Certain links stay in the same page? October 31, 2005 6:05 AM   Subscribe

Could certain links on a page ignore the setting in my profile for open links on a new page?
posted by crunchland to Bugs at 6:05 AM (262 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

When I look through days and days of metafilter posts, and I click on the "next" and "previous" links on the bottom of the page, my screen gets filled with browser window after browser window. When I click on the [!] to flag a post, I end up with three windows open on my screen ... the original window, the page where I can choose what type of flag I'm getting, and a confirmation window that will supposedly redirect me to the original message. All very, very messy. When I click on the "metatalk" links at the top and bottom of the pages, it doesn't spawn a new window. Is it possible to make all of the metafilter internal links ignore the spawn new window? Or was there some function in mind to clutter up my screen, and I'm just not seeing it?
posted by crunchland at 6:05 AM on October 31, 2005


Could certain links on a page ignore the setting in my profile for open links on a new page?

Yes, and don't complain about it either or #1 will take away the open-inks-on-a-new-page option altogether. Shhh.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:11 AM on October 31, 2005


If I Had An Anus: "Yes, and don't complain about it either or #1 will take away the open-inks-on-a-new-page option altogether. Shhh."

Complain. The HTML feature for a page to control where a link opens is bad and user-unfriendly. Because this kind of option has to be done on a per-site basis, it makes your web experience less homogenous. If you like open-in-new-window, do you dislike it when pages don't open new windows when they link off-site? Wouldn't it be better if the browser could be configured to open links to other domains in a new window or tab?

The user should always be the one to choose where the next page goes, either through browser configs or with K+M shortcuts (like shift-click, ctrl-click, etc).
posted by Plutor at 6:31 AM on October 31, 2005


It should just open external links in a new window. As it is now it even pops up two new windows during the post/comment flagging process, leaving you with three windows. (The original, the flag page, and directing back to thread page.) Not that I'm flagging that often, but there's an example.

I keep meaning to turn off the open in a new window option, but I just keep forgetting. Until the next time it annoys me. And then I remember briefly until I get distracted by something else shiny. And so on.
posted by loquacious at 7:25 AM on October 31, 2005


If there were a reliable way to ensure this never, ever happened in my browser, I would use it immediately. With firefox, I used some extension with a clever name like "onewindow," but I haven't found anything similar for Safari. Has anyone come across a way to prevent any site from ever opening new windows in Safari?
posted by odinsdream at 8:20 AM on October 31, 2005


It should just open external links in a new window.

Well, how does it work now? It could be done by parsing all links on the page at page load (assuming the user has checked that option) and adding an onclick event if the url doesn't contain "metafilter.com" in it. That wouldn't be perfect, but you could refine the domain checking as Metatalk gripes pop up.
posted by yerfatma at 9:56 AM on October 31, 2005


See? All quiet here.
posted by Cranberry at 1:08 AM on November 14, 2005


*kerthunk*
posted by raedyn at 9:26 AM on November 14, 2005


Owww. Now my bum hurts.
*prepares over-grown mushroom salve to heal wounds from the trbuchet trip*

Don't worry guys, I made a big enough batch for all of you.
posted by raedyn at 9:28 AM on November 14, 2005


That's one hell of a trebuchet.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:33 AM on November 14, 2005


shh gram was up all night studying. He just changed his major to mycology.
posted by Cranberry at 10:27 AM on November 14, 2005


thanks for the salve. it is a nice trebuchet isn't it?
posted by Cranberry at 10:29 AM on November 14, 2005


gnfti, may I ask the purpose of your 10 day drunk? Period of mourning for Viewropa? Need to rest from your brain studies?
Just time for a road trip?
Through the haze, will you please note the coordinates of possible new sites for the crew?
posted by Cranberry at 10:42 AM on November 14, 2005


A shark ate your friend? There are sharks in the canals?
posted by Cranberry at 10:46 AM on November 14, 2005


Done and done.

Umm, actually, I just finally saw The Life Aquatic today and I felt like a real seaman. In fact, I think many of us dapper Vikings will probably feel like seamen by now. I know I do.

What?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:58 AM on November 14, 2005


Trebuchet this, musherfuckers...










The 101 Britneys are in the house.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:26 AM on November 14, 2005


Did i break something? Weird, looks OK here, but in 'my recent comments' the britneys get smushed up with the following thread. Oh well, this'll fix that.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:36 AM on November 14, 2005


This is my attempt to un-break the mycomments page. Nothing to see here. Move along.
posted by raedyn at 11:38 AM on November 14, 2005


Ha!
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:38 AM on November 14, 2005


(I see IIHAA beat me to it)
posted by raedyn at 11:39 AM on November 14, 2005


(again!)
posted by raedyn at 11:40 AM on November 14, 2005


At least I know now that I'm not crazy (or that raedyn shares my delusions).
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:41 AM on November 14, 2005


You broke our eyes.
Now that the "pop tart" has become a "mom tart" does anyone still care about her?
posted by Cranberry at 11:42 AM on November 14, 2005


Cher cares.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:44 AM on November 14, 2005


Let this thread not end on a sour Britney note!

*inserts some discussion of bach, or physical properties of exploding peanuts, or PLEASE GOD SOMETHING ANYTHING BUT THAT!!!!11!!*
posted by raedyn at 11:57 AM on November 14, 2005


But look at those perfect teeth. There is no better batting practice on the planet, says IIHAA.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:02 PM on November 14, 2005


Hi raedyn, welcome aboard the new longboat.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:02 PM on November 14, 2005


*whew* I got confused there for a minute. Thank god.
posted by raedyn at 12:04 PM on November 14, 2005


Does the construction of my last comment in this thread suggest that I am calling gnifti "god"? Not sure how to feel about that possibility.
posted by raedyn at 12:07 PM on November 14, 2005


and where did that extra i come from?

It must be nap time.
posted by raedyn at 12:08 PM on November 14, 2005


i.nfinity?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:12 PM on November 14, 2005


goodnewsfortheinsane is infinite? He always was and always will be? and to think we knew him when he crawled over the side of the longboat.
posted by Cranberry at 12:20 PM on November 14, 2005


# Web 2.0 is made of ...an infinite number of bloggers randomly generating Shakespeare. Professionals have no hope against infinity. Gnfti save us from web 2!
posted by Cranberry at 12:25 PM on November 14, 2005


A longboat warming gift of Insalata Caprese (with homemade mozzarella):


*swims off to seek out some vino
posted by caddis at 12:38 PM on November 14, 2005


welcome aboard caddis!
posted by Cranberry at 12:54 PM on November 14, 2005


*sees caddis' offering, begins drooling*
posted by raedyn at 1:01 PM on November 14, 2005


Nary a mushroom on that plate. Is topicality a good or a bad thing this week?


posted by gramschmidt at 8:12 PM on November 14, 2005


Well, not to be too blunt, gram, but we are at your loft. We used our perfect teeth to chew up all the mushrroms raedyn had left over from making salve. We were hoping for something to go with caddis' Insalata Caprese. He'll be back any minute with the wine.
posted by Cranberry at 9:39 PM on November 14, 2005


Goodness, where are my manners. Let me unwrap myself from this papoose and I'll throw together some linguine. Clam sauce? Or would anyone prefer a slice of comment spam?

"Papoose" is racist.

Racism is rampant.

Racine and rampart.

Fluffernutters.
posted by gramschmidt at 8:23 AM on November 15, 2005


I am neither god nor infinite.

However, dios is amberglow, Miguel was languagehat's pup socket, sjvilla79 and MiHail are both Postroad, and quonsar is shared among mathowie, jonmc and y2karl according to a weekly schedule.

The evidence is out there, people. Open your eyes.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:31 AM on November 15, 2005


That is the pitfall in letting people use nicknames instead of their real names; the temptation to develop alternate personnas can be too strong to resist for some people. One way of looking at it is that a pseudonym can allow a person to be whatever he wants. Maybe this is a good thing for the guy who didn't get the lead in his high school play and is now stuck in a cubicle.
I had a hunch that you were not god or infinite. How surprised will we be if we find out that you are a psychiatrist in Holland, Michigan?
*shut eyes*
posted by Cranberry at 11:58 AM on November 15, 2005


Yeah, that's right, Cran. I'm not getting involved with the big circus going on in that thread, because I'm not involved with any of these actual people usernames, although I must say that jenleigh did grab my attention for her (to my eyes) peculiar interest in the "Holland and Islam" threads (which have my interest for more obvious reasons), while at the same time exhibiting intricate knowledge of US public affairs.

When that happens (especially in a post of my own), it makes me think "hey! where are you *from*?" and pull up their profile or something. I mean, I'm no y2karl-style keyboard Sherlock, but it did strike me as odd that she would use such forms as "neighbor", "behavior", "flavor", "scrutinize", "polarize" and "grade school" (albeit in the derogatory, slangy sense) which aren't in any way unknown in the UK, but not exactly common among Scottish speakers either. Maybe I'm just sensitive to that stuff because I'm a non-native speaker or something, but I thought it was odd. Not that I expected this, of course.

People on the internets aren't always who they seem. Ahh, it's 1995 all over again. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:23 PM on November 15, 2005


Oh, and by the way: I once saw a book about these Dutch guys visiting all places in the US called "Holland" or "New Netherland" or derivations thereof. I flipped through it; it was boring, and I can't tell if that was because of the writing or the subject.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:25 PM on November 15, 2005


My minions are sad. Should I let them out of the closet?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:04 PM on November 15, 2005


minions?
posted by raedyn at 1:16 PM on November 15, 2005


I don't know. Are they sycophants?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:17 PM on November 15, 2005


Someone let the cat out of the bag.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:21 PM on November 15, 2005


minions

Yes, puppets is such a perjorative word. We prefer actuality-challenged.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:39 PM on November 15, 2005


In that case: yes.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:53 PM on November 15, 2005


Minions makes me think of onions which makes me think of garlic which makes my mouth water.

I'm not sure what you should take from that.
posted by raedyn at 2:11 PM on November 15, 2005


Onions make my eyes water which sounds like flyswatter which reminds me that we can't move to the blue but now we can mention the longboat party ibid? I tells ya, if you weren't all my sock puppets I'd sleuth you into bannination.

*Wonders if anyone got my trebuchet joke*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:17 PM on November 15, 2005


That was a joke? I quoted it in the trebuchet manual>
posted by Cranberry at 2:59 PM on November 15, 2005


Ignore the final > in previous post. Sometimes I just get carried away> oh, er .
posted by Cranberry at 3:00 PM on November 15, 2005


I like it! It keeps the longboat moving foooorwaaard>>>
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:04 PM on November 15, 2005


Ah, yes gnfti! As an American who must spell in "British" in order to work the crosswords in the Sydney Morning Herald, I can appreciate your concern over "neighbor", "behavior", "flavor", which should have the extra "u" that I think Noah Webster dropped, and "scrutinize", "polarize" which should end "ise". What should "grade school" be? Something about "form" or is that for secondary education?

Good detective work! I too eschew the internecine battles. So far, the vendettas do not involve me, and certainly don't appeal to me. Stags locking horns.
posted by Cranberry at 4:41 PM on November 15, 2005


There must be a way to immortalize IIHAA's great euphemism for sock puppets. This is lame:

metafilter - even the socks are actuality-challenged.

Better ideas. Please?
posted by Cranberry at 4:49 PM on November 15, 2005


Just primary school, I think. I believe UK "Form" or "year" is the word for a particular US "grade", but we'll need independent verification from an actual UK inhabitant, rather than a mere citizen-in-permanent-exile like me. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:51 PM on November 15, 2005


How about this -

Metafilter - putting the wrong sock on the right foot

jenhallofhighdhoytleighsignalrobots - two socks is a pair, three is a crowd, four is just batshitinane

Sock puppets - the glass slipper of the internets

Furthermore, I would like to promote usage of the word "batshitinane". Just so you know.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:55 PM on November 15, 2005


Have you ever tried to muck through a politically-oriented leaflet written by some discreet quantity of Bat Shit? Extremely inane.

An apt word, I tells ya.
posted by Jamie Farr at 5:57 PM on November 15, 2005


We have goodnewsfortheinsane, but where's the goodnewsfortheinane? I mean, don't the inane need good news, too? And which is worse, insanity or inanity? I might go crazy thinking about that dumb question.
posted by Nice Donkey at 7:21 PM on November 15, 2005


So...


















...who's gonna post the 11/18/04 NEV@R FORG3T thread? Bets? Volunteers? Commish?
posted by gramschmidt at 9:24 PM on November 15, 2005


As a newer 11-18 $5. noob than you, I claim that privilege. But I do not see why we could not all post, even the $5. noobs who paid up later than we did. That thread would be like 10,000 comments long; it would live in infamy.
posted by Cranberry at 12:35 AM on November 16, 2005


I would prefer 10,000 separate threads. Much funnier.

One year. Wow. It seems like only a year ago.

Heavens. 66 notches between us, Cran. We're practically neighbors. Can I borrow some strychnine for this cake I'm making?
posted by gramschmidt at 1:02 AM on November 16, 2005


Whoa, I never even realised you guys were €3.90-noobs, too! Must be because you're 17k-ers. In my mind, that title is reserved from 18500 onward or so.

So Cran, you're on? If you don't want to I'll do it, I have a penchant for writing flowery, mawkish memos for special occasions, as you might remember.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:46 AM on November 16, 2005


The front page - the blue - said 16929 members on November 17, 2004. It now says 26434. Almost 10,000 of us.
posted by Cranberry at 9:45 AM on November 16, 2005


Ha! I have a bigger ID than any of you.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:48 AM on November 16, 2005


Not so fast, small fry.
posted by Likable Lefty at 9:50 AM on November 16, 2005


You don't count, dumbass.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:51 AM on November 16, 2005


Oh, like you do, danass
posted by Likable Lefty at 9:51 AM on November 16, 2005


Hey, leave that meta shit outta this.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:51 AM on November 16, 2005


Caddis never came back with the vino. I hope the gators didn't get him.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:25 AM on November 16, 2005


Oops. I forgot that the stuporstar is also a noob - actually several noobs in his current configuration. There! I didn't say sock puppet, not even once.
posted by Cranberry at 10:31 AM on November 16, 2005


Wonder if caddis went fishing.
posted by Cranberry at 10:33 AM on November 16, 2005


Hey, who put this tampon in my gator-baitin' hole? We'll never lure caddis back this way.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:37 AM on November 16, 2005


Ha! I have a bigger ID than any of you. - IIHAA

You're nearly 17 times bigger than me.
*feels veryvery small, trembles with fear*

Although if you go by our Contibution Indexes, you're only 8 times the MeFite that I am.

*feels a little better*
*still a little uncomfortable, then remembers IHAA's dark past*

Back then you were only 8 times bigger than me. *haughty sniff*

And hey look, didja see? IIHAA has made the top 25 MeFi contributors. That seems to deserve some sort of recognition. Is it time for party hats?

Or is that too much?
posted by raedyn at 10:38 AM on November 16, 2005


Well, here's the alligator. Now where's caddis?

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posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:40 AM on November 16, 2005


You show-offy paypal account holders and all your flashy sock puppets. *mutters something about kids these days*
posted by raedyn at 10:41 AM on November 16, 2005


haughey sniff?

Somebody pass the OldBay.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:44 AM on November 16, 2005


Well, I crawled into the barrel for a quick nip and next thing I know I am headed for the Falls.

posted by caddis at 11:04 AM on November 16, 2005


Have hope, caddis. If you get to the Falls, the Springs can't be far away. um, could you put the wine on shore?
*calls Coast Guard*
posted by Cranberry at 11:22 AM on November 16, 2005


What kind of wine goes with fluffernutters?
posted by Cranberry at 11:24 AM on November 16, 2005


Apparently one of these:
To further illustrate that peanut butter can go haute, or at least semi-haute, Best Cellars, a New York wine retailer, put together a peanut butter and wine tasting for me. "Fruitier styles of wine seem to work best," says Mollie Battenhouse, wine and training director. The fruity sweetness of an Australian Queensland rosé with smooth peanut butter gave a sensation of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but more refreshing. A fortified Spanish Monastrell Dulce from Yecla was almost too good with cinnamon raisin peanut butter, echoing the dried fruit beautifully. Non-vintage tawny Port was an excellent foil for chocolate peanut butter.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:35 AM on November 16, 2005


Apparently drinking some of the wine before you go over the Falls relaxes you for impact. Good to be back; here's what's left:

Please have a glass of wine.
posted by caddis at 11:46 AM on November 16, 2005


Only a glass? Whoops. I was guzzling it like water to try and get up my courage around the huge one-with-no-asshole.
posted by raedyn at 12:12 PM on November 16, 2005


Meaningful research monju_bosatsu! Peanut butter and wine = a lunch to ease the toil of the aftrnoon.
posted by Cranberry at 1:02 PM on November 16, 2005


raedyn, does IIHAA's top 25 reflect just that nick? or is it a collection of all the others? btw, love the hat.
posted by Cranberry at 1:04 PM on November 16, 2005


No, IIHAA's top 25 status is based upon only that identity. He's surely higher than that if you tally 'em all. Not.that.there.are.any.others. oranything. Yeah.
posted by raedyn at 2:27 PM on November 16, 2005


So, about the dollarnoob commemoration thread, I think it's actually quite appropriate, and I will volunteer. It's a good time to make up the balance - sincerely, and if people want to vent then this would be a good opportunity as well (let's be civil).

I'm not sure I can make midnightish PT though: I'm on CET=PT+9, and I have work tomorrow and friday evening my time, so it will probably be somewhere in the working morning PT. So don't beat me to it! :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:39 PM on November 16, 2005


How does this sound?

---------------------------

[first draft]

The floodgates opened one year ago. We are the deluge. [more inside]

On November 18, 2004, registration for new users was reopened (for a one-time $5 fee) after a long period of closed membership. Within the following month, the user count went up by 3239 (including incomplete registrations, of course).

Some have doubted, many have welcomed. We're here, and that's what counts. And I can't speak for all of us, but personally, I'm damn well glad to be here. So I would like to thank Matt for opening the floodgates, and Matt, jessamyn and all of you oldbies for putting up with our quirks and for helping us getting our sea legs.

So: oldbies, How do you feel about the influx, one year on? Newbies, how are you getting along? How's being here?

---------------------------
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:37 PM on November 16, 2005


I don't think I qualify to answer your question but for me the first six months were great and then it seemed like the big slide down towards farkdom began. The longboat is great as an antidote. It feels like going back in Meta-time to 1999 or 2000. That's before my time in terms of posting, but I was a heavy lurker. Admittedly, I primarily read MeFi back then for the articles links and not the centerfolds comments. I still spent more than a healthy amount of time oogling the comments, and this is similar in flavor, it's fun, it's a bit irreverant.

[Oh well, enough of this silliness]
posted by caddis at 7:31 PM on November 16, 2005


Post away, gnfti, but gramschmidt and I probably will too. And Nice Donkey. And maybe IIHAA will put in erm, several thoughts. Interesting perspective; he is both an oldbie and a noob.
Kenko joined April '04 - so he is not a $5. noob, and after a year and a half maybe he is not a noob any more.

raedyn and caddis and five fresh fish and monju are all oldbies.
Your last post is dated 11-16-05, 6:37PM in Pacific Coast time (where gram and I are) What time was it in Delft or The Hague or wherever you are? A 9-hour difference would make it 3:37AM 11-17-05. Is that right?
If work interferes with your MetaTalk posting, the only decent thing to do is quit your job.
posted by Cranberry at 9:49 PM on November 16, 2005


Nice research for your links.
posted by Cranberry at 10:16 PM on November 16, 2005


If I wasn't in self-imposed longboat exile, I'd probably make some snide remark about how MeFi has gone to shit since the $5 n00bs showed up. Present company excepted, of course.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:24 PM on November 16, 2005


Not to name nicks of course, but who are the major players in the dhoyt fiasco? Who taught the noobs to pile on?
posted by Cranberry at 10:49 PM on November 16, 2005


The earnest approach is commendable, to be sure, gnfti, but I might approach it differently. Mightn't I?

I triple-cat dare you to use your fake < big> text from last thread on MeTa. Or did Matt disable images for the front pages?


posted by gramschmidt at 11:59 PM on November 16, 2005


A mis-colored jpeg just doesn't cut it. Back to the drawing etc.

Very very.
posted by gramschmidt at 12:01 AM on November 17, 2005


I'm enough of an oldbie that I honestly don't remember how I originally found this place.
posted by raedyn at 8:15 AM on November 17, 2005


If work interferes with your MetaTalk posting, the only decent thing to do is quit your job.

Thanks for your concern, but I'm doing fine, thanks. Being in college + working evenings = posting bliss on American time. Yeah, they only come out at night, eh.

So, I guess we're going to end up with a gazillion 11/18/04 NEV@R FORG3T threads?

(BTW, I first read "Bets? Volunteers? Commish?" as "Bevets? Volunteers? Commish?", for some scary reason unknown.)

Sincerely,

Gul Mohammed

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:19 AM on November 17, 2005


Hey! (nice donkey?)
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:28 AM on November 17, 2005


Yup! Also here and here. The New York MeFites were very nice to me! I wasn't sure about their boat, as it wasn't very long, and they were all out of whale meat, but they had beer and wine and Scotch, and paper for shout-outs.
posted by Nice Donkey at 12:25 PM on November 17, 2005


To think that someone halfway across the world would make a sharpie drawing of a photoshop image I made of a donkey in a boat and hold it up to a camera lens just boggles the mind.

In other news, Nice Donkey is teh cute.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:02 PM on November 17, 2005


That is mind-bogglingly cool.

*blushes and giggles* Thanks, gnfti.

And oh, by the way, I totally loved this thingy:

« Backwards stroke | longboat Forwards »
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:55 AM PST on November 14 [!]

Can you do it for this thread, too, when its time comes?
posted by Nice Donkey at 1:22 PM on November 17, 2005


I love it too, but I can't that credit, for it was brought into this mad, mad world by Alas, An Absent Aperture.

However, since it hasn't made every edition of the Longboat Annals, I will provide this handy index:

THE LONGBOAT ANNALS

9622v2 | Jun 6
9723 | Jun 29
9824 | Jul 21
9925 | Aug 8
10026 | Aug 31
10129 | Sep 19
10228 | Sep 28
10329 | Oct 21
10431 | Nov 14
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:55 PM on November 17, 2005 [1 favorite]


Geez, we've been doing this a long time now. I wonder how many hours we've wasted spent toiling on the longboat?
posted by raedyn at 3:08 PM on November 17, 2005


The sock-puppet conversation rages on in other pastures.

If you dare pop by, you'll see an abbreviated list of the first few obvious sock puppets that bugbread and I could think of. There are a lot of them. And there's many more I'm forgetting I'm sure. A few I left out due to.. respect. Heh. I wonder how many there are been that are basically joke accounts?
posted by raedyn at 3:10 PM on November 17, 2005


"there are been"? Geez, raedyn. Go home!
posted by raedyn at 3:11 PM on November 17, 2005


It's okay, raedyn, I brought the grammar doctor. See!

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posted by Nice Donkey at 8:28 PM on November 17, 2005


So that's what Saddam is up to these days.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:42 PM on November 17, 2005


Worst missed opportunity ever.

Just terrible.
posted by gramschmidt at 8:47 PM on November 17, 2005


or is that the hedgehog?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:49 PM on November 17, 2005


No, fucking with my ron jeremy joke is much worse. beandipweed.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:53 PM on November 17, 2005


tofuterror
posted by gramschmidt at 8:56 PM on November 17, 2005


Sorry man. In my defense, though, you didn't use the [more in next comment] tool.
posted by gramschmidt at 9:01 PM on November 17, 2005


soy joy is a member since: August 26, 2002. S/he is not one of "us", not a $5.00 n00b. So let's just ignore the unfortunate usurpation of our holiday and proceed with whatever we planned.
posted by Cranberry at 9:09 PM on November 17, 2005


Didn't you plan multiple threads anyway?

Where do I find that tool, gramschmidt, does this place an FAQ or something?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:11 PM on November 17, 2005


FAQ.
posted by gramschmidt at 9:17 PM on November 17, 2005


Chin up, gnfti, we want to see the book nice long article you have written in its final form.
posted by Cranberry at 9:19 PM on November 17, 2005


Yes, but having the earnest thread appear first almost kills the joke. It would have been better if some East Coast moift or keswick or angry modem would have posted something asinine. It's the sort of anniversary thread that begs to be trivialized. Additional trivializations would have just been icing.
posted by gramschmidt at 9:20 PM on November 17, 2005



posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:31 PM on November 17, 2005



posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:47 PM on November 17, 2005


No, no, don't worry...it's just chicken and it's going in.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:56 PM on November 17, 2005


A second temporal dimension at Function X. So far ahead of the times, they're behind the etc.
posted by gramschmidt at 11:16 PM on November 17, 2005


How odd. Their clock is running but their calendar stopped.
posted by Cranberry at 11:28 PM on November 17, 2005


so where is goodnews?
posted by Cranberry at 12:05 AM on November 18, 2005


Yeah, I was offline bovine, as I've already informed gramschmidt. Damn cheating vegetablist, and worst of all: a 15k-er, an *oldbie*. It's like speaking at your own funeral. Or something.

I will now gather myself.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:40 AM on November 18, 2005


Whoa, not that I hate dislike vegetablists and want them dead or whatever. I love vegetablists! Although those pesky 15k-ers...
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:29 AM on November 18, 2005


Hate, dislike, take your pick. We deport, you incite.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:10 AM on November 18, 2005


I just released the Bligh in me and gave 'em a whopping nine paragraphs. Most of it sincere, too!

There, that's settled.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:27 AM on November 18, 2005


(Speaking of sincere)
Dude, when are you gonna post your album to projects? My voting finger is getting itchy.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:34 AM on November 18, 2005


Who cares? I'm getting enough revenue right now just selling it to longboat hipsters. :)

Actually, I'm working on a new one, and I can't hear this one anymore already. "Kill your babies", and so on. I'll definitely post the new one (sometime next year).. Do you think I should post this one?

</digital stagefright>
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:34 AM on November 18, 2005


Well, A Slight Change of Plans is no Bush is Right but I can't listening to it anyway.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:41 AM on November 18, 2005


*stop listening*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:41 AM on November 18, 2005


So, I've exiled myself to the longboat, but now I've got a post I'm itching to make. What do I do with it?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:47 AM on November 18, 2005


Tell us a bit more.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:54 AM on November 18, 2005


Well, it's on the front page now. I couldn't resist.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:02 AM on November 18, 2005


Yay for failed saving throws.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:17 AM on November 18, 2005


Dude, that is one fine post.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:05 PM on November 18, 2005


It's a worthy post, but remember "Never get off of the boat!"

/chef

(and I'm not even on the boat. Although I wouldn't mind being on the boat. If someone would invite me.)
posted by OmieWise at 12:10 PM on November 18, 2005



posted by OmieWise at 12:10 PM on November 18, 2005


I had the idea for that post a couple of months ago, and never got around to actually writing it up. This morning I had some work to do, and found it to be the perfect opportunity to procrastinate.

As for exile, I'm going to take the MeCha advice, and just ignore the parts of the site I don't like. I've had trouble doing that in the past, but maybe I can make a better go of it this time around. For now, at least, I will only be making posts to the front page. No comments outside the boat.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:13 PM on November 18, 2005


I guess that's why I'm not on the fucking boat, that image link to a picture of Chef expired more quickly than a grocery clerk's knowledge of produce. It worked once, though.
posted by OmieWise at 12:25 PM on November 18, 2005


No worries, Omni ... the stilicho method fixed it right up for me. Still, I've used up all my longboat invites for now ... have you tried eBay?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:32 PM on November 18, 2005


Oh, ouch.
posted by OmieWise at 12:38 PM on November 18, 2005


Wow - on the eve of the 5$N00B-N3V4RF0RG3T anniversary, the 30,000th user has registered.

(Maybe soyjoy should have made the thread about that.)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:21 PM on November 18, 2005


Omie Wise - so sory! I have been busy and di not read my email until now. Nicole says ♥ you are the only one
posted by Cranberry at 11:58 PM on November 18, 2005


gnfti, i still think you should have posted your epic and shamed soyjoy for intruding. How about an AskMe - explaining that you are angry and frustrated because some unqualified
man uh, woman uh, person preempted the post that was rightfully yours with utter disregard for the date or the rightness of things.
You might start the first 1000 post AskMe thread and go down in history as the $5.00 n00b who triumphed over adversity.
posted by Cranberry at 12:07 AM on November 19, 2005


*tosses hemp rope to OmieWise, ready to haul him in*
posted by raedyn at 7:49 AM on November 19, 2005


Well, I would, but you see, I have a bit of a weak spot for soyjoy (who is a man, I can reveal). While we're on the topic of MetaHistory, you see, he was the first Mefite I exchanged emails with. So we have a bond. I can't stay mad.

*bursts into tears, runs off to hug soyjoy*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:08 AM on November 19, 2005


Erm, on re-reading that - it's platonic, I can assure you.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:09 AM on November 19, 2005


Nice Donkey, upon reviewing your (otherwise delicious) shout-out, I have had to establish that your rendering of the Seal of the Longboat bears a crucial inaccuracy: the flag should wave toward the right, not the left.

I would consider this a disgrace and a disrespect to our wonderful, righteous endeavour, were it not for the fact that we have of course recently changed direction. It logically follows that our emblem should reflect this change as well. Thus, I instead commend you for your loyalty and grace under pressure, and award you the Official Viking Star. Do with it as you please.

An updated seal of your design is expected to be forthcoming.

P.S. Also, the donkey faces left and not right in the original seal; but how you sit in our beautiful ship is of course a matter of your own choosing.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:18 PM on November 19, 2005


raedyn, good of you to rescue OmieWise. Could you toss me a diy typing manual?
Gnfti, if you are going to be all adult and gentlemanly about what gramschmidt so aptly called "Worst missed opportunity ever", then I guess I will have to quit bringing it up.
posted by Cranberry at 12:24 PM on November 19, 2005


To: OmieWise
From: The Longboat Crew

What: Please join us for whale meat, wine, and fluffernutters aboard 9622v2 and extensions

When: Continually, starting now

Where: Varies; currently 10431/Austrailia

Why: We don't know, really
posted by Nice Donkey at 1:31 PM on November 19, 2005


*Solemnly accepts official viking star*
posted by Nice Donkey at 1:36 PM on November 19, 2005


Also, I forgot to write "JRun" on the flag.
posted by Nice Donkey at 1:37 PM on November 19, 2005


That's probably for the best.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:41 PM on November 19, 2005


Good news for... who again?

Lawyers, accountants, hot chicks, and Dutch citizens are especially needed at this crucial startup point in the movement.

----------------

[E]ternal life through text, drugs, and pornography. Ethnic cleansing no longer fashionable - watch this space for details.

The volume of good news I have for you is potentially infinite.


Whoa, here's one cult I'm not joining project I'm not voting for.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:07 PM on November 19, 2005


AskMe background. Also, (s)he posted this thread (completely out-of-context as far as I'm concerned) which I unknowingly doubled as it provided almost zero pointers to look for.

[this is odd]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:13 PM on November 19, 2005


Huh. As far as I can tell, Meatbomb isn't stalking you, or trying to recruit you (specifically) for his cult. I think his use of the phrase "good news" is just a play on the Christian use of it, like when someone stands on a street corner handing out little Bibles and asking if you've "heard the good news?" But odd, indeed.
posted by Nice Donkey at 6:59 PM on November 19, 2005


Or maybe Meatbomb is reverse-stalking you, by pre-posting your links.
posted by Nice Donkey at 7:00 PM on November 19, 2005


That's weird, g-diddy, I just noticed that double postedness recently too. Like yesterday.

It is common knowledge that gramschmidt is Meatbomb's sock puppet, right?

The AskMe thread provided defectless advice and the cult has developed quite profitably. In fact, you're soaking in it.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:32 PM on November 19, 2005



posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:39 PM on November 19, 2005


Incidentally, I would like to add a few

GNOSTIC GOSPELS
    to the
LONGBOAT ANNALS

Birth of gnInfinite | Dec 11'04
Death of Potter | Jul 22
Time Meets Bottle | Aug 18
Dershins' Dilemma | Oct 26

I have probably forgotten the most sacred texts. When the College of Carnys completes their conference I will post more, but that is likely to be some time as the debate over the Blue Mushroom Thread has been ferocious. Meanwhile, please help with memory jobs and porcupines.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:26 PM on November 19, 2005


Oh, I didn't want to draw a link to myself, I just thought it was mentionworthy random oddness. Although,

maybe Meatbomb is reverse-stalking you, by pre-posting your links.


gets my nomination for tinfoil hat statement of the year, and I would be only mildly suprised if it was used without irony in some MeTa of the near future.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:00 AM on November 20, 2005


I changed my mind, sorry about the confusion.
posted by Harry Morgan at 5:35 AM PST on July 23 [!]

This still makes me laugh until I cry. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
posted by Nice Donkey at 3:37 PM on November 20, 2005


IIHAA, that is the absolutely best graphic anyone has ever posted to MeFi, at least that I have seen. However, I surf this site relentlessly at work to kill the overwhelming tedium of gainful employment. Please just put a link (with a nice little NSFW tag) so that I can maintain this tedium. I know, it should be safe, but some employers don't have a sense of humor, or art.

by the way, did you know that Matt's spell checker suggests "biohazard" as a correction for "IIHAA?"

posted by caddis at 4:08 PM on November 20, 2005


Apologies, caddis. I really didn't think about the nekkidness. More on the artist here.

And yes, terrapin had noticed that in a thread I shall not link to.

posted by If I Had An Anus at 4:56 PM on November 20, 2005


VIKING SOAP SAGA: EPISODE #9625 "FOUR BEAUTIFUL MINDS"

INT. DAY. INSIDE THE WEATHER STATION ON TROMELIN ISLAND.

Our familiar heroes are enjoying a landfall break on their route to Australia.

RAEDYN: So, I can't believe Cranberry went for that 'gnifty' guy, or whatever his name is. I mean, he went totally apeshit in that Paris Hilton thread.

IIHAA: Word. That dude needs to unclench. I know I would. If I could.

NICE DONKEY: Yeah, he's even been acting all paranoid schizophrenic about some cult leader in Kyrghyzstan reverse-stalking him.

GNFTI: But they come into my posting box and steal my threads! Meatbomb, soyjoy, they-

DHOYT, JENLEIGH, HALL OF ROBOTS & HIGHSIGNAL: Did someone say schizophrenic?

GRAMSCHMIDT: Hey, how'd you guys get in here?

Y2KARL: Don't worry. I'll take care of it.

y2karl raises his hands and stares blankly ahead, chanting: "Unravelius Mysterium Sockpuppetium..." All four intruders diseappear with a poof.

ALL: Wow.

OMIEWISE: I put on my robe and wizard hat.

RAEDYN: Hey. I'll tell you when it's time for party hats.

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:22 AM on November 21, 2005


"diseappear" - it's a magical spelling.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:24 AM on November 21, 2005


*awestruck by the shimmering magic of gnifti's spelling*
posted by raedyn at 7:41 AM on November 21, 2005



posted by OmieWise at 8:34 AM on November 21, 2005



posted by OmieWise at 8:52 AM on November 21, 2005


It's times like these that I'm actually proud I can't grow a beard.

Meanwhile, the bug noted above seemed to have its own thread now. Despite the longboat's outing last month, however, I'm still a-scared to mention we broke it here first.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:54 AM on November 21, 2005


Hard at work here, trying to finish The Big Money by John Dos Passos, and in the brief bio of W.R. Hearst I read this:
When McKinley was forced to declare war on Spain W.R. has his plans all ready to buy and sink a British steamer in the Suez Canal but the Spanish Fleet didn't take that route. He hired the Sylvia and the Buccaneer and went down to Cuba himself with a portable press and a fleet of tugs and brandishing a sixshooter went in with the longboat through the surf and captured 26 unarmed halfdrowned Spanish sailors on the beach and forced them to kneel and kiss the American flag in front of the camera.
posted by OmieWise at 11:11 AM on November 21, 2005


gnfti, have you seen the latest Harry Potter movie? Reread the books? Just a guess.
posted by Cranberry at 11:19 AM on November 21, 2005


Kinda scary, Omie Wise? Are longboats stalking you?
posted by Cranberry at 11:23 AM on November 21, 2005


Cranberry, I am not going to make friends saying this, but:

I read LOTR for the first time when I was 11 (the librarian smirked as she scanned the one-volume 1100+ page edition and said: "You're going to read that?") and there's no other book I've read and re-read more often. I started following the movie preparations online years before they even started shooting (even though I still have mixed feelings about the films, being such a fanboy of the books), and when the LOTR and HP films came out right about the same time, I developed a deep-seated, callous stance of being in the pro-Tolkien, anti-Rowling camp. I have never read a single page of H**** P*****, and I will die before I will. Thanks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:29 PM on November 21, 2005


Well now we know how gnfti will be forced to spend eternity.

Back on topic:
When I click on the [!] to flag a post, I end up with three windows open on my screen ... the original window, the page where I can choose what type of flag I'm getting, and a confirmation window that will supposedly redirect me to the original message.

This seems to be fixed. Thanks Matt! May the novels in the afterlife be of your very own choosing.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:36 PM on November 21, 2005


gnfti, now I know how a dentist feel when s/he hits a nerve with a drill. Is it possible that we are related? There is a du Bourg back several generations in the family, and among my living relatives are:
1) one who could recite LOTR at an early age
2) one who all but moved to New Zealand to watch over the filming
3) one who made a display of the figurines in her office that drew others to peek in - also is (usually) Galadriel on any costume occasion
4) one who wears the "one ring" on a chain around her neck.
5) I keep the 4 books in my bookcase headboard.

Some of us also read Harry. You like writing - studying Ms. Rowling is like taking a master class in children's literature. She maintains suspense, but she prepares for plot turns so that they are acceptable and do not interrupt the narrative. She does a lot of things well, and I think the UK is big enough for her and JRRT.

Never is such a long time...
posted by Cranberry at 2:46 PM on November 21, 2005


You should have done this post gnfti.

Beware, those who dare, post about the Netherlands! Heh. I kinda feel bad for being such a pain in the ass towards him/her. It was actually a decent post.


Also: thanks for trying, Cran. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:45 PM on November 21, 2005


I'm a person who hasn't read or seen any of the LOTR or Harry Potter books or movies. None of them. No, wait. I tried to watch the first Harry Potter movie, but I fell asleep. I think all this mean I'm a failed geek or something.
posted by raedyn at 7:31 AM on November 22, 2005


Shocking news, raedyn. Sometime it just takes more than owning a computer. However, if you have an ipod or pda you will probably still be admittted to the inner circles.
posted by Cranberry at 12:22 PM on November 22, 2005


I guess I am a failed geek. In school I was an outsider because I was too much of a geek, here I'm an outsider because I'm not geek enough. I don't know whether to sulk or to puff up with pride.

In other news, my thread killing abilities have not ended. The mycomments page currently shows 3 threads yesterday that I killed. Three threads in only one day! If I keep my commenting up, I shall soon be able to silence all of MeFi. World domination can't be far behind!

Note to self - be inspired by the lame link in this closed thread to do some interesting post re: traditions surrounding labour & birth. Just had to write that down somewhere.
posted by raedyn at 1:06 PM on November 22, 2005


Pssst . . . No one post, so raedyn thinks she killed the thread.

Oh, crap! I ruined my own idea.

posted by Nice Donkey at 5:03 PM on November 22, 2005


There is a leak in our longboat.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:30 PM on November 22, 2005


Is it me? Am I the leak? I'm bailing as fast as I can.
posted by OmieWise at 6:20 PM on November 22, 2005



posted by caddis at 7:44 PM on November 22, 2005



posted by caddis at 7:55 PM on November 22, 2005



posted by gramschmidt at 8:31 PM on November 22, 2005

It was a big 'doing' back then and I remember it like this name but I was the one who was listed on the contest form. The 'trip' through the cheese factory was a trip far away and I would have scrubbed sister a form and she put down 'Buttercup' as the cow's name. Well, I wanted 'Jody Hartl'. My picture is in the basement of the Neillsville Pavilion so I got all the recognition. I just had to email you and tell you the cow talked, Mom said 'Chatty' and I thought that cows wore bells so we came for the big event, the teacher had a radio going because they were going to announce a part of this and I saw him last year and he remembered my name from this many years ago. I told him I was who named Chatty Belle and Jody got a form for me. Me and mom thought up the name together. Since the Up With 'Chatty Belle' rally, I'm sure it was more my mom than me who thought to leave mom and dad. hehe When the contest came out, my mom got my this story. You can check this info out if you'd like. They said my name and I started crying because I thought to be in the contest too and put up a stink until mom went and fixed the contest and the person that named the cow in the contest won 100 lbs of butter and a trip through the Grassland Dairy Cheese Factory. Howey Strutz (spelling?) was disbelieving I am the person who named Chatty Belle. Back I believe in 1966 there was yesterday. I was in the 1st grade and had never heard of hott nude text. Chatty Belle. Now that's hot, don't you think?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:52 PM on November 22, 2005


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posted by gramschmidt at 10:56 PM on November 22, 2005


"Marshmallow and Yam were a little skeptical about going to a place called Frying Pan Park. I don't blame them." -- President Bush
posted by gramschmidt at 12:04 AM on November 23, 2005


I'm bailing as fast as I can, captain!

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:30 AM on November 23, 2005


I urge you all to steal this wonderful graphic composition from brownpau:



Doesn't work that well in the grey, though.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:48 AM on November 23, 2005


Work well in 'my comments' though...where was it originally posted?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:57 AM on November 23, 2005


It's beautiful, like a flower or a naked person that you really like.
posted by OmieWise at 10:58 AM on November 23, 2005


IIHAA-I just stumbled across it in it's natural habitat. Be careful when you click, it's skittish and it might run away. It's best if you approach from down wind and in a crouched position. What ever you do, don't run away if it lunges at you!
posted by OmieWise at 11:24 AM on November 23, 2005


Thanks for providing the link, Omie. I was being lazy - and I mean laaaay-zeeeeeeeeee, like "ah fuck it, someone else will link it" lazy.


Group Moment ™:

Who else thinks Omie is a valuable addition to our crew of seafaring geeks?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:29 PM on November 23, 2005


It's beautiful, like a flower

If this were the Olympics, we could hang the medal round its finely tapered neck right now.

Oh, and thanks for the advice, truly words to live by.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:34 PM on November 23, 2005


Ehm, not just for providing links to cover for lazy people, more generally for talking about naked persons and the like.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:35 PM on November 23, 2005


He's alright for somebody who is not monju_bosatsu.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:36 PM on November 23, 2005


I approve. I'd like to hearby take credit for inviting Mr.Wise onto our craft. I threw the rope, damnit! *puffs up with pride*
posted by raedyn at 1:47 PM on November 23, 2005


But I wrote the official invitation!
*puffs up with indignation*
posted by Nice Donkey at 2:27 PM on November 23, 2005


Hey, Omie, where did you come from, anyway? I mean, how did you find our boat?
posted by Nice Donkey at 2:28 PM on November 23, 2005


I would gladly share the credit with you, Donkey.
posted by raedyn at 2:33 PM on November 23, 2005


Okay! Me and raedyn brought OmieWise on board! Just so everyone knows!

*pats self and raedyn on back*
posted by Nice Donkey at 2:48 PM on November 23, 2005


Ladies please. There are plenty of males to go around in this boyzone. No need to quarrel over one. Although Omie Wise is certainly welcome and so is monju_bosatsu who started bailing without even being asked.
posted by Cranberry at 4:04 PM on November 23, 2005


Oh thanks everyone. Finding this place was easy, I went looking for IIHAA. I know a guy named Dano who said he was a good guy.
posted by OmieWise at 10:08 AM on November 24, 2005




Not that I really need an excuse.
p.s. Whatever you do, don't lift the flap.

posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:30 AM on November 25, 2005


*eats cranberry's leftovers*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:33 AM on November 25, 2005


*alerts attorney to prepare food poisoning defense*
posted by Cranberry at 10:31 AM on November 25, 2005


NO! IIHAA! Don't eat Cranberry!!!
posted by raedyn at 10:33 AM on November 25, 2005


Turkey day does seem to have emptied out MeFi. You can pretty much hear the tumbleweed on the front page.
posted by raedyn at 12:45 PM on November 25, 2005


(and here too, apparently)
posted by raedyn at 1:20 PM on November 25, 2005


*empties out raedyn's leftovers*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:26 PM on November 25, 2005


You know how it is, you go to Thanksgiving at someone else's house, and then you're too full to think logically about the need for leftovers, and then you regret it all day the next day, sitting in the deserted place where you're forced to work, with nothing for lunch and no prospect of anything good later, and then, the coworker whose last day at work was Weds makes a special trip back to say goodbye one last time because she remembered how you said that you loved Sweet Potato Pie, and her dad made and extra one, and she just thought she'd bring it to you. So I'm going home and gorge, motherfucker!
posted by OmieWise at 1:50 PM on November 25, 2005


We did Thanksgiving at the inlaws, and most everybody picked up a nasty stomach virus. Ugh.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:59 PM on November 25, 2005


monju_bosatsu:

EEK! (you decide if that's for the in-laws or the virus)
posted by raedyn at 2:34 PM on November 25, 2005


*anus umbrellas nsfwhatever's leftovers*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:28 PM on November 25, 2005


Who is this guy? Why did they put his head on my body? Where are my royalties? Why do internutters think that theft is somehow funny?


posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:24 PM on November 25, 2005


or redeeeming in any way
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:30 PM on November 25, 2005


Not the most judicious or wise of MetaFilter users, but this be good.
posted by gramschmidt at 11:29 AM on November 26, 2005


A young person sees the flashing lights, the heavy hardware, the radio pinned to the shoulder, the power! So s/he signs up to be a cop and finds it is drunk patrol. Not to mention the pimps and pervs and punks. The wonder is that anyone stays in the job.
posted by Cranberry at 12:47 PM on November 26, 2005


IIHAA, thanks for posting the walking type man. I had lost him and am glad to see him again.
posted by Cranberry at 12:55 PM on November 26, 2005


Ewwww! Too much information!

Is that really gonna help redeem her after the mushroom incident?

Note to self: never leave the longboat.
posted by Nice Donkey at 10:55 PM on November 26, 2005


Mushroom incident!? Ewwww! TMI!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:54 AM on November 27, 2005


Images in thread posts seem to be on the rise.

I blame Clinton.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:27 PM on November 27, 2005


So then, Donkey, are you pleading innocent to early masturbation? How about nooners?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:31 PM on November 27, 2005


Hmmmm. Nooooooooooooners.
posted by caddis at 4:51 PM on November 27, 2005


The longboat is kind of like a little mini-nooner, without the special sauce, that you can partake of any time as long as the longboat stays afloat.
posted by caddis at 4:54 PM on November 27, 2005


Whore Thigher-doll.

That was ridiculous. I apologize. Iapo Log Ize.

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%
Why? Because our hold on this tag is tenuous. We've lost so many. The horror. When you reach over and put your hand into a pile of goo that was your best friend's face.
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%

posted by gramschmidt at 7:26 PM on November 27, 2005


Thanks for the link to the plans, gram. I am out of pitch, is Elmer's glue ok to hold my paper longboat together in the Willamette? How about the Columbia?
posted by Cranberry at 10:05 PM on November 27, 2005


Thoughtless of me! I forgot to blink
posted by Cranberry at 10:07 PM on November 27, 2005


Kon-Tiki was Thor Heyerdol's (sp?) raft.
posted by Cranberry at 10:55 PM on November 27, 2005


IIHAA, who is Old Man Jenkins to whom you compared stavros?
posted by Cranberry at 12:12 AM on November 28, 2005


I'm curious about the "anus umbrella" but afraid to ask.
posted by raedyn at 11:44 AM on November 28, 2005


If you change your mind and ask, perhaps you should change your nick to Pandora :-).
posted by Cranberry at 4:52 PM on November 28, 2005


A SpongeBob character apparently, Cranberry. Though this feller is more what I had in mind.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:37 PM on November 28, 2005


donkeys
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:11 PM on November 28, 2005


This image claims to be a donkey. I disagree.
posted by raedyn at 8:41 AM on November 29, 2005


What else could he(?) be?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:05 AM on November 29, 2005


Thanks IIHAA. I thought maybe Mr. Jenkins was the originator of "You kids get off my lawn".
posted by Cranberry at 10:22 AM on November 29, 2005


I thought that was jonmc.
posted by raedyn at 11:24 AM on November 29, 2005


*gasp* That is no donkey. Maybe a koala bear? From hell?
posted by Nice Donkey at 11:45 AM on November 29, 2005


This

is no donkey, it's a hinny. I don't know about the dude in the suit. That was how I pictured amberglow when I first read his username.
posted by OmieWise at 11:50 AM on November 29, 2005




I really wish I had the time to get into MMOGs. Or maybe I don't. One or other, definately.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:30 PM on November 29, 2005


I think MeFi is a MMOG for some users. A pretty damn open ended one.
posted by raedyn at 12:39 PM on November 29, 2005


MMOGgie. Nary a soul shard, though.
posted by gramschmidt at 12:52 PM on November 29, 2005


What a nice moggie! Here you go, moggie, have some soul shards.

So, a mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey, and a hinny is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey? Why have I heard about mules but not hinnies? Are hinnies stubborn? Do they bray? Do they neigh? Do they whinny?
posted by Nice Donkey at 1:45 PM on November 29, 2005


*uses excess Elmer's to glue soul shards back together*
*resolves to resist siren song of online games*
*can't resist w/hinny. wonders if that answers ND's question*
posted by Cranberry at 4:06 PM on November 29, 2005


You know what I just realized?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:13 PM on November 29, 2005


No, what?
posted by Nice Donkey at 7:53 PM on November 29, 2005


*can't resist w/hinny. wonders if that answers ND's question*

I don't know. I think I have more questions. Are you a hinny, Cran? I'm so confused.
posted by Nice Donkey at 7:55 PM on November 29, 2005


In the interest of (the current catchword) transparency, let me state that I am not now nor have I ever been a hinny. Except for you, Nice Donkey, I do not even know any donkey-types.
I merely sought to play with the concept of what sound a hinny might make: w/hinny.
posted by Cranberry at 9:21 PM on November 29, 2005


Correction: I do know some Democrats.
posted by Cranberry at 10:39 PM on November 29, 2005


THE FOLLOWING IS FOR DONKEY'S EYES ONLY AS SHE IS APPARENTLY THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES WHAT I THINK. THE REST OF YOU SHOULD SKIP DOWN HERE
















I just realized that MetaFilter is a big rogerin' place. Who are all these people!?






















posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:40 AM on November 30, 2005


I care what you think, IIHAA. Don't hate me because I logged of to eat & sleep. Please?

And yeah, there's a lot of Mefites. Or is that even what you meant?
posted by raedyn at 8:46 AM on November 30, 2005


What part of SKIP DOWN HERE didn't you understand?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:15 AM on November 30, 2005


Perhaps IIHAA meant that MetaFilter is a big rogerin' place, meaning it's a good place for people to meet up and roger one another.
posted by Nice Donkey at 3:13 PM on November 30, 2005


On the other hand, there are a lot of people here. Maybe too many. Run! I mean, row!
posted by Nice Donkey at 3:14 PM on November 30, 2005


On the other hand, Jack Chick tracts are fucking awesome.
posted by Nice Donkey at 3:15 PM on November 30, 2005


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