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In case you missed it, metafilter was down for maintainance for a bit last night.
posted by timsteil to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 AM (125 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Who are all those weird looking hippies????
posted by nevercalm at 10:17 AM on December 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


WAIT I WAS TOLD THIS WAS A LIVE FEED
posted by barnacles at 10:18 AM on December 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


(so much deceit)
posted by barnacles at 10:18 AM on December 18, 2011


In case you missed it, metafilter was down for maintainance for a bit last night.

SURE it was...

I love how The Man is trying to rip the occupy movement apart by claiming it is for "maintenance".

LOG ON mofos!

OCCUPY METAFILTER IS BACK ON!
posted by hal_c_on at 10:21 AM on December 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


three hours on the spinning wheel of desire should get it going...
posted by clavdivs at 10:21 AM on December 18, 2011


You dressed as Chet Huntley for halloween halcon, nice bowtie.
posted by clavdivs at 10:23 AM on December 18, 2011


The honey badger level of concern was quite awesome. Also the jammies, the cookie and the failed headstand as well as the lovely calligraphy sort of silent film cards!
posted by winna at 10:26 AM on December 18, 2011


They look so normal.
posted by octothorpe at 10:26 AM on December 18, 2011


That glimpse of jessamyn's shoulder behind the shower curtain confirms that she is the sexiest MeFite.
posted by Trurl at 10:26 AM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


WELCOME TO SEATTLE, MEFI SERVERS, HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE.
posted by Artw at 10:27 AM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I repeat my comment from G+:

HOW MANY ROOMS DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE
posted by griphus at 10:28 AM on December 18, 2011 [9 favorites]


BTW I am assuming that the servers are in some atomic age bunker deep underneath some random Celebration-of-Science! sculpture on the former world ware site.
posted by Artw at 10:32 AM on December 18, 2011


HOW MANY ROOMS DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE

I have four. But each room has several walls. cortex lives in a real house, with a basement and everything.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:36 AM on December 18, 2011


I too repeat my comment from G+:

"Featuring jessamyn and cortex as the main pains in the ass..." I hate typecasting...
posted by tomswift at 10:37 AM on December 18, 2011


I thought r_n was in Austin. Where's the beach?
posted by desjardins at 10:38 AM on December 18, 2011


The other mods have rooms, I have a pocket universe.

(More seriously, I'm in florida for my grandmother's 90th birthday. I'm sort of not around this weekend, but couldn't resist pitching in. I love this job.)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 10:39 AM on December 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


HELLO MATT'S MODERATEY MINIONS.

Cortex's cookies look yummy. And I love the little windows alcoves in Mansard roof houses, which Jessamyn's room looks like. And I am in awe of honey badger levels of giving a shit. Also, HI TAZ.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:46 AM on December 18, 2011


Adorable.
posted by absalom at 10:47 AM on December 18, 2011




restless_nomad: (More seriously, I'm in florida for my grandmother's 90th birthday. I'm sort of not around this weekend, but couldn't resist pitching in. I love this job.)

Yeah, I've now watched that video and I think it'd be appropriate if you used your recently acquired mod powers to chop off the first part of your username so it's not so misleading.
posted by gman at 11:30 AM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Heh. I'm like one of those statues that only moves when you blink.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 11:31 AM on December 18, 2011 [7 favorites]


Who are all those weird looking hippies????
posted by nevercalm at 6:17 PM on December 18


Don't be fooled. These are the sort of people who will SILENCE YOU ALL YOUR LIFE.
posted by Decani at 11:37 AM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Almost wet myself coming across this last night unexpectedly.

First off, Jessamyn has a banjolin! Say it out loud, it's fun. Works especially well when used on the subway with complete strangers. Also, currently available as a band name. (At least one chinbeard member required.

Also, dear Cortex, it's this you wanker.
posted by timsteil at 11:38 AM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Y'all should put it up every saturday night.
posted by spitbull at 11:51 AM on December 18, 2011


Who is the person at the end, on the beach?
posted by Meatbomb at 12:05 PM on December 18, 2011


Me!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 12:06 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


So what is new or different?
posted by cjorgensen at 12:19 PM on December 18, 2011


I changed my shirt today!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:23 PM on December 18, 2011


I rearranged my living room!
posted by neuromodulator at 12:24 PM on December 18, 2011


cortex lives in a real house, with a basement and everything.

Fucking fatcat mods.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:32 PM on December 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


SO EXCITED that I'm not the only one thrilled at the sight of Jessamyn's banjolin. I <3 weirdo instruments.
posted by mollymayhem at 12:33 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cortex has a hanging chair in his living room. For some reason this does not surprise me. It's also kind of awesome.
posted by bondcliff at 12:36 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Very cute.
posted by OmieWise at 12:56 PM on December 18, 2011

Who is the person at the end, on the beach?
posted by Meatbomb at 21:05 on December 18


Me!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 21:06 on December 18

You ... you ... you have a beach in your home - sky and everything included?!?!? I'm hereby declaring you the 1% mod!

OCCUPY METAFILTER !
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:14 PM on December 18, 2011


I'm glad pb had the foresight not to use the time machine to shrink the maintenance window again. The cabal was so pissed last time when future pb killed past pb accidentally with a screwdriver to the eye socket and we had to reboot the whole universe to clear the ∞ JRun error. There's only so much timey-wimey handwaving we can do, and we all miss the President Gore timeline, not to mention the maple syrup dispensing Ents at every Sambo.

There is no cabal.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:19 PM on December 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Also, dear Cortex, it's this you wanker.

I know how to play an F#maj7. That was a little thing we actors in the acting industry like to call acting.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:23 PM on December 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is that what that was?
posted by crunchland at 1:26 PM on December 18, 2011


Actors don't lie man!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:30 PM on December 18, 2011


I know how to play an F#maj7.
posted by cortex


Well this deserves a whole MeTa of it's own. While you re typing that up, I'll just be here cueing up some America, Bread, Dan Fogleberg, and Sammy Johns albums, icing up a bottle of Strawberry Hill, and twisting a skinny of some paraquat laden Mexican dirt weed.

Or, in other words, typical Sunday in Timmyland.
posted by timsteil at 1:45 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was a little thing we actors in the acting industry like to call acting.

YES YOU LIKE ACTY ACTING AS IF YOU WERE A PROFESSIONAL ACTING PERSON?
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:46 PM on December 18, 2011 [9 favorites]


Is this something I'd have to know ASL to understand?
posted by Navelgazer at 1:55 PM on December 18, 2011


Did anything change on the infodump server? I'm consistently getting 'connection reset by peer' trying to download http://stuff.metafilter.com/infodump/infodump-all.zip after a couple of minutes.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 1:56 PM on December 18, 2011


Yeah, the infodump now lives at the new servers. Not sure why you're not getting a consistant connection. I'll take a look.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:59 PM on December 18, 2011


I love this place.
posted by Sailormom at 2:01 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is it safe?

"Is what safe? What? I dontaaaiiiiiIIIIEEEEEEEEYES yes it's safe its very safe!!"


My favorite: comic timing with the pliers-or-whatever click-click.
posted by Occula at 2:07 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Was getting serious HAWP vibes from Jessamyn there.

"Hey, Jess, watcha modding?"

"METATAWK."
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 2:07 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was a little thing we actors in the acting industry like to call acting.

If we were to draw a graph of my process, of my method, it would be something like this: Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, action, wizard YOU SHALL NOT PASS!, cut. Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian.
posted by Think_Long at 2:10 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


The way Jessamyn clicks those pliers at around 1:10 seriously makes me want to gird my testes in steel. Remind me never to get on her bad side.
posted by Panjandrum at 2:37 PM on December 18, 2011


Y'all are adorable.
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:39 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Like we didn't notice cortex had the metafilter front page on his computer whilst it was supposedly down for maintenance. You people make me sick. This is censorship and mod abuse at its worst.
posted by seanyboy at 2:50 PM on December 18, 2011 [12 favorites]


Ooh, that's a pretty uke, cortex. What make is it?
posted by ZsigE at 3:04 PM on December 18, 2011


y'all might want to update status.metafilter.com.
posted by rmd1023 at 3:07 PM on December 18, 2011


Combustible Edison Lighthouse, tweaked things a little and I'm getting full downloads now. You might give it another try. (That file is definitely the largest file we serve from the MeFi server and we'd probably get better download performance by moving the infodump files over to our static file server.)
posted by pb (staff) at 3:09 PM on December 18, 2011


Is that Taz holding the signs?
posted by malibustacey9999 at 3:21 PM on December 18, 2011


That is taz! I wrote her an email at the last minute saying "HEY YOU SHOULD DO THIS THING THANKS" and she was like "i am in my pajamas" and I was all "GREAT HAVE IT ON MY DESK YESTERDAY".

Ooh, that's a pretty uke, cortex. What make is it?

Oscar Schmidt (aka Washburn) OU55CE baritone. It's neat, got it a few months ago. A little more satisfying a random-strumming-at-my-desk experience than my soprano, but much more reasonable to leave laying on the desk than my actual steel string acoustic.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:24 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Like we didn't notice cortex had the metafilter front page on his computer whilst it was supposedly down for maintenance. You people make me sick. This is censorship and mod abuse at its worst.

THIS IS A HOUSE OF LIES!
posted by Navelgazer at 3:25 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


THAT IS A HOUSE OF PIES!
posted by The Whelk at 3:27 PM on December 18, 2011


Like we didn't notice cortex had the metafilter front page on his computer whilst it was supposedly down for maintenance. You people make me sick.

Look, clearly you don't know a lot about server technology. I transferred the site's core operations to my workstation before we brought the main site down. You can't just take a site off-line completely; do that and its positronic matrix will collapse and you'll lose all the accumulated experiences from its db and have to start from a blank slate. So you have to rehost temporarily, and keep it company because the process is fairly emotionally intensive for the server. It's like a houseplant, you've got to talk to it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:29 PM on December 18, 2011 [26 favorites]


Oscar Schmidt (aka Washburn) OU55CE baritone. It's neat, got it a few months ago. A little more satisfying a random-strumming-at-my-desk experience than my soprano, but much more reasonable to leave laying on the desk than my actual steel string acoustic.

Ive got a soprano Fender, with a little Tele headstock thing going on. Plus a baritone Washburn, maybe from the 40's, that is a dead ringer for what Trapper John used to play on M*A*S*H.

We sir, obviously have issues.
posted by timsteil at 3:34 PM on December 18, 2011


I wish I was that quick with the technobabble when people said things to me at work.I'd be a dang technology director by now.
posted by winna at 3:35 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


cortex: I transferred the site's core operations to my workstation before we brought the main site down.

I'm far more impressed by the glow of light that appears to surround your house at 10pm. You're not just mod-like, you're fuckin' god-like.
posted by gman at 3:42 PM on December 18, 2011


Trapper John used to play on M*A*S*H.

I though he played a lute. or something.
posted by jonmc at 3:49 PM on December 18, 2011


We're pretty serious about Christmas lights around here. If you aren't throwing at least 10K lumens the neighborhood association sends around some goons to explain the spirit of the season to you.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:50 PM on December 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


You goofballs.
posted by carter at 3:51 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hired goons?
posted by The Whelk at 3:52 PM on December 18, 2011


cortex: We're pretty serious about Christmas lights around here.

All us good Jews are, dude.
posted by gman at 3:59 PM on December 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Why do Jessamyn and Cortex not have a sitcom yet? I mean, "Hot in Cleveland" is on its second season, people!
posted by xingcat at 4:10 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Caused obased on the podcast it would be 25 min of polite conversation and quiet clicking.
posted by The Whelk at 4:18 PM on December 18, 2011


y'all might want to update status.metafilter.com

Oh, all right.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:22 PM on December 18, 2011


The way Jessamyn clicks those pliers at around 1:10 seriously makes me want to gird my testes in steel. Remind me never to get on her bad side.

Yup. You need some Jessamyn intensity and a pair of pliers to get the honey badgers around here to begin caring about stuff. Loved that video.
posted by Namlit at 4:27 PM on December 18, 2011


lol I find it funny that Jessamyn has several wardrobe changes while cortex is in the same clothes.
posted by royalsong at 4:40 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


The way Jessamyn clicks those pliers at around 1:10 seriously makes me want to gird my testes in steel.

You better get started, then.

Besides, I think that was more a "helpfully offering to hurry things along by loosening a few nuts" kind of gesture.

Ah.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:44 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


The way Jessamyn clicks those pliers

There is just a wee bit of maniacal fervor leaking out around the edges of that smile there.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:50 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I find it funny that Jessamyn has several wardrobe changes while cortex is in the same clothes.

A little thing I like to call acting. I pretty much always wear the same thing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:05 PM on December 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


hehe I just figured you took a shower, since your hair looked freshly clean and different from other scenes.

Acting FTW though!
posted by royalsong at 5:15 PM on December 18, 2011


Acting!

GENIUS!

Thank YOU!
posted by slogger at 5:42 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


How did you guys manage to sound exactly like the versions of your voices that play in my head when I read your posts?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:44 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn doesn't have a living room! That means she lives in her office! *gasp*
posted by IndigoRain at 5:52 PM on December 18, 2011


Or, when she says "step into my office," she means "get into the back of the closet, behind those boxes....."
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:58 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Coulda been better. More taz , at least one shot each of matt looking bemused/befuddled/totally panicy , and any suggestion of pb working hard or hardly working. In fact, my first glimpse at the beach scene I thought 'is the the guy who's supposed to be doing the upgrade? Uhhhh, no.'
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:03 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I opened this up, forgot I'd opened it, heard it playing in the background and thought my neighbors had purchased a microphone and were trying to set something up involving drums and a guitar. I was laughing my butt off going, "What the heck are they doing down there?"

Now, a few hours later, I see the video in one of my (many) and tabs and go "Hmm, what's this..." D'oh.
posted by biochemist at 6:22 PM on December 18, 2011


Hey I liked it...and I really liked the music at the end...was that you guys on your banjolins??
posted by bquarters at 7:21 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think cortex did the music. You've seen about my entire repertoire with the thing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:40 PM on December 18, 2011


I was woken up this morning with a bunch of texts, my application was broken after scheduled downtime to a random SQL cluster. Somehow someone had taken the SQL server fibre channel storage offline or something, fixing it required like 5 levels of escalation and a 2 hour conference call. Now I gotta sit in on a fucking lessons learned session tomorrow even though I am supposed to go on vacation starting tomorrow. I don't know what I am more annoyed with, "storage engineers" or computers in general.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:42 PM on December 18, 2011


fucking lessons learned are one of those things that I blame on MBAs.
posted by garlic at 7:44 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I cannot take credit for the music on this one; that's actually uke wizard Jake Shimabukuro, but I don't know the name of the actual track because the ID3 tags on that album got fucked up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:49 PM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


The banjolin of boredom was my favorite part, followed closely by cortex making the Homer Simpson donut noise in the hammock chair.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:49 PM on December 18, 2011


If anything, this thread gave me an excuse to watch this again.
posted by slogger at 7:52 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Maybe I am most annoyed with MBAs.

I signed off on the change control but it wasn't requested I be on the voice bridge to perform application testing to sign off that the changes were good. There are some people who call every voice bridge for every change just or check in, but I got better things to than spend every Friday and Saturday night on conference calls.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:55 PM on December 18, 2011


Well, there's your lesson Ad hominem, and I hope you learned it: stop having better things to do on weekends and stop making the rest of the engineers socially inadequate.

Says the man who used to work Sundays because they have better cereal at the office.
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 9:09 PM on December 18, 2011


If reports from North Korea are to be believed, MeFi's downtime was at approximately the same time Kim Jong Il died. If one watces the zany video that 'purportedly' "accounted" for the so-called Mod Squad's '''activities''' during said ''''downtime'''', one can clearly see that many of those scenes were filmed DURING THE DAY. One may begin to wonder where the alleged Mod Squad actually were during that supposed downtime, when their various talents and particular abilities were not required here on the site.

One may wonder; one may wonder about that, and also one may wonder about what the 'It' in "Is it done yet?"? is actually referring to.

OR WHO.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:09 PM on December 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hired goons?

IT'S WORKING
posted by shakespeherian at 9:10 PM on December 18, 2011


stop making the rest of the engineers socially inadequate.

It is actually the older guys, most of them have grown kids and work is pretty much their hobby. Depending on who calls in, a voice bridge at midnight eastern can be pretty fun, the guys executing the change, of which I am usually one, are pretty much on mute while they work. You get senior execs calling in drunk and verbally sparring with each other. You get some guys only a few years from retirement telling stories about the mainframe era.

I used to execute all my changes from the office, so I would be there waiting till 9 or 10 for them to start. Plenty of weeks a bunch of would hang out and we would bullshit, we had a VP of technology that passed out plastic cups of scotch and we would sit in one of the conference rooms smoking cigars. After a successful rollout to production we would hit the bars, find one where our sales guys were so we could expense everything.

Working in technology at a huge company isn't as bad as people think.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:34 PM on December 18, 2011


Someone needs to buy Jessamyn a bucket of paint.
posted by BurnChao at 10:22 PM on December 18, 2011


Heh. That was cool.
posted by Kevin Street at 10:37 PM on December 18, 2011


Someone needs to buy Jessamyn a bucket of paint.

Dude, I'm not sure what you thought your five bucks was getting you, but the mods are for the site. Hire your own people to paint your house.
posted by P.o.B. at 11:10 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


It is actually the older guys, most of them have grown kids and work is pretty much their hobby. Depending on who calls in, a voice bridge at midnight eastern can be pretty fun, the guys executing the change, of which I am usually one, are pretty much on mute while they work. You get senior execs calling in drunk and verbally sparring with each other. You get some guys only a few years from retirement telling stories about the mainframe era.

I can attest to this, especially when things break. Nothing is more fun than sitting, breathless, while two vice presidents scream at each other or a dude who remembers punch card computers spins tales of ye olden days. The best one was the one where the vice president got on and started slagging off someone and that person said, in a remarkably controlled voice, that they were calling that person's boss and that the vp should log off as he would probably not be required on conference calls going forward. I learned a valuable lesson about the unwisdom of pissing off old dudes who know where all the bodies are buried that night.
posted by winna at 11:54 PM on December 18, 2011


I want to show this video to everyone who keeps asking me if I've got into labor yet.
posted by litnerd at 2:24 AM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Riveting performances. I was on the edge of my seat. I laughed. I cried.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:40 AM on December 19, 2011


ARE WE THERE YET?!

My father's response to that was always "No, we're here." Accurate, yet totally unhelpful.

I want to show this video to everyone who keeps asking me if I've got into labor yet.

The last ten days or so of my pregnancy, I would answer the phone "Still pregnant" just to head that off at the pass. Also had to clarify on gChat a few times that I would *NOT* be online were I in labor and would have at least tweeted if I had the baby, so "ZOMG ARE YOU HAVING THE BABY?!" was not a question to which the answer would ever be "Funny you should mention that..."
posted by sonika at 3:46 AM on December 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


(Cue doom music)

V/0 IN A WORLD, WHERE SERVERS GO DOWN, TWO BRAVE WARRIORS REMAIN…..
posted by timsteil at 5:18 AM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I kept expecting someone to threaten to pull the internet over.
posted by OmieWise at 5:31 AM on December 19, 2011


I have a friend who speaks Ojibwe. It is, I understand, a "leisurely language." He used to label the contents of all his pantry jars across the lid in English and around the lid in Ojibwe, leading me to believe that Ojibwe takes approximately π times longer than English. Anyway, he claimed that there was no way to ask "Are we almost there?" in Ojibwe, because, by the time you had asked, you would have arrived.

So, I suggest that there is no way to ask "Are we almost there?" on Metafilter, because, after the AskMe question was posted, answers offered, comments flagged, the question deleted, MeTa opened, and the thread closed, we would, indeed, have arrived, hung out, gotten bored, had children, raised them, had a couple of nice mixers, raised a second generation, and returned home.

Apparently, there are some things MeFites Are Not Meant to Know....

Not for moral reasons; it's a hard barrier in physics.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:46 AM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


It was good.

But.

That "Thank you for your patience" sign really tested my patience.
posted by vanar sena at 6:05 AM on December 19, 2011


Strangely, Cortex acting guitar faces are the same as my real guitar faces, only I, alas, am not ACTING
posted by angrycat at 6:16 AM on December 19, 2011


For a moment there, I was expecting Cortex and Jessamyn to break into Dueling Banjos.
posted by SPrintF at 8:19 AM on December 19, 2011


I want to live in those houses! Cortex has shiny drums and a sex swing and lots of light and wood and everything!
posted by ifjuly at 8:45 AM on December 19, 2011


Big deal, I've a Springsteen poster and a can of Spam nuts. And a Silent Bob action figure.
posted by jonmc at 9:10 AM on December 19, 2011


Oh hello Jrun error, we meet again old friend
posted by The Whelk at 9:29 AM on December 19, 2011


Shiny drums and sex swing > spam nuts and action figures. Sorry dude.
posted by ifjuly at 9:44 AM on December 19, 2011


If you had "I'm On Fire"-era Bruce Springsteen + sex swing maybe then you'd win.
posted by ifjuly at 9:50 AM on December 19, 2011


"I'm On Fire"-era Bruce Springsteen + sex swing is redundant. "I'm On Fire"-era Bruce Springsteen has a built-in sex swing.

Judging by the amount of light in Jessamyn's parts, and the fact that it's the shortest days of the year in Vermont, I'm guessing they were filmed at like, what, 3:30 in the afternoon?
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:00 AM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


OK, now I'm watching the "official 'I'm On Fire' music video" on YouTube and giggling uncontrollably. This concludes the Bruce Springsteen sexathon derail portion of your MeTa, thank you.
posted by ifjuly at 10:06 AM on December 19, 2011


"ZOMG ARE YOU HAVING THE BABY?!"

No. I'm not.
What?
posted by zomg at 10:42 AM on December 19, 2011


No, I'm having the baby, zomg is having the steak.
posted by The Whelk at 10:44 AM on December 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


So what are the hardware specs on the new server(s)?
posted by vanar sena at 12:13 PM on December 19, 2011


Back to the music-it is Jake Shimabukuro from his album Sunday Morning and the title is Let's Dance
posted by waviolet at 12:36 PM on December 19, 2011


Meatfilter: Spam Nuts
posted by timsteil at 1:56 PM on December 19, 2011


Meatfilter: I've got Spam Nuts
posted by timsteil at 1:57 PM on December 19, 2011


I've a Springsteen poster and a can of Spam nuts

What have you done with Jonmc patrician 1940's British country squire who happens to have the exact same taste as jonmc?

You better not harm one hair on his Joe Strummer looking head, I'll fucking kick your crooked teeth in.
posted by Divine_Wino at 3:37 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dear AskMe,

I am thinking about replacing all the chairs in my house with sex swings. What is the best way to let house guests know there is no shoes allowed on the swings!? I'm thinking a big sign posted on my front door stating 'No Shoes On The Sex Swings' in obvious black and white font is best, but my SO wants to make the sign in awkward colors like fuschia to "spruce things up." Please tell me I am right.
posted by P.o.B. at 4:18 PM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


We're pretty serious about Christmas lights around here. If you aren't throwing at least 10K lumens the neighborhood association sends around some goons to explain the spirit of the season to you.

Peacock Lane poser.
posted by wallabear at 10:42 PM on December 19, 2011


I hadn't seen Jessamyn's picture before and I kept thinking that she looks very like the actress Jane Adams. Surely we would know if Jessamyn were in a tv series. Wouldn't we?
posted by Anitanola at 1:22 AM on December 20, 2011


What is the best way to let house guests know there is no shoes allowed on the swings!?

Comic Sans is the appropriate way to let them know you are serious.



The video? Cutest thing I've seen all week.
posted by arcticseal at 4:51 AM on December 20, 2011


Peacock Lane? Pffft. You don't even have to wear eye protection when you take that tour. Tinkertoy stuff, feh.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:25 AM on December 20, 2011


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