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Is this a bug? Or did everyone sleep in these three days? [more inside]
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 PM (24 comments total)

I generally like to go through the years past posts, but there is nothing when I load the pages. What gives?
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 9:59 PM on February 13, 2007


[Insert mathowie-rises-after-three-days MetaFilter Easter parable here.]
posted by cgc373 at 10:03 PM on February 13, 2007


(If you didn't notice, it was three days in a row on metafilter three years ago with nothing.)
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 10:04 PM on February 13, 2007


Here's your answer.

Back when I hosted my own box in a friend's closet, the fans died and overheated the server and it wouldn't boot. We had to wait until new ones showed up so there was no mefi for three days. I moved to real hosting later that year.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:04 PM on February 13, 2007


Wow, is there any stats of how many metafilter users committed suicide (or mass murders) during that brief period?
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 10:09 PM on February 13, 2007


and here's another question, totally unrelated, because I don't think it belongs on the grey, and it certainly doesn't belong on the blue:


has anyone else noticed that google's valentine's graphic misspells google?

it says googe. I mean, I can think of reasons why this would be, but they're all dirty.
posted by shmegegge at 10:11 PM on February 13, 2007


It was like my mind was fasting for a long weekend.
Then I pigged out on Fark after, so I gained back all the snark.
posted by Dizzy at 10:13 PM on February 13, 2007


Hey! googe.com isn't taken. Do you think google would sue?
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 10:14 PM on February 13, 2007


I think the stem is arguably the missing lowercase "L".
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:23 PM on February 13, 2007


Hrm. Maybe Google intended the strawberry stem to stand in for the "L"?

On preview: Dammit, YoBananaBoy!
posted by deborah at 10:29 PM on February 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would certainly argue against it. it looks more to me like the little bit that sticks out of the top of the lowercase g, normally. only a smidge bigger. but you may be right. one never knows with these designer folk.
posted by shmegegge at 10:29 PM on February 13, 2007


Hey! googe.com isn't taken. Do you think google would sue?

It's taken, it's just not setup. Or is this some inside joke I'm missing?
posted by delmoi at 11:07 PM on February 13, 2007


Welp, looks like I'll be referring to Google as Googe for the rest of my days.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:05 AM on February 14, 2007


Googe is so romantic.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:34 AM on February 14, 2007


The sleep of MeFi brings forth monsters
posted by Abiezer at 4:50 AM on February 14, 2007


Isn't there that scene in "There's Something About Mary" where someone is searching for some googe?

Niche filled.
posted by dmd at 6:08 AM on February 14, 2007


Please. I had finally managed to forget that terrible time, with the help of years of expensive therapy, and you have to bring it all back. I'll be sending further therapy bills to you. Now let us never speak of this again.
posted by languagehat at 7:10 AM on February 14, 2007


Wow, is there any stats of how many metafilter users committed suicide (or mass murders) during that brief period?

Put me down for a little in column A and a little in column B
posted by edgeways at 8:00 AM on February 14, 2007


Corrected logo here
posted by rottytooth at 8:59 AM on February 14, 2007


Deb Googe = bassist for My Bloody Valentine. Makes sense to me.
posted by LionIndex at 9:12 AM on February 14, 2007


I've learned so much from this thread. Thanks, folks.
posted by frecklefaerie at 10:48 AM on February 14, 2007


That's "The Googe", please.
posted by zoinks at 6:41 PM on February 14, 2007


gawker should have credited me with discovering the googe. bastids.
posted by shmegegge at 8:09 PM on February 14, 2007




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