TMI! TMI! we didn't really care September 20, 2005 10:21 AM   Subscribe

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't date scarabic (especially since he thinks that as a man he's "wired to kill" and "rape everything in sight"), but I tend to keep that not very relevant info for myself. are we seriously supposed to share on AskMe our evaluation of other user's desirability as girlfriend/boyfriend? because if we indeed are, things could get pretty ugly pretty soon on AskMe
posted by matteo to Etiquette/Policy at 10:21 AM (125 comments total)

That entire thread was fucking bizarre.
posted by jonmc at 10:37 AM on September 20, 2005


*pictures jon and matteo dancing like Richard Simmons; giggles helplessly*
posted by scody at 10:40 AM on September 20, 2005


I would probably date jon, yes
posted by matteo at 10:40 AM on September 20, 2005


I mean, at least he'd take to some very good concerts
posted by matteo at 10:41 AM on September 20, 2005


Another pointless callout. 1 on-topic comment quota fulfilled by jonmc, now let the animated giffery, ironic slandering and "Metafilter:" tagline creation commence.
posted by fire&wings at 10:44 AM on September 20, 2005


Metafilter: Another pointless callout. 1 on-topic comment quota fulfilled by jonmc, now let the animated giffery, ironic slandering and "Metafilter:" tagline creation commence.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 10:45 AM on September 20, 2005


I would never date fire&wings, instead. NotMyself, I haven't decided
posted by matteo at 10:47 AM on September 20, 2005


I would date matteo and jonmc as a pair, but not separately.
posted by soyjoy at 10:48 AM on September 20, 2005


I am dating several of you already. You just don't know it yet.
posted by scody at 10:50 AM on September 20, 2005


matteo: anonymous asked for it; she got it.
posted by mischief at 10:53 AM on September 20, 2005


AND FOLKS THE DRAMA, IT HAS.. IT HAS ... SPILLED OUT OF THE RING INTO OUR VERY RADIO BOOTH! OH MY FOLKS THIS IS QUITE A SIGHT YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT! IT'S A FULL OUT BATTLE HERE, OUR ANNOUNCER CURRENTLY HAS A DEATH GRIP ON ONE OF MY TWO TESTICLES AND OUR ENGINEER IS THROWING THE PRODUCER INTO THE WALL AND CHARLIE HORSING HIM UNMERCIFULLY. WHAT A FIGHT, WHAT A FIGHT! WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THESE MESSAGES!
posted by fishfucker at 10:56 AM on September 20, 2005


Another pointless callout. 1 on-topic comment quota fulfilled by jonmc

Let's hear it for irony.

I mean, at least he'd take to some very good concerts

And you'd probably improve my diet, and be able to translate what my grandparents say when they are angry.

Back on topic: I'm not sure whether scarabic actually meant what he said or whether he was just being too fucking cute in an inept attempt at satire, which dosen't always work very well when it's just words on a screen.

*pictures jon and matteo dancing like Richard Simmons; giggles helplessly*

Sweatin' To The Dictators! Volume one in a series, coming soon!
posted by jonmc at 10:56 AM on September 20, 2005


Was this a serious callout, matteo?

If so, do you think making three stupid comments engenders serious discussion?
posted by Kwantsar at 10:57 AM on September 20, 2005


I wouldn't date fire&wings because every time I made a joke, fire&wings would stomp and say "This is dating, it isn't supposed to be funny."


Other than that the sky's the limit. Jonmc and I go on dates about once a week, we just sit at the bar and say stupid things to the cute bartender, but we know in our heart of hearts it's a date.

That thread is a fuckaroo.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:59 AM on September 20, 2005


we just sit at the bar and say stupid things to the cute bartender,

The Aussie one? It's real fun getting her to say "vagina."

but we know in our heart of hearts it's a date.

It is? Had I known I would've worn the lace thong.
posted by jonmc at 11:04 AM on September 20, 2005


*prepares to kill and rape the entire site*
posted by JRun at 11:07 AM on September 20, 2005


matteo: anonymous asked for it; she got it.

Uh, mischief, the comment was actually directed at dame.

And jon, I just had a rather interesting visual image involving plaid boxers and lacy thongs. Little weird.

I think we should put all this behind us and talk about who we would like to date! Me? I'm looking for a date with matteo and Frisbee Girl, preferably simultaneously.
posted by Specklet at 11:08 AM on September 20, 2005


I'm not speaking to any of you.

Well, okay... one word. "Vagina". (But I'm saying it in a funny accent, so it's not dirty - please take note!)

There, I'm done.
posted by taz at 11:09 AM on September 20, 2005


If it's inevitable F&W, why dirty your dainty eyes here with us lower life forms? FQS.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:11 AM on September 20, 2005


If so, do you think making three stupid comments engenders serious discussion?

I'd never date you, that's for sure. I can provide the relevant askmefi link to back that decision up, K.
posted by matteo at 11:15 AM on September 20, 2005


Me? I'm looking for a date with matteo and Frisbee Girl, preferably simultaneously.

can I have the cable rights?
posted by jonmc at 11:15 AM on September 20, 2005


the Food Network beat you on that, jon
posted by matteo at 11:18 AM on September 20, 2005


I met this girl and she acute angina.....
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:18 AM on September 20, 2005


...and a sweet rack too.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:19 AM on September 20, 2005


the Food Network beat you on that, jon

I was thinking of ESPN, but hey...
posted by jonmc at 11:20 AM on September 20, 2005


I was thinking Bravo.
posted by iconomy at 11:29 AM on September 20, 2005


I'm glad I didn't comment in that thread, and I hope I don't comment in this one.
posted by OmieWise at 11:29 AM on September 20, 2005


jon, I was actually thinking of asking you to play bartender...
posted by Specklet at 11:44 AM on September 20, 2005


"vagina". does a kiwi accent count?
and can I date taz? pretty please?
posted by gaspode at 11:48 AM on September 20, 2005


jon, I was actually thinking of asking you to play bartender...

*pours Yukon Jack into half-empty 1 liter Coke bottle*

Enjoy, you crazy kids.
posted by jonmc at 11:51 AM on September 20, 2005


Who would have thought that accurately predicting the future could leave you so unpopular? :*(** *
posted by fire&wings at 12:01 PM on September 20, 2005


Well, compared to him, you're ALL practically Richard Simmons!

*wonders if they'll start producing Rapex™ in MeFi Blue?*
posted by MightyNez at 12:03 PM on September 20, 2005


I can't really get behind scarabic in this case, but I will point out that dame's first sentence of her first comment in that thread was Man, am I glad that I don't date most of you.

She reaps what she sows.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:08 PM on September 20, 2005


Nothing personal, right, EB?
posted by jonmc at 12:16 PM on September 20, 2005


I'm dating myself....
posted by Floydd at 12:16 PM on September 20, 2005


"Well, usually about 2.30 in the morning you’ve ended up taking advantage of yourself and... there ain’t no way around that, you know. Yeah, making the scene with a magazine, there ain’t no way around... I’ll confess, you know, I’m no different, you know. I’m not weird about it or anything, I don’t tie myself up first! I just... you know. I just kind of... spend a little time with myself."
posted by iconomy at 12:22 PM on September 20, 2005


Jon, could you take a quick break from tending bar in this thread to suggest a bar in this one? ;)
posted by scody at 12:47 PM on September 20, 2005


iconomy, that's got to be some of my favorite Tom Waites...
posted by Specklet at 12:50 PM on September 20, 2005


They picked my bar last time. I don't wanna be a pig.
posted by jonmc at 12:53 PM on September 20, 2005


Man, this is weak. Both the call-out and the thread. Dame's a big girl, she can take care of herself.
posted by klangklangston at 12:58 PM on September 20, 2005


But jon, according to scarabic, you are a pig! All of you humans with dangly bits are wired to rape and pillage! (But not, presumably, to dance like Richard Simmons.)
posted by scody at 1:13 PM on September 20, 2005


She reaps what she sows

thank God you don't, then: we all know what you'd reap, EB


she can take care of herself

she certainly does, you're the one implying otherwise. but wouldn't it be even weaker if we could open MeTa threads only if we were the ones to be personally insulted.
posted by matteo at 1:13 PM on September 20, 2005


Dame's a big girl

Yeah? I loves me the big girls, too bad I'm prolly not in her league.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:20 PM on September 20, 2005


posted by MightyNez Well, compared to him, you're ALL practically Richard Simmons!

Except scarabic, right? Remember, he's wired to kill and rape everything in sight--and he knows how to dispose of the body!

This poses an interesting question: Since Richard Simmons is a man, is he wired to kill and rape everything in sight?
posted by fandango_matt at 1:27 PM on September 20, 2005


Well, you can argue with me about the "wired to rape and kill" thing, but you can't argue with the Nature Channel.

I'm not really all that repentant about any comments toward dame. I was responding to her swaggery "gee I'm glad I don't date any of you" comment, in more or less equivalent terms. She manifests attitude on MeFi continually and claims to be ready to take it as well as dish out. So: whatever, matteo.

Thanks for the callout, though! It's great to finally get it out of the way after all these years.
posted by scarabic at 1:30 PM on September 20, 2005


Since Richard Simmons is a man, is he wired to kill and rape everything in sight?

If he can be cloned, I smell Action Blockbuster!

All of you humans with dangly bits are wired to rape and pillage!

I've been known to enjoy the odd pillaging, but rape's not my bag, sorry.
posted by jonmc at 1:30 PM on September 20, 2005


She manifests attitude on MeFi

As opposed to any other prolific poster?
posted by jonmc at 1:31 PM on September 20, 2005


No, lots do.
posted by scarabic at 1:33 PM on September 20, 2005


Just about all of us do, you included, scarabic. It comes with the territory, ultimately.
posted by jonmc at 1:34 PM on September 20, 2005


Thank God I'm married.
posted by konolia at 1:35 PM on September 20, 2005


but you can't argue with the Nature Channel.

What twaddle. Not a lot of raping going on here.
posted by scody at 1:40 PM on September 20, 2005


God , thank you for marrying konolia.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:40 PM on September 20, 2005


I'm glad to be married as this "dating" business seems messy - how do you know who has cooties on thar interweb?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:52 PM on September 20, 2005


"...we all know what you'd reap, EB"

Puppies and hugs? Opium? Chick-fil-A sandwiches? 'Cause that'd be way cool.

Okay, back to my personal Kristen Bell-a-thon. Later.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:02 PM on September 20, 2005


how do you know who has cooties on thar interweb?

*shakes fist at jonmc*
posted by matteo at 2:30 PM on September 20, 2005


"she certainly does, you're the one implying otherwise."
How am I implying otherwise?

This was minor, and while you're all a hard-on to white knight for her, Matteo, the minor flap was dealt with fairly well without a MeTa.
posted by klangklangston at 2:36 PM on September 20, 2005


A ha ha ha ha ha
Thread redeemed.
posted by NinjaPirate at 2:36 PM on September 20, 2005


How am I implying otherwise?

This was minor, and while you're all a hard-on to white knight for her


you keep implying otherwise. you keep thinking that she needs men (with "hard-ons", too) to defend her. she doesn't. she could certainly kick my ass, and probably yours, too. you're being patronizing to her, who's not even around. and you may still be mad at me because I may have called in question your journalistic ethics somewhere else on this site in the past (I don't even remember, if it wasn't you I'm sorry and please disregard).
but that had nothing to do with this thread, ie with scarabic's below-the-belt blow.

and no, klang, I wouldn't date you either
posted by matteo at 3:09 PM on September 20, 2005


scarabic's comment was a direct response to dame's comment, so in that way he was indirectly answering the thread poster. From my perspective, dame's advise was wrongheaded, perhaps even dangerous, and scarabic was pointing that out, as well as demonstrating the effect that humiliation has on some men.
posted by squirrel at 3:14 PM on September 20, 2005


And, matteo, as the hostess of this party, you started knocking back the booze pretty early in the evening, don't you think?
posted by squirrel at 3:16 PM on September 20, 2005


Yep. Asked for; received. Nothing to see here, folks.
posted by dreamsign at 3:58 PM on September 20, 2005


MetaFilter: I mean, compared to him, you're practically Richard Simmons.
posted by grouse at 4:00 PM on September 20, 2005


MetaTalk: Compared to Metafilter, it's practically Fark
posted by 23skidoo at 4:08 PM on September 20, 2005


Would you rather be Richard Simmons or Rob Schneider? Alternatively, who would win if they got into a fight?
posted by sciurus at 4:08 PM on September 20, 2005


Would you rather be Richard Simmons or Rob Schneider? Alternatively, who would win if they got into a fight?

The American public.
posted by bmarkey at 4:39 PM on September 20, 2005


Too much self love makes you jealous of those who envy you.
posted by Balisong at 5:28 PM on September 20, 2005


how do you know who has cooties on thar interweb?

*shakes fist at jonmc*


The doctor gave me a shot in my tushy and that cleared right up.
posted by jonmc at 5:53 PM on September 20, 2005


"...we all know what you'd reap, EB"

Puppies and hugs? Opium? Chick-fil-A sandwiches? 'Cause that'd be way cool.

Okay, back to my personal Kristen Bell-a-thon. Later.


I'm thinking more along the lines of being trapped in a room with Ben Stein forever, which I imagine would be roughly equivalent to reading your posts.
posted by Ryvar at 6:27 PM on September 20, 2005


I don't know that I'd date anybody on the this site... thought I might be convinced to consider a grope session.
posted by orange swan at 6:46 PM on September 20, 2005


Dating? No. But I do kinda like the idea that each one of us gets a day all to ourselves in the Glory Hole box.
posted by Balisong at 7:13 PM on September 20, 2005


Dibs on occhiblu.
posted by ikkyu2 at 7:22 PM on September 20, 2005


Oh, Ryvar, you can be so hurtful. It must be part of that whole "bad boy" posturing thing you've got going on.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:37 PM on September 20, 2005


Heh.
posted by Kwantsar at 7:49 PM on September 20, 2005


"you keep implying otherwise. you keep thinking that she needs men (with "hard-ons", too) to defend her. she doesn't. she could certainly kick my ass, and probably yours, too. you're being patronizing to her, who's not even around. and you may still be mad at me because I may have called in question your journalistic ethics somewhere else on this site in the past (I don't even remember, if it wasn't you I'm sorry and please disregard).
but that had nothing to do with this thread, ie with scarabic's below-the-belt blow.

and no, klang, I wouldn't date you either"
No, dumbass, I keep implying that you're trying to protect her unnecessarily. Because she doesn't need your call-out. And while in your world it might be patronizing to say that a woman doesn't need the help of a well-meaning self-appointed internet guardian, that's not the standard meaning in American English. Perhaps there's a language barrier.

And while you did call my journalistic ethics into question (by assuming that I was endorsing the structural changes of cable news to the overall news consumption of America, when I was describing the reasons why they were changing), the most consistent "grudge" I have regarding you is how neither you nor Dhoyt can be in a thread with each other without trying to piss on each others' rugs. Maybe you're still mad at me for that.
posted by klangklangston at 7:55 PM on September 20, 2005


Awwwwwwwwwww.
posted by occhiblu at 9:02 PM on September 20, 2005


I'm glad matteo posted this. I mean, you're all being silly and scarabic was being a dick, as usual.

If you don't see the difference between a general thing and a big post of personal vitriol in AskMe (and yeah, if it were elsewhere, it would be different), then I can't help you.

But to clarify scarabic's misunderstanding (which may have been my fault, though I think I was clear): I wasn't saying that the wife should tell the husband to sweep his feelings under the rug. I was saying that getting bent all out of shape over what was an inadvertent insult,* is silly. Bricoleur asked what a more mature response would be and I answered him: you laugh it off when someone who loves you enough to marry you inadvertenly insults you, because obviously they love you. Or you discuss it for a half-hour. But you don't go around not talking to someone because they wounded your precious manhood (are you eleven?) or because having feelings is humiliating (are you eleven?) or because they should already know dammit (are you an eleven-year-old girl?).

Anyway, I am happy to rough and tumble with people in the blue or the gray, but scarabic's flip-out is, in my eyes, unreasonable. If people don't agree, then that's fine.

And scrabic, I've been dating the same boy for four-and-a-half years and we've had some fights, we've laughed off some insults, and we're stronger now than ever. How long have you been on the market?

*If it was part of a larger fight, it would be different. But the poster didn't mention that, so I assumed it wasn't.
posted by dame at 9:10 PM on September 20, 2005


There once was a girl with angina
A dame from North Carolina
She spoke in Arabic
To a man named Scarabic
But he flamed so she ran off to China.
posted by johngumbo at 9:13 PM on September 20, 2005


I am currently manifesting attitude. It feels good.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:50 PM on September 20, 2005


If it was part of a larger fight, it would be different. But the poster didn't mention that, so I assumed it wasn't.

Yeah! I mean, why would this woman's argument with her husband have anything to do with any other aspect of their relationship?
posted by squirrel at 10:27 PM on September 20, 2005


Yeah! I mean people never flip out for no reason!
posted by dame at 10:40 PM on September 20, 2005


Hah. Well met dame. You've done well to ensure I feel absolutely no need to apologize. I'm also fine to rough and tumble in the Blue/Green. Or Grey. Actually I appreciate folks who are, so, while we may consider one another's remarks repugnant, I thank you and appreciate you for your honesty and candor.
posted by scarabic at 10:45 PM on September 20, 2005


Uh-oh, welcome to Hugsville; population: you two!
posted by squirrel at 10:52 PM on September 20, 2005


You're addressing matteo and dame, right?
posted by scarabic at 11:04 PM on September 20, 2005


This was minor, and while you're all a hard-on to white knight for her
you keep implying otherwise. you keep thinking that she needs men (with "hard-ons", too)


Yes! That is a perfect representation of the quoted material!
posted by kenko at 11:08 PM on September 20, 2005


so, uh, about this JRun -- it's quonsar, isn't it?
posted by Hat Maui at 2:56 AM on September 21, 2005


Oh, Ryvar, you can be so hurtful. It must be part of that whole "bad boy" posturing thing you've got going on.

It's true - I'm the posturing "bad boy" to your genuinely tedious milquetoast.
posted by Ryvar at 6:02 AM on September 21, 2005


*starts sweeping up the shattered beer bottles, throwing the busted chairs out back*
posted by taz at 8:31 AM on September 21, 2005


Hey, look, someone dropped three twenties ! And a bag of bud--whoo hoo !
posted by y2karl at 9:15 AM on September 21, 2005


Seriously, you don't know me at all, Ryvar. But if I seem milquetoast-y here on mefi to you, then that's fine with me. Because, unlike you, I don't posture. I don't brag—after about fifteen minutes of conversation—of hitting some guy in the face with a bottle. (Yeah, I remember that. It didn't make me think you were a bad-ass, it made me think you were a dumbfuck.) Really scary people don't pretend to be scary people. They just are.

Unless, of course, you wear black leather and have tatoos and at least one piercing. That would make you authentic. Wouldn't it? Sure it would.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:22 AM on September 21, 2005


Possibly nothing in this thread is funnier than watching Ryvar and EB discuss badassery.
posted by jonmc at 9:34 AM on September 21, 2005


Hey, I'm making no claims about the badness of my ass. Well, it is sort of bad—it's gotten pretty flabby.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:58 AM on September 21, 2005


...but you can't argue with the Nature Channel.

I would, but such is the curse of actually bothering to read primary research. Or at least, better-informed reviews of the primary research than you get from a network with more responsibility to advertisers than informed peer review.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 10:07 AM on September 21, 2005


posted by jonmc: Possibly nothing in this thread is funnier than watching Ryvar and EB discuss badassery.

Being a badass on the Internet is like having a girlfriend on the Internet or being a famous blogger on the Internet.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:38 AM on September 21, 2005


I'm not going to touch this thread with a ten foot e-pole.

matteo, do you want to go get some ice cream?
posted by naxosaxur at 10:39 AM on September 21, 2005


yes!
posted by matteo at 10:42 AM on September 21, 2005


*starts churning*
posted by jonmc at 10:48 AM on September 21, 2005


I'm picturing MetaTalk as a garish Norman Rockwell scene, with jonmc dressed all in white with a little white cap and a black bow tie, ringing a bell on his ice cream bike as naxosaxur and matteo squeal and chase him down the street, while Ryvar and EB dare and double-dog-dare each other to a series of challenges.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:58 AM on September 21, 2005


*pedals faster to see how fast he can make the little fuckers run, laughs maniacally*
posted by jonmc at 11:30 AM on September 21, 2005


*walks into thread, pisses all over it to mark territory, goes back to napping*
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 11:31 AM on September 21, 2005


I'm not going to touch this thread with a ten foot e-pole.

Too Late: Your Flabby Ass Visualization Exercise Is Now In Progress...
posted by y2karl at 11:42 AM on September 21, 2005


*starts churning*

Is that what the kids are calling it, now?
posted by squirrel at 12:22 PM on September 21, 2005



posted by shmegegge at 12:47 PM on September 21, 2005


I see that you're Jewish, Matey.
posted by jonmc at 1:10 PM on September 21, 2005


Ah, jonmc, that's how you tell the men from the goys.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:18 PM on September 21, 2005


I see that you're Jewish, Matey.
posted by jonmc at 1:10 PM PST on September 21 [!]


Ah, jonmc, that's how you tell the men from the goys.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:18 PM PST on September 21 [!]


ALL WORTH IT, WHOLE FUCKING AWFUL MESS ALL WORTH IT!!
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:20 PM on September 21, 2005


Because, unlike you, I don't posture. I don't brag—after about fifteen minutes of conversation—of hitting some guy in the face with a bottle. (Yeah, I remember that. It didn't make me think you were a bad-ass, it made me think you were a dumbfuck.)

It's awesome the way you shout at walls, EB. Hitting a guy in the face with a bottle? Who in the fuck are you talking about?

I've never hit anybody in the face with a bottle, nor claimed to, ever. I don't know who it is you're really angry at, but it isn't me. All I've ever done is mock you, which is no less than what you deserve for those tedious and bombastic novels you call comments.
posted by Ryvar at 1:21 PM on September 21, 2005


Ah now, don't mock Eternal Blather. It's a glandular thing; he can't help it!
posted by squirrel at 1:28 PM on September 21, 2005


BTW: bonus points for anyone who can figure out who EB is actually talking about. I'd do an AskMe, but the rules don't allow questions about MeFi.
posted by Ryvar at 1:30 PM on September 21, 2005


Enough with the handbag fight, you two. There's tumescent buccaneers about.
posted by jonmc at 1:32 PM on September 21, 2005


You're inferring that it wasn't the pirate wielding the bottle, jonmc, which is a pretty shaky assumption knowing pirates. If it was the dude with the three peg legs, though, I'm totally going to kick his ass into next week.
*flexes*
posted by Ryvar at 1:42 PM on September 21, 2005


I hit someone in the face with a bottle once.

No, wait, it wasn't a bottle, it was my penis.

Never mind.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:11 PM on September 21, 2005


Something about a guy and your sister.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:39 PM on September 21, 2005


I put my penis in a bottle once.

Which reminds me, does anyone know where I can get a six of Mickey's Big Mouth in east Michigan?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:49 PM on September 21, 2005


Sure, those are wide-mouthed, but the bottles are awfully short, aren't they?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:55 PM on September 21, 2005


Yeah, I almost cut myself when I knocked the bottom out.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:58 PM on September 21, 2005


(What the hell is wrong with me today?)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:59 PM on September 21, 2005


Something about a guy and your sister.

Yeah, I did get into a fight with one of my sister's boyfriends, once, when I caught him deep in the woods with her and a Bowie knife with a six inch blade, which he pulled on me when I accused him of having less than wholesome intent.

And I mentioned it on this site, once, in a thread about fighting. I'm not sure where you got the bottle, or the bringing it up every fifteen minutes, or how trying to keep my sister out of a perfect rape setup makes me a dick, but hey it's perfectly cool for you to be a complete asshole who sits in judgement of me while getting your basic facts wrong.

It does not surprise me in the least that in addition to being author of the dullest comments to grace this site, you're the sort of person who thinks worse of people doing basically decent things and having the temerity to bring them up in conversations where they are relevant.Because God knows you're a real shining example of keeping your comments relevant to the subject at hand.

You are right about one thing, though - I shouldn't have called you a milquetoast. I should have just left it at 'judgemental shitstain.'
posted by Ryvar at 4:08 PM on September 21, 2005


*sets egg timer for 15 minutes*
posted by 23skidoo at 4:34 PM on September 21, 2005


ding!
posted by donpedro at 4:49 PM on September 21, 2005


I HIT HIM WITH THE BOTTLE
posted by cortex at 4:51 PM on September 21, 2005


Was your dick still in it?
posted by longbaugh at 1:44 AM on September 22, 2005


I got the basic facts wrong because you told me this in one of our very first conversations on #mefi in 2003. It was the first occasion where I noticed your projection of your badass persona, but it was far from the last. I pretty much remember the general ideas of every conversation I've ever had, especially if it's anecdotes that relate to a person's essential history or character. You've been willing, in the past, to characterise my interactions #mefi before I joined mefi but you've demonstrated repeatedly that you don't remember any of the conversations that we had.

Anyway, you (and others) really dislike my Oxford don tediousness. Similarly, one thing that pushes my buttons is the posturing outre personality, especially if it's combined with a kind of macho beligerence. It's an old act, a cliche, and that you take it so seriously is an indication of your shallowness. That you've taken it upon yourself to be, gratuitously, a chief critic of what, yes, a lot of people don't like about me has made you more like an anklebiter to me, a growling chihuahua with a studded collar.

The essential point of your knife/sister/boyfriend story is that it illustrates a pride you have in your capacity for violence, and your supposed virtue in doing so in defense of your sister. Hell, I'd do the same thing. I love my sister. Therefore, I know that my ridiculing of it would really piss you off, and that was my point. It was asshole-ish of me. I really don't fucking care.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 4:59 AM on September 22, 2005


So... are you guys gonna hook up or not?
posted by klangklangston at 7:42 AM on September 22, 2005


Definitely not. But it's funny you mention that. I just read someone yesterday complaining about the narrative trope of repressed sexual tension and do people that really fight in the real world get together? I would have thought the answer was "not really", but in the 90s I got together with a woman, both of us part of a small group of friends, that I had previously fought with constantly and we were sure we disliked each other.

Of course, after we thought we were in love with each other, and lived together, we continued to fight and annoy the hell out of each other. Which you don't commonly see in these fictional narratives so much.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:37 AM on September 22, 2005


...and that woman's name was Meg Ryan.
Now you know "the rest of the story."
posted by klangklangston at 6:11 PM on September 23, 2005


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