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FPP titles that made you smile or laugh

One of the more splendid attributes of the MetaFilter community is the regular ability of MeFites to write titles of posts that are offbeat, witty, hilarious or smart. A few recent ones I've enjoyed include this and this. While Y(humor)MMV, what post titles have you particularly enjoyed?
posted by Wordshore on Oct 21, 2014 - 18 comments

I originally thought this was a site about Meat.

I don't care about your misreadings. [more inside]
posted by cell divide on May 20, 2014 - 183 comments

GSOH post - satire?

Is this post just satire? Or just a display of his humor? [more inside]
posted by gt2 on Feb 11, 2014 - 4 comments

Claim your keyboard here folks.

Ok, what Mefite owes you a keyboard or monitor because they wrote something that was so damn funny you lost bodily control for a moment? Extra credit for graphic descriptions of the mess :)
posted by pjern on Dec 8, 2013 - 85 comments

Doesn't Do President Well

Metafilter's own Avery Edison on our (hypothetical) thread with Obama: Thread is immediately deleted for being too similar to a recent post (“The Wire and the White House: Grantland asks ‘Is Obama All In The Game’?”) [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Aug 30, 2012 - 26 comments

throw apologetic in there

Comedian Myq Kaplan has joined metafilter to comment about our comments on his latest project! [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 11, 2012 - 51 comments

Caddyshack is not in the top 25.

My FPP this morning supported legitimate outrage against a clearly terrible list of movies. This deletion is totally unwarranted and should be reversed.
posted by parmanparman on Mar 14, 2011 - 199 comments

Thanks

Thanks for deleting my irritable response to a question about how to succeed at writing. I guess it punched a button of mine.
posted by fivesavagepalms on Nov 27, 2010 - 13 comments

I can't believe I'm actually asking this.

I'm looking for a video I'm pretty sure I saw linked in a comment either on the blue or the green. It was a humorous music video about the singer's dislike for vanilla sex and their preference for loving of the anal variety. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Sep 2, 2010 - 18 comments

It's not you babe. It's NAV.

Since this post about Bob Dylan lending his voice to a GPS box was deleted (for a good reason, let's face it), I'm putting this up for all the jokes we're missing about it. [more inside]
posted by crataegus on Aug 25, 2009 - 19 comments

Does favoriting a post count as a binding contract?

Hermitosis, you got some 'splainin' to do! [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 11, 2008 - 50 comments

Top or bottom?

This post has had me giggling like an idiot every time I see it in my recent activity feed. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 8, 2008 - 45 comments

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to MetaTalk callouts

Why is talking like Yoda "funny" in this post?
posted by KokuRyu on May 20, 2008 - 102 comments

So a murderer walks into a bar...

The filesystem jokes in this Reiser trial thread struck me as being in particularly bad taste. [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Apr 28, 2008 - 79 comments

Not funny.

This post on breast ironing has turned into a nightmare of inappropriate comments, jokes, and general trolling. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Apr 16, 2008 - 260 comments

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed?

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Dec 15, 2007 - 131 comments

Farts = not funny; Nuns = hilarious!

Help with Nun Humor: no? [more inside]
posted by mimi on Nov 11, 2007 - 87 comments

Feature Request: MetaSnark

Crawl over the grass at a moderate pace, beating your forehead against the ground at one-second intervals. The place where your head rests when you lose consciousness may be the approximate location of your septic tank. Or it may not.
posted by The Confessor on Jul 28, 2007 - 47 comments

OMG CHEATING!

This is why jokey answers are bad in AskMe.
posted by dersins on Jul 11, 2007 - 109 comments

Ads

Can we get someone else to do it?
posted by 517 on Jul 2, 2007 - 188 comments

Because only "Dude, that's f*cked up" will do.

What if sometimes wisecracks do help people find answers?
posted by holgate on May 16, 2007 - 68 comments

It's a joke frchristssakes.

Y'know...I can handle bad April Fool's jokes from tech companies (or others). Yeah, they aren't great, but megacorporations aren't really known for their great sense of humour. What I hate is that people feel this is there opportunity to bitch, whine and complain about someone else's attempt at humour, how much they hate AFD, how it should have been funnier, or how they would have done it better. It's a joke frchristssakes. Laugh. Or don't. Just don't whine.
posted by Kickstart70 on Apr 1, 2007 - 34 comments

Ironically Non-Descriptive

A thread in which someone who browses AskMe via RSS, annoyed by people's tendency to post inadequately descriptive "Headline/Title"s, but aware that this has been discussed before, illustrates his displeasure by composing alternative questions to fit some recent titles, in an attempt to encourage others to submit titles that better describe their questions.
posted by staggernation on Feb 14, 2007 - 19 comments

Unhelpful link text in Wired editorial

I think we just got PWNED.
posted by sourwookie on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 comments

"Humorous" titles give no clue on content by rss

I find the MetaFilter font page unreadable. And I mean that in the best possible way. I joined MetaFilter so I could participate in its well-above-average discussions that kept turning up in my Google searches. But now that I'm here, I can't find posts I'm interested in on the front page.

I use an RSS reader, and often the jokey headlines give no clue of the post's content. This is just a bad idea. And I understand that links are encouraged, but the visual distraction of link-overloaded posts, compounded with the 15 minutes minimum it would take me to digest them all, leads me to move on before I'm even sure what the post was about. If I only want to click on few, how do I know which of the ten are the best? And where are they going?

Maybe this is just my problem. I'm not dedicated enough to enjoy M.F. But I think it would be better to have a style guide that encourages clarity.
posted by Doctor Barnett on Aug 3, 2006 - 126 comments

I also like email forwards

Her banshee howling has me very confused, and yet wanting to laugh at the same time. I dare NOT. This whole time I have held laughter alternated with concern.

The funniest post I've read today. Deleted. Is it really a famous story I've never heard before, or is that an extremely itchy trigger finger on the deletion button?
posted by mrgrimm on Jul 9, 2006 - 31 comments

Even if the question is answered, AskMe is not for jokes.

I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug. The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:

How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14


So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."

Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 16, 2006 - 29 comments

Why are some goofy threads deleted, and not others?

Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg on Jun 14, 2006 - 34 comments

I'd like to apologise to the Australlian Nation.

I'd like to apologise to the Australlian Nation.
posted by sgt.serenity on May 24, 2006 - 96 comments

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

This seems a tad unfair, since lots of comments are not deleted which contain exactly the same mix of a comment, followed by humor.

I'd link to my answer, but I don't know where it is.....Here's the question.

How do I know who's deleted my comment? Appeals? How does one gain such Godlike powers?
Also: is there a place to find deleted comments on AskMe so at least I can save my late night ramblings

posted by lalochezia on Jan 26, 2006 - 41 comments

Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts be frowned upon?

Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts (like ihopeclayaikendoesnthaveabiggerpenisthanmetoo) be frowned upon?
posted by i love cheese on Jan 21, 2006 - 27 comments

Tasteless Humor

Witty isn't.
posted by wakko on Jan 12, 2006 - 178 comments

Is humor verboten in the Green?

This certianly isn't a question that impacts the stability or sanity of my life, but: Is humor verboten in the Green? Over on this question, as people got worked up in one direction or another over the topic, I posted a humorous comment placing the question on the Bridge of Death from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

I notice this morning that it was deleted. Are we so high-strung here that people can't take a joke?
posted by theonetruebix on Dec 14, 2005 - 55 comments

Can we get more of this?

This is why I love Metafilter. Can we get more of this?
posted by angry modem on Aug 12, 2005 - 48 comments

Thanks for the laughs

Ass buttons. And lick spots. Thank you for making me laugh, and teaching me something new.
posted by loquacious on Jul 23, 2005 - 24 comments

Answering a question with a joke, then the "well, seriously.."

The "Hollywood Squares Thing": Answering a question with a joke, then the "well, seriously.." bit. Is this bad? In defense, you are providing some "signal"...
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Jul 14, 2005 - 27 comments

Great FUNNY DVD recommendations

You made me laugh. Thanks.
posted by jdroth on Jul 10, 2005 - 22 comments

Collectively smarter than all of you put together

It would appear that Metafilter is collectively smarter than Scott McNealy, Mitch Kapor, and a lot of other people ... and quicker than Snopes (as least in this case). Collectively is the operative word, of course, but I thought this was worth a chuckle.
posted by pmurray63 on Dec 9, 2004 - 20 comments

hope him, admins

filmgeek seems to want to do the right thing here, but he needs admin hope to do it.
posted by scarabic on Sep 25, 2004 - 8 comments

the wry wit of fellow MeFites

I come for the FPPs, but I stay for the comments. Articles and whatnot are dandy, but nothing compares to the wry wit of fellow MeFites. What are some of the gems you've come across that have shone so brightly you couldn't help but archive (or even bookmark) something so poignant that a fellow MeFite has shared?
posted by Mach3avelli on Aug 29, 2004 - 20 comments

.... with/by Ask Metafilter

I note from the sidebar that a number of people have been inspired by Ask Metafilter. Did you know that even more people have been killed by Ask MetaFilter? Or that, for every two people inspired, there has been one person who has had sex with Ask MetaFilter?
posted by dg on Apr 1, 2004 - 11 comments

Can we make jokes in AskMe?

Would some "wisecracks" liven Ask Meta up a bit ?
We've all behaved very well so far.
posted by johnny7 on Mar 14, 2004 - 59 comments

Neither funny nor on-topic

Pardon me for asking, but WTF? I can't think of how this answer is useful, or even humorous yet off topic. It's just random and potentially offensive in a surreal sort of way. How do we head this stuff off at the pass? The "as useful as you make it" bit isn't working.
posted by majick on Jan 14, 2004 - 16 comments

We have been good so far

I nominate this thread as the point in AskMe's development cycle where we start giving in to to one-liners, boy-zone silliness, and the usual MetaFilter noise. We've been very good in Ask MetaFilter so far. - On topic. Helpful rather than chatty. Signal rather than noise. Do we want to allow this sort of thing? If so, how can we put limits on it? The question asked sort of invites grade school antics. Do we blame the poster, or the users who gave in to temptation?

If AskMe goes the way of MetaFilter, there isn't much point in having two sites.
posted by y6y6y6 on Dec 18, 2003 - 53 comments

I found this funny

I found this funny: urban dictionary lookup: metafilter
posted by cell divide on Apr 28, 2003 - 23 comments

Nominations for best one-liner evar

After the one-liner thread started, I began wondering what is the greatest one-liner in the history of MeFi. Any nominations?
posted by gluechunk on Mar 13, 2003 - 38 comments

For all the new members struggling to come up with a witty name

For all the new members struggling to come up with a witty name,here are some suggestions.
Can I change my login to "GSV Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality"?
posted by signal on Sep 2, 2002 - 13 comments

like, you know

I can't stop laughing, I realize this may be inappropriate, but I happened upon this link, and reading the sidebar is comedy gold.
posted by patrickje on Aug 26, 2002 - 14 comments

How and when to use humour

Rules for use of humour (more inside)...
posted by Spoon on Mar 8, 2002 - 52 comments

A button that, when you push it, makes everything ok.

A button that, when you push it, makes everything ok.
posted by sylloge on Sep 28, 2001 - 14 comments

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