Univac: a callout April 11, 2007 3:28 PM   Subscribe

univac doesn't like SEIU president Andy Stern. Fine. But he's pedaling too close to the turfgrass line for my tastes, and the latest article is pretty shaky.
posted by anotherpanacea to Etiquette/Policy at 3:28 PM (27 comments total)

He did use the word "homeslice", which would certainly lower anyone's stock price on the Burhanistan Index. Otherwise, most everyone has some kind of agenda here, even if they don't realize it. His is just rather bland and blatant.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:44 PM on April 11, 2007


The comment shilling for his CD meditation service was a bit south of the belt, everything else is pretty standard issue bad internet adviceTM. Not sure what else to say... hummm

everyone has some kind of agenda here

Damn, better get back to the basement and whip up some liquid agenda to peddle.
posted by edgeways at 3:51 PM on April 11, 2007


heh, sorry that wasn't ment for this tread.. sigh

::hide::
posted by edgeways at 3:51 PM on April 11, 2007


edgeways: Union advocates don't meditate; wrong thread.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:52 PM on April 11, 2007


What's anotherpanacea's angle for promoting an anti-univac agenda? Hmm.
posted by boo_radley at 3:55 PM on April 11, 2007


Ew. At a glance, today's post was meh, but as a trend it moves clearly into fehville. Not worth keeping around.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:57 PM on April 11, 2007


I'm still wondering what the Burhanistan Index is.

And how I can get on it.
posted by scrump at 3:57 PM on April 11, 2007


When I read the title of this thread I was hoping it was an early Asimov story.
posted by grobstein at 4:18 PM on April 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Turfgrass? Like he's a paid shill against Stern?

I think he's just being more liberal then thou. It seems like there's a tenancy on the left (well, with some core of the activist left) to basically attack anyone with power, including other leftist who sway at all ideological purity. It's a really annoying trait.

There was another article bashing Stern a while back posted on metafilter. Here it is...

Okay, turns out that was univac's only other post. He basically slandered the guy by using a less common definition of "outsourcing" (which normally means hiring overseas workers, but in this case meant hiring local service companies to do things like sanitation)
posted by delmoi at 4:18 PM on April 11, 2007


Ew. At a glance, today's post was meh, but as a trend it moves clearly into fehville. Not worth keeping around.

Feh < meh?
posted by delmoi at 4:19 PM on April 11, 2007


It's Yiddish.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:22 PM on April 11, 2007


homeslice is yiddish?
posted by Kwine at 4:30 PM on April 11, 2007


Okay, turns out that was univac's only other post.

This is my point.
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:37 PM on April 11, 2007


univac = uni-track mind

If I were a speculating man, I'd say he's a union member, working on his taxes and grousing that his hourly wage has not kept up with Mr. Stern's pay. I could tell a harrowing tale of what two of the Big Hollywood Unions did to keep me working at minimum wage back in the 1970s, but I won't. If every MeFite with a personal grudge against a Very Important Person put it in a Front Page Post, the site wouldn't look much different than it does now, but making mostly the same bitch twice should not be tolerated.
posted by wendell at 6:22 PM on April 11, 2007


God, metatalk is a bitchfest today.

and by bitch i refer to the act of complaining. not a female dog nor a slur for a woman.
/PC-catch-all

posted by YoBananaBoy at 6:24 PM on April 11, 2007


Feh implies a degree of active negativity that is more forceful than the passive/dismissive meh.

It's in the manual.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:53 PM on April 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Doesn't the Feh reside somewhere between the Meh and the Fuck?
posted by wendell at 7:55 PM on April 11, 2007


We must wait until all the facts are in!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:56 PM on April 11, 2007


The real tragedy here is that univac will never even bother to flame out.
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:51 PM on April 11, 2007


"Feh" is an actual, real-world, bad-taste-in-the-mouth sound. "Meh" is an internet-only sound of affected careless disdain.

At least I hope nobody uses "meh" in real life. They'd sound like assholes if they did.
posted by breezeway at 10:02 PM on April 11, 2007


...and of course there's [feh inside]
posted by trip and a half at 10:27 PM on April 11, 2007


At least I hope nobody uses "meh" in real life. They'd sound like assholes if they did.

Amateurs might. Those of us with the yiddish in the blood can meh your ass right into witheredness.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:29 AM on April 12, 2007


Hmm, my analysis used as support in a metafilter callout. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Certainly a crap article, though I wonder if such uninformed bias in a well-distributed paper (I have no idea if it's respected at all) is noteworthy enough on its own.

Nah, I'm just crusted my brilliant missive will be lost in dev/null. I'll just go cry myself to sleep...
posted by phearlez at 7:51 AM on April 12, 2007


I'm gonna pretend that 'crusted' is some sort of new slang that I know and none of you are cool enough to be aware of, rather than a miskeyed 'crushed.' Nothing to see her, move along.
posted by phearlez at 7:52 AM on April 12, 2007


"Meh" goes back as least as far as Lisa Simpson:

Bart Simpson: Nothing you say can upset us. We're the MTV generation.
Lisa Simpson: We feel neither highs or lows.
Homer Simpson: Really? What's it like?
Lisa Simpson: Meh.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:04 AM on April 12, 2007


A bit more on meh, via, as always, Language Log.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:12 AM on April 12, 2007


How about teh? Where does that fit?
posted by Mitheral at 2:03 PM on April 13, 2007


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