Bad parodies make bad posts March 18, 2006 5:07 PM   Subscribe

This is unacceptable. It should serve as an example to all the community, that one should never attempt to parody another's FPP. Especially if the execution of such a parody is flawed by broken links. SHAME.
posted by TwelveTwo to Etiquette/Policy at 5:07 PM (49 comments total)

Speaking of broken links....
posted by edd at 5:12 PM on March 18, 2006


o noes you did it again. should
I call this post out too?
posted by exlotuseater at 5:18 PM on March 18, 2006


hly sht
posted by scarabic at 5:23 PM on March 18, 2006


I am shocked and appalled.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:31 PM on March 18, 2006


I was afraid of that.
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 5:44 PM on March 18, 2006



We're watching you, shnox-gobblin.
posted by vacapinta at 5:47 PM on March 18, 2006


Comple?ely unaccep?able.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:49 PM on March 18, 2006


What is this all about? I feel like I just pointed my camcorder and the TV.
posted by Falconetti at 5:52 PM on March 18, 2006


Yeah, what the hell are you babbling about?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:54 PM on March 18, 2006


Who's parodying what now?
posted by cillit bang at 6:03 PM on March 18, 2006


Here you go, confused people.
posted by vacapinta at 6:09 PM on March 18, 2006


Aha. LoFi to the rescue. For those of us who have had no frigging idea what TwelveTwo's on about, he's calling himself out for doing a really shitty job of parodying the Spaces vs Tabs post.

Or, what vacapinta said.
posted by iconomy at 6:11 PM on March 18, 2006


We're watching you, shnox-gobblin.

Don't worry, I'm on my case.
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 6:54 PM on March 18, 2006


Ow! Ow, god. All of this has given me a migraine.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:33 PM on March 18, 2006


Wait, which thread am I supposed to watch for the inevitable flameout? I hope someone is printing t-shirts.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:34 PM on March 18, 2006


.
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:36 PM on March 18, 2006


like i said earlier

lulz
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs at 7:47 PM on March 18, 2006


what, and mine gets deleted?

NO JUSTICE.
posted by exlotuseater at 7:48 PM on March 18, 2006


NO SHAME.
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:54 PM on March 18, 2006


SHANE come back SHANE!!

oh wait, sorry got my peanut butter in the chocolate again
posted by edgeways at 8:02 PM on March 18, 2006


Wait, there's a flameout?



i get so angry at so much and then i remember that its only a website and then i cry and i hit myself and say im sorry like a hundred times and then i replace all the keys on the keyboard and i clean off the monitor and i fix the chair and tape over the window and clean the glass and tape up my hands and then i do it all over again and im sorry im sorry im sorry.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:17 PM on March 18, 2006


... I'm get_Ting so hot,
I'm gonna take my clothes off...
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 8:29 PM on March 18, 2006


[pisses on the flames]

sizzle.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:36 PM on March 18, 2006


Bollocks! What a pisser!
posted by shnoz-gobblin at 8:48 PM on March 18, 2006


I am relieved that, despite the broken post text, the intent was not to bash the tabs vs. spaces thread.

Because you would have to be a goddam fucker to bash that thread.

Let alone ksh it, needless to say.
posted by cortex at 9:03 PM on March 18, 2006


Haro! Haro! Haro!

Keep the meme alive, people! Come on, you motherfuckers!
posted by IshmaelGraves at 9:38 PM on March 18, 2006


I apologize for posting that; I hadn't seen cortex's comment. Obviously cortex fucking wins, and any commentary thereafter is merely the bleating of so many sheep.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 9:41 PM on March 18, 2006


baa.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:19 PM on March 18, 2006


KNOW JESUS NO PEACE KNOW PEACE NO JESUS LOL WHAT
posted by tweak at 10:50 PM on March 18, 2006


internet
posted by tweak at 10:59 PM on March 18, 2006


My head asplode. AGAIN!
posted by UKnowForKids at 11:11 PM on March 18, 2006


I don't get it. Was it supposed to be funny or just a head scratcher that makes you think?

Should I start working on my next FPP or the callout of my next FPP?
posted by fenriq at 11:43 PM on March 18, 2006


The internets are too hard. Al Gore should go back and make an easier version.
posted by milquetoast at 11:51 PM on March 18, 2006


Was it supposed to be funny or just a head scratcher that makes you think?

Looks like another lark by someone who thinks it's fun to decrease the signal-to-noise ratio. Just what we need.
posted by mediareport at 12:36 AM on March 19, 2006


placeholder for a brilliant comment that skewers both posts with irreverent wit
posted by Mikey-San at 5:53 AM on March 19, 2006


Should I start working on my next FPP or the callout of my next FPP?

The traditional technique is to open two browser windows and work on them simultaneously. That way you don't suffer the embarrassment of having your callout not match the post.

Oh, and don't forget to include a link to the post. (Of course, the really classy way to do it is to include a link to the callout in the post itself.)
posted by languagehat at 6:09 AM on March 19, 2006


another lark by someone who thinks it's fun to decrease the signal-to-noise ratio

omg rofl kthx bye
posted by grouse at 6:32 AM on March 19, 2006


I'm a little bit behind the ball this morning...what am I suppossed to be doing here and why?
posted by OmieWise at 6:41 AM on March 19, 2006


I think if you just run around like your ass is on fire and fall to the ground writhing in lols that should be fine. Actually, you should have done this last night, now you just need to scratch yourself and wander off to the kitchen for some coffee.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:52 AM on March 19, 2006



posted by Mayor Curley at 9:04 AM on March 19, 2006


Woah, Mayor! Where's that picture from?
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:39 AM on March 19, 2006


If this is Web 1.x, I am too confused to ever have a chance with Web 2.0. Therefore, I am quitting teh internets now, while I can still maintain any shred of dignity whatsoever.

Goodbye all, it's been fun.
posted by rollbiz at 11:15 AM on March 19, 2006


That post is AWSOME.
posted by delmoi at 11:41 AM on March 19, 2006


so FDR was an (illegal) alien?
posted by matteo at 12:40 PM on March 19, 2006


This is Web 1.0 Turbo (now with cowbells). Welcome to the future.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:22 PM on March 19, 2006


For me, as a long-time MetaTalk hater, I have to say: this is the sort of thread that makes MetaTalk worthwhile. I have no idea what the issue is but it's still making me laugh like a drain.
posted by Decani at 5:58 PM on March 19, 2006


"laugh like a drain" ?
posted by cortex at 8:36 PM on March 19, 2006


gurgle chortle. giggle drip. cackle dribble. guffaw...
posted by exlotuseater at 9:00 PM on March 19, 2006


It's from the works of Komar and Melamid.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:11 AM on March 21, 2006


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