Any further and you'd need a shovel. October 12, 2001 11:10 AM   Subscribe

Well, this thread has pretty much hit rock bottom.
posted by boaz to Etiquette/Policy at 11:10 AM (20 comments total)

and who would be there digging but previous MetaTalk discussee Wet Friday.
posted by boaz at 11:15 AM on October 12, 2001

wet wednesday, you are the weakest link: goodbye!
posted by rebeccablood at 11:39 AM on October 12, 2001

I thought the thread was pretty much at rock bottom when it started.
posted by transient at 11:51 AM on October 12, 2001

ban the troll. look, I am all for discussion and I have no problem with a different point of view, but this kind of obvious baiting is too...well...if you use the "community" metaphor that we have going on here...Wet Whatever would be the guy with the "Foreigners Go Home" sign on his front lawn and tires burning in the back yard. Whadda dolt.
posted by ColdChef at 11:55 AM on October 12, 2001

Only within the last month have I ever read any comments on MeFi that made me physically ill. And this one wasn't even the worst.
posted by harmful at 12:07 PM on October 12, 2001

Yeh. It's kind of like you're at a festival concert, grooving along, having a great time with a few thousand people at one of the little stages off to the side. Then, before you know it, Guns 'n' Roses* starts playing and you're surrounded by thousands of idiots who want to make themselves heard and don't give a squirt of piss about your pansy ass.

Puppet show and MetaFilter.

* Note: Guns 'n' Roses used here purely as an example of a hair band with obnoxious fans and inflammatory lyrics**. If you're a Guns 'n' Roses fan, please don't be offended.***

** Although I do have a certain liking for Live and Let Die and even (secret shame) November Rain.

***Oh, and please don't beat me up either.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:23 PM on October 12, 2001

argh, too many stars..

November Rain is fab, as is Paradise City and Sweet Child o Mine - no need to be ashamed :)

Silly people saying silly things in those silly comments..
posted by Mossy at 12:36 PM on October 12, 2001

Posts by darren are a little like pouring a Colt 45 into your Brita filter -- ain't nothing tasty coming out of there!

(No malt liquors were harmed in the making of this comment.)
posted by katexmcfly at 1:20 PM on October 12, 2001

I didn't see Wet Whoozit's post as being anything more than a dumb joke equivalent to the dumb joke that started the thread. Do any of you really think either of these two are actually calling for peace protesters to be beaten?
posted by aaron at 1:26 PM on October 12, 2001

Do any of you really think either of these two are actually calling for peace protesters to be beaten?

or shot? No, but:
troll (quick definition: posting purposely inflammatory things for the sole purpose of baiting others to argue the points until blue in the face - basically people do this for kicks, to destroy conversations and communites, for the hell of it).
seems a little closer to the mark.
posted by boaz at 2:09 PM on October 12, 2001

Puppet show and MetaFilter.

MetaFilter was supposed to get top billing!
posted by ix555 at 2:42 PM on October 12, 2001

For what it's worth, if Darren hadn't lead off the thread with that e-mail post (I've seen it elsewhere *sigh* and I consider it the perfect description of an abusive spouse), Mo Nickles wouldn't have been irate enough to write me the perfect e-mail reply to it. Thanks, Mo! You write beautifully when you're angry!
posted by realjanetkagan at 2:49 PM on October 12, 2001

I'd just like to apologize if anyone thought I was being serious about the whole *sealing the thread* thing.

I guess I'll have to rethink this whole "zany, madcap" thing.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:09 PM on October 12, 2001

Kafkaesque: I got it, and I thought you was pretty darn funny. Norton just misunderstood you, that's all.
posted by gd779 at 3:35 PM on October 12, 2001

HA! Boaz, I'm DIEIN' over here. (and it's not from being shot at a protest)
posted by arielmeadow at 3:36 PM on October 12, 2001

Kafkaesque: It only made me love you more.
posted by gleemax at 4:21 PM on October 12, 2001

Aw, shucks. Now yer gettin mushy.

(btw, I just checked your blog and it means even more to me that a guy who owns both a Vagina and a Penis loves me)
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:31 PM on October 12, 2001

there was a distinct lack of deceased horse flogging references.
kafkaesque defined a new paradigm. probably.
how about:
this thread is not a norwegian blue, it has deceased!

posted by asok at 5:34 PM on October 12, 2001

worst. thread. ever.
posted by Marquis at 6:56 PM on October 12, 2001

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