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Hello. This is for you.

You might not know it but I was mentioned on Metafilter Podcast #73. If you didn't hear it, you should listen. What you should know is that I was mentioned on that episode, and well, I've never been mentioned before, never by nobody. You ask, what was I a little someone like me mentioned for? You might not remember this but I wrote a comment that was a little manic, a little amusing, it was a ramble-ramble-off-the-coat-cuff Mario history. You might be able to find it if you dig. Some people liked it, and apparently Jessamyn did to. But, what I mean to say is not that I am under-appreciated, no one likes what I do, and my eclectic comments oft get deleted for no explicable reason, but instead, no, I feel appreciated. It is a warm feeling. I was mentioned on the Metafilter Podcast; it is our most official Podcast and that is special. And, and especially because of that I want to say "thank you for that," and after I say that I'm going to to be bashful, blush a little, I'll worry you might not understand, so I'll reiterate myself. That is what I want to do, and for you, that is what I will do.

So, thank you for that.

Thank you.
posted by TwelveTwo to MetaFilter-Related at 8:30 PM (69 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Go home TwelveTwo, you're drunk.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:34 PM on December 20, 2012 [54 favorites]


Is it a crime to be appreciative?
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:35 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Edit window abuse is a crime.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:35 PM on December 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


:(
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:39 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ah but I use MetaFilter hedgehog comment pointer so even frowny comments are somehow amusing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:40 PM on December 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


Get a room, you two.
posted by item at 8:41 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the respect I get. Why do I even bother breaking the rules and etiquette of this fine community? It is nights like these that I wonder whether I should even drink airbrush paint.

Lacquerol, for the discerning gentleman.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:45 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you're curious what comment TwelveTwo is talking about, it's this one.

Jessamyn might've liked it, but she did not favorite it.
posted by mokin at 8:50 PM on December 20, 2012


Mathowie did! I sent him one of my mythical thank you mefimails. Yes, I am still behind in my queue by like 100 people, it is hard to catch up with the limit. I'll get to you eventually. Why are we whispering? Is it because this thread was closed and got reopened and any minute now cortex, the favorite lich, will realize it should be closed and close it. I did not even know you could reopen after a thing was closed. We are learning a lot. Why again are we whispering?
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:56 PM on December 20, 2012


It's tense and sweaty.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:58 PM on December 20, 2012


Q: Does jessamyn use any userscripts that do not involve transmuting page elements into animals of some variety?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:14 PM on December 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


Ah but I use MetaFilter hedgehog comment pointer so even frowny comments are somehow amusing.

This is the first time I've found a MeFi-specific user script worth installing, and it was worth the wait.
posted by davejay at 9:16 PM on December 20, 2012


Metafilter: It's tense and sweaty.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:19 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the first time I've found a MeFi-specific user script worth installing

Do you know about the unicorn and the narwhal because WORTH IT.
posted by grapesaresour at 9:21 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Does jessamyn use any userscripts

I have the little microscope and the little book one installed also.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:41 PM on December 20, 2012


I have the little microscope and the little book one installed also.

Does the little book tell you which users can read?
posted by Nomyte at 10:31 PM on December 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


With the right scripts Metafilter becomes a charming animal fable!
posted by The Whelk at 10:51 PM on December 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Is this where I can tell everybody to install the high-contrast stylesheet? Because, seriously, you'll never go back. So much easier to read.
posted by schmod at 10:55 PM on December 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Whoa, the high-contrast stylesheet is amazing. Thank you schmod, you made this narcissistic affair totally worthwhile.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:03 PM on December 20, 2012


Two for one well drinks in the Apok-a Calypso lounge!
posted by The Whelk at 11:06 PM on December 20, 2012


Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom! Mmmm, my Mayan Maliferium LU-38 Time Modulating Murderator must somehow be amiss. Oh how I loathe these earthen contraptions, this is most inconvenient. What I would do for an Illudium Model Modulator right now, oh what I would do indeed.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:18 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


It is nights like these that I wonder whether I should even drink airbrush paint.

Paint is for sniffing, as it is an aromatic. The hair tonic and aftershave are for drinking.
posted by Pudhoho at 11:52 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lacquerol, for the discerning gentleman.

You've left me wondering what an undiscerning gentleman is like.
posted by deo rei at 12:00 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


What I would do for an Illudium Model Modulator right now, oh what I would do indeed.

Eh, pardon me, TwelveTwo, but while you're at it, could you possibly rent me a U-drive-'em flying saucer? I gotta get back to the Earth and you're welcome to ride shotgun.
posted by three blind mice at 1:10 AM on December 21, 2012


You've left me wondering what an undiscerning gentleman is like.

*raises hand, reluctantly*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:30 AM on December 21, 2012 [10 favorites]


You weren't even answering the right question!
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:45 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Get a room, you two.

Surely hedgehogs live in some sort of burrow rather than a room....

Hmmmm. The San Diego Zoo says:
Hedgehogs live on the ground, never in trees. They like to live alone and may be territorial. Some hedgehogs dig burrows in the soil up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) deep; others prefer to make nests with dead leaves, grasses, and branches. Desert hedgehogs Paraechinus sp. even hide between boulders or burrows into the sand to escape the desert heat. In Asia, long-eared hedgehogs Hemiechinus auritus have been known to move into burrows left by turtles, foxes, gerbils, and otters.
So, yes, no rooms for hedgehogs. They like to live alone!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:37 AM on December 21, 2012


Badgers are really cool because they dig burrows and sometimes they let other animals share their burrows for awhile, though sometimes they kick unwanted visitors out. That's pretty neat and I don't understand why some dudes in the UK want to kill them all.

In conclusion badgers are a land of contrasts.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:49 AM on December 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


That's pretty neat and I don't understand why some dudes in the UK want to kill them all.

My understanding is that it was based on a folk belief that badgers are harbingers of mushrooms, and occasionally snakes.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:53 AM on December 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


My understanding is that it was based on a folk belief that badgers are harbingers of mushrooms, and occasionally snakes tuberculosis.
posted by dubold at 5:07 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did I accidentally log on to MustelidFilter again?
posted by comealongpole at 5:44 AM on December 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


Did I accidentally log on to MustelidFilter again?

Maybe you otter logoff.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:45 AM on December 21, 2012 [10 favorites]


Maybe you otter logoff.

You are going to give that away? Geeze, let comealongpole ferret out the answer if s/he wants to weasel out of the spot s/he's gotten into. It may make you feel like a bit of a martenette but it's stoatally OK; the feeling will pass.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:50 AM on December 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


I thought it would be funnier if it were a string of comments instead of a single one. Instead I'll simply release my tame mustelids and let them tarya apart.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:00 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hello! Is it minx you're looking for?
posted by octobersurprise at 6:11 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


So, just to clarify, if you use the Greasemonkey version of "High Con style sheet" while you're in the white theme, it makes your eyes bleed.
posted by Mister_A at 6:32 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


#firstmentionproblems
posted by mazola at 6:40 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh darn/yay I got a new computer months ago and forgot all about the wonderful Greasemonkey script animal companions! This must be rectified post haste! Merry Fishmas! (Anyone want to write a script that turns the inline video arrow into a little fishy for me?)
posted by yellowbinder at 7:24 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


In other news, I was unaware until just recently that moles are loners.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:32 AM on December 21, 2012


Badgers are really cool because they dig burrows and sometimes they let other animals share their burrows for awhile, though sometimes they kick unwanted visitors out. That's pretty neat and I don't understand why some dudes in the UK want to kill them all.

I overheard someone talking about this the other day. Apparently it's pb's fault.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:36 AM on December 21, 2012


The woodchuck likes me
We smoke PCP
I wanna make friends with the badger
I mean it!
I wanna make friends with the badger
For real!
I wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the badger

Get drunk with owls
Drop acid with cows
I wanna make friends with the badger!
posted by item at 7:41 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Objection!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:41 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Because the badgers didn't pay for their land and they have their curtains drawn when the toffs go out to work and watch their flatscreen (WTF? You haven't been able to get CRTs in years) TVs all day and have lots of children and delete the cookies from their browsers when they apply for jobs and demand the minimum wage before they'll stack shelves in Tesco and they totally only pretended to fail their work capability assessment and they go and take food from hardworking foodbank distributors and and and...

Could be worse, though. I hear they're cancelling all out of work benefits on account of the unemployed spreading tuberculosis.
posted by ambrosen at 7:43 AM on December 21, 2012


Seriously, this thread is no weirder than what my MIL thought was going to happen today. We've survived the Space Cloud! Yaaaay!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:44 AM on December 21, 2012


And skunks!! No, no, wait. Skunks are in a room by themselves.
Thank goodness.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:07 AM on December 21, 2012


Likely with a cat that's had an unfortunate accident with a paint brush.
posted by arcticseal at 8:13 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


It may be a slightly weird thread, but December is a slightly shitty month, so. Hugs all around then?

(it was a lovely comment, TwelveTwo)
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:17 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Absolutely. Hugs.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:19 AM on December 21, 2012


So, just to clarify, if you use the Greasemonkey version of "High Con style sheet" while you're in the white theme, it makes your eyes bleed.

Yeah, but you should have no problem making the saving throw.
posted by Gygesringtone at 8:37 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


To clarify: Skunks are absolutely adorable.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:38 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


But you shouldn't hug skunks, right?
posted by ambrosen at 9:24 AM on December 21, 2012


Not without their consent, surely.
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:34 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


> The San Diego Zoo says: Hedgehogs live on the ground, never in trees

Did that need to be clarified? Are there many people who've seen a hedgehog and thought "that's a tree-climber, that one"?
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:02 AM on December 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Surely hedgehogs ought to live in shrubbery?
posted by misha at 11:18 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


No, they wear sneakers and collect coins and have a stupid face that god i just want to punch it

MARIO WAS WAY BETTER
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:21 AM on December 21, 2012


Not coin, coin not hedgehog get, hedgehog get ring, ring! !
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:33 AM on December 21, 2012


Atari 2600 Adventure was better than any of those! It contained the first known easter egg in a commercial video game! I loved that invisible dot!
posted by Mister_A at 11:34 AM on December 21, 2012


THEY JUST RIPPED OFF THE COIN THING AND PUNCHED A HOLE OUT OF THE MIDDLE TO TRY AND COVER IT UP
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:35 AM on December 21, 2012


Hello? Is it me you're looking for?
posted by slogger at 12:27 PM on December 21, 2012


Ahem. INVISIBLE DOT. No game before or since has featured an invisible dot that you could collect strictly for gloating and lording it over your friends.
posted by Mister_A at 12:34 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


why the plumber
want need coin
coin not flower
coin not is star

why plumber, why
must turtle die
none deny you
the coin supply

plumber, reply!
the goombahs cry
give peace a try!
but he jumps high

boot fallen sky
for coin, i die

but why

why

y
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:40 PM on December 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


a little diddy about copper supply and existential occupations.

the world needs better plumbers then good poets sweetheart.
posted by clavdivs at 2:09 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Exonumia.
posted by zoinks at 3:01 PM on December 21, 2012


I'm glad we survived the apocalypse. Now we'll still get to open presents!
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:36 PM on December 22, 2012


Badgers are flat weasles.

If cats had a choice, they would be ferrets.

Some of you guys need to get some sleep.

Not necessarily in that order.
posted by mule98J at 12:08 AM on December 23, 2012


I don't think anything CHOOSES to be a ferret.
posted by Mister_A at 7:21 PM on December 24, 2012


Being a ferret chooses you.
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:59 PM on December 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey, I'm glad that folks like the hedgehog comment pointer script. Thanks as always for mentioning it, jessamyn!

yellowbinder: Oh darn/yay I got a new computer months ago and forgot all about the wonderful Greasemonkey script animal companions! This must be rectified post haste! Merry Fishmas! (Anyone want to write a script that turns the inline video arrow into a little fishy for me?)

Here you go, yellowbinder: I posted a new Greasemonkey script for a MetaFilter inline video fishy icon. Hope you like it!

(It should work in the latest Firefox with the latest Greasemonkey version (1.5, and I also tested in 1.4), and also in the latest Chrome. I haven't specifically tried testing on OS X but hopefully that works, too.)

Happy holidays!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 3:48 PM on December 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hahaha Thanks rangefinder! Merry Fishmas, indeed!
posted by yellowbinder at 8:10 AM on December 27, 2012


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