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March 5, 2014 6:08 AM   Subscribe

What's with Wharf Worf?

Not a call out by any means, but just wondering if the first post from last night spawned the rest, or if this was some rip in the space time continuum and Worf came spilling out.

When looking at the front page, I first thought I had somehow accidentally performed a search for Worf / Star Trek:TNG posts this morning, and then I thought perhaps Michael Dorn had passed away.


It just seems, to me, a bit weirdly specific to have so many posts on Worf in such a short period of time, and worth a mention.
posted by Debaser626 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 AM (158 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

The troops stationed in MetaFilter are not members of the Kl
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:12 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


It is worf a mention.
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 6:13 AM on March 5 [32 favorites]


I love that there were (briefly) two meta talk threads about how there were so many Worf threads. Now we just need to accomplish the same on ask. Does anyone have any burning questions about Worf?
posted by Cannon Fodder at 6:13 AM on March 5 [8 favorites]


I want songs about Worf! Worf bar mitzvah music!
posted by Mizu at 6:15 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


I love that there were (briefly) two meta talk threads about how there were so many Worf threads.

Three, if you count the favicon discussion that was derailed.
posted by zombieflanders at 6:15 AM on March 5


I am slightly irked that my meta post, which was posted first, and which was linked and back-linked to all the other threads, was killed in lieu of this one. :-P
posted by leotrotsky at 6:15 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Quiets, you fool! If you get close to cracking the Metafilter Code (aka the "Mathowie Cipher"), the Cabal might take notice!
posted by Panjandrum at 6:16 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Apt synchronicity, on the topic of related posts. I decided to keep this one even though it was posted 23 seconds later, if that's alright with everyone.

I think it's just a little meme - two Worf posts popped up by coincidence and people started to riff on it? I've been watching the posts as they come in and as far as I'm concerned they're basically fine with or without the punning aspect, so I'm not inclined to get in the way of the joke as long as it's not breaking anything.

It reminds me of "Elephant Day".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 6:16 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


I have no explanation, but I did look at the calendar and we can rule out April Fools Day.
posted by Xalf at 6:18 AM on March 5


I'm getting my Bat'leth.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:18 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Perhaps today is a good day to die post.
posted by zombieflanders at 6:19 AM on March 5 [9 favorites]


I am slightly irked that my meta post, which was posted first, and which was linked and back-linked to all the other threads, was killed in lieu of this one. :-P

At least we also both included the "Wharf/Worf" pun in addition to only being 23 seconds apart.

As an aside... what is back-linking?
posted by Debaser626 at 6:23 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


There was a fun "How Many" riff that popped up on September 21, 2011.

How many continents?
How many photographs?
How many space shuttlers?
How many arms?
and finally, the amazing thread that was
How many of these classic video game characters do you remember?

I remain bummed Tom-B didn't start his thread "How many faces can you wear?"
posted by Rock Steady at 6:23 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


The troops stationed in MetaFilter are not members of the Klingon Fleet. They are only highly equipped and well trained concerned Klingon Mefites protecting MetaFilter from the chaos of non Worf related postings.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:23 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


It's known as a murmuration of FPPs. They happen, but the mechanisms and purposes behind their formation are poorly understood.
posted by klarck at 6:24 AM on March 5 [9 favorites]


I was tempted to make a post about prune juice but to all appearances that is the one manufactured good that hasn't been visited by How It's Made.

For the curious, it appears that prune juice is made by macerating prunes in boiling water and filtering out the solids, and not by squeezing them for whatever pitiful fluid remains in them.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:25 AM on March 5 [9 favorites]


It reminds me of "Elephant Day".

RIP, IMG tag; you burned too brightly for this world.
posted by Panjandrum at 6:28 AM on March 5 [8 favorites]


I think you missed one, and a pretty clever one at that. Maybe not the best, but definitely not the worf.
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 6:28 AM on March 5 [14 favorites]


I decided to keep this one even though it was posted 23 seconds later, if that's alright with everyone.

Actually deleting it rather than closing and redirecting seemed a bit rough.
posted by zamboni at 6:28 AM on March 5


<img src="worffuckingachicken.jpg" alt="Am I doin it rite?" height=600 width=800>
posted by charred husk at 6:32 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Maybe I am just a bit too excited to see a World Famous Bushman post, but it would be really swell if people could refrain from derailing discussion in the actual non-Worf posts with meta-Worf talk...
posted by KatlaDragon at 6:33 AM on March 5


I thought I lost my place scanning through thread titles.
posted by mountmccabe at 6:40 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


As far as my post goes, it was a total spur of the moment thing I did right before going to bed. I have no other explanation beyond that.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:44 AM on March 5


I am disappointed not to find a parody of the Edwin Starr song out there. "Worf, what is he good for?"
posted by Foosnark at 6:52 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


And it continues with the post on the ISS's 3 year old "Window Observational Research Facility"...
posted by modernnomad at 6:58 AM on March 5 [9 favorites]


There's also the post on linguistic relativity, also known as the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. Sneaky. More fitting for a Romulan.
posted by adamrice at 7:10 AM on March 5 [5 favorites]


You missed the fact that the next FPP was about the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. That's absolute proof of the conspiracy.
posted by alms at 7:12 AM on March 5 [7 favorites]


Is it because today we notice foreheads have changed?
posted by gubo at 7:13 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


I am slightly irked that my meta post, which was posted first, and which was linked and back-linked to all the other threads, was killed in lieu of this one.

You're post was killed via Hegh'bat because it could no longer face its enemies.
posted by drezdn at 7:17 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


It just seems, to me, a bit weirdly specific to have so many posts on Worf in such a short period of time, and worth a mention.

Once a trend pops up on the front page, MeFites are apt to cling on to it for a very long time.
posted by googly at 7:20 AM on March 5 [5 favorites]


Fnorf.
posted by sourwookie at 7:25 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Is it because today we notice foreheads have changed?

It is not something we discuss with outsiders!
posted by Melismata at 7:26 AM on March 5 [6 favorites]


The forehead ridges are, in fact, Dwarven women.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:27 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


Appropriate soundtrack.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:27 AM on March 5


This is what's known as a Bashir-Worf phenomenon.
posted by bleep at 7:36 AM on March 5


The Worf of Starfleet
posted by leotrotsky at 7:37 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


MARCH 5 IS INTERNATIONAL WORF DAY!

every year we get together and have salmon on a mesomorph
every year we get a crockety blorf
every year we get drunk with a dwarf
and every year we have sex with our Worf!!!!!!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 7:39 AM on March 5 [10 favorites]


I'm really not sure a) why people felt the need to make multiple threads when the standard MeFi practice is to add a comment to the relevant open thread and b) why the mods let them stand, but overall, it's not really a big deal to me.

Also, Worf is lame, the Enterprise-E looks like a flying waffle iron, Kirk is ten times the captain Picard ever was, and AbramsTrek is pretty rad (although the second movie was a step down in quality).
posted by entropicamericana at 7:40 AM on March 5


every year we get together and have salmon on a mesomorph

...with mint frosting!
posted by ceribus peribus at 7:42 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


a) why people felt the need to make multiple threads when the standard MeFi practice is to add a comment to the relevant open thread

Well, it's not multiple threads on the same subject, it's multiple threads on various unrelated subjects connected by a tenuous linguistic thread. So not really an issue there.

b) why the mods let them stand

Today is a good day to shrug. If people don't like aggressively make bad posts or otherwise go out of their minds, it's not a super big deal and it seems like folks like a little whiff of wackiness now and then.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:43 AM on March 5 [29 favorites]


Entropicamericana's comment was predicted exactly six hours earlier.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:44 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Today is a good day to shrug.

Amen, brother.

(How about all the other days?)
posted by Melismata at 7:45 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


It's known as a murmuration of FPPs.

Do we have any other recored cases? If it's a new thing, it might merit a new term - I suggest a worf of posts.
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:46 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Hey, has anyone ever noticed how you seem to get a lot of different values out of an analytic function in the neighborhood of an essential singularity?

Wrong day?
posted by Wolfdog at 7:47 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Entropicamericana's comment was predicted exactly six hours earlier.

Please, no caps... Maybe I have not had enough coffee yet, but in my timeline, the second post was made not even an hour after the first one. Now, maybe there's some time dilation going on from FTL travel, I don't know... I'm a MeFite, not an astrophysicist, dammit!

Today is a good day to shrug.

I will drink to that. Prune juice is on me.
posted by entropicamericana at 7:49 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


You're gonna want to blot that with cold water.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:52 AM on March 5 [11 favorites]


a little whiff of wackiness
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:52 AM on March 5


Someone do a post on the Wisconsin Alumni Research Fund and its discovery of Warfarin.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:00 AM on March 5 [9 favorites]


WHOA. Now I feel like Mister_A and I must be psychic twins or something.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:04 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Can we turn March 5th Eve into a holiday? Since it seems the posts crossed between the 4th and 5th?

Metafilter's Worf Day?

Would it be the first official MeFi holiday? Do we have those?

I think we should.
posted by symbioid at 8:04 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


March the Fifth be with you!
posted by mountmccabe at 8:05 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


I'm just glad I didn't go forward with the post I've been putting together on Rikers Island.
posted by mountmccabe at 8:09 AM on March 5 [9 favorites]


entropicamericana: "Please, no caps."

Sorry, I never know what to do with specifically lowercased words when they start a sentence.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:09 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Since two of the posts were on March 4th (US-ist!) and fourth rhymes with Worf, shouldn't it be March 4th?
posted by entropicamericana at 8:12 AM on March 5


you gone and sank the worlds wolf.

(that's as close as I can get to worf in song form.)
posted by iamkimiam at 8:12 AM on March 5


Not a call out by any means, but just wondering if the first post from last night spawned the rest.

In my case absolutely not. I saw there was a post that referred to Worf when I was posting mine, but not before that and both posts have a different focus. Just like different posts can refer to Obama, Apple, Microsoft, etc.

My post was spawned by seeing the image of Worf's forehead redone, and reading Peter Hook's Joy Division book.
posted by juiceCake at 8:18 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry but Mister_A deserves a heap of kudos for that headline..
posted by royalsong at 8:21 AM on March 5 [7 favorites]


Would OP refrain from ranting uselessly like exhausting schoolkids?
posted by mullacc at 8:31 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


I want songs about Worf! Worf bar mitzvah music!

A bat'leth mitzvah, surely?

Psalms are recited, a huge feast is consumed, and a sword fight breaks out.

And don't call me Shirley.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:32 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


I started to do research for a post about "Dorf On...." but then i woke up with a bloody nose in on a golf course and the birds fly round round round me and the little man is taking dictation but WHY WONT HE FALLL OVEERR
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:33 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


kudos

Not to be confused with Kodos.
posted by zamboni at 8:34 AM on March 5


I want songs about Worf! Worf bar mitzvah music!

Where? Worf bar mitzvah? Spooky! Scary!
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:34 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


Not to be confused with Kodos.

Who in turn is not to be confused with the Executioner.
posted by juiceCake at 8:45 AM on March 5


Boys are becoming men, men are becoming Klingons.
posted by drezdn at 8:46 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Used to be "stunt posting" was somewhat frowned upon here. But whatever. Half of them are sort of interesting.
posted by spitbull at 8:47 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


    
posted by double block and bleed at 8:49 AM on March 5


I forgot that font tags are stripped out.
posted by double block and bleed at 8:52 AM on March 5


Used to be "stunt posting" was somewhat frowned upon here.

Usually it is. Usually stunt posting as we see it is someone who is cheesed off about some sort of mod/MetaTalk thing and decides to make a post on the front page thumbing their nose at something/someone. Theme-based days are rare enough and usually amusing enough that unless people are doing something shitty to one another they actually encourage community cohesion and don't discourage it. Ergo they are okay. And usually it gets One Post Too Far and we start deleting post if they get out of hand.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:54 AM on March 5 [10 favorites]


stunt posting

Talk or play. Not both.
posted by 0 at 9:01 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Meanwhile, whatever happened to Marsha Warfield?
posted by Mchelly at 9:04 AM on March 5


Dr Dracator: "Do we have any other recored cases? If it's a new thing, it might merit a new term - I suggest a worf of posts."

On April 20, 2006, there were three FPPs in a row that all used the word "fustian."
posted by adamrice at 9:11 AM on March 5 [4 favorites]


And usually it gets One Post Too Far and we start deleting post if they get out of hand.

One. Heh. Imma just going to check for sequential post numbers and see what One Post Too Far equates to in reality.
posted by Mooski at 9:13 AM on March 5


Someone needs to do an elaborate post about wharfs of the world.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:15 AM on March 5


It just seems, to me, a bit weirdly specific to have so many posts on Worf in such a short period of time

I suspect you've all decided to use a TNG based word code to foil the NSA.

Why did nobody tell me?

There are four lights.
posted by philipy at 9:16 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Listening to this while reading Metafilter today, I guess.
posted by sparkletone at 9:16 AM on March 5


Today is the worf day of the ref of your life.
posted by Naberius at 9:21 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


oh god somebody start a mashup webcomic about life, love, and growing up Klingon in suburban Ontario and call it For Better Or For Worf

do it nooooooow
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:23 AM on March 5 [15 favorites]


Or Teen Worf
posted by permafrost at 9:25 AM on March 5 [6 favorites]


Would it be the first official MeFi holiday? Do we have those?

I think we should.


We already have Quonsmas and Scannerversary, but that leaves 363 days open.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:34 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


AND CAPS LOCK DAY.
posted by bleep at 9:44 AM on March 5


CAPS LOCK DAY is less a holiday and more a brief peek beyond the veil into the shivering madness that lies at the true heart of our universe.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:46 AM on March 5 [16 favorites]


On December 26, 2010, there were four posts about the Legend of Zelda. (I made the post about rag-time piano versions of video game music. They're awesome videos which I still show to people from time to time...)

http://www.metafilter.com/98946/Hey-Listen

http://www.metafilter.com/98947/Legend-of-Zelda-A-Link-to-the-Minecraft


http://www.metafilter.com/98960/ITS-A-SECRET-TO-oops-I-mean-OVERLOOK-IT-JUST-THIS-ONCE

http://www.metafilter.com/98962/Brierized
posted by kaibutsu at 9:47 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Not a call out by any means, but just wondering if the first post from last night spawned the rest.

I saw the third post go up, and was excited for the imminent appearance of Worf Day, but while I am a TNG person, I know my limits, and that I cannot possibly add to this community's body of knowledge about our favourite Klingon lieutenant. I googled "wharf" idly; the first link was a news report about the recent death of one of the Bushmen, and that struck me as a legitimately interesting FPP worthy topic - a very unique busking method - that had current relevance and was also apposite for the day. I may have banged the "wharf" gong a little loudly, but it was early in the morning and I figured subtlety was never going to be on my side.

Mostly, though, I just want to say that upon awakening this morning, I grabbed my phone and went to the blue a little more eagerly than usual and the second I saw grouse's post, I broke into just the biggest fucking grin.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 9:49 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


symbioid: "Would it be the first official MeFi holiday? Do we have those? "

Yes, see the MeFi special days calendar.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:52 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


See also the Yearly Traditions page.
posted by Melismata at 9:54 AM on March 5


Can't believe somebody got to WARF before me! Wisconsin represent.
posted by escabeche at 9:59 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Oh, please can someone make a post about science fiction food in film?! Starting with Worf, of course!
posted by annsunny at 10:00 AM on March 5


Soon the front page will all be some sort of Being John Malkovichian Worf, and every post will just be a link to a picture of Worf's face with a soundboard clickable forehead ridge keyboard that will let you play popular classical favorites like "The Blue Danube" with the tones being samples of Worf saying his name Worf.

Worf.
posted by planetesimal at 10:10 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


I dare someone to tweet a link of these threads to Michael Dorn.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:17 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Or Teen Worf
posted by permafrost at 9:25 AM on March 5


Worf was pretty much a teen who never grew up (ANGST! HONOR! OUTSIDER STATUS!) but I bet Actual Teen Worf was un-fucking-bearable. His poor parents.

"Take out the trash!"

"THAT IS NOT THE ACT OF A WARRIOR!"
posted by emjaybee at 10:18 AM on March 5 [22 favorites]


Worf was adopted by humans at age 5 so yeah, there were probably some attachment and cross-cultural parenting issues.
posted by Jacqueline at 10:22 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


It's spreading. If it keeps growing at this rate, we're looking at the end of Metafilter as we know it in another 72 hours.
posted by Naberius at 10:29 AM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Reviews of the best places to Worf
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:31 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Naberius: "It's spreading. If it keeps growing at this rate, we're looking at the end of Metafilter as we know it in another 72 hours."

ObSF: A Message to the King of Brobdingnag, Richard Cowper
posted by Chrysostom at 10:32 AM on March 5


it would be really swell if people could refrain from derailing discussion in the actual non-Worf posts with meta-Worf talk...

Agreed. Not sure whether I can flag such comments today (also not sure if I'd be overreacting), so I am opting for "commenting just to correct the balance".
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:34 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Y'all are like a month late for my birthday, but that's OK. You got me a whole lot of Worf in one day, and it was a day I needed it although I did not previously know of my need. Thank you for the present.
posted by stoneweaver at 10:41 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Hey! You Klingon kids.
Get off my spacelawn.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:42 AM on March 5


Also, Worf is lame, the Enterprise-E looks like a flying waffle iron, Kirk is ten times the captain Picard ever was, and AbramsTrek is pretty rad (although the second movie was a step down in quality).

Get out. Now.
posted by bongo_x at 11:04 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


That this thread was not titles WORF-DORF KRADA-EATAH is a crime against the Gamma Quadrant.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:11 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


If it keeps growing at this rate, we're looking at the end of Metafilter as we know it in another 72 hours

All Good Things.
posted by philipy at 11:16 AM on March 5 [1 favorite]


WORF.
THE.
FUCK.
MATT?
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:17 AM on March 5 [6 favorites]


I want songs about Worf! Worf bar mitzvah music!

Were-Worf Bar Mitzvah, angry, hairy!
Boys becoming men!
Men becoming Worf!
posted by maryr at 11:17 AM on March 5 [5 favorites]


Aooooo! Wereworfs of London!
posted by plinth at 11:27 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Thanks for this MeTa though, as a different time zoner, I had no idea what the string of Warf, Worf, Wharfs popping up in various threads were about.

metafilter: learn something new every day


affectionate hamburger that, go on cortex, give us a custom Larp trek strip for this thread
posted by infini at 11:42 AM on March 5


Maybe a little stunty. I just love Worf.
posted by LarryC at 11:44 AM on March 5


Oops, sorry, I meant the Enterprise-D looks like a flying waffle iron.
posted by entropicamericana at 11:54 AM on March 5


Kirk was a reckless cad and a shitty father figure. Picard, now that's a solid chap we can look up to.

Also, the original crew all had incurable space herpes.
posted by planetesimal at 11:58 AM on March 5 [2 favorites]


You are the worf beneath my wings
posted by The Whelk at 12:01 PM on March 5 [7 favorites]


I can fly hiiiiigher / than a warbiiiiird
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:11 PM on March 5 [8 favorites]


Kirk was a reckless cad and a shitty father figure. Picard, now that's a solid chap we can look up to.

If this thread doesn't culminate in the quidnunc kid's pitch for why he should be Captain is the Captain now, I'm going to be sad.
posted by kagredon at 12:15 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


metafilter: the best of the worf/warf/whorf
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:20 PM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Warfarin Phased Out by Next Generation Agents
posted by kagredon at 12:21 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


next: a series of threads on apophenia
posted by kagredon at 12:22 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Vote #1 quidnunc kid for Captain of the Metaprise. Balder than Picard, huskier than Janeway, sluttier than Kirk. WAY sluttier. No seriously - like, Slut Factor 10, I will "make it so" with ANYONE.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 12:27 PM on March 5 [11 favorites]


Marina Burana, by Carl Wharf.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:27 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


InsertNiftyNameHere: "metafilter: the best of the worf/warf/whorf wharf"
Damn spelling errors!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:32 PM on March 5


Tribbles
posted by rosswald at 12:33 PM on March 5


worf

such cryptic
posted by Namlit at 12:38 PM on March 5


I currently have 1701 faves.

Coincidence? I think not.
posted by philipy at 12:38 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


I currently have 1701 faves.

Coincidence? I think not.
posted by philipy at 3:38 PM on March 5 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]


Nelsonian Haa-ha.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on March 5 [3 favorites]



Oops, sorry, I meant the Enterprise-D looks like a flying waffle iron.

Quit being a p'tak
posted by drezdn at 12:49 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Worf bar mitzvah?

TODAY I AM A WARRIOR!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:51 PM on March 5 [6 favorites]


Somewhere, in my now obsolete collection of real tangible photographs, I am standing in some crazy Las Vegas convention center with a Worf.
posted by infini at 1:14 PM on March 5


Dammit, I turn off Metafilter for ONE EVENING to hang out with actual humans in person, and all of Metafilter breaks out in Worf fever.

Is this the sort of thing I'm going to have to sacrifice now that I'm dating someone? Because I don't know if I'm ready for that.
posted by Sara C. at 1:25 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Choose but choose wisely.
posted by The Whelk at 1:27 PM on March 5


And beware of Klingons near Uranus.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:28 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Do you think, in the future, that people working in the vicinity of Uranus will have to come up with a nickname for it so they don't have to constantly feel like they're saying "your anus" or "urine-us"? It's just such an unpleasant thing to say over and over either way.

Not that Worf would find it amusing.
posted by emjaybee at 1:32 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Worf Rat
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:36 PM on March 5


*gives up dating immediately*

*ponders cohabitation and joys of ignoring other body*

*gets dragged off protestingly from interwebs*
posted by infini at 1:36 PM on March 5


Well, the transliteration from Greek is Ouranos.
posted by Sara C. at 1:37 PM on March 5


So its our anus not just yours?
posted by infini at 1:37 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Fry: "Hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus." *laughs*
Leela: "I don't get it."
Professor: "I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all."
Fry: "Oh. What's it called now?"
Professor: "Urectum. Here, let me locate it for you."
Fry: "Hehe, no, no, I think I'll just smell around a bit over here."
posted by bleep at 1:38 PM on March 5 [4 favorites]


must.not.come.to.metatalk.while.drinking.Laphroig.
posted by infini at 1:40 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Star Trek: 10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Worf
posted by homunculus at 1:48 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


But we still don't know what's up with the worfing, correct?
posted by jeisme at 1:49 PM on March 5


I didn't know about Elephant Day! I've added it to the calendar.
posted by JHarris at 1:51 PM on March 5


Use a bidet to eliminate Klingons, you heathens.
posted by planetesimal at 1:52 PM on March 5


I found out about this cool method of reading quickly. The key points are: Widen your eye span, Avoid skip backs, Read silently and Flex your reading rate.

I'm considering making a post about it, but eh. It's kind of light.
posted by JHarris at 1:54 PM on March 5


June 13th is Moderators' Day, JHarris. I keep meaning to add it to the wiki, but, y'know, procrastination.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:28 PM on March 5


This has been the greatest Worf Day ever! In closing, Klingon joke.
posted by Mister_A at 2:32 PM on March 5


I've added it to the calendar, in addition to a number of other things mentioned here and on the wiki.
posted by JHarris at 2:33 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Star Trek: 10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Worf
The Ever-Powerful Importance Of Family


Worf abandoned his son. I don't think he saw him or spoke to him between the ages of 8 and 18. At least, he had no idea what was going on his son's life in the years prior to his son's defecting to the Klingon empire and joining the navy. He gave the kid a complex about falling short of his cultural heritage, then was openly ashamed of his son when he tried to live it out. Bad dad, Worf, bad dad.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 3:11 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


And then, when he met his son again as an adult, he concluded that Alexander was a miserable failure not worth bothering with!

If there's anything Worf teaches us, it's that family is meaningless.
posted by Sara C. at 3:21 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


posted by philipy at 3:38 PM on March 5 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]

Nelsonian Haa-ha.


That's why I took the screen snip.

Sic transit gloria trekkie.
posted by philipy at 3:37 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Yes, see the MeFi special days calendar.


Who keeps up with that calendar? Because I can assure them that enspousening day did indeed have a 2013 post.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:51 PM on March 5


It is me! And I must have missed it. Will try to find it again.
posted by JHarris at 7:17 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Ah, there it is. Will add.
posted by JHarris at 7:18 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Sara C.: "And then, when he met his son again as an adult, he concluded that Alexander was a miserable failure not worth bothering with!"

Well, when you look at how Alexander's portrayer turned out....
posted by Chrysostom at 8:10 PM on March 5


Whar-wilf?
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 9:18 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


i've looked every where wilf
posted by The Whelk at 9:18 PM on March 5


There. THERE WILF. There, castle!
posted by JHarris at 10:13 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


I saw a wereworf drinking synthahol in Ten Forward
his ridges were perfect
posted by anthom at 6:20 AM on March 6 [8 favorites]


It's seriously been a full day and not a single person has yet made some kind of John Whorfin riff?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:09 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


kaibutsu: On December 26, 2010, there were four posts about the Legend of Zelda...

And then, December 26th became known (to JHarris) as Zelda Day.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:08 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


That actor was arrested for Felony Menacing. If ever there was a Klingon worthy crime...
posted by maryr at 8:22 AM on March 6


If he'd done it in Arizona he could have claimed it was part of exercising his religious freedom as a Klingon and gotten off.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:56 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


I thought Arizona was decidedly anti-alien?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:38 AM on March 6


I saw a wereworf drinking synthahol in Ten Forward

WEREWORF

1. Lt. Cmdr. Worf bites someone, Geordi maybe, after a replicator malfunction causes Ten Forward's synthahol to be replaced with real alcohol and he goes on a bender (it was an initiation prank from Wesley, who has temporarily fallen in with the "bad crowd" on the starship*), and he starts turning into another of him at the full moon.

2. Unfortunately, that episode they visit a planet with a moon with an extremely rapid orbit, causing a full moon every 24 seconds. OH NO G'HUCK

3. Geordi has to fix the warp core if they're going to leave the planet. Everything he fixes in 18 seconds is undone with a sudden RARR as a sudden maddened klingon smashes it with his fists.

4. When Geordi tries to walk away, when he goes into Klingon mode he sprints back and delivers a good kick to the machinery, and Klingons can run pretty far in six seconds. Worf watches this with a beer, smirking and making a theatrical "what you gonna do?" shrug.

5. Eventually Data takes over and completes the repair, and a cure is found for Geordi involving re-engineered Borg nanoprobes or some such crap, but forever after when the Enterprise goes into warp it makes humorous Mel Blanc-style jalopy noises.

* Three boys who wear backwards baseball caps. Gangs on a Federation starship tend to be really sad.
posted by JHarris at 1:58 PM on March 6 [3 favorites]


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