Miguel, oh where for art thou? October 18, 2001 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Now that all you crusty- old vets scared off Miguel, I have nothing to read at work. Boy, are you guys boring....

Miguel, oh where for art thou?
posted by thekorruptor to MetaFilter-Related at 11:47 AM (73 comments total)

Miguel was scared off? When did this happen? Wasn't he just here yesterday?

posted by starvingartist at 12:23 PM on October 18, 2001

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but my sworn love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

korruptor and Miguel, sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g...blah blah
posted by gleemax at 12:39 PM on October 18, 2001

Take it to MetaEmail.

er, well, email. That'd probably work best, no?
posted by hijinx at 12:54 PM on October 18, 2001

just a little note here, in the interest of generally pissing everyone off:

Wherefore means "why" not "where".

as in "why is your name Montague?" not "where are you, sweetcheeks?"

yours in nitpickery
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:04 PM on October 18, 2001

Wow. thanks for the ole english lesson, Nitkaesque.
Hey, what is the old english term for 'sweetcheeks' anyway?

posted by thekorruptor at 1:28 PM on October 18, 2001

Ye Cheekies Sweete.

not be confused with

Ye Cheeky Monkey.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:32 PM on October 18, 2001

thanks, kafkapickery.... ;-).
posted by thekorruptor at 1:37 PM on October 18, 2001

Hey, kafka, what is the record for posts on the main page in 1 day? I count 31 by 1:45.

I'm asking here to avoid disturbing the Metagods by double posting...

posted by thekorruptor at 1:52 PM on October 18, 2001

Like I know?

Hell, I'm just an amiable rogue trying to avoid work.
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:00 PM on October 18, 2001

here you go.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:04 PM on October 18, 2001

Actually k, you're pretty close... this is the real Miguel. (I only know this because I received an email from him with that middle name). I honestly hope the crusty-olds didn't scare him off.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:28 PM on October 18, 2001

You BASTARDS! He loved you! LOVED YOU! And you threw it all away!

He didn't hurt nobody!

I hope you heartless fucks can sleep at night.

Damn you all! Damn you all to HELL!

posted by ColdChef at 3:59 PM on October 18, 2001

Let's have a wake for Miguel.

Who are we going to get to do the eulogy?
posted by thekorruptor at 4:02 PM on October 18, 2001

Sheesh...Miguel's not gone. In fact, I'm sure he's looking down on this thread right now. (Hi, Miguel!)
posted by jpoulos at 4:05 PM on October 18, 2001

ColdChef, you made me spit coffee out my nose. Good thing I didn't order something more expensive.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:08 PM on October 18, 2001

still, it was warm
posted by eyeballkid at 4:08 PM on October 18, 2001

Should we start chanting until he posts again!

We want M!
We want M!
We want M!

Ok, I'm being silly...

posted by thekorruptor at 4:10 PM on October 18, 2001

Someone recommended he take a day or so off. He's probably doing that. If he returns with perspective, this will be a better place.
posted by frykitty at 4:10 PM on October 18, 2001

Who's perspective exactly? He seemed to have his own and it was pretty unique (as evidenced by the fact that this MeTa thread exists).
posted by eyeballkid at 4:16 PM on October 18, 2001

It's the official Miguel watch...

posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:58 AM PST on October 16

2 days, 8 hours, 20 mins.

Should we start a pool?

posted by thekorruptor at 4:19 PM on October 18, 2001

Hey, eyeballkid, how did you get Miguel to e-mail you back? I sent him a nice message the other day about my upcoming visit to Portugal, and he didn't write back...
But then, I've noticed I'm a bit of a thread killer around here, maybe he didn't want to respond (sniff...)
posted by nprigoda at 4:22 PM on October 18, 2001

He's on holiday, kids.

Wish you bastard's'd notice when I'm not around....
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:26 PM on October 18, 2001

stavros, all you have to do is post four million lengthy comments per day. People are bound to notice when you stop.
posted by jjg at 4:33 PM on October 18, 2001

We'd have to notice you when you're here first, Stavros.
posted by Doug at 4:33 PM on October 18, 2001


I didn't get him to email me back. He initiated the exchange. Just had a question about a comment I made, that's all.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:35 PM on October 18, 2001

I wonder if the server load has gone down significantly.
posted by gleemax at 4:38 PM on October 18, 2001

Until our pal comes back...

CardosoWatch2001 Is In Full Effect
posted by owillis at 4:59 PM on October 18, 2001

Alright, you Monkeyfuckers™! I ain't joking! Stop this Miguel bashing or I start bashing heads!

I'll start hunting your sorry asses down alphabetically and beat you down until you see how much Miguel loves you!

This is your last warning. Make your time...
posted by ColdChef at 5:00 PM on October 18, 2001

Now that all you crusty- old vets

I am crusty because I am composed of solid ice.
I am old because I was originally snow at the top of a mountain.
posted by iceberg273 at 5:17 PM on October 18, 2001

We want Miguel!
We want Miguel!
posted by thekorruptor at 5:29 PM on October 18, 2001

Wait, our Miguel is "one of the most acclaimed writers of Portuguese literature contemporary"? Is that really true?
posted by eyeballkid at 6:09 PM on October 18, 2001

The not official Page of Miguel Esteves Cardoso. You gotta love that cigar...

remember people 'The Love is Fodido':

"a book that could not have another heading, that only can offend the people who not to read it" Miguel Esteves Cardoso

Whether it's the great man himself or not. It's classic, classic I say. I propose that MeFi turns into PortugeseFansiteFi.

posted by nedrichards at 6:10 PM on October 18, 2001

hmmm. admission (of guilt over fawning) and introspection - hard to fault him there.

people like miguel (and clavdivs) are part of why i love this place!
posted by modge at 6:33 PM on October 18, 2001

people like miguel (and clavdivs) are part of why i love this place!

That's more like it. You may live...
posted by ColdChef at 6:39 PM on October 18, 2001


2 days, 11 hours, 2 mins.

The world is waiting...
posted by thekorruptor at 7:03 PM on October 18, 2001

::sticks tongue out at Doug::
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:20 PM on October 18, 2001

from Miguels unoffical sight(from gleemax) "Um dos 'Conspiradore' do programma" I think he has been dispatched by the king. I fear he may have disliked my maslow comment. thing is, he seems like a sweet heart. but that cigar, that my friends is Freudian. I think he likes the women. i think he likesa wine. i thinka hes a some sort of troubadour who just got his butt pinched.
posted by clavdivs at 7:35 PM on October 18, 2001

Or you could cheer for someone who deserved it.
posted by websavvy at 7:38 PM on October 18, 2001

<snarkasm>3 cheers for websavv..... oh wait. I'm sorry I misread your comment.</snarkasm>
posted by eyeballkid at 7:56 PM on October 18, 2001

wait a sec... i thought miguel didn't know html?
posted by lotsofno at 8:04 PM on October 18, 2001

watch it, lotsofno. you're straying across the line into anti-Miguel land.

And I am Sheriff of that Land.

And I rule with an iron fist...
posted by ColdChef at 8:11 PM on October 18, 2001

Seriously, I am in the Pro-Miguel camp. I think he's just a good guy and a little over-exuberant. And there's a little language barrier thing goin on.

Besides, I need someone to be more annoying than me.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:30 PM on October 18, 2001

lol, coldchef.. don't worry, i got nothing but love for miguel.
posted by lotsofno at 8:51 PM on October 18, 2001

Buck up lil' camper!
posted by katexmcfly at 9:01 PM on October 18, 2001

It was the spelling thread that pushed it over the line for me.

"Since I need to post more than anyone else, it's especially annoying to me when I have to read so much bad spelling. Could we please force people to spell better?"

Previous to my pissing on him in that thread he'd sent me a very chatty email explaining how much he liked my posts (huh?) and a little story about a trip he'd taken with his wife to San Diego. He invited me to visit if I ever made it to Portugal. [rolls eyes]

A little voice inside me said, "For the love of Christ, do NOT encourage this guy!" So I didn't email back.

Yes. I lack compassion. It's a defect I have. I suspect it could be cured by medication, but I've decided to soldier on as is.

"He loved you! LOVED YOU!"

Jumping up and down and waving your arms in such a manner is typically understood to be a desperate plea for friends, not love.

Having said that, I miss the lug, and his Kudzu like posting style. If I ever get my email working again (3 days?) I'll send him a nice note saying so.
posted by y6y6y6 at 9:05 PM on October 18, 2001

CardosoWatch 2001

2 Days, 13 hours, 30 Mins

Attacks are re-tracked, apologies are sent...

Will the madness never end?
posted by thekorruptor at 9:35 PM on October 18, 2001

Miguel looks a bit like Matt Haughy, doesn't he?
posted by Rastafari at 9:51 PM on October 18, 2001

Wow, this thread has actually turned kinda creepy. If I were Miguel, I'd be filing restraining orders tomorrow.
posted by Doug at 9:55 PM on October 18, 2001

I think Miguel's cute (if that's him). And I like a cigar myself, now and then (as long as it's Cuban).
posted by realjanetkagan at 10:14 PM on October 18, 2001

why does everyone's brain fart on the same day? the oed online, habbohotel, 2 links to the onion, an open italics tag, revived all your base, and more talk on miguelcardoso.
posted by elle at 12:12 AM on October 19, 2001

I'm really not certain how to work bukkake into this thread without making matters worse, but godamnit I'm working on it.
posted by dong_resin at 2:33 AM on October 19, 2001

The first step to solving the problem is admitting that you have a problem, Mr Resin. And now I have a mental image of El Cardoso drenched in...well...goo.

Thanks a lot, man.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:10 AM on October 19, 2001

From his site - The intervention of Miguel Esteves Cardoso in the domain of the arts also includes the authorship of letters for songs as "the thistles and them you chat"

It's probably the Google translation, but I can't help thinking of Clint Eastwood in Paint Your Wagon.
And unfortunately he's now covered in....that stuff, thanks dong-resin.
posted by Markb at 4:48 AM on October 19, 2001

We are so far away from where we started. There is almost no way for us to ever get back.

And who suffers?

gooey, gooey Miguel.

(you people make me sick...)
posted by ColdChef at 4:56 AM on October 19, 2001

gooey, gooey Miguel.

there's your bukkake reference right there, dong_resin...

ick, i feel so dirty now.
posted by lotsofno at 6:23 AM on October 19, 2001

Isn't the name "dong_resin" a bukkake reference itself?
posted by ColdChef at 7:25 AM on October 19, 2001

::(->MetaTalk implodes<-)::
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:37 AM on October 19, 2001

It's the feel-good thread of the year!
posted by rodii at 7:41 AM on October 19, 2001

If I were Miguel, I'd be putting the metafilter.com line in my hosts file *right now*.
posted by darukaru at 7:48 AM on October 19, 2001

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posted by clavdivs at 8:29 AM on October 19, 2001

if only you were miguel. ::sigh::
posted by palegirl at 9:04 AM on October 19, 2001

Sweet mother of god, I spoke too soon.
posted by Doug at 9:05 AM on October 19, 2001

Well , that settles it. I've learnt my lesson. I'm changing my nickname to slowlearner or weepy_duh. Or promisestopostless_wop. But...I'll praise and fawn and ingratiate and eulogize as much as I damn please! Just turn away please. Or bill me for the sick bags. Remember Popeye, a recent cartoon character: "I am waddayam"; just like you. It's what makes Meta, er, physics great.

P.S. Please try to forget my ugly mug - else I demand to see all of yours, as it would only be fair. Here in Lisbon(how you all miss the old city, right? ;-)when we see a truly disturbing facies we shout "I.I." to warn whoever we're with. It stands for "instant imprint" - those images so shocking they burn into one's tenderest synapses and remain there until death. (It's pronounced "ai ai"; but not in a Mexican way, please!)

And now I'm off to the front page to cash in all those 24-hour posts I've acummulated! Whee!

posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:09 AM on October 19, 2001

Whee! Welcome back, Miguel. Damn, you made some kinda impact here. Start delivering on the expectations, mate!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:18 AM on October 19, 2001

Operation Infinite Patience forges ahead.
posted by xiffix at 9:24 AM on October 19, 2001


The wait has ended.

'Whee' indeed.
posted by thekorruptor at 9:27 AM on October 19, 2001

At last! Our long national nightmare has ended.

Viva Miguel! Viva Lisbon!

I. I. 4-ever!

(What's the time Korruptor?)
posted by ColdChef at 9:30 AM on October 19, 2001

The prize for Longest Sustaining of Sarcasm by a MeFite goes to :

Tic Tic Tic....


(The crowd goes wild!)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:36 AM on October 19, 2001

::Thank you, thank you::

I'd like to thank my mother and father for having sexual relations thereby allowing me to be here today. To my uncle, who told me to check for my own name in the obituaries every morning. To that girl that broke my heart and stole my wallet.

And to the man above, the guy that gives us all a reason to be here and glorify His name...

posted by ColdChef at 9:43 AM on October 19, 2001

You people really, really need to get lives.
posted by anapestic at 10:14 AM on October 19, 2001

That was the funniest thing I've seen since, like, way back when, kinda, like.

Gonads and strife, gonads and strife...

I love it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:55 PM on October 19, 2001

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