campaign for FeistyFerret fame January 1, 2007 8:57 PM   Subscribe

RE: The FeistyFerret post below; are any Mefites interested in starting an e-mail campaign to get the kid on a big show, like David Letterman or The Tonight Show?

It may be a silly request but Chance is a cool and good kid. Maybe we can hook him up with a really cool late Christmas present.
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 8:57 PM (54 comments total)

what about putting some effort into it, and mailling letters? Those tend to get better results.
posted by niles at 9:01 PM on January 1, 2007


You might want to contact him first. He left the site in June of 2006 and might not want attention from a place he left (actually he was kind of run out of town by one person being an ass).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:04 PM on January 1, 2007


Ok, I'm on it!
posted by snsranch at 9:06 PM on January 1, 2007


(actually he was kind of run out of town by one person being an ass)

And is that person still here, he couldn't help but wondering.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:18 PM on January 1, 2007


And is that person still here, he couldn't help but wondering.

No, Ori flamed out quite dramatically in that MeTa thread.
posted by delmoi at 9:23 PM on January 1, 2007


I'm not sure Ori's been seen since.
posted by Wolof at 9:24 PM on January 1, 2007


I thought Chance had already been on TV multiple times. Forgive me for saying but I really don't think he needs our help.
posted by dobbs at 9:37 PM on January 1, 2007


are any Mefites interested in starting an e-mail campaign to get the kid on a big show, like David Letterman or The Tonight Show?

Not this one.
posted by timeistight at 9:37 PM on January 1, 2007


And let's have a little love for Community Chest, fercryin.
posted by cortex at 9:48 PM on January 1, 2007


Did Ori ever buy a sockpuppet, Matt?
posted by bonaldi at 9:50 PM on January 1, 2007


you know, this sounds like the kind of thing where you're really into it for a day or so, but if you sit on it for a few days or a week and reevaluate, you realize you were just sort of carried away at the time and it's not something you really feel that strongly about after all.
posted by shmegegge at 10:00 PM on January 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


A day or so?
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:22 PM on January 1, 2007


shmegegge: yes, you're right. But I've contacted Chance, we'll see what he has to say.

I have a weird philosophy about this kind of thing. It seems to me that any opportunity to promote a single Mefite is an opportunity to promote mathowie which is an opportunity to promote all mefites. When I propose this kind of thing it's not only for the kid, who will obviously benefit, it's also for the greater Metafilter good.

(Forgive me for stating the obvious.)
posted by snsranch at 10:23 PM on January 1, 2007


But what about me???????
posted by The Deej at 10:33 PM on January 1, 2007


I'd like to help, but I'm really busy organizing the "Save Enterprise" canned goods drive.
posted by Dizzy at 10:34 PM on January 1, 2007


MetaFilter: Ever buy a sockpuppet?
posted by Duncan at 10:41 PM on January 1, 2007


I say give the kid his first big break. Or are you thinkers too averse to Chance?
Sorry
posted by hal9k at 11:10 PM on January 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


I can't say exactly why, but I just read that Metatalk thread in its entirety.

Wow. Just wow. I don't know Ori, and he was long gone when I started regularly reading MeFi, but that thread sure does make him look insane.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:18 PM on January 1, 2007


hal9k, how sad is it I got your joke before I actually checked to see where the link went?

I've always felt the original work referenced was incredibly...meh. But I was, and remain, unexceptional.
posted by maxwelton at 11:25 PM on January 1, 2007


Well, a throw of the dice will never abolish chance ...

Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard

posted by thatwhichfalls at 11:26 PM on January 1, 2007


hal9k... I didn't have to click either. And even without clicking, your joke... hurt... my... soul.

(I'm just jealous that I didn't think of it.)
posted by The Deej at 11:58 PM on January 1, 2007


I also got it without clicking. As puns go, it is a nice one.
Wait, is a nice pun possible?
posted by Cranberry at 12:29 AM on January 2, 2007


Deep. That pun is best described as deep. Bravo.
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:59 AM on January 2, 2007


I don't think we need to try to get him on Letterman. I heard that he was on Larry King the other night. Kids doing alright for himself.
posted by ND¢ at 5:34 AM on January 2, 2007


You didn't read the last of that thread, did you? It was not the same guy.
posted by konolia at 5:54 AM on January 2, 2007


Well.... I thought it was funny, ND¢!
posted by The Deej at 6:08 AM on January 2, 2007


*bzzzzzts konolia*
posted by cortex at 6:49 AM on January 2, 2007


this kid could make a lot of money thanks to our little creepy fan club here. all he needs is a webcam, really.
posted by matteo at 7:09 AM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


This kid is a fictional character. When the ratings started to slip, mathowie and the marketing team dreamed him up to appeal to the youth market: a shaggy-haired moppet who's into totally rad xtreme sports and savin' the planet and stuff.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 7:15 AM on January 2, 2007


When the ratings started to slip, mathowie and the marketing team dreamed him up to appeal to the youth market

Oh, that's just ridi—

*sees C. Ruder file laying open on desk, pages through*

Chance Poochy Ruder?
posted by cortex at 7:31 AM on January 2, 2007


Mathowie: It was an easy birth...
Kraftmatic: Oh, Mathowie; no. You laboured...how you laboured.
Mathowie: It was an easy birth...once it had been...accepted, relaxed into.
posted by hal9k at 7:33 AM on January 2, 2007


I wanna be a TV! Can we "help" me next?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:47 AM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


mathowie helps those who help themselves
posted by cortex at 7:50 AM on January 2, 2007


I wanna be a TV! Can we "help" me next?

Would that be a TV?
posted by delmoi at 8:14 AM on January 2, 2007


LOL. Yes, yes, I want to be a TV.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:16 AM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Maybe if you watch "Videodrome" enough you might transmogrify...
posted by Burhanistan at 8:18 AM on January 2, 2007


hey letterman: were an internet website (we are from the internet) and youd better listne to us. SOMEONE WARN LENO.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:30 AM on January 2, 2007


Ori would be a better choice for Letterman.
posted by found missing at 8:38 AM on January 2, 2007


You all do realize that "Feisty", "Ferret" and "Chance" each has six letters, right? Ori tried. He tried to stop it in time.
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:54 AM on January 2, 2007


KIDS... ON THE INTERNET!

NEFARIOUS PLOT BY LARRY CLARK?

NEWS 12 INVESTIGATES.. NEXT!
posted by fishfucker at 8:57 AM on January 2, 2007


I'm picturing TPS driving around in his new Pontiac Transgender right now. I say give it to him.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:09 AM on January 2, 2007


Woohoo, rolling.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:37 AM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm starting an e-mail campaign to get FeistyFerret adopted by Larry King. 'Cause God knows Larry King needs a second Chance.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:01 AM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


IRFH FTW (IMHO).
posted by Mister_A at 10:53 AM on January 2, 2007


"what do you think about sex on tv?"

"Well as long as it's one of those console models it should work out"
posted by edgeways at 11:12 AM on January 2, 2007


Can we please get this thread tagged with a warning? I'm allergic to puns.
posted by loquacious at 11:55 AM on January 2, 2007


Sorry loq. That was a bit rash of me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:56 AM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


A well-crafted pun is nothing to sneeze at.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:04 PM on January 2, 2007


ThePinkSuperhero: I wanna be a TV! Can we "help" me next?
Sorry, Metafilter can only hope, not help...
posted by dubious at 7:05 PM on January 2, 2007


IRFH FTW twice!
posted by shmegegge at 8:41 PM on January 2, 2007


Feisty "Chance Ruder" Ferret got back to me and he has no interest in doing any talk shows. He does have a conservation spot on the Disney Channel, so keep a look out for him. (Like Mefites watch Disney Channel.)
posted by snsranch at 3:39 PM on January 3, 2007


Letterman is going to be so disappointed.
posted by found missing at 4:11 PM on January 3, 2007


I just hope you don't expect me to break it to him.
posted by found missing at 4:33 PM on January 3, 2007


How the fuck are we supposed to feel good about ourselves now?
posted by Feisty at 7:36 PM on January 8, 2007


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