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Kattullus surpasses 500 posts
January 2, 2013 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Cheers to Kattullus on his 500th post last Friday!
posted by flex to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 AM (75 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Kattullus surpasses 500 million posts, even!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:17 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


And he put up his 100th /literature/ post on Monday. Bravo!
posted by Iridic at 9:29 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pfft, finally.

Welcome to the club, or something. We don't have a proper club house set up yet, and the idea of badges has been shot down. You'll have to settle with the knowledge that there are more interesting topics out there, waiting to be shared. At least you aren't alone.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:32 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Excellent news. Thanks for the ever-interesting links, Kattullus.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 9:34 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


For anyone interested in post counts or other such frivolous things, here's the MetaFilter contribution index.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:36 AM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


that is a link to this post, alas.
posted by elizardbits at 9:38 AM on January 2, 2013


No longer!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:42 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fuckin' lonely hearts club up in there.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:44 AM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'll make sure we get a club house put together in time for when I cross the threshold myself. Which at this rate will be—

*counts on fingers*

—some time in the year 2177.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:46 AM on January 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Kattullus is great. There, I said it.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:49 AM on January 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


Congrats!

(It's amazing that amberglow is still so high on the contribution index. He hasn't commented since January 2008!)
posted by OmieWise at 9:50 AM on January 2, 2013


Thanks for the reminder, flex, I meant to bookmark that one to come back to later (this is something I often have to do with Katullus's posts), but forgot. And thanks, Kattullus, for a body of consistently high-quality MetaFilter posts (and excellent recommendations on European pop music).
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:53 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yep, he's all kinds of awesome.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:10 AM on January 2, 2013 [8 favorites]


Here's to another 500.
posted by griphus at 10:28 AM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Bravo! Yours is one of the usernames that I always look out for in an FPP for a marker of quality.
posted by arcticseal at 10:42 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Good on you. I have been telling myself for a while that I've been sort of a lazy bastard, participating in conversations but not initiating any. Your effort provides incentive to contribute more to the community.
posted by angrycat at 10:46 AM on January 2, 2013


Thanks, Kattullus.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:46 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Consistently well done.
posted by Cranberry at 10:56 AM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


for katullus is a good man.
He reminds me often of his avatar
“Oh, this age! How tasteless and ill-bred it is.”
posted by adamvasco at 11:05 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kattullus is the Bestullus
posted by The Whelk at 11:10 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


OmieWise: "(It's amazing that amberglow is still so high on the contribution index. He hasn't commented since January 2008!)"

Ah, geez. What happened with jonmc?
posted by boo_radley at 11:20 AM on January 2, 2013


Kattallus himself is the best of the web.
posted by Rumple at 11:29 AM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


jonmc is alive and well and still listening to questionable rock music. Oh and I'm certain Jon still has several dozen hard drives filled with 'natural' ladies doing their thing.
posted by item at 11:43 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


> 'natural' ladies doing their thing.

Shaving?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:43 AM on January 2, 2013


Awesome! I love his FPPs!

Thanks for all the fantastic posts, Kattullus!
posted by zarq at 11:47 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


In case anyone is curious, per the infodumpster:
quin made the most posts last year with 221.
Artw came in second with 174,
the man of twists and turns was third with 156,
and fearfulsymmetry came in fourth with 156.

I keep thinking about creating a 2012 datawankery post based on stats from the infodumpster, but I don't know when it was last updated.
posted by zarq at 11:53 AM on January 2, 2013


Infodump data current as of 28 December 2012.
posted by griphus at 11:54 AM on January 2, 2013


Ah! Cool. Thanks. Perhaps I'll put one together tonight.
posted by zarq at 11:55 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay! Keep on keepin' on :)
posted by likeatoaster at 11:56 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kattullus is like a mountain, topped in snow and wreathed in clouds, seen from a great distance.

As mountains, topped in snow and wreathed in clouds, seen from a great distance, go, he is extremely nice an approachable. It must be all the volcanoes and hot springs of his icy northern home.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:18 PM on January 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also, he has claimed the life of anyone trying to scale him.
posted by griphus at 12:20 PM on January 2, 2013 [8 favorites]


He can also destory airline travel in all of Europe with a single event and was responsible for both fantastical sunsets and a year without a summer.
posted by The Whelk at 12:27 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the memories (of great posts), Katullus!
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 12:28 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "He can also destory airline travel in all of Europe with a single event and was responsible for both fantastical sunsets and a year without a summer."

and then be memorialized in song.
posted by boo_radley at 12:40 PM on January 2, 2013


Are we not doing that last week of December thingie ? Or shall I just mail Asian spicemixes to Iceland?
posted by infini at 1:00 PM on January 2, 2013


Thanks flex and everyone else.

MetaFilter is a wonderful site with a great community, and sharing links with all of you is a privilege. I like so much having a place where I can post interesting things I find online or draw together links on a subject I'm fascinated with. If MetaFilter and its community didn't exist, my life would be much poorer. So thanks all of you for being such a fantastic bunch of people to share links with.
posted by Kattullus at 1:14 PM on January 2, 2013 [15 favorites]


BRING OUT THE DANCING GIRLS!
posted by The Whelk at 1:20 PM on January 2, 2013


Wait I'm on the most MeFi comments list? Shit.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:26 PM on January 2, 2013


Try finding out you're on the top of that list!

Wow, it's been ten years. 5400 comments in a little less than three years, but today I've added about 8000 in the last decade so ... 1800/yr (actually a lot of that was post-9/11 so maybe 2400/yr for two years running) to 800/yr. At least I'm out of the top ten!
posted by dhartung at 1:50 PM on January 2, 2013


Kattullus is a cool-ass dude and when he walks upon the pavement the ground smiles at the very deliciousness of his tread.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:00 PM on January 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Just realized I got knocked out of the top 10. Now I'm only the 11th best commenter, which really does not have the same ring as 9th. Unfortunately I'll have to remove "top 10 best commenter on internationally know and locally respected website" from my resume and LinkedIn. When I first made the top 10 I remember thanking my parents, my coaches and baby Jesus but now I'll have to apologize to them. I've failed. With their love I will mae it through this tough time and with their support I'm sure I'll be back on top soon.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:58 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kattullus er fyrsta manneskjan sem ég leita þegar ég humar í buxur leður mínum. Hann sendir humar til helvítis, og þegar það er sent til baka til ríkisins og það var, ég get andað hreinu lofti í herberginu mínu aftur. Það er, þangað til að ég kaupa annan humar og efni það í buxurnar.
posted by not_on_display at 3:03 PM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Jesus hates Ad hominem. You heard it here first, folks.
posted by item at 3:04 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


He doesn't hate me, he thinks I'm a little weird but basically harmless and an ok guy once you get to know me.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:18 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Show off!
posted by The Whelk at 3:54 PM on January 2, 2013


not_on_display: "Kattullus er fyrsta manneskjan sem ég leita þegar ég humar í buxur leður mínum. Hann sendir humar til helvítis, og þegar það er sent til baka til ríkisins og það var, ég get andað hreinu lofti í herberginu mínu aftur. Það er, þangað til að ég kaupa annan humar og efni það í buxurnar."

lobster?
posted by lazaruslong at 4:20 PM on January 2, 2013


lazaruslong: "lobster?"

Why, don't mind if I do!

posted by not_on_display at 4:46 PM on January 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


> Try finding out you're on the top of that list!

Ha, I remember that list, that was right after I joined, and it impressed me deeply:
25 Contribution Indexes

  9.94 MiguelCardoso
  6.56 y2karl
I was convinced nobody would ever catch up with Migs.

And then in a few months or maybe a year I found myself in the top 10, and I gave myself a good talking-to and gradually slid off the list.

Oh, and hooray for Kattullus!
posted by languagehat at 5:01 PM on January 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


I gave myself a good talking-to and gradually slid off the list.

languagehat slid off the list
while others worked their way up
some just snarked, some just linked
some drank from the lurker's cup
and Kattullus all the while
kept making his quality posts
so raise your glass to Kattulus, friends
it's time for a Mefi toast!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:05 PM on January 2, 2013 [6 favorites]


That list just reminded me of amberglow :(
posted by infini at 5:08 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Skál!
posted by peripathetic at 6:34 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm feeling totally inadequate now.
posted by orange swan at 6:51 PM on January 2, 2013


I don't feel inadequate, I feel employed.

When the recession comes then we'll have a real contest.
posted by Mezentian at 7:26 PM on January 2, 2013


Congratulations, Kattullus!
posted by lazaruslong at 9:27 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kattulus should not be congratulated for making 500 posts.

Kattulus should be congratulated for making 500 quality posts.
posted by Marauding Ennui at 10:02 PM on January 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Kattullus: QualityTM posts since 2002.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:24 PM on January 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


We should award him a brass and lucite obelisk that just says has the word DIGNITY engraved on the front.
posted by The Whelk at 11:19 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Skál!

to be translated as Cheeborkrs

Otherwise, thanks Kattulus for always highly readable input. The North rocks (or something).
posted by Namlit at 3:52 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


!!
posted by From Bklyn at 3:59 AM on January 3, 2013


Kattullus is like a mountain, topped in snow and wreathed in clouds, seen from a great distance.

There are the Alps. What is there to say about them?
They don't make sense. Fatal glaciers, crags cranks climb,
jumbled boulder and weed, pasture and boulder, scree,
et l'on entend, maybe, le refrain joyeux et leger.
Who knows what the ice will have scraped on the rock it is smoothing?

There they are, you will have to go a long way round
if you want to avoid them.
It takes some getting used to. There are the Alps,
fools! Sit down and wait for them to crumble!
posted by kenko at 8:23 AM on January 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


Those who esteem Kattullus less might prefer a different line of Bunting's, from the end of one of his overdrafts: "— and why Catullus bothered to write pages and pages of this drivel mystifies me."

But not me! Not me!
posted by kenko at 8:24 AM on January 3, 2013


Is Katullus even a real Kat? I ask you.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:20 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


He's a pretty hep cat.
posted by The Whelk at 9:28 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


and has anyone ever seen him ullus?
posted by boo_radley at 10:22 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy 500th Kattullus!
posted by philipy at 10:38 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


kenko: "— and why Catullus bothered to write pages and pages of this drivel mystifies me."

I knew exactly which Catullus poem Bunting said that about (well, suspected and then looked it up to confirm) and I kinda agree with him (and kinda don't) but damn if my eyes didn't narrow and my irrational fandom didn't kick in something fierce and I momentarily resolved never to read another Bunting poem ever again. Then I got better.
posted by Kattullus at 11:32 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kattullus - a very nice man, well done - are you still in prov ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:01 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nope, in Iceland now.
posted by Kattullus at 4:58 PM on January 3, 2013


His posts are always excellent, and he makes MeFi a better place. Huzzah for Kattullus!
posted by homunculus at 8:43 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Nope, in Iceland now.

I recently read Njal's and Egil's sagas.

Weird country you got there, Kattullus.
posted by kenko at 9:33 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Congrats, Kattullus! Count me as another MeFite who appreciates the posts you've made. It would be difficult to choose favorites (especially from the more comprehensive, historical, or otherwise very-serious-subject posts), but I'd like to mention just a few of the more recent ones I found especially fun:
- Comics by Anne Emond (thanks also for introducing me to Kate Beaton's comics via one of your comments a few years ago)
- Amy Sedaris crafts things
- Classic Covers of Penguin Science Fiction Books

And I somehow didn't connect the following posts with your username until I just saw them in your history, but I played the linked games a lot! So, thanks also for:
- Addictive as heck baseball game
- Lone Wolf choose-your-own-adventure series (I read many of the books way back when, so it was cool to be able to play them online.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:28 AM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I always found it vaguely amusing that we have both Kattullus and lesbiassparrow. His posts are great (and just because his posts are sensitive, doesn't mean that he has no shame).
posted by ersatz at 4:59 AM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't believe you linked to that baseball game. How dare you. I'd been free of its clutches for so long.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:52 AM on January 4, 2013


kenko: Weird country you got there, Kattullus.

Not my fault, I haven't avenged a blood brother in absolutely ages.
posted by Kattullus at 10:24 AM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Migs is a viking....
just saying.
posted by clavdivs at 12:55 PM on January 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


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