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June 6, 2004 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Does this belong in the top 25 best responses in Askme?
posted by Keyser Soze to MetaFilter-Related at 4:19 PM (27 comments total)

I wasn't aware there was a numbered list, or a commitee to decide such things. I assume it works like a VH1 Most Awesome Metafilter Moments show, where snarky A-Listers comment to hilariously edited moments. It is also hosted by Carmen Electra.

It didn't tell me anything cool about lasers though, so no.
posted by Stan Chin at 4:36 PM on June 6, 2004


No.

Next question?
posted by fvw at 4:39 PM on June 6, 2004


No, it's not about a shiny, glitzy doo-dad. It's about a granma.

Thanks Keyser, I might have missed that otherwise.
posted by dash_slot- at 5:05 PM on June 6, 2004


i say yeah--grandmas beat computer questions anyday : >
posted by amberglow at 5:15 PM on June 6, 2004


No.
Moving personal story, yes.
Solution? No.
posted by bonheur at 5:19 PM on June 6, 2004


The top 25 best responses in Askme? No.

VH1 Most Awesome Metafilter Moments show? No.

AskMe: The True Internet Story? You betcha.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:23 PM on June 6, 2004


VH1 Most Awesome Metafilter Moments show

Can we have a "The Making of"? Huh? Can we?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:34 PM on June 6, 2004


WHOOOOAAAAA!! TRIIIIIIPPIN DOOOOOD!!

Interesting? Sure. But unless you want to elaborate on this wide-open rhetorical question with the deep thoughts it provoked for you, I'm left a little short of wherever it took you.
posted by scarabic at 5:43 PM on June 6, 2004


No.

But you just won my acknowledgement that you are, indeed, the MeFi Kid Brother.
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:28 PM on June 6, 2004


I thought it was pretty good.
posted by namespan at 6:50 PM on June 6, 2004


I'm always amazed at the kind of pseudo-intellectual tripe that will cause people to go "woah, that's deep, man". If you find that comment thought-provoking... then, well, you obviously don't think very often.
posted by reklaw at 6:53 PM on June 6, 2004


"But, behind the scenes, all was not well with Metafilter. We'll let q explain..."
posted by bonaldi at 6:57 PM on June 6, 2004


We get Carmen Electra?
posted by mwhybark at 7:06 PM on June 6, 2004


I'm always amazed at the kind of pseudo-intellectual tripe that will cause people to go "woah, that's deep, man". If you find that comment thought-provoking... then, well, you obviously don't think very often.

Do you have any settings besides snark, reklaw?

And no, Keyser, it doesn't. But maybe the top 50.
posted by jbrjake at 7:40 PM on June 6, 2004


The bottom of my screen says 2000-2003, but now it is 2004. Discuss.
posted by bargle at 8:06 PM on June 6, 2004


Keyser, don't listen to these fools, this is a fascinating question that philosophers have been debating since the beginning of time. It's generally called the "mind-body problem" (a subset of the idea of "dualism"), and most intro. to Western philosophy books will give you a good head start into thinking about this problem more deeply. (Quick Google result.) Happy reading . . .
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 8:26 PM on June 6, 2004


"Keyser" is actually a Hungarian bastardization of Emperor, the German word is "Kaiser". King in German is "Konig".
posted by loquax at 8:35 PM on June 6, 2004


>VH1 Most Awesome Metafilter Moments show

With MTV's Adam Curry!

Hey gang! Today we got a killer show....

ugh
posted by skallas at 9:46 PM on June 6, 2004


The bottom of my screen says 2000-2003, but now it is 2004. Discuss.

Well... is metafilter this actual website, including its aging copyright that was born in 2000, or is it the collective personality of its members?
posted by weston at 9:52 PM on June 6, 2004


Seemed to me like an interesting philosophical question, but one that was rather oddly injected into a very personal discussion about one woman's feelings about her grandmother's condition. To me it had the effect of intellectualizing the matter away from what she came here to discuss.

I could see such a move being either extremely helpful or highly distracting to a person asking a question like ferociouskitty's. I wonder how she felt about it?
posted by boredomjockey at 10:37 PM on June 6, 2004


Do you have any settings besides snark, reklaw?

That wasn't the "snark" setting. That was the "gratuitous knife in the ribs" setting.

Redial, reklaw. Ironically, you're the one who's not thinking if you declare that nothing interesting can be thought about this subject. It's obviously wide open for deep thought, and apparently Keyser followed it somewhere interesting. Unfortunately, he didn't do much to beckon us to follow him there, and I just didn't find that comment, brief and open-ended as it was, quite worthy of this MeTa callout. Rest assured, though, that if Keyser and I were MeFi Neighbors, I would be on his couch, hitting his bong with him and talking with him about this right now.

Keyser posts while high a little too often, but perhaps you posted a bit too stone-cold-sober on this occasion. Lighten up, square.

OH! Was that a gratuitous knife-in-the-ribs? Sorry, doot! Here... I retract it.

Uh oh. You might want to put a towel on that or something. Direct pressure.

[logs off in a hurry]
posted by scarabic at 10:57 PM on June 6, 2004


I thought it was an appropriate clarifying question.
posted by chicobangs at 11:20 PM on June 6, 2004


Thanks for the heads up loquax. Yeah, I definately could have used better writing to paint a stronger portrait of what I was trying to say. Kid brother? Damnit! Ill never get rid of it now. Good night.
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:08 AM on June 7, 2004


In a certain mountain village nestled deep in a country known only for its mountains, I met a woman who had forgotten her native language. She came to that town when she was very young, she told me, to marry a soldier returning from the war. In those days she was beautiful, and could have had any soldier she wanted. But now she was ancient, married fifty years and widowed ten more, shortened, round at the waist, and wearing a peasant's skirts instead of a city girl's dresses.

She wonders if that young woman is still buried inside of her, somewhere underneath the fat and the wrinkles, the memories of good times and ill. Maybe her younger self has gone completely from the world, and is now only remembered. Perhaps the young woman is already in heaven, while the old still waits to be judged.
posted by kaibutsu at 1:52 AM on June 7, 2004


And I was that soldier.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 7:31 AM on June 7, 2004


Kid brother? Damnit! Ill never get rid of it now.

Aw, don't take it as a bad thing. At least you aren't MetaFilter's official:
- whipping boy
- blowhard professor
- Certified Public Accountant (not that there's anything wrong with CPAs)
- bystander
- fluffer
- old maid aunt
- vagrant
- disgraced board chairman
- bathroom attendant
posted by me3dia at 1:33 PM on June 7, 2004


I could see such a move being either extremely helpful or highly distracting to a person asking a question like ferociouskitty's. I wonder how she felt about it?

Truthfully? I first thought of it as - if I'm considering what my grandma's personality in terms of what it has become right now, I don't like her all that much. And it made me feel a little poopy.

But then I thought of all the experiences and wisdom she's had, and I was in awe of the greatness that is grandma. I mean, she has 4 children, 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Among us are doctors, teachers, architects, engineers, artists, soldiers, chemists, musicians - by progeny alone she's amazing, and then when you consider what we've learned from her - wow.

So I guess it worked a little both ways. Still not any easier to watch her deteriorate this way though....
posted by ferociouskitty at 2:22 PM on June 7, 2004


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