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February 5, 2013 7:17 PM   Subscribe

So thanks to this MeTa I found (and "Liked", of course) the MetaFilter Facebook page. Upon reading said page, however, one of the terms from the "Related Searches" section stood out: "metafilter convection oven". I am very curious to find out now why this is apparently a popular enough search to show up on the Facebook page. Is this merely a glitch on Facebook's end or is there something about ovens that I really should know and y'all can tell me about? What am I missing out on here?
posted by MattMangels to MetaFilter-Related at 7:17 PM (45 comments total)

MetaFilter is hot. Also, it blows. Duh.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:46 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


MASHEEN LARNIN
posted by michaelh at 8:01 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, it just got a whole lot more popular, for starters.

(and dessert)
posted by unSane at 8:11 PM on February 5, 2013


Convection ovens are so hot right now.
posted by maryr at 8:25 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


No idea, but now I have your post in my head in the form of a "combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell"-style song. So thanks for that.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:36 PM on February 5, 2013 [6 favorites]


I like the Metafilter.
I like the convection oven.
I like the hypothetical Metafilter convection oven.

posted by maryr at 8:40 PM on February 5, 2013 [4 favorites]


Oh god, now it's in my head too.

I blame the Lobster.
I blame the Mitten.
I blame the newest mod named LobsterMitten.
posted by maryr at 8:41 PM on February 5, 2013 [5 favorites]


is there something about ovens that I really should know and y'all can tell me about?
Apparently.
posted by unliteral at 8:54 PM on February 5, 2013


You're assuming that something on Facebook is supposed to make sense to anyone but Marketers? Silly.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:57 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


We're really cooking tonight!
posted by vrakatar at 9:00 PM on February 5, 2013


A convection oven is ideal for cooking our plates of beans once we've finished overthinking them.

Just kidding, we NEVER finish overthinking them.
posted by axiom at 9:02 PM on February 5, 2013


MASHEEN LARNIN

New favorite sock puppet handle.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:06 PM on February 5, 2013


heats mah beans
posted by klangklangston at 9:06 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I saw that post, unliteral, when I googled "metafilter convection oven" so I suppose someone looking for that AskMe is the most plausible explanation; why they'd be looking for it on Facebook is a bit more puzzling. Maybe this guy knows.
posted by MattMangels at 9:15 PM on February 5, 2013


MetaFilter: the third heat!
posted by chrchr at 11:04 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


My guess is some people don't know how to spell meatloaf.
posted by phaedon at 2:43 AM on February 6, 2013


My guess is some people don't know how to spell meatloaf.

Sadly "meat filler" is slightly more likely. We are just lucky this site isn't called MetaSlurry....
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:46 AM on February 6, 2013


I'd somehow managed to avoid the Pizza Hut Taco Bell song... until now. Thanks for the earworm, LobsterMitten!
posted by third word on a random page at 2:54 AM on February 6, 2013


Isn't the Metafilter Convection Oven where you cook your taters?
posted by Grither at 3:58 AM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


The convection oven is just a disguise for the echo chamber.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:10 AM on February 6, 2013


That real question is who's going to clean metafilter after someone makes homemade macaroni and cheese casserole without putting a baking sheet under the dish to catch the inevitable overflow of goopy cheese? You can say "self cleaning oven" all you like, but someone still has to kneel down to clean the ashes.

This is a serious problem that requires serious overthinking.
posted by double block and bleed at 5:15 AM on February 6, 2013


but someone still has to kneel down to clean the ashes.

That "someone" is called a mod. On the other had, the ashes are the remains of banhammered posters and flame-outs, so don't make the mods clean the oven any more than necessary.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:23 AM on February 6, 2013


I got an artisanal tagine with my MetaFilter Platinum points.

Ask me how and get 5,000 free favourites.
posted by arcticseal at 6:38 AM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like how the related pages include Jessamyn....AND Kaycee Nicole.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:54 AM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


OMF. I need to figure out a recipe for Metaloaf. Preferably one for Metaloaf and another for vegetarian Metaloaf. Bread is the obvious filler ingredient, but I'm pretty sure that, with some thought, I can make a loaf out of other loaves (and lose friends in the process.)
posted by frimble at 7:43 AM on February 6, 2013


I don't understand why Metaloaf would not have beans...?
posted by batmonkey at 7:47 AM on February 6, 2013


frimble: "I can make a loaf out of other loaves "

"loafloaf"?
posted by boo_radley at 8:03 AM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


phaedon: "My guess is some people don't know how to spell meatloaf."

Though it's cold and lonely
in the deep dark night
I can see paradise
by the oven's light....
posted by zarq at 8:24 AM on February 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm too shy to post a whole new metatalk post, but I think this is important news:

MATH OWIE IS REAL!
If the thought of algebra triggers a migraine, you’re not alone. A recent University of Chicago study found that, for certain people with ‘‘high math anxiety,’’ the mere notion of tackling a numerical problem led the region of the brain associated with visceral pain to light up.
- NY Times Magazine, 27 Jan 2013
posted by moonmilk at 8:49 AM on February 6, 2013 [8 favorites]


Jack Donaghy does have a lot of time on his hands, now.
posted by steef at 8:52 AM on February 6, 2013


I need to figure out a recipe for Metaloaf.

It's basically just Jim Steinmen plus a motorcycle jacket, a bucket full of carbs, stir in a couple quarts chutzpah, then sprinkle generously with sweat.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:05 AM on February 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


GOD DAMMIT WHY DON'T I READ CAREFULLY BEFORE I MAKE JOKES
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:05 AM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can get all the rest, but I think that tripping Jim Steinman into a meat grinder might be a crime. A potentially delicious crime, but even with his consent, still too high a price to pay for a taste of metaloaf.
posted by frimble at 9:22 AM on February 6, 2013


Metaloaf: Like a Tab Out of Hell
posted by yoink at 10:24 AM on February 6, 2013 [12 favorites]


Metaloaf is just beans, portobellos, pancakes and Donkey Sauce. Overmix, add to greased penis loaf pan, cover with foil, bake in 350 degree oven for one hour, or until an instant read thermometer reads an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Uncover and broil until top of loaf browns. Remove from oven and leave on counter to cool for several days.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:56 AM on February 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


Serve with hardcore taters, obviously.
posted by unSane at 11:09 AM on February 6, 2013


Metaloaf is just beans, portobellos, pancakes and Donkey Sauce. Overmix, add to greased penis loaf pan, cover with foil, bake in 350 degree oven for one hour, or until an instant read thermometer reads an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Uncover and broil until top of loaf browns. Remove from oven and leave on counter to cool for several days.


Dear Metafilter, can I eat this after it's been left out on the counter for a few days? The temperature of my house is about 72F. Thanks!
posted by blurker at 12:11 PM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was just thinking the other day that there needs to be a new movie about Beethoven's life...starring Meat Loaf as Beethoven.
posted by MattMangels at 1:44 PM on February 6, 2013


You think Meat Loaf would be willing to play a dog?
posted by maryr at 4:03 PM on February 6, 2013


Probably depends on the project--I've been led to believe that he'd do anything for love.
posted by box at 4:48 PM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


But he won't do that.
posted by yoink at 4:54 PM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I liked that page so hard. I'm starving for something interesting in my Facebook news feed.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 6:26 PM on February 6, 2013


I like how the related pages include Jessamyn....AND Kaycee Nicole.

Also: Nisqually Earthquake?

This place confuses the shit out of me sometimes.
posted by wallabear at 7:45 PM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


double block and bleed: That real question is who's going to clean metafilter after someone makes homemade macaroni and cheese casserole without putting a baking sheet under the dish to catch the inevitable overflow of goopy cheese? You can say "self cleaning oven" all you like, but someone still has to kneel down to clean the ashes.

This is a serious problem that requires serious overthinking.


YOU'RE MOTHER
DOESNT WORK HERE!
PLZ CLEAN-UP
AFTER YOURSELFS.

THANX!!!
UR COWORKERS
posted by misha at 10:01 AM on February 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


*oscillates like a pendulum coming slowly to rest after the gong was sounded*
posted by infini at 10:58 AM on February 9, 2013


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