The Canonical Quidnunc June 18, 2013 2:07 PM   Subscribe

You all know you should vote #1 quidnunc kid. But do you know why?

In case you don't, we've assembled this helpful voter guide to Voting #1 quidnunc kid.

You should vote #1 quidnunc kid because:
posted by scrump to MetaFilter-Related at 2:07 PM (274 comments total) 132 users marked this as a favorite

Stalk much?
posted by Sys Rq at 2:10 PM on June 18, 2013


Stalk much?

Don't mind if I do!
posted by Floydd at 2:17 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


what the hell are you talking about?
posted by thelonius at 2:18 PM on June 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


Oh look, it's a MetaFilter version of Cato's Carthago delenda est. This will certainly Wend...um...
posted by R. Schlock at 2:24 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


vote scrump for #2!
posted by carsonb at 2:25 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


We voting people off again? Fine, this is the last time though. I thought we had agreed to do this by random lottery.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:28 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I recognize that all of the words you used in this post are English, but I am unclear on why they are placed in the order in which they are placed.
posted by jbickers at 2:28 PM on June 18, 2013 [15 favorites]


This is just going to result in splitting the vote and another Harper majority.
posted by Hoopo at 2:31 PM on June 18, 2013 [39 favorites]


I thought we had agreed to do this by random lottery.

Well, yes, but first we have to elect the person that will rig the lottery and bring ruin and exile to our enemies.

Vote Quidnunc! Vote Kid!
posted by Ghidorah at 2:31 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Inexplicable in-joke is still inexplicably in-jokey, podcast at 11.
posted by donnagirl at 2:33 PM on June 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


How's that checkbox working out, pb?
posted by boo_radley at 2:35 PM on June 18, 2013 [22 favorites]


I'll have what he's smoking.
posted by zarq at 2:35 PM on June 18, 2013


For what it's worth, it turns out the he's actually #6.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:37 PM on June 18, 2013 [14 favorites]


this meta: idgi
posted by lampshade at 2:37 PM on June 18, 2013


Today I learned that when you italicize a # sign it turns into something that looks like a does not equal sign.

This was tremendously confusing for me, and actually had me carefully copypasting it into different things in order to figure out what the character was.

# # # # # # # # #
posted by phunniemee at 2:40 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


#1, I order you to go take a #2.
posted by Sarcasm at 2:41 PM on June 18, 2013


Who is #2?
posted by bonehead at 2:42 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Today I learned that when you italicize a # sign it turns into something that looks like a does not equal sign.

This is what it looks like when you italicize a does-not-equal sign:


posted by Sarcasm at 2:43 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've always read it as "quincunx kid" and voted him #5.
posted by gubo at 2:43 PM on June 18, 2013 [10 favorites]


Who is #2?

You are, #6.
posted by Drinky Die at 2:44 PM on June 18, 2013 [17 favorites]


Which reminds me: is there a card or board game out there based on the 60s-era Prisoner series? I really want there to be a good one, ideally using the same font and color palette as the show signage, and the only thing I've found so far is a boardgamegeek reference that leads nowhere.
posted by davejay at 2:48 PM on June 18, 2013


Not until you start the Kickstarter, no.
posted by scrump at 2:53 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Someone was holding an election, and they didn't tell me about it? I'm offended. Hmmph.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:55 PM on June 18, 2013


Metafilter is not a democracy.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:57 PM on June 18, 2013


You are, #6.

But who does #2 work for?
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:01 PM on June 18, 2013 [7 favorites]


I am not a number! I am a free ham!
posted by BeeDo at 3:04 PM on June 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


So, right to the recipes then?
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:08 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


But who does #2 work for?

Yeah, that's right! You show that turd who's boss!
posted by Drinky Die at 3:09 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


I know more about voting #1 quidnunc kid than you could possibly understand.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:10 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Blazecock Pileon: "Metafilter is not a democracy."

Should we be worried that QK got 110% of the vote?
posted by zarq at 3:10 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Which reminds me: is there a card or board game out there based on the 60s-era Prisoner series?

I feel like you could basically reskin Arkham Horror and change the rules so that you always lose except in the final turn in which you don't understand what the hell happened.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:11 PM on June 18, 2013 [29 favorites]


I'm writing in It's Raining Florence Henderson.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:11 PM on June 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


The.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:11 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm also writing in The Whelk.
ah, sockpuppets, what can't they do?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:12 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Inexplicable in-joke is still inexplicably in-jokey, podcast at 11.

I'd actually be a little saddened if it had an explanation.
posted by Gygesringtone at 3:16 PM on June 18, 2013 [14 favorites]


Mah pa was an elizardbitser, his pa afore was'n, and goldurn it, I'm an elizardbitser, too.

~#~
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:24 PM on June 18, 2013 [14 favorites]




> Stalk much?

Don't mind if I do!


I always hear that in Homer Simpson's voice. ... vuit vuit hababliba ...
posted by benito.strauss at 3:32 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


also I feel I need to explain my disappointment that the deleted post about penguin 2.0 wasn't about literature. I was very excited for a few minutes, then very confused.
posted by boo_radley at 3:39 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, and as someone who has voted straight quidnunc ever since I got the franchise (Thanks, 24½th Amendment!), I thought I'd try to find the first "Vote #1" quidnunc post.

For those who are interested, it seems to be this one, "VOTE #1 QUIDNUNC KID FOR BUMFUCK!".
posted by benito.strauss at 3:41 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


The proposal to rename MeFi "Bonaduce Cum Witherer" is more than enough reason for me to endorse #1 quidnunc kid.
posted by en forme de poire at 3:44 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't understand a lick of this, but I'm entertained.
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:46 PM on June 18, 2013


I love him like a small hairy unexpected lolly found in the pocket of my dressing gown.
posted by h00py at 3:47 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Whadda ya know, "Bonaduce Cum Witherer" returns exactly one result on Google (at least for the next few minutes). While Bing doesn't find any.

Poor Bing, still not there yet.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:55 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Quidnunc? What now?
posted by Cranberry at 3:58 PM on June 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yeah, that's right! You show that turd who's boss!

I am always just a little bit unreasonably excited when I see that Tom Arnold is in something.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:00 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anybody want me to make a meta for them? Go ahead and send me links and what you want me to say via memail, and I'll post it...cuz apparently this is what meta is for.
posted by hal_c_on at 4:02 PM on June 18, 2013


That's not what Roseanne said.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:02 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I don't understand a lick of this, but I'm entertained.

I recommend against licking any Quidnunc Kid. You do not know where that Quidnunc Kid has been.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:04 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I lost it at PEAK MITHRAL.

Which, in retrospect, seems like it should be printed in faded bubblefont on a baseball tee, a souvenir of a mid-70s vacation.
posted by Diablevert at 4:05 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I imagine it would be similar to licking a cane toad.
posted by h00py at 4:05 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bet you never did the "Quidnunc," kid!
posted by beagle at 4:11 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've voted early and often, and now I have some ponies and also the Platinum MetaFilter account, which allows me to attend meetings of the C
posted by rtha at 4:13 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm really, really going to miss rtha!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:14 PM on June 18, 2013 [12 favorites]


Who?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:15 PM on June 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


I'm ready to vote but I don't know how.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:17 PM on June 18, 2013


I'm ready to vote but I don't know how.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:17 PM

*push the lever under Democrat*
posted by Cranberry at 4:19 PM on June 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm ready to vote but I don't know how.

You just got to listen to your heart. It'll tell you what to do when the time comes.

(spoiler: you throw a baseball at a glass of water thus driving off the aliens and clearing the way for #1 Quidnunc Kid to assume his rightful place as benevolent dictator)
posted by Gygesringtone at 4:24 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


You never did.

The Quidnunc Kid
posted by beagle at 4:26 PM on June 18, 2013


I'm ready to vote but I don't know how

Go into the bathroom. If there are any windows, cover the windows until no light is coming through. Close the door. Put towels along the bottom of the door so no light can come through from underneath. Turn off all the lights. The room should be pitch black.

Now look in the mirror and repeat "I vote #1 quidnunc kid" five times. Are you looking in the mirror? NO YOU ARE NOT, BECAUSE THE ROOM IS PITCH BLACK!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:27 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


what is #1 quidnunc kid?
posted by mullacc at 4:30 PM on June 18, 2013


HAIL DISCORDIA
VOTE QUIDNUNC
posted by Bookhouse at 4:31 PM on June 18, 2013


I dunno, I think some of his comments are funny, but a lot also seem offtopic/derails too.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 4:33 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's a nice list, sure. Canonical, however? Can you ever really completely expunge a lifetime of Kid? Eh. I give it a #€ for effort and a !£ for good measure.
posted by 0 at 4:33 PM on June 18, 2013


I've been voting and voting and voting #1 the quidnunc kid for YEARS! Isn't he elected yet???
posted by a humble nudibranch at 4:47 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh hell, I should have been voting #1 quidnunc kid. Damn, the "the" prolly borked his election.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 4:50 PM on June 18, 2013


It's already a bastard of a day, and I'm only 50 minutes in, so thank you for this whimsy.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:51 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


what is #1 quidnunc kid?

$20, same as in town.
posted by mullacc at 5:09 PM on June 18, 2013 [7 favorites]


is there a card or board game out there based on the 60s-era Prisoner series?

There is GURPS supplement. I've keep it next to my Illuminati supplement and they make love at night.
posted by charred husk at 5:31 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


He's voting for jessamyn

<omar>indeed.</omar>
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:35 PM on June 18, 2013 [20 favorites]


gonna mess u up

with my quidnunchucks
posted by mintcake! at 5:41 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


A little boy asked me should he vote quidnunc upon the left, no
A little boy asked me should he vote quidnunc upon the right, no
I say it really doesn't matter where you put your vote
Cortex gonna come along and move it
And it's always been the same
It's just a complicated game

posted by Devils Rancher at 5:48 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


The quidnunc kid also channels ex-Chelsea, ex-Porto, ex-Milan, ex-Real Madrid, and again current Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Platonic levels of beauty. He does a better Mourinho than Mourinho himself.
posted by ferdydurke at 5:53 PM on June 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


The system works! the quidnunc kid was voted up from MonkeyFilter! (RIP?)
posted by absalom at 5:56 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I vote for everyone but Quidnunc kid leaving the site.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:03 PM on June 18, 2013


So confused. So many choices. The quidnunc kid or Mitta Romenig?
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:06 PM on June 18, 2013


Vote scrump for body double!
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:11 PM on June 18, 2013


Is there a card or board game out there based on the 60s-era Prisoner series?

There is GURPS supplement. I've keep it next to my Illuminati supplement and they make love at night.


Unprotected heterosexual love, I hope. If so, dibs on the offspring.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:12 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


But I don't belive in democracy, only underwater tyranny.
posted by The Whelk at 6:14 PM on June 18, 2013


*polishes crown*
posted by The Whelk at 6:15 PM on June 18, 2013


Is the problem that I'm reading this sober, clothed and in my right mind?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:21 PM on June 18, 2013 [23 favorites]


I'm voting for Kodos.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 6:36 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm at pub trivia, I handicap myself with several shots of grain alcohol before I show up in an effort to make it interesting. Tonight they had a German philosopher round and pronounced every name wrong. I flung my answer sheet to the ground and shouted that they couldn't expect me to work under these conditions.

such is the life of a savant.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:36 PM on June 18, 2013 [23 favorites]


I'm voting for Kodos.

Go ahead, throw your vote away.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:37 PM on June 18, 2013 [8 favorites]


But I don't belive in democracy, only underwater tyranny.
posted by The Whelk at 19:14 on June 18


Some sort of league is in order.
posted by arcticseal at 6:41 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


God damn these electric sex pants!
posted by edgeways at 6:41 PM on June 18, 2013 [8 favorites]


The rectum is a spy's greatest cloak and dagger tool of the trade.
posted by planetesimal at 6:56 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Has anybody but me tried the new Shaq Sodas? The Blueberry one is good and mixes well with vodka.
posted by jonmc at 7:02 PM on June 18, 2013


It's shocking that no one has noted the quidnunc kid's most special contribution to the site: all the times he has identified things that "will inevitably lead to the destruction of our society."

The promise of that destruction is so encouraging.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:03 PM on June 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


I *cough* hear the election commissioner is able to be bought. *cough*
Send a few grand my way, and I'll pass it on to him-making sure your election turns out just the way you like.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 7:09 PM on June 18, 2013


I was talking to someone and she started saying she wanted champagne. I had to fall back because once we start popping bottles on a Tuesday someone is going to end up pregnant and it is probably going to be me. Still got dat molly water doe.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:18 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shit, I meant her, I can't get pregnant, you guys know me I'm real like a motherfucker.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:50 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I mean like I don't produce eggs. Like I have two bigass balls. Fuck the haters.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:56 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


It was better left unexplained.
posted by planetesimal at 8:06 PM on June 18, 2013 [18 favorites]


I thought Gale Sayers answered this when he said, "The Lord is first, my friends are second, and I am third." This was the inspiration for Brian's Song, although I cannot remember the tune.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:17 PM on June 18, 2013


Ad hominem: "I mean like I don't produce eggs. Like I have two bigass balls. Fuck the haters." Like this picture posted by Doroteo Arango II in the Bear thread?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:20 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shouldn't we have invoked him by now?
posted by davejay at 8:21 PM on June 18, 2013


To hell with #1, #2, and #6. I'm voting Agent 99.
posted by MexicanYenta at 8:22 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm 42 and what is this
posted by jquinby at 8:51 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I knew chimps were strong, but it is crazy seeing all those muscles.
posted by curious nu at 8:55 PM on June 18, 2013


And god is seven
posted by From Bklyn at 9:16 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


GYOBFW.
posted by jack_mo at 9:22 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


This poster is goin' to heaven~
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:26 PM on June 18, 2013


I'm the Quidnunc Kid and so's my wife.
posted by arcticseal at 9:37 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I am Spartacus. Am I at the wrong party?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:57 PM on June 18, 2013


THOUGHTS FOR THE RED THOUGHTS AND BEANS FOR HIS THRONE!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:27 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


For the night is dark and full of terrors.
posted by Night_owl at 10:28 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Surely that's 'For the Night-owl is dark and full of terrors'.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:30 PM on June 18, 2013


quidnunc strikes me as more of a rocker than a mod.
His failure to usurp the Monkeybashi, despite repeated coup attempts, is most telling.
Bananas forever!
posted by islander at 10:33 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love you guys but someone is getting pregnant and it isn't going to be me. Might be Johnnygunn. Congrats, couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:37 PM on June 18, 2013


'For the Night-owl is dark and full of terrors'.

The Great Grey Owl is full of loving-kindness.
posted by homunculus at 10:41 PM on June 18, 2013

rtha: “I've voted early and often, and now I have some ponies and also the Platinum MetaFilter account, which allows me to attend meetings of the C”
I knew it!
posted by ob1quixote at 10:41 PM on June 18, 2013


I voted quidnunc kid #1 pooper.
posted by fleacircus at 11:16 PM on June 18, 2013


I am embarrassed to confess I have never voted in my almost 5 decades of existence.

*meep*
posted by infini at 11:42 PM on June 18, 2013


Before I vote, I need to know where QK stands on key issues that should be important to all of us:
  • What sort of re-education camps would he set up for the 47%?
  • Does he think most MeFites are "makers" or "takers"?
  • Does he have practical experience at busting up an American business like Metafilter?
    • Has he put anyone out of work after years of loyal service?
    • If so, has he put enough of those takers out of work?
    • Bonus points if:
      • The work went to China, or
      • The jobs ceased to exist entirely
      • Either must be after
        • taking a huge profit
        • Eating a $2000 dinner to celebrate and
          • Giving the waiter a nickel tip
  • What are his plans to make sure that my money doesn't get redistributed to the taker undesirables?
  • What is his timeframe for outsourcing each function at Metafilter?
posted by double block and bleed at 12:29 AM on June 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Wait, the quidnunc kid's thoughts were red thoughts? Is that right?
posted by windykites at 1:09 AM on June 19, 2013


Is this something I'd need a sub-10k user number to understand?
posted by third word on a random page at 1:24 AM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was just thinking earlier this week how much I enjoy these posts from #1 quidnunc kid. I'm always happy to see one pop up.
posted by shelleycat at 1:30 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Anyone ever play space station 13 ( link is to one of the only SS13 LPrs on YouTube, the main site is not exactly exciting). It is a space CRPG seemingly populated exclusively by SA goons. You work a shift on a space station doing an utterly mundane job. There really is an emphasis on roll playing. It inevitably ends up spiraling out of control. I've been obsessed with it for the past month or so.

Seems like a game metafilter would like but I don't recall anyone ever mentioning it.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:03 AM on June 19, 2013


Yay! In-jokes and hero worship. I no longer feel like an outsider who doesn't belong.
</sarcasm>
posted by zoo at 2:07 AM on June 19, 2013


If you can't understand a joke where someone has collated some 4 dozen links explaining it in exhaustive detail, then the problem is not with the thread.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:30 AM on June 19, 2013 [28 favorites]


922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a: "I dunno, I think some of his comments are funny, but a lot also seem offtopic/derails too."

You're just cranky because you'll never get elected as a write-in.
posted by moody cow at 2:50 AM on June 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


I feel like I've walked into a Bloom County strip.
posted by fight or flight at 2:57 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anyone ever play space station 13 ( link is to one of the only SS13 LPrs on YouTube, the main site is not exactly exciting). It is a space CRPG seemingly populated exclusively by SA goons. You work a shift on a space station doing an utterly mundane job. There really is an emphasis on roll playing. It inevitably ends up spiraling out of control. I've been obsessed with it for the past month or so.

Oh my god where had this been all my life previous to now?!
posted by winna at 3:05 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Does voting #1 quidnunc kid hasten or impede the onset of the Apocalypse. I likely won't vote anyways but I always like to know what all the weird ass switches and buttons are for out of curiosity if for no other reason.

Its also always good to ask, will the vote result in some sort of fee?
posted by logonym at 3:27 AM on June 19, 2013


I'll show you my vote for #1 quidnunc kid if you'll show me yours.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:29 AM on June 19, 2013


OK, now I regret what I said because I misread 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a's comment. I thought they were talking about the comments in this thread :( Sorry.
posted by moody cow at 3:39 AM on June 19, 2013


I feel like Michael Scott:

"I love in-jokes, i hope to be a part of one some day."

And I need a hug.
posted by kinetic at 4:02 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is the problem that I'm reading this sober, clothed and in my right mind?

Now I'm thinking of you a little bit drunk, a little bit naked and a little bit crazy.

And now I'm writing plausible Shania Twain lyrics.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 4:02 AM on June 19, 2013 [12 favorites]


Extra-extra bonus points if, instead of giving the waiter a nickel he gave the waiter one of these three useful tips:
  • "Buy 500 shares in Berkshire Hathaway!"
  • "A job well done is rewarding in and of itself!"
  • "Don't eat the yellow snow!"
posted by double block and bleed at 4:10 AM on June 19, 2013


The space octopi are coming

No, no, NO. "Octopus" is of Greek etymology therefore it is not pluralised in that way. The plural is "octopuses" or "octopodes" if you want to be strictly and rather snootily correct.

Sorry. This one really gets to me. Carry on!
posted by Decani at 4:12 AM on June 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


I had no idea this had been going on since 2005.
posted by zennie at 4:15 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm voting for myself every day, and today I will do it in front of you all, hic et nunc.
There. Done.
Now an assembly of beans for lunch.
posted by Namlit at 4:19 AM on June 19, 2013


I think the trouble with this MetaTalk call-out is that it will inevitably lead to the destruction of our society. (And-a one and-a two, and-a you know what to do...)
posted by drlith at 4:36 AM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
The candidate I want to see
Get elected or posting
Or just watching TV
Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
He's our leader to be

He's so near to Scotland
So far from Japan
Quite a long way from Cairo
Lots of miles from Vietnam

Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
The candidate I want to see
Eating breakfast or dinner
Or snack lunch in the hall
Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
Quidnunc has it all

He's so sadly neglected
And often ignored
A poor second to Cortex
When going abroad

Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
The leader that I quite want to see
No platform too lofty
No detail too small
Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
Quidnunc has it all

Vote #1 quidnunc kid
Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
The leader that I quite want to see
No platform too lofty
No detail too small
Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
Quidnunc has it all,
Quidnunc has it all
posted by flabdablet at 4:49 AM on June 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


Is this Mefi Version?
posted by OmieWise at 5:00 AM on June 19, 2013


But is he watching me closely enough to deserve being voted in?
posted by infini at 5:00 AM on June 19, 2013


I heard he was intercepting our communications without a warrant before it was cool.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:04 AM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


He's endorsed by ersatz

I would like to take this opportunity to remind political analysts trawling MeFi that I was more successful than Karl Rove at calling the last Presidential election, I identified peak mithril on time and my endorsement excites the masses. So, if you're looking for your Toby Ziegler, give me a call.
posted by ersatz at 5:19 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


And vote #1 quidnunc kid.
posted by ersatz at 5:20 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I heard he outcampaigned Chuck Norris.
posted by flabdablet at 5:29 AM on June 19, 2013


GOOGLE NEWSMONGER PAUL
posted by not_on_display at 5:35 AM on June 19, 2013


I think the pocket link in my work jeans was more successful in calling the last election than Rove... of course my pocket lint won't continue to appear on and taken seriously by 47% of the population.
posted by edgeways at 5:36 AM on June 19, 2013


I heard he once wrestled several ostriches into submission, saving the lives of a class of swiss schoolchildren on a poorly-planned field trip, whilst gargling the Ally McBeal theme song the whole time.
posted by greenish at 5:43 AM on June 19, 2013


VOTE QUIDNUNC/KIDD

though I am a little nervous if something happens to President Quidnunc and Vice President Kidd has to take over: he's no "Diamond" Joe Biden.
posted by wenestvedt at 5:47 AM on June 19, 2013


One time he punched me in the face, it was awesome.
posted by moody cow at 5:49 AM on June 19, 2013


No, no, NO. "Octopus" is of Greek etymology therefore it is not pluralised in that way. The plural is "octopuses" or "octopodes" if you want to be strictly and rather snootily correct.

Irregardless, I don't think there's anything wrong with "octopi", for all intensive purposes.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:52 AM on June 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Fresh octopie... mmmm
posted by infini at 5:53 AM on June 19, 2013


The quidnunc kid once traded faces with Nicholas Cage and had an epic gun flight with John Travolta. It was kind of traumatic, and he lost himself in self pity and delusion. But then he said, 'No. I am better than this!', and put on a bear suit and punched some hippies.

But then came the bees.

Vote #1 quidnunc kid's burning wicker tomb.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:10 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I voted #1 quidnunc kid (may God take mercy on my soul).
posted by cjorgensen at 6:16 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Irregardless, I don't think there's anything wrong with "octopi", for all intensive purposes.

there's alot wrong with it but i could care less
posted by flabdablet at 6:46 AM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Can you be more pacific? Oh rite, your just looking for an escape goat.
posted by h00py at 7:04 AM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


  • Does he think most MeFites are "makers" or "takers"?
  • Is he "Ask" or "Guess"?
I have never fully understood the phenomenon, but the propaganda campaign has worked - I'm always disappointed whenever I see a QK post that does not request my vote.

Don't blame me, I voted #1 quidnunc kid
posted by solotoro at 7:11 AM on June 19, 2013


I heard the quidnunc kid would reign in this kind of derail.
posted by flabdablet at 7:11 AM on June 19, 2013


Irregardless, I don't think there's anything wrong with "octopi", for all intensive purposes.

*eye twitch*
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:24 AM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


I don't vote. They're all the same.
posted by mazola at 7:32 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


For President Convict No. 9653

24601 Jean Valjean*?

*Actually Roger Dodger
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:32 AM on June 19, 2013


This thread has Elementary Penguin running around like a chicken and his head cut off.
posted by misha at 7:33 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's OK, Elementary Penguin. I, for one, understand the importance in not allowing these grammar scofflaws to have free rain. Don't think for a moment that they will get away Scott free!
posted by double block and bleed at 7:49 AM on June 19, 2013


flabdablet: "Quidnunc, quidnunc, quidnunc
The candidate I want to see
"

You can sing this to the tune of Que Sera, Sera.
posted by boo_radley at 7:56 AM on June 19, 2013


running around like a chicken and his head cut off

with a chicken, goddammit
/pedant
posted by flabdablet at 8:25 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Exsanguinating freely about the yard.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:40 AM on June 19, 2013


I heard the quidnunc kid would reign in this kind of derail.

He would, actually. He gives his fancy free rein!
posted by winna at 9:31 AM on June 19, 2013


Which begs the question, why don't people think it's important not to loose sight of the English language?
posted by Night_owl at 9:35 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


wat
posted by lalochezia at 9:58 AM on June 19, 2013


Throwing your vote away on #1 quidnaderkid will just split the bloc and allow an opposition victory. I hope you all can live with that.
posted by klarck at 10:00 AM on June 19, 2013


This thread has Elementary Penguin running around like a chicken and his head cut off.
posted by misha 2 ¾ hours ago [1 favorite +]

It's OK, Elementary Penguin. I, for one, understand the importance in not allowing these grammar scofflaws to have free rain. Don't think for a moment that they will get away Scott free!
posted by double block and bleed 2 ½ hours ago [+]


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:16 AM on June 19, 2013


I bet we're keeping you on tender hooks wondering what our next grammatical mistake will be. Oh well, I guess its better then being bored, right?
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:20 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


I bet we're keeping you on tender hooks

Well, you kind of saved him the suspense. The word is tenterhooks. :)
posted by thinkpiece at 10:36 AM on June 19, 2013


Did you mean: tenterhooks ?
posted by edgeways at 10:38 AM on June 19, 2013


Shhhh, that was the joke!
posted by cjorgensen at 10:39 AM on June 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


They are the same, for most intensive purposes.
posted by planetesimal at 10:39 AM on June 19, 2013


Well, you kind of saved him the suspense.

I was waiting with baited breath to see whom of you would fall first into my snare.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:42 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


*which amongst* dammit.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:42 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Intensive porpoises: really really really cute and frightening mereswine.
posted by edgeways at 10:42 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


"You can sing this to the tune of Que Sera, Sera."

It makes it ever so much better.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:49 AM on June 19, 2013


You realize that practizing your English on here is illegal now, right?
posted by infini at 11:11 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Legal, however, is literally messing around with whatever's left of the so-called English language, even for non-native speakers. Qed.
posted by Namlit at 11:36 AM on June 19, 2013


Qed.

QFT!
posted by cjorgensen at 11:46 AM on June 19, 2013


Give me a Q!
Give me a K!
Give me a QK!

It's showtime.
posted by arcticseal at 11:49 AM on June 19, 2013


If anything ever happens to Brandon Blatcher, I am totes marrying #1 quidnunc kid.
posted by desjardins at 11:52 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Devils Rancher: "I bet we're keeping you on tender hooks wondering what our next grammatical mistake will be. Oh well, I guess its better then being bored, right?"

Bare in mine that we're literally hear for the jokes at this point.
posted by scrump at 11:55 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


> No, no, NO. "Octopus" is of Greek etymology therefore it is not pluralised in that way. The plural is "octopuses" or "octopodes" if you want to be strictly and rather snootily correct.

No, no, NO. "Octopus" is English, not Greek, and however English-speakers pluralize it is the correct plural. Merriam-Webster says "plural oc·to·pus·es or oc·to·pi"; they are both common and thoroughly acceptable. "Octopodes" is just silly. (Fun fact: Even ancient Greeks occasionally got the plurals of -pous nouns wrong.)

Also, even though I am a diehard anarchist I voted #1 quidnunc kid so he could be the next Pope, and now he is!
posted by languagehat at 12:07 PM on June 19, 2013 [9 favorites]


HAT-SMITED, BITCHES
posted by scrump at 12:09 PM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Eh, voting's too much work. Couldn't we just have some farcical aquatic ceremony?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:15 PM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


wow so much work for a post that made me go :|. I mean, it's like an artwork where you're like ...yeah....I don't really get it...okay
posted by angrycat at 12:18 PM on June 19, 2013


I lobbed a scimitar at #1 quidnunc kid.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:20 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have compromising photos of #1 quidnunc kid in compromising positions.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:26 PM on June 19, 2013


I steel don't gait zis post... hopefully a contact form will help comprehension, if not reading.
posted by infini at 12:30 PM on June 19, 2013


"No, no, NO. 'Octopus' is English, not Greek, and however English-speakers pluralize it is the correct plural."

Well, yes, I am in complete and enthusiastic agreement with you on this. And I grant you that if a large number of native English speakers think that octopi is the plural, then it is.

What I'm interested in knowing, though, is how much this plural is the product of a naive intuited pluralizing rule built around latinate English words and how much it's the product of a mistaken petty pedantry that is explicitly aware of latin plurals. The former, well, that's just how it works. The latter, well, that's annoying and mockable.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:32 PM on June 19, 2013


It's octopodes, guys. Sheesh.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:43 PM on June 19, 2013


Crap someone already made that joke. I am dumb.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:45 PM on June 19, 2013


Ivan Fyodorovich, I assure you - it's all mockable.
posted by nickmark at 12:51 PM on June 19, 2013


I think most petty pedants are guided by their naive intuitions. The only way to step outside of language is pure descriptivism. Once you start arguing the relative merits of constructions, you are just another participant. Most prescriptivism is really debating language as a marker for class or other social groupings anyways.


Also, the contact form check-off box wouldn't have prevented this post. Clearly, this "request requires community input". Requires it? It positively wallows in it.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:56 PM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


"I think most petty pedants are guided by their naive intuitions."

Well, there's naive intuitions and there's naive intuitions. What I meant by it was how a child native anglophone would form plurals without any instruction. That's a bit absurd in this case, as it would be an unusual child to be exposed to so many latinate words and form an implicit rule on that basis. But still.

The "naive intuitions" of petty pedants are generally more schooled. That's the "pedantry" part. I agree that there's overlap — some role model had X usage and they frowned on Y usage, so the prescriptivist peever will infer that there must be some authoritative basis for this and thus will invent one. That happens a lot. But the petty pedantry of prescriptivist peeving very often involves a combination of intuition and learning, it's not fully naive.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 1:11 PM on June 19, 2013


Where is quidnunc anyway? Why isn't he here yet to claim his throne?

octopoopy
posted by infini at 1:27 PM on June 19, 2013


Octopy this thread till he shows up.

WHO'S THREAD?
Our thread!
WHO'S THREAD?
Our thread!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:37 PM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


it's octopopoi.
and I'm not saying it again.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:42 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


You yam what a cassava?
posted by infini at 1:44 PM on June 19, 2013


(I hope it's obvious that I'm pushing an idea just to see how far it will go.) But what do you mean by "a child native anglophone would form plurals without any instruction."? A child who is an anglophone has already had a couple years of (fairly intensive) instruction on how to speak English from their parents.

I think it's very hard to draw a consistent line between native and learned, unless one arbitrarily picks an age. Even then, at a young age I had already learned a prominent proportion of my pedantry at the feet of my father, a liberal lover of languages and gleeful grinder of grammatical grist. So I will double down and claim that clatterings about correctness consistently conceal concerns about class.

P.S. It's "octopockles"
posted by benito.strauss at 1:44 PM on June 19, 2013


Also "whelk" is plural. The singular is "Whelkum"
posted by The Whelk at 1:48 PM on June 19, 2013


Whelkses is plurii. I'm totally sure of that.

(now I have a vision of an English kid forming plurals all the times: We want many ice creams, and so on.)
posted by Namlit at 2:49 PM on June 19, 2013


.

He was one of the good ones.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:55 PM on June 19, 2013 [36 favorites]


Oh fuck, sorry - I thought this was an obit thread.

Boy is my face red.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:55 PM on June 19, 2013 [19 favorites]


Couldn't we just have some farcical aquatic ceremony?

Look, you can't expect the quidnunc kid to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at him/her/it.

Do we have a gender on this being that wants to rule us all? I don't care one way or the other, but I do think our supreme executive should have some kind of position on gender is all I'm saying.
posted by nubs at 2:56 PM on June 19, 2013


The "naive intuitions" of petty pedants are generally more schooled. That's the "pedantry" part. I agree that there's overlap — some role model had X usage and they frowned on Y usage, so the prescriptivist peever will infer that there must be some authoritative basis for this and thus will invent one. That happens a lot. But the petty pedantry of prescriptivist peeving very often involves a combination of intuition and learning, it's not fully naive.

I think another sector includes people who fear or otherwise seek to avoid petty pedants, by divining constructions they predict will matter to such people. Being able to tell these people apart is easy: Google their user names and see if any of them pop up on a fanfic site. Then see if they exhibit a strict interpretation of canon or like to mix genres and series up a bit. If they're the former kind, you can believe these are the kind of folks who bellow out 800-word screeds about how Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty" or how whom is used.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:09 PM on June 19, 2013


No, it's by leg count. One octopus. Two hexadecapus. I'm illiterate beyond that point, so if you see three of em's, you're on your own.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:14 PM on June 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


octoquidnucopodes are coming to out-type us all. Damn them and their ability to make eight humourous comments at any one time.
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:53 PM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Octopus" is not a latinate word. "Bloviation" may well be.
posted by Wolof at 4:54 PM on June 19, 2013


No, bloviation is a made-up word with a Latinish ending, reportedly first attributed to Warren G Harding. Fun fact: he once ate a dodecahedrapus in one sitting.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:02 PM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Devils Rancher: "207No, it's by leg count. One octopus. Two hexadecapus. I'm illiterate beyond that point, so if you see three of em's, you're on your own."

Quatroviginapus?
posted by double block and bleed at 5:02 PM on June 19, 2013


1: octopus
2: hexadecapus
3: tetricosipus
4: ditriacontapus
5: tetracontapus
6: octotetracontapus
7: hexapentacontapus
8: tetrahexacontapus
9: diheptacontapus
10: octacontapus
posted by Sys Rq at 5:06 PM on June 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


(assuming all tentacles intact)
posted by Sys Rq at 5:07 PM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]



Oh fuck, sorry - I thought this was an obit thread.


Naaah.
posted by Diablevert at 5:48 PM on June 19, 2013


Hexapodia is the key insight
posted by bonehead at 6:08 PM on June 19, 2013


Cactus, cacti
Ocpotus, ocpoti
posted by flabdablet at 7:08 PM on June 19, 2013


ocpotus
posted by idiopath at 7:21 PM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


"But what do you mean by 'a child native anglophone would form plurals without any instruction.'? A child who is an anglophone has already had a couple years of (fairly intensive) instruction on how to speak English from their parents."

I can't really answer you unless we agree upon what "instruction" is. If it's defined as including learning from example and trial-and-error (at attempting successful communication), then I agree. If you don't include those things, then I don't.

I intended "instruction" to mean, well, explicit instruction. That's not necessary for native language acquisition and certainly it's not how children figure out things like how to form plurals or adverbs. They infer those.

"'Octopus' is not a latinate word."

Yes, I know. I didn't say that it was.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:42 PM on June 19, 2013


ocpotus

Genius.

Back in the Bush years, I always wanted a bumper sticker that read:

My SCOTUS picked my POTUS

But I never got around to making it.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:51 PM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
My SCOTUS picked my POTUS
And the POTUS was sly
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing this'll be the day that you die
...this'll be the day that you die
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:05 PM on June 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


Focus on the SCOTUS-POTUS hocus pocus.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:33 PM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


If I'm to focus on the SCOTUS-POTUS hocus pocus, I'll need the SCOTUS-POTUS hocus pocus locus.
posted by flabdablet at 8:58 PM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Maybe you could write it on a card, and send that with flowers to grab my attention. Then I'd have a SCOTUS-POTUS hocus pocus locus focus crocus.
posted by flabdablet at 9:22 PM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


And when SCOTUS battles POTUS in a crocus focused battle, and the locus of the crocus is a locus in a bottle, this is what they call...
posted by Tool of the Conspiracy at 10:05 PM on June 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Now look in the mirror and repeat "I vote #1 quidnunc kid" five times. Are you looking in the mirror? NO YOU ARE NOT, BECAUSE THE ROOM IS PITCH BLACK!!!

Also, you are likely to be eaten by an octogrue.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:49 PM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


A hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus bottle battle.
posted by scrump at 1:00 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


kinda like a POTUS operandi ...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:22 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


A bottled-locus crocus focused SCOTUS-POTUS hocus pocus battle?

Raucous.
posted by flabdablet at 4:12 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think you've got the wrong flower. Don't focus on the crocus; get a SCOTUS-POTUS lotus.
posted by painquale at 5:36 AM on June 20, 2013 [3 favorites]


But what happens in a hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus/lotus bottle battle if the bottle is too brittle to hold the locus of the crocus (or indeed the lotus)?

Maybe you could get some specially trained insects to hold the glass shards together.

The hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus (or lotus) brittle battle bottle locusts.
posted by fight or flight at 6:03 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


That's a very philosophical question.

We should consult Duns Scotus.
posted by painquale at 6:21 AM on June 20, 2013


Puch Scooters, 1967.
posted by clavdivs at 6:43 AM on June 20, 2013


There was a #1 quidnunc party, and no-one invited me?

Fucking typical. Fuck the lot of you.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:47 AM on June 20, 2013


Just join. Renault ... scooters ... you're fine I guess.
posted by Namlit at 7:33 AM on June 20, 2013


Sorry, the cat ate your invitation.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2013


... and then the octopopoi ate the cat. It was horrific
posted by From Bklyn at 10:30 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


The hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus (or lotus) brittle battle bottle locusts.

Are locusts really the best insects for that task? They're not really industrious, they just flit about screeching and mating all day. I'd recommend a more hard-working order of insects.

Hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus/lotus brittle battle bottle beetles.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:56 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


fight or flight: "But what happens in a hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus/lotus bottle battle if the bottle is too brittle to hold the locus of the crocus (or indeed the lotus)?

Maybe you could get some specially trained insects to hold the glass shards together.

The hocus-pocus-locus-focused SCOTUS-POTUS crocus (or lotus) brittle battle bottle locusts.
"

Look, I think it's a little unfair to put the onus on the crocus/lotus locus and quibble with the battle bottle. Because the battle bottle, however brittle, puts the focus squarely on the locust. Which could be the actual SCOTUS-POTUS hocus pocus locus, if you think about it.

On preview, I see DevilsAdvocate is trying to steal the focus with some hokum about brittle battle bottle beetles, which is just a silly idea.
posted by scrump at 11:00 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


contrapuntal
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:07 AM on June 20, 2013


I like that word. A lot.


I like saying out loud.

Its just like Con Tra Cep Tive

I wonder if I could use in a haiku?

~o~

Contrapuntal to
your thinking, contraceptives
are quite legal here

~o~

Maybe it needs some musical notation?
posted by infini at 11:50 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


On preview, I see DevilsAdvocate is trying to steal the focus with some hokum about brittle battle bottle beetles, which is just a silly idea.

Hmph. OK, I was being a little silly, but what, we can't have any fun around here? What's next, you're going to recommend we throw out all our Tom Hanks movies? That all our dancing should be prim and proper and not involve any "inappropriate" rear-to-rear contact?

Grump scrump pumps Gump dump, lumps rump bumps.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:58 AM on June 20, 2013 [5 favorites]


Nice that we are finally moving away from the scrotum potassium whateveryum banter to consider some real stuff (tho' I admit I'm still flailing around for the larger context).
Take it from me, contrapuntal is musical notation. Or rather musical notation can be contrapuntal. And how.
posted by Namlit at 12:16 PM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


I DOFF MY HAT SIR
posted by scrump at 2:33 PM on June 20, 2013


(AND/OR MA'AM)
posted by scrump at 2:35 PM on June 20, 2013


Before Microsoft came out with Excel, I used hocus-pocus-locus-focus crocus SCOTUS-POTUS Lotus 1-2-3.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:42 PM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Grump scrump pumps Gump dump, lumps rump bumps?

Chump.
posted by flabdablet at 12:02 AM on June 21, 2013


frump
posted by infini at 1:42 AM on June 21, 2013


"Frump" trumps "chump", stumps plump ump; infini wini.
posted by flabdablet at 3:29 AM on June 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


DO NOT DRINK THE QUID-AID PEOPLE.









It'll give you gas.
posted by gomichild at 4:00 AM on June 21, 2013


"galumph" trumps them all because of the 'eitch.
Aaand,

Don't drink the flag-water either. Just soberly move on.
posted by Namlit at 4:13 AM on June 21, 2013


I know this is off-topic, but the Flickr thread just closed, and I wanted to let ex-Flickr users and ex-Glitch users know that when I just uploaded some pictures to Flickr the loading message said "Milking Butterflies" which I think is the Platonic Ideal of Kicking Someone When They're Down.

Anyway, sorry for the intrusion. Carry on.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:29 AM on June 21, 2013


Humph!


wini? what kind of made up word is that? its ye close to wino but you tried. so that was pretty nice of you, if I say so myself.
posted by infini at 7:22 AM on June 21, 2013


QUID-AID

We are the thread,
We are the Filter,
We are the ones that fill your days with GRAR,
And pics of kittens.
posted by arcticseal at 7:33 AM on June 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


thank you, thank you for the tune that will ring in my head all DAY!
posted by clavdivs at 7:42 AM on June 21, 2013


Little known fact, the juvenile Quidnunc Kid is an ear worm. Just don't be around when he pupates.
posted by arcticseal at 8:03 AM on June 21, 2013


I hear he wears the shells of his former heads on top of his current head.
posted by h00py at 8:12 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well I would just like to say that all of you people are very very silly.

But, won't silliness such as this lead inevitably to the destruction of our society?

If I had my way, the mods would be FORCED to protect MetaFilter from the threat of such rampant and insidious whimsy. In fact, they would be obliged to dress up in armadillo costumes, pull down your trousers, lightly butter each of your ass-cheeks with a low-cholesterol vegetable spread and chase you through the high-street, striking your buttocks with a crisp stalk of celery and yelling: NO TO FROLICSOMENESS!

So if you detest tomfoolery, if you abjure merrymaking and if you are horrified by waggishness in all its permutations, please vote #1 quidnunc kid. I stand for rational seriousness and a stern countenance at all times. Ok, I chuckle at the antics of Marmaduke, as do we all - I am only human. But otherwise: hrumf! Whimsy out. Also I invented the frowny face emoticon, which just proves that I have IT smarts. Vote #1.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:13 AM on June 21, 2013 [13 favorites]


can't vote, got no rights

*spouses the moron anyway*


/wait, was that a bad word I just said?
posted by infini at 11:20 AM on June 21, 2013


No more fancy-pants, namby-pamby, flimsy whimsy?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:36 AM on June 21, 2013


"Ok, I chuckle at the antics of Marmaduke, as do we all - I am only human."

I know, right? Nothing more reliably brings a smile to my face than delightful Marmaduke. Though, the wacky frustration of Cathy in a shopping dilemma comes close.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:47 AM on June 21, 2013


"Catherine", please. The use of the diminutive is a gateway to unwholesome frivolity.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:57 AM on June 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray. - Joubert, Joseph
posted by infini at 12:00 PM on June 21, 2013


Acknowledge my distress, as expressed through excess perspiration!! - Catherine
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:09 PM on June 21, 2013 [6 favorites]


No more fancy-pants, namby-pamby, flimsy whimsy?

Neither pell-mell nor willy-nilly.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:41 PM on June 21, 2013


Hobson-Jobson, on the other hand, might hand you a cup of kedgeree, to sup in your pajamas, in the sunshine on your bungalow's veranda.
posted by infini at 12:46 PM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I do appreciate the newspaper comics that have abandoned humor altogether and provide serious character studies, like how Get Fuzzy has become a deep analysis of a severely psychotic talking cat and the dog who loves him, and Lio's view of a young boy whose delusions are far more deep and dangerous than Calvin's ever was. Of course, running Peanuts reruns alongside Dilbert provide a fascinating insight into the way childhood insecurities can result in debilitating behaviors in the grown-up workplace.

But seriously, Marmaduke? It's HEATHCLIFF 4EVAH!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:29 PM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm in need of some group therapy.
posted by flabdablet at 9:28 PM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is relevant to our interests.
overthinking a plate of zombie chow
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:51 PM on June 21, 2013


I missed this thread when I was on vacation, and just found out about it through the podcast. I just wanted to say I completely and thoroughly endorse this kind of thing. The quidnunc kid is one of my favorite parts of MeFi, and I want to vote him #1 forever. Keep on quidnuncing.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:47 AM on July 3, 2013


How many nuncs could a quidnunc nunc if a quidnunc could nunc nuncs?
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:00 AM on July 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nunc. Nunc more nuncs.
posted by flabdablet at 7:52 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


36 hours and 14 minutes of cold turkey
posted by infini at 11:15 AM on July 3, 2013


How many nuncs could a quidnunc nunc if a quidnunc could nunc nuncs?

I think you've got this backwards. One nuncs quids, not nuncs. Correctly nunced, quids are quite nice on a hot summer day with garlic and lemon juice.

The thing is, the correct question "how many quids could a quidnunc nunc if a quidnunc could nunc quids?" makes no sense either. The very substance of quidnuncs is nuncing quids, even on cold winter days. There is no "if". That's what makes them #1.
posted by Namlit at 11:43 AM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh, who are we quidding here?
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:01 PM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


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