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Wowee what a fascinating comment. Sidebarable?
posted by Methylviolet to MetaFilter-Related at 9:42 AM (20 comments total)

And the ever-knowledgable Paulsc (who I am convinced is actually a committee, like R.L Stine) does not disappoint either. I had never realized I had greater than zero interest in air-traffic control until today. This is why I love AskMe.
posted by Methylviolet at 9:45 AM on May 25, 2007

Yeah, that's a pretty great thread. Everything you never knew how much you wanted to know about ATC but tksh wasn't afraid to ask.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:07 AM on May 25, 2007

For the rest of us poor trusting dupes who believed your insane swipe at R.L. Stine. I was all like wtf R.L. I mean I never read one of your books but based on the contents of the old Scholastic book-order catalogs from grade-school you were a big fucking kahuna though I still don't understand what all the trash stuffed into those Scholastic catalogs was about or even what the point of a book-order was in the first place I mean I lived in New York, you can buy books in New York; they even have libraries. But I succumbed anyway ooh shiny
posted by grobstein at 11:09 AM on May 25, 2007

Time to re-hide the solvents cabinet key. I fear ol' grobstein has been huffing again.
posted by Dizzy at 11:21 AM on May 25, 2007

Maybe grobstein needs some kind of Controller.
posted by wendell at 12:20 PM on May 25, 2007

R.L. Stine: Hey, I'm a person! I'm a real guy! There's no committee named R.L. Stine!

OK fine. Paulsc is a committee unlike R.L. Stine.
posted by Methylviolet at 12:21 PM on May 25, 2007

paulsc is R. L. Stine. Consider:

- AskMe thread that mentions 'goosebumps'. paulsc? Present.
- Another mention of goosebumps. And, look!
- Another askme—about books!—and there's paulsc, and goosebumps. Case closed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:35 PM on May 25, 2007

Wait, so Roald Dahl is antisemitic, Enid Blyton is sexist, and now RL Stine doesn't exist?

MetaFilter ruined my childhood.
posted by Firas at 12:54 PM on May 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Awesome, awesome thread. But I'm the nerd who gets disappointed when my airplane seat doesn't have the thinger to plug headphones into so I can listen to the ATC guys.
posted by cmyk at 2:28 PM on May 25, 2007

Flag it and move on.
posted by Eideteker at 2:30 PM on May 25, 2007

Yeah it was a really interesting thread. Like Methylviolet I never realized how interesting ATC was...
posted by ob at 3:14 PM on May 25, 2007

I met R.L. Stein in Mexico. He is a real guy -- kinda nebbishy, in his early 50s I would say, and very friendly.
posted by Mid at 7:51 PM on May 25, 2007

After reading those threads, I'm positive ATC is for me... if they'd support the research that indicates an after-hours toke is warranted as a means to mellow out the stress of regulating the lives of tens of thousands of people's souls as they chart their way to a remarkably busy strip of asphalt from forty thousand feet in space.

I imagine that much ATC controller interpersonal behaviour is attuned to the preparation fo the one time you really do fuck it up. If you can't handle being harshed-on for making a mistake that did not result in a crash, you're never going to cope with a real fuck-up.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:25 PM on May 25, 2007

Bees are a menace to aircraft!
posted by five fresh fish at 8:26 PM on May 25, 2007

"paulsc is R. L. Stine."

Sooner or later, nothin' gets past you guys.
posted by paulsc at 8:10 AM on May 26, 2007

"paulsc is R. L. Stine."

I, apparently, am Urban Hammer. I am not R.L. Stine, but I do get goosebumps from time to time - as when sidebarred on MeFi, for example. Thanks all.
posted by Urban Hermit at 12:18 PM on May 26, 2007

Urban Hermit → Urban Hammer → Unbanhammer ≡ mathowie's archnemesis? And, if so, on which side does the Fact Hammer lie?
posted by Eideteker at 12:36 PM on May 26, 2007

Urban Hammer, don't hurt him!
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:36 PM on May 26, 2007

Tacosareprettygreat=Karl Rove.
posted by Dizzy at 8:08 AM on May 28, 2007

If anyone's still following this, dreamsign has chipped in to the original thread with some great firsthand insights...
posted by Urban Hermit at 5:53 PM on May 29, 2007

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