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Ten Years Gone
September 25, 2012 4:43 PM   Subscribe

I meant to do this yesterday, but thanks for ten years MeFites. You people are fuckin jake by me.
posted by timsteil to Uptime at 4:43 PM (55 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks for saying that, was worried you were still upset about the party with the uninvited monkeys. We'll get them on the list next time.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:53 PM on September 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Hey man, no problem!
posted by carsonb at 4:54 PM on September 25, 2012


In twenty years, people will talk about high school reunions and no one will understand what those even are.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:56 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I knew a guy named Jake in high school.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 5:18 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


He told me his name was Lorenzo.
posted by arcticseal at 5:20 PM on September 25, 2012


In twenty years, people will talk about high school reunions and no one will understand what those even are.

There are kids in sixth grade now for whom high school reunions have never existed.
posted by The World Famous at 5:38 PM on September 25, 2012 [22 favorites]


It's none of your business who I'm fucking.
posted by Eideteker at 5:39 PM on September 25, 2012 [8 favorites]


Well, sirens are insistent so we all going into basement again. I hope letter finding you welll and good. May god be with you and please sending maybe a pack of Marlboros of DVD.

Merry Christmases
Olga Crzmikksics.


No, no, timsteil, thank *you.*
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:40 PM on September 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


10 years ago was (and always will be) 1982.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:00 PM on September 25, 2012 [6 favorites]


I knew a guy named Jake in high school.

me too, but I swear I never touched the guy.
posted by philip-random at 6:06 PM on September 25, 2012


he is good site. Not too much for post, but for saying look there is the site he is perfect.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:09 PM on September 25, 2012 [9 favorites]


So did anyone else hear Garrison Keillor recite This Is Just To Say on last weekends A Prairie Home Companion?
posted by Sailormom at 6:22 PM on September 25, 2012


You people are fuckin jake by me.

Do you really mean that we are having sexual intercourse with Jake by means of you? Does Jake know about this? Is Jake... jake with this? If I should meet Jake, I would feel very socially awkward, having never met him, yet been very intimate at one remove.

I feel like I should write an AskMe to get help processing my feelings on it, but I am afraid that I would be told to take it to MeTa. This realization has only increased my anxiety....
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:22 PM on September 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


RENEW RENEW RENEW
posted by The Whelk at 6:22 PM on September 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Do you really mean that we are having sexual intercourse with Jake by means of you?

I imagine jake being so well and enthusiastically fucked that the oblivious couple are literally scooting past you inchwise with each happy hump. As they go by, Jake offers a slightly embarrassed grin and small wave.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:23 PM on September 25, 2012 [10 favorites]


I meant to do this yesterday, but thanks for ten years MeFites.

You meant to, and you just... Forgot? Your thoughtlessness in inexcusable!

Oh, and please don't tell my wife about Jake.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:33 PM on September 25, 2012


No, I'm Mike. But Jake's a good guy too.
posted by slogger at 6:54 PM on September 25, 2012


no wuckers, mate.
posted by mlis at 7:17 PM on September 25, 2012


This month is ten years (officially, at least) for me, too, timstell! I still remember the day signups were opened -- it was like a magical luck dragon had suddenly appeared and told me to hop on his back.

Happy metaversary!
posted by brina at 7:24 PM on September 25, 2012


My name is actually Jake. This thread is surreal for me.
posted by King Bee at 8:09 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


like a magical luck dragon had suddenly appeared and told me to hop on his back

Oh, so that's how Jake got involved.
posted by catlet at 8:16 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


...Jake Long?
posted by maryr at 8:58 PM on September 25, 2012


Forget it Jake, it's MetaTalk.
posted by The Whelk at 9:03 PM on September 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


$5 more dollars. Same as in town.
posted by phaedon at 10:19 PM on September 25, 2012


My name is actually Jake. This thread is surreal for me.

I bet they didn't even have the manners to spouse you first, right?
posted by ninazer0 at 12:07 AM on September 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


I met a guy named Jake recently as a matter of fact. He introduced me to one of his friends as "Abdul".

No, really.
posted by MattMangels at 12:10 AM on September 26, 2012


I am impressed by how you quietly slipped in the Zep reference into the title of the post.
posted by gt2 at 2:34 AM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Forget it Jake, it's MetaTalk.

It's my news site!

It's my advice site!

It's my news site AND my advice site!
posted by Gorgik at 4:34 AM on September 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


...uninvited monkeys

Ahem. We have poo, and we are not afraid to fling it.
posted by digitalprimate at 5:58 AM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


MonkeyToes: Merry Christmases, Olga Crzmikksics.

Oh, man, I loved that AskMe. For folks that don't know, check this out. Glad you mentioned it, as I never did keep up with that thread to hear how it turned out.

Glad to have you around, timsteil. Keep up the good work.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:00 AM on September 26, 2012


Do you really mean that we are having sexual intercourse with Jake by means of you?

We're all rooting for you!
posted by zippy at 7:32 AM on September 26, 2012


Jake is a total slut apparently
posted by nathancaswell at 7:41 AM on September 26, 2012


Jake protégé.
posted by heyho at 7:52 AM on September 26, 2012


MetaFilter luck dragon memories.
posted by cgc373 at 8:21 AM on September 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Having had my 10-year metaversary, I'm disappointed to have been left out of the celebratory jake-fucking.
posted by dr_dank at 8:35 AM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chap on the radio used to make occasional reference to "a length of old Jake".

He was talking about his Johnson.
posted by comealongpole at 9:20 AM on September 26, 2012


What's up yo! I'm still here.

Still hatin'.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:31 AM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Still hatin'.

If I ever meet you, I'm gonna over-hug just that one awkward second past when you're done with your bro taps and your arms have gone slack.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:51 AM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


So did anyone else hear Garrison Keillor recite This Is Just To Say?

I did, Sailormom! I let out a profound MetaFilter inside-joke guffaw. It's in this video on the PHC site.
posted by steef at 11:54 AM on September 26, 2012


Ten* years of Metafilter:

I saw a Dodge pickup today with chrome letters on the tailgate identifying the model, "SLT".

I immediately thought, "Single Link Truck"

*Well, six for me
posted by mmrtnt at 12:07 PM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, I was so much smarter then, I'm dumber than that now....
posted by y2karl at 12:29 PM on September 26, 2012


Ten plus one years in a nutshell, that.
posted by y2karl at 12:30 PM on September 26, 2012


You know you're not supposed to release the monkeys, Brandon.
posted by Johnny Assay at 2:04 PM on September 26, 2012


Wow, this made me realise that my ten-year anniversary was a few months ago. Incredible.

I'm no dumber than I was back then but, largely due to this place, I now understand how far away from being smart I really am.
posted by dg at 6:49 PM on September 26, 2012 [1 favorite]



Not too much for fetch, but for saying look there is the dog he is perfect.

This still counts as the best sentence ever.

posted by arcticseal at 7:02 PM on September 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Goddammit. My ten years was up two days ago and I missed it. Guess I'm stuck here for another ten. That's how it works, right?
posted by dogwalker at 10:25 PM on September 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reunion? What reunion? Why wasn't I invited?
posted by bjgeiger at 1:22 PM on September 30, 2012


My name is actually Jake. This thread is surreal for me.

Someone linked me here and said "attention: you are apparently being volunteered for a gangbang is this okay Y or N"

The answer is Y, but I am allergic to peanut butter so we can't do that thing from last time.
posted by jake at 10:31 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't know if it's better or worse if I explain that the "jake by me" thing is likely a reference to some years old Boing Boing drama. But it's good of you to be GGG in any case.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:10 AM on October 1, 2012


cortex: the "jake by me" thing is likely a reference to some years old Boing Boing drama

It is? I'm a fairly oldtimer here and it doesn't ring any bells for me, but now I'm curious. What are you referring to?
posted by Rock Steady at 8:01 AM on October 1, 2012


The very short version is that, back when there was that whole Boing Boing nixing Violet Blue's content brouhaha (warning, very long thread), there was a lot of people wondering what Cory had to say since he'd been traveling or on vacation or something when it went down and was effectively mum for, I dunno, two or three days? Not very long but also sort of ages in internet drama time, in any case. Much tumult in the interim, etc., etc.

So when he got around to saying something, it was a one-liner expressing that the handling of the whole thing was "jake with me". And that immediately became a thing for little while, and will remain presumably forever lodged in some of our brains because our brains are idiots.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:17 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


And on quick review it looks like maybe it was actually a couple of weeks before Cory responded finally with that, so in retrospect the "this is sort of weird silence" thing was maybe more justified after all? I must have been conflating the short-but-long duration of the initial weird BB total-silence-brigade approach to the subject before there was a thread addressing it at all, which was I think a matter of a two or three days.

I dunno, I refuse to spend the rest of my morning rereading that thread. It's like visiting TVTropes except not as much fun.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:21 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


cortex: I dunno, I refuse to spend the rest of my morning rereading that thread. It's like visiting TVTropes except not as much fun.

There are some backalleys of MeFi history that are quite enjoyable to traipse down. That is not one of them.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:25 AM on October 1, 2012


For the record, I have seen Boing Boing but didn't know anything about that phrase and its connection to the site.

It was just something I always heard growing up in central Illinois, meaning "He/it/that's cool man. Thanks, No sweat." sort of catch-all phrase.
posted by timsteil at 10:08 PM on October 5, 2012


Ha! Coincidence it is, then.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:33 PM on October 5, 2012


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