I hate ending up here November 8, 2001 6:18 PM   Subscribe

Argh - I hate ending up here. But Sue knew that already, didn't she? *wiggles eyebrows, X-Files theme*

posted by obiwanwasabi to MetaFilter-Related at 6:18 PM (53 comments total)

Then don't come here. And who is Sue? No offense, but a cogent post can be really poweful and informative.
posted by fooljay at 6:21 PM on November 8, 2001


fooljay, he was pointing out that www.metatalk.com is not the same as metatalk.metafilter.com.

I think obiwan meant Sam, though.
posted by perplexed at 6:34 PM on November 8, 2001


When is metatalk
Not metatalk? The answer
is a poweful secret.

Ommmmm
posted by Catch at 6:36 PM on November 8, 2001


Right, that's it, you guys, I'm taking this to that MetaTalk from Hell. Sam will sort you it. It's not as if she's uninitiated or something: Sam is initiated by Ripur Rinpoche, Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, Denma Locho Rinpoche and other high Tibetan Lamas and is a part of the healing energy of the Great Compassion Bodhisattva, Medicine Buddha, Green Tara, Pendam Lamo, Mahakala, Yamatanka, Vajrasattava, etc.
Better handles; better people altogether! :-D
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:47 PM on November 8, 2001


sort you out as well, dammit.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:48 PM on November 8, 2001


Let me be your coach and make the game of life your game

OK, obiwanwasabi, you fake left and MiguelCardoso, go deep. Real deep...
posted by y2karl at 6:56 PM on November 8, 2001


Can blue men sing the whites, y2karl? Are Thubten Rinpoche and Denma Rinpoche brothers? Does "rinpoche" really mean kidney-pocket or are we all being had? Did Miriam Makeba ever sing Mahakala Yamatanka; at least in The Lion King? You're the expert, old friend and broadcaster sublime: off the top of your head, how many bluesmen called Sam could teach this awful woman something about the real game of life?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:20 PM on November 8, 2001


Can blue men sing the whites

Or are they hypocrites,
for singing whoooo?
posted by rodii at 7:23 PM on November 8, 2001


Um, Cryin' Sam Collins comes to mind... I'd be a lot better off of course if her name was Bessie or Geechie.

It's like too many parties I went to, too many years ago--"Hi, my name is Starshine, your thoughts are known to me through mystic runes"....

You know, it's reminds me of what Letterman once said about the marriage of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley--"If Elvis was dead, he'd be rolling over in his grave."

I daresay the same could be said here for Avolakiteshvara and 900,000 other bodhisattvas. Man, it's a new Fox special: When Esoteric Traditions Attack!

*cringe*
posted by y2karl at 7:45 PM on November 8, 2001


Acordou acima desta manh√£/
com um pocketful dos kidneys...

[Insane cackling]
posted by Catch at 7:52 PM on November 8, 2001


*wiggles eyebrows, X-Files theme*

No offense, but a cogent post can be really poweful and informative.

The Tuth Is Out There!

posted by y2karl at 8:02 PM on November 8, 2001


*pats fooljay on the head*

There there. I'm sure it's just something you did in a past life. :)
posted by obiwanwasabi at 8:24 PM on November 8, 2001


Ooh, and I did mean Sam too. Now I need to work out who Sue is. Perhaps Sam can help. Perhaps Sue was Sam in another life. I wonder if she liked green eggs and *ouch!*
posted by obiwanwasabi at 8:26 PM on November 8, 2001


On the other hand, stupid, thoughtless or insulting people make me dig in my heels.

by the way, jeez, rodii, you really have a stick up your ass about Miguel--like here or here or here or here ...

So much for civil society : ( ?


posted by y2karl at 8:34 PM on November 8, 2001


Hey, y2karl: rodii and me are OK. He's one of the good guys. His comment here was funny and simp√°tico. Sometimes he's a bit blunt but he's generally right. I like the guy - even emailed him saying so - and he's confessed he likes me. It's strictly a MetaFilter thing. I appreciate his advice. The man may be grouchy but he's straight up and a communitarian after my own heart. There's a difference in styles, that's all. And he's hilarious, which helps. It's fine, really. His comment here set off a permanent "When I'm calling you(whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo)" circle jerk in my head. A real Nelson Eddy/Jeanette Mcdonald sort of thing. It made me laugh, thinking these are the white man's blues. ;-)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:55 PM on November 8, 2001


by the way, jeez, rodii, you really have a stick up your ass about Miguel--like here or here or here or here ...

Karl--what the fuck? Miguel quoted a line of a beloved Bonzo Dog Band song, and I followed up, appreciatively, with the next two lines. Your response--to imagine insult where there is none and to be provoked for some reason to dig up those links, not to mention quotes that had nothing to do with my dispute with Miguel, including one that wasn't even by me--seems a little over the top.

I had a beef with Miguel, we went at it, I was called for "jerkiness", I tried to explain what I did and didn't mean, expressed my respect for Miguel and retired from the debate. I have not said one word to Miguel since that wasn't friendly. I'm not prolonging this, you are. Complain not about the stick up my ass until you dislodge your head from yours.

Miguel: A real Nelson Eddy/Jeanette Mcdonald sort of thing.

See, Miguel and me, we are brothers under the skin! "By a waterfall, I'm calling you-hoo-hoo-hoo! (you-hoo-hoo-hoo)"

But hey, what do you mean, grouchy? Why I oughta...
posted by rodii at 9:14 PM on November 8, 2001


I think rodii and Miguel could well be the next Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terelle



or Captain and Teneille....not sure.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:25 PM on November 8, 2001


I have not said one word to Miguel since that wasn't friendly.

Hmm. A little unwanted ambiguity there. I mean, "Since then, I haven't said one word etc." Sorry about that.
posted by rodii at 9:27 PM on November 8, 2001


I think rodii and Miguel could well be the next Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terelle



or Captain and Teneille....not sure.


If we could get the spelling right, you betcha! :-)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:30 PM on November 8, 2001


or Captain and Teneille....not sure.

Hey, I don't do perky.
*looks daggers at Kafkaesque*
posted by rodii at 9:30 PM on November 8, 2001


Just logged back on--all right, all right: my bad call. I'll log off and lash myself now... Once again, I'm the grouch. Man, how the mood one is in colors one's perceptions. rodii, you have my apologies. Except you ruined my next Socratic dialogue allusion: And do you agree, O Hypokrites...
posted by y2karl at 9:37 PM on November 8, 2001


Time to ask, out of respect to obiwanwasabi, y2karl and, above all, Cryin' Sam Collins: Er, what was the original question?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:39 PM on November 8, 2001


When I saw Sam, I thought of Mary, the chick with the stringent affection requirements. Eiw.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:40 PM on November 8, 2001


What in the hell are you people doing in here?
posted by solistrato at 9:44 PM on November 8, 2001


Not to mention exposing my Bonzo Dog Band illiteracy... Yikes, is everything going over my head?
posted by y2karl at 9:45 PM on November 8, 2001


Karl: it's actually Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Kazaa has a lot of their eminently downloadable songs - I recommend them. Most of them are really quick downloads too. I saw them once, back in 1977 or something, at Manchester University's Student Union and I'm still laughing. They're Monty Python without the grief, at the very least.
And let no one ever say MetaTalk is not an education: I'm listening to Cryin' Sam Collins and searching Geechies even as we speak; while you are about to embark on a rip-roaring experience the likes of which et caetera!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:56 PM on November 8, 2001


Crying Sam Collins, I mean--I only drop g's when they're dropped historically. Heck, I get in a snit when people call Booker White Bukka White and that's way over the top... Uh, Miguel, you were asking about blues singers named Sam?
I had an old OJL record with Sam Collins singing Lonesome Road Blues--it was redolent of Elizabeth Cotten and Mississippi John Hurt on guitar but that voice...
posted by y2karl at 9:58 PM on November 8, 2001


Rodney Dangerfield: So, I tell the doctor, I want a second opinion. Yeah, you type slow, too...
posted by y2karl at 10:00 PM on November 8, 2001


oops, forgot to add: Geechie Wiley. Star of the Crumb soundtrack.
posted by y2karl at 10:01 PM on November 8, 2001


Crying Sam Collins--by the way, did you know he played with Tsar Solomon Hill?
posted by y2karl at 10:07 PM on November 8, 2001


[irish]
By the sweet elegant unsucked nipples of the mother of christ, this place is goin' ta hell in a handbasket.
[/irish]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:35 AM on November 9, 2001


quite down now!
posted by clavdivs at 6:06 AM on November 9, 2001


There is No Sue
posted by Dagobert at 6:52 AM on November 9, 2001


quite down now!

Yeah, me too.
*takes slug of whiskey*
posted by transient at 6:56 AM on November 9, 2001


Karl--what the fuck?

by the way, jeez, rodii, you really have a stick up your ass about y2karl...
posted by jpoulos at 7:49 AM on November 9, 2001


*punches jpoulos in the eye*
posted by rodii at 8:13 AM on November 9, 2001



posted by TacoConsumer at 8:14 AM on November 9, 2001


Coming, May 2002:

MetaTalk, the Movie: Every Which Way but L33t

Starring Rodii, Jpoulos, MiguelCardoso, and Y2Karl

With

Skot as "Clyde"


posted by Skot at 8:19 AM on November 9, 2001


Go ahead and Sue me!
rodii: do you know that great Frank Loesser tune, I think from "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", called "Sue Me"? I have an obscure CD with the great man, hoarse and tuneless, singing it to an even worse piano. It's wonderful, my most-heard CD since 1999. Techie question: can I share it? What do I have to do? I have a dormant Blogger site. Could I post it there? It's worth it.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:21 AM on November 9, 2001


Er, "Sue Me" is from GUYS AND DOLLS.

Yeah, I run a Show Tunes Weblog. What's your point?
posted by bjennings at 9:45 AM on November 9, 2001


Wow, thanks bjennings. Your site was my point. I was just asking how I could share my own collection of show tunes on the web. Good think I asked, too. Otherwise I would never have found out.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:04 AM on November 9, 2001


Sometimes...it is as though there are posts missing in the thread...dropped, neglected, removed, forgotten...and just sometimes, it is as though these missing posts, threading through the mist, contain all the meaning of the thread, or would, and that without the connective tissue, the beast collapses, and yet, there are no posts missing (or have I missed them?), and what does that tell us?
posted by rushmc at 10:52 AM on November 9, 2001


Rush: That we need to try to keep on track in MeTa more, and use it more as the help desk it was intended to be and less as a generic chat room, and that although occasional levity is important as a social lubricant and community builder, too much of it tends to make MeTa overly diffuse and thus impossible to use constructively?

Or (b) "Mu".
posted by rodii at 11:04 AM on November 9, 2001


Clearly, inarguably, with total and utter certainty, MeTa (and MeFi) will continue to see "generic chat room" action so long as a) Matt leaves the site up and b) no "generic chat room" forum is provided here for the group of MeFites who enjoy each others minds and company and wish to communicate with one another.

You may not like this, but it is so.
posted by rushmc at 11:19 AM on November 9, 2001


social lubricant? new slogan:
Metatalk: The KY Jelly of the weblog community.
posted by moz at 11:34 AM on November 9, 2001


You may not like this, but it is so.

*shrug* I was just askin'.
posted by rodii at 12:15 PM on November 9, 2001


Clearly, inarguably, with total and utter certainty, MeTa (and MeFi) will continue to see "generic chat room" action so long as ... no "generic chat room" forum is provided here for the group of MeFites who enjoy each others minds and company and wish to communicate with one another.

Nice use of the passive voice there.
posted by snarkout at 12:52 PM on November 9, 2001


Metatalk: The KY Jelly of the weblog community

Shouldn't that be champagne, Moz? I thought KY was a personal lubricant.
posted by y2karl at 1:35 PM on November 9, 2001


Matatalk: It's second only to nature.
posted by thekorruptor at 1:50 PM on November 9, 2001


I thought KY was a personal lubricant.

Clearly you haven't seen the pics from the last MeFi get together....
posted by rushmc at 2:23 PM on November 9, 2001


Clearly I haven't... and may I never--say, is this what MeFiSea is going to be like? Oh, dear.
posted by y2karl at 6:35 PM on November 9, 2001


I wasn’t the last to know this time!
posted by gleemax at 1:49 AM on November 10, 2001


Ha, missed most of the thread, but my apologies for not clicking on the link. I saw www.metatalk.com and subconciously translated to metatalk.metafilter.com.
posted by fooljay at 3:33 PM on November 10, 2001


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