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March 24, 2011 11:24 AM   Subscribe

This thread has just become awesome, not just because of the insight of the commenters, but the depth of its characters. See what I did there? Thanks, Mefi.
posted by misha to MetaFilter-Related at 11:24 AM (55 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

We recently completed a $150 million dollar upgrade to the servers. I'm glad you like it.

Next up, the Michael Bay extension for Apache...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:26 AM on March 24, 2011 [22 favorites]


Next up, the Michael Bay extension for Apache...

Great, so the front page will be all orange text on a teal background? Wait a minute...
posted by FishBike at 11:28 AM on March 24, 2011 [11 favorites]


I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUNDS OF THE EXPLOSIONS.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:32 AM on March 24, 2011 [13 favorites]


Awesome.
posted by maryr at 11:34 AM on March 24, 2011


Deciding whether to go Mars Needs Moms actually started a quasi argument in my marriage.

I went to see Battle: LA. She went to see Paul.

I won.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:36 AM on March 24, 2011


!!!4D in is comment This
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:36 AM on March 24, 2011 [15 favorites]


MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!
posted by carsonb at 11:37 AM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Does this mean account prices are going up?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:37 AM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does this mean account prices are going up?

Your annual fee will be five times what it currently is.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:39 AM on March 24, 2011 [14 favorites]


I heard there was going to be an option where you keep the existing pricing, but have a limit of 1800 characters/week.
posted by Mister_A at 11:41 AM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Annual fee? Why the hell am I sending weekly checks to cortex?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:42 AM on March 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


I wanted to contribute to that thread, but it would have required admitting that I saw both 'Mars Needs Moms' and 'Gnomeo and Juliet', and I just wasn't willing to make that sort of information public.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:42 AM on March 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


Zany Hijinks, meet your definition! Pretty fun stuff guys and gal.
posted by cashman at 11:43 AM on March 24, 2011


Well, the fee is the same but wait till you see what we charge for the glasses.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:43 AM on March 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


You can keep the existing pricing, but you'll get an extra 450 characters/day when you come here from google.
posted by zachlipton at 11:43 AM on March 24, 2011


I would like to see the Lady Gaga font, as well as the Charlie Sheen font. But if we ever get a steampunk font, I'm outta here!
posted by tomswift at 11:44 AM on March 24, 2011


Your annual fee will be five times what it currently is.

You mean four times. $5 * 4 = $20, same as in town.
posted by zachlipton at 11:44 AM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Your annual fee will be five times what it currently is.

20 Ds, same as in tn
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:44 AM on March 24, 2011


Next up, the Michael Bay extension for Apache...

Turns out you can do it all with greasemonkey.
posted by zamboni at 11:45 AM on March 24, 2011


Point proven
posted by DU at 11:47 AM on March 24, 2011


I get the same effect from a pair of these glasses.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:49 AM on March 24, 2011


zachlipton: Your annual fee will be five times what it currently is.

You mean four times. $5 * 4 = $20, same as in town.


Since there is no annual fee, I think she meant $0 * 5 = $0, same as before.
posted by gman at 11:50 AM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


quick, a diversion.
posted by clavdivs at 11:50 AM on March 24, 2011


My wife asked a local theater employee where we can get/buy/steal 3D glasses and they just shrugged. It was a very french gesture — a Gallic shrug of complete indifference.

Perhaps a portion of the next $150 million budget could take this kind of thing into consideration. Or not. I actually despise 3D movies.
posted by empyrean at 11:53 AM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is great! Would it be possible to also autoreplace the cool text for the term "3-D" as well as "3D"? I have a comment about Silly Bandz that I would like to make "pop".
posted by Greg Nog at 11:58 AM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs more JQuery pulsate.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:01 PM on March 24, 2011


Support for text-shadow is the new 3D glasses.
posted by Artw at 12:05 PM on March 24, 2011


Hilarious.

now for a post about 3D movies AND comic sans...
posted by GuyZero at 12:27 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


somehow this 3D thread is better than all the 3D movies I've seen put together.
posted by Glibpaxman at 12:36 PM on March 24, 2011


Is this something I'd have to have a browser other than IE to know about?
posted by Big_B at 12:38 PM on March 24, 2011


I want a McIrishOrphan Burger pls. IN 3D!
posted by zarq at 12:39 PM on March 24, 2011


That was actually a fairly interesting thread that I was enjoying yesterday. The gimmick makes it a lot harder on the eyes and has derailed the discussion. Enough already.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:54 PM on March 24, 2011


Oh, that gives me the giggles, even as it gives me a headache.
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:57 PM on March 24, 2011


That was actually a fairly interesting thread that I was enjoying yesterday. The gimmick makes it a lot harder on the eyes and has derailed the discussion. Enough already.

That is some weapons-grade buzzkill right there.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:05 PM on March 24, 2011 [22 favorites]


The gimmick makes it a lot harder on the eyes and has derailed the discussion. Enough already.

I'm sorry, sir, but the movie ticket explicitly says no refunds after the trailers start.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:40 PM on March 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


We had a deal, Kyle goes to an Easter Egg Hunt: "That was actually a fairly interesting activity that I was enjoying. All the children finding all those colored eggs has derailed the hunt, and the bright colors are hard on my eyes. Enough already."
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 1:43 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Your annual fee will be five times what it currently is.

But I keep sending the checks to pb, right? Also, what's five times $496.39?

Metafilter should really consider simplifying the pricing structure. I'm tired of feeling ripped off just because I want to read the site on an iPad.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:45 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Brandon Blatcher: "Deciding whether to go Mars Needs Moms actually started a quasi argument in my marriage.

I went to see Battle: LA. She went to see Paul.

I won
"

On a side note, Paul is named incorrectly. It should be called The Movie About Roger From American Dad.
posted by Splunge at 1:45 PM on March 24, 2011


The reading voice in my head changed with the text change. Now it sounds like, "I guess that doesn't make as much sense for a movie shot in THREEEEEEEE DEEEEEEEEE."
posted by backseatpilot at 1:50 PM on March 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


We had a deal, Kyle: "That was actually a fairly interesting thread that I was enjoying yesterday. The gimmick makes it a lot harder on the eyes and has derailed the discussion. Enough already."

There's no pleasing some people.
posted by Chrysostom at 1:55 PM on March 24, 2011


The gimmick makes it a lot harder on the eyes

[movieguyvoice] In a thread discussing 3D movies, life imitates art. [/movieguyvoice]
posted by empyrean at 2:10 PM on March 24, 2011 [9 favorites]


Brandon Blatcher: "Annual fee? Why the hell am I sending weekly checks to cortex?!"

Do you know how much it costs to keep Cortex supplied with donuts?
posted by octothorpe at 2:21 PM on March 24, 2011


Metafilter should really consider simplifying the pricing structure. I'm tired of feeling ripped off just because I want to read the site on an iPad.

I've started typing 'Sent from my iPad' at the end of all my emails so that my friends think I have money.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:26 PM on March 24, 2011 [14 favorites]


Sweet.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:05 PM on March 24, 2011


Uhoh. Ebert just made a new blog post : "Why I Hate Metafilter (And You Should Too)"
posted by crunchland at 3:24 PM on March 24, 2011


He hates us for our 3Dom.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:27 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


That thread could be worse: it could be 3D Comic Sans.
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:29 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey guys, I think the new server is having a problem with this thread.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:31 PM on March 24, 2011


That thread could be worse: it could be 3D Comic Sans.

If you want a movie picture of the future, imagine Comic Sans stamping on web pages in IMAX 3D — forever.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:47 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I went to see Battle: LA. She went to see Paul.

I won.


Paging General Pyrrhus ...
posted by joe lisboa at 4:09 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Aw man I wish I did an Inspect Element to check the CSS before I nicked my display trying to scrape off the protrusions.
posted by ignignokt at 6:14 PM on March 24, 2011


trying to scrape off the protrusions

That's why everyone on Metafilter types with only one hand.
posted by taz at 12:22 AM on March 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Argh. Explain to me how this works. I have just tried it with my work 3D glasses (which are the red and blue type) and neither the thread nor YouTube 3D work - I just get more intensified blue and red shapes. Is it because I'm wearing them over my prescription lenses or is 3D on the computer slightly different?
posted by mippy at 11:14 AM on March 25, 2011


Inspect Element

The horror.

You can see why Text-Shadow was kicked out of the CSS spec.
posted by Artw at 11:16 AM on March 25, 2011


This thread has just become awesome

What do you mean 'become'?!? It was pure awesome from the moment I first posted it!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:38 PM on March 26, 2011


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