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Halfbuckaroo here, got a hit in Key West for the first time in probably 10 years, and I thought it was groovy as hell and I'm reporting. Bad karaoke at AQUA, and a mefite from Chicago shows up, and it was superior. I thought I was alone, and yet. I'm gratified and delighted. small happiness, and utter delight. Thanks MeFi.
posted by halfbuckaroo to MetaFilter-Related at 6:03 PM (119 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

I have no idea what is happening here.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:05 PM on January 29, 2013 [9 favorites]


I understand the words...
posted by workerant at 6:05 PM on January 29, 2013


Reading this has officially made me the most lost I have ever been on mefi.
posted by namewithoutwords at 6:05 PM on January 29, 2013 [11 favorites]


karaoke .... a mefite from Chicago....

eamondaly?
posted by desjardins at 6:06 PM on January 29, 2013


Excellent news, thanks for the report!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:06 PM on January 29, 2013 [21 favorites]


I am glad you had a positive accidental-meetup experience, man.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:06 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


A ... hit?
posted by aubilenon at 6:06 PM on January 29, 2013


Can someone translate this into English?
posted by dfriedman at 6:09 PM on January 29, 2013


what is this i dont even
posted by zombieflanders at 6:10 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Can someone translate this into English?

My username is halfbuckaroo. I am in Key West. I met a MeFite tonight while doing karaoke. That fact made me happy.

*some handwaviness here about hits and time frames*
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:11 PM on January 29, 2013 [38 favorites]


It was that secret MeFi handshake, no doubt, that made them known to each other.
posted by beagle at 6:13 PM on January 29, 2013


Can someone translate this into English?

hexapodia is the key insight.
posted by Justinian at 6:14 PM on January 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


i like cake
posted by elizardbits at 6:16 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]



posted by Ufez Jones at 6:16 PM on January 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Who did you meet? Please send me a hit.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:17 PM on January 29, 2013


Who did you meet?
The tags may offer a clue. Or not.
posted by beagle at 6:20 PM on January 29, 2013


as far as i know eamondaly is in Chicago tonight. that said, as the patron saint of karaoke he may have teleported to key west to escape this ridiculous rain.
posted by misskaz at 6:20 PM on January 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

PICK UP THE MIC.
posted by carsonb at 6:25 PM on January 29, 2013


I love inside jokes. I'd love to be a part of one someday.
posted by benito.strauss at 6:25 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Also I am drunk"
posted by nathancaswell at 6:27 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


honestly i regularly have these sort of overwhelming schmoopy feels about mefites after just about every chicago meetup. it can't *just* be the tiny beers and karaoke, can it?
posted by misskaz at 6:37 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


dfriedman: "Can someone translate this into English?"

cromulent
posted by octothorpe at 6:40 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Having or characterized by cromules."
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 6:47 PM on January 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Orig. from the Shakespeare, "neither a borrower nor a cromulender be".
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:59 PM on January 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


So, a mefite is selling hits at a bar in Key West? Groovy.

Have another on me, dude!
posted by octobersurprise at 7:04 PM on January 29, 2013


Cold Lurkey?
posted by unliteral at 7:06 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


This one goes out to elizardbits.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:16 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought I was alone, and yet.

Please finish that sentence!
posted by Admira at 7:19 PM on January 29, 2013


Aw shucks, seriously I was thinking just about that time, "let's see if there's a cheapo last minute to Miami and then hop a bus" and just hang in the glades. I coulda been there.
posted by sammyo at 7:23 PM on January 29, 2013


I AM EVERYWHERE
posted by eamondaly at 7:51 PM on January 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


Yay! Now why doesn't a MeFite come hunt me down in NE Ohio, where I'm wearing a MeFi tee at least once a week.
posted by slogger at 8:16 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Always cool to see an inadvertent meeting turn out well.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:17 PM on January 29, 2013


I want to know how they recognised each other. Carnations in a certain shade of blue?
posted by arcticseal at 8:19 PM on January 29, 2013


Aaaaw, bless.
posted by young sister beacon at 8:29 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


You could meet me right now if you just came over.
posted by davejay at 8:46 PM on January 29, 2013


Can someone translate this into English?

*some handwaviness here about hits and time frames*


I submit: My username is halfbuckaroo. I am in Key West. I haven't run into a MeFite in the wild in a decade. I met a MeFite tonight while doing karaoke. That fact made me happy.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 8:48 PM on January 29, 2013


Maybe I am from a different generation, but I read that as, "I am in Key West partying my brains out, got a hit of acid for the first time in 10 years and holy friggin cow I end up singing karaoke when I mention this one goes out to my friends on the blue and suddenly there is an actual friend from the blue in the bar. What a coincidence that would not have happened had I not eaten this hit. When you are tripping, it is the small things that seem big and the big things that seem trivial and well all things seem like all things in some way and it all makes me smile with delight. What do you think they will play in the second set? Will there be a long drums --> space? I hope they open with Scarlet --> Fire"
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:04 PM on January 29, 2013 [47 favorites]


If this isn't a coded message by someone being held hostage, I don't know what is.
posted by found missing at 9:16 PM on January 29, 2013 [6 favorites]


It makes perfect sense if you assume 'hit' implies hit of acid.
posted by mannequito at 9:18 PM on January 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


The only mefites I know IRL are people I introduced to the site, and they basically never visit the site anyway so they don't really count. I just feel so much but I gots nobody to share it with, ya know?

somebody please please find me I feel so alone and dorky
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:21 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


My username is halfbuckaroo. I am in Key West. I met a MeFite tonight while doing karaoke. That fact made me happy.

Also, I have had some drinks, am typing on my phone, and having that expansive love-of-life experience one only gets while traveling. With enhancements.

I don't think there's anything else "hit" could mean than what's been posited here. If I were a mod I would be looking for the delete request email in about 13 hours, but hey. Have a great time, man. Key West is awesome, and I can't wait to get back either. You are a good reminder of why.
posted by Miko at 9:27 PM on January 29, 2013


So, this is both a meetup report and a trip report then?
posted by Scientist at 9:57 PM on January 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


It makes perfect sense if you assume 'hit' implies hit of acid.

I'm such a SQUARE.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 10:05 PM on January 29, 2013


Best gonzo MetaTalk post EVER.
posted by grapesaresour at 10:21 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I kind of love this Meta and the Mefi detective breakdown, it's really adorable.
posted by empyrean at 10:21 PM on January 29, 2013


So, people are drinking?
posted by vrakatar at 10:34 PM on January 29, 2013


misskaz: "it can't *just* be the tiny beers and karaoke, can it?"

Apparently it's the acid.

Come to think of it, that would explain Eamon's pants.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:34 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Accidentally-ing a mefite is the best thing.
posted by rtha at 10:42 PM on January 29, 2013


This post gave me a thomcatspike flashback.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:44 PM on January 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


I was working the hole with the Sailor and we did not bad fifteen cents on average night boosting the afternoons and short timing the dawn we made out from the land of the free but I was running out of veins
posted by flabdablet at 10:52 PM on January 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


The call is coming from inside the house
posted by phaedon at 11:03 PM on January 29, 2013


Thankfully, there's a jimmy buffett to english option in google translate.
posted by blaneyphoto at 11:24 PM on January 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Where I'm from, you take a hit off a joint.
posted by moira at 11:42 PM on January 29, 2013


This post gave me a thomcatspike flashback.

Our first time traveler member. And, technically, that should be fastforward.
posted by y2karl at 11:56 PM on January 29, 2013


METAFILTER: I have no idea what is happening here.



I'm sure this turn of phrase has been isolated previously. Is there any way of checking?"
posted by philip-random at 12:55 AM on January 30, 2013


whatever it is, I would like some.
posted by Golden Eternity at 12:59 AM on January 30, 2013


Am I the only person hearing this in Jack Burton's voice over a crackling CB radio?
posted by Errant at 1:23 AM on January 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


oh my god you guys the mefites are breathing
posted by drlith at 2:46 AM on January 30, 2013


I'm suspicious, a post about Key West that doesn't mention 5 toed cats or chickens could well be a hoax.
posted by HuronBob at 3:39 AM on January 30, 2013


If I were a mod I would be looking for the delete request email in about 13 hours, but hey.

Wouldn't dream of it. This post got legs.

It was only Budweiser, but apparently a sufficient quantity of it will produce acid-like results. Jessamyn's Bud-to-English processor interpreted it exactly, as usual. Luckily, no six-toed cats or chickens were harmed during the production.

The Chicago mefite in question will have to out herself, as the quantity of beer also precluded any name retention.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 4:06 AM on January 30, 2013 [34 favorites]


Best gonzo MetaTalk post EVER.

I think Key West is an intrinsic part of this, much more so than, say, Kennebunkport
posted by Ghidorah at 4:07 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like turtles.
posted by govtdrone at 4:28 AM on January 30, 2013


I'm a skeptic. If you drop acid and you meet someone in a loud karaoke bar who you think is a MeFite it's odds on they were from Reddit. Especially if it turns out they liked Lionel Ritchie or had a picture of a man in a Burberry cap in their wallet.
posted by MuffinMan at 4:32 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't most cats have four toes and a thumb?
posted by HuronBob at 4:49 AM on January 30, 2013


4 x four toes and a thumb. Hep cats got them all, daddy-o!
posted by h00py at 4:55 AM on January 30, 2013


turtles are pretty rad
posted by elizardbits at 5:04 AM on January 30, 2013


Who is it?
posted by adamvasco at 5:10 AM on January 30, 2013


WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY KENNETH?
posted by briank at 5:17 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I brought thomcatspike to his first meetup! (No hits, no karaoke.)
posted by languagehat at 6:10 AM on January 30, 2013


But how did you know it was a mefite?

Were they wearing a t-shirt? Or were you standing on a table shouting "Metafilter fucking rocks, luddites!" and they gently tapped you on the shoulder and asked you to take it to Metachat?
posted by Brockles at 6:21 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


It was only Budweiser, but apparently a sufficient quantity of it will produce acid-like results.

How long do you pee after consuming a tanker truck of Bud?
posted by octobersurprise at 6:28 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I will immediately begin using "got a hit" to mean that I met someone, somewhere. Please join me. Let's make this a thing.
posted by The Deej at 6:35 AM on January 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


(I was thinking it could be a secret MeFi thing, like "Do you know mathowie?" But then I realized that saying "Anyone got a hit?" would probably get a different kind of response than intended.)
posted by The Deej at 6:37 AM on January 30, 2013


Clearly halfbuckaroo is a fisherman.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:57 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


OH GOD I'M COMING DOWN
posted by The Whelk at 7:05 AM on January 30, 2013


Drunkiest MeTa posts are the Funkiest MeTa posts.
posted by Think_Long at 7:11 AM on January 30, 2013


Deep rich soothing funk
posted by The Whelk at 7:12 AM on January 30, 2013


Rich, Corinthian funk, even.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:20 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


there are so many eagles under the dashboard.
posted by The Whelk at 7:21 AM on January 30, 2013


no point mentioning the eagles, the poor bastard will see them soon enough.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:27 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


is Budweiser slang for weed?
posted by edgeways at 7:49 AM on January 30, 2013


Excuse me? I only speak Downton Abbey :(
posted by Wordshore at 8:12 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Chicago mefite in question will have to out herself

Was it me? I don't think it was me, since I'm not in Key West and I don't karaoke, but I suppose there's always the chance.
posted by phunniemee at 8:17 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Now why doesn't a MeFite come hunt me down in NE Ohio, where I'm wearing a MeFi tee at least once a week.

MetaFilter: The Most Dangerous Game.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:34 AM on January 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


I have no idea how halfbuckaroo sniffed out my metafilterness. There may a be a pheromone signature unique to mefites, which is elevated in the presence of Karoake, or it may be that I'd unthinkingly used the word 'impinged' in the opening sentence of our conversation.
Regardless, it was the most surprisingly delightful thing to find out that we'd been having a secret meet-up... and that I'd randomly picked the one mefite in the bar, or maybe on the whole island, to stand next to.
Funny old internet.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:53 AM on January 30, 2013 [42 favorites]


Vindicated! The secret word was cromulent.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 9:05 AM on January 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


I have no idea how halfbuckaroo sniffed out my metafilterness. There may a be a pheromone signature unique to mefites

Oh god, now I just keep smelling myself in a panic.
posted by naju at 9:18 AM on January 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


Guys, I think we're in on the ground floor of a Meet Cute. I FEEL SO ALIVE!!
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:20 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


man i gotta start drinking again
posted by angrycat at 9:27 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cold Lurkey?
posted by unliteral at 9:06 PM on January 29


...are you a wizard?
posted by adamdschneider at 9:30 AM on January 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


There may a be a pheromone signature unique to mefites

No, it's just Flaming Hot Cheetos and Talisker.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:39 AM on January 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


man i gotta start stop drinking again
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:39 AM on January 30, 2013


Oh god, now I just keep smelling myself in a panic.

That's me you're smelling. Cut it out!
posted by OmieWise at 9:43 AM on January 30, 2013


I'm sort of embarassed how happy I am that this story ended up being about a Chicago person I've met.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:50 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm sort of embarassed how happy I am that this story ended up being about a Chicago person I've met.

IFBP. Internet Famous by Proxy. It's one of the perks of being a Chicago mefite. (See also: eamondaly, shakespeherian, Tiny Fix.)

We should put it on the recruiting posters.
posted by phunniemee at 9:55 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


And now the argument turns to whether or not to include a fedora in the official uniform.
posted by elizardbits at 10:12 AM on January 30, 2013


Homburg > Fedora

TEACH THE CONTROVERSY
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:42 AM on January 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Someday it'll be berets.

And when that day comes, I will be ready. Oh yes.
posted by cmyk at 10:48 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Homburg > Fedora

Trilby > Svengali > Saruman > Isengard > Hornburg
posted by comealongpole at 10:51 AM on January 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


A slice of cmyk's life
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 10:52 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


MeetingFilter
posted by benito.strauss at 11:04 AM on January 30, 2013


It was that secret MeFi handshake

I am vaguely afraid that "MeFi Handshake" is a term from the Urban Dictionary....
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:11 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cloche or GTFO!
posted by Mister_A at 11:14 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Vindicated! The secret word was cromulent.

Can we have 'cromulent' somewhere on the next t-shirt?
posted by carter at 11:22 AM on January 30, 2013


I love this. Now I want to go to Key West so that something serendipitous can happen to me too!
posted by hapax_legomenon at 11:29 AM on January 30, 2013


no no NO infinity scarves for all
posted by angrycat at 11:30 AM on January 30, 2013


Someday it'll be berets. And when that day comes, I will be ready. Oh yes.

And David Mamet will be waiting for you.
posted by octobersurprise at 12:31 PM on January 30, 2013


...are you a wizard?
I put on my robe and my wizard hat.
posted by unliteral at 12:41 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


How long do you pee after consuming a tanker truck of Bud?

That whole time. All of it.
posted by mrgoat at 12:49 PM on January 30, 2013


"Also I am drunk"

It's spelled "drunj."
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:22 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I read hit, my mind went to the scene in Hamlet where he and Laertes are fighting. Hamlet asks for judgement and Osric replies "A hit. A very palpable hit." This line will live on in my brain as my friends loved saying it in hs when smoking up. We also agreed Shakespeare was totally doing acid. How else do you explain a Midsummer's Night Dream?
posted by miss-lapin at 2:08 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


We also agreed Shakespeare was totally doing acid. How else do you explain a Midsummer's Night Dream?

This one time I was explaining The Tempest to my brother and he was like whaaaat there's a Shakespeare play with a wizard
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:37 PM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


How else do you explain a Midsummer's Night Dream?

It was commissioned by Morpheus.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:20 PM on January 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


man i gotta start stop drinking again

Yeah, no more drinking again! From now on, each drink only goes down the hatch once.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 8:08 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The real hilarity to me (and apologies if I'm misrepresenting your position on this, Cold Lurkey) is that, I don't know, maybe six months ago, you were just HORRIFIED at karaoke being a regular part of our meetups, and you only agreed to go up and sing because they had XTC in the book. And just look at you now.

The Chicago Cabal* is very powerful and persuasive like that. That's why I'll never leave!

*TINCC
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:26 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


im in ur crbbblnggl flffnrkkkkng yr kkkrzzznntzz
posted by flabdablet at 7:43 AM on January 31, 2013


Wait, phunniemee, why is shakespeherian a google search for pastrami? Did I miss something again?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 3:17 PM on February 7, 2013


Shakespeherian bred. And what is the best thing to put on bread? Pastrami.
posted by phunniemee at 4:09 PM on February 7, 2013


o for a hot pastrami sandwich right now. RIGHT NOW
posted by angrycat at 4:24 PM on February 7, 2013


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