Something seems fishy here March 29, 2006 5:15 PM   Subscribe

Bullshit.
posted by ChasFile to Etiquette/Policy at 5:15 PM (116 comments total)

[NSFW++] ?
posted by Ryvar at 5:16 PM on March 29, 2006


Did it get lots of flags?
posted by crunchland at 5:18 PM on March 29, 2006


This is exactly what I come to MeFi for: something I haven't seen anywhere else followed by interesting/funny/thought provoking discussion. Since when has "too NSFW" been grounds for deletion? Its not in the guidelines. And "too NSFW" for whom? Matt or Jess? Or the gentle sensibility of the readers? Which readers.

This whole thing stinks.
posted by ChasFile at 5:18 PM on March 29, 2006


Yeah, goatse gets a free pass, but a penis labeled NSFW doesn't.

Odd.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:19 PM on March 29, 2006


What the fuck? That crossed some imaginary line? This deletion is total BS and very out of left field.
posted by xmutex at 5:21 PM on March 29, 2006


MetaFilter: Bullshit.

] Don't forget the period at the end. [
posted by mischief at 5:23 PM on March 29, 2006


[NSFW] [more inside]
Bullshit.
posted by billysumday at 5:24 PM on March 29, 2006


I thought it was hilarious, actually.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:24 PM on March 29, 2006


I think the post very clearly said what the link contained. Either that's a movie you want to see, or it ain't. No grounds for deletion.
posted by team lowkey at 5:26 PM on March 29, 2006


jessamyn likes it, so apparently Matt is a penophobe?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:29 PM on March 29, 2006


Peniphobe?

Help me out here.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:29 PM on March 29, 2006


That was amazing, which is what I would have said if the thread hadn't been deleted. At least it let you know what you were getting into before you clicked.
posted by nuala at 5:30 PM on March 29, 2006


Well, crash, if matt is afraid of penises, that was the one to be afraid of.
posted by crunchland at 5:32 PM on March 29, 2006


phallophobe?
posted by Ryvar at 5:33 PM on March 29, 2006


Phallophobe is good.

Now, someone needs to register freethesiliconepenis.com and we can move forward as a community.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:34 PM on March 29, 2006


Don't go off half-cocked. It's possible that the reasoning behind the deletion wasn't entirely phallacious.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:35 PM on March 29, 2006


Actually, on second thought, I kind of like that.

Phallophobia.

Now I can't wait until Saturday for my weekly phone call to my mother, when she will (as usual) say something prudish - now I can respond with "Oh Mother! You and your phallophobia!"
posted by Ryvar at 5:35 PM on March 29, 2006


Cock-cringing men and the phallophobophiliacs who love them—next, on Town Talk.
posted by cortex at 5:42 PM on March 29, 2006


There's only one solution. We must all post in-thread pics of our wangs.

Girls without wangs of their own to photograph and post can easily one for free simply by asking the first male they meet if they can have a picture of their wang to post on the internet.
posted by loquacious at 5:43 PM on March 29, 2006


I was fascinated by the post - made me want to check out the rest of the BBC series, actually. Indeed, free the giant plastic penis!

The only thing that threw me (and I'm really trying to forget about it) is the link to the cutting-off-a-penis photos posted in the comments. Actually, it was a link to a link within a previous thread that provided fair warning.

It's that fair warning that's the problem: Though I know I'll regret it profoundly, I can't not clink on an NSFW link (unless I'm, y'know, at work).
posted by aladfar at 5:46 PM on March 29, 2006


Bullshit deletion. It's incredibly gross, but still interesting.
posted by selfnoise at 5:56 PM on March 29, 2006


ITYM [++NSFW] HTH HAND
posted by kcm at 6:09 PM on March 29, 2006


It could be a case of Ithyphallophobia - Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis or conversely, Medomalacuphobia - Fear of losing an erection. And yeah, the post should be reinstated.
posted by tellurian at 6:11 PM on March 29, 2006


I stand erectedcorrected.
posted by Ryvar at 6:18 PM on March 29, 2006


It wasn't the greatest link, but it was more interesting than the pug news story. Jesus, Matt, we're not in Sunday School, don't act like you've never seen a fluid-engorged genital balloon before.
posted by dgaicun at 6:18 PM on March 29, 2006


This is why MetaFilter is awesome. The deletion is lame.
posted by sjvilla79 at 6:19 PM on March 29, 2006


First they came for the cosmetically bloated penises...
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:20 PM on March 29, 2006


there are a couple flags and there are many comments saying it was disgusting and on some cheesy porn site. As soon as I saw the massive man meat come out I thought it was pretty gross myself so I axed it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:21 PM on March 29, 2006


As far as I can tell every comment seems to be of the "OH MY GAWD" horror movie disgust. You don't want to look, but you can't help it, and that's why it's funny.
posted by Ryvar at 6:27 PM on March 29, 2006


Yeah, I don't think the post should have been deleted. That it was real, from a documentary, makes all the difference to me. If it had been just some silly shocker stunt or media project, then it would have been forgettable.

Well, maybe not forgettable, quite.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:28 PM on March 29, 2006


Well, at least someone is thinking of the children.
posted by crunchland at 6:30 PM on March 29, 2006


As soon as I saw the massive man meat come out I thought it was pretty gross myself so I axed it.

You axed the massive man meat when it came out? Great, here comes another circumcision debate.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:39 PM on March 29, 2006


if the actual full-on porno video catalogue passes the test, I don't see how a bit from a bbc documentary that shows a very non-sexual blob of tissue crosses the line...
posted by mdn at 6:39 PM on March 29, 2006


Well, I think it's lame that that got deleted yet we still have FPPs to a Tom Hanks press release, an Arrested Development press release, a news item about a cat and another about a pug, a lame anti-WalMart blog piece, a 2 week old news piece about Gentlemen's Fight Club, etc.

The Penis vid was definitely something I would *not* have ever seen outside of visiting MeFi. The above shit I hoped I'd never see on MeFi.

Deleting that FPP was ridiculous given what you *didn't* delete today, Matt.
posted by dobbs at 7:04 PM on March 29, 2006


Don't worry folks, there are more dick jokes coming.
posted by scarabic at 7:18 PM on March 29, 2006


Thank you, Matt, for protecting me from that unsightly site.
posted by mischief at 7:22 PM on March 29, 2006


I've been wanting to post this link forever, but the only thing we hate more than giant penii are self-links. Your turn.
posted by allen.spaulding at 7:25 PM on March 29, 2006


yer doin' a heckuva job, mathowie.
posted by quonsar at 7:28 PM on March 29, 2006


Fine, I'll repost it. My mistake for taking people at their word about not wanting to see it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:29 PM on March 29, 2006


It's been one of those days for me, too.
posted by mischief at 7:30 PM on March 29, 2006


Speaking of bullshit, ChasFile's one word post on this was itself bullshit. You can disagree without calling the admins here assholes.
posted by alms at 7:37 PM on March 29, 2006


It's unanimous, MeFites demand hideously inflated man parts. Well, courteous of our very own Glider, I see there is quite a little market for this rather specialized curiosity. But you gotta pay. . . these men have very weird families to feed.
posted by dgaicun at 7:37 PM on March 29, 2006


Thanks, Matt.
posted by dobbs at 7:39 PM on March 29, 2006


I also want Tony Danza back on there, stat.
posted by Mid at 7:43 PM on March 29, 2006




Thanks, Matt.
posted by Ryvar at 7:48 PM on March 29, 2006


Yeah!
posted by strawberryviagra at 7:52 PM on March 29, 2006


That this freakish, artificially inflated member once again graces our fine web site . . . . it kinda makes me choke up a little.

That said, the "heckuva job" crack and some of the harsher criticisms of mathowie's editorial control seem a bit out of place. Didn't everyone get the grade school speech about disagreeing without being disagreeable?
posted by aladfar at 7:57 PM on March 29, 2006


Don't worry folks, there are more dick jokes coming.

Style points for the timely Bill Hicks reference!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:00 PM on March 29, 2006


I would like to see the guy with the massive genitalia pissing in the fashion of our infamous MeTa elephant.
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:02 PM on March 29, 2006


Jeeeeeeezz! Between this and Meatbomb's creepy/sad bar girl post, I am really creeped out tonight. I am going home to watch some Wallace and Gromit cartoons.
posted by LarryC at 8:18 PM on March 29, 2006


I think we can safely assume it lost all of its normal functioning years ago. This man has to take Caesarean pisses.
posted by dgaicun at 8:19 PM on March 29, 2006


Dear god in heaven above, what's a Caesarean piss?!
posted by fandango_matt at 8:25 PM on March 29, 2006


my late vote, not that it matters now ... keep it ... that was one of the odder things i've seen in awhile on the web
posted by pyramid termite at 8:35 PM on March 29, 2006


I think the deletion has been restored.
posted by Falconetti at 8:35 PM on March 29, 2006


I am glad that it was undeleted.

Wow is that a weird blob of flesh.
posted by blacklite at 8:49 PM on March 29, 2006


Idiotic, yes. Delete worthy, no. IMHO.
posted by buzzman at 8:55 PM on March 29, 2006


My mistake for taking people at their word about not wanting to see it.

christ. it's not like you created a "this isn't fantastic, but it doesn't merit deletion" flag. And anyone who doesn't want to see it doesn't have to. So yeah, it's your mistake. But hey, I hope that passive aggressiveness works out for you.
posted by shmegegge at 8:57 PM on March 29, 2006


Don't worry folks, there are more dick jokes coming.
>Style points for the timely Bill Hicks reference!


That reference is sooo overrated.

I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading MeFi and IMO, today has been an awesome day for The Blue!
You grouches need to reapply your mascara and head down to the mall, pronto. Don't worry, come tomorrow MeFi will be full of the greed, misery, corruption ,and assorted worldly ills that you obviously come here to read about.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:06 PM on March 29, 2006


You know, I clicked the link and then closed it before he got his pants open. I think I'm better for it.

There. It can work.

You know, not looking at something if you know it'll upset or other fragment your psyche.
posted by fenriq at 9:08 PM on March 29, 2006


otherwise fragment..., damn.

See Matt, the pony we really need is the 3 minute correction period.
posted by fenriq at 9:09 PM on March 29, 2006


Speaking of bullshit, ChasFile's one word post on this was itself bullshit. You can disagree without calling the admins here assholes.

You seem to be committing the fundamental attribution error: the tendency for people to over-emphasize dispositional, or personality-based, explanations for behaviors observed in others while under-emphasizing the role and power of situational influences on the same behavior. In other words, people tend to have a default assumption that what a person does is based more on what "kind" of person he is, rather than the social and environmental forces at work on that person.

The action in question - the deletion of the post - was bullshit. At no time did I say nor did I intend to imply that the person behind the action was similarly bullshit. Indeed, at the time we didn't even know who was responsible.

Just about everyone else seemed to get that it was the deletion that was lame, not the admins:

This deletion is total BS

Bullshit deletion. It's incredibly gross, but still interesting.

This is why MetaFilter is awesome. The deletion is lame.

And on and on. These comments, the many others like them, and my original post all decry the particular action in question, and aren't personal attacks on the admin who took that action.

I think both the admins generally do a great job but screwed this one up. You can find a further explanation of my position two comments from the top. HTH, and thanks for playing. I guess that was my first kind of mini-call-out, since it takes place in a MeTa thread, which is kind of exciting.

All that said, this thread now makes no sense, since the original post is back up, so it should probably just be deleted.
posted by ChasFile at 9:13 PM on March 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Springboarding into more serious discussion, I think there may be a built in asymmetry in the flagging process, in that people are more likely to flag a post as 'bad' than 'fantastic'. Maybe there should be a 'don't delete' flag, so people can react to controversial posts in a way that anticipates your likely reaction with an opinion that more fits their attitude. Not many here seem to think it was a great post, just one that didn't demand execution.
posted by dgaicun at 9:15 PM on March 29, 2006


ChasFile just won the internet, I think. Then again, I initially read this post as decrying the legitimacy of the phallus itself.
posted by jtron at 10:22 PM on March 29, 2006


Me too, jtron. I had my "Don't worry kid, it'll grow/It's not the meat, it's motion/Some chicks and/or fellas prefer..." all ready to go an' everything.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:30 PM on March 29, 2006


Seriously, if you're going to delete something, delete the stupid pug newsfilter thread... at least this was something vaguely interesting, if gross.
posted by antifuse at 3:50 AM on March 30, 2006


Jesus Christ, a freak-of-the-week shit post gets deleted and people actually whine until the thread gets reopened? quality reading indeed.

Fark at least doesn't delude itself into being some sort of "Best of the Web" blog. keep lowering the bar, children, we'll create a kickass community weblog here
posted by matteo at 3:51 AM on March 30, 2006


Like freezboy said in the other thread, this is from Channel 4 documentary season revolving around penises.

Sure, some supporting info beyond the video would have been nice, but this hardly makes metafilter = fark.

One man's 'lowering the bar' is another man's edification. Next time you feel morally/intellectually offended matteo, try to do what I do with the American political threads: skip it and read something else.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:22 AM on March 30, 2006


Look what you all did! Now matteo is upset.
Shame on you!
posted by c13 at 5:13 AM on March 30, 2006


This is a great day for democracy!

Meanwhile, has anybody got any videos of baseball sized hemorrhoids?
posted by Devils Slide at 5:38 AM on March 30, 2006


One man's 'lowering the bar' is another man's edification.

no, lowering the bar means this place is beneath Fark at this point. for a few years, MetaFilter was much more interesting than Fark, now it's a frathouse. you like the frathouse? knock yourself out.

but then, of course every Farker who joins MeFi brings a five dollar bill to Matt's coffers
posted by matteo at 5:55 AM on March 30, 2006


Matteo, relax. There are days filled with "wacky" posts and days where we're all serious and talmudic and shit and days where there are hardly any posts to even discuss. These things come in waves and a few silly FPPs doesn't mean MeFi is "beneath Fark" (is that even possible?) or that it's the beginning of the end.

If you want to stick to depressingly long Annals of Extremely Complex Foreign Policy articles, by all means do so. But to claim that we've all lost it and become a frathouse and uninteresting, etc, is raw folly: I still come here first thing in the morning, and I suspect you do as well. But if not, and if we're less interesting than Fark, then I have one bit of advice: go back to Fark.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:10 AM on March 30, 2006


Hm. "... Revolving around penises". I wonder what that would be a good tagline for?
posted by taz at 6:19 AM on March 30, 2006


Now matteo is upset.

Now?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:23 AM on March 30, 2006


But to claim that we've all lost it and become a frathouse and uninteresting, etc, is raw folly:

it is not. I guess I've been reading this site a bit longer than you have. certainly, I seem to have contibuted a little more to its front page than you did. open membership hasn't improved the quality of posts (we have more good posts, of course, but we also got a fuckload of lame, sub-Fark, newsfilterish posts every day). also, more than half of this site's revenue comes from AskMeFi, I suppose the blue will soon (2 years) become irrelevant, an appendix to a question+answers site.

frankly, one guy posts a "hey look at that guy's dick it's as big as a football", the admin does the only thing an admin can, ie he deletes it, and then people start a small nerd riot because they want it back? best of the web indeed.


then I have one bit of advice: go back to Fark.

I've never been a Fark poster, but I'm sure you fit well there
posted by matteo at 6:48 AM on March 30, 2006


As soon as I saw the massive man meat come out I thought it was pretty gross myself so I axed it.

Fair warning, guys.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:55 AM on March 30, 2006


So how's the humorless, community standard-bearer angle working out for you, matteo? Come down to earth sometime, chum. The air is too thin up there.
posted by crunchland at 6:58 AM on March 30, 2006


Metatalk is a lot more entertaining when music is involved (not that I am suggesting there is a jangly, wistful guitarpop song anywhere in this)
posted by bluesky43 at 7:01 AM on March 30, 2006


Cripes, it was one day of funny, pointless stuff. Simmer, killer.

As a side note, I suggest all Farkers who are contemplating membership to consider chipping in and buying matteo a "The End Is Nigh!!!" sandwich board first, instead of stuffing yet more Lincolns in Numero Uno's seam-stretched beanbag chair, or, as he likes to call it, The MetaThrone.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:16 AM on March 30, 2006


Come down to earth sometime, chum

speaking of coming down to earth, how's your community weblog doing, Dave? kicking mathowie's ass already? guess you must be, chum.

also, your comment is pretty funny coming from the author of the world-famous "Crunchland Method"

How to Make a Better Front Page Post? seriously?
posted by matteo at 7:20 AM on March 30, 2006


If you picture Damon Wayans' Men On Film character when you read matteo's last post, it's pretty fucking hilarious.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:23 AM on March 30, 2006


How many times has this happened - a post being deleted and then resurrected based on community backlash? I imagine these instances are few and far between. As far as the material goes... I don't think the fact that I "wouldn't have seen it elsewhere" is a qualifier for its existence. Who wants to see that, ever?
posted by prostyle at 7:31 AM on March 30, 2006


I guess I've been reading this site a bit longer than you have. certainly, I seem to have contibuted a little more to its front page than you did.

And my dick is bigger than yours.
posted by c13 at 7:37 AM on March 30, 2006


So how's the humorless, community standard-bearer angle working out for you, matteo? Come down to earth sometime, chum. The air is too thin up there.

crunchland, you do some really good things around here, but you have at times taken a similarly humorless and disapproving tone toward on-site jokery. You should maybe not be so harsh.
posted by cortex at 7:41 AM on March 30, 2006


certainly, I seem to have contibuted a little more to its front page than you did.

A lot more vituperation to the growing number of political threads. Thanks. Really.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:54 AM on March 30, 2006


It has little to do with how much anyone has or hasn't contributed... since I've contributed more than he, and apparently I don't know right from wrong, either.

Matteo's scorched earth responses just indicate that there is no way but his way. And I don't think I was being all that harsh, cortex. In fact, I toned my response way down. Can Matteo say the same?
posted by crunchland at 8:03 AM on March 30, 2006


Fair enough. I didn't mean it as a comparison of scale, and I'm not arguing that matteo is being a peach. I mostly just hope you'll keep the thought in mind next time you're trending towards some dour or withering comment about on-site tomfoolery.

And I'm kind of punchy this morning, so I apologize if this is not coming off as a neutral, hey-let's-be-relatively-positive heads up.
posted by cortex at 8:27 AM on March 30, 2006


I guess I've been reading this site a bit longer than you have. certainly, I seem to have contibuted a little more to its front page than you did.

And my dick is bigger than yours.


I hope we can get this whole penis ranking system figured out soon. I knew it was a good idea.
posted by blacklite at 8:34 AM on March 30, 2006


I'm starting a campaign to delete every post, and a counter campaign to delete no posts at all. Who's with me?
posted by darukaru at 8:40 AM on March 30, 2006


I give this thread 4 dicks up. Wayyyyy Up!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:42 AM on March 30, 2006


words
posted by matteo at 6:48 AM PST on March 30


It's no wonder no one likes you, matteo. You are a thin-skinned, presumptuous little snot who single-handedly personifies "shrill." I've been reading MeFi since at least July 2001, but you measure worth solely by regdate and, like the conservatives you love to hate, imagine a heavenly golden age of MetaFilter that really never existed. Some of the earliest posts on this site are to places like cat-scan.com and fucking Thunderwear; you act as if everything before open sign-ups was all monocles and Algonquin Round Tables.

You should stick to writing FPPs - of which yours are consistently great - and stay away from commenting, of which yours are consistently whiny and sad.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:50 AM on March 30, 2006


No good for a caboose,
but good for a gander.
posted by squirrel at 8:58 AM on March 30, 2006


'You know what this means?'
'Cock-up.'
posted by jonmc at 9:19 AM on March 30, 2006


Silicone, anyone? 2000 ml for a pound! last in stock! hurry up!
posted by funambulist at 9:21 AM on March 30, 2006


I don't think there was a "backlash". Just a bunch of folks saying, mildly, that they thought the post shouldn't have been deleted. This was not DefCon Suicide Girls.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:21 AM on March 30, 2006


I didn't even watch the damned penis video, but plenty of people I know did and most of them found it an amusing (if vulgar) diversion. matteo, optimus: the conflict you two are imagining between the forces of refinement and vulgarity dosen't really exist. The users of this site are for the most part extremely intelligent and literate, but that dosen't mean we don't enjoy raunch and vulgarity as much as anyone. In fact, our intelligence makes us that much better at it. There's no law saying that someone can't discourse eruditely about say, Renaissance sculpture or Mid-East politics one moment and then rock a fart joke the next.

Both intellectual refinement and crude silliness are important parts of a well rounded human. Embrace them both.
posted by jonmc at 9:27 AM on March 30, 2006


As soon as I saw the massive man meat come out I thought it was pretty gross myself so I axed it.

Another Unix thread, I see....
posted by y2karl at 9:29 AM on March 30, 2006


matteo, optimus: the conflict you two are imagining between the forces of refinement and vulgarity dosen't really exist. [snip] Both intellectual refinement and crude silliness are important parts of a well rounded human. Embrace them both.

Jon, you realize that's what I'm saying, right?

There are days filled with "wacky" posts and days where we're all serious and talmudic and shit and days where there are hardly any posts to even discuss.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:35 AM on March 30, 2006


You should stick to writing FPPs - of which yours are consistently great - and stay away from commenting, of which yours are consistently whiny and sad.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:50 AM PST on March 30 [!]


seconded


Both intellectual refinement and crude silliness are important parts of a well rounded human. Embrace them both.
posted by jonmc at 9:27 AM PST on March 30


hmmm, also seconded
posted by sic at 9:55 AM on March 30, 2006


important parts of a well rounded human

Well-rounded humans never really existed.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:03 AM on March 30, 2006


you've obviously never seen my ass, kirth.

(see that's what I'm talking about....)
posted by jonmc at 10:05 AM on March 30, 2006


Neither seen, nor embraced. But anyway, we weren't talking about the parts, but the whole human.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:12 AM on March 30, 2006


Well-rounded humans never really existed.

Nonsense. The make the rockin' world go round.
posted by cortex at 10:13 AM on March 30, 2006


True enogh, but there's no reason to stop trying. But think of it this way: there are times on MeFi when conversations can get so heavy and solemn that it's actually refreshing to see quonsar happen by with the shitting elephant just to remind us not to take it all so seriously. And there are other times when posters remind us that even our crudest jokes about some internet weirdo are aimed at real people. My point is this: both vulgarians and the more professorial among us serve a purpose, as do both those drives within ourselves.
posted by jonmc at 10:15 AM on March 30, 2006


Well-rounded humans never really existed.

I guess you didn't watch the video of the siliconed penis guy, either.
posted by crunchland at 10:17 AM on March 30, 2006


Well-rounded humans never really existed.

I think we need an early warning system that will detect these sort of easy straight-man lines and create an emergency subcommittee so that we can confer and use the best one-liner the subcom can work out. All this competitive heckling is tearing the site apart!
posted by cortex at 10:26 AM on March 30, 2006


jonmc pretty much spelled out whatever I was going to say. If Metafilter is a bit slashdot, a bit PoliticsFilter, a bit Goatse/WTF, and a hefty helping of interesting links to art/literature/etc. then I'd say Metafilter itself is best of the web, even if the links aren't always.
posted by Ryvar at 10:58 AM on March 30, 2006


No good for a caboose,
but good for a gander.
posted by squirrel at 11:58 AM EST on March 30 [!]


Took a while to get that one.
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:15 PM on March 30, 2006


... and the funny-gibe contest still goes to stavrosthewonderchicken. I hereby award a one inch bonus.

Also: Metafilter: Assume it lost all of its normal functioning years ago.
posted by eritain at 3:26 PM on March 30, 2006


I didn't have a problem with the FPP. Yeah, it was pretty gross but it didn't need to be deleted. But at the same time I wasn't the least bit fazed or upset about its deletion. It was just sort of amusing that the deletion garnered such a strong reaction from people, and that Matt actually relented when he doesn't usually do so. There are times when I understand and agree with people being upset about a post being deleted (e.g. the graphic pictures of dead Iraqis in Fallujah), but the silicone engorged dick disappearing from the front page was a nonissue, at least to me *shrug*.
posted by Devils Slide at 8:44 PM on March 30, 2006


Dear Matteo, I sincerely apologize if i offended you. I am myself offended when someone posts that stupid fucking goatse image and feel like I need to wash my eyes in boiling water.

I considered this when I posted my link, but the image was so weirdly desexualized, it might has well have been a rabbit or a pumpkin that he pulls from his pants.

Friends ?
posted by vronsky at 3:32 PM on March 31, 2006


it might has well have been a rabbit or a pumpkin that he pulls from his pants.

You mean it wasn't a pumpkin. That must mean. . . oh God.
posted by dgaicun at 5:15 PM on March 31, 2006


The FPP has apparently been un-deleted.
posted by rxrfrx at 11:38 AM on April 3, 2006


you don't say.
posted by crunchland at 12:05 PM on April 3, 2006


"Hello? You don't say. You don't say. You don't say. You don't say."
"Who was it?"
"He didn't say."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:07 PM on April 3, 2006


that was a totally unnecessary instance of being mean to me.
posted by rxrfrx at 1:26 PM on April 3, 2006


Well, it may not have been intended as mean, per se. Could have just been gently sarcastic, which passes for nice around here.
posted by cortex at 1:29 PM on April 3, 2006


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