Suggest some taglines June 24, 2000 2:02 PM   Subscribe

no one requested it, but I always wanted to do random images on the main page. The following image shows all the current taglines that popup randomly. They're not all gold, but some of them will be around forever (especially the crack one). Can you think of others? Go ahead and suggest one.

posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 2:02 PM (38 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

past metaphor, well into metafive.
hotlinks and hijinks
do you wanna talk about it?
1,100 members, none wearing pants
doing the impossible for the ungrateful
hakuna meta-ta
posted by bradlands at 2:27 PM on June 24, 2000

never metafilter I didn't like
they might be bloggers
it's real life, just more meta
as seen on www
way out west in the land of velcro
proudly narcisistic

posted by wendell at 7:45 PM on June 24, 2000

filtered before a live studio audience
we don't need no stinkin' content
purple monkey dishwasher
not affiliated with MehtaFilter
zap! biff! pow! mathowie!
posted by bradlands at 8:21 PM on June 24, 2000

Like a spider monkey on crystal meth, except cleaner.
You know what? I don't have to answer to you, pal!
We remember proudly our founder's last words: "Please,
I don't want to die!"
Why does the Legion of Doom fly around in that floating Darth Vader head, anyway?
You know, you really look beautiful tonight...have you done something different with your hair?
Do not taunt Metafilter. Metafilter contains a glowing substance that fell to Earth in a meteor.
posted by Ezrael at 9:04 PM on June 24, 2000

like X + Y, only Z'er
1100 members, 2200 posts, 3300 taglines
may contain peanuts
not just non-sequitur, ANTI-sequitur
where the elite meet to freak
whose cuisine reigns supreme?
more heads, less dittos
give us 22 minutes, we'll give you a headache
the nth degree
our last, best hope
just meta and potatoes
double-your-meta-back guarantee

I am rather disappointed that The Brad would plagiarize my plagiarism of Lucy

posted by wendell at 11:15 PM on June 24, 2000

MetaFilter, it's what's for dinner.
We got yer off-topic right here buddy.
MetaFilter may cause sleep loss.
Becuase blue is my happy color!
Sure you could be working, but why?
Because 1200 nerds can't ALL be wrong.
Friendliest flame wars on the net.
Our posters even wear pants!
Is that a MetaFilter, or are you just happy to see me?
(I have no idea what that means)
posted by y6y6y6 at 12:19 AM on June 25, 2000

MetaFilter: Please close the HREF behind you.

(Always steal from the best, Wendell. Actually must have slipped my mind. My bad.)
posted by bradlands at 3:45 AM on June 25, 2000

Give me MetaFilter, or give me...
A Double Whopper with cheese, large onion rings, three kids meals with cokes...uh throw in a salad and a diet coke... to go.


This is MetaFilter.
This is MetaFilter on drugs.
This is MetaFilter with a side of bacon.
Any questions?

(Dudley Moore's "Crazy People" was just on HBO, can't you tell? So inspiring.)

Where the hell is Zeldman when you need him??!!?? He's the Ad Guy here....
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 4:22 AM on June 25, 2000

Metafilter, Metafilter, so powerful it crushes Hitler.
Can it log the World Wide Web? Yes it can, even from bed!
Look out! Here comes the Metafilter!
(Of course, sung to the tune of the sixties' Spider-Man cartoon.)

Faster than a content controversy! More powerful than a debate on posting limits! Rocketed to Earth from the doomed
planet Filtrum, Metafilter fights for truth, justice, and a whole lot of people rambling on and on about just about every topic on the web!
posted by Ezrael at 9:33 AM on June 25, 2000

may cause irritation or inflamation
give us a quarter or we'll touch you
not affiliated with Melita Filters

posted by bradlands at 12:21 PM on June 25, 2000

MeFi, Fo, Fum
You Tarzan, MeFi
Glue Factory for Topical Dead Horses
Where Even the Beta Is Meta
Not Usually Talkin' About Shaft
What Brian Boitano Would Do
And That's the Way WE Are
Matt Didn't Invent the Internet, He Perfected It
(with the membership count down by 20, I thought I'd better start buttering up the mathowie)
posted by wendell at 6:48 PM on June 25, 2000

membership count is down as i did cleanup. There were a bunch of test accounts and such.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:28 PM on June 25, 2000

The other white Meta
best gas station on the superhighway
Al Gore invented it
Your Lean Mean Meta-Machine!
We Blog
(Though I don't think anyone has used the term Information Superhighway for five years now.)
posted by Awol at 11:26 PM on June 25, 2000

MetaFilter: A link and 25 snarky comments.
posted by Sapphireblue at 11:44 PM on June 25, 2000

apply topically
not affiliated with MeatFilter
annotations and obfuscations
AKA the algonquin kiddy-table
bell out of order. don't knock the door.
do re ME FI so la ti do
where rube goldberg meets p.t. barnum
posted by bradlands at 11:51 PM on June 25, 2000

naughty like einstein
brought to you by the letter q
spoons... angry spoons

posted by TractorInc at 3:42 PM on June 26, 2000

Who loves ya, baby?
You know you want me!
It's like gelatinous congealed milk!
Bow and scrape, pedantic mortals! Kneel before Zod!
Less damaging to your mind than you'd expect.
posted by Ezrael at 6:28 PM on June 26, 2000

feel the web's tendrils (props to Halcyon)
cabal? what cabal?
do not taunt HappyMetaFilter!
all aboard the train of thought
filmed in glorious metascope70!
posted by bradlands at 11:34 PM on June 26, 2000

MetaFiltered for Your Protection
blogging with scissors
drugs to keep kids off dare
allow me to introducing mineself...
blogging nicely since next week
stress-testing the internet
Haughey 3:16
stretching the threads 'til they snap
you can't spell Metafilter witholut ME
posted by wendell at 12:00 AM on June 27, 2000

and you can't spell "witholut" without "L"

(Gee, post-preview -- or pre-post view or preview-post, or something -- would be helpful on this side of the fence too, eh?)
posted by bradlands at 8:23 AM on June 27, 2000

Hey, Olut's my best friend. I work with him all the time.
posted by wendell at 1:57 PM on June 27, 2000

Link. Post. Comment. Repeat.
Talk about talking about the talk about the web.
Cheaper than sex and half the calories.
We filter the web so you don't have to.
It's better than bad, it's good!
Your shoe's untied.
Linking to links, one link at a time.
Yes it's overkill. What's your point?
This space not for rent.
It's smarter than you look.
Same Meta Time! Same Meta Channel!
Opinions are like assholes...
Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach.
Off topic since 1962.
So many posts. So little time.
Put in your two cents. We'll rub them together.
We're doing something important here. We just don't know what.
The best and brightest of the World Wide Web... went thattaway.
Your mother called.
Filter all you want. We'll meta more.
Got something to say? So does everybody else.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:25 PM on June 27, 2000

First rule of Metafilter... DON'T TALK ABOUT METAFILTER!
posted by thirteen at 5:24 PM on June 27, 2000

Second rule of Metafilter... DON'T TALK ABOUT YOURSELF!
Third rule of Metafilter... DON'T TALK ABOUT RULES!
Third rule of Metafilter... EAT YOUR CAPSLOCK KEY!

Metafilter: Everyone has a right to your opinion.
Metafilter: We're one big happy dysfunctional family.
Metafilter: Where bark is worse than bite.
Metafilter: Language is a virus.
Metafilter: Swewy, Ain't it?
Metafilter: Soundbytes and Catchphrases and Bears! Oh my!
Metafilter: word
posted by ZachsMind at 8:57 AM on June 28, 2000

Who's the public log that's a sex machine with all the chicks?


Damn Str---


posted by Mick at 1:00 PM on June 28, 2000

MetaFilter: It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore.

BTW: what *is* that "pictures don't push the text out of the way" shit? Is that a broken style sheet? That silly rotating webcam thing someone did a couple months ago did the same thing?

(NS 4.71, W98)
posted by baylink at 7:51 PM on June 28, 2000

The Mighty Meta
The "Question Authority" Authority
Too Many Ironies in the Fire
Being Matt Haughey
A Web Bedroom Community
if you don't have anything nice to say... you've come to the right place
a web feat
we're all bozos on this buss
resistance is futile, but fun!
posted by wendell at 2:42 AM on June 29, 2000

Uhm... I got a little carried away...

I wanted to see what some of the above sayings would look like in the graphic, so I tinkered in Paint Shop Pro for awhile. Didn't take long at all actually. Was a lot of fun.

I figured if Matt wants to use any of these oneliners, this might make it a little easier for him to do so, insteada havin' to make them all by himself. Bein' busy an' all.. I also figured half of these would NEVER get picked and I just wanted to see what they'd look like. No, I didn't do only mine. In fact I couldn't do most of mine. They just didn't work.

The limitations of the space and the font which (I think) Matt uses kept me from doing many of them. I woulda done all of them, but I just got a phone call. Some friends want me to meet them at some place and see 3ShotWest with them tonight at some place off Montfort and Beltline called the Flying Saucer. Sounds like fun. Maybe I'll get back to this later.

posted by ZachsMind at 4:52 PM on June 30, 2000

I did twenty. Some are duplicates cuz I didn't like how they came out the first time, but originally I tried only to put words below the name like Matt had done. All the ones that have nothing above the name I did first. Then I experimented a bit. Superman is pretty much the most absurd one, I think. Oh well. It was fun. Share and enjoy.

I'm gonna go get a beer. 3ShotWest is gonna rock tonight.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:07 PM on June 30, 2000

I'm too sexy for my URL
where everybody knows your domain
we found the missing link
measure twice, blog once

inevitable "Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" references:
don't panic
don't foget your towel towel
where the answer is 43
powered by the infinite improbability drive
mostly harless

and Thank you, ZachsMind...
posted by wendell at 1:04 PM on July 2, 2000

mostly harMless...

not to be confused with the Mexican Harless...

introducing our mascot: Meta Filbert

the perfect smarm

less than 30% calories from phat

five degrees of seperation from itself

posted by wendell at 12:05 AM on July 3, 2000

Provided by the management for your protection.
posted by sarajflemming at 4:13 PM on July 3, 2000

I made some more, but swbell is being a prick. I'm getting errors now after downloading 125 more of them. Suggestions from above, in most cases word for word what others suggested. I could try but it was a major pain in the butt uploading them and now I can't see my own crap on my own website. It sucks. I'm too tuckered out to do it all over again.

Matt if you like these lemme know and somehow I'll get the rest of them to ya. If ya don't like'em that's okay too. It was fun making them anyway. Nice exercise.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:45 PM on July 3, 2000

"no accidents since 1997"
posted by tiaka at 6:21 AM on July 7, 2000

this is jack's website.

posted by capt.crackpipe at 8:48 AM on July 11, 2000

MetaFilter: "Shouldn't This Be In MetaTalk?"
posted by bradlands at 8:00 AM on July 21, 2000

"pictures don't push the text out of the way" shit?

my guess is it's due to NS4's spazzing over CSS line-height attributes, resulting in wacky overlapping.
posted by kathryn at 1:58 PM on June 21, 2001

it appears in IE5 too. this is a bad, bad thing. or a good thing if you disagree with opinion obscured. Score one for the random MetaObscura!
posted by nedrichards at 3:49 PM on June 21, 2001

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