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A post about how to use "Metatalk" skill to discuss communication problems and it hasn't been deleted. But I thought we could discuss why it hasn't been deleted. Communication is important, I'm just sayin'
posted by twoleftfeet to MetaFilter-Related at 3:47 PM (8659 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Why do you want it to be deleted?
posted by donnagirl at 3:51 PM on May 15, 2013


May 15 2013, the day an infinite metarecursion devoured us all.
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:52 PM on May 15, 2013 [32 favorites]


donnagirl. Don't dish deleted. Duh!

Everybody, each answer has to be alphabet game! We haven't played alphabet game in a long time!
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:53 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


I promise you can play alphabet, every answer is a question or recipe game in here if you promise not to actually need the mods for anything.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:54 PM on May 15, 2013 [54 favorites]


jessamyn! jessamyn! twoleftfeet is making faces at me!
posted by eyeballkid at 3:56 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Alphabet threads were the best.
posted by donnagirl at 3:57 PM on May 15, 2013


Ann, my cousin, asked me about a recipe for roly poly today.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 3:57 PM on May 15, 2013


Duuuuude... a MeTa about a post on Metafilter about Metatalk...

I have got to sober up.
posted by King Bee at 3:57 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Just when I thought we had it going.
posted by donnagirl at 3:59 PM on May 15, 2013


Krikey.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:01 PM on May 15, 2013


Lo and behold, if you promise not to actually need the mods for anything. This means the monkeys control the asylum!
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:02 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mods are not needed now, I'm sure. But always welcome.
posted by donnagirl at 4:02 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Do what thy will shall be the whole of the law.
posted by The Whelk at 4:02 PM on May 15, 2013 [10 favorites]


Not alphabet game, but we are learning.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:04 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh Whelk, you have to ruin everything...
posted by WidgetAlley at 4:04 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Pretend he didn't comment.
posted by donnagirl at 4:05 PM on May 15, 2013


peut-être
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:06 PM on May 15, 2013


Question: doubles don't count either, right?
posted by donnagirl at 4:06 PM on May 15, 2013


Righty-ho
posted by Mooski at 4:07 PM on May 15, 2013


Sorry for wrecking it earlier.
posted by King Bee at 4:07 PM on May 15, 2013


Totally not a big deal.
posted by donnagirl at 4:08 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Understood.
posted by King Bee at 4:08 PM on May 15, 2013


Very nice.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 4:08 PM on May 15, 2013


What happens when we get to the end of the alphabet?
posted by mokin at 4:10 PM on May 15, 2013


eXciting things, no doubt.
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:10 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


You start over.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:11 PM on May 15, 2013


Zucchini Biscuit Pie


Ingredients
3 cups sliced zucchini, 1/4-inch thick
coarse salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder



Instructions
A 1/2 to 1 hour ahead of time toss zucchini slices with a 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt in a colander over a bowl to drain.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch deep dish pie pan.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs, parmesan, oil, milk, basil, garlic and pepper. Gently stir in the zucchini, onion, flour and baking powder, tossing until the batter comes together and all the zucchini is coated.
Pour into the pie plate and arrange with a spoon so the zucchini lays flat and even.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 4:12 PM on May 15, 2013 [23 favorites]


Zounds, it seems we skipped X.
posted by donnagirl at 4:12 PM on May 15, 2013


Apparently I'm incorrect.
posted by donnagirl at 4:13 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


But now that we have the edit window, we should be able to avoid doubles.
posted by King Bee at 4:13 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Christ, you'd think so. (But your intentions were good.)
posted by ersatz at 4:14 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Doesn't that constitute edit window abuse?
posted by donnagirl at 4:15 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Everyone does it!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 4:16 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Fuggetaboutit.
posted by Mooski at 4:19 PM on May 15, 2013


God, I'm so sorry jessamyn
posted by ersatz at 4:19 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


How about we switch to Recipe Game!

Pickled onions.

I found this in a question about tacos. And it is really good. Everyone should go make this before the onions in the market get even worse!
posted by bilabial at 4:24 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


I don't really understand what's happening right now.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:25 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ice takes many forms.

(if it's not creeping up into your backyard)
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:25 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


jessamyn, I need a time machine
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 4:27 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kind advice: the last alphabet game I played went on for a whole month. Pack supplies.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:29 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Loading up now.
posted by donnagirl at 4:29 PM on May 15, 2013


Meta-Meta-Metafilter may be crossing too many streams.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 4:37 PM on May 15, 2013


Never have I had as much fun in a MeTa.
posted by King Bee at 4:37 PM on May 15, 2013


PENIS
posted by Sys Rq at 4:38 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


OH WAIT FUCK
posted by Sys Rq at 4:38 PM on May 15, 2013 [28 favorites]


Question: Seriously, what's going on?
posted by cjorgensen at 4:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Riker is what's going on
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 4:40 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Zucchini biscuit pie? Chicken tamale pie!
posted by capricorn at 4:41 PM on May 15, 2013


YOU’VE BEEN HIT BY THE

|^^^^^^^^^^^^](ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
| KAWAII TRUCK | ‘|”“”;.., ___.
|_…_…______===|= _|__|…, ] |
”(@ )’(@ )”“”“*|(@ )(@ )*****(@    ⊂(゚Д゚⊂⌒) NO KAWAII TRUCK NO!!!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:41 PM on May 15, 2013 [18 favorites]


Save your zucchini recipes for Z, please. We're not even to Y yet.
posted by sonika at 4:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Too soon for zucchini.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:43 PM on May 15, 2013


Ugh
posted by hellojed at 4:44 PM on May 15, 2013


Yeah, almost zucchini time!
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Vulcans love zucchini recipes, I hear. It's the logical consequence of always ending up with too much zucchini.
posted by sonika at 4:45 PM on May 15, 2013


[SPEECH] I had the same thought, but it doesn't bother me.

[BARTER] A trade-off is neccesary for the site to survive.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:45 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


When will this grab-ass party end?
posted by en forme de poire at 4:45 PM on May 15, 2013


x-actly
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:46 PM on May 15, 2013


Xylophones at a grab-ass party are a decidedly bad idea.
posted by sonika at 4:46 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Watching the other videos he has up, they are definitely made in a hospital room. Just saying.
posted by spitbull at 4:46 PM on May 15, 2013


You've got to believe in zucchini.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:47 PM on May 15, 2013


ZING! I took Z! Your zucchini recipes are denied until the next cycle! Hahaha!
posted by prize bull octorok at 4:48 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Aaaargh!
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:49 PM on May 15, 2013


Ah-hah, I think I got this game now.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:49 PM on May 15, 2013


Blast! I was wrong.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:49 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Come on now, don't take double turns. That's cheating.
posted by sonika at 4:50 PM on May 15, 2013


Could have been quicker.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:50 PM on May 15, 2013


Come on, get with the program.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:50 PM on May 15, 2013


Don't fight, kids, or cortex will turn this car around.
posted by donnagirl at 4:51 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


don't take double turns. That's cheating.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:51 PM on May 15, 2013


Daft Punk in six days!
posted by 4ster at 4:52 PM on May 15, 2013


Evidently, we have timing issues. Try previewing!
posted by donnagirl at 4:52 PM on May 15, 2013


Fuck previewing! #YOLO
posted by prize bull octorok at 4:53 PM on May 15, 2013 [23 favorites]


Got G covered, y'all. Just waiting.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:53 PM on May 15, 2013


don't take double turns. That's cheating.


Foul! No repetitions. 30-love.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:54 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ha!
posted by 4ster at 4:54 PM on May 15, 2013


hi
posted by elizardbits at 4:55 PM on May 15, 2013


hurry up and be B again so i can say BUTTS
posted by elizardbits at 4:55 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Just so you know, I plan my moves two steps in advance.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:55 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I feel a little dizzy and lost.
posted by donnagirl at 4:56 PM on May 15, 2013


Juice Cake!

1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 large eggs, separated
1 good, juicy orange (juice of and zest of)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk or so, at room temperature

Glaze

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
zest of said lemon


1 Preheat the oven to 375 F. Butter and flour a 9-inch round pan and set aside.

2 In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer set on high speed, blend the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the orange juice, zest, and the baking powder, and mix well.

3 Slowly stir in the flour and milk. Mix on low speed until combined. Add more juice to get that perfect "cake batter" texture if it seems too thick.

4 In another bowl, whip the egg whites with the electric mixer set on high. When the egg whites begin to get frothy, sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Continue beating until the egg whites form soft peaks.

5 With a rubber spatula, gently stir about one-quarter of the whites into the cake batter to lighten it. Fold in the remaining whites until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6 Allow the cake to cool on a rack in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter and allow to cool completely.

7 To make the glaze, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Pour half of the glaze over the top of the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Allow the cake to stand for 10 minutes, until the first glaze has hardened a bit, then top with the remaining glaze.
posted by heyho at 4:56 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Korova cookies are better than juice cake.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:03 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lies! Juice cake actually sounds awesome.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:04 PM on May 15, 2013


Making it seems easy, too.
posted by donnagirl at 5:05 PM on May 15, 2013


Montenegro were robbed.
posted by Wordshore at 5:05 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


No one has more cake than us juice.
posted by gman at 5:11 PM on May 15, 2013


Oblong cake, irregularly shaped, is not as delicious as...
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:13 PM on May 15, 2013


Pie.
posted by donnagirl at 5:15 PM on May 15, 2013


Quince!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:15 PM on May 15, 2013


Rats
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:16 PM on May 15, 2013


So, this is the most peculiar MeTa I've read in a while.
posted by .kobayashi. at 5:17 PM on May 15, 2013


Food pie:

1. Remove all vegetables from refrigerator. However small they are, make them smaller. You can use your hands or a knife.

2. Place flour, water, a bit of baking powder if you've got it (but it's not crucial), and a bit of oil of some kind in a bowl, in the sort of proportion that ends up resulting in some type of dough when mixed thoroughly. You don't have to get the proportions right at the beginning, unless you use all the flour (or all the water, though this is less likely for Food Pie Constructors in wealthy nations) from the get-go.

3. Your baking dish is (roughly) the boundary of the Cartesian product of a large rectangle R with a half-open interval H. That means it's the union of R and four smaller rectangles. Make a copy of each rectangle with your dough, and another copy of R. Assemble one R and the four small ones inside the baking dish in the only possible way that won't result in total semantic breakdown if you call the thing you get at the end "pie". The extra copy of R will be the top.

4. Combine all of the vegetables (except lettuce) in a bowl. Add some sauce-type things that you like. I put tofu in mine, after macerating it with my fingers.

5. Add frozen peas. Otherwise your food pie sucks.

6. Put the mixed stuff in your crust. Maybe you wanted to grease up the dish before assembling the crust.

7. Put the top on.

8. Put in oven at a temperature, and for an amount of time, that seems correct.

9.

clean=0

while [ clean = 0 ]; do

remove $food_pie
stab $food_pie with $current_fork

last_fork=$current_fork
current_fork=$new_clean_fork

echo $food_pie >> oven

clean=`isclean($last_fork)`

done

remove $food_pie

10. HURF DURF
posted by kengraham at 5:17 PM on May 15, 2013 [23 favorites]


That didn't fit the pattern.
posted by donnagirl at 5:18 PM on May 15, 2013


Umbrella's are needed!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 5:19 PM on May 15, 2013


Turtles all the way down.
posted by special-k at 5:19 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ugh.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:19 PM on May 15, 2013


Very understandable confusion, as I've no idea how these people got their alphabets wedged into their MetaTalk or why.
posted by beryllium at 5:20 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


We're back on track.
posted by donnagirl at 5:20 PM on May 15, 2013


I'm not getting that thread at all. It seriously looks like the point is to point and laugh and I didn't think we did that here? I'm confused.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:21 PM on May 15, 2013


Whut?
posted by irrelephant at 5:21 PM on May 15, 2013


Otherwise your food pie sucks.

Uh, yes it did.
posted by kengraham at 5:22 PM on May 15, 2013


Xcept you're still out of order, sadly.
posted by donnagirl at 5:23 PM on May 15, 2013


Y and Y vibration.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:24 PM on May 15, 2013


You all are being willfully inscrutable. I'm sure of it.
posted by .kobayashi. at 5:24 PM on May 15, 2013


Zamboni comes by and smooths out the ice, making it ready for starting a new game.
posted by donnagirl at 5:25 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


this is as good of a place as any to mention that twoleftfeet may just be my favorite Metafilter contributer.

Seriously: tlf, keep up the weirdness. You're like thomcatspike but with a purpose.
posted by item at 5:28 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm not getting that thread at all. It seriously looks like the point is to point and laugh and I didn't think we did that here? I'm confused.

Thought it was amusing and interesting, but if put in MeTa would be too in jokey and people would laugh, so obviously the general the site would find it somewhat humorous and interesting, right?

*sighs*
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:30 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Actually, we promised jessamyn we wouldn't talk about the topic at hand.
posted by donnagirl at 5:31 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


IBut some people do it anyway.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:31 PM on May 15, 2013


Clever as we are, can we not understand alphabet game???
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:32 PM on May 15, 2013


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
posted by DaDaDaDave at 5:35 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Do not make the MeFite angry.
posted by Wordshore at 5:36 PM on May 15, 2013


can it be time for poffins now plz
posted by elizardbits at 5:36 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Early to bed, early to rise. I stay up late and eat lots of pies. I don't know what the rest of you eat. But I get up early and eat lots of meat. The meat makes me strong, the meat makes me sing, but I don't beat a gong for the beat that I bring.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:40 PM on May 15, 2013 [9 favorites]


Feet of two and left
Makes a delightful rhyming
But I? Just haiku
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Good. Continue
posted by QueerAngel28 at 5:43 PM on May 15, 2013


Haiku is awesome
Can we possibly go on
Completely in verse?
posted by donnagirl at 5:44 PM on May 15, 2013


I'm waiting for someone cleverer than me to do a limerick containing the word "MeFite."
posted by scratch at 5:45 PM on May 15, 2013


I would approve of
A haiku alphabet game
That would be neato
posted by insectosaurus at 5:45 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't see why not
Verse is the life blood of joy
At least in my view
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:45 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jesus, this is working like the 4chan "Count to 10" threads.
posted by Sarcasm at 5:45 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


frosted butts
posted by Greg Nog at 5:48 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


There once was a meta from filter
who wore nothing under his kilter
posted by shothotbot at 5:49 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


*sighs*

I get why you thought it was clever and fun, but a bit of further exploration...it seems like the guy is a nutter. His website seems to indicate this is such. Now I am not on some moral high horse here. I don't have a problem with laughing at the time-cube types. After all, if they put it on the internet it's fair game, but I thought the general policy was that pointing and laughing was not what we generally did, and that's what people seem to be doing.

The initial question in this post goes unanswered.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:49 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


So much depends
upon

your pronunciation of
MeFite

if we were to write
limericks

based on that
rhyme
posted by .kobayashi. at 5:50 PM on May 15, 2013 [6 favorites]


Kids these days don't know the alphabet.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:50 PM on May 15, 2013


Let me know if this is just going to devolve into discussion of the post topic, and I'll show myself out.
posted by donnagirl at 5:51 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Might we continue
to discuss the post topic
in alphabet verse?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:53 PM on May 15, 2013


I'd prefer a villanelle.
posted by scratch at 5:54 PM on May 15, 2013


No reason why not
But I don't really suppose
It's what people want.
posted by donnagirl at 5:54 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


oops
posted by carsonb at 5:57 PM on May 15, 2013


plunk
posted by carsonb at 5:57 PM on May 15, 2013


QWOP
posted by carsonb at 5:58 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


rage
posted by carsonb at 5:58 PM on May 15, 2013


stupid
posted by carsonb at 5:58 PM on May 15, 2013


There once was a dude from LA
Who moved up north of the bay
He built a website
For links and MeFites
Who now use it for alphabet games.

micdro—THUD
posted by carsonb at 5:58 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


u no?
posted by carsonb at 5:59 PM on May 15, 2013


Viz: A limerick with Mefite!
It required a substantial rewrite.
At first it seemed funny,
But when it was done. Eeeh!
They said of it just that "he bites."
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:59 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


We were all set for a MetaTalk thread
full of mods and of flameouts and dread,
Then the MeFites proclaimed
"It's now alphabet gamed!"
But I want recipes instead.
posted by .kobayashi. at 5:59 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


X is a hard letter to do
There's no one who wants it, it's true
But don't have a fit
Just cheat it a bit
And soon on to Y you are through.
posted by donnagirl at 6:07 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


ZEBRA
posted by stoneweaver at 6:10 PM on May 15, 2013


All right - you caught me. I'm not patient enough to wait for it to be time for poffins.
posted by stoneweaver at 6:10 PM on May 15, 2013


Better late than never.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:11 PM on May 15, 2013


ZYZZYVA
posted by scratch at 6:12 PM on May 15, 2013


Can I pretend I was on time?
posted by stoneweaver at 6:12 PM on May 15, 2013


So the Ms. asked for coconut french toast for breakfast on Mom's day, and normally I get this sweet coconut bread called cocktail rolls, from the local Asian grocery, which gets it from a weekly commute from New York's Chinatown. Anywho, by the time I got to the store they were out, but she asked for it, so I looked it up on the Internets and found this recipe. Here's my take on that, and then the french toast:

INGREDIENTS
Bread:
1/3 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 cup softened butter
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour, or more if needed

Filling:
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup finely grated fresh coconut

1 egg (optional)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
(optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Place sugar and milk in a small saucepan, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add butter, and gently warm the mixture until the butter melts and the mixture is warm, about 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). In a large bowl, stir together the yeast with 2 1/2 cups flour until blended, then pour the milk mixture into the yeast mixture. Stir in a beaten egg, and mix until the it forms a sticky dough.
Turn out onto a well-floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes, gradually kneading in maybe another cup of flour until smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a round ball, place in an oiled bowl, and roll the dough to coat it with oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth, and allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour or so depending on the room temperature.
Cream 1/4 cup softened butter with 1/2 cup of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, and add the dry milk powder, 1/2 cup flour, and the coconut until the mixture is smooth and well blended, like a paste.
Knock down the dough, and cut into 2 equal pieces. Cut each piece into 6-8 equal-sized pieces (12-16 pieces total). Form each piece into an oblong bun, and flatten the bun with your hand or a floured rolling pin. Scoop up about 1 tablespoon of filling with a spoon, and place in the center of a bun. Pull, fold, and pinch the edges of the dough together to enclose the filling in the bun. Repeat with all dough pieces, and place, seam down, onto the parchment lined baking sheets. Cover the buns with a damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) on baking sheets with parchment paper for about fifteen minutes.
If you're not making french toast out of them, before you bake them, beat 1 egg in a bowl, and brush each bun with a little beaten egg and then them with sesame seeds. Boom, cocktail rolls
The next morning, get up early and take the rest of the fresh ground coconut and put it in on a plate. In a shallow bowl beat four eggs and half a cup of cream, or if you're more of a hedonist than foodie, half a cup of Almond Joy non-dairy creamer.
Slice cocktail bread into fingers and allow them to soak for 10 minutes in the egg and cream mixture. Then roll them in the remaining coconut and fry in butter in a low-medium skillet until the coconut-egg coating is nicely browned.
Serve with bacon, mango, and hot coffee.
posted by Toekneesan at 6:12 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Doh!
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:13 PM on May 15, 2013


Excellent! Another opportunity to post my favorite coconut bread recipe. Bring your samurai sword.
posted by carsonb at 6:16 PM on May 15, 2013


For the mood I am in, all this silliness is most helpful.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:19 PM on May 15, 2013


Go with the silliness. Go into the light. Heaven and Hell await you.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:28 PM on May 15, 2013


Hp xjug ugf tjmmjoftt. Hp joup ugf mjhiu. Ifbwfo boe Ifmm bxbju zpv.
posted by carsonb at 6:30 PM on May 15, 2013


It's easy for you to say.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:31 PM on May 15, 2013


I wrote before:
heaven and hell await all those who die
no, wait! that's a silly old lie
you go in the ground
and then wait around
for nothing to happen— so cry.
posted by Red Loop at 6:32 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Just gonna mention that I've never seen rot1 used before, carsonb.
posted by donnagirl at 6:33 PM on May 15, 2013


Khaaaaaaaaan!
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 6:35 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lord, this again?
posted by rtha at 6:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Must be time for it.
posted by shothotbot at 6:46 PM on May 15, 2013


No one wants to hear about Benadryl Cumberbund, Riker, sorry.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 6:47 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


OFFS
posted by spitbull at 6:50 PM on May 15, 2013


or bandylegs crumplesnacks
posted by elizardbits at 6:50 PM on May 15, 2013


On the contrary, Bumbershoot Cabbagepatch is relevant to my interests
posted by en forme de poire at 6:52 PM on May 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Perfect Ice Cream Bread
Makes 1 8 x 4 loaf

Ingredients:
2 Cups Ice Cream, any flavor, softened
1 1/2 cups Self-Rising Flour

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350. Spray and flour an 8 x 4 loaf pan, or line it with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl mix the ice cream and flour together until just combined.
Scoop into the loaf and and smooth out.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the loaf comes out with a few crumbs stuck to it.
Remove from the pan and allow to cool (if you can wait that long)!
For best results, use FULL FAT ice cream
posted by nooneyouknow at 6:52 PM on May 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Quite honestly I find Bandstand Crumpleduck sort of...tepid.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 6:53 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


PIFFLE
posted by carsonb at 6:53 PM on May 15, 2013


Quick, reverse it!
posted by carsonb at 6:53 PM on May 15, 2013


Roll it all back!
posted by never used baby shoes at 6:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Shocked, I am truly shocked by this behavior.
posted by third rail at 6:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Turtles. Chocolate turtles. Somebody get me a recipe!
posted by bilabial at 6:55 PM on May 15, 2013


Under the turtles are more turtles.
posted by third rail at 6:56 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Very delicious turtles.
posted by donnagirl at 6:57 PM on May 15, 2013


Who ate all of my turtles?
posted by asnider at 6:59 PM on May 15, 2013


'Xactly. That's what I want to know!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:00 PM on May 15, 2013


You no have recipes?
posted by bilabial at 7:00 PM on May 15, 2013


Zero recipes.
posted by donnagirl at 7:01 PM on May 15, 2013


AAAAGH STOP IT ALL OF YOU!
posted by vrakatar at 7:01 PM on May 15, 2013


BUTTS!
posted by Carmelita Spats at 7:02 PM on May 15, 2013


Carmelita, I want chocolate. And caramel. Together with pecans. And I don't trust martha stewart to give me the goods.

Butts are not the same as turtles.
posted by bilabial at 7:03 PM on May 15, 2013


DANIE'S 2013 CINCO DE MAYO CHICKEN MOLE

OIL, how about peanut?
4 T ground ancho chilies
4 T ground aleppo
2 T ground chipotle
1/2 cup sesame seeds
15 peppercorns
1 t anise seeds
2 t ground cumin
1 t ground coriander
1/2 t ground cloves
2 t cinnamon
3 T raisins
20 whole almonds -- skins on, shells off
1 28-ounce can Muir Glen diced fire-roasted tomatoes
6-8 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
3 small chickens, cut into pieces
kosher salt
ground black pepper

INSUFFERABLY MESSY SAUCE STAGE:

1. Do not sniff the ground peppers, any of them, to see what they smell like, unless you're not feeling attached to your nasal epithelium. Do combine the peppers and marvel at their gorgeous deep reddish brown tone (#520600-ish?).

2. In a dry skillet, toast the sesame seeds, peppercorns, and anise (low-medium heat). If you're using whole coriander or cumin seeds, toss those in there, too. Heat til fragrant, stirring, a couple of minutes; don't overcook! Your seeds will get bitter and icky.

3. Use a mortar and pestle to grind the toasted seeds to a powder. Add this powder to the combined peppers.

4. Add a tablespoon or two of oil to the skillet and turn your heat to medium. Toss in the almonds and raisins and stir 'em around til the almonds are toasted and the raisins are plump. This'll take about 5 minutes. Smile at the plump, glossy raisins. They looked so gaunt before. Remove the almonds and raisins from the pan. If your goal is to dirty every last pot, pan, plate, utensil, and vessel in your kitchen (hi, Karen), use a fresh plate or something. You've only used one skillet, but you've dirtied a cutting board, at least one knife, a mortar, a pestle. Your spice and pepper bowl is still in use, so that doesn't count in the Dirty Dish Olympics.

5. Add a little more oil than you think you need to your skillet. Toss in your onions, stir. After a minute, add your garlic, stir. Here's why you need so much delicious oil: add to the pan your peppers, your toasted and ground spices, and the spices that you lazily obtained already ground: cinnamon, cloves, etc. Stir to coat with oil, reduce heat to low-medium, and "bloom" for a few minutes.

6. Add a handful of kosher salt, stir in the tomatoes and chicken stock, add in the almonds and raisins (which aren't quite so plump anymore), and stir very, very well to incorporate all ingredients, making sure nothing important (like your wallet) is stuck to the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer, then cover loosely, reduce the heat, and simmer away for about an hour, stirring when you remember to.

7. Remove the sauce-in-progress from the heat and let it cool down for a bit, especially if you're using a food processor instead of a blender. Work in batches or you will REGRET IT. You will go through 70 Magic Erasers and curse my name and never eat Mexican food ever again. So work in batches. Anyway, working in batches, puree the sauce along with the chocolate (remember the chocolate?), add salt and pepper to taste, and then drink the whole thing with a thick bubble tea straw.

8. You can put the sauce away now for up to a week til you're ready for the chicken part of it. Or, you can just move on to the chicken part of it. You know how we roll in faux Mexico. C'est bon!

PAINFULLY SPLATTERY CHICKEN STAGE:

1. Put on protective gear. Don't be like Danie! Do not forget that chicken is the most painful of the stovetop meats! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Well, you could have done that part without the padded suit.

2. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat up... yeah, oil again. Over medium-high heat, brown the chicken on all sides, a few pieces at a time, and move to a roasting pan. When you're finally done (you'll know because you're out of chicken and your entire kitchen is shiny and hazardous to walk in), pour the mole sauce over the chicken and cover the pan with some foil.

3. Check the chicken after 45 minutes or so, maybe decide to turn the oven temp up to 400 because you've only lived in this new place for a couple of weeks and you're not sure if things are calibrated to reality. Maybe uncover the chicken. Maybe not. Again, c'est bon!

4. Chicken is DONE when it's cooked through and very tender, and the sauce is the temperature of the lava that ate Pompeii.

5. Optional: put everything in plastic containers and drive it to Brooklyn.
posted by houseofdanie at 7:09 PM on May 15, 2013 [11 favorites]


EVERYBODY DANCE NOW
posted by mintcake! at 7:10 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


FFS
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:15 PM on May 15, 2013


Gonna make you sweat!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:17 PM on May 15, 2013


Hammer Time!
posted by bilabial at 7:18 PM on May 15, 2013


I am stuck in a terrible political conversation with my housemates. SEND HELP.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 7:20 PM on May 15, 2013


In a Gadda Da Vida
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:20 PM on May 15, 2013


Jeepers, shoulda previewed.
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:20 PM on May 15, 2013


Food pie is my mother's secret recipe! It is my only heritage of culinary art of days of yore!

>:(
posted by winna at 7:21 PM on May 15, 2013


k
posted by en forme de poire at 7:23 PM on May 15, 2013


Jeepers, shoulda previewed.

Tilda Swinton does not preview.

Tilda Swinton discerns.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:27 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Leggo my eggo
posted by shothotbot at 7:32 PM on May 15, 2013


Make me.
posted by donnagirl at 7:34 PM on May 15, 2013


No life
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:35 PM on May 15, 2013


Is this a recipe thread? I recently made Banoffi pies for work. They are easy and everyone seems to enjoy them, although you'll need to prepare a parallel dish for guests with e.g. milk allergies.

You can use the toffee/dulce de leche from this recipe for other things (icecream topping, etc), so I'll explain that first. I learned this method from Ian Dowding's webpage.

Take as many cans of sweetened condensed milk as you can cram into a deep saucepan or casserole and cram them into a deep saucepan or casserole. Leave them shut! Cover with water and bring to the boil on the stovetop. While this is happening, preheat your oven to 140'C.

Once it hits the boil, transfer it to the oven and cook for three and a half hours. Because of what I think is vapour pressure magic, the water won't steam away in the oven, although it will bubble along merrily. (I topped it off with an additional pint of water at hour three, although I forgot to remove the lid from the casserole and just poured it all over the inside of my oven. In my defence it was two a.m. by this point.)

You now have cans of a very sticky, thick, milk toffee. It keeps in the cupboard (which is why you do several tins at once) and it is very rich. I spilled some on my hand while I was preparing the pies and I swear I could taste it through my skin.

For the pies, prepare high walled pie shells. I made mine as biscuit bases (Dowding hates these, but whatever). Spoon toffee into the bottom (it may help to stand the can in hot water before opening one) and flatten it out. Add a layer of sliced bananas to the top of the toffee. Take a lot of double cream and whip it with some caster sugar and a pinch or two of instant coffee until it holds its shape, and pile that business on top of the bananas. Serve.
posted by curious.jp at 7:41 PM on May 15, 2013 [7 favorites]


Occasionally a recipe thread, but in truth an alphabet thread.
posted by donnagirl at 7:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Pie!
posted by rtha at 7:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Quite. Ho, Ho! The game's afoot!
posted by zarq at 7:53 PM on May 15, 2013


------------------------------------------

Spicy Tumeric Stew
------------------------------------------

Meat:

6 Chicken Thighs
4-6 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Flour
Salt, Pepper

Spices:

1 1/2 Tbsp. Cumin Seeds
1 Tbsp. Corriander Seeds
2 Tbsp. Ground Ginger
2 Tbsp. Tumeric
2 Bay Leaves
1 Cinamon Stick
4 Cloves Garlic, minced

Veg:

1 large (or two medium) Onion(s), diced
1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers, minced
1 large can Crushed Tomatoes

For Sauce:
16 oz (one box/large can) Chicken Stock
16 oz. (two small containters) Plain Yogurt
4-6 oz. Goat Cheese
3/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsely, chopped

1. Get a heavy-duty pan (a large, deep one, so we can add a lot of liquid, or use a stock pot) and heat it well, then add about half the oil. Dredge the chicken thighs in seasoned flour and brown on both sides, then set them aside.

2. Toast the cumin and corriander seeds in the hot oil. This happens very quickly; as soon they go brown and you can smell the spice wafting up off the pan, IMMEDIATELY add the the other spices, (ginger, tumeric, cinamon, bay) the garlic, and the onion, and give 'em all a stir to coat. You might need to add the rest of the olive oil at the point if it looks a bit dry; you want the veg to have enough to fry in. Then add the peppers, stir together, and let sautee until the onions are soft and traslucent, say 5 or 6 minutes.

3. At this point, add the crushed tomatoes and the chicken stock. Return the chicken to pot and taste for seasoning (Don't worry if it seems too spicy at this juncture; the dairy will mellow it considerably.) Let the whole come to a boil, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer, and let work for about an hour, or until the chicken is falling-off-the-bone tender.

4. Fish out the bay leaves and the cinamon stick. Remove the chicken, take off the skin and seperate the meat from the bone, and return the meat to the pot. Turn off the heat, add the yogurt and the goat cheese, and stir thoroughly until everything's incorporated. (The yogurt goes in pretty easy, the goat cheese is a bit slower to incorporate.) Add the parsley, give it a good stir, and you're good to go.

The end product should be a rich, meaty stew, bright yellow in color, with green and red flecks from the pepper and parsley and darker spots of spice.
posted by Diablevert at 7:55 PM on May 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Rhubarb?
posted by Westringia F. at 7:56 PM on May 15, 2013


Strange how ritualized these games we play are
posted by ook at 7:58 PM on May 15, 2013


Thinking about turtles. Still. Obviously, I need to go to sleep.
posted by bilabial at 8:01 PM on May 15, 2013


Tiramisu Cheesecake

3 ounces, weight Lady Fingers (3 Ounces Is About 24 Ladyfingers)
2 cups Vanilla Wafers
3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
7 Tablespoons Kahlua Liqueur, Divided
4 packages Cream Cheese (8 Ounces Each), Softened
¼ cups Sour Cream
¾ cups Sugar
2 whole Eggs
4 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 ounce, weight Square Or Bar Semi-sweet Chocolate

Heat oven to 350°F. Fill a roasting pan (or pan large enough to accommodate the springform) with 2 inches with tap water, set inside oven while it heats. Wrap the outside of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan with heavy duty foil, ensuring there is no way water can leak through at least halfway up the sides of the pan.

Place the ladyfingers and Vanilla Wafers in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Mix the melted butter and 3 tablespoons of Kahlua into the crumbs. Press into the bottom of the springform pan.

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until very smooth. Add the rest of the coffee liqueur (4 tablespoons), and mix well. Add the eggs and the flour; mix slowly until just smooth. Batter might be as thick as pudding, which is OK. Do not over-mix at this point. Pour batter into crust and spread evenly with a spoon or offset spatula.

Place the springform pan inside the water bath on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 60 minutes, or until just set. Then open the oven door, and turn off the heat. Leave cake to cool in oven for 20 minutes. Then remove cake from oven, and let it finish cooling in the pan set on a cooling rack.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight before attempting to remove the edge of the springform pan. Right before serving, grate the semi-sweet chocolate over the top.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 8:01 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm just wondering why, since everyone is flush with favorites now, none are coming my way.

Can we talk about that?
posted by mazola at 8:04 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


U sad, mazola? I favorite you!
posted by rtha at 8:10 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]




Very strange place to put Batman.
posted by Salamander at 8:26 PM on May 15, 2013


Very glad am I to have discovered that you can make buttercream frosting IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR which is bad because I have a pound of leftover fudge frosting now. Is anyone in the Philly burbs and in need of, like, butter made EVEN MORE DELICIOUS?
posted by jetlagaddict at 8:26 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


whoops
posted by jetlagaddict at 8:27 PM on May 15, 2013


Thinking about turtles. Still. Obviously, I need to go to sleep.

I have previous to now composed a song about turtles which I sing* and it may aid you in seeking sleep WHILE thinking about turtles!
Tuuuuuurtles, walk along the sand!
One foot in front of the OTHer, One foot in front of the OTHer - Turtles walk along the sand!
Tuuuuuurtles, wear their party hats!
Pink and gold and yellow, pink and gold and yellow - Turtles wear their party hats!
Tuuuuuurtles, eat their party cake!
Chocolate with buttercream icing, Chocolate with buttercream icing - Turtles eat their party cake!
Tuuuuuurtles, walking hand in hand!
With their friend the [person who song is being sung to], With their friend the [], Turtles walking hand in hand!
Any old tune you have lying around will do.

* I am not a lyricist. It's not even my part-time volunteer activity to pad out my college application, let alone something for which I'd quit my day job.
posted by winna at 8:29 PM on May 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Xylophones might be good for playing the turtle song. Or is it more a banjo thing?
posted by Salamander at 8:35 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


You'd think it would be best on steel drums; they look kinda like turtle shells.
posted by donnagirl at 8:36 PM on May 15, 2013


I have heretofore not considered instrumentation, but it would be a sort of plunky type of song. A banjo might work!

Or one of those little kid piano toys.
posted by winna at 8:38 PM on May 15, 2013


Zut alors! Our alphabet game, she eez ruined!
posted by onlyconnect at 8:41 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Aaaaargh!
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Boooo, winna.
posted by mokin at 8:43 PM on May 15, 2013


Come on, let's start again.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:44 PM on May 15, 2013


Does anyone in the world not know this recipe somehow?

English Peas
by Paula Deen
Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
2 cans (14 1/2-ounces) English Peas
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
Directions
Melt butter in small pot and add drained peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.
posted by third rail at 8:44 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't cause trouble.
posted by scratch at 8:44 PM on May 15, 2013


Don't push your luck.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:44 PM on May 15, 2013


Egads, we are in 3-D!
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Everyone is doubling up.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:45 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


For the moment, but it will smooth out again.
posted by donnagirl at 8:46 PM on May 15, 2013


Fuck that.
posted by scratch at 8:46 PM on May 15, 2013


Got a joke, Do you know what you get when you cross a snake and a kangeroo? A jump rope.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:46 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here is a trick: claim a letter five letters ahead, write, then submit when your letter comes up!
posted by onlyconnect at 8:47 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Me and my children have camped out here near M. You weirdos better not come close.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:47 PM on May 15, 2013


I don't think I can plan that far ahead.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:47 PM on May 15, 2013


Is that what you just did?
posted by third rail at 8:47 PM on May 15, 2013


I'll try that.
posted by rtha at 8:48 PM on May 15, 2013


Jugular. Just go for it.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:49 PM on May 15, 2013


KTHXBAI
posted by scratch at 8:49 PM on May 15, 2013


Look, I planned ahead.
I will not apologise.
Good haiku takes time.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:50 PM on May 15, 2013


My god, why are all these left footed people camped at M?
posted by donnagirl at 8:50 PM on May 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


"Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye."
posted by Lynsey at 8:51 PM on May 15, 2013


Oh? I hadn't noticed.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:52 PM on May 15, 2013


Pants are what all the hip mefites are wearing these days.
posted by rtha at 8:52 PM on May 15, 2013


Pay attention.
posted by scratch at 8:52 PM on May 15, 2013


Quelling the pantless MeFi rebellion is my whole purpose these days.
posted by donnagirl at 8:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Quotes from the edge.
posted by arcticseal at 8:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Rn't you glad I didn't say banana?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:56 PM on May 15, 2013


Sys Rq did not say banana.
posted by scratch at 8:57 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


That is not true.
posted by donnagirl at 8:58 PM on May 15, 2013


Really, he did not say banana.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:58 PM on May 15, 2013


Uncle!
posted by scratch at 8:59 PM on May 15, 2013


Very clearly, he did.
posted by donnagirl at 9:01 PM on May 15, 2013


Vanya.
posted by third rail at 9:01 PM on May 15, 2013


What's the name of the magical land in those Piers Anthony novels?
posted by mokin at 9:01 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


We promised not to need the mods! NO FIGHTING!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:02 PM on May 15, 2013


Xanth, mokin. Thanks for asking.
posted by donnagirl at 9:04 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes, that's it! Thanks.
posted by mokin at 9:05 PM on May 15, 2013


You can't fight in here! This. Is. META.
posted by rtha at 9:05 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Xanax? You have some?
posted by vrakatar at 9:05 PM on May 15, 2013


Zzzzzzzzzzz.
posted by scratch at 9:06 PM on May 15, 2013


Awake!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:08 PM on May 15, 2013


Banana is what Sys Rq did not say.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:09 PM on May 15, 2013


Can you believe we've been at this for five hours?
posted by donnagirl at 9:09 PM on May 15, 2013


Don't believe it.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:10 PM on May 15, 2013


Eventually, I must go to bed.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:11 PM on May 15, 2013


Fortunately, others will be along to take our places.
posted by donnagirl at 9:12 PM on May 15, 2013


Good. Shall we away then?
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:13 PM on May 15, 2013


Hellz no! I have work to do. Don't leave me here aloooone!!
posted by Salamander at 9:14 PM on May 15, 2013


I would like to know whether twoleftfeet never used baby shoes.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:14 PM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Just kidding. I did say banana.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:15 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kangaroo has two 'a's, by the way. Also, I had pet kangaroos as a child.
posted by Salamander at 9:18 PM on May 15, 2013


Later
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:19 PM on May 15, 2013


Miss you!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:19 PM on May 15, 2013


Never have I taken more delight in MeTa.
posted by Phire at 9:20 PM on May 15, 2013


Out of the mouths of babes come baby shoes, if they put their foot in their mouth.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:22 PM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


PENNIES
posted by Sys Rq at 9:23 PM on May 15, 2013


Quite.
posted by scrump at 9:25 PM on May 15, 2013


Quarters!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:25 PM on May 15, 2013


Rats. too slow
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:25 PM on May 15, 2013


Slightly.
posted by scrump at 9:26 PM on May 15, 2013


Slow, but not too slow.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:26 PM on May 15, 2013


Too slow.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:26 PM on May 15, 2013


Tragically.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:27 PM on May 15, 2013


Utterly.
posted by donnagirl at 9:27 PM on May 15, 2013


Very.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:28 PM on May 15, 2013


Weird. I am.
posted by Golden Eternity at 9:29 PM on May 15, 2013


Xanax helps.
posted by scrump at 9:30 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Y has this MeTa broken my "__ comments, show" function?
posted by onlyconnect at 9:30 PM on May 15, 2013


X-cruciating.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:31 PM on May 15, 2013


Zero-day exploit?
posted by scrump at 9:31 PM on May 15, 2013


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaRgh!
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:32 PM on May 15, 2013


BUTTS
posted by Snarl Furillo at 9:32 PM on May 15, 2013


Blargh.
posted by scrump at 9:32 PM on May 15, 2013


CURSES
posted by scrump at 9:32 PM on May 15, 2013


C'mon, Snarl. You coulda done better.
posted by MoonOrb at 9:33 PM on May 15, 2013


Dang, MoonOrb.
posted by scrump at 9:33 PM on May 15, 2013


Easy for you to say.
posted by MoonOrb at 9:33 PM on May 15, 2013


Fine, be that way.
posted by scrump at 9:34 PM on May 15, 2013


Gonna lecture me about BUTTS, mister? I'll show you a moon orb.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 9:34 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Haters gonna hate...
posted by scrump at 9:34 PM on May 15, 2013


I take it back.
posted by MoonOrb at 9:35 PM on May 15, 2013


Just look at the size of that moon orb, though.
posted by scrump at 9:35 PM on May 15, 2013


Kindness will go a long way, folks.
posted by donnagirl at 9:36 PM on May 15, 2013


Lunch will go even farther, if you're buying.
posted by scrump at 9:37 PM on May 15, 2013


My, this is going downhill fast.
posted by arcticseal at 9:37 PM on May 15, 2013


MMM lunch
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:38 PM on May 15, 2013


MoonOrb, no takebacks! You're stuck with my moon orb whether you like it or not. Sorry!

...Sorry I'm not sorry that is! Mwahahahahahahaha.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 9:38 PM on May 15, 2013


No it isn't.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:38 PM on May 15, 2013


Oh yes it is
posted by scrump at 9:38 PM on May 15, 2013


Prove it.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:38 PM on May 15, 2013


Piffle
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:38 PM on May 15, 2013


How did improv get in my Metafilter?

"Keep playing! I missed the fun because I was out at improv class!" she said recursively

Moon orbs are pretty.

No more, my turn!

Quit posting already, I'm wasting good lines here!
posted by booksherpa at 9:39 PM on May 15, 2013


Quod erat demoonorbstrum
posted by scrump at 9:39 PM on May 15, 2013


Ramp it back, we're losing control.
posted by donnagirl at 9:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Sorry.
posted by scrump at 9:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Tsk.
posted by davejay at 9:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Urkel.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Viscosity.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:43 PM on May 15, 2013


May 15 2013, the day an infinite metarecursion devoured us all.

Well I always imagined it would be a criticality event, a single Metatalk thread in which everyone on the site flamed out. Sort of like this Monty Python sketch.
posted by XMLicious at 9:44 PM on May 15, 2013


Xerox my previous answer.

Y'all are welcome to go over to my open question and share your funny there. Please?

[I'm kinda shocked it has so few answers, really...]
posted by booksherpa at 9:45 PM on May 15, 2013


You should give us a link.
posted by donnagirl at 9:47 PM on May 15, 2013


Zounds, didn't want to be pushy....
posted by booksherpa at 9:50 PM on May 15, 2013


aaargh. I joined AA, but AAA had road service.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:52 PM on May 15, 2013


But then...
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Car accident?
posted by donnagirl at 9:55 PM on May 15, 2013


couldn't stay on the wagon.
posted by Golden Eternity at 9:57 PM on May 15, 2013


Don't dis AA. They're not totally anonymous.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:57 PM on May 15, 2013


Eventually, all good things must end. I am half asleep. Thanks for salvaging my day, friends.
posted by donnagirl at 10:01 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Everybody has a right to get high. It's in the Constitution, or the Declaration, or somewhere. Pursuit of Happiness. It's a fundamental principle. So pass the joint, dude. Really, pass the joint. It's in the Law, dude.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:01 PM on May 15, 2013


Everyone knows that.
posted by Edna Million at 10:01 PM on May 15, 2013


For a monent I thought that if I typed CTRL-F I could find anything. But I searched for true love and found nothing.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:06 PM on May 15, 2013


Goodnight.
posted by donnagirl at 10:07 PM on May 15, 2013


Hello tomorrow!
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:09 PM on May 15, 2013


I am -so- confused. I read this whole thread and I still don't understand why that post should be deleted.
posted by FritoKAL at 10:14 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love you all! Goodnight.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:14 PM on May 15, 2013


Jerk.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:14 PM on May 15, 2013


Kinda rude isn't that?
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:15 PM on May 15, 2013


LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU
posted by Sys Rq at 10:15 PM on May 15, 2013


Love you anyway.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:15 PM on May 15, 2013


Little bit.
posted by zamboni at 10:15 PM on May 15, 2013


Mostly.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:16 PM on May 15, 2013


Not!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:17 PM on May 15, 2013


No one would abuse the edit function in this thread, would they?
posted by zamboni at 10:17 PM on May 15, 2013


Please...
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:17 PM on May 15, 2013


Only 11 times, I swear.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:18 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Quit accusing!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:18 PM on May 15, 2013


Right.
posted by zamboni at 10:19 PM on May 15, 2013


RRRR don't know my ABCs
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:19 PM on May 15, 2013


So I see.
posted by zamboni at 10:20 PM on May 15, 2013


Stupid.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:20 PM on May 15, 2013


Ta ta
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:20 PM on May 15, 2013


Uh, am I here too late?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:28 PM on May 15, 2013


Very nearly.
posted by dg at 10:28 PM on May 15, 2013


What is the name of that superhero group that Wolverine is in?
posted by onlyconnect at 10:29 PM on May 15, 2013


Xtremely
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:29 PM on May 15, 2013


Yippee!
posted by zamboni at 10:29 PM on May 15, 2013


                ↓
posted by zamboni at 10:30 PM on May 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


Alright, I'll go back to the beginning... and why does 'beginning' start with a B?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 PM on May 15, 2013


Because it starts with a B
posted by dg at 10:31 PM on May 15, 2013


'Cause it just does.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:32 PM on May 15, 2013


Can I call your attention to the fact that we skipped Z?
posted by mokin at 10:32 PM on May 15, 2013


'Cause it's awesome
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 PM on May 15, 2013


Don't think about it too much, you'll start to feel hinky.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:33 PM on May 15, 2013


Each according to his ability, to each according to his need
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:34 PM on May 15, 2013


Foolish me, I see what you did there, zamboni
posted by mokin at 10:36 PM on May 15, 2013


Good lord, are you lot still going?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:36 PM on May 15, 2013


Hey guys something has really been bothering me.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:38 PM on May 15, 2013


I would be interested in hearing about it.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:39 PM on May 15, 2013


I'm only here for the chicks. Most of you are chicks, right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:39 PM on May 15, 2013


Just me.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Kidding.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Look, just because it's trash day doesn't mean the neighborhood dog walkers should leave their poop in your empty trash can on the street, does it?
posted by onlyconnect at 10:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Maybe I mean their dog's poop, not human poop.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:41 PM on May 15, 2013


Not that I'm really 100% sure I guess.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:43 PM on May 15, 2013


Only how would they get their own poop so neatly in a bag?
posted by onlyconnect at 10:44 PM on May 15, 2013


Poop. Can we talk about poop some more?
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Poop?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Quickly, I'd imagine.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:45 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Quit it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Really, must we?
posted by dg at 10:46 PM on May 15, 2013


Sorry, that was a non sequitur.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:46 PM on May 15, 2013


Seriously...
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:47 PM on May 15, 2013


That's why we can't have nice things.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:47 PM on May 15, 2013


TL;DR
posted by Cranberry at 10:47 PM on May 15, 2013


Underwear!!!
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:48 PM on May 15, 2013


Very sorry about the digression, but it has really been bothering me a lot.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:48 PM on May 15, 2013


What has been bothering you?
posted by Cranberry at 10:49 PM on May 15, 2013


What Would Wendell Do?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:49 PM on May 15, 2013


Xanax. You need some.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:49 PM on May 15, 2013


Xylophone practice?
posted by Cranberry at 10:49 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zoned out, everyone?
posted by Cranberry at 10:50 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zero points on that X effort.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:50 PM on May 15, 2013


Argh! Doubled again.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:50 PM on May 15, 2013


You missed Y
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:51 PM on May 15, 2013


BUTT
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:51 PM on May 15, 2013


But what if..
posted by Ahab at 10:51 PM on May 15, 2013


You supplied it
posted by Cranberry at 10:51 PM on May 15, 2013


Come on people, let's get this back on track.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Doesn't anyone want to talk about my dog poop problem?
posted by onlyconnect at 10:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Flatulence.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:55 PM on May 15, 2013


Everyone (doesn't)
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:55 PM on May 15, 2013


Effing flatulence.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:55 PM on May 15, 2013


Granted, it's bad manners to put their poop in your garbage can, but I'm not sure what's to be done about it. Maybe you could lock your garbage can? That would deter dog walkers and raccoons. Two for one.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 10:56 PM on May 15, 2013


Hmmmmm. Thanks.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:59 PM on May 15, 2013


I feel better. I think I just needed to see someone else agree it was poor form.
posted by onlyconnect at 11:01 PM on May 15, 2013


Jiggle my botbot.
posted by h00py at 11:02 PM on May 15, 2013


K9 poop is much more offensive than cat poop, really.
posted by Rumple at 11:07 PM on May 15, 2013


Litter boxes make cat poop easier.
posted by Athanassiel at 11:08 PM on May 15, 2013


Maybe this conversation will convinced my husband to get the cat litter out to the trashcan before the garbage trucks come.

No, I won't hold my breath.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 11:10 PM on May 15, 2013


On the other hand maybe you should hold your breath!
posted by onlyconnect at 11:12 PM on May 15, 2013


Peut-être.

Too close to poo talk. I'm going to wake up Jessamyn and make you have a serious discussion, whether you want to or not.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:16 PM on May 15, 2013


Quitter.
posted by Athanassiel at 11:19 PM on May 15, 2013


Really, please don't discuss Shit or Turds yet.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:21 PM on May 15, 2013


Ship Hattens.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:22 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Tom Hatten
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:23 PM on May 15, 2013


Underwear!!!!
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:24 PM on May 15, 2013


Very handy to have on under your pants, though Jon Hamm would disagree.
posted by onlyconnect at 11:26 PM on May 15, 2013


Wondering who Tom Hatten is/was? A great TV kids show host in LA in the 50s/60s. Did live sketching and introduced Popeye toons while wearing a sailor suit.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:27 PM on May 15, 2013


Xylene fumes make this thread much funnier.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:28 PM on May 15, 2013


ZUCCHINI FRIED

Ingredients
Olive oil, for frying
1 3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 medium zucchini, cut into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips
Directions
Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.

Stir 1 1/2 cups Parmesan, the panko, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Whisk the eggs in another medium bowl to blend. Working in batches, dip the zucchini in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the zucchini in the panko mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the zucchini strips on a baking sheet.

When the oil is hot, working in batches, fry the zucchini sticks until they are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried zucchini to paper towels and drain.

Arrange the fried zucchini on a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and serve.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:32 PM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Y not
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:33 PM on May 15, 2013


Aaaand so round we go again.
posted by adamvasco at 11:36 PM on May 15, 2013


Bit out of order there.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 11:36 PM on May 15, 2013


Chaos! Ys and Zs all over the place!
posted by ormondsacker at 11:38 PM on May 15, 2013


Damn, this thread is still going strong! Amazing.
posted by drinkyclown at 11:40 PM on May 15, 2013


Except it's not really amazing at all.
posted by dg at 11:42 PM on May 15, 2013


Fuggetaboutit.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:45 PM on May 15, 2013


Good morning!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:53 PM on May 15, 2013


Great thread if you're a masochist.
posted by Salamander at 11:53 PM on May 15, 2013


Huh. Not morning here.
posted by Salamander at 11:54 PM on May 15, 2013


Italian Squash. Lots of it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:55 PM on May 15, 2013


Just...on its own?
posted by Salamander at 11:55 PM on May 15, 2013


Kill...me...
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:57 PM on May 15, 2013


Let's not get dramatic, now.
posted by Salamander at 11:59 PM on May 15, 2013


Midnight on the West Coast
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:00 AM on May 16, 2013


Now is a great time to get dramatic.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:01 AM on May 16, 2013


Nice work if you're a masochist.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:01 AM on May 16, 2013


OMG I'm so fucking sick of Chrome's new broken CTRL+ENTER crap, I'm back to Firefox for now.
posted by lordaych at 12:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Okay, fine, be pedantic.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh, 3 pm here. How strange.
posted by Salamander at 12:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Pwnage, that was a long minute.
posted by lordaych at 12:03 AM on May 16, 2013


PM here
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:03 AM on May 16, 2013


Quick twoleftfeet, where are you?
posted by Salamander at 12:04 AM on May 16, 2013


Quiet before the European onslaught
posted by adamvasco at 12:04 AM on May 16, 2013


Right now?
posted by Salamander at 12:04 AM on May 16, 2013


So far away.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:05 AM on May 16, 2013


So, metafilter is on US west coast time? My post says 12:04 a.m.
posted by Salamander at 12:05 AM on May 16, 2013


Tso's chicken anyway, I was eating this mulchy burrito sandwich steak.
posted by lordaych at 12:05 AM on May 16, 2013


Trust me, I'm probably further.
posted by Salamander at 12:05 AM on May 16, 2013


Under the rainbow.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Uh...are burritos supposed to be mulchy?
posted by Salamander at 12:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Verily, I am not believing you.
posted by Salamander at 12:07 AM on May 16, 2013


Wily, wily one.
posted by Salamander at 12:08 AM on May 16, 2013


Well, better than mulch that's burrito-ey.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:08 AM on May 16, 2013


X-ray images are often captured with CCD technology.
posted by lordaych at 12:11 AM on May 16, 2013


Yeah, not morning here either
posted by dg at 12:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Zilch is how many fucks I give that it's late.
posted by lordaych at 12:13 AM on May 16, 2013


Actually, not only is it not morning, it's also tomorrow here.
posted by dg at 12:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Almost evening here.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Bang! The Aussies go in unison.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Clear as day, definitely not night. The cool breeze ruffles my hair. She walks towards the beach and the birds sing.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:16 AM on May 16, 2013


Downright poetic.
posted by lordaych at 12:17 AM on May 16, 2013


Egad. I have been posting from work, but now I must leave. Farewell all.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:18 AM on May 16, 2013


Farewell, consecutive-posts-per-minute streak.
posted by lordaych at 12:21 AM on May 16, 2013


Grey and rainy here -
Autumn has returned at last -
Leaves stuck to my shoes.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:22 AM on May 16, 2013


How did I miss this thread before it go 400+ comments?!
posted by barnacles at 12:24 AM on May 16, 2013


Is spring here but not so much Mediterranean sunshine today.
posted by adamvasco at 12:25 AM on May 16, 2013


Just proving Athanassiel right, I suppose.
posted by barnacles at 12:25 AM on May 16, 2013


Kierkegaard might suggest that your faith brought you to the thread at the moment you needed to be. Or not, I can't remember
posted by lordaych at 12:29 AM on May 16, 2013


Leaving it till after work, maybe?
posted by Athanassiel at 12:30 AM on May 16, 2013


Man, I should've said that I Kant remember...
posted by lordaych at 12:30 AM on May 16, 2013


Now everyone is too intimidated by your philosophy puns. Writing haiku is easier.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:40 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh dear. What have I wandered into...?
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 12:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Party time! Except we need some more players or we'll be accused of threadsitting.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:46 AM on May 16, 2013


Quietly, I post from my corner of the bus.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:48 AM on May 16, 2013


Returned! You couldn't stay away from the madness, could you?
posted by Athanassiel at 12:50 AM on May 16, 2013


The sex with hornet's nest was deleted while the blatcherism stayed? Tsk.
posted by telstar at 12:57 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Stop! Or my mom will shoot Buddha if she finds him on the road.
posted by lordaych at 12:57 AM on May 16, 2013


Unbelievable swappage event. That means I can double-up, which I'd otherwise not do
posted by lordaych at 12:58 AM on May 16, 2013


Very impressed at how long this has gone on, wow.
posted by emptythought at 12:58 AM on May 16, 2013


What? You mean it's not an endurance contest?
posted by Athanassiel at 12:59 AM on May 16, 2013


Xounds! emptythought is chillin' in the same two threads I'm reading live-style
posted by lordaych at 1:00 AM on May 16, 2013


X-treme commenting
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:01 AM on May 16, 2013


You know, i do have this ability to be everywhere at once on the internet somehow
posted by emptythought at 1:01 AM on May 16, 2013


Zounds! here we are again.
posted by adamvasco at 1:02 AM on May 16, 2013


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:03 AM on May 16, 2013


But that trick never works!
posted by Athanassiel at 1:04 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Be quiet, I'm trying to get some rest in here.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:04 AM on May 16, 2013


cool it, jeeze lol
posted by emptythought at 1:05 AM on May 16, 2013


Damn, Too-Ticky hears text llike we hear voices, each character ticks away with its own unique sound and a rhythmic cadence. It's maddening I would suppose. Bump, set...
posted by lordaych at 1:11 AM on May 16, 2013


Early bird gets the worm. Big profit from worms funds development into other bird enterprises. Bird conglomerate becomes multi-national. Bird makes billions. But bird is lost, despondent, without purpose. Still misses worm.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:13 AM on May 16, 2013


Finds worm farm in effort to get back to roots. Overcome with nostalgia, sticks beak into teeming masses of worm life. Arrested for tampering with product and becomes jailbird.
posted by Athanassiel at 1:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Gaolbird, I mean.
posted by Athanassiel at 1:16 AM on May 16, 2013


Halli-bird-ton
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:17 AM on May 16, 2013


insane thread - no idea what's going on. Just ordered pizza
posted by Packed Lunch at 1:18 AM on May 16, 2013


Just was gonna say "High and Hungry is what I am." Can you fax me a slice
posted by lordaych at 1:19 AM on May 16, 2013


Kind of want pizza, but also kinda want burgers. Why can't I order a pizza-burger?

I think it would be popular.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:22 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lord almighty, i had the absolute king of burgers earlier. Bacon, double, with peanut butter.. And sweet potato fries, and a pina colada shake. I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it.
posted by emptythought at 1:27 AM on May 16, 2013


Mortal Kombat Pirate Yaarg Edition on an NES is an interesting proposition. Love that post...

As a I kid I yearned for the counterfeit SFII clone for regular NES (with 4 characters including Chun Li! And that's what matters!) that I saw in GamePro or some shit, this tiny 2.5x1.5" picture or whatever with a little blurb, I'll have to find it there...could've found it instead of typing about it, but hey.

My parents would never get me the SNES or take me to Disneyland despite promising to take me there after the war my dad went to during which I acquired the NES, and yet still no SNES. WTF parents, this is the first world FFS.
        .-"-.            .-"-.            .-"-.           .-"-.
      _/_-.-_\_        _/.-.-.\_        _/.-.-.\_       _/.-.-.\_
     / __} {__ \      /|( o o )|\      ( ( o o ) )     ( ( o o ) )
    / //  "  \\ \    | //  "  \\ |      |/  "  \|       |/  "  \|
   / / \'---'/ \ \  / / \'---'/ \ \      \'/^\'/         \ .-. /
   \ \_/`"""`\_/ /  \ \_/`"""`\_/ /      /`\ /`\         /`"""`\
jgs \           /    \           /      /  /|\  \       /       \
 -={ see no evil }={ hear no evil }={ speak no evil }={ have no fun }=-
posted by lordaych at 1:28 AM on May 16, 2013


Now I'm thinking that the one on the left looks like a burger. I'm so fucking hungry. Sorry. I have a bag of Cheetos here. I'll get back to you.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:31 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh man...those Monkeys came from this epically astonishingly amazing Geocities page. Music and everything, everything you want in your Geocities page. Except RealPlayer?

Hahahaha
-=[ orangutan/gorilla or some other type of monkey ]=-  2/97

                  ."`".
              .-./ _=_ \.-.
             {  (,(oYo),) }}
             {{ |   "   |} }
             { { \(---)/  }}
             {{  }'-=-'{ } }
             { { }._:_.{  }}
             {{  } -:- { } }
       jgs   {_{ }`===`{  _}
            ((((\)     (/))))
posted by lordaych at 1:31 AM on May 16, 2013


Pizza-wing burgers with some pizza shooter nacho cheetah tacos and extreme fajita alabama slamma jammas sound about right actually.
posted by lordaych at 1:34 AM on May 16, 2013


quod erat yumyumyum
posted by Namlit at 1:35 AM on May 16, 2013


Qholesterol
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:40 AM on May 16, 2013


Relativity! You've been traveling back and forth, through thyme! And sage
posted by lordaych at 1:41 AM on May 16, 2013


Sage wisdom.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:44 AM on May 16, 2013


Time to order some pizza! It's like you were putting your thoughts in my head while I fed the cat etc etc.
posted by Athanassiel at 1:47 AM on May 16, 2013


Unless you link to cat pics your comment is void.
posted by Mizu at 1:48 AM on May 16, 2013


Void? This means war!
posted by Athanassiel at 1:51 AM on May 16, 2013


Video or it didn"t happen.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:52 AM on May 16, 2013


What the....cats in my alphabet!
posted by adamvasco at 1:53 AM on May 16, 2013


You can cure that by removing all cat hairs. These are hard to detect, but many hospitals offer cat-scans.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:56 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh, get an X-ray first.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:57 AM on May 16, 2013


zhit.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:59 AM on May 16, 2013


And somehow we've worked our way back round again. Fair warning, I'm stopping when the pizza gets here.
posted by Athanassiel at 2:01 AM on May 16, 2013


Alphabet issues, 2LF?
posted by Hobo at 2:01 AM on May 16, 2013


Back off, we've all done it. I have anyway. Just like double-ups, it's inevitable.
posted by Athanassiel at 2:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Criticism not intended.
posted by Hobo at 2:08 AM on May 16, 2013


Don't worry, I only sounded aggressive to fit in with the theme. This is actually my attitude.
posted by Athanassiel at 2:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Er.... Recently I was pulled over by the police and they demanded that I do a field sobriety test, on the suspicion that I was driving under the influence of alcohol. I wasn't drunk. But I was flying my head off on LSD.

"Officer," I said, "I'm not drunk. Ordinary tests for drunkenness don't apply. I demand that you administer a field hallucinogen test."

The officer seemed confused by this request, and insisted on performing the field sobriety test for alcohol. "Recite the letters of the alphabet backwards," he said.

I recited them in four different languages, all the while merging my base consciousness with the underlying pinpoint of galactic well-being.

He wasn't impressed, and ended up charging me with a DUI.

I think that more of our police should become aware of galactic consciousness, but my lawyer tells me that this won't play well in court.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:28 AM on May 16, 2013


Feet, maybe you need a multilingual galactic lawyer?
posted by iamkimiam at 2:38 AM on May 16, 2013


God is my lawyer. He knows Right from Wrong. He knows what is Just.

But he's kind of messed up, still litigating a wrongful death suit involving his son.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:45 AM on May 16, 2013


Heaven is a courtroom, then?
posted by iamkimiam at 2:48 AM on May 16, 2013


It is, but one where nothing ever happens.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:49 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Judge not, that ye be not judged.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:56 AM on May 16, 2013


Keroppi Hasunoue (はすの上 けろっぴ Hasunoue Keroppi) (Also known as Kerokerokeroppi) is a frog character with large eyes and a V-shaped mouth. Keroppi loves adventure, and his bubbly personality makes him popular around Donut Pond. He has a brother called Koroppi and a sister called Pikki. Most often he is seen with his little snail friend Den Den, always tagging along a little behind. Keroppi is a fantastic swimmer and singer (but not at the same time.) Keroppi has appeared in video games like: Kero Kero Keroppi no Bouken Nikki, Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken, and Sanrio World Smash Ball!. Keroppi was created in 1987 and his birthday is on July 10. His hometown is Donut Pond and he lives in the Kero Kero House. Some of Keroppi's friends include Keroleen, Noberun, Kyorosuke, Ganta, and Keroppe, Den Den, and Teru Teru. His mom named Keroma owns a small restaurant and cooks Keroppi's favorite food-rice balls. His dad is named Keropa and he works at the Hasunoe Clinic with another doctor from Sanrio's Pokopon's Diary. Other family members include Kerobah-Keroppi's grandma, Kerojee-Keroppi's grandpa, and Chippi-Keroppi's little cousins. Kero means frog's croak and Hasunoe means on a lily pad.
posted by zarq at 3:09 AM on May 16, 2013


Let me see is this going to be a return to recipies now?
posted by adamvasco at 3:11 AM on May 16, 2013


My pizza was really yummy. I could try to write down the recipe for it, but I didn't make it.
posted by Athanassiel at 3:12 AM on May 16, 2013


No recipe from me, just huuuuugs
posted by greenish at 3:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh my gosh I finally have all my linens and fabric packed!
posted by bardophile at 3:35 AM on May 16, 2013


Packing is the pits.
posted by bardophile at 3:36 AM on May 16, 2013


Question: How much longer will you all be able to keep this up?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:40 AM on May 16, 2013


risible - forever!
posted by Packed Lunch at 3:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Rather difficult to tell at this point.
posted by bardophile at 3:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Shucks.
posted by bardophile at 3:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Taking a break from boxes and steel trunks.
posted by bardophile at 3:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Under what circumstances is it ok to toss kid's toys without telling him?
posted by bardophile at 3:44 AM on May 16, 2013


Verily you are going back to the land of Qawalli after so long.
posted by adamvasco at 3:44 AM on May 16, 2013


Walking away from the UAE...yay!
posted by bardophile at 3:46 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Xylophones announcing the end of this thread
posted by Namlit at 3:48 AM on May 16, 2013


You are mistaken
posted by bardophile at 3:50 AM on May 16, 2013


Ze hearing aids are not functionigue
posted by Namlit at 3:52 AM on May 16, 2013


And I missed all the fun. :(
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:52 AM on May 16, 2013


Be gone with the Xylophone I say.
posted by adamvasco at 3:53 AM on May 16, 2013


Clearly a music hater
posted by Namlit at 3:53 AM on May 16, 2013


Doomed to teach. Goodbye (harpsichord, in fact, not xylophone)
posted by Namlit at 3:56 AM on May 16, 2013


Everyone sure is up early today. Or have you been up all night playing this silly game?!
posted by Grither at 3:58 AM on May 16, 2013


Everyone makes mistakes. Cheer up.
posted by bardophile at 3:58 AM on May 16, 2013


Far away is the land I live. 2pm here.
posted by bardophile at 3:59 AM on May 16, 2013


Gotta flag a lot of comments in here for duplicating letters, aka breaking the guidelines.
posted by dogwalker at 4:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Hoping for an Oulipo game?
posted by adamvasco at 4:03 AM on May 16, 2013


I dunno, geographically, the merciless sun dictates the time @ 23:00
posted by Packed Lunch at 4:03 AM on May 16, 2013


just here though
posted by Packed Lunch at 4:04 AM on May 16, 2013


Kale Soup all packed for work. Yes!
posted by kinetic at 4:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Lethargic.
posted by adamvasco at 4:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Maybe someone can think of a new game to play. I mean, sure, alphabets, been there done that
posted by ook at 4:25 AM on May 16, 2013


NEVER
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:26 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh well, it was worth a try
posted by ook at 4:26 AM on May 16, 2013


Press on!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:31 AM on May 16, 2013


quixotically I was going to start with a number
posted by Packed Lunch at 4:34 AM on May 16, 2013


Rat's ass. Has anybody actually seen one?
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 4:41 AM on May 16, 2013


See, it's just that now I'm looking for alphabets in all the other threads and it's very distracting
posted by ook at 4:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Tetris shapes in ceiling tiles all over again.
posted by houseofdanie at 4:48 AM on May 16, 2013


Usually it's best to wait for a long skinny piece and take out four lines at once.
posted by dogwalker at 4:50 AM on May 16, 2013


Very strange that it's been nearly 20 minutes since this thread was updated. I think people must be losing momentum.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Zounds!
posted by dg at 5:09 AM on May 16, 2013


We did that.
Xcommunicate the heretic.
Youseless upstart.
posted by adamvasco at 5:10 AM on May 16, 2013


What are you doing, dg? The bus will explode if we don't keep going in alphabetical order!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:11 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


And now I need to make amends.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Zounds V2
posted by Packed Lunch at 5:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Blast you Brandon Blatcher for buggering up the best part of my day.
.... also not enough tags.
posted by adamvasco at 5:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Call Mom, quick! She can delete all these people who skip letters. And the infinitely recursive alphabet.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:13 AM on May 16, 2013


...bs in 60 minutes a day with P90X, starring the one and only Tony Horton!
posted by Rory Marinich at 5:13 AM on May 16, 2013


Damn it! Forgot my alphabet there for a moment
posted by dg at 5:13 AM on May 16, 2013


Dammit.
posted by Rory Marinich at 5:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Edit: Jinx!
posted by Rory Marinich at 5:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Foresight would be wonderful in this game
posted by dg at 5:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Gone like the missing days of September 1752, never to return again.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Having the edit button saved me that time.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:20 AM on May 16, 2013


Have to think of a sequitur, have to think of a sequitur, too many non sequiturs
posted by ook at 5:20 AM on May 16, 2013


It's tough isn't it.
posted by fleacircus at 5:21 AM on May 16, 2013


Jeez, head away for a few hours and folks go crazy!
posted by barnacles at 5:23 AM on May 16, 2013


jelly? no!
posted by Packed Lunch at 5:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Jolly tough, yes
posted by dg at 5:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Krap!
posted by dg at 5:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Lolz
posted by barnacles at 5:24 AM on May 16, 2013


Maybe we should go back to the haiku. Not starting here.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:25 AM on May 16, 2013


No haiku, said I
"But barnacles!" you hollered
"We loves them, we do :("
posted by barnacles at 5:26 AM on May 16, 2013


Okay, that sucked.
posted by barnacles at 5:27 AM on May 16, 2013


Probably better than I could do, though.
posted by dg at 5:28 AM on May 16, 2013


Quoting other people's poetry seems to work when all else fails. But I think it's too late for me to come up with anything original myself.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:30 AM on May 16, 2013


rub some sun beach day.
Sun on beach burns the skin some.
Oil of Olay fail
posted by Packed Lunch at 5:32 AM on May 16, 2013


Sunny morning and I see we're still going.
posted by arcticseal at 5:36 AM on May 16, 2013


Someone turns over
in their grave, unbelieving
how can they do this?
posted by Athanassiel at 5:36 AM on May 16, 2013


Twenty-four hours
it has not yet been; besides
here it is nighttime.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:38 AM on May 16, 2013


Urine incident in aisle three.
posted by Wordshore at 5:43 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Versatile shamwow will solve that problem. Also, nuts.
posted by arcticseal at 5:45 AM on May 16, 2013


What does a favewhore have to do to turn a trick around here?
posted by flabdablet at 5:46 AM on May 16, 2013


Xemplary!
posted by Athanassiel at 5:49 AM on May 16, 2013


You pretty much have to do it just like they do it in town, I think.
posted by fleacircus at 5:50 AM on May 16, 2013


Zinnia between your teeth, come-hither look in your eye...
posted by Athanassiel at 5:51 AM on May 16, 2013


Acrostic sonnets are just not going to cut it, I guess.
posted by flabdablet at 5:54 AM on May 16, 2013


Butt of Mod.
posted by Wordshore at 5:54 AM on May 16, 2013


Cannes film festival = rain

Do keep that in mind when planning visits to the Riviera
posted by fraula at 5:57 AM on May 16, 2013


Crivens!
posted by ersatz at 5:57 AM on May 16, 2013


Damn.
posted by ersatz at 5:57 AM on May 16, 2013


Enfin...
posted by fraula at 5:58 AM on May 16, 2013


French people say that when they see a shark.
posted by fleacircus at 6:08 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yokohama Rubber Down On Profit-Taking
posted by 256 at 6:10 AM on May 16, 2013


Good lord, why is this still happening?
posted by Lizard at 6:11 AM on May 16, 2013


How are we meant to stop?
posted by Athanassiel at 6:12 AM on May 16, 2013


I too am in this thread.
posted by Jofus at 6:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Jofus finally got here! Hooray!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Kudos for him.
posted by adamvasco at 6:17 AM on May 16, 2013


Lawsy, lawsy, lawsy. An all-nighter.
posted by Mooski at 6:28 AM on May 16, 2013


My word.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:33 AM on May 16, 2013


Not everybody has midnight you know. Some of us are goofing off from work.
posted by Dr Dracator at 6:38 AM on May 16, 2013


            ↓             
posted by onlyconnect at 6:38 AM on May 16, 2013




Passing the torch on to those of you goofing off, staying up late, and whatever other times of day it is where you all live. If this is still going tomorrow morning I may join in again.
posted by Athanassiel at 6:41 AM on May 16, 2013


Queens of the Stone Age new album, can't wait.
posted by mean cheez at 6:42 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Regents of the Pleistocene Era!
posted by onlyconnect at 6:46 AM on May 16, 2013


Soooo, this is still happening?! That makes me happy.
posted by donnagirl at 6:48 AM on May 16, 2013


The Exterminating Angel reminds me of this party.
posted by third rail at 6:51 AM on May 16, 2013


"Unless I miss my guess," I thought, "they're still at it." And here you all are.
posted by .kobayashi. at 6:52 AM on May 16, 2013


Very late here. I'm going to bed. Goodnight all!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:53 AM on May 16, 2013


Why of course, this will certainly be going tomorrow.
posted by arcticseal at 6:56 AM on May 16, 2013


Wow, this looks like fun!
posted by snorkmaiden at 6:57 AM on May 16, 2013


X-treme dude. This is so rad.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 6:58 AM on May 16, 2013


yaaaaawn
posted by Namlit at 7:00 AM on May 16, 2013


Zzzzzz
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:01 AM on May 16, 2013


All right, new round. Dvorak order! Go!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:01 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


But I don't know what that is...
posted by Night_owl at 7:04 AM on May 16, 2013


Can't we do QWERTY?
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:04 AM on May 16, 2013


Dvorak wrote a lot of stuff that isn't the New World Symphony you know - the 8th is pretty great for example.
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Exhausted. Stayed up late to watch new Trek movie
posted by pointystick at 7:12 AM on May 16, 2013


I'm interested pointystick - any insights into the film? Should we see it?
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Good morning MetaFilter.

How was the movie?
posted by Golden Eternity at 7:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Ffs guys.
posted by Night_owl at 7:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Good grief, I apparently forgot the alphabet last night while I slept.
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:16 AM on May 16, 2013


Harm, I have done. How to help this?
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:17 AM on May 16, 2013


I'm still interested pointystick - any insights into the film?
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:18 AM on May 16, 2013


Just waiting to type KHAAAAN.
posted by fleacircus at 7:18 AM on May 16, 2013


KHAAAAN
posted by fleacircus at 7:18 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Look, a Metatalk thread with 600+ comments...what the fuck happened last night? Oh." -

my thought process just now.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:20 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Might we wish to start asking questions?
posted by beryllium at 7:22 AM on May 16, 2013


Not really?
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Only if we also give answers.
posted by donnagirl at 7:24 AM on May 16, 2013


Probably a hiding to nothing.
posted by Jofus at 7:25 AM on May 16, 2013


Quite possibly this is the longest thread with the fewest favourites ever. No?
posted by Sebmojo at 7:26 AM on May 16, 2013


Questions have been asked already.
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:26 AM on May 16, 2013


Repeating letters is not ok
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:29 AM on May 16, 2013


Seriously.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:31 AM on May 16, 2013


Ten thousand comments before the thread closes?
posted by Wordshore at 7:34 AM on May 16, 2013


Ugh! I had a great s word!
posted by Night_owl at 7:35 AM on May 16, 2013


Vexatiously, we have still to hear a review of the Trek movie.
posted by arcticseal at 7:36 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


What's all this about a Trek movie? (Though I was kind of turned off by the last one - I'm tired of reboots).
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:38 AM on May 16, 2013


Xylophones may have been used on the soundtrack. Maybe.
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:39 AM on May 16, 2013


Yeah, is it worth hiring a babysitter to see? My wife and I loved the last one.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Word.
posted by Night_owl at 7:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Yet another xylophone comment - couldn't you do something with xerography, or the mighty Xerxes?
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Zachary Quinto actually took xylophone lessons so he could play them accurately in the pon farr orgy scenes, so it's okay this time.
posted by fleacircus at 7:44 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ack, must have been asleep at the wheel.
posted by Night_owl at 7:44 AM on May 16, 2013


Behold, the thread that keeps on giving!
posted by Wordshore at 7:50 AM on May 16, 2013


Copious counts of comments.
posted by arcticseal at 7:51 AM on May 16, 2013


Didn't see Star Trek Into Darkness yet, but Zachary Quinto has maybe the best possible name for an alphabet thread on the topic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:51 AM on May 16, 2013 [7 favorites]


Everybody taking part in this is very, very silly.
posted by MartinWisse at 7:54 AM on May 16, 2013


For sure.
posted by donnagirl at 7:54 AM on May 16, 2013


Grabthar's hammered dulcimer can also be heard on some tracks.
posted by fleacircus at 7:57 AM on May 16, 2013


Jasika Nicole!
posted by clavdivs at 7:59 AM on May 16, 2013


IANYD, but ER NOW EVERYONE.
posted by third rail at 7:59 AM on May 16, 2013


Hastily.
posted by third rail at 7:59 AM on May 16, 2013


Knowledge of the alphabet's order seems a little sketchy around here.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:02 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Going backwards, now?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Letters getting messed up. Thankfully the edit function!
posted by Wordshore at 8:03 AM on May 16, 2013


The Hastily Cobbled Together for a Fast Buck Album?
posted by clavdivs at 8:03 AM on May 16, 2013


Lag seems to be interfering? Or maybe this just gross incompetence.
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:04 AM on May 16, 2013


MetaFilter alphabet game: every time you put a letter out of place, a kitten goes without a hug.
posted by Wordshore at 8:05 AM on May 16, 2013


Not fast enough, was going to write "MrMoonPie loves the alphabet game."
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Other than this, all I got going on is rain.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:08 AM on May 16, 2013


pointystick isn't going to tell us about the movie is she
posted by fleacircus at 8:08 AM on May 16, 2013


Quickly, posting comments is back on track.
posted by Wordshore at 8:08 AM on May 16, 2013


Ready? Go!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:09 AM on May 16, 2013


QueerAngel28, did your name count for Q?
posted by third rail at 8:10 AM on May 16, 2013


Semen soup had better be a typo on the menu.
posted by Wordshore at 8:10 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sorry, slow load.
posted by third rail at 8:10 AM on May 16, 2013


This is a good time to say that preview is your friend.
posted by donnagirl at 8:11 AM on May 16, 2013


ultra edits are good too.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:12 AM on May 16, 2013


Verily.... The Jinmoti of Bozlen Two kill the hereditary ritual assassins of the new Yearking's immediate family by drowning them in the tears of the Continental Empathaur in its Sadness Season.
posted by zarq at 8:12 AM on May 16, 2013


YAY EDIT WINDOW FTW
posted by zarq at 8:13 AM on May 16, 2013


X-starting words are more frequent than you may think.
posted by Wordshore at 8:14 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why did that appear in the wrong order? :(
posted by Wordshore at 8:14 AM on May 16, 2013


Zoo animals can't read.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:19 AM on May 16, 2013


Xenophon, the great historian said that
Youth should progress and not retread old ground.
Zounds, since we are back on track, let's continue.
posted by ersatz at 8:19 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah, fooled once again.
posted by ersatz at 8:20 AM on May 16, 2013


Better than being dead
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:21 AM on May 16, 2013


Can this be an addiction?
posted by third rail at 8:22 AM on May 16, 2013


Doubtful!
posted by barnacles at 8:22 AM on May 16, 2013


Enough! just kidding
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Feels eerily similar to an addiction, though!
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:24 AM on May 16, 2013


Got any good, unique cocktail recipes, anyone?
posted by barnacles at 8:30 AM on May 16, 2013


High on a hill was a lonely goatherd, lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo!
posted by Wordshore at 8:31 AM on May 16, 2013


(Ingredient quantities must be in alphabetical order, and also descending from largest to smallest amount.)
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:32 AM on May 16, 2013


Just not very likely, that.
posted by stoneweaver at 8:33 AM on May 16, 2013


Kant was a real pissant.
posted by Kabanos at 8:34 AM on May 16, 2013


Look at it as a challenge!
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:35 AM on May 16, 2013


Let's talk about Star Trek some more, then -- but this time, the animated series!
posted by barnacles at 8:36 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Motion was pretty limited for a series called 'animated.'
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:43 AM on May 16, 2013


My goodness, I walk away for just a few hours and...
posted by WidgetAlley at 8:43 AM on May 16, 2013


...now here we are at N again.
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:45 AM on May 16, 2013


Oh what a dilemma.
posted by Ahab at 8:45 AM on May 16, 2013


Pickled pigs feet are gross. Do not eat them.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:48 AM on May 16, 2013


Perhaps the next round should be alphabetical by username.
posted by ook at 8:48 AM on May 16, 2013


Question, can we switch to alphabet combination question game?
posted by midmarch snowman at 8:49 AM on May 16, 2013


Really?
posted by ook at 8:49 AM on May 16, 2013


So, ook... what if the username and the sentence start with the same letter?
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:50 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


That would score double points, wouldn't it?
posted by ook at 8:51 AM on May 16, 2013


Using which scoring system?
posted by midmarch snowman at 8:52 AM on May 16, 2013


V-nobody wants V
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:53 AM on May 16, 2013


What? I don't remember the rest. Anyone?
posted by RichardP at 8:53 AM on May 16, 2013


Xerxes makes it all up and writes it on the scoreboard, right?
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:55 AM on May 16, 2013


You forget about the new question rule?
posted by midmarch snowman at 8:56 AM on May 16, 2013


You forgot to ask a question, I think?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:56 AM on May 16, 2013


Zeus, not Xerxes, unless I'm remembering it wrong?
posted by donnagirl at 8:59 AM on May 16, 2013


Any chance the Warriors beat the Spurs in games 6 and 7 and move on?
posted by Golden Eternity at 9:01 AM on May 16, 2013


ButterBall.
posted by Wordshore at 9:03 AM on May 16, 2013


Can you really hope for that?
posted by Night_owl at 9:03 AM on May 16, 2013


Don't stop the cat pics!
posted by barnacles at 9:04 AM on May 16, 2013


Eminent sources of cat pictures: what are they?
posted by beryllium at 9:05 AM on May 16, 2013


Flickr, of course!
posted by barnacles at 9:06 AM on May 16, 2013


Great, I was just complaining about the lack of cat pictures on the internet.
posted by antonymous at 9:19 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hello kitty.
posted by Wordshore at 9:23 AM on May 16, 2013


insane in the membrane, INSANE GOT NO BRAIN
posted by item at 9:25 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jibed Rosencrantz: "Twenty-seven — three, and you think he might have had the edge?!"

do interrobangs count as questions?
posted by beryllium at 9:29 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kinda sketchy, but I think they count.
posted by donnagirl at 9:30 AM on May 16, 2013


Last night I drank with a Mod. This morning I woke up in an unfamiliar room, in an unfamiliar house, in an unfamiliar city.
posted by Wordshore at 9:32 AM on May 16, 2013


"My kidneys? Where are my kidneys?!?"
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:41 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Not where they were last night, apparently!?
posted by snorkmaiden at 9:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Oops, were those yours that I put in this recipe:

MrMoonPie Kidney Pie

Ingredients:
Pastry for 9-inch (23 cm) double-crust pie
Filling:1 MrMoonPie kidney, trimmed (1/2 lb/250 g)
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 lb (454 g) lean minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped celery
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup (250 mL) beef stock
1/4 cup (60 mL) minced fresh parsley
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried sage
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

Glaze:
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp (15 mL) water

Preparation:
Pastry for 9-inch (23 cm) double-crust pie.

Filling:Cut kidney into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. In bowl, cover kidney with cold water; let soak for 1 hour. Drain well and pat dry.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown kidney and beef, stirring frequently to break up beef. Add onion and celery; cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Drain off any fat.

Transfer meat mixture to saucepan. Add potatoes, stock, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, sage, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Cover tightly and reduce heat to low; simmer for 1 hour or until kidney is tender.

Blend together flour and butter; stir into meat mixture and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Let cool.

Roll out bottom pastry and fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate; do not trim. Roll out top pastry. Spoon filling into pie shell. Moisten rim of shell and cover with top pastry. Trim and flute edge.

Glaze: Mix together egg yolk and water; brush over pastry. Cut steam vents in top. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake for about 35 minutes longer or until filling steams and pastry is golden.

??????????
posted by Kabanos at 9:49 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh, is now my chance to score double points? Or is someone going to sneak in ahead of me with a recipe? (And does anyone mind if I totally abuse the edit feature in this thread only?)
posted by ook at 9:49 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


point multipliers can be reactivated only after a waiting period of 24 hours, thanks
posted by mean cheez at 9:51 AM on May 16, 2013


Quite an unreasonable waiting time, if you ask me.
posted by stoneweaver at 9:51 AM on May 16, 2013


Really.
posted by Kabanos at 9:54 AM on May 16, 2013


So I haven't checked MeTa in a few days, what have I missed?
posted by yellowbinder at 10:01 AM on May 16, 2013


Surely you can't be serious.
posted by zarq at 10:01 AM on May 16, 2013


Thpbpbptpbptphttt!
posted by zarq at 10:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Under whose authority are you posting such nonsense?
posted by midmarch snowman at 10:07 AM on May 16, 2013


Viagra of the Soul: MetaFilter
posted by Wordshore at 10:08 AM on May 16, 2013


What do I have to do to get this thread back on track?
posted by midmarch snowman at 10:10 AM on May 16, 2013


Xanthic zounds, you want a veritable track under some besotted reified conception dourly quidnuncking existence?!
posted by beryllium at 10:15 AM on May 16, 2013


Good heavens, I go away for a day due to a family crisis, and this is what you get up to? The mods have my sympathy.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:17 AM on May 16, 2013


Zany idea, that.
posted by snorkmaiden at 10:17 AM on May 16, 2013


And the cycle of life begins anew...
posted by Wordshore at 10:19 AM on May 16, 2013


But for how long?
posted by yellowbinder at 10:19 AM on May 16, 2013


Centuries, probably. Or at least hours.
posted by snorkmaiden at 10:20 AM on May 16, 2013


Does anyone *really* know what time it is?
posted by sonika at 10:23 AM on May 16, 2013


Don't know how to play the alphabet game, GenjiandProust?
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:23 AM on May 16, 2013


"Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem We'll have to call it early quantum state phenomenon. Only way to fit 5000 species of mammal on the same boat!"
posted by zarq at 10:23 AM on May 16, 2013


From what Jessamyn said, we can proceed as long as we promise not to need mod intervention, so I guess now is the right time and place to discuss abortion, Bengazi, creepiness, denial of climate change, education loans, feline claw removal, Gaza, housing crisis politics, Isreal-Palestine, jokes about hot topic issues...right?
posted by midmarch snowman at 10:25 AM on May 16, 2013


Guess so, it's not.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:26 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Heh; I do so love the elegant and simple mod smackdowns.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:27 AM on May 16, 2013


It's like she has some preternatural spider-sense that triggers when her name is mentioned in a metatalk thread.
posted by zarq at 10:28 AM on May 16, 2013


You guys skipped "Y". It's like poking at a loose tooth, I can't leave the gap unfilled.
posted by ook at 10:29 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just remember.... it's SOMETIMES "Y".
posted by zarq at 10:30 AM on May 16, 2013 [7 favorites]


Krap: my 'Jessamyn? Psychic-Mod' comment was seconds too late.
posted by Wordshore at 10:30 AM on May 16, 2013


Lunchtime here in Chicago.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:35 AM on May 16, 2013


Mmmmmm, lunch. Good idea.
posted by ook at 10:36 AM on May 16, 2013


Nom
posted by Wordshore at 10:36 AM on May 16, 2013


Not time yet here on the West Coast.
posted by tangerine at 10:37 AM on May 16, 2013


Overheard in the courtyard: "I don't know if I want a man or a woman."
posted by sonika at 10:38 AM on May 16, 2013


Over here in the East, it was ages ago.
posted by snorkmaiden at 10:38 AM on May 16, 2013


PB anxiously watches the number of comments rise on this thread, distantly remembering something in the installation manual about it defaulting into a gopher server when a certain threshold is reached...
posted by Wordshore at 10:38 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Quality thread!
posted by thinkpiece at 10:41 AM on May 16, 2013


"Right," said Fred, "both of us together,
One each end, and steady as she goes...."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:42 AM on May 16, 2013


Scout Report: a useful Internet resource - seriously. Have a look.
posted by Wordshore at 10:44 AM on May 16, 2013


Too sexy.
posted by carsonb at 10:44 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Usenet never died.
posted by Wordshore at 10:46 AM on May 16, 2013


V - 16 May 1:48pm ET
180.84 -0.92‎ (-0.51%‎)
NYSE
posted by Kabanos at 10:49 AM on May 16, 2013


Would anybody like a peanut?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:54 AM on May 16, 2013


My kid's preschool has been doing this 'learn the alphabet' project where every week they cut out a different letter and make an animal out of it. I'd been wondering for ages what they were going to do for this week's letter, and was pleased to learn yesterday that it will be an "X-ray fish."
posted by ook at 10:57 AM on May 16, 2013


X-ray fish is a perfectly cromulent solution.
posted by yellowbinder at 11:00 AM on May 16, 2013



Too sexy.

For my shirt . . .
 
posted by Herodios at 11:02 AM on May 16, 2013


You know, I still feel bad about missing Y last time.
posted by snorkmaiden at 11:02 AM on May 16, 2013


Z for platypus means anything is possible.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:03 AM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]

Don't know how to play the alphabet game, GenjiandProust?
And ook and Herodios don't know how to play, either.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:18 AM on May 16, 2013


B is for Beard.
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on May 16, 2013


Good thing I know how to play!
posted by shothotbot at 11:24 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Play the game where you start with the last word of the previous comment!
posted by Kabanos at 11:26 AM on May 16, 2013


Comment by Kabanos thwarted my plan to start with the Roman equivalents of letters of the Greek alphabet. Delta would have been next!
posted by beryllium at 11:28 AM on May 16, 2013


Next semi-final of Eurovision is in only 30 minutes. Join us on chat.metafilter.com for amusing snark. Or just, snark.
posted by Wordshore at 11:31 AM on May 16, 2013


Delta can still be next!
posted by snorkmaiden at 11:32 AM on May 16, 2013


confused
posted by Wordshore at 11:33 AM on May 16, 2013


> What happens when we get to the end of the alphabet?

Yuzz
Wum
Um
Humpf
Fuddle
Gliik
Nuh
Snee
Quan
Thnad
Spazz
Floob
Zatz
Jogg
Flunn
Itch
Yell
Vroo
Hi!
_



Then you can start over.
posted by jfuller at 11:33 AM on May 16, 2013


over here, this is the part of the thread where chaos breaks loose
posted by beryllium at 11:35 AM on May 16, 2013


Loose comments sink threads :(
posted by Snarl Furillo at 11:38 AM on May 16, 2013


And ook and Herodios don't know how to play, either.

Maybe you should reread my last comment.
posted by ook at 11:40 AM on May 16, 2013


Who let the dogs out?
posted by Kabanos at 11:40 AM on May 16, 2013


(: sdaerht knis stnemmoc esooL
posted by 0 at 11:40 AM on May 16, 2013


Man, do I go on the defensive on a hair trigger. Yes, I do.
posted by ook at 11:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Meanwhile I seem to be stuck on "M".
posted by ook at 11:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Now, there's a delta for every epsilon!
posted by beryllium at 11:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Move it along, someone
posted by ook at 11:43 AM on May 16, 2013


{Puts on Jules Winnfield voice}

Let's get this shit together, motherfuckers.

A IS FOR MOTHERFUCKING APPLE.
posted by Wordshore at 11:45 AM on May 16, 2013


B IS FOR MOTHERFUCKING BLARGH
posted by ook at 11:47 AM on May 16, 2013


C IS FOR MOTHERFUCKING COOKIE AND THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!
posted by yellowbinder at 11:49 AM on May 16, 2013


D IS FOR WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:50 AM on May 16, 2013


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENOUGH CAPS.
posted by adamvasco at 11:54 AM on May 16, 2013


FOR FUCK'S SAKE
posted by shothotbot at 11:57 AM on May 16, 2013


Geez you guys.
posted by carsonb at 11:58 AM on May 16, 2013


GET YOUR FUCKING CAPS ON.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:59 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


How about a reversal?
posted by carsonb at 11:59 AM on May 16, 2013


I dont even...
posted by The Whelk at 12:00 PM on May 16, 2013


Generally can't even do the normal progression, but maybe backwards?
posted by carsonb at 12:00 PM on May 16, 2013


Fudged it.
posted by carsonb at 12:01 PM on May 16, 2013


HWAT.
posted by Kabanos at 12:01 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Good! A fight!
posted by shothotbot at 12:01 PM on May 16, 2013


Jeez, use the preview button.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:01 PM on May 16, 2013


JUST GET WITH THE FUCKING PROGRAM EVERYBODY AND I MEAN THAT IN THE NICEST WAY POSSIBLE, I LOVE YOU ALL
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:01 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kind of funny coming from a guy who can't move on to the next letter.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:04 PM on May 16, 2013


Laugh all you want, fucker. Don't love you anymore.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:05 PM on May 16, 2013


Must you use such harsh language? My feelings are hurt.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:06 PM on May 16, 2013


No! someone hacked my account, I would never say such negative things!
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:07 PM on May 16, 2013


One just gets so emotionally invested!
posted by carsonb at 12:07 PM on May 16, 2013


Perhaps I should take a break
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:08 PM on May 16, 2013


Quit while you're ... not ahead and everything is fucked up?
posted by onlyconnect at 12:09 PM on May 16, 2013


Rationally, it's not a bad time to quit.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:10 PM on May 16, 2013


SILLY RABBIT, QUITS ARE FOR KIDS
posted by ook at 12:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Trix are for magicians.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Unless you are GOB from Arrested Development, who seems to be very bad at tricks.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:20 PM on May 16, 2013


Vanish! Vanish into my hat, stupid rabbit! It's not wooorking what am I doing wroooong
posted by ook at 12:21 PM on May 16, 2013


Wearing the hat you are trying to get the rabbit into seems like a mistake, maybe?
posted by onlyconnect at 12:23 PM on May 16, 2013


XOXO,
Houdini
posted by onlyconnect at 12:26 PM on May 16, 2013


Xrays indicate dead rabbit; onlyconnect is pregnant.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:26 PM on May 16, 2013


You're doing it wrong!
posted by shothotbot at 12:27 PM on May 16, 2013


ZARG! Ya know, this is a good way for me to keep track of the time zone difference between meef and me.
posted by lordaych at 12:27 PM on May 16, 2013


YOLO, rabbit. YOLO. And now I need a new hat.
posted by ook at 12:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Watch me as I pull a new hat out of this rabbit.
posted by ook at 12:31 PM on May 16, 2013


eXactly who is going to pull the missing X out of their butt?
posted by onlyconnect at 12:35 PM on May 16, 2013


Xylan is one of the foremost anti-nutritional factors in common use feedstuff raw materials.
Your favorite anti-nutritional factor in common use is what?
posted by infinite intimation at 12:35 PM on May 16, 2013


Valium?
posted by onlyconnect at 12:36 PM on May 16, 2013


Ugh, I'm going to fail the drunk driving test aren't I
posted by ook at 12:38 PM on May 16, 2013


This is more difficult than I thought.
posted by arcticseal at 12:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Yuccaberg. Mark Yuccaberg.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Zucchiniberg. Mark Zucchiniberg.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:41 PM on May 16, 2013


All right, folks, keep moving. Nothing to see here.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Butts lol
posted by The Whelk at 12:43 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bonobo. James Bonobo.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:43 PM on May 16, 2013


So much for reversals
posted by ook at 12:44 PM on May 16, 2013


Cabbage. Charles Cabbage.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:44 PM on May 16, 2013


Dumb I am.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:45 PM on May 16, 2013


Doubles now the theme?
posted by arcticseal at 12:45 PM on May 16, 2013


Daikons. Richard Daikons.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:46 PM on May 16, 2013


Double doubles.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:47 PM on May 16, 2013


Do it to me one more time.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:47 PM on May 16, 2013


Everybody knows magicians do illusions; not tricks, nor trix (also that the dice are loaded).
posted by infinite intimation at 12:48 PM on May 16, 2013


Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, don't get fooled again.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:49 PM on May 16, 2013


Gherkins. Gary Gherkins.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:52 PM on May 16, 2013


Habenero. Black sheep, black sheep, habanero wool?
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:01 PM on May 16, 2013


Iceberglettuce. Mark Iceberglettuce.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:02 PM on May 16, 2013


Just kidding, folks!
posted by nostrada at 1:04 PM on May 16, 2013


Apeño. Jal Apeño
posted by shothotbot at 1:05 PM on May 16, 2013


HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I can't let you do that.
posted by arcticseal at 1:06 PM on May 16, 2013


Kale. John Kale.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:08 PM on May 16, 2013


Lemon. Jack Lemon.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:08 PM on May 16, 2013


Mustard. Colonel Mustard.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:09 PM on May 16, 2013


Nougat. Ted Nougat.
posted by onlyconnect at 1:10 PM on May 16, 2013


Onion. Mark O'onion
posted by Namlit at 1:11 PM on May 16, 2013


Pepper. Sergeant Pepper
posted by Namlit at 1:12 PM on May 16, 2013


Quince. John Quince Adams.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:12 PM on May 16, 2013


Ripper. Jack, the
posted by Namlit at 1:13 PM on May 16, 2013


stop. Make it
posted by Namlit at 1:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Top it. Make is.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Uncontrolled Ululation
posted by Namlit at 1:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Voluminously voluptuous.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Waffle Mc Waffleton
posted by Namlit at 1:17 PM on May 16, 2013


X and Bacon. Francis X and Bacon.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:19 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yemen, Zimbabweeeeeh!
posted by Dumsnill at 1:20 PM on May 16, 2013


Zemen.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:21 PM on May 16, 2013


Yarp.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:21 PM on May 16, 2013


Xerothermic xenophobe

Yes, that did require a dictionary.
posted by Diablevert at 1:21 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey....
posted by zarq at 1:22 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Vilified velociraptor
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:24 PM on May 16, 2013


Upward Ho!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 1:26 PM on May 16, 2013


To the tip top on tiptoes!
posted by yellowbinder at 1:26 PM on May 16, 2013


So, am I too late to this thread?
posted by mlle valentine at 1:27 PM on May 16, 2013


Really, we're not even anywhere near the end.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:29 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite right! There are plenty of games still to be played.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 1:32 PM on May 16, 2013


Precious. Mine.
posted by arcticseal at 1:35 PM on May 16, 2013


ORLY?
posted by zarq at 1:36 PM on May 16, 2013


Nice to be a part of it.
posted by mlle valentine at 1:40 PM on May 16, 2013


Mine precious! Has gold!
posted by never used baby shoes at 1:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Looks like Slarty's here.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite right! There are plenty of games still to be played.

Yes, but how many are drinking games?
posted by QueerAngel28 at 1:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Kwait alåt åf them
posted by Dumsnill at 1:43 PM on May 16, 2013


Just a few, really.
posted by mlle valentine at 1:43 PM on May 16, 2013


I was going to say "all of them, if you're doing it right."
posted by Snarl Furillo at 1:44 PM on May 16, 2013


Here's to that.
posted by Kabanos at 1:45 PM on May 16, 2013


Great! I get it now!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 1:46 PM on May 16, 2013


Fortunately, he missed the haystack.
posted by third rail at 1:47 PM on May 16, 2013


Evidently, I forgot the alphabet. Do we keep going backwards around and around now, or do we bounce forward? And if it's the latter, do we double up on As?
posted by NoraReed at 1:47 PM on May 16, 2013


Dunno.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:48 PM on May 16, 2013


Could go any which way.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:48 PM on May 16, 2013


But then is it just up to the person who goes after A? What if they can't be trusted?
posted by NoraReed at 1:49 PM on May 16, 2013


About to find out!
posted by yellowbinder at 1:49 PM on May 16, 2013


Alas.
posted by mlle valentine at 1:49 PM on May 16, 2013


Are we going the other way around? Cause I was out for a while and I think I missed something.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:49 PM on May 16, 2013


But...
posted by Dumsnill at 1:50 PM on May 16, 2013


Can go this way or that.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:50 PM on May 16, 2013


Can we go round another two times?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:50 PM on May 16, 2013


Dunno.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:55 PM on May 16, 2013


Do si do, go round two times and try to leave.
posted by third rail at 1:55 PM on May 16, 2013


Even if we did go backwards twice, we could always change our minds.
posted by kinetic at 1:56 PM on May 16, 2013


Forward in all directions!
posted by Dumsnill at 1:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Find an alphabet thread on the Grey
Where the letters go every which-way
The thread got quite long
Making mobile browsers wrong:
They all crashed by the end of the day.
posted by NoraReed at 1:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Go go go!
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Have to keep moving, always moving, like a shark. Or a barnacle. A barnacle that moves.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:00 PM on May 16, 2013


I still am in this thread
posted by Jofus at 2:00 PM on May 16, 2013


Just as it should be...
posted by QueerAngel28 at 2:03 PM on May 16, 2013


Keep a moving on. Gotta keep a movin' on.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:04 PM on May 16, 2013


Let's close this up.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 2:05 PM on May 16, 2013


Letters are fetters, a truly free mind puts hand over mouth and makes fake farting sounds.
posted by fleacircus at 2:06 PM on May 16, 2013


merde
posted by fleacircus at 2:06 PM on May 16, 2013


Never give up!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:07 PM on May 16, 2013


Onward ho!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:08 PM on May 16, 2013


Persevere!
posted by box at 2:11 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite.
posted by Dumsnill at 2:11 PM on May 16, 2013


Quitters are quitters!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:12 PM on May 16, 2013


Really, guys? This is getting old.
posted by phunniemee at 2:12 PM on May 16, 2013


So what? I'm old too.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:13 PM on May 16, 2013


Time makes bolder, etc.
posted by box at 2:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Tilda Swinton is not old.

Tilda Swinton is the age of the universe.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Unless I am mistaken, the Treaty of Westphalia can be summed up in four words.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:16 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Unbelievable, it took 900+ comments to get a Treaty of Westphalia? Y'all are slipping.
posted by Phire at 2:17 PM on May 16, 2013


Very Much Not Cool?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:17 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


What are those?
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 2:17 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why don't we go to a perfect 1000?
posted by third rail at 2:17 PM on May 16, 2013


XXX in Roman numerals? I forget how that works.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:19 PM on May 16, 2013


You forgot to carry the I
posted by fleacircus at 2:19 PM on May 16, 2013


You've hurt my feelings
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 2:20 PM on May 16, 2013


Z isn't a Roman numeral. Why not? Didn't the Romans know about Z?
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:21 PM on May 16, 2013


Yikes, x is coming by again....
posted by Kabanos at 2:22 PM on May 16, 2013


X-rated in Rome meant 10-rated.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:23 PM on May 16, 2013


When in Rome, go the movies.
posted by third rail at 2:25 PM on May 16, 2013


Veni, vidi, meh.
posted by fleacircus at 2:26 PM on May 16, 2013


U is V in Rome.
posted by Kabanos at 2:26 PM on May 16, 2013


Veni, vidi, V for Vendetta.
posted by box at 2:27 PM on May 16, 2013


W is two V's
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:27 PM on May 16, 2013


X is two V's too.
posted by fleacircus at 2:28 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


X-rated. Solve for X.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:28 PM on May 16, 2013


Say! What a lot of vees there are!
posted by third rail at 2:28 PM on May 16, 2013


Y is a V with a tail.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:29 PM on May 16, 2013


HEY W GUYS!
posted by Kabanos at 2:29 PM on May 16, 2013


Z is two V's doing a 69.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:30 PM on May 16, 2013


Actually, we're on A
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 2:30 PM on May 16, 2013


But now we're not
posted by Sys Rq at 2:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Or "Eh" for those of you joining us from Canada.
posted by Kabanos at 2:31 PM on May 16, 2013


C'mon!
posted by double block and bleed at 2:32 PM on May 16, 2013


that you understood the change is Doubtful.
posted by dogwalker at 2:33 PM on May 16, 2013


D = 500 in Roman numerals.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:33 PM on May 16, 2013


X is a variable.
posted by box at 2:35 PM on May 16, 2013


The change can be understood by Everyone.
posted by third rail at 2:35 PM on May 16, 2013


e is an irrational constant, and as such cannot be expressed in Roman numerals.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:35 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


f is a function. Almost any function, really.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:36 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


f is a function. fj is a function at the junction.
posted by box at 2:36 PM on May 16, 2013


g stands for gravitational acceleration.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:37 PM on May 16, 2013


good to know that box and 2lf are the same person
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 2:38 PM on May 16, 2013


h is a v that was eaten by a distant brontosaurus.
posted by fleacircus at 2:40 PM on May 16, 2013


h is the Planck constant.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:40 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


i is tired of this game.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:40 PM on May 16, 2013


i is an imaginary number. Or so I would imagine.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:40 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


i,j,k are quaternions all
posted by Talkie Toaster at 2:41 PM on May 16, 2013


j is a unit vector pointing in the direction of the y-axis.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:41 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


k points in the z-direction.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:42 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


kvas is yum.
posted by Kabanos at 2:42 PM on May 16, 2013


Lambda is an eigenvalue.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:42 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mmmmm. Kvas.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:42 PM on May 16, 2013


Nu is a metal, not found in nature.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 2:43 PM on May 16, 2013


O is not a number. That's the letter O, you fool!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:44 PM on May 16, 2013


OI is new to OSPD4.
posted by box at 2:45 PM on May 16, 2013


P is for urine.
posted by Kabanos at 2:45 PM on May 16, 2013


Q is for the middle of an early season when script writers run out of ideas.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 2:46 PM on May 16, 2013


ρ is not a P. It's a fucking rho.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:47 PM on May 16, 2013


SILENCED ALL MY LIFE!!!
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 2:47 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


T of W, we who are hanging around here are very lucky to have seen a glimpse of the fleeting Treaty.
posted by third rail at 2:51 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


τ is not a T. It's a fucking tau.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:51 PM on May 16, 2013


∪ is not a U. It's a fucking union.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:52 PM on May 16, 2013


V is not a V. It's a fucking 5.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:53 PM on May 16, 2013


W is two V's fucking.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:53 PM on May 16, 2013


XXX usually means people are fucking.
posted by Sarcasm at 2:57 PM on May 16, 2013


Y is a combinator, from whose news pages we glean material for the blue.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 2:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Z is an axis.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:59 PM on May 16, 2013


And then it was out of our systems.
posted by fleacircus at 2:59 PM on May 16, 2013


Bondage. James Bondage.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:00 PM on May 16, 2013


But-
posted by The Whelk at 3:00 PM on May 16, 2013


C-C-C-C-Combo breaker!

oh god dammit
posted by Sarcasm at 3:00 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dare I suggest that if we're banned from posting the Treaty of Westphalia as a comment, then could we do it as an acrostic?
posted by ambrosen at 3:01 PM on May 16, 2013


Excellent idea!
posted by Dr Dracator at 3:02 PM on May 16, 2013


Fuck that.

(Sorry I mean, go for it.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:04 PM on May 16, 2013


Good heavens, that's a bad idea.
posted by zarq at 3:05 PM on May 16, 2013


Have to find a way to post the Treaty of Westphalia as a limerick.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:06 PM on May 16, 2013


I hear there's a guy with some long genitalia from there.
posted by fleacircus at 3:07 PM on May 16, 2013


Just now getting close to 1000 comments. Who will have the honor?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:08 PM on May 16, 2013


kan vi sluta med det här nu. Va fan är det som pågår?
posted by Namlit at 3:09 PM on May 16, 2013


leuk spelletje. ik snap er geen bal van
posted by Namlit at 3:10 PM on May 16, 2013


Meine Güte, ist das langweilig hier.
posted by Namlit at 3:10 PM on May 16, 2013


Never mind
posted by Namlit at 3:11 PM on May 16, 2013


Oh, I see what you were doing there.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:11 PM on May 16, 2013


Once was a Treaty of Westphalia
Adorned with the Osnabrück regalia
It clogged up the Filter
Was banned and rebuilt here
To showcase my Münster genitalia
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 3:12 PM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Perceptive
posted by Namlit at 3:12 PM on May 16, 2013


Perhaps this comment is the 1000th.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:12 PM on May 16, 2013


Please forgive me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:13 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite honestly I cannot understand
How anyone could want the upper hand.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:13 PM on May 16, 2013


Repeating letters? That's a minor fault.
Not even close to spilling my good salt.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Right. I'm left-handed. Not up-handed
posted by Namlit at 3:14 PM on May 16, 2013


sut alors
posted by Namlit at 3:14 PM on May 16, 2013


That didn't have to happen, Namlit -
Much like the dénouement of Hamlet.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Ugh you guys are such dorks.
posted by dismas at 3:18 PM on May 16, 2013


Ve have ways of making you metatalk.
posted by fleacircus at 3:20 PM on May 16, 2013


Wow this thing is still going?
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:21 PM on May 16, 2013


xtremely well, going it is.
posted by Wordshore at 3:22 PM on May 16, 2013


Ya betya
posted by Namlit at 3:22 PM on May 16, 2013


Zed! Is! Dead! Zed is dead!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:26 PM on May 16, 2013


Alcohol is free! (may win the final of Eurovision on Saturday, yay!)
posted by Wordshore at 3:26 PM on May 16, 2013


AlternaTiVe UniverSe kicking in now. Clusters. YaYY.
posted by Namlit at 3:26 PM on May 16, 2013


Bedtime, guys
posted by Namlit at 3:27 PM on May 16, 2013


Ciao
posted by Namlit at 3:28 PM on May 16, 2013


Danke.
posted by The Whelk at 3:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Eventually.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:38 PM on May 16, 2013


Finnish saunas are one of the odder places I've had an academic research meeting.
posted by Wordshore at 3:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Good euphemism.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:43 PM on May 16, 2013


Hot one too
posted by Namlit at 3:44 PM on May 16, 2013


I,000 comments?
posted by starman at 3:47 PM on May 16, 2013


Jofus? Anyone seen Jofus?
posted by fleacircus at 3:50 PM on May 16, 2013


Kind of late for European Mefites, isn't Jofus Dutch?
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:07 PM on May 16, 2013


Late? It's only just gone midnight.
posted by Wordshore at 4:08 PM on May 16, 2013


Midnight Blue?
posted by mintcake! at 4:10 PM on May 16, 2013


Midnight for you maybe, I'm in the future.
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:10 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


No--the past, it seems.
posted by Obscure Reference at 4:12 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, I'm in the future. It's the morning of the 17th for me.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:13 PM on May 16, 2013


first
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Perth?
posted by double block and bleed at 4:17 PM on May 16, 2013


Queensland?
posted by double block and bleed at 4:17 PM on May 16, 2013


Rockhampton?
posted by onlyconnect at 4:25 PM on May 16, 2013


Somewhere in Australia, I'd guess
posted by double block and bleed at 4:26 PM on May 16, 2013






Underthink a plate of beans.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Vixen is 1297 in Roman numerals, right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Dubya.
posted by Kabanos at 5:03 PM on May 16, 2013


The recipe of love!

1 tablespoon of forgiveness
1 cup love of loyalty
1 cup of faith
1 cup of

blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
posted by R. Mutt at 5:26 PM on May 16, 2013


YOU HAVE BEEN VISITED BY
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, \ /
/ ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( \( = =)
( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( / ( ^ )~°
(__(__(__(__(__(__)
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
*~*~THE CATERPILLAR OF GOOD CHEER~*~*

If you see this image while scrolling this thread,
good luck and prosperity will come to you,
but only if you post a ZANK YOU in this thread.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:27 PM on May 16, 2013




Zank You
posted by arcticseal at 5:35 PM on May 16, 2013


AS FAR AS I KNOW
___________.__               __                         __                   _____   __      __                 __         .__           .__  .__                            .___         .___   __  .__             ___________.__    .__         __           _____.___.                          /\  __      __                
\__    ___/|  |__   ____   _/  |________   ____ _____ _/  |_ ___.__.   _____/ ____\ /  \    /  \ ____   _______/  |_______ |  |__ _____  |  | |__|____      ____   ____    __| _/____   __| _/ _/  |_|  |__   ____   \__    ___/|  |__ |__|_______/  |_ ___.__. \__  |   | ____ _____ _______  _____)/ /  \    /  \_____ _______  
  |    |   |  |  \_/ __ \  \   __\_  __ \_/ __ \\__  \\   __<   |  |  /  _ \   __\  \   \/\/   // __ \ /  ___/\   __\____ \|  |  \\__  \ |  | |  \__  \   _/ __ \ /    \  / __ |/ __ \ / __ |  \   __\  |  \_/ __ \    |    |   |  |  \|  \_  __ \   __<   |  |  /   |   |/ __ \\__  \\_  __ \/  ___/  \   \/\/   /\__  \\_  __ \ 
  |    |   |   Y  \  ___/   |  |  |  | \/\  ___/ / __ \|  |  \___  | (  <> )  |     \        /\  ___/ \___ \  |  | |  |_> >   Y  \/ __ \|  |_|  |/ __ \_ \  ___/|   |  \/ /_/ \  ___// /_/ |   |  | |   Y  \  ___/    |    |   |   Y  \  ||  | \/|  |  \___  |  \____   \  ___/ / __ \|  | \/\___ \    \        /  / __ \|  | \/ 
  |____|   |___|  /\___  >  |__|  |__|    \___  >____  /__|  / ____|  \____/|__|      \__/\  /  \___  >____  > |__| |   __/|___|  (____  /____/__(____  /  \___  >___|  /\____ |\___  >____ |   |__| |___|  /\___  >   |____|   |___|  /__||__|   |__|  / ____|  / ______|\___  >____  /__|  /____  >    \__/\  /  (____  /__|    
                \/     \/                     \/     \/      \/                            \/       \/     \/       |__|        \/     \/             \/       \/     \/      \/    \/     \/             \/     \/                  \/                 \/       \/           \/     \/           \/          \/        \/        
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:39 PM on May 16, 2013 [7 favorites]


Best guess, the caterpillar is on acid.
posted by arcticseal at 6:05 PM on May 16, 2013


Clearly you are correct.
posted by Lizard at 6:10 PM on May 16, 2013


Deviously clever ambitious strongman.
posted by vozworth at 6:24 PM on May 16, 2013


Everclear is distilled from corn (maize) and is nearly identical in taste to fine-grade unflavored vodka. But it doesn't make you clear forever, as I mistakenly thought when I drank four bottles. Just a warning.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:28 PM on May 16, 2013


For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

-Steve Jobs
posted by kinetic at 6:40 PM on May 16, 2013


God. A millionaire would say that.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 6:54 PM on May 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


How poignant.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:01 PM on May 16, 2013


Indubitably.
posted by Diablevert at 7:02 PM on May 16, 2013


Jeremias, mi nombre es.
posted by jeremias at 7:03 PM on May 16, 2013


Know that I'm laughing out loud for real, Jeremias.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:07 PM on May 16, 2013


Laughing my ass off over here.
posted by wallabear at 7:08 PM on May 16, 2013


My ass is laughing at me. Just another sign of old age.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Every time I play Geoguessr I inevitably end up somewhere in Russia which I immediately recognize by the street signs that are supposed to signify crosswalks but look a little like someone who's tripping, and the trees lining the streets which have their lower 3-4 feet painted white(?).

If you find yourself in this situation, you might be tempted to navigate around because surely one of the signs will be in English, or you might think you could puzzle out a cyrillic city name. This will not happen. Always guess somewhere between St. Petersburg and Moscow. You'll be wildly wrong and it'll end up being somewhere 3,000 miles east because Russia is huge, but I just saved you several hours of frustration.

Suggested Geoguessr hardcore mode: break 10,000 points by guessing your locations without moving the camera. Alternatively, 30-60 seconds per guess with a stopwatch.
posted by empyrean at 7:18 PM on May 16, 2013


Nobody's laughing here.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 7:37 PM on May 16, 2013


Once, I thought I'd read this whole thread and construct a perfect next post when I got to the end, but you all talk too much, I couldn't take it, so I scrolled to the end to wait for "O." But the thread stalled out without an "N." Forgive my double post.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 7:38 PM on May 16, 2013


Poor croutonsupafreak! I just ducked in to see if this was still going so can't promise to keep it up for long, but at least I can set you up in case you have a wonderful Q.
posted by Athanassiel at 7:42 PM on May 16, 2013


Problems of the connected world.
posted by arcticseal at 7:42 PM on May 16, 2013


Quiet in here. Sigh. I'd only just found the thread.
posted by wallabear at 7:55 PM on May 16, 2013


Really quiet. I can't believe people have lost enthusiasm. How are we going to break 10,000 at this rate?
posted by Athanassiel at 7:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Surely it will find new breath, a second wind.
posted by wallabear at 8:02 PM on May 16, 2013


That's nice, Athanasseil, but I'm good now. Thanks.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 8:04 PM on May 16, 2013


Um, what can I write?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:30 PM on May 16, 2013


Very, very witty comments. That's what you should write.
posted by Area Man at 8:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Wit is the last refuge of the guy who doesn't want to figure out X or Z.
posted by ook at 8:32 PM on May 16, 2013


X marks the spot in my heart that swells with love for you all for keeping this going for more than 24 hrs.
posted by donnagirl at 8:34 PM on May 16, 2013


Yeah, we are the champions! (Goes off to bang head against wall for giving self earworm.)
posted by Athanassiel at 8:42 PM on May 16, 2013


Zardoz!
posted by arcticseal at 8:50 PM on May 16, 2013


And there goes my plan to write about Zilwaukee, Michigan.
posted by Area Man at 8:51 PM on May 16, 2013


Bears. I love bears.
posted by wallabear at 8:53 PM on May 16, 2013


Coulda said beers. I love beers.
posted by wallabear at 8:55 PM on May 16, 2013


Deers. Deers who drink beers are dear. But not bears. Bears are a bore.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:56 PM on May 16, 2013


Deers are good also.
posted by dg at 8:56 PM on May 16, 2013


Ears are nice, too.
posted by dg at 8:56 PM on May 16, 2013


Fears. Nothing to fear here.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:57 PM on May 16, 2013


Gosh, that wasn't very nice :(
posted by wallabear at 8:57 PM on May 16, 2013


Hey, I'll cop to it I guess. Nothing worse than a boring bear. Except an endearing deer?
posted by wallabear at 9:01 PM on May 16, 2013


I'd party with a beer drinking deer. He'd been endearing, I fear.
posted by wallabear at 9:03 PM on May 16, 2013


Just beer? Wouldn't the deer have a beer and a bump?
posted by Area Man at 9:06 PM on May 16, 2013


Killing time in the forest are laughing deer, drinking beer! Comes the bear, big old bore. Jolly deer says grumpy bear, have some beer! And a bump, I suppose... beats getting killed by grumpy bear.
posted by wallabear at 9:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Let this be a warning.
posted by wallabear at 9:16 PM on May 16, 2013


Kinnear. Greg Kinnear. Had a beer with a deer in a bar with a bear. Near here.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:17 PM on May 16, 2013


Lear. Edward Lear. Had a beer with a body in a bag, I fear.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:18 PM on May 16, 2013


Myself, I'll show out.
posted by wallabear at 9:19 PM on May 16, 2013


Near to here, things look more clear.
posted by donnagirl at 9:20 PM on May 16, 2013


Oir. Spanish for "to hear".
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:21 PM on May 16, 2013


PLEASESTOP
posted by vrakatar at 9:21 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite happy to see donnagirl back.
posted by wallabear at 9:22 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Queer.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:22 PM on May 16, 2013


Really? Thanks! I'm happy to be here.
posted by donnagirl at 9:22 PM on May 16, 2013


Silly me, thought you'd just rejoined the thread, first commenter and all. Just now saw you'd been here this evening already. But yeah! (Late to the game as always.)
posted by wallabear at 9:29 PM on May 16, 2013


Tricky game! Edited for continuity.
posted by maryr at 9:29 PM on May 16, 2013


Understandably curious if this is the most times I've commented in a thread. Anyone know how to find out?
posted by donnagirl at 9:31 PM on May 16, 2013


vrakatar lowercase may calm the nerves. be steady.
posted by wallabear at 9:33 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


WOW I don't know the alphabet.
posted by maryr at 9:34 PM on May 16, 2013


What maryr? Cheating!
posted by wallabear at 9:34 PM on May 16, 2013


X_X
posted by maryr at 9:35 PM on May 16, 2013


(Yes, that's a face.)
posted by maryr at 9:35 PM on May 16, 2013


ZOMG I'm caught out -- nicely done :)
posted by wallabear at 9:36 PM on May 16, 2013


Yes, we are now going backwards through the alphabet
posted by Rumple at 9:37 PM on May 16, 2013


Я не знаю.
posted by mazola at 9:40 PM on May 16, 2013


And left my own devices, I probably would.
posted by wallabear at 9:43 PM on May 16, 2013


Backwards or forwards? We need to decide.
posted by donnagirl at 9:45 PM on May 16, 2013


Christ on a pony
posted by Existential Dread at 9:45 PM on May 16, 2013


Doesn't he prefer donkeys?
posted by donnagirl at 9:49 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Existentially, this begins with an X and suffices for backwards and forwards.
posted by booksherpa at 9:50 PM on May 16, 2013


For a minute, I almost believed you, booksherpa.
posted by donnagirl at 9:59 PM on May 16, 2013


Good lord, that last comment was #1111.
posted by donnagirl at 10:04 PM on May 16, 2013


Here's hoping for 1111 more!
posted by Tevin at 10:04 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't get it. What's going on?
posted by mazola at 10:12 PM on May 16, 2013


Jeez, really? Recipes and drunken forest creatures.
posted by wallabear at 10:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Just watch a while; you'll get the hang of it.

Or

Jump in, you're doing fine!
posted by booksherpa at 10:14 PM on May 16, 2013


Kinda not like booksherpa just did, though.
posted by donnagirl at 10:19 PM on May 16, 2013


LMFAO! :D
posted by mazola at 10:20 PM on May 16, 2013


Maybe mix :D with [hugs]. It'd be all like :Dhugs, or hugs:D or :DhugsLMFAO or
posted by wallabear at 10:24 PM on May 16, 2013


Not on your life. I have my pride.
posted by mazola at 10:26 PM on May 16, 2013



posted by oneswellfoop at 10:27 PM on May 16, 2013


Or you can just go to bed. See you all in the morning.
posted by arcticseal at 10:27 PM on May 16, 2013


Posted? No, that arrow should be above the oneswellfoop!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:27 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite right, mazola. Just playing the game.
posted by wallabear at 10:30 PM on May 16, 2013


Really questioning whether that counts, regardless of its cleverness.
posted by donnagirl at 10:30 PM on May 16, 2013


RATS!!!! BIG FUCKING RATS WITH COCKS THIS FUCKING LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mazola at 10:30 PM on May 16, 2013


So did I win?
posted by mazola at 10:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Tonight, we all win.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Unless we all lose.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:31 PM on May 16, 2013


Wah, wah, wah, waaaaaah....
posted by mazola at 10:32 PM on May 16, 2013


Vacillating on whether it wouldn't be better to not comment twice in a row. Wondering why mazola skipped v.
posted by donnagirl at 10:33 PM on May 16, 2013


Wah, wah, wah, waaaaaah....

I don't know my alphabets! Har!
posted by mazola at 10:35 PM on May 16, 2013


X-ray specs, watchin' you. 50 cents comic book special. Nice shirt?
posted by wallabear at 10:38 PM on May 16, 2013


Y? Because we like you!
posted by mazola at 10:39 PM on May 16, 2013


Z-O-U-S-E!!!!
posted by mazola at 10:39 PM on May 16, 2013


zamboni beat you to it, oneswellfoop.
posted by wallabear at 10:39 PM on May 16, 2013


And I got kicked that time...
posted by wallabear at 10:40 PM on May 16, 2013


Butt. In my.
posted by wallabear at 10:40 PM on May 16, 2013


Coulda been worse.
posted by donnagirl at 10:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Did you know 'zouse' isn't even a real word?
posted by mazola at 10:42 PM on May 16, 2013


Eventually it will be real. If you believe.
posted by donnagirl at 10:43 PM on May 16, 2013


FWIW I thought it was fair play.
posted by wallabear at 10:44 PM on May 16, 2013


Fuck that shit.

Pabst Blue Ribbon!
posted by mazola at 10:44 PM on May 16, 2013


... gee, your hair smells terrific!
posted by mazola at 10:46 PM on May 16, 2013


Having trouble going back to sleep after my daughter woke up upset. She's asleep now, but I came back to this thread for some reason.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:49 PM on May 16, 2013


Hey, if I had any I'd think you were talking to me.

hides PBR stash
posted by wallabear at 10:49 PM on May 16, 2013


I got here first, wallabear!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:50 PM on May 16, 2013


I don't know why I keep coming back here.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:50 PM on May 16, 2013


Jeepers! I wanted to do 'I'!
posted by mazola at 10:50 PM on May 16, 2013


'K. Do it next time round.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:51 PM on May 16, 2013


Long night ahead....
posted by wallabear at 10:52 PM on May 16, 2013


Maybe we need reinforcements.
posted by donnagirl at 10:53 PM on May 16, 2013


No we don't.
posted by mazola at 10:54 PM on May 16, 2013


OK
posted by donnagirl at 10:57 PM on May 16, 2013


Pushover.
posted by mazola at 10:57 PM on May 16, 2013


POP POP POP go the FIREWORKS in my head
posted by vrakatar at 10:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Quietly he mobilizes the unseen MeTa forces.
posted by wallabear at 10:59 PM on May 16, 2013


RATS!!!! BIG FUCKING RATS WITH COCKS THIS FUCKING LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mazola at 10:59 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Surely, we've been found out!
posted by wallabear at 11:00 PM on May 16, 2013


Terrifying shit! (edited for compliance) -- ah, fuck it.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 11:00 PM on May 16, 2013


They're usually quieter than that, dammit.
posted by wallabear at 11:00 PM on May 16, 2013


User error.
posted by mazola at 11:01 PM on May 16, 2013


VRAK I AM VRAK NOT KARV
posted by vrakatar at 11:03 PM on May 16, 2013


WTF?
posted by mazola at 11:03 PM on May 16, 2013


Xenophobia, likely.
posted by donnagirl at 11:04 PM on May 16, 2013


You've got to be kidding.
posted by mazola at 11:05 PM on May 16, 2013


Zipping my lip.
posted by donnagirl at 11:07 PM on May 16, 2013


1 is the loneliest number...
posted by mazola at 11:07 PM on May 16, 2013


About to unzip my lip...
posted by donnagirl at 11:12 PM on May 16, 2013


2 for the show...
posted by mazola at 11:13 PM on May 16, 2013


Blithely refusing to play by the (very loose) rules will get you nowhere.
posted by donnagirl at 11:23 PM on May 16, 2013


3 ways this can go people: Either everybody plays along, or we pretend we didn't notice anything changed, or it just dies out and everybody moves on to Friday deletion GRAR. Your call.
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:24 PM on May 16, 2013


Come on, this is ludicrous!
posted by mazola at 11:26 PM on May 16, 2013


Don't break the chain.
posted by donnagirl at 11:27 PM on May 16, 2013


4-gone conclusion.
posted by mazola at 11:28 PM on May 16, 2013


Mazola, I've given you every bit of benefit of the doubt. This is a fun thread where folks are having fun. Why the fuck are you trolling it so hard?
posted by wallabear at 11:28 PM on May 16, 2013


Everyone, let's just play. No swearing at people. We promised the mods.
posted by donnagirl at 11:32 PM on May 16, 2013


Ein letzter Beitrag und ich bin raus.
posted by mazola at 11:33 PM on May 16, 2013


5 answers from mazola, or s/he's outta here!
posted by croutonsupafreak at 11:33 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


!
posted by mazola at 11:33 PM on May 16, 2013


F. I don't have an 'f' word.
posted by mazola at 11:34 PM on May 16, 2013


Yeah, donnagirl is right, never mind. Carry on.
posted by wallabear at 11:35 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Get a dictionary.
posted by donnagirl at 11:35 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey I just woke up and it looks like I've missed some stuff. Got to go to work anyway, carry on people.
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:39 PM on May 16, 2013


I can't believe I came back here at this time of day...night...whatever that shit is.
posted by lordaych at 11:40 PM on May 16, 2013


I really messed this thread up. I apologize.
posted by mazola at 11:40 PM on May 16, 2013


Just go with it. It's better if you don't question it.
posted by donnagirl at 11:41 PM on May 16, 2013


'k. I will.
posted by mazola at 11:41 PM on May 16, 2013


Let's have a group hug.
posted by donnagirl at 11:43 PM on May 16, 2013


Mazola, I apologize. Without strikeout. Peace.
posted by wallabear at 11:47 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


No problemo. Groovy.
posted by mazola at 11:50 PM on May 16, 2013


OMG I love you all.
posted by donnagirl at 11:50 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Philosophically speaking, that statement has many layers to unpack.
posted by lordaych at 11:52 PM on May 16, 2013


Cute thread.
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 11:57 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Artsy even.
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 11:57 PM on May 16, 2013


RATS!!!! BIG FUCKING RATS WITH COCKS THIS FUCKING LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mazola at 11:57 PM on May 16, 2013


Quite certain I don't know what you mean.
posted by donnagirl at 11:57 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


RATS!!!! BIG FUCKING RATS WITH COCKS THIS FUCKING LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mazola at 11:58 PM on May 16, 2013


Sounds like a real personal interest of yours, mazola.
posted by donnagirl at 11:59 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is the greatest thing ever! Whatever it is.
posted by booksarelame at 11:59 PM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


You really missed what I did there Donna and mazola?
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 12:00 AM on May 17, 2013


Very clever, Doroteo...
posted by mazola at 12:01 AM on May 17, 2013


Well, I didn't miss it so much as ignore it as unsustainable. But clever, yeah.
posted by donnagirl at 12:04 AM on May 17, 2013


Xactly how bitchy did that sound? Really bitchy. Sorry.
posted by donnagirl at 12:04 AM on May 17, 2013


Why did you do that? This was going perfectly well...
posted by mazola at 12:06 AM on May 17, 2013


Why do I keep posting here? Extremely sustainable and it gives your brain a workout.
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 12:08 AM on May 17, 2013


Zoning out, no time for a brain workout for me.
posted by donnagirl at 12:17 AM on May 17, 2013


Alright, Friday has begun in one of the last outposts of major Time Zones (US Pacific). So, PARTEEE!
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:26 AM on May 17, 2013


Be warned, Friday MeTas are usually not pretty.
posted by mazola at 12:27 AM on May 17, 2013


Can't we be the exception?
posted by donnagirl at 12:28 AM on May 17, 2013


Don't think so.
posted by mazola at 12:28 AM on May 17, 2013


Every rule has an exception.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:29 AM on May 17, 2013


For example?
posted by mazola at 12:30 AM on May 17, 2013


Goodness, you're determined to be a grump.
posted by donnagirl at 12:31 AM on May 17, 2013


Holy heck, I don't even understand!
posted by mazola at 12:32 AM on May 17, 2013


I just think you sound kinda hostile. Maybe I'm misreading you.
posted by donnagirl at 12:33 AM on May 17, 2013


There's no way I'm reading this whole thread. All I wanna know is have we discussed the Treaty of Westphalia yet?
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 12:35 AM on May 17, 2013


Java java java; need my wake-up juice.
posted by Wordshore at 12:35 AM on May 17, 2013


Ja, du bist Verlesen me!
posted by mazola at 12:35 AM on May 17, 2013


Kiss my grits. How's that for hostile?
posted by mazola at 12:36 AM on May 17, 2013


Lovely.
posted by donnagirl at 12:37 AM on May 17, 2013


Mentions of the Treaty have been made, Aelfwine.
posted by donnagirl at 12:37 AM on May 17, 2013


No, we should go another direction. Peace, Love, and Groovy Beads?
posted by mazola at 12:38 AM on May 17, 2013


Only way to go from here is up.
posted by donnagirl at 12:41 AM on May 17, 2013


Perfect!
posted by mazola at 12:42 AM on May 17, 2013


Quite.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:44 AM on May 17, 2013


Rare querulousness subsides, the Dude abides.
posted by donnagirl at 12:44 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


RATS!!!! BIG FUCKING RATS WITH COCKS THIS FUCKING LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mazola at 12:44 AM on May 17, 2013


Surely that's gotten old.
posted by donnagirl at 12:45 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


So we'll make our first upward move over the prone carcass of mazola, right?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:45 AM on May 17, 2013


True. Very true.
posted by mazola at 12:45 AM on May 17, 2013


Undoubtedly.
posted by donnagirl at 12:46 AM on May 17, 2013


Very reluctantly, I'm headed to bed. I wish you all luck with mazola's prone carcass. It's too late at night for me to feel fighty.
posted by donnagirl at 12:48 AM on May 17, 2013


Well who's flaming out?
posted by adamvasco at 12:57 AM on May 17, 2013


Xtra careful to not flame out. Maybe I'll just fade away?
posted by mazola at 1:06 AM on May 17, 2013


You shouldn't fade OR flame. Just keep playing. The game is all there is.
posted by donnagirl at 1:07 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Z's. I'm always left with the Z's and an empty box. Le sigh.
posted by Wordshore at 1:11 AM on May 17, 2013


A little patience and it's a whole new slate.
posted by mazola at 1:28 AM on May 17, 2013


Begone tis Friday . I thought you were being gone.
posted by adamvasco at 1:31 AM on May 17, 2013


Can't sleep, crap.
posted by donnagirl at 1:35 AM on May 17, 2013


Don't get sucked into this!
posted by mazola at 1:35 AM on May 17, 2013


Does anyone know a lullaby?
posted by donnagirl at 1:36 AM on May 17, 2013


Everybody's awake?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:41 AM on May 17, 2013


For sure. Well, sort of...
posted by Chairboy at 1:48 AM on May 17, 2013


Good! Because we need this to go on productively. Else I look like a stooge!
posted by mazola at 1:51 AM on May 17, 2013


Hello Friday! Good morning.
posted by Namlit at 2:03 AM on May 17, 2013


I still look like a stooge. :(
posted by mazola at 2:05 AM on May 17, 2013


Just for the record, you don't look like a stooge. I wish I had been a bit quicker off the mark now. There's nothing worse than having to rewrite your comment (twice) as a result of being sluggish.
posted by Chairboy at 2:06 AM on May 17, 2013


'K I'm here what's up
posted by fleacircus at 2:11 AM on May 17, 2013


Last commenter gets $10,000 right?
posted by fleacircus at 2:15 AM on May 17, 2013


MeFites-on-a-Hard-Body style or something.
posted by fleacircus at 2:16 AM on May 17, 2013


Nothing for quarter of an hour?
posted by adamvasco at 2:30 AM on May 17, 2013


Obviously we're down to 4-5 updates an hour.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:43 AM on May 17, 2013


Personally, I could fix that.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:43 AM on May 17, 2013


Quickness, however, is not my specialty.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:44 AM on May 17, 2013


Romania for Eurovision!
posted by Wordshore at 2:50 AM on May 17, 2013


Sure is starting to get sluggish here.
posted by adamvasco at 3:43 AM on May 17, 2013


That's to be expected, isn't it?
posted by .kobayashi. at 4:07 AM on May 17, 2013


Understandable, certainly.
posted by jonnyploy at 4:08 AM on May 17, 2013


Very nice, is there actually an unbroken chain in this thread? All 26 with no interlopers?
posted by jeremias at 4:09 AM on May 17, 2013


Well, if not then this could be the first one. Only three more letters to go...
posted by Wordshore at 4:12 AM on May 17, 2013


Xanthe would be proud of us. Xanthelasma however is not something to be proud of.
posted by adamvasco at 4:19 AM on May 17, 2013


You know, even if the Z arrives in time the D did a double :(
posted by jeremias at 4:34 AM on May 17, 2013


'Zat so? When did this happen?
posted by fleacircus at 4:37 AM on May 17, 2013


At the risk of starting something new, there are bananas in the kitchen.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:43 AM on May 17, 2013


Just being an asshole.
posted by spitbull at 4:54 AM on May 17, 2013


Boo! Not cool.
posted by Area Man at 4:56 AM on May 17, 2013


*Command-F* *pointystick* jeez how long do we have to wait.
posted by fleacircus at 5:38 AM on May 17, 2013


Dear spitbull, I appreciated your little joke. Bless your little heart.
posted by adamvasco at 5:40 AM on May 17, 2013


Evidence suggests when someone tells you who they are, you should believe them.
posted by donnagirl at 5:42 AM on May 17, 2013


Everybody have fun last night?
posted by ook at 5:43 AM on May 17, 2013


(Fooey)
posted by ook at 5:44 AM on May 17, 2013


Good luck with life and all that!
posted by iamkimiam at 5:55 AM on May 17, 2013


Thor has a trombone.
posted by box at 5:59 AM on May 17, 2013


He likes to take it to the bridge.
posted by fleacircus at 6:03 AM on May 17, 2013


I can't find the confounded bridge.
posted by ook at 6:14 AM on May 17, 2013


Jump in the river and keep looking up. Eventually you'll see it.
posted by Dr Dracator at 6:19 AM on May 17, 2013


Know that I basically never comment in a metatalk thread and then immediately remove it from my activity.

Basically never.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:21 AM on May 17, 2013


Keep your left hand on the wall at all times and you'll eventually find your way out of the maze.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:21 AM on May 17, 2013


Like cortex, when I first commented in this thread, I removed it from my recent activity, but honestly I'd rather read this thread than about half the other active posts right now, so I think we should set a goal of topping 10,000 comments. We're already 12.8% of the way there!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:29 AM on May 17, 2013


Meant to say that I've since re-added the thread to my recent activity as well. It's like a virus.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:30 AM on May 17, 2013


No way - I did NOT know you could remove threads from recent activity!

Something new: learned.
posted by greenish at 6:37 AM on May 17, 2013


OP - is this what you had in mind?
posted by foxhat10 at 6:42 AM on May 17, 2013


Please tell me how to re-add something to recent activity?
posted by ook at 6:45 AM on May 17, 2013


Quick, go to your recent activity page. Scroll to the bottom. Click "manage posts removed from recent activity."
posted by zarq at 6:48 AM on May 17, 2013


Row, Row, Row you bastards Row.
posted by adamvasco at 6:49 AM on May 17, 2013


Scroll to the bottom of the Recent Activity page, and there is a link to manage your removals.

On preview: dammit zarq
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:49 AM on May 17, 2013


That zarq. So prompt with the helpfulness.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:57 AM on May 17, 2013


Twelve hundred comments. Lets close this up now.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:57 AM on May 17, 2013


Unknown at the time, this would be the thread that caused the server to catch on fire.
posted by arcticseal at 7:03 AM on May 17, 2013


Viewing this caused my browser to crash :(
posted by Westringia F. at 7:16 AM on May 17, 2013


Well this has been fun but now I have to bury these woodchucks.
posted by Mister_A at 7:18 AM on May 17, 2013


Xtra Xtra! Read all about it. Metafilter Members Mock Morphemes
posted by jeremias at 7:22 AM on May 17, 2013


You're not helping the woodchuck chuck. Why is that, Leon?
posted by fleacircus at 7:24 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zilwaukee was given its name in order to lure people who intended to move to Milwaukee.
posted by Area Man at 7:26 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah, sorry Elementary Penguin.
posted by zarq at 7:30 AM on May 17, 2013


But why? All's fair in love and the alphabet game.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:33 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Connecticut has three c's, but I usually only pronounce two of them.
posted by .kobayashi. at 7:34 AM on May 17, 2013


Don't need to ask why, Elementary Penguin, do you?
posted by foxhat10 at 7:49 AM on May 17, 2013


Eh. Don't know why I keep coming back. I blame the wine.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:52 AM on May 17, 2013


For crying out loud, you folks are still at it?
posted by croutonsupafreak at 7:52 AM on May 17, 2013


Gosh, I'm surprised too.
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:53 AM on May 17, 2013


Ha ha ha! There is no stopping us! Not for another 28 days!
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:56 AM on May 17, 2013


If we've got 28 days left, it's time for somebody to start talking about zombies.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 7:59 AM on May 17, 2013


Jaunty dead or plodding dead?
posted by fleacircus at 8:03 AM on May 17, 2013


Kan't wait for an appropriate letter to thank zarq and EP. I never noticed that link before!
posted by ook at 8:08 AM on May 17, 2013


Love my undead in both jaunty and plodding forms.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 8:10 AM on May 17, 2013


Metafilter: undead in both jaunty and plodding forms.
posted by Westringia F. at 8:13 AM on May 17, 2013


Not zombies please - it's a dead meme.
posted by Dr Dracator at 8:16 AM on May 17, 2013


Oh, come on!
posted by croutonsupafreak at 8:16 AM on May 17, 2013


Right in time for GRARing hour. Fridayyy. GRAR
posted by Namlit at 8:29 AM on May 17, 2013


PQ
posted by Namlit at 8:29 AM on May 17, 2013


Puns are the lowest form of humor.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:30 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Querelous complaints about puns again? Quite clearly out of line!
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:33 AM on May 17, 2013


Read past the complaints, see only the joy.
posted by donnagirl at 8:36 AM on May 17, 2013


Surely this will be over soon.
posted by Lizard at 8:45 AM on May 17, 2013


Time to join the alphabet.
posted by klangklangston at 8:50 AM on May 17, 2013


Unfortunately, the thread's already to the point where it won't load on my phone, so I suspect it's going to slow down from now on.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:50 AM on May 17, 2013


Very sad, but probably inevitable. My laptop fan just kicked into high gear for the refresh.
posted by donnagirl at 8:53 AM on May 17, 2013


Valyrian Steel. That was the name of my band in Academy. We were a pre-industrial punk band. I played first chair.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 8:54 AM on May 17, 2013


What's this about phones?
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on May 17, 2013


Xenophon wrote Anabasis.
posted by Ndwright at 8:59 AM on May 17, 2013


Y are you all giving up so soon? Just get more wine!
posted by foxhat10 at 9:00 AM on May 17, 2013


Zinfandel isn't good at 11am
posted by donnagirl at 9:01 AM on May 17, 2013


Yuck. It takes so long to actually post the comments after I hit post, that we skip a letter or two after I've commented. I'm really needing that time machine I asked jessamyn for at the beggining of this thread.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 9:01 AM on May 17, 2013


Laconism?
posted by clavdivs at 9:01 AM on May 17, 2013


Aaaaaand, I'm putting us back on track for my 100th comment in this thread.
posted by donnagirl at 9:03 AM on May 17, 2013


But...?
posted by foxhat10 at 9:05 AM on May 17, 2013


Could you elaborate on that but?
posted by donnagirl at 9:06 AM on May 17, 2013


Drats, i'm fresh out of elaborations, donnagirl. guess i need some wine!
posted by foxhat10 at 9:09 AM on May 17, 2013


E is not a common starting letter for wine varieties, I've just learned.
posted by snorkmaiden at 9:12 AM on May 17, 2013


Fermentation is necessary, from what I understand.
posted by Mooski at 9:15 AM on May 17, 2013


Grapes, too.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:16 AM on May 17, 2013


Hold on, what if wine isn't our preferred beverage? Lets not be drink-ist.
posted by donnagirl at 9:20 AM on May 17, 2013


Izsáki is a Hungarian grape variety used in the production of white wine in eastern Europe. Also known as White Kadarka, Izsáki is thought to be related to the Kadarka variety used in the production of Hungary’s iconic Bull’s Blood wine.
posted by The Whelk at 9:22 AM on May 17, 2013


Jack, Johnny, or Jameson, anyone? (My favorites actually start with B but I can't break the chain)
posted by donnagirl at 9:24 AM on May 17, 2013


Ketamine.
posted by The Whelk at 9:29 AM on May 17, 2013


Lonesome Charlie.
posted by mazola at 9:30 AM on May 17, 2013


Mojitos!
posted by snorkmaiden at 9:31 AM on May 17, 2013


No Name Red.
posted by mazola at 9:32 AM on May 17, 2013


Ok, all this talk about wine is making me want chocolate.
posted by foxhat10 at 9:37 AM on May 17, 2013


Port and cigars in the library.
posted by The Whelk at 9:38 AM on May 17, 2013


Q Wine.
posted by mazola at 9:39 AM on May 17, 2013


RATS! ...
posted by mazola at 9:39 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Such restraint.
posted by fleacircus at 9:40 AM on May 17, 2013


To be sure.
posted by mazola at 9:41 AM on May 17, 2013


Understated compromise, I heartily approve!
posted by donnagirl at 9:51 AM on May 17, 2013


Vitamin M!
posted by Mister_A at 10:16 AM on May 17, 2013


What is this "vitamin M"? Never heard of it.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:18 AM on May 17, 2013


What?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:18 AM on May 17, 2013


Xcrutifuckingating . So near.
posted by adamvasco at 10:19 AM on May 17, 2013


Yet so far.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:21 AM on May 17, 2013


Zinfidel, Death to the.
posted by Kabanos at 10:24 AM on May 17, 2013


zeugma!
posted by iamkimiam at 10:24 AM on May 17, 2013


AHHH, not again dammit!
posted by iamkimiam at 10:24 AM on May 17, 2013


Aargh. I had the Zucchini bread pancake recipe up and running.
posted by Sophie1 at 10:25 AM on May 17, 2013


Between you and me, have you ever heard of the tale of Sisyphus?
posted by jeremias at 10:26 AM on May 17, 2013


Can't push a pancake up a mountain though.
posted by Sophie1 at 10:26 AM on May 17, 2013


Donuts are easy though
posted by Sys Rq at 10:28 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Donuts would be much easier.
posted by donnagirl at 10:28 AM on May 17, 2013


Didn't it ever occur to him that the rock, being round and all, wouldn't stay atop the hill anyway?
posted by iamkimiam at 10:29 AM on May 17, 2013


Exactly what I was thinking, Sys Rq.
posted by donnagirl at 10:29 AM on May 17, 2013


Feels more like eternal recurrence to me.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:29 AM on May 17, 2013


Everloving fuck, I stutter at alphabet game.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:29 AM on May 17, 2013


FOR FUCKS SAKE.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:30 AM on May 17, 2013


Gracious, such language!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:31 AM on May 17, 2013


Holy fuck, Batman!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:31 AM on May 17, 2013


Hell, why push the donut when you could just eat it?
posted by rtha at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013


I swear I previewed!
posted by rtha at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013


I'm covering my ears -- can't handle the profanity!
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013


It was on the ground
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just don't worry about it.
posted by donnagirl at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just kidding. You all fucking rock.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013


Hell.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013


Krullers probably are in order now, we finished the donuts.
posted by donnagirl at 10:33 AM on May 17, 2013


Let me share a recipe....

Nipples of Venus (Capezzoli di Venere) or Chocolate Truffles of Venus

Ingredients:
12 ounces high quality dark chocolate, chopped
16 ounces canned whole chestnuts, drained
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces high quality white chocolate, chopped -divided
1 dash powdered red food coloring

Directions:
1. Place the dark chocolate into the top part of a double boiler over simmering water, and let the chocolate melt. Turn off the heat and let the chocolate cool.
2. Place the chestnuts into the work bowl of a food processor, and process until the chestnuts are smoothly pureed, about 1 minute.
3. Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chestnuts, brandy, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the chocolate, and pinch off about 1 tablespoon of filling per truffle. Roll the mixture into balls about 1 inch in diameter. If the mixture is too soft to hold its shape, chill for several minutes in refrigerator.
4. Reserve about 1 ounce of white chocolate for tempering, and about 1 ounce for coloring. Melt the remaining 10 ounces of white chocolate over simmering water in a double boiler until the chocolate is melted and warm but not hot (about 105 degrees F (40 degrees C)). Remove the pan containing the melted chocolate from the double boiler, and add about 1 ounce of chopped, unmelted white chocolate. Stir the chocolate until the unmelted pieces of chocolate melt, and the temperature drops to 80 to 82 degrees F (27 to 28 degrees C)).
5. Carefully dip each center in the melted white chocolate, and gently place the truffle onto a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper to cool and harden, about 15 minutes.
6. Melt the remaining 1 ounce of chopped white chocolate over simmering water in a double boiler until the chocolate is melted and warm but not hot. Stir in a very small amount of powdered red food coloring until you get a desired shade of pink. Dip a little colored chocolate out with a spoon, dot each truffle with a pink dot, and allow the pink chocolate dots to set, about 15 minutes. Place the truffles into paper candy cups to serve.
posted by zarq at 10:40 AM on May 17, 2013


Mmmmm.
Also: Love them krullers. Yum.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:41 AM on May 17, 2013


Nipples.
posted by Sophie1 at 10:44 AM on May 17, 2013


Oipples and banoinois.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:52 AM on May 17, 2013


Pancakes, Zucchini Bread Pancakes

A couple pancake overarching theories: Thin pancake batters make large puddles of flatter pancakes that are harder to manage, but cook quickly and always cook through. Thicker pancake batters make taller pancakes that take on crisp edges and tender insides. But, they also don’t always cook through 100% on the stove. To ensure they’re all cooked through when you serve them, it’s good to keep them in a warm oven for about 10 minutes before serving. The advantage of this, of course, is that all pancakes are warm when you’re ready to put them on the table. You can also keep pancakes warm in the same oven until everyone is ready to eat.

I keep the sugar level really low in pancakes because we love a sweet topping on ours, and I love the contrast between unsweet and sweet in any baked good. If you’re someone who doesn’t like maple syrup or anything sticky or sweet on top of your pancakes, you might want another spoonful of sugar inside your pancakes.

Makes 10 to 12 pancakes
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons light brown, dark brown or granulated sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk or 2 tablespoons each of milk and plain yogurt, whisked until smooth
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded zucchini (from about 9 ounces whole, or 1 1/2 medium zucchini), heaping cups are fine
1 cup all-purpose flour (half can seamlessly be swapped with a whole wheat flour)
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
Butter or oil, for coating skillet
In a large bowl, combine eggs, olive oil, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla until smooth. Stir in zucchini shreds. In a smaller bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into zucchini batter, mixing until just combined.
Preheat oven to 200°F and place a tray — foil-lined if you’re into doing fewer dishes later — on a middle rack.
Heat a large, heavy skillet (my favorite for pancakes is a cast-iron) over medium heat. Once hot, melt a pat of butter in pan and swirl it around until it sizzles. Scoop scant 1/4-cup dollops of batter (mine were about 3 tablespoons each) in pan so the puddles do not touch. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook another minute or two, until golden underneath. Transfer pancakes to prepared pan to keep warm as well as ensure that they’re all cooked through when they’re served. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm.
posted by Sophie1 at 10:53 AM on May 17, 2013 [6 favorites]


Quasi-funny joke:
One day in school, the teacher wanted her kids to go through the
alphabet and give a word that started with each letter. She started
with 'A'.

Dirty Ernie was waving his arm higher than all the other kids. She
didn't want to call on him, because he was a pervert and always said
bad things.

She called on Betty instead. Betty stood up and said "Apple".

"Very good, Betty! Next is the letter 'B' ." Again, Ernie was waving
his arm as high as he could, but she picked Andy instead.

"Butterfly."

"Excellent, Andy! How about 'C' ." Ernie was almost having a seizure
he was waving so hard. The teacher picked Billy, still afraid of what
Ernie would say.

"Caterpillar."

"Great job, Billy!"

She continued going through the alphabet, never calling on Ernie. When
she got to 'R', Ernie was the only child waving his arm. She thought
to herself and couldn't think of anything too bad that started with
'R' so she said, "OK Ernie, give me a word that starts with 'R' ."

Ernie stood up straight, smiled and yelled...
posted by mazola at 10:53 AM on May 17, 2013


RATS!!!! ...
posted by mazola at 10:54 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Somehow that seems familiar.
posted by donnagirl at 10:55 AM on May 17, 2013


There. I'm done with that now :)
posted by mazola at 10:55 AM on May 17, 2013


U sure?
posted by donnagirl at 11:06 AM on May 17, 2013


Very.
posted by mazola at 11:09 AM on May 17, 2013


Well, I liked it.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 AM on May 17, 2013


X-rated Ernie. That would have been a better name.
posted by jeremias at 11:14 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeeeeeesh, you guys, I just watch the Elementary finale. Do we have an open thread for Elementary discussion? I obviously have to talk about this with like-minded others. Come ON interbutts!
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:16 AM on May 17, 2013


Zip on over here, WidgetAlley. Those are your peeps.
posted by donnagirl at 11:19 AM on May 17, 2013


Again!
posted by yellowbinder at 11:23 AM on May 17, 2013


Bloody hell - I missed the A...again! Any tips on making sure I get the A?
posted by foxhat10 at 11:28 AM on May 17, 2013


Calmly start to post before the Z appears. There's usually a long gap after Y. Preview, preview, preview, see the Z, post.
posted by donnagirl at 11:31 AM on May 17, 2013


Don't preview, just dive in and hope. Meanwhile I keep missing my chance to link to Z is for Moose, which my son returned to the library yesterday and then immediately checked out again. It's a cute book.
posted by ook at 11:32 AM on May 17, 2013


Either approach works.
posted by donnagirl at 11:34 AM on May 17, 2013


Frequently neither one works, but it's just a game...
posted by ook at 11:35 AM on May 17, 2013


Good point.
posted by donnagirl at 11:36 AM on May 17, 2013


Heck, it looks like a few of us may be shirking our work duties this afternoon...
posted by foxhat10 at 11:39 AM on May 17, 2013


I get off early in 20 minutes due to long weekend!
posted by yellowbinder at 11:40 AM on May 17, 2013


Jeepers. 1400 comments.
posted by zarq at 11:41 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just say no to working on Fridays.
posted by donnagirl at 11:41 AM on May 17, 2013


Keep coming in at the K
and don't have anything to say.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:42 AM on May 17, 2013


Keep it going - isn't there a goal of 10,000 comments??
posted by foxhat10 at 11:42 AM on May 17, 2013


Kudos to the first person to comment every letter.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:42 AM on May 17, 2013


lol guys 3 ks in a row so racist wtf
posted by phunniemee at 11:44 AM on May 17, 2013


mmmmmmm

Lick the thread.

Don't lick the thread.

Lick the thread.

Don't lick the thread.

Decisions... decisions....
posted by zarq at 11:45 AM on May 17, 2013


Now I need to tally my letters thanks to iamkimiam.
posted by donnagirl at 11:46 AM on May 17, 2013


Oh L'amour
posted by zarq at 11:49 AM on May 17, 2013


Peter Piper picked peppers, but Run rocked rhymes.
Humpty Dumpty fell down, that's his hard time.
posted by jeremias at 11:57 AM on May 17, 2013


Quota reached. I'm out!
posted by mazola at 11:57 AM on May 17, 2013


Realizing I've hit all the letters, with a frequency range of 2-8.
posted by donnagirl at 11:58 AM on May 17, 2013


Pourquoi pas!
posted by snorkmaiden at 11:58 AM on May 17, 2013


Score one for a slightly obsessive personality.
posted by donnagirl at 11:58 AM on May 17, 2013


There's one for ya!
posted by foxhat10 at 11:59 AM on May 17, 2013


Unexpectedly, "Z" was my most frequent hit.
posted by donnagirl at 12:00 PM on May 17, 2013


Vengaboys are coming.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:14 PM on May 17, 2013


We like to party.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:14 PM on May 17, 2013


Xactly what are Vengaboys??
posted by foxhat10 at 12:16 PM on May 17, 2013


Yes, please explain.
posted by donnagirl at 12:17 PM on May 17, 2013


Z-list Eurodance group from the 1990s. Also known as responsible for the Six Flags guys song ("We Like To Party" with the chorus "The Vengabus is coming.")
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:20 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zoiks! Here I am Scoobs! At Z!
posted by foxhat10 at 12:20 PM on May 17, 2013


And that's my life in a nutshell.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:20 PM on May 17, 2013


Brazilian nutshell, perhaps?
posted by foxhat10 at 12:21 PM on May 17, 2013


Can only think of "we like to party, we don't botha nobody..."
posted by foxhat10 at 12:22 PM on May 17, 2013


Dance, dance, dance, dance / Strike it up, this band / Is gonna play my tune / Strike it up, I wanna / I wanna tell you so
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:26 PM on May 17, 2013


Damn, I remember the Vengaboys. I wonder if there's enough content for an FPP...
posted by zarq at 12:26 PM on May 17, 2013


Everybody, Everybody
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:26 PM on May 17, 2013


For all your 1990s dance pop needs, apparently, I'm your man.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:26 PM on May 17, 2013


Gonna make you sweat til you bleed

(okay I'm done now)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:27 PM on May 17, 2013


How is this thread still open?
posted by Gordafarin at 12:32 PM on May 17, 2013


It just is!
posted by snorkmaiden at 12:33 PM on May 17, 2013


Just no reason to close it.
posted by donnagirl at 12:34 PM on May 17, 2013


Keep it around, it's fun.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:41 PM on May 17, 2013


Look, I flexed Friday, so y'all had better entertain me.
posted by arcticseal at 12:48 PM on May 17, 2013


Mornington Crescent.
posted by Wordshore at 12:49 PM on May 17, 2013


Not alphabetically, surely?!
posted by snorkmaiden at 12:52 PM on May 17, 2013


Oh, definitely alphabetically...
posted by Wordshore at 12:53 PM on May 17, 2013


Order of the day is to alphabetize. and don't call me shirley.
posted by foxhat10 at 12:53 PM on May 17, 2013


Poop, double O'd.
posted by foxhat10 at 12:54 PM on May 17, 2013


Quite an 'O' pile-up, there.
posted by Wordshore at 12:55 PM on May 17, 2013


Really o-y.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:58 PM on May 17, 2013


So what?
posted by snorkmaiden at 12:59 PM on May 17, 2013


Think of the O's
posted by shothotbot at 1:00 PM on May 17, 2013


Unbelievable! What about the R's? and the S's? and the X's...?
posted by foxhat10 at 1:02 PM on May 17, 2013


Very sad, that.
posted by shothotbot at 1:03 PM on May 17, 2013


Well, tonight is Friday night, my wife has book club, I have to stay home with the kids, I have two bottles of scotch, and an open alphabet thread.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:04 PM on May 17, 2013


Xcellent, Slarty! However, time for me to rid myself of the square eyes and start the weekend. Have a great one, mefites! :)
posted by foxhat10 at 1:05 PM on May 17, 2013


You know, I just want one unbroken chain. One. Is that too much to ask? Rhetorical question, because if I were to actually ask something in this thread that might be interpreted by a moderator incorrectly and they'll take our ball away.
posted by jeremias at 1:13 PM on May 17, 2013


Zebedee was my favorite character from the Magic Roundabout.
posted by Wordshore at 1:18 PM on May 17, 2013


Alright; and again, the wheel ...
posted by Wordshore at 1:19 PM on May 17, 2013


begins
posted by Wordshore at 1:19 PM on May 17, 2013


Can we close this thread up, moderators? I think it's run its course now. Thanks.
posted by Wordshore at 1:19 PM on May 17, 2013


Don't close this thread, mods! It can freewheel on forever, or whenever it takes down MetaFilter, whichever comes first...
posted by Wordshore at 1:19 PM on May 17, 2013


Even if the mods close it, the spirit will live
posted by shothotbot at 1:22 PM on May 17, 2013


FOREVER!
posted by Kabanos at 1:22 PM on May 17, 2013


Good start to jeremias' unbroken chain.
posted by donnagirl at 1:24 PM on May 17, 2013


Hope it keeps going...
posted by Wordshore at 1:25 PM on May 17, 2013


I do too.
posted by Kabanos at 1:26 PM on May 17, 2013


Just think positively.
posted by donnagirl at 1:26 PM on May 17, 2013


K+ is positively charged.
posted by Kabanos at 1:30 PM on May 17, 2013


Let's do this!
posted by Wordshore at 1:40 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Maintain maintain maintain
posted by donnagirl at 1:47 PM on May 17, 2013


Now I'm all anxious, cause I want in on the award-winning chain, but don't wanna f' it up. Ha! Wouldn't that be rich. Rich I tell you! What letter is least likely to double? Probably Q, but then that's what everyone thinks so it's too easy. But, n . . n is a conservative consonant right? Overshadowed by it's big brother m, n is also the 14th letter of the alphabet, so we are now more than 1/2 way through.

So I'm starting this ahead of time and this typing isn't nervous energy at all, nope. It's more like I need to look like I'm working when it is clear that on a Friday afternoon with 20 minutes to go I'm really not. Well, I am working, working on making this the best motherfuckin' alphabet thread in the universe! Yeah, take that dog! Cause goddamn, this is the internet so I can swear if I want to. It's a free country. Bits and bytes are free. If I was a millionaire I would buy everyone in this thread a beer, but I'm not.
posted by jeremias at 1:48 PM on May 17, 2013


Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
posted by Kabanos at 1:56 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Probably because I've already contributed to the letters A, E, I, J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, S, T, U, W, X, and Y, (and my page wasn't updating) here's P again.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:04 PM on May 17, 2013


Questioning why I keep coming back to this thread.
posted by dg at 2:15 PM on May 17, 2013


Really? I haven't done R yet? Here it is.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:20 PM on May 17, 2013


Surely trolls are all that can stop us now.
posted by donnagirl at 2:21 PM on May 17, 2013


Trolls manipulating the edit window will doom this thread.
posted by klangklangston at 2:22 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Use the edit window, klang.
posted by donnagirl at 2:23 PM on May 17, 2013


Very boring waiting for the letters I haven't done to come around. (But my next one is Zucchini)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:29 PM on May 17, 2013


When did "Zucchini" become a letter?
posted by .kobayashi. at 2:40 PM on May 17, 2013


XANADU!
posted by Kabanos at 2:50 PM on May 17, 2013


You beat me while trying to find a good way to work 'xeriscape' into a sentence.
posted by Gordafarin at 2:52 PM on May 17, 2013


ZOOBILEE ZOO!
posted by Sys Rq at 2:53 PM on May 17, 2013


You can have another chance, Gordafarin, if we go backwards this time.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:04 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


XANADU?
posted by DaddyNewt at 3:32 PM on May 17, 2013


Why the hell not!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:34 PM on May 17, 2013


Very nice! I will never ask for another thing in this window again!
posted by jeremias at 3:38 PM on May 17, 2013


Wonder if Billy Zane calls his mansion/trailer/budoir Zanedu
posted by fleacircus at 3:45 PM on May 17, 2013


Unbroken chain so far!

On preview, crap!
posted by arcticseal at 3:45 PM on May 17, 2013


Too much to expect, I guess
posted by dg at 4:21 PM on May 17, 2013


So glad I removed this from RA.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:44 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


RA is for suckers
posted by Sys Rq at 4:45 PM on May 17, 2013


RA is for closers
posted by The Whelk at 4:48 PM on May 17, 2013


Queer that we are going in the opposite direction now.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:55 PM on May 17, 2013


Pun Direction
posted by Sys Rq at 5:04 PM on May 17, 2013


OMG ALPHABET THREAD?
posted by localhuman at 5:07 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nun Direction
posted by Sys Rq at 5:08 PM on May 17, 2013


Mackwards?
posted by dg at 5:13 PM on May 17, 2013


Lovely!
posted by slothhog at 5:16 PM on May 17, 2013


Kids these days. *shakes head*
posted by carsonb at 5:18 PM on May 17, 2013


Just a minute... what happened to the alphabet?!?!
posted by booksherpa at 5:36 PM on May 17, 2013


Is this going to run for the full 30 days?
posted by Area Man at 5:39 PM on May 17, 2013


Ho ho ho!
posted by RedOrGreen at 5:50 PM on May 17, 2013


Gosh.
posted by maryr at 5:53 PM on May 17, 2013


Ferns: I love them.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:57 PM on May 17, 2013


Eggs: I ________ them.
posted by jeremias at 5:59 PM on May 17, 2013


Dye?
posted by maryr at 6:13 PM on May 17, 2013


Can y'all really keep this up?
posted by Maecenas at 6:15 PM on May 17, 2013


Bet you we can
posted by The Whelk at 6:31 PM on May 17, 2013


Any idea which way we go now?
posted by Area Man at 6:35 PM on May 17, 2013


Back the way we came? But either is valid.
posted by donnagirl at 6:46 PM on May 17, 2013


Can we keep it up? Sure, way better that I can keep it up in other contexts ;-)
posted by dg at 7:05 PM on May 17, 2013


Dude.
posted by box at 7:24 PM on May 17, 2013


Effin' A!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:26 PM on May 17, 2013


Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugedaboutit.
posted by box at 7:29 PM on May 17, 2013


Giant, tame, saddle-able hamsters, think about it.
posted by The Whelk at 7:31 PM on May 17, 2013


Horserats, basically?
posted by donnagirl at 7:32 PM on May 17, 2013


Imagine it! I can see so many uses for Horserats.
posted by The Whelk at 7:36 PM on May 17, 2013


I'm not sure I want to meet a horserat in person.
posted by arcticseal at 7:36 PM on May 17, 2013


Just recently I've been thinking about the Thirty Years War, and how it was ended by the Treaty of Westphalia. How long can a thing like that go on? Thirty Years, or thirty days, is a long unit of time, hard to conceptualize. But people adjust their time-frames, and learn to think about actions that play out over a longer period of time.

Is there a biological clock for wars? As a war gets closer to thirty years, does it start to wonder about its future? Does it question its own existence in a way that the war didn't do back when it was in its teens, and war was all fresh and exciting?
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:40 PM on May 17, 2013


Kick me in the head if I ever describe war as "fresh and exciting".
posted by donnagirl at 7:42 PM on May 17, 2013


Love me some Westphalian sovereignty.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:00 PM on May 17, 2013


Lemur, right behind you!
posted by localhuman at 8:01 PM on May 17, 2013


Man that lemur scared the crap outta me.
posted by donnagirl at 8:05 PM on May 17, 2013


No lemur ever scared the crap outta John Wayne, pilgrim.
posted by jeremias at 8:33 PM on May 17, 2013


Orangutangs, on the other hand...
posted by maryr at 8:34 PM on May 17, 2013


Possums, too.
posted by donnagirl at 8:37 PM on May 17, 2013


Quetzals, I saw one once in the jungles near Tikal and it damn near spooked me.
posted by jeremias at 8:39 PM on May 17, 2013


Rabbits can be terrifying.
posted by donnagirl at 8:42 PM on May 17, 2013


So can horserats.
posted by third rail at 8:46 PM on May 17, 2013


Those damned dirty horserats!
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:58 PM on May 17, 2013


Unusually sized rodents? I don't think they exist.
posted by maryr at 8:59 PM on May 17, 2013


VRAK SAYS AGGGGHH RODENTS
posted by vrakatar at 9:09 PM on May 17, 2013


Wren Mafia is what the husband and I call those groups of little wrens that flock near the patios of restaurants and fight off other birds for the crumbs.
posted by booksherpa at 9:13 PM on May 17, 2013


X-Men could easily fend off rodents.
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:16 PM on May 17, 2013


Yaks, though? Could they handle yaks?
posted by donnagirl at 9:19 PM on May 17, 2013


Zira's research indicates yaks would be no match for horserats of unusual size.
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:23 PM on May 17, 2013


Zucchini, best deep-fried version in the California Central Coast region here.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:24 PM on May 17, 2013


You beat me again, Dr. Zira! Curses!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:24 PM on May 17, 2013


Xylophone practice, two hours, is an appropriate punishment for me.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:25 PM on May 17, 2013


Innit!
posted by dg at 9:28 PM on May 17, 2013


With a little horserat roping thrown in for good measure.
posted by donnagirl at 9:28 PM on May 17, 2013


Very large failure in magic refresh!
posted by dg at 9:30 PM on May 17, 2013


Understatement.
posted by donnagirl at 9:31 PM on May 17, 2013


Tell me what you mean by "magic refresh", by the way.
posted by donnagirl at 9:33 PM on May 17, 2013


'sup people?
posted by carter at 9:38 PM on May 17, 2013


Recursive repetitions
posted by Rumple at 9:39 PM on May 17, 2013


quite.
posted by The Whelk at 9:51 PM on May 17, 2013


Probably time to accept that this thread is just going to go on and on and on and
posted by Lizard at 10:01 PM on May 17, 2013


On and on and on...
posted by Lizard at 10:02 PM on May 17, 2013


Perpetually, even.
posted by bardophile at 10:05 PM on May 17, 2013


Oops we were going backwards.
posted by donnagirl at 10:06 PM on May 17, 2013


No excuses. I just didn't read.
posted by bardophile at 10:07 PM on May 17, 2013


Might not make the varsity alphabet reversey team with those moves
posted by localhuman at 10:10 PM on May 17, 2013


Like anybody is really paying attention...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:10 PM on May 17, 2013


Knife to the heart! and curses! I had my heart set on that varsity letter!
posted by bardophile at 10:11 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Junior varsity alphabet reversey team letters are also impressive.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:17 PM on May 17, 2013


I don't think there has been a single time through without some kind of fuck up...
posted by Lizard at 10:20 PM on May 17, 2013


Hey, the round starting here is a perfect A-Z, though the edit window might have helped.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:28 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, I noticed several perfect A-Z's and at least one perfect Z-A.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:28 PM on May 17, 2013


Golly gee, this won't be one of them.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:33 PM on May 17, 2013


Foop Everything!
I get a major kick out of where he chooses to use the "FOOP FOOP" sound effect
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:33 PM on May 17, 2013


Every day I'm shuff-a-lin'
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:51 PM on May 17, 2013


d'oh, no big deal donnagirl. The 'x new comments' thing didn't load all the comments is all.
posted by dg at 10:52 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Certainly everyone is still having fun.
posted by donnagirl at 10:53 PM on May 17, 2013


Cor, yes ma'am.
posted by dg at 10:59 PM on May 17, 2013


Because we can!
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:01 PM on May 17, 2013


And here's the decision point - backwards or forwards?
posted by donnagirl at 11:02 PM on May 17, 2013


Bugger! It appears that about 1,500 comments is where a MeTa thread becomes impossible on an iPad.
posted by dg at 11:03 PM on May 17, 2013


But backwards starts with B...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:03 PM on May 17, 2013


Can I have a "D'OH-over"?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:04 PM on May 17, 2013


D'OH.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:04 PM on May 17, 2013


Easy decision, that one
posted by dg at 11:05 PM on May 17, 2013


For what it's worth, edit window abuse takes care of all that extra d'oh.
posted by donnagirl at 11:05 PM on May 17, 2013


Good God, this thread is ridiculous.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 11:07 PM on May 17, 2013


How so?
posted by dg at 11:13 PM on May 17, 2013


In many delightful ways, really. Ridiculous can be a compliment if you squint at it.
posted by donnagirl at 11:14 PM on May 17, 2013


Just came in to ask why everyone in here is squinting.
posted by onlyconnect at 11:18 PM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Keep going... got... to... keep... going...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:43 PM on May 17, 2013


Legs ... this thread has legs ... it will run, and run ...
posted by Wordshore at 11:47 PM on May 17, 2013


Moo!
posted by phaedon at 11:48 PM on May 17, 2013


Nice and quiet tonight. Except for those damn cows.
posted by donnagirl at 11:57 PM on May 17, 2013


Over here it's sunny. And hot. But still quiet.
posted by bardophile at 12:08 AM on May 18, 2013


Panties. Panties and parties. That was our life for years. God I miss her.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:21 AM on May 18, 2013


Quit eulogizing me she would say. But she was so beautiful. I can't forget her.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:22 AM on May 18, 2013


Ruminants are so beautiful.
posted by flabdablet at 12:23 AM on May 18, 2013


Random memory. We were flying kites and our strings got tangled. I don't know if I've ever been more in love.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:24 AM on May 18, 2013


She didn't think she would ever die. When she died I didn't think she did.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:25 AM on May 18, 2013


Two little flowers keep growing on her grave. I trim them back every year, but they keep growing.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:26 AM on May 18, 2013


Underneath everything I do, I still think of her.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:27 AM on May 18, 2013


You find that one person, and you love them, and they go away. And you end up crying every morning because you miss them.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:28 AM on May 18, 2013


Very touching but OUT OF ORDER
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:35 AM on May 18, 2013


Z is the last letter. It ends with Z. But she would tell me sometimes, as we watched the sunset, "nothing really ends. It seems to end, but it all starts over."
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:38 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


All??
posted by barnacles at 12:51 AM on May 18, 2013


Beaten to the post; I was just about to start it all again.
posted by adamvasco at 12:53 AM on May 18, 2013


Cold and beaten, the dog crawled to my door.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:57 AM on May 18, 2013


"Don't kill me yet." the dog said.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:57 AM on May 18, 2013


Dog-gone cold?
posted by dg at 12:58 AM on May 18, 2013


"Every dog has his day. Right?" he barked. "Can we talk about this?"
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:59 AM on May 18, 2013


For what it's worth, I didn't believe him. I didn't believe that animals like that had feelings and thoughts. But I gave him another chance.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:01 AM on May 18, 2013


Goodness, it's still going. I'm happy with that. It's my birthday!
posted by lordaych at 1:05 AM on May 18, 2013


Happy birthday!
posted by dg at 1:06 AM on May 18, 2013


I didn't even see that coming until I came back to the tab after exploring this for a minute.

Thanks!
posted by lordaych at 1:08 AM on May 18, 2013


Just wondering if you noticed that the woman in the background of photo 12 appears to be firmly grasping her own breasts?
posted by dg at 1:16 AM on May 18, 2013


Kekeke! I most certainly did. </not Korean or Korean-ist>
posted by lordaych at 1:22 AM on May 18, 2013


Last chance to place your bets before Eurovision tonight.
posted by Wordshore at 1:30 AM on May 18, 2013


My Eurovision bet is on Framistan. They have kazoos.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:37 AM on May 18, 2013


No Eurovision here.
posted by bardophile at 1:38 AM on May 18, 2013


Nobody gets my bet, for I care not about Eurovision.
posted by dg at 1:39 AM on May 18, 2013


Odds are shortening on "Alcohol is free" by Greece.
posted by Wordshore at 1:45 AM on May 18, 2013


Party poopers. You could at least cheer for a fictional country like Framistan. (I've heard if their kazoo band wins, they'll change the country's name to Kazoonia)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:46 AM on May 18, 2013


Quiet. Too quiet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:59 AM on May 18, 2013


R is the only letter I haven't made at least one entry for.
NOT ANYMORE.

Now to begin Phase TWO of my Master Plan.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:59 AM on May 18, 2013


Selecting the edit window is often useful.
posted by Wordshore at 2:01 AM on May 18, 2013


The Edit Window is a frequent site for defenestration.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:05 AM on May 18, 2013


Um, that's probably better than masturbation in the edit window - the italics button gets all sticky.
posted by dg at 2:23 AM on May 18, 2013


Verily I say unto you, never go into the window below, for you will never emerge. It's metaphysical and will eat your existential organs
┌─┬─┐       
├─┼─┤
└─┴─┘
posted by lordaych at 2:26 AM on May 18, 2013


Well it could be pataphysical maybe.
posted by adamvasco at 2:36 AM on May 18, 2013


Xanthine, Methyl = Friend
		
                 CH3
                  |
                  N
                 / \
            N---C   C==O
           ||  ||   |
           ||  ||   |
           CH   C   N--CH3
             \ / \ /            
              N   C
              |  ||
             CH3  O
posted by lordaych at 2:46 AM on May 18, 2013


You can pay ThinkGeek to come to your house and brand that on your forehead.
posted by fleacircus at 2:56 AM on May 18, 2013


Zylene. What about Zylene?
posted by dg at 3:01 AM on May 18, 2013


Ambiguous; is that Xylene or Zylene?
posted by adamvasco at 3:11 AM on May 18, 2013


Both available as free ass tattoos with purchase of TARDIS USB hub.
posted by fleacircus at 3:12 AM on May 18, 2013


Can I vent for a second? I went out to see this Kanye West "New Slaves" projection thing tonight but apparently it started early so I missed it and now I'm bummed that I put forth any effort. Okay, cool, thanks for listening, I feel a bit better.
posted by dogwalker at 3:32 AM on May 18, 2013


Don't mention it.
posted by flabdablet at 3:53 AM on May 18, 2013


Entirely different, indeed completely different.
posted by adamvasco at 4:14 AM on May 18, 2013


FFS will someone else wake up!
posted by adamvasco at 5:15 AM on May 18, 2013


Good morning, adamvasco!
posted by beryllium at 5:17 AM on May 18, 2013


Hello everyone!
posted by ook at 5:20 AM on May 18, 2013


Haha! I bought a fog machine and. Disco ball from a shady guy off Craigslist last night. I am very pleased with myself.
posted by shothotbot at 5:23 AM on May 18, 2013


Is everyone ready for a dance part at shothotbot's?
posted by Area Man at 5:28 AM on May 18, 2013


I regret not previewing.
posted by shothotbot at 5:28 AM on May 18, 2013


Just happened again
posted by shothotbot at 5:29 AM on May 18, 2013


Ket race then yea
posted by yoHighness at 5:39 AM on May 18, 2013


Let's list some other things we'd need at our disco party!
posted by onlyconnect at 6:14 AM on May 18, 2013


Medallions.
posted by fleacircus at 6:18 AM on May 18, 2013


Night vision glasses!
posted by onlyconnect at 6:33 AM on May 18, 2013


Oxygen tanks
posted by donnagirl at 6:34 AM on May 18, 2013


Projector Lights.
posted by adamvasco at 6:38 AM on May 18, 2013


Questlove
posted by Area Man at 6:39 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Richard Proenneke.
posted by clavdivs at 6:41 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Stefan from Saturday Night Live
posted by onlyconnect at 6:42 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Turquoise jewelry, and lots of it.
posted by donnagirl at 6:45 AM on May 18, 2013


Umbrellas for our drinks.
posted by donnagirl at 6:54 AM on May 18, 2013


V-necks
posted by fleacircus at 6:59 AM on May 18, 2013


Why would you want Richard Proenneke at a disco?
posted by adamvasco at 7:00 AM on May 18, 2013


Xylophonists
posted by donnagirl at 7:04 AM on May 18, 2013


Yards and yards of high quality cocaine.
posted by The Whelk at 7:06 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


You know, I should have said vibraphonists.
posted by fleacircus at 7:06 AM on May 18, 2013


Zardoz cosplay outfits.
posted by fleacircus at 7:08 AM on May 18, 2013


Zebra patterned couches, of course.
posted by The Whelk at 7:08 AM on May 18, 2013


ABBA
posted by onlyconnect at 7:10 AM on May 18, 2013


Bass!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:11 AM on May 18, 2013


Confetti cannons
posted by donnagirl at 7:14 AM on May 18, 2013


Did we need Richard Proenneke around in case the party goes really, REALLY well and we get cut off from the rest of society?
posted by onlyconnect at 7:14 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Emergency medical personnel
posted by onlyconnect at 7:26 AM on May 18, 2013


Flamingo headdresses
posted by donnagirl at 7:28 AM on May 18, 2013


God, the lapels.
posted by fleacircus at 7:29 AM on May 18, 2013


Hot pants. With sequins.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:33 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ice sculptures of the mods.
posted by fleacircus at 7:34 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


John Travolta's hairy chest
posted by onlyconnect at 7:35 AM on May 18, 2013


Kriss Kross keeping Richard Proenneke company in a quiet corner.
posted by fleacircus at 7:43 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lava lamps
posted by onlyconnect at 7:48 AM on May 18, 2013


Mankini-clothed, oiled men. Writhing, writhing for you.
posted by Wordshore at 7:50 AM on May 18, 2013


"no more coke" what does that even mean
posted by fleacircus at 7:58 AM on May 18, 2013


Orange you glad I didn't say 'banana'?
posted by carsonb at 8:01 AM on May 18, 2013


peagood: Better late than never!
posted by peagood at 8:01 AM on May 18, 2013


Quentin Crisp Cereal
posted by Sys Rq at 8:11 AM on May 18, 2013


Really tall platform shoes with fish in them
posted by The Whelk at 8:12 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


So at what point is it obvious that a lipogram, built following adamvascos's asking for Oulipticity, has grown actually Ouliptic, in a statistically significant way, and is not just a product of how orthographic biscuits got torn apart?
posted by kengraham at 8:13 AM on May 18, 2013


That's correct.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:14 AM on May 18, 2013


Utter modness.
posted by Wordshore at 8:19 AM on May 18, 2013


Very high waistlines.
posted by fleacircus at 8:27 AM on May 18, 2013


What's that watermelon doing there?
posted by flabdablet at 8:28 AM on May 18, 2013


We'll also need some marimbas.
posted by fleacircus at 8:28 AM on May 18, 2013


Xtreme decolletage.
posted by adamvasco at 8:31 AM on May 18, 2013


Yves St Laurent bags
posted by third rail at 8:35 AM on May 18, 2013


Zip lines
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 AM on May 18, 2013


Arbitrary Neclace of Placeholding (Increases your placeholding by 17 %)
posted by Dumsnill at 8:41 AM on May 18, 2013


Backup singers. Max 2 per guest.
posted by fleacircus at 8:43 AM on May 18, 2013


confused. but that's ok.
posted by bardophile at 8:44 AM on May 18, 2013


Does anyone remember Deney Terrio from Dance Fever?
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:58 AM on May 18, 2013


Do this: embrace the randomness. If someone posts a duplicate then we have to double every letter. Then someone messes up again and we have three of the same letter, three becomes the new count. Someone skips a letter we post every other letter. Someone goes back we reverse the direction. Kind of like playing UNO.
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 8:58 AM on May 18, 2013


Embrace the randomness! Doubling up on letters now. Until we mess it up!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:04 AM on May 18, 2013


Eschatologically interesting experiment,
posted by Dumsnill at 9:08 AM on May 18, 2013


For people just entering the thread, it will be a little confusing.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:12 AM on May 18, 2013


Gosh, I hope so!
posted by Sys Rq at 9:15 AM on May 18, 2013


He messed it up!
posted by Dumsnill at 9:17 AM on May 18, 2013


I think he did it right.
posted by donnagirl at 9:18 AM on May 18, 2013


I did mess it up. Sorry!
posted by Sys Rq at 9:21 AM on May 18, 2013


It's messed up.
posted by box at 9:27 AM on May 18, 2013


Just a tick, are we doing 3 or 4?
posted by arcticseal at 9:30 AM on May 18, 2013


Just wait til someone has to think of a third J word; then we'll be sorry!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:30 AM on May 18, 2013


Kids, this is silly and we'll just end up with 1000 j words. No one wants that.
posted by donnagirl at 9:33 AM on May 18, 2013


Jesus wants that.
posted by box at 9:35 AM on May 18, 2013


I am getting dizzy.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:38 AM on May 18, 2013


He told you what he wants? He never does that.
posted by donnagirl at 9:45 AM on May 18, 2013


Gin was involved.
posted by box at 9:46 AM on May 18, 2013


Gee, he does to me
posted by shothotbot at 9:46 AM on May 18, 2013


How do we do a backwards double?
posted by shothotbot at 9:47 AM on May 18, 2013


I don't think we do it like that.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:48 AM on May 18, 2013


Just carry on forwards, please. Give the other letters their moment in the sun.
posted by donnagirl at 9:50 AM on May 18, 2013


Kind of annoying that just when we really needed the survivalist skills of Richard Proenneke, he disappears into the bathroom with all the coke.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:52 AM on May 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Like who can blame him for that tho
posted by ook at 9:53 AM on May 18, 2013


Maybe we should cut him some slack. Dude's not used to crowds.
posted by donnagirl at 9:55 AM on May 18, 2013


No parking on the dance floor.
posted by shothotbot at 9:57 AM on May 18, 2013


Only vehicles with junk in their trunk may park here.
posted by onlyconnect at 10:03 AM on May 18, 2013


Parking is a privilege.
posted by donnagirl at 10:18 AM on May 18, 2013


Quite crowded tonight! Want to step outside?
posted by shothotbot at 10:20 AM on May 18, 2013


Reeeeeeeeeeealy don't think that's a good idea. You've had a lot of coke.
posted by donnagirl at 10:27 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


So what's wrong with soda?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:50 AM on May 18, 2013


Tsk, tsk.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:54 AM on May 18, 2013


U can touch this.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:56 AM on May 18, 2013


Vy vould I vant to?
posted by maryr at 10:59 AM on May 18, 2013


Wipe the windows already, Sergei.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:00 AM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Xebu.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:01 AM on May 18, 2013


Zoophelia yuck no.
posted by adamvasco at 11:06 AM on May 18, 2013


Yuck no zoophelia would have been more fitting.
posted by donnagirl at 11:08 AM on May 18, 2013


Xebus prefer Zohamlet.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 AM on May 18, 2013


Wipe down the dancefloor, it's so damn sticky.
posted by donnagirl at 11:12 AM on May 18, 2013


Vicious rumour that zebu starts with a zed.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:14 AM on May 18, 2013


Ugh, vicious rumors and sticky dance floors?
posted by RedOrGreen at 11:20 AM on May 18, 2013


Why don't we go out for pancakes? This party is turning disgusting.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:25 AM on May 18, 2013


Tacos sound better. Can we get tacos?
posted by donnagirl at 11:35 AM on May 18, 2013


Sure, I love tacos.
posted by Dumsnill at 11:36 AM on May 18, 2013


Really? I prefer quesadillas.
posted by booksherpa at 11:39 AM on May 18, 2013


"Quesadilla?" Explain.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:42 AM on May 18, 2013


Por favor.
posted by box at 11:45 AM on May 18, 2013


Or, what makes Dilla so sad?
posted by onlyconnect at 11:45 AM on May 18, 2013


Nasty onions. It's just the nasty onions.
posted by donnagirl at 11:46 AM on May 18, 2013


Mmmmmmmm, I'm getting hungry.
posted by onlyconnect at 11:51 AM on May 18, 2013


Let's all watch Eurovision and stuff our faces.
posted by Dumsnill at 11:53 AM on May 18, 2013


Kansas TV doesn't get Eurovision, please liveblog for me.
posted by donnagirl at 12:03 PM on May 18, 2013


A choir is singing while a giant fake bridge hovers over the crowd. Yeah.
posted by Dumsnill at 12:05 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jesus, wrong thread
posted by Dumsnill at 12:07 PM on May 18, 2013


I have no idea where this giant fake bridge came from while we sing "Stayin' Alive," but it is creeping me out.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:20 PM on May 18, 2013


Hold on, you probably just got the bad acid.
posted by donnagirl at 12:33 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Good Lord there is a man from Romania in black sequins singing falsetto!
posted by Dr. Zira at 1:13 PM on May 18, 2013


Figaro! Figaro Figaro Figarooooooooo!!!!!!
posted by onlyconnect at 1:27 PM on May 18, 2013


Eventually, this woman from Denmark who is singing about teardrops will need to put on some shoes.
posted by Dr. Zira at 1:30 PM on May 18, 2013


Daring Dane debuts de-shoed.
posted by arcticseal at 1:48 PM on May 18, 2013


Come to MetaChat: It's safe and sexy.
posted by Dr. Zira at 1:49 PM on May 18, 2013


Bye Bye until tomorrow.
posted by adamvasco at 1:52 PM on May 18, 2013


And each and ev'ry night,
I'll write you faithfully!
Bye Bye Birdie,
It's awful hard to bear;
Bye Bye Birdie
Think I'll always care,
Guess I'll always care,
Guess I'll always care!
posted by peagood at 2:47 PM on May 18, 2013




Cherry Coke for me, please... no, don't spread it on the table, idiot!
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:08 PM on May 18, 2013


Dagnabbit Cezar was robbed!
posted by Dr. Zira at 3:32 PM on May 18, 2013


Europe, I love you (though not quite as much as the USA).
posted by Wordshore at 3:38 PM on May 18, 2013


Fucking hell. Can't believe this is still happening.
posted by Sophie1 at 3:53 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Get used to it; we have 27 more days to run and more participants with OCD than ADHD.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:03 PM on May 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


How about a Mad Lib?

One STINKY day, CORTEX, FOZZIE BEAR, and...
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:07 PM on May 18, 2013


INDIANA JONES walked into a COSTCO and told the BIGFOOT at the PITSTOP "we'll each have..."
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:17 PM on May 18, 2013


"JETPACKS, because we need immediate transport to...."
posted by Dr. Zira at 4:27 PM on May 18, 2013


Kazakhstan?
posted by dg at 4:37 PM on May 18, 2013


"Let's BARF," said
posted by Sys Rq at 4:42 PM on May 18, 2013


Mommy.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 4:43 PM on May 18, 2013


Not that I need any encouragement to barf, due to
posted by dg at 4:47 PM on May 18, 2013


OILY
posted by Sys Rq at 4:53 PM on May 18, 2013


POOP.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:01 PM on May 18, 2013


questionable, quite questionable
posted by Namlit at 5:15 PM on May 18, 2013


Really can't think of a good 'r' word.

Really can't...
posted by mazola at 5:17 PM on May 18, 2013


"Sorry I even encouraged this" said...
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:19 PM on May 18, 2013


THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE as he
posted by Sys Rq at 5:28 PM on May 18, 2013


UNGULATED (wait, that's not a verb)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:31 PM on May 18, 2013


Neither is birthed.
posted by y2karl at 5:32 PM on May 18, 2013


Verbs are problematic.
posted by Wordshore at 5:39 PM on May 18, 2013


Wainscoting.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:46 PM on May 18, 2013


Xerography does not produce perfect copies.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:48 PM on May 18, 2013


As Richard Proenneke once said: You can't beat that.
posted by y2karl at 5:53 PM on May 18, 2013


Zero hour: "The Name of the Doctor" has just aired on BBCAmerica Eastern/Central Time Zones. Which means everybody but the West Coast of the US has seen it (maybe Australia where it was scheduled for Tomorrow but it's already tomorrow there... TIME SUCKS)
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:06 PM on May 18, 2013


And the latest I heard is that River Song returns to the show, but with better hair and a smaller waist.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:15 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Brave" joke.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:15 PM on May 18, 2013


Can someone add RichardProenneke as a tag to this post? I think he has earned it.
posted by onlyconnect at 6:32 PM on May 18, 2013


DickProenneke?
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:40 PM on May 18, 2013


Excellent finale, oneswellfoop. It is worth spending the next couple of hours away from the internets to avoid the spoilers, because it made me scream out loud.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:43 PM on May 18, 2013


Fuck, I really get "F"?
posted by spitbull at 7:24 PM on May 18, 2013


God gods, will you freaks ever stop?
posted by vrakatar at 7:32 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hell no!
posted by Area Man at 7:36 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I doubt it!
posted by zarq at 7:42 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just think; it could go on for weeks.
posted by solarion at 7:47 PM on May 18, 2013


Kill me now, then. I can't hold out for much longer..
posted by Lizard at 7:52 PM on May 18, 2013


Let's leave all the killing for later when this thread turns into MetaFilter Alphabet Survivor Hunger Games Thunderdome.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:07 PM on May 18, 2013


MetaFilter Alphabet Survivor Hunger Games Thunderdome, you say?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:10 PM on May 18, 2013


Need a hobby, you do.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:14 PM on May 18, 2013


Oh I think I have plenty of hobbies.
posted by donnagirl at 8:21 PM on May 18, 2013


I have lots of hobbies, if by hobbies you mean cats, and if two count as lots
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:23 PM on May 18, 2013


Perhaps it would be fun to teach your cats the alphabet.
posted by donnagirl at 8:35 PM on May 18, 2013


Quite.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:36 PM on May 18, 2013


Plenty of hobbies, you say?
posted by Sophie1 at 8:36 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rats. Shoulda previewed.
posted by Sophie1 at 8:37 PM on May 18, 2013


Shoulda previewed!
posted by carsonb at 8:39 PM on May 18, 2013


Tsk, tsk!
posted by Sys Rq at 8:39 PM on May 18, 2013


ur in the state of having done it wrong
posted by fleacircus at 8:40 PM on May 18, 2013


i would hate to be that state's treasurer
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:42 PM on May 18, 2013


Very uncomfortable state to be in.
posted by donnagirl at 8:43 PM on May 18, 2013


Will you read the thread sticherbeast!?
posted by Sophie1 at 8:45 PM on May 18, 2013


Xtraneous comments are easily ignored.
posted by donnagirl at 8:47 PM on May 18, 2013


Ichabod Hootchie Koo!
posted by y2karl at 8:50 PM on May 18, 2013


Yes, yes, I know, but my perfectionism demands satisfaction.
posted by Sophie1 at 8:52 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zounds! I get it now.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:56 PM on May 18, 2013


Alright! Glad to have you!
posted by donnagirl at 8:57 PM on May 18, 2013


BE STILL HUMAN SCUM!
posted by vrakatar at 9:13 PM on May 18, 2013


Crikey, that was loud and abrasive.
posted by donnagirl at 9:36 PM on May 18, 2013


Doctor... Huh?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:44 PM on May 18, 2013


Dat's what she said.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:44 PM on May 18, 2013


Everyone settle down.
posted by Sophie1 at 9:52 PM on May 18, 2013


Fat's what she said.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:54 PM on May 18, 2013


"Gee, I can't believe you came!"
posted by onlyconnect at 10:10 PM on May 18, 2013


How about we not do that again?
posted by donnagirl at 10:19 PM on May 18, 2013


It makes me so pleased to see this thread still going, even though I couldn't contribute to it at all yesterday. Well done, us.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:23 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Julienne vegetables makes me feel all fancy.
posted by arcticseal at 10:47 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kee-rist, this is a long thread!
posted by scottymac at 11:13 PM on May 18, 2013


ℓoℓ
posted by mazola at 11:19 PM on May 18, 2013


mom
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:24 PM on May 18, 2013


Now I see many have lives on Saturday nights!
posted by scottymac at 11:25 PM on May 18, 2013


Or not.
posted by en forme de poire at 11:26 PM on May 18, 2013


Paaaaarty hardy!
posted by mazola at 11:27 PM on May 18, 2013


Q_Q (this is a friend's band! blatant plug!)
posted by en forme de poire at 11:30 PM on May 18, 2013


Really interesting how they did so many performances without a change of clothes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:37 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Swell rocking
posted by scottymac at 11:39 PM on May 18, 2013


The Moose Lodge looks cool.
posted by mazola at 11:43 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Uh, it vibrates?
posted by rmannion at 12:27 AM on May 19, 2013


Veni, vidi, I jumped right into an alphabet thread a-fucking-gain
posted by lordaych at 1:24 AM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Welcome back.
posted by adamvasco at 1:34 AM on May 19, 2013


X marks the spot where I jump in long enough to wave before heading off to a Eurovision party. I'm bringing the spanakopita.
posted by Athanassiel at 1:49 AM on May 19, 2013


You make your own spanakopita or you buy it at the store?
posted by dogwalker at 2:21 AM on May 19, 2013


Zounds! Did you really expect me to answer that using a z? (I've only had it at restaurants.)
posted by Area Man at 2:28 AM on May 19, 2013


All in all, it's pretty simple to make.
posted by donnagirl at 2:34 AM on May 19, 2013


But spanakopita sounds so ... kinky. (Spank-a-pita!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:43 AM on May 19, 2013


Can we get a recipe?
posted by Area Man at 4:24 AM on May 19, 2013


1 1/2 cups Urad Dal (split black lentil)
1 1/2 cups rajma (red beans or kidney beans)
1/4 cup channa dal (bengal gram)
1 chopped onion
4 garlic cloves
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1 cup chopped tomatoes or 3/4 cup tomato puree
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon dhaniya powder (coriander)
2 green chilies
salt
1 cup butter or 1 cup ghee
fresh cream (4/5 tbsp)
Directions:

1
Soak dal and red beans over night and
2
boil with water ,turmeric powder and salt, until the dal is soft(pressure cook).
3
Chop the onions, Ginger (Adrak), green chilies and tomatoes.Fry all together in butter/ ghee until turn brown.
4
Add chilli powder,dhania powder towards the end.You will get a batter like consistency.
5
Then add the boiled dal and red beans and allow simmering for 5 to 7 minutes.
6
Finally add cream slowly and mix well.
7
Adjust salt and add 1/4 cup water if consistency is too thick.
8
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
9
Serve hot with naan.
posted by Dumsnill at 4:26 AM on May 19, 2013


Disaster recipe? Or food?
posted by fleacircus at 4:27 AM on May 19, 2013


(Externally, I say "ress-ih-pee". Internally, I'm always thinkin "reh-SIPE".)
posted by fleacircus at 4:29 AM on May 19, 2013


For spanakopita, get a long strip of candy buttons. Drop a big pinch of Big League Chew at one end then wrap in triangles like you're folding a flag. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients!
posted by fleacircus at 4:35 AM on May 19, 2013


Gonna go see that Cumberbatch movie this morning...
posted by ersatzkat at 4:39 AM on May 19, 2013


Hey! I found a recipe for Snickers Salad!
1 (3.5 oz.) box Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 C. Milk
1 container Cool Whip
8 Apples, diced (I used 2 very large apples and that was PLENTY)
6 Snickers Candy Bars (I used about 10 fun size), cut into chunks
Mix the pudding with the milk. Stir. Fold in Cool Whip. Let set up in refrigerator for at least one hour. Add the apples and Snickers and enjoy!
posted by peagood at 5:19 AM on May 19, 2013


I had no idea you could make a snickers salad, but now I want one.
posted by barnacles at 5:32 AM on May 19, 2013


Just reading that recipe made my teeth want to retract into my gums. Sounds super sweet.
posted by arcticseal at 5:59 AM on May 19, 2013


Khaaaaaan! <- this thread
posted by lordaych at 6:53 AM on May 19, 2013


lordaych, what, jeeeesus <- Khan, answering phone blearily from different timezone entirely
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:23 AM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Muß es sein? Es muß sein!
posted by Dumsnill at 7:41 AM on May 19, 2013


No, it needn't be.
posted by Area Man at 7:44 AM on May 19, 2013


Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
posted by third rail at 8:01 AM on May 19, 2013


Point the way.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:04 AM on May 19, 2013


Quaint, quoting Seuss.
posted by carsonb at 8:08 AM on May 19, 2013


Right this way, past the striped, tilting mesa thing.
posted by third rail at 8:17 AM on May 19, 2013


Romania didn't win. Oh well.
posted by Wordshore at 8:17 AM on May 19, 2013


Simultaneous posts after a big gap
posted by donnagirl at 8:27 AM on May 19, 2013


That Snickers salad...I've had it. It's like something out of ancient mythology made specifically to lure us into hell.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:31 AM on May 19, 2013


Um, that was real? I thought it was just a joke. Why are there apples in it, for god's sake?
posted by donnagirl at 8:35 AM on May 19, 2013


Variety.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:42 AM on May 19, 2013


Well, the apples are there to provide some minimal nutritional value, as the thing is pretty much a blood glucose hellscape. I could not eat more than two bites. If you ever want to turn someone off of sugar, this is what to feed them.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:44 AM on May 19, 2013


X-acto knife salad might be a little worse in the long run.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:54 AM on May 19, 2013


You saw me start with Z too early. Leaving it for posterity: Z-cars was a great TV show in the 60s.
posted by arcticseal at 9:20 AM on May 19, 2013


Z-cars was a great TV show in the 60s? I didn't know that.
posted by donnagirl at 9:24 AM on May 19, 2013


Arctic seal's opinion may differ from yours, of course.
posted by Ahab at 9:30 AM on May 19, 2013


Bloody great theme tune.
posted by arcticseal at 9:36 AM on May 19, 2013


Can't say I've ever heard of it, nor can I tell what it's about from that clip. But I'm not British, either.
posted by donnagirl at 9:47 AM on May 19, 2013


Do you know the way to San Jose?
posted by Wordshore at 10:40 AM on May 19, 2013


Each time I check in on this thread I feel absolutely compelled to contribute. Gamification is a powerful force
posted by ook at 11:24 AM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Force, Police: UK thereof.
posted by arcticseal at 11:32 AM on May 19, 2013


Gamifried Chicken, Kentucy
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on May 19, 2013


Hutch, Settee and
posted by box at 12:25 PM on May 19, 2013


I just got here, what the hell is going on?
posted by xqwzts at 12:51 PM on May 19, 2013


Just wish I knew what a hutch was, or a settee for that matter. They sound like the words people in the UK would use to describe furniture, but I'm not sure. I have seen rabbit hutches, but I've never heard of a rabbitt settee.
posted by Area Man at 1:29 PM on May 19, 2013


Keep going, folks! We need to hit 2000 or all this was for nothing.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:14 PM on May 19, 2013


Like two grand is gonna be the hard get? Think big.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:15 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Mittens big?
posted by fleacircus at 2:20 PM on May 19, 2013


Nineteen hundred is fast approaching.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:36 PM on May 19, 2013


OH NO NOT NINTEEN HUNDREDSEZ!
posted by vrakatar at 2:52 PM on May 19, 2013


Penny-farthings will be passé!
posted by Sys Rq at 2:56 PM on May 19, 2013


Really big? Let's not stop at Z. There is a whole Unicode universe to explore!
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 3:03 PM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


QUANTUM ALPHABETICS ^^^
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:05 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Rules-wise I think an R goes here.
posted by fleacircus at 3:12 PM on May 19, 2013


Sweet fancy culottes, that was an awesome Star Trek movie...
posted by ersatzkat at 3:13 PM on May 19, 2013


That would be the older meaning of awesome, which I think was, "omg really bad and dumb", right?
posted by fleacircus at 3:15 PM on May 19, 2013


Utterly crushed by everyone's assessments of the Star Trek movie except yours, ersatzkat. I really want it to be awesome.
posted by donnagirl at 3:40 PM on May 19, 2013


Vulcanized rubber ear-tips.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:04 PM on May 19, 2013


What, people didn't like it? I've got tickets for 8:30.
posted by Area Man at 4:09 PM on May 19, 2013


Xenophobes are the ones who don't like it, I suspect.
posted by shothotbot at 4:55 PM on May 19, 2013


Yes, I'm staying with my parents and just finished watching the Lawrence Welk show, with my mom snoozing in her lazy boy chair after a fine pork loin and mashed potato dinner. But it wasn't a particularly good episode. Not like the one with Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.
posted by peagood at 4:56 PM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zachary Quinto will save the film for me, I'm sure.
posted by donnagirl at 4:59 PM on May 19, 2013


Awesome. Which was what the Star Trek movie was. Just got back from the cinema.
posted by arcticseal at 5:32 PM on May 19, 2013


Bravely went, they did.
posted by shothotbot at 6:09 PM on May 19, 2013


Chekov should stay in the bridge. (not a spoiler).
posted by arcticseal at 6:13 PM on May 19, 2013


Don't tell me anything more!
posted by donnagirl at 6:14 PM on May 19, 2013


Erm, actually, I think they went boldly.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:23 PM on May 19, 2013


For non-Star Trek fans like myself, the new movie is not as enjoyable as the previous one.
posted by dogwalker at 6:24 PM on May 19, 2013


Go Go Gadget... Plot device!
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:46 PM on May 19, 2013


How many people hare have recovered from the Doctor Who SeriesSeason Finale yet? Me neither.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:48 PM on May 19, 2013


It was the famous detective what did it.
posted by arcticseal at 6:49 PM on May 19, 2013


JOHN HURT IS WHAAAAAAT?
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:52 PM on May 19, 2013


KHAAAAAN
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:03 PM on May 19, 2013


Like, as IF.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:12 PM on May 19, 2013


Mind melding is a thing Vulcans are known for.
posted by arcticseal at 7:26 PM on May 19, 2013


Not emoting is another.
posted by donnagirl at 7:39 PM on May 19, 2013


Oh, the Dr Who finale made so little sense. Although it's nice to see John Hurt's craggy visage.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:26 PM on May 19, 2013


Please don't forget the death gripes. The deadly Vulcan death gripes.
posted by XMLicious at 8:27 PM on May 19, 2013


Quaking with crazy glee after watching that Leroy Brown version. Thank you peagood.
posted by third rail at 8:48 PM on May 19, 2013


Romulans used to be Vulcans. It's a fact!
posted by Sys Rq at 8:51 PM on May 19, 2013


Star trekkin'?
posted by klangklangston at 9:11 PM on May 19, 2013


Two-hundred more Tribbles on your desk by Monday Morning? YES WE CAN.
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:18 PM on May 19, 2013


Unfortunate that no one thought to make slippers out of those things. You just gotta hollow 'em out!
posted by Sys Rq at 9:21 PM on May 19, 2013


Very tricky how it turned out Benedict Cumberbatch's character really was Sherlock Holmes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:36 PM on May 19, 2013


When are we going to see Sherlock Holmes wielding a gattling gun one-handed and mowing down Moriarty's shouty minions?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:37 PM on May 19, 2013


X-Men; it's in the next X-Men movie
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:44 PM on May 19, 2013


YOU STOLE MY X!
posted by Ahab at 9:44 PM on May 19, 2013


ZZ Top had a song about that, I think.
posted by dg at 9:51 PM on May 19, 2013


Also:
posted by dg at 10:27 PM on May 19, 2013


BB King
posted by dg at 10:37 PM on May 19, 2013


C+C Music Factory
posted by dg at 10:37 PM on May 19, 2013


Debbie Harry
posted by dg at 10:38 PM on May 19, 2013


Elliot Smith too, but it was super depressing.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:42 PM on May 19, 2013


Ferguson, Craig
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:57 PM on May 19, 2013


Groovie Ghoulies.
posted by mazola at 11:54 PM on May 19, 2013


Herbie Hancock.
posted by mazola at 11:54 PM on May 19, 2013


Incubus
posted by mazola at 12:05 AM on May 20, 2013


Joan Jett.
posted by mazola at 12:05 AM on May 20, 2013


Kenn Kweder
posted by mazola at 12:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Lyle Lovett
posted by mazola at 12:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Manfred Mann
posted by mazola at 12:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Nervous Norvus
posted by mazola at 12:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Ozzy Osbourne
posted by mazola at 12:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Phantom Planet
posted by mazola at 12:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Queen
posted by mazola at 12:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Robbie Robertson
posted by mazola at 12:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Sister Sledge
posted by mazola at 12:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Tiny Tim
posted by mazola at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2013


Union Underground
posted by mazola at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2013


Viva Voce
posted by mazola at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2013


Wet Willie
posted by mazola at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2013


XTC
posted by mazola at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2013


Yeah Yeah Yeahs
posted by mazola at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2013


Zippy Bums, The
posted by mazola at 12:09 AM on May 20, 2013


Adam Ant
posted by mazola at 12:09 AM on May 20, 2013


Beau Brummels
posted by mazola at 12:09 AM on May 20, 2013


Chubby Checker
posted by mazola at 12:09 AM on May 20, 2013


Dave Dudley
posted by mazola at 12:09 AM on May 20, 2013


Eliane Elias
posted by mazola at 12:10 AM on May 20, 2013


Fifty Four Forty
posted by mazola at 12:10 AM on May 20, 2013


Gloria Gaynor
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:11 AM on May 20, 2013


Haysi Fantayzee
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:12 AM on May 20, 2013


Idle Eyes
posted by mazola at 12:31 AM on May 20, 2013


Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra
posted by mazola at 12:31 AM on May 20, 2013


Kris Kross
posted by Snarl Furillo at 12:48 AM on May 20, 2013


Los Lobos
posted by mazola at 12:49 AM on May 20, 2013


Martha and the Muffins
posted by mazola at 12:49 AM on May 20, 2013


No Means No
posted by mazola at 12:50 AM on May 20, 2013


One to One
posted by mazola at 12:50 AM on May 20, 2013


Porno for Pyros
posted by mazola at 12:54 AM on May 20, 2013


Queensrÿche
posted by mazola at 12:54 AM on May 20, 2013


Rheostatics
posted by mazola at 12:55 AM on May 20, 2013


Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
posted by mazola at 12:55 AM on May 20, 2013


Tears for Fears
posted by Athanassiel at 1:04 AM on May 20, 2013


U2
posted by iamkimiam at 1:26 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Violent Femmes
posted by Westringia F. at 1:32 AM on May 20, 2013


Weakerthans, the.
posted by barnacles at 1:54 AM on May 20, 2013


XXYYXX
posted by iamkimiam at 2:05 AM on May 20, 2013


Yes
posted by Athanassiel at 2:05 AM on May 20, 2013


Zaz
posted by iamkimiam at 2:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Asia
posted by fleacircus at 2:21 AM on May 20, 2013


Beirut
posted by iamkimiam at 2:43 AM on May 20, 2013


Chennai
posted by adamvasco at 2:48 AM on May 20, 2013


Danzig
posted by fleacircus at 2:51 AM on May 20, 2013


Esther Rantzen
posted by greenish at 3:12 AM on May 20, 2013


Fears, Tears For.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:14 AM on May 20, 2013


Gogi Grant (not a mythical creature)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:44 AM on May 20, 2013


Go-Gos!
posted by shothotbot at 3:44 AM on May 20, 2013


Hawkwind
posted by zamboni at 4:09 AM on May 20, 2013


In This Moment are fun to listen to while grinding spreadsheets
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:24 AM on May 20, 2013


James
posted by fleacircus at 4:34 AM on May 20, 2013


Kashmir have some great melodies but are sometimes depressing.
posted by Athanassiel at 4:43 AM on May 20, 2013


Let's Wrestle are pretty great.
posted by barnacles at 4:55 AM on May 20, 2013


Magnetic Fields (the) are pretty crazy and awesome.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:00 AM on May 20, 2013


Neti Pots, The is probably not the name of a band.
posted by shothotbot at 5:14 AM on May 20, 2013


Orchestral Manouevres in the Dirty Bastard
posted by box at 5:22 AM on May 20, 2013


Pink Floyd, OBVIOUSLY
posted by greenish at 5:28 AM on May 20, 2013


Quick! Someone work out how to line up the 2,000th post with T
posted by shothotbot at 5:36 AM on May 20, 2013


Random scribbling scratching noises as the end of the LP goes round and round endlessly until the power dies
posted by ook at 5:40 AM on May 20, 2013


Someone just dated himself.
posted by shothotbot at 5:42 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Then he probably got lucky.
posted by fleacircus at 5:52 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Unusually, no posts so far today on the Blue.
posted by Wordshore at 6:03 AM on May 20, 2013


Victoria Day here in Canada. Everyone is napping.
posted by arcticseal at 6:36 AM on May 20, 2013


Whatevs, STID haters, I'mma stan Benedict all day long.
posted by ersatzkat at 6:44 AM on May 20, 2013


"X."

There, we did that and can now move on
posted by ook at 7:25 AM on May 20, 2013


You people are crazy.
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 7:29 AM on May 20, 2013


Zany, maybe, but not crazy.
posted by donnagirl at 7:29 AM on May 20, 2013


Are we still talking about bands?
posted by barnacles at 7:32 AM on May 20, 2013


Beach Boys are an alliterative band.
posted by shothotbot at 7:36 AM on May 20, 2013


Crazy is as crazy doeWOOFLAGHABITYABITYABITYABITYFLOOMWHACKER
posted by ook at 7:41 AM on May 20, 2013


DAFT PUNK'S NEW ALBUM REALLY IS PRETTY GOOD FYI
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:49 AM on May 20, 2013


Egads, the madness continues!
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:51 AM on May 20, 2013


Foo Fighters.
posted by third rail at 7:53 AM on May 20, 2013


Goo Goo Dolls
posted by third rail at 7:54 AM on May 20, 2013


Hoo Tieandtheblowfish
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:55 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hot Hot Heat
posted by iamkimiam at 7:55 AM on May 20, 2013


Indigo Girls
posted by ersatzkat at 7:59 AM on May 20, 2013


Join us for another transmission of MUSIC FROM THE HEARTS OF SPACE. Coming up, three hours of somnolent synthesizer drones, pan flutes, frame drums and whale farts. Date myself? I'll show you how I date myself. ::checks wikipedia:: oh holy shit that show is still on the air? That's a lot of whale farts
posted by ook at 8:00 AM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Janis Joplin
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:01 AM on May 20, 2013


Knopfler, Mark.
posted by xqwzts at 8:08 AM on May 20, 2013


Liam Gallagher (so sorry)
posted by arcticseal at 8:14 AM on May 20, 2013


Meh, Oasis was overhyped.
posted by maryr at 8:17 AM on May 20, 2013


Marky Mark
posted by Sys Rq at 8:17 AM on May 20, 2013


Nigel Tufnel
posted by fleacircus at 8:26 AM on May 20, 2013


Odetta
posted by Sys Rq at 8:43 AM on May 20, 2013


Pig Destroyer
posted by vanar sena at 8:48 AM on May 20, 2013


Queen Latifah
posted by donnagirl at 8:51 AM on May 20, 2013


Roxette
posted by zarq at 8:54 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Such a good band for the 2000th comment.
posted by donnagirl at 8:55 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Tears for Fears
posted by donnagirl at 8:56 AM on May 20, 2013


Urge Overkill
posted by Sys Rq at 8:57 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yaz (Yazoo, for purists.)
posted by zarq at 9:03 AM on May 20, 2013


Zamfir
posted by fleacircus at 9:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Adam Ant
posted by shothotbot at 9:16 AM on May 20, 2013


Bananarama
posted by Sys Rq at 9:17 AM on May 20, 2013


Culture Club
posted by bardophile at 9:17 AM on May 20, 2013


D'Arby, Terence Trent
posted by fleacircus at 9:26 AM on May 20, 2013


Eskimos! Corky and the Juice Pigs
posted by zarq at 9:33 AM on May 20, 2013


Earl Jamp
posted by Sys Rq at 9:33 AM on May 20, 2013


Fred Mannman
posted by Sys Rq at 9:36 AM on May 20, 2013


Funkmaster Freddie and the Prinzette Juniors
posted by ook at 9:37 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Great Big Sea
posted by zarq at 9:42 AM on May 20, 2013


Hamsterfürher
posted by fleacircus at 9:44 AM on May 20, 2013


Iggy Marleyz
posted by Sys Rq at 9:46 AM on May 20, 2013


Jan Stevenssuf
posted by Sys Rq at 9:49 AM on May 20, 2013


Jar Jarfunkel
posted by fleacircus at 9:49 AM on May 20, 2013


Jagjit Singh
posted by vanar sena at 9:49 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kris Kristofferknopfler
posted by fleacircus at 9:50 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Les Minguschar
posted by Sys Rq at 9:52 AM on May 20, 2013


Mannheim Steamrollingstones
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:53 AM on May 20, 2013


Neil Youngfreshfellows
posted by fleacircus at 9:54 AM on May 20, 2013


Oasisters of Mercy
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:56 AM on May 20, 2013


Peter, Paul, and Mary J. Blige
posted by Sys Rq at 9:58 AM on May 20, 2013


Portishelmet
posted by fleacircus at 9:58 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Quincy Jonas Brothers
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:59 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Radiolips
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:00 AM on May 20, 2013


Seven Mary Three Dog Night
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 AM on May 20, 2013


The the the the
posted by ook at 10:00 AM on May 20, 2013


Ugly Kid Rock
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 AM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Violent Dommes
posted by ook at 10:01 AM on May 20, 2013


Wham!erican Analog Set
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:01 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Xys Midnight Runners
posted by Sys Rq at 10:02 AM on May 20, 2013


Xanadu inline skates and hairspray bundle
posted by ook at 10:02 AM on May 20, 2013


Yesllo
posted by fleacircus at 10:04 AM on May 20, 2013


Yes Said Fred
posted by Sys Rq at 10:04 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Z.Z. Top Gun Soundtrack
posted by Sys Rq at 10:05 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Alison Chains, and other people with unfortunate names that sound like bands?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:05 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ben Vogue, for example.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:05 AM on May 20, 2013


Alien Sexual Response
posted by shothotbot at 10:05 AM on May 20, 2013


Camper Van Halen
posted by fleacircus at 10:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Depeche Modell?
posted by shothotbot at 10:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Dan Zig, to follow cortex.
posted by donnagirl at 10:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Everybody Wang Chung Some Other Night; My Wang Is All Out Of Chung
posted by ook at 10:07 AM on May 20, 2013


Frankie Gusto Holly-Wu
posted by fleacircus at 10:09 AM on May 20, 2013


Gotye Nose!
posted by ook at 10:12 AM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hands up if you're waiting for Nick Elbach
posted by fleacircus at 10:16 AM on May 20, 2013


I can't type with my hands up
posted by ook at 10:18 AM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Justin Beeble
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:25 AM on May 20, 2013


Krustin Heebee Jeebee
posted by shothotbot at 10:27 AM on May 20, 2013


LemonRadioheads
posted by arcticseal at 10:30 AM on May 20, 2013


Mutt Hohl-Zurfer
posted by fleacircus at 10:34 AM on May 20, 2013


Nan Season Otter Uh
posted by Sys Rq at 10:36 AM on May 20, 2013


Oh how I wish Dinah Sojourner Truth had come earlier.
posted by fleacircus at 10:42 AM on May 20, 2013


Prints
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 AM on May 20, 2013


Quiet Riot Grrrrl
posted by third rail at 10:49 AM on May 20, 2013


Rammsteionel Richie
posted by fleacircus at 10:53 AM on May 20, 2013


Radiootherbodyparts
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:53 AM on May 20, 2013


Scissor Chapin Sisters
posted by shothotbot at 10:54 AM on May 20, 2013


Television of Burma
posted by Sys Rq at 10:56 AM on May 20, 2013


U2Pac
posted by donnagirl at 10:59 AM on May 20, 2013


Veruca Salt n pepa
posted by third rail at 11:06 AM on May 20, 2013


Wallflo Rida
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 AM on May 20, 2013


XTLC
posted by fleacircus at 11:19 AM on May 20, 2013


Xanthippe bought the waffle rideau, I heard. (Ok folks I helped you. Over to you now)
posted by Namlit at 11:19 AM on May 20, 2013


You are doing acronyms in CAPS. That's cheatingue
posted by Namlit at 11:20 AM on May 20, 2013


zuh?
posted by fleacircus at 11:22 AM on May 20, 2013


A Room with a View to a Kill
posted by shothotbot at 11:24 AM on May 20, 2013


Battleship Down
posted by fleacircus at 11:27 AM on May 20, 2013


Boyz n the Hood: Men in Tights
posted by Sys Rq at 11:27 AM on May 20, 2013


City of Lost Children of the Corn
posted by dogwalker at 11:28 AM on May 20, 2013


C*R*A*S*H
posted by fleacircus at 11:29 AM on May 20, 2013


Donnie Dark Knight
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:29 AM on May 20, 2013


Elephant Man on the Moon
posted by Sys Rq at 11:30 AM on May 20, 2013


End of Days of Heaven
posted by fleacircus at 11:31 AM on May 20, 2013


Ferris Bueller's Face/Off
posted by fleacircus at 11:31 AM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Godfather of the Bride
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:31 AM on May 20, 2013


Homeward Bound for Glory
posted by Sys Rq at 11:32 AM on May 20, 2013


In the Garden of Good and Evil Dead 2
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:33 AM on May 20, 2013


Journey to the Center of Another Earth
posted by fleacircus at 11:34 AM on May 20, 2013


Kangaroo Jack the Giant Slayer
posted by Sys Rq at 11:35 AM on May 20, 2013


Lolita, Pray, Love
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:35 AM on May 20, 2013


Nellraiser damnit
posted by fleacircus at 11:35 AM on May 20, 2013


No Country For Grumpy Old Men
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:35 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man on the Moonraker ^^^
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:36 AM on May 20, 2013


O Brother From Another Planet
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:36 AM on May 20, 2013


Princess Bride of Frankenstein
posted by Sys Rq at 11:38 AM on May 20, 2013


Quantum of Solaris
posted by Sys Rq at 11:39 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Run, Lolita, Run
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:39 AM on May 20, 2013


The Sound and the Fast and the Furious
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:39 AM on May 20, 2013


(The T in a title doesn't count, right? Right.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:40 AM on May 20, 2013


Uncle Buck To the Future
posted by fleacircus at 11:42 AM on May 20, 2013


Vertighost Rider
posted by fleacircus at 11:42 AM on May 20, 2013


Waking Life of Pi
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:42 AM on May 20, 2013


xXx-Men
posted by Sys Rq at 11:43 AM on May 20, 2013


X-Madea
posted by fleacircus at 11:44 AM on May 20, 2013


You've Got Mailman Always Rings Twice
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:45 AM on May 20, 2013


Zero Dark Thirty-Nine Steps
posted by Sys Rq at 11:45 AM on May 20, 2013


A, as in bread or aesthetic.

silent letter alphabet game (Young Guns of Navarone)
posted by infinite intimation at 11:46 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


B, as in subtle choice, ii.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:46 AM on May 20, 2013


B as in Numb and Dumb
posted by Sys Rq at 11:47 AM on May 20, 2013


C as in Science! (the first one)
posted by Sys Rq at 11:47 AM on May 20, 2013


D as in ladder (the second one) (Krull Bounce)
posted by fleacircus at 11:51 AM on May 20, 2013


Eidetic ffolkes ought to go straight for obvious noble glory.
posted by infinite intimation at 11:51 AM on May 20, 2013


Django
posted by vanar sena at 11:51 AM on May 20, 2013


Borne on the wings of a silent e
posted by rabbitrabbit at 12:00 PM on May 20, 2013


F as in Halfpenny (Briiiiiittttttttttttttttssssss)
posted by infinite intimation at 12:00 PM on May 20, 2013


G as in ghoti
posted by ook at 12:01 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


H as in herbs (Americaaaaaaaaaaaaaaans!)
posted by maryr at 12:01 PM on May 20, 2013


I as in team
posted by ook at 12:03 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


In 1968 an American linguist, answering the question "How do you pronounce TESOL?" (the acronym of the Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) answered: "T as in castle, E as in give, S as in island, O as in people, and L as in calm."
posted by infinite intimation at 12:03 PM on May 20, 2013


Just like the L in calm, then. #accents
posted by fleacircus at 12:06 PM on May 20, 2013


K as in Knifin' Around
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:07 PM on May 20, 2013


L as in llama which for years I pronounced "yama" until I realized that the guy who taught me that word was speaking Spanish
posted by ook at 12:08 PM on May 20, 2013


Mnemonic, Johnny
posted by Sys Rq at 12:11 PM on May 20, 2013


Oedipus, you motherfucker.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:13 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pneumatic, Johnny.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:16 PM on May 20, 2013


Psycho.
posted by maryr at 12:17 PM on May 20, 2013


Q as in Alexis de Tocqueville
posted by dogwalker at 12:18 PM on May 20, 2013


Q as in Turduckqen
posted by third rail at 12:18 PM on May 20, 2013


R as in arse.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2013


S as in silent.
posted by maryr at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


T as in coffee.
posted by ook at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


T as in tneumonia
posted by third rail at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2013


This is the place I buy ze porn?
posted by Ahab at 12:22 PM on May 20, 2013


U as in fck. (Offer applies only to Boing Boing.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:23 PM on May 20, 2013


U need the shop next door
posted by arcticseal at 12:23 PM on May 20, 2013


V as in wiper.
posted by maryr at 12:24 PM on May 20, 2013


W as in viper
posted by third rail at 12:24 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


X as in xnemonic.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:24 PM on May 20, 2013


Y as in why not?
posted by maryr at 12:25 PM on May 20, 2013


Ze porn: hot, sweaty sports racer on duckie action, and you're all inside the sandwich
posted by ook at 12:25 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


X as in every french word with an x in it i mean why do they even have it
posted by Sys Rq at 12:25 PM on May 20, 2013


Apples to Literal Apples, and other food-related board games.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:26 PM on May 20, 2013


Battleship That You Can Eat
posted by Sys Rq at 12:28 PM on May 20, 2013


Carcassonions
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:29 PM on May 20, 2013


Diplumacy, for that matter.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:30 PM on May 20, 2013


Deli Mystery Meat Date
posted by The Whelk at 12:30 PM on May 20, 2013


Edible Battleship
posted by Sys Rq at 12:31 PM on May 20, 2013


Fonclue
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:32 PM on May 20, 2013


Gin Rummy
posted by zarq at 12:33 PM on May 20, 2013


Hearts of romaine
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:34 PM on May 20, 2013


Imperial chicken!
posted by iamkimiam at 12:44 PM on May 20, 2013


Jengarlic
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:45 PM on May 20, 2013


Kingpapadoms
posted by iamkimiam at 12:49 PM on May 20, 2013


Latitude/Longitude-Based Naval Battle Simulator Which Is Also Food
posted by Sys Rq at 12:52 PM on May 20, 2013


Monsters and maizes
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:53 PM on May 20, 2013


Nomopoly
posted by Sys Rq at 12:57 PM on May 20, 2013


Operationions
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2013


Parcheesy
posted by iamkimiam at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2013


Quinoa: The Gathering
posted by Sys Rq at 1:00 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Riskuits and gravy
posted by Sys Rq at 1:07 PM on May 20, 2013


Snacks & Ladders
posted by Sys Rq at 1:09 PM on May 20, 2013


Triomino's Pizza
posted by Sys Rq at 1:10 PM on May 20, 2013


UNI
posted by iamkimiam at 1:12 PM on May 20, 2013


Vegemighty
posted by Sys Rq at 1:16 PM on May 20, 2013


Warhamandcheesesandwich
posted by iamkimiam at 1:20 PM on May 20, 2013


X-Com: The search for more dinner.
posted by The Whelk at 1:21 PM on May 20, 2013


You Basically Put The Pieces From Battleship In Your Mouth And Swallow Them
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:22 PM on May 20, 2013 [4 favorites]


ZÈRTZ with Certs?
posted by en forme de poire at 1:24 PM on May 20, 2013


Alphabetgame Soup
posted by third rail at 1:27 PM on May 20, 2013


B-troot!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2013


Carcassontario, and other board games which are also regions of Canada

somebody else choose a topic for all our sakes please
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:37 PM on May 20, 2013


Drinking games. Or just drinking, really.
posted by ook at 1:44 PM on May 20, 2013


D as in Dvorak, Third World Sonata no 10
posted by Namlit at 1:44 PM on May 20, 2013


Elgar, Stigma Ouverture
posted by Namlit at 1:46 PM on May 20, 2013


Everclear!
posted by zarq at 1:46 PM on May 20, 2013


Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
posted by scottymac at 1:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Franck Variations ridiculeuses
posted by Namlit at 1:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Gewurztraminer of the Nibelung
posted by ook at 1:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Goldberg: Bach variations
posted by Namlit at 1:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Hans Liszt: Sonata in slash minor
posted by Namlit at 1:48 PM on May 20, 2013


Hard Cider, Hard Men: A History Of The Apple Polishers Of The Wild West
posted by ook at 1:48 PM on May 20, 2013


Intermezzo in Green
posted by Namlit at 1:50 PM on May 20, 2013


Jott Scoplin: the Nerdertainer
posted by Namlit at 1:51 PM on May 20, 2013


Kant: criticism of the left-hand trill
posted by Namlit at 1:54 PM on May 20, 2013


Liebfraumilch Of The Nibelung
posted by ook at 1:55 PM on May 20, 2013


lonely I feel
posted by Namlit at 1:55 PM on May 20, 2013


Morksgurkski Statues of a Demolition
posted by Namlit at 1:55 PM on May 20, 2013


Nolfgand Namadeus Nozart Eine grosse Wochenendsfanfare
posted by Namlit at 1:56 PM on May 20, 2013


Nibelungs of the Cirrhosis
posted by ook at 1:56 PM on May 20, 2013


Obit of the Noob elingen
posted by Namlit at 1:57 PM on May 20, 2013


Perhaps a non sequitur, but who knows these things
posted by Namlit at 1:58 PM on May 20, 2013


Quantz, Johan Xemopuk Joachim: Instruction to drive the Harley Davidson
posted by Namlit at 1:59 PM on May 20, 2013


Right, that may not be clear. Google Quantz, then.
posted by Namlit at 1:59 PM on May 20, 2013


Siegfried and the last Dram
posted by Namlit at 2:00 PM on May 20, 2013


Topped by the Rhine Daughters who were never sober, judged by their lyrics...
posted by Namlit at 2:01 PM on May 20, 2013


Uh. Rhine Maidens. Maidens! ever drunker.
posted by Namlit at 2:02 PM on May 20, 2013


Verily, after hardship, comes ease.
posted by greenish at 2:10 PM on May 20, 2013


what
posted by Namlit at 2:16 PM on May 20, 2013


XYLOPHONE SOLO
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:17 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


YEAH BABY PHONE THOSE XYLOS
posted by ook at 2:18 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zamboni!
posted by zamboni at 2:20 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


As we all know, successful comedy is all about timing
posted by ook at 2:22 PM on May 20, 2013


Bet you we can't make this game all about TV crossovers.
posted by The Whelk at 2:23 PM on May 20, 2013


Can you believe it, but someone upthread said that I should chuck that xylophone!
posted by Namlit at 2:24 PM on May 20, 2013


Dandelions abound (and I'm not kidding. Come go loom at my yard)
posted by Namlit at 2:25 PM on May 20, 2013


Equally we have slugs
posted by Namlit at 2:26 PM on May 20, 2013


Find the catcher attachment for your mower -it's great for dandelions.
posted by zamboni at 2:26 PM on May 20, 2013


Got it. Not for the slugs though. We drown them in beer
posted by Namlit at 2:27 PM on May 20, 2013


Have you ever seen a fermented slug?
posted by Namlit at 2:28 PM on May 20, 2013


If you think normal slugs are icky, think twice
posted by Namlit at 2:28 PM on May 20, 2013


Jeffersons/All in the Family
posted by Sys Rq at 2:29 PM on May 20, 2013


Kryptic
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on May 20, 2013


Law & Order/Law & Order SVU
posted by zamboni at 2:34 PM on May 20, 2013


Millenium/X-Files
posted by zamboni at 2:35 PM on May 20, 2013


Mowing just spreads out the dandelion seeds; I'm seriously considering going over the lawn with the shop-vac tomorrow to suck up those evil puffballs before they can spread further.
posted by ook at 2:35 PM on May 20, 2013


Nother method is to use a mower that sorta vacuums up the clippings. I collect those and thrown them into the abyss behind my yard. New dandelions will pop up every day though. And slugs.
posted by Namlit at 2:36 PM on May 20, 2013


On a related note, this turns into an ask about garden pests. I like that. Nibelungen and wine, and now this.
posted by Namlit at 2:37 PM on May 20, 2013


Petticoat Junction/Beverly Hillbillies. I just got a new Fiskars dandelion puller that's doing pretty well.
posted by zamboni at 2:39 PM on May 20, 2013


Queens, The King of/Everybody Loves Raymond
posted by zamboni at 2:40 PM on May 20, 2013


Recess/Lilo & Stitch
posted by zamboni at 2:43 PM on May 20, 2013


St. Elsewhere/Everything in Existence
posted by zamboni at 2:43 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Three's Company/The Ropers
posted by donnagirl at 2:44 PM on May 20, 2013


Unlikely crossover for "S": Saved by the Bell and Sons of Anarchy = instant ratings bonanza.
posted by jeremias at 2:45 PM on May 20, 2013


Vampire Slayer, Buffy the/Angel
posted by donnagirl at 2:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Who, Doctor and Torchwood.
posted by arcticseal at 2:50 PM on May 20, 2013


X-Files/later shitty X-Files
posted by donnagirl at 2:59 PM on May 20, 2013


You were suppose to say "TIMING!", donnagirl.
posted by maryr at 3:06 PM on May 20, 2013


Y.P.D. Blue, N./Hill Street Blues
posted by Sys Rq at 3:06 PM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Zar, C, Nicholas and Lenin.
posted by arcticseal at 3:08 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Alphabet monsters, go!
posted by donnagirl at 3:11 PM on May 20, 2013


B-la Lugosi?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:16 PM on May 20, 2013


Cookie.
posted by maryr at 3:17 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dot Com?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:18 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Eater of Cookies And/Or Souls
posted by ook at 3:22 PM on May 20, 2013


Fred Savage
posted by box at 3:28 PM on May 20, 2013


Ghoul.
posted by arcticseal at 3:29 PM on May 20, 2013


Howie Mandel in that movie with Fred Savage
posted by Sys Rq at 3:30 PM on May 20, 2013


Iron golem.
posted by jeremias at 3:37 PM on May 20, 2013


Judge Judy and executioner.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:38 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


King Hippo
posted by box at 3:40 PM on May 20, 2013


Loch Ness
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:45 PM on May 20, 2013


M for murder. I don't have to dial it anymore 'cos I got it on speed dial.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:46 PM on May 20, 2013


Mothra of the Bride
posted by Sys Rq at 3:46 PM on May 20, 2013


North by Northeast. Why didn't Hitchcock do that sequel?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:48 PM on May 20, 2013


Orko.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:49 PM on May 20, 2013


Psycho had a sequel. Psycho II, Mommy Comes Back from the Dead.

Also the plot of Psycho I, if I remember correctly.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:50 PM on May 20, 2013


Q*bert.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:53 PM on May 20, 2013


Rear Widow.

It was about a woman whose husband dies, and she develops an appetite for anal sex.

One of Hitchcock's best, though maybe it was a porn film. I'm not sure.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:54 PM on May 20, 2013


Spaghetti monster, flying.
posted by rmless at 3:56 PM on May 20, 2013


The Thing.
posted by arcticseal at 3:56 PM on May 20, 2013


Unless I'm mistaken, The Thing had more than one thing in it.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:57 PM on May 20, 2013


VAMPIRES
posted by snorkmaiden at 4:00 PM on May 20, 2013


Watch out for the Michaelceratops!
posted by Sys Rq at 4:00 PM on May 20, 2013


X marks the Michaelceratops lair!
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:07 PM on May 20, 2013


Yo, look out, son, word.
posted by box at 4:20 PM on May 20, 2013


Zoldfinger
posted by Namlit at 4:21 PM on May 20, 2013


Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.
posted by zamboni at 4:32 PM on May 20, 2013


Bran Flakes.
posted by zamboni at 4:32 PM on May 20, 2013


Birds, The is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, suddenly and for unexplained reasons, the subject of a series of widespread and violent bird attacks over the course of a few days.

Numerous birds were cast as characters in the movie, including some well known TV birds. Woody Woodpecker did a cameo. The Maltese Falcon, who didn't even appear in his eponymous film, has a role in this one. They say Big Bird got his start in this movie (look carefully at the little bird on Tipy Hedren's shoulder, as she is mauled.) Robin Williams also appears, though not technically a robin, but he was doing almost any movie at that point in his career. A pelican appears briefly. The crow was played by the son of Bruce Lee. I think Bird Pitt was also in it. Black Hawk was down with it. Chickens, not technically birds but rather dinner, also had important last-minute roles in the movie, coming out of the wings. Cheech and Chong were on hand to smoke a jay. The film ends with a tribute to the glorious bald eagle, who is the majestic symbol of all things good and true about America, despite his baldness.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:33 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cock! Hitch Cock
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:33 PM on May 20, 2013


Cheerio!
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:34 PM on May 20, 2013


Delicious cinnamon toast crunch
posted by rmless at 4:36 PM on May 20, 2013


Don't think Will Smith got naked in that one. Donkey Kong Crunch!
posted by zamboni at 4:36 PM on May 20, 2013


Dessert for breakfast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:36 PM on May 20, 2013


Eggs and toast. In that order.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:37 PM on May 20, 2013


For lunch, we're having strudel.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:37 PM on May 20, 2013


grapenuts
posted by rmless at 4:38 PM on May 20, 2013


Honey nut nuts.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:39 PM on May 20, 2013


I eat breakfast but I don't oat breakfast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:41 PM on May 20, 2013


Jello for breakfast!
posted by snorkmaiden at 4:42 PM on May 20, 2013


Kice Rrispies
posted by Sys Rq at 4:42 PM on May 20, 2013


Lettuce. But not for breakfast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:43 PM on May 20, 2013


Mango lassie
posted by shothotbot at 4:44 PM on May 20, 2013


Nutella and almond-butter sandwich.
posted by box at 4:46 PM on May 20, 2013


Organic Trix
posted by Sys Rq at 4:48 PM on May 20, 2013


Phở is not only the most popular breakfast in Vietnam but is also internationally renowned as a symbol of Vietnamese gastronomy.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:49 PM on May 20, 2013


Raclet is full of cheesy goodness and potatoes.
posted by arcticseal at 4:50 PM on May 20, 2013


Salad, but not for breakfast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:53 PM on May 20, 2013


Quinoa has been left out of this discussion.
posted by snorkmaiden at 5:09 PM on May 20, 2013


Toast! With butter and sugar and cinnamon!
posted by Night_owl at 5:09 PM on May 20, 2013


Udder juice is what we called the milk we put in our cereal
posted by rmless at 5:15 PM on May 20, 2013


Vegan breakfasts are bland as hell,
and do not fit my habits well.
Sleep knits up the ravel'd sleave of care
and wants a breakfast of steak done rare.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:16 PM on May 20, 2013


Waffles, each square carefully filled with real maple syrup.
posted by donnagirl at 5:26 PM on May 20, 2013


Xanthan gum? What the hell is that? Next time I'm making my own goddamn bread.
posted by box at 5:37 PM on May 20, 2013


Yam sandwich. Yamwhich
posted by shothotbot at 5:40 PM on May 20, 2013


Zam I am, green eggs and zam!
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:43 PM on May 20, 2013


All the things you're grateful for, now.
posted by donnagirl at 5:44 PM on May 20, 2013


BREAKFAST. The meal no one does fast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:45 PM on May 20, 2013


Crumpets always seemed to me to be the most preposterous breakfast food. All full of themselves, these crumpets. Sound the trumpets for the crumpets!
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Dandelion and burdock is the drink of champions.
posted by arcticseal at 6:07 PM on May 20, 2013


Eggs and bacon and toast and sausage and fruit and eggs and steak and bacon and cereal and yogurt and berries and jam and oatmeal and blintzes and omelets and coffee and bloody marys and bellinis and lions and tigers and bears and sashimi and tabouli and donuts and pastries and goat cheese and lox with bagels and rice soup and pancakes and tea and muffins and mimosas and gruel and blood pudding and kippers and salmon and cottage cheese with peaches and cheese and ham and McMuffins and beans and rice and noodles and candied wheat and vegemite and two tablets of Alka-Seltzer and cinnamon buns and sausage and an onion and juice and pupusas and frijoles and maramalade. I like marmalade.

That's what I eat every morning.

It hasn't killed me yet.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:08 PM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Fuckin' hell, twoleftfeet. Not yet, but at that rate, maybe soon.
posted by barnacles at 6:11 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Goose liver pate, you forgot that.
posted by arcticseal at 6:18 PM on May 20, 2013


Hash browns, twoleftfeet, you forgot the hash browns!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:19 PM on May 20, 2013


Jam I see but you forgot jelly.
posted by shothotbot at 6:22 PM on May 20, 2013


Ice cream?
posted by donnagirl at 6:23 PM on May 20, 2013


Kidding aside, I had a right foot before I started that diet.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:38 PM on May 20, 2013


Lemon ricotta pancakes
posted by Area Man at 6:40 PM on May 20, 2013


Marmalade. I like marmalade.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:44 PM on May 20, 2013


No room for Marmite?
posted by arcticseal at 6:45 PM on May 20, 2013


OMG (Oh, Marmite. God knows you have to draw the line somewhere.)
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Petit déjeuner is French for "put it down my jeans." Which is how the French enjoy breakfast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:49 PM on May 20, 2013


Quote the number 5 unquote.
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:54 PM on May 20, 2013


Regrettably, grits is where I draw the line.
posted by arcticseal at 7:05 PM on May 20, 2013


Sorghum molasses
is made from grasses
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:08 PM on May 20, 2013


Toaster pastry? Thanks, but I'm good.
posted by box at 7:11 PM on May 20, 2013


Tea is a traditional breakfast drink
It wakes you up, and pee, I think.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:11 PM on May 20, 2013


Unless I am very sadly mistaken,
The only good breakfast is one slab of bacon.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:13 PM on May 20, 2013


Vichyssoise is a breakfast food,
Served correctly, it is quite good.
Sleep's unraveled knit I unfold,
and eat up my breakfast, slimy and cold.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:26 PM on May 20, 2013


Waffles taste good, with syrup of maple.
No waffling here, to me it's a staple.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:27 PM on May 20, 2013


Xander from Buffy is my breakfast. I mean this literally. I eat pieces of a still-living Nicholas Brendan for breakfast every day. It's terrible.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:27 PM on May 20, 2013


With a name like Smuckers, you can tell it's an old company... today it'd be Smuckr.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:27 PM on May 20, 2013


XXX breakfast foods are not,
but if they were, it could be quite hot.
I like to eat hot breakfast foods as a rule
But too hot and each bite includes a small drool.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:30 PM on May 20, 2013


X-Rays of my head just came back. Good news. They found nothing.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:30 PM on May 20, 2013


Yes, we have no bananas for your cereal.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:31 PM on May 20, 2013


Zat's okay; bananas smell terrible, anyway. Too bad, because their packaging is superb.
posted by barnacles at 7:34 PM on May 20, 2013


A man, a plan, a banana.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Bananas? Yes, we have no bananas.

Why did you say "yes" then? You should have said "no, we don't have bananas", if you really didn't have any bananas. I mean it's simple logic, right?

Yes. Bananas.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:47 PM on May 20, 2013


Clear the way for ambiguity:
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:52 PM on May 20, 2013


"Double-u."
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:53 PM on May 20, 2013


Eye
posted by donnagirl at 7:54 PM on May 20, 2013


F this thing.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:04 PM on May 20, 2013


4
posted by fleacircus at 8:09 PM on May 20, 2013


Grunts and snarls.
posted by fleacircus at 8:10 PM on May 20, 2013


Hell's belles.
posted by vrakatar at 8:19 PM on May 20, 2013


I just don't know.
posted by dg at 8:27 PM on May 20, 2013


Just say know.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:39 PM on May 20, 2013


Know what you don't no.
posted by donnagirl at 8:43 PM on May 20, 2013


wonk backwards
posted by ook at 8:43 PM on May 20, 2013


let's start over from the eht morf revo trats s'tel
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:49 PM on May 20, 2013


mazola
posted by mazola at 9:26 PM on May 20, 2013


nbapmb is 'mazola' one letter ahead on each letter.
posted by mazola at 9:28 PM on May 20, 2013


ocbqnc is...
posted by mazola at 9:28 PM on May 20, 2013


pdcrod? I think I heard of a rapper named PD Crod...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:31 PM on May 20, 2013


qedspe, and I think that horse is beaten beyond death and the shark is jumped beyond the Fonz
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:32 PM on May 20, 2013


really, I could have started with poftxfmmgppq, but nobody wanted that.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:33 PM on May 20, 2013


Shucks, I was just working up a brilliant line about R. Fet Qf, ambassador of somewhere small and vowel-averse.

The brilliant part was going to come later.
posted by ook at 9:34 PM on May 20, 2013


Undoubtedly.

MetaFilter: The brilliant part was going to come later.
posted by mazola at 9:42 PM on May 20, 2013


Verily and forsooth. Sooth. Sooth. Sooth. (Yes, I've turned into a soothsayer.)
posted by Athanassiel at 9:46 PM on May 20, 2013


Way too sooth.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:50 PM on May 20, 2013


Vermouth, with a dash of gin. Stirred not shaken. The favorite drink of bizarro James Bond.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:51 PM on May 20, 2013


XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:56 PM on May 20, 2013


YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:57 PM on May 20, 2013


zedzedzedzedzedzed
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:01 PM on May 20, 2013



posted by twoleftfeet at 10:10 PM on May 20, 2013


ߘ
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:15 PM on May 20, 2013


ٮ
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:17 PM on May 20, 2013


Boxes. Just boxes. Please can we stick with an alphabet everyone can see?
posted by donnagirl at 10:19 PM on May 20, 2013


C̟͈͕̦̘̖̼̾̑͆ã̴̝̠̞̜̭̝̠̯̄ͬͦ͌̌̚̚n̛̥̩̮̖͍͍ͩ̇͂ͯ̾ͬ̀͒͘ ̴̳͔͉̄ͬ͒͐̃̊͟͝y̸̦̪̬̟̤͍ͫ̆̃͆o̸̹͖̯̪̜̘̿̑ͨ̀͗͋͗̀u̲̗͚͎͍ͦ̋͊̍ͣ̂͜ ̨̢̻̬̬̱̌͛ͯͬ̋̄͛́̕s͓̯̞̋̾͟e̍ͣ͌̂҉̼͙͎e̶̪͒̂̄̐̀͋ ̹͙͕̝̈́̽Z̴̟̞̟̤̲͇̑͐͘͘ͅͅa͚ͩ̉́͡ĺ҉̯̀g͚̑ͣ͛ͤ̏ͩͬ͗̈́͘͟o̜̦͓̮̓͛̍͗͌?̷̶̪̱̠̤̫̦͖ͥ̍̌͘ͅ
posted by klangklangston at 10:22 PM on May 20, 2013


ȸ looks like a penis
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:24 PM on May 20, 2013


Ǝ
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:24 PM on May 20, 2013


ǝpoɔıun pɐǝɹ ʇ,uɐɔ noʎ ɟı ʇı ʞɔnɟ
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:27 PM on May 20, 2013


Give you a            break
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:35 PM on May 20, 2013


H H I forget what H was for
posted by ook at 11:01 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was at the grocery store and Vicky Christine Barcelona came to mind. Tee hee.
posted by fleacircus at 11:14 PM on May 20, 2013

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posted by barnacles at 12:05 AM on May 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


kinda looks like a barnacle in motion. Is that right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:22 AM on May 21, 2013


let's all back away while barnacles beats the crap out of twoleftfeet, shall we?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:26 AM on May 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Must be something I'm not seeing. Missing PRE tag, maybe?
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:28 AM on May 21, 2013


No offense intended anyway. I was reflecting on an earlier thought.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:31 AM on May 21, 2013


Offense cannot be taken where no offense was intended!
posted by barnacles at 12:34 AM on May 21, 2013


Plus hugs are better than offenses.
posted by barnacles at 12:34 AM on May 21, 2013


Quick note to twoleftfeet: Toronto and baseball.
posted by barnacles at 12:35 AM on May 21, 2013


Reckon I shoulda filed it under "B", I suppose, but that's not the way I roll today. File me under "rebel, goddamned".
posted by barnacles at 12:36 AM on May 21, 2013


Space and time
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:40 AM on May 21, 2013


Time and space
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:41 AM on May 21, 2013


Time and space.
posted by barnacles at 12:41 AM on May 21, 2013


Üüüüüüüüps.
posted by barnacles at 12:42 AM on May 21, 2013


Understand the links, and you will understand all the connections
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:43 AM on May 21, 2013


well, for anyone for whom it didn't render properly, here's what barnacles' ASCII art was supposed to look like... JAY bird, right? Because it shouldn't have been a BLUE jay. That's on the other end of the alphabet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:46 AM on May 21, 2013


Vee-Jay day. I'm better at smoking jays than recognizing them in the wild.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:49 AM on May 21, 2013


X-acto knife cuts the time-space continuum, and the future becomes the past.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:52 AM on May 21, 2013


You really shouldn't be giving people the bird...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:56 AM on May 21, 2013


Zamboni is not a word you hear as much. At this point I can't think of anything new to say, so I'm just going to keep linking to my previous thoughts.

CAREFUL! Don't click that link! Your time-space continuum could get warped!!
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:59 AM on May 21, 2013


Awfully weird. It rendered right (and continues to!) for me. BTW, oneswellfoop, I covered the misfiling under "J" already.
posted by barnacles at 1:30 AM on May 21, 2013


Blimey; this thread is still going...
posted by Wordshore at 3:02 AM on May 21, 2013


Can you dig it?
posted by iamkimiam at 3:22 AM on May 21, 2013


Dirty mackintosh brigade, them blokes who have a predilection for exposing their genitals in public.
posted by jeremias at 3:51 AM on May 21, 2013


Extreme thread gets extreme comments.
posted by adamvasco at 5:02 AM on May 21, 2013


Finally, a chance to reveal my love of canned sardines.
posted by Area Man at 5:39 AM on May 21, 2013


Gadnabbit. Just checked in expecting a dead thread, and here we are.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:28 AM on May 21, 2013


Here we are indeed. Once mefites stake out an area of silliness we will defend it to the very end
posted by ook at 6:41 AM on May 21, 2013


I am about to go hit the lawn with the shop vac, by the way. For reals. I'll report back later on the results.
posted by ook at 6:43 AM on May 21, 2013


Just use a Swiffer.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:50 AM on May 21, 2013


Kilos of slugs and dandelions, ending up in shop vac. (auto correct persists in making this shop van. Matches the amount of dandelions and slugs. (and yes. It's a real issue here.)
posted by Namlit at 7:16 AM on May 21, 2013


Lazily, I omitted a ")"
posted by Namlit at 7:17 AM on May 21, 2013


Maybe use a Roomba? (Lawnba??)
posted by Kabanos at 7:18 AM on May 21, 2013


Nourishment for the slug-eating goat!
posted by Namlit at 7:20 AM on May 21, 2013


Otherwise one orangutang.
posted by shothotbot at 7:23 AM on May 21, 2013


Perfect if your lawn happens to be covered in fruit, I guess.
posted by Kabanos at 7:43 AM on May 21, 2013


Pleased to report that that was quite possibly the most satisfying thing ever.

YOU SHALL NOT GERMINATE</gandalf>
posted by ook at 7:44 AM on May 21, 2013


QARTH. With a Q.
posted by barnacles at 9:00 AM on May 21, 2013


Podrick's bizarre sexual skills still confuse me. More power to him, of course, but it confuses/hilariouses me.
posted by barnacles at 9:01 AM on May 21, 2013


Really happy, too, that HBO saw the fucking light and is releasing Game of Thrones on iTunes in Australia less than a day after it airs in the US. You could go onto the Torrents or deal with the sleazebaggano in the office who always has the hookup, but who cares when you can just do a season pass subscription and have it ready and waiting for you when you get back from work, beers wine and pide at the ready?

BRAVO, HBO. Bravo.
posted by barnacles at 9:03 AM on May 21, 2013


Same for the folks who make Mad Men, and props should be delivered. The world forgets the Antipodes most of the time, but christ, the antipodes forgets nothing. They're just biding their time. SEND HELP THEY WON'T LET ME HAVE ACCESS TO PROPER MUSTARDS OR HOPPY BEERS
posted by barnacles at 9:05 AM on May 21, 2013


To be fair, decent (e.g., cheap and bitey) yellow mustard fer hotdiggitydogs and beers with hops are able to be found and it's really quick nice down here. I'm just required -- per the conditions of my visa -- to do the occasional RAH RAH USA pro bono work.

Otherwise: US EMBASSY PAMPHLET DROPS ON MY HOUSE
posted by barnacles at 9:07 AM on May 21, 2013


Ummm, maybe I shouldn't have used a blink tag.
posted by barnacles at 9:09 AM on May 21, 2013


Very soon, I imagine a mod will come to fix it, though.
posted by barnacles at 9:10 AM on May 21, 2013


Well, I'm getting the wrap-it-up sign from the guy working the sound board, so I suppose I'll turn it back over to twoleftfeetnow.

Have a great night, and be sure to tip your waiter!

Directly. In cash. I hear the house intercepts all the tips from the jar.
posted by barnacles at 9:11 AM on May 21, 2013


X marks the spot. i propose piratery.
posted by greenish at 9:14 AM on May 21, 2013


Y u no close thred, modz?
posted by Wordshore at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2013


Y'all were speaking of slugs a little while ago? Slug sex and dandelions and shop vacs (or a weed-whacker - Oh my!)...
posted by peagood at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Zebras are holding the mods at bay. That, and our promise not to fuck things up, and probably also cortex's random bursts of participation. That blink tag is crazy annoying, btw.
posted by donnagirl at 9:40 AM on May 21, 2013


ACCESS TO PROPER MUSTARDS OR HOPPY BEERS -- But isn't that what makes VB so terrible?
posted by Sys Rq at 9:47 AM on May 21, 2013


Because I'm a bit of a beer snob in my own little way (in that I love a tasty beer and I take bad beer as a personal slight), I have shat upon VB in my time (more than once) but it has been a true source of comfort in time of need for me, and so I guess I gotta give it some props in some way.

When you've been out working like a fool in the heat of summer and it's 45C in the shade and you have to wear long-sleeve shirts tucked into long pants and walk 10 kilometers across the desert with only the water you can carry on your back, it turns out that you build up a thirst.

A hard-earned thirst, some might say!

Ho-ly shit. After a day (or two, or fourteen) of that, there is nothing so good to your body and tastebuds as a piss-weak watery boring beer like VB. Nectar of the goddamned gods, I tell you what.

I'd genuinely love to hear anything about scientific research on the topic, because the effect is not as good with beers that I'd normally drink in my off-time. No pale ales or tasty porters or pricey Anchor Steams then, no thanks god I think they'd kill me, but a VB?

Fuck. Yes. Someone, drop some science bombs on me.
posted by barnacles at 9:55 AM on May 21, 2013


C8H10N4O2
posted by zarq at 10:06 AM on May 21, 2013


Damn Barnacles, that's precisely how I used to feel about VB in my desert wandering days. Except maybe it was never really thirst quenching unless you sunk the whole carton and rugby tackled one of the drillers off the first floor balcony of the hotel. But you articulate the heart of the matter so well.
posted by Ahab at 10:29 AM on May 21, 2013


Eh, I don't know. I'm getting a little sick of hoppy beers. There's more to the brewer's art than just using boiling as many hops as possible.
posted by Area Man at 10:46 AM on May 21, 2013


FFS, I can't tell what VB stands for and I tried as hard as I'm willing to, which is not very hard, to figure it out by scrolling up.

But whatever it is it sounds like what I think of as Lawnmower Beer for similar laudatory reasons: when you just finished mowing the goddam lawn on a too-sunny day, it is not time for finely crafted nuance and shit, it's time for A Beer. Some simple pilsner or lager that just goes right down the throat and reminds you that life is a pretty good situation.

If I were a rich man, maybe I'd just always have a really nice kolsch around as the slightly dressier alternative. Occidental sells it in cans now, which is the sort of thing that makes Portland awesome even if, like me, you don't really like the hoppiness that's front-and-center in 70% of what gets brewed locally.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:49 AM on May 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


Go enjoy your beer while you can. The weeds are taking over
posted by Namlit at 10:59 AM on May 21, 2013


Having a VB is not as bad as having a VD. Especially on a hot day.
posted by Kabanos at 11:03 AM on May 21, 2013


I mean, that's what my friend told me.
posted by Kabanos at 11:03 AM on May 21, 2013


Just so you non-hoppy folks know: Slate is on your side.
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:07 AM on May 21, 2013


Kotex -- I mean cortex, sorry -- VB is actually Australian for beer, no matter what Paul Hogan might tell you.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:12 AM on May 21, 2013


Lawnmower Beer's CGI graphics were actually pretty good, for their time.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:32 AM on May 21, 2013


Maybe if Pierce Brosnan had been willing to cut his own grass like a real goddam American we wouldn't have spent the last twenty years living in a hellish cyberdystopia.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on May 21, 2013


No-Trimmington Steele
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:35 AM on May 21, 2013


Oh Oh Seven: You Only Mow Never
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:36 AM on May 21, 2013


Pie?
posted by shothotbot at 11:43 AM on May 21, 2013


"pierce brosnan movies gardening puns" is an unhelpful Google search.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:43 AM on May 21, 2013


Q hands Bond a cherry pie. "Oh, very clever, it's a disguised landmine or some such?"

No, Q replies, it's a pie. Eat a damned pie. You're too skinny. Pulls mask of his face: it's actually Bond's mother.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:58 AM on May 21, 2013


RolledInPie
posted by Sys Rq at 12:01 PM on May 21, 2013


Sod That Loved Me, The.
posted by Kabanos at 12:19 PM on May 21, 2013


Try Another Tray
posted by Sys Rq at 12:25 PM on May 21, 2013


Underball.
posted by dg at 12:29 PM on May 21, 2013


U only eat pies
posted by Namlit at 12:30 PM on May 21, 2013


Violive and Violet Die
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:31 PM on May 21, 2013


With misgivings from Estonia
posted by Namlit at 12:32 PM on May 21, 2013


X-actopussy
posted by Sys Rq at 12:32 PM on May 21, 2013


Zucchini Royale
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:34 PM on May 21, 2013


Yikes, and there was You Only Weed Twice, just ripe for the picking.
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:35 PM on May 21, 2013


You only skip twice
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on May 21, 2013


YOU ONLY REPAIR THRICE
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:36 PM on May 21, 2013


A tantrum of shoelace
posted by Namlit at 12:36 PM on May 21, 2013


Bold drinker
posted by Namlit at 12:37 PM on May 21, 2013


Castrato Vocale
posted by Namlit at 12:37 PM on May 21, 2013


Core Your Apples Only
posted by Sys Rq at 12:37 PM on May 21, 2013


Doctor Nope, Chuck Testa
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:37 PM on May 21, 2013


Enough is Not the World
posted by Sys Rq at 12:39 PM on May 21, 2013


Fly, you fools!
posted by Namlit at 12:39 PM on May 21, 2013


GoldenDoodle
posted by Namlit at 12:40 PM on May 21, 2013


Hon 'Er Majesty's Secret Service, Innit Luv
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:41 PM on May 21, 2013


High Fence to Drill
posted by Sys Rq at 12:41 PM on May 21, 2013


I Who Loved Me
posted by Sys Rq at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2013


Jalapeño Royale
posted by Sys Rq at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2013


Know that there are now two Jalapeño references in this thread.
posted by shothotbot at 12:48 PM on May 21, 2013


Key Lime Pie Another Day
posted by Sys Rq at 12:48 PM on May 21, 2013


Live and Left Eye
posted by box at 12:49 PM on May 21, 2013


Moldfinger
posted by shothotbot at 12:50 PM on May 21, 2013


Moldfinger
posted by Sys Rq at 12:50 PM on May 21, 2013


Moldfinger?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:50 PM on May 21, 2013


Moldfinger.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:51 PM on May 21, 2013


No, Doctor
posted by Sys Rq at 12:51 PM on May 21, 2013


Only Preview
posted by shothotbot at 12:53 PM on May 21, 2013


Pumpkins are Forever
posted by Sys Rq at 12:55 PM on May 21, 2013


Quantum of Soil Test
posted by Kabanos at 12:58 PM on May 21, 2013


Russia, Baby, You Know I Love You
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:58 PM on May 21, 2013


Skyfail.
posted by dg at 1:00 PM on May 21, 2013


Saruman with the golden bolt
posted by Namlit at 1:00 PM on May 21, 2013


Tractorpussy
posted by Sys Rq at 1:01 PM on May 21, 2013


Under Her Majesty: Secret Service
posted by Kabanos at 1:04 PM on May 21, 2013


Verandahs Never Die
posted by Sys Rq at 1:07 PM on May 21, 2013


Wield another pie
posted by Namlit at 1:08 PM on May 21, 2013


You only eat pies
posted by Namlit at 1:08 PM on May 21, 2013


Xerxes ghost! Back to X!
posted by shothotbot at 1:08 PM on May 21, 2013


Xcruciating blooper
posted by Namlit at 1:08 PM on May 21, 2013


Zuneraker
posted by Sys Rq at 1:10 PM on May 21, 2013


A view to a dill
posted by Kabanos at 1:17 PM on May 21, 2013


Bond movie
posted by sleevener at 1:44 PM on May 21, 2013


Chiropractor No
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:46 PM on May 21, 2013


Dr. Too Early To Say
posted by Sys Rq at 1:55 PM on May 21, 2013


Edgar Allen Poe jokes, go:
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:58 PM on May 21, 2013


Fall of the House of Flusher, more like.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:58 PM on May 21, 2013


Gack! What is in this Cask of Amontillado anyhow?
posted by shothotbot at 2:02 PM on May 21, 2013


However more.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:14 PM on May 21, 2013


Heffalump (Edgar Allen Pooh, right? Right?)
posted by Namlit at 2:14 PM on May 21, 2013


Grade AA pollen
posted by Kabanos at 2:19 PM on May 21, 2013


in a dream with an in-dream in a ... dream ... eh
posted by Namlit at 2:25 PM on May 21, 2013


I don't know the alphabet, apparently.
posted by Kabanos at 2:26 PM on May 21, 2013


James. Bond James.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:56 PM on May 21, 2013


Kask of amontillado
posted by jeremias at 3:14 PM on May 21, 2013


Kodecs, I mean Cortex, kan you kindly klue me in? Kan you do an Infodump on my brain?

What is the official record for the most number of comments in a thread, throughout the Metafilter Universe?

Paging Cortex. Call for Cortex. Klu Klux Kan you help?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:16 PM on May 21, 2013


"Let no bell toll"

Poe verse/Potential Bond title
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:27 PM on May 21, 2013


Mangy bird, shut up! Who listens to some dumb bird anyhow.
posted by shothotbot at 3:31 PM on May 21, 2013


Maybe it's worth saying this. It really doesn't matter if you fuck up the alphabet too much. That shit gonna happen. It doesn't matter if you happen to make a comment that wasn't fast enough, so someone else got there first. All that matters is persistence, the willingness to keep commenting for the whole month that we have until the system automatically shuts us down.

This is a collective enterprise. It's a testament to the power of ordinary individuals to take a standard premise ("I'm commenting on a website") and run with it, well beyond the point where it makes any sense.

It's an expression of humanity. Also of insanity, community, vulgarity, and many other itty bitty -ities. But most of all of humanity. This new technological world of webpages and comments cannot hold us prisoner.

We push the limits of our prison. We go beyond. We are human.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:31 PM on May 21, 2013


Never Say Nevermore Again
posted by box at 3:32 PM on May 21, 2013


Order up: 8,218 comments is the record.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2013


Pick up the pace, people!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:40 PM on May 21, 2013


PRETTY MUCH
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:41 PM on May 21, 2013


QUITE THE REVISIONIST, EP
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:41 PM on May 21, 2013


Revision is better than repetition, when it comes to alphabet games...
posted by midmarch snowman at 3:43 PM on May 21, 2013


Solstice a month from today. Then, the nights draw in. Winter approaches.
posted by Wordshore at 3:51 PM on May 21, 2013


TERROR IN NORTH DAKOTA
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:52 PM on May 21, 2013


UNDER A FARGO MOON
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:52 PM on May 21, 2013


Too soon?
posted by Sys Rq at 3:52 PM on May 21, 2013


VENISON AND DEATH
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:53 PM on May 21, 2013


Walter Kowalkski's a genre-writing machine.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:54 PM on May 21, 2013


WHY THE CAPS?
posted by Wordshore at 3:54 PM on May 21, 2013


X MARKS THE SNOWMOBILE
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:55 PM on May 21, 2013


YOU MARKED MY SNOWMOBILE NOW YOU WILL PAY
posted by ook at 3:58 PM on May 21, 2013


Zooks! (of the Gad Variety)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:11 PM on May 21, 2013


At almost 2500 comments in 6 days, we are generally on pace to a 15,000 comment thread, but we know how things s l o w
d
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w
n.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:14 PM on May 21, 2013


But with the foopster back in front of his keyboard and gaping into the maw of a very boring week, I could probably do a couple thou myself, as long as twoleftfeet does more...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:16 PM on May 21, 2013


Can do more. Much more. Haven't even warmed up yet.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:18 PM on May 21, 2013


Candy bars endorsed by rock stars.
posted by box at 4:19 PM on May 21, 2013


Don't we all love Ted Nougat.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:20 PM on May 21, 2013


Eminem and M's
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:22 PM on May 21, 2013


Feist and Ikes
posted by box at 4:25 PM on May 21, 2013


Goo Goo Dolls & Plenty
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:27 PM on May 21, 2013


Good and Puffy
posted by box at 4:28 PM on May 21, 2013


Henry Rollins, Oh
posted by box at 4:28 PM on May 21, 2013


Iggy Pop Rocks
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:30 PM on May 21, 2013