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MeFi's own Adam Savage ("MOAS") gave us a very cool shout out to his 15 million Twitter followers, saying "Awesome links, excellently moderated discussion. My favorite community of balanced, reasoned debate is www.metafilter.com." And in response to another tweet asking about Reddit, MOAS replied that of course he still reads Reddit, but "for reasonable debate, I far prefer MeFi.".

It's still okay to say awesome here, right? Because that was pretty awesome!
posted by onlyconnect to MetaFilter-Related at 12:11 PM (123 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

I've been patting myself on the back all day, and boy are my arms tired!


If we can't say "awesome" can we say "sweet"? How about "cool beans"? "Stellar"? "The cat's pajamas"?
posted by hattifattener at 12:15 PM on April 16, 2011


I was just watching the Blue Ice episode last night and wondering if he ever came back here after season of having "MeFi" in the background. I guess the answer is....sometimes! When he's looking for reasonable debate!
posted by DU at 12:17 PM on April 16, 2011


Only 140 characters, and he still found room to include the www.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:19 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


This makes me feel so... so... reasonable!

Ha! I am reasonable!
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:26 PM on April 16, 2011


There's a part of me that wants to be jaded, but then again: There is nothing that isn't cool about Adam Savage, and I am happy to be a member of a community that he likes and is also a member of.
posted by Dumsnill at 12:29 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yay!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:30 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


What is an Adam Strange?
posted by Ardiril at 12:34 PM on April 16, 2011


"Awesome links, excellently moderated discussion. My favorite community of balanced, reasoned debate is www.metafilter.com."

Metafilter don't care. It's pretty badass. Look. it's eating a seo spammer. ew. It sells trunk cookies. Oh my gosh.
posted by special-k at 12:34 PM on April 16, 2011 [20 favorites]


If we can't say "awesome" can we say "sweet"? How about "cool beans"? "Stellar"? "The cat's pajamas"?

"the panda's paws"*
posted by jammy at 12:35 PM on April 16, 2011


In response to another tweet asking about Reddit

This is that tweet. Wish I was kidding.
posted by hellojed at 12:36 PM on April 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


Ardiril: Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics.

that said, no one has mentioned Adam Strange in this thread... so i'm assuming that you're wondering who Adam Savage is, yes?
posted by jammy at 12:39 PM on April 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Wish I was kidding.

Well. I'd say that rather confirms the accuracy of Adam's views, no?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 12:41 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hey, just so this doesn't become another reddit pilon, here's my favorite subreddit: /r/aww
posted by hellojed at 12:43 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


"for reasonable debate, I far prefer MeFi.".

How cute. Dude isn't on here enough, I say.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:44 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


"The cat's pajamas" is always in style. You do not mess with the cat's pajamas.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:45 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


> "for reasonable debate, I far prefer MeFi.".

Totally said in the Adam imitating Jamie voice.

I was kind of a slow convert / late adopter of Mythbusters, and it's still a little too noisy for me to watch lots of in a row (I'm sensitive to the bogglebox) but I just love it now. I love when the announcer says that Cary Grant and Tory are doing something. I get a giggle every time.

I have done a little research work on the contemporary reflexive performance of expertise in media as its been influenced by social networking's effects on authenticity and Adam's the posterboy for that analysis, which also deals with Mefi's own John Hodgman and not-mefi's-own-yet-as-far-as-we-know-but-get-on-it-PJ Penn Jillette. "We're What You Call Experts" is the title of the paper I delivered. I can't really figure out how to laud MeFi in the paper, but it's gonna happen eventually.

Anyway, kicking myself for not being an ingratiating fangirl at the meetup we were at together, but maybe again someday.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:46 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


But is he a genius? 'cause in this cesspool, we only respect geniuses.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:47 PM on April 16, 2011 [11 favorites]


wondering if he ever came back here after season of having "MeFi" in the background. I guess the answer is....sometimes!

Actually, in this same string of tweets he also mentioned he checks MetaFilter every day (and encouraged others to go poke around here). So he stops by more than sometimes!

This is that tweet. Wish I was kidding

I think that tweet was written in mocking thirteen year old English tweetspeak, but said tweeter is a normal adult. So it was kind of a joke I think. Let's not get too full of ourselves!
posted by onlyconnect at 12:49 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, he is a genius, but not a certified one. He is a genius according to some guy I talked to.
posted by Dumsnill at 12:50 PM on April 16, 2011


the bee's knees
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:53 PM on April 16, 2011


The Reddit tweet is a joke referencing the "Y U NO" meme.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:54 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


"The cat's pajamas" is always in style. You do not mess with the cat's pajamas.

Although I use "the cat's pajamas" in longer form writing, it just isn't Twitter friendly. Cat's PJs seem a littler better.
posted by birdherder at 12:56 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Totally said in the Adam imitating Jamie voice.

*squidfacefingers*
posted by DU at 12:59 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I kinda dig his sex advice column.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:03 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


The Reddit tweet is a joke referencing the "Y U NO" meme.

I don't think that makes it better.
posted by auto-correct at 1:04 PM on April 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


look at this dope mythbusters needlepoint!
posted by liketitanic at 1:06 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's still okay to say awesome here, right?

Awesome is not the prefferred nomenclature. "Fuckin' A!" please.
posted by jonmc at 1:15 PM on April 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


I like to throw out a "bee's knees!" every once in a while.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:25 PM on April 16, 2011


I kinda dig his sex advice column.

Dear Mr Savage,
I have heard from my aunt's co-worker's nephew that masturbation with high explosives produces extremely satisfying orgasms. Is this true?

k from the internet
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:40 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's a blast, yes.
posted by jonmc at 1:40 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was just watching the Blue Ice episode last night and wondering if he ever came back here after season of having "MeFi" in the background. --- There's actually one shot in that episode where Tory, Kari and Grant are doing one of their recap scenes, and you can just make out a bit of the masking tape still left on the wall behind them. Not enough to make it out or really able to compete with the cacophony of debris or anything, but still it's still there.
posted by crunchland at 1:53 PM on April 16, 2011


Well, who doesn't love Fark?

I mean, who doesn't?

Crazy people, that's who.

I'm not crazy.

I'm not.
posted by Dumsnill at 2:01 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


31 comments and nobody said "MYTH CONFIRMED"?

In fact, if you're looking for an understated substitute for "Awesome" that we can use to loo extra cool, we should use "Confirmed!"

You know what somebody with better Photoshop skillz than me should make? A MetaFilter label in the style of the MythBusters logo.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:11 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


we should use "Confirmed!"

Think of the Catholics among us, sir.
posted by jonmc at 2:19 PM on April 16, 2011


MetaFilter: genius according to some guy I talked to.
posted by Beardman at 2:22 PM on April 16, 2011


Adam Savage ("MOAS") gave us a very cool shout out

achievement unlocked!
posted by victors at 2:34 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


According to that flapper dictionary somebody linked too, the cat's ne plus ultra is the "cat's particulars," which I find irresistible.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:42 PM on April 16, 2011


On a M*A*S*H rerun I watched recently, Col. Potter complimented something by calling it "the oyster's ice skates."

I think that's pretty fuckin' good as animal apparel superlatives go.
posted by jonmc at 2:48 PM on April 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


Potter was full of them.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:03 PM on April 16, 2011


Yes, but mainly about poop: "Buffalo Bagels," "Cow Cookies," "Mule Fritters," etc.

This time he wasn't just talkin' shit.
posted by jonmc at 3:05 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


P.o.B.: "I like to throw out a "bee's knees!" every once in a while."

How do you do that? Make them carry a heavy package down a steep flight of stairs?
posted by Splunge at 3:37 PM on April 16, 2011 [29 favorites]


kuujjuarapik: "I kinda dig his sex advice column.

Dear Mr Savage,
I have heard from my aunt's co-worker's nephew that masturbation with high explosives produces extremely satisfying orgasms. Is this true?

k from the internet
"

Reply: Just once.
posted by Splunge at 3:38 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


The big, booming fireworks make my insides feel funny. Being on the barge itself, running the controls? Just might be a happy ending, uknowhutimean?

Backpacking down the mountain is what blows out bees knees of mine. Uphill isn't half the strain. There's some sort of mechanical disadvantage in descending steep slopes, versus ascending them.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:46 PM on April 16, 2011


When I saw him in Seattle, he gave us a big shoutout. He didn't make me breakfast, afterwards, though. Which made me feel kind of cheap. Which, of course, I don't mind at all.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:59 PM on April 16, 2011


Yay! Adam is definitely awesome, and so is MeFi. I wonder if the tweets have lead to an uptick in registrations.
posted by brundlefly at 5:09 PM on April 16, 2011


Oh god, I got confused over what thread this was and I thought you said Adams is awesome and I was like "I will fight you!"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:15 PM on April 16, 2011 [23 favorites]


Thanks for the impending Eternal September, Adam!
posted by orthogonality at 5:17 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter's managed a sort of eternal January or February so far, it'll probably be fine.
posted by hattifattener at 5:18 PM on April 16, 2011


How do you do that? Make them carry a heavy package down a steep flight of stairs?

Nah, it's the rotational forces that mainly wreck knees. What you want to do is get them in a game of soccer on some cheap astro turf.
posted by P.o.B. at 5:31 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


jessamyn: "Oh god, I got confused over what thread this was and I thought you said Adams is awesome and I was like "I will fight you!""

Don't make me flag you for fightyness!
posted by Splunge at 5:38 PM on April 16, 2011


On a personal note...

When Adam Savage was the King at the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island I was trying to get to the boardwalk. I went all the way to the Cyclones Stadium. As I pushed through the crowd, there he was, sitting in his, King Car? Getting ready for his part of the parade, I guess.

I got to shake his hand before moving on to my destination.

It was hard and calloused. Like he builds a lot of stuff or something. Go figure.

I think there were naked boobies there as well. And don't get me wrong, I like naked boobies.

But I shook Adam Savage's hand. That was so cool.
posted by Splunge at 5:45 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like naked boobies too. I love threads where we get to get schmoopy about boobies.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:50 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


*dusts off hands*

Adam seems like an extremely swell guy, Mythbusters is sadly (I would assume because of network meddling) getting somewhat less good as time goes on, Reddit is wretched.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:52 PM on April 16, 2011


"It's still okay to say awesome here, right? Because that was pretty awesome!"

I don't know where I picked up, "Better'n buttered nipples," but I've been saying it a lot.

REASONED DEBATE
posted by klangklangston at 6:10 PM on April 16, 2011


I want REASONED DEBATE to be the sockpuppet I use when I tell people how great Splunge is. That would be so hardcore.
posted by Splunge at 6:18 PM on April 16, 2011


REASONED DEBATE
posted by zarq at 6:22 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll choose Adam over Adams any day. Hooray for smart, curious, and humble!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:29 PM on April 16, 2011


...so?
posted by zennie at 6:52 PM on April 16, 2011


So? So? Sew you pants. As my grandma used to say. And I have no idea what that means. Uless your pants need sewing. Or so-ing.
posted by Splunge at 7:04 PM on April 16, 2011


Unless you need spelling. Then don't look at me.
posted by Splunge at 7:05 PM on April 16, 2011


At my very first Metafilter meetup ever, Adam Savage sat next to me!!!! Needless to say, this gave me some very skewed expectations of Metafilter meetups.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:21 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah, the rest of us aren't on TV. And we are normal. And we travel through time. Unlike Adam Savage.
posted by Splunge at 7:35 PM on April 16, 2011


In the future, Adam sends me a MeMail telling me how much he enjoys my work, and asking me if I would be willing to appear on the show. Which makes it all the sadder when we figure out that he assumed I was The Florence Henderson, and had no idea that I even exist. But he's such a stand-up guy that he has me on the show anyway, and I'm really sorry about the whole thing with Grant. I swear I didn't think the cold fusion waffle gun would work.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:09 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait. You're *not* THE Florence Henderson?
posted by item at 8:18 PM on April 16, 2011


Waffles. Now I'm hungry.
posted by Splunge at 8:21 PM on April 16, 2011


Yep. That's how it starts out with Grant, too.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:27 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Still waiting for the Scott Adams rousing endorsement. T-7 days, people!
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:12 PM on April 16, 2011


Thanks for the impending Eternal September, Adam!

I hear that MeFi gives your browser a virus…
posted by five fresh fish at 9:16 PM on April 16, 2011


In this regard, I guess Mefites are a lot like Canadians: We are unassuming but we love it when people publicly recognize that we are the best.
posted by Simon Barclay at 9:20 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm rambling, but it comes down to this: it's not about the skills, it's about the problem solving.

So true. In '92, I went into the T-shirt business, using some idled equipment that belonged to a friend. He's a real Jack-of-all-trades - welds, drives locomotives, helicopters, etc. He was always at hand when I had an electrical problem, or something, and it was a good thing, as launching a business takes a lot of work, even if everything is working well. He came into the shop one afternon to announce that he was going to go build Kartchner Caverns and would be in Arizona for four months. I said "What'll I do if something breaks?" He stood there, flabbergasted, and sort of just looked at me for about 10 seconds, then said "Fix it."

Best advice anybody ever gave me.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:34 PM on April 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Here comes the rest of the Internet.

Everybody act cool.
posted by Bonzai at 10:11 PM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was the old Canada, Simon. Since the last PM, we've fallen.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:36 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's true. MetaFilter hasn't been the same since the advent of Bush Lite.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:37 PM on April 16, 2011


I don't even know what that means. But it makes sense in the future.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:38 PM on April 16, 2011


"Still waiting for the Scott Adams rousing endorsement. T-7 days, people!"

Heh. See, that's all that Scott Adams would have to do to get MeFi constantly crowing about him — give us some mild praise about how impressed he was that we found him and just announce that he won.

For an injoke he could pretend that he was Internet Fraud Detective Squad, Station Number One as a sock puppet first.

But no one's funny without a sense of humility.
posted by klangklangston at 11:30 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


cats pajamas; panda's paws; bee's knees; cat's particulars dog's bollocks.
posted by adamvasco at 1:20 AM on April 17, 2011


cats pajamas; panda's paws; bee's knees; cat's particulars; dog's bollocks; duck's guts
posted by bdave at 2:18 AM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


See, that's all that Scott Adams would have to do to get MeFi constantly crowing about him — give us some mild praise about how impressed he was that we found him and just announce that he won.

Better yet, just have Wally sitting in his cubicle, in front of an unprofessional blue screen. For four frames. Nothing else happens.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:49 AM on April 17, 2011 [8 favorites]


Feh. Savage is an evolution-denier and a misogynist. No wait, I'm confused...
posted by Decani at 3:45 AM on April 17, 2011


I think we can pull together these two vastly different celebrity threads in two words: Reasoned Masturdebating.
posted by taz at 3:56 AM on April 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Reasoned Masturdebating: I think we can pull together.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:12 AM on April 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm not as smart as most of you. I love Mythbusters because it's on when I'm home from work or getting ready to go out and things blow up reaaalllll good.

Nah Adam's one of my heroes. When I worked at the network that shows them in Aus my coworker was annoyed with the 'cell phones cause gas stations to blow up' myth because somebody told her they did blow up & Mythbusters said they didn't.

Point: missed.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 4:49 AM on April 17, 2011


Masturdebaters gotta masturdebate
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:47 AM on April 17, 2011


I take your trolling artist and raise you one awesome dude.

Yes, I said awesome, want to get fighty?
posted by arcticseal at 7:29 AM on April 17, 2011


For a second I considered creating a sockpuppet account for this thread with the name unplannedchaos, which I was then planning on using to argue against the best qualities of Adam Savage. It seemed like a fitting joke.

The Scott Adams thread was what made me marvel at Mefi for the umpteenth time, and I was prepared to tweet THAT thread, until I realized that that in and of it self wouldn't serve Mefi as a community as well (given that it had already gotten plenty of notice, I mean I found it on gawker) as me just tweeting how great Mefi was. I didn't need to point to it with a potentially polarizing occurrence (is anything NOT polarizing on the web?).

I was at the end of a nice week with Mrs. MOAS and feeling lots of relaxing vibes and web-love for the green.

I particularly love (and I don't think this has gotten enough attention) the way it was dealt with when it the sockpuppeting was discovered- Scott was given the choice as to how to deal. It's a graceful solution that stands out and above the general din of the web.

Now that we're bandying about the term masterdebater, I should tell a story.

Twice in his life my father woke from sleep with a full blown limerick in his head. The first was in the early 80's and was about an old friend of his, a famous designer. It reveals gory details about that persons sex life and doesn't bear repeating here.

The second limerick does.

One morning, the Master Debater,
Stepped into a rogue elevator.
As the cage started falling,
The Master, appallingly
tried to debate his Creator.

I've been working on a talk I want to give as to how these 5 lines actually encapsulate my fathers entire philosophy of nearly everything. It seems appropriate to write it down here.
posted by asavage at 8:15 AM on April 17, 2011 [66 favorites]


I was prepared to tweet THAT thread, until I realized that that in and of it self wouldn't serve Mefi as a community as well

Thank you so much for this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:30 AM on April 17, 2011 [9 favorites]


I particularly love (and I don't think this has gotten enough attention) the way it was dealt with when it the sockpuppeting was discovered- Scott was given the choice as to how to deal. It's a graceful solution that stands out and above the general din of the web.

And remains one of the more misunderstood bits of what happened as the whole thing gets discussed elsewhere, thanks in no small part to various framings along the lines of "mefi outs Scott Adams", which, gah. But "mefi privately tells Scott Adams to quick fucking around on their site" doesn't make a snappy headline.

So, yeah, thanks for the kind thoughts on that whole thing, and also as Jess just said thanks for opting not to tweet directly about it. You are a mensch.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:41 AM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I ♥ MOAS; plannedchaos, not so much.
posted by Lynsey at 9:17 AM on April 17, 2011


On a personal note: When Adam Savage was the King at the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island I was trying to get to the boardwalk....

Splunge, you may appreciate this picture, which I got by chasing alongside the car for about 30 yards trying to time my new-to-me digital camera with Adam's passing-by. (I got about six shots of the back end of the car before that.)

I also noticed (further to the "mensch" thing) that -- oh, hell, since you're probably here, Adam, I'll say this directly to you -- I noticed a couple times that when you saw little kids sitting on the edge of the crowd you asked that the King Car be steered over to them so you could say hi. Good to see, sir.

Also, Adam, you can totally copy that picture I took if you want.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:34 AM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's interesting - we have MOAS (the subject of this thread) and then we have MOSA (the subject of that other thread). Whose example should we choose to learn from, should we choose to show our children and their friends as a stellar example of how to live one's life: MOAS or MOSA's?
posted by item at 1:39 PM on April 17, 2011


AND THE CAT'S IN THE CRADLE AND THE SILVER SPOON...
posted by item at 1:40 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


See, THIS is how you do Mefi Celebrity.

Well played, sir.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:41 PM on April 17, 2011


Metafilter-ite: What's the difference between you and me, pre-contact Maori person?

Pre-contact Maori person: We have MOAS.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:15 PM on April 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's interesting - we have MOAS (the subject of this thread) and then we have MOSA (the subject of that other thread). Whose example should we choose to learn from, should we choose to show our children and their friends as a stellar example of how to live one's life: MOAS or MOSA's?

MOAS!
Now where can I find a ton of high explosives, a drilling machine, and a tame parrot?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 3:59 PM on April 17, 2011


I'm sorry I said unkind things about Mythbusters, Adam.

I was hungover.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:03 PM on April 17, 2011


Now where can I find a ton of high explosives, a drilling machine, and a tame parrot?

I've been waiting for just this moment!

(Opens backpack.)
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:05 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


We all want to be on Mythbusters but we're stuck in a Dilbert world.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:15 PM on April 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's interesting - we have MOAS (the subject of this thread) and then we have MOSA (the subject of that other thread). Whose example should we choose to learn from, should we choose to show our children and their friends as a stellar example of how to live one's life: MOAS or MOSA's?

MODOK.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:29 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


MOAS sounds like a particle accelerator.
MOSA sounds like an overly sweet cocktail that inevitably leads to neon colored vomit.
posted by P.o.B. at 6:41 PM on April 17, 2011


Ooh, wow.
posted by bdave at 6:46 PM on April 17, 2011


Some day, I will be MODR.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:10 PM on April 17, 2011


MOAS sounds like New Zealand's missile defense system.
posted by klangklangston at 7:15 PM on April 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'm just aiming for that MOR sound
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:21 PM on April 17, 2011


Maas.
there, it is typed

posted by clavdivs at 7:37 PM on April 17, 2011


EmpressCallipygos: "you may appreciate this picture," which totally reminded me of another King.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:13 PM on April 17, 2011


I am the Eye of MODR.
posted by arcticseal at 10:48 PM on April 17, 2011


What a neat comment! I guess it's wrong to longingly imagine the silly hijinks the unplannedchaos sockpuppet would have caused in this thread, just as it's wrong to longingly imagine countless mefites writing twee, nerd ukulele anthems to the awesomeness of Mr. Savage, given MeFi's current backlash against twee ukulele anthems. But for a few moments there I did imagine it, and it was AWESOME, just like Mr. Savage! In lieu of a twee ukulele anthem, here is a bad limerick!

Metafilter's own Adam Savage
Busted myths wreaking maximum damage.
His respect for this forum
Showed such awesome decorum
That he busted our snark (down to average).
posted by onlyconnect at 11:15 PM on April 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


If we can't say "awesome" can we say "sweet"?

Let us rejoice in this splendid encomium.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:51 PM on April 17, 2011


asavage, MetaFilter's own rebound celebrity.
posted by fleacircus at 3:58 AM on April 18, 2011


Ah, I get it now. :)
posted by zennie at 6:05 AM on April 18, 2011


A limerick.. awesome...
posted by odinsdream at 6:17 AM on April 18, 2011


Hardcore, I have no idea what the original image you've based that on is, but you still got me giggling uncontrollably.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:27 AM on April 18, 2011


MODOK and Jilad at Tanagra?
posted by Plutor at 6:28 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Whose example should we choose to learn from, should we choose to show our children and their friends as a stellar example of how to live one's life: MOAS or MOSA's?

This is like the MeFi version of Goofus and Gallant:

MOSA uses a sock puppet to try to boost his celebrity.
MOAS is a celebrity, but only makes a big deal about it when absolutely necessary to keep some idiot from setting his bathroom on fire.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:53 AM on April 18, 2011 [8 favorites]


When I become MODR, you can be DevilsRanchersAdvocate.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:15 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Scott Adams comments.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:05 AM on April 18, 2011


Fuck, sorry, wrong thread, and it's already been posted in the right thread.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:19 AM on April 18, 2011


I could hope to be MOQ which has kind of a nice ring to it, but I expect I'll one day be "No! We never heard of him. He was never here! Now stop asking questions about that monster!"

Because really, which do you all think is going to be more likely?
posted by quin at 3:24 PM on April 18, 2011


I love MOAS, but I'm also kinda glad my job doesn't require me to stand in front of a fan and hurl shit into it.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:05 PM on April 18, 2011


My job requires me to stand behind the fan and catch it.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:31 PM on April 18, 2011


You need to be promoted. You're much better at making than being a catcher.
posted by crunchland at 8:42 PM on April 18, 2011


It's a gift, really. Not that I don't practice a lot, I mean obviously, I do...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:56 PM on April 18, 2011


Metafilter: sadists and bullies
posted by chmmr at 10:11 PM on April 18, 2011


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