Let them snark at the snort April 3, 2007 3:05 PM   Subscribe

What's wrong with LOLing at DRUGIIEZ ?
posted by Burhanistan to Etiquette/Policy at 3:05 PM (53 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Unless of course it was just flagged heavily. The usual suspects all seemed to have fun in there, though.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:06 PM on April 3, 2007


It was derailed before the OP even conceived of it. Let's consider the unusual suspects for once.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:15 PM on April 3, 2007


What's interesting about that post? I mean, I'm a big fan of the noble lol myself, but it's just a puff article reiteration of the tired Keith Richards Likes Cocaine joke.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:19 PM on April 3, 2007


Yeah, I was on the borderline with deleting it the moment I saw it go up because of course it plays into every dumb late night talkshow Keith Richards joke but for some reason I let it be.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:28 PM on April 3, 2007


There are clearly two types of Metafilter users: Rolling Stones fans and Lawrence Welk devotees.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:35 PM on April 3, 2007



why are these mutually exclusive? I mean they’re both so old…
posted by French Fry at 3:48 PM on April 3, 2007


It's only funny to you because you can still laugh out loud. Sadly, because of the drugs, I cannot.
posted by found missing at 3:52 PM on April 3, 2007


Oh, for crying out loud - HE SNORTED THE ASHES OF HIS DEAD FATHER!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:02 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Eh, it's just some carbon. Big deal.
posted by interrobang at 4:06 PM on April 3, 2007


LOL LIBRARIANS
posted by prostyle at 4:08 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Who cares if it was deleted? Easy come, easy go.
posted by OmieWise at 4:24 PM on April 3, 2007


Eh, it's just some carbon. Big deal.

Well, yeah - I didn't mean it to sound like I was freaked out out by the act, itself. The exclamation was really more annoyed - as in: "If the bar is so high that even snorting the ashes of your dead father can't rise above 'LOLing at DRUGIIEZ,' then really, we can't ever clear that bar."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:25 PM on April 3, 2007


At a recent exhibition of paintings by Shakespearian actor Anthony Sher, the media listed as being used for one of the works was: oils, cocaine and dad's ashes.

(See the last two paras.)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:35 PM on April 3, 2007


What's interesting to me is not the "OMG Keith Richards likes cocaine!" aspect (no shit, Sherlock), but what It's Raining Florence Henderson said -- it's not laughing at drugs so much as Dear Lord How Much Weirder Can Our Culture Possibly Get? And therefore a source of potentially much more interesting info -- I'd like to see what ColdChef had up his sleeve...
posted by bitter-girl.com at 4:53 PM on April 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Weird's great, but it would be difficult to get closer to a content-free post without leaving the whole submission form blank. There's not really a post to defend, here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:58 PM on April 3, 2007


If you're going to laugh at addicts at least be cool about it. Pick something interesting like Pete Doherty and Kate Moss having tender alone time. Far more interesting as (1) Kate Moss is apparently incredibly hot even when she is trying least, (2) The song is catchy, cute and completely opposite of Kate Moss' nonsensical, vulgar prose, (3) bohemian love is cute, (4) I want a tire swing.

So there, if you're going to link inane celebrity gossip at least have the content be cool. I mean Keith Richards? Okay let me call my parents up on that one, they'd be interested in it.
posted by geoff. at 5:00 PM on April 3, 2007


The snorting part was meh, but the mustache? That was postworthy. I may have nightmares.
posted by languagehat at 5:02 PM on April 3, 2007


it would be difficult to get closer to a content-free post without leaving the whole submission form blank

Must. Resist. Temptation...

I mean Keith Richards? Okay let me call my parents up on that one, they'd be interested in it.

Might at least convince them not to get cremated.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:04 PM on April 3, 2007


Eh, it's just some carbon. Big deal.

Actually the carbon all goes up the chimney--'cremains' are nearly all mineral, and mostly calcium phosphate.
posted by oats at 5:18 PM on April 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well, shut me down.
posted by interrobang at 5:21 PM on April 3, 2007


"wow" at thinking Pete Doherty is "cool." There was a time when drugs were the sideshow and the people in question were actually famous first for making good music. Doherty has never written a song that rises above "eh, that's kind of decent."

The irony of the "that's uncool old people music" comments is that they always make the commenter sound old and uncool. Every rock kid with halfway decent taste from the 80s to today has grown up with Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin etc, because good music is good music. The only people who think kids listen exclusively to what's new are old people.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:27 PM on April 3, 2007


The only people who think kids listen exclusively to what's new are old people.

Yea, my seventeen year old kid and his friends all listen to music that was old when I was seventeen.
posted by octothorpe at 5:41 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


So the question is, what does Keith Richards have to snort to stay on the front page?
posted by phaedon at 5:50 PM on April 3, 2007 [3 favorites]


posted by languagehat The snorting part was meh, but the mustache? That was postworthy. I may have nightmares.

Indeed. I was already trying to recover from Garthe Knight (Michael Knight's evil twin), and now this.
posted by fandango_matt at 5:50 PM on April 3, 2007


So the question is, what does Keith Richards have to snort to stay on the front page?

Keith Richards' ground-up toenails?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:56 PM on April 3, 2007


"wow" at thinking Pete Doherty is "cool."

I was about to say the same, but suspect geoff. is having a wee joke.
posted by jack_mo at 6:00 PM on April 3, 2007


posted by phaedon So the question is, what does Keith Richards have to snort to stay on the front page?

The last remaining grains of his self-respect.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:06 PM on April 3, 2007


somebody favorite this comment. as of now my favorite total is '666' which is a mite disturbing.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my...
posted by jonmc at 6:43 PM on April 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Favorited. I'm a spoiler.
posted by ColdChef at 6:48 PM on April 3, 2007


What a lame callout.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:03 PM on April 3, 2007


Oh, right.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:03 PM on April 3, 2007


Unfavorited. Just to be contrary.
posted by ColdChef at 7:38 PM on April 3, 2007


Damn Keith Richards for stealing my lines! From the time I was 15 or so until 30ish, I would insist that when I karked it, that I be cremated and that my friends take a wee bit of my ashes and mix them with a very large quantity of high quality cocaine and snort me, at a large party the bill for which would be footed by my lavish estate. I don't ever recall anyone actually agreeing to do it, though, which is no great surprise.

Says nothing good about those 15 years of my life, I suppose. Though they were a hell of a lot of fun.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:38 PM on April 3, 2007


Alright, I'll just move my discussion over here then...

Well, after thinking about it, Lemmy or Ozzy could have just as easily done it as well.
posted by chillmost


Lemmy yes, Ozzy no. Ozzy is overrated.
posted by bitter-girl.com


I wouldn't be surprised if Ozzy had already done it. He did snort a line of ants.
posted by chillmost at 12:09 AM on April 4, 2007


So the question is, what does Keith Richards have to snort to stay on the front page?

Iraq.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:33 AM on April 4, 2007


> So the question is, what does Keith Richards have to snort to stay on the front page?

George Bush
Fetuses
A public library
Pornography
Google
Barack Obama
PETA
YouTube
Portobello mushrooms
posted by ardgedee at 5:13 AM on April 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think the most amazing thing about this is that there was some point a few years ago where Keith decided he didn't have to be evasive about his drug use any more. It's as if there's a statute of limitations after fifty years of doing coke and heroin non-stop. And even better, the statute rolls forward, so you can cook up your own speedballs and shoot up live on national television and the police aren't allowed to touch you.
posted by ardgedee at 5:25 AM on April 4, 2007


Exactly, ardgedee -- from 197i'mtoolazytolookitup when Paul McCartney got busted for marijuana to today, where Keef can pretty much say anything about drugs -- maybe everyone's hypnotized by that appalling mustache and no one really *hears* what he's saying.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 5:56 AM on April 4, 2007


Obviously I'm being thick here because I still don't follow the reason for deletion.

Was it because there wasn't, say, a link to Jessica Mitford's "The American Way of Death" as an example of the real obscenity in dealing with "cremains" - i.e. the retail cost, or some guffish stuff about the history of ancestor desecration? Or did people get upset thinking about their own parents? Or was it just terribly old hat?

I am extremely squeamish and don't find death Lol but the (almost) unadorned post still raised a brief smile.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 6:14 AM on April 4, 2007


The difference between LOL DRUGIIEZ and LOL XTIANS on metafilter is the relative insider/outsider status of the LOLers. prostyle has it right. We can't even make fun of ourselves?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:17 AM on April 4, 2007


...(and it's just made the front page of today's UK Guardian online...)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 6:18 AM on April 4, 2007


Obviously I'm being thick here because I still don't follow the reason for deletion.

There was almost nothing there. It was a four small paragraphs of puff about a funny thing said about drugs by a man about whose drug use people have been making weak jokes for years.

That's not to say weird quirky little news articles will always be deleted; but it doesn't help the life expectancy. It wasn't a good post, even if it gave you a smile.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:27 AM on April 4, 2007


"There was almost nothing there..."

Well I shall disagree mildly, then. But thank you for the explanation, cortex.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 6:36 AM on April 4, 2007


It was more thought-provoking than a typical one-link-YouTube post, though.

Really, ColdChef -- where were you going with the "I've seen worse"?
posted by bitter-girl.com at 6:36 AM on April 4, 2007


Really, ColdChef -- where were you going with the "I've seen worse"?

He dropped the kitty litter hint a few posts later. Though, I'm sure there are other stories to be told...
posted by Burhanistan at 6:41 AM on April 4, 2007


Yeah, there's always going to be some disagreement. The line falls to different borders for everybody, and I dig that; taste will always be a bugaboo.

(For example, how the equivalent of what would be in video form a five-second one-liner from Keith on a talk show, say, can be presumed to be more thought-provoking than even the weaker not-immediately-deleted youtube posts is lost on me. Because it was...written down, in semi-skilled prose, on a newspaper's website? Different barometers, etc.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:53 AM on April 4, 2007


cortex, you're some kind of mad criteria junkie. A junkie for criteria for criteria. Metacriteria, even. Carry on.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:04 AM on April 4, 2007


I only buy Criterion DVDs!
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:13 AM on April 4, 2007


You guys, he didn't even really do it. He just said that for the lols.
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:30 AM on April 4, 2007


yup.
posted by merelyglib at 9:45 AM on April 4, 2007


Awww, that's no fun.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 9:48 AM on April 4, 2007




The snorting part was meh, but the mustache? That was postworthy. I may have nightmares.

I have the same issues with Bob Dylan.

It's like he wants to look like Vincent Price and I mean not yesterday's Vincent Price but Vincent Price at this very moment.

That is, if Vincent Price was not cremated.
posted by y2karl at 1:15 PM on April 4, 2007


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