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TinyURL'd goatse in the title field of an otherwise excellent thread. Please edit, thanks. And Merry Christmas.
posted by brownpau to Etiquette/Policy at 1:56 AM (60 comments total)

Clearly Keyser has been brainwashed by Steve_at_Linwood.
posted by mek at 2:18 AM on December 25, 2004


How did that get there? Will it bar discussion of the Cassini-Huygens mission for good? What will happen to productive thought and communication?


Please do not let this image of a dilated anus prevent critical discussion of a very interesting topic.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:44 AM on December 25, 2004


point and match.
posted by mek at 2:58 AM on December 25, 2004


brainwashed, photographed, whatever.
posted by trondant at 5:01 AM on December 25, 2004


WTF?
posted by grouse at 5:17 AM on December 25, 2004


So, did this Keyser Soze fellow expose us (potentially) to anus intentionally? Because I'd like to choose whether or not I'm exposed to anus.

...not that I'm sayin' I wouldn't chose to be exposed to anus. But still.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:25 AM on December 25, 2004


This confirms my theory that the Germans love David Hasselhof. Oh, and that Keyser Soze sucks at the internet.
posted by crunchburger at 5:41 AM on December 25, 2004


"There I was, minding my own business...when all of a sudden, this hyperlink falls out of a truck..."
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:15 AM on December 25, 2004


I like the new title.
posted by grouse at 10:06 AM on December 25, 2004


:::crosses his fingers and prays that konolia clicks on the link before it's fixed:::
posted by rushmc at 11:39 AM on December 25, 2004


Damnit! I didn't get there before the link was removed and now I don't have the opportunity to be exposed to anus. Man, there goes Christmas.
posted by stet at 11:43 AM on December 25, 2004


Stet: A mirror and some neck craning can do wonders. There's hope for Christmas yet!!
posted by Bugbread at 11:54 AM on December 25, 2004


*Checks stocking and gets disconcerting grin*
posted by stet at 12:16 PM on December 25, 2004


:::loves on rushmc:::
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:13 PM on December 25, 2004


Ok, now I am really confused.
posted by Keyser Soze at 3:09 PM on December 25, 2004


I... whuh?
posted by stavrogin at 3:31 PM on December 25, 2004


I (heart) matt's solution.
posted by squeak at 4:25 PM on December 25, 2004


I was having a wonderful Christmas until I was traumatized by exposure to anus.
posted by neckro23 at 5:36 PM on December 25, 2004


I was having a completely shitty Christmas until I was saved by exposure to anus.
posted by baphomet at 5:56 PM on December 25, 2004 [1 favorite]


In Soviet Russia, anus is exposed to you!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:04 PM on December 25, 2004


:::crosses his fingers and prays that konolia clicks on the link before it's fixed:::

You're an atheist, silly.
posted by konolia at 6:08 PM on December 25, 2004


Or am I confusing you with the other fellow again?
posted by konolia at 6:09 PM on December 25, 2004


Metafilter: Please do not let this image of a dilated anus prevent critical discussion of a very interesting topic.
posted by trondant at 6:13 PM on December 25, 2004


Merry Christmas everybody.
posted by Keyser Soze at 6:18 PM on December 25, 2004


What's wrong with the goatse in the title ?
[obligatory why some people want it removed ?]
posted by elpapacito at 6:26 PM on December 25, 2004


:::loves on rushmc:::

heh
posted by kamylyon at 7:04 PM on December 25, 2004


Can still pray, konolia. Just because you don't think anything will come of it doesn't mean you can't hedge your bets. The other side of pascal's wager, sort of.
posted by kavasa at 8:39 PM on December 25, 2004


::: :::crosses his fingers and prays that konolia clicks on the link before it's fixed::: :::

::: You're an atheist, silly. :::

::: posted by konolia at 6:08 PM PST on December 25 :::

Can I nominate konolia for 'Good Sport of the Week Award '??

Thanks konny for passing over the snark-bait with a grin, and raising the Meta discourse level by several degrees.

Wish this happened more often.
posted by marsha56 at 9:04 PM on December 25, 2004


How much is that goatse in the title? I do hope that goatse's for sale.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:37 PM on December 25, 2004


So, if I understand correctly, Keyser Soze deliberately put a goatse link in his post, obscured with a tinyurl, half-heartedly pretended he didn't know how it got there, and well, that's just OK, 'cause he's the Mildly Retarded Younger Brother of Metafilter?

What the heck is up with that?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:39 PM on December 25, 2004


I guess the truth comes out.
posted by Keyser Soze at 11:04 PM on December 25, 2004


Clearly Keyser has been brainwashed by Steve_at_Linwood.
posted by mek at 2:18 AM PST on December 25


What the hell do I have to do with this?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:32 AM on December 26, 2004


Wow, is this some tired shtick, or what? I can't fathom the mind that still thinks this is clever or edgy.

Oh wait, I can... The trick is to use a measuring device with units in millimeters.
posted by taz at 12:53 AM on December 26, 2004


Keyser Soze lives in a studio apt. with cats? How many? He is meta's butt hole surfer.
posted by JohnR at 3:42 AM on December 26, 2004


After JohnR called me a butthole surfer I searched Wikipedia and Google but the only information I could find was on a 90s band. What exactly is a butthole surfer?
posted by Keyser Soze at 3:57 AM on December 26, 2004


Stavros:
As far as I can see, KS put the TinyUrl in the title of the post, so it wasn't clickable. Matt changed that to 'What the fuck, Keyser?'

KS is denying any knowledge of how it occurred (!), but to keep perspective, only someone who viewed page source, then copied & pasted the url into a browser would have gone to... whatever (I didn't bother).

The misdemeanour here is to hide a target in a TinyUrl - and to be honest, those are dodgy enough for me to avoid most of the time these days.

BTW, Keyser Soze is a girl, right?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:08 AM on December 26, 2004


Dash Slot is correct, so what I don't understand is why I get called a butthole surfer. And mildly retarded. And a slew of other insults.


This metatalk thread has been for the most part one big jump on keyser festival of lights and sounds. What I don't understand is the snarkiness and mood of this entire thread. It went from humorless prodding to direct insults.

Why, exactly, should I (or deserve) be called "mildly retarded"? Do you see me calling you "mildly retarded"? Certainly not. Did I force goatse.cx on anybody? No. Was I trying to be humorous? Gee, I wonder. So why am I being treated like I just insulted your mother and threw a laminated goatse.cx in your face?
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:34 AM on December 26, 2004


So why am I being treated like I just insulted your mother and threw a laminated goatse.cx in your face?

~lightbulb pops up over my head~
Wow! I think I just figured out my Christmas gifts for next year!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:34 AM on December 26, 2004


Well trolled.
posted by brownpau at 6:45 AM on December 26, 2004


Keyser Soze is a girl???!!!!
posted by konolia at 6:51 AM on December 26, 2004


Gender aside, the smarmy 'who me?' schtick and ensuing attempts to one up every comment thread moderation here certainly reinforces the attention needy teenager extremely lacking in social skills theory.
posted by y2karl at 7:29 AM on December 26, 2004


Keyser Soze is a girl???!!!!

My reaction exactly.
*tries to implant phrase "MeFi's Kid Sister" in brain*

So... Keyser did do this deliberately? How many banhammers does Matt have to wield before people grasp that it ain't funny to anyone but fuckwits?
posted by languagehat at 8:13 AM on December 26, 2004


Who is Keyser Soze?

She's supposed to be Turkish. Some say her father was German.

One story the guys told me, the story I believe, was from her days in Turkey. There was a gang of Hungarians that wanted their own mob. They come to her home in the afternoon, looking for her business. She comes home to find her husband raped and children screaming.

She goes after the mob. She kills their kids. She kills their wives. She kills their parents and their parents' friends. She burns down the houses they live in, the stores they work in. She kills people that owe them money. She sneaks in links to goatse.cx. And like that, she's gone. Underground. Nobody's ever seen her since. She becomes a myth, a spook story that criminals tell their kids at night. "Rat on your pop and Keyser Soze will get you." But no one ever really believes.
posted by Bugbread at 8:57 AM on December 26, 2004


You're an atheist, silly.

Ah, good, you caught that one.

(Agnostic, but close enough.)
posted by rushmc at 9:15 AM on December 26, 2004


Sometimes I love bugbread. This is one of those times. BTW, switching through the channels looking for news on the tsunami, I came across the Actor's Studio with Spacey. Spacey almost, but not quite, violates my rule-of-thumb about actors talking about their work. The thing that's most annoying about actors is that they never stop performing. Everyone is either amused by their cleverness or moved by their gravitas. Oh, also, I hate TV. There was like 20 minutes, total, on all the news channels (and only the news channels) on the tsunami.

But, anyway, the way I hear it, Soze is some kind of butcher. A pitiless, psycho, fucked-up butcher.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:35 AM on December 26, 2004


Keyser is the kind of kid who tapes a "Kick Me" sign on his/her own back, and then is surprised to get a reaction other than sympathy.
posted by wendell at 11:58 AM on December 26, 2004


You all need to chill out.
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:31 PM on December 26, 2004


(Use some common sense)
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:33 PM on December 26, 2004


How is anyone supposed to click on that?
posted by angry modem at 12:51 PM on December 26, 2004


Ok, Keyser, that one was actually kinda funny. Probably massively against Meta rules, but kinda funny.
posted by Bugbread at 1:18 PM on December 26, 2004


Has Keyser given his account to some goon as a Christmas present?
posted by ODiV at 1:52 PM on December 26, 2004


konolia and rushmc get big cheers for doing jocular teasing right on this thread.

MeFi is, officially, a goatse-free zone, right? Maybe we need to have that in the wiki. NO GOATSE!
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:12 PM on December 26, 2004


(Use some common sense)

This whole thread's existence is testimony to the fact that common sense is not your strong suit.
posted by y2karl at 2:41 PM on December 26, 2004


Why, exactly, should I (or deserve) be called "mildly retarded"? Do you see me calling you "mildly retarded"? Certainly not.

OK, then. Severely retarded.

(I won't even bother searching for the Goon Justice thread, either here or at SA, that got you banned over there.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:10 PM on December 26, 2004


But seriously, as the rabbi said to the fireman, I didn't realize that the tinyurl was embedded in the title tag, and thus unclickable. Although I agree with taz that Our Pal Goatse hasn't been anything but tedious and lame as a gotcha for at least a couple of years, the idea that someone would have to go through all that effort to eventually get goatse'd is kinda amusing...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:17 PM on December 26, 2004


Lotta, lotta peeps jumped in here without all the facts to hand.

1 peep needs to think about what exactly she's adding to the community.

IMHO.
posted by dash_slot- at 4:14 PM on December 26, 2004


Perhaps we need to re-evaluate our criteria and leave ourselves open to the possibility that, when all is said and done, goatse really is the very best that the Web has to offer.
posted by stet at 4:30 PM on December 26, 2004


Keyser Soze is a girl???!!!!

As I was walking home this evening, a little girl was riding her bike in the middle of the street. She still had the training wheels on as she wobbled and struggled to peddle. It reminded me of when I was little and how badly I wanted a bicycle but couldn't get one.
posted by brownpau at 5:35 PM on December 26, 2004


FREE QUONSAR
posted by Dreamghost at 6:56 PM on December 26, 2004


For the record, I want it to be stated in the firmest terms: No one will ever, ever convince me that Keyser Soze is a girl.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:14 PM on December 26, 2004


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