There were no blood relations in Lolita! May 2, 2007 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Since people are always posting about their GuFfs, BuFfs, and SO's, some of which are also MeFi users, I was wondering if there were parent-son/daughter or sibling users as well (that don't care if we know). Might make for some fun reading.
posted by ontic to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 PM (78 comments total)

Lead me. What are GuFfs and BuFfs?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:44 PM on May 2, 2007


mathowie is my father.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:45 PM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sorry, I was poking fun at people who don't seem to have the time to type out "girlfriend" and "boyfriend". I can never help reading "GF" and "BF" that way.
posted by ontic at 8:47 PM on May 2, 2007


Sometimes I give the buffs guff. So?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:47 PM on May 2, 2007


mathowie is my father.

He's sired more children than Genghis Khan and Idi Amin combined.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:49 PM on May 2, 2007


Well there are bf's and then there are bff's, learn the difference.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:01 PM on May 2, 2007


brothers?
posted by niles at 9:03 PM on May 2, 2007


Rinkjustice/dropkick was using his daughter (raydexter) as a sockpuppet....but I think he's been banned.
posted by brujita at 9:04 PM on May 2, 2007


I always read "bf" as "beef." It lends a certain depth to the phrase, "beef injection."
posted by grobstein at 9:04 PM on May 2, 2007


I read SO as.. SO?
posted by phaedon at 9:08 PM on May 2, 2007


Ummmmm, I feel kind of dumb responding to this seriously now, but changeling and I are (fraternal) twins.
posted by granted at 9:09 PM on May 2, 2007


Rinkjustice/dropkick was using his daughter (raydexter) as a sockpuppet

Is that legal outside of Utah?
posted by niles at 9:09 PM on May 2, 2007


Yes.
posted by Lynsey at 9:18 PM on May 2, 2007


Have we so thoroughly demagnetized the needle of our moral compass that we need a special rule against using our daughters as sockpuppets?
posted by kosem at 9:23 PM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm Dick Cheney!
posted by breezeway at 9:24 PM on May 2, 2007


My older brother is here. Neither of us have super exciting posting histories though, so I'm not sure how much fun you'll have reading our posts. (although he did get a kick out of me being gently mocked in this thread)
posted by davey_darling at 9:27 PM on May 2, 2007


I think cortex's brother is a member, I seem to recall him (cortex) mentioning it fairly recently. otoh it could be the Sudafed talking
posted by edgeways at 9:35 PM on May 2, 2007


cortex's brother and wife [two separate people] are here. My whole family is on Flickr but none of them are on MetaFilter which is probably just as well.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:37 PM on May 2, 2007


How would they have reacted to the, er, "chicken incident"?
posted by edgeways at 9:43 PM on May 2, 2007


I'm pretty sure jonson's dog has an alias.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:50 PM on May 2, 2007


How would they have reacted to the, er, "chicken incident"?

Always glad to have another MeTa opportunity to talk about that! Let's see...

- my sister has seen and done far worse on Craigslist which is her current online hangout. Her reaction I'm sure would be "you think that's bad...?!"
- I accidentally sent my Dad a link to the Power of the Penis thread in Skype when I was trying to send it to mathowie during the podcast. He did the normal Dad thing and never mentioned it, I think this would be no different.
- My Mom would laugh like hell and wonder why in god's name you people insist on bringing this up every christbleeding day as if linking to a racy image you found through a prosaic naughty-word-into-Google search was in some way not just beyond the pale but beyond the internet pale.
- my stepmom would have nightmares for a week.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:56 PM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


sorry about that, I have always been vaguely curious how families interact surrounding things transgressive, and as you are the mod on a fairly large Internet community I could see how issues of self inhibition could come into play if your family, especially parents, where part of the same community. Didn't realize the asking would touch a nerve. Feel free to ignore me in the future if such things occur again.
posted by edgeways at 10:07 PM on May 2, 2007


He's sired more children than Genghis Khan and Idi Amin combined.

Yeah, but those are both dudes. They can combine all they want, they ain't progenizing.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:07 PM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Didn't realize the asking would touch a nerve.

I should actually get smarter about letting my nerves show. I just continue to not understand what the big deal about that link was, but it fascinates other people for some reason. Enjoy your cold meds.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:13 PM on May 2, 2007


Yeah, French Fry is my brother, and Secretariat is my wife. Viva l'empire!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:17 PM on May 2, 2007


I believe loquacious and liquorice are quasi-homophones.

(And yes, Vagina, "quasi" is pronounced "KWA-zee.")
posted by rob511 at 11:03 PM on May 2, 2007


(I also believe Faint of Butt and If I Had An Anus are sitzbath-siblings, but that's just the bedrock of faith in my particular church.)
posted by rob511 at 11:14 PM on May 2, 2007


I must have mentioned ask.metafilter to my mom a couple times because out of the blue she asked me about getting an account. I signed her up for an account and made it a point to avoid telling her my screen name. It hasn't become an issue because she still hasn't figured out how to use ask.metafilter. It is just as well.

It would be funny if I finally post that "my mom is driving me mental how do I get her co-dependent self to back off" question on the green and she answers, not realizing that she is actually the insanity- inducing mom in the question.
posted by necessitas at 12:02 AM on May 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


My father is beelzbubba; my girlfriend is also on here but values not being associated with my internet assholery.
posted by klangklangston at 12:33 AM on May 3, 2007


My brother is here. His posting history is even more sparse than mine.
posted by O9scar at 12:48 AM on May 3, 2007


cortex's brother and wife [two separate people] are here.

I love that it was necessary to elaborate on that.
posted by hindmost at 1:05 AM on May 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


my sis.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 2:22 AM on May 3, 2007


Does that mean ThePinkSuperhero, Genghis Khan or Idi Amin has this infamous account?
posted by myopicman at 2:57 AM on May 3, 2007


My awesome sister. She didn't tell me when she joined, but then this went down, and she posted "How long can a normal, healthy 8 week old kitten survive inside an adult python? URGENT?" -- well, I gave her the biggest hug.

So proud, I was, of her... *twinkle*
posted by blasdelf at 3:22 AM on May 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


ontic, in a deeper sense we are all brothers and sisters.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:30 AM on May 3, 2007


jessamyn: "I just continue to not understand what the big deal about that link was, but it fascinates other people for some reason."

Let me give it a whack. (Oh, god, pun definitely not intended.) I think a large part of the appeal is the fact that it was you who posted them. Your internet persona is (to me, at least) even-keeled and not in any way controversy-stoking. In a sense, the chicken fucking pictures were even more hilarious because you presented them in a factual "here you go" sort of way. Why in the hell can't I find that thread to favorite it? The deadpan delivery and your reputation as a person who generally does not post elephant-shitting photos (for instance) were juxtaposed with the actual content, which was jarring and surprising.

To contrast, what if it had been (just a for instance) quonsar who had posted those photos? You know it would have been flagged to hell and back, and he'd have been banned for a week.
posted by Plutor at 3:51 AM on May 3, 2007


"Well there are bf's and then there are bff's, learn the difference."

And never confuse a bf with a fb.
posted by Eideteker at 4:22 AM on May 3, 2007


Plutor, matter-of-fact presentation by jessamyn.
posted by cgc373 at 4:37 AM on May 3, 2007


My daughter (that would be my DD) asked for an account for Christmas.
posted by Pigpen at 5:06 AM on May 3, 2007


Jessamyn--
It is time you know: I am your brother.
posted by Dizzy at 5:49 AM on May 3, 2007


I have an ex, a roommate, and an S.O. on the site. You mean I have to spread this filth to my sisters too?

The internets is mighty crowdy.
posted by hermitosis at 6:09 AM on May 3, 2007


I'm in a dilemma. I should buy my sister an account, but I am aware that after entering she won't devote much time to work, marriage, and all those things. Should I pull her in? Should I continue to be her MetaFilter filter?
posted by micayetoca at 6:37 AM on May 3, 2007


My wife and daughter check the site out occasionally, I think wifey is ready for an account just because of askmefi - she has the answer to every fucking thing already.
posted by winks007 at 6:40 AM on May 3, 2007


My brother signed up the other day...
posted by defenestration at 7:07 AM on May 3, 2007


PinkStainlessTail and I are twins.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:18 AM on May 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm adopted, so there's the constant fear that anyone on here could be my biological sister.
posted by drezdn at 7:30 AM on May 3, 2007


My wife has never heard of Metafilter, as I post at work. When I am at home and she is there, that is her time. It's best that way.

That being said, I'd love to have a Mefi girlfriend too. Anyone available?
posted by dios at 7:33 AM on May 3, 2007


I believe you mean "Mefi GuFf," dios.
posted by Kwine at 7:45 AM on May 3, 2007


I'm adopted, so there's the constant fear that anyone on here could be my biological sister.
posted by drezdn at 7:30 AM PST on May 3

I know the feeling drezdn. My aunt got pregnant at sixteen around the time I was born and this was back in the day so my grandparents snuck her down to [town x] to have the baby and made her give it up for adoption without telling anybody, and the baby grew up in [town x], and I found out about this when I was in college, and I was all like "Dude! I have hooked up with girls from [town x]! I could have been kissing my cousin!" but then I met her and I had never seen her before, so it was cool. But then we kind of hit it off and I boned her. My aunt was not cool with that let me tell you. Anyway, what were we talking about?
posted by ND¢ at 7:46 AM on May 3, 2007 [5 favorites]


...
posted by Plutor at 7:48 AM on May 3, 2007


As indicated on my contacts page, armoured ant is my son.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:54 AM on May 3, 2007


My soon-to-be sister-in-law is around here somewhere. Hyphen.
posted by Secretariat at 8:52 AM on May 3, 2007


stavrosthewonderchicken is my mortal enemy. One day our battle to the death will determine the fate of the universe. Does that count?
posted by eyeballkid at 9:11 AM on May 3, 2007


The original 1f2frfbf had me as a teratoma tumor, but we've switched places now.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 9:26 AM on May 3, 2007


I met someone at a meetup (maybe this guy?) who told me that he found out about metafilter from his mom, who has an account.

But this was a Portland meetup, and thus there were copious quantities of delicious adult beverages involved, so my memory of the details is a little... hazy.
posted by dersins at 9:27 AM on May 3, 2007


That being said, I'd love to have a Mefi girlfriend too. Anyone available?

*Drops hankie*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:55 AM on May 3, 2007


Fexge you made my day. I wasn't sure you'd be willing to admit to me in public, I know I'm something of a disgrace.....

Anyway, it was my favorite of many brothers who introduced to me to the marvelous Mefi, entertaining me while I was trying to get through endless bored class hours as an apathetic and consistently intoxicated 1L, and then queried the hive mind for me everytime Chalupa the Chihuahua had another of her many mishaps.
posted by bunnycup at 10:20 AM on May 3, 2007


That being said, I'd love to have a Mefi girlfriend too. Anyone available?

*Drops hankie*


I laughed so hard at this drool came out of my mouth. Followed by my breakfast.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:34 AM on May 3, 2007


I've thought about getting a sockpuppet account as "Your mom."

Though I bet someone else has already thought of that.

(None of my family are on the Filter other than my husband. My cat wants an account. Or more tuna. It's hard to tell.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:55 AM on May 3, 2007


Someone started to sign up as "yo momma" but never paid. So that's something.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:00 AM on May 3, 2007


The title of the post was almost "Not your mother's Metafilter?", but I opted for the obscure reference. Thanks for all the info.
posted by ontic at 11:07 AM on May 3, 2007



The title of the post was almost "Not your mother's Metafilter?", but I opted for the obscure reference. Thanks for all the info.


It's not that obscure.
posted by delmoi at 11:20 AM on May 3, 2007


I'd give it a 3.7 on the Obscur-O-Meter.
Look, I didn't pack a turkey!
posted by Dizzy at 11:37 AM on May 3, 2007


my identical twin reads metafilter - but he hasn't signed up for an account yet.

though maybe having a few yelling matches with him on the site would be entertaining. hmmm.
posted by Stynxno at 11:47 AM on May 3, 2007


I always thought pot and kettle were warring cousins.
posted by ericb at 2:58 PM on May 3, 2007


My husband knows about MeFi, but he's not really a forum guy. I'm still waiting for the day he Gooooogles my login name and sees all the stupid shit I've ever said, anywhere. That'll be the true test of "til death do us part" right there.

I'd not be surprised if my dad is on here, but if so, he's keeping a low profile.
posted by jennaratrix at 2:59 PM on May 3, 2007


I'm someone's evil twin.

Not sure who yet.
posted by quin at 5:09 PM on May 3, 2007




One of my bottoms has an account here. She's posted a few times.
posted by Clay201 at 6:57 PM on May 3, 2007


"So what are you into?"
"I...weird shit. Just some, like, you don't wanna know."
"No, we all got our kinks, baby. You can tell me. C'mon."
"I have an account on Metafilter."
"..."
"..."
"Get the fuck out of my apartment before I call the cops."
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 PM on May 3, 2007


miagaille and I are married.
posted by dmd at 7:11 PM on May 3, 2007


I'm married to some guy who got banned!
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:17 PM on May 3, 2007


Oh, and my invisible sister is also on here, but I can't reveal her name.
posted by dmd at 7:21 PM on May 3, 2007


My SO and sprog are both here.
posted by fish tick at 7:45 PM on May 3, 2007


uhm... JP? Are you on here?
posted by juliplease at 8:15 PM on May 3, 2007


my ex has an account here but I think he may be somewhat afraid to use it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:38 PM on May 3, 2007


My brother is the one that got me onto this site. And I feel kind of special that Niles pointed us out at the top of the thread since we aren't MeFi celebs.
posted by magikker at 10:01 PM on May 3, 2007


jessamyn writes "I just continue to not understand what the big deal about that link was, but it fascinates other people for some reason."

Besides what Plutor said, it kind of reset some bar for me on what is acceptable. I guess I'm just too provincial.

dios writes "My wife has never heard of Metafilter, as I post at work. When I am at home and she is there, that is her time. It's best that way."

It can work the other way too. My wife often asks me when I've been up till it's time to get up if I've been Metafiltering again.

tellurian writes "Married people - jennyb and corpse, NortonDC and onlyconnect, somebody to I'm not sure who."

There is also robocop is bleeding and Banjo_and_the_Pork. Who was it that got married right after the Prince? I thought they were both members.
posted by Mitheral at 3:46 PM on May 4, 2007


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