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NPR plugs Ask MeFi (5th item, scroll down)
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 8:05 PM (37 comments total)

but... they forgot the snark... oh wait it's ASKmetafilter. *braces self for onslaught of dumped-liquid-in-keyboard questions*
posted by edgeways at 8:24 PM on December 8, 2006


Yay!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:28 PM on December 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


Now if there was some way to get Scott Simon off the air.
posted by y2karl at 8:31 PM on December 8, 2006


Her favorite hive mind is in Arthur C. Clarke's novel Childhood's End.

Well, that's a ringing endorsement...
posted by y2karl at 8:40 PM on December 8, 2006


if only pledge drives could be as easy a paypal and five bucks.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 8:41 PM on December 8, 2006


I predict a dramatic rise in AnonyAskMes, which I personally hate.
So suck it, NPR!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:43 PM on December 8, 2006




MetaFilter: (get the husband to start sucking!)
posted by Chuckles at 8:48 PM on December 8, 2006


Ya, completely off topic, but I wasn't going to drop it in thread :P
posted by Chuckles at 8:49 PM on December 8, 2006


I notice NPR picked the cleaning baked on crud question over the how does pussy taste question. Hm.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:50 PM on December 8, 2006


I predict a dramatic rise in all types of questions, which I personally don't mind.
posted by Tuwa at 8:50 PM on December 8, 2006


I notice NPR picked the cleaning baked on crud question over the how does pussy taste question. Hm.

NPR: Baked on pussy crud.
posted by loquacious at 9:06 PM on December 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


Her AskMetaFilter
posted by y2karl at 9:12 PM on December 8, 2006


I remember one time when I got baked on pussy crud, the complete works of Jimmy Paige never made more sense.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:28 PM on December 8, 2006


MetaFilter: Helping Melody Joy Kramer write articles of dubious merit since 2004.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:39 PM on December 8, 2006


A way to get answers to your burning questions

Does this have anything to do with the triple dicking posts?
posted by IronLizard at 10:59 PM on December 8, 2006


Web Site: ask.metafilter.com

What It Is: A way to get answers to your burning questions

Cost: $5 to register


Your questions are burning.
posted by three blind mice at 11:19 PM on December 8, 2006


Answer: fewer curries.
posted by tracicle at 11:44 PM on December 8, 2006


Answer: sulfa drugs.
posted by felix betachat at 11:50 PM on December 8, 2006


Unreserved praise; not that common for NPR.
posted by jamjam at 11:51 PM on December 8, 2006


Smedleyman: thank God.
loquacious: You know, "Baked" is slang for high... that's tres NPR alright.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:56 AM on December 9, 2006


Selected by NPR: "Help me find my grandfather's apartment in Vienna circa 1938."

Not selected by NPR: "Is it OK to get high every day?"
posted by fixedgear at 5:17 AM on December 9, 2006


From the article: "when you want to find the best (used book store/pancake joint/park) anywhere in the world, chances are that one of Metafilter's thousands of members will tell you exactly where to go." (emphasis mine)

Most. Informed. Plug. Ever.
posted by Plutor at 5:21 AM on December 9, 2006


From the article: "when you want to find the best (used book store/pancake joint/park) anywhere in the world, chances are that one of Metafilter's thousands of members will tell you exactly where to go." (emphasis mine)

That's not too far off either.
posted by marxchivist at 6:58 AM on December 9, 2006


Damn, no meficomp plug?
posted by cortex at 6:59 AM on December 9, 2006


Not selected by NPR: "Is it OK to get high every day?"

The Man is scared of the truth.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:27 AM on December 9, 2006


Um ... Meet the author (long read but interesting)

Wow, you'd have thought that that would have taught the author to stay away from community websites.

...ask Metafilter. We won’t be insulted. And we may even give you the answer.

What's with 'we'? Mooshy's really going to have to pick up the pace on answering questions before she can speak for the whole site.

I'm insulted by quite a few askmefi questions (mainly anything to do with mixtape advice and asking for answers to schoolwork).

(Now I've said that I'm sure I'll end up asking a question about mixtapes in the future and this comment will come back to haunt me).
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics at 8:22 AM on December 9, 2006


long read but interesting

I think you misspelled boring. You don't really meet the author, given that about 20 posts in after her 2nd or 3rd post, she's banned from the site.
posted by mzurer at 9:14 AM on December 9, 2006


Yeah, but it was interesting anyway, and it shows the benefit of keeping threads open indefinitely. I remember the original contretemps that got her banned, but I had no idea she had somehow won those awards. I weep for American journalism.
posted by languagehat at 9:42 AM on December 9, 2006


I weep for American journalism.

Can't imagine why. It died years ago, when it decided it should throw itself onto a grenade so big business wouldn't take a hit.
posted by Tuwa at 10:20 AM on December 9, 2006


What's with 'we'?

d_h_f_s, it's we=npr, not we=askme. She's saying NPR won't be insulted if you find their Five for Fridays advice lacking and go to AskMe for more suggestions.
posted by donnagirl at 3:30 PM on December 9, 2006


See your point donnagirl, but then who is the 'we' in 'and we may even give you the answer'?

*thinks*

Ahhh...it could be that 'NPR' may give the answer on askme. That makes sense.

I stand corrected, and will look forward to a flood of questions asking for 'the right mix of ideas for weekend fun' with possible answers from NPR's shared account.
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics at 4:02 PM on December 9, 2006


That bald-faced self-linking at MoFi is a hilarious red flag for a budding journalist. Look for Melody Joy Kramer's Jason Blair moment in 3...2...1...
posted by mediareport at 5:26 PM on December 9, 2006


Look for Melody Joy Kramer's Jason Blair moment in 3...2...1...

Just what I was thinking! And we'll be able to say "we knew her when..."
posted by languagehat at 7:39 AM on December 10, 2006


I predict a slurry of questions about turtlenecks and volvo maintenence!
posted by Pollomacho at 6:16 PM on December 10, 2006


Sluury? Perhaps a flurry?
posted by fixedgear at 2:32 PM on December 11, 2006


"the complete works of Jimmy Paige never made more sense"

'Custard Pie' I'm assuming?

Why doesn't NPR have an "ask me" section of their own? Related to NPR stuff. So NPR people can ask NPR things their damnselfs?
(I just like typing NPR)
posted by Smedleyman at 5:56 PM on December 11, 2006


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