October Showers bring November Flowers October 13, 2017 8:55 PM   Subscribe

What we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer* can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until November 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue? Animal videos that are happy! "News Of The Weird" as long as the weird is wonderful! World Events News posts that bring a smile! We can use it right now! More explanation points! I mean, really, I'm looking at the front page right now, and it's not a happy place overall. Let's pull the nose up on this negativity train.

*Yes, it's spring in the Southern hemisphere.

Cue torrent of negativity from the Southern hemisphere...
posted by pompomtom at 3:42 AM on April 11 [2 favorites +] [!]

We can do it again in October! I don't think the world will run out of positivity and happiness in a way we can't do it again! Half a month, twice a year! Yay! *flailing Kermit arms*
posted by hippybear at 3:45 AM on April 11 [6 favorites +] [!]
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 8:55 PM (23 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

And again, jokes aren't funny if you misspell them
posted by hippybear at 9:14 PM on October 13

Let's pull the nose up

Ehh, not everyone's into Three Stooges-style slapstick humor.
...You knucklehead!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:42 PM on October 13 [2 favorites]

I've told you repeatedly, you can pick your nose....
posted by hippybear at 9:47 PM on October 13

Depends on how picky your friends are.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:50 PM on October 13

And how picky you are with your friends!
posted by hippybear at 10:06 PM on October 13

Yes, please!

To the posts, though, not necessarily the picking of noses that might go along with them

a+ three stooges routine btw, 10/10 would enjoy again
posted by Hermione Granger at 4:39 AM on October 14

There was a cute panda post like only two days ago, it was about all I could handle. What are you trying to do to the blue?

Grumble Bah Grar
posted by floam at 6:51 AM on October 14

Yes please.
posted by dismas at 7:36 AM on October 14

MetaFilter: Grumble Bah Grar
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:33 AM on October 14 [1 favorite]

We're just gonna clash forever aren't we, hippybear? FPPs at twenty paces!

But point taken. I think everyone is Mementoing the fuck out of Mori right now, so happy posts it is for the duration.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:35 AM on October 14

Honestly, I wasn't planning on clashing. I'd set a calendar reminder for myself and I basically edited my post from April and posted it here for southern hemisphere folks. Also a reminder that the globe works differently than we assume. Also, grumble bah grar. Can we hug it out?
posted by hippybear at 9:50 AM on October 14

*Quietly sets aside her post in progress on the Murder Accountability Project with bonus maps of probable active serial killers.*
posted by xyzzy at 12:26 PM on October 14 [1 favorite]

This is really a cynical attempt to psychologically stimulate the more cynical MeFites to produce more cynical posts isn't it?
posted by biffa at 1:46 PM on October 14

In fact I'm going to blow an FPP for everyone by reporting this story about the police sending out the Hogwarts Express to rescue stranded hikers. Stick that in your cheery pipe.
posted by biffa at 2:09 PM on October 14 [3 favorites]

Can we hug it out?

Fine. No bear hugs, tho.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:45 PM on October 14

My fursona is a wolf. Are you okay with wolf hugs?
posted by hippybear at 4:50 PM on October 14

What am I saying? You're all "dog dog dog this that and the other" all the time. You'll be fine with wolf hugs.
posted by hippybear at 4:50 PM on October 14

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:17 PM on October 14 [1 favorite]

I hadn't read this thread last night when I posted two melancholy short stories, but I've tried to make up for it with a Buzzfeed humor piece.
posted by Wobbuffet at 12:17 AM on October 15

OK, I guess so, but in November all the cute animal pic posts have to be about tapeworms.
posted by thelonius at 9:24 PM on October 15

Okay, but planaria are cuter...
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:25 PM on October 15

Let's pull the nose up on this negativity train.

Waitaminute. You don't really pull up the nose on a train.
posted by thelonius at 12:51 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]

You could if it was Thomas the Tank Engine. But on the other hand, Thomas would likely never be negative in the first place.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:20 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]

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