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Unearthing 2012's Buried Treasure
January 7, 2013 8:04 AM   Subscribe

My list of such is short and lame this year, but it would be lamer if we didn't have one of these threads for 2012. Show us your MeFi buried treasure!

The point of these threads it to share your most loved comments from the past year that you feel didn't get the attention they deserve. I use a dozen favourites as a rough guideline but that's totally flexible! Anything you feel deserves another chance to shine is fair game!

My list:

It's Raining Florence Henderson's take on creationist pickup lines.
Why you shouldn't tell a Klingon to shut his piehole.
dinty moore on Persona 4's frustrating about face on its developing gay and trans storylines.
usonian discusses his work on the Buffy cyberdemon suit.
fuq explains how frat hazing is important training for the real world.
cottoncandybeard delivers the only comment you need in a post about a pog blog.
Cool Papa Bell imagines a face off between King Joffrey and Mad Men's Pete Campbell.
Bicyclefish talks existential angst with Raffi.
Any comment that teasingly calls out The Good Wife for its ever increasing need to explain Internet issues to moms gets a favourite from me!
I agree with Coatlicue re: Sandman + Johnny Depp = No.
Picked up a fair number of faves, but I loved DWRoelands' take on Neo-Nerds and Monty Python quoting.
I was tickled by this massive list of high-IQ societies
The Prawn Reproach wishes we could just let foreign loanwords go in peace, no need for violence
What elizardbits would do were she a 7 feet tall dude.

Previous years' threads: 2009 2010 2011
posted by yellowbinder to MetaFilter-Related at 8:04 AM (28 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

Shine on, you crazy diamonds:

* Bunny Ultramod shows us that we do, indeed, have both kinds: country AND western
* Navelgazer's pointed assessment of the progession of the holiday season speaks volumes
* narain's short list of buffalo-related idioms may come in handy one day
* verstegan gave a brief history of the women bishops question when I asked about it
* geek anachronism does parenting beautifully
* spitbull demonstrates how to identify common grifters in the wild
* easily confused shares the story about bailing Grandma out of jail
* metroid baby describes the fuck-it dress
* reverend cuttle, on the heat death of Big Tex
* Ghidorah, on close enounters of the food kind
* Turkey Glue, on imperfect history
* cmyk channels MeFi's own Eoabelisaurus mefi
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:20 AM on January 7, 2013

Will no one speak up for the humble mouse?

Metafilter: a poison-syringe/grappling-hook wielding madman looking to feed off of your guts.

A very detailed answer to a question about how we know what we know about the life of Jesus and the first century church
posted by Blasdelb at 8:21 AM on January 7, 2013

That's kind of weird.
posted by OmieWise at 8:23 AM on January 7, 2013 [3 favorites]

YAY, I have been waiting for this thread for like 6 weeks. ALAS my list is on my desktop at home.

oh the humanity
posted by elizardbits at 8:24 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Battle of the Turners by woodblock100
Gin and Tonic, A Love Story by cyndigo
Foxes at Play from gimonca
Of Tartans and Kilts by usonian (where's my MeFi tartan?)
I literally know nothing about beans...from Chorus
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ by chunking express (a really fun thread)
Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-Catcher, after 25 Years’ Experience from timshel
Ode to a Buttered Cat by cortex (has a link to the comment that started it)
posted by arcticseal at 8:28 AM on January 7, 2013

Oh yeah I'm totally reddy with a sweet fire and crispy tumbler of scotch to dive right into this delicious quiche of a thread.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on January 7, 2013

Short but sweet,; YVMV
We were still argung about text size I'm not really up for being at the bottom of a dogpile today and a little back and forth.
Juggling with Rattlesnakes What a callous and awful thing to say in light of what you clearly think of his faith.
Reggie tells it like it is as does yoink and ideefixee.
Not least loquacious muses about starting a cult
and best for last "Play it, cortex. Play ''Punch 'em in the Dick."
posted by adamvasco at 8:59 AM on January 7, 2013

The perils of using a Magic 8-Ball.
Aquaman out-hipsters us all (I think).
What? Mefites are evolving!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:06 AM on January 7, 2013

Long afloat on shipless oceans ... - About Tim Buckley's Song to the Siren.

Cat lost at Devil's Tower - help and Tina is rescued!

Strip-hop? (Ugh... sorry I couldn't resist.) -- Downtempo music suitable for burlesque.
posted by boo_radley at 9:07 AM on January 7, 2013

Palmcorder_yajna on the benefits of pair-bonding
Conspire on ASL and terminology and science and hearing loss
Why the Osmonds make The World Famous uncomfortable
Flapjax at midnite lists some recently discovered monkeys
posted by ChuraChura at 9:16 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

These are the ones that made me laugh, and still make me laugh.

Superman peed on you.
Do you work for a scarecrow manufacturer?
With all this talk of hipsters, I feel a little bad that we consistently ignore the flipsters and finger-poppin' daddies.
These people want to shrink government until it is small enough to fit into my vagina.
If you're as awful as I am, it was also the funniest shit ever broadcast on television.
Shit. We landed on a cat. Oh god. It's not breathing
Never attribute to malice that that which can be attributed to cosplay.
Protip: Skip the mashed potatoes.
I've smelled things you people wouldn't believe. Arseholes on fire after a shoulder of mutton. eventually turns out he was trying to lure the dead voters onto a boat to have sex with them.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:26 AM on January 7, 2013

Artw takes the "Yo Mamma" joke to new ground/a new Weyland-Yutani mining colony.
This comment doesn't get nearly as much as exposure but in my mind is far more meaningful than blue_beetle's classic "Customer" quote.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:29 AM on January 7, 2013

Metafilter would close down but for the stream of questions along these lines, almost all of which have the same or similar answer.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 10:24 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

oulipian - Flipping a table during a game of Settlers.

shakespeherian - shifts at the stab factory

hydrophonic - kitty bats tumblr

SpiffyRob - Dutch brother

sestaaak - the importance of plungers
posted by phunniemee at 11:17 AM on January 7, 2013

The funny:
KatherineT on Partners in Crime.
hippybear on what do you call an orchestra?
Drastic on Pixar's Cars being a sequel to Maximum Overdrive.

The clever:
flug on the idea of Gun/Bullet insurance.
Riki tiki on a Human Resources version of Chaos Monkey.
posted by fings at 11:54 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Comprehension fail. You asked for comments, I put favourite threads. I suck.
posted by arcticseal at 12:02 PM on January 7, 2013

Threads are good too! I was going to do some, but I realized I rarely favourite threads and when I do they tend to be super popular ones!
posted by yellowbinder at 12:17 PM on January 7, 2013

posted by rjs at 12:29 PM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

This is from 2010 but I do not care, because this comment is criminally underappreciated:


(I think 2013 is going to be the year I start keeping a list of hilarious comments.)
posted by griphus at 1:49 PM on January 7, 2013

Oh, wait, here is one from this year: Pizza Las Vegas.

Is so good! Is so funny! Read today.
posted by griphus at 1:51 PM on January 7, 2013

The "reinventing the toilet"-as-cliche series of comments made me laugh.

Also, Han Solo/Hamsalo.
posted by illenion at 2:01 PM on January 7, 2013

- jason_steakums' awesome movie idea

- danny the boy and his well-earned plan for beery vengeance

- threeants does not like surprises

- you are not the boss of biffa

- boo_radley creates the single greatest gif of all time

- nathancaswell with the most useful and relevant comment possible about Game of Thrones

- Sidhedevil imparts highly useful knowledge of ASL

- XQUZYPHYR has some regrets about the Corgi Cam

- moneyjane discusses important debate techniques

- Foci for Analysis has some predictions for the future of the Potterverse

- ColdChef embraces addiction

- Kattullus on historical douchebaggery

- stavrogin on how Prometheus could have been a better film

- Bulgaroktonos makes a terrible mistake

- Marisa Stole the Precious Thing on inappropriate responses to constructive criticisms

- Stitcherbeast on self-quoting

- TheWhiteSkull experiences a sinister attraction towards Putin

- kaibutsu may have hit rock-bottom

- The _______ of Justice describes the horrors of women's restrooms

And a special shoutout to one of my favourite posts of all time even if it is from 2008.

posted by elizardbits at 6:09 PM on January 7, 2013

posted by skrozidile at 8:20 PM on January 7, 2013

For the record, I *loved* all of my comments in 2012.
posted by George Lucas at 11:23 PM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

A McDonald's cheeseburger.

To all cephalapods, I would like to state unequivocally, that I do eat your kind.

The most disappointed animal.
posted by plinth at 5:45 AM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

MiltonRandKalman on lies, damned lies, and...

Empress Callipygos' metaphor for those half-baked projects you start but don't finish. Because I need the reminder, frequently.

flabdablet on how fuckwits are statistically independent, much like a coin toss.

All the rest of my favourites were for items which need the full context of the thread, and Kubrick jokes.
posted by harriet vane at 2:27 AM on January 9, 2013

No one ever thinks maybe the girl just geeked out on makeup or fashion.

this is like my cats, except with my cats it goes:

Last night she got hooked on to the comedic potential of the phrase "itchy butt." We are bad parents for laughing as hard as we did.


These are showin' knives.

They are asking, in code, if you would like to eat a baby with them.

Putting people who commit the most heinous crimes into an "other" category--monster rather than human, etc--discounts the very real ability of "regular" people to do horrible things and lets us forget that even the worst criminals are still human beings.

Belle is for Obama, of course.

Don't need a valid ID

PBS is fucking awesome. No wonder people want to get rid of it.

I don't buy the idea of here, on this side, is Friendship, and on that side, is Romance.

2. Blah blah Sicilian when death is on the line

To find out more, scientists recently conducted a study that would definitively answer the question: Do Men Really Want to Fuck Each Other?

12 pm: Get shot in the neck with a Nerf bullet. Seek revenge.

When you're faced with "a lot of the problems of the nuclear family only model"-- a large part of those "problems" are caused by the lack of free female labour.

Running for President Char Sheet, with all 50 States + DC:

A country that allows its people to be sick and uneducated is one that fails.

This is like one of the classic Nintendo game end-bosses. Romney Takes His True Form!

And nobody will be able to see him but you!

Look at all the people around the table, around the room, imagine them as third graders.

Rated X for nude violence.

My mother looks a bit disgruntled and gives me two more dollars. I then have to proceed to explaining that half a pound of marijuana costs way more than five dollars.

But at the time, it was illegal to advertise anything for any contraception purpose, so they had to come up with some other purported reason to douche with antiseptic.

He's pretty old school but I know that Richard Chamberlain is an great guy.

Because really, it's sort of insane that we expect Congress to run a country of 350 million people without candy

I would create threads of lies at the heart of the simulation, bringing about a mystery that drags you deeper and deeper into the soul of your city

In my fantasies, I would leap down midway through their coitus one night and announce "sorry guys, have to go to the bathroom - can we finish this up when I get back?" but I never had the nerve.

I've always liked the way comic book superhero teams involve characters with wildly disparate levels of power.

I was driving my feet, eating take-out, sleeping on a co-worker’s couch, and I needed a hug from anyone so bad I ached.

I'm surprised Gathering of the Juggalos doesn't get more attention

I love how this one looks like the priest stumbled into some infernal household argument.

If you want an example to show just how complicated Intellectual Property Rights have become in the digital age, this is it in a nutshell.

be warned, the amount of jimson weed it takes to stone you is almost the same amount it takes to kill you.
posted by kagredon at 7:23 PM on January 10, 2013

Can I include threads for stuff I did cause I think it's rad?
posted by The Whelk at 8:06 PM on January 10, 2013

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