Kill this Hussein execution thread please December 29, 2006 7:02 PM   Subscribe

I don't have a problem with Hussein execution FPPs per se, but certainly this one is deletion-worthy?
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson to Etiquette/Policy at 7:02 PM (36 comments total)

Christ, what an asshole.
posted by grouse at 7:05 PM on December 29, 2006


I agree. Flagging it may help.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:05 PM on December 29, 2006


yes, yes, yes
posted by pyramid termite at 7:06 PM on December 29, 2006


Flag it and move on.

I can't believe it took 30 minutes for this post to happen. I guess it was bound to happen, too, actually.
posted by absalom at 7:08 PM on December 29, 2006


You'd think that as the time for the execution was narrowed down, mattamyn would be on duty and at the ready to smack down these inevitable badposts. Matt, you need an extra moderator, preferably one who does not have a life. I am way too available.
posted by wendell at 7:11 PM on December 29, 2006


It'd be cool if Matt could add a little subject-embargo code; he could enter certain words and posts would be rejected if they contained those words. So he could embargo "Saddam" for like the next four hours and anyone creating a new post about it would just get a rude message.

Of course you'd just get some bonehead posting "It is done." with a link to www.cnn.com and get around it, but still.
posted by George_Spiggott at 7:13 PM on December 29, 2006


I don't have a problem with Hussein execution FPPs per se...

Live and let die, eh ?
posted by y2karl at 7:13 PM on December 29, 2006


i've posted a real link to a real story
posted by pyramid termite at 7:18 PM on December 29, 2006


I never really had anything against Saddam, he being a secular leader and all, but what's wrong with having some fun at his expense since he's the "bad guy"?
posted by snsranch at 7:21 PM on December 29, 2006


Did you guys know that James Brown died?
posted by ND¢ at 7:26 PM on December 29, 2006


"I never really had anything against Saddam, he being a secular leader and all, but what's wrong with having some fun at his expense since he's the "bad guy"?"

This is the exact same reasoning that caused you to poop in the fat kid's hat back in grammar school, just because he was the "fat kid". Oh, and because poop = lolz.
posted by Eideteker at 7:27 PM on December 29, 2006


This double (triple?) post is almost worse:
Single-link to CNN. Beautiful.
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson at 7:29 PM on December 29, 2006


Wow. Sorry folks, I was out having dinner. I think I cleaned things up okay.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:36 PM on December 29, 2006


actually, that is was the only one worth keeping.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:37 PM on December 29, 2006


any bets on how many more will be posted?
posted by peeedro at 7:38 PM on December 29, 2006


In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is happy he's still dead.
posted by eriko at 7:38 PM on December 29, 2006


we could have 24 hours of saddam posts, in memory of the guy.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:39 PM on December 29, 2006


You made the right choice, jess. Hope dinner was good. Seriously. Not sarcastically. Really. Honest.
posted by wendell at 7:39 PM on December 29, 2006


(just like Le Mans, you would have to change drivers ever few hours)
posted by b1tr0t at 7:40 PM on December 29, 2006


Thanks, jess.
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson at 7:40 PM on December 29, 2006


we could have 24 hours of saddam posts, in memory of the guy.

YES! Anyone have any images of Saddam pissing? Let's get this party started RIGHT!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:40 PM on December 29, 2006


any bets on how many more will be posted?

5 more Sadaam, 2 more Ford and 1 more Brown FPP and my holiday weekend will be complete.
posted by Diskeater at 7:43 PM on December 29, 2006


Hey everybody! It's Saddam Saturday!!!
posted by wendell at 7:47 PM on December 29, 2006


Another notch in my book. Eventually, I hope to outlive everybody.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:55 PM on December 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


any bets on how many more will be posted?

In 24 hours, someone will post one that includes the line "I can't believe this wasn't posted before".
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:02 PM on December 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


posted by wendell Hey everybody! It's Saddam Saturday!!!

We'll be Husseein' you next Saddaturday!
posted by fandango_matt at 8:18 PM on December 29, 2006


iraq my brain coming up with these puns. hussein i ain't saddam funny after all?
posted by quonsar at 9:47 PM on December 29, 2006


i've posted a real link to a real story

Yes, one link to a msnbc.com/wire service story. Top shelf.
posted by mlis at 10:01 PM on December 29, 2006


the youtube south park link was better. and more apt.
posted by quonsar at 10:20 PM on December 29, 2006


I am working on perfecting a half-link FPP. That oughta get be good 'n' called out!
posted by The Deej at 12:31 AM on December 30, 2006


Another notch in my book.

If not the needle in the haystack that broke the camel's back.
posted by y2karl at 8:00 AM on December 30, 2006


*shakes fist impotently at newsfilter*
posted by LarryC at 8:53 AM on December 30, 2006


"Hussein Dotted"
posted by cortex at 8:55 AM on December 30, 2006


Saddam gone; Sodumb still here.
posted by jamjam at 10:28 AM on December 30, 2006


At least the remaining execution thread has resolved so much. 300 comments of sound journalism, thoughtful recollections of the decesed, and freshly ground axes. Truly, we should as a site be proud.
posted by Eideteker at 2:52 PM on December 30, 2006


This is the best Christmas ever.
posted by evilcolonel at 3:16 PM on December 30, 2006


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