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Happy holidays, and thank you for curating this collection of curious thoughts and writings all year! Looking forward to 2013 and a whole 'nother collection of the Best of the Web.

Mods can post this, or not. It's you I'm thanking :)

If there's a thread to be had -- what do we want more of in 2013?
posted by effugas to Uptime at 7:52 PM (66 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I am a fan of hugs. You are welcome.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:54 PM on December 26, 2012 [8 favorites]


We should have more posts about cheese because even though it is my ancient enemy I love it dearly.
posted by elizardbits at 7:55 PM on December 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


not posts about human breast milk cheese though cause that shit cray
posted by elizardbits at 7:56 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here is an Ask from today about cheese.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:57 PM on December 26, 2012


As per anicent metafilter holiday tradition i am in an airport for the hugging and smiling end of year MeTas.
posted by The Whelk at 8:24 PM on December 26, 2012


I am hugging my computer because all you awesome people are inside it. Yay MeFi!
posted by rmd1023 at 8:28 PM on December 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Yoar tags are making me a little uncomfortable -- can I get some air?

Whew. That's better. OK, just one moar hug.

Happy 2013 MeFi. Thanks for keeping me entertained.
posted by wallabear at 8:41 PM on December 26, 2012


not posts about human breast milk cheese though cause that shit cray

This interview with the artist was fascinating tho.

Tags: hugs, moarhugs, evenmoarhugs

*hugs back* It's been a fun year on mefi. :)

If there's a thread to be had -- what do we want more of in 2013?

Posts that make us laugh. And cry. And gasp. And marvel at the wonder of it all.
posted by zarq at 8:55 PM on December 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Screw that i want us to get superpowers
posted by The Whelk at 9:01 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Quick let a a spider bite you
posted by shakespeherian at 9:06 PM on December 26, 2012


Posts that make us laugh. And cry. And gasp. And marvel at the wonder of it all.
I think zarq has it covered. Also, hugs for all and cheese for everyone.
posted by arcticseal at 9:09 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


var meta = require('superpowers');
posted by effugas at 9:11 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hooooray! Hugs for everyone!
posted by saguaro at 9:25 PM on December 26, 2012


The year end schmoopy fest? All aboard mother truckers.
posted by deezil at 9:40 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I purchased the milk from another woman, and she shipped it to me in ice, from Wisconsin. I am working to make a delicious Wisconsin human cheddar.
from the interview that zarq linked, above
Metafilter: Delicious Wisconsin human cheddar

Huge thanx to all for helping cull another year of internet goodness.
posted by dancestoblue at 10:01 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like posts where I get lots of favorites. Let's do more of those.
posted by mazola at 10:34 PM on December 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wisconsin human cheddar.

More cheddar, less chatter, would be gouda for Fetafilter.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:51 PM on December 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


Santa brought me plo chops yay!
posted by bardic at 12:36 AM on December 27, 2012


From hugs to human Cheddar to plo chops in under 20 comments! Metafilter sure is a scary fun date!

Big hugs to all youse!
posted by taz (staff) at 1:12 AM on December 27, 2012


The Aristocrats!
posted by Pudhoho at 1:59 AM on December 27, 2012


I see the potential mesh here of three wonderful things: MeTa, feta, and word-whey. Really, we can never have 'neufchâtel a round these matós.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:05 AM on December 27, 2012


Oh grief, so bloated, full of food from last three days of "Try all the local foods" expedition, please don't hug me DON'T HUG will explodes.

Also yay to mods, and contributors of many, many great posts and comments for making MetaFilter (IMHO) most fun and satisfying online thing since the 1990s. The quality of the writing on here is most splendid (UK) / awesome (US).
posted by Wordshore at 3:28 AM on December 27, 2012


Quick let a a spider bite you

I imagine a human-spider hybrid would be good at hugging. Perhaps enough to have you overlook the whole "silk coming out of the ass" business.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:40 AM on December 27, 2012


Schmoopy is good. Mod hugs are deserved. Here are moar! Some for everyone! All good!
posted by Hobgoblin at 3:57 AM on December 27, 2012


I will knit you all a warm snug Christmas sweater. With the silk. From my ass. And when you have been wearing it long enough that the moving and thrashing has ended I will drink a toast of your precious bodily fluids.

To the new year!
posted by ook at 4:32 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ook manages an Ann Taylor Loft in a Bosch painting.
posted by mintcake! at 4:43 AM on December 27, 2012 [7 favorites]


[Hugging computer too]
The great thing is that you guys even migrated to my new computer after the old one went south. How do you even do that kind of stuff...you have superpowers!
posted by Namlit at 5:00 AM on December 27, 2012


Oooh, I have to start rounding up my list of underloved comments in hopes of seeing a Best Overlooked Comments post.

Cheers and thanks to the mods! And much appreciation to all of you guys for another year of good conversation, interesting ideas and great stories. Best of the Web, you are.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:34 AM on December 27, 2012


Thanks for all you do, mods, especially during an election year what with the 20,000+ comment threads and all that. Hugs for all!

As for what we want in 2013, I would like to see more threads with live commentary of things landing on other planets. I realize there aren't any planetary landings coming up next year but I don't think that should stop us.
posted by bondcliff at 6:23 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for a wonderful site and community, everyone!
posted by carter at 6:38 AM on December 27, 2012


Bah! Humbug! 2012 was a terrible year! Olympic costumes are more indecent than ever! There's a Moorish President! They keep postponing the Bioshock sequel!
posted by Mister_A at 6:51 AM on December 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


I want more Ask relationship questions that are really detailed and take paragraphs and paragraphs to get through, because one of my favorite things is trying to think like a therapist and then discussing the case with my best friend (also a MeFite) about how we would approach said problem in our lives.
posted by xingcat at 7:14 AM on December 27, 2012


I want to hug everyone who kept me laughing and halfway sane during the various election debate threads, and I want to anti-hug everyone in the various "recommend me books about [stuff]" askmes because I already have too many books on my to-read pile. Thanks, everyone!
posted by rtha at 8:04 AM on December 27, 2012


Unhug! Unhug the eater of joy! Antifun for his throne!

Yes there alcohol in Ireland apparently.
posted by The Whelk at 9:04 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


If I exist at all, it is because of you. If these words are read, it is because of this page. If we exist here, as community, it is because of a man on a bicycle.


Thankyou.
posted by hugbucket at 9:21 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


As per anicent metafilter holiday tradition i am in an airport for the hugging and smiling end of year MeTas.

Both mr. hippybear and I, living on other ends of the continent, recorded Love Actually when it came on the premiums this past week in our separate media spheres. It's a favorite movie of ours, but we'd never admit to it publicly.

And it's a bit like being in an airport for hugging and smiling...
posted by hippybear at 9:21 AM on December 27, 2012


Deleting YUCK now? Ok.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:24 AM on December 27, 2012


Check your email.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:32 AM on December 27, 2012


All this talk about cheese sure makes me happy. (And hippybear, I can quote the movie by heart. Good taste, you.) Thanks and hugs for a safe (and thoroughly entertaining) space.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 10:07 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Brethren and Sisteren, I send to thee my most profound felicitations through the talking wire! Another trip around the globe in your virtual company is requested.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:31 AM on December 27, 2012


*rolls out the red carpet*
posted by infini at 11:07 AM on December 27, 2012


Schmoopy! Happy Holidays and Big Hugs everyone. I love almost all of you ;)
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:08 AM on December 27, 2012


Hooooray! Hugs for everyone!

See, this is exactly why I started worshiping The Kraken, beyond being an eternal malevolent force of unimaginable darkness from the crushing icy nightmare depths, it's also very big on hugs.

Of course, generally those hugs are followed by merciless devouring, but hey, IT ALL STARTS WITH HUGS!

And I really think, at the end of the day, that's what people should take away from the encounter.
posted by quin at 12:47 PM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would just like to say that this year MeFi has made me say "Holy crap!" when I was reading it out in the wild (and not, low under my breath, either). Next year, I'm hoping for a "Holy crap!" AND a "Jumpin' Jehosephat!"

I will settle for a "Great Balls of Fire!" or - in a pinch - "My stars and garters!" instead of the upwardly mobile judge/king.
posted by julen at 1:17 PM on December 27, 2012


I have begun saying JINKIES! somewhat ironically and it is of course turning into a Real Thing That I Say Now. Sigh.
posted by elizardbits at 1:22 PM on December 27, 2012


I will give you guys hugs but only if I can pound on your back while I'm doing it so we're just hitting each other not showing actual sentiment.

elizardbits, I feel your pain. I moved to Texas and smirked at everyone saying "howdy". Now, 'tis I who says "howdy." At least it's better than when I lived in the Bay and picked up "hella."
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 1:25 PM on December 27, 2012


Yeah, I have gone from being that guy who says 'hella' ironically to make fun of his sister for saying it unironically to being that guy who stops and grimaces and hits backspace five times quickly after typing 'hella' yet again without thinking about it.

Obvs totes annoying.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:32 PM on December 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Irony is only ever temporary.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:42 PM on December 27, 2012


Here's a MeTa post about cheese.
posted by slogger at 1:57 PM on December 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


I am about to hit my favorite limit today because of that cheese MeTa. What grate memories we've chevred. I'm bursztyn with love for y'all. Just chimayin'.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:54 PM on December 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


Heck, yet again am rapidly soaking up knowledge, due to MetaFilter. Have learnt more about Japanese economics and politics in the last hour of reading and following the links in this post than I have in, um, the rest of my life combined. Applauding MetaFilter users such as kliuless who take the time and research effort to construct posts that are this easy to follow, interesting, and downright informative.
posted by Wordshore at 5:07 PM on December 27, 2012


Oh noes, I say "hella" AND "howdy." And "oh noes." What will become of me??

Cheese is delicious
posted by librarina at 6:05 PM on December 27, 2012


Thanking the mods via SF airport free wifi on my way back to the cold and snowy east coast. Apologies to the Bay Area since I think that I ate all the food here.
posted by octothorpe at 9:05 PM on December 27, 2012


Internet speak has so gradually crept into my actual speaking conversation so slowly and so utterly that if I'm not careful I am totally incomprehensible to anyone outside a comics conventioon.
posted by The Whelk at 10:22 PM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


No, what's worse are the civil servants who have crept into my timeline and brought their friends along. Am now deer with headlights frozen into a hamburgerless world with nary a snark. This is my last redoubt.
posted by infini at 2:06 AM on December 28, 2012


I picked up "howdy" and "y'all" in Texas. I also slip into the "Minnesota O" without trying too hard. I like to imagine that this gives we a well-rounded, well-traveled character, but I suspect it just makes me sound kind of dumb. Oh, well, something else to be thankful for - while it's better to be a smarty pants than a dummy pants, either is better than being utterly pantsless.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:06 AM on December 28, 2012


I'm awfully self-concious about howdy, but I can't stop myself. Whatevs, I guess.

I would like to work on "How's it goin'?" as a standard greeting because it's just so... working class.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:36 AM on December 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I would take up saying "Good Morrow, Goodman Devils Rancher," but it seems so... Puritan. Also, calling you Devils anything in a friendly manner would get us both a trip to the dunking stool (at the least!).
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:10 AM on December 28, 2012


Prithee GenjiandProust, Allow me to enquire as to your health & good fortune, sir!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:19 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm awfully self-concious about howdy, but I can't stop myself. Whatevs, I guess.


Man, I remember when I was in high school here in the Midwest, my girlfriend and I skipped school and drove to Chicago to see Flesh For LuLu. Underage and early, we got to see the sound check. I walked right to the front of the stage and said "howdy" to Rocco and was met with silence. He looked at me, he heard what I said, but didn't respond. Good times.
posted by Sailormom at 10:58 AM on December 28, 2012


I SAW GOODMAN RANCHER WITH THE DEVIL
posted by elizardbits at 11:04 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was he dancing?
posted by infini at 11:22 AM on December 28, 2012


In the pale moonlight?
posted by The Whelk at 2:24 PM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


At the crossroads?
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:12 PM on December 28, 2012


Singing "yi yi yippee kay aye" ?
posted by infini at 3:34 PM on December 28, 2012


cortex: "Yeah, I have gone from being that guy who says 'hella' ironically to make fun of his sister for saying it unironically to being that guy who stops and grimaces and hits backspace five times quickly after typing 'hella' yet again without thinking about it.

Obvs totes annoying.
"

Just move to Oakland. You'll fit right in.

Self-interest? What self-interest? Yes, it would be hella awesome to have cortex living in Oakland, but that doesn't mean I'm speaking from anything other than altruism. Really.
posted by Lexica at 4:41 PM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


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