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December 10, 2002 10:54 AM   Subscribe

Anybody know what's going on here? I don't want to interrupt him, he seems to be on a roll.
posted by Stan Chin to Etiquette/Policy at 10:54 AM (50 comments total)

Dude, the cat be flowin'!
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 10:58 AM on December 10, 2002


Stan, you missed your opportunity - the proper line was:

What's up, Doc?
posted by yhbc at 11:33 AM on December 10, 2002


*waves hands in air like he just don't care*
posted by jonmc at 11:37 AM on December 10, 2002


on second thought, this is dumb. I'd like to retract that pixel-wasting bad joke.
posted by jonmc at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2002


Posting "What's Up Doc" is worth a shot, I'd better get in while this thread's still hot.
posted by Stan Chin at 11:40 AM on December 10, 2002


Yep, your thread has been hit with an episode of "Yo MeFi Raps!"
posted by me3dia at 11:40 AM on December 10, 2002


"I'd like to retract that pixel-wasting bad joke."

Too late. You owe me 1/4 oz. genuine ViewsonicTM Monitor Ink.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:40 AM on December 10, 2002


Stop it. Don't mock.
posted by Shane at 12:13 PM on December 10, 2002


Instead just ...

You might see an ...

This is all so ...
posted by Shane at 12:17 PM on December 10, 2002


(But that last one didn't rhyme.)
posted by Shane at 12:18 PM on December 10, 2002


Next time, end your post with "orange" or "silver."
posted by anapestic at 12:20 PM on December 10, 2002


buffed?
posted by quonsar at 12:23 PM on December 10, 2002


long faced muffed
posted by gravelshoes at 12:28 PM on December 10, 2002


wasted, basted n' stuffed.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:39 PM on December 10, 2002


Why is there a MetaTalk post about this? Not to be a literalist, but the human clock was begun in March 2001 and the letter project was begun in April 2001, which it says clearly on both sites. Both sites have been widely seen, and I think a sort of creative outpouring of interesting links is the best possible response you could expect from this post.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 12:47 PM on December 10, 2002


I never heard of the Letter Project, did several searches on MeFi on it, and thought it would be a clever way to frame the post. As you can see, I was originally confused on Jesse Helms' posts, but I just said to hell with it and went along with the fun.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:58 PM on December 10, 2002


Why is there a MetaTalk post about this?

But it's rollin' now, baby. Only the hand of Mathowie can stop it before it gets to the bottom of the hill and crushes the peaceful village below.
posted by Shane at 1:03 PM on December 10, 2002


Me, I blame your cousin Ken.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:04 PM on December 10, 2002


Mmm, those burgers look good.

I think mine and the Cheney thread are neck and neck racing to set an all-time new low for Metafilter.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:12 PM on December 10, 2002


Forget Stanchin. Just tell me more about Keynsham.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:13 PM on December 10, 2002


err, this self-metatalking thing is kind of getting old.
posted by PrinceValium at 1:30 PM on December 10, 2002


Metafilter: On second thought, this is dumb
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:04 PM on December 10, 2002


y6y6y6: On second thought, he is dumb
posted by jmd82 at 2:10 PM on December 10, 2002


PrinceValium: No, no, it's the new thing! Let's all take ourselves to MetaTalk!
*grabs self by scruff of neck, begins hauling*
posted by languagehat at 2:14 PM on December 10, 2002


Cuffed?
posted by dg at 2:16 PM on December 10, 2002


"On second thought, he is dumb"

How rude. I was under the impression that you thought I was a really smart guy jmd82. Why are we having this falling out? Did I do something to hurt you? Is there anything I can do to make you like me again?

On second thought, I guess I am kind of an idiot. I've been very stupid. Do I have to start a new Metatalk thread taking myself to task for being dumb, or can we just can we just get some duel use out of this one?
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:43 PM on December 10, 2002


Metatalk: Duel Use
posted by taz at 2:55 PM on December 10, 2002


Metafilter: kind of getting old
posted by feelinglistless at 2:56 PM on December 10, 2002


MetaTalk: old and not getting kinder
posted by dg at 3:07 PM on December 10, 2002


MetaTalk : Nicht denkt jemand an die Kinder?
posted by crunchland at 3:13 PM on December 10, 2002


MetaTalk: Blog will eat itself
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:24 PM on December 10, 2002


track list for my home made Queen comp:

- we will rock you
- another one bites the dust
- seven seas of rhye
- bohemian rhapsody
- er...couple more songs here
- stone cold crazy
- under pressure
- uh

I've forgotten the rest, it seems. the actual disc is in my car parked in the rain so you'll just have to do without!
posted by mcsweetie at 6:13 PM on December 10, 2002


I assume that these individuals are bucking for banishment?
posted by rushmc at 6:36 PM on December 10, 2002


See when it starts to fall apart
It really falls apart
Like boots or hearts, Oh when they start
They really fall apart

posted by timeistight at 6:50 PM on December 10, 2002


rushmc is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever met in my life.
posted by crunchland at 7:45 PM on December 10, 2002


It's not worth starting another thread about, nor am I really willing to write up all the links to support this observation, but god, what a weird day at the "filter." People seem to be alternating between bitching and silliness. Are days like today the reason Matt might feel tired of it all? Everybody needs to take a breath and chill out.

Why visit www.metafilter.com when you can go take a walk in the sunshine instead?

I love this site, but please people, try and control yourselves.
posted by elwoodwiles at 8:21 PM on December 10, 2002


If your idea of kindness is applauding when people move in to piss all over a new post in a pointless and juvenile manner, crunchland, then I'll gladly pass on the honor. Of all things that Matt (and most of the rest of us, for that matter) have made clear that he objects to, that is near the top of the list. So what's your point?
posted by rushmc at 9:03 PM on December 10, 2002


I would say that Matt isn't even watching. There has been a lot of nonsense, such as this thread, the clock thread and the one you pointed to, rushmc, that would usually be deleted. I think this is a case of "while the cat's away..."

Anyway, g'nite all.
posted by ashbury at 9:11 PM on December 10, 2002


I would say that Matt isn't even watching.

Matt was last here at 1:46 PM PST on December 10
Myself, I can't read any more.

Like the fella said, g'night.
posted by yhbc at 9:18 PM on December 10, 2002


[grumpy old man] Too many pictures today. Bah. [/grumpy old man]
posted by eddydamascene at 9:46 PM on December 10, 2002


If your idea of kindness is applauding when people move in to piss all over... I'll gladly pass on the honor.

I don't think he was applauding, I think he just couldn't resist the temptation to reverse the words in "kind of getting old." I almost posted (nearly) the same thing myself.

If the kindness of your idea is piss

I'll gladly honor the pointless juvenile

to pass in gladly.

move on, applauding.

(No, I didn't mean anything by that. It's meaningless, in fact.)
posted by Shane at 6:38 AM on December 11, 2002


... _____ ***! XXXX (first of two) (abbreviate this) OOOO is a !!!! 2 ________.
posted by ed at 12:11 PM on December 11, 2002


Ed, that's the coolest!
(Although I might have gone with this instead of Hef.)
posted by me3dia at 1:49 PM on December 11, 2002


I wonder if we've created the first web rebus here.
posted by ed at 2:14 PM on December 11, 2002


Nope.
posted by languagehat at 4:43 PM on December 11, 2002


I'm stumped on both. Damn, I suck at rebuses. (rebi?)
posted by dgaicun at 6:35 PM on December 11, 2002


Ed's is "What we have here is a failure to communicate". Mine was "You're welcome, taz". (ewer, whelk, m, taz). Ed wins - his is an actual hyperlinked rebus.

Besides the rebus, which is really grand, this thread sucks. The "Matt isn't here so I can act like an ass" mentality I see so often when I come to MetaTalk is sort of baffling, along with the "this thread is crap and is going to be deleted anyway, so while it's still here I shall regale you all with my oh-so-clever wit" attitude I see here so much lately. I know. Why don't we show Matt that we are big boys who wear big boy underpants**, and just not say anything if we don't have anything worthwhile to add to a thread? No? Maybe we could take a pledge - "I promise I will only contribute completely meaningless drivel just for the sake of clicking the post button 9 times today instead of my usual 10". Whatever works for you.

MetaTalk: we're big boys and we wear big boy underpants.



**You guys hopefully wear big boy underpants. Or maybe you wear nothing at all - doesn't matter, as long as you're potty trained. Me, I wear really cute lace panties. Maybe you do too.
posted by iconomy at 7:50 PM on December 11, 2002


* runs away before everyone starts describing the underwear they have on RIGHT NOW *
posted by yhbc at 7:54 PM on December 11, 2002


Thank you iconomy. It seems as if the majority of threads in Metatalk degenerate into chortling, masturbatory in-joke one-upmanship these days, and it's beginning to annoy me a bit, too.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:30 PM on December 11, 2002


*resists urge to make comment about iconomy's underwear*

Ummm, I guess I am guilty of this to some extent lately - that secret place which cannot be mentioned has got to me, I guess. I will try to stop - I promise :-)
posted by dg at 12:17 AM on December 12, 2002


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