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January 15, 2013 2:35 PM   Subscribe

I'm calling out MartinWisse

For having now, with "STARK MADE HULK BIG PHONE!!!", made 100 awesome posts for Euro Mefites to love as well as North Americans to wake up to and making us all look bad by comparison.

Check out the infodumpster for a decent run down of greatest hits. Some of my favorites have been,
You too can be a professional princess about an amazing series of posts by a professional princess for hire explaining her trade
Not quite Mad Max bringing together the internationally different realistic portrayals of what the coming nuclear holocaust would look like from the 80s
Not that many Dutch people care what you call the country explaining the difference between Holland and the Netherlands
and
Warning, academic in the house on various blog posts unpacking the differences between sexism in fantasy and sexism in history
posted by Blasdelb to Etiquette/Policy at 2:35 PM (60 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, whew. Yes!
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:36 PM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


What a mean callout. I'm not even going to bother reading below the fold. Shame on you.
posted by brain_drain at 2:42 PM on January 15, 2013 [9 favorites]


I am on record as saying that I like MartinWisse.
posted by adamvasco at 2:48 PM on January 15, 2013


I am having inappropriate laugh times thanks to the princess thread:
"Oh, [a party clown] was once hired for a bachelor party. They didn't want him to do anything weird, just they wanted to get shitfaced drunk with a clown. He ended up getting hammered and making balloon animals for the strippers. "

Am I weird for thinking that this would be hilariously fun?
posted by boo_radley at 3:10 PM on January 15, 2013 [11 favorites]


MartinWisse is one of the best European posters, for sure.
posted by Jehan at 3:26 PM on January 15, 2013


I like European posters, but for some reason they never fit my American poster frames right.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:38 PM on January 15, 2013 [11 favorites]


Anicent Dutch Secret?
posted by The Whelk at 3:39 PM on January 15, 2013


He is a treasure.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:01 PM on January 15, 2013 [7 favorites]


That's equivalent to 133 US posts at current rates.
posted by perhapses at 4:11 PM on January 15, 2013 [14 favorites]


Yay! Good callout, blasdelb.

Before Martin showed up, my Netherlands-related posting strategy went roughly as follows:

1) Find something Dutch that Mefites might like
2) Wait a couple of days because lazy
3) Post!

Now step three is usually pre-empted by the discovery that Martin has already posted it. So I just amended the whole thing to

1) Find something Dutch that Mefites might like
2) Wait for Martin to post it because lazy

In summary, Martin is stealing my thoughts and I don't like work.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 4:31 PM on January 15, 2013 [24 favorites]


I love that you have the big shiny 'staff' icon under the words "I don't like work"
posted by TwoWordReview at 4:35 PM on January 15, 2013 [14 favorites]


They didn't want him to do anything weird, just they wanted to get shitfaced drunk with a clown

♫ " ... the beers of a clown ..." ♫

Actually, that sounds like just the circumstance I'd need to unburden myself of all my clown-related rage and fear.
posted by octobersurprise at 4:36 PM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I heart MartinWisse. Was it he who wrote the comment about the skating festival in the Netherlands? Despite years of being told here that one should never attempt to skate on frozen water, it made me want to head over and try it.
posted by mippy at 4:58 PM on January 15, 2013


MartinWisse's giant rubber duckie gave me a lift on a bad day. Thanks for, uh, floating my boat, MartinWisse!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:41 PM on January 15, 2013


Wij houden van MartinWisse!
posted by trip and a half at 5:50 PM on January 15, 2013


I can't read his posts on my NTSC monitor, sorry.
posted by mintcake! at 6:24 PM on January 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Pannenkoeken for everyone, but especially MartinWisse!
posted by arcticseal at 6:43 PM on January 15, 2013


I was all like, no wai, Blasdelb is too badass to call anyone out negatively, but my brain still defaulted to expecting negativity and being pleasantly surprised to see said expectation shot down.
posted by lordaych at 6:50 PM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I have raised a mug of beer to MartinWisse!!
posted by infini at 6:51 PM on January 15, 2013


Yep, this was a totally appropriate callout of MartinWisse. There he goes again, being awesome.
posted by lakersfan1222 at 6:55 PM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Even before opening this I knew it had to be a good callout, because MartinWisse is awesome.
posted by Miko at 7:29 PM on January 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


[not sure if ironic call out or ironic responses or neither]
posted by cupcake1337 at 8:42 PM on January 15, 2013


Now i just feel awkward bringing this torch and rope to the party.
posted by Shit Parade at 8:46 PM on January 15, 2013 [7 favorites]


MartinWisse does spend an inordinate amount of time being amazing, it's true.
posted by winna at 8:49 PM on January 15, 2013


RASFW represent, man.
posted by Justinian at 8:56 PM on January 15, 2013


What Justinian said. Usenet is the trade secret of the web.
posted by asterix at 9:19 PM on January 15, 2013


He makes interesting comments too.
posted by harriet vane at 9:41 PM on January 15, 2013


Some shameful part of me misses real call-outs/flame-outs -- which were once a weekly occurrence, but have become a more-or-less extinct breed on MeTa, post-2008.

Another part of me realizes that the community and the (honestly pretty peerless) moderation has found ways to transcend these tawdry vestiges of old message-board culture, and that this is a good thing.

Then a third part of me doubts that second part, and thinks that we've sacrificed something vital (or at least affirming... or possibly just "entertaining") for the sake of ersatz, seething "harmony".

I'm conflicted, to say the least. But more than anything I'm glad that we've created something that I and many others really, really value; in time I guess I can create an acceptable justification for these and almost any other concessions we've made along the way.
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 10:26 PM on January 15, 2013


Excellent callout Blasdelb! I totally agree. I know that when MartinWisse posts a link or comment it will be a good one.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:37 PM on January 15, 2013


I was sure this was going to be another complaint about "does what it says on the tin". I hate it when a MeTa post defies my expectations by not being pointlessly and effortfully bitchy about precisely nothing.

No, not hate. The other thing.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:03 PM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Is this where I do my Oscar acceptance speech impression? No seriously, you lot are making me blush. Go on Stop it.

RASFW represent, man.

Indeed; quite a few of the links I post I get from old RASFW regulars.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:45 PM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, if it ain't Dutch it ain't much.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:17 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


MartinWisse is a stone cold dude.
posted by ominous_paws at 2:03 AM on January 16, 2013


I like European posters, but for some reason they never fit my American poster frames right.

European posters are proportioned according to the golden ratio.
posted by atrazine at 3:11 AM on January 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Blasdelb, if you'll hold MartinWisse I'll bring the protractors
posted by infini at 3:28 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Then a third part of me doubts that second part, and thinks that we've sacrificed something vital (or at least affirming... or possibly just "entertaining") for the sake of ersatz, seething "harmony".

I have this mental image of you now wistfully staring down at an open junk drawer containing a pair of fingerless gloves with a handful of glass shards glued to the backs, sighing, and then slowly pushing it closed.
posted by Diablevert at 5:43 AM on January 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


He makes interesting comments too.

And his spelling is impeccable! Plus he smells good!
posted by The Deej at 5:49 AM on January 16, 2013


Three cheers for OmieWise's Dutch brother!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:50 AM on January 16, 2013


God now I really want the smoked breakfast fish I used to get in Amsterdam when I was awake before *everyone else* cause I still woke up at six despite it being *still actually nighttime, like with the moon and everything* because waking up at 9 was *wrong*.
posted by The Whelk at 6:19 AM on January 16, 2013


You need to think outside the time zone mindset. Look at me, I'm going to bed now.
posted by infini at 6:57 AM on January 16, 2013


He makes interesting comments too.

And his spelling is impeccable! Plus he smells good!


And he doesn't afraid of anything.
posted by Nomyte at 7:30 AM on January 16, 2013


he can skate on the rivers even if they're not frozen over
posted by The Whelk at 7:43 AM on January 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: ersatz, seething "harmony"
posted by scrump at 8:09 AM on January 16, 2013


Heh. I saw this post yesterday and thought, "Oh dear lord, not another fucking callout in Meta" and skipped it entirely. So glad I finally clicked in. :)

Yay for MartinWisse!
posted by zarq at 8:49 AM on January 16, 2013


Then a third part of me doubts that second part, and thinks that we've sacrificed something vital (or at least affirming... or possibly just "entertaining") for the sake of ersatz, seething "harmony".
> I have this mental image of you now wistfully staring down at an open junk drawer containing a pair of fingerless gloves with a handful of glass shards glued to the backs, sighing, and then slowly pushing it closed.
Close, but I was just trying to find a twist-tie. I keep my old glassfightin' gloves in a coffee can in the garage, like a sensible adult.

posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 9:18 AM on January 16, 2013


The Dutch are good people.
posted by JanetLand at 9:49 AM on January 16, 2013


I like Dutch people in general, and MartinWisse in particular.
posted by Mister_A at 9:56 AM on January 16, 2013


MetaFilter: ersatz, seething "harmony"

I'm doing my best, folks.
posted by ersatz at 11:53 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've been here a hot second and already I am in love with this dude. It's all I can do to keep the appropriate pretence of primness and impartiality when I talk to him. Do you think he can tell?
Squee
posted by forgetful snow at 12:00 PM on January 16, 2013


I forget: which state is Europe in, again?




Good job on rocking the Blue, MartinWisse.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:08 PM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


With praise comes responsibility. What is your, Martin's, view on Padang food in Amsterdam?

Because we need something about food here, don't we?
posted by Namlit at 1:49 PM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Go to Den Haag instead, as that's where you have the true Indo population and look for small tokos tucked away in shopping malls. In Amsterdam, most Indonesian restaurants, where they aren't Dutchified Chinese/Indonesian restaurants, cater to the Surinam-Indo tastes.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:11 AM on January 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Go to Den Haag instead, as that's where you have the true Indo population and look for small tokos tucked away in shopping malls.

Wait, we have shopping malls here in Den Haag? I have got to get out more.
posted by wingless_angel at 4:28 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Wait, we have shopping malls here in Den Haag? I have got to get out more."

Also come to meetups
posted by Blasdelb at 5:08 AM on January 17, 2013


That has evolved way beyond a simple meetup ... that's the ultimate mefite beer run
posted by infini at 5:27 AM on January 17, 2013


Oh right, can someone get me a bottle of that Westvleteren 12?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:11 AM on January 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Between us we will make sure to figure something out, I've also got bottles of the Trappist beers that are harder, but not this hard, to get in the states that we can include.
posted by Blasdelb at 7:15 AM on January 17, 2013


I suppose none of you at the meetups ever noticed that slight glimmer if you glimpsed MartinWisse moving in your peripheral vision, eh? Not the most observant bunch, are you?

Forcefields and holograms people. He's actually a Culture Mind just toying with us.
posted by digitalprimate at 6:55 AM on January 18, 2013


Don't worry, Blasdelb has a good mind for cultures
posted by infini at 6:59 AM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I suppose none of you at the meetups ever noticed that slight glimmer if you glimpsed MartinWisse moving in your peripheral vision, eh? ... Forcefields and holograms people.

Okay, let me ask two uninitiated* questions here. Does the slight glimmer happen before the Westvleteren12 or after? And are there any morphic fields involved at all (for instance, does MartinWisse need to drink a Trappisten too for others to be able to glimpse him in their peripheral vision when meeting up, say, in Kentucky)?


*Since my profile page sadly generates the following message "There are no other MetaFilter members nearby, sorry," I've so far missed out on the meetups experience.
posted by Namlit at 7:35 AM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


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