You have already lost the game. May 12, 2006 1:27 AM   Subscribe

Lost the game? Kindly keep it to yourself.
posted by Optamystic to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 AM (134 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Not calling out splatta in particular, but I've seen this pop up around MeFi quite a bit lately. The last thing this site needs is a cliche that is pretty much guaranteed to derail any thread in which it's posted.
posted by Optamystic at 1:31 AM on May 12, 2006


Can you please provide us all an example of where such an announcement has derailed an otherwise fine specimen of a thread?
posted by muddgirl at 1:38 AM on May 12, 2006


How many comments will it take before someone announces they lost the game?
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:53 AM on May 12, 2006


I don't have any game.
posted by dgaicun at 1:55 AM on May 12, 2006


but I don't hate the playaz
posted by dgaicun at 1:59 AM on May 12, 2006


Can you please provide us all an example of where such an announcement has derailed an otherwise fine specimen of a thread?


I'm not commenting on the quality of any threads in which the statement has appeared. That's completely beside the point. Today it may have been a stupid pro rasslin' thread. Tomorrow, who knows where the damn thing will pop up.

I say we strangle it in the cradle.
posted by Optamystic at 2:01 AM on May 12, 2006


That whole Game thing is drawn from the lamest and filthiest well of circlejerk geeksterbation, anyway. Admitting you even know what it is without the obligatory and ironic Wikipedia link should be be punishable by mockery and ostracism from polite society.

I say we strangle it in the cradle.


Hell, I'd strangle anyone who admits to actually 'playing' it in the cradle, were I the cradle-strangling sort.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:12 AM on May 12, 2006


Pain seems the same drain.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 2:12 AM on May 12, 2006


I'm just funnin'. Playing my very own Game, you might say.

You kids go on, grease your maypoles where you may, and god bless ya.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:13 AM on May 12, 2006


On preview: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
posted by Samuel Farrow at 2:21 AM on May 12, 2006


1996 = "Mr. T. Ate My Balls"
2001 = "All Your Base Are Belong to Us"

* * *

2006 = "I lost the game"

The internet just got lame. I blame George Bush.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 2:54 AM on May 12, 2006


Jeff Goldblum is still watching you poop, too. You'd think he'd be bored of it by now, the poor bastard.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:57 AM on May 12, 2006


But we don't have any choice, you see. If you lose the game, you must announce that you lost it.
posted by antifuse at 3:07 AM on May 12, 2006


I play an alternate version of The Game. Every time you say, "The Game is stupid," you win The Game.

The Game is stupid.
posted by speicus at 3:12 AM on May 12, 2006


I feel somewhat satisfied that I have no fucking idea what you all are talking about.
posted by Jimbob at 3:30 AM on May 12, 2006


Shit, Saucy Intruder. Mr. T just ate my balls. Thanks a lot.
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:33 AM on May 12, 2006


i have a game. in my pants.
posted by quonsar at 4:16 AM on May 12, 2006


Who wants to play Go Fish?
posted by iconomy at 4:45 AM on May 12, 2006


optamystic ... i just lost the damn game thanks to you

i have a game. in my pants.

crab baseball?
posted by pyramid termite at 4:46 AM on May 12, 2006


You know you're getting old when you don't keep up with the internet memes. What in the hell is this game shit?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:55 AM on May 12, 2006


I kiss you!
posted by briank at 5:05 AM on May 12, 2006


I first heard about the game on MetaFilter (I forget which thread it was). I read up about it and thought it was an interesting/funny meme. Now I just lose when it's mentioned again. I have never made anyone lose. I have yet to see evidence of a full-scale derailment. How do you propose we 'strangle it in the cradle'? Can we also pull the fish out of quonsar's pants. I find it equally annoying but there is no remedy. That's teh interweb for you, just sayin.
posted by tellurian at 5:15 AM on May 12, 2006


optamystic ... i just lost the damn game thanks to you

Maybe that was my plan all along.
posted by Optamystic at 5:17 AM on May 12, 2006


You... bastard.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:26 AM on May 12, 2006


you wanna play the dozens
'cause the dozens is a game
posted by fixedgear at 5:33 AM on May 12, 2006


does it count? I thought there was an immunity from losing the game when people are actually talking about the game, or saying "I've lost". In person, it's for a few minutes; for posts it should be for a few minutes from when you've read the post.

Yeah, I realised it's all honour system anyways, but it's fun to make loopholes.
posted by jb at 5:40 AM on May 12, 2006


The trouble is, you don't have to actually want to be playing the game -- you just have to read about it. You can't help losing occasionally.
posted by reklaw at 5:45 AM on May 12, 2006


I never really do this kind of thing but...

Metafilter: the lamest and filthiest well of circlejerk geeksterbation.

Word.
posted by i_cola at 5:45 AM on May 12, 2006


King me!
posted by If I Had An Anus at 5:51 AM on May 12, 2006


. . . but the way I fuck your mother is a goddamn shame.

/stops thinking he was the only one with a copy of "Occupation: Foole" stuck in his head for life
posted by yerfatma at 5:51 AM on May 12, 2006


The last thing this site needs is a cliche that is pretty much guaranteed to derail any thread in which it's posted.

Oh, that's rich!
posted by mds35 at 5:58 AM on May 12, 2006


i ate a
posted by killdevil at 6:19 AM on May 12, 2006


If you lose the game, you must announce that you lost it.

Well, announce it to your fucking goldfish. Nobody said you had to post it on MetaFilter.

The Game is stupid.

Aye.
posted by languagehat at 6:19 AM on May 12, 2006


I like the meta-ness of this one...

Metafilter: a cliche that is pretty much guaranteed to derail any thread in which it's posted
posted by antifuse at 6:20 AM on May 12, 2006


I want to build a clock that ticks once a year.
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:26 AM on May 12, 2006



posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 6:37 AM on May 12, 2006


The Game is weird. It's like Mao, or a very thin Nomic, or any other behavior-modification game—except that it is not constrained to the folks who express a prior interest in the game. It's too public, too evangelistic.

I think that's why otherwise meta and playful folks find it so incredibly fucking stupid—it's not that The Game is bad on it's face, it's that you fuckers won't shut up about it. Combine "won't shut up" with "has nothing to say" and the problem takes shape.

Replace "I just lost The Game" with "I just read The Da Vinci Code" and think about how it comes across to everyone else who doesn't give a good god damn.
posted by cortex at 6:39 AM on May 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


http://www.metafilter.com/user/28628
posted by rxrfrx at 6:48 AM on May 12, 2006


"Can we also pull the fish out of quonsar's pants"

I triple-dog dare you.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:07 AM on May 12, 2006


The whole thing reminds me of a game popular with frat-boy jock meatheads when I was in college. The object was to make an unsuspecting person look at a circle formed with one's thumb and forefinger. If the victim looked, the circle-former was entitled to punch the chump in the arm as hard as possible.

I hated that fucking game.
posted by Optamystic at 7:37 AM on May 12, 2006


The beef industry is very important.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:40 AM on May 12, 2006


.
posted by dios at 7:40 AM on May 12, 2006


I am not pulling any fish out of any pants or forming a circle with my thumb and forefinger, thank you very much.
posted by tellurian at 7:43 AM on May 12, 2006


Can you please provide us all an example of where such an announcement has derailed an otherwise fine specimen of a thread?

If it's your job to decide which threads deserve to be derailed, then you're mathowie.

Ditto cortex, and Optamystic, and everyone else who says "the game" is fucking stupi...HEY! A CAR WITH ONE HEADLIGHT!!! PA-DIDDLE!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!LOLLERSK8TZ!!1!
posted by cribcage at 7:43 AM on May 12, 2006


Doorknob!
posted by kosem at 7:44 AM on May 12, 2006


King's Cross
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:47 AM on May 12, 2006


It's perdinkle, goddammit. And for a missing taillight, perdunkle. And it doesn't count unless you touch the ceiling of the car first. And if you dent the ceiling of my car I will kick your ass into next May Day.
posted by cortex at 7:48 AM on May 12, 2006


Doorknob I know. King's Cross I don't. You're it.
posted by tellurian at 7:50 AM on May 12, 2006


Oh! and Safety.
posted by tellurian at 7:53 AM on May 12, 2006


If I'm not mistaken, there's a member floating around here with the moniker "I lost the game".

I thought that was excellent.
posted by dreamsign at 7:53 AM on May 12, 2006


I'm touching the Internet.
posted by tellurian at 7:57 AM on May 12, 2006


Don't touch the Internet there, it's a sin.
posted by killdevil at 8:12 AM on May 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is a stupid callout. We should all refuse to engage in what Optamystic hopes will become a collective peeve pet. Gotta catch em all!
posted by nomad at 8:16 AM on May 12, 2006


losing the game and announcing such has not, to my memory, derailed any threads. this is just something that annoys some users. c'est la vie.
posted by shmegegge at 8:17 AM on May 12, 2006


Punchbuggy, yellow!
posted by ND¢ at 8:21 AM on May 12, 2006


Maybe it should be an option in our user profiles, that way we could just check out each others profiles to see our game status.

The Game (please select only one): [ ] Lost [X] I hate you
posted by blue_beetle at 8:24 AM on May 12, 2006


losing the game and announcing such has not, to my memory, derailed any threads.

During a discussion about Topic_X, you introduce a completely irrelevant comment which results in — and, let's be honest, you intend this result, and you know damn well that it's going to happen — a slew of subsequent comments replying to yours.

You just defined the term, "derail."
posted by cribcage at 8:31 AM on May 12, 2006


I find these 'I'm annoyed by this thing' callouts annoying. I'm annoyed, people!
posted by tula at 8:33 AM on May 12, 2006


I was working on an FPP about Triple H, but I accidentally hit refresh and lost it.

Oh, and:

posted by Eideteker at 8:35 AM on May 12, 2006


During a discussion about Topic_X, you introduce a completely irrelevant comment which results in — and, let's be honest, you intend this result, and you know damn well that it's going to happen — a slew of subsequent comments replying to yours.
You just defined the term, "derail."


Exacto-fucking-lutely.

I think the next time I see "I just lost the game" in a thread, I'm going to go to a different thread and post "You just lost the game." In fact, maybe I'll just add that to all my comments as a sort of sig. Fuck all y'all!
posted by languagehat at 8:36 AM on May 12, 2006


Oh, and: you just lost the game.
posted by languagehat at 8:36 AM on May 12, 2006


Punchbuggy, yellow!

My wife has alway referred to them as "slugbugs," which I find slightly more euphonious. However, I remain faithful to the "Popeye" variant of my early childhood.
posted by malocchio at 8:42 AM on May 12, 2006


Wait, you called slugbugs "popeye"? Popeye was my first variant of perdinkle-perdunkle.

And let us not speak of that most loathesome of backseat games, "Corners".
posted by cortex at 8:46 AM on May 12, 2006


I was simply following the rules of the game. I had no choice.
posted by splatta at 9:04 AM on May 12, 2006


Matt should make a thegame.mefi where losers* can post all their game-related announcements. It can have the red color scheme of the old Projects. But until he does, there's always this site.

* of the game
posted by Eideteker at 9:15 AM on May 12, 2006


I already tried that excuse splatta. It was not well received. Whole lotta net curmudgeons in here today.
posted by antifuse at 9:20 AM on May 12, 2006


Internet. Serious Business.
posted by splatta at 9:32 AM on May 12, 2006


Agghh! Late, late, late to my own thread!!!
posted by you just lost the game at 9:46 AM on May 12, 2006


Oh, and thank you dreamsign.
posted by you just lost the game at 9:49 AM on May 12, 2006


Wait, you called slugbugs "popeye"? Popeye was my first variant of perdinkle-perdunkle.

Popeyes are cars with only one functioning headlight - best played at night, obviously. But the license to wail on fellow, less observant passengers remains in full force and effect.

I've never heard of perdinkle-perdunkle, which is likely for the best...I tend to lose all these games, as well.
posted by malocchio at 9:58 AM on May 12, 2006


Ah. I see now: I thought you were implying Popeye was a synonym for Slugbug.

Perdinkle-Perdunkle is Popeye, except that includes taillights (hence the twin names). We played the non-violent yelling-and-touching-the-ceiling variants, regardless.
posted by cortex at 10:07 AM on May 12, 2006


My cat's breath smells like cat food is the new black.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:20 AM on May 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


I just read The Da Vinci Code.
posted by MikeKD at 10:21 AM on May 12, 2006


Aha! Thanks for the info. I look forward to sharing this with my wife, who will be caught completely unaware.

Someone should really compile the various permutations and rules. A sort of Perdinkle-Perdunkle According to Hoyle would help solidify the acceptable behaviors for this somewhat nebulous pastime.
posted by malocchio at 10:42 AM on May 12, 2006


My memory's so bad these days I can mention the game and still not lose it.

Umm.. what were we talking about again?
posted by Decani at 10:47 AM on May 12, 2006


Huh. Around here it's a padoodle, and you have to kiss your hand then touch the ceiling.

Also, declaring "Punch Buggy yellow" without adding "No punch backs" is suicide, Eideteker. Just suicide.
posted by jrossi4r at 10:48 AM on May 12, 2006


I just lost the Da Vinci Code Game.
posted by ND¢ at 10:51 AM on May 12, 2006


I just charged it 2 da game. Does that count?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:08 AM on May 12, 2006


DaVinci code is so yesterday! I read it so long ago that I have forgotten most of the historical inaccuracies. That could be called out-Decaniing Decani. I have no intention of being annoyed by the movie. Not going to play THAT game.
posted by Cranberry at 11:37 AM on May 12, 2006


Internet alternate reality games are the most boring goddamn things on the planet.
posted by darukaru at 11:45 AM on May 12, 2006




Better to lose the game than goose the lame.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:28 PM on May 12, 2006


I had always heard "Padiddle" not "Perdunkle" so I decided to ask Google.

Padiddle - 22,000 hits
Perdiddle - 1,630 hits
Padoodle - 792 hits
Padinkle - 30 hits
Perdinkle - 19 hits
Perdunkle - 9 hits

Not that your way is any less valid cortex, but you are in the minority...
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 1:38 PM on May 12, 2006


I like the phrase "peeve pet," which I took to mean "a collective pet peeve, such as a community of oddballs online might possess."
posted by cgc373 at 1:42 PM on May 12, 2006


Granted, Lazlo Hollyfeld—I didn't mean to imply any sort of primacy with my version.
posted by cortex at 1:46 PM on May 12, 2006


Pediddle - 10,500
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:05 PM on May 12, 2006


hitler
posted by psychobum at 2:07 PM on May 12, 2006


During a discussion about Topic_X, you introduce a completely irrelevant comment which results in — and, let's be honest, you intend this result, and you know damn well that it's going to happen — a slew of subsequent comments replying to yours.

You just defined the term, "derail."


this is true, except when the slew of subsequent comments doesn't follow. this is the situation i posit currently happens with the game. for instance, on a real train, just cause one car loses air conditioning doesn't mean the whole train jumps the rails and crashes. similarly, just cause one guy announces a lost game doesn't mean the whole thread dies. i'm not defending the announcement, mind. it's off topic and indefensible. but really, this is about as serious as a train car losing air conditioning and it's yet ANOTHER of the metatalk "i'm annoyed by x" threads.
posted by shmegegge at 2:36 PM on May 12, 2006


WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME? _
posted by aaronetc at 2:58 PM on May 12, 2006


That Wikipedia article is a piece of shit. I still have no fucking idea what the hell the Game is. I'm so annoyed by the whole idea of this, that I'll blank it from memory.
posted by psmealey at 3:33 PM on May 12, 2006


The Game is precisely the agreement to react to the phrase "the game". Players of The Game are folks who decide to do this. That's the whole thing. To think about The Game is to lose it; to comment on having lost it is the only move available in the game. Some folks have tacked on extra rules and restrictions, but that is, I think, missing entirely whatever point and substance there is to the idea.

The allure is in the absurdity of even playing—the weird intellectual pleasure of doing something ridiculous combined with the winking satisfaction of confusing those bystanders not familiar with the game (and getting a returning wink from the bystanders who are). Again, see the card game Mao, or any game of Nomic—both more interesting and less outwardly obnoxious implementations of the same idea. See also Mornington Crescent.

posted by cortex at 3:57 PM on May 12, 2006


I think that the da vinci code example from Cortex is on the money (and really funny) and look how quickly that has popped up repeatedly.

The Games is a meme for memes sake. It is pointless and doesn't have a place here.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 8:01 PM on May 12, 2006


YOU'RE absurd and don't have a place here!
posted by shmegegge at 8:29 PM on May 12, 2006


Mornington Crescent!

Yes, let's see the FPP about HHH. He appears to be turning face again, and they keep doing the DX crotch chop, so things might be turning quite interesting there.
posted by First Post at 8:37 PM on May 12, 2006


I lost a game to some snakes on a plane once.
posted by salvia at 8:42 PM on May 12, 2006


shmegegge - better to be absurd than a dick.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 9:02 PM on May 12, 2006


yeah, it irritates the hell out of me too. Especially since I had won the game.
posted by delmoi at 9:13 PM on May 12, 2006


oh man. you need to re-read what I wrote. really, no one says that in any seriousness. unclench, sir!
posted by shmegegge at 9:19 PM on May 12, 2006


In that particular thread, I got the impression that the Game thing was just a cute joke in response to the earlier comment "I haven't thought about Goldberg in at least 5 years. Thanks for ruining my streak." So, not completely out of the blue, right?
posted by moss at 9:20 PM on May 12, 2006


although I just realized that I wrote "absurd" when I meant to write "pointless" as you had written above. I suppose that ruined the joke.
posted by shmegegge at 9:20 PM on May 12, 2006


I should have read what you meant and not what you wrote. But I still think that Metafilter doesn't need comments about the Game.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 9:25 PM on May 12, 2006


probably. i dunno. i tend to fall on the less strict side of these things. either way, i was just playin' around. no offense meant.
posted by shmegegge at 9:29 PM on May 12, 2006


Goddamnit. There goes 4 weeks of winning.
posted by loquacious at 9:29 PM on May 12, 2006


If you can track 4 weeks, doesn't that mean you're always losing? I mean, the point is not to think about it, so if you have any awareness of how long you've gone without thinking about it . . . am I missing something? (And I lost again. I lose every time I check this cursed thread.)
posted by cgc373 at 9:46 PM on May 12, 2006


First Post: Sneaky first trick, but you're obviously exploiting a loophole in the Charring-Conveux MC publication of 1973. (An amazing conference, which - frankly - I'm shocked you're familiar with. I hadn't come across it myself until 2002 or so.) In lieu of that fact, I can (and will) claim Southwark on top the required station north of the Thames.

So - To be simple - Bond St. (Dual reverse.)
posted by icosahedral at 9:58 PM on May 12, 2006


I just watched last night's episode of Lost and I think that the whole purpose of the button is to perpetuate the Game.

Every 108 minutes, someone loses the Game!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:33 PM on May 12, 2006


Who wants to play Hungry Hungry Hippos?
posted by dflemingdotorg at 4:46 AM on May 13, 2006


Uh... Bermondsey!
posted by ludwig_van at 6:45 AM on May 13, 2006


I hadn't lost the game since before spring break. Optamystic you're a heartless bastard.

Oh and trying to ban a meme is bound to end well, I'm sure.
posted by oddman at 7:31 AM on May 13, 2006


trying to ban a meme is bound to end well, I'm sure.

I personally am not talking about banning it, just about making perpetrators feel so stupid and un-hip that they'd rather watch that animated Hasselhoff than make their pathetic "game" announcement again.
posted by languagehat at 9:43 AM on May 13, 2006


but wouldn't that contribute to the derail?
posted by shmegegge at 9:58 AM on May 13, 2006


i just lost the game.
posted by jewzilla at 10:52 AM on May 13, 2006


The real absurdity is the idea that someone thought "I say we strangle [some annoying onlin habit] in the cradle" and then they decided that the way you do that is to start a Metatalk thread. Because, like, that often stops people from doing stupid shit. "Optamystic" indeed. Would not a more judicious and appropriate response be to simply respond "fuck your stupid ass game" in the relevant thread?
posted by nanojath at 2:06 PM on May 13, 2006


Fuck your stupid ass comment.
posted by Optamystic at 3:32 PM on May 13, 2006


Can't we just throw a few more nerds on the pyre & move on now..?
posted by i_cola at 3:34 PM on May 13, 2006


I'll bring the marshmallows.
posted by Optamystic at 3:54 PM on May 13, 2006


Don't other game-players immediately lose when they see an "I just lost the game" comment? Then why aren't all "I just lost the game" comments immediately followed by more? Or doesn't that count as thinking about the game?

And how long after losing does one start playing again? If immediately, then why aren't "I just lost the game" comments followed by an endless stream of them from the original commenter, since he'd read his own comment and then think about the game again?
posted by TimeFactor at 4:00 PM on May 13, 2006


nanojath - we are arguing that the game that is the product of the lamest and filthiest well of circlejerk geeksterbation has no place in metafilter.

And you don't sound like you are disagreeing with the principle.

Metatalk is the perfect place to have this out in the open.

Circlejerk geeksterbation - classic.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 4:23 PM on May 13, 2006


Wait wait, if the point of the game is to react to the phrase "the game", isn't this call out just part of the game as well?
posted by Hildegarde at 8:32 AM on May 14, 2006


I think the next time I see "I just lost the game" in a thread, I'm going to go to a different thread and post "You just lost the game." In fact, maybe I'll just add that to all my comments as a sort of sig. Fuck all y'all!"

The MetaGame:

You lose the Metagame when languagehat posts the phrase "You just lost the game."
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:53 AM on May 14, 2006


Oh, I forgot to mention that if you lose the MetaGame you must immediately post "I lost the MetaGame" before you can resume playing.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:56 AM on May 14, 2006


In real life, when some douche says "Hey, I just lost the game!" in a crowd of game-players, doesn't he get cock-punched for causing everyone else to also lose the game?

'cause that's what we need on MeFi: more cock-punching.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:12 AM on May 14, 2006


'cause that's what we need on MeFi: more cock-punching.

Damn straight.

Oh, by the way: you over there? Yeah, you. You just lost the game.
posted by languagehat at 11:51 AM on May 14, 2006


I just leaked the Plame!
posted by cortex at 7:04 PM on May 14, 2006


I lost the MetaGame.

And the game.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 9:45 PM on May 14, 2006


This is totally my fault.

My, the meme I wrought upon Metafilter brings a tear to my eye, at least a tear of smug self-satisfaction...
posted by blasdelf at 2:17 AM on May 15, 2006


In real life, when some douche says "Hey, I just lost the game!" in a crowd of game-players, doesn't he get cock-punched for causing everyone else to also lose the game?

'cause that's what we need on MeFi: more cock-punching.


As you can see from the Wikipedia link, you have to announce that you lost the game when you lose the game. I've seen various rules as to time-out periods (ie when one person announces that they've lost it, nobody else can lose within 5-10 minutes, etc)...

And moss - that Goldberg statement was exactly what made ME lose the game, so I'm not surprised that it happened to someone else too.
posted by antifuse at 4:27 AM on May 15, 2006


As you can see from the Wikipedia link, you have to announce that you lost the game when you lose the game.

As I said before to the same stupid argument: announce it to your goldfish. Nobody here cares.
posted by languagehat at 11:05 AM on May 15, 2006


As you can see from the Wikipedia link, you have to announce that you lost the game when you lose the game.

And as you know if you've been a MetaFilter member for more than five minutes, posting irrelevant comments to intentionally derail a thread is a violation of MetaFilter policy. You're breaking the rules of MetaFilter to comply with the rules of your ridiculous "game." What could possibly make you think that's a valid defense?
posted by cribcage at 4:27 PM on May 15, 2006


Hope.
posted by cortex at 5:30 PM on May 15, 2006


It's not irrelevant!

The content of the FPP caused him, and others, to be reminded of the game. It's on-topic!
posted by blasdelf at 12:43 AM on May 16, 2006


languagehat and cribcage: I wasn't trying to further make the argument supporting splatta (although I still support you, brotha!), I was explaining to fff why people say they lost the game in a public forum (and, so far as I can tell, mostly avoid cock punching). But if you can't see how "Man, I managed to avoid thinking about Goldberg for 5 years, you ruined my record" very easily translates into "Great, now I just lost the game", then fine. Be a curmudgeonly old internet crank. See if I care.

Also, to save some time -

Metafilter: Be a curmudgeonly old internet crank.
posted by antifuse at 3:42 AM on May 16, 2006


I was explaining to fff why people say they lost the game in a public forum

You don't need to explain it to me. I know why they do it: they want to be cock-punched.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:55 AM on May 16, 2006


I'm a curmudgeonly old internet crank and proud of it!
posted by languagehat at 11:11 AM on May 16, 2006


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