Lies, Liars, and Politicians: Let the debates begin! October 3, 2012 5:28 AM   Subscribe

In previous election debates, we have occasionally had a thread where live-blogging the event happened. Those threads are often entertaining and informative, but I'm not sure it's something the mods want on the front page. In anticipation of tonight's debate, and the likely liveblogging thereupon, would it be better to create a metatalk or other off-blue thread for said event?
posted by dejah420 to Etiquette/Policy at 5:28 AM (114 comments total)

Using Metatalk is pretty far outside how this space is used, and wouldn't be a great precedent. If someone doesn't end up making a good post that works with the debate topic, I see at least one that could lend itself: Who's More Full of Shit... which sounds like snark, but since it's about political facts / lies, probably a pertinent aspect of the debates.

But maybe someone already has a good idea for a neat post that will work. I'm sort of curious about which sites will be liveblogging. (And also about what ungodly hour I'd have to get up to watch.)
posted by taz (staff) at 5:41 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


taz: for Greece, the presidential debate will take place between 4am and 5:30am on thursday morning.
posted by Wordshore at 5:48 AM on October 3, 2012


Let's not forget about the 4,000+ thread from two weeks ago about Romney's 47% comment. Working together, the way a community should, we can turn that post into the one with the most comments ever and test your computer processing speed at the same time.

If we want to ensure that children have a brighter, better Metafitler, one filled with hope and promise and more political threads about crazy ass Republicans, we owe it to ourselves to make this happen!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:48 AM on October 3, 2012 [9 favorites]


The Yankee game is on at 7:05 on ESPN concurrently with the Orioles game on ESPN2 (or 3 or something). I doubt it can match last year's thrills for game 162, but there are at least 4 baseball games tonight that have meaningful significance for the playoffs. Much more entertaining than two politicians talking over each other and spinning their shit for a few hours, then each claiming they did better than expected. Besides, Gary E. Johnson is the man for whom to vote.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:00 AM on October 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


My thread is starting to break people's devices, though, right? It seems like a good time to switch over so there's a new honeypot for election talk.
posted by gerryblog at 6:06 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Just please, no spoilers. Some of us are Tivoing it.
posted by bondcliff at 6:10 AM on October 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


taz: for Greece, the presidential debate will take place between 4am and 5:30am on thursday morning.

So it starts at 9:00pm EST? CNN says it starts at 7:00. I guess there's going to be a couple hours of massdebating before the real debating begins.
posted by pracowity at 6:12 AM on October 3, 2012


My thread is starting to break people's devices, though, right?

Only those of the 47%.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:13 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just please, no spoilers. Some of us are Tivoing it.

The real winner? Democracy.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:14 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just please, no spoilers.

The one with the butler will do it.
posted by DU at 6:15 AM on October 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


If we want to ensure that children have a brighter, better Metafilter, one filled with hope and promise and more political threads about crazy ass Republicans, we owe it to ourselves to make this happen!

Metafilter definitely needs more threads about how awful Republicans are.
posted by DWRoelands at 6:15 AM on October 3, 2012


I'm not sure it's something the mods want on the front page.

In the past these things tend to take care of themselves. As always we would appreciate if someone didn't make a lazy "Debate liveblog: go!" post and we'll close down this thread if it turns into that. Someone can spend some time today making a post about the debates if they feel one is warranted.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:21 AM on October 3, 2012


I always get a bit of a chuckle about these sorts of requests. I thought everyone knew that the way to do this was to create a thread about some aspect of the thing you are going to want to chat about a day or so in advance. You want it to be a solid post, so maybe marshal some good links ahead of time if need be, but then once the thread is open and going smoothly, you can chat away to your heart's content. I think we managed to keep the same Doctor Who discussion going all season this way. It's like longboating, but with a purpose.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:28 AM on October 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


A post that looks at debates and how/if they affect US Presidential Elections while highlighting iconic moments from previous elections would be interesting.

A post that looks at how the Lizard People have been using the debates to brainwash the American masses would also be interesting.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:30 AM on October 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


I assumed that was what the thread announcing the live-gif-blogging was discreetly for?
posted by Iteki at 6:36 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


What my coworkers said. If there's a new thread on the blue that's a decent post and a natural fit for debate chatter, debate chatter will coalesce there. If not, there's older threads; the terrible monster is still creaking along and using a half-broken thread to document a half-broken debate system seems oddly thematically encouraging to me if it comes to that.

Starting a new cheeseball "this is a thread for the debates la la la" thread with is a bad idea. Starting one in metatalk is a worse idea. We ask nicely that people don't.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:37 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've got links! I've been putting them in the "47%" thread, which, I think, is too big to usefully serve as a 'debate' thread.

Also, if a 'debate thread' starts, it can serve for all four debates!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:38 AM on October 3, 2012


I am now imagining (not contemplating, let me make clear) crafting a dense multilink post about the history of political debating in America, and titling it "this is a thread for the debates la la la".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:45 AM on October 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


JohnnyGunn: there are at least 4 baseball games tonight that have meaningful significance for the playoffs

Plus, Teddy might win!
posted by troika at 6:45 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


A post that looks at how the Lizard People have been using the debates to brainwash the American masses would also be interesting.

I AM UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS HURTFUL HERPETIST COMMENTARY
posted by elizardbits at 7:15 AM on October 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


a brighter, better Metafitler

Man, that's some subtle Godwinning.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 7:20 AM on October 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


For full browser crashing modtastrophe this thread should have images turned on...
posted by Artw at 7:23 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]



JohnnyGunn: there are at least 4 baseball games tonight that have meaningful significance for the playoffs

Plus, Teddy might win!


This is bullshit. Teddy needs to win at the Nats first home Divisional Series game, to which I have tickets, and not some bullshit 1:00 PM Wednesday game that will probably include Chad Tracy starting. My wife will even be there in her customized Teddy jersey I got her for her birthday.

This just makes sense.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:23 AM on October 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Without following the Teddy link I thought it was going to be about Teddy Roosevelt.

Snimated by eldritch sorcery, zombie T Roosevelt will participate in the debates. His talking points of "RRR BRAINS FRRRRRRR" will reach across party lines, leading to the first write-in Presidential winner and the first time undead Commander in Chief.

Dead? Yes! Gone? No!
posted by subbes at 7:29 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


The 4,000+ comment thread that Brandon mentioned above is still incredibly active, and I've been following along and really enjoying it. I was really hoping we could stick to that thread. Is that really a technical impossibility?
posted by koeselitz at 7:42 AM on October 3, 2012


Who put all these motherfucking lizard people zombies in this debate?
posted by arcticseal at 7:43 AM on October 3, 2012


hissssss

The 4,000+ comment thread is too huge and annoying to load, tbh.
posted by elizardbits at 7:49 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


People, Teddy will never win. Never.
posted by atomicstone at 7:55 AM on October 3, 2012


Is that really a technical impossibility?

Probably, yeah. People have already mentioned that its causing their computer or mobile device to slow to a crawl, which is the last thing one wants when live blogging.

So the live gif blogging thread sounds the perfect honey pot for the lizard people to catch livebloggers.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:56 AM on October 3, 2012


I've been following the Monster too, but it is unwieldy for anything but a desktop box. For a constantly refreshing thread I think it would be problematic.
posted by dejah420 at 7:57 AM on October 3, 2012


I generally enjoy the live-blogging but I think it should always be spontaneous and based on a solid post to begin with.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:57 AM on October 3, 2012


How big is that 4000+ Romney longboat in terms of kilobytes?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:59 AM on October 3, 2012


The monthly Chicago meetup is also tonight and includes plans to watch the debate. If I end up going in real life, I promise to interact with actual Metafilter people. (So could you guys just not tell me where the online one is happening...thanks...just kidding, I've been leaving my phone in my bag to prevent rudeness lately...I can't believe I just admitted that)

atomicstone: "People, Teddy will never win. Never."

I'm feeling like a real schmuck because today I learned that that race is fixed. (Truth be told, it's probably lack of knowledge of said tradition than schmuckitude.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:01 AM on October 3, 2012


Last year I finally got around to replacing the decrepit 2003-era AMD K7 Barton-based system that I had been using with something a little more modern, which mercifully cuts through the Romney thread like a knife through hot butter, so I have no objections to that remaining the primary thread. But I still have sympathy for those on older systems or mobile devices, and if a new thread does materialize then so be it. However, I'd rather not monitor two threads, so if a new one does appear can we please wrangle everyone out of the old one?
posted by Rhomboid at 8:01 AM on October 3, 2012


I find it frustrating sometimes when there's a thread that's become the Unofficial Talking About X Thread, but I just can't find it. I know that people must be talking about X somewhere, but I just don't get the right keywords in my search.
posted by meese at 8:06 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


How big is that 4000+ Romney longboat in terms of kilobytes?

The response is sent compressed with gzip; at the moment it's 1.03 MB over the wire, 5.87 MB after being decompressed.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:08 AM on October 3, 2012


Maybe someone can build a post using Nate's the-coming-Romney-bounce analysis.
posted by gerryblog at 8:13 AM on October 3, 2012


I find it frustrating sometimes when there's a thread that's become the Unofficial Talking About X Thread, but I just can't find it.

The recent comments page is really useful for seeing what old threads are still getting a lot of activity. It's basically like going into "webforum mode" as opposed to the usual "blog mode"
posted by theodolite at 8:15 AM on October 3, 2012


..so if a new one does appear can we please wrangle everyone out of the old one?

Everyone this is it, what we've been training for. I want thread evac to go smooth and by the numbers.

Drinking game research and fact check database assimilation by 1830. Snark loading, one liners preloading and longboat prep will have seven hours.

Let's move it, yahoos! On the ready line! Let's go, let's go!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:20 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I find it frustrating sometimes when there's a thread that's become the Unofficial Talking About X Thread, but I just can't find it.

You can also drop us a note via the contact form or IM and will be happy to tell you where stuff is hopping.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:23 AM on October 3, 2012


I find it frustrating sometimes when there's a thread that's become the Unofficial Talking About X Thread, but I just can't find it. I know that people must be talking about X somewhere, but I just don't get the right keywords in my search.

I'm kinda new here and this is the first time I even realized people cared about things that had gone off the front page. I feel like there's a whole world I've been missing...
posted by DynamiteToast at 8:34 AM on October 3, 2012


jessamyn: "You can also drop us a note via the contact form or IM and will be happy to tell you where stuff is hopping."

I am going to be in Hartford this weekend. Can you please tell me what's hopping there?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:35 AM on October 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


The response is sent compressed with gzip; at the moment it's 1.03 MB over the wire, 5.87 MB after being decompressed.

That... doesn't seem all that large to me. Is it unusually large for a web page?

It is big, unwieldy and slow to load. Worse if you're running greasemonkey scripts like MefiQuote, which add something to every comment.
posted by zarq at 8:35 AM on October 3, 2012


The recent comments thread is useful for seeing old threads you know about. Sorry to get all Rumsfeldian on you, but it's the unknown unknowns that are the problem. Like the way the social explorer link is so damn hard to find, you'd think it was an intentional secret, and it makes me wonder what other good stuff the cabal is keeping to themselves.
posted by ambrosia at 8:37 AM on October 3, 2012



I'm kinda new here and this is the first time I even realized people cared about things that had gone off the front page.


A lot of people read the site mostly via Recent Activity [check the tab at the top of the page] which will show you the newest comments in the threads you've commented in. There's an Orientation page over on the unoffical wiki which has some other good tips that might be helpful for new folks.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:37 AM on October 3, 2012


Whoa cool, thanks!
posted by DynamiteToast at 8:40 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm kinda new here and this is the first time I even realized people cared about things that had gone off the front page. I feel like there's a whole world I've been missing...

does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by Jahaza at 8:43 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've been loosely working on a post about some historical presidential debates (with all the Lincoln sesquicentennial stuff going on around me, it's been on my mind). I can try to put that together with some present-day links for tonight's debate, or if anyone has some stuff in mind and would like to add some of my links (or I'll add yours), I'm happy to collaborate.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:04 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was planning to sit down and work on it around 1 or 2 p.m. central time (i.e., when my kids nap, that's about 2-3 hours from now as I'm posting), so I'll check back in this thread and in my memail before I do anything. :)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:06 AM on October 3, 2012


That... doesn't seem all that large to me. Is it unusually large for a web page?

To put this in perspective, picking from random tabs I have open, the MeFi front page is 9 KB, the SA forums front page 18 KB, 3quarksdaily.com homepage 55 KB, Facebook is 88 KB. 4 MB is quite a lot for something with no images or Flash.
posted by daniel_charms at 9:07 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am going to be in Hartford this weekend. Can you please tell me what's hopping there?

Good luck with that. Hartford couldn't hop if it rained frogs.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:09 AM on October 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


Yeah, the fact that its nothing but text with a bit of text wrapping makes that a lot. By comparison, War And Peace over on Gutenberg is 3.1MB plaintext, 3.3 with HTML wrapping.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:10 AM on October 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


DynamiteToast: I'm kinda new here and this is the first time I even realized people cared about things that had gone off the front page.

There's a lot that goes on in threads. Look out for ericb and homunculus.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:17 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow. Holy cow. Sobering perspective.

Thank you, daniel charms and cortex.
posted by zarq at 9:17 AM on October 3, 2012


Possibly a moot point now, I guess.
posted by jedicus at 9:28 AM on October 3, 2012


2000 monkeys on typewriters something something war and peace.

thanks to the site and the mods for making room for the junkies and showing us possible places to get clean needles i mean have thoughtful discussion.
posted by twist my arm at 10:09 AM on October 3, 2012


I find it frustrating sometimes when there's a thread that's become the Unofficial Talking About X Thread, but I just can't find it.

It's here.

/obvious joke is obvious.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:22 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy crap. Two comments a minute? Gotta be some kind of record.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:24 AM on October 3, 2012


Yeah, the fact that its nothing but text with a bit of text wrapping makes that a lot. By comparison, War And Peace over on Gutenberg is 3.1MB plaintext, 3.3 with HTML wrapping.


Shit, we do tend to go on don't we?

Have I thanked the mods lately... because if I haven't, thanks.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:27 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's kind of ironic that all the "hey, new thread" comments are just making that new debate thread bigger even before the dog and pony show is broadcast.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:38 AM on October 3, 2012


Drinking game for the debates tonight.

Although "game" is probably not the right word. It's not like anyone here can actually win this, as we all know elizardbits and the Whelk have already started drinking.
posted by misha at 10:41 AM on October 3, 2012


Drinking game for the debates tonight.

Alcohol poisoning is serious business, folks. Be careful!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:58 AM on October 3, 2012


Alcohol poisoning is serious business, folks. Be careful!

It's an economic stimulus for the health care industry!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:03 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Drinking game for the debates tonight.

Drink yourself to death if:
Everyone thinks Romney won and you suddenly realize you really don't want to live in this world anymore.
posted by daniel_charms at 11:23 AM on October 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Avoid all "analysis" if you want to live.
posted by Artw at 11:24 AM on October 3, 2012


A lot of people read the site mostly via Recent Activity ... which will show you the newest comments in the threads you've commented in

I sometimes wish I could follow a thread that I like reading, but I don't really have anything I want to say in. Perhaps whatever I'd have said has been well said already, perhaps I find the topic fascinating but lack expertise, perhaps I'd like to read answers to a question precisely because I don't know the answer, and therefore have nothing to say in the AskMe thread.

Is there any way to do that, other than throwing in some comment just for the sake of getting the thread into my Recent Activity?
posted by philipy at 11:26 AM on October 3, 2012


In anticipation of tonight's debate, and the likely liveblogging thereupon, would it be better to create a metatalk or other off-blue thread for said event?

Off-blue would be good. Reddit for example.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:29 AM on October 3, 2012


Oh well. I'll save mine for another time rather than over-debate-thread the place up. :)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 11:34 AM on October 3, 2012


Is there any way to do that, other than throwing in some comment just for the sake of getting the thread into my Recent Activity?

If you favorite the thread you can follow it under the "My Favorites" tab in Recent activity. Here's a direct link to that tab.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:36 AM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


People, Teddy will never win. Never.
posted by atomicstone at 10:55 AM on October 3


Teddy won.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:46 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is there any way to do that, other than throwing in some comment just for the sake of
getting the thread into my Recent Activity?


No, there isn't. (You can find a lot of talk about this in MetaTalk threads.) This is the pony I keep asking for. I occasionally throw in such a comment, but I feel bad about it.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:51 AM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure this is why the new debate thread filled up with a bunch of comments right away- people wanted to get it in their Recent Activity in anticipation of tonight's extravaganza.

At least that would be what I did.
posted by ambrosia at 11:58 AM on October 3, 2012


I find these debates painful to watch because I just like both candidates so much.
posted by drjimmy11 at 12:19 PM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


But actually I guess this means I can add "Metafilter" to "Twitter," "network TV," and "my coworkers" to my list of things I will be going nowhere near tonight.
posted by drjimmy11 at 12:21 PM on October 3, 2012


Well, there will no doubt be many other threads that contain little to zero amount of debate coverage.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:22 PM on October 3, 2012


This is the pony I keep asking for. I occasionally throw in such a comment, but I feel bad about it.

Use the My Favorites tab in Recent Activity
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:23 PM on October 3, 2012


Use the My Favorites tab in Recent Activity

That's not the way I use "Favorites" for posts. Let's not have this discussion.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:13 PM on October 3, 2012


You can also drop us a note via the contact form or IM and will be happy to tell you where stuff is hopping.

I did not know this! I'm grateful and kind of amazed that you mods would be willing to take on such a personalized task. Thanks!
posted by meese at 1:46 PM on October 3, 2012


Drinking game for the debates tonight.

Alcohol poisoning is serious business, folks. Be careful!


White gummi bear martinis. You heard me.
posted by ersatzkat at 2:22 PM on October 3, 2012


If you favorite the thread you can follow it under the "My Favorites" tab in Recent activity.

Thanks for the tip. It's not ideal that I have to remember to look in two places, but at least it's an approximation to what I was looking for. Will give it a try.
posted by philipy at 2:32 PM on October 3, 2012


MetaFilter: That's not the way I use "Favorites"
posted by arcticseal at 3:38 PM on October 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is there any way to do that, other than throwing in some comment just for the sake of getting the thread into my Recent Activity?

Yep - every post on MetaFilter has its own RSS feed. Just add /rss to the end of the URL (though a lot of feed readers are clever enough to grab it if you just give them a post's URL.)
posted by jack_mo at 4:03 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


How strange.

Pretty much all the mods have weighed in that they would rather have an existing thread massively derailed, than accept the existence of a liveblog-type thread?

I usually consider debates a waste of time, but this one? Holy shit! Listen to these two go!

But, wouldn't want to sully the Blue? Okay... See y'all on just about any other news/blog site out there.
posted by pla at 6:50 PM on October 3, 2012


they would rather have an existing thread massively derailed, than accept the existence of a liveblog-type thread?

What? No. What we said was that there is always a liveblog thread that appears but it has to, nominally, be about something other than just "go liveblog!" Here is it. It's fun.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:57 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter has slowed to a crawl, period, for me. And I'm getting lots of these:

-----
Server Error
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.

Application server is busy. Either there are too many concurrent requests or the server still is starting up.
-----

I wonder if there is something going on tonight that really isn't what this site was designed for.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:09 PM on October 3, 2012


Whups, it's back. By the power of mathowie, Metafilter has been healed!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:10 PM on October 3, 2012


Well this is the first time we've had a live blogging monster thread plus the edit window, so some of this is figuring out how everything works together.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:11 PM on October 3, 2012


Okay Jess, I apologize, I missed the "real" thread and only saw this one.
posted by pla at 7:18 PM on October 3, 2012


I know it got a little slow, but I'm so impressed at how well the site worked loading that thread. Yay and thanks.
posted by gladly at 7:48 PM on October 3, 2012


this is the first time we've had a live blogging monster thread plus the edit window

Thanks for working late pb and all the on duty mods, that thread is a beast!
posted by arcticseal at 8:05 PM on October 3, 2012


on the upside, the thread is moving so fast maybe we won't have a chance to get into spats?
posted by twist my arm at 8:45 PM on October 3, 2012


That's not the way I use "Favorites" for posts. Let's not have this discussion.

How do you feel about coleslaw?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:49 PM on October 3, 2012


i've always thought it was weird in terms of execution, but i somewhat guiltily use it to fill in the "vegetable" category when i'm eating fried chicken or long john silver's.
posted by twist my arm at 9:17 PM on October 3, 2012


I love coleslaw. I always grind a little bit of fresh pepper on it just before serving — gives it that little extra bite. In fact, when it comes to side-dishes, it's probably my Favorite.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:28 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


on the upside, the thread is moving so fast maybe we won't have a chance to get into spats?

I do indeed find it hard to put on spats while typing. Will have to stick to the fedora.
posted by Jahaza at 9:37 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


By the power of mathowie, Metafilter has been healed!

Whups, I got it wrong. By the power of pb, Metafilter has been healed!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:38 PM on October 3, 2012


God, I can't wait for this US election season to be over.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:57 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love coleslaw

maybe we can work out some deal wherein i get all the mashed potatoes and cornbread
posted by twist my arm at 10:07 PM on October 3, 2012


i thought the liveblog went really well. unless i missed it somewhere in that beast, there didn't seem to much arguing or derailing. i didn't even watch the debate, but i feel like i didn't miss much by reading the post.

it was pretty funny at one point to be typing a comment and see "347 new comments" on my phone.

so can we look forward to another one in 2 weeks?
posted by ninjew at 11:38 PM on October 3, 2012


wow, I am so checked out on this election I didn't even realize there had been MetaFilter threads about it. I think I must just see the topic and then edit it out of the Matrix. Zap.
posted by mwhybark at 6:06 AM on October 4, 2012


Ew, coleslaw. If it has mayo, I say nay-o.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 7:27 AM on October 4, 2012


Well, of course. Mayo does not go well with Brussels sprouts.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:25 AM on October 4, 2012


God, I can't wait for this US election season to be over.

US election season is never over.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 8:06 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


There are, at least, refractory periods.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:41 AM on October 5, 2012


Refractory Period: the recovery phase after orgasm during which it is physiologically impossible for an individual to have additional orgasms.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 12:54 PM on October 5, 2012


Explaining the joke ruins the joke.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:59 PM on October 5, 2012


That's what wifman said!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 1:30 PM on October 5, 2012


The first rule of refectory club is that we don't talk about what's for dinner.
posted by arcticseal at 3:29 PM on October 5, 2012


Well, you would want a nice bowl of fruit if you wanted good tasting jjzz. Skip the meat and keep it sweet.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:09 PM on October 5, 2012


And no asparagus either.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:11 PM on October 5, 2012


I love coleslaw

twist my arm: "maybe we can work out some deal wherein i get all the mashed potatoes and cornbread."

MeMail me.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:36 PM on October 5, 2012


Is there going to be a new thread for every debate? Current thread has over 3,000 comments now. WHEN WILL IT END?!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:46 AM on October 15, 2012


Around November 8th.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:49 AM on October 15, 2012


it's almost noon, i keep expecting a new post to show up today
posted by ninjew at 9:36 AM on October 16, 2012


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