Crazy approval July 17, 2006 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Somebody wiped a handful of crazy on this thread.
posted by Mayor Curley to Etiquette/Policy at 10:46 AM (108 comments total)

I'm fine with it. In fact, I approve; so much so that I wanted to make sure that no one missed it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:47 AM on July 17, 2006


I approve of your approval, and am flagging this comment "approving".
posted by cortex at 10:50 AM on July 17, 2006


A handful of crazy, or a handful of truth?
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:51 AM on July 17, 2006


Is that hair gel?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:54 AM on July 17, 2006


If we start pointing out all the instances of crazy in threads we'll see 30 MeTa posts on a light day.
posted by clevershark at 10:55 AM on July 17, 2006


reduntantly flagged as redundant.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:57 AM on July 17, 2006


What blue_beetle flagged.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:03 AM on July 17, 2006


1. MeTa agents arrived at the thread site within 1 hour after the comment was posted, even though the normal MeTa reaction to such a comment at this time of day would have taken at least 2 hours.

2. When asked for the time at which he had noticed the comment, Mayor Curley said the records had been destroyed.

3. Considerable disinformation about flagging was quickly given to members.

4. Although regulations called for the investigation to be carried out by the mathowie, not the mayor, the mayor was there for hours before mathowie arrived.

5. The mayor prevented the local "first responders" from snarking effectively.

6. Although it was the mathowie's responsibility to determine the cause of the crazy and although the mayor's prior presence was highly suspicious, mathowie avoided the thread.

7. When the mathowie finally carried out his own investigation, he was unable to find any trace of wfc123, or to determine what the hell wfc123 stood for.

8. The mathowie held no public hearings, claiming that it was not a sufficiently "high-profile" thread.

9. The mathowie's final report concealed the fact of the mayor's participation.

Evidence suggests the thread was brought down by an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapon.
posted by languagehat at 11:17 AM on July 17, 2006 [10 favorites]


The cabal is deeply involved in this.
posted by LarryC at 11:25 AM on July 17, 2006


If we could force them all to use the same tag, then I could subscribe to a feed (e.g., Chock Full O' Nuts), but those folks tend to take issue with instructions. Except if you print a ton of them on the outside of product packaging. Then they're ok with it.
posted by yerfatma at 11:27 AM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


Paul Wellstone is an anagram for "planes tule low", which, when spoken aloud, sounds exactly like "plane's too low", which is the final outcome of all plane crashes.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:27 AM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


An important part of the authors' case is the fact that the Mathowie administration would have had several motives:

1. wfc123's defeat would return control of MeTa to the cabal.

wfc123 was the biggest obstacle in MeTa to cabal policies, and was the strongest voice in MeTa calling for a full investigation of anti-conspiracy theory activity.

2. Two days before his mysterious disappearance, wfc123 reported that a well connected librarian had told him: "If you mess with AskMe, the Mathowie administration will do whatever is necessary to get you."
posted by caddis at 11:29 AM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


great analysis languagehat. i'm especially concerned about mathowie's involvement - how did he get from wholelottanothing over to here so quickly? it takes at least 2 hours to click across....
posted by casconed at 11:29 AM on July 17, 2006


I hit Jamie Kennedy with my Lincoln.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:29 AM on July 17, 2006


How come no one has pointed out the obvious hand of the nanotech lobby here?
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:30 AM on July 17, 2006


Craziness? Or truthiness?

Neither! It's cruthiness!
posted by loquacious at 11:32 AM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


Actually, it is the cause of all plane crashes.

If we start pointing out all the instances of crazy in threads we'll see 30 MeTa posts on a light day.

Are you implying that it would be a bad thing?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:35 AM on July 17, 2006


I love you all.
posted by dame at 11:35 AM on July 17, 2006


even me??
posted by jonmc at 11:38 AM on July 17, 2006


It's gotta be about you, huh?

Some people just aren't content to be among the loved in 'universal love'. You gotta be special.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:40 AM on July 17, 2006


If we started posting crazy comments about everyone who died shortly after being threatened by Dick Cheney, MeTa's traffic would triple.
posted by Plutor at 11:41 AM on July 17, 2006


Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
posted by ND¢ at 11:41 AM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


Thanks, Mayor Curley.

This thread and that illustrate how often irony is merely a thin scum over fear, or, to put the matter a little more bluntly, when some people decide rape is inevitable, irony is how they tell themselves they are enjoying it.
posted by jamjam at 11:54 AM on July 17, 2006


I can say with no irony whatsoever that I do believe I am going to enjoy this.
posted by ND¢ at 11:58 AM on July 17, 2006


even me??

OK - you lie down in the grass over there, while I get the mower.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:01 PM on July 17, 2006


Ummm, huh?
posted by dame at 12:01 PM on July 17, 2006


apparently he wants to mow me. people have strange kinks.
posted by jonmc at 12:04 PM on July 17, 2006


Not that. The crazy above it. Because if that means what I think it means, then I'm glad I really did just pop my midafternoon bag o' corn.
posted by dame at 12:06 PM on July 17, 2006


PAPA
NOVEMBER
THREE
TWO
NINER
PAPA
NOVEMBER
THREE
TWO
NINER

posted by boo_radley at 12:07 PM on July 17, 2006


Back, and to the left... back, and to the left... back, and to the left.
posted by SteveInMaine at 12:13 PM on July 17, 2006


There is no cabal.
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:14 PM on July 17, 2006


thirteenkiller is correct.
posted by exlotuseater at 12:20 PM on July 17, 2006


jamjam: what a horrifying formulation.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:24 PM on July 17, 2006


MetaFilter: a thin scum over fear
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:29 PM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


thecabalisnowhere
posted by cortex at 12:35 PM on July 17, 2006


OK - you lie down in the grass over there, while I get the mower.

Thank God. I thought that uneven jonmc was going to be an eyesore in the MeFi lawn forever. Also, with this heat wave, remember to water him after dark so he doesn't turn brown again.
posted by mullacc at 12:37 PM on July 17, 2006


A handful of awesome!

lh's comment had me rolling, or, as the internet would like me to have it, ROFL.
posted by OmieWise at 12:37 PM on July 17, 2006


et tu, mullac?

I'll be in my motel room swilling gin.
posted by jonmc at 12:39 PM on July 17, 2006


OmieWise writes "as the internet would like me to have it, ROFL"

I got a seat belt for my chair so no more rolling on the floor.
posted by Mitheral at 12:50 PM on July 17, 2006


But who killed Bill Barilko?
posted by timeistight at 12:53 PM on July 17, 2006


What's the frequency, Kenneth?
posted by crunchland at 12:57 PM on July 17, 2006


Great. First Sailor Martin goes crazy, now all of MetaFilter.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:58 PM on July 17, 2006


It is strange how people continue to underestimate Cheney. I mean, the guy deliberately started a war that's killed tens of thousands of innocent people. It doesn't get much more hardcore than that. Then again, assassinating a US Senator? That's just insane.
posted by nixerman at 12:59 PM on July 17, 2006


Here he is, going crazy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:00 PM on July 17, 2006


timeistight: "But who killed Bill Barilko?"

Gordon Downie. He locked him in the trunk of his car.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:03 PM on July 17, 2006


Wasn't Paul Wellerstone the guy who starred in RoboCop and Buckaroo Banzai? If so, I say good riddance!
posted by iconomy at 1:06 PM on July 17, 2006


What are you talking about? He kicked ass in Naked Lunch!
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:07 PM on July 17, 2006


MetaTalk is sinkin', and I don't wanna swim.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:17 PM on July 17, 2006


AZ: You're thinking of Leslie Nielsen.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:17 PM on July 17, 2006


Gentlemen,

Kaiser Wilhelm left a sealed envelope for Chuck Taylor in a safe deposit box in Little Peoria, TX in May of 1941, two weeks before he returned to his Estate in Doorn, Netherlands only to die one day after his arrival of "pulmonary embolism" (haha, no one dies of this, it might as well say "Kaiser Wilhelm BTGOGK&E of Prussia, died this day june 5, 1941 of BURNS SUFFERED FROM STOCHASTIC RESONANCE TEMPORAL {EMBARGOED} MASER WEAPONS" right on his tombstone, right, right?) , this much we know as a FACT. Beyond that all I can say is if you can't see the connections between this and his famous last words "Dear, pray move that sausage a little further away from me, it smells of ass."
When there was NO SAUSAGE IN THE ROOM (FACT!FACT!FACT!) and the worldwide boom of flat-bottomed canvas and rubber basketball shoes such as the so-called Chuck Taylor model so popular with today's greaser hooligans and Chashish addled beatniks (more like fluoride-niks, right? FACT!) then you are going to raise a generation of Children with severe (FACT!) posture problems, which plays right into the hands of the Hidden Secret Masters of TIME & LIGHT & SLEEP WALKING as stated in the TaBlEtS oF HorchoaDoratus (FACT!), first slouching then mind slaves of the Deep Slumbering Scum WORMS of VEnuS! FACT!

I RMN YR HMBL SRVNT

D_Wino, PHD, FRC, DRND, CHKJF, ESQ! (FACT!)
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:17 PM on July 17, 2006 [8 favorites]


Divine_Wino, that is beautiful.
posted by LarryC at 1:28 PM on July 17, 2006


Wait, wait wait. Are you saying that Dicky Cheney and mathowie conspired to kill robocop? We are through the looking glass people!
posted by ND¢ at 1:29 PM on July 17, 2006


You are all educated stupid.
posted by klangklangston at 1:31 PM on July 17, 2006


Are you saying that Dicky Cheney and mathowie conspired to kill robocop?

By order of the Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the saucer people, under the supervision of the reverse vampires.
posted by Gator at 1:33 PM on July 17, 2006


54 comments and no mention of reptilians or the Illuminati? Fuckin' hell, Matt, give me my $5 back.
posted by Tuwa at 1:53 PM on July 17, 2006


Yeah, that is one crazy comment. Everybody knows that it was contrails that sent Wellstone's plane down.
posted by NoMich at 1:54 PM on July 17, 2006


I would like to point out that the FAA has never explicitly denied that Vince Foster was on Wellstone's plane.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:15 PM on July 17, 2006


Tuwa: I see 11 mentions of the illuminati before your comment. Try to read more closely next time.
posted by boo_radley at 2:18 PM on July 17, 2006


Shadow President Bruce Babbitt will have your heads.
posted by yerfatma at 2:18 PM on July 17, 2006


It's chemtrails, NoMich, everyone knows that.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:28 PM on July 17, 2006


Fnord.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:30 PM on July 17, 2006


Boo: it has to be done in hushed emphasis, and by name (e.g. "Of course it's all because of The Illuminati").

In any case, Matt: keep the $5.
posted by Tuwa at 2:31 PM on July 17, 2006


Gangster Computer God Worldwide Secret Containment Policy
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:34 PM on July 17, 2006


24 hour voice input your brain till you dead....
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:48 PM on July 17, 2006


You are all educated stupid. - klangklangston

I, for one, am not overly educated. Jury's still out on the 'stupid' bit.
posted by raedyn at 2:53 PM on July 17, 2006


You know who else was crazy?

Hitler.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:00 PM on July 17, 2006


Crazy like a fox. A crazy, crazy fox.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:05 PM on July 17, 2006


*don't even know what that means*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:06 PM on July 17, 2006



posted by mr.marx at 3:27 PM on July 17, 2006


Tuwa:Illumanati Theme Park 333
posted by hortense at 3:29 PM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


CRAZY LIKE (OR AS) A FOX - ".seemingly foolish but in fact extremely cunning." From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994. And from a second reference: Crazy (Dumb, Sly) Like a Fox. Smart and resourceful. The fox has been celebrated for centuries as a crafty animal. Its wiles were remarked in the 'Trinity College Homilies,' dating from about 1200. S. J. Perelman made one of the phrases (Crazy Like a Fox) the title of a book in 1944." From the "Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).
posted by ND¢ at 3:30 PM on July 17, 2006


They're watching this very thread!!

*runs, hides*
posted by languagehat at 3:32 PM on July 17, 2006


Heh. I just meant I didn't really have a point with how the saying relates to Hitler.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:33 PM on July 17, 2006


Oh wait, did you mean you don't know what that saying means as you were using it? Meaning you don't know what it means as it relates to Hitler? Cause if you did, then I can't help you. You probably didn't mean anything by it. You were probably just typing stuff. Or it may mean that you secretly agree with Hitler. One of those probably.
posted by ND¢ at 3:33 PM on July 17, 2006


Preview dammit! Oh what does it matter? At least I don't love Hitler.
posted by ND¢ at 3:34 PM on July 17, 2006


Great minds think alike. Ours, too, apparently.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:34 PM on July 17, 2006


I thought it was Bruce Boxleitner who was Shadow President.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:46 PM on July 17, 2006


*assembles orgone generator*
posted by brundlefly at 3:46 PM on July 17, 2006


No, Kirth, he was only President after they'd already chased the Shadows off.
posted by cortex at 3:59 PM on July 17, 2006


Jimmy, can you give me a call? Sorry, I've been busy...
posted by strawberryviagra at 4:06 PM on July 17, 2006


JOHN HAS A LONG MOUSTACHE. THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL.
posted by Mid at 4:21 PM on July 17, 2006


hortense: now we're talking. Which reminds me, I'm past due starting up a conpsiracy theory bedeviling octagons.
posted by Tuwa at 4:24 PM on July 17, 2006


4, 8, 15, 16, 23, & 42
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:25 PM on July 17, 2006


Just so y'all know: I posted that thread to provoke wfc123 knowing that said provoked reaction would in turn provoke Mayor Curley's bringing it to MeTa which would in turn provoke many responses of varying degrees of hillarity and incredulity.

My work here is done.
posted by persona non grata at 4:54 PM on July 17, 2006


If I tell a human that his 4-corner head (nose, 2 ears and back corner) has only a 1-corner face, the dumb-ass will say to me - "prove it". He knows not that his face is a corner.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:16 PM on July 17, 2006


By the way, I just wanted you to know Bigfoot died today. Some park rangers were walking through the woods and found Bigfoot slumped against a rock. He was believed to be about 300 years old.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:18 PM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


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posted by languagehat at 5:22 PM on July 17, 2006


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posted by Tuwa at 5:28 PM on July 17, 2006


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posted by Mayor Curley at 5:33 PM on July 17, 2006


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posted by lekvar at 5:44 PM on July 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


Next to him was discovered a sequined jumpsuit and a peanut butter and banana sandwich. The US Parks Service has so far refused to comment on any possible relation between these two occurrences.
posted by kosher_jenny at 6:10 PM on July 17, 2006


Bigfoot dead? Sure, like Ken Lay is "dead." Have The Man adjust your blinders and pour some more soma into your feedbag.
posted by maryh at 6:24 PM on July 17, 2006


I hate IE's lame-o version of tabs in whatever Windows version (XP home?) this PC (not mine) uses.

That is all.
posted by raedyn at 6:27 PM on July 17, 2006


Mayor Curley = Roy D. Mercer
posted by snsranch at 7:18 PM on July 17, 2006


Insects? Well, of course they're "just" insects. But they're extremely intelligent.

You know, for insects.
posted by swell at 7:27 PM on July 17, 2006


Paul Wellstone is an anagram for "planes tule low", which, when spoken aloud, sounds exactly like "plane's too low", which is the final outcome of all plane crashes.
Except the ones where the ground was too high.
posted by dg at 7:56 PM on July 17, 2006


Except the ones where the ground was too high.

Ah, you mean like the twin towers?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:20 PM on July 17, 2006


to know and not to know. to believe and hear nothing. to wander lost in the certainty of the knowledge of what you're told. to drink hot white wine and still enjoy it.
posted by hayeled at 5:47 AM on July 18, 2006


Hrrmmm GRR.
posted by Astro Zombie 3 at 8:29 AM on July 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, there's certainly a handful of something being smeared around.
posted by darukaru at 8:49 AM on July 18, 2006


Ah, you mean like the twin towers?
No.
posted by dg at 8:42 PM on July 18, 2006


Well, there's certainly a handful of something being smeared around.

Love? Joy? Happiness? Bunnies!? Pancakes! Please oh please let it be pancakes!
posted by loquacious at 11:31 PM on July 18, 2006


I'm late. Can anyone see me?
posted by fnord at 5:09 AM on July 19, 2006


I can, and you're a sight for sore eyes.
posted by OmieWise at 5:17 AM on July 19, 2006


Ahh. Excellent.
The eschaton is en route. Who wants punch and pie?
posted by fnord at 5:20 AM on July 19, 2006


Pie please. If you punch me this early in our relationship it might set up a whole lot of expectations you aren't going to want to live up to in the future.
posted by OmieWise at 5:22 AM on July 19, 2006


Are you expecting a Nerf brand apocalypse?
This is the end!
The four horsemen do not ride bigwheels.

The pie is apple, however.
posted by fnord at 5:25 AM on July 19, 2006


who is OmieWise talking to

and why are my eyes so goddam sore

posted by cortex at 6:47 AM on July 19, 2006


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