Metafilter + bacon = delicious/WTF? March 1, 2007 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I am logged in and see ads from fmpub.net on the front page. The ad presently displayed invites me to "chew the fat at serious eats". It's the same ad after multiple refreshes also. While I am a fan of bacon, I don't normally see ads when I'm logged in. This is all the more curious given that I'm using adblock plus and don't usually see ads on any site. Is this a temporary thing, or is bacon now an integral part of the site?
posted by Pastabagel to Bugs at 10:57 AM (94 comments total)

Huh, and here I thought that little pink pig was just a fever dream; I'm seeing it on the front page and AskMe too.
posted by jamaro at 11:11 AM on March 1, 2007


It's national pig day, Matt is serving images from metafilter (which is why adblock didn't kill them) in relation to this awareness day.
posted by Mitheral at 11:11 AM on March 1, 2007


It's just a one day ad for a friend's site. It'll be over soon.

But we've discussed this before, and yeah, I still serve small 125x125 ads to both members and non-members and I'll make that a preference so you can kill them.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:14 AM on March 1, 2007


Bacon is an integral part of creation.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:14 AM on March 1, 2007


Ok, I had skipped right over the image link to the fmpub javascript. I understand now sort of. I note with some dismay there was no similar celebration of National Pie Day.
posted by Pastabagel at 11:15 AM on March 1, 2007


National Pig Day in the Global Pig Year?! When is Pig Hour, I want to get that same thrill like when my calendar read 010101.
posted by jamaro at 11:15 AM on March 1, 2007


MetaFilter: You just missed Pig Hour
posted by rxrfrx at 11:17 AM on March 1, 2007


I like the ad, and I learned that it is national pig day. It sure beats the drab, and to some disturbing, AT&T ad.
posted by caddis at 11:20 AM on March 1, 2007


Dammit, I always miss Pig Hour. Every freaking year, it's the same curse that makes me helpfully tell someone "Hey, you got some dirt on your face," on Ash Wednesdays.
posted by jamaro at 11:20 AM on March 1, 2007


Only in America do you celebrate an animal by killing an eating it. (Unless it's done in other countries and I just don't know about it, in which case it's weird there, too.)
posted by dobbs at 11:26 AM on March 1, 2007


Yeah - animal sacrifice is unheard of outside of the US.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:28 AM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm looking forward to the ad on National Cannibalism Day.

BRAAAAIIIIIINS
posted by Tuwa at 11:29 AM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Here's the history of pigday, it was apparently an american thing made up in 1972 and you're supposed to celebrate pigs, not quite eat them, but how else do we enjoy pigs?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:29 AM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, we're arguably celebrating it for having been killed and eaten, and doing such a tremendous job of it. And mastication is the highest form of flattery.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:29 AM on March 1, 2007


Or, no, that would be National People Day, wouldn't it?

Or what dobbs said.
posted by Tuwa at 11:29 AM on March 1, 2007


Just be happy we don't apply the same logic to Mother's Day.
posted by jamaro at 11:29 AM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


how else do we enjoy pigs?

Yor mouth shore do look purty...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:30 AM on March 1, 2007


how else do we enjoy pigs?

Why, the same way be enjoy pugs.
posted by amro at 11:37 AM on March 1, 2007


Bacon should be an integral part of every site.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 11:38 AM on March 1, 2007


SQUEAL LIKE A PIG BOY
posted by quonsar at 11:38 AM on March 1, 2007


When's national dobbs day, anyway?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:43 AM on March 1, 2007


/plays banjo music for quonsar
posted by GuyZero at 11:47 AM on March 1, 2007


BABY OIL!
posted by edgeways at 11:56 AM on March 1, 2007


I'm trying to calculate Metafilter + bacon = delicious/WTF? and having difficulty because I can't tell whether the question mark is punctuation or a wildcard. Please advise.
posted by ardgedee at 12:03 PM on March 1, 2007


punctuation, unless you mean to include "WTFM" in the calcuation.
posted by Tuwa at 12:07 PM on March 1, 2007


It's national pig day

If that's so, is killing and consuming a pig really the best way to honor it? Seriously, is it?
posted by psmealey at 12:08 PM on March 1, 2007


we're officially not Kosher now
posted by matteo at 12:11 PM on March 1, 2007


If that's so, is killing and consuming a pig really the best way to honor it? Seriously, is it?

Depends. Was it a chauvinist pig?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:12 PM on March 1, 2007


If that's so, is killing and consuming a pig really the best way to honor it? Seriously, is it?


Yes. And the more of it you eat, the more honour it accumulates. At the end of the year, the souls of the most honourable pigs are sent back to Earth to incarnate as new pigs. Holy pigs: pigs whose every rib glistens with pious grease, each delectable slice of belly a literal cornucopia of heavenly flavour. Upon the seventh incarnation, the sounding of the World Squeal will call all barbecue-lovers, bacon eaters and chophounds to the Promised Land, where a river of sausage gravy will carry us to a picnic table of infinite size.
posted by solid-one-love at 12:25 PM on March 1, 2007 [6 favorites]


is bacon now an integral part of the site?

No, but by god, it should be.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:30 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


While we're (sort of) on the subject, would it be possible to make the fmpub adds the last thing to load, rather than loading before the page content, and then position them into place with CSS or something? It kinda sucks having the page stop loading for half a minute when fmpub's servers are swamped or what-not, and encouraging people to use AdBlock or the like to deal with this seems like the Wrong Thing.
posted by arto at 12:32 PM on March 1, 2007


Also, I could really go for a BLT right now. I hope you're all happy.
posted by arto at 12:33 PM on March 1, 2007




Heh...Had just the pig ad earlier. Now I have that and the ATT ad that has been appearing off-and-on all week.

mmmmm...bacon.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:36 PM on March 1, 2007


I think the ads are just particularly at odds with the site design today... pink + blue = huh? and then there's that hyperactive blue and orange Cingulatt lava lamp thing. Draws the eye.
posted by nanojath at 12:48 PM on March 1, 2007


the new at&t: your pork, delivered
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:50 PM on March 1, 2007


Since there is a thread open about this, is there an estimated time the ATT death star ad will run out? I've been hoping for that to happen for quite awhile now.
posted by edgeways at 12:57 PM on March 1, 2007


That's no death star. It's millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror and mooning you.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:02 PM on March 1, 2007


When did we go from one ad to two when logged in? I am getting the pig AND the ATT ad!
posted by necessitas at 1:04 PM on March 1, 2007


Oh, I missed the mathowie's comment, disregard my question
posted by necessitas at 1:06 PM on March 1, 2007


I tried to deliver my pork to the new at&t and now it's another goddamned restraining order.
posted by nanojath at 1:08 PM on March 1, 2007


MetaFilter: Bringing Home The Bacon.

sorry
posted by chlorus at 1:19 PM on March 1, 2007


Unless you upstart festival-inventors pin leeks to the pigs and make them sing in little piggy eisteddfodau, I'm guessing St. David might be frowning on this from up in heaven, given that this has been his day since the 6th century. And you don't want to piss him off - he made a hill appear in Llanddewi Brefi once!
posted by jack_mo at 1:20 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


See, this is where most deists have it wrong. Rather than arguing about creationism, meaning of the universe, primacy of humanity, life after death, blah, blah, who-gives-a-blah, they should argue proof of deity by the existence of bacon. That is: Bacon is proof of a Benevolent God. God loves us and so Gave us Bacon.

This is why Judaism and Islam are wrongo---not because they read different books or revere different prophets, but because of they Deny Bacon. This doctrine is more inclusive than traditional Cristian theology, because most of south-east Asia Embraces The Pig, and thus are Saved by Bacon!
posted by bonehead at 1:25 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


And God said, "You're never more than six degrees from delicious."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:32 PM on March 1, 2007


This thread needs some grease.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 1:32 PM on March 1, 2007


One errant verse in "Romans" (addressed to starving early Christians who needed permission to deviate from the dietary rules set forth in "Leviticus". Jesus ate no swine.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:35 PM on March 1, 2007




cortex: mastication is the highest form of flattery.

I believe MetaFilter and the internet were founded on this very idea.

What?

Oh. MASTication.

Nevermind.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 1:50 PM on March 1, 2007


That is: Bacon is proof of a Benevolent God. God loves us and so Gave us Bacon.

Counterargument: no loving God would create a world in which bacon could be burnt.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:54 PM on March 1, 2007


Counterargument: no loving God would create a world in which bacon could be burnt.

Free will, beeotch!
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 1:56 PM on March 1, 2007


Sorry, must be the ham hocks.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 2:00 PM on March 1, 2007


I think it would be cool to have the ability to comment on the ads that go up there. Maybe advertisers are too squeamish, but it would be a good community idea.
posted by cell divide at 2:26 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


The ontological bacon argument: imagine the finest, smokiest, best-cured... well, in short, the most perfect side of bacon ever. Now, if you didn't possess this side of bacon, then surely it would be even better if you actually did... but since it's perfect, you must.

Enjoy! It turns out it's magically self-replenishing, too.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:32 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it would be cool to have the ability to comment on the ads that go up there. Maybe advertisers are too squeamish, but it would be a good community idea.

This gives me a perverse idea: a shades-of-wiki community site built around the idea of the footnote as sole structural entity. The only relation that new content can have to existing content is in the form of footnote-about.

Adapting mefi to this model, the front page of the blue would be the main page, a list of links and paragraphs. A thread would be a footnote of a given block of text; slashdot-style nested comments would be the analogue of chaining footnotes on individual comments within the base thread-as-footnote object; metatalk threads, too, would formally be footnotes of the things being discussed. And cell divide's idea would be the natural result of footnoting the ads.

And it'd all be very Web 2.0, with cool dynamic footnote-creation and -management tools to make it easier to create your recursive commentaries.

It could be called Footnotr, or something equally obnoxious. "The plastic.com it's okay to cite."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:03 PM on March 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


cortex, that made me spit up in my mouth a tiny bit. Thanks.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 3:16 PM on March 1, 2007


cortex, after that Footnotr suggestion, I hereby withdraw my support for your moderatorhood. Matt, take away his keys.
posted by wendell at 3:32 PM on March 1, 2007


would it be possible to make the fmpub adds the last thing to load

Megadittoes. I can't count how many times a page I've been loading got stuck waiting for fmpub to deliver the goods.
posted by popechunk at 3:33 PM on March 1, 2007


This thread is worthless without THE BELGIAN FARTING PIG!!!
posted by wendell at 3:48 PM on March 1, 2007


FAQ: sometimes you will see ads up here (screenshot as needed) if Matt wants them there. Also, maybe one day you will sign in, and metafilter will be pink and ecru. Who can say. Not you, that's for sure.
posted by boo_radley at 4:15 PM on March 1, 2007


I like bacon. A LOT.
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:25 PM on March 1, 2007


ohhh yes...
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:30 PM on March 1, 2007


Bacon - another thing the Canadians do better than us.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:36 PM on March 1, 2007


YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:40 PM on March 1, 2007


What - you actually prefer those strips of fat with the red Marks-a-Lot stripes on them?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:42 PM on March 1, 2007


Did I say I buy third-rate bargain-bin pork rind rejects? Good, half-inch-thick, butcher-carved American-style bacon is the only thing that truly elevates us as a people. Canadian bacon is just a vegan plot to substitute lean, salted recycled shoe leather for meat. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:54 PM on March 1, 2007


The final word on bacon in MeTa.
posted by boo_radley at 4:56 PM on March 1, 2007


I think cortex is on to something. I'm guessing you could land $2.5m in Series A financing if you just put that in PowerPoint. But you should call it "Footnoter" and then let the VCs think that it's their idea to get all 2.0 and remove the extraneous vowels.

Let me also note that (1) god, I love pork products and (2) I have absolutely no problem seeing a small ad once in a while 'cause Matt's baby needs new shoes.
posted by donovan at 4:57 PM on March 1, 2007


Hey b_radley, no self-licking, OK?

IRFH, You may be buying a better grade of suet-strip, but your butcher must be on some kind of Canadian blacklist. Shoe leather? C'mon.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:12 PM on March 1, 2007


Bleh! I'd rather eat Beggin' Strips than Canadian bacon.
posted by nj_subgenius at 5:31 PM on March 1, 2007


bonehead has brought me back to the faith. Hallelujah, and pass the bacon!
posted by languagehat at 5:58 PM on March 1, 2007


The three elements of life:

Air
Water
Pigs
posted by Balisong at 6:21 PM on March 1, 2007


NATIONAL PIG DAY??? You people have absolutely no respect for professional law enforcement officers and I hope you all get ticketed up the wazoo for your disrespect!
posted by leftcoastbob at 6:41 PM on March 1, 2007


The five types of animals:

Pigs
Dogs
Dangerous ones
Those belonging to the emperor
Those that look like ants when viewed from far away
posted by Meatbomb at 7:02 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ahhhh...bacon (wipes drool off of chin)
posted by govtdrone at 7:25 PM on March 1, 2007


my 4 year old's favorite joke (this week at least):

What do you say to a scared pig?
Why you shakin', Bacon?
posted by Chrischris at 7:48 PM on March 1, 2007


What do you say to a scared pig?
"Why yes, there IS videotape in my camera."
posted by Dizzy at 9:03 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


We can't keep on meeting like this, Dizzy.
posted by Catfry at 1:55 PM on March 2, 2007


Hey uhm, moderators? That nice user mathowie just posted a comment. Why'd you delete it?
posted by Catfry at 3:28 PM on March 2, 2007


That was my bad. I haven't quite got the hand of these super powers, yet.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:31 PM on March 2, 2007


No seriously. It was all spooky and shit.
posted by Catfry at 3:39 PM on March 2, 2007


One second he was there, then he was gone.
posted by Catfry at 3:39 PM on March 2, 2007


Just. "testing, testing", in sort of a hollow voice down a hallway...
posted by Catfry at 3:41 PM on March 2, 2007


He's like that. Sometimes he just goes all keizer soze on your ass. When it happens to me, I drink.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:42 PM on March 2, 2007


I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that he was testing something.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:42 PM on March 2, 2007


He's been kinda testy all week, you ask me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:42 PM on March 2, 2007


I don't like your patronizing tone cortex. Bardic was right. All your power and fame has gotten to your head.
posted by Catfry at 3:53 PM on March 2, 2007


(Actually, you will be on our side when the metarevolution comes right?)
posted by Catfry at 3:56 PM on March 2, 2007


I have already promised cortex the services of the Sprachkorps I have been training in the Algerian desert. In return, I will be Minister of Culture and Communications, come the revolution. But keep it under your hat.
posted by languagehat at 4:52 PM on March 2, 2007


you will be on our side when the metarevolution comes right?

To bring this back on subject, I'm more interested in the meatrevolution.

Porcuvores unite! We hanve nothing to lose but our links!
posted by bonehead at 5:37 PM on March 2, 2007


All meat to the shelters, rare before medium, the reds are coming!
posted by Catfry at 6:50 PM on March 2, 2007


THE JOY OF PIGS
posted by homunculus at 11:06 PM on March 2, 2007


It sure beats the drab, and to some disturbing, AT&T ad.

Hear, hear!
posted by homunculus at 11:06 PM on March 2, 2007


Hear, hear!

AT&T heard that.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:05 AM on March 3, 2007


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