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Hey, Cortex! (read to the end)
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 6:47 AM (29 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Whether this has a MeFi connection or not it's super neat!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:48 AM on February 7 [2 favorites]


Can't be. Capsule not a Menger Sponge.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 6:59 AM on February 7 [15 favorites]


Congratulations Cortex, well played.
posted by AugustWest at 7:15 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


This is MetaTalk to cortex
This is MetaTalk to cortex
Eat your doughnut
and put your mod-cap on
posted by exogenous at 7:19 AM on February 7 [8 favorites]


This is one of the strangest things I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got my name stencilled onto their capsule, or why.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:20 AM on February 7 [54 favorites]


But where did the other Modteam Emergency Capsules land? And most importantly, what event caused their activation?
posted by Ashenmote at 7:24 AM on February 7 [6 favorites]


Well, if someone knocks on your door and it looks just like you except with a way long beard, just know that it's your future self that fell through a black hole and he's here to replace you.
posted by selfnoise at 7:25 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


Cortex' origin story finally revealed.
posted by Jode at 7:47 AM on February 7 [11 favorites]


Did anyone else read this post and have a mental image of Cortex crashing through the wall and going "Oh yeah!"?
posted by bondcliff at 7:52 AM on February 7 [6 favorites]


i mod the blue.
it makes me mad.
so when trump threads
get really bad,
i launch myself--
the stars i race--
once I'm not sad,
i drop from space.
posted by radicalawyer at 7:58 AM on February 7 [26 favorites]

"I think its going to be known as the 'Casa Grande Capsule,' " said artist Jack Millard, 53, of Scottsdale.

"The cement mixer was abandoned there for 30 years just rusting in the field," Millard said.

He was driving by on his way to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show when he said he saw the mixer and was inspired. He chuckled to himself and thought it looked like the capsules astronauts use to return to Earth after space missions.
posted by zamboni at 8:01 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


A likely story.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:12 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


So many things can happen on way to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
posted by taz (staff) at 8:23 AM on February 7 [19 favorites]


I went to that once and HOLY SHIT do they take that town over. A space capsule *might* rank in the top ten weirdest shit you'll see there
posted by middleclasstool at 8:26 AM on February 7 [5 favorites]


Didn't Salvage-One use a cement mixer as a space capsule? Has anyone seen Andy Griffith?
posted by bondcliff at 9:07 AM on February 7 [2 favorites]


Didn't Salvage-One use a cement mixer as a space capsule? Has anyone seen Andy Griffith?

Whut? I can't even... too many divergent thoughts... tangents... I'm going to get some coffee.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:43 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


But where did the other Modteam Emergency Capsules land?

One of them landed in Winganon, Oklahoma.

(I thought I vaguely recalled seeing the FPP story before and wondered how it was news. Turns out I was remembering the similar but distinct Winganon mixer/capsule.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:32 AM on February 7 [2 favorites]


Plummeting space captain J. Millard can't even stay in orbit! Capsule Cortex is fake news. Sad.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:34 AM on February 7 [5 favorites]


so much depends
upon

a gray space
capsule

glazed with desert
sands

by the road
to the Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 11:44 AM on February 7 [13 favorites]


I have eaten
the astronauts
that were in
the capsule

and which
you were probably
saving
for Kodos

Forgive me
they were delicious
so savory
and so warm
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 11:46 AM on February 7 [23 favorites]


i come frum spayce
i am spayce-min
i leeve my capshule
neer hiway 10
posted by mochapickle at 12:26 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


This item had a parachute attached, so it looked like a space capsul[e] that had fallen down.

No wireless. Less space than a Soyuz. Lame.
posted by comealongpole at 12:38 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


Mysterious 'Space Capsule' Found In Arizona Desert

One of them landed in Winganon, Oklahoma.


Geez, is this some sort of weird southwestern thing?
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:50 PM on February 7


Well, I know that highway like I know my hand
Yes, I know that highway like I know the back of my hand
Running from up Wisconsin way down to no man's land.

Well, if I should die before my time should end
And if I die before my time should end
Won't you bury my body out on Highway 10? (with apologies)
posted by Oyéah at 1:52 PM on February 7


bondcliff: "Has anyone seen Andy Griffith?"

Yes, several times.
posted by Chrysostom at 2:32 PM on February 7 [4 favorites]


He did a good job cleaning up the place
But the spammers didn't like him so they shot him into spa-ace
posted by knuckle tattoos at 9:02 PM on February 7 [4 favorites]


Forget the wall. We need to build a ceiling.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 8:33 PM on February 8 [5 favorites]


The question is not who this is, the question is WHEN
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:56 AM on February 11 [1 favorite]


What are the canonical MetaFilter poems to parody besides

1. The Red Wheelbarrow
2. This Is Just to Say

and now

3. I Lik the Bred?
posted by radicalawyer at 8:22 AM on February 13


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