What part of "Best of the Web" do you have a problem with? August 27, 2005 5:34 AM   Subscribe

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What part of "Best of the Web" do you have a problem with?
posted by dayvin to Etiquette/Policy at 5:34 AM (84 comments total)

This is a perfect and beautiful Metafilter moment, and I claim this thread and all its riches for myself and my descendants.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:50 AM on August 27, 2005


Stop bogartin' Stavros.
posted by bardic at 6:02 AM on August 27, 2005


This can't turn out well.
posted by iconomy at 6:03 AM on August 27, 2005


Are you drunk dayvin? 'cause it's too early to be drunk where I am.
posted by boaz at 6:05 AM on August 27, 2005


*gets popcorn and settles in for a hell of a thread*
posted by wheelieman at 6:17 AM on August 27, 2005


The "posting guidelines" part??
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:17 AM on August 27, 2005


Pass me some of that popcorn and I'll let you have a beer, boaz.

Is somebody lighting a bonfire? Because I know it's going to come in handy later.
posted by languagehat at 6:31 AM on August 27, 2005


Are you drunk dayvin? 'cause it's too early to be drunk where I am.

Don't be silly. It's never too early to be drunk.
posted by jonmc at 6:31 AM on August 27, 2005


dayvin, perhaps you'd like to expand on your thoughts, now that you have a pyre platform, hmm?
posted by peacay at 6:41 AM on August 27, 2005


From the posting guidelines: "A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others."

You posted to imdb which most people have seen.
posted by philcliff at 6:41 AM on August 27, 2005


Don't be silly. It's never too early to be drunk.

True, it's really too early to be sober from last night yet. In my defense, the heroin's got me all fuzzy.
posted by boaz at 6:54 AM on August 27, 2005


Best.

Evar.

Slightly NSFW links.
posted by bardic at 6:59 AM on August 27, 2005


ack.
posted by taz at 7:02 AM on August 27, 2005



posted by gramschmidt at 7:04 AM on August 27, 2005


Is this whole thing a shoutout to the bunnies of MetaChat?
posted by trey at 7:18 AM on August 27, 2005


"most people haven't seen it before"
Whatever, like you guys knew about Goddess Bunny Channels Shakespeare.

Get off it..
posted by Jack Karaoke at 7:22 AM on August 27, 2005


Stop shitting upon our shit, you little shit!
posted by bardic at 7:24 AM on August 27, 2005


Now that's a 70s movie that deserves a 21st century remake!
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:25 AM on August 27, 2005


Starring Ashlee Simpson. Or teh Lohan. Hard to tell.
posted by bardic at 7:29 AM on August 27, 2005


Or maybe a talking penis movie.

Snakes On A Plane!
posted by dodgygeezer at 7:31 AM on August 27, 2005


A grand and glorious grey-blue doublewank. Gotten enough attention yet?
posted by scarabic at 8:09 AM on August 27, 2005


IMDB is certainly best of the web, perhaps the web at its very finest. Of course, everybody has already seen it.
posted by caddis at 8:13 AM on August 27, 2005


It took a few minutes to find, but here is a post the grinds an axe and stands on its own. This also brings to mind the JRUN server software post. That one didn't last very long, and I have no idea how to find old deleted posts.
posted by caddis at 8:23 AM on August 27, 2005


It seems like we're so caught up in all the tradition and ritual of the pile-on flame-out threads anymore that we've forgotten all about the actually piling-on and flaming-out.

We need to get back to the basics. Where's the acrimony? Where are the dry, baiting invitations? Where is goddamned dayvin trying to defend the indefensible?

I'll tell you what, man. These threads have gotten too corporate. They've sold out. You've got your MeTa-brand popcorn, your MeTa-brand starter logs, even your fucking MeTa-brand pre-packaged Allegations of Posting Drunk kit.

Get back to the tenets. Someone get dayvin in here and call him a Nazi or something.
posted by cortex at 8:29 AM on August 27, 2005


dayvin, you're a Nazi.
posted by tr33hggr at 8:33 AM on August 27, 2005


Get Your Own IMDB, Fuckwit?

(how's that?)
posted by amberglow at 8:36 AM on August 27, 2005


Database.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:01 AM on August 27, 2005


And people thought #mefi was bad.
posted by riffola at 9:01 AM on August 27, 2005


even your fucking MeTa-brand pre-packaged Allegations of Posting Drunk kit.

They approached me for a spokesmodel deal on that. I turned 'em down. Viva La Revolucion!
posted by jonmc at 9:04 AM on August 27, 2005


Hey, whatever happened to u.n. owen?

dayvin is a Nazi.

This space for rent.
posted by gramschmidt at 9:15 AM on August 27, 2005


Well, dayvin has had a hunka hunka burnin' bunnylove going on for over a year, and metachat doesn't have a member by that name (for whatever that's worth, which may be nothing). If it is related, my guess would be... satirical commentary?
posted by taz at 9:17 AM on August 27, 2005


um, con, not pro.
posted by taz at 9:19 AM on August 27, 2005


*lights bonfire with real sticks and logs lovingly dragged out of the woods.*

*scoffs at MeTa brand starter logs for being tools of the corporate establishment.*

*gnaws on starter log. Would like to note that it is delicious*
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:58 AM on August 27, 2005


This is as good of a place to ask as any: a while back, someone posted a link to a browser-based IRC device. You know, to access #mefi. Anyone know what the hell I'm talking about?
posted by item at 10:20 AM on August 27, 2005


Thanks, Amberglow! I did, but you have to registered to see it.
posted by fuckwit at 10:38 AM on August 27, 2005


great username! : >
posted by amberglow at 10:42 AM on August 27, 2005


36 comments and nobody has WTF?-ed yet?

WTF?

Oh, and the memorial service for darvin will be held at the usual place... In case you haven't heard, he has passed away after being bitten by a snake on a plane.
posted by wendell at 10:51 AM on August 27, 2005


I disagree. IMDb is not the best of the web.

Just trying to be as big of an ass as dayvin. I don't think I succeeded.
posted by me3dia at 10:52 AM on August 27, 2005


oops... dayvin...

I got confused because he had just won the MeFi equivalent of a Darwin Award.

*inspiration*
The Dayvin Awards!
For Self-destructive Stupidity on MetaFilter!
posted by wendell at 10:52 AM on August 27, 2005


Well, it's not completely self-destructive until dayvin starts flaming everyone in this thread and we egg him on and he explodes.

Come on Dayvin, hop to it.
posted by Stauf at 11:01 AM on August 27, 2005


I meander to my computer to discover that Metafilter has transformed from the place I see things I've never seen to the place I see things everybody has seen. Like meta.licio.us...

Dayvin must be writing a screed.

And if someone already made that joke, pretend I'm being ironic.
posted by socratic at 11:34 AM on August 27, 2005


shitfire editing process... the joke = meta.licio.us, not the screed... Of course, maybe I was just being ironic again. My next post will be in all caps.
posted by socratic at 11:35 AM on August 27, 2005


OH NO IT WON'T
posted by wendell at 12:06 PM on August 27, 2005


STOP YELLING!!!
posted by jonmc at 12:11 PM on August 27, 2005


Shhh, I have a hangover.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:20 PM on August 27, 2005



posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:26 PM on August 27, 2005


Memories...
posted by languagehat at 12:42 PM on August 27, 2005


...the "Web" part.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:12 PM on August 27, 2005


I'm eagerly awaiting the first installment of the Metafilter Dayvin Awards.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:15 PM on August 27, 2005


WHAT
THE
FUCK
DAYVIN!?


Thanks, KevinSkomsvold. That dude's totally grooving right along to the mix set I whipped up last night. (Blatant self-link.)
posted by loquacious at 1:33 PM on August 27, 2005


No, really. His little happy GIF feet are almost perfectly syncopated to it. It's uncanny.
posted by loquacious at 1:38 PM on August 27, 2005


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posted by item at 2:02 PM on August 27, 2005


What part of "Best of the Web" do you have a problem with?

The"We" part.

And you?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 2:30 PM on August 27, 2005







posted by mosch at 3:17 PM on August 27, 2005


<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/spicyb99/Oasis625/theboys625.jpg" style="height: 233px; width: 310px"
posted by dflemingdotorg at 4:31 PM on August 27, 2005


Sigh.


posted by dflemingdotorg at 4:32 PM on August 27, 2005


I no longer wish to be associated with this thread.

Please ignore my first comment upthread.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:34 PM on August 27, 2005


I've sobered up, everyone!
posted by sciurus at 4:39 PM on August 27, 2005


So now, when person X does something stupid on Metatalk, people don't actually even really insult them for it! People just talk to each other about how everyone is *going* to pile on person X, and how person X is *going* to be the laughingstock of the hour, and never actually bother to come down on X for his/her foolishness.... how terribly meta.
posted by louigi at 5:20 PM on August 27, 2005


*brings grapefruitmoon another starter log, smiles awkwardly*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 5:28 PM on August 27, 2005



posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:44 PM on August 27, 2005


Did somebody mention pancakes?
posted by wackybrit at 6:27 PM on August 27, 2005


People just talk to each other about how everyone is *going* to pile on person X

dayvin: what a ...

Feel better now, louigi?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:34 PM on August 27, 2005


Hey, I did my part... serious snarkasm, cap letters, misspelling his name AND reccommenfing that he be immortalized in a negative award.

What do you want, "FUCK OFF AND DIE DAYVIN"?

Gee, that made me feel better.
posted by wendell at 8:23 PM on August 27, 2005



posted by Kwantsar at 8:54 PM on August 27, 2005



posted by fandango_matt at 9:08 PM on August 27, 2005


Wait, so was the dumbass FPP just a excuse to post this troll MeTa thread? Is that all there is? Is that the, cough, "joke"?

Seriously, the question cannot be restated too often: WTF?
posted by soyjoy at 9:48 PM on August 27, 2005



posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:11 PM on August 27, 2005


The question is, will this create copycats?

Hey check out this site! Funny news and BOOBIES! (Fark)

Hey, check out this site! Nerds arguing about stuff! (/.)

AYBABTU HAHAHA!

Would it create some type of logical black hole to link to Metafilter itself? It can't be denied it is best of the web (well....), but I think most of us have seen it before.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 10:33 PM on August 27, 2005



posted by gramschmidt at 11:23 PM on August 27, 2005




What the shit? Where are their parents? Please don't tell me that they're already parents
posted by loquacious at 1:16 AM on August 28, 2005


This reminds me of 1995. Every third "home page" consisted of two things: Under Construction clip art, and a link to Yahoo!.

Oh, yeah, and a Point Communications Top 5 Percent logo.

/signing like it's a language
/tarin
posted by tarintowers at 4:41 AM on August 28, 2005



posted by Slithy_Tove at 6:31 AM on August 28, 2005


That is the most frightening image I've seen this month.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:35 AM on August 28, 2005


You ain't no punk, you punk.
posted by OmieWise at 6:54 AM on August 28, 2005


wow, slithy.

just wow.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:55 AM on August 28, 2005


And with this we have safely concluded that most humor does not, in fact, have a point.
posted by Bugbread at 4:09 PM on August 28, 2005


I'm so incredibly thankful that that is not an animated example of North and South poles attracting each other. So thankful.
posted by loquacious at 5:16 PM on August 28, 2005


loq, do those two guys look Polish to you?
posted by wendell at 8:45 PM on August 28, 2005


*snort*

I didn't think it was possible, but you just managed to make a very terrible no good joke about something frighteningly bad to begin with about 1000x worse. You win a gold-plated whoopie cushion. Engraved with the likeness of Mel Blanc's posterior.
posted by loquacious at 9:42 PM on August 28, 2005


Ba weep granna weep ninny ba.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 8:58 AM on August 29, 2005


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posted by darukaru at 9:06 AM on August 29, 2005


Ba weep granna weep ninny ba.

Exactly.
posted by Specklet at 9:57 AM on August 29, 2005


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