eponysterical collection December 8, 2005 10:28 PM   Subscribe

Just for fun I have begun to collect so-called eponysterical posts and comments - that is, postings which are funny in light of the poster's user name. Emhpasis is on the word "begun," here. Please email more submissions as you come across them. Just for fun.
posted by scarabic to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 PM (44 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

vindicated!
posted by Firas at 10:51 PM on December 8, 2005


Any post in which I am not, in fact, kind to all would be appropriate...
posted by kindall at 11:06 PM on December 8, 2005


Heh. Not easy to find, that, though, is it?

On second thought, it seemed more appropriate to link to people's personal sites in the footer attributions (if they have listed one on the user page). That seem right?
posted by scarabic at 11:09 PM on December 8, 2005


What's to stop people from constructing comments to fit your definition?

While I'm here, does anyone remember a TV show from the 70s about a black family trying to make it in the projects while running Archie Bunker's dry cleaning business and working for Lou "Latke" Grant's cabstand?

I think it starred a young Noel Coward.
posted by Jamie Farr at 11:54 PM on December 8, 2005


Jamie Farr,
That "Archie Bunker's dry-cleaning" bit kind of sounds like The Jeffersons.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:21 AM on December 9, 2005


While I love and applaud the idea, now we're going to have people intentionally doing this, just like the Metafilter: taglines, because it's "cool".
posted by knave at 1:38 AM on December 9, 2005


does it have to be a single comment? my all time favourite comeback was Witty asking stavros if he wore a chicken suit (maybe you had to be there) after the chicken commented that Witty wasn't. or are those also too direct in their references anyway?
posted by andrew cooke at 1:46 AM on December 9, 2005


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posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:15 AM on December 9, 2005


This is what I get for trying to pick a nick that wasn't derivative of anything at all.
posted by Ryvar at 2:22 AM on December 9, 2005


Good job scarabic. In fact, I remember a few of those posts as something I cracked a smile at. But surely this collection has potential for growth?

Oh, and: uplifting tidings, if you're crazy.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:08 AM on December 9, 2005


Emphasis is on the word "begun," here.

Yeah, I read that, I just didn't parse it. Will keep my eyes open! This is a great idea.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:10 AM on December 9, 2005


Check this out.
posted by ferociouskitty at 3:33 AM on December 9, 2005


Do title fields count?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:52 AM on December 9, 2005


Metafilter: taglines just because it's "cool".
posted by OmieWise at 5:26 AM on December 9, 2005


Some of these are barely eponymusing.
posted by Eideteker at 5:41 AM on December 9, 2005


Anytime grouse posts a complaint in meta I'm amused.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:19 AM on December 9, 2005


This exchange was a classic (from March 1/05)

Spicynuts: I am for commando in all aspects of life. Underwear is a tool of The Man and a first step on the road to fascism and mind control.

MarkAnd: You know whose advice I'm not taking on the subject of whether or not to wear underwear? spicynuts'
posted by Quartermass at 6:48 AM on December 9, 2005


My all-time favorite. The video is of a man grabbing, moving, and swirling sand, which is why the comment was so apropos.
posted by iconomy at 6:54 AM on December 9, 2005


Wow! I must have been on the sauce that night. It's nice to see that someone treasures my rantings, though. And for the record, I am not currently rocking the commando style today.
posted by spicynuts at 7:05 AM on December 9, 2005


There's goes scarabic, making a scene again. Damn it!
posted by eddydamascene at 7:10 AM on December 9, 2005


I took a swing at one last night.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:20 AM on December 9, 2005


I thought it was kind of funny that Schroedinger saved a puppy from certain death as opposed to subjecting a cat to an uncertain death.
posted by teleskiving at 7:31 AM on December 9, 2005


I got some feedback on this kind of thing here.

Unfortunately, my link is now dead. It showed a fountain sculpture of a little boy peeing, and was situated on a high mountain cliff giving the impression he was peeing into a river about 400 feet below.

To bad Metafilter can't "wayback" some of these links internally, but after 72 hours who cares anyway?
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:18 AM on December 9, 2005


Quartermass - I could remember that one but couldn't find it. Thanks!

I need to work on the format a bit and see if I can incorporate some context without bogging it all down. Right now I've stuck with basically one-liners that make it fairly obvious what the yuk is. There are some true classics that require knowing what thread it was is, or what the previous comment was, etc. I need to work out a way to use those that is still lightweight. This should be pretty much the ultimate in light reading.

I doubt anyone will go to the trouble of trying to do this deliberately. If it's not spontaneous it won't be funny. And I'll just ignore it.
posted by scarabic at 8:31 AM on December 9, 2005


That's Hot.
posted by Paris Hilton at 8:45 AM on December 9, 2005


I'm here if you need my services.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:00 AM on December 9, 2005


Alas, with a name like mine, it's hard to find any quotes that would fit your criteria.

Still, it's easier for me than, say, quonsar.

Anyone who suggests adding 'Pot' or 'Kettle' should be disposed of quickly.
posted by mystyk at 9:03 AM on December 9, 2005


This is a great idea, and I think I might have even suggested doing it in a comment way back when, but I was too lazy to do so. So props to scarabic.

At the moment I can't think of any. I only know I've seen literally dozens since first thinking of doing it that I thought, "yep, that would be perfect for the collection." But as I mentioned before I was too lazy to collect them. Then came the paradoxical effect that the more of them I saw, and didn't collect, the stronger the argument was for a collection, while at the same time the stronger the argument was for "why start NOW after you've missed having so many in the collection?"
posted by soyjoy at 9:21 AM on December 9, 2005


I checked and there was already an FPP about Kwanzaa. I guess you'll not be hearing one from me, sorry.
posted by Kwanzaar at 10:02 AM on December 9, 2005


But as I mentioned before I was too lazy to collect them. Then came the paradoxical effect that the more of them I saw, and didn't collect, the stronger the argument was for a collection, while at the same time the stronger the argument was for "why start NOW after you've missed having so many in the collection?"

This happens with so many things. There should be a name for this effect.
posted by vacapinta at 11:06 AM on December 9, 2005


Can we submit ourselves?

(darn, now I have to think up something witty that rhymes with blue_beetle. Froo_steele? Gloo_Meetle?)
posted by blue_beetle at 12:06 PM on December 9, 2005


blue_beetle, maybe if you were killed off, in the name of some sort of...Crisis. On lots of earths. Like...infinite earths. Yeah.
posted by graventy at 12:13 PM on December 9, 2005 [1 favorite]


This statement is false.
posted by knave at 1:15 PM on December 9, 2005


Can we submit ourselves?

I don't see why not, although, as with self-links, people are less likely to be ableto judge actual humor when it's their own work. The best ones seem to come out naturally, anyway, only noticed after the fact.

soyjoy - do some digging! I don't see how it's possible to 'miss' all the good ones. They're still funny, no matter how old they are. All you gotta do is email, bro! I'll do the rest.
posted by scarabic at 1:22 PM on December 9, 2005


knave: This statement is false

Vile knave.
posted by thanotopsis at 3:35 PM on December 9, 2005


*starts working on a thread about turtles, or the grateful dead (shut up, kewsick), or the University of Maryland basketball team ... ok, maybe some other time*
posted by terrapin at 3:40 PM on December 9, 2005


What's to stop people from constructing comments to fit your definition?

I'm frantically searching the web for stories on Bechemel Sauces that are alcoholics, Tomato Gravys that moonlight as Salsas, or Butter Sauces that make a little on the side as lubricants. I'll keep you posted if I find anything.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:39 AM on December 10, 2005


This one.
posted by agropyron at 5:43 PM on December 12, 2005


This one.
posted by unknowncommand at 6:42 PM on December 12, 2005


This one.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:49 PM on December 14, 2005


This one?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:40 AM on December 16, 2005


Oh seriously, check out this one.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:24 PM on December 16, 2005


Yet another.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:14 PM on December 21, 2005


Anyone still reading this? This AskMe post seems to fit the bill. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
posted by donpedro at 1:16 PM on December 28, 2005


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