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That was awesome and unexpected.

[edit to add: if you turn off "Metafilterest" mode and want to turn it back on again, use this link. -- taz]
posted by joelf to MetaFilter-Related at 10:04 PM (496 comments total) 89 users marked this as a favorite

the tumblr option is very




apt.
posted by The Whelk at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2013 [7 favorites]


Hilarious. Very well done.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2013


I vote for keeping it.
posted by Drinky Die at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2013 [75 favorites]


Besterest of the Websterest
posted by hellojed at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


THESE ARE NOT THE BUTTSLOL I WAS EXPECTING
posted by The Whelk at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2013 [9 favorites]


Why does the front page keep changing colors???
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [10 favorites]


what the heck... ?????
posted by HuronBob at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013


This better be a new feature not an April Fool's joke.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [30 favorites]


Here's a permalink if you want one to work after April 1st.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [239 favorites]


I think this will be a great improvement to the site. Since as we all know, cute cat pictures increase productivity and are a vital part of internet and human culture.

I, for one, welcome our new cat-filtering overlords.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [16 favorites]


I love it so much. My post works best on "doggies."
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013


THESE ARE NOT THE BUTTSLOL I WAS EXPECTING That was a special surprise for cortex.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [10 favorites]


Well, this is certainly my favorite April Fools joke so far, both for the site and in general (which is tricky, because the slowly changing colors a few years ago really made me question my sanity). Nice work! I don't even want to know how much time you spent on this.
posted by spiderskull at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Perfectly executed
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013


ALL MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE

look at all the delightful kitties who are all on the internets just for me
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [7 favorites]


Pussy Galore!
posted by mannequito at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


please note that, for users of my age, that was almost heart attack producing... damn.
posted by HuronBob at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


it's cute you guys called it invertebrates and not just me
posted by The Whelk at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Can I have mine be, like, 50% bikes and 50% kitties?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2013 [7 favorites]


lol
posted by maggieb at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2013


Does this mean we can circumvent the image tag restrictions by getting our images into the Pinterest pool?
posted by anotherpanacea at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2013


I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into MetaFilter, or why.
posted by mazola at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2013 [29 favorites]


OMG I missed the drop down

There are ponies and puppies too AND OMG BUTTS

omg my neighbors are going to kill me
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


...and now I want a sandwich stupid sandwich option
posted by The Whelk at 10:10 PM on March 31, 2013 [7 favorites]


This is my favorite thing ever. Tumblr is brilliant.
posted by buzzkillington at 10:10 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


HOW DO I TORRENT SANDWICH
posted by The Whelk at 10:10 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


*Finally* I get my pony!
posted by smidgen at 10:11 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Can we just.... leave it like this for a while?

I strongly suspect folks will be friendlier.
posted by poe at 10:11 PM on March 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


my post has a kitty with a rodent on its head

this is acceptable and valid yes
posted by The Whelk at 10:12 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'd love if you could talk more about how these themes were created. Are they selected pictures, drawn from a flickr/tumblr/etc. group, or something else?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:12 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Woo hoo! We finally got rid of the titles!!!


....aww, DAMN IT.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:12 PM on March 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


As I mentioned in the podcast thread, I too vote for keeping it.
posted by brundlefly at 10:12 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow. That's just about all I can say. Wow.
posted by brevator at 10:12 PM on March 31, 2013


You just blew my mind.
posted by bongo_x at 10:13 PM on March 31, 2013


I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.
posted by rhapsodie at 10:13 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


I would not be upset if every Metafilter post from here on out opened with a picture of a kitten before you got to the text. Might make some of our more contentious topics less so if the mods replaced every deleted comment with a kitten photo as well. "You are too rawr, so here's a kitten instead."
posted by marylynn at 10:13 PM on March 31, 2013 [26 favorites]


WEEE I'M NAKED
posted by loquacious at 10:13 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


what happens if someone makes a post right now? do they get a new kitty?
posted by The Whelk at 10:13 PM on March 31, 2013


If y'all are seeing butts and I am seeing cats I am officially feeling presumptuously profiled...
posted by maggieb at 10:14 PM on March 31, 2013


Not fucking fair how good that looks.
posted by phaedon at 10:14 PM on March 31, 2013


This makes me happy.
posted by sarahnade at 10:14 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


*whips shirt off, starts conga line*
posted by The Whelk at 10:16 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


/made me post in a non-cat-related thread
posted by maggieb at 10:17 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


LOVE! Thank you! And it's somehow even more wonderful since it's not yet tomorrow where I am.
posted by gubenuj at 10:18 PM on March 31, 2013


I'd love if you could talk more about how these themes were created. Are they selected pictures, drawn from a flickr/tumblr/etc. group, or something else?

We just searched Flickr. Some of them are my own photos, everything I used is from the cc:attribution pile on flickr. It started as a joke stavrosthewonderchicken came up with, and I mentioned it would just be kittens, and it kind of spiraled from there.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:19 PM on March 31, 2013 [16 favorites]


OMG DOGGIES!

Especially: awwww!
posted by Pronoiac at 10:19 PM on March 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


I do recall the subtle changing color of a few years ago, which was the style at the time.
posted by Foam Pants at 10:20 PM on March 31, 2013


Oh, and IE 6-9 users won't see it, as it uses CSS3 that the old browser doesn't support. Also, the hide link really works.

This link will re-enable after the hide if you need.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:20 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think this would look better against a professional white background...
posted by In The Annex at 10:20 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Warning: Do not select the sandwiches option if, say, it happens to be the end of the month you're hungry for something that isn't rice, cereal or ramen noodles. You may attempt to actually eat the screen.

Granted I also attempted to eat the screen after selecting the lolbutts option, so YMMV.
posted by loquacious at 10:21 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


My first thought was, wow, cool new layout! Metafilter finally got with the times!

heh
posted by mossicle at 10:21 PM on March 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


NetherlandsFilterest is just floral fields, funky architecture and weird food. It's strangely soothing. I want to go there. Eat some pannekoeken, be modernist. No big whoop.
posted by gompa at 10:21 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm smiling.
posted by philip-random at 10:21 PM on March 31, 2013


Just asking, but the main page shows me kitties, and matt's perma-link shows me meta's memes. Is there a rhyme or reason to this?
posted by efalk at 10:22 PM on March 31, 2013


We just searched Flickr.

I did the diagrams one and it's from Open Library. It's amazing how many cool old books you can find if you just search for books with "diagram" or "schematic" or "outline" in the title. Or do a full text search for "Fig 1"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:23 PM on March 31, 2013 [19 favorites]


What's a "repin"?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:23 PM on March 31, 2013


I had a moment of real panic before I remembered the date.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 10:23 PM on March 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


More pussy than I know what to do with.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:23 PM on March 31, 2013


I sincerely love this layout, and it makes me wish people could suggest an image while writing a post for those of us who keep using this layout. What about showing this design to folks who've never visited the site?
posted by anildash at 10:23 PM on March 31, 2013 [16 favorites]


This is brilliant. And the tumblr option is the best thing ever.
posted by O9scar at 10:23 PM on March 31, 2013


Adorable! The whole thing, but mostly the kitties. Thank you for awesomeness!
posted by gemmy at 10:24 PM on March 31, 2013


*further thread music*
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 PM on March 31, 2013


Is there a rhyme or reason to this?

There's a menu at the top left!
posted by pb (staff) at 10:24 PM on March 31, 2013


Internetcats and Metafilter two great tastes that taste great together!
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:25 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Brilliant.
posted by OolooKitty at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2013


I'd love if you could talk more about how these themes were created.

Yup, the old fashioned way. Used Flickr CC-licensed images and images from their Commons project (includes eg public domain photos from the Dutch National Archives), and also from Wikimedia Commons and cc-licensed images on Wikipedia. It was extremely fun and rabbit-holey to find them all, and it's probably good that today came because I would have made about ten more.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2013 [7 favorites]


Looks like it's April 1st in someone's timezone.

Also, ponies!
posted by Kevin Street at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2013


....and so much better than titles!
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm looking at the all kittens option and this is playing in my head.

YESSSS NOTHING BUT KITTENS YESSSSS THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE YESS
posted by The Whelk at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is totally delightful!
posted by grapesaresour at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2013


This is relevant to my interests, yes.
posted by jamaro at 10:28 PM on March 31, 2013


At first I was like "but Hariett the spy may not have really been like that ..." but then I was like "oh, 4/1"
posted by wormwood23 at 10:30 PM on March 31, 2013


vast improvement, thank you.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:30 PM on March 31, 2013


I'd like to see a lot miaow of this kind of thing.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:30 PM on March 31, 2013


dogs!
posted by HuronBob at 10:30 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I changed it from kittens to sandwiches and now I've REALLY hungry.
posted by Justinian at 10:31 PM on March 31, 2013


pb!!! I turned it off per your instruction but I can't get it back! Woe is me.... I can't even Ask Metafilter because I just did one. Halp!
posted by maggieb at 10:31 PM on March 31, 2013


If it were me, the April Fool's joke would have been "every post shows the title twice now."
posted by danb at 10:32 PM on March 31, 2013 [24 favorites]


NetherlandsFilterest is just floral fields, funky architecture and weird food.

I kept getting sort of disappointed that the links weren't actually going to explain to me what the deal is with the Dutch putting lots of tiny candies on a piece of bread.
posted by naoko at 10:32 PM on March 31, 2013


I sincerely love this layout, and it makes me wish people could suggest an image while writing a post for those of us who keep using this layout. What about showing this design to folks who've never visited the site?

AhaHAHAHAHA that was hilarious please tell me you were kidding no seriously I'll cut you I have kittens.
posted by loquacious at 10:33 PM on March 31, 2013 [8 favorites]


I bought coffee and doughnuts flavor ice cream today, but I haven't ate it yet. Really.
posted by jonmc at 10:33 PM on March 31, 2013


what the deal is with the Dutch putting lots of tiny candies on a piece of bread.

Marijuana.
posted by loquacious at 10:34 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


Nevermind. I found mathowie's "turn it back on" link. You guys are too fast for me.
posted by maggieb at 10:34 PM on March 31, 2013


Maggieb, use this link: metafilter.com/?show_metafilterest
posted by taz (staff) at 10:34 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


...but I can't get it back!

If you clicked Hide on the front page you can either go here, or re-enable it by clicking this link: Show Metafilterest.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:34 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


the tumblr one is amazing
posted by subbes at 10:35 PM on March 31, 2013


Tumblr is perfect! Cats are perfecter (though not enough black cats; we can get to that later ...)! AND it all looks great with a professional white background.

Thanks, this is fun. Well done!
posted by barnacles at 10:35 PM on March 31, 2013


Thanks for finally fixing that broken front page after like 13 years.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:36 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


Tumblr option needs more calls for the checking of privilege.
posted by kafziel at 10:36 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


So great! Thanks!
posted by rtha at 10:36 PM on March 31, 2013


what the deal is with the Dutch putting lots of tiny candies on a piece of bread

I think I heard it explained in Ask MeFi as plain bread not toasted, with butter, then sprinkles (an entire canister of it?) is dumped on top to stick to the butter, so there's no butter showing, and then the whole thing is supposed to taste kind of like a donut, as a dessert.

I was in Belgium last year and went into a supermarket and did see a giant section of one aisle dedicated to bread sprinkles. It was glorious, though I never got to partake.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:37 PM on March 31, 2013 [7 favorites]


I just added a note about re-enabling to this post.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:38 PM on March 31, 2013


....and so much better than titles!

Yeah, apparently teasing really awesome stuff is the April Fools theme this year.
posted by Drinky Die at 10:38 PM on March 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Diagrams is my favourite, jessamyn. I'll be visiting in future via permalink[diagrams], until the options pony arrives :)
posted by de at 10:39 PM on March 31, 2013


Metafilter, I love you so!
posted by onlyconnect at 10:40 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


They're busting out the cat shirts over at woot today, too.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:41 PM on March 31, 2013


This is excellent!
posted by sarcasticah at 10:42 PM on March 31, 2013


It was glorious, though I never got to partake.

It's ok. You live in Oregon and should be able to partake any time you like.
posted by loquacious at 10:42 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sad that it doesn't work on AskMe. Some Headdesk Human Relations questions could really be improved with a kitten or two.
posted by jph at 10:44 PM on March 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Dear Metafilter, I [love you/find it a bit unnerving how precisely you mimic my interests, yikes/mostly just love you/but still, yikes].
posted by Elsa at 10:45 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can we keep it? Can we, can we, oh yes we can, you like that don't you, you like that. Ouch, no claws on the face.
posted by ArkhanJG at 10:50 PM on March 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Amazing. Really well done. Impressively bad.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:51 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


So WHO made up all those "meme pics" for the tumblr mode? I'd like to thank them for a relatively nice pic matched up to "THIS WILL WENDELL" (and excellent placement).

this just as I gave myself a half-birthday gift of a new domain name I have no idea what to do with: "swellend.com" - because 'endwell' 'wellend' and 'endswell' were taken - if I had only thought of that sooner...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:57 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:00 PM on March 31, 2013


Can we, can we, oh yes we can, you like that don't you, you like that. Ouch, no claws on the face.

This is pretty much how all my cat conversations go (at least with Bitey McBitersons, nee Shelby the Cat).
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 11:01 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like that the Easter Vigil post wound up with a devil cat.
posted by boo_radley at 11:13 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Haha!

... and this insanely awesome one LobsterMitten found earlier = <3 the most.
posted by taz (staff) at 11:14 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


I'd like to think there is a theme for each mod:

Vermont is for jessamyn and Bikes are for mathowie, and according to jessamyn the buttslol is for cortex... and that's all I got so far.
posted by mokin at 11:19 PM on March 31, 2013


I honestly don't get it. I mean, I get that it's a parody of Pinterest (or Tumbler?), but I'm not really up to speed as to what that site's all about. Oh well - there's always next year's April 1st.

I am destined to be a confused old man a lot sooner than I originally calculated.
posted by item at 11:19 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Please just keep it that way forever.
posted by cairdeas at 11:20 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Good thing I decided to peruse Metafilter instead of sleep!
posted by littlesq at 11:21 PM on March 31, 2013


Think of how much better fraught threads would go. This is like Joe Arpaio's pink prisons. There could also just be an image of a cat after every 10 comments.
posted by cairdeas at 11:22 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I honestly don't get it. I mean, I get that it's a parody of Pinterest (or Tumbler?), but I'm not really up to speed as to what that site's all about

People post pictures of things. Like cats. Or food. Or butts. Sometimes all at once.
posted by littlesq at 11:23 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am destined to be a confused old man a lot sooner than I originally calculated.

#420YOLOSWAG420
posted by loquacious at 11:25 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


People post pictures of things. Like cats. Or food. Or butts.

And a lot of the time it's this kind of aspirational windowshopping - they're posting things that they want.

And another side of the joke I think was how lately some people have gotten mad and cranky about there being too many posts about cats.
posted by cairdeas at 11:27 PM on March 31, 2013


... and this insanely awesome one LobsterMitten found earlier = <3 the most.

The Choice is made! The Traveller has come!
posted by Drinky Die at 11:29 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


May they drown in a puddle of kittens.
posted by littlesq at 11:30 PM on March 31, 2013


a nice surprise. will use this feature.
posted by Ahmed_Nabil at 11:32 PM on March 31, 2013


I've been reading so many tweets about people dreading April 1 - thank you for showing everyone how delightful the day can be.
posted by jeri at 11:33 PM on March 31, 2013


I am so confused.. I want to see Jessamyn's Vermont theme and mathowie's bikes and even cortex's butts. I thought I knew all about how to enjoy Metafilter after all these years. I can't even find the url to manipulate.
posted by maggieb at 11:33 PM on March 31, 2013


I think North Korea's threat to annihilate a country has got to be the longest running April Fools joke ever.
posted by littlesq at 11:34 PM on March 31, 2013


maggieb, there's a drop down in the very top left that lets you choose the picture types.
posted by ArkhanJG at 11:36 PM on March 31, 2013


Thank you for this beyond-awesome birthday present. Yes, Easter and my natal anniversary coincide this year and I thought spending time with faraway family was the best part of my day. Then I saw Metafilterest and it got even better. :D
posted by Lynsey at 11:36 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay! I like this. :) Though I'm having a hard time picking a favorite between the kitties and the color-changing background year. Well done! :)
posted by Kimothy at 11:43 PM on March 31, 2013


> mokin: Vermont is for jessamyn and Bikes are for mathowie, and according to jessamyn the buttslol is for cortex... and that's all I got so far.

The Netherlands for goodnewsfortheinsane, surely.

And it took me really, really long to understand that 'buttslol' was giving me pictures of butts. I kept going, 'oh, cute tail! Cute back of meerkat! Interesting... nude statues.' Then I realised, and that clicking kittens would give me kitten pix, what a treat. Thank you very much mod team!
posted by undue influence at 11:45 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


ar durgh, ar durgh! kittehs forever plz
posted by mephisjo at 11:47 PM on March 31, 2013


diagrams++
posted by b1tr0t at 11:48 PM on March 31, 2013


The Tumblr one is amazing and now I want them all as CafePress options.
posted by mykescipark at 11:50 PM on March 31, 2013


SO wonderful.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:50 PM on March 31, 2013


ArkhanJG, thanks! I am flipping between cats and butts now.
posted by maggieb at 11:51 PM on March 31, 2013


Automatic shift into kittens and puppies mode two weeks before election day. This needs to happen.
posted by jiawen at 11:56 PM on March 31, 2013 [8 favorites]


Now that I have discovered the drop-down menu I must recommend invertebrates because they are under-represented in society. Kudos to the Mefite who included them in this display.
posted by maggieb at 12:02 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


GAAAAAAHHH GIANT SPIDERS RUN
posted by loquacious at 12:09 AM on April 1, 2013


KITTENS KITTENS OH GOD WHY
posted by loquacious at 12:10 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


After a week of certain people here being really shitty, I was so happy to see this. Reminds me of why I like this place so much and why I come back. Thanks for this.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:28 AM on April 1, 2013


Late to the party today but OH WHAT A FANTASTIC PARTY.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:39 AM on April 1, 2013


It looks like Windows 8. Odd for a Mac lovers' site.
posted by Cranberry at 12:41 AM on April 1, 2013


what the deal is with the Dutch putting lots of tiny candies on a piece of bread

The sprinkles are just something you put on your sandwich. Typically, you have it for breakfast or lunch. There's different varieties, the most common is hagelslag which is chocolate (dark, white, milk or any combination thereof), but there's aniseed and fruit-flavoured sprinkles as well.

Then there's beschuit met muisjes, also in one of the pics of the netherlands option (with the pink and white sprinkles), which traditionally is eaten to celebrate the birth of a child, but also whenever just because you feel like it. (BTW beschuit is awesome, particularly slathered in Nutella!)

I remember that in some kids' houses the rule was that you had to first eat a sandwich with something healthy like cheese or some kind of meat, before you'd be allowed to indulge in the sweetness of sprinkles.
posted by moody cow at 12:42 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


It started as a joke stavrosthewonderchicken came up with, and I mentioned it would just be kittens, and it kind of spiraled from there.

I am inordinately proud to have planted the seed. Beautifully executed, Team Mefi!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:53 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I came here to post the Guardian goggles story but was rather upstaged. I laughed! Thanks
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots at 12:55 AM on April 1, 2013


You gave me a freakin' heart attack!
posted by wierdo at 12:55 AM on April 1, 2013


My goodness, this is fantastic. I had no idea I needed this in my life, but apparently I did. Many of the options are obviously related to MeFi culture (and the tumblr memes! hilarious -- that could have been its own joke by itself) and it's great to be able to see those. I love the sandwiches option. That's so unexpected and yet so appropriate, along with the invertebrates and diagrams. I know the Netherlands is because of goodnewsfortheinsane and that is a wonderful option too, along with jessamyn's Vermont (both have such lovely scenes). Thank you for the variety of choices, and for working on this and sharing it with us!

And I know this has been said by others in previous years, but I still very much appreciate the continuing tradition of cool/upbeat MeFi April Fools' Day jokes -- all of the recent ones in memory have been creative, fun, enjoyably silly/delightful, very much tongue-in-cheek, and most importantly, never mean-spirited. (I still listen to the MeFi Comics Podcast every so often when I need a pick-me-up.) FWIW, I think you're the first website / group of people / entity that has consistently gotten me to enjoy April Fools' Day. Thanks again.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:02 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


First I checked the URL (twice), then I wondered if I had malware (I'm on a phone so decided no), then I wondered if mefi had been hacked (to do that? No). Then I asked my husband in a suspicious voice "is today April the first?". Ahh, all questions answered.
posted by shelleycat at 1:16 AM on April 1, 2013


As a Dutch person who's recently moved to another country, thank you for the Netherlands option. It put a big smile on my face. :)

(Somebody please send me some boerenkool. And hagelslag. And a kroket.)
posted by Caconym at 1:17 AM on April 1, 2013


Oh, WELL PLAYED, Metafilter, sir.
posted by Prince Lazy I at 1:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


It would be nice to have the option link on the mobile site. I'm on holiday without my computer and changing between site versions on my phone is painful. Being on holiday is pretty sweet though (we're going to Loch Ness today!) so I'm good either way.
posted by shelleycat at 1:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


PONIES FOR EVERYONE!

Seriously, you guys are the best.
posted by Defying Gravity at 1:27 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


The "beans" view needs moar jelly beans. Otherwise this is just completely full of win. It also reinforces why I like Metafilter so much: it doesn't normally look like this!
posted by chavenet at 1:51 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I want to keep the cat option.
Please?
Thanks.
posted by Mezentian at 2:04 AM on April 1, 2013


MeatFilter got poomed! Very nice.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:06 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


And just how do you expect me to sleep without knowing the background story of the statue of a boy holding one boot aloft on the Vermont page? HOW, I ASK YOU?!?
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:11 AM on April 1, 2013


This is some kind of mad genius, love it.
posted by carter at 2:12 AM on April 1, 2013


Yes, the "beans" collection needs more jelly beans (especially right after Easter). Also some string beans, 3-bean salad, refried beans and pork 'n beans. It's rather undercooked, or am I overthinking?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:22 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Butbutbut... Cats of Metafilter!

tho 'tis true not all the pics there would have the right attribution - which CC license do we need to use? I see "attribution" mentioned but there are several license types with that.
posted by fraula at 2:22 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yes, BUT, if they were to use "Cats of Metafilter", it's a slippery slope to "Butts of Metafilter" and nobody wants to see that.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:25 AM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


malibustacey9999, apparently its origins are a mystery, and all we can know for sure is that a lot of people like to erect this statue in a lot of places, and a lot of other people like to vandalize, wreck, burn, smash, dismantle, move, damage, kidnap, and frolic naked with it. And thus you are destined to sleep nevermore.
posted by taz (staff) at 2:26 AM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


More nasty cat- filter. They defecate inside your house, folks. Where the hell is the dog-people sub-forum?
posted by Mr. Yuck at 2:29 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Whose butts are these, pray tell? For all the world it looks to me like the Snuffleuphagus, especially now that Wikipedia tells me he has a baby sister named Alice. (And a first name, I had no idea.)
posted by XMLicious at 2:34 AM on April 1, 2013


Mr.Yuck, 'kitties' may be the default, but the drop-down selector in the upper left lets you choose 'doggies'! (Not to mention 'ponies') I'm more concerned about a lack of a 'bunnies' option. That spin-off site doesn't have a monopoly... do they?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:35 AM on April 1, 2013


fraula, I don't think we knew about that! Or else it asploded our brains when we tried to figure out which flavor to put this one into: butts, bikes, or kittehs? (But, yeah, we were looking at CC license or other copyright-free sources, specifically.)
posted by taz (staff) at 2:43 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


More nasty cat- filter. They defecate inside your house, folks. Where the hell is the dog-people sub-forum?

Wait, you don't defecate in your house? Does that mean you still have an outhouse?

Also, I haven't met a dog yet who never pisses or shits inside. Usually right on the carpet. At least a cat usually does it in a litterbox.

And when was the last time you saw a cat eat cat poop? Or dog poop? Or any kind of poop. Look, dogs love to eat poop. And then they like to lick your face and or their own genitals in varying orders.

Come to think of it I've never seen a cat roll around in shit or some incredibly stinky delicacy like garbage or rotting piles of sea kelp or manure like some dogs love to do.

I don't know where you're getting this crazy idea that dogs are any less nasty than cats. If anything they're much more intentionally "nasty" creatures who revel in being perverted, filthy beasts that'll roll happily in the fermented guts of a goat if given half a chance.
posted by loquacious at 2:44 AM on April 1, 2013 [16 favorites]


everything I used is from the cc:attribution pile on flickr.

So wheres the attribution?
posted by Lanark at 2:47 AM on April 1, 2013


oh hey, IDEA! Lets not fight about doggies and kitties, okay? Both of you, go to sandwichfilter right now, and think about what you've done.
posted by taz (staff) at 2:47 AM on April 1, 2013 [12 favorites]


*opens up meta filter tab, immediately does 'YOU'RE A KITTY' arms*

I would like to keep kittiefilter please. Pretty please.
posted by halcyonday at 2:48 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Lanark, we have a list, but I'm not sure what's happening with that. Matt or pb can let us know a little later.
posted by taz (staff) at 2:50 AM on April 1, 2013


YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.

I vote for adding KittyFilter or maybe MetaKitty (MeKi) to the Meta roster...
posted by LMGM at 2:55 AM on April 1, 2013


I thought I had run into a "take me to the kittens" Flickr-like filter. Well done!
posted by SillyShepherd at 2:56 AM on April 1, 2013


Simply wonderful. Poetry.
posted by nickrussell at 2:56 AM on April 1, 2013


Ok, that made me say "wtf" and then smile.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:00 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


OK, I just discovered the "netherlands" option. I'd like to keep that one, too.
posted by LMGM at 3:00 AM on April 1, 2013


Buttslol and "creepiest easter bunny photo ever" (1st row, right) had me thinking "No it's not". Need more coffee. Well played.
posted by epo at 3:09 AM on April 1, 2013


The kittenpic assigned to the 'Aesthetics and Neuroscience' post really complements it splendidly.
posted by Acheman at 3:14 AM on April 1, 2013


This is awesome. I'm so glad today is Monday, my work from home and thus, I can read Metafilterest NOW WITH KITTEHS AND TUMBLR ZOMG in a real browser all day long, guilt-free... as opposed to when I am at the office, and browsing in a links session in a terminal window, because I'm sneaky like a fox. A fox trapped in the late 1990s.
posted by sldownard at 3:19 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


If anything they're much more intentionally "nasty" creatures who revel in being perverted

The dog drags the top half of the roadkilled deer into the yard and I get to bury it. The cat conceals dead things and mixes them into the laundry.

There are orders of magnitude.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 3:22 AM on April 1, 2013


Ahh, I love this so much and the perfect cheer-up I need for today. Thanks for this extra bit of awesome, mods.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:29 AM on April 1, 2013


You are gods of the Internet for creating this. Gods.
posted by litlnemo at 3:35 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


So....

We showed my kids Monsters Inc., over a month ago. Since then, my daughter has insisted on calling me "Kitty," which is what the little girl in the movie calls John Goodman's character. She draws pictures of me at school with blue fur, horns and a spiked tail. She wants to be called "Boo." I get greeted at the door each night with, "Kitty's home! Welcome home, Kitty!"

This is one of those affectations that's amusing and cute the first time. The tenth time, somewhat less so. We're now in the fifth week and I'm ready to do ANYTHING to get her to stop. I mean for heaven's sake, she calls me Kitty in public. It's embarrassing. So the arguments have started.

"Kitty!"
"Daddy."
"Kitty!"
"Sweetheart, that's very rude. Call me Daddy."
"I'm not going to stop calling you Kitty, Kitty. You're my pretty Kitty."
"Cut it out!"
"Kitty! I love you Kitty!"

And you want to really let loose and yell at her, but then she gives you That Look and you realize that she's only five years old and really a very sweet and mostly obedient child when she's not being stubborn and infuriating and yelling at her would be like kicking a...

...kitten.

I love the new layout. And I wanna keep it.

But I think I'll keep my daughter off the site today. :)
posted by zarq at 3:43 AM on April 1, 2013 [18 favorites]


OK.




Ok.




Ok.




POOM!
posted by kinetic at 3:43 AM on April 1, 2013 [26 favorites]


I love all of the things about this. ALL OF THE THINGS.
posted by pemberkins at 4:01 AM on April 1, 2013


They defecate inside your house, folks.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 10:29 AM on April 1


Nonsense. They defecate in my neighbour's garden.
posted by Decani at 4:06 AM on April 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


everything I used is from the cc:attribution pile on flickr.

So wheres the attribution?


I'd like to see the attributions, too. Not just because the cc license may require it, but because I wanted to see the source of some of the photos.
posted by klausness at 4:07 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


All I want to know is: What the hell is the lemon pig?

and why is it staring at me
posted by Gordafarin at 4:07 AM on April 1, 2013 [7 favorites]


Brilliant.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:14 AM on April 1, 2013


wheres the attribution?

I tracked them by building a list of URLs on flickr, but then thought about how to list them all, and we thought about a tiny photo credit line somewhere, but the whole joke is a visual one that plays on looking exactly like pinterest so we made the executive decision that a one day joke wasn't worth tweaking the display to spoil the joke. And I will note the irony that I worked on CC and know adhering to terms was always a pain. If you want to know about a specific image, email me and I can track it down.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:15 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I was expecting something but not this!

Amazeballs!
posted by Fizz at 4:18 AM on April 1, 2013


Nonsense. They defecate in my neighbour's garden.

At least it's not the neighbor's sandbox. Disgusting little wannabe rabbits.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 4:20 AM on April 1, 2013


What's a "repin"?

[stumbles in, visibly out of breath]

20... dollars.. same as .... in town.
posted by odinsdream at 4:22 AM on April 1, 2013 [17 favorites]


Can someone explain the tumblr portion to me? I get the pinterest connection/look, and saw (and appreciate!) the pulldown menu, but am not seeing the tumblr link.
posted by jvilter at 4:23 AM on April 1, 2013


They defecate inside your house, folks

Who doesn't?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


What a great way to start the day - thanks!
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:30 AM on April 1, 2013


Love it! My girlfriend pretty much hates April Fools' and wants absolutely nothing to do with it, but since she's a big Pintrest fan I decided to risk it and show her what you'd done... and she loved it as well! So there's that.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:33 AM on April 1, 2013


I'm a relatively new member and wasn't expecting anything. This is fantastic! Thanks so much to everyone who put this together.
posted by marguerite at 4:34 AM on April 1, 2013


It is beautiful, and I'd love for it to stay. It's actually a bit of a shock to come to metatalk and see the old format.

And it reminded me about so.cl so that's a good thing.
posted by zoo at 4:38 AM on April 1, 2013


The doggie version pic goes PERFECTLY with the article on hijab fashion.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:41 AM on April 1, 2013


The only way that would have been better is for it to have been bunnies.....
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:42 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awesome!
posted by faineant at 4:42 AM on April 1, 2013


(I always tell people the main purpose for the Internet is cat pictures though so it's all good.)
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:42 AM on April 1, 2013


This is fabulous!!
posted by OmieWise at 4:42 AM on April 1, 2013


OMG this is great!

Here I was, suffering from a terrible case of brain spin/insomnia, and Teh kitties!
posted by annsunny at 4:50 AM on April 1, 2013


Brilliant! XD
posted by toadflax at 4:53 AM on April 1, 2013


More like amazebutts.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:54 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is delightful. No, Smashing!
posted by Skorgu at 4:54 AM on April 1, 2013


Flagged for images on the front page.
posted by eriko at 4:56 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hahahaha.
posted by Glinn at 4:57 AM on April 1, 2013


love!
posted by marimeko at 5:11 AM on April 1, 2013


Thank you, Moderators of Mefi. You are the best!
posted by Hobgoblin at 5:13 AM on April 1, 2013


Awesome!
posted by darsh at 5:15 AM on April 1, 2013


THANK YOU I LOVE THE KITTIES
posted by Greg Nog at 5:21 AM on April 1, 2013


I was seriously dreading sites pouncing me with is this real or fake "HAH GOTCHA" type stuff today. Came to MeFi, and instead of being laughed at, I had a delightful time being massively entertained by the glorious front page variations. Now I want to pet a kitty, hug a puppy and eat a sandwich with a side of beans. So, thank you for making it more than worth not avoiding the internet today!
posted by harujion at 5:21 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


At first I thought I was getting that Dutch National Archives post because I chose "Netherlands" from the drop down. But it remained with "Buttslol."
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:23 AM on April 1, 2013


anildash: I sincerely love this layout, and it makes me wish people could suggest an image while writing a post for those of us who keep using this layout. What about showing this design to folks who've never visited the site?

I totally agree with Anil "Professional White Background" Dash on this. It's a really fresh and modern way to view MeFi. I'd love to see it fleshed out into a third (and strictly optional) theme for viewing the site.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thank you Metafilter you make me smile :D
Also, I want to find out more about those diagrams, they look interesting.
posted by Dr Ew at 5:26 AM on April 1, 2013


You should make one for askme that uses these photos.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:26 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


But... No bunnies? No pancakes? Metafilter, I hardly knew ye.

PS I'm gonna need real links to those tumblr pics. So good!

PPS My Dutch-Canadian husband was teased at school for having sprinkles on his sandwich. Why have them? Why NOT have them? Such an uncivilized country our grandparents immigrated to. Can we have real bike lanes and real multilingualism now too?
posted by heatherann at 5:31 AM on April 1, 2013


I think the more contentious posts would be a lot less fighty if we all had to see funny pictures of dogs before posting.
posted by karlos at 5:33 AM on April 1, 2013


I DEMAND MORE LOLBUTTS AND THE REMOVAL OF THIS IMPOSTOR BUTTSLOL.
posted by deezil at 5:38 AM on April 1, 2013


it's a slippery slope to "Butts of Metafilter" and nobody wants to see that.

* glares at you from corner, along with Butt Elephant, Faint of Butt and Monkeybutt, among others *

Fine, be that way.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:42 AM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


Instead of q=tumbler, I think it ought to be q=keanu_reeves because I was all "whoa".
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 5:44 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


(Thanks for not boycotting April Fools Day again this year)!
posted by likeatoaster at 5:45 AM on April 1, 2013


This is the best thing.
posted by Phire at 5:50 AM on April 1, 2013


Who convinced mathowie not to make bikes the default?

Also, to make all of them pictures of his bike.
posted by supercres at 5:52 AM on April 1, 2013


Okay, I was sure it couldn't get better than "ponies" especially when you gave me this WHICH IS A PUPPY STANDING ON A PONY and this which might be a service pony (maybe?) AND I NEED IT.

But then I saw the tumblr view, and now I'm just stunned. You guys, you guys, you guys, THIS IS THE BEST EVER.

I CAN'T STOP WITH THE CAPS LOCK.
posted by inertia at 5:55 AM on April 1, 2013


The diagrams one is seriously just cool, regardless of the joke.
posted by Think_Long at 5:56 AM on April 1, 2013


Yes, this is awesome. Thank you.
posted by gauche at 5:56 AM on April 1, 2013


link to unfuck the website is broken
posted by thelonius at 5:56 AM on April 1, 2013


Vermont is surprisingly relaxing.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:57 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Where's the submission form for next year's joke? I think you should add an upvote system for both posts and comments and not tell anyone about it, just see how long until the shitfest starts.
posted by Think_Long at 5:57 AM on April 1, 2013


I approve.
posted by jquinby at 5:58 AM on April 1, 2013


CAN'T CLICK ON POSTS. CATS ARE STARING AT ME.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:00 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, MetaFilter, you know all my sweet spots.
posted by Kitteh at 6:02 AM on April 1, 2013


Thelonius, the "hide" link on the front page is not working for you?
posted by taz (staff) at 6:04 AM on April 1, 2013


Fantastic!
posted by eendje at 6:08 AM on April 1, 2013


Bikes! Cats! Yay!
posted by hellomina at 6:17 AM on April 1, 2013


I was so happy, I began to cry. True story.

I <3 you, MetaFilter.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:18 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, WHO WOULD EVER TURN THIS OFF?


no one in their right mind, that's for sure.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:22 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I notice that there are now 3 cat-related FPPs that all showed up one after the other, just now.

Admit it, y'all, you're coming up with cat posts so you can match the kittyfilter.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


(Not that I think this is a bad thing, mind you.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


doggies, cats, netherlands, etc?

What, no space ships?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:25 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay! I initially missed the dropdown, and so when I found it, metafiltrist was EVEN BETTER.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:25 AM on April 1, 2013


I forgot it was April Fools Day. This gave me quite a surprise because for a good minute or so I thought it was for reals and this was The New Look.

Thanks for the fun!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:26 AM on April 1, 2013


THANK YOU METAFILTER. You know how to do April 1st right.

After getting dicked by FACT mag about a new BoC announcement (before it clicked in my head), thus being a cruel evil painful start to my day, you have made me smile and started me off on the right foot. I LOVE ALL YOU MODS!
posted by symbioid at 6:30 AM on April 1, 2013


Truly superlative. I mean, the slowly changeling colors was pretty terrific but this is exceptional.
Well done
posted by From Bklyn at 6:35 AM on April 1, 2013


Bravo.
posted by plinth at 6:36 AM on April 1, 2013


Perfect.

Speaking of imgur, that's another website with (what I must assume is) a great April Fool's joke.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:38 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Well. Oh my. I... I... this... we... I...
posted by Mister_A at 6:39 AM on April 1, 2013


TIL that you can put a random cool vintage diagram with just about any sort of text, and it will almost always sorta kinda seem to make sense. MAYBE EVEN A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE.
posted by taz (staff) at 6:39 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love me some Metafilter.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:41 AM on April 1, 2013


bikes and metafilter! my two favorite things! i'll never get anything done today.
posted by photoslob at 6:41 AM on April 1, 2013


These kitties are designed responsively!
posted by device55 at 6:44 AM on April 1, 2013


a slippery slope to "Butts of Metafilter" and nobody wants to see that.

First, I suspect you are wrong.

Second, I find a sentence with "slippery slope" and "Butts of MetaFilter" to be, well... LOLButts, I suppose.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:45 AM on April 1, 2013


The subtly shifting background color remains my all-time favorite for being a genuine Computer Prank while also not being offensive, damaging, or irritating, but...

...this is a delight.
posted by Sokka shot first at 6:45 AM on April 1, 2013


Pretty impressed that y'all rolled a mobile version for it too.
posted by kavasa at 6:46 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I totally agree with Anil "Professional White Background" Dash on this. It's a really fresh and modern way to view MeFi. I'd love to see it fleshed out into a third (and strictly optional) theme for viewing the site.

*makes hissing noises and begins throwing cats and kittens pointy-side first at Rock Steady*
posted by loquacious at 6:47 AM on April 1, 2013


The Netherlands for goodnewsfortheinsane, surely.

That was a co-production with LobsterMitten! Basically she showed me many pictures and I had to say "Dutch" or "not Dutch". I thought it was an experiment for science at first but at the end we had 50 pictures of Dutch things so that's cool.

The sandwiches were my doing. On which note yes, moody cow is correct: a hagelslag sandwich is usually suitable for breakfast but never dessert.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 6:49 AM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


At first I thought I was getting that Dutch National Archives post because I chose "Netherlands" from the drop down.

I had that amongst my bookmarks for a while now to be linked here, but how could I resist posting it today?
posted by MartinWisse at 6:50 AM on April 1, 2013


This is my favorite ever.
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:50 AM on April 1, 2013


>golf clap<
posted by randomkeystrike at 6:52 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Slippery butts
posted by The Whelk at 6:52 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


OMG I love Lemon Pig!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 6:52 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


loquacious: *makes hissing noises and begins throwing cats and kittens pointy-side first at Rock Steady*

I know, I know. I'm usually a pretty staunch traditionalist when it comes to site design, but I can't deny how nice it felt to see pretty pictures on the Blue.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:52 AM on April 1, 2013


Do CSS3 columns cause anybody else's browsers to slow to a crawl crawl, especially when scrolling? I stopped using them in my own designs, because they were basically unusably slow on my own machine.
posted by schmod at 6:53 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hagelslag is something that Slartibartfast would eat.
posted by Mister_A at 6:54 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


What I learned on MeFi today: Morrissey is not my lawyer.
posted by gimonca at 6:56 AM on April 1, 2013


"Goalie cat keeps you from scoring" comes with a picture of a naked statue woman on lolbutts.
posted by Night_owl at 6:57 AM on April 1, 2013


Nicely done!
posted by Renoroc at 7:01 AM on April 1, 2013


Do CSS3 columns cause anybody else's browsers to slow to a crawl crawl, especially when scrolling? I stopped using them in my own designs, because they were basically unusably slow on my own machine.

On mobile they seem to be shifting around a lot due to image pop.
posted by Artw at 7:07 AM on April 1, 2013


Very nice! I think diagrams is my favorite but I find the beans to be oddly soothing.
posted by yarrow at 7:07 AM on April 1, 2013


This definitely needs to be a feature we can turn on and off at will.
posted by Neilopolis at 7:08 AM on April 1, 2013


I tracked them by building a list of URLs on flickr, but then thought about how to list them all, and we thought about a tiny photo credit line somewhere, but the whole joke is a visual one that plays on looking exactly like pinterest so we made the executive decision that a one day joke wasn't worth tweaking the display to spoil the joke. And I will note the irony that I worked on CC and know adhering to terms was always a pain.

Maybe throw all the URLs into a wiki page and link it as "Photo Credits" next to "About" and "Hide"? That won't make it any less Pinterest-y as far as I can tell, and it seems like good karma.
posted by jhc at 7:08 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yay! It's great that the lovers of cats, dogs and buttslol can be united in happiness on one day of the year.
posted by victoriab at 7:09 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I LOVE it! Particularity tumblr and kittens.
posted by royalsong at 7:09 AM on April 1, 2013


There's a dropdown menu!? OMG!
posted by marimeko at 7:10 AM on April 1, 2013


Amazing - I love this.
posted by bunderful at 7:12 AM on April 1, 2013


I love the invertebrates. It looks like I'm actually doing research for work!
posted by Kabanos at 7:13 AM on April 1, 2013


The stupid easy way to see "standard" MetaFilter for posts up to today is to view the archive.

And I just now noticed the "Hide" option on the top right of the page. D'oh.
We showed my kids Monsters Inc., over a month ago. Since then, my daughter has insisted on calling me "Kitty," which is what the little girl in the movie calls John Goodman's character. She draws pictures of me at school with blue fur, horns and a spiked tail. She wants to be called "Boo."
I call my son Boo with some (ir)regularity. He doesn't really talk yet, and I'm the only one who calls him this, so I have no idea what will come of it. Then again, we also call him Bear. I'm rather looking forward to the day he starts talking, to see what he'll say to all the crazy things we say to him.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:14 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Beans.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:18 AM on April 1, 2013


No pictures of cats in scanners? I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.
posted by borkencode at 7:22 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Bookmark updated.
posted by togdon at 7:25 AM on April 1, 2013


I just told somebody that internet April Fools Day antics seem to have run their course and don't even make me smile anymore. And then you guys go and do this! Brilliant idea and excellent execution. Thank you.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:27 AM on April 1, 2013


Well done!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:27 AM on April 1, 2013


Bravo/a! I openly guffawed in my office. Well played, well played!
posted by arcticseal at 7:28 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bikes! Doggies! Are y'all adding to the list? I could have sworn those options weren't there earlier.

Also, is there a "Next Page" option? Or do I have to go back to the old layout to see older posts?
posted by zarq at 7:28 AM on April 1, 2013


Loved the longboat on the tumblr option. It's a literal longboat! For literal Vikings!
posted by sonika at 7:29 AM on April 1, 2013


I could have sworn those options weren't there earlier.

They were all there from the beginning, kitty zarq.
posted by taz (staff) at 7:31 AM on April 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


OMG BEST EVER

I love it.
posted by insectosaurus at 7:33 AM on April 1, 2013


My just-woke-up train-of-thought from this morning:

Huh, awake. Suck. Ok, get them gears working, sit up. Yawn. Stretch. Grab the iPad. Any new mail? No. Good. Yawn. Fuck. I must not have slept well, I'm still really tired. Any alerts? No? Good. Metafilter. Huh? Fuck. They must have put up a new interface for mobile devices. I'll have to figure out how to turn that off later. Not bad looking though. MetaFiltrest? I wonder if the "ST" stands for something. I'll have to check Metatalk later today. You know, that is a lot of posts about cats. Hang on... this actually kind of looks like one of those other sites I signed up for but never use... st, right pintrest.

Wait, what day is this? Fuuuuuuck. Yawn.


So yeah, I was gotten. Well played.
posted by quin at 7:36 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I hated (still hate) the titles.

But this?

This, I LOVE.

Don't ever stop being one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time, MetaFilter.
posted by Westringia F. at 7:40 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Miguel!
posted by mintcake! at 7:40 AM on April 1, 2013


The good ship Metafilter
posted by The Whelk at 7:43 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


taz: " They were all there from the beginning, kitty zarq."

Oh god
posted by zarq at 7:44 AM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


The " I am not your lawyer" image is perfectly sinister.
posted by The Whelk at 7:46 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's amazing! Kudos folks.
posted by joe vrrr at 7:54 AM on April 1, 2013


How do you turn it off on mobile?
posted by agregoli at 7:56 AM on April 1, 2013


How do you turn it off on mobile?

There should be a Hide link at the top of the page. If you don't see it, try switching to landscape mode. If you still don't see it, click here: Hide Metafilterest.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:59 AM on April 1, 2013


Does anyone else both totally love this joke and feel that this joke is the perfect reminder why I can't use Pinterest (too busy) despite wanting to love it? Because that's just where I'm at.

The mobile version (which was the first one I saw, mind you) was perfect. And the tumblr images are perfect-squared.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:00 AM on April 1, 2013


The "I am not your lawyer" image is perfectly sinister.

Yes, and the "I am not your doctor" was all scrubbing to the elbows, "however, let me take a look at that for you" ... keen as mustard.
posted by de at 8:06 AM on April 1, 2013


a slippery slope to "Butts of Metafilter" and nobody wants to see that.

First, I suspect you are wrong.


Wasn't there a thing about doing a nude Mefites calendar awhile back?
posted by middleclasstool at 8:07 AM on April 1, 2013


Okay, YOU GOT ME! I am on the world's crappiest wifi connection--rated F- on speedtest.net. Think mid-90s dial up modem speeds. Photos don't download. I THOUGHT THE INTERNET WAS BROKEN. Anyway, it will be April 2 here in an hour and this will all go away. Right?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 8:07 AM on April 1, 2013


OMG I love Lemon Pig!

That's actually mine! It comes from a book of parlor tricks along with the raisin tortoise.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:10 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Clicky, and it should go away right now.
posted by taz (staff) at 8:10 AM on April 1, 2013


FPP title: "This is what happens when you scream in Sweden at night"

Accompanying image.

Which explains the screaming.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:12 AM on April 1, 2013


click here: Hide Metafilterest.

Thank you for providing that link. Of course I missed it while trying to adjust my browsing habits to the new scheme, which took me in for a half second as the first April Fool's prank I saw this morning. Much as I loathe the general formatting, the Tumblr option is pretty funny (and I intend to download and archive the image macros - all of them). Nice work!
posted by Doktor Zed at 8:16 AM on April 1, 2013


doggies, cats, netherlands, etc?
What, no space ships?!


Brandon, there is one of Buzz Aldrin just for you -- see if you can find him.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:16 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks!
posted by agregoli at 8:17 AM on April 1, 2013


Between the Metafilter front page and Men and Cats, I'll have a smile on my face all the live-long day!
posted by hapax_legomenon at 8:30 AM on April 1, 2013


You selected images for individual users? How much work went into this? And will there be a write-up on all the behind-the-scenes work that went into this?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:30 AM on April 1, 2013


You selected images for individual users?

As much as we would have loved to have done that, we just made standard sets of images with some MeFi-ish themes. mathowie and pb can speak to the back end tech but the rest of us went surfing for images and made directories of 50 themed images that pb then put into the fun machine and now we have this. Matt made the image macro one and the butts lol one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:33 AM on April 1, 2013


You selected images for individual users?

Nah, those are their profile images.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:33 AM on April 1, 2013


The cuteness, it ... makes me happy. thanks for the unexpected delight.
posted by theora55 at 8:41 AM on April 1, 2013


I was kind of hoping the tumblr option would only show pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch.
posted by book 'em dano at 8:42 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Or Otters that resemble him
posted by The Whelk at 8:44 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Love, love, love, love! Best one yet!
posted by batmonkey at 8:44 AM on April 1, 2013


BUTTSLOL 4EVAR
posted by vibrotronica at 8:44 AM on April 1, 2013


I like it except that the columns should be done with float so we don't scroll up and down and up and down and up and down and up again to follow the path of time.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:45 AM on April 1, 2013


Dear Swedes, Keep screaming.
posted by schmod at 8:48 AM on April 1, 2013


The Screaming Swedes would be a great sports team name.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is why April Fools is the best birthday. The whole internet loses its mind to celebrate!

This one looks like my dog. LOGAN YOU MADE THE FRONT PAGE YOU GOOD BOY.
posted by cmyk at 8:54 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cultural lesson of the day (or the night, as it's 2.50am here): buttered bread with sprinkles is a must-have menu item at the birthday parties of all small Aussie kids. We call it fairy bread. I didn't know it wasn't a 'thing' worldwide.

And when my kids are being particularly demanding and annoying, I sarcastically ask if they want REAL fairies on their fairy bread.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 8:55 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


After uproar, man drops bid to evict library cat
posted by jeffburdges at 8:56 AM on April 1, 2013


loquacious: *makes hissing noises and begins throwing cats and kittens pointy-side first at Rock Steady*

Is there a non-pointy-side? Because there are five pointy bits and they seem to flail around and cover all sides at all times.
posted by sciencegeek at 8:58 AM on April 1, 2013


MeFi, is there nothing you cannot do? MORE PUSSY!!!
posted by dbiedny at 9:03 AM on April 1, 2013


I'm sorry I said that thing about the dog.

yeah, cats are good. This brightened my day up a lot.
posted by mule98J at 9:05 AM on April 1, 2013


You selected images for individual users?

Not exactly but I definitely had in mind people who would enjoy certain things.

And in buttslol, Matt picked (mostly) people and some of the statues; I picked (mostly) animals and some statues.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:09 AM on April 1, 2013


This brightened up my morning considerably. Nicely done!
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:11 AM on April 1, 2013


That was a special surprise for cortex.

My surprise is abutting my delight. You are the best co-workers. I am sorry my "Hunks of Roguelikes" image set never really gelled; it was gonna be a bunch of @ signs rendered in various fonts from various angles but it just didn't feel like it was working after I did a few.

I was seriously dreading sites pouncing me with is this real or fake "HAH GOTCHA" type stuff today.

I'm pretty much immune to that stuff at this point, though Google Analytics managed to break my heart a little last night when they rolled out their April Fools joke: 41 visitors suddenly looking at your site...from the International Space Station! The geopip for which moves along the path of its orbit, which is clever and all.

But 41 visitors is an awful lot to suddenly show up for e.g. a no-name webcomic about star trek. And the ISS would be basically the dream demographic to suddenly take an interest in said webcomic, given the theme. And so it was a quick little arc of "what...WHAT...oh motherfucker, Google..." Devastating. So I changed the thesis of the strip to be about fish instead.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:12 AM on April 1, 2013 [8 favorites]


Very disappointing. I set it to sandwiches and it shows the same old posts. I want to know more about the sandwiches. Can we get a sandwiches.metafilter.com for real?

Also please put jesus kitten from my profile on the kittens page.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:13 AM on April 1, 2013


This was my first delighted April Fool's Day laugh today. Thanks for all the effort. This is wonderful!
posted by Brody's chum at 9:14 AM on April 1, 2013


I OBJECT MANY OF US ARE OF RELIGIONS THAT DO NOT EVEN CELEBRATE CAPS LOCKS DAY
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:14 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


With the Professional White Background, it's actually quite stylish. :)
posted by epersonae at 9:15 AM on April 1, 2013


So I changed the thesis of the strip to be about fish instead.

Très à propos pour un poisson d'avril.
posted by fraula at 9:15 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I miss the colors. Make it start again?
posted by cmyk at 9:15 AM on April 1, 2013


CARP TREK FTW!
posted by Brody's chum at 9:19 AM on April 1, 2013


"pinterfilter" sounds like it should have a bunch of gruff but oddly loquacious dudes talking about real estate scams in a dive bar somewhere.
posted by freebird at 9:20 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


You should sell t-shirts of the Tumblr images.
posted by heyho at 9:20 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


We should make a tumblr of the tumblr images so we can tumblr for you.
posted by The Whelk at 9:24 AM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


"pinterfilter" sounds like it should have a bunch of gruff but oddly loquacious dudes talking about real estate scams in a dive bar somewhere.

Cornflakey details inside?
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:26 AM on April 1, 2013


In my early morning fog I first read "Metafiltrest" as"Metafootrest", and expected a whole bunch of pictures of people's feet, or something like that.
posted by Melismata at 9:30 AM on April 1, 2013


This is really great, especially the tumblr option. Enjoyed it twice, late last night and again this morning when my brain was off.
posted by pahalial at 9:33 AM on April 1, 2013


WTF, the kittens and sandwiches are gone? Way to go, the front page is now unreadable! Can we at least get an option to turn them back on? You know what, this tears it, I'm out.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:35 AM on April 1, 2013


Where did it go, and why?
posted by peep at 9:40 AM on April 1, 2013


I'm still seeing kittens and sandwiches is are making me lonely and hungry respectfully
posted by The Whelk at 9:41 AM on April 1, 2013


I was seriously dreading sites pouncing me with is this real or fake "HAH GOTCHA" type stuff today.

I feel pretty strongly that April Fools should be a day to laugh with your users, not at them. The good jokes are more joke than prank.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 9:42 AM on April 1, 2013 [10 favorites]


Wait, you used Taz's dog and not mine? That is Taz's dog, right? Very good work but I have to give you an INCOMPLETE.

(Totally awesome and hilarious, thanks for a fun surprise!)
posted by HotToddy at 9:43 AM on April 1, 2013


So I changed the thesis of the strip to be about fish instead.

I think the best part of today for me is learning about LARP Trek. That is a hilarious. Pretty sure, it completes The Internet for me.
posted by meese at 9:46 AM on April 1, 2013


Oh, I saw mathowie's comment. It's not working for me because I'm at work, on a different browser.
posted by peep at 9:49 AM on April 1, 2013


cmyk: I miss the colors. Make it start again?

q.v.
posted by stebulus at 9:53 AM on April 1, 2013


Ok it is just a bug, switched back to FF and the sandwiches are back.

Does the new look have anything to do with the rumors that MetaFilter is being acquired by Amazon?
posted by Ad hominem at 9:54 AM on April 1, 2013


This is a very clever and humorous April Fool's joke, far better than Google Nose. A non-user friend who knows that I'm a MeFite wrote to me, "I see metfilter [sic] finally got with the program and has transitioned to a theme / content that will really capture people's interests."

That being said, I never realized how much I preferred the simple list of posts until now.
posted by ob1quixote at 9:56 AM on April 1, 2013


Still loads faster than Huffpo.
posted by Trochanter at 9:59 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was going to leave home an hour ago, thanks for the derail!
posted by dragonplayer at 10:02 AM on April 1, 2013


I remember when I met one of the Pinterest people at a SXSW thing. He was a nice guy generally and we were doing the "Oh what do you do?" chitchat. I said I helped run MetaFilter and he said he helped run Pinterest. He got this look on his face and then started teasing me (negging me?) about how old school (and old fashioned) the place was. I said yeah it was dated but we had a nice community of really sharp folks and that was basically our goal state and it was nice to just BE THERE and not be striving for VC or being someplace else. And I'm glad people like the joke and I'm also glad that at the funny little proof of concept that you can basically turn MetaFilter into Pinterest with some CSS, but I don't think the reverse is true at all.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:08 AM on April 1, 2013 [66 favorites]


Kitties.

That is all.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:09 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


The kittens one needs more kittens.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 10:11 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


A Bad Catholic: "I had a moment of real panic before I remembered the date."

Jesus me too. After the fiat introduction of titles such a user unfriendly layout seemed way too plausible. I have no idea how people parse the pintrest front page.

mathowie: "I tracked them by building a list of URLs on flickr, but then thought about how to list them all, and we thought about a tiny photo credit line somewhere, but the whole joke is a visual one that plays on looking exactly like pinterest so we made the executive decision that a one day joke wasn't worth tweaking the display to spoil the joke."

Why not just make each image a link to the source?
posted by Mitheral at 10:11 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Did one of you geniuses do this layout by hand? Or was it Masonry? Basically WHO WAS PHONE that did the layout? Because it's great.

Also, tumblr theme is the best thing evar.
posted by GuyZero at 10:13 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thank you!
posted by amtho at 10:14 AM on April 1, 2013


That's a great point, jessamyn. Matt & Metafilter are smart enough to know that we don't need progress just for the sake of progress. It's actually a rare mindset these days! Congratulations to all.
posted by seanmpuckett at 10:14 AM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't get it?
posted by zizzle at 10:18 AM on April 1, 2013


I think some of those drafting diagrams are from a textbook that we used in my drafting classes in the late 70's.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:23 AM on April 1, 2013


this is seriously, seriously great, thanks to all....
posted by ouke at 10:25 AM on April 1, 2013


My screen keeps changing colors, very slowly.
posted by not_on_display at 10:27 AM on April 1, 2013


Bahaha. Very, very nice.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:29 AM on April 1, 2013


I love MeFi. Fantastic work, thank you.

and thanks for the potato butt
posted by mayurasana at 10:40 AM on April 1, 2013


I just came here from Vimeow, so it's like cats have taken over the entire internet.

Which is not different from any other day.
posted by RobotHero at 10:41 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


these made me chortle:

perhaps the diagram explains something

what happens? the chickens attack!
posted by epersonae at 10:44 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


ok maybe it's a portabello
posted by mayurasana at 10:45 AM on April 1, 2013


Oh my god the 'invertebrates' choice is SO PRETTY
posted by egypturnash at 10:47 AM on April 1, 2013


Thank you - this was a lovely gift.

jhc: Maybe throw all the URLs into a wiki page and link it as "Photo Credits" next to "About" and "Hide"? That won't make it any less Pinterest-y as far as I can tell, and it seems like good karma.

Sounds good to me! Or just put the monster list into a comment in this thread (already linked as "About").
posted by brainwane at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2013


anyone else vaguely annoyed that the "repins" are just made-up numbers?
posted by The Whelk at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2013


anyone else vaguely annoyed that the "repins" are just made-up numbers?

Yeah, and it would be nice to have the new comments feature available in this format, so I was thinking that the "repins" could possibly be mapped to that function, but then you'd have a whole bunch of "0 repins" featured pretty prominently all the time.

Unless new comments is still there and I just haven't figured it out yet.
posted by LionIndex at 11:19 AM on April 1, 2013


I agree that the "beans" collection needs more jelly beans (especially right after Easter). Also some string beans, 3-bean salad, refried beans and pork 'n beans. It's rather undercooked, or am I overthinking?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:23 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is amazing and just made my day!

The only downside is that I keep oohing and aahing and WTFing* over the bike pics and get distracting from the actual posts.

*Can someone tell me WTF is going on with this bike?
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:24 AM on April 1, 2013


This is awesome!
posted by dejah420 at 11:25 AM on April 1, 2013


It's like you read my mind.
posted by dersins at 11:25 AM on April 1, 2013


bravo. I don't get to visit here as much as I used to, but I knew I had to make a check in for 4/1. bravo.
posted by cavalier at 11:28 AM on April 1, 2013


The tumblr pic for The Gleaner's Kitchen is a picture of a horse and titled EPONYSTERICAL. I'm laughing for so many different reasons.
posted by QuakerMel at 11:29 AM on April 1, 2013


Much of the commentary in this thread makes no sense to me so I assume I must be missing something about this joke. Several of you have mentioned a pulldown menu on the top left somewhere, but I see nothing of the kind. It's just.... blue. What am I missing?
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:29 AM on April 1, 2013


You guys, google finally embraces a professional blue background with Gmail Blue. I feel so vindicated.
posted by ersatz at 11:30 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Much of the commentary in this thread makes no sense to me so I assume I must be missing something about this joke. Several of you have mentioned a pulldown menu on the top left somewhere, but I see nothing of the kind. It's just.... blue. What am I missing?

There's a comment from Matt way up there about it not working in Internet Explorer version 6 thru 9, so that might be your issue.
posted by LionIndex at 11:31 AM on April 1, 2013


I want to keep this forever

So brilliant.

Also the Tumblr option needs "I know more about this can you can possibly imagine" and my life with be complete on this day.
posted by jokeefe at 11:32 AM on April 1, 2013


The kitten photo for the Easter Vigil is a cat with devil horns looking very perplexed.

It is literally perfect.
posted by The Whelk at 11:33 AM on April 1, 2013


Mars Saxman: What am I missing?

Here's a screenshot (I use the Professional White Background).
posted by Rock Steady at 11:35 AM on April 1, 2013


Reddit is totally fucked up right now. They added a team and inventory system with hats and weapons you can use on other people but half the comments are blacked out by spoiler tags, when you select them to see the spoiler text they just say "Tom cruise". I only have one hat so far.

Can we get a video game theme? I'm tired of sandwiches and baby cats.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:37 AM on April 1, 2013


Matt, I hope Google is paying you some royalties for "Gmail Blue". If not, I fully support some IP trolling...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:38 AM on April 1, 2013


When one is tired of sandwiches one is tired of life.
posted by The Whelk at 11:39 AM on April 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


What am I missing?

Here's another screenshot of the menu location.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:43 AM on April 1, 2013


When one is tired of beans one is tired of flatulence.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:45 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


A bit obscure, indeed.
posted by amarynth at 11:46 AM on April 1, 2013


OH. Thanks. I had completely failed to notice the joke bar over the top of the normal bar.
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:46 AM on April 1, 2013


I was grar about this earlier. I needed to be properly awake to see the drop-down. I now see the drop-down. I am not grar any more.

Especially about the tumblr view.
posted by holgate at 11:47 AM on April 1, 2013


*Can someone tell me WTF is going on with this bike?

It's an integrated U-lock, on a Gentlemen’s Bicycle from Pereia Cycles.

I found the Gent's Bike page by searching for the weird integrated U-lock picture on Google, if you're wondering how I found it.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:51 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


striving for BC

What is BC?
posted by dhruva at 11:54 AM on April 1, 2013


When one is tired of sandwiches one is tired of life.

It is frustrating because it doesn't even tell me what they are. What kind of condiments? a nice stone ground Dijon? Aioli? Maybe Russian dressing or just some balsamic and olive oil. What kind of bread? I think I see pickles on some, what kind of pickles are those? Is that a bratwurst? Italian Sausage? Sabrett's hot sausage? I think I see a prosciutto and fresh mozzarella on a baguette, but it could Serrano. Is it berkshire hog or black Iberian pig. I need to know this shit.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:54 AM on April 1, 2013


What is BC?

Birth control! But in this case it was just a typo. I meant to say "VC" and I have gone back and fixed it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:59 AM on April 1, 2013


Here I thought it was a reference to Vancouver.
posted by The Whelk at 12:00 PM on April 1, 2013


jessamyn: "Birth control!"

Heh. I was betting on British Columbia and was wondering if it was some elaborate North North American joke.
posted by dhruva at 12:00 PM on April 1, 2013


I saw BC and assumed this. (Which was an interesting contrast to the current artist's annual Easter tribute to Johnny Hart's overt Christian messages)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:05 PM on April 1, 2013


Doesn't show the deleted posts. :(

(I know, the deleted post script isn't official...)
posted by Melismata at 12:09 PM on April 1, 2013


...and of course, the word "doggies."
posted by kinetic at 12:34 PM on April 1, 2013


Bravo mods!
I actually know what most of the tumblr ones refer to!

butts
lol
posted by NoraCharles at 1:03 PM on April 1, 2013


OhMyKITTY! Terrific cat selection!
posted by travelwithcats at 1:06 PM on April 1, 2013


This gave me such a good laugh! thanks!

and then I had to see if there was a birdies option - can we have a birdies option? who's with me? rtha? nattie?
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:13 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am gonna miss these kitties tomorrow.
posted by leesh at 1:15 PM on April 1, 2013


Awesome. Threw me off for a few moments; it was like all my usual websites merged. Then I remembered today's date.
posted by _paegan_ at 1:18 PM on April 1, 2013


It's probably a good thing you folks are working as moderators rather than as marketers. Because I've never wanted to eat a sandwich or go to Vermont or the Netherlands more. Your picture selection is outstanding.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:18 PM on April 1, 2013


Poomtastic!
posted by homunculus at 1:21 PM on April 1, 2013


I love you all and I love this April Fools' joke, but I think it's pretty tacky to not include any kind of attribution for photos that specifically ask for nothing but attribution in their licenses.
posted by lalex at 1:24 PM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


As funny as it was I can't say I was disappointed to see some color and images on the page that loaded.
posted by thorny at 1:30 PM on April 1, 2013


> Poomtastic!

reply test

posted by sarah_pdx at 1:31 PM on April 1, 2013


The tumblr one is fantastic, but can anyone explain to me what the hell the "just looking for a used car" meme is about?
posted by Navelgazer at 1:35 PM on April 1, 2013


Perfectly Purrfectly executed

FTFY
posted by asnider at 1:35 PM on April 1, 2013


Navelgazer: "The tumblr one is fantastic, but can anyone explain to me what the hell the "just looking for a used car" meme is about?"

It's fred!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 1:38 PM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Navelgazer: The tumblr one is fantastic, but can anyone explain to me what the hell the "just looking for a used car" meme is about?

The wonder that is fred.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:38 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like the part with the cats in it. And the sammiches.
posted by gamera at 1:39 PM on April 1, 2013


On the attribution issue, may I suggest posting to MeTa (in a comment here or a separate post just to be extra sure), linking all the images with their attributions. Sorry to see an issue like this pooping in the party punch, but, hey, this IS MetaFilter, and will continue to be so on April 2nd.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:40 PM on April 1, 2013


Yeah, I hate to be a party pooper - and I love this joke - but if some sort of attribution (even clickthrough would be nice) isn't given soon I'll probably start a new MeTa about it.
posted by lalex at 1:54 PM on April 1, 2013


> Poomtastic!

Reply test again.
posted by sarah_pdx at 1:55 PM on April 1, 2013


Best April Fool ever. I thought I was ready for anything today, but this genuinely surprised me.

(And man, why are there so many lame-os named Fred? My Fred is awesome.)
posted by Superplin at 1:58 PM on April 1, 2013


Squeeeeeee!

(delight. Thankyou)
posted by Artful Codger at 2:02 PM on April 1, 2013


why are there so many lame-os named Fred?

It goes WAY back...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:02 PM on April 1, 2013


If you want attribution, here are the my list of the cats (my own cats are included as well as several from friends):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/4788897401/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanotti/281538625/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fantasyfan/49614509/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigtallguy/148771151/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirigentens/4663779089/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/exage/3562351001/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manueluna/4497531493/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigtallguy/196452596/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgraths/3266611552/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kakissel/107382056/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/raneko/5198682308/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigtallguy/442509960/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigtallguy/442515361/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebuffafamily/505368436/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monica_r/7808828300/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/honan/390596816/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/459397141/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artlung/174876455/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeldman/8420869356/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeldman/8358686463/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/2576224538/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/83609405/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/2185569973/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathowie/1679171/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rarvesen/8470085922/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/3372925208/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11250735@N07/8560840635/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14689231@N08/6579874585/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/2740694473/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefantell/354864230/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilker/4444257868/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefantell/354864229/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/760054533/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtip/4562826679/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39311243@N05/4272644681/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adavey/459892466/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martie1swart/6001816539/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scragz/89211891/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefantell/354864240/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martie1swart/6297998606/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjhagen/1580314289/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidfutcher/4714526645/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11939863@N08/3426033125/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lmmnfrsh/318274927/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nekonomania/4748011247/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjunstorm/3609405208/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/denisdefreyne/1091487059/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nekonomania/4747995039/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomitapio/4349835282/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoichimasuhara/3550963203/

The bike photos (my own included) were taken from galleries on cyclexif.com, a site that has featured my bikes and friends' bikes. Jessamyn said her stuff was public domain, not sure about the others.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:03 PM on April 1, 2013 [8 favorites]


I wanted to say that adding attribution as a top link in the white bar seemed like a weird addition and didn't fit on smaller screens. We could have linked images to their source on flickr, but that would have been confusing to users. Adding a credit line below would have distracted from the parody of Pinterest. Like I said, it's just a one-day joke and I know attribution is important but it seemed to get in the way to showing the joke in the simplest way possible.

(Oh I forgot to add the tumblr background images were found on Flickr by searching for hipstamatic tagged photos)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:08 PM on April 1, 2013


Totally had me for about five minutes when I took a brief look at Metafilter before bed last night: "well, ... I don't know-- but if people really want it..."
posted by jamjam at 2:09 PM on April 1, 2013


As long as we're being annoying about attribution here, who added the captions to the 'tumblr' ones? (I just want to thank them for "THIS WILL WENDELL")
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:13 PM on April 1, 2013


> "Poomtastic!"

Mefiquote test
posted by sarah_pdx at 2:20 PM on April 1, 2013


I did not expect to actually, literally lol at the butts.

How silly of me.

Also, omgpuppieeeeessss!!!
posted by ApathyGirl at 2:33 PM on April 1, 2013


> if some sort of attribution (even clickthrough would be nice) isn't given soon I'll probably start a new MeTa about it.

Why would you do that? Are you under the impression the mods aren't aware of the issue yet?

Anyway, great April Fools—kudos to all involved!
posted by languagehat at 2:36 PM on April 1, 2013 [7 favorites]


who added the captions to the 'tumblr' ones?

I set them all in photoshop, everyone collectively came up with the slogans by listing all the in-jokes from the wiki and everything off the tops of our heads.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:37 PM on April 1, 2013


I love that at least 4 of the posts I saw just scrolling down the page once or twice were actually about cats.
posted by audacity at 2:43 PM on April 1, 2013


I love that at least 4 of the posts I saw just scrolling down the page once or twice were actually about cats.

At first I was really confused seeing the same connection and thought, "Oh, now users can add relevant pics to their FPP?!?!" and thought the About link was going to describe the new format. Had me going!
posted by jmd82 at 2:54 PM on April 1, 2013


My take on the attribution thing is this:

1. We ended up in sub-optimal place—lack of clearly stated attributions—as a result of some loosey-goosey decision-making driven mostly by enthusiasm for an idea overrunning us being super careful about how we did it. On account of not making a point of gathering and archiving all the source links, we're kind of boned there: we don't have the links sitting around to set up attribution. With a time machine we'd go back and change that. Without it, we can't realistically rebuild that attribution manifest before the end of the day.

2. With that said, the April Fools thing is a by-design very short-lived one-day joke, so the no-attribution bummer is a bummer but not a pernicious one. This isn't the vanguard of some new attribution policy or image-rehosting scheme on Metafilter; there's no meaningful issue of precedent since this isn't step one of an ongoing process on the site; and if anything I think this is a good reminder to us that even when we're enthusiastically goofing on something we need to take the care to build in the time and effort for attributional niceties just to make the point that we have so no one ends up feeling weird.

So, I feel like it's (a) lesson learned and good reminder to take more care with this stuff but also (b) short-lived, no-stakes goofery that feels more like a gaucherie than actual damage done and isn't really practically fixable in this case in any case.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:00 PM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


OMG I just discovered the dropdown menu. I LOVE this! Can I keep it?
posted by small_ruminant at 3:01 PM on April 1, 2013


I agree with cortex, but also I'm rebuilding the attributions I can; it is time consuming so please be patient.


Butts LOL
(I think these are the ones we used from the set that I assembled, and the others were added by Matt.)

polar bear with babies
photographer - cut_the_edge
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cut_the_edge/7596260360/in/set-72157630633893624

polar bear swimming
photographer - Ucumari
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/520478231/

ostrich w/road sign
photographer - Hans Hillewaert
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Struthio_camelus_(Kunene).jpg

three geese at water's edge
photographer - Vicki's Nature
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vickisnature/1241806974/

curly dog tail
photographer - Alden Chadwick
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aldenchadwick/4084168546/

rhodesian ridgeback dog up-angle forced perspective shot
photographer - The Pack
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepack/37922470/

elephant and trolley (sis we use this one?)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/national_archives_of_norway/5477489044/

zebras (did we use a cropped version of this one?)
photographer - Hans Hillewaert
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Equus_quagga_burchellii_(group).jpg

elephant entering shop
http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/3530392512/

rhino (did we use this one?)
photographer - Ladybugbkt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/branditressler/8562732126/

zebra
photographer - MuzinaShanghai
http://www.flickr.com/photos/muzina_shanghai/8276818351/

giraffe
photographer - Ucumari
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/2842611571/

piglets nursing
photographer - -ani-
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wollschweinferkel.jpg

pig tails, side view
photographer - ynskjen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20299709@N00/542809223/

seated cow in scenic valley
photographer - JLPC
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blonde_d'Aquitaine_Vallée_Campan_2009.jpg

row of horses with uniformed riders
photographer - Jebulon
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gardes_Républicaine_queues_et_crinières.jpg

two enormous red/tan cattle against green grass
photographer - Haeferl
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hochlandrinder_im_Mühlviertel,_Oberösterreich.jpg

row of deer in water
photographer - mysza813
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysza/2050961119/

chameleon entering cave
photographer - Benny Trapp
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Benny_Trapp_Chamaeleo_africanus_gräbt_Nest.jpg

turtle on rocks
photographer - Poco a poco aka Diego Delso
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tortuga_de_orejas_rojas_(Trachemys_scripta_elegans),_jard%C3%ADn_botánico_de_Tallin,_Estonia,_2012-08-12,_DD_01.JPG

gorilla, side view
photographer - Ucumari
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/2901165439/

gorilla, behind view
photographer - Ucumari
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/3429085188/

standing cape ground squirrel
Photographer - Hans Hillewaert
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xerus_inauris_0.jpg

ringtailed lemur
Photographer - Ucumari
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/3387002991/

art of dancing angels
Photographer - Jebulon
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angels_dancing_sun_Giovanni_di_Paolo_Condé_Chantilly.jpg

statue of the thinker
photographer - Kadellar
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:El_pensador-Rodin-Caixaforum-4.jpg

state of woman in white, in gallery, with blurred guy in background
Photographer - photo.maru
http://www.flickr.com/photos/annakucherova/6509988093/

statue of woman in shiny black metal, Botero
Photographer - Edgar
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fernando_Botero_escultura_Cartagena_Colombia_by_Edgar.png

statue of Venus of Willendorf, orange stone
Photographer - Aiwok
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venus_von_Willendorf_back.JPG

statue of david in green, against blue sky
Photographer - SRichardsPhotography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazerface/4439779316/

costumed soldier in red pants, against cannon smoke
photographer - Marie-Lan Nguyen
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:In_Guardia_Fort_St_Elmo_2012-05-06_n32.jpg

astronaut (Aldrin) descending from the lunar lander
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo_AS11-40-5866.jpg

b/w cop ticketing bathing suit guy on beach
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/3585336287/

baseball umpire
Photographer - Wilfredor
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2_Aguilas_del_Zulia_vs_Leones_del_Caracas_21-12-2011.jpg

soccer player putting his head on the ground
Photographer - Taxiarchos228
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fußballländerspiel_Österreich-Ukraine_(01.06.2012)_35.jpg

rugby scrum
Photographer - Pierre Selim
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ST_vs_Gloucester_-_Match_-_23.JPG

b/w bathing suit guy lying on raft
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/8147810195/

b/w costumed woman dancing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/8191536950/

kid in blue hiking out while dinghy sailing
Photographer - PaulBHalifax
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastbeach/7618981148/

four tourists looking out to sea
photographer - JLPC
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bréhat_22_Marcheurs_Paon_2010.jpg
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 3:15 PM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


A picture of my butt was used without permission i would like 5million dollars or a surgery to make my butt not look like a gorilla's thanks.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:28 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Transient Non-Pernicious Bummer" (TNPB) is my new phrase to describe life's little glitches.

I also have to say that this thread here is reminding me of elizardbits, and I hope she has visited the site today.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:29 PM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Loaded this up on my ancient Android tablet on Amtrak's incredibly slow WiFi this morning and had a quick sequence of thoughts: (1) the mods are sick of all the complaining about SLYT cat posts and have had a group meltdown (2) mathowie sold MeFi (not sure what the asking price would be) (3) MeFi was hacked. AAAH!

Then I came over to MeTa and remembered - oh yes, April Fool's. Well and duly fooled (and cheered up) I was. And so glad there is a permalink to the new look. :-)
posted by Currer Belfry at 3:31 PM on April 1, 2013


Can we get some names for the kittens? I been referring to them all as Colonel Meowtington, except for the chubby grey guy, he is Danforth "Chip" Purrsalot III, and I'm getting confused.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:36 PM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's a very catty April Fool's.

REI
Oberlin
posted by Zed at 3:40 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Maybe we could use the wiki for image attribution. Let me ponder that.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:46 PM on April 1, 2013


Are you pondering what I'm pondering, PinkyPronoiac?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:48 PM on April 1, 2013


I was completely over/done/jaded with online April Fools gags until I visited MetaFilterest. Really well done! Go MeFi!
posted by donovan at 3:51 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I posted some butts to the wiki.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:07 PM on April 1, 2013


Just wanted to say that I'm still loving Metafilterest. Thank you for all the cool pictures, meta-staff!
posted by Kevin Street at 4:19 PM on April 1, 2013


I am hating the fact that my employer still has us on IE8 more than usual today.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 4:23 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wait.

The tumblr mode doesn't have one for the banjo?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:26 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's a very catty April Fool's.

The Army.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:29 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Time for my annual I love you all. I really do. You all are brilliant.
posted by vers at 4:51 PM on April 1, 2013


Initial reaction: "Oh my God, what the fucking fuck??"

Then I remembered what day it is. And there are ponies? OK, I'll have to go see what that's all about...
posted by limeonaire at 4:54 PM on April 1, 2013


So good - laughing sooo much - thanks!








poom!
posted by leslies at 4:57 PM on April 1, 2013


I was going to do a really good post about cute cats on the Internet and you people totally ruined it.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:12 PM on April 1, 2013


No we made it BETTER

It has Kitten (tm) Outside.
posted by The Whelk at 5:13 PM on April 1, 2013


Next year, I vote dogs.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:18 PM on April 1, 2013


Cthulhu April Fools
posted by jeffburdges at 5:34 PM on April 1, 2013


I was kind of hoping the tumblr option would only show pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch.

All the fans are too worked up over today's announcement that his character in the next Star Trek movie is actually Harcourt Fenton Mudd.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:45 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


BEEEEEEEZZZ!!
posted by deborah at 5:47 PM on April 1, 2013


Next year, I vote dogs.

Why wait?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:17 PM on April 1, 2013


This is why I love MetaFilter.
posted by ColdChef at 6:18 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I wanna keep it forever.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 6:35 PM on April 1, 2013


You had me at beans. (And some of those diagrams...) +1 mods
posted by jlkr at 6:36 PM on April 1, 2013


This morning I started giggling uncontrollably when I fired up the work computer. Awesome! After playing with it for awhile, closed and did actual work.

Just fired up the laptop and started giggling all over again -- mostly because there was an adorable kitten asking me if I suspected my vagina was above average.
posted by wallabear at 6:36 PM on April 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


Netherlands photo attributions:

Orange cheese rounds on shelves
photographer - Quistnix
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kaas_op_planken.jpg

Small puffed dough w/sugar - poffertjes
photographer - a little tune
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poffertjes-01.jpg

Green paste w/pink sausage pieces - Boerenkool (Farmers cabbage -potatoes mashed with kale; sausage is rookwurst)
photographer - roolrool
http://www.flickr.com/photos/roolrool/4309172165/

Street food - hand holding a fish in a bun - broodje haring
photographer - psd
http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/2790866568/

Chocolate shavings on bread - vlokken
photographer - Rotem Danzig
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:De_ruyter_vlokken.jpg

Pink and white sprinkles on bread, blue plate - "pink mice" - mousjes
photographer - Nanimo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanimo/2506750468/

Flat tan waffles on plate with white coffee mug - stroopwafels
photographer - torekimi
http://www.flickr.com/photos/torekimi/4386752871/

Woman w/pink hat - Queen Beatrix
photographer - Paul Blank
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beatrix05.jpg

Family picknicking in front of olive green car
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/4795486819/

Family at automat
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/4900465419/

b/w, looks like outdoor basketball - korfbal
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anefo_911-6398_Korfbal_BlauwWit.jpg

Crowd of fans/football supporters wearing orange
photographer - Dmitriy Neymyrok, football.ua
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dutch_football_supporters_20120609.jpg_(1).jpg

Ice skaters on canal with boats, color - groningen
photographer - Bert Kaufmann
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22746515@N02/6861180671/

Ice (speed) skaters on canal with windmill, b/w
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/4306542264/

Ice skaters on canal with trees either side and tall church tower in center background - amsterdam
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/4306542330/

Lock; concrete canal with green water in center and bridge above - zeeland
photographer - ednl
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnet/5837593269/

Gray huge machinery holding back the sea - haringvlietdam
photographer - Martin Bravenboer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bravenboer/453203731/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haringvlietdam

Aerial photo of tan land, connected to a small island by thin bridges, surrounded by dark blue sea
photographer - Bryan Tong Minh
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oosterscheldekering_lucht_1.JPG

Bridge - red and wavy - Anaconda bridge, amsterdam
photographer - Lothann
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgdumont/156753912/

Bridge - beige/gray and Y-shaped, seen from below - Nescio bridge, amsterdam
photographer - Botster
http://www.flickr.com/photos/botster/2307674218/

Bridge - white, large wishbone-shaped upright main tower, blue sky - "the swan", erasmus bridge, rotterdam
photographer - Huees
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Erasmusbrug_Rotterdam.jpg

Trolley car - public square with old pink building (station) in background, red striped trolley car in foreground - the hague
photographer - Face Me PLS
http://www.flickr.com/photos/faceme/318410278/

Red tram car in distant center, tracks coming toward us in snow, dark green trees in backd
photographer - Het Mooie Haagse Leven
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferdislife/8425211683/

Road receding to center of horizon - Afsluitdijk
photographer - inyucho
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inyucho/4612664096/

Bikes in green grass - special note: upon further inspection I think this photo may actually be in Belgian grass not Dutch grass, mea culpa. I promise the Dutch do have bikes.
photographer - Tom & Katrien
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inferis/2732508983/

Family biking in green forest
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Langenboom,_cyclotourisme_en_forêt_de_langenboom.JPG

Misty path between trees in winter, with people walking in distance - the hague
photographer - Walter Watzpatzkowski
http://www.flickr.com/photos/watzpatzkowski/5447973078/

Seaside with dark stormy sky, road recedes to right side, Scheveningen pier in invisibly far distance
photographer - Het Mooie Haagse Leven
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferdislife/8494401216/

Rainbow over rooftops
photographer - Pixel Addict
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixel_addict/1136054831/

Canal w/boats, trees on either side, shot is mostly dark and centered with thin wedge of white sky - amsterdam
photographer - kevin dooley
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/3359073885/

Orange sunset reflected in water, dark land on either side, windmill silhouetted in far distant center of shot
photographer - Daveness_98
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31216636@N00/2983887756/

Windmill - flooded, sepia - flood of '26
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/5097599974/

Windmill - by water, orange roof, green supports and grass
photographer - thecomicproject
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecomicproject/4764546589/

Modern wind towers
photographer - Uitgebeeld.nl
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dankamminga/50520537/

Single red/orange tulip
photographer - vijaykiran
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vijaykiran/2352465934/

Yellow flowers seen from below
photographer - borkur.net
http://www.flickr.com/photos/borkurdotnet/363311067/

Red tulip fields, rows converge to center of picture
photographer - adavies
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adavies/506199925/

Color striped flower fields, rows go horizontally across picture
FlickrRemonRijper3445004345_79f970cb95_b

Round building on stilts w/ blue sky - Scheveningen pier
photographer - Walter Watzpatzkowski
http://www.flickr.com/photos/watzpatzkowski/8063689256/

Modern townhouses w/canal - Amsterdam
photographer - MartinD
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amsterdam_Javaeiland_Lamonggracht.JPG

Modern striped multicolor building - Utrecht
photographer - ednl
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnet/5640414929/

Modern black tall apartment building that's a squared-off arch; shot at night w/reflection - groningen
photographer - ejansenvangalen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejvg/8447480071/

modern skyscrapers, red/white one in foreground - rotterdam
photographer - DaviddjeRot
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neshuma/7127721823/

modern yellow cube houses - rotterdam
photographer - rick ligthelm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligthelm/7936643566/

castle-like building, one tall clock tower, distant day view w/blue sky - peace palace, which houses the international court of justice - in the hague
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:International_Court_of_Justice.jpg

big old church, pointy spires, silhouetted against yellow-orange sky - maastricht
photographer - >WouteR<
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wouterpostma/159261316/

townhouses along canal, straight on view, night - amsterdam
photographer - Lennart Tange
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennartt/8384894154/

bike on bridge, canal lined with houses in background, night - amsterdam
photographer - Eole
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1991946070/

Aerial view of canal through city - Utrecht
Photographer - David Iliff
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Utrecht_Canals_Aerial_View_-_July_2006.jpg

picturesque town by the water, snowy roofs, pale purple sky - maastricht
Photographer - Bert Kaufmann
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22746515@N02/3323194151/
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 6:45 PM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I, for one, am totally opposed. It doesn't seem dignified.

We are discussing serious issues here, and I don't think this is appropriate.

Plus, the graphics would look better with little puffy clouds.

Little puffy clouds.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:45 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


All cats are the best cat. But this is the best best cat. Such contrast!
posted by JHarris at 7:06 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think the new layout admirably corrects one of the major defects of Metafilter; that so many posts and comments are delivered outside-the-box. By organizing posts in a strict rectilinear fashion, with rows and columns, Metafilter is doing the valuable service of squashing these round pegs into appropriately sized square holes.

Plus, kittens!
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:53 PM on April 1, 2013


Yep. This is the best one. Except for maybe make it stop. Or the Ziggy recap podcast. Man, y'all are good at this.
posted by stet at 8:09 PM on April 1, 2013


I am pretty disappointed the beans are mostly not on plates.
posted by maryr at 8:12 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yo it's been April 2 for 14.5 hrs over here - enough already!
posted by awfurby at 8:25 PM on April 1, 2013


Amazing. All it's missing is a drop down option for taters.
posted by OrangeDrink at 8:30 PM on April 1, 2013


I'm related to the subject of the statue in the Vermont section!

(#GPOYourGreatGreatGreatGreatGrandfather)
posted by papayaninja at 8:49 PM on April 1, 2013


Little puffy clouds.

What were the skies like when you were young?
posted by winna at 8:54 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's way up at the top of the thread, but if you're like me and went through BUTTSLOL withdrawal eight minutes ago, here's the permalink.
posted by zarq at 9:08 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


No withdrawal here - thanks to aggressive caching on our network, I think I'll have it around for some time ...
posted by dg at 9:19 PM on April 1, 2013


We sailed into the night, she and I, on a small sail ship, into the night, riding the waves, she and I, across the sea. Down in the galley, we made cocoa, and we drank it on deck, watching the waves, feeling the sea, seeing the Moon, its chocolate breath reaching down inside us.

"Do you love me?" she said.

"Of course," I replied.

And the dolphins swam around the boat, with iridescent lights from the ocean giving a glow to her face, a beautiful face, a little warm from cocoa, and from love.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:36 PM on April 1, 2013


Sorry for the last comment. It was supposed to come elsewhere, after April 1.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:38 PM on April 1, 2013


Thanks for the doggies, because I needed those doggies.
posted by trip and a half at 9:52 PM on April 1, 2013


The pictures are attributed for kittens, Netherlands, and buttslol over on the wiki.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:21 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Buddhist Monk walk into a bar on April Fools Day.

The Rabbi says, "I'll take a Manischewitz, because today is a crazy day!"

The Priest orders a whiskey. "On this day, of all days, it's good to drink whiskey!"

Then the Buddhist orders a drink.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:32 PM on April 1, 2013


Pronoiac, you are amazing.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:36 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awww...
posted by Kevin Street at 10:41 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's not really that difficult.
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posted by twoleftfeet at 10:45 PM on April 1, 2013


Have you ever noticed that April Fools usually follows pretty close to Easter? Jesus gets crucified on the cross, a horrible fate, and he apparently dies (which is not unreasonable, given the horrible nature of crucifiction.) Some days after apparently being dead he returns. April Fools!
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:03 PM on April 1, 2013


twoleftfeet stoked a sudden brilliant memory.

I must track down the code for hunt and mhunt immediately.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 12:59 AM on April 2, 2013


I am pretty disappointed the beans are mostly not on plates.

You are, um, overthinking it.
posted by gauche at 4:50 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm so happy for the permalink. The average vagina post has the "9/11 changed everything" image. So so good.
posted by like_neon at 5:12 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure if I love it or hate it but my Chrome launch page thumbnail for MeFi is now the cats. One time on Facebook I spent two minutes rubbernecking the slow-motion trainwreck that is the current state of affairs for this kid who was a total prick to me in 4th grade, and then for like 6 months afterwards my Chrome launch page Facebook thumbnail was his leering face. I wonder if this will be like that.

Chrome, you so crazy.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:42 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I kind of love it. Missed it yesterday, so thanks for the Permalink.

Is there somewhere the images are posted with links to each unique one? Because they could be useful again.

I'm sure that question came up in the thread earlier but at work, can't read all back comments after a weekend away. Sorry!
posted by Miko at 8:42 AM on April 2, 2013


Yep, about 12 comments up. Many of them are on the wiki.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:49 AM on April 2, 2013


Ok, I give up. I found the first mention of "butt elephant" on this site, but can't seem to find the first reference of "butts lol". Help!!
posted by Melismata at 9:16 AM on April 2, 2013


Here are the photo credits for the Ponies set:

bad hair day
photographer - kevinzim
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86624586@N00/10174763

carousel ponies TTL
photographer - Muffet
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53133240@N00/3716969124

Shetland Pony
photographer - Ella Mullins
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90336485@N00/4806033548

Donkey Club ( thanks bambe)
photographer - jumpinjimmyjava
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59898414@N00/5961883580

nelly + simba
photographer - ynskjen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20299709@N00/151342191

Horse eye
photographer - pink_pixie21
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11172034@N08/3769708685

snuggle
photographer - davedehetre
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22433418@N04/4861203359

foals
photographer - a_whisper_of_unremitting_demand
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7596336@N05/800334958

Buddies
photographer - spakattacks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82538355@N00/1656339685

282/365 - Plastic Ponies
photographer - puuikibeach
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44179069@N00/3872738785

Shetland pony & fence
photographer - rkramer62
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26503922@N08/5126018092

Ponies
photographer - Martin Pettitt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95012874@N00/8036033409

shetland pony
photographer - mrpattersonsir
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035609472@N01/19862837

xp belgian pony - 8 weeks
photographer - thart2009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37089490@N06/3991836420

ginger side parting
photographer - petercastleton
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24822045@N06/5142999940

Whisper
photographer - Raven Photography by Jenna Goodwin
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88669217@N02/8395450195

shet1
photographer - pdam2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83552146@N00/2222892447

Such a Pretty Pony
photographer - jurvetson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124348109@N01/4168461972

pony
photographer - minicooper93402
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21703936@N08/5330611666

Whisper
photographer - Raven Photography by Jenna Goodwin
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88669217@N02/8395450249

nosey
photographer - jenny downing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7941044@N06/2571327744

A pink dog 2
photographer - jonseidman1988
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27238355@N00/4306851813

.Roko
photographer - bbs.photo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57945786@N03/5333549112

A Belstone Pony
photographer - @MWolstenholme
http://www.flickr.com/photos/81858152@N03/8508382948

Wild horses?
photographer - exfordy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32659528@N00/2619416738

ME AT ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD ...
photographer - mrbill78636
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88611824@N00/4308691848

Con cariño
photographer - Tania_Cataldo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54477015@N08/5358238669

Pony near East Okement Farm, Dartmoor
photographer - @MWolstenholme
http://www.flickr.com/photos/81858152@N03/8521914756

Sturdy Horse
photographer - BinaryApe
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93001633@N00/2795764001

DSC_2625
photographer - jmayer1129
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71636646@N00/4381081830

Dartmoor
photographer - Tim simpson1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60227171@N05/5512569603

pony
photographer - steve_lodefink
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32547150@N00/891416169

Shetland pony
photographer - suvodeb
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8706370@N02/3204845778

IMG_1173
photographer - rayand
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27478478@N00/4412358788

Along for the ride
photographer - Jenn Durfey
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52498245@N03/5589209883

2009_03_wk5_DSC03024
photographer - Gwydion M. Williams
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45909111@N00/3411391767

Shetland pony
photographer - M Hillier
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46943749@N06/4692685253

Ponies
photographer - Zahoяí
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28078633@N04/5670082462

Sad pony...
photographer - Tanya.K.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26010780@N06/3426429788

a bit pony
photographer - *ade
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42358053@N00/47844022

White Pony Peckish
photographer - Tomi Tapio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7200854@N05/5713990154

Palomino colt natural light
photographer - Derrick Coetzee
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29507259@N02/3508790093

Shetland Pony 2
photographer - 60North
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33138035@N07/4796159183

One-Trick Pony
photographer - Calsidyrose
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17557997@N02/5736292763

Tropical Surprise & the Bayfront
photographer - dreamcicle19772006
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76819038@N00/3627085188

Shetland Ponies
photographer - Ella Mullins
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90336485@N00/4805415057

Portrait of a Pony in Hounslow Urban Farm
photographer - Maxwell Hamilton
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37413900@N04/5756002381

Butter Pop & Twinkle Hope, Enjoying a Nice Sunset
photographer - dreamcicle19772006
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76819038@N00/3651905407

Shetland Pony
photographer - Ella Mullins
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90336485@N00/4805417661

ponies
photographer - minicooper93402
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21703936@N08/5881344030
posted by pb (staff) at 9:37 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


And here are the photo credits for the doggies set:

New breed found!?
photographer - tanakawho
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/345601336

Wassup?
photographer - www.Photobotos.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47000103@N05/8161295976

No Fear!
photographer - Soggydan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38518750@N00/2801082985

Dog with a Mustache
photographer - ginnerobot
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78011127@N00/4237552847

Friday: 12.5.2008
photographer - Jesse757
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7721141@N07/3094868007

smallest puppy I have ever seen.
photographer - ClickFlashPhotos / Nicki Varkevisser
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27015396@N08/3499370328

Big ears
photographer - tanakawho
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/857223509

Go for it!
photographer - Soggydan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38518750@N00/3880220314

Dafney
photographer - Ⅿeagan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7796992@N08/3290519729

Demon Dog
photographer - Sam Cockman
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46005710@N07/5416537777

Jason Edward's dog Duke lays on a big sloppy wet tongue kiss..
photographer - mikebaird
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72825507@N00/3520581061

Wee Westie's Nuclear Ball
photographer - Randy Son Of Robert
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46042146@N00/1659786179

Stuck!
photographer - OakleyOriginals
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47264866@N00/4045358896

135209
photographer - johnlemon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70209763@N00/399996115

a LITTLE Excited!
photographer - OakleyOriginals
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47264866@N00/5379171067

+
photographer - Nisa Yeh
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59594757@N00/8339751855

Me and my ball
photographer - PuppiesAreProzac
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35597202@N02/3366408561

funny animal
photographer - didbygraham
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13232346@N00/3892359939

Papillon Kiss
photographer - PuppiesAreProzac
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35597202@N02/3367232142

Come on baby, just one more kiss...
photographer - mawel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49208855@N00/2380525441

I love my dog
photographer - :mrMark:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64036275@N00/402456698

Salvador Dalí III
photographer - Giuseppe Bognanni
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79286287@N00/201605058

The Puppy
photographer - Klearchos Kapoutsis
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8383084@N06/5462779252

surface-to-air-dachshund
photographer - Soggydan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38518750@N00/3123731782

Toy Poodle Chocolat
photographer - Yasuhiko Ito
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13148288@N00/3128772639

best friends
photographer - joshDubya
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9359358@N06/2312357074

Yogi has some cajones
photographer - Soggydan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38518750@N00/3892189792

sleeping beauty
photographer - Soggydan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38518750@N00/3633285962

Eye'm Watchin
photographer - Jasen Miller
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50576629@N00/2189401505

Baby Maya
photographer - SuperFantastic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35423169@N00/33016277

Where it all began
photographer - marcos_leal
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32020525@N07/3158784100

Just 5 more minutes!
photographer - Sam Cockman
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46005710@N07/5356332457

Wait... what?
photographer - LeahLikesLemon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57793456@N05/5579811377

Patagónico II
photographer - GONZALO BAEZA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42587963@N05/6820730223

Free Sugar Baby Puppy Dog and Pink Rose Petals Creative Commons
photographer - Pink Sherbet Photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/2654424594

anti botox brigade
photographer - emdot
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35237093637@N01/32815499

Ralph
photographer - ClaireDPhotography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28176523@N03/4375932959

I Just Love Her to Pieces!
photographer - Noël Zia Lee
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36899742@N00/639673339

rocket!
photographer - Bree Bailey
http://www.flickr.com/photos/61077396@N00/2462923579

Wondering
photographer - snailsareslimy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54286552@N03/5927635854

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 25
photographer - aussiegall
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/4130230553

Daisy faces the Darkness II
photographer - lucianvenutian
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38854364@N00/456115864

Monty
photographer - Andy M¢
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34097675@N04/3578415722

Mine!
photographer - Fake Plastic Alice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57764541@N00/6164735774

"I am not really awake"
photographer - Elsie esq.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/61132483@N00/5192080402

Livonia, USA, North America, Vagabondfcr, 12.24.2005
photographer - vagabondfcr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90404655@N00/76924659

yvette bought me this silly sheep thing and i love biting its ears
photographer - _overanalyzer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87359760@N00/518518726

Little One
photographer - Sukanto Debnath
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/4534851373

Bel Air -I left my heart in San Francisco -B&W
photographer - akaporn
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91197154@N00/331219087
posted by pb (staff) at 9:46 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Here are the photo credits for the sandwiches set:

Vegan Sandwich
photographer - moriza
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/174312158

Roast Beef Panini 8-4-09 IMG_4348
photographer - stevendepolo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3790018011

Mmm...hot ham and cheese with homemade mustard
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/4970848133

Vegan Sandwich at Bonchaz in Vancouver
photographer - SweetOnVeg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40650893@N04/6814265891

Sandwiches
photographer - Christian Cable
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67287915@N00/2246763199

Tempeh Sammich
photographer - Vegan Feast Catering
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25128194@N02/3857236542

Mmm... toasted yummy, with mustard
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/5060400853

Mmm... Italian beef with pickled peppers and topped with giardiniera
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/7434509210

strawberry and chocolate panini
photographer - pure.sugar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54104297@N00/2302377530

photographer - » Zitona «
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66548401@N00/4035359350

Mmm...hot ham 'n cheese with slaw and homemade honey mustard
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/5143538244

Pan Bagnat
photographer - kochtopf
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74225974@N00/760207039

montaditos tenera
photographer - jenny downing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7941044@N06/2334124209

bocadillos-5
photographer - jules:stonesoup
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58367355@N00/4143143813

grilled nutella sandwich
photographer - amlamster
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35892836@N07/5418396557

Picnic sandwiches with vegetable italian omelette
photographer - nebulux76
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7897906@N06/7623052238

meatloaf sammich from rossi's deli
photographer - rick
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034361412@N01/2399467845

The Over Embellished BLT free creative commons
photographer - Pink Sherbet Photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/4155618337

LUNCH - Subway Turkey Bacon Avocado Sub
photographer - _BuBBy_
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12198857@N00/5915561679

Novena Feria de la Torta
photographer - ismael villafranco
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77278670@N04/7696678182

Club sandwich
photographer - WordRidden
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97844767@N00/242059846

roast chicken sandwich
photographer - jules:stonesoup
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58367355@N00/4309043436

Mmm... I call it "The Italian Job"
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/6303652222

Club sandwich
photographer - adactio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74105777@N00/78755315

roast beef and brie sandwich with a side of bokeh
photographer - Robert S. Donovan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10687935@N04/2922355432

Tuna Melt w/ Swiss
photographer - bertwagner
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80658919@N00/4373726833

Mmm...coppa, mortadella, provolone, olives and onions
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/6315153551

Day 235: Meatless Sandwich
photographer - SodanieChea
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41942551@N02/8004774940

Hot Pastrami Albany 1-2-09 4
photographer - stevendepolo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3168286123

Jimmy'z Kitchen
photographer - cherrylet
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85508296@N00/4441115147

Breakfast baguette at the Mission cafe in Prahran
photographer - ultrakml
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34948727@N00/6317146825

Mmm... hot chorizo links
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/8037505532

panini
photographer - michael hilton
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13289158@N00/3296561190

yum
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/4482938258

Mmm... Cheeseburger - ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, and a marinara sauce
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/6342160008

Deli Sandwich
photographer - bingbing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035780361@N01/82770349

Lunch
photographer - gromgull
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82775126@N00/3544039328

wide open!!
photographer - nurpax
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50813633@N00/4574249943

Mmm... Corned beef piled high
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/6346053882

Mmm... cheesesteak
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/8367909501

BLT
photographer - AMagill
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85473033@N00/368648462

Toasted tomato, avocado, cucumber & hummus sandwich
photographer - SweetOnVeg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40650893@N04/4815088397

Mmm... boiled salameats with giardiniera
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/6534014783

Breakfast Panini
photographer - @joefoodie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98178986@N00/378574804

Mmm...sammich
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/4942667198

Mmm... hot sandwich
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/6603177697

Club sandwich
photographer - WordRidden
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97844767@N00/242059846

Barros Jarpa
photographer - Paul Lowry
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10039026@N03/3777501920

Mmm...ham sammich (banh mi)
photographer - jeffreyw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/4935428844

Siagon Sisters Bahn Mi & Pho
photographer - rtaylor0129
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59063474@N02/6638294907

Club sandwich, London style
photographer - joshuaheller
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31960803@N07/3373513858

Churrasco con Palta
photographer - Paul Lowry
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10039026@N03/3795423263

club sandwich
photographer - Seph Swain
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23149749@N08/5544783938
posted by pb (staff) at 9:59 AM on April 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


My diagrams page was mostly culled from public domain books freely available online. Here is the list of URLs if you want to go check any of them out.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7232752M/Valves_valve-gears_valve_diagrams.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL25294023M/Questions_diagrams_and_illustrations_for_analytic_study_and_recitation

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7180344M/Indicator_diagrams

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24242737M/Pharmacologic_diagrams.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL25218751M/The_improved_diagram_system_...

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7069142M/Tables_diagrams_for_facilitating_the_making_of_estimates_for_sewerage_work

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7095413M/The_entropy_diagram

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24157535M/Diagrams_and_plans

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7181435M/Velocity_diagrams.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24646961M/Whist_in_diagrams

http://archive.org/details/polepositionsp-2184thprinting1

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL20499020M/A_Manual_of_Mending_Repairing_With_Diagrams

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7200559M/Outlines_of_physiology

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL25072909M/Outlines_of_phrenology

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24830449M/Outlines_of_the_nerves

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6923466M/Outlines_of_history

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7008173M/Outlines_of_%C3%A6sthetics

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7058148M/Outlines_of_botany

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL13445337M/The_outline_of_radio

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23521980M/Outlines_of_oryctology.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL19210139M/Outlines_of_astronomy

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL2752890M/Origami/borrow

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL163311W/Cat%27s_cradles_from_many_lands
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:11 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


I meant the images with the MeFi-specific captions on. Are those anywhere?
posted by Miko at 3:08 PM on April 2, 2013


We don't have credits for that set, but the joke lives on here for the time being.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:29 PM on April 2, 2013


Ok, I give up. I found the first mention of "butt elephant" on this site, but can't seem to find the first reference of "butts lol". Help!!

The site search finds this from July 2005, a reference to the website listed in Optimus Chyme's profile, and then this example from October 2005.
posted by stebulus at 9:56 AM on April 3, 2013


Oh, thank you, stebulus! I thought it was this one, glad to be set straight, so to speak.
posted by Melismata at 12:51 PM on April 3, 2013


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