Yasmine Bleeth FPP goes to the bit bucket: why November 21, 2001 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Why was the last post on Jasmine Bleeth erased from the front page? I'm mostly just curious since I'm still figuring out the rules on front page posting. Why was this particular thread deleted? Or do I deserve an explanation?
posted by mayalucia to Feature Requests at 11:42 AM (27 comments total)

an entire thread description consisting of "I wouldn't shag that" was too stupid to leave up. Poor description of where the link goes, sophmoric humor, and what I guessed would be another pointless celebrity slag heap of a discussion. It seems like better material at filepile or fark.

Bottom line: too stupid.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:46 AM on November 21, 2001


It's top story at Fark at the moment.
posted by dlewis at 11:49 AM on November 21, 2001


Seemed kind of mean-spirited too. And also particularly humorous was the inference that Yasmine Bleeth was in some way missing out because Robert Loch would not deign to shag her.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:21 PM on November 21, 2001


Question (because I'm curious): Was my last comment deleted or did I fail to post it completely?
posted by gleemax at 12:21 PM on November 21, 2001


Sorry about the description. I was keeping it concise as the previous poster had already taken up half the screen.

Thanks for the link dlewis, although I'm tragically not a member there. I've just signed up though, so I'll be able to comment on that story in a week or so.

mathowie, god, lighten up. It would be a boring world if people weren't occasionally allowed to express themselves in a 'sophmoric' way. My post was consistent with my mood and was the first thing I thought when I saw her picture. I think that I should actually be congratulated for having the openness to post in such a natural way.

posted by RobertLoch at 12:22 PM on November 21, 2001


Sounds like you found a new home, Bob.

Write soon.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:29 PM on November 21, 2001


robert, go somewhere else if you don't like it.
posted by moz at 12:38 PM on November 21, 2001


There are plenty of places on the net where sophomoric humor is the rule. I hope MetaFilter is never one of them.
posted by sudama at 12:39 PM on November 21, 2001


I think that everyone should observe Kafkaesque. He knows how to say get lost with style. Now that is class.
posted by RobertLoch at 12:42 PM on November 21, 2001


Yeah, we set the humor bar pretty high around here.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 12:51 PM on November 21, 2001


FWIW when I saw the post I immediately thought of the children. My bad.
posted by walrus at 1:26 PM on November 21, 2001


I think the rule for humor is pretty obvious: Don't be mean. Isn't that just about the rule for everything? If you write something and then feel guilty or have doubts that it may be mean, don't post it. It's not that hard.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:44 PM on November 21, 2001


"Yeah, we set the humor bar pretty high around here."

shadowkeeper: I can't figure out if you're punning or not. The "whinnied" thread was playful fun. No one was a target for mockery or scorn.
posted by Carol Anne at 2:52 PM on November 21, 2001


I don't know, Carol Anne. I'd be pretty upset if I was a horse.

Now if you want a really good shag, there's plenty of places you can get it.
posted by dlewis at 3:12 PM on November 21, 2001


Shhh...nobody tell them! They have "hot blood" and are semi-Arabian.
posted by Carol Anne at 4:33 PM on November 21, 2001


mathowie, god, lighten up. ... I think that I should actually be congratulated for having the openness to post in such a natural way.

Dude, you have got balls the size of cantaloupes telling the guy who runs the site he should congratulate you for a post he deleted.
posted by kindall at 4:48 PM on November 21, 2001


Here, let's apply the natural posting philosophy.
KEKEKEKEKEKEKEKE ^_______^

Natural post? Yes.
Good post? No.
posted by darukaru at 5:30 PM on November 21, 2001


mathowie, god, lighten up. It would be a boring world if people weren't occasionally allowed to express themselves in a 'sophmoric' way.

Look at yesterday's collection of simple gags, the bad headline, bush and the turkey, psychedelic GOP cards, etc. MeFi and Matt allows alot of leeway, too much I'd say in a few cases but its nice to have variety, but turning this place into something less than fark is unacceptable.

I'm not telling you this so you can "go elsewhere," as much help you realize what lame standards we have already in place. I think a lot of readers would agree with this move.
posted by skallas at 5:54 PM on November 21, 2001


I think the rule for humor is pretty obvious: Don't be mean.

Sorry, I've never heard that. Is that really a rule?

I noticed, whilst over at my new home that Fark is having an auction where you can rule it for a day. At last look the bids were at $510. I think that it would be fair to assume that that MetaFilter won't be following this policy? Still it will be interesting none the less to see how high the bids get.

To end the discussion on this post, I will concede that it could have been done better, and Mat was almost certainly correct to pull it because of its lack of description and because it failed to hint in any respect to where it was going. I will however fight to my last breathe for the right to remain 'sophmoric.' You have to admit there was a tiny level of humour there that might have brightened a millisecond of someones day.


posted by RobertLoch at 5:55 PM on November 21, 2001


Come on now. You know I meant "my rule" by that. It's a rule I try to follow, though I sometimes can be offensive. Maybe you didn't know I meant that.

Either way that's what I meant. I know I can't speak for everyone.

I yell all my meanness into a jar and release it on a mountaintop like in that Droopy cartoon.
posted by Kafkaesque at 6:40 PM on November 21, 2001


I yell all my meanness into a jar and release it on a mountaintop like in that Droopy cartoon.

LOL. I didn't know that, but am a better person for now doing so.
posted by RobertLoch at 6:45 PM on November 21, 2001

Look at yesterday's collection of simple gags, [...] bush and the turkey
But the turkey was performing felatio! You know, like the intern, with the previous president, you know the one I'm talkin' about. You couldn't have missed it, surely. I think it was discussed here once (if not twice). It was gen-u-ine 100% Comedy Gold and the joke had years left in it (mostly, skits for Mad TV). Unfortunately it was this time, months later, that I came up with this killer response. You see someone would bring it up and I'd scream "empeech!" Yeah! I rock! And it was such a pity to waste. So I waited. Days, weeks, months went by. I didn't leave the house much and hoped the delivery men would somehow bring it up so I'd get a chance to deliver The Line. When that thread arrived, boy! I sprung (snigger) into action and cut n' paste my killer line! Yeah! - stuck it to dubya!
posted by holloway at 7:35 PM on November 21, 2001


I don't get it.
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:37 PM on November 21, 2001


Yeah!
posted by holloway at 7:40 PM on November 21, 2001


It seems like better material at filepile or fark.

Speaking of which, does anyone know what happened to it? Who broke the pile?
posted by Hackworth at 9:35 PM on November 21, 2001


I will however fight to my last breathe for the right to remain 'sophmoric.'

Dude, you don't have any rights here. Anything Matt doesn't like is axed.
posted by gleemax at 9:36 PM on November 21, 2001


And goddamn it, it's Yasmine Bleeth.

(...bleeding philistines)
posted by holloway at 10:56 AM on November 25, 2001


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