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January 30, 2012 8:56 AM   Subscribe

I think this could go on the blue, but the last time I tried on a link from a blog it was deleted. Would this work?
posted by notned to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 AM (135 comments total)

Maybe get your link from someone other than the poor hating, racist, global warming denying, nazi scumbags that are the daily mail.

oh - and if you're going to go weather related, here's another reason why you should never link the Daily Mail.
posted by seanyboy at 9:02 AM on January 30, 2012 [13 favorites]


A single-link, Daily Mail, climate change denialism post is unlikely to survive, and guaranteed to be unpopular.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:07 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


A thinly sourced and deceptive article (see: the graph of temperatures taking advantage of the outlier year of 1998) from a single newspaper? About as bad as a post from a single blog.

Do your homework. I can see that your total contributions to climate discussion on the blue is "Climate change = hoax." You will have to do better than that. Maybe you should try to participate in the next climate discussion with some solid research and arguments instead of putting up a sad, single, weak link as an FPP.
posted by maudlin at 9:08 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


There's an existing post on climate change from the last few days that was already pretty contentious. Additionally what seanyboy said, a single link to a news article from the Daily Mail is likely not a good idea. Feel free to email us if you're just curious about whether a link would make a good post.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:08 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


More about Frost Fairs and less with the Daily Mail.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:10 AM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


More about Stevie Wonder playing at the last great Frost Fair and less with the Daily Mail.
posted by PapaLobo at 9:11 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Really. The Daily Mail should be banned. They're fucking ignorant, right wing trolls. I can't even begin to express my frustration that they're beginning to work out how to win the internet (cute pictures and badly researched "science").

Maybe link many of the various Mailwatch blogs that report on the lies told by the Mail. Or the Oncology Ontology which documents the Mails increasingly shrill attempts to classify all the worlds things into those that give and those that cure cancer.

Maybe leave the fuckers well alone. It's depressing enough that they're even allowed to print papers. Seeing their names on metafilter fills me with so much GRAAR, I can't even begin to express it.
posted by seanyboy at 9:11 AM on January 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


The Daily Mail is a problematic news source, to say the least. My favourite illustration of this is carcinogens.
posted by zamboni at 9:11 AM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Mefi Wiki: Reputability of the media
posted by zarq at 9:19 AM on January 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


The Daily Fail's chart, reconstructed from the data is here.

Compare that with the chart of all the data we have, here.

Any post about an article based on willful misrepresentation of data would be trolling.
posted by introp at 9:19 AM on January 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Unless, of course, it were a post about willful misrepresentation of data.
posted by introp at 9:21 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


That daily mail article could do with using this graph.
posted by dng at 9:24 AM on January 30, 2012 [13 favorites]


The great frost : cold doings in London, except it be at the lotterie. With newes out of the country. A familiar talk betwene a country-man and a citizen touching this terrible frost and the great lotterie, and the effects of them.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:24 AM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Guh, are you kidding? Climate change denialism from the Daily Goddamn Mail? No thank you on so, so many levels. Did you post this here as an end run around such an FPP's inevitable and welcome deletion? Maybe I'm cynical, but that's the vibe I'm getting.
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:30 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, I just read the title of this MeTa. What are you playing at? Go get your denialism debunked in the present climate change post Jessamyn mentioned if it's really that important to you.
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:33 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think this pretty much sums up the whole reason the Daily Mail should be ruled out as a serious source.
posted by batmonkey at 9:35 AM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Wait, so you're telling me there's a chance?
posted by iamabot at 9:35 AM on January 30, 2012


Yeah and I should be really really clear: if your assertion is that, despite all scientific evidence to the contrary, global warming is not happening, it's almost impossible to make that post and not look like you are trolling or severely misinformed or ignorant. Using the Daily Mail to back up that assertion will not work. If you just want to argue with people about fringe theories of climate change, you might not want to do that here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:36 AM on January 30, 2012 [12 favorites]


Previously.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:40 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought people weren't allowed to post stuff in metatalk as test runs for the blue, especially if they know full well that it wouldn't fly.
posted by empath at 9:43 AM on January 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Horace, how do we flip open that book? I want to read more.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:43 AM on January 30, 2012


I'd be for closing this thread and stripping out the link URL, personally. This smells of an attempt to get eyeballs on that article, nothing more.
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:45 AM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


This was the last post by notned. A single link to Power Line with trolly framing.
posted by grouse at 9:46 AM on January 30, 2012


The Daily Mail prints climate nonsense

The actual Met Office press release:

"While 2010 was a record warm year, in 2011 we saw a very strong La Niña which can temporarily cool global temperatures.

"The La Niña has returned and although it is not as strong as early last year, it is still expected to influence temperatures in the year ahead. Therefore we expect 2012 to be slightly warmer than last year but not as warm as 2010."
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:47 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Horace, how do we flip open that book? I want to read more.

Unfortunately, all that's digitized is the title page, because someone ordered it as an illustration for a journal article. You're welcome to come to Houghton to see it, or if you have access to a library that subscribes to Early English Books Online, you can see it there. It's super-rare, ours is one of three known copies.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:51 AM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


That daily mail article could do with using this graph.
posted by dng at 5:24 PM on January 30 [+] [!]


Well that's all kinds of awesome. I never thought a graph could make me laugh out loud.
posted by Jehan at 9:52 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Met Office response
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:52 AM on January 30, 2012


I thought people weren't allowed to post stuff in metatalk as test runs for the blue, especially if they know full well that it wouldn't fly.

They're not. However the larger issue of how bad a source the Daily Mail is plus talking about people who are asking about posting global warming denier stuff is a larger topic. But yes, if this turns into a thread about the content of the link itself, we'll wrap that up because that's not okay.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:53 AM on January 30, 2012


Fair enough - if it's understood, however, that the issue is articles from the Daily Mail and how to handle denialism on Mefi, is there any reason to leave the link URL intact, feeding the Daily Mail hits? I think everything we need to know about the article is well covered in these first few comments.
posted by EatTheWeak at 10:01 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Likelihood of a frosty reception is about 100%. Scattered thunderheads and severe windstorms, predicted. Dress for deletion.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:03 AM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


The Daily Mail may be awful but it's not actually made out of poison or space viruses or precisely at the level of a KKK recruitment site. I don't think we need to kill the link or anything, responsible metatalk readers can decline to click and verify their suspicions about the lousiness of the source material if they like.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:05 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Daily Mail may be awful but it's not actually made out of poison or space viruses

[citation needed]
posted by Rock Steady at 10:07 AM on January 30, 2012 [14 favorites]


The only way is SLDM post would be okay is if it's a link to a gallery of adorable kitten pictures. And even then, people will rightfully bitch about sending traffic to the Daily Mail.

If you, notned, are going to be That Guy about climate change, at least make enough of an effort in constructing a post that it makes it clear you have some familiarity with the actual science - not the Daily Mail's version of science - around the issue. Really, though, don't be That Guy about pretty much anything. Nobody likes him.
posted by rtha at 10:08 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


It feels like there should be a YouTube video of a copy of the Daily Mail getting FUS RO DAHed, which one could simply link to in these situations.
posted by running order squabble fest at 10:24 AM on January 30, 2012


don't be That Guy about pretty much anything. Nobody likes him

Nobody likes Phil Donahue? Since when?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:26 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I once read an article in the Daily Mail that had the gall to deny we had any Florence Henderson in our rain.
posted by gman at 10:39 AM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


In fact, this link is from Powerline as well. Nice try.
posted by DU at 10:43 AM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think the link between cooler (than they would have been) global temperatures and sunspot minima is very real, and could be the subject of a wonderful FPP-- if it's possible to effectively cleanse it of the sort of moronic GW denialism apparent in the Daily Mail article, but at the moment, I don't see how that could be done.
posted by jamjam at 10:54 AM on January 30, 2012


If you look at this and the list here it is pretty easy to plot Sunspot activity in conjunction with the warmest years on record. Not much correlation to be found as far as I can tell.

Not sure what continues to drive the "SUNSPOTS ARE THE CAUSZ!!" crowd, especially in light of easy to find data to the contrary.

Oh right: The Daily Mail type of "journalism".

I'm fucking sick of bad science being reported as legitimate and not fiction.
posted by edgeways at 11:21 AM on January 30, 2012


zarq: Mefi Wiki: Reputability of the media

Thank you! I was going to create a page like this, but lo, it exists! I'll plug in US media later.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:24 AM on January 30, 2012


Please do! I've sent a few memails around asking people in other countries if they'd like to add to it, but no one has really wanted to take it on.
posted by zarq at 11:28 AM on January 30, 2012


The only thing that the Daily Mail is good for is cutesy animal stories.
posted by deborah at 11:46 AM on January 30, 2012


And for larger images.

For some silly reason, many news sites choose to include pictures that make sense in the context of a physical news paper, not the internet where things can be scaled up without the same impact on page real estate.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:52 AM on January 30, 2012


> The only thing that the Daily Mail is good for is cutesy animal stories.

And pictures of celebrity plastic surgery. But I tend to be redundant.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:55 AM on January 30, 2012


I'm not sure whether notned's conspicuous absence from this discussion is a sign that he has recognized that perhaps discretion is the better part of valor, or that he is laughing up his sleeve at us following his successful trolling.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:17 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, certainly has an agenda and managed to get his link in without it getting deleted. Literally 1/2 of his MeFi comments can be read from a definite conservative POV (all 2 of 4 woo), but seems to be a low level but active AskMe use.

He could well be too timid to come in with all the blasting the link got. And I'd understand that temerity. Was this a legitimate question? eh, 50/50. hard to tell if he really has a handle on how Metafilter proper actual works as he is hardly there. At this point if he did it again I'd say the benefit of the doubt evaporates and the burning torches should come out.
posted by edgeways at 12:37 PM on January 30, 2012


edgeways: I think you meant you'd understand that 'timidity'?

te·mer·i·ty/təˈmeritē/
Noun:
Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: "no one had the temerity to question his conclusions".
posted by jacalata at 12:54 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Global Warming *raspberry*

Raspberry world. For all your raspberry needs.
posted by maryr at 1:02 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


If it was warm she wouldn't wear much more. But it's not getting any warmer, see.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:06 PM on January 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


Cortex: "The Daily Mail may be awful but it's not actually made out of poison or space viruses"

Rock Steady: "[citation needed]"

Thompson, H. and Pye, S. 2005. Monkey Dust [Television broadcast]. Talkback Thames, London, UK.
posted by Pinback at 2:08 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


"I'm not sure whether notned's conspicuous absence from this discussion is a sign that he has recognized that perhaps discretion is the better part of valor, or that he is laughing up his sleeve at us following his successful trolling."

Not laughing and not trolling. I realize now that climate is an issue that people tend to hold their own views on. I won't be posting on climate anymore.

"hard to tell if he really has a handle on how Metafilter proper actual works as he is hardly there."

I lurk there and try to get it, but I think that it's evident that I just don't get it.

I'm not familiar with The Daily Mail, I didn't know that it was held in low regard.
posted by notned at 2:57 PM on January 30, 2012


I realize now that climate is an issue that people tend to hold their own views on.

Or.. you know the views and considerable opinion of the overwhelming majority of scientists who's work has more than a nodding acquaintance with the actual data.

I mean it is not even really debate any longer. There literally has not been a significant challenge to the notion that climate change is man made in... I don't know? Decades? This is not some OMG world order conspiracy, but the simple fact that nothing thrown out there sticks and as we go on the more hyperbole things become. The Daily Mail? 16 random scientists(in tangentially related fields), sun spots? It is weak. It is not a matter of holding your own views any more than saying gravity... well everyone holds their own view on weather or not it works. The sun, giant ball of flaming matter or some bright object pushed across the sky by a dung beetle... well everyone has their views.

Hate to tell you, but not all opinions are equally valid. You say the sky is blue and I say it is a bowl of red jello? Not even close. Jello all the way.

Everyone has their own views on the subject.
posted by edgeways at 3:33 PM on January 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


I don't.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:59 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sooooooo, 'bout done here then, eh?
posted by Gator at 4:00 PM on January 30, 2012


Many issues, I think, are ones that people tend to hold their own views on.
posted by box at 5:39 PM on January 30, 2012


I'm not familiar with The Daily Mail, I didn't know that it was held in low regard.

As a Canadian, I am unfamiliar with the Daily Mail, as well. So, I had a look. Call me skeptical if you want, but I'll posit that when a news source's content is 40% exposed breasts and celebrity gossip, the publication is a rag. That anyone could look at that page, and not grasp that it's about as likely a source of worthwhile science analysis as Tiger Beat, is worrisome.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 6:01 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Hey, now! Tiger Beat is totally peer reviewed!*

*For some definitions of the word "peer"
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:05 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hey, now! 'Tiger Beat' is totally peer reviewed!

Unlike Cow Beat, which is only steer reviewed.
posted by argonauta at 6:24 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


See also Buck Beat, deer reviewed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:33 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Or Stag Beat.

Yup, deer reviewed.

showing myself out
posted by likeso at 6:34 PM on January 30, 2012


Damn you, cortex. Buck Beat is better.
posted by likeso at 6:35 PM on January 30, 2012


Better than Half Beat, which is near-reviewed.
posted by rtha at 6:35 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Simply, Beat, unpreviewed.
posted by likeso at 6:38 PM on January 30, 2012


Or Mongoose Beat, which is meer(cat)-reviewed.
posted by argonauta at 6:39 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Or Teab Beat, which is rear-reviewed.
posted by grouse at 6:44 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Not forgetting Snark Beat, sneer-reviewed.
posted by likeso at 6:47 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Or Lager Beat, which is beer-reviewed.
(and shortly afterwards ... oh, never mind.)
posted by scruss at 6:47 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or Meat Beat, which is manifesto reviewed.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:49 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Bourbon Beat, neat.
posted by rtha at 6:52 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Or Awkward Interviews with Michael Jackson, Just Beat It!, which is Martin Bashir-reviewed.

Or Piracy Beat, which is buccaneer-reviewed.

Or Orb Beat, which is sphere-reviewed.

Or Quirky Female Sidekick Beat, which is Judy Greer-reviewed.

Or Dock Beat,, which actually IS pier-reviewed.

Or Facade Beat, which is veneer-reviewed.

Or Argonauta Gets a Life Beat, which is... not currently in circulation.
posted by argonauta at 6:52 PM on January 30, 2012 [13 favorites]


Or Transparent Beat, clear-reviewed; Translucent Beat, sheer-reviewed; Steampunk Beat, gear-reviewed; Sob Beat, tear-reviewed; Earnest Beat, sincere-reviewed; Terror Beat, fear-reviewed; Congo Beat, Zaire-reviewed.
posted by cgc373 at 7:02 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yah, had a bunch frontloaded (veer, fear, leer, lear, sere, sear), but argonauta reigns supreme. No life, but a crown.

Oh! Heavy lays the head that wears the crown!
posted by likeso at 7:02 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ziggurat Beat, tier-reviewed.
posted by cgc373 at 7:04 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


cgc373 wants to be kinged.
posted by likeso at 7:06 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


argonauta, will you accept a consort, or must there be an usurpation?
posted by likeso at 7:08 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


OMG. What have I done?
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 7:28 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Sheep Beat: shear reviewed
Spartan Beat: spear reviewed
Steak Beat: sear reviewed
Scorn Beat: jeer reviewed
Banking Beat: cashier reviewed
Travel Beat: souvenir reviewed

and

Annual Beat: year reviewed
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:30 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


OMG. What have I done?

Look on your works, PareidoliaticBoy, and despair.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:31 PM on January 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Indeed. Civil unrest, strife over the crown, an uneasy jostling of pretenders. I'd say you are called to the lists, PareidoliaticBoy. Defend your queen.
posted by likeso at 7:32 PM on January 30, 2012


Gather, ye consorts, unto me! There is no need to seek guidance of Coup Beat, which, as you know, is mutineer-reviewed,

I shall serve you all! Bring our bucks and lagers to the ziggarut steps, and there we shall feast and revel and yab-yum (hey, consorts have jobs!) and we shall sing and spit some mad rhymes until, at last, stuck on "cauliflower ear, we shall collapse as one, our bodies entwined just as our minds have melded, onto a sheepskin rug before a roaring fire, with a marble statue of Justin Bieber surveying us all, our last ode to PareidoliaticBoy offered to the gods... and.... that's as far as I got.

I suspect that my reign will not be particularly long nor noteworthy, but I shall count even this brief moment of pride, high in my all-too-short list of my life's treasures.

Now, everyone make the sound of a tiger on 1... 2.... 3!
posted by argonauta at 7:37 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


*narrows eyes*

Tractor Beat, John Deere-reviewed.
David Copperfield Beat, disappear-reviewed.
Danny Hillis Beat, Imagineer-reviewed.
Caboose Beat, engineer-reviewed.
Strictly Beat, severe-reviewed.
Monk Beat, austere-reviewed.
Redcoats Beat, Revere-reviewed.
Shakespeare Beat, de Vere-reviewed.
Ratzenberger Beat, Cheer-reviewed.
posted by cgc373 at 7:41 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


ROWR!

*guards queen*
posted by likeso at 7:46 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I forgot Climate Change Denialist Beat, which is obviously profiteer reviewed.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:46 PM on January 30, 2012 [13 favorites]


I'll just leave this here. Please continue with the delightful, previously scheduled reviews.
posted by Space Kitty at 7:49 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


I stand with the Lady, proffering LGBT Beat, queer-reviewed; Jet Beat, lear-reviewed; Vector Beat, veer-reviewed; Vision Beat, seer-reviewed; Lewd Beat, leer-reviewed and Slope Beat, skier-reviewed as aides in her defense.
posted by likeso at 7:56 PM on January 30, 2012


PareidoliaticBoy: As a Canadian, I am unfamiliar with the Daily Mail, as well. So, I had a look. Call me skeptical if you want, but I'll posit that when a news source's content is 40% exposed breasts and celebrity gossip, the publication is a rag.

Just a head's up on this: the Daily Mail's online content seems to focus much more on celebrity gossip, while the print version has more of the hate-mongering that earns its reputation in the UK.
posted by theyexpectresults at 8:02 PM on January 30, 2012


Abortion clinics: Siri-reviewed.
posted by box at 8:05 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Royale Beat, which is kir-reviewed.
Pan Flute Beat, which is Zamfir-reviewed
Uterine Beat, which is pap-smear-reviewed.
Delicious Dishes Served with Naan Beat, which is saag-paneer-reviewed.
And the now-defunct Old North Church Lantern Beat, which was Paul Revere-reviewed

And likeso, I am honored by your fine craftsmanship and your works' contributions to the strength of the realm. Here. I've set aside a special copy for you of Stacks of Money Beat, which is cashier-reviewed, but she won't notice if anything's missing, I promise.
posted by argonauta at 8:07 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


*sniff* I love you guys.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:16 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Delicious Dishes Served with Naan Beat, which is saag-paneer-reviewed.

That's it. I too, swear fealty to thee, my Queen.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:17 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


River Beat is weir-reviewed.
posted by rtha at 8:21 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bagel Beat: schmear reviewed.
posted by trip and a half at 8:28 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ho, there! All offerings to be placed to the left of Her feet. The left, people. How many times must I say this? The right is reserved for future captives (I'm looking at you, cgc373), not allies. Left.

(his thoughts were red thoughts, toldja.)
posted by likeso at 8:37 PM on January 30, 2012


Fetch me my gondolier and my fishing gear and my copy of King Lear! We must prepare for more new non-Elsevier periodicals:

Eat, Eat! Beat, which is pierogi-reviewed.
Gerbil Beat, which is NOT Richard Gere-reviewed, no matter what you may have heard.
Dark Matter Beat, which is lightyear-reviewed.
Unsure Punctuation Beat, which is were-w'ere-we're-reviewed.
It Was All Downhill After 'As Good As It Gets' Beat," which is Greg Kinnear-reviewed.
posted by argonauta at 8:49 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Good lord, the woman's on fire. cgc373, I am afraid I must taunt you.
posted by likeso at 9:02 PM on January 30, 2012


My favorite climate change info nugget lately is this blog post by a guy [brother of a friend] who argues that if you truly do not believe that the climate is changing, the best thing to do would be to put your money where your mouth is and invest in the insurance companies that are currently taking a terrible bath because of all the weather related claims they've been dealing with in the past year to 18 months. If it's anomalous then everything will bounce back, you'll be invested in these companies and you'll make a killing because everyone else is pulling out. But if there really is some sort of global warming stuff going on, the insurance industry is just going to get more and more overextended. So, are we in a new normal or is this just a random-ish set of weird weather patterns?

Sorry, back to goofery.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:36 PM on January 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Therianthropic Beat, were-reviewed.
Canal Beat, gondolier-reviewed.
Transmission Beat, gear-reviewed.
Anthropomorpholithic Beat, menhir-reviewed. (so sue me)
Punch & Judy Beat, puppeteer-reviewed.
Ordre national du Mérite Bear, chevalier-reviewed.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:46 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gamma Quadrant Medical Beat, Dr. Julian Bashir-reviewed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:01 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


MeTa Beat: Back to the Goofery. Nowhere-near-reviewed.
posted by trip and a half at 10:02 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Consider me taunted. A magazine called cgc373 Beat, I hear reviewed. I subscribe to argonauta's 'zine, ear-reviewed. I'll come clean. Dutiful Beat, volunteer-reviewed. K2 Beat, mountaineer-reviewed. Chewbacca's Chest Beat, bandolier-reviewed. Kerouac Beat, here-reviewed. Erstwhile Beat, ere-reviewed. Map Mashup Beat, gazetteer-reviewed. Sauron's Eye Beat, palantír-reviewed.
posted by cgc373 at 10:06 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Okay, the Sauron one is pretty great. So is the Dr. Bashir one. Yeah, I'm a nerd.

I really wanted to connect bandolier with badges and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but couldn't.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:09 PM on January 30, 2012


Sierra Madre Beat don't-need-no-badges-here-reviewed?
posted by cgc373 at 10:13 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Caliphate Beat's Grand Vizier-reviewed. MeTa Beat, where we're reviewed.
posted by cgc373 at 10:19 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dammit.
posted by cgc373 at 10:20 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Louis XIII: Musketeer-reviewed. I will stop now.
posted by trip and a half at 10:22 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


But, but, but, Annette Funicello Beat, Mouseketeer-reviewed!
posted by cgc373 at 10:24 PM on January 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


You win.
posted by trip and a half at 10:26 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


"But, but, but, Annette Funicello Beat, Mouseketeer-reviewed!"

Heh. not just the Mouseketeers.

Oddly enough, I was thinking about Funicello just a couple of days ago. About how she was a, er, touchstone for kids of the 50s and even those of us who were kids of the 60s and 70s knew about her, because of our parents, I guess. But the postwar era through the middle-80s was still a time when there were these universal cultural touchstones that we don't quite have anymore. And I wonder what the cut-off is for people who've heard of busty Annette Funicello.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:34 PM on January 30, 2012


*lays tribute at cgc373's feet*
posted by rtha at 10:39 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


"...And I wonder what the cut-off is for people who've heard of busty Annette Funicello."

People who watched her guest star in sitcoms without need of an introduction.

Or just people who watched sitcoms.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:08 PM on January 30, 2012


You forgot 1978's Granny Beat, which was be-a-dear reviewed.

It was also the first of the "journal shows" adapted for television. It was followed by Late Night Beat which only the weary viewed. Less successful was Superman Beat—whose script was so bad, I hear Reeve euw'd. Even earlier, the silver screen had the silent film Canal Beat, about the Erie feud. Most critics agreed the voiced version was better.

Some things, though, you gotta experience in person. Lenin Beat, for example, is bier-reviewed.
posted by fleacircus at 11:20 PM on January 30, 2012


Marquis Beat - peer reviewed.
posted by lrobertjones at 11:59 PM on January 30, 2012


Dubiously Constructed Urinary Slang Beat - peeer reviewed
posted by lrobertjones at 12:04 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did You Do It Beat? - jury of your peers reviewed.
posted by lrobertjones at 12:09 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Parks and Recreation S04E13 HDTV XviD-LOL [eztv] Beat - p2p reviewed
posted by lrobertjones at 12:11 AM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


There's always Feminist Beat which is Germaine Greer reviewed and Child Star Beat which is Brittnay Spears reviewed.

I suppose.
posted by seanyboy at 1:44 AM on January 31, 2012


Tiny politician beat used to be Hazel Blears reviewed
posted by seanyboy at 1:47 AM on January 31, 2012


Eyes, Nose, Mouth beat which is, um, Ear Reviewed
posted by seanyboy at 1:48 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Blood Diamond Beat, which is De Beers reviewed.
posted by EatTheWeak at 2:00 AM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dead Beat, which is exhaustively reviewed.
posted by Abiezer at 3:23 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


How could I forget Beat Beat, which is Jack Keerouac-reviewed?

Or Beatbox Beat, which is even Biz Markier-reviewed than before?

I love you crazy people.
posted by argonauta at 4:44 AM on January 31, 2012


Gabe Kotter is, of course, in your ear with a can of beer reviewed.
posted by jonmc at 6:10 AM on January 31, 2012


Henhouse Beat is chanticleer-reviewed.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:12 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Caliphate Beat is vizier-reviewed.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:15 AM on January 31, 2012


I know the thread has drifted onto beats (but not Beats or beets) but I wanted to give kudos to the OP for being so gracious. MeTa is a tough crowd and you took your licks.

Now go and do not read the Daily Mail again.
posted by subbes at 6:16 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shove It In Your Lapel Beat is boutonniere-reviewed.
posted by box at 6:29 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cochlea Beat is inner ear-reviewed.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:50 AM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


this was not the turn i was expecting this thread to take
posted by elizardbits at 7:34 AM on January 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dying Honorably Beat is Boromir-reviewed
Hips Don't Lie Beat is Shakira-reviewed
Burlesque Beat is Lily St. Cyr-reviewed
Constantine Beat is Spear of Destiny-reviewed
That Constant Inner Ear Beat is Meniere's-reviewed
The Sixth Sheik's Sixth Sheep's Sick Beat is emir-reviewed
2 x 10-7 newton Beat is ampere-reviewed
Regency Fashion Beat is empire-reviewed
Cock Beat is Chanticleer-reviewed
posted by misha at 9:51 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


damn it, Burhanistan.
posted by misha at 9:54 AM on January 31, 2012


Not laughing and not trolling. I realize now that climate is an issue that people tend to hold their own views on.

This indicates you have no idea what science is, how it works, and why it's a benefit to our species. I applaud your decision to avoid posting about science in the future.
posted by odinsdream at 10:29 AM on January 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


The Beat Goes On Beat is Sonny and Cher-reviewed.

...I can't believe I just paid $5 just to post that pun.
posted by djspinmonkey at 11:09 AM on January 31, 2012 [15 favorites]


Welcome to MetaFilter, djspinmonkey! You're just the kind of new member we're looking for here.
posted by grouse at 11:10 AM on January 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Makeup Beat- Mirror reviewed
Condescension Beat- Sneer reviewed
Hank Williams Sr. Beat- Tears in Beer reviewed
Almost Done Beat-Near reviewed
Penultimate Word Play Beat- The End is Near Reviewed
The Ambergris Beat- Vandermeer reviewed
posted by Gygesringtone at 1:48 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shoot, forgot:

Follow that Car Beat - commandeer Reviewed
Finding a Party Guest Hiding Your Closet Beat - What are you doing HERE reviewed
Trio of Battalions Beat- Brigadier reviewed
posted by Gygesringtone at 2:08 PM on January 31, 2012


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