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December 21, 2012 7:19 AM   Subscribe

Something's off the port bow, captain...
posted by Smart Dalek to MetaFilter-Related at 7:19 AM (46 comments total)

flagged as ????
posted by ryanrs at 7:21 AM on December 21, 2012


We own neither Metafilter Blue nor Metafilter Yellow, but that site is in any case using neither.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:22 AM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


That's not very professional.
posted by carsonb at 7:27 AM on December 21, 2012 [19 favorites]


Grandpa always told me close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and hexadecimal colors.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:28 AM on December 21, 2012 [13 favorites]


Technically this could be counted as the "trade dress" aka look & feel of Metafilter, even if they're not quite using our colours. Essentially it's whether the average person would think that there's a link.

That being said, there's a million caveats and I'm not a trademark lawyer and I personally would lean towards "meh, who cares." But definitely neat!
posted by Lemurrhea at 7:30 AM on December 21, 2012


Oh cool, a Metafilter sailing subsite! I'll complain to Jessamyn about any trouble I have with it!
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:31 AM on December 21, 2012 [25 favorites]


I have it on good authority that this is a Metafilter spinoff. In a groundbreaking renewable energy initiative, those sailing boats are powered by hot air generated from within the comments section of posts on the blue.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:32 AM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


WHY DID YOU ASSHOLES DELETE MY TRIPSAILOR POST IT WAS REALLY GOOD FUCK YOU
posted by COBRA! at 7:35 AM on December 21, 2012 [12 favorites]


Never, never would I think that site was related to Metafilter.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:35 AM on December 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Never, never would I think that site was related to Metafilter.

Or that we are getting back together.
posted by The Deej at 7:36 AM on December 21, 2012 [22 favorites]


Our tabs are tastefully rounded. Those things over there look like gravestones.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:39 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


metafilter: tastefully rounded tabs with a hint of professional white background.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 7:46 AM on December 21, 2012


Searches for Nautical Kit.
posted by adamvasco at 7:54 AM on December 21, 2012


This is a thin enough excuse for me to justify wearing my Captain's hat.
posted by arcticseal at 7:56 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: a thin enough excuse to justify wearing my Captain's hat
posted by edgeways at 8:05 AM on December 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Could you also put on your Captain's pants please?
posted by aubilenon at 8:12 AM on December 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


Is there grog? I was told there would be grog.
posted by rtha at 8:20 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or just some rum. And sodomy. And the lash. If there's no grog.
posted by rtha at 8:21 AM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I am both groggy and rummy, is that what you were thinking?
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:23 AM on December 21, 2012


Lemurrhea: “That being said, there's a million caveats and I'm not a trademark lawyer and I personally would lean towards ‘meh, who cares.'”

I'm leaning that way too, but that's mostly because I don't have my sea legs yet, and all the pitching and rolling we're doing on these waves has me feeling like something in my gullet's coming back up.
posted by koeselitz at 8:38 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I PUT ON MY PEGLEG AND EYEPATCH
posted by elizardbits at 8:49 AM on December 21, 2012 [14 favorites]


This looks like the Metafilter equivalent of all those just-off-enough brands in B movies.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:56 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Malk?
posted by The Whelk at 8:59 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Whoa, that mefi site looks unsightly... I wonder if Dr. Zizmor could help?
posted by Greg Nog at 8:59 AM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Every site will be seen by doctor zizmor himself!
posted by The Whelk at 9:01 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I just sent them a cease-and-desist e-mail. It simply read:
From Hell's heart, MetaFilter stabs at thee!
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:06 AM on December 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


Technically that should be from hell's BUTT now.
posted by elizardbits at 9:14 AM on December 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Technically, Metafilter uses the mustard variation of the Ukrainian blue-and-yellow.
posted by Nomyte at 9:37 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Love will keep us together.
posted by scratch at 9:40 AM on December 21, 2012


Love is a battlefield.
posted by Nomyte at 9:41 AM on December 21, 2012


Technically, Metafilter uses the mustard variation of the Ukrainian blue-and-yellow.

The Ukranians are pissed by the way. Luckily they don't have an aircraft carrier, so Matt is safe.
posted by Jahaza at 9:45 AM on December 21, 2012


Then how do they carry their aircraft?
posted by davidjmcgee at 9:53 AM on December 21, 2012


Sour cream, mostly.
posted by The Whelk at 9:56 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Damnit The Whelk, now I'm thinking about fried pierogi.
posted by Jahaza at 10:00 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Never, never would I think that site was related to Metafilter.

Or that we are getting back together.
posted by The Deej at 10:36 AM on December 21 [+] [!] No other comments.


I blame Marquis for my ability to understand this joke. Goddamn earworm I had managed to miss up until this week.
posted by maudlin at 10:05 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


204 204 0 / 0 120 153
vs
245 247 13 / 24 140 204



No cigar.

Next up: Metafilter sues University of Michigan, the heartsease viola, and the paracanthurus hepatus.

And Samuel L. Jackson.
 

posted by Herodios at 10:20 AM on December 21, 2012


Damnit The Whelk, now I'm thinking about fried pierogi.

Technically technically, "pierogi" is (the Polish spelling of) the Polish name for the dish. A Ukrainian would call the same dish "varenyky." This instructional video shows the preferred method of consumption.
posted by Nomyte at 10:49 AM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


But how do we pronounce TriSa?
posted by mullacc at 11:12 AM on December 21, 2012


People seem to think
You can't be called the Cap'm
Unless you drive a boat
Well I don't

posted by medusa at 11:58 AM on December 21, 2012


I have it on good authority that this is a Metafilter spinoff.

MetaFilter.Mods.Marina
posted by y2karl at 11:59 AM on December 21, 2012


This instructional video shows the preferred method of consumption.

If this video does not show someone flinging fistfuls of vareniki into a vat of sour cream and then diving in after them like Scrooge McDuck in his money bin, then it is INACCURATE.
posted by elizardbits at 12:54 PM on December 21, 2012


someone told me that there are two best days owning a boat*

the day you buy it and the day you sell it

*i live near the great lakes - they're BOATS here - sue me
posted by pyramid termite at 2:11 PM on December 21, 2012


Could you also put on your Captain's pants please?

But not the brown ones if you don't mind. They frighten the passengers who've heard that one.
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:26 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


*looks around for Cap'n Tightpants*
posted by deborah at 8:16 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


He's on the raft with Tobias.
posted by arcticseal at 10:21 PM on December 21, 2012


Oh man some of the old Ukranian flags are snazzy as fuck.
posted by and so but then, we at 10:29 PM on December 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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