"Humor is just another defense against the universe." - Mel Brooks March 30, 2017 12:07 PM   Subscribe

I've seen a couple people recently mention that some of their own favorite comments are languishing at the bottom of the political megathreads, unappreciated. So I figured, let's show off here! Post your own personal favorite comments that you're proud of and don't think were sufficiently appreciated!
posted by skycrashesdown to MetaFilter-Related at 12:07 PM (46 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

(My other ulterior motivation for posting this is that when I looked at my new personal favorite comment it only had one favorite but now I see it has 11 so that's too many to be unappreciated but I'm gonna put it here anyway because I crack myself up.)
posted by skycrashesdown at 12:24 PM on March 30 [5 favorites]


If favorites had existed when I made this comment, I would have gotten so many.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:29 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]


I felt pretty brilliant when I posted this answer.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 12:47 PM on March 30 [10 favorites]


Recently, this one. I think it captures well the creepiness of the situation. If there's a next time (hopefully not), I'll try to come up with the S.X.S.W. System.

(warning: literally at the bottom of a political megathread)
posted by lmfsilva at 12:49 PM on March 30


The "Memories of Butter" thread that devolved into riffs on the title.

Maybe it got lost in the crowd, or maybe I am just unreasonably proud of it, but I thought Beurredrillard® Brand Buttery Simulacrum was pretty clever for a non-French-speaker.
posted by jedicus at 12:54 PM on March 30 [4 favorites]


I managed to slightly derail an election thread last year over Chicken Milk.
posted by zarq at 1:10 PM on March 30 [4 favorites]


The thing with chicken milk makes me wonder why eating chicken with eggs is okay, considering oyakodon is a thing.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:20 PM on March 30


I still regret not having seen what we could have seen back in 2009 when Googlemaps finally unpixilated the VP residence after Cheney moved out.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:21 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Then again, Oyakodon is delicious and I don't want to prevent more humans from being able to eat it, so maybe I should keep my thoughts to myself.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:22 PM on March 30


Back before favorites or the ability to mark a best answer, I posted this answer to Ask Metafilter that I think made good use of the (then permitted) inline image feature.
posted by RichardP at 1:38 PM on March 30 [5 favorites]


With election threads, I've gotten over my prediction being as welcome as a fart in a stalled elevator, and being dismissed by all and sundry thereafter. My current winning streak is nine bets on politics at the bookmakers (mostly on various attributes of the last US election, but also including Brexit); only wish I had put down a few accumulators instead of just singles. The good news for fellow liberals is that if my politics betting winning streak continues for a few more years, it'll be because I recently got good odds and placed a bet on who will win the US presidency in 2020.

Outside of the election threads, I enjoy making the occasional morse code comment, and sometimes (though they aren't to everyone's taste) the occasional metafilter: comment, plus the occasional nostalgic comment as I close in on 50. On AskMeFi am happiest with this comment, which caused a brief flurry of startled complaints and the mods to hurriedly add in a NSFW. Each to their own.

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posted by Wordshore at 2:24 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


I was unreasonably proud of 'ultima ratio reginae' in this thread.
posted by Sebmojo at 2:58 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


It's fascinating to me that the comments of mine that get the most favorites are rarely the ones I'm most personally gratified by. Just recently, the title of an FPP about the history of the Hudson Theater put me in mind of Johnny Carson's "Carnac the Magnificent" bits on the old Tonight Show. I was inspired to come up with a response to complete the gag. It took me a good 20-30 minutes of focused effort, but I think the resulting glorious shiver of pride and joy was worth the effort to produce this punch line.

I also liked Kabanos' version a few comments down from mine.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:03 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]




My comment about turkey vultures and barn swallows makes me smile.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:04 PM on March 30 [5 favorites]


I haven't commented on politics since the sixteenth century and depending on who you ask, I'm not all that funny.
posted by Stanczyk at 6:46 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


ALL of my comments are under-favorited.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:57 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]


I never favourite any of my own comments. I think I have the right idea. All you are doing is encouraging me.
posted by Fizz at 7:00 PM on March 30


I haven't commented on politics since the sixteenth century

Wow, you're old!
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:05 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


No one cared about me likening my pie-eating to a painting by Goya, and I am still a little bummed.

Although this comment did get a lot of favorites, I am still extremely proud of it. Spanish Christmas carols!
posted by chainsofreedom at 7:31 PM on March 30 [5 favorites]


No one cared about me likening my pie-eating to a painting by Goya, and I am still a little bummed.

Favorited. Also "crumbs and gravy" would be a great username. Perhaps also "burping contentedly."
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:11 PM on March 30


This comment was first posted as an FPP, but taz nixed it (understandably) and directed me to put it in an open thread, but unfortunately that thread was, uh, dead. I agree with Noisy Pink Bubbles, though, that "a lot of people on MF would benefit from reading it."
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:57 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


*sigh*
posted by h00py at 2:25 AM on March 31 [6 favorites]


Oh god. I'm doing it.

My best response was languishing in an irl thread. I didn't even make it to the pub that night.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 4:49 AM on March 31 [7 favorites]


Oh god. I'm doing it.

[+]

... on the scale on punning (in SI units), that clocked in at one million Dads :-)
posted by the quidnunc kid at 6:02 AM on March 31 [3 favorites]


Not a megathread, but I thought this deserved more than one favorite.
posted by kevinbelt at 6:04 AM on March 31 [2 favorites]


ridgerunner just posted a story in the John Deere firmware thread, telling how my relatives in southwestern Minnesota -- who run a farm breeding seed corn for other farmers -- saved his family's farm, fifty-some years ago.

It's not a story I'd heard before, and I think it's really neat to hear.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:12 AM on March 31 [6 favorites]


Dude! Your great uncle (?) probably saved Grandpa's farm once in the 60s.

I liked hearing that story. Thank you both!
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:38 AM on March 31 [2 favorites]


I didn't actually post this because I didn't want to contribute to the "send in the bees" chat in the megathreads, but:
"The beeings will continue until morals improve."
posted by lucidium at 7:11 AM on March 31 [4 favorites]


The thing with chicken milk makes me wonder why eating chicken with eggs is okay, considering oyakodon is a thing.

You know how sometimes there are AskMetafilter threads that sort of explode into batshitinsane discussions? Such as, Is Pizza a Sandwich?, Is quiche classified as a pie?, Is Cereal Soup? and What is half of a deviled egg?

This is one of those questions, when asked, that will make Yeshiva students' heads explode.
posted by zarq at 7:18 AM on March 31 [1 favorite]

Mr. Trump’s message on Twitter was not impulsive: Mr. Bannon and his staff have been closely monitoring the president’s posts and using them as leverage in negotiations

Trump's only negotiation technique is to simply, unabashedly revert to his best alternative to a negotiated agreement. Oddly, this usually works pretty well for him because he tends to only enter into negotiations where his BATNA is just a bit better than his opponent's BATNA. Usually.
posted by klarck at 11:32 AM on March 30 [has favorites +] [!]


na na na na na na na na BATNA!

(I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself)
posted by INFJ at 11:33 AM on March 30 [has favorites +] [!]
It still makes me giggle to myself 24 hours later.
posted by INFJ at 7:39 AM on March 31 [3 favorites]


Almost no one cared about my FPP about the buzzards' annual return to Hinkley, Ohio (go figure), but it inspired this awesome comment from MonkeyToes about barn swallows which I think deserves a bigger audience.
posted by Mchelly at 8:07 AM on March 31 [2 favorites]


This is one of those questions, when asked, that will make Yeshiva students' heads explode.

If there's anything I can count on Judaism to do well, it's put far too much thought into arbitrary distinctions and categorical definitions (much like Metafilter). I'm sure the writings that come out of that discussion will be glorious.

I feel like my political contributions get enough favorites as they are, but I'm really fond of this comment explaining what it must be like to be a Starfleet Admiral (and a possible explanation as to why they are all evil). I only posted it three and a half months after the discussion died.
posted by dinty_moore at 8:27 AM on March 31 [1 favorite]


I was disappointed that nobody appreciated my incredibly witty post title.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:38 AM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Like every comment I've ever made falls into this category.
posted by GuyZero at 10:00 AM on March 31 [1 favorite]


This comment has no favorites at all. :(
posted by grumpybear69 at 11:43 AM on March 31 [3 favorites]


I have the feeling that this one is a bit too deep a cut for all but the most obsessed Monty Python fans.
posted by holborne at 12:11 PM on March 31


I always felt this fake press release was one of my greater MeFi moments (and the FPP topic is surprising germane considering current events).
posted by slogger at 1:12 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


I have the feeling that this one is a bit too deep a cut for all but the most obsessed Monty Python fans.

Should I make a joke here about it being the store's rag week?
posted by Chrysostom at 1:22 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


This comment has no favorites at all. :(

this comment no favourites
posted by Sebmojo at 2:54 PM on March 31


Should I make a joke here about it being the store's rag week?

I really wish you would
posted by holborne at 3:55 PM on March 31


[reference to Monty Python episode "Michael Ellis", series four-episode two. Initially aired Nov 11 1974]

In general, I don't think series four was very successful.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:01 PM on March 31


Was a little miffed when my carefully crafted contribution to the celebrated "Fuckin' duvet covers, how do they work?" debate found few favourites. I sweated over that one people! And under it!
posted by valetta at 6:08 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Another <3 for Monkeytoes' vultures and swallows comment, it's a lovely read and I feel the same delight when the swallows nest at my place. Also, every day I open a Potus45 thread feels like a "vultures on the roof day".
posted by valetta at 10:39 AM on April 1


This got some favorites, but man, posting it made my day. Mainly because of the perfect straight line from tivalasvegas. There's too much talking over each other in fast threads maybe? Anyway, this is the oppsite, and I appreciate it.
posted by kleinsteradikaleminderheit at 3:07 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


I think everybody could do worse than to take a slow stroll through the Memories of Butter thread. The comments were flying so fast at the time that I know I missed a lot of knee slappers I'm really enjoying now that I'm taking the time to read them.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:06 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]


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