuiz? I can Wikipedia too.
posted by Namlit at 5:42 PM on February 16, 2011


I'm eating some of these. Lard does make a difference, dude.
posted by jonmc at 5:49 PM on February 16, 2011


I cry a little because I miss Metafilter
posted by timsteil at 6:06 PM on February 16, 2011


Boyfriend: So what's up with you?
Me: [All excited about something from Metafilter that has "outraged" me, I try to explain the issue in a succinct way.]
Boyfriend: And?


It's better if you date someone who reads the site, too.

Me: DID YOU SEE THAT ASK.ME WHERE PEOPLE WERE SAYING NOT TO EAT THE SOUP?
Ladyfriend: Yeah, that was weird, the soup was obviously fine.
Me: FUCKING HELL I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WOULD THROW AWAY PERFECTLY GOOD SOUP
Ladyfriend: Yeah.
Me: HURRRR SOUP HURR DURR DURRRRRR
Ladyfriend: Okay, I didn't get that mad about the soup.
Me: HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (face evolves into Charizard, destroys nearby village, writes autobiography whitewashing the incident and implying nearby population of Squirtles did it)
posted by Greg Nog at 6:07 PM on February 16, 2011 [30 favorites]


total chip cuisine. We have some of these, made in Detroit. Upbeat folks! Remember: Exposition, MuChao needs us.
posted by clavdivs at 6:07 PM on February 16, 2011


I've had Uncle Ray's, they're pretty badass, plus you get Ray's heartwarming stories of growing up on the bag.
posted by jonmc at 6:11 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


The stories are on the bag, I mean. Uncle Ray didn't grow up in a bag, that would've been pretty rough, but would've explained his attraction to the chip biz.
posted by jonmc at 6:16 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Actually UbuRoivas, I guess that Metafilter does have its share of flames about stupid shit, but I've never personally been flamed for calling my tits such until today. I didn't respond. Metafilter's taught me better than that.*

And YES, I do call them "teets" as Heinlein intended! Thanks for asking!



Yes, I have been using Metafilter as a communications class for years now... so? hehe
posted by MuChao at 6:18 PM on February 16, 2011


A/S/L?
posted by fuq at 6:19 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


beyond your mortal comprehension on all three.
posted by jonmc at 6:22 PM on February 16, 2011


Damn Squirtle Squad, always wreaking havoc on the town.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:39 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


30/M/VA

Weight/shoe-size/favorite farm animal check?
posted by Navelgazer at 6:47 PM on February 16, 2011


220/10 1/2/goat
posted by jonmc at 6:49 PM on February 16, 2011


Only on metatalk can you find inspiration from a potato chip bag. I quote Great Uncle:

"Everyone has bad days and I want to be there with a message"

I like the Coney flavored ones. Thus proving all cuisine originates in New York.
posted by clavdivs at 6:53 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


44DDD
(not a general purpose household lubricant referent)
posted by clavdivs at 6:55 PM on February 16, 2011


Greg Nog: It's better if you date someone who reads the site, too.

Her: Did you see that AskMe thread today where--
Me: Is that that green part of the site? I get kinda scared in there.
Her: o_o
Me: But there was this one hilarous flame-out on the grey, this one guy--
Her: ´O_O`
Me: Oh yeah, sorry.
posted by not_on_display at 7:02 PM on February 16, 2011 [15 favorites]


It's better if you date someone who reads the site, too.

Me: So did you see that honey badger link I sent you, pretty crazy huh?
Manfriend: Yeah while you were sleeping off your flu I posted it to MetaFilter
Me: Really?
Manfriend: Yeah it got 65 favorites.
Me: ...
Manfriend: I put you as a via link!
Me: Oh good, I hope it wasn't on Reddit like three hours earlier.
Manfriend: Are you feeling better .... honey?
Me: o_O
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:05 PM on February 16, 2011 [13 favorites]


No need to thank me, I know more than you can imagine.
Here's my mom to prove it.
posted by youhavetoreadthistwice at 7:07 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's better if you date someone who reads the site, too.

Me: Oh man! Did you see that one post in...

Him: Oh, that AskMe about the thing?

Me: It was totally - oh, you did see it.

FIN
posted by katillathehun at 7:31 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's better if you date someone who reads the site, too.

My husband: So who was wrong on the Internet today?
posted by desjardins at 7:31 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is that a Metafilter in your pants, or are you just happy to AskMe?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:44 PM on February 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


My mod's breath smells like mod food.
posted by boo_radley at 7:47 PM on February 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


Threads like this are why I fucking hate every single one of you.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:47 PM on February 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


Can someone help me find my ass? I got both hands and this flashlight, but I can't seem to do it. Who was that dude calling out when he made this post? I haven't been here all day.
posted by marxchivist at 7:50 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


What a wonderful thread for me to make my exit! Y'all been with me through thick and thin - some of the most difficult times of my life and some of the absolute best. I've become a better person because of this precious blue website. There is honestly no other place on the web that permits conversation with the same level of passion, integrity and curiosity. This is, I believe, principally due to the hard work of Metafilter's stellar moderators. It has been a fantastic six years - but all good things must occasionally come to an end.
I got a job today! A wonderful church here in Memphis filled with awesome, progressive potluck-goers. I also got my 5000th favorite today! AND janelikes baked me a celebratory 5000th favorite cake! AND we're getting married in May! All of this means I must shuffle back to the deepest pits of Angband and bid you adieu! Time to lurk for an eon or so.

"Then the Lord of Hell lying-hearted
to where Hurin hung hastened swiftly,
and the Balrogs about him brazen-handed
with flails of flame and forged iron
there laughed as they looked on his lonely woe."
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:53 PM on February 16, 2011 [22 favorites]


It's pretty intelligent around here until somebody mentions Apple.

Sorry
posted by TrialByMedia at 8:01 PM on February 16, 2011


Holy crap, he actually left.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo
posted by desjardins at 8:01 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congrats, baby_balrog! But, uh, maybe you should go read some of your 78 unread MeMails?

I love metafilter, too. Especially for the connections I've made with other creative-types. Like tonight I've been helping TheWhelk with the outline to his amazing-sounding graphic novel. And that question I asked awhile back about pacing helped me make some major breakthroughs with my writing. I'm on another forum of just-writers, which has some talented people on it, but some who are also like "how do i write gay men i am a woman when gay men come out of the closet they become really FABULOUS for awhile amirite?" and my head explodes.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:03 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that sucks. Well, sorry to see you go Baby_Balrog, but I'm thrilled it's for good reasons and not unhappy ones. Hopefully you'll come back to us one day.

Because you can never leave.

Not really.

*queue evil maniacal laughter and lightning*
posted by quin at 8:08 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aw, I hope Baby_Balrog comes back when he's all growed up.
posted by Quietgal at 8:20 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Better to see someone leave in joyous glory than in petty anger, but dammit all.

NO! This site needs people like baby_balrog! Why would you leave?

Why?!
posted by Navelgazer at 8:36 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wait, this isn't 4chan? shit.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 8:41 PM on February 16, 2011


Congrats Baby_Balrog may you lurk in peace.
posted by Sailormom at 8:45 PM on February 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


Nice try, Carmelo. We know you really don't want to be here.
posted by cashman at 8:51 PM on February 16, 2011


I'll just also add that Baby-Balrog's favorites give/favorites received ratio was remarkably even.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:53 PM on February 16, 2011


"total chip cuisine. We have some of these, made in Detroit."

Sorry, Claud, but BETTERMADE 4 LIFE!
posted by klangklangston at 9:12 PM on February 16, 2011


What a wonderful thread for me to make my exit!

The six months I was gone in '09 were sheer lonely hell! You'll come crawling back.

Seriously, congrats on the job -- I know you're still reading this. :-) Don't be a stranger forever.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:15 PM on February 16, 2011


Oh, hey, I passed 5000 favorites some time today!



I was told there'd be cake.



*taps foot*

On topic, yeah, thank you all from me, too - especially the lurkers who supported me in MeMail. February is turning out to be a fab month, by contrast with January, eh? Egypt shook off the tyrant, I got a decent raise which means I don't have to worry about being able to keep the kid in college, and last night, I played through Siberian Khatru without dropping a single note. The weather is gorgeous, I've started jogging again, which makes my dog ecstatic, and in general, life is great.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:26 PM on February 16, 2011 [7 favorites]


I appreciate an intelligent, thoughtful forum where I may discuss such heady and refined topics as HOLY SHIT MOTHERFUCKING HONEY BADGER and BUTTS LOL.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:26 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:27 PM on February 16, 2011


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue.
posted by azpenguin at 9:59 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Bettermade is better esp. after the Made-Rite merger. But Rays has the best flavors.
posted by clavdivs at 9:59 PM on February 16, 2011


Me: HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (face evolves into Charizard, destroys nearby village, writes autobiography whitewashing the incident and implying nearby population of Squirtles did it)

I knew a guy who named his car Charizard. Then it spontaneously combusted. I cannot see the word without thinking of a flaming 1990 Dodge Shadow surrounded by Orlando firemen smirking at each other.
posted by cmyk at 10:01 PM on February 16, 2011


I had dinner with some friends who I haven't seen in a while and because my actual personal life has been good but not really eventful the last few months I ended up recapping them on nutso family drama instead, and after that I thought about recapping them on mefi drama but then I realized that's like family stuff except that while they at least know my family, they will never, ever meet or have an actual context for random dramarama mefites and it just seemed wrong to go there.

We did discuss briefly the powerful dislike a lot of mefites have for House of Leaves, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:19 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


YOU BASTARD HOW DID YOU MAKE THE BLUE HOW DID YOU MAKE THE BLUE!!??
posted by Navelgazer at 10:24 PM on February 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


omg i didn't make it blue IT MUST HAVE BEEN ZAMPANO
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:29 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


And for what it's worth, this is about the entirety of my exposure to House of Leaves. which I like well enough.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:31 PM on February 16, 2011


elizardbits It makes me sad when so many people do not recognize an Apocalypse Now quote.

Agreed. I had hoped a lot more people would have recognized the brilliance of this Apocalypse Now reference.
posted by mlis at 10:43 PM on February 16, 2011


I love House of Leaves. There, I said it.

SUCK IT, HATERS.

Actually, I love all of you. Even though none of you is a holy-mother-of-God terrifying novel.

Except cortex, because it's just not the same if I can't make the word blue.
posted by tzikeh at 10:45 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I feel sorta... wrong.. about posting the thread in which Baby_Balrog decided to leave. Guess I'm just glad it wasn't in a flame-out. I wish you well, Baby_Balrog, and hope that you rejoin us soon.

I shall now send you off in a manner appropriate to my reasons for posting the thread in the first place:
Tits! Tits tits titties tits tits!
posted by MuChao at 10:54 PM on February 16, 2011




Did I say intelligent? Ok, maybe I meant tolerant.
posted by MuChao at 10:57 PM on February 16, 2011


Ugh, that Hey Pretty video is terrible. To the point that it could be a misunderstood Paul Verhoeven satire, except, no, it's just a piece of shit.

I, too, like the book.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:03 PM on February 16, 2011


Even better: Zumpano!
posted by klangklangston at 11:13 PM on February 16, 2011


You know how we know we're awesome? This is how we know we're awesome.
posted by Artw at 11:15 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue.

Have you tried the patch?
posted by MattMangels at 12:46 AM on February 17, 2011


Baby_Balrog, no!

He'll be back.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:40 AM on February 17, 2011


Damned Balrogs, always flaming out... aaaaaaargh
posted by h00py at 6:59 AM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh man, House of Leaves is some awesome shit. That other one he did though? With the poetry and you have to turn the book upside down? Yeah, the only redeeming factor to that one that I can see is that if you own a dead-tree copy of it, you've got an emergency supply of toilet paper right there.
posted by sonika at 7:29 AM on February 17, 2011


I actually really loved Only Revolutions. To the point that I was disappointed when I got to grad school a few months after reading it and realized people weren't doing more awesome, only-revolutions-esque stuff with their poetry. I do, however, realize that I'm the only one.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:21 AM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I just bought House of Leaves the other day, and I haven't gotten past the first few pages of the Navidson Record yet. Not a whole lot has happened so far, but I'm already having bad dreams. Granted, the video for Genesis' "Land of Confusion" also gives me bad dreams. It doesn't take much is what I'm saying.
posted by katillathehun at 3:21 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, hey, I passed 5000 favorites some time today!

I was told there'd be cake.


I broke the 10,000 mark just the other week. No cake to report, but a signet ring arrived in the mail, inscribed with a mysterious "Al-Khabal", whatever that means.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:32 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


a mysterious "Al-Khabal", whatever that means.

Isn't that the guy who poisoned those trees down in Alabama?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:38 PM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm an only child -- you guys are like the brothers I never wanted.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:56 PM on February 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm an only child -- you guys are like the brothers I never wanted.
Me too. And sisters. And my toys are ALL MINE. And my FOOD TOO. (Just pick my brains, then)
posted by Namlit at 4:13 PM on February 17, 2011


I will miss you, flame of Udûn.
posted by Pallas Athena at 5:10 PM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's better if you date someone who reads the site, too.

Or, if your partner spends his Internet time elsewhere, but you frequently talk about/quote interesting things you read online with each other...

...one day, you may be browsing the blue, and find a comment that he quoted at you that day.

And you won't know whether to be glad, or nervous.
posted by galadriel at 7:06 PM on February 17, 2011


"So thanks, Metafilter, for making me "outraged" about stuff."

Yeah, my husband now knows to ask, "What, did someone post about it on MetaFilter?" when I'm randomly pissed off about crap, especially when one of the feminism or atheism threads provoke me into lobbing a "YOU AND YOUR KIND ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WORLD" rant at him for being a man or a Christian, respectively.

But more frequently, I find that reading the RelationshipFilter questions on AskMe leaves me feeling SO. DAMN. GRATEFUL. to not have to worry about dating anymore that I'm inspired to express my affection towards him with surprise blowjobs. So overall, it's probably a net positive for him that I'm here. :D
posted by Jacqueline at 9:51 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Isn't that the guy who poisoned those trees down in Alabama?

Not so funnily that thread seemed like an antithesis to the premise of this thread to me.

/outraged
posted by ZeroAmbition at 1:13 AM on February 18, 2011


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue.

Have you tried the patch?

Yes, just once. I can't get the damn thing off.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:25 PM on February 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


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