JHarris is the Joe DiMaggio of MeFi October 12, 2015 4:15 PM   Subscribe

Special Meta callout of JHarris: normally a valued MeFi member, what with incisive comments and the MST3K Club and such. But he made a kickass post EVERY SINGLE DAY OF SEPTEMBER.

DAMN.
posted by Chrysostom to MetaFilter-Related at 4:15 PM (49 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

Yeah his stuff has been incredible lately - nice Meta, seconded!
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 4:19 PM on October 12, 2015


Yay for JHarris!

If we're choosing, I enjoyed the comments on the regional sodas one.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 4:19 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I second this callout. And endorse it too. All the synonyms basically. Yes.
posted by Jofus at 4:22 PM on October 12, 2015


I don't understand how this is even possible. Just...bravo!
posted by billiebee at 4:22 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, big thanks to JHarris for running the MST3K Club on Fanfare, and running all the showings, including episodes that can't be found on Youtube.
posted by hobgadling at 4:24 PM on October 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


I think JHarris needs a gold star for October.
posted by Ruki at 4:26 PM on October 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


JHarris is awesome. Always passionate, knowledgeable, and willing to engage. One of my fave Mefites!
posted by naju at 4:45 PM on October 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


Right. Henceforth, let him be known as "Joltin'" JHarris.

Or "Mr. Coffee".

Whatever.
posted by briank at 5:10 PM on October 12, 2015 [5 favorites]


Dude is a beast.
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:21 PM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


He watches too damn many cartoons. But yeah, he's pretty cool.
posted by valkane at 5:55 PM on October 12, 2015


This is a wonderful callout and JHarris's posts are a damn joy. Huzzah.
posted by mintcake! at 6:00 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


JHarris is the best harris!
posted by barnacles at 6:06 PM on October 12, 2015


Wow, I was noticing some prolific awesomeness but didn't realize it was every damn day!

Meanwhile I have been thinking occasionally about a post for the last month or so. My game is a shame.
posted by selfnoise at 6:17 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


JHarris for supreme overlord of universe 2016
posted by aydeejones at 7:01 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


If we had a picture of JHarris, we could Photoshop him onto the famous pic of DiMaggio breaking through the "56" banner.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:05 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


🎉👍😮
posted by The Whelk at 7:12 PM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


There was that one time when Led Zeppelin was supposed to play Yankee Stadium but the band's bus got lost and ended up in Brooklyn and there were like eighty thousand hardcore Led Zep fans getting impatient and unruly. And JHarris had the guts to go out on that stage all alone and started playing the kazoo solo of his life. Within three minutes he had the whole stadium in the palm of his hand and didn't let go for a solid forty minutes, and then through two encores. He not only stopped a riot, him and that kazoo taught thousands of people an important lesson about soul. And the only reason you never heard about it? It was Jann Wenner's kazoo and he's so bitter about JHarris using it without asking that he's had all public mention of it suppressed. But that run of posts last month was pretty okay too.
posted by ardgedee at 7:42 PM on October 12, 2015 [20 favorites]


I fully agree with everything said in this thread. Including "He watches too damn many cartoons", because that is one of the major things that make him awesome. Remembering that the site does not allow you to begin posting a new FPP until 24 hours after the last one, the logistics of ensuring a new post every day, especially such complex multi-link posts as he was doing, are very challenging. (Personally, I tried 'daily posting' a couple times and went from 12:01AM on Day One to 11:30PM on about Day Seven)
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:20 PM on October 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


And they're such good posts too. Incredible feat, way to go JHarris.
posted by ocular shenanigans at 1:30 AM on October 13, 2015


Thank you, everyone, for the kind words. I personally don't think I did all that great with every post (the Sam Sweetmilk one could really have used a go-over from outside eyes to remind me that filling a post with random unrelated cartoon links isn't necessarily a good idea), but I worked very hard on them. People will probably write the HTML code for a hyperlink on my tombstone.

The surprising/weird/depressing thing is, my post topics file is about as long now as it was when September began.
posted by JHarris at 3:08 AM on October 13, 2015 [22 favorites]


Pffft, JHarris has always been making awesome posts. Just because TimeCube disappeared and now spacetime got all four-corner folded together so that those posts appeared on successive days -- well, that's not his fault.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:11 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


JHarris!
Spreads awareness!
Of the importance of
Mario Maker fairness!

[Ran out of rhyme steam outline his many other accomplishments.]

So, yeah, great job! I've learned quite a bit from him!
posted by ignignokt at 7:25 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


The surprising/weird/depressing thing is, my post topics file is about as long now as it was when September began.

Funny how it always works out that way, isn't it?

You did an awesome job and as always, deserve a ton of congratulations and kudos. Thanks for so many excellent posts!
posted by zarq at 8:32 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


I worry that the only way so much awesomeness is possible is if JHarris has become unemployed, is on semi-permanent bed rest due to illness or if he's killing time because he's been kidnapped.

JHARRIS

IF YOU HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED

MAKE A FPP ON E GARY GAYGAX'S FIRST WIFE IF YOU WANT US TO COME GET YOU

MAKE A FPP ON BRONZE AGE BOARDGAME ARCHAEOLOGY IF YOU'RE ON THE RUN FROM THE CARTELS AND NEED NEW IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
posted by GuyZero at 9:52 AM on October 13, 2015 [14 favorites]


JHarris is an absolute treasure of a MeFite and a real cool guy too.
posted by griphus at 10:15 AM on October 13, 2015 [8 favorites]


That is an awesome feat! Well done, JHeracles.
posted by homunculus at 10:42 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


JDiMaggio is no good at posting. It's true. Mostly just stuff about coffee makers and not-so-subtle digs at Arthur Miller. Not only is JHarris a great poster, he might be a better ballplayer than JDiMaggio is a poster, though I've never seen JHarris in the batting cage.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:45 AM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]




When JHarris likes a comment I make, I feel extra special. It's true!
posted by janey47 at 12:42 PM on October 13, 2015 [5 favorites]


It's Raining Florence Henderson - the agent will use the designated dead drop.
posted by GuyZero at 1:17 PM on October 13, 2015


THANKS GUYZERO STOP MESSAGE RECEIVED STOP THE USUAL ACCOUNTS WILL BE INCREMENTED STOP JHARRIS IS OUR POSTER LAUREATE STOP WAIT, NOT YOU JHARRIS STOP DON'T EVER STOP STOP
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:35 PM on October 13, 2015 [4 favorites]


FLO!

I've noticed the extra quality monocle popping blooms. Quality stuff, and a shout to Y2Karl of this kicking threads.
posted by clavdivs at 4:23 PM on October 13, 2015


CLAV!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:45 PM on October 13, 2015


Well, that's why I said it, foop.
posted by valkane at 7:57 PM on October 13, 2015


The surprising/weird/depressing thing is, my post topics file is about as long now as it was when September began.

This is surprising, but not at all depressing.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:59 PM on October 13, 2015


I still like Big Red. Allaya others is haters.
posted by valkane at 8:00 PM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


As long as JHarris is here, I know that we'll always have excellent posts and discussions about video games.

Many other things too, but I especially appreciate his expertise in this area.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:27 PM on October 13, 2015


JHarris:

Do you have a newsletter? I wish to subscribe to it.
posted by double block and bleed at 8:38 PM on October 13, 2015


The surprising/weird/depressing thing is, my post topics file is about as long now as it was when September began.

A list of topics is technically a gas and so will expand as needed to fill its container.

Yer a champ, man.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:21 AM on October 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Last night, a couple of MeFites were together talking about the possibility of one of us making a post in the near future about a topic that we were fairly certain someone would do, but we wanted to make sure it was a solid one . Drafting JHarris for the task definitely was suggested.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:23 AM on October 14, 2015


Has anyone thanked JHarris yet for running the underutilized Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Club on FanFare? Because if not, THANK YOU JHarris!
posted by triggerfinger at 1:01 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Do you have a newsletter? I wish to subscribe to it.

Well, I kind of do, so long as you don't mind sporadic posting frequency and an exclusive focus on roguelikes. I also have Roasted Peanuts, but it hasn't updated in a year, mostly because I am in truth awfully scatterbrained and depressive, and tend to do things mostly when they would lighten my soul for the moment.

Last Week Tonight isn't technically a club, thank god, because I'm not sure when I could slot that in. Although it might be fun to use as preroll material for MST Club?

Ah, I've yet to make this week's MST Club post! Well back to the grindstone....
posted by JHarris at 5:35 PM on October 14, 2015


You guys, I don't mean to brag or anything, but JHarris added me as a contact. Sex geckos, amirite, JHarris? *wink wink*
posted by janey47 at 6:52 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


There are a wide variety of reasons why JHarris is awesome. This one makes a fine addition to that list, though.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:42 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was listening to the latest podcast today and there was a bit about a Metatalk thread where everyone was saying nice things about other users and the first thing I thought was "Shit! How did I miss that!", and the second thing I thought was "I hope someone said something about JHarris".
posted by gamera at 9:52 PM on October 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


In the not too distant future
JHarris posts to the Blue
With many links on cartoons
To delight both me and you

Now keep in mind he can't control
How the thread begins or ends
But overall his verve and style
Makes many Mefite friends

(Mefite roll call excised due to length)

If you're wondering how he posts so much
On every day, in fact
Just repeat to yourself, his posts are great
I should really just relax
Let's wait 'til he hits post number 3000….
posted by ilana at 9:00 AM on October 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


(Also, from MST3K club history, it delights me to no end that gamera is saying nice things about JHarris.)
posted by ilana at 9:01 AM on October 16, 2015


Late to the party but did not want to miss the opportunity to say: JHarris is awesome!
posted by madamjujujive at 12:18 PM on October 17, 2015


Came in for the coffee joke, was not disappointed.

bummed no Monroe jokes, though
posted by k5.user at 7:21 AM on October 19, 2015


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