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Metafilter in ruins
posted by oliver_crunk to MetaFilter-Related at 5:40 AM (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

er.....looked fine in preview. wtf?
should be metafilter in ruins. sorry.
posted by oliver_crunk at 5:43 AM on March 4, 2003


Haha. That's fairly amusing. Thanks for the (albeit confusing) heads up, oliver.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:57 AM on March 4, 2003


9622 was funnier.
posted by machaus at 6:12 AM on March 4, 2003 [1 favorite]


Unfortunately Mr Guilfoile is trying to do something that has already been done to death by his betters. Late to the party and sadly bland. This type of parody is so obvious that I'm seriously wondering how he managed to come up with one so lacking in real wit.
posted by y6y6y6 at 7:27 AM on March 4, 2003


Nice try, but I don't think you can make a parody thread as hilarious as some real threads.
posted by pardonyou? at 7:33 AM on March 4, 2003


"My City of Ruins"
posted by jmd82 at 7:33 AM on March 4, 2003


What site does "X-post with..." come from? I've never seen it used here.

(I did find the "are you WiFi" line pretty entertaining.)
posted by ook at 7:58 AM on March 4, 2003


It isn't funny. It could have been but it isn't.
posted by iconomy at 8:11 AM on March 4, 2003


Who uses the term "by his betters" any more? Forsooth, Sir Jon, pray tell us what scoundrel pissed in thy morning victuals!
posted by rcade at 8:15 AM on March 4, 2003 [1 favorite]


I for one would like to welcome our new North Korean, Iraqi, Chinese, Iranian, American, Pakistani, Indian, and French overlords.
posted by goosestepping poxi! at 8:36 AM on March 4, 2003


Oh come on. That was pretty funny.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:03 AM on March 4, 2003


Missed by a mile. No sign of a bushapologist anywhere.
posted by xiffix at 9:14 AM on March 4, 2003


Oh, crap, we need to *apologize* to Bush now?
posted by hackly_fracture at 10:04 AM on March 4, 2003


"Sir Jon, pray tell us......."

WHAT???!!! There was piss in my breakfast? I hate eating pissed in cereal.

Piss + Cereal = Bad.

No wonder I don't feel well. Thanks for the heads up. I think I should go home sick.

(Well, I use "by his betters" because I am interesting and wonderful. It doesn't work for everyone, but I think I carry it off pretty well. And the ladies like it.)
posted by y6y6y6 at 10:34 AM on March 4, 2003 [1 favorite]


Worst. Parody. Ever.
posted by NortonDC at 12:16 PM on March 4, 2003


Best. Parody. Ever.
posted by Gary at 1:29 PM on March 4, 2003


*yawn*
posted by dg at 2:25 PM on March 4, 2003


I'm going to start using it too, then. What's the opposite -- his lessers?
posted by rcade at 2:29 PM on March 4, 2003


His worses.
posted by timeistight at 2:30 PM on March 4, 2003


I laughed. But only on the inside.
posted by piskycritter at 2:50 PM on March 4, 2003


"What's the opposite -- his lessers?"

His unworthies. His wretcheds. His ignominians.
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:00 PM on March 4, 2003 [1 favorite]


"wanabes"
posted by Wulfgar! at 4:17 PM on March 4, 2003


Eh, I thought it was rather funny. Is he one of the guys from Modern Humorist?
posted by UKnowForKids at 4:46 PM on March 4, 2003


That was a letdown. Entirely too little snark. I'd think that the Cabalâ„¢, if there were one, would be insulted.
posted by gsteff at 4:49 PM on March 4, 2003 [1 favorite]


A prerequisite of satirizing something should be that one is at least somewhat familiar with it.

D- (with extra demerits for just making shit like 'X-post' up.)

Taking the piss is an excellent thing, but only if it's done well.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:24 PM on March 4, 2003 [1 favorite]


I laughed. But only on the inside.

LOOTI.
posted by eddydamascene at 5:54 PM on March 4, 2003


actually, the very end gave me that weird sick feeling that I got as a high schooler watching On the Beach. (although otherwise I agree with the everyone else that it's not a very good satire of this site in particular.)
posted by epersonae at 8:00 PM on March 4, 2003


I got frustrated trying to click the links. Stupid fake links.
posted by jaden at 9:44 PM on March 4, 2003


Best. Parody. Ever.

This thread was worth it for that link alone
posted by TedW at 10:01 PM on March 4, 2003


Watching how the very subjects of a parody rate how funny it is is the best part.

The reactions in this thread should be read aloud in your finest Comic Store Guy voice for best effect.
posted by Space Coyote at 11:00 PM on March 4, 2003


If (when?) MetaFilter is referenced on the Simpsons, it will be via Comic Book Guy. No doubt about it.
posted by turbodog at 11:56 PM on March 4, 2003


We won't be cast in a good light, either. Comic Book Guy is definitely the slashdot type.
posted by Gary at 12:12 AM on March 5, 2003


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