What does SLBOE mean? November 9, 2006 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Well, if Matt hadn't closed the thread, I wouldn't have to post this one to ask: What does SLBOE mean? I checked the FAQ, Google, and Acronym Finder.
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter-Related at 12:39 PM (103 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

It's a Russian surname.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:41 PM on November 9, 2006


Single Link B_____ Op-Ed, presumably.

Personally, I think it's "Bloviating".
posted by cortex at 12:48 PM on November 9, 2006


b = blog
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:53 PM on November 9, 2006


¿Sos Lelo, Buey o Estúpido? in Spanish. Kinda translates to Are you retarded, dense or stupid?
posted by micayetoca at 1:02 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Thank you; I was going nuts wondering what the hell that meant too.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:05 PM on November 9, 2006


Single Link Blog Op-Ed? Okay, I'm sick today so maybe I'm really dense... so Metafilter FPP should not link to a blogger's opinion?
posted by IndigoRain at 1:10 PM on November 9, 2006


Thank you. I was also curious.
posted by loquacious at 1:15 PM on November 9, 2006


so Metafilter FPP should not link to a blogger's opinion?

Yes exactly. That's not too much to ask, is it? It's bad enough linking real journalists and analysts opinions...
posted by Jimbob at 1:18 PM on November 9, 2006


Slatterns Love Big Ol' Erections
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:21 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Ok, thanks.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:22 PM on November 9, 2006


It was a lame umpteenth post about the election, aside from being some op-ed kind of thing on a blog.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:22 PM on November 9, 2006


Seeking Lesbian/Bi-sexual, for Oedipal/Electra play
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:28 PM on November 9, 2006 [3 favorites]


so Metafilter FPP should not link to a blogger's opinion?

A FPP that is a single link to an op-ed-ish post on a blog, especially if it's about the same topics we rehash here again and again, is usually a bad post. The reason is an extension of SLOE which is single-link op ed which are also usually lousy. There are all sorts of great single link posts, but political issue type posts often benefit from more links, backstory, explanation or just time and attention on the part of the poster.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:33 PM on November 9, 2006


Sure Looked Better On Ecstasy?
posted by owhydididoit at 1:39 PM on November 9, 2006 [2 favorites]


Seriously lonely boy over eats.
posted by frecklefaerie at 1:44 PM on November 9, 2006


Single, Looking, But Oversexed and Easy.
posted by loquacious at 1:59 PM on November 9, 2006


So Long, Been Outrageously Epistemological.
posted by fixedgear at 2:07 PM on November 9, 2006


Some Losers Breakfast On Eggs.
posted by nickmark at 2:10 PM on November 9, 2006


Symbionese Liberation Board of Education.
posted by Marnie at 2:11 PM on November 9, 2006 [4 favorites]


stop loitering behind our elephant
posted by found missing at 2:18 PM on November 9, 2006


Sell Live Bait! O, Entrepeneurialism!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:22 PM on November 9, 2006


See! Look! Behold! Observe! Everybody!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:23 PM on November 9, 2006


Stavrosthewonderchicken licks babies on Easter.
posted by drezdn at 2:27 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


sucks large balls ongoing eternally
posted by Marnie at 2:27 PM on November 9, 2006


Thanks, I was curious too.
posted by Bugbread at 2:29 PM on November 9, 2006


Should Look Before Objecting, eh?
posted by micayetoca at 2:32 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Slowly, Lovingly Bugger Off, Esse.
posted by cortex at 2:38 PM on November 9, 2006


Stavros likes bugbread over easy.
posted by Rumple at 2:41 PM on November 9, 2006




Stop. Less buffoonery. OR ELSE.
posted by koeselitz at 2:47 PM on November 9, 2006


Singing Lesbian Banjo Orchestra, all Epileptic.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:55 PM on November 9, 2006


so long, Bushies.
~Ornery Electorate
posted by found missing at 3:01 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Seek Love Blog Out Elsewhere.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:04 PM on November 9, 2006


See losers blubber, "oy, elections!"
posted by tristeza at 3:14 PM on November 9, 2006


Super lame, but otherwise exceptional.
posted by koeselitz at 3:15 PM on November 9, 2006


So, ladies... butter on 'em?
posted by koeselitz at 3:18 PM on November 9, 2006 [2 favorites]


stupefying length by our EtherealBligh
posted by found missing at 3:22 PM on November 9, 2006


Saint Louis Blues: Œ.
posted by languagehat at 3:24 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Salieri's La scuola de' gelosi: BEST OPERA EVAR.
posted by koeselitz at 3:24 PM on November 9, 2006


Sizeable language book: Oxford English
posted by cortex at 3:30 PM on November 9, 2006


stinging loss, Bush outcast everywhere
posted by found missing at 3:31 PM on November 9, 2006


Strangely loud, BigMulp overuses exclamations.
posted by koeselitz at 3:32 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Geez. Stop letting Bush overshadow everything.
posted by koeselitz at 3:36 PM on November 9, 2006


Sonofa leg-humping bitch over easy!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:41 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Stop letting Bush overshadow everything.

Sorry. Liking Barack Oh-Eight?
posted by found missing at 3:46 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Sir Lancelot's boon's Orlando's envy.
posted by yeti at 3:47 PM on November 9, 2006


S.L. borrowed /œ/.
posted by yeti at 3:56 PM on November 9, 2006


So?. Let's be over-enthusiatic!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:05 PM on November 9, 2006


Yeah, I was wondering as well. Thanks for asking!
posted by teleskiving at 4:24 PM on November 9, 2006


found missing: "Sorry. Liking Barack Oh-Eight?"

Somewhat less. But Obama entertains.
posted by koeselitz at 4:34 PM on November 9, 2006


So long, big, orgasmic, erotic!
posted by loquacious at 4:37 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Super libertarian boldly opposes everything.

Superlative librarian brightly opines eruditely.
posted by loquacious at 4:38 PM on November 9, 2006


Mmmmm, babies!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:39 PM on November 9, 2006


BABIES EVERYWHERE! i FEEL GREAT!@!!

goddamnit, that's like my "shave in a haircut" reflex, ala Roger Rabbit.
posted by loquacious at 4:42 PM on November 9, 2006


Calm down there, big fella. It's not Easter yet.
posted by koeselitz at 4:46 PM on November 9, 2006


Sergio Leone better order eggs.
posted by gsteff at 4:49 PM on November 9, 2006


Stupidsexyflanders loves bacon, overeasy eggs!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 4:51 PM on November 9, 2006


wow, that was clucked up
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 4:52 PM on November 9, 2006


Sounds like both ovulated, eh?
posted by koeselitz at 5:02 PM on November 9, 2006


Thanks
posted by Joeforking at 5:08 PM on November 9, 2006


Dutch: Some Leven Boeren Op Eilanden (Sometimes Farmers Live On Islands), one of those truths that come in handy at certain points in life.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:44 PM on November 9, 2006


At last, truth is revealed...wow!
posted by taosbat at 6:05 PM on November 9, 2006


Just a note...this and the grindgrindgrindgrindgrind reason for deletion the other day make it clear (to me) that deletion reasons should not be so cryptic. We can't mean minds, even ones as expansive as the mods here.
posted by Kickstart70 at 6:33 PM on November 9, 2006


s/mean/read/

Apparently I can't even type my own mind. I have a good excuse today.
posted by Kickstart70 at 6:41 PM on November 9, 2006


Santa loves boning ornery elves.
posted by yhbc at 6:45 PM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


So, loose buttsex or ebola?
posted by loquacious at 6:56 PM on November 9, 2006


Suck long, buddy. Or else!
posted by loquacious at 6:57 PM on November 9, 2006


Surviving long bouts of ennui.
posted by oneirodynia at 7:07 PM on November 9, 2006


Suffering long, because of Eros.
posted by loquacious at 7:10 PM on November 9, 2006


Shut your big fucking face!

...
No. Wait.

posted by Stauf at 7:17 PM on November 9, 2006


I love you all.
posted by deborah at 7:18 PM on November 9, 2006


Subpoena levied between opposing entities?

Someone's loosened bowel oozed excretions?

Swinging lady bosoms with oblong epidermi (epdermises?)?
posted by Pollomacho at 7:59 PM on November 9, 2006


Self-Love Brings Orgasm Easily.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:03 PM on November 9, 2006


IHAFIMP!
posted by quonsar at 8:11 PM on November 9, 2006


Self-Love Brings Orgasm Easily?

or

Self-Love Brings Ocular Errors?
posted by loquacious at 8:13 PM on November 9, 2006


IHAFIMP!

I have a fistual in my posterior?
posted by Pollomacho at 8:19 PM on November 9, 2006


fistula, fistula.
posted by Pollomacho at 8:20 PM on November 9, 2006


Ichthys Haddock Albacore Featherfin Inexpectatum Molly Platy?
posted by loquacious at 9:17 PM on November 9, 2006


solipsistic labyrinthine bactrian ourobouros epithalamion.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:44 PM on November 9, 2006


Ok, I had to look that last one up.
posted by loquacious at 11:25 PM on November 9, 2006


anacoluthon benthic carayatid dryad effulgent fricative gyrate hagiography incarnadine jocose karyatid labrys mellifluous nacreous omphaloskepsis philtrum qualia reliquary stochastic telos unguent verisimilitude wyrd xenia yarrow zephyr | zealous yurt weal ventral ululate tangential sylvan rereferrer quotidian pyrrhic oneirodynia nephilim myriad lithic kouros jacaranda interstitial hermeneutics glassine flagellation eilodon dendritic cochineal bilabial alembic Paraphrasing de Saussure, do ready-made ideas exist before words? I dunno, but words are pretty cool. (bored at 3:03 am EST).
posted by exlotuseater at 12:08 AM on November 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


The word is the progenitor of the idea in the same way that the egg is the progenitor of the chicken. Which is to say, in a way, but in a way that is also true if you turn it over and look up its butt instead.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:21 AM on November 10, 2006


Well, shit. I was rushing, and "carayatid" isn't even a word. Let's try "crenellated" or "chiasmus" instead.
posted by exlotuseater at 12:21 AM on November 10, 2006


and yes, stavros, you have a point. Linked forwards and back, aren't they.
posted by exlotuseater at 12:24 AM on November 10, 2006


Somewhat late; below other entries...

What (if anything specific) does "machines of loving grace" refer to? Google only turns up the band, and a book of poetry.
posted by blenderfish at 1:18 AM on November 10, 2006


It's from a poem from Richard Brautigan.

Scan of the poem here.

Richard Brautigan is loosely affiliated with The Diggers in San Francisco (whom you may have heard about via Berkely Free Park and other such stuff from the era.)

The poem specifically refers to (specifically) personal or hands-on computing. It's an embodiment of the Hacker Ethic; Tools now, please!

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace was published many times. My first exposure to it was in Steve Levy's Hackers: Hereos of the Computer Revolution.

It's a rather odd - if easily identifiable - source of inspiration for the personal microcomputer revolution. That tiny little poem probably did more to put computers in each of our hands than Wozniak, Jobs and Gates - combined.


(I see by your profile you list "game programmer" as occupation. READ HACKERS! You'll love it. Gaming runs through the whole book as a thread, and even as a major section for the post-Apple heyday of startup gaming, Sierra in particular. Gaming is basically what lit the fire under personal, hands on computing. And people wonder why I'm always harping on about play leading to innovation.)
posted by loquacious at 2:29 AM on November 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Richard Brautigan is loosely affiliated with The Diggers in San Francisco

Fun fact: my uncle was a Digger. Also, here is my typed up version of the poem. I was a little sorry mathowie closed the thread so soon, it was a delightful turn of phrase.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:12 AM on November 10, 2006


But I don't have permission to access /homepagepix/mlg.gif on this server.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 3:27 AM on November 10, 2006


Pssst, Jess: sudo chmod 755 (or whatver.)
posted by loquacious at 3:28 AM on November 10, 2006


But I don't have permission to access /homepagepix/mlg.gif on this server.

It's unhappy about the referrer. Just select the URL in the address bar and hit return.
posted by gleuschk at 5:52 AM on November 10, 2006


Apparently I'm completely dense. What exactly is the connection between SLBOE and the poem Machines of Loving Grace? I can't find an SLBOE run in there anywhere...
posted by Dunwitty at 6:24 AM on November 10, 2006


Skygazer Laughs Boisterously On Earth
posted by Skygazer at 8:06 AM on November 10, 2006


Dunwitty: It was in the original thread
posted by patricio at 8:14 AM on November 10, 2006


"Well, shit. I was rushing, and 'carayatid' isn't even a word."

That's OK, "caryatid" is.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:22 AM on November 10, 2006


Supersized lunches bloat overweight eaters
posted by found missing at 8:47 AM on November 10, 2006


She’s laconic; brevity overrides expressiveness
posted by found missing at 8:48 AM on November 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Some Loathe Borat; Others Enjoy.
posted by nickmark at 9:17 AM on November 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


You hobo-humping SLBOE babe.
posted by GuyZero at 10:50 AM on November 10, 2006


[fixed that link, .htaccess, I shake my fist at you!]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:22 AM on November 10, 2006


patricio - no shit. I didn't ask where it appeared, I asked what the relationship between the anagram and the poem was. Hmmm... actually I said "connection", but I meant relationship.

So - when OP said "hey I saw you said 'SLBOE', I'm commenting by saying 'Machines of Loving Grace' ", what point was he making? What is the relationship between those two things?
posted by Dunwitty at 7:05 PM on November 10, 2006


Dunwitty, I think it was just a turn of phrase with no link between the two ideas.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:55 AM on November 11, 2006


Thanks, loquacious!
Will do.
posted by blenderfish at 1:58 PM on November 11, 2006


I like to think of it as "single line bullshit op-ed", because, really, most of them are.
posted by scrump at 1:22 PM on November 13, 2006


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