MeFi Callendar of (Unofficial) Events May 20, 2016 8:19 AM   Subscribe

As December 26 is Zelda Day, thanks to the convergence of four Zelda-related posts on Dec 27, 2010, so do I dub May 19 "Happy Nappy Day" thanks to the three bed-related posts yesterday (1, 2, 3) plus my straggler today. What are other days of semi-renown on MetaFilter?
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 AM (2397 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

There was Elephant Day, which I always think of as the foundational event in this genre (of which, a first anniversary as well); someone later that year was confused about all the turkey stuff though that it was Thanksgiving that day in the US may disqualify that one. And a couple years ago there was an I think initially accidental Worf Day.

There's another conspicuous cluster I'm failing to recall the details of offhand that I think turned out to involve a little bit of off-band collusion.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:23 AM on May 20, 2016


March 13 is the day of the Bacon Bomb.
posted by phunniemee at 8:26 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


we had a dune week, when was dune week?
posted by poffin boffin at 8:42 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]




there was that time greg nog and griphus posted the same FPP and the mods had griphus assassinated
posted by beerperson at 8:52 AM on May 20, 2016 [29 favorites]


Late January 2014 was Greek Week!
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:05 AM on May 20, 2016


It's all right there on the "Special Days" calendar.
posted by Mayor West at 9:13 AM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


OH I DONT KNOW MAYBE SOMETIME IN OCTOBER LIKE MAYBE NINE DAYS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
posted by wenestvedt at 9:21 AM on May 20, 2016


Mayor West: It's all right there on the "Special Days" calendar.

Great, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 9:24 AM on May 20, 2016


Ok maaaybe it's really really official that I've been Old Continentalized, because I looked at 'Happy Nappy' and was very confused about the bed themed posts.
posted by romakimmy at 9:34 AM on May 20, 2016 [8 favorites]


Bbut every day is Diaper Day...?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:48 AM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


Every Friday evening. GRARING hour.
posted by Namlit at 10:00 AM on May 20, 2016


I can't find it. The date the most epic of alphabet threads started. That should be Metafilter Gold Day.
posted by Namlit at 10:03 AM on May 20, 2016


Absolutely.
posted by nickmark at 10:39 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Beware! Here-in lies madness! (The start of a relatively small alphabet thread [March 25, 2009, original post from March 20, 2009 - total comments: 1,687] / A flawed attempt to have a second alphabet thread [April 13, 2009 - total comments: 152] / the most epic alphabet thread [May 15, 2013 - total comments: 8,659 - the realm of browser crashes])
posted by filthy light thief at 10:41 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Curious - I wonder if it's something about the springtime?
posted by nickmark at 10:49 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have fond memories of 2014's first (and so far only) Worf Day.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:54 AM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


I dub May 19 "Happy Nappy Day" thanks to the three bed-related posts yesterday (1, 2, 3)

Goddammit.
posted by Etrigan at 10:57 AM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Didn't think about alphabet threads for a long time. I sort of miss 'em.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:13 AM on May 20, 2016


Everyone does.
posted by rtha at 11:18 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


For a while there they definitely just sort of happened spontaneously.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:18 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Give it time.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:23 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


"H" :D
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:25 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


In the name of the most holy and individual Trinity: Be it known to all, and every one whom it may concern, or to whom in any manner it may belong, That for many Years past, Discords and Civil Divisions being stir'd up in the Roman Empire, which increas'd to such a degree, that not only all Germany, but also the neighbouring Kingdoms, and France particularly, have been involv'd in the Disorders of a long and cruel War
posted by Mayor West at 11:28 AM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


cortex: "DUNE WEEK IS CANCELLED"

This is one of the few times I legitimately got pissed about mod gatekeeping.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:30 AM on May 20, 2016


Jesus Christ Chrysostom pay attention!
posted by MoonOrb at 11:32 AM on May 20, 2016 [8 favorites]


Keep it civil, please.
posted by Etrigan at 11:34 AM on May 20, 2016


Kan we please not do another Alphabet thread?
posted by notyou at 11:34 AM on May 20, 2016


LThe problem with alphabet threads is when comments don't naturally flow
posted by beerperson at 11:39 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Man, I love this stuff.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 11:50 AM on May 20, 2016


Naturally.
posted by Shmuel510 at 11:55 AM on May 20, 2016


Occasionally.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:07 PM on May 20, 2016


PI'm sorry, I wanted to complain!
posted by Chrysostom at 12:14 PM on May 20, 2016


QThis is not how to play the game, but I like it.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:17 PM on May 20, 2016


Rats, I wanted to avoid taking part.
posted by languagehat at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


RTFMaybe there's some underlying logic here that I'm not getting.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Really, folks, you could be trying harder.
posted by zamboni at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Right now I'm home from dental surgery and this seems like a really good idea.
posted by gingerbeer at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


See?
posted by zamboni at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016


TYou all should be using the edit window to retroactively correct the sequence
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


RALPHABET STASIS ACHIEVED
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


U failed
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:24 PM on May 20, 2016


Very disappointing.
posted by zamboni at 12:29 PM on May 20, 2016


*vuvuzela*
posted by wenestvedt at 12:30 PM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


(DAMMIT)
posted by wenestvedt at 12:30 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Why, wenestvedt? Why?
posted by billiebee at 12:32 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


X-Men: Apocalypse looks underwhelming
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:34 PM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Yippee!
Zamboni! That's me!
posted by zamboni at 12:35 PM on May 20, 2016 [12 favorites]


Anybody else feel like this is more fun than working on a Friday afternoon?
posted by nickmark at 12:39 PM on May 20, 2016


betcher bippie, it iz
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:40 PM on May 20, 2016


Can we do this more often?
posted by Room 641-A at 12:52 PM on May 20, 2016


Damn straight we can.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2016


Doing it in a planned way would make it less fun. Spontaneity is nice
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2016


Eleven pipers piping
posted by beerperson at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2016


Eurgh.
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:57 PM on May 20, 2016


Falling ever behind, I am.
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:57 PM on May 20, 2016


GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!
posted by wenestvedt at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


His brains are in terrible danger.
posted by zarq at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2016


I haz no brains
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:59 PM on May 20, 2016


Jackpot! I got my first hotel in Yosemite!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:00 PM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


Know who else had no brains?
posted by Krom Tatman at 1:03 PM on May 20, 2016


Four calling birds
posted by beerperson at 1:03 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Eight maids a milking
posted by phunniemee at 1:05 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Diez dancers dancing
posted by phunniemee at 1:05 PM on May 20, 2016


Edit window abuse
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:05 PM on May 20, 2016


FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE....
posted by billiebee at 1:11 PM on May 20, 2016


GOOOOOOLEND
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:14 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Let's do try to keep up, shall we?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:16 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hold up!
posted by gingerbeer at 1:17 PM on May 20, 2016


Maybe there are two collated alphabets now?
posted by paper chromatographologist at 1:19 PM on May 20, 2016


I hope not.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:20 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


and the green grass grew all around, all around, and the green grass grew all around
posted by beerperson at 1:21 PM on May 20, 2016


CHAOS REIGNS
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:21 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


they don't love you like I love you
posted by Krom Tatman at 1:25 PM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Just in time to chime back in
posted by Namlit at 1:27 PM on May 20, 2016


Knock it off, you guys.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:28 PM on May 20, 2016


Lost the thread, I have. Which alphabet are we on now?
posted by filthy light thief at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Last thing i would do
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2016


Must this always happen
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Not my day
posted by Namlit at 1:30 PM on May 20, 2016


Oh, such a strange new world!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:35 PM on May 20, 2016


Preview, preview, preview!
posted by Room 641-A at 1:39 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Questionable whether the edit window should be used at all. Last time we had no edit window.
posted by Namlit at 1:42 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Right damn you are!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:42 PM on May 20, 2016


Sad but true.
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:43 PM on May 20, 2016


Slow down.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:44 PM on May 20, 2016


Krishna, slow down! Your red Trans-Am goes way too fast.
posted by zamboni at 1:54 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


That's just the sound barrier of one hand clapping thunder
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:59 PM on May 20, 2016


Let's sort out this chiming Krishna business, shall we?
posted by cgc373 at 2:08 PM on May 20, 2016


Um.
posted by cgc373 at 2:09 PM on May 20, 2016


Very well. What chimes in Krishna's Trans-Am? Perhaps time for a service...
posted by Namlit at 2:10 PM on May 20, 2016


Vicodin. Did I mention I'm on Vicodin, recovering from dental surgery?
posted by gingerbeer at 2:10 PM on May 20, 2016


Wires neer re-wiring...
posted by Namlit at 2:11 PM on May 20, 2016


Xxelerator needs re-adjustment...
posted by Namlit at 2:11 PM on May 20, 2016


Yoda was camping on the backseat and is extracted...
posted by Namlit at 2:12 PM on May 20, 2016


Zippedy bop!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:13 PM on May 20, 2016


Zurgery? Dental zurgery?
posted by Namlit at 2:13 PM on May 20, 2016


Alphabet thread? I don't get it.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:17 PM on May 20, 2016


Almost.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:18 PM on May 20, 2016


Bee in the bonnet?
posted by Namlit at 2:19 PM on May 20, 2016


Create a little birdhouse in your soul.
posted by Shmuel510 at 2:22 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Detune your banjo
posted by filthy light thief at 2:26 PM on May 20, 2016


Elevate your humours
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:27 PM on May 20, 2016


filthy light thief, calendar is with one l.
posted by Melismata at 2:30 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


(G) L-L-L-L-Lovesexy
posted by chavenet at 2:43 PM on May 20, 2016


Hold on, what's happening?
posted by bongo_x at 2:47 PM on May 20, 2016


illicit sects
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:53 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


just kidding
posted by gingerbeer at 3:10 PM on May 20, 2016


Kidding aside, it's illegal to scream "Alphabet" in a crowded MeTa thread.
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 3:29 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lies!
posted by aniola at 3:34 PM on May 20, 2016


MeTa is a better place than FanFare for doing that.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:40 PM on May 20, 2016


Next time on NCIS: ABC...

"Why would the murderer steal a dictionary but leave behind the stereo, the laptop..."
"You don't understand, Kyle. It wasn't a dictionary. It was a thesaurus."
"Christ, you mean—"
"He's back. It's the return of The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Killer."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:44 PM on May 20, 2016 [7 favorites]


Oh, that looks like lite reading.
Not at all - it's a brawnthesaurus.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:53 PM on May 20, 2016


Please get me off of this thing, I need to go drinking.
posted by SpookyFish at 4:38 PM on May 20, 2016


Quit while you're ahead, y'all.
posted by wintersweet at 5:18 PM on May 20, 2016


Run away!
posted by languagehat at 5:24 PM on May 20, 2016


/Quietly deletes a tremendously clever comment draft that began "Previously on Law & Order: Alphabetics Unit."
posted by nobody at 5:35 PM on May 20, 2016


Something went wrong there.
posted by nobody at 5:36 PM on May 20, 2016


(The "x new comments notifier" sure is slow.)
posted by nobody at 5:37 PM on May 20, 2016


Unless pb sticks around to create real-time comment streaming, we'll just have to be more judicious about hitting Cmd+R in alphabet threads.
posted by Phire at 5:38 PM on May 20, 2016


.... Timing!

dammit!
posted by nickmark at 5:40 PM on May 20, 2016 [6 favorites]


Violently trying to get this thread back on track, if you check out September 21, 2011 there was a little chain of FPPs that all started with "How many..." Including one of the best threads of all time, "How many of these classic videogame characters can you remember?"
posted by Rock Steady at 7:06 PM on May 20, 2016


Worf day veterans represent!
posted by drlith at 7:17 PM on May 20, 2016


X. Why did it have to be X?
posted by pianissimo at 8:56 PM on May 20, 2016


You know why.
posted by zamboni at 9:06 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Zucchini Bread Recipes?
posted by sammyo at 9:23 PM on May 20, 2016


All you need is:
bread flour,
creamed zucchini,
drop it in a bowl,
elapse 30 min,
forget what you were doing,
go outside for a bit,
have a panic attack,
in the oven with everything,
just don't forget the sugar,
kneed the dough a while ago,
let me know when it's ready.
posted by nobody at 9:49 PM on May 20, 2016 [9 favorites]


My current
need for zucchini bread is great.
Oh! Zucchini bread!
Please to send!
Quite.
posted by lazuli at 9:57 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Really.
posted by lazuli at 9:58 PM on May 20, 2016


Seriously.
posted by lazuli at 9:58 PM on May 20, 2016


Truly.
posted by lazuli at 9:58 PM on May 20, 2016


(Unreal how awesome it is to participate in alphabet threads when you're on the West coast and have no outside life that would take you away from the

Very threads where such devotion was

Wildly important.)
posted by lazuli at 10:00 PM on May 20, 2016


Unequivocally.
posted by bongo_x at 10:00 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xeriously, though, if someone wants to send me zucchini bread, please MeMail me. Because
You would be a mensch, and I would
Zealously defend your honor.
posted by lazuli at 10:19 PM on May 20, 2016


Another day, another pile of food
posted by Namlit at 10:39 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Bread made of zucchinis, mmm mmm!
posted by h00py at 10:42 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Chocolate chips make zucchini bread even better.
Delicious, even.
Extraordinary.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:43 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fan community for zucchini bread, gathering.
posted by Namlit at 11:04 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gradually increasing.
posted by Namlit at 11:04 PM on May 20, 2016


Has anyone tried pumpkin bread, though? Also good.
posted by Namlit at 11:05 PM on May 20, 2016


It always sticks me how difficult it is to remember the correct order of the alphabet.
posted by Namlit at 11:06 PM on May 20, 2016


Jeer away, just do it.
posted by Namlit at 11:07 PM on May 20, 2016


K
posted by Night_owl at 11:11 PM on May 20, 2016


LOL!
posted by Night_owl at 11:11 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Maybe this is why I have insomnia - the alphabet thread calling, faintly but persistently, to me.
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:18 PM on May 20, 2016


Not an unlikely option in my experience.
posted by Namlit at 11:33 PM on May 20, 2016


O RLY
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:36 PM on May 20, 2016


Paris airport, Orly
posted by Namlit at 11:52 PM on May 20, 2016


Quoth the raven:
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:55 PM on May 20, 2016


RALPHABET
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:55 PM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Something seems odd about this thread.
posted by bongo_x at 12:01 AM on May 21, 2016


Threads are just odd sometimes.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:22 AM on May 21, 2016


Undoubtedly.
posted by bongo_x at 12:29 AM on May 21, 2016


very that
posted by en forme de poire at 12:41 AM on May 21, 2016


What?
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:44 AM on May 21, 2016


X-ray vision is what I want, to see through the screen to see if someone else is posting right now.
posted by freethefeet at 12:51 AM on May 21, 2016


you don't want to see through the screen, trust me
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:14 AM on May 21, 2016


Zis alphabet ain't no ralphabet. At least I'm fine. Wait till letter b though.
posted by Namlit at 2:27 AM on May 21, 2016


Zit alors!
posted by y2karl at 2:37 AM on May 21, 2016


Abrasive comment about French spelling skills erased.
posted by Namlit at 2:52 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bonjour et bienvenue! Bonne chance avec "c"!
posted by taz (staff) at 3:35 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Chaussures sur la table, la table sur mes pieds.
posted by nobody at 5:06 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


C'est simple. Croissants!
posted by Namlit at 5:06 AM on May 21, 2016


Don't let's start. Haven't had my coffee yet.
posted by ardgedee at 5:26 AM on May 21, 2016


Everyone knows tea is how one properly starts the day.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:30 AM on May 21, 2016


Feh - I know no such thing.
posted by nickmark at 5:34 AM on May 21, 2016


Great! I got here while there's still time to play!
posted by CMcG at 5:42 AM on May 21, 2016


How is this still a thing?
posted by Etrigan at 5:55 AM on May 21, 2016


*I* always get in trouble for all this. *silenced all my life*
posted by infini at 5:59 AM on May 21, 2016


Jobs were put aside over the proper maintenance of a good healthy alphabet thread. Of course it's still a thing.
posted by Namlit at 6:10 AM on May 21, 2016


Just deal with it.
posted by Night_owl at 6:10 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Karaoke time, Night_owl?
posted by taz (staff) at 6:35 AM on May 21, 2016


Look here, and keep on keepin on.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:56 AM on May 21, 2016


Maybe this one will go better...
posted by tzikeh at 7:09 AM on May 21, 2016


Not if people stop believing.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:12 AM on May 21, 2016


'old on to that feeling.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:30 AM on May 21, 2016


Please 'old on to that feeling.
posted by nobody at 7:35 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Quite holding on to that feeling. No worries.
posted by Namlit at 7:37 AM on May 21, 2016


ralphabet
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:47 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


STOP
posted by dismas at 7:50 AM on May 21, 2016


Tut tut. I missed the last "b" slot for barfabet and/or burpabet
posted by Namlit at 7:52 AM on May 21, 2016


'Tis hammer time.
posted by drlith at 7:52 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Unlikely.
posted by languagehat at 8:24 AM on May 21, 2016


Until the end of hammer time.
posted by ardgedee at 8:24 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Uno! dos! tres! quatro! Wooly Bully!
posted by y2karl at 8:25 AM on May 21, 2016


Vaiting for somebody to do 'v' is intolerable.
posted by carsonb at 8:31 AM on May 21, 2016


Waiting for somebody to do 'v' is intolerable.
posted by carsonb at 8:32 AM on May 21, 2016


x word.
posted by carsonb at 8:33 AM on May 21, 2016


You have to wait for an 'R' to come around before pulling a 'Reverse' though, Right?
posted by carsonb at 8:33 AM on May 21, 2016


zutalors!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:48 AM on May 21, 2016


Ah've seen this before...
posted by Namlit at 9:10 AM on May 21, 2016


Before what?
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:14 AM on May 21, 2016


Can't you see what's coming?!
posted by CMcG at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2016


Circa 2009
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2016


don't you people know how to preview
posted by dismas at 9:38 AM on May 21, 2016


Evidently not.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:38 AM on May 21, 2016


fuck
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:42 AM on May 21, 2016


GET IT TOGETHER SHEEPLE
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:43 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hey now. Watch your language.
posted by ardgedee at 9:46 AM on May 21, 2016


I'm getting a ba-aaa-d feeling about this.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:47 AM on May 21, 2016


Just you wait
posted by filthy light thief at 9:51 AM on May 21, 2016


Kookaburra
posted by Sys Rq at 9:52 AM on May 21, 2016




mandolin conspiracy beat me to it
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:59 AM on May 21, 2016


O Burra Where Art Thou
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 AM on May 21, 2016


no wait what order do letters go in again
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:12 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Poor show! I was waiting for "o" to post "Olly the Kookaburra was one of the three mascots for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney." You stepped on Olly!
posted by taz (staff) at 10:16 AM on May 21, 2016


Quite, I missed my chance for No Country for Old Burras
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:17 AM on May 21, 2016


Reservoir Burras!
posted by taz (staff) at 10:18 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


taz could repost about Olly but start with "Sydney" now!
posted by lazuli at 10:21 AM on May 21, 2016


*slinks away* Except I screwed that up because I can't remember my alphabet.
posted by lazuli at 10:22 AM on May 21, 2016


Unsurprisingly, elephant day was where MeFi started to decline.
posted by ambrosen at 10:26 AM on May 21, 2016


Very sorry, I got offtopic:

The Big Wallabowski.
posted by ambrosen at 10:29 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wallabowsi? I don't wallabelieve it.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:31 AM on May 21, 2016


X-Men wherein Wolverine is replaced by Wallaby. Discuss.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:34 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yes. Hugh Jackman should stick to Australian roles.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:35 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zipped up in a leather onesie, the wallaby proceeds to be the best at what it does, which is mostly kicking things.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:36 AM on May 21, 2016


A surprisingly fiesty foe
posted by drlith at 10:37 AM on May 21, 2016


Bub Trub: My Life As A Cinematic Wallaby MMA Trainer
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:38 AM on May 21, 2016


Crikey!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Drop Bears are being woefully neglected here, mates.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Edit window abuse
posted by Sys Rq at 10:40 AM on May 21, 2016


For real! Sys Rq, go to the wallacorner, and think about what you've done.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:46 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gang-ganging up, are we?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:51 AM on May 21, 2016


Help! I was looking at Australian mammals to drop into the thread and I forgot why I'd restricted myself to that (only one venomous one, and the largest carnivore's cat-sized), so I carelessly started looking at reptiles, arthropods and jellies, and now I'm not going to sleep for weeks.
posted by ambrosen at 11:00 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Iguana tell you that I sympathize, ambrosen.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:07 AM on May 21, 2016


Just surprised at how into this game cortex is, usually the mods stay away from such frivolities.
posted by Melismata at 11:08 AM on May 21, 2016


K, so I 'drict myself? K! I 'drict myself. I'm hella big, I got a squad in me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:10 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lo!
posted by infini at 11:21 AM on May 21, 2016


Mooching on ol' Walla Whitman a bit are we? Li'l Leaves of Hairy Panic, eh? eh?
posted by taz (staff) at 11:24 AM on May 21, 2016


Opossum
posted by Namlit at 11:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Nah not yet.
posted by Namlit at 11:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Pondering why N and O keep getting swapped.
posted by ardgedee at 11:46 AM on May 21, 2016


Quoll.
posted by ambrosen at 11:51 AM on May 21, 2016


Ralphabear.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:02 PM on May 21, 2016


Supercalifragilisticespialedocious
posted by infini at 12:03 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Terrible! It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:06 PM on May 21, 2016


Ugh! The eastern quoll is an "opportunistic carnivore" which can also be "quite bold when competing with the larger Tasmanian devil for food." This aggression will not stand, man!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:08 PM on May 21, 2016


Ve haf alvays prefferred ze alternate zpelling, yes!
posted by infini at 12:16 PM on May 21, 2016


Very good show, everyone!
What a good show indeed.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:16 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


XXX Vying for food with a Tasmanian devil doesn't sound like my idea of a good time. XXX
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:17 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xamine your preview, sir!

/hangs from hoisted petard
posted by infini at 12:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Yet again, the toll ticks down... 8,416 comments to go to beat the prior record-holder.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Zho zer iz a non-zero chanze my math is bad.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Antici-
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Additionally, this time we have the challenge of previewing comments yet the uncertainty of the edit window.
posted by infini at 12:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Best to wait 5 mins.
posted by infini at 12:22 PM on May 21, 2016


Claims the entire alphabet before hook hauls off neck stage right.
posted by infini at 12:23 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Demonic refresh-speeds required...
posted by Namlit at 12:24 PM on May 21, 2016


Edit window madness reigns!
posted by Namlit at 12:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Faster than a speeding bullet
posted by infini at 12:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Grammatically, this thread is a mess.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Hey, what do you expect anyway?
posted by ardgedee at 12:34 PM on May 21, 2016


Fantastic prose, no less.
posted by Namlit at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2016


...I had my keyboard on reverse...
posted by Namlit at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2016


I hope that's not what you meant to say.
posted by ardgedee at 12:46 PM on May 21, 2016


Just checking.
posted by ardgedee at 12:46 PM on May 21, 2016


'kay, everything's fine.
posted by dismas at 1:00 PM on May 21, 2016


LOL
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:06 PM on May 21, 2016


Maybe it's time...
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016


No, not yet.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016


OH OH OH
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016


-pation
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016 [7 favorites]


QED today is a holiday!
posted by CMcG at 1:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Roger that.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:03 PM on May 21, 2016


Surely you can't be serious!
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.
posted by drlith at 2:32 PM on May 21, 2016


Too bad, Shirley.
posted by languagehat at 2:36 PM on May 21, 2016


Should September 1st be made the Official Day of Cortex and the Pony?

Because Cortex and the Pony.
posted by Wordshore at 2:42 PM on May 21, 2016


Unbelievable.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:43 PM on May 21, 2016


[stands near peonies with thumb over hose end]

Really!
posted by clavdivs at 2:51 PM on May 21, 2016


Viz that luxurious mane. Also the small horse's.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:52 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country?
posted by pixlboi at 2:57 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xetroc, #7418's mirror universe counterpart.
posted by Krom Tatman at 3:02 PM on May 21, 2016


Yikes! All hail Xetroc!!
posted by pixlboi at 3:05 PM on May 21, 2016


I just showed my housemate the picture of Cortex and the Pony and her immediate observation was "What makes it intriguing is that you can't tell which of the main characters in the photo is on the verge of having a poo."
posted by Wordshore at 3:06 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zip it, Wordshore. If you can't choose your first word carefully enough, you might need to be careful about what you post in this thread.
posted by ambrosen at 3:19 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Again? We're doing this again?
posted by Etrigan at 3:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Better hold on to your butts!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 3:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Every day I post is 'No pants day.'

True story. Sometimes when I'm at work, things can be a bit awkward. For my co-workers that is. I'm totally fine.
posted by Fizz at 3:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Can't skip C and D, Fizz.
posted by nobody at 3:27 PM on May 21, 2016


Zip it, Wordshore. If you can't choose your first word carefully enough, you might need to be careful about what you post in this thread.

Excuse me? Was that a threat?
posted by Wordshore at 3:27 PM on May 21, 2016


Dammit, Wordshore.
posted by drlith at 3:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Especially sorry to upset you, Wordshore. I was constrained in my vocabulary which I could use to communicate that your posts were not in concert with the general pattern of the thread.
posted by ambrosen at 3:33 PM on May 21, 2016


Forgive me for making the rest of my last post sound so portentous, though.
posted by ambrosen at 3:34 PM on May 21, 2016


Gotta do what you gotta do.
posted by bongo_x at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2016


(Horse was the one pooping, fwiw.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2016


It was?
Just what you'd expect him to say.
posted by bongo_x at 3:38 PM on May 21, 2016


Jeepers, I wonder how often people comment after reading the top of a thread but not the middle. Anti-eponysterical!
posted by nobody at 3:59 PM on May 21, 2016


Kind of true: I'm more of an arsehole than I'd like to be in real life. But in this thread, well, I'm just following through what everyone else is doing. No arseholing involved.
posted by ambrosen at 4:09 PM on May 21, 2016


Likely you could pay a bit more attention to the context, wordshore. There may be more going on here than it appears at first. At first being a key.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:13 PM on May 21, 2016


More here than meets the eye, yes.
posted by rtha at 4:21 PM on May 21, 2016


[No name-calling, you nattering nabobs! One deleted.]
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 4:28 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Only one?
posted by Etrigan at 4:40 PM on May 21, 2016


Pity.
posted by bongo_x at 4:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Quinces were sacred to Aphrodite! I just learned that while looking for a way to change the subject.
posted by nickmark at 4:58 PM on May 21, 2016


"Rewind" is a funny term. Because we still say "rewind" but we rarely actually rewind any more. I wonder how long it will be before the word "rewind" doesn't really mean anything, or its meaning has become representative only of an action or result so abstracted from its original sense that it can no longer be readily understood as a word that was literal and obviously descriptive.
posted by ardgedee at 5:11 PM on May 21, 2016


Sort of like how I don't know what to call it when I "film" something digitally. It's not film anymore. It's video, but what is the act called? It's not videotaping, since there's no tape involved.
posted by chococat at 5:20 PM on May 21, 2016


True, and like we mime rolling down the car window when no one actually rolls anymore. Rewinding, rolling windows, rotary phones ... the R's of yesteryear.
posted by pixlboi at 5:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Under the obsolescence of "rewind" lays a further layer: most modern devices that allowed rewinding weren't even really re-winding so much as just winding but in the opposite direction. A cassette tape hardly needed to be wound before it could played. I suppose a VHS tape is an exception here, and of course older reel-to-reel was it's on thing, but...yes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:31 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


VHS????? Betamax 4 lyfe!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:33 PM on May 21, 2016


While we're at it, here's me and two llamas.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:37 PM on May 21, 2016


Xeroxing is still a thing though, right?
posted by rtha at 5:40 PM on May 21, 2016


You're supposed to say "copying ", not xeroxing.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:42 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Zut alors, you Xerox llamas?
posted by pixlboi at 5:42 PM on May 21, 2016


About that llama picture -- it's not nearly as upside down as I was led to believe it was. Or am I upside down?
posted by gingerbeer at 5:51 PM on May 21, 2016


Alpacas are too feisty and won't cooperate.
posted by nickmark at 5:51 PM on May 21, 2016


Bifurcated that bastard, poor l'il a.
posted by pixlboi at 5:57 PM on May 21, 2016


Cute pic. I didn't know they had llamas in Australia.
posted by ardgedee at 6:04 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dey most certainly do.
posted by pianissimo at 6:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Ere's a llama (that will take less time to load than that last link).
posted by pianissimo at 6:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Fuck. Wordshore, I really hope you come back.
posted by homunculus at 6:29 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Grace us with your genteel gibes, Wordshore.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:33 PM on May 21, 2016


Fuck. Wordshore, I really hope you come back.

Insisting that Alphabet Game be played instead of just being a normal human being (or whatever species you are) has consequences.
posted by carsonb at 6:59 PM on May 21, 2016


Ruiner!
posted by carsonb at 7:00 PM on May 21, 2016


Hey now. You're an all-star. Get your game on.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:10 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was actually just thinking today about how long it's gonna be until 90s music gets played on the oldies station.
posted by drlith at 7:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Just you wait, the jump jive and wail is near at hand.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Kurt Cobain on an oldies station? Smells like thirtysomething spirit.
posted by pianissimo at 8:36 PM on May 21, 2016


Lemonheads too.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:42 PM on May 21, 2016


MmmBop > The entire White Album probably. Would Mallory lie to you?
posted by drlith at 8:49 PM on May 21, 2016


New Kids on the Block 4eva

*high 5* drlith, I was also thinking MMMBop
posted by pianissimo at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2016


No oldies stations anymore. All "classic rock" -- which, yes, apparently includes the nineties now.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2016


OH THAT'S HOW IT IS, EH?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Pays to be fast
posted by pianissimo at 8:53 PM on May 21, 2016


Quickness helps too
posted by pianissimo at 9:04 PM on May 21, 2016


Rapidity is rewarded
posted by pianissimo at 9:06 PM on May 21, 2016


Speed is good.
posted by pianissimo at 9:07 PM on May 21, 2016


TIMING!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 9:08 PM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Uproarious laughter follows.
posted by bongo_x at 9:17 PM on May 21, 2016


VWV77 is an upside down llama.
posted by lazuli at 9:17 PM on May 21, 2016


Whatever gets you through the night.
posted by soakimbo at 9:20 PM on May 21, 2016


XCOM2 on Commander Ironman is pretty brutal - one small mistake and you're screwed. Not at once, mind you - it might take a couple of missions, but you definitely know when everything starts unraveling. Not very relevant, but I had to vent.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:23 PM on May 21, 2016


You know what I could use right now? A coffee.
posted by From Bklyn at 9:36 PM on May 21, 2016


Zoom! Shoo! Off with you! Go get a coffee!
posted by lazuli at 9:49 PM on May 21, 2016


Absolutely amazing this thread is.
posted by bendy at 10:12 PM on May 21, 2016


But it's not long enough.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:19 PM on May 21, 2016


But it won't bring me a coffee. (I'm stuck in a line and like a dope, I neglected basic provisioning.)
posted by From Bklyn at 10:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Caffeine's a helluva drug.
posted by Krom Tatman at 10:41 PM on May 21, 2016


Damn straight.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:42 PM on May 21, 2016


Expected a bunch of arguing when I saw 300+ comments, kind of disappointed.
posted by cj_ at 10:53 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


WHY?
posted by clavdivs at 11:17 PM on May 21, 2016


Fight, fight, cj wants a fight.
posted by NorthernLite at 11:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Go ahead and fight him yourself if you feel like it.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:33 AM on May 22, 2016


Hooligans!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:40 AM on May 22, 2016


Irish!
posted by Sys Rq at 12:49 AM on May 22, 2016


Ja, ja, call us names!
posted by infini at 1:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Kantankerous Kranky Koffee-deprived Kharakter (that's me, just awoken)
posted by Namlit at 1:37 AM on May 22, 2016


Let's just chill - drink some coffee if you have to.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:59 AM on May 22, 2016


My caffeine levels are through the roof, Dr!
posted by infini at 2:24 AM on May 22, 2016


Nonsense - is the room around you vibrating? If not, you could drink a couple more cups.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:40 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh no, its my heart, I can hear the...
posted by infini at 3:20 AM on May 22, 2016


Palpitations...
posted by infini at 3:20 AM on May 22, 2016


Querulously she muttered
posted by infini at 3:21 AM on May 22, 2016


Recaf is the coffee that is decaf to which you have added caffeine.
posted by ardgedee at 5:00 AM on May 22, 2016


Tea is just fine as it is. No additions needed.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:31 AM on May 22, 2016


Urgh
posted by gingerest at 5:36 AM on May 22, 2016


Seems we need this comment.
posted by lazuli at 6:01 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Very good catch. Back on track now. Where did I put my coffee?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:03 AM on May 22, 2016


Wakey-wakey everyone!
posted by Room 641-A at 6:13 AM on May 22, 2016


xcruciating wait, for anyone to awaken the X! I xan't bear it any longer.
posted by Namlit at 6:20 AM on May 22, 2016


You're the best, Namlit.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:21 AM on May 22, 2016


Zure, zure. It all bottoms in not being a native speaker. I can bend the rules.
posted by Namlit at 6:22 AM on May 22, 2016


"As I was saying" said the monk after a year of silence
posted by Namlit at 6:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Better get going on this round or we all fall asleep again.
posted by Namlit at 6:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Curious, infini, how's the coffee-delirium panning out? Any visions yet? Apparitions?
posted by Namlit at 6:27 AM on May 22, 2016


D'oh! I obviously need more tea.
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:44 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Evidently. It's almost four in the afternoon!
posted by Namlit at 6:52 AM on May 22, 2016


Four. It is four.
Tea, Gromit?
posted by Namlit at 7:00 AM on May 22, 2016


Gromit, TEA??
posted by Namlit at 7:00 AM on May 22, 2016


Hurray! Four o'clock, when everything stops for tea.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:01 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hello -ello-ello-ello-ello

Metafilter the empty echo chamber
posted by Namlit at 7:01 AM on May 22, 2016


I see. You beat me to it.
posted by Namlit at 7:02 AM on May 22, 2016


Just that tiny bit too late and Too Ticky
posted by Namlit at 7:02 AM on May 22, 2016


Kongratulations is what I say (now off to tea).
posted by Namlit at 7:03 AM on May 22, 2016


Late again, dammit Namlit!
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:03 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


More tea, then.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:04 AM on May 22, 2016


Nah, I've had my fill.
posted by ardgedee at 7:14 AM on May 22, 2016


Nobody's remarked on the misspelling in the post title!
posted by nobody at 7:15 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


(oops)
posted by nobody at 7:16 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pretty much every comment pointing out a spelling or grammer error will have a spelling or grammer error of its own. This is well-known internet law.
posted by ardgedee at 7:21 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Question: did you do that on purpose? You meant grammer arror.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:23 AM on May 22, 2016


Right up above, Melismata pointed out that "calendar" has only one L.
posted by lazuli at 7:35 AM on May 22, 2016


So you can't say that nobody's remarked on it, in the sense that no other user had, though you can now say that nobody's remarked on it, in the sense that the user named nobody has remarked on it.
posted by lazuli at 7:37 AM on May 22, 2016


thatsthejoke.gif
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:40 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Undercaffeinated
posted by lazuli at 7:42 AM on May 22, 2016


I have participated in alphabet threads before, and enjoy them, but it would probably have been nicer to have waited on this one until the actual topic of the thread got discussed. Wow! I say, 385 comments on grouped MetaFilter posts about certain topics? Oh, I see; just another alphabet thread.
posted by yhbc at 7:49 AM on May 22, 2016


Virtually anything can be discussed and still be an alphabet thread. It's just one letter. Personally I'm a big fan of fustian day because it's a great word.
posted by h00py at 8:05 AM on May 22, 2016


What.
posted by needled at 8:25 AM on May 22, 2016


XWhile we're at it, why not discuss the " "we"? Who?"- meme, and the "I don't want to be that person, but" meme. Other memes see y and z
posted by Namlit at 8:26 AM on May 22, 2016


Yes, it can be done in an ablfphablbl thrblbl
posted by Namlit at 8:28 AM on May 22, 2016


Zanyism has its place esp when a good answer (a calendar exists and was linked to within the first several answers) is accepted in gratitude.
posted by CMcG at 8:40 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


All of this is ridiculous.
posted by Zalzidrax at 8:43 AM on May 22, 2016


But oh so entertaining.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:45 AM on May 22, 2016


All I Really Want To Do is start a Dylan quote alphabet thread.

Hijack!
posted by y2karl at 8:45 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


And you, you sit around and ask for ashtrays -- can't you reach ?
posted by y2karl at 8:48 AM on May 22, 2016


(psst, we're on C)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:49 AM on May 22, 2016


Too hard ?

But where are you tonight, Sweet fffMarie ?
posted by y2karl at 8:54 AM on May 22, 2016


Come gather 'round, people, wherever ya roam, and find a good one for the letter D.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:54 AM on May 22, 2016


Don't think twice, it's alright. Ain't no use in turning away from E now.
posted by lazuli at 9:03 AM on May 22, 2016


Everybody's building them damn threads.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:04 AM on May 22, 2016


Fustian day! I had forgot all about it. (See also.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:13 AM on May 22, 2016


Grosgrain is fancier though.
posted by ardgedee at 9:40 AM on May 22, 2016


Hardly, have you tried a nice chintz?
posted by infini at 9:42 AM on May 22, 2016


I don't believe you.
posted by y2karl at 9:44 AM on May 22, 2016


Jamdani is nice as well.
posted by zamboni at 9:45 AM on May 22, 2016


Kalamkari work usually is...
posted by infini at 9:52 AM on May 22, 2016


Like it isn't already that every day is can-I-eat-this-day? Fustian, php, so niche.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 22, 2016


My eyes get misty when I consider all the days we had here.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 22, 2016


No filter like Metafilter
posted by Namlit at 10:17 AM on May 22, 2016


♪ Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam, where the deer
and the antelope play....♫
posted by Lynsey at 11:22 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh, would that it were so simple.
posted by Phire at 11:22 AM on May 22, 2016


Play saxophone? Play Dungeons and Dragons?
What is it that the deer and the antelope play?
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:24 AM on May 22, 2016


Qu'est-ce que c'est que le cerf et l'antilope jouent? Just to put it another way.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:28 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rollin' rollin' rollin'...got to keep on rollin'

raaaaaaaaaaaaaaawhide!
posted by infini at 11:45 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


So where are these antelope playing? If the cover's not too high I might check them out.
posted by languagehat at 11:48 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


They're at CBGBs -- Cattle, Buffalo, Goats, and Bovidae.
posted by lazuli at 11:52 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unaffordable, sadly enough.
posted by infini at 12:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Virtually anything is unaffordable these days!
posted by Namlit at 12:39 PM on May 22, 2016


Wallets whoosh with winged-insects
posted by CMcG at 1:10 PM on May 22, 2016


X is for the long delay between comments 'cause nobody wants to come up with something for X.
posted by ardgedee at 1:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Y U so mean?
posted by infini at 1:32 PM on May 22, 2016


Zipping up this run, shall we try again?
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:38 PM on May 22, 2016


Aber selbstverständlich!
posted by Namlit at 1:40 PM on May 22, 2016


Before we get going. IF we want to break the previous record, we need to get in gear.
posted by Namlit at 1:40 PM on May 22, 2016


Careless dawdling isn't going to achieve that goal.
posted by Namlit at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Clearly more pointless verbiage is needed.
posted by ardgedee at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Duplication of effort wastes effort.
posted by ardgedee at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Evidently, I mean duplication of forces, not efforts.

Also I am out of X-words
posted by Namlit at 1:42 PM on May 22, 2016


Far sighted, I am, is all
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on May 22, 2016


Go for it!
posted by infini at 2:03 PM on May 22, 2016


Happy to lend a hand.
posted by drlith at 2:15 PM on May 22, 2016


I'm not.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:17 PM on May 22, 2016


Just when we think we have the ball rolling...
posted by infini at 2:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Kinsmen get in the way of the flow
posted by infini at 2:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Let's just go read a book in bed instead.
posted by infini at 2:27 PM on May 22, 2016


My time zone is turning me into a pumpkin
posted by infini at 2:28 PM on May 22, 2016


No! I missed my chance to mention Kamen Rider!
posted by needled at 2:32 PM on May 22, 2016


Other opportunities will orise.
posted by ardgedee at 2:36 PM on May 22, 2016


Plaintive, pleading, platypus platitudes.
posted by nobody at 2:48 PM on May 22, 2016


Questionable queasy-making querulous quasi-hmm. What now?
posted by Namlit at 3:00 PM on May 22, 2016


Rather a dead end, that one. Ok, on we forge.
posted by Namlit at 3:03 PM on May 22, 2016


Stuffed sandwiches start some suckers slavering.
posted by languagehat at 3:08 PM on May 22, 2016


The town has no need to be nervous.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:17 PM on May 22, 2016


Unless an immense ungulate appears.
posted by ardgedee at 4:20 PM on May 22, 2016


V instead
posted by infini at 4:32 PM on May 22, 2016


What
posted by Melismata at 4:39 PM on May 22, 2016


X-it, pursued by a bear
posted by drlith at 4:52 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zorro pursues bear.
posted by needled at 4:56 PM on May 22, 2016


You missed one!
posted by Etrigan at 4:57 PM on May 22, 2016


ayyyy everyone i got a new couch today
posted by Krom Tatman at 5:14 PM on May 22, 2016


Beautiful day!!! Went to Gay Pride!!!
posted by soakimbo at 5:15 PM on May 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Cool! I drove up to get some cheese steaks in Philly and stumbled on a block party!
posted by Night_owl at 5:51 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does this go on forever? Because that's cool if it does.
posted by sylvanshine at 6:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Everyday is gay pride.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:29 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Four hundred fifty something comments barely qualifies as forever.
posted by ardgedee at 6:32 PM on May 22, 2016


GRAR
posted by sylvanshine at 7:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Hoppitamoppita!
posted by rtha at 7:51 PM on May 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


It would be interesting to see what an alphabet caps lock day would turn into.
posted by nickmark at 8:17 PM on May 22, 2016


Just about the only time the bloat would come before the crockety, I guess...
posted by nickmark at 8:18 PM on May 22, 2016


Kinkajou
posted by Sys Rq at 10:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Love that Wikipedia is like "kinkajous? You probably want to see THE SKULL OF A DEAD ONE HUH" as a matter of course.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:33 PM on May 22, 2016


Mammalian skulls are the best.
posted by gingerest at 10:36 PM on May 22, 2016


No, really, I don't know why they assume that what you are most interested in is necessarily the skeleton, especially since kinkajous have awesome tails.
posted by gingerest at 10:38 PM on May 22, 2016


Oh, like the tails don't have bones in 'em?
posted by Sys Rq at 11:13 PM on May 22, 2016


Pshaw! bones... who needs bones?
posted by infini at 2:02 AM on May 23, 2016


Question: Who needs bones? Answer: Richard Dunn.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:16 AM on May 23, 2016


Sound of doom: dunn dunn DUNN.
posted by Namlit at 3:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Rah, what is wrong with me
posted by Namlit at 3:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Truth be told I was lost in phantasies about a nice bowl of stock with chives. I need bones too.
posted by Namlit at 3:08 AM on May 23, 2016


Unlikely that you'll be able to get it at this time.
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on May 23, 2016


Visibly, the market is closed for the night
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on May 23, 2016


Welp, I'll carry on back to my report writing
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on May 23, 2016


Xenerpestes, speaking of birds (weren't we speaking of birds once?) are Graytails of the tribe Synallaxini, subfamily, Furnariinae – or Ovenbird. Ovenbird!
posted by taz (staff) at 5:04 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


You realise, do you, that this sends me into an ever deeper tailspin of culinary fantasies?
posted by Namlit at 5:11 AM on May 23, 2016


Zimbabwe, too, is in a tailspin, but one of economic fantasies.
posted by infini at 5:13 AM on May 23, 2016


Ah, thanks! Zimbabwe crossed my mind, too, but to no avail, alas.
posted by Namlit at 5:17 AM on May 23, 2016


Better concentrate of weird things in the internet:
posted by Namlit at 5:18 AM on May 23, 2016


Clavichords for instance.
posted by Namlit at 5:22 AM on May 23, 2016


Concentration is not the right frame of mind for approaching weird things on the internet.
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:22 AM on May 23, 2016




Excuse me, what's happened to this thread?
posted by like_neon at 5:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Forget it, like_neon. It's MetaTalk.
posted by Etrigan at 5:38 AM on May 23, 2016


GRAR, as usual, on the grey.
posted by infini at 6:14 AM on May 23, 2016


Haven't we been through all this before?
posted by Room 641-A at 7:07 AM on May 23, 2016


I do believe so. And before. And before and before and before.
posted by Melismata at 7:18 AM on May 23, 2016


Just accept the cyclicality of life as evidence that the universe understands the practical limitations of its writing staff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:34 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


know this, my writing staff knows no limitations
posted by Namlit at 7:49 AM on May 23, 2016


Limitations? Bah, we know no limitations! WE... ARE... METATALK!
posted by languagehat at 8:13 AM on May 23, 2016


MetaFilter: Excuse me, what's happened to this thread?
posted by Room 641-A at 8:14 AM on May 23, 2016


Not many words start with Ñ.
posted by peeedro at 8:16 AM on May 23, 2016


Of course, some staffs are more limiting.
posted by Namlit at 8:25 AM on May 23, 2016


Perhaps the most often
posted by Namlit at 8:26 AM on May 23, 2016


quoted one is Gandalf's staff, which was quite limiting to Grima.
posted by Namlit at 8:26 AM on May 23, 2016


Reading the grand staff is harder than the treble or base staff alone.
posted by Melismata at 8:30 AM on May 23, 2016


Sure! And we haven't even mentioned clefs.
posted by Namlit at 8:30 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


True multiple clef reading requires much hardness of staff.
posted by Namlit at 8:31 AM on May 23, 2016


Uncomfortable with all this "hard staff" talk, given my byline.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Uh, make that "concentration."
posted by Namlit at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Unless C clef is also thrown in.
posted by Melismata at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Very. Much. Concentration.
posted by Namlit at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


ULPHABET STASIS ACHIEVED
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


What "uncomfortable? For whom?
posted by Namlit at 8:34 AM on May 23, 2016


Xstasis. IF you please!
posted by Namlit at 8:35 AM on May 23, 2016


*yodeling running toward the line*
posted by Namlit at 8:35 AM on May 23, 2016


Already full circle yet again? Wow I was away too lon g
posted by infini at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Zawangggg!
posted by Namlit at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Zounds, I have forgotten the alphabet
posted by infini at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


But look, a skipper!
posted by Namlit at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Could have guessed, all with Finland being further East and so on.
posted by Namlit at 8:37 AM on May 23, 2016


Done gone jumping the gun, eh?
posted by Namlit at 8:38 AM on May 23, 2016


Elated on a Monday morning, NOT.
posted by Melismata at 8:39 AM on May 23, 2016


Feels like any discussion of guns that doesn't acknowledge that they are purpose-built jumping machines is inherently disingenuously normalizing jump culture.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:40 AM on May 23, 2016


Good point; gunpoint
posted by Namlit at 8:43 AM on May 23, 2016


How about we not make this another gun thread?
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM on May 23, 2016


I regret going off half-cocked there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:46 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Jocularity! Jocularity!
posted by Melismata at 8:59 AM on May 23, 2016


"Kill" in the comedic sense, then?
posted by ardgedee at 9:00 AM on May 23, 2016


LOL Gun Butts
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:08 AM on May 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


MetaTalk threads of this size USED to ALWAYS mean alphabet threads.
posted by ersatzkat at 9:17 AM on May 23, 2016


Now...well, I cover my eyes going in...
posted by ersatzkat at 9:17 AM on May 23, 2016


Or recipes.
posted by Etrigan at 9:18 AM on May 23, 2016


Pretty unnecessary to cover your recipes, IMHO.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:20 AM on May 23, 2016


Quiche Lorraine needs to be covered when it gets too brown on top.
posted by Namlit at 9:40 AM on May 23, 2016


Ribs too. I'm actually cooking ribs as we speak. True story.
posted by Namlit at 9:41 AM on May 23, 2016


So for ribs, it was rather "kill" in the culinary sense. Otherwise my oven would be oinking by now.
posted by Namlit at 9:42 AM on May 23, 2016


To be sure none of this is safe for work.
posted by Namlit at 9:43 AM on May 23, 2016


Unless you work at home.
posted by Namlit at 9:44 AM on May 23, 2016


Victory for the work-at-homers!
posted by Zalzidrax at 9:47 AM on May 23, 2016


Veja Du, the conspicuous silence around the end of the alphabet.
posted by Namlit at 9:48 AM on May 23, 2016


WAY TO JINX IT BRO
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:49 AM on May 23, 2016


Xenodocheionology is the lore of hotels and inns, if you didn't already know that.
posted by taz (staff) at 9:59 AM on May 23, 2016


You think I don't know about sundry matters xenodocheionological?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 AM on May 23, 2016


Ziplock bags are great for freezing quiche. Mmmm, quiche...
posted by Melismata at 10:03 AM on May 23, 2016


Albuminoid treats in frigid conditions wrapped in translucent coverings, mmmmmmm!
posted by taz (staff) at 10:16 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bacon. Always with bacon.
posted by Melismata at 10:46 AM on May 23, 2016


Crunchy bacon...
posted by Namlit at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2016


Delicious, crunchy bacon!
posted by Namlit at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2016


Enormous heaps of delicious crunchy bacon
posted by Namlit at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Finally, we have reached peak bacon.
posted by zarq at 10:55 AM on May 23, 2016


Gee, I always seem to come back here at this point on the treadmill.
posted by infini at 11:06 AM on May 23, 2016


Good heavens how I would like a bacon peak.
posted by Namlit at 11:06 AM on May 23, 2016


Ha ha! I shall break the curse!
posted by infini at 11:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Infini, I miss the Hugbucket.
posted by zarq at 11:09 AM on May 23, 2016


Just stick to your memories for now
posted by infini at 11:15 AM on May 23, 2016


'K.
posted by Melismata at 11:25 AM on May 23, 2016


Llamas don't know it's not bacon!
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on May 23, 2016


Mefites do!
posted by Melismata at 11:40 AM on May 23, 2016


No one else wants to play alphabet game? :(
posted by Melismata at 11:50 AM on May 23, 2016


Oh, I couldn't keep myself away from all the fun (better a weekend late than never, right?).
posted by PearlRose at 11:51 AM on May 23, 2016


Pity the llamas, unable to distinguish between bacon and its imitators.
posted by nickmark at 11:56 AM on May 23, 2016


Render unto Caesar what is bacon
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:05 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Quit skipping letters.
posted by Etrigan at 12:07 PM on May 23, 2016


sometimes I wonder if it's the letters that are skipping us
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:09 PM on May 23, 2016


There's a thought.
posted by Shmuel510 at 12:10 PM on May 23, 2016


Totally. It's a big conspiracy. Letters pitched against us.
posted by Namlit at 12:11 PM on May 23, 2016


Usually, that's the case, isn't it?
posted by PearlRose at 12:19 PM on May 23, 2016


Vy do I always get the hard ones?
posted by infini at 12:20 PM on May 23, 2016


Well, it's because you're a special snowflake.
posted by Melismata at 12:27 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


X is way harder than v.
posted by PearlRose at 12:28 PM on May 23, 2016


You get twice as much out of it, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:30 PM on May 23, 2016


Zealously approaching a new start.
posted by Namlit at 12:30 PM on May 23, 2016


Anybody for a game of Questions?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Are there extra favorites on X?
posted by Namlit at 12:31 PM on May 23, 2016


X-tra, x-tra, people are skipping again...
posted by Melismata at 12:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Belay that. No one's skipping.
posted by Etrigan at 12:32 PM on May 23, 2016


Be so kind as to explain how that game is played?
posted by Melismata at 12:32 PM on May 23, 2016


Beware, reverse isn't allowed.
posted by Namlit at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Can we have more bacon? (that was a question)
posted by Namlit at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016


(cortex, something weird did just happen there, X didn't show up, also I got a "connection reset" message, don't know if it's my computer or not, sorry...)
posted by Melismata at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Dat's not a question.
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Don't blame the connection.
posted by Etrigan at 12:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Etrigan, I would never blame the connection. Only the disconnection.
posted by Melismata at 12:37 PM on May 23, 2016


Eesh, aimed for Questions and ended up playing Doubles.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:38 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


How do we play Questions?
posted by infini at 12:59 PM on May 23, 2016


F, that was a real question to a real mod
posted by infini at 12:59 PM on May 23, 2016


I don't suppose it's enough to write our responses in the form of a question?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:09 PM on May 23, 2016


Goodness, are we thoroughly out of order?
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:13 PM on May 23, 2016


He's gone for lunchbreak
posted by infini at 1:23 PM on May 23, 2016


If you have to ask how to play Questions then you're already playing Questions.
posted by ardgedee at 2:06 PM on May 23, 2016


Just imagine I phrased that in the form of a question. Whoops.
posted by ardgedee at 2:07 PM on May 23, 2016


Knights who say Ni say: Ni?
posted by languagehat at 2:09 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


FLO!, check Hats knees, not for bees, these are accounted for, that or the aviary.
posted by clavdivs at 2:14 PM on May 23, 2016


*muffles laughter*
posted by infini at 2:59 PM on May 23, 2016


Laughter.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:27 PM on May 23, 2016


No, maybe the F was silent.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:27 PM on May 23, 2016


*mules taffy *
posted by clavdivs at 4:35 PM on May 23, 2016


HA.
posted by clavdivs at 4:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Okay, enough of this anarchy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:05 PM on May 23, 2016


Pie.
posted by zarq at 5:07 PM on May 23, 2016


Quietly (dammit), Peter Piper sighed as his guests asked him to perform another alliterative activity. "Hey Peter, plant a purple petunia in a plastic pot!" Everyone laughed, while Peter thought again of the suicide bag hidden in his shed.
posted by sylvanshine at 5:13 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rhubarb, rectified.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 5:13 PM on May 23, 2016


Sylvanshine recited the alphabet to himself like a third grader; he had indeed minded both P's and Q's.
posted by sylvanshine at 5:15 PM on May 23, 2016


Strawberry/Rhubarb pie
Rules.
posted by clavdivs at 5:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Try cherry in rhubarb pie
posted by ersatzkat at 5:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Unless you prefer strawberry, then whatever...
posted by ersatzkat at 5:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Very interesting that no one is in here arguing for pecan pie
posted by ersatzkat at 5:49 PM on May 23, 2016


Welcome respite from the fruit-pie haters, I say
posted by ersatzkat at 5:49 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xylocarp - can you make pies from that?
posted by ersatzkat at 5:52 PM on May 23, 2016


Yellow lemon is my favorite
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


Zesty
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


although
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


banana
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


cream?
posted by ersatzkat at 5:54 PM on May 23, 2016


damn good
posted by ersatzkat at 5:54 PM on May 23, 2016


ecce homo
posted by needled at 6:23 PM on May 23, 2016


Four Tops' favorite is Sugar Pie.
posted by drlith at 7:44 PM on May 23, 2016


Gooseberry's preferred by others.
posted by drlith at 7:46 PM on May 23, 2016


Honeybunch? What is a honeybunch?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:21 PM on May 23, 2016


I dunno but I'm humming it now
posted by gingerest at 10:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Just checked Urban Dictionary and it says, "One who is sweeter than just a bit of honey, and whose sweetness can only compare to a whole bunch of honey." Sticky!
posted by gingerest at 10:36 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Kiwi pie--- is that possible?
posted by CMcG at 11:30 PM on May 23, 2016


Let's google it!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:50 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Macadamia nuts required for this kiwi pie. Do we have any around here?
posted by taz (staff) at 12:14 AM on May 24, 2016


Not that I know of, but you could check Evripidou downtown.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:12 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Or one could take candlenuts, for a rustic variant. Also oily. Same size. But perhaps not...
posted by Namlit at 2:47 AM on May 24, 2016


Perfect ingredient for Indonesian-style dishes, though.
posted by Namlit at 2:48 AM on May 24, 2016


Question above about what's honeybunch. Obviously whatever it is that the Honeybuncher bunches up in his little honeybunchery. Not that he cares or anything.
posted by Namlit at 2:54 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Residential honeybunchery, or commercial?
posted by taz (staff) at 3:06 AM on May 24, 2016


Supposedly for sale
posted by infini at 3:55 AM on May 24, 2016


The terms are tough
posted by infini at 3:55 AM on May 24, 2016


Under the table is easier. No paperwork.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:11 AM on May 24, 2016


Vigorish will kill you though
posted by pianissimo at 5:18 AM on May 24, 2016


Where is oneswellfoop when you need him in an alphabet thread?
posted by pianissimo at 5:32 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xalapa is where he is.
posted by drlith at 6:12 AM on May 24, 2016


Y oh Y would he go there?
posted by pianissimo at 6:21 AM on May 24, 2016


Zealous previous alpha threader he is.
posted by Namlit at 6:22 AM on May 24, 2016


Ah. Under the table is obviously more in style. Consequences? Honeybuncher don't care.
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on May 24, 2016


But the gas gauge reads empty on the imagination tank...
posted by y2karl at 6:50 AM on May 24, 2016


*crickets*
posted by y2karl at 6:52 AM on May 24, 2016


Doo lang doo lang doo lang. Doo lang doo lang.
posted by h00py at 6:55 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


'e's so fine.
posted by h00py at 6:56 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fpeak for yourfelf
posted by Namlit at 6:56 AM on May 24, 2016


Goodness gracious, is this what happens when I leave a thread unattended?
posted by pianissimo at 7:01 AM on May 24, 2016


Have you considered that nobody can hear you?
posted by Namlit at 7:08 AM on May 24, 2016


I need to scream MOAR LOUDERER THEN!
posted by pianissimo at 7:10 AM on May 24, 2016


Just checking in. What'd I miss?
posted by Westringia F. at 7:40 AM on May 24, 2016


Katrina (me) talking to herself about pie last night
posted by ersatzkat at 7:50 AM on May 24, 2016


Less than you'd think.
posted by ardgedee at 7:50 AM on May 24, 2016


More than nothing though.
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:52 AM on May 24, 2016


Not less.
posted by Melismata at 7:52 AM on May 24, 2016


Oh, just a little ditty.
posted by h00py at 8:00 AM on May 24, 2016


Pony-hatcher don't care
posted by Namlit at 8:10 AM on May 24, 2016


Qu'est que c'est?
posted by infini at 8:22 AM on May 24, 2016


Remember, if anything happens to me... if you don’t hear from me within the hour, you take this ship and you come and you rescue me. It’s cold out there, and I don’t want to get left.
posted by zarq at 8:32 AM on May 24, 2016


Ship? JOYRIDE TIME
posted by Krom Tatman at 8:34 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ten percent of nuthin' is... let me do the math here... nuthin' into nuthin'... carry the nuthin'..."
posted by zarq at 8:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Utterly unclear.
posted by languagehat at 9:04 AM on May 24, 2016


Vague.
posted by Melismata at 9:28 AM on May 24, 2016


Well, the trick is to use these colorful blocks to represent each unit of nothing, and then if you divide them into even stacks you've got fractional nothings that you can count. Bam.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:30 AM on May 24, 2016


Ah this seems like another depiction of my work discipline; colourful blocks of nothing. It that what writer's block looks like?
posted by Namlit at 9:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Xylophone keys: suitable as counting blocks?
posted by Westringia F. at 9:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Xcuse my little me
posted by Namlit at 9:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Yes, I was gambling.
posted by Namlit at 9:35 AM on May 24, 2016


Zero success.
posted by Namlit at 9:35 AM on May 24, 2016


And now I'm here at the "A" colourful block of nothingness, and wonder.
posted by Namlit at 9:36 AM on May 24, 2016


Bwa ha ha ha ha!
posted by Melismata at 9:36 AM on May 24, 2016


C. T. B.

Count. The. Blocks.

Count the blocks!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 AM on May 24, 2016


Cut. it. out.

Didn't Lucy always call Charlie Brown a blockhead?
posted by Melismata at 9:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Everyone called Charlie Brown a blockhead.
posted by Shmuel510 at 9:49 AM on May 24, 2016


Fair enough, I guess; after all, he was kind of a blockhead.
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:58 AM on May 24, 2016


...goes together with a zigzag pullover.
posted by Namlit at 9:59 AM on May 24, 2016


having a blockhead, I mean (or being one, no matter)
posted by Namlit at 10:00 AM on May 24, 2016


I haven't had a blockhead in years, come to think of it.
posted by Namlit at 10:01 AM on May 24, 2016


Just a block
posted by Namlit at 10:01 AM on May 24, 2016


K, I just remembered that I thought for much of my childhood that Charlie Brown's little loop of a hair on his bald forehead was actually some kind of horrific hole in his head.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:02 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Luch in kup, that would be, in Yiddish.
posted by Shmuel510 at 10:05 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Must admit, now I can't unsee the funnel into Charlie Brown's head.
posted by Namlit at 10:12 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Narrow escape from the head-drill, it seems.
posted by Namlit at 10:13 AM on May 24, 2016


You're Getting Trepanned, Charlie Brown
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:14 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh no, you don't.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 24, 2016


Please stick to the rules.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 24, 2016


the laws of sequential alphabetism cannot constrain me
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:17 AM on May 24, 2016


quagmire of laws and rules.
posted by Namlit at 10:17 AM on May 24, 2016


Rather unsettling, Charlie Brown's built-in rabbit hole. Who did this? Malice in Wonderland?
posted by Namlit at 10:19 AM on May 24, 2016


Head Like A Hole, Black As Your Soul, I'd Rather Die Than Give You Control, Charlie Brown
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:21 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Someone's gonna have to roll to save against stinkeye if this keeps up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:48 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tut zalors!
posted by y2karl at 11:00 AM on May 24, 2016


Uvula.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:09 AM on May 24, 2016


Voulez-vous vouler avec voi, ce voir?
posted by languagehat at 11:13 AM on May 24, 2016


Zealous thread-pooping is not welcomed.
posted by Melismata at 11:14 AM on May 24, 2016


We don't like thread pooping.
posted by Melismata at 11:14 AM on May 24, 2016


You don't like thread pooping?
posted by infini at 11:15 AM on May 24, 2016


'Xactly!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:16 AM on May 24, 2016


(Zlightly out of order.)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:16 AM on May 24, 2016


And now we're going to do this again, or what?
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:26 AM on May 24, 2016


But what else would we do?
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:29 AM on May 24, 2016


Can't do anything else, can we?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:33 AM on May 24, 2016


Dat's vat I zought.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Eventually Sisyphus will get to rest, but not yet.
posted by Shmuel510 at 11:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Fuck! The rock fell down again!
posted by Etrigan at 11:45 AM on May 24, 2016


Go get that sumbitch, Ess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:59 AM on May 24, 2016


Heavy, this shit is.
posted by Kabanos at 12:15 PM on May 24, 2016


I won't do it, I tell you.
posted by languagehat at 12:17 PM on May 24, 2016


Just do the work, man. Nobody likes the rock. I don't like the rock. It's not about liking the rock. But it's a rock and it's gotta get pushed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:18 PM on May 24, 2016


Know when to hold 'em
Know when to roll 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to fucking start all over again
posted by Kabanos at 12:23 PM on May 24, 2016


Look on my boulder, ye mighty, and get your ass in there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:24 PM on May 24, 2016


Must tell this actual real story. Anyone know Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the conductor (who just passed away)? As it happens my parents and the Harnoncourts were friends. He had bought an old vicarage somewhere in the Salzkammergut, and we visited in the summer. And so, among all the absolutely nightmarish (as in: try to hack a channel for electric wiring into granite stone walls. By hand) there was that Sisyphean stone lying in a ditch.
And so the Great Conductor summoned my dad (no small man either) and they both rolled that stone up the bloody 20-meters hill and I (15y) was standing with my hands in my pockets thinking of my Classical upbringing and Sisyphus in particular.

My dad told me later that it was an absolutely impossible task and he'd given up, if with anyone else. Not with a great-grandson of Archduke Johann, no way, though. Yeah (*sigh* those were the days).
posted by Namlit at 12:31 PM on May 24, 2016


Now for more fun(ding). Anyone wanna do a bolder-rolling kickstarter?
posted by Namlit at 12:34 PM on May 24, 2016


Or a bolder kicking start-funder?
posted by Namlit at 12:34 PM on May 24, 2016


Perhaps also a fund-starting kick bolder...
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on May 24, 2016


So... where's my new over the shoulder boulder holder?
posted by infini at 12:40 PM on May 24, 2016


Questionable derail. I know...I know...
posted by Namlit at 12:41 PM on May 24, 2016


Right where your shoulder is, infini. Just peer past the bolder itself.
posted by Namlit at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


REally?
posted by infini at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Transposed my letters again... bah humbug
posted by infini at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Said that, and also clocked the "s" slot proper.
posted by Namlit at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Uh i actually didn't. What the wut
posted by Namlit at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


You have no idea how that boulder makes my life miserable.
posted by infini at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


Veering off to other tasks.
posted by Namlit at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


I'll just go back out again and come back after a cigarette. Sorry namlit
posted by infini at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


Wut on the front page, like in I am all like "WUT!!" Where's that y coming from
posted by Namlit at 12:45 PM on May 24, 2016


Xigarettes were being lit
posted by Namlit at 12:46 PM on May 24, 2016


Zizyphus versus Zigarettes
posted by Namlit at 12:47 PM on May 24, 2016


Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!
posted by Namlit at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2016


Boulderdash!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:56 PM on May 24, 2016


Crivens!
posted by Namlit at 1:14 PM on May 24, 2016


Came here to sing the alphabet in Big Bird's voice.
posted by Melismata at 1:15 PM on May 24, 2016


D'oh!
posted by Melismata at 1:15 PM on May 24, 2016


Camus concluded, "The struggle itself is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."
posted by drlith at 1:16 PM on May 24, 2016


Every Good Boy Deserves Futility.
posted by Kabanos at 1:19 PM on May 24, 2016


tweezering eyebrows was a indicator for manual dexterity war effort work in 1943.

True or false?
posted by clavdivs at 1:22 PM on May 24, 2016


Frue. But perhaps also talse.
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on May 24, 2016


German version of Big Bird's alphabet: Abzehdefghijockelminoperestufixzett.
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Have I not an excellent memory? I learned this in 1976!!!
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Interesting: Sisyphus LEGO Kinetic Sculpture
posted by Kabanos at 1:35 PM on May 24, 2016


JKBrickworks made it.
posted by Kabanos at 1:36 PM on May 24, 2016


LEGO!!
posted by Melismata at 1:41 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Melismata wants you to let go.
posted by languagehat at 1:45 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Now hoping I've got this foreign oppressor's language figured out
posted by infini at 2:09 PM on May 24, 2016


On the other hand, there's no other in which I can think
posted by infini at 2:11 PM on May 24, 2016


Pushing that rock right along...
posted by drlith at 2:18 PM on May 24, 2016


Leggo egg Lego
posted by clavdivs at 2:27 PM on May 24, 2016


Question: Do you even lift?
posted by Kabanos at 2:29 PM on May 24, 2016


...rock...

...always the rock...
posted by languagehat at 2:36 PM on May 24, 2016


Stoners.
posted by Westringia F. at 2:38 PM on May 24, 2016


...toiling upward in the night.

Standing on what too long we bore
With shoulders bent and downcast eyes,
We may discern — unseen before —
A path to higher destinies,

Nor deem the irrevocable Past
As wholly wasted, wholly vain,
If, rising on its wrecks, at last
To something nobler we attain.
posted by drlith at 2:49 PM on May 24, 2016


Uh-oh, now we're quoting Longfellow.
posted by languagehat at 3:01 PM on May 24, 2016


Voulez-vous?

Wadsworth? (worth 20 meters, SAIT)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:05 PM on May 24, 2016


What's a wad worth?
posted by Sys Rq at 3:09 PM on May 24, 2016


XXXIV (You are the daughter of the sea). Here: trade your voice for a pair of legs.
posted by CMcG at 3:09 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


34

"Upon this side he fell down out of heaven;
And all the land, that whilom here emerged,
For fear of him made of the sea a veil."
posted by clavdivs at 3:27 PM on May 24, 2016


Zat aint worth notin
posted by Namlit at 3:28 PM on May 24, 2016


yikes
posted by Namlit at 3:28 PM on May 24, 2016


About to go get a very big drink.
posted by Melismata at 4:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Bartender's taking orders now.
posted by soakimbo at 5:09 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]




Damn you must have been waiting all day for C to roll around
posted by chococat at 5:26 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Eh. Actually came across the tweet and lo and behold, C was available. Only thing that's gone right today.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:34 PM on May 24, 2016


Fuckin' capybaras, always on the loose somewhere or other.
posted by languagehat at 5:36 PM on May 24, 2016


Good day to you, sir. I say, GOOD DAY.
posted by drlith at 5:38 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


How would it look if other animals routinely sat on capybaras? Glad you asked!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:47 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I stand corrected.
posted by chococat at 5:56 PM on May 24, 2016


Just put on this earth to be sat on, they were.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:00 PM on May 24, 2016


Katrina again...no more pie?
posted by ersatzkat at 6:25 PM on May 24, 2016


Like a bird ... on a capybara ...
posted by Sys Rq at 7:09 PM on May 24, 2016


Man, are capybaras, like, the La-Z-Boys of the animal world?
posted by taz (staff) at 11:16 PM on May 24, 2016


No, they're more like Barcaloungers.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:58 PM on May 24, 2016


Opossums are the lawn chairs of the animal world: discuss.
posted by taz (staff) at 12:42 AM on May 25, 2016


Perfectly apt. Also IRL they make great coathangers. Especially if you like a jacket full of fleas.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:52 AM on May 25, 2016


Quapybaras: questionable capybaras. Qpossums: misspelled lawn chairs
posted by Namlit at 1:05 AM on May 25, 2016


Really love capybaras. They're the dream of every guinea pig owner. A guinea pig like a dog.
posted by Namlit at 1:07 AM on May 25, 2016


Seriously. My jacket is full of fleece.
posted by Namlit at 1:08 AM on May 25, 2016


The fleas have breached the jerkin! Beware! Beware! *flees*
posted by taz (staff) at 1:57 AM on May 25, 2016


Unindated, eh inundated by tide waves of fleas.
posted by Namlit at 3:23 AM on May 25, 2016


Ultraman or Ultra Seven? Although I've always had a soft spot for Ultraman Taro, what with his goofy horns or whatever they are on his head.
posted by needled at 3:23 AM on May 25, 2016


Verifying that this is the same neighbourhood in Toronto that had the escaped peacock last year.
posted by Kabanos at 5:01 AM on May 25, 2016


What kind of monkeys are handling security at the High Park Zoo?
posted by Kabanos at 5:01 AM on May 25, 2016


Would Ultraman have fleas? He doesn't have a pelt.
posted by ardgedee at 5:01 AM on May 25, 2016


X rays show that he does have fleas, beneath the first microscopic layer.
posted by infini at 6:04 AM on May 25, 2016


You'd think that he'd be getting regular ultra flea dips.
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:12 AM on May 25, 2016


Zoologists recommend against it.
posted by zamboni at 6:15 AM on May 25, 2016


Absolutely! 94% of doctors recommend FleaDip flea dip for your ultraman
posted by infini at 6:50 AM on May 25, 2016


But don't forget to also rustproof his undercarriage.
posted by Kabanos at 7:47 AM on May 25, 2016


Chafing. That's why.
posted by Kabanos at 7:47 AM on May 25, 2016


Dooon't talk about the chafing. *shudder*
posted by Etrigan at 7:49 AM on May 25, 2016


Etrigan talked about the chafing!
posted by languagehat at 7:50 AM on May 25, 2016


Forget about the chafing, okay? Let's just forget about it. I don't want to think about it.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:56 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


FWIW chafing is a bigger problem for organic sentients, not ultraman
posted by infini at 7:56 AM on May 25, 2016


Get the brain bleach from the basement, please, if you don't mind?
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:59 AM on May 25, 2016


Here is the best tip: You have to separate the wet from the chafe.
posted by Kabanos at 8:11 AM on May 25, 2016


I think you just have to keep it warm. So, like, if your Ultraman's undercarriage is chafing, sit him in a chafing dish full of macaroni and cheese. It's what they're for.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:27 AM on May 25, 2016


Jostle him a little, while you're at it. He likes it gooey that way.
posted by infini at 8:28 AM on May 25, 2016


Keep him away from the salad bar, though.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:29 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lettuce is an aphrodisiac, didn't you know? Why do you think rabbits multiply like a cliche.
posted by infini at 8:31 AM on May 25, 2016


Motion vs. lotion: an oral history of chafe-management
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:33 AM on May 25, 2016


Never wear your chafing dish without lubrication.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:00 AM on May 25, 2016


OMG, this reminds me of the whole wings conversation.
posted by Melismata at 9:18 AM on May 25, 2016


Paul McCartney & Wings?
posted by chococat at 9:30 AM on May 25, 2016


Quacksy pads with actual duck wings
posted by Sys Rq at 9:35 AM on May 25, 2016


Sauce your wings with a 50/50 ratio of melted butter and Frank's Red Hot Sauce. Then fly away to Flavorton.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:05 AM on May 25, 2016


ralphabetical, people
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:07 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


THIS WHOLE THREAD IS OUTTA ORDER!
posted by Etrigan at 10:08 AM on May 25, 2016


U RNT D BOSS UV MI
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:10 AM on May 25, 2016


V CANT HANDLE THE TRVTH!
Some Roman Philosopher
posted by Kabanos at 10:48 AM on May 25, 2016


WHEN DID THIS BECOME A SHOUTING THREAD?
posted by Melismata at 11:03 AM on May 25, 2016


XTREME ALPHABET THREAD!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:07 AM on May 25, 2016


YOU KNOW HOW IT IS, EVERYBODY HAS A FEW DRINKS AND IT JUST GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER BEFORE YOU NOTICE
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:07 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


ZAP!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 AM on May 25, 2016


AAAAGH!! I WANT A DRINK!! OR AT LEAST SOME CHOCOLATE!
posted by Melismata at 11:13 AM on May 25, 2016


AL PACINO YELLS WHENEVER HE WANTS TO FOR NO APPRECIABLE REASON.
posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on May 25, 2016


BOO YA!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:30 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Can you guys keep it down? I'm conducting some very sensitive experiments here.
posted by taz (staff) at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2016 [4 favorites]


CROCKETY BLOAT. WHAT THE HELL IS CROCKETY BLOAT?
posted by zarq at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2016


DING!
posted by taz (staff) at 11:43 AM on May 25, 2016


EXPERIMENT WITH KITTENZ
posted by Kabanos at 11:48 AM on May 25, 2016


FOR US TO KEEP IT DOWN IS ASKING AN AWFUL LOT
posted by Melismata at 11:49 AM on May 25, 2016


GOT TO GOT TO KEEP UP TO KEEP DOWN
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:50 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


HATS RULE! I MEAN, CAPS RULE!
posted by Kabanos at 11:52 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


I apologize wholeheartedly for starting this.
posted by Etrigan at 11:57 AM on May 25, 2016


Just wait until the boils and the rain of frogs kick in.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:03 PM on May 25, 2016


Keratosis?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:10 PM on May 25, 2016


Locusts too?
posted by Melismata at 12:19 PM on May 25, 2016


Moths, dear Melismata, not locusts. That's so old skool.
posted by infini at 12:27 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Not sure where the scoping is gonna end up on our plague budget, so I'll have to get back to you on the rest.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:29 PM on May 25, 2016


Organizational prudence, my dear sir, always a bit of touch and go
posted by infini at 12:29 PM on May 25, 2016


Poxalypse now.
posted by Kabanos at 12:32 PM on May 25, 2016


Quoted in the Bible, right?
posted by Melismata at 12:35 PM on May 25, 2016


Right
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:36 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


SPLAT!
posted by zarq at 12:37 PM on May 25, 2016


Truly?
posted by PearlRose at 12:38 PM on May 25, 2016


Unbelievable:
I comment in a thread about BEES acting crazy.
I comment in this ongoing ALPHABET thread.
Next FPP I see is this: The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee is on. After ties in 2014 and 2015 because the judges ran out of words, the Bee is getting harder -- the opener was "abecedarius".

And it all occurred at 3:33 pm on 5/25 (5+2+5=12; 1+2= 3!)

CONNECT THE DOTS SHEEPLE!
posted by Kabanos at 12:44 PM on May 25, 2016


Verily, it is the Dots Sheeple plague that afflicts us!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:45 PM on May 25, 2016


woke af
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:46 PM on May 25, 2016


Xcited that the mods are so enthusiastic about this alphabet thread.
posted by Melismata at 12:52 PM on May 25, 2016


Yes, the bee thread reminded me about the Bee.
posted by Etrigan at 12:57 PM on May 25, 2016


Zinc can be found in Honey Nut Cheerios, about a third of the recommended Daily Value. No wonder it's a favorite of cartoon bees!
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:15 PM on May 25, 2016


Alpha-bits have less. But you can thread them onto a really long necklace that will annoy everyone.
posted by Kabanos at 1:29 PM on May 25, 2016


Breakfast isn't breakfast without bees.
posted by languagehat at 1:34 PM on May 25, 2016


Cheerios!
posted by Melismata at 1:38 PM on May 25, 2016


Delicious, delicious bee poo!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:39 PM on May 25, 2016


Engagement from focus groups for the "Bee Shit Nut Cheerios" rebranding was overwhelmingly negative.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:42 PM on May 25, 2016


For reals?
posted by Melismata at 1:42 PM on May 25, 2016


General Mills also tested "Honey Testicles Cheerios", similar response.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:46 PM on May 25, 2016


Honey Testicles Cheerios - The Breakfast of Champ Pee-Ons
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:47 PM on May 25, 2016


How about the other major brands?
posted by Melismata at 1:47 PM on May 25, 2016


"Improbable Outcome Charms": dud.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:48 PM on May 25, 2016


"Jacks Made Out of Artificial Apple Flavor": Also a no-go
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:50 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Kox": Test group didn't like the new extruded shape.
posted by Kabanos at 1:54 PM on May 25, 2016


Loved the deep fried ones, however.
posted by infini at 2:01 PM on May 25, 2016


Let's for a minute consider the Bee Poo Badger and his non-relationship to shit, and especially the giving thereof.
posted by Namlit at 2:01 PM on May 25, 2016


Not very logical, innit?
posted by Namlit at 2:07 PM on May 25, 2016


Mudslide-flavored Life would probably be good.
posted by Melismata at 2:08 PM on May 25, 2016


Oops. My brain got addled yet again. My apologies.
posted by Namlit at 2:15 PM on May 25, 2016


Perrier with lime might help that.
posted by Melismata at 2:18 PM on May 25, 2016


(remove from activity)

I do not get the appeal of these, y'all.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:18 PM on May 25, 2016


Quite all right! But you skipped a letter.
posted by Shmuel510 at 2:22 PM on May 25, 2016


Sorry the Perrier is out. We have p'tit Chablis, does that count?
posted by Namlit at 2:26 PM on May 25, 2016


Trop p'tit.
posted by languagehat at 2:42 PM on May 25, 2016


Un grand chablis? Est-ce que c'est un chose?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:08 PM on May 25, 2016


Vraiment.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:16 PM on May 25, 2016


Way too p'tit. It's empteh now. Consternation ensued.
posted by Namlit at 3:22 PM on May 25, 2016


xertainly enough wine for two persons etc., but boooring, an empty bottle.
posted by Namlit at 3:23 PM on May 25, 2016


Zero drops left. Rantrant.
posted by Namlit at 3:24 PM on May 25, 2016


And at long last, here we are!
posted by CMcG at 3:35 PM on May 25, 2016


Better late than never!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:39 PM on May 25, 2016


Cool, it's still going.
posted by ardgedee at 4:17 PM on May 25, 2016


Darn tootin' it is.
posted by Melismata at 4:25 PM on May 25, 2016


Excellent! *Twirls moustache.* Just as I planned.
posted by Night_owl at 4:32 PM on May 25, 2016


fuhgeddaboudit
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:47 PM on May 25, 2016


Gettin' slow, though.
posted by languagehat at 5:32 PM on May 25, 2016


High Park capybaras. Still on the lam.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:44 PM on May 25, 2016


I dunno, they might be looking for an Internet cafe to check their posts on Askme.
posted by ardgedee at 6:30 PM on May 25, 2016


Just checking in to see if we're up to...
posted by ersatzkat at 6:56 PM on May 25, 2016


...Katrina
posted by ersatzkat at 6:57 PM on May 25, 2016


Okay if those capybaras are still on the lam. As long as they're not on the llamas (which are still safely locked up at the zoo). Once you get mounted capybaras, then the real problems begin.
posted by Kabanos at 7:06 PM on May 25, 2016


Pardon me — Cavalrybaras they would properly be called at that point.
posted by Kabanos at 7:06 PM on May 25, 2016


Linda?
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 PM on May 25, 2016


Might I suggest we resume with N?
posted by CMcG at 7:39 PM on May 25, 2016


Not sure what happened there... Can we get like a one hour edit window in this thread?
posted by Kabanos at 8:18 PM on May 25, 2016


VEG-A-WROOOLLL!

Vegawroolvegawrollvegawroll-
TA-DAH-Dah-dotsotdotdotdot
(Percussion)
Wahn-WAHN

DON GEO-vVAAANN, tah.
posted by clavdivs at 8:37 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


On the other hand, worried that the peacock was just a test case to see how far the Cavalrybaras could get. This has been years in the making. We're through the looking glass, people!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:37 PM on May 25, 2016


Perfectly honest, clavdivs? I like your style. You can't throw a spanner in the works yet, though.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:40 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mi par che abbiate un'anima di bronzo!
posted by clavdivs at 8:49 PM on May 25, 2016


Que pasa, kielbasa?
posted by Kabanos at 9:30 PM on May 25, 2016


Rien. Tant pis.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:36 PM on May 25, 2016


Shitting in an alphabet thread is some weak-ass trollery since the level of cleverness amounts to starting with any letter other than the expected one. Try harder.
posted by ardgedee at 1:47 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Time to get back on track.
posted by Namlit at 3:42 AM on May 26, 2016


Unite, Mefites. The tread needs to roll.
posted by Namlit at 4:25 AM on May 26, 2016


Vengeance is grardegedee? Weak ass trollery? How about laying off the personal attacks?
posted by y2karl at 5:00 AM on May 26, 2016


We oughta just fill up the thread. Veil of Charity and all that, what, old boy
posted by Namlit at 5:48 AM on May 26, 2016


Xanadu, for instance, is a really terrible song and just what is called for at this point.
posted by h00py at 5:52 AM on May 26, 2016


You can go directly to h3ll, h00py.
posted by Etrigan at 5:58 AM on May 26, 2016


Zing!
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:19 AM on May 26, 2016


Aw, how about some Antmusic to lighten the mood?
posted by h00py at 6:23 AM on May 26, 2016


Behold, the anteater, small cousin of the amphitheater
posted by Namlit at 6:42 AM on May 26, 2016


Capybaras have returned from their long alphabetical migration to the summer feeding grounds!
posted by drlith at 6:44 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Doing their Capybara things.
posted by Namlit at 6:50 AM on May 26, 2016


Everlong! I like song-ifying the alphabet!
posted by ersatzkat at 7:11 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Friends, this is my first Alphabet thread. I know it's eternal September to some, but it makes me feel like I'm part of the community. Thanks!
posted by CMcG at 7:22 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Georgy Girl is a hell of a catchy song.
posted by languagehat at 7:24 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hello [pick your version and singer]
posted by infini at 7:31 AM on May 26, 2016


I don't mind some of Olivia Newton-John's other work, though.
posted by Melismata at 7:54 AM on May 26, 2016


Juice Newton?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:02 AM on May 26, 2016


Karaoke... the next step. Right?
posted by Namlit at 8:10 AM on May 26, 2016


L. Edit window L what was I thinking
posted by Namlit at 8:11 AM on May 26, 2016


My guess is that you don't know about the beautiful love songs capybaras sing.
posted by drlith at 8:14 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Maybe you were thinking about.... L?
posted by languagehat at 8:14 AM on May 26, 2016


Nuts, didn't preview.
posted by languagehat at 8:15 AM on May 26, 2016


Oye Rumberito — Puentes Brothers
posted by Kabanos at 8:31 AM on May 26, 2016


P'shaw.
posted by Melismata at 8:35 AM on May 26, 2016


Picture Book – The Kinks (1969)
posted by Kabanos at 8:36 AM on May 26, 2016


Quapybara's love song is totally like Guinea Pig's love song. Even the back-leg-shuffle is the same. I KNEW that they were a lie. Who gave that Guinea Pig vitamins?
posted by Namlit at 9:05 AM on May 26, 2016


River of Love never runs...to meeeeee.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:09 AM on May 26, 2016


Sorry, now have Juice Newton earworm. Thought I'd share.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:17 AM on May 26, 2016


Thanks a lot.
posted by Melismata at 9:25 AM on May 26, 2016


UB40 always apropos when the topic of rodent music arises.
posted by drlith at 9:34 AM on May 26, 2016


Xylem transport water in plants, AFAIK and apropos of nothing other than getting us over the X hump.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:51 AM on May 26, 2016


Vulgar example of hitting post instead of preview. Boo.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:55 AM on May 26, 2016


Well, at least you didn't abuse the Edit button.
posted by Etrigan at 10:16 AM on May 26, 2016


X Gon' Give it to Ya
posted by ersatzkat at 11:26 AM on May 26, 2016


Yodel button. Who abused the yodel button??
posted by Namlit at 12:15 PM on May 26, 2016


Zelmerlöw.
posted by Namlit at 12:17 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


A natural field biologist is Måns Zelmerlöw: "humming like a hummingbird" Ho Ho
posted by Namlit at 12:18 PM on May 26, 2016


But but but he's an MC!
posted by infini at 12:19 PM on May 26, 2016


Conchita Wurst had better facial hair.
posted by needled at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2016


Dammit, ersatzkat, I thought you were going to post X.
posted by languagehat at 12:32 PM on May 26, 2016


Ersatzkat did not. Wanna make something of it?
posted by Too-Ticky at 12:33 PM on May 26, 2016


Finnish neighbours are teh best. I just got a "new" couch. Delivered to the 4th floor with no elevator.
posted by infini at 1:02 PM on May 26, 2016


Gonna sleep on it when my friends visit from Philadelphia next month.
posted by infini at 1:02 PM on May 26, 2016


Have to put them in my bedroom as its a small apartment.
posted by infini at 1:03 PM on May 26, 2016


I was contemplating the purchase of an air mattress.
posted by infini at 1:03 PM on May 26, 2016


Japanese have a word for this just in time delivery.
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on May 26, 2016


Kaizen is the concept behind it.
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on May 26, 2016


Lorry about that, folks.
posted by clavdivs at 1:07 PM on May 26, 2016


Mind over matter.
posted by Melismata at 1:08 PM on May 26, 2016


No such thing. Nothing actually matters.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:23 PM on May 26, 2016


Or, everything actually matters.
posted by Etrigan at 1:24 PM on May 26, 2016


Php, the thread progresseth. I was saying: No neighbours like Finnish neighbours. (I kind of feel like I'm a neighbour to Finland, which is maybe something else...)
posted by Namlit at 1:25 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Perhaps.
posted by infini at 1:25 PM on May 26, 2016


Quintessentially, that's pretty much the same thing, isn't it?
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:27 PM on May 26, 2016


Right. Only, there's water between my couch and infini, see? Not only a bunch of stairs.
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on May 26, 2016


So, also, my couch is MINE (just bought it, in fact).
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on May 26, 2016


The first couch I ever bought, in fact. Before it was always only weird chairs and stuff.
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 26, 2016


Update on the Capybaras: Still not found.
However you can play this game in the meantime: Caperbaras! Take control of these two brave rodents and keep them free as long as possible!
posted by Kabanos at 1:34 PM on May 26, 2016


Verily, most elusive rodents, those capybaras are.
posted by needled at 1:42 PM on May 26, 2016


Wildlife barbecue likely.
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on May 26, 2016


Xenopus eating a giant worm.
posted by Kabanos at 1:47 PM on May 26, 2016


You eat a giant worm, you're gonna have heartburn, no two ways about it.
posted by languagehat at 2:07 PM on May 26, 2016


"Zounds, it doesn't fit!"
posted by Namlit at 2:13 PM on May 26, 2016


A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous
posted by drlith at 2:15 PM on May 26, 2016


Barbecue is better.
posted by Melismata at 2:16 PM on May 26, 2016


Calamari rising.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:38 PM on May 26, 2016


Charbroiling is cool.
posted by Kabanos at 2:38 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Deep frying is deadly.
posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on May 26, 2016


Edamame edamame edamame. I just like saying that.
posted by needled at 2:40 PM on May 26, 2016


For some it's delicious...
posted by Namlit at 2:49 PM on May 26, 2016


Gouda gouda gouda (and it's "Edamer")
posted by Namlit at 2:52 PM on May 26, 2016


Had you been Dutch, you would have called it Edammer.
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:54 PM on May 26, 2016


I, never mind.
posted by clavdivs at 6:01 PM on May 26, 2016


Jarlsberg is the No 1 cheese import in the US!
posted by drlith at 6:09 PM on May 26, 2016


Käse Käse Käse!
posted by needled at 6:20 PM on May 26, 2016


LIMBURGER
Sweating in the summer heat,
softening next to the onion and dark stack of rye,
like an old man with a lurid grin,
there sits Limburger.
posted by drlith at 6:35 PM on May 26, 2016


Mun stermun stermun ster munstermun
Stermun ster munster munster mun ster
posted by Sys Rq at 6:50 PM on May 26, 2016


Natural smoked Van Gogh gouda
posted by Melismata at 8:06 PM on May 26, 2016


Oude kaas! Yum. I never bought Edam(m)er when I was in Holland, is all.
posted by Namlit at 8:42 PM on May 26, 2016


Primost is not technically a cheese.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:13 PM on May 26, 2016


Quesadilla love!
posted by drlith at 11:26 PM on May 26, 2016


Roquefort-abet
posted by Namlit at 11:28 PM on May 26, 2016


Stilton, a true blue favourite!
posted by infini at 12:46 AM on May 27, 2016


This is not much of a cheese shop, is it?
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:00 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Uncontaminated by cheese, and all that.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:01 AM on May 27, 2016


Very clean, though.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:01 AM on May 27, 2016


Wageningen has Holland's award winning cheese shop.
posted by infini at 1:12 AM on May 27, 2016


Xenophobes, please look the other way for a moment, unless you're Dutch: Wageningen isn't in Holland, it's in the other part of the Netherlands. This video is worth watching.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:19 AM on May 27, 2016


YES! I have a friend in Wageningen!
posted by Namlit at 5:11 AM on May 27, 2016


Ze Netherland's. Wageningen has ze Nezzerland's cheesiest cheese shop.
posted by Namlit at 5:16 AM on May 27, 2016


Another slice of cheese, Gromit?
posted by h00py at 7:07 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Bleu comma sacré
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 AM on May 27, 2016


Cheddar!!
posted by Melismata at 7:47 AM on May 27, 2016


Danish Blue has never actually made me blue.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:51 AM on May 27, 2016


Emmental and many other e-cheeses brought to you by the site you didn't know you needed, www.cheese.com
posted by drlith at 8:46 AM on May 27, 2016


Fromage, s'il vous plait.
posted by zamboni at 8:47 AM on May 27, 2016


Grated, sliced, cubed or whole?
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:32 AM on May 27, 2016


Gouda
posted by ersatzkat at 9:32 AM on May 27, 2016


"How-da" is the Dutch pronunciation of Gouda. I learned this from a Dutch customer, when I was a cheese buyer for Whole Foods. I used to keep a wheel just for him so he could get it sliced the traditional way, instead of in wedges.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:55 AM on May 27, 2016


(I love cheese so much.)
posted by Room 641-A at 9:56 AM on May 27, 2016


Jack.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:25 AM on May 27, 2016


Juusto.
posted by infini at 10:25 AM on May 27, 2016


Kappeli juusto
posted by infini at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2016


Kraft Singles.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2016


Leipäjuusto
posted by infini at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2016


Mustaleima (my favourite)
posted by infini at 10:28 AM on May 27, 2016


Monterey Jack.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:28 AM on May 27, 2016


Norwegian Brown
posted by infini at 10:30 AM on May 27, 2016


Ost
posted by infini at 10:33 AM on May 27, 2016


Orange dust they put on Cheetos.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pepper Jack.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on May 27, 2016


Quesedilla innards.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:34 AM on May 27, 2016


Raclette.
posted by loolie at 10:38 AM on May 27, 2016


Stilton...the beau loves cheese. I'm lactose intolerant. I have learned a lot about cheese since we've gotten together.
posted by PearlRose at 10:52 AM on May 27, 2016


Toasted cheese sandwiches.
posted by Melismata at 10:52 AM on May 27, 2016


Ubriaco
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:03 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Veneto is where it comes from.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:04 AM on May 27, 2016


Wisconsin, too.
posted by Melismata at 11:06 AM on May 27, 2016


X... Wrong!. You can't just leave us hanging like that!: "I used to keep a wheel just for him so he could get it sliced the traditional way, instead of in wedges."

Howdya slice the Howda??? Like with a cookie cutter or something?
posted by Kabanos at 11:59 AM on May 27, 2016


Zimbro is a Portuguese sheep's milk cheese, I learned today.
posted by needled at 1:18 PM on May 27, 2016


Yikes, skipped the 'Y'
posted by needled at 1:22 PM on May 27, 2016


All your cheeses are belong to us.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:23 PM on May 27, 2016


Base. It's "All your cheeses belong to base"
posted by bongo_x at 1:27 PM on May 27, 2016


Correction: All the cheeses are yours. Except Picos de Europa. Attempt no snacking there.
posted by Kabanos at 1:29 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dorset Blue Vinney?
posted by Melismata at 1:44 PM on May 27, 2016


ESROM, MY FAVORITE CHEESE!!
posted by Room 641-A at 2:05 PM on May 27, 2016


Friulano, a Canadaian appelation for a cheese that we cannot use the source appelation for.

Nice dessert cheese, that.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:26 PM on May 27, 2016


Greek feta?
posted by Melismata at 2:50 PM on May 27, 2016


Halloumi!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:53 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ibérico ham along with these cheeses would make for a nice snack.
posted by needled at 3:05 PM on May 27, 2016


Just saying: MOAR CHEESE!
posted by Namlit at 3:06 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Jamón serrano, too.
posted by needled at 3:06 PM on May 27, 2016


Key to happiness: even more cheese
posted by Namlit at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Luscious, melting, stinky cheese.
posted by Namlit at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016


MELTINGGGG
posted by Namlit at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016


noooooooooooooooo
posted by infini at 3:09 PM on May 27, 2016


Nachos. That's what I had for lunch. gloppy cheese nachos.
posted by ardgedee at 3:38 PM on May 27, 2016


Oh damn. I can't alphabet.
posted by ardgedee at 3:38 PM on May 27, 2016


Please send halloumi. I miss it.

/former Astoria dweller
posted by languagehat at 5:16 PM on May 27, 2016


Queens?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:22 PM on May 27, 2016


Raclette is hot in Queens.
posted by ardgedee at 5:49 PM on May 27, 2016


So cheesey this thread has become.
posted by pianissimo at 6:14 PM on May 27, 2016


That was not a complaint!
posted by pianissimo at 6:35 PM on May 27, 2016


Unless you're lactose intolerant, then I can see how it wouldn't brie gouda for you.
posted by pianissimo at 6:37 PM on May 27, 2016


Very worth knowing that aged cheeses contain no lactose! Aged gouda (how-da), cheddar, parmesan! Etc.

THE MILK SUGAR GOES AWAY
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:13 PM on May 27, 2016


Well, that is certainly grate to know!
posted by pianissimo at 7:23 PM on May 27, 2016


Xynomizithra is not Mr. Rourkes private villa or a percussion instrument, but a sheep cheese from Crete

"Idomonnnnnaaayyyooo"
posted by clavdivs at 9:30 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yikes: some possibly grisly news about those Capybaras.
posted by chococat at 9:34 PM on May 27, 2016


Zookkeepers must be heartbroken!
posted by drlith at 10:14 PM on May 27, 2016


Aztec dog-Techichi weeps.
posted by clavdivs at 10:35 PM on May 27, 2016


Bet that's just an opossum. Doesn't look a dang thing like a capybara. Opossums are new up here; a lot of people don't know what the heck they are.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:38 PM on May 27, 2016


(Coyotes probably got them, unfortunately.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:42 PM on May 27, 2016


(Dang critters sure as heck didn't mosey all the way up to Markham, that's for sure.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:43 PM on May 27, 2016


EEEEK. A dangling Possible-bara, not good not good at all. (Radagast, murmuring spells and looking cross-eyed)
posted by Namlit at 12:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Fairly sure it isn't a Capybara.
posted by Namlit at 4:18 AM on May 28, 2016


Genuine dangling Other Critter.
posted by Namlit at 4:18 AM on May 28, 2016


How would a capybara order in a cheese shop? It can't talk and it doesn't have fingers.
posted by ardgedee at 4:33 AM on May 28, 2016


It could point with its paws.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:39 AM on May 28, 2016


"Jutht the uthual, ath alwayth"
posted by Namlit at 5:08 AM on May 28, 2016


Kapybara?
posted by infini at 5:34 AM on May 28, 2016


Lappybara is a cute alternative name for guinea pigs.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:37 AM on May 28, 2016


Moppetybara too
posted by Namlit at 5:45 AM on May 28, 2016


Nuzzlebara
posted by Namlit at 5:46 AM on May 28, 2016


Ouzobara
posted by ardgedee at 6:05 AM on May 28, 2016


Perhaps from the north of Finland?

Lappybara is a cute alternative name for guinea pigs.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:09 AM on May 28, 2016


Quite likely, even if I was thinking of a conflation of capybara and lap, as in the place on the human body where suitable and sufficienty small pets can sit.
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:13 AM on May 28, 2016


Ridiculous! Sufficiently small pets can sit anywhere. Ask my cats.
posted by languagehat at 8:20 AM on May 28, 2016


Say, languagehat's cats, is it true that sufficiently small pets can sit anywhere? Asking for a friend.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:26 AM on May 28, 2016


Too-Ticky: mrrwooowwwwrrrrrrrr

(approximate transcription)
posted by languagehat at 8:29 AM on May 28, 2016


Uh, folks, there is a pomeranian with a lion cut sitting in an open carryon behind me RIGHT NOW and I am living on the verge of squee.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:32 AM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Understanding cats will be the first practical application of artificial intelligence.
posted by ardgedee at 8:32 AM on May 28, 2016


Very likely, artificial intelligence will just blow up, or sign off or otherwise call it a day...
posted by Namlit at 9:08 AM on May 28, 2016


We need something a bit more weird than artificial intelligence to understand cats. And that is saying a lot.
posted by Namlit at 9:09 AM on May 28, 2016


Xenogamy can be all kinds of weird.
posted by h00py at 9:25 AM on May 28, 2016


'Year of the Flood' and 'Oryx and Crake' by Margaret Atwood is a nice little insight as to where that can lead.
posted by h00py at 9:45 AM on May 28, 2016


Zoology week on the grey?
posted by infini at 9:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Anteater + moth + pith = ampitheater. The future is bright!
posted by h00py at 10:10 AM on May 28, 2016


By the way, I stole that concept from Namlit but just had to expand on it a little bit.
posted by h00py at 10:17 AM on May 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Creative license, with due credit. Is that 2.2?
posted by infini at 10:42 AM on May 28, 2016


"Dude" credit? Zoology week progressing.
posted by Namlit at 10:55 AM on May 28, 2016


Calamari!!! Why didn't I think of them before.
posted by Namlit at 10:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Evidently well worth the step back. Hmmmm. Calamari.
posted by Namlit at 10:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Finessing the alphabet again I see.
posted by infini at 12:50 PM on May 28, 2016


Getting a bit slow around here.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:52 PM on May 28, 2016


Here's that H you left out of amphitheatre, btw.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:52 PM on May 28, 2016


I, for one, welcome our feline overlords.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 2:12 PM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Just the thing for me, just before bedtime: feline overlords. Otherwise also known as feline overloads.
posted by Namlit at 3:08 PM on May 28, 2016


Kittens, then, would be heirs to the empire. And like all cat hairs, they get all over everything.
posted by ardgedee at 3:29 PM on May 28, 2016


Lolcats to rule them all
posted by y2karl at 3:36 PM on May 28, 2016


One of my first questions for Him/Her, when I get to the pearly gates, is why do cats act the way they do.
posted by Melismata at 4:02 PM on May 28, 2016


Melismata forgot the M!
posted by languagehat at 5:16 PM on May 28, 2016


Not to mention the N.
posted by languagehat at 5:17 PM on May 28, 2016


OMG!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:23 PM on May 28, 2016


Pearly gates when I get to, for Him/Her my question first is cats act the way do they why is, Yoda like talk I why plus.
posted by y2karl at 5:29 PM on May 28, 2016


Questions you have. Answers I do not.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:32 PM on May 28, 2016


Rule Hamlin
posted by clavdivs at 5:54 PM on May 28, 2016


Seek flautist, do you? It is Herbie Mann you seek.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:04 PM on May 28, 2016


Touché
posted by clavdivs at 6:23 PM on May 28, 2016


Unable to do anything with flautists. They're not even good for viola jokes.
posted by Namlit at 1:04 AM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Viola jokes we will not have here. Distracts from cheese and kittens.
posted by Namlit at 1:04 AM on May 29, 2016


Where were we?
posted by Namlit at 1:04 AM on May 29, 2016


Kittens or Xeese? Oh I know! Nobody mentioned Xhocolate yet!
posted by Namlit at 1:05 AM on May 29, 2016


zero echo in here....what IS this place?
posted by Namlit at 1:07 AM on May 29, 2016


Y did you skip y?
posted by pianissimo at 5:49 AM on May 29, 2016


Always anarchy at alphabet's anti-anterior.
posted by Etrigan at 5:51 AM on May 29, 2016


Better step up our game. This thread is 9 days old and has 1082 comments.

When the epic alphabet thread was 9 days old, it had over 3300 comments.
posted by ardgedee at 5:58 AM on May 29, 2016


Comment. This is a comment.
posted by pianissimo at 6:01 AM on May 29, 2016


Dammit. Auto correct messed with my xittens! and Y o Y did I not see the need for a Y
posted by Namlit at 6:06 AM on May 29, 2016


Evidently we need another Epic Elpahbet thread. But I'm traveling, can't do it alone. Spotty internet.
posted by Namlit at 6:08 AM on May 29, 2016


Flautists do it with embouchure.
posted by zarq at 6:12 AM on May 29, 2016


Google told me what embouchure means.
posted by pianissimo at 6:32 AM on May 29, 2016


Huh. I always thought it was spelled/pronounced "embrouchure".
posted by ardgedee at 7:32 AM on May 29, 2016


I bet not everybody can google their own embouchure, though.
posted by ardgedee at 7:33 AM on May 29, 2016


Joke if you must, but my doctor has said that I am not healthy enough to google my own embouchure. It's not right for me. Seek medical help if your google lasts more than four hours.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:34 AM on May 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Kept trying to learn the tuba, but could only play half sized instruments. I eventually found out I have an enbouchure.
posted by zamboni at 8:55 AM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Love the viola. And the oboe.
posted by Melismata at 9:18 AM on May 29, 2016


More beer can be carried in a viola though.
posted by ardgedee at 10:33 AM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


No beer, please, it makes the violist play off key.
posted by languagehat at 10:49 AM on May 29, 2016


Ostentatiously Google'ing!
posted by clavdivs at 12:52 PM on May 29, 2016


Perhaps we should refer to you as Ornate Barney, then...
posted by y2karl at 1:29 PM on May 29, 2016


Quick, right that down!
posted by clavdivs at 2:33 PM on May 29, 2016


"Right"?
posted by Night_owl at 2:37 PM on May 29, 2016


Soots me.
posted by y2karl at 3:24 PM on May 29, 2016


Time for this thought: for trumpet players, it's totally em-bro-uchure.
(yes, I have read and translated modern Feminist research about trumpet players)

For other wind players, it's embouchure. Bouche. Mouth.
posted by Namlit at 4:00 PM on May 29, 2016


U asked for it u got it. *Takes off hat in an elegant sweeping motion*
posted by Namlit at 4:01 PM on May 29, 2016


Violists, according to all those jealous violin players, play off key even without the beer.
posted by Melismata at 4:20 PM on May 29, 2016


Whew!
...some possibly grisly news about those Capybaras.
I thought that said gristly news for a second. That would have ruined the barbecue.
posted by Kabanos at 4:33 PM on May 29, 2016


Xylocaine jelly on toast!
posted by clavdivs at 4:56 PM on May 29, 2016


Yes please!
posted by pianissimo at 3:16 AM on May 30, 2016


Zzzzzzz
posted by pianissimo at 3:23 AM on May 30, 2016


Attention, please! Some possibly grizzly news about capabaras: "Though now extinct, there once existed even larger capybaras that were eight times the size of modern capybaras; these rodents would have been larger than a modern day grizzly bear"
posted by taz (staff) at 3:47 AM on May 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Beware the Capybaras of Unusual Size! Natural habitat: the Fire Swamp.
posted by pianissimo at 4:00 AM on May 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Could you please keep the capybara cacophony down to a dull roar?
posted by From Bklyn at 6:42 AM on May 30, 2016


*dull roar*
posted by Room 641-A at 6:55 AM on May 30, 2016


Ever since Prince Humperdinck fired him, his confidence has been shattered.
posted by Melismata at 7:27 AM on May 30, 2016


For your information (in-four-mayy-shun) 'Humperdinck' is an actual name given to actual people and not just some kind of mediocre joke-name thought up by a bunch of school-yard bullies.
posted by From Bklyn at 7:47 AM on May 30, 2016


Gosh, I don't know any actual people named Humperdinck. I think you're just making that up.
posted by languagehat at 8:18 AM on May 30, 2016


Here is some new info on how it all went down:

Capybara 1: Give us the gate key.
Toronto Parks Employee: I have no gate key.
Capybara 2: Fezzik, tear his arms off.
Toronto Parks Employee: Oh, you mean *this* gate key.
posted by Kabanos at 8:19 AM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I wonder, given that we started with Zelda in the original post, if video games are appropriate?
posted by ersatzkat at 8:53 AM on May 30, 2016


Judge Dredd: Dredd Versus Death, for example - that was a thing.
posted by ersatzkat at 8:54 AM on May 30, 2016


Katamari Damacy - you get the idea...
posted by ersatzkat at 8:55 AM on May 30, 2016


Let's face it. Germans, too, laugh when they hear the name of Humperdinck.
posted by Namlit at 9:38 AM on May 30, 2016


Most everyone can agree that Engelbert Humperdinck is a much more marketable name than Gerry Dorsey.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:09 AM on May 30, 2016


Not that it's a new name or anything.
posted by Namlit at 11:13 AM on May 30, 2016


Other weird German names...no maybe not.
posted by Namlit at 11:14 AM on May 30, 2016


Perhaps best to turn them round for some extra weirdness. Dimperhunck, Himperdunck, Hunckerdimp, Dunckerhimp. Can do that with Duckwitz, too.
posted by Namlit at 11:16 AM on May 30, 2016


Quumperquink.
posted by languagehat at 11:39 AM on May 30, 2016


Rollerrink
posted by y2karl at 11:51 AM on May 30, 2016


Sumperpump
posted by Sys Rq at 12:49 PM on May 30, 2016


"Treblegne" has a certain ring to it.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:51 PM on May 30, 2016


Unfortunately, the same is not true of Kcnidrepmuh.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:53 PM on May 30, 2016


Vampenkramp
posted by Kabanos at 1:05 PM on May 30, 2016


Wait... did Sys Rq just get banished back to the fifth dimension?
posted by Etrigan at 1:18 PM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yes, that would explain why I've suddenly found myself singing "Aquarius" on the Ed Sullivan Show.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:27 PM on May 30, 2016


(Zero Xes here, btw.)
posted by Sys Rq at 1:29 PM on May 30, 2016


Xlimperdunk. Just sayin'
posted by Namlit at 1:56 PM on May 30, 2016


Another option for Kcnidrepmuh it to try to vote #1 and see how it goes. You can also do that with chipmunk kids.
posted by Namlit at 1:58 PM on May 30, 2016


But... but... but... what about 'Blimpermuth,' or 'Brachvogel?'
posted by From Bklyn at 2:08 PM on May 30, 2016


Canasta sauce
posted by y2karl at 2:18 PM on May 30, 2016


Delicacy, that. A rather rare one, these days.
posted by EvaDestruction at 2:32 PM on May 30, 2016


Eggstreme omelettes?
posted by infini at 2:34 PM on May 30, 2016


Flaming eggstreme omelettes!
posted by languagehat at 2:47 PM on May 30, 2016


Green omelettes and jamon iberico.
posted by ardgedee at 3:15 PM on May 30, 2016


Has this really been going on for a week?
posted by zachlipton at 3:39 PM on May 30, 2016


Indeed.
posted by needled at 3:49 PM on May 30, 2016


Je suis d'accord.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:06 PM on May 30, 2016


KILL YOUR TELEVISION
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:41 PM on May 30, 2016


Live stream 'Americas evil appliance: The Farnsworth papers'
After the Rockford Files but not before Person of Interest
posted by clavdivs at 7:09 PM on May 30, 2016


MACHINE, WELCOME, THE
posted by clavdivs at 7:10 PM on May 30, 2016


Nincomfeces
posted by Kabanos at 7:33 PM on May 30, 2016


Oh No
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:18 PM on May 30, 2016


Post hoc ergo propter ralphabet.
posted by MsMolly at 8:23 PM on May 30, 2016


Quis custodiet custards?
posted by zamboni at 8:53 PM on May 30, 2016


Roman style custards?
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:42 AM on May 31, 2016


Sic transit gloria custardi.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 4:18 AM on May 31, 2016


Tuum est viridi custard.
posted by h00py at 4:49 AM on May 31, 2016


ustard cum c
posted by Namlit at 6:19 AM on May 31, 2016


Veni, vidi, custardi
posted by pianissimo at 6:23 AM on May 31, 2016


what in the...oh ok.

ceterum censeo custardum esse delendam. (by the way, I think the custard needs to be destroyed)
posted by Namlit at 6:33 AM on May 31, 2016


Xustard? Hm....
posted by Namlit at 6:33 AM on May 31, 2016


Yumsplaning: to tell people how to eat custard.
posted by Namlit at 6:34 AM on May 31, 2016


Zut alors! My custard is escaping custardy!
posted by pianissimo at 6:37 AM on May 31, 2016


A custard was seen running...
posted by Namlit at 6:56 AM on May 31, 2016


Bust, that custard's...
posted by Namlit at 6:56 AM on May 31, 2016


crust wasn't hard.
posted by Namlit at 6:57 AM on May 31, 2016


Dessertplaning. Declaring to the host what went wrong with the [Brit.] pudding.
posted by Namlit at 6:58 AM on May 31, 2016


Custardplaning. I missed that but will insert it here.
posted by Namlit at 6:59 AM on May 31, 2016


Eggsplaining why everything's gone pie shaped.
posted by pianissimo at 7:18 AM on May 31, 2016


Fromage is a sometimes acceptable alternative to custard.
posted by pianissimo at 7:24 AM on May 31, 2016


Gelato is too.
posted by Melismata at 7:25 AM on May 31, 2016


However pudding is made, I'm in favour of it.
posted by h00py at 7:42 AM on May 31, 2016


I also support pudding. Vote #1 the pudding party!
posted by pianissimo at 7:45 AM on May 31, 2016


Jell-O too?
posted by Melismata at 7:46 AM on May 31, 2016


Kool-Aid, Yeah! *busts through fourth wall*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:52 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Let's not go breaking down walls here. Walls are all we have.
posted by Etrigan at 7:54 AM on May 31, 2016


Meh, don't forget meh. This thread is strong with meh.
posted by y2karl at 8:10 AM on May 31, 2016


No, no. Don't say it's true.
posted by h00py at 8:16 AM on May 31, 2016


Oh, you can enjoy mehringues as a dessert, I guess.
posted by h00py at 8:48 AM on May 31, 2016


pustard cie
posted by Namlit at 10:07 AM on May 31, 2016


Quince flarn.
posted by ardgedee at 10:08 AM on May 31, 2016


qu'est-ce qu'est, "meh"? It is not true. This thread is the product of quality work
posted by Namlit at 10:09 AM on May 31, 2016


Ralphplaning, by the way.
posted by Namlit at 10:10 AM on May 31, 2016


Spanish Cream - why is it called that, anyway?
posted by zamboni at 10:47 AM on May 31, 2016


To tell you the truth, its because I'm going to Madrid tomorrow, that's why.
posted by infini at 11:09 AM on May 31, 2016


Unglish cream. There's also that. Crème Unglaise.
posted by Namlit at 11:32 AM on May 31, 2016


Vampiresplaning: What Edward Cullen does.
posted by Namlit at 11:40 AM on May 31, 2016


Wendell it will not
posted by Namlit at 11:41 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


X-planing: me, telling my mom about Magneto
posted by Namlit at 11:43 AM on May 31, 2016


You told your mom about Magneto?!
posted by languagehat at 11:44 AM on May 31, 2016


Zertainly not. This was a theoretical remark.
posted by Namlit at 11:47 AM on May 31, 2016


Again? We're still doing this?
posted by Etrigan at 11:51 AM on May 31, 2016


Betya ya
posted by Namlit at 11:53 AM on May 31, 2016


Carrtainley
posted by Namlit at 11:54 AM on May 31, 2016


Damn, beaten to the punch by Namlit
posted by infini at 11:55 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Except for the 1190-or so comments before this one, this comment is the best comment.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:35 PM on May 31, 2016


Forget I said that, please. That was stupid and egotistical.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:36 PM on May 31, 2016


Great, now we've been sidebarred!
posted by Melismata at 1:09 PM on May 31, 2016


Huh. I was into Alphabethread before it was sidebarred.
posted by Kabanos at 1:42 PM on May 31, 2016


I thought the first rule of alphabethread was you don't sidebar about alphabethread?
posted by Kabanos at 1:43 PM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Just a very tiny sidebar alphabet thread bariness? Nobody got hurt during this sidebarery.
posted by Namlit at 2:34 PM on May 31, 2016


krap, another "k"
posted by Namlit at 2:37 PM on May 31, 2016


Lapsplaning: what you do to your big drooling dog.
posted by Namlit at 2:45 PM on May 31, 2016


Must be silent hour or something....
posted by Namlit at 3:30 PM on May 31, 2016


No dog in my lap, and yet...
posted by Sys Rq at 3:31 PM on May 31, 2016


Oh, I'm at the dog park with Hamboni, my small drooling dog.
posted by zamboni at 3:45 PM on May 31, 2016


Pomeranian: It's What's for Dinner
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:14 PM on May 31, 2016


Quelle horreur, IRFH! Quelle horreur.
posted by wintersweet at 5:36 PM on May 31, 2016


Responsible pet owners don't eat Pomeranians.
posted by languagehat at 5:42 PM on May 31, 2016


Say, maybe it was a Pomelo and not a Pomeranian. It mixes better with vodka. Less hair.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:53 PM on May 31, 2016


The trouble with pomeranians is the long fur gets tangled up in the blender and burns the motor out.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:03 PM on May 31, 2016


Uh, I mean pomelos... yeah...
posted by Sys Rq at 7:04 PM on May 31, 2016


Very important when skinning your Pomeranian to discard the pith, as this is very bitter and considered inedible. Also know as "taking the pith."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:26 PM on May 31, 2016


We used to make little Pomeranian helmets out of the pith.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:41 PM on May 31, 2016


X-files had a wild pomerian...palmerraianian...palomanerman, oh WHY DO GET X.
posted by clavdivs at 7:51 PM on May 31, 2016


Y
posted by clavdivs at 7:52 PM on May 31, 2016


I don't come to MetaTalk often and this post completely escaped my notice. I suppose I should put these on my MeFi Special Days Calendar then?
posted by JHarris at 8:05 PM on May 31, 2016


(Zounds, sorry, I saw the title and early posts and figured I should make a note, my bad.)
posted by JHarris at 8:19 PM on May 31, 2016


All right, that's it folks, let's go. You don't gotta go home but you can't stay here.
posted by bongo_x at 8:25 PM on May 31, 2016


But I don't want to go home!
posted by Melismata at 8:26 PM on May 31, 2016


Can't. Stay. Here.
posted by Etrigan at 8:34 PM on May 31, 2016


Don't forget, it's not who you arrive with, it's who you leave with.
posted by Kabanos at 9:18 PM on May 31, 2016


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
posted by Kabanos at 9:19 PM on May 31, 2016


Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:22 PM on May 31, 2016


Golfers don't let golfers drive sober.
posted by Kabanos at 9:23 PM on May 31, 2016


Hamsters don't let hamsters handle the wheel drunk
posted by Kabanos at 9:27 PM on May 31, 2016


IDrives don't let IDrives back up when they're drunk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:30 PM on May 31, 2016


Jews don't let Jews drive on the sabbath. A bit of booze is okay though.
posted by Kabanos at 9:35 PM on May 31, 2016


Kanyes don't let Taylors finish.
posted by Kabanos at 9:45 PM on May 31, 2016


Lawyers don't let lawyers depose drunk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:51 PM on May 31, 2016


Marine mammals don't let marine mammals dive drunk
posted by Kabanos at 9:55 PM on May 31, 2016


Nude dancers don't let nude dancers jive junk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:58 PM on May 31, 2016


Octopi don't let drunken squids osculate.
posted by y2karl at 9:59 PM on May 31, 2016


Pomeranians don't let pugs drive. Period.
hello, evewybubby!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 PM on May 31, 2016


QUITE late to the party.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 PM on May 31, 2016


Rrrrelcome!!!!
posted by Namlit at 11:53 PM on May 31, 2016


Surreptiously sneaks back in line.
posted by infini at 12:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Trips over the line.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Unceremoniously straightens up again?
posted by Namlit at 1:06 AM on June 1, 2016


Vampires don't let drunk vampires
eh
drink
posted by Namlit at 1:07 AM on June 1, 2016


well met, foop, btw.!
posted by Namlit at 1:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Xylophonists don't let xylophonists cloink drunk
posted by Namlit at 1:09 AM on June 1, 2016


yetis don't let yetis leave yet...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:12 AM on June 1, 2016


Zebras don't let zebras see bras.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:14 AM on June 1, 2016


aardvarks know it's hard vark but worth it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:16 AM on June 1, 2016


Baras don't let baras capy
posted by Namlit at 1:19 AM on June 1, 2016


Capybaras on the other hand do let capybaras run away into the wild, drunk or otherwise, and vanish.
posted by Namlit at 1:21 AM on June 1, 2016


capybaras don't cap an attitude...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:21 AM on June 1, 2016


dammit, mefites don't let other mefites fite.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:22 AM on June 1, 2016


Emus don't let emus moo.
posted by Namlit at 1:24 AM on June 1, 2016


fiends don't let fiends have friends...
okay, can we change the theme now?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:25 AM on June 1, 2016


gaggles of gargling gargoyles giggle
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:25 AM on June 1, 2016


heaps of hippo hippies and harpies are happy
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:26 AM on June 1, 2016


hags don't have haggis often. Ok switch of scenery. Must go in yard, cut firewood. Rawrr rawrr, said the chainsaw.
posted by Namlit at 1:27 AM on June 1, 2016


I don't even. Double "h"?
posted by Namlit at 1:27 AM on June 1, 2016


Just say No to doubles. In fact, say "No No".
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:38 AM on June 1, 2016


Kill Bill Vol. 3?!? Considering that not only Bill but the actor who played him are both very dead, what's the point, Quentin?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:26 AM on June 1, 2016


Laminating: at least three layers. Three layers of killbill (very decorative wood).
posted by Namlit at 3:30 AM on June 1, 2016


Must say this: the foopster is in da house!

I asked about you, guess the foop signal was weak that day.
posted by pianissimo at 4:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Noope, noo, zipppittty boopp nuda
posted by y2karl at 4:49 AM on June 1, 2016


Obviously, it was the foop that was weak for a while, using up all my MeFi MoJo on trying to post Weird May FPPs and derailing the latest election thread. June will be... well, Junier.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:17 AM on June 1, 2016


Poof is foop spelled backwards.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 AM on June 1, 2016


Quoof if a reverse foop query
posted by Namlit at 5:26 AM on June 1, 2016


Roop rhymes with foop
posted by pianissimo at 5:34 AM on June 1, 2016


Soup too.
posted by Namlit at 5:36 AM on June 1, 2016


To be sure: one does not simply walk into an alphabet thread. There is a foop there who doesn't sleep...etc.
posted by Namlit at 5:37 AM on June 1, 2016


Undead XII: the Foopening
posted by pianissimo at 5:41 AM on June 1, 2016


Veritable rubbish though, compared to Undead VI: The Swelling of the Foop
posted by pianissimo at 5:52 AM on June 1, 2016


Whoops.
and Whoop-de-do!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:53 AM on June 1, 2016


X marks the spot where I ran out of any other ideas for an X word.
posted by pianissimo at 5:57 AM on June 1, 2016


X-treme Foop!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:57 AM on June 1, 2016


Yoop.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:57 AM on June 1, 2016


you could have written about xerxes, of course
posted by Namlit at 5:58 AM on June 1, 2016


Zero foops given.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:59 AM on June 1, 2016


All for foop and foops for all!
posted by pianissimo at 6:15 AM on June 1, 2016


But miniature American flags for others.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:20 AM on June 1, 2016


Can I have an Australian flag instead? Or better still, a beer?
posted by pianissimo at 6:47 AM on June 1, 2016


Darn. now i want a beer too.
posted by Namlit at 6:54 AM on June 1, 2016


Everybody gets a beer!

Actual beer sold separately
posted by pianissimo at 7:03 AM on June 1, 2016


Fortissimo, pianissimo.
posted by Melismata at 7:15 AM on June 1, 2016


Goop poop loop.
posted by y2karl at 7:43 AM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hula hoopy.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:47 AM on June 1, 2016


I am froody.
posted by pianissimo at 7:52 AM on June 1, 2016


Jiggly Piggly Wiggly.
posted by Melismata at 7:56 AM on June 1, 2016


Keep this thread going!
posted by bologna on wry at 8:34 AM on June 1, 2016


Like, totally!
posted by Melismata at 8:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Man, I didn't even know this was going on and missed out until now.
posted by bologna on wry at 8:42 AM on June 1, 2016


Nah, you haven't missed much.
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM on June 1, 2016


Oh yes you missed out on our total love of cheese.
posted by Melismata at 8:45 AM on June 1, 2016


Poop loop goop au gratin
posted by y2karl at 8:48 AM on June 1, 2016


Queso Chihuahua
posted by Kabanos at 9:04 AM on June 1, 2016


Refers to the State of Chihuahua in Mexico. Not "cheese dog" in Spanish.
posted by Kabanos at 9:07 AM on June 1, 2016


Some might believe it's dog cheese
posted by Namlit at 9:07 AM on June 1, 2016


Ro-Tel and Chihuahua is the way you make that.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Typically non-Spanish speakers with a lot of phantasy.
posted by Namlit at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2016


That darn lag!
posted by Room 641-A at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Ugh, fuggin' lag suggs.
posted by languagehat at 9:11 AM on June 1, 2016


Verily.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:31 AM on June 1, 2016


Warily.
posted by bologna on wry at 10:00 AM on June 1, 2016


Xarily.
posted by Kabanos at 10:05 AM on June 1, 2016


Yarily. Life is but a dream.
posted by Kabanos at 10:05 AM on June 1, 2016


Ziggurat.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:09 AM on June 1, 2016


Apse.
posted by box at 10:49 AM on June 1, 2016


Buttress.

lol buttresses
posted by languagehat at 10:58 AM on June 1, 2016


Chichester/Saints/Niches Stir
posted by Rumple at 11:01 AM on June 1, 2016


Don't underestimate buttresses. Harpsichords have actual flying buttresses in their innards, did you know?
posted by Namlit at 11:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Evidently there can also be dis-tress, both in connection with harpsichords and butts, but that's another matter altogether.
posted by Namlit at 11:09 AM on June 1, 2016


Fairly many museum harpsichords are de-stressed, for that matter.
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on June 1, 2016


Gorgonzola and Malbec is my de-stressant
posted by Rumple at 11:13 AM on June 1, 2016


Harpies, on the other hand, have flying butts.
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on June 1, 2016


I'd imagine by their behavior that they're pretty highly stressed too.
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on June 1, 2016


(Just in case anyone missed it, flying harpiesque butts can be seen in the interpretive dance video linked in this FPP.)
posted by Kabanos at 11:45 AM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Kypselos' chest
posted by y2karl at 11:46 AM on June 1, 2016


Lysistrata's butt
posted by Rumple at 12:44 PM on June 1, 2016


Menelaus's spleen
posted by languagehat at 1:42 PM on June 1, 2016


Nofretete's toenails
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on June 1, 2016


pastimes we have...
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on June 1, 2016


oh right. O like in "o"
posted by Namlit at 1:44 PM on June 1, 2016


quibble we don't
posted by Namlit at 1:44 PM on June 1, 2016


Radagast's kneecaps.
posted by Namlit at 1:47 PM on June 1, 2016


Seems as this post is about to go off the front page!
posted by Melismata at 1:50 PM on June 1, 2016


Saruman's hamstring
posted by Namlit at 1:50 PM on June 1, 2016


Theseus' bony labyrinth.
posted by Kabanos at 2:21 PM on June 1, 2016


Uh. Do I want to know what part of theseus is bony?
posted by Namlit at 2:23 PM on June 1, 2016


Vertebrae, of course!
posted by needled at 2:27 PM on June 1, 2016


Wiggly toes...
posted by Namlit at 2:29 PM on June 1, 2016


X-rays will reveal it all
posted by Namlit at 2:29 PM on June 1, 2016


You will have to make a trip to the x-rayery, of course
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on June 1, 2016


ZAP and you're toast
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on June 1, 2016


Apparently the dial was set on Monster
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on June 1, 2016


Best not to trust x-rayers too much.
posted by Namlit at 2:31 PM on June 1, 2016


Could be they're just zap-happy
posted by Namlit at 2:31 PM on June 1, 2016


Dust to dust and all that
posted by Namlit at 2:32 PM on June 1, 2016


Evidently I'm alone out here.
posted by Namlit at 2:32 PM on June 1, 2016


Feels like the hollow end of the thread...
posted by Namlit at 2:33 PM on June 1, 2016


Gotta go to bed anyways.
posted by Namlit at 2:33 PM on June 1, 2016


Hallowed ground.
posted by Melismata at 2:45 PM on June 1, 2016


It's just a model.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:57 PM on June 1, 2016


Just a minute. My bed is not a model...
posted by Namlit at 3:05 PM on June 1, 2016


Kajagoogoo : The Neverending Story :: The Beatles : Live and Let Die
posted by Sys Rq at 3:26 PM on June 1, 2016


Looks like I won't get to use this comment:

Knights who say, "Just a minute. My bed is not a model..." in white satin
Never reaching the end credits
Letters I've written to lamas
Never meaning to edit

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:29 PM on June 1, 2016


My bad.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:34 PM on June 1, 2016


Ni. It's fine.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:35 PM on June 1, 2016


Oh no!
Please let me get this last one in:
Qué lástima!
posted by Room 641-A at 3:37 PM on June 1, 2016


Paul McCartney : Limahl :: prolific : ???
posted by Sys Rq at 3:40 PM on June 1, 2016


Q is everywhere
posted by clavdivs at 3:50 PM on June 1, 2016


Really?!
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:08 PM on June 1, 2016


So what happened?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:52 PM on June 1, 2016


Time for me to carry this whole thing on my back?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:52 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unconceivable!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:55 PM on June 1, 2016


Very troubling.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:56 PM on June 1, 2016


Wendell this will not.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:56 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


X-tra not-so-good.
(there, I took the X... now somebody else...)
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:58 PM on June 1, 2016


Ye-e-e-es?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:58 PM on June 1, 2016


Zero response?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:59 PM on June 1, 2016


Anybody?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:59 PM on June 1, 2016


Bueller?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:00 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


But you're not waiting long enough!
posted by Night_owl at 8:00 PM on June 1, 2016


Come on people, rally
posted by soakimbo at 8:04 PM on June 1, 2016


Doo-wah-diddy diddy dum diddy do
posted by Melismata at 8:34 PM on June 1, 2016




For added degrees of difficulty, backwards alphabet threads keep you awake and stimulated, they say.
posted by Rumple at 11:20 PM on June 1, 2016


Easy-Peasy, Lemon Squeezy
posted by gnome de plume at 11:24 PM on June 1, 2016


Do I detect a change in direction?
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:54 PM on June 1, 2016


Crikey, this is harder than it should be.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:12 AM on June 2, 2016


Be the change in direction you wish to see in the thread.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:14 AM on June 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Alrighty...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:26 AM on June 2, 2016


Zebras... are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:27 AM on June 2, 2016


Yes, they are.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:28 AM on June 2, 2016


[x] ambigous
[ ] not ambiguous
posted by gnome de plume at 1:31 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wendell not will this
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:33 AM on June 2, 2016


Vhat is this craziness!
posted by Namlit at 2:02 AM on June 2, 2016


Unravel the thread you do!
posted by Namlit at 2:03 AM on June 2, 2016


Terrifyingly so.
posted by Namlit at 2:03 AM on June 2, 2016


So terrifying.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:39 AM on June 2, 2016


Really? It might be a little awkward but I wouldn't say it's terrifying.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:57 AM on June 2, 2016


Quite scary, somewhat odd, but not terrifying.
posted by pianissimo at 3:11 AM on June 2, 2016




Oh shit, what happened?
posted by Etrigan at 3:23 AM on June 2, 2016


No clue.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Must never underestimate the whackiness of a tebahpla thread
posted by pianissimo at 3:30 AM on June 2, 2016


ןɐd 'unɹ sıɥʇ ɟo ƃǝן uʍop ǝpısdn ǝɥʇ uıƃǝq ǝʍ ןıʇun ʇıɐʍ ʇsnɾ
posted by taz (staff) at 3:41 AM on June 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Kicking in of drugs will help at that point, one suspects.
posted by pianissimo at 3:48 AM on June 2, 2016


Just you wait. One day I'll start a cyrillic абетка thread.
posted by Kabanos at 4:02 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think vodka will be the drug of choice for that one.
posted by Kabanos at 4:02 AM on June 2, 2016


How can I manage a reverse alphabet thread when I haven't even finished my morning coffee yet?
posted by ardgedee at 4:29 AM on June 2, 2016


Getting mixed up by reverse alphabet order? They Might Be Giants has you covered.
posted by JHarris at 4:47 AM on June 2, 2016


Front part goes at the back. Or top part goes at the bottom. Depend on what direction you think a normal alphabet goes.
posted by Kabanos at 6:53 AM on June 2, 2016


Every which way but loose.
posted by pianissimo at 7:11 AM on June 2, 2016


*drumroll* and the next letter is......
posted by pianissimo at 7:23 AM on June 2, 2016


....coming up after these messages from our sponsors...
posted by pianissimo at 7:26 AM on June 2, 2016


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
posted by zarq at 7:33 AM on June 2, 2016


annnnnnnnd now....
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:37 AM on June 2, 2016


zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzz *snort* *cough* WHAT WHAT'S HAPPENING DID I MISS IT? oh
posted by zarq at 7:43 AM on June 2, 2016


Zee envelope please....
posted by pianissimo at 7:43 AM on June 2, 2016


Yelling and screaming, screaming and yelling. The enchanted one, that's me.
posted by Melismata at 7:46 AM on June 2, 2016


Xcitement has overtaken me.
posted by pianissimo at 7:48 AM on June 2, 2016


Wait what? We're going backward now?
posted by MsMolly at 7:49 AM on June 2, 2016


Velcome to the Backwardome!
posted by pianissimo at 7:57 AM on June 2, 2016


Vhat?
posted by clavdivs at 7:57 AM on June 2, 2016


Uh, just back it up a little bit there buddy.
posted by pianissimo at 8:05 AM on June 2, 2016


That's right, keep it moving in the wrong direction and nobody gets hurt.
posted by pianissimo at 8:08 AM on June 2, 2016


Serious vertigo. It's also going downwards!!!
posted by Namlit at 8:11 AM on June 2, 2016


Right now, I'm finished cutting down the Mother of all Sleeping-beauty-bramble-hedges in my own mother's yard. I am scratched and bruised and full of tea and restoring spirits of some kind that I found in the cabinet here. Soo soothing. Brambles-gone-wild are no good for anything.
posted by Namlit at 8:14 AM on June 2, 2016


Quite so. Mystery spirits doth sooth a savage bramble.
posted by pianissimo at 8:17 AM on June 2, 2016


Pshaw. Savage brambles don't need no soothin'.
posted by languagehat at 8:30 AM on June 2, 2016


Oh, the Noble Savage Bramble — its idyllic life sheared short with the arrival of topiary technology.
posted by Kabanos at 9:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Nefarious Scratchy Bramble my friends. We called the gardening dude down the road and he's gonna come and get rid of the piles and piles of bramble bits for us.
posted by Namlit at 9:34 AM on June 2, 2016


Man, so many gardening dudes have thorny personalities. Drink!
posted by gnome de plume at 10:15 AM on June 2, 2016


Loam is good for gardening.
posted by Melismata at 10:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Knives are also handy!
posted by numaner at 12:01 PM on June 2, 2016


Jackanapes, jackdaw Jack knife every Jack a steeple jack
posted by clavdivs at 12:03 PM on June 2, 2016


I, I, clavdivs
posted by Rumple at 1:02 PM on June 2, 2016


Here, here!

/has no earthly idea what you people are talking about
posted by bologna on wry at 2:00 PM on June 2, 2016


Guessed pretty well, tho.
posted by Etrigan at 2:02 PM on June 2, 2016


Funny how it gets all Salvator Dalí down here.
posted by Namlit at 2:18 PM on June 2, 2016


Extra-terrestrial ideas, however, now that's a different story.
posted by Melismata at 2:48 PM on June 2, 2016


Does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by MsMolly at 2:49 PM on June 2, 2016


Certainly we do. What were you even thinking!
posted by Namlit at 2:50 PM on June 2, 2016


Best thread ever. So informative.
posted by Namlit at 2:51 PM on June 2, 2016


Alohomora. Dark down here.
posted by Namlit at 2:55 PM on June 2, 2016


Anybody down here? Anybody with human skin?

re-reversal!!! if it's okay with you
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:07 PM on June 2, 2016


Beers can only be had on this side
posted by Namlit at 3:13 PM on June 2, 2016


Custard too. But we knew this already.
posted by Namlit at 3:13 PM on June 2, 2016


Did we?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:30 PM on June 2, 2016


Easy as cake
posted by clavdivs at 3:58 PM on June 2, 2016


Fine by me. Larry Fine.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:26 PM on June 2, 2016


Gentrifine.
posted by ardgedee at 6:05 PM on June 2, 2016


Here, here!
posted by bologna on wry at 7:16 PM on June 2, 2016


Isn't it "Hear, hear"?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:11 PM on June 2, 2016


Just for the bunnies: "Hare, hare!"
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:17 PM on June 2, 2016


Kerfuffle hasn't been used yet. Or, if you have Goldendoodles: kerfluffle. Like, All The Time)
posted by Namlit at 2:18 AM on June 3, 2016


Learned folks don't do alphabet threads. True or false?
posted by Namlit at 2:34 AM on June 3, 2016


Mostly false, I would say.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:44 AM on June 3, 2016


Note, too: all folks are learned.
posted by Namlit at 2:46 AM on June 3, 2016


Or how would my neigbor, bless his soul, manage to hold his spoon
posted by Namlit at 2:46 AM on June 3, 2016


Right now, however, I'm more interested in how the weather is in Berkeley and if I need to pack something against rain at all...
posted by Namlit at 2:48 AM on June 3, 2016


Somewhat unlikely...
posted by Namlit at 2:49 AM on June 3, 2016


True, too, the train is called BART but the blue line isn't called MARGE. The stuff one learns when preparing for a trip.
posted by Namlit at 2:49 AM on June 3, 2016


Uncanny! I, too, am not called MARGE.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:22 AM on June 3, 2016


Very intersting! How come?
posted by Namlit at 4:27 AM on June 3, 2016


Would you have blue hair, at least?
posted by Namlit at 4:27 AM on June 3, 2016


Xzibit could make it happen.
posted by Night_owl at 6:16 AM on June 3, 2016


Yo dawg, I heard you like blue hair...
posted by zamboni at 6:58 AM on June 3, 2016


ZERO
Days since last Xzibit reference.
Only you can prevent Xzibit references!

posted by Etrigan at 7:58 AM on June 3, 2016


Assiduously shall I avoid referencing... what was it I was supposed to avoid referencing?
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:02 AM on June 3, 2016


By the way, I'm really glad we're going in alphabetical order now. You'd think I'd be better at doing things backwards, oh well.
posted by Melismata at 8:04 AM on June 3, 2016


Can anyone confirm that Too-Ticky is not, in fact, called MARGE?
posted by languagehat at 8:31 AM on June 3, 2016


Do you mean the moomin woman? she is not.
posted by numaner at 9:29 AM on June 3, 2016


Evidently, however, the train back to the airport is called HOMER. Not sure about Too-Ticky, but I believe whatever's being said here.
posted by Namlit at 10:24 AM on June 3, 2016


Facts of life: I look like I've battled with a super-kitten because of the blasted bramble hedge.

And a good friend's wife called to tell that he's dying. They seem to have a pretty insanely serene time over there. He's bedded in his own workshop, and they're having all positive thoughts and wait for his daughter to arrive from God knows where she lives, and so on. I'm sad nonetheless. Talked three-and-a-half words to him, could scarcely understand him. As one of the last things he advised me: "And try to not wake up one morning to find out you've died." I told him I'll do my best.
posted by Namlit at 10:30 AM on June 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Gotta tell this kind of stuff too, amidst all the banter, right? I first typed "amodsts" but the mods have left long ago.
posted by Namlit at 10:32 AM on June 3, 2016


Hair of blue, I have none. But I have hair of purple. Close enough?
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:52 AM on June 3, 2016


I'm very sorry about your friend, Namlit.
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:53 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Just read your post, Namlit. I, too, am so sorry. I have only the experience of being there when my father passed, but I will tell you it was one of the most serene, beautiful moments in my life. I often say he died perfectly. May peace be with them & you.
posted by bologna on wry at 11:16 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Key to mefiteness: nice people, yess preciouss.
posted by Namlit at 11:58 AM on June 3, 2016


Life is finite. It's been demonstrated many times. But still hard to accept.
posted by Kabanos at 12:05 PM on June 3, 2016


Most definitely.
posted by Melismata at 12:43 PM on June 3, 2016


No doubt.
posted by Namlit at 1:08 PM on June 3, 2016


Ommmm
posted by Rumple at 2:48 PM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Periodically the clouds clear and we see that - holyshit! There's a horizon over there, and the earth, it looks almost round. Sun above me, dirt below I breath in I breath out I do my job even when I don't want to, and what's the point, even when I don't want to and no one even notices? That's the point, the doing of it. the cloud bank rolls back in, the earth flattens out.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:59 PM on June 3, 2016


So very sorry, Namlit. :(
posted by zarq at 3:03 PM on June 3, 2016


Thanks all! But...
posted by Namlit at 10:44 PM on June 3, 2016


U is calling...
posted by Namlit at 10:45 PM on June 3, 2016


Very dejectedly.
posted by Namlit at 10:45 PM on June 3, 2016


While I'm getting ready for a long haul trip...let's see what the airports do to my internet access today.
posted by Namlit at 10:46 PM on June 3, 2016


X-Rays at security won't see the state of your soul, Namlit.
posted by Rumple at 11:05 PM on June 3, 2016


Yes, I noticed (and they didn't). But they showed a spray can in the baggage of the dude in front. You'll have to show me that spray can - what spray can there's no spray can - this spray can - oh that spray can.
posted by Namlit at 12:18 AM on June 4, 2016


zoom in on that spray can

enhance

enhance
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:07 AM on June 4, 2016


A droplet as big as my head, flying past at light speed. Yeah.
posted by Namlit at 5:10 AM on June 4, 2016


Banter aside, the new challenge might be stories. Maybe not pick a Swedish main character this time, it went weird fast last time around.

As I'm sitting at Charles De G. airport as we speak, maybe a baguette-bearer?
posted by Namlit at 5:12 AM on June 4, 2016


Claude Baguelle de Locques was sitting one Saturday in his balcony, enjoying a refreshing can of Heineken that he had found forgotten behind the fridge, when all of a sudden, a Meme popped up on his screen.
posted by Namlit at 5:14 AM on June 4, 2016


Dogue, que me veux tu, Claude exclaimed.
posted by Namlit at 5:15 AM on June 4, 2016


Enervated by the shallowness of the web and, indeed, by life itself, Claude decided to research Dogue on connaissezvotrememe.com.
posted by ardgedee at 5:33 AM on June 4, 2016


Fortunately, however, he decided to abandon his web search halfway through, and, like Balzac had done before him, he entered the roads of Paris to conduct his research on the real thing.
posted by Namlit at 5:45 AM on June 4, 2016


Gait of the Dogs was new study to be called, as he devised the outlines thereof in his Heineken-addled mind. Le Démarche des Dogues.
posted by Namlit at 5:47 AM on June 4, 2016


Hilariously, however, the first "Dogue" he encountered lifted a hind leg and didn't "démarcher" in the least, leaving his pants damp instead.
posted by Namlit at 5:49 AM on June 4, 2016


Just to get an idea of the mellow disposition of our dear Claude, he didn't yell a little bit at his research subject.
posted by Namlit at 5:50 AM on June 4, 2016


Kourage, he pronounced, c'est pour la science. The dog disagreed and bit him.
posted by Namlit at 5:52 AM on June 4, 2016


Limping, Claude removed himself from the scene. Tant pis, thought the dog in French, he had a nice flavor.
posted by Namlit at 5:54 AM on June 4, 2016


Mustard would have improved it, though.
posted by Namlit at 5:55 AM on June 4, 2016


Not discouraged, Claude now approached a dachshund of prodigious sausageness. Or is it sausagiety?
posted by Namlit at 5:57 AM on June 4, 2016


Or is it sausagacity?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:37 AM on June 4, 2016


Perhaps it was something else, not a Dogue. but more of ... a Doge.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:38 AM on June 4, 2016


Quite French. Such Sausage. So Claude.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:39 AM on June 4, 2016


Really turned into a...
posted by y2karl at 10:22 AM on June 4, 2016


Sausage Par-tay!!!
Coming to theaters August 12th
posted by y2karl at 10:30 AM on June 4, 2016


"Taunt piss," thought Claude in franglais, while the daschund relieves itself on a gatepost and a guard dog yaps at it from within.
posted by ardgedee at 12:09 PM on June 4, 2016


Un chien chaud a merde' gras
posted by Sys Rq at 3:12 PM on June 4, 2016


Voot alors! -- as Slim Gaillard would say.
posted by y2karl at 3:21 PM on June 4, 2016


Who?
posted by clavdivs at 5:37 PM on June 4, 2016


X-eunt canis.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:11 PM on June 4, 2016


Yippee ki aye ay. Get a long little doggie. With mustard.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:05 PM on June 4, 2016


Zis doggie.... vere has it gone?
posted by Dr Dracator at 10:35 PM on June 4, 2016


Ah wouldn't know. (Writing this from veritable California. So different. Wow)
posted by Namlit at 12:08 AM on June 5, 2016


Buh-bye, doggie.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:37 AM on June 5, 2016


Come back, doge.
posted by ardgedee at 6:13 AM on June 5, 2016


Doge, come back.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:51 AM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Egads, this is becoming doggerel.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:51 AM on June 5, 2016


Fine by me, but it may discourage other participants.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:52 AM on June 5, 2016


God, the dog.
posted by Kabanos at 6:55 AM on June 5, 2016


He's a good doggie. Oh yes, He is.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:08 AM on June 5, 2016


I wuv dat widdle doggie, yes I do!
posted by Night_owl at 7:27 AM on June 5, 2016


Jasper needs help with original thonking, jasper?
posted by clavdivs at 7:44 AM on June 5, 2016


klavdivs, is "thonking" anything like "Tronc-ing"?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:00 AM on June 5, 2016


Lol. I still don't understand that move.
posted by Night_owl at 9:16 AM on June 5, 2016


My God, it's full of comments!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:32 AM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Night owl, I think they were just using a silly name to obscure the fact that they were renaming a chain of newspapers an "ONline Content" company... in other words, stop the presses - forever. But that's another thread.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:35 AM on June 5, 2016


Old Yeller don't understand highly leveraged vertically aligned holdings corporations. He's just a dog. Who (spoiler) is dead.
posted by ardgedee at 9:44 AM on June 5, 2016


Puppies, living or dead, real or fictional, are all totally wuvabool...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:58 AM on June 5, 2016


Quite!
posted by clavdivs at 6:13 PM on June 5, 2016


Rather tangential tangent my story has been put on.
posted by Namlit at 6:22 PM on June 5, 2016


Such time for coffee.
posted by Namlit at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2016


Tired, doge tired...
posted by Namlit at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2016


Unbelieve
posted by Namlit at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2016


Vov
posted by Namlit at 6:28 PM on June 5, 2016


"Where in the alphabet is the French letter?" mused Claude. He continued walking, leaving the dogs behind. "How much does a Grecian urn? How does a Spanish fly?" There was a long pause while he was deep in thought. "How heavy is a Teuton truck?"
posted by ardgedee at 6:30 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xongggg . An insight hit him. When he came round again, he was in fact lying in a hospital bed.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 PM on June 5, 2016


Yes, yes. Complicated things can happen right at the end of the alphabet.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 PM on June 5, 2016


Zzzzzzzz. Sleep came fast. At least it did for his roommate. Then the interminable snoring began.
posted by Kabanos at 6:52 PM on June 5, 2016


Argh, we're off the front page!
posted by Melismata at 7:38 PM on June 5, 2016


At the other end of the night, however, sleep subsided. No pill helps against the Coocaburra outside the tent..
posted by Namlit at 7:38 PM on June 5, 2016


Burring and cooking, it totally cramps the camper's snoring style.
posted by Namlit at 7:40 PM on June 5, 2016


Can't be bothered about the front page. This is serious business here!
posted by Namlit at 7:40 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dang now comes the mist over the hills! Bay Area newbie report.
posted by Namlit at 7:43 PM on June 5, 2016


Err. Hrmm. That was an aside. Also, why Claude was thinking of Coocaburras is unclear. Weirdness reigns, ceaselessly.
posted by Namlit at 7:46 PM on June 5, 2016


Fun fact #23,6B: we're still on the sidebar on the blue, so not all is lost!
posted by Namlit at 7:48 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Guard on the outside,
buying up government land"
posted by clavdivs at 9:39 PM on June 5, 2016


Has anybody tried an Alphabet Thread Sci-Fi Story? The character names alone would be a blast.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:06 PM on June 5, 2016


Igtus-237 stood outside the dome in his protective zoot suit, watching the 2nd Blurgian Fleet pass by and hoping it wouldn't suffer the same fate as the 1st Blurgian Fleet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:09 PM on June 5, 2016


Jug-bug xz12, trusty groid (groveling droid), was patiently panting by his side, or was it her side? (Gender-neutrality alert, please!)
posted by Namlit at 10:20 PM on June 5, 2016


Korma III, a speed food wheelomatic server was fast approaching.
posted by Namlit at 10:22 PM on June 5, 2016


Let me see what you've got there, exclaimed Igtus-237.
posted by Namlit at 10:23 PM on June 5, 2016


MORE curry? Curry again? Is this the oft-bemoaned dystopian future! An automated wheelbarrow serving me curry, like, every century??
posted by Namlit at 10:25 PM on June 5, 2016


Nodding is not a thing a speed food wheelomatic server should be doing when filled, and the resulting spreadage of curry was prodigious.
posted by Namlit at 10:27 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Of course, there's always the food court just inside the dome, with Zegerbeast Tacos, Live Sushi and Martian McDonalds.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:29 PM on June 5, 2016


precisely on cue, The 2nd Blurgian Fleet was now hitting an intergalactic sinkhole, thus vanishing from sight. Even curry-splattered protective goggles could show as much. They were gone...
posted by Namlit at 10:32 PM on June 5, 2016


Question is, muttered the IG, as he-she was lovingly called by droids and bloinkers alike, if they have Internet access on the other side. I know for a fact that the captain was still watching "Wizards, dear reader!".
posted by Namlit at 10:37 PM on June 5, 2016


"Rally, boys, rally!" cried the Blurgian commander as they burst out of the other end of what they had thought was a sinkhole but which turned out to be a wormhole. "Regroup and rally!"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:51 PM on June 5, 2016


Still, the Blurgian fleet's science squad were uncertain whether it was a wormhole, a sinkhole, a black hole, a pothole or an album by Courtney Love and Hole, so they advised caution.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:08 PM on June 5, 2016


"That's immaterial!" the commander roared. "What matters is the mission is saved! ATTACK!"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:12 PM on June 5, 2016


"Unbelievable," the commander said as he surveyed the lifeless thread.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:56 AM on June 6, 2016


Voyager XXIII here, calling Houston, Voyager XXIII, come in please...
posted by Melismata at 7:34 AM on June 6, 2016


Where have you been for the last 43 years, Voyager XXIII? Our entire mission control crew has retired!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:43 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


XXIII'ing in it's own particular way. I think it involves gold and boogy, boogy wonderland oooooooooooooooooooooh oh
posted by h00py at 7:47 AM on June 6, 2016


You may think it was 43, but actually it was only 42.
posted by Melismata at 7:49 AM on June 6, 2016


Ztretch of imagination.
posted by Namlit at 8:08 AM on June 6, 2016


Abracadobro! *a guitar appears as if by magic*
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:18 AM on June 6, 2016


Bassoonorooni!
posted by y2karl at 9:22 AM on June 6, 2016


Clarinette! (a small one)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:31 AM on June 6, 2016


Double Bass!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:32 AM on June 6, 2016


Euphonium!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Fiddlesticks!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Gut-string banjo
posted by ardgedee at 9:51 AM on June 6, 2016


Guitar time!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:51 AM on June 6, 2016


Hi, I'm a-pickin' ... and ...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:51 AM on June 6, 2016


I'm a-grinnin'!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:52 AM on June 6, 2016


Jew's harp!
posted by y2karl at 10:14 AM on June 6, 2016


Kazootie!
posted by y2karl at 10:15 AM on June 6, 2016


Lyre, lyre, lute on fire!
posted by y2karl at 10:16 AM on June 6, 2016


Macarena on an ocarina!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:22 AM on June 6, 2016


Nose flute?
posted by Melismata at 11:19 AM on June 6, 2016


Oboe, oh boy!
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:35 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Psaltery.
posted by ardgedee at 11:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Pan flute (no punctuation necessary)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:38 AM on June 6, 2016


quod erat demonstrandum, baby (ooh, you speak French!)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:40 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Quills
posted by y2karl at 11:57 AM on June 6, 2016


Rattle Tattle Recorder
posted by y2karl at 11:58 AM on June 6, 2016


Shawm!
posted by Melismata at 12:48 PM on June 6, 2016


Tipple over!
posted by y2karl at 2:10 PM on June 6, 2016


Viola! ...as we say in France, oui, oui.
posted by y2karl at 2:11 PM on June 6, 2016


Um, u forgot ukulele.
posted by Night_owl at 2:18 PM on June 6, 2016


Whatever. Also, windchimes.
posted by ardgedee at 2:53 PM on June 6, 2016


Xylophone, obviously...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:58 PM on June 6, 2016


Your voice! Definitely not mine...
posted by Night_owl at 3:06 PM on June 6, 2016


Zero mentions of vuvuzelas??
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:13 PM on June 6, 2016


A vuvuzela references saved is a vuvuzela reference earned.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:29 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bygone vuvuzelas notwithstanding.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:51 PM on June 6, 2016


Cornet. Not to be confused with a cornett, which is a much cooler instrument.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:10 PM on June 6, 2016


Drums the bang slowly
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:12 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Eunuch horn.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:14 PM on June 6, 2016


French h- ...nah, too easy.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:22 PM on June 6, 2016


GuitArmageddon.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:24 PM on June 6, 2016


Hurdy Gurdy, oh, Rurdy...
posted by y2karl at 4:27 PM on June 6, 2016


IHOP a who-la ba bop bam boom.
posted by clavdivs at 4:58 PM on June 6, 2016


Just to be clear, this is not still going on, is it?
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 6:14 PM on June 6, 2016


Kettledrums!
posted by Melismata at 7:01 PM on June 6, 2016


Littledrums!
posted by ardgedee at 7:15 PM on June 6, 2016


Muddledrums?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:06 PM on June 6, 2016


Not drums! Membranophones!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:28 PM on June 6, 2016


Ocarina?
posted by Namlit at 10:13 PM on June 6, 2016


Portefiano, may, fortepiano.
posted by Namlit at 10:14 PM on June 6, 2016


Quid? The edit window stopped working on iPad. Now I must concentrate. I was saying "nay", was I saying, I was.
posted by Namlit at 10:15 PM on June 6, 2016


Radio. That's the only musical instrument I play.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:28 PM on June 6, 2016


Simplephone. Opposite of Complicatedphone.
posted by Namlit at 10:38 PM on June 6, 2016


Tarpsichord. For camping.
posted by Namlit at 10:42 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unsure if anybody said Ukulele yet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:05 PM on June 6, 2016


Violas, of course - maybe we could switch to viola jokes?
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:54 AM on June 7, 2016


What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline?

You take off your shoes before jumping on the trampoline.
posted by pianissimo at 4:17 AM on June 7, 2016


Xylophones are better than violas.
posted by infini at 5:03 AM on June 7, 2016


Y do so many people take an instant dislike to violas?

It saves time.

I don't know where all this viola hate comes from - it's a lovely instrument. But all's fair in love and alphabet threads I guess.
posted by pianissimo at 5:42 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Ze Violaa, mein dear friends, is an inschtrument wiz ferry grreht potenziahl!
posted by Namlit at 6:32 AM on June 7, 2016


All my Viola jokes have been told before.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 AM on June 7, 2016


But others might have some new ones.
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on June 7, 2016


Consider the violin.
posted by infini at 6:55 AM on June 7, 2016


Definition of "perfect pitch:" when you toss a banjo into a dumpster and it lands on a viola.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:56 AM on June 7, 2016


Egads, don't fret over string instruments.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:04 AM on June 7, 2016


Fret 'em? I barely even know 'em!
posted by languagehat at 7:05 AM on June 7, 2016


Girls with guitars!!
posted by Melismata at 7:20 AM on June 7, 2016


Har har. Pitch the whole rig. Music? Who needs it really.
posted by Namlit at 7:34 AM on June 7, 2016


If you want a viola player to use the vibrato, what do you write into the score?

Answer: "Solo"
posted by Namlit at 7:39 AM on June 7, 2016


Just so you know, I saw what you did there

Egads, don't fret over string instruments.

posted by infini at 7:49 AM on June 7, 2016


Knowledge of matters musical not required for participation in the AlphaHarmonic Thread...

...but it doesn't hurt... much
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:03 AM on June 7, 2016


Let's Accordion!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:17 AM on June 7, 2016


My Bologna was a pivotal moment in Accordion Rock.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:17 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nature trail to hell.
posted by Melismata at 10:24 AM on June 7, 2016


"One More Minute" is one of my karaoke standbys.
posted by Shmuel510 at 10:30 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Polka...something
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Polkas are great on the accordion, too!
posted by Melismata at 10:33 AM on June 7, 2016


Oh! Face! That was one.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on June 7, 2016


QUESTION NOT MY KNOWLEDGE OF THINGS ALPHABETICAL
posted by Sys Rq at 10:36 AM on June 7, 2016


Ricky!
posted by Melismata at 10:37 AM on June 7, 2016


Sys Rq fucked it up.
posted by Etrigan at 10:45 AM on June 7, 2016


Tacky.
posted by Melismata at 11:25 AM on June 7, 2016


Unlikely, but probable
posted by infini at 11:28 AM on June 7, 2016


Virus Alert (an underrated Weird Al song)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:50 AM on June 7, 2016


White. And. Nerdy.
Word. Crimes.

Weird Al is just getting better in his old(er) age. (He's old enough that he would have been fighting with me for a show on Cal Poly's radio station IF I had transferred there as I considered... he would've been a Freshman while I was a Junior with experience in college radio elsewhere... I COULD have stalled the beginning of his career BUT I DIDN'T... you're welcome)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:51 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


(No) "x" in "espresso"
Your participle's danglin'
But I don't want your drama
If you really wanna
Leave out that Oxford comma
Just keep in mind
posted by Melismata at 12:56 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


You can try on our suede underwear if you choose
Do what you want, but don't step on my blue suede shoes
King of Suede

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:45 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]




Addicted to spuds.
posted by Melismata at 6:57 PM on June 7, 2016


Beat It? No, Eat It!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:18 PM on June 7, 2016




Dare to Be Stupid
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:17 PM on June 7, 2016




Fat (inevitably)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:20 PM on June 7, 2016




Ha!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:21 PM on June 7, 2016


I'm done.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:22 PM on June 7, 2016




Krap. I squeezed out Handy with my silliness, didn't I?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:32 PM on June 7, 2016


Let's move on to some other Dr. Demento classics... Here's Kip Adotta's Wet Dream...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:36 PM on June 7, 2016


Monster Mash (Bobby 'Boris' Pickett on American Bandstand!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:39 PM on June 7, 2016




Okeh Laughing Record
posted by Melismata at 5:39 AM on June 8, 2016


Previously, apropos laughing songs.
posted by ardgedee at 9:00 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Queen was a loving target of Weird Al.
posted by Melismata at 10:34 AM on June 8, 2016




Shaving cream!!!
posted by Melismata at 12:20 PM on June 8, 2016


Testosterone cream !!! (AKA Broma-Shave)
posted by Kabanos at 1:37 PM on June 8, 2016


U scream!
posted by Kabanos at 1:37 PM on June 8, 2016


Ve all scream!
posted by Kabanos at 1:38 PM on June 8, 2016


... well actually, I'll have some gelato.
posted by Kabanos at 1:39 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ya, me too. I'll have a gelato.
posted by infini at 2:17 PM on June 8, 2016


Xistential Blues.
posted by Melismata at 2:17 PM on June 8, 2016


"...Yellow brick road (c'mon!), follow the yellow brick road (everybody sing!), follow follow follow follow, follow the yellow brick road!"

(Sorry, just had to blurt out a bit of Melismata's mentioned random novelty song, please continue.)
posted by JHarris at 2:24 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


🍏
posted by Sys Rq at 2:25 PM on June 8, 2016


Zapple. It's a zapple. Shut up.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:26 PM on June 8, 2016


🍎 I like the idea though.
posted by Kabanos at 2:28 PM on June 8, 2016


🍺
posted by Kabanos at 2:29 PM on June 8, 2016


😺
posted by Kabanos at 2:30 PM on June 8, 2016


👯
posted by Kabanos at 2:32 PM on June 8, 2016


🐶
that's a dog
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:32 PM on June 8, 2016


🍳
posted by Kabanos at 2:33 PM on June 8, 2016


🐘
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:33 PM on June 8, 2016


🍟
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:34 PM on June 8, 2016


finally, I got one in first...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:34 PM on June 8, 2016


goof...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:35 PM on June 8, 2016


🌭
posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on June 8, 2016


💡
posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on June 8, 2016


🕹️
posted by Kabanos at 2:40 PM on June 8, 2016


🔪
posted by Kabanos at 2:41 PM on June 8, 2016


🦁
posted by Kabanos at 2:41 PM on June 8, 2016


🍖
posted by Kabanos at 2:43 PM on June 8, 2016


🍣
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on June 8, 2016


🐙
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on June 8, 2016


💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on June 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


Questioning the need to go on after poo. Satisfying enough.
posted by Kabanos at 2:45 PM on June 8, 2016


🐀
posted by Sys Rq at 2:47 PM on June 8, 2016


🍤
posted by Sys Rq at 2:48 PM on June 8, 2016


🌮
posted by Sys Rq at 2:48 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]



posted by Sys Rq at 2:49 PM on June 8, 2016


🏐
posted by Sys Rq at 2:54 PM on June 8, 2016


💃
posted by Sys Rq at 2:55 PM on June 8, 2016


💧 💦 🌊
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:55 PM on June 8, 2016


💀
posted by Sys Rq at 2:57 PM on June 8, 2016



posted by Sys Rq at 2:58 PM on June 8, 2016


💤
posted by Sys Rq at 2:59 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


🅰
posted by clavdivs at 6:15 PM on June 8, 2016


🅱
posted by Sys Rq at 6:18 PM on June 8, 2016


🆒
posted by box at 6:22 PM on June 8, 2016


🍗
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:32 PM on June 8, 2016


🍆
posted by box at 6:35 PM on June 8, 2016


🐠
posted by zamboni at 6:42 PM on June 8, 2016


🍇
posted by box at 6:43 PM on June 8, 2016


🏨
posted by zamboni at 6:45 PM on June 8, 2016


I refuse to allow this nonsense to continue.
posted by Etrigan at 6:52 PM on June 8, 2016


Just stay off my lawn.
posted by Etrigan at 6:52 PM on June 8, 2016


🔑
posted by Rumple at 7:30 PM on June 8, 2016


🍋
posted by Room 641-A at 8:53 PM on June 8, 2016


💵
posted by Sys Rq at 9:20 PM on June 8, 2016


🚫
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:43 PM on June 8, 2016


📌📎🖇
posted by Sys Rq at 11:17 PM on June 8, 2016


👸🏾
posted by box at 6:10 AM on June 9, 2016


🙊 (Quiet monkey)
Really spiffy pro-tip: copy any unknown emoji into Wikipedia to figure out what it is.
Say you see 🔹 and say WTF is that
Type https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/🔹 and you get to the page for Rhombus
Unfortunately that doesn't tell you what kind of rhombus it is (a weirdly half-shaded one, BTW).
posted by filthy light thief at 7:34 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Very neat! However I still see a lot of squares with codes inside, I dunno what language packs this computer is missing.
posted by numaner at 8:10 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


🍉
posted by Rumple at 9:03 AM on June 9, 2016


✂️
posted by Rumple at 9:04 AM on June 9, 2016


🐃 (I think that's a yak... excuse me if it's a water buffalo)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:44 AM on June 9, 2016


💤
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:02 AM on June 9, 2016


And now it's time to sing again! This is the song that never ends ... (OK, maybe it does.)
posted by filthy light thief at 10:35 AM on June 9, 2016


Buffalo of the watery variety up there, 'foop. Sorry.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:36 AM on June 9, 2016


Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yessir, yessir,
$20 SAIT
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:36 AM on June 9, 2016


Check out this thread in your smarty device, assuming it loads.
Dat's how I view all in-thread emoji, because my iPhone loads them well in Opera Mini.
Except they're all colorful, which is weird and a bit off-putting, but at least I can understand what everyone is writing.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:38 AM on June 9, 2016


filthy light thief says it, it must be so.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:44 AM on June 9, 2016


Granny is feeling every single millisecond of her decades long life at this moment.
God I'm old.
posted by infini at 12:07 PM on June 9, 2016


Heck, I'm old too, but it doesn't mean I can't act like a 6-year-old who just figured out the alphabet here...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:17 PM on June 9, 2016


I hate to say this, 'foop, but the Alphabet just got co-opted by big business
posted by infini at 12:22 PM on June 9, 2016


Just a second... let me GoogleAlphabet that...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:25 PM on June 9, 2016


Kids call it Alphin'
posted by Sys Rq at 12:26 PM on June 9, 2016


Lovin' it
posted by infini at 2:51 PM on June 9, 2016


McDonalds?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:13 PM on June 9, 2016


No, thanks.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:26 PM on June 9, 2016


Offalbet
posted by ardgedee at 7:14 PM on June 9, 2016


Pizzabet?
posted by pianissimo at 6:22 AM on June 10, 2016


Quorncob
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:57 AM on June 10, 2016


Quonsabet. The bet you get at Quonsmas.
posted by pianissimo at 6:59 AM on June 10, 2016


Raging inside at my lack of preview.
posted by pianissimo at 7:00 AM on June 10, 2016


There, there.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:02 AM on June 10, 2016


Skipped one!
posted by pianissimo at 7:03 AM on June 10, 2016


Understandable.
posted by Melismata at 7:14 AM on June 10, 2016


Very.
posted by pianissimo at 7:32 AM on June 10, 2016


WHAT YOU SAY !!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:40 AM on June 10, 2016


X   X X   X X     XXX  XXX  X   X  XXX  X   X XXXX
 X X   X X  X    X   X X  X X   X X   X XX  X X
  X     X   X    X   X XXX  XXXXX X   X X X X XXX
 X X    X   X    X   X X    X   X X   X X  XX X
X   X   X   XXXX  XXX  X    X   X  XXX  X   X XXXX
posted by JHarris at 10:13 AM on June 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


you know what you do
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:20 AM on June 10, 2016


Zip a dee doo dah, Zip a dee ay
posted by infini at 10:22 AM on June 10, 2016


ay
posted by languagehat at 11:22 AM on June 10, 2016


be
posted by zamboni at 11:30 AM on June 10, 2016


change you want to
posted by Rumple at 12:23 PM on June 10, 2016


De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:53 PM on June 10, 2016


EIEIO
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:54 PM on June 10, 2016


(da) Funk
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:57 PM on June 10, 2016


Gee Whiz!
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:00 PM on June 10, 2016


Hey Jude
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:02 PM on June 10, 2016


I Me Mine
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:06 PM on June 10, 2016




Killing me softly with her song
posted by infini at 1:24 PM on June 10, 2016


Love, Love Me Do
posted by infini at 1:43 PM on June 10, 2016


Memory
posted by infini at 1:43 PM on June 10, 2016


Nazareth.
posted by clavdivs at 2:43 PM on June 10, 2016


O-o-o-o-oklahoma! (where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:54 PM on June 10, 2016


Penny Lane
posted by infini at 3:30 PM on June 10, 2016


Q
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:52 PM on June 10, 2016


/r/ /r/ /r/ /r/
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:46 PM on June 10, 2016




Totally Tubular Bells, Dude!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:59 PM on June 10, 2016


Unforgettable
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:11 AM on June 11, 2016


Very Nice
(so many people in the same device)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:13 AM on June 11, 2016


Wendal
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:16 AM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


[x] didn't end well
posted by taz (staff) at 1:10 AM on June 11, 2016


Yuri G!
posted by h00py at 6:22 AM on June 11, 2016


Zoom right back to the beginning and start again.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:42 AM on June 11, 2016


All you need is love.
posted by Melismata at 8:18 AM on June 11, 2016


Back. (sorry folks. My iPad died for a while while in Berkeley. 3 hours wait at Genius bar, so I just left. Now just re-started, no problems. So yeah IM BACK. mwuhaha.)
posted by Namlit at 11:50 AM on June 11, 2016


Crack
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2016


Duck
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2016


Ewok
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2016


Flock.
posted by Night_owl at 12:16 PM on June 11, 2016


🔫 (not quite a Glock)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:20 PM on June 11, 2016


Hock
posted by Room 641-A at 12:58 PM on June 11, 2016


IROC
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:05 PM on June 11, 2016


Jock (itch)
posted by Namlit at 1:16 PM on June 11, 2016


Koch
posted by infini at 1:49 PM on June 11, 2016


Let's keep it civil, please.
posted by Etrigan at 1:50 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Must. Keep. It. Civil.
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2016


No non-civilness allowed.
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2016


Or else
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2016


Quot erat KAZAMMM
posted by Namlit at 2:45 PM on June 11, 2016


Right. You asked for it you got it.
posted by Namlit at 2:45 PM on June 11, 2016


Sock it to me, baby! Arooo!
posted by zamboni at 3:04 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Technically, it was a stocking.
posted by EvaDestruction at 3:06 PM on June 11, 2016


untechnically I'm really not sure what it coulda been
posted by Namlit at 3:23 PM on June 11, 2016


Vestments uncertain?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:19 PM on June 11, 2016


woollen sock, investments inside, puppet outdside
posted by Namlit at 4:39 PM on June 11, 2016


xnitting and finances mesh
posted by Namlit at 4:40 PM on June 11, 2016


Yarns about the old block
posted by Night_owl at 4:47 PM on June 11, 2016


Ze Frank's Crocs
posted by Room 641-A at 5:13 PM on June 11, 2016


"A" is for Alice, who fell from a bike.
posted by JHarris at 8:40 PM on June 11, 2016


"B" is for Boris, who choked on a pike.
posted by zamboni at 8:45 PM on June 11, 2016


"C" is for Carol, who voted for Ike.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:57 PM on June 11, 2016


"D" is for Dennis, who got crushed by a dike.
posted by JHarris at 9:02 PM on June 11, 2016


"E" is for Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:03 PM on June 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


"F" is for fast food and slow food alike.
posted by Namlit at 9:14 PM on June 11, 2016


"G" is for Gorey, who spins in his grave.
posted by JHarris at 9:15 PM on June 11, 2016 [3 favorites]


"G" is for Gorse bush, and critters therein.
posted by Namlit at 9:15 PM on June 11, 2016


"H" is for Horrors and their next of kin.
posted by Namlit at 9:16 PM on June 11, 2016


"I" is for me, as you darn well shall know.
posted by Namlit at 9:17 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


"J" is for justice in sett'ling a row
posted by Namlit at 9:18 PM on June 11, 2016


"K" is for key and the creaking it makes, when
posted by Namlit at 9:19 PM on June 11, 2016


"L" is for lazy. The guy who didn't oil the lock is lazy.
posted by Namlit at 9:20 PM on June 11, 2016


"M" is for "Man, I can't believe you rhymed /raʊ/ with /noʊ/."
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:38 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


"N" is for rancor, Not to be had.
posted by Namlit at 10:00 PM on June 11, 2016


"O" is for Oops, my utterly bad.
posted by Namlit at 10:00 PM on June 11, 2016


"P" is for Pony and what it became.
posted by Namlit at 10:01 PM on June 11, 2016


"Q" is for Quidditch, a wizardly game.
posted by Namlit at 10:02 PM on June 11, 2016


"R" is for Ralph, and his a-bet.
posted by Namlit at 10:03 PM on June 11, 2016


"S" is for Super, I saved my tablet!
posted by Namlit at 10:03 PM on June 11, 2016


"T" is for Tupperware, holder of food.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:17 PM on June 11, 2016


"U" is for underwear, holder of wood.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:17 PM on June 11, 2016


"V" is vociferous, eater of foods.
posted by Namlit at 10:35 PM on June 11, 2016


"W" is for "Wut?" and other weird moods.
posted by Namlit at 10:36 PM on June 11, 2016


"X" is for Xellphone and its abuse.
posted by Namlit at 10:37 PM on June 11, 2016


"Z" is the sound of cartoon things that snooze.
posted by Namlit at 10:38 PM on June 11, 2016


"Y" is for "Y U skip Y?"
posted by ardgedee at 2:27 AM on June 12, 2016


"Y" was for y this always happen wow
posted by Namlit at 2:39 AM on June 12, 2016


"A" is for "About face!" Let's go backwards now!
posted by ardgedee at 7:14 AM on June 12, 2016


"Z" is for "Zounds! Backwards is cool!"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:21 AM on June 12, 2016


"Y" is for "Yassir Youbetcha, you Fool."
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:22 AM on June 12, 2016


"X" is for xanother x booh
posted by Namlit at 7:25 AM on June 12, 2016


"W" is for What am I to do?
posted by Namlit at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2016


"V" is for Various puns
posted by Namlit at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2016


"U" is for pUnless re-runs
posted by Namlit at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2016


"T" is for Tsk-tsk, your word-fu is weak.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:41 AM on June 12, 2016


"S" is for Sorry, should think before speak.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:42 AM on June 12, 2016


"R" is for Rarely I fail.
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 12, 2016


"Q" is for yummy baked quail.
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 12, 2016


"P" is for poor little bird.
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 12, 2016


"O" is for Other lost word.
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 12, 2016


"N" is for Never say Never.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:25 AM on June 12, 2016


"M" is for Meh, whatever.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:26 AM on June 12, 2016


"L" is for leather, Laredo, and love.
posted by languagehat at 8:30 AM on June 12, 2016


"K" is "OK" for lazy people
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:54 AM on June 12, 2016


Okay I resume where i left off. "O" is for Orlando, and I will quit with this here now.
posted by Namlit at 9:19 AM on June 12, 2016


Please, yes, this is a good moment to close this now.

.
posted by infini at 9:59 AM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Quitters.
posted by Etrigan at 9:59 AM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Repent, sinners! An alphabet thread is immune to the crappiness of real life. (And I'll flag any further entries that refer to awful stuff, including you-know-who)
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:15 AM on June 12, 2016




Tequila shots, whoo hoo!!
posted by infini at 10:32 AM on June 12, 2016


Unlimited Refills!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:38 AM on June 12, 2016


Vino, Vidi, Vici!!
posted by infini at 10:51 AM on June 12, 2016


When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's Pepperoni...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:56 AM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xactly when did we decide we were going forward again?
posted by JHarris at 2:08 PM on June 12, 2016


Woohoo, another back-pedaler!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:13 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Victorious retrogression will surely follow!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:13 PM on June 12, 2016


Unless nobody else plays...
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:25 PM on June 12, 2016


That's unpossible!
posted by zamboni at 2:42 PM on June 12, 2016


(Sigh of relief)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:53 PM on June 12, 2016


Reverse brain drain
posted by infini at 2:54 PM on June 12, 2016


Quick, batcave, to the robin!
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:09 PM on June 12, 2016


Perverse alphabetism is not welcomed warmly in certain lexographical quarters.
posted by ardgedee at 4:01 PM on June 12, 2016


Oh, if there is an original thought out there, I could use it right now...

Bob Dylan
Brownsville Girl
posted by y2karl at 4:09 PM on June 12, 2016


Naphtha. Diphthong.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:35 PM on June 12, 2016


Ma-ma-ma-ma-my Bologna!
(Archival footage shot in San Luis Obispo, CA, December 1979)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:44 PM on June 12, 2016


La La La La La
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:03 PM on June 12, 2016


Koo Koo Ka Choo
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:04 PM on June 12, 2016


Just another brick in the wall
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:24 PM on June 12, 2016


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.
posted by Melismata at 7:24 PM on June 12, 2016


Inna-gadda-da-vida
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:25 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:30 PM on June 12, 2016


Gary, Indiana
posted by ardgedee at 7:35 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fine Day
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:39 PM on June 12, 2016


Everybody dance now!
posted by MsMolly at 8:21 PM on June 12, 2016


Dance with me!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:29 PM on June 12, 2016


Can't dance (yes I'm back. Can't sleep either is the thing...)
posted by Namlit at 8:45 PM on June 12, 2016


Barbara Ann
posted by Rumple at 9:20 PM on June 12, 2016


annnnd let's reverse the reverse again....
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:31 PM on June 12, 2016


Billy Don't Be a Hero
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:33 PM on June 12, 2016


Call me.
posted by ardgedee at 2:15 AM on June 13, 2016


Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:28 AM on June 13, 2016


Everybody dance (again) now!
posted by pianissimo at 4:14 AM on June 13, 2016


Forever young
I want to be
forever young
posted by pianissimo at 5:07 AM on June 13, 2016


Gonna go my way are you?

(If Yoda sang Lenny Kravitz songs)
posted by pianissimo at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2016


Help!
posted by pianissimo at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2016


I need somebody! Help! Not
posted by Night_owl at 6:22 AM on June 13, 2016


just anybody
posted by pianissimo at 6:30 AM on June 13, 2016


just anybody. Help! You
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:30 AM on June 13, 2016


know I need someone. Help!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:31 AM on June 13, 2016


Looks like I screwed up. Toldya I need help!
posted by pianissimo at 6:35 AM on June 13, 2016


Must have stumbled over your toes...
posted by Namlit at 7:16 AM on June 13, 2016


Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.
posted by Melismata at 7:26 AM on June 13, 2016


Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:44 AM on June 13, 2016


Polythene Pam
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 13, 2016


Question. Why do we never get an answer when we're knocking at the door, with a thousand million questions about hate and death and war?
posted by Melismata at 12:08 PM on June 13, 2016


Q is tricky, because I'm pretty sure the Beatles never recorded a song that even had the letter Q in the title. Trying to avoid association with The Quarrymen? (Ringo, George and Paul all have a single song with a Q - Love First, Ask Questions later, Fantasy Sequins, Baby's Request.)
posted by zamboni at 12:08 PM on June 13, 2016


Revolution (You Say You Want a)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:48 PM on June 13, 2016


Stones next?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:48 PM on June 13, 2016


Tumblin' Dice
(and I just noticed how many familiar Stones songs start with S: Satisfaction, Sympathy for the Devil, Start Me Up (or as I call it, Sympathy for Microsoft), She's a Rainbow, She's So Cold)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:51 PM on June 13, 2016


Under My Thumb
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:52 PM on June 13, 2016


Ventilator Blues
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:55 PM on June 13, 2016


Wild Horses
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:55 PM on June 13, 2016


X-ile on Main Street?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:56 PM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


You Can't Always Get What You Want
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:57 PM on June 13, 2016


Zome Girls (more Stones "S" songs: Street Fighting Man, Shine a Light, Sway, Satisfaction...)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:01 PM on June 13, 2016


Angie
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:02 PM on June 13, 2016


Black, Paint it (could've gone with Brown Sugar or Beast of Burden, but I'm assuming somebody's going to take this in a different direction before we come back around to P)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:03 PM on June 13, 2016


Can You Hear Me Knocking?
posted by Room 641-A at 1:08 PM on June 13, 2016


Dead Flowers, duh.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:36 PM on June 13, 2016


Emotional Rescue is something we could all use right about now.
posted by drlith at 1:49 PM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Far Away Eyes
posted by bologna on wry at 3:07 PM on June 13, 2016


Gimme Shelter
posted by Sys Rq at 7:15 PM on June 13, 2016


Honky Tonk Women, natch.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:34 PM on June 13, 2016


It's Only Rock & Roll
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:40 PM on June 13, 2016


Just My Imagination
posted by Rumple at 9:02 PM on June 13, 2016


Keys To Your Love
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:39 AM on June 14, 2016


Let it Loose?
posted by Melismata at 7:43 AM on June 14, 2016


Mick would be ashamed at your lack of speed, the word for which I can't seem to remember right now but I'm sure it starts with an L which is obviously too late.

Mother's Little Helper .. What a drag it is getting old.
posted by h00py at 8:00 AM on June 14, 2016


Narcotics, is that the word you're looking for?
posted by Melismata at 9:19 AM on June 14, 2016


Opiates.
posted by bongo_x at 9:21 AM on June 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Percocet?
posted by Melismata at 9:25 AM on June 14, 2016


Quaaludes?
posted by Melismata at 9:26 AM on June 14, 2016


Rip This Joint
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 14, 2016


Sister Morphine
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 14, 2016


Tranquilizers
posted by infini at 9:41 AM on June 14, 2016


Uppers?
posted by Melismata at 10:39 AM on June 14, 2016


Vicodin Blues
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:47 AM on June 14, 2016


Weed
posted by Kabanos at 10:48 AM on June 14, 2016


XTC
posted by Kabanos at 10:49 AM on June 14, 2016


Valium, sweet Valium
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:49 AM on June 14, 2016


Yasmin
posted by Kabanos at 10:51 AM on June 14, 2016


Zannie
posted by Kabanos at 10:52 AM on June 14, 2016




Bear takes selfie with... ah, forget it.
posted by Etrigan at 11:00 AM on June 14, 2016


Camera, obviously.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2016


Crazy like a bear.
posted by Melismata at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2016


Don't panic.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:45 AM on June 14, 2016


Emergency call instead
posted by Namlit at 11:59 AM on June 14, 2016


FFS, obey the signs when you go hiking in bear territory.
posted by Melismata at 12:15 PM on June 14, 2016


Gotta shit in the woods
posted by infini at 12:21 PM on June 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hell hath no fury like a hungry mama bear.
posted by Melismata at 12:38 PM on June 14, 2016


I am more and more convinced that I am not interested to visit hell very much.
posted by Namlit at 12:53 PM on June 14, 2016


Just some grill bits, please, none of the fury.
posted by Namlit at 12:54 PM on June 14, 2016


Knock me not over, dear mama bear.
posted by Namlit at 12:57 PM on June 14, 2016


Little weird that the bear is described as having "escaped from the forest."
posted by Sys Rq at 2:28 PM on June 14, 2016


Maybe the forest kidnapped the bear? From the circus?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:34 PM on June 14, 2016


Now doesn't everyone know that in Soviet Russia selfie takes you?
posted by MsMolly at 5:05 PM on June 14, 2016


Obearzy won K'Smokey, you're our only hope...
posted by y2karl at 5:50 PM on June 14, 2016


Polkabear waltzing about the forest.
posted by Namlit at 8:03 PM on June 14, 2016


Quadruped...
posted by Namlit at 8:34 PM on June 14, 2016


... rampaging in the woods.
posted by Namlit at 8:34 PM on June 14, 2016


So, why has the forest kidnapped a beer? *blinking confusedly*
posted by Namlit at 8:35 PM on June 14, 2016


To get to the other side.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:57 PM on June 14, 2016


Unrelated, or half-related: My mom told me this story about a German school class that had prepared a welcome song for some English exchange students, going like "A beer went over the mountain.." So yeah, the other side of the mountain. Figures.
posted by Namlit at 9:02 PM on June 14, 2016


Very beer. Much hops. So Craft. Wow.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:13 AM on June 15, 2016


Wendell has just turned himself into a doge. (Probably from too long taking care of a lolcat)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:15 AM on June 15, 2016


X All The Y!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:16 AM on June 15, 2016


Y U no Love Me?
posted by infini at 5:17 AM on June 15, 2016


Y? Because we're krayzee!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:17 AM on June 15, 2016


Zero funks given. (I never claimed to be a funky person)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 AM on June 15, 2016


Anything else we can talk about?
posted by ardgedee at 5:27 AM on June 15, 2016


Bread. Mmmm. *drool*
posted by Melismata at 5:29 AM on June 15, 2016


Croissants!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:34 AM on June 15, 2016


Donuts! (There's a place here that fries them fresh and tops them to order while you wait. It's pretty great, but my husband wishes they did cake donuts, while I'd really like a filled one.)
posted by Night_owl at 5:39 AM on June 15, 2016


Donuts. Mmmm.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:40 AM on June 15, 2016


Eclairs?
posted by ardgedee at 5:44 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fremch pastries are nice.
posted by ardgedee at 5:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Generally any pastries are nice, but some are nicer than others.
posted by ardgedee at 5:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Have a macaron. Or a macaroon.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:52 AM on June 15, 2016


Indian pastries are really nice too, but they're very sweet and heavy. Kind of challenge the distinction between pastry and candy.
posted by ardgedee at 6:10 AM on June 15, 2016


Jelly cakes! It's a cake and a jelly!
posted by pianissimo at 6:32 AM on June 15, 2016


Kouign-amann!
posted by Night_owl at 6:39 AM on June 15, 2016


Lagniappe
posted by y2karl at 6:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Madeleines, of course.
posted by ardgedee at 7:10 AM on June 15, 2016


Nudel(Dampf).
posted by Namlit at 7:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Oatmeal porridge.
posted by infini at 7:24 AM on June 15, 2016


PIE! Throw one today!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:33 AM on June 15, 2016


Quiche! I love quiche.
posted by Night_owl at 7:38 AM on June 15, 2016


Raclette (not a pastry, I just want raclette)
posted by ardgedee at 7:48 AM on June 15, 2016


Seared filet mignon.
posted by Melismata at 8:43 AM on June 15, 2016


Tarragon and thyme
posted by infini at 8:49 AM on June 15, 2016


Umami!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:05 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Vittles!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:06 AM on June 15, 2016


Waffle me! It's still morning here!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:14 AM on June 15, 2016


Xanthan gum.
posted by ardgedee at 9:27 AM on June 15, 2016


Yogurt, Greek please, and don't leave the fruit on the bottom - blend me!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:29 AM on June 15, 2016


Zebra cutlets
posted by infini at 10:15 AM on June 15, 2016


Aardvark fillets.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Baboon kidneys.
posted by Melismata at 10:25 AM on June 15, 2016


Cheshire cat stew (brought to you with a grin).
posted by Namlit at 10:41 AM on June 15, 2016


Donkey dumplings.
posted by Namlit at 10:41 AM on June 15, 2016


Entrails à la mode.
posted by Namlit at 10:44 AM on June 15, 2016


Fried funnel spiders.
posted by Namlit at 10:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Greasy, grimy gopher guts, but of course...
posted by y2karl at 10:49 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Haggis-helperTM
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:58 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


iguana-on-a-stick
posted by Kabanos at 11:03 AM on June 15, 2016


Jägermeister-braised Jaeger
posted by Kabanos at 11:04 AM on June 15, 2016


Kiwi avec kiwifruit
posted by Kabanos at 11:06 AM on June 15, 2016


Lemon ant -ade
posted by Kabanos at 11:07 AM on June 15, 2016


Melon balls
posted by Sys Rq at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2016


Millipede poppers
posted by Kabanos at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2016


Naked mole rat nuggets
posted by Kabanos at 11:13 AM on June 15, 2016


Octopus pus (serves eight)
posted by Sys Rq at 11:14 AM on June 15, 2016


Poached Rhino
posted by Kabanos at 11:16 AM on June 15, 2016


Quetzal Pretzels
posted by Kabanos at 11:16 AM on June 15, 2016


Rhinocer-sauce
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Slow-cooked sloth
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on June 15, 2016


Tarantula tamales.
posted by Namlit at 11:25 AM on June 15, 2016


Utang à l'Orange
posted by Namlit at 11:26 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Velociraptor Surprise
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:27 AM on June 15, 2016


Wolf's nipple chips
posted by Sys Rq at 11:28 AM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wombat wedges
posted by Kabanos at 11:28 AM on June 15, 2016


Xenopus claws with spicy sauce.
posted by Namlit at 11:31 AM on June 15, 2016


yak yoghurt.
posted by Namlit at 11:32 AM on June 15, 2016


Zebra muscle chowder
posted by Sys Rq at 11:32 AM on June 15, 2016


Zebra roast... or Zebroast...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:33 AM on June 15, 2016


Abraham ate abalones (biblical foods...)
posted by Namlit at 11:34 AM on June 15, 2016


Beethoven bit a BLT
posted by JHarris at 11:35 AM on June 15, 2016


Christ what an asshole
posted by Namlit at 11:36 AM on June 15, 2016


Don't listen to me--- Chopin gobbled a raindrop
posted by Namlit at 11:37 AM on June 15, 2016


Ecclesiastic eatery...
posted by Namlit at 11:39 AM on June 15, 2016


Florence ate a Nightingale
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:43 AM on June 15, 2016


Gutenberg leaded his wine
posted by Namlit at 11:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Hamlet started the Danish pork industry.
posted by Namlit at 11:47 AM on June 15, 2016


Incidentally, the BLT bit Beethoven (I should know).
posted by Namlit at 11:49 AM on June 15, 2016


Jesus ate himself, presumably
posted by Sys Rq at 11:50 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Justinian likely died of the leftover chicken on the counter.
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 15, 2016


Karl Marx possibly hated Brussels sprouts.
posted by Namlit at 11:53 AM on June 15, 2016


Lot's wife should have cut back on the sodium
posted by Sys Rq at 11:54 AM on June 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


Merlin ate his beard.
posted by Namlit at 11:57 AM on June 15, 2016


Mike Tyson ate an ear of corn
posted by Sys Rq at 11:58 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Napoleon: what he ate was weird.
posted by Namlit at 11:58 AM on June 15, 2016


Ophelia had too much rue
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:04 PM on June 15, 2016


Planck ate constantly.
posted by ardgedee at 12:05 PM on June 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


Quintilius had a tough time with North German cooking.
posted by Namlit at 12:09 PM on June 15, 2016


Rasputin's fasting routine is unknown.
posted by Namlit at 12:11 PM on June 15, 2016


Shakespeare would be turning in his grave.
posted by infini at 12:13 PM on June 15, 2016


Tournedos, quite literally.
posted by Namlit at 12:14 PM on June 15, 2016


Ulisses, King of Ithaca, can be seen on the farmer's market on Saturdays, haggling over eggplant.
posted by Namlit at 12:23 PM on June 15, 2016


Vivaldi only used four seasonings.
posted by Kabanos at 12:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Wagner, on the other hand, invented the Meister Zinger.
posted by Namlit at 12:33 PM on June 15, 2016


Xenakis was an atheist, but I guess he ate food, too.
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on June 15, 2016


Yom Kippur: mostly no food at all.
posted by Namlit at 12:48 PM on June 15, 2016


Zadie used her white teeth to bite in.
posted by infini at 12:50 PM on June 15, 2016


Ah thanks. I was still reading up on Zeppo Marx and Zinfandel...
posted by Namlit at 12:52 PM on June 15, 2016


Beethoven, meanwhile, threw some soup over a waiter who had irked him. He also threw chairs at his housekeepers. And he threw tantrums. We don't know that he ever threw out his back.
posted by Namlit at 12:55 PM on June 15, 2016


Celebrity trivia?
posted by Namlit at 12:57 PM on June 15, 2016


Dante maybe didn't have a hell of a life, but he made a living out of hell.
posted by Namlit at 12:58 PM on June 15, 2016


Epicure's epic cure was food.
posted by Namlit at 1:01 PM on June 15, 2016


Fermat's First Theorem was 100 proof.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:07 PM on June 15, 2016


God Emperor of Dune had worms.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:07 PM on June 15, 2016


Hannibal needed a little Alp with his friends.
posted by ardgedee at 1:10 PM on June 15, 2016


If I remember correctly, he ate most of them, didn't he?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:13 PM on June 15, 2016


just the limestone
posted by Namlit at 1:15 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:17 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Kafka had run out of "c"s.
posted by Namlit at 1:18 PM on June 15, 2016


Lancelot sucked at limericks.
posted by Namlit at 1:19 PM on June 15, 2016


Mozart never ate Kugel, likely.
posted by Namlit at 1:22 PM on June 15, 2016


Neil Armstrong was a Moonie
posted by Kabanos at 1:25 PM on June 15, 2016


Nefertiticaca lake is a fiction
posted by Namlit at 1:25 PM on June 15, 2016


O'RLY??!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:26 PM on June 15, 2016


Paul is dead. Just not that Paul.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Quincy Magoo sees you!
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Rest assured I see him too.
posted by Namlit at 1:40 PM on June 15, 2016


Sees me? Mr. Magoo? I highly doubt that.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:43 PM on June 15, 2016


Tom & Jerry totally agree.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:46 PM on June 15, 2016


Underdog is totally over it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:46 PM on June 15, 2016


Velma can't find her glasses.
posted by Melismata at 2:14 PM on June 15, 2016


Wilma Flintstone sucked them up in her carpet-cleaning mastodon.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:37 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Would be about time for contacts.
posted by Namlit at 2:42 PM on June 15, 2016


X-ray specs might come in handy.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:55 PM on June 15, 2016


You'd just get picked up by the Jetsons' robot maid, then...
posted by ardgedee at 3:05 PM on June 15, 2016


...Zapped by the trash disposal thingy.
posted by ardgedee at 3:05 PM on June 15, 2016


Anyway, if you're going to be in a cartoon-space future, The Jetson's wouldn't be all that bad. Just don't mess with the robotic housemaids.
posted by ardgedee at 3:27 PM on June 15, 2016


"Barney Rubble was NOT a Carney Double", Joe Barbera declared about The Honeymooners inspiring The Flintsones.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:34 PM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Calvinball, anyone?
posted by Melismata at 3:40 PM on June 15, 2016


Chip 'n' Dale are the only chipmunks in the whole world to ever live in a tree.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:43 PM on June 15, 2016


Did Chip 'n' Dale have Squirrel Envy?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:45 PM on June 15, 2016


Er, I think it was probably just so they weren't a complete ripoff of Mac & Tosh, Warner Brothers' Goofy Gophers.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:49 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fudd, Elmer, miwwionaire; I own a mansion and a yacht.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:11 PM on June 15, 2016


Goofy Gophers were already mentioned, I believe.
posted by ardgedee at 6:01 PM on June 15, 2016


Howard the Duck should not be mentioned.
posted by Melismata at 6:10 PM on June 15, 2016


I.M. Weasel!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:19 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Janet Waldo, the voice of Judy Jetson and Penelope Pitstop, passed away a few days ago at the age of 96.

.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:21 PM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Knucklehead Smif was one of Paul Winchell's dummies when he was doing ventriloquism on live-action kids shows. Winchell used virtually the same voice for Tigger on the Winnie the Pooh cartoons.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:23 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Linus and Lucy" is the title of Vince Guaradi's most recognized them from the Peanuts soundtracks; sorry Charlie Brown.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:20 PM on June 15, 2016


Marvin hasn't been mentioned. That makes me so angryyy.
posted by Namlit at 12:21 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Newtonian Fluid Porcupine! (Not a cartoon character as far as I know, I just can't think of any right now.)
posted by ardgedee at 4:12 AM on June 16, 2016


Oh, Nancy is going to be upset.
posted by h00py at 5:18 AM on June 16, 2016


Pew, Pepé Le, mon Cheri...
posted by y2karl at 5:33 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Superman presupposes upsets.
posted by infini at 6:21 AM on June 16, 2016


Quelle horreur!

Really, you missed a few :)
posted by h00py at 6:25 AM on June 16, 2016


So they violated the QR code?
posted by zamboni at 6:53 AM on June 16, 2016


The QC, rather...
posted by y2karl at 6:58 AM on June 16, 2016




Veronica, where are you?
posted by Melismata at 8:28 AM on June 16, 2016


Wilson, Mr.
posted by Kabanos at 8:45 AM on June 16, 2016


Where are any of us, really.
posted by ardgedee at 8:45 AM on June 16, 2016


xschewing the x mostly...
posted by Namlit at 8:47 AM on June 16, 2016


Yourrrrre dethpicable!
posted by Namlit at 8:47 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zero filters given.
posted by ardgedee at 8:57 AM on June 16, 2016


Zartan, leader of the Dreadnoks.
(Amusingly autocorrected to "Tartan, leader of the Dreadlocks". Which actually would have been a really cool kilt-wearing rasta villain in GI Joe.)
posted by Kabanos at 8:59 AM on June 16, 2016


You trying to reverse it, Kabanos?
posted by Etrigan at 9:01 AM on June 16, 2016


X-Man Etrigan: Reverso!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:18 AM on June 16, 2016


Wrong universe.
posted by Etrigan at 9:25 AM on June 16, 2016


Verrrrry interesting... but a little too '60s for 2016...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:33 AM on June 16, 2016


Uhh, welll, mmm, yeah...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:02 AM on June 16, 2016


There we go again, this time darling, can we grasp hands and step off the carousel?
posted by infini at 10:55 AM on June 16, 2016


So, everyone, needs a hug, badly.
posted by infini at 10:56 AM on June 16, 2016


Repeat itself, history does.
posted by Namlit at 11:02 AM on June 16, 2016


quotitas quotitatum et omina quotitas.
posted by Namlit at 11:04 AM on June 16, 2016


Perhaps it was meant to be a very grey and rainy day today.
posted by infini at 11:09 AM on June 16, 2016


Pet. Everyone needs a pet!
posted by Namlit at 11:09 AM on June 16, 2016


Oh is it there too? It's here. Grey and rainy.
posted by Namlit at 11:09 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


No sun anywhere.
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on June 16, 2016


Most distressing. We opened some wine, it does help.
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on June 16, 2016


Laphroig, she said, in a timely manner.
posted by infini at 11:12 AM on June 16, 2016


Krud, you're right. Well, I have some other Islay stuff here, good too.
posted by Namlit at 11:15 AM on June 16, 2016


Just the ticket, if we're not going to unbox the winter ales.
posted by Namlit at 11:15 AM on June 16, 2016


It is almost midsummer, so what's to worry.
posted by Namlit at 11:15 AM on June 16, 2016


Helsinki in midsummer has it own charm, said one of those who hasn't yet found a mokki to run away from it all.
posted by infini at 11:31 AM on June 16, 2016


Getting away to the countryside is a national obsession.
posted by infini at 11:31 AM on June 16, 2016


Far away from the madding crowd, goes the thought, yet the irony of the city's abandoned emptiness is lost.
posted by infini at 11:32 AM on June 16, 2016


Ergo, I will remain behind.
posted by infini at 11:32 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dutifully, come the Canada Day long weekend, I too will 'escape' with several thousand other Ontarians up north to cottage country.
posted by Kabanos at 11:50 AM on June 16, 2016


Drat.
posted by Melismata at 11:50 AM on June 16, 2016


Can only hope that the lake has warmed up a bit since Victoria Day.
posted by Kabanos at 11:50 AM on June 16, 2016


Break out the swimsuits!
posted by Melismata at 11:52 AM on June 16, 2016


Ahoy! Another turnaround point!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:58 AM on June 16, 2016


Zut alors! We're stuck in reverse!
posted by zamboni at 12:02 PM on June 16, 2016


Absolutely not!
posted by Namlit at 12:58 PM on June 16, 2016


You can't simply reverse the reverse!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:59 PM on June 16, 2016


But, but, but...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:00 PM on June 16, 2016


Curse reversed!
posted by Melismata at 1:26 PM on June 16, 2016


Daringly dashing forward. Towards the Unknooooooooooooo
posted by Namlit at 1:31 PM on June 16, 2016


Ever onward.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:50 PM on June 16, 2016


Forward Into the Past! (Firesign Theater represent!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:51 PM on June 16, 2016


Going, going...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:51 PM on June 16, 2016


Honey Badger approves. On to other beehives.
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 16, 2016


I first read that as Honey Boo-boo.
posted by Melismata at 2:45 PM on June 16, 2016


just so. Optometrist next.
posted by Namlit at 2:51 PM on June 16, 2016


Killjoy forward-goers
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:07 PM on June 16, 2016


Leave them be, stuck in neutral for now.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:19 PM on June 16, 2016


Like this?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:20 PM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


LOL!
posted by Melismata at 4:32 PM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Leaving this comment right here, for now.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:12 PM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Low gear apparently, instead of neutral.
posted by Melismata at 5:17 PM on June 16, 2016


Let's get this thing moving.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:17 PM on June 16, 2016


Moving.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 PM on June 16, 2016


More power needed.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:21 PM on June 16, 2016


Let's.
posted by box at 5:25 PM on June 16, 2016


Krispy Kremes have a lot of calories, and the calorie is a unit of energy, and energy is necessary for power.
posted by ardgedee at 6:53 PM on June 16, 2016


Just be aware calories do not dictate direction.
posted by ardgedee at 6:54 PM on June 16, 2016


I don't think it matters, though others might.
posted by ardgedee at 6:54 PM on June 16, 2016


Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghgh, we're sloowly rolling backward off the hill!
posted by Namlit at 9:14 PM on June 16, 2016


have you ever had your whole life pass through your mind in a flash of an instant?
posted by Namlit at 9:15 PM on June 16, 2016


Harrowing experience. Especially if it's instant coffee
posted by Namlit at 9:15 PM on June 16, 2016


How did we end up in this rut?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:44 PM on June 16, 2016


Groove, it's a groove, not a rut.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:45 PM on June 16, 2016


Help, we're sinking in the mud!
posted by JHarris at 10:39 PM on June 16, 2016


I actually woke up dreaming that I, together with some other people, just barely escaped a grim, huge and very intelligent brown bear. Better get moving again, is what I mean.
posted by Namlit at 10:43 PM on June 16, 2016


Just in time. Phhhew.
posted by Namlit at 10:43 PM on June 16, 2016


Kangaroos are slightly less dangerous...
posted by Namlit at 10:45 PM on June 16, 2016


Last man running
posted by Namlit at 10:46 PM on June 16, 2016


Most were eaten by the giant, smart and evil bear.
posted by Namlit at 10:47 PM on June 16, 2016


Nasty crunching noises from behind that little bit of forest.
posted by Namlit at 10:47 PM on June 16, 2016


Owls sound dangerous... and, yeah, they got talons.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:02 PM on June 16, 2016


Porcupines, on the other hand, are uncannily closely related to...

Capybaras. YEAH.
posted by Namlit at 1:11 AM on June 17, 2016


Quills are things porcupines have.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:12 AM on June 17, 2016


Quills are also things that birds have. And that are used as plectra in harpsichords.
posted by Namlit at 1:14 AM on June 17, 2016


Rather snazzy, no?
posted by Namlit at 1:14 AM on June 17, 2016


Snazzy, yes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:29 AM on June 17, 2016


Try two harpsichords! Moar quills!
posted by Namlit at 2:57 AM on June 17, 2016


Um, I'm okay with all kinds of plectra, sometimes I'll use an expired credit card when playing bass.
posted by ardgedee at 5:08 AM on June 17, 2016


Very good fret work with that card - does a MasterCard work better than a Discover?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:25 AM on June 17, 2016


Wine card. I want the wine card please. Or cart, rather, full.
posted by Namlit at 7:49 AM on June 17, 2016


Xantippe made Socrates who he is today.
posted by y2karl at 8:06 AM on June 17, 2016


Yikes, this is about to go off the second page!
posted by Melismata at 8:40 AM on June 17, 2016


Zero fraks given.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:15 AM on June 17, 2016


All aboard for the Lagniappe Archipelago! All aboard!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:52 AM on June 17, 2016


Boarding. Is this the last train to Clarksville?
posted by Melismata at 10:49 AM on June 17, 2016


Clarksville?! This is the Orient Express, baby!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:39 AM on June 17, 2016


Damn. I thought it was the Wells Fargo wagon.
posted by ardgedee at 1:51 PM on June 17, 2016


Espresso. Or as Penelope Cruz would say, "Ethpretho."
posted by Kabanos at 2:11 PM on June 17, 2016


F Sixth Avenue Local
posted by Sys Rq at 2:20 PM on June 17, 2016


Get out of town.
posted by Melismata at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local
posted by Sys Rq at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


G your hair smells terrific
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


ginx
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


GRALPHABET
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:26 PM on June 17, 2016


Gbroken thread
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:27 PM on June 17, 2016


gotta get outta here
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:30 PM on June 17, 2016


GHENGIS KAHN COMMA I GET A LITTLE BIT
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:34 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gaaaah!! I'm melting...
posted by Melismata at 2:44 PM on June 17, 2016


GENGHIS, not GHENGIS also you're probably pronouncing it wrong too
posted by Sys Rq at 2:56 PM on June 17, 2016


GET IT ON WITH NOBODY ELSE BUT ME COMMA DON'T WANT YOU TO
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:03 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hello. Is it me you're alphabet threading for?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:06 PM on June 17, 2016


Gertainly not.
posted by Namlit at 3:21 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


G-Spot... what we've apparently hit and are unwilling to leave.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:43 PM on June 17, 2016


Gr-r-r-r-r-r-eat!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:19 PM on June 17, 2016


Get on with it.
posted by ardgedee at 4:21 PM on June 17, 2016


Going... Going...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:33 PM on June 17, 2016


Going…
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:39 PM on June 17, 2016


Gong...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:44 PM on June 17, 2016


Grar is what I came for but alphabet is what I got.
posted by pianissimo at 4:50 PM on June 17, 2016




GIF, I pronounce it like "gif".
posted by ardgedee at 5:29 PM on June 17, 2016


Goozy mothers choose...
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:34 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gene Rayburn!
posted by Melismata at 5:43 PM on June 17, 2016


Gene therapy!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:46 PM on June 17, 2016


Gary Owens! *POWDERED TOAST MAN!!!*
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:46 PM on June 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


George Fenneman?
posted by Melismata at 5:51 PM on June 17, 2016


GROUCHO! ("The one, the only...")
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:58 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Harpo? (is that a cue to move on to the next letter? I don't know)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:59 PM on June 17, 2016


I do know! We're in motion again
posted by Namlit at 9:08 PM on June 17, 2016


Jouhou
posted by Namlit at 9:08 PM on June 17, 2016


Kinko! (the Marx Brother they don't talk about)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:20 PM on June 17, 2016


Lazlo? (Am I doing this right?)
posted by Night_owl at 10:11 PM on June 17, 2016


Marco! Polo?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:25 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nana? Is that you?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:37 PM on June 17, 2016


Ocho! Ocho Marx! Ah-ah-ah!
posted by Sys Rq at 1:45 AM on June 18, 2016


Poutino, the cheesier Marx bro...
posted by y2karl at 8:04 AM on June 18, 2016


Quicho, the cheesiest!
posted by y2karl at 8:07 AM on June 18, 2016


Ricotto!
posted by box at 9:20 AM on June 18, 2016


SkimMilkio, too!
posted by y2karl at 11:14 AM on June 18, 2016


Toto, the African dog
posted by infini at 11:18 AM on June 18, 2016


Unlikely to get stuck here, thank god I missed that GRARfest
posted by infini at 11:19 AM on June 18, 2016


Vino, the drunk brother.
posted by ardgedee at 12:19 PM on June 18, 2016


Wino, Vino's symbiotic twin.
posted by ardgedee at 12:20 PM on June 18, 2016


Xino, whose name everybody pronounced "chino" or "zino" and of course hilarity ensued.
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on June 18, 2016


Yino, the comedic accountant!
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on June 18, 2016


Zino, the brother everybody confused with Xino.
posted by ardgedee at 12:22 PM on June 18, 2016


Arduino
posted by box at 12:28 PM on June 18, 2016


Bambino
posted by box at 12:28 PM on June 18, 2016


Camino
posted by box at 12:28 PM on June 18, 2016


Dino, ancient forefather
posted by Namlit at 12:38 PM on June 18, 2016


Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Moe
posted by JHarris at 12:52 PM on June 18, 2016


Finito, the Italian zombie
posted by infini at 1:03 PM on June 18, 2016


Gallo, the winery in Northern California
posted by infini at 1:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Halo, a game I never tried to play.
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on June 18, 2016


Ice tea, a drink with jam and bread
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on June 18, 2016


Just a few of my favorite things.
posted by Melismata at 1:37 PM on June 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


Koalo Nonplacento Bearzo
posted by y2karl at 1:47 PM on June 18, 2016


Let's guess here. A Koala that wasn't placed in the bear zone?
posted by Namlit at 2:02 PM on June 18, 2016


Mustachio, hairy nut-like product.
posted by Namlit at 2:03 PM on June 18, 2016


Nopo Nado Zippo
posted by y2karl at 2:06 PM on June 18, 2016


Nutello, Nutella's very macho brother
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2016


Oh, no!
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2016


Ojinxo!
posted by y2karl at 2:08 PM on June 18, 2016


Preciso, as we say in Swedeolo...
posted by y2karl at 2:11 PM on June 18, 2016


Quarto, the Shakespearian Marx Brother
posted by JHarris at 2:20 PM on June 18, 2016


Ringo.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:26 PM on June 18, 2016


Staccato
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:00 PM on June 18, 2016


Tarantino (nightmare concept of the day: "The Tarantino Marx Brothers Movie")
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:01 PM on June 18, 2016


Ululato, the Warbler Marx
posted by y2karl at 3:16 PM on June 18, 2016


Vivalto Vivaldi
posted by Night_owl at 4:26 PM on June 18, 2016


Where is Waldo Marx ?
posted by y2karl at 4:40 PM on June 18, 2016


XO, the Hollywood Square Marx Brother
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:03 PM on June 18, 2016


Yo! Bet Your Life.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Yolo, the millennial Marx brother.
posted by ardgedee at 5:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Zoso, the stoner dropout brother.
posted by ardgedee at 5:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Zero Marx Given
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:08 PM on June 18, 2016


Zounds, is no one marxing the next letter?!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:01 PM on June 18, 2016


Abbott & Costello are next...
Who's on first?
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:09 PM on June 18, 2016


Base, you mean?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:13 PM on June 18, 2016


Catcher is today.
posted by Melismata at 6:45 PM on June 18, 2016


Dugout dwellers not mentioned in the sketch: An, Is, Of, Latterday, and Prenuptual Contract.
posted by ardgedee at 7:38 PM on June 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


Enos Slaughter would have approved.
posted by Melismata at 8:10 PM on June 18, 2016


First Place!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:30 PM on June 18, 2016


Guts on second.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:05 PM on June 18, 2016


Hoo's on....
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:13 PM on June 18, 2016


I DON'T GIVE A DAMN.
He's the shortstop.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:14 PM on June 18, 2016


Jokes. DH.
posted by box at 9:43 PM on June 18, 2016


Kryptic korner. Krap, why do I always have to do the K anyways?
posted by Namlit at 2:32 AM on June 19, 2016


Lucky, I guess.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:03 AM on June 19, 2016


Must be it, yeah. Now second coffee. More luck to me. And agency.
posted by Namlit at 3:38 AM on June 19, 2016


No shortcuts. Instant coffee be banned. Grind grind grond grond, grond will breach it.
posted by Namlit at 3:40 AM on June 19, 2016


O, the transformative letter, in ither words.
posted by Namlit at 3:41 AM on June 19, 2016


Pourover coffee. Could've had one yesterday but I was short on time so I didn't, but the red-eye I ordered took about as long anyway. Oh well. It was good too.
posted by ardgedee at 3:51 AM on June 19, 2016


Quinine, in the form of gin and tonic is the drink for me!
posted by pianissimo at 4:25 AM on June 19, 2016


Rum will do too, in a pinch
posted by pianissimo at 4:37 AM on June 19, 2016


Shiraz - now that's something I could go for right now.
posted by pianissimo at 4:54 AM on June 19, 2016


This thread closes tomorrow, aaaagh!
posted by Melismata at 4:57 AM on June 19, 2016


UNITE BEHIND NUMBER ONE QUIDNUNC KID FOR TO MAKE THREAD PERMANENTLY
posted by Etrigan at 5:11 AM on June 19, 2016


Vote #1 you know who!
posted by pianissimo at 5:13 AM on June 19, 2016


What is this nonsense about the thread closing?
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:46 AM on June 19, 2016


Another coffee please. Now as to pourover, I know it came back and all that. Still, I'm more of a pour-into type of person.
Just ordered another 1 1/2 kilos of freshly-small-batch-roasted various kinds. And yum.
posted by Namlit at 5:51 AM on June 19, 2016


Best before dates: this tread is getting old, admittedly, but you're as old as you feel and so on.
posted by Namlit at 5:53 AM on June 19, 2016


Can's say the same about coffee, come to that. Old coffee is just old and should be closed, and tossed. AS OPPOSED to this thread, obvsl.
posted by Namlit at 5:54 AM on June 19, 2016


Deliberately closing this thread is an act of violence.
posted by Namlit at 5:55 AM on June 19, 2016


Established practice for keeping something open: get a foot in the door. Better there than in your mouth is what I say.
posted by Namlit at 5:57 AM on June 19, 2016


Educating the public about the alphabet thread is necessary!
posted by ardgedee at 5:58 AM on June 19, 2016


For now, though, I have to do housework and maybe drink another coffee.
posted by ardgedee at 5:58 AM on June 19, 2016


Give me a never ending alphabet thread or give me death
posted by pianissimo at 6:01 AM on June 19, 2016


Hot chocolate for me, not coffee.
posted by Melismata at 6:19 AM on June 19, 2016


Is no one going to talk about X, Y, and Z going down the memory hole?
posted by Etrigan at 6:22 AM on June 19, 2016


Jeez have some patience willya
posted by Namlit at 6:46 AM on June 19, 2016


Kan I have some tea please?
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on June 19, 2016


Lapsang Souchong OK?
posted by zamboni at 7:22 AM on June 19, 2016


Matcha time!
posted by needled at 7:51 AM on June 19, 2016


No matcha for you!
posted by languagehat at 8:03 AM on June 19, 2016


Oolong it is, then.
posted by needled at 8:08 AM on June 19, 2016


Pekoe, please.
posted by Night_owl at 8:10 AM on June 19, 2016


Quench the thirst, it does.
posted by Namlit at 8:13 AM on June 19, 2016


Rather prefer Darjeeling, though. Lapsang i dunno, never had good one I guess. I like my smoke in Whisky.
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 19, 2016


Soooo...this chicken wing that's been out on the floor for 24 hours can I still eat it?
posted by Namlit at 10:15 AM on June 19, 2016


Totally, I would...
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on June 19, 2016


Umami added by fermentation...
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on June 19, 2016


Very nutritious in one way or the other.
posted by Namlit at 10:17 AM on June 19, 2016


"Wayward sisters, you that fright
The lonely traveller by night
Who, like dismal ravens crying,
Beat the windows of the dying,
Appear! Appear at my call, and share in the fame
Of a mischief shall make all Carthage flame.
Appear!"

Needed to do something cultural with the "W"...
posted by Namlit at 10:18 AM on June 19, 2016


X-rated films count as culture, right?
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:32 AM on June 19, 2016


Yeah, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas --- x-rated. Hahahaha.
posted by Namlit at 11:36 AM on June 19, 2016


Zere is some truth in what you say anyway. I recall a performance of Dido in Gothenburg many years ago, where Dido sang her last and oh-so-sad aria seated on some kind of throne under an enormous foam-rubber penis. The mind boggles.
posted by Namlit at 11:59 AM on June 19, 2016


After this slight derail back to the Marx Brothers, please. Is it foither father or father foither?
posted by Namlit at 12:00 PM on June 19, 2016


...Buried in Grant's Tomb? (Groucho on You Bet Your Life)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:34 PM on June 19, 2016


"Come get your tootsie-frootsie ice cream!" - Chico
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:35 PM on June 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


Duck, Why A?
posted by ardgedee at 12:47 PM on June 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


Elephant in my pajamas.
posted by Melismata at 2:17 PM on June 19, 2016


From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter.

Some day I intend reading it.
posted by languagehat at 2:23 PM on June 19, 2016


Groucho, Groucho, fast as light / Some talk like him but not quite / When
Harpo would play his harp, all was still, still
posted by zamboni at 7:24 PM on June 19, 2016


"honk honk" - Harpo Marx
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:25 PM on June 19, 2016


Irving Thalberg died way too young.
posted by Melismata at 8:15 PM on June 19, 2016


Just how much time is there left for this?
posted by Namlit at 11:01 PM on June 19, 2016


Klosing time in 8 hours and 45 minutes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:34 PM on June 19, 2016


Last window rapidly closing. I was wondering what with time differences and all that...
posted by Namlit at 11:57 PM on June 19, 2016


Man, I can't believe it lasted this long.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:02 AM on June 20, 2016


New record?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:02 AM on June 20, 2016


Other alphabet thread must have been longer, because of the sheer muscle some of us invested back then.
posted by Namlit at 12:09 AM on June 20, 2016


Perfectly good moment for some reminiscing: at the time of the last alphabet thread I was home alone cuz my SO had to fly to the states for a funeral, and I was in that combination mindspace of "I liked her grandma too" and bored, so I stayed awake sorta around the clock contributing to that epic thread. Others clearly had similar issues, it was a fast feast...
posted by Namlit at 12:11 AM on June 20, 2016


Quoting the MeFi Wiki: "The longest thread in MetaFilter history is the May 15, 2013 MetaTalk longboat thread 'A post about metatalk hasn't been deleted yet, and I wonder why' which has 8659 comments. For reasons that become obvious when the thread is read, this thread is sometimes referred to as the "alphabet thread." Its length, in part, resulted from a deliberate effort to break the record for longest thread."
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Really, just because we can't beat the alltime record doesn't mean we can't go for a 2016 record... just make sure we're longer than all those election threads that have been getting 2000+ comments every week...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:20 AM on June 20, 2016


Seriously 8659? I had forgotten it was that bad. Yeah that ship has sailed. Problem too, I need to get some work done over here. Ach und weh.
posted by Namlit at 12:35 AM on June 20, 2016


Threadmaxery is what happens in alphabet threads.
posted by Namlit at 12:36 AM on June 20, 2016


ugh, well, might as well do my best to help
posted by en forme de poire at 1:46 AM on June 20, 2016


Very well, let's push it all the way to the finish!
posted by Namlit at 1:47 AM on June 20, 2016


We can do it!
posted by Namlit at 1:48 AM on June 20, 2016


Xellerate to the bitter end!
posted by pianissimo at 4:06 AM on June 20, 2016


Yesssss yesss this thread will be mine. My preciousss.
posted by pianissimo at 4:52 AM on June 20, 2016


ZOOM FASTER
posted by ardgedee at 4:59 AM on June 20, 2016


ALL YOUR BASS ARE BELONG TO US (because CATS, geddit?)
posted by ardgedee at 5:00 AM on June 20, 2016


Because CATS: "All your bass are belong to us"
posted by ardgedee at 5:01 AM on June 20, 2016


CATS are because "All your bass are belong to us"
posted by ardgedee at 5:02 AM on June 20, 2016


Don't deny it.
posted by ardgedee at 5:03 AM on June 20, 2016


Even if I wanted to I couldn't.
posted by pianissimo at 5:04 AM on June 20, 2016


English is pretty interesting in that "All your base are belong to us" makes perfect sense despite being so grammatically incorrect.
posted by ardgedee at 5:04 AM on June 20, 2016


Freedonia!
posted by Melismata at 5:11 AM on June 20, 2016


Get your free Donia!
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:31 AM on June 20, 2016


Hedonia?
posted by ardgedee at 5:42 AM on June 20, 2016


It's a long way to Caledonia.
posted by ardgedee at 5:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Just donia it.
posted by pianissimo at 5:46 AM on June 20, 2016


Koninia, land of rabbits
posted by Namlit at 6:35 AM on June 20, 2016


Lonelia, I feel
posted by Namlit at 6:35 AM on June 20, 2016


My, my, my
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:21 AM on June 20, 2016


No, no, no
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:22 AM on June 20, 2016


Oopsie doopsie
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:28 AM on June 20, 2016


Poop
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:28 AM on June 20, 2016


Quick, brown fox! Jump over the lazy dog!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:29 AM on June 20, 2016


Radagast the Brown and his cute little animals, foxes, dogs, hedgehogs...
posted by Namlit at 7:36 AM on June 20, 2016


Saruman the white and his creepy minions, Trump, eh...
posted by Namlit at 7:37 AM on June 20, 2016


Save me!
posted by Melismata at 7:37 AM on June 20, 2016


Trumpoman the red and his great big


whatever
posted by Namlit at 7:38 AM on June 20, 2016


U wr 2 late with s
posted by Namlit at 7:38 AM on June 20, 2016


Velocity is the watchword
posted by Namlit at 7:39 AM on June 20, 2016


Welocity in Germany...
posted by Namlit at 7:41 AM on June 20, 2016


X. The beautiful and useless letter x...
posted by Namlit at 7:41 AM on June 20, 2016


Y u down on x?
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:42 AM on June 20, 2016


Zecause?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Zeppo!
posted by Melismata at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Ahh.
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Ah, here's the time where we all start talking over one another.
posted by Melismata at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Beating our drums in double time!
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:44 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


'Course, we could slow down again.
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:50 AM on June 20, 2016


DRUM SOLO!
posted by Melismata at 7:50 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


[ecstatic response to drum solo]
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:52 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fife and drum music is awesome.
posted by Melismata at 8:03 AM on June 20, 2016


Great for patriotic marches!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:05 AM on June 20, 2016


Hey everyone, only 13 minutes left!
posted by Melismata at 8:06 AM on June 20, 2016


It's not enough time!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:08 AM on June 20, 2016


Just 9 minutes now...
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:10 AM on June 20, 2016


Kan't wait
posted by Namlit at 8:12 AM on June 20, 2016


Life's draining away
posted by Namlit at 8:13 AM on June 20, 2016


Mere moments
posted by Namlit at 8:13 AM on June 20, 2016


Melting, I'm melting!
posted by Melismata at 8:13 AM on June 20, 2016


No time to spare and the thread loads sooo sloowly...argh
posted by Namlit at 8:14 AM on June 20, 2016


Ooooh Meltismata
posted by Namlit at 8:14 AM on June 20, 2016


Noooooo!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:14 AM on June 20, 2016


Phooey.
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Posterity will view this thread with awe
posted by Namlit at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


ouch
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pure terror—my vision is going dark...
posted by languagehat at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Quick, somebody post something!
posted by languagehat at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Qu-what now!
posted by Namlit at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Race to the finish now...
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Ralphabet
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Raus! Raus!
posted by Melismata at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Saying, I just wanted
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


so I'd like to acknowledge each and every one of you... but there's no time
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


So sorry to see this go. Will miss it.
posted by Melismata at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Time's upppp
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Take care all!
posted by Melismata at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


U will be missed
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Up? No!
posted by languagehat at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


Ultimately, everything ends.
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


unbeliebegable...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


Very sad wow
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


We're piling up at the finish!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Wow, such sadness
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Z. it has to end on Z, right?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xylophone says goodbye
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


You all are beautiful.
posted by Melismata at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yes it does have to end on
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016


z it does yes yes
posted by Namlit at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2016


Y??
posted by languagehat at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Aha! Still time for another Anfang
posted by Namlit at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


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