Best Tagline Contest June 22, 2007 2:09 AM   Subscribe

Can we have an end of year competition for the best "Metafilter: Spoof tagline" comments? (e.g. MetaFilter: Squirrels, jesus, orange juice, or whatever.). It could link to lots of good threads, with the winner being decided by whoever gets the most favourites. My suggestion for a prize would be the magic ability to turn on img tags for a single unannounced 24 hour period of the winner's choosing, anytime in the next 12 months.
posted by roofus to Feature Requests at 2:09 AM (174 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This is a terrible idea and a lot of people will be along shortly to explain why.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:17 AM on June 22, 2007


Let's not but tell everybody we did.
posted by peacay at 2:20 AM on June 22, 2007


This game isn't any fun unless the winning line makes the random image roll.
posted by carsonb at 2:25 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: This is a terrible idea and a lot of people will be along shortly to explain why.
Metafilter: Let's not but tell everybody we did.
Metafilter: This game isn't any fun

What do I win?

(this is an example intended to show how much this sucks)
posted by Meatbomb at 2:54 AM on June 22, 2007


No.
posted by sveskemus at 3:14 AM on June 22, 2007


The only way I'd enjoy this is if it were some sort of historical contest where people had to look through old posts to find the best tagline, say between April 2002 and October 2002. Otherwise it just winds up filling up the site with noise. And no, there won't be any IMG tag prizes I'm afraid.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:24 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: It's not a populatrity contest.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:36 AM on June 22, 2007


MetaFilter: This is an example intended to show how much this sucks

jessamyn: "The only way I'd enjoy this is if it were some sort of historical contest where people had to look through old posts to find the best tagline, say between April 2002 and October 2002."

Research through the dusty archives? That's so like a librarian. What format should my citations be in, MLA or Chicago?

Please don't take my gentle mockery to indicate I dislike this idea. I think it's awesome, I'm just afraid I'd lose.
posted by Plutor at 3:38 AM on June 22, 2007


The only way I'd enjoy this is if it were some sort of historical contest where people had to look through old posts to find the best tagline

dg once kept an archive of taglines. I think he stopped. That made me sad.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:40 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Please don't take my gentle mockery to indicate I dislike this idea.
posted by Justinian at 3:40 AM on June 22, 2007


Check out all of Meh's favorite comments, Stav.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:45 AM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Now that's cool. Thanks for that, Mr Crankypants Faris!

I love how so many little corners of Metafilter coolness have developed with the help of new features and stuff over the years... my perennial problem is that someone points one out to me, and I forget it about 5 minutes later.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:49 AM on June 22, 2007


Well, that's ok, because it looks like Meh forgot about it after 5 minutes, too. S/he only kept it going for a little while.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:51 AM on June 22, 2007


Well then... how about a competition for all tag lines timestamped before... now!?
posted by twine42 at 3:52 AM on June 22, 2007


First the img tag, now this. Next, the color blue.
posted by jfuller at 3:52 AM on June 22, 2007


what were we talking about again?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:54 AM on June 22, 2007


S/he He.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:55 AM on June 22, 2007


*strokes chin*

Tell us more about this perineum problem, Mr. Wonderpants.
posted by taz at 3:55 AM on June 22, 2007


Perineally depantsed, impermanently taglined, cranky but Fair-us.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:57 AM on June 22, 2007


Whoa, a MetaTalk thread that hasn't been closed yet! *comments*
posted by Eideteker at 4:10 AM on June 22, 2007


Wait. I was wrong. There are some from just the other day... there had to have been more of those sorts of taglines between May and now, no?
posted by Dave Faris at 4:18 AM on June 22, 2007


Perineally depantsed, impermanently taglined, cranky but Fair-us.

Ahhhh. So... 'taint a big deal! Maybe I was a little rash. Rigorous pubic taglining and a strict course of antibiotics should clear things right up.
posted by taz at 4:19 AM on June 22, 2007


Otherwise it just winds up filling up the site with noise. And no, there won't be any IMG tag prizes I'm afraid.

you... you... you librarian you!

*covertly draws primitively obscene sketch in frontspiece and returns book to shelf*
posted by quonsar at 4:25 AM on June 22, 2007


I got yer frontispiece right here.

*rummages, disturbingly*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:30 AM on June 22, 2007


Whoa, a MetaTalk thread that hasn't been closed yet!

I was thinking the same thing, Eideteker... Was the past 24 hours a record for MetaTalk thread closings?
posted by amyms at 4:41 AM on June 22, 2007


The only way I'd enjoy this is if it were some sort of historical contest where people had to look through old posts to find the best tagline

That's what I was thinking of, but for the period Jan 07-Dec 07. I guess "IMG for a day" is just a crazy pipedream though. I do wish there was more seasonality to MeFi, besides Elephant Day and Cat-Scan.com Day.
posted by roofus at 4:49 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: I do wish there was more seasonality

See? It's no fun if everyone knows there's a possibility of a contest. We'd all just be picking any old random phrase and throwing it out there hoping it would stick... I agree with Jessamyn (and whoever else agreed with her) that if it's going to happen, the entries need to be ones that were posted before now.
posted by amyms at 4:57 AM on June 22, 2007


Heya guys. Toast and an egg this morning.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:02 AM on June 22, 2007


any old random phrase and throwing it out there hoping it would stick

And that's different because...?
posted by yeti at 5:06 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: It could link to lots of good threads

Metafilter: picking any old random phrase and throwing it out there
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 5:08 AM on June 22, 2007


You Want Taglines? We Have Taglines! and cameras
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 5:14 AM on June 22, 2007


Because the taglines were written with no hope of their ever being used or acknowledged in any way, they have a kind of sweet innocence that this competition would corrupt. so, no. Plus you spelled favorite wrong, terrorist.

(Metafilter: a kind of sweet innocence)
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:22 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: no hope of ever being used or acknowledged in any way
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:37 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: And that's different because...?

You're right, yeti, it's not different.
posted by amyms at 5:38 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Tagging your ass, but only in the archives.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:42 AM on June 22, 2007


I just checked Fuzzy Monster's wiki link and I nominate this one:

Metafilter: The whole thing has a dysfunctional family vibe that makes me feel queasy.

Except, for me, the dysfunctional family vibe is what makes me feel right at home.
posted by amyms at 5:43 AM on June 22, 2007


I think these are my two favorites of the ones I can remember posting. Oh, OK, and this one. I don't know why it's such a tempting, addictive thing to do.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:54 AM on June 22, 2007


Now that's cool. Thanks for that, Mr Crankypants Faris!

That's Mtr. Cranktypants Fatris to you, buster.
posted by y2karl at 5:59 AM on June 22, 2007


This is probably the tiredest, most worn out, least inventive or creative inside joke/meme on MeFi. Or on the internet. In fact, it makes AYBABTU seem fresh and edgy by comparison.
So thanks, but no thanks.
posted by signal at 6:11 AM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: tiredest, most worn out, least inventive or creative.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:17 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: thanks, but no thanks.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:19 AM on June 22, 2007


Part of the reason the few taglines that have made me laugh were funny was because they sort of snuck up on me while reading a thread. I'm all for taking phrases out of context for comedic effect, but if this becomes some sort of competition I think we'll end up with a laundry list of half-assed crack-me-nots.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:19 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: a laundry list of...

Oh, you almost had me there!!!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:22 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: a laundry list of half-assed crack-me-nots

Alright, goddamnit, I know, I know.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:22 AM on June 22, 2007


Jinx, you skisuit-wearing temptress-man, you!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:23 AM on June 22, 2007


Wasn't there a thread a little while ago where someone had done some techni-magick and it picked up everytime someone had written "Metafilter: [blah]" etc...?

Please let that not have been a dream because it would have been an entirely boring one at that.
posted by liquorice at 6:27 AM on June 22, 2007


Favorites are almost running this site now. Favorites were implemented* to avoid the problem of people making an inconsequential comment in a thread solely for the purpose of being able to easily find it again. It has turned into a different monster. A large part of the podcast is based on the most favorited (not from jessamyn though and I find that refreshing), users wrangling over their favorite count and in this post, a proposal to have a competition based on a favorite count. I don't want any part of it.
*Deletes all favorites*
*[Jeez, that was hard to find. Any chance of a decent search function being implemented?]
posted by tellurian at 6:28 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]




Metafilter: Community Weblog
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 6:30 AM on June 22, 2007


Heh, crack-me-nots.
posted by OmieWise at 6:31 AM on June 22, 2007


On the other hand, favorites have almost entirely killed off the "X wins the thread!" comments, so there's a point for.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:31 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: No Mercy
posted by cotterpin at 6:34 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: No.
posted by LordSludge at 6:35 AM on June 22, 2007


Having seen liquorice's link to the Metachat Taglines List, and having had IMG prizes ruled out, I agree with everyone else that this is non-starter of an idea. Feel free to resume normal service by closing this thread.
posted by roofus at 6:37 AM on June 22, 2007


Hey Ma! C'mere, I'm on the May-Taw 'gain!

Also
MetaFilter: posted by jessamyn at 6:24 AM on June 22 [+] [!]

Am I doing it right?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:38 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Feel free to resume normal service by closing this thread.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:42 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Feel free.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Feel.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, this is a pretty bad idea, for the reasons stated above. People as a whole have pretty mixed feelings on the tagline thing, and I have this feeling (anecdotal, granted) that it's been on an uptick lately anyway. Offering a prize for it would encourage exactly the wrong sort of thing about here.

On the other hand, I really like the dumpster-diving notion of plumbing the archives for what's come naturally before. So, you know, go crazy on that end.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:47 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: F ... u...
posted by Dave Faris at 6:48 AM on June 22, 2007


WOLFDOG WINS THE THREAD.
posted by quonsar at 6:51 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: "Metafilter: Spoof tagline" comments?
posted by sfenders at 6:53 AM on June 22, 2007


That is exactly what I was fishing for. Thanks.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:54 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter becomes more like Fark every day.
posted by caddis at 6:55 AM on June 22, 2007


No, no - see, you have to phrase it in the form of a declarative, like:

Metafilter: Becomes more like Fark every day.
posted by yhbc at 6:59 AM on June 22, 2007


Dugg up.
posted by taz at 7:08 AM on June 22, 2007


MetaFilter: it makes AYBABTU seem fresh and edgy by comparison
posted by brundlefly at 7:11 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter becomes more like Fark every day.

Hush your mouth. Fark wouldn't delete threads about Paris Hilton or random cities.
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:12 AM on June 22, 2007


Every day and in every way Metafilter becomes more like Metafilter.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:17 AM on June 22, 2007


I think I prefer the taglines to be something that people feel a little bit guilty about.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:22 AM on June 22, 2007


I'm pretty sure most of the comments in here are examples of why this is a bad idea.

I agree that taglines can be pretty funny, but only when they pop up occasionally, and they would get really sickening if everyone was scouring every post for lines to plop after "Metafilter: ".

Let us all return to our regularly scheduled programming.
posted by Zephyrial at 7:25 AM on June 22, 2007


Tagline "jokes" have all the creative energy of a 7 year old repeating everything you say to annoy you. Yes, it is annoying. No, it's not clever.
Tagline "jokes" even make the "I, for one.." jokes seem witty and original.
posted by signal at 7:25 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


[NOT IRONIC]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:29 AM on June 22, 2007


"the creative energy of a 7 year old"
"they would get really sickening if everyone was scouring every post for lines to plop"

Zephyrial said 'plop'.
posted by tellurian at 7:32 AM on June 22, 2007


This is a bad idea. Here's why:

Metafilter: I have this feeling (anecdotal, granted)

Metafilter: Favorites are almost running this site now

Metafilter: non-starter of an idea

Metafilter: This game isn't any fun

Metafilter: It could link to lots of good threads

Metafilter: The magic ability to turn on img tags

Metafilter: My suggestion for a prize

Metafilter: Anytime in the next 12 months

Metafilter: This is a terrible idea

Metafilter: A lot of people will be along shortly to explain why.

Metafilter: Let's not


Metafilter: This game isn't any fun

Metafilter: Some sort of historical contest

Metafilter: Find the best tagline

Metafilter: It just winds up filling up the site with noise

Metafilter: There won't be any IMG tag prizes

Metafilter: Research through the dusty archives

Metafilter: That's so like a librarian

Metafilter: Please don't take my gentle mockery

Metafilter: I think it's awesome, I'm just afraid I'd lose

Metafilter: That made me sad

Metafilter: I forget it about 5 minutes later

Metafilter: Only kept it going for a little while

Metafilter: S/he He

Metafilter: what were we talking about again?

Metafilter: *strokes chin*

Metafilter: Mr. Wonderpants

Metafilter: Wait

Metafilter: I was wrong

Metafilter: There are some from just the other day

Metafilter: First the img tag, now this

Metafilter: Perineally depantsed

Metafilter: Maybe I was a little rash

Metafilter: a strict course of antibiotics should clear things right up

Metafilter: primitively obscene sketch in frontspiece


Metafilter: I got yer frontispiece right here

Metafilter: I was thinking the same thing

Metafilter: just a crazy pipedream

Metafilter: It's no fun

Metafilter: I agree with Jessamyn

Metafilter: throwing it out there hoping it would stick

Metafilter: Toast and an egg

Metafilter: that's different

Metafilter: no hope of their ever being used

Metafilter: a kind of sweet innocence

Metafilter: it's not different

Metafilter: makes me feel right at home

Metafilter: I can remember posting

Metafilter: Oh, OK,

Metafilter: I don't know why it's such a tempting, addictive thing to do

Metafilter: the tiredest, most worn out, least inventive or creative inside joke/meme

Metafilter: it makes AYBABTU seem fresh and edgy by comparison

Metafilter: made me laugh


Metafilter: sort of snuck up on me

Metafilter: I'm all for taking phrases out of context for comedic effect

Metafilter: some sort of competition

Metafilter: Oh, you almost had me there!!!

Metafilter: Jinx

Metafilter: skisuit-wearing temptress-man

Metafilter: Wasn't there a thread

Metafilter: it picked up

Metafilter: someone had done some techni-magick

Metafilter: it would have been an entirely boring one

Metafilter: Please let that not have been a dream

Metafilter: an inconsequential comment

Metafilter: solely for the purpose of being able to easily find it again

Metafilter: It has turned into a different monster

Metafilter: users wrangling over their favorite count

Metafilter: I don't want any part of it

Metafilter: Jeez, that was hard to find

Metafilter: so there's a point for

Metafilter: Having seen liquorice's link

Metafilter: I agree with everyone else

Metafilter: this is non-starter of an idea

Metafilter: Feel free to resume normal service

Metafilter: Hey Ma! C'mere

Metafilter: Am I doing it right?

Metafilter: WOLFDOG WINS THE THREAD

Metafilter: That is exactly what I was fishing for

Metafilter: No, no

Metafilter: you have to phrase it in the form of a declarative

Metafilter: NOT IRONIC

Metafilter: Every day and in every way

Metafilter: something that people feel a little bit guilty about

Metafilter: examples of why this is a bad idea

Metafilter: really sickening

Metafilter: our regularly scheduled programming

Metafilter: repeating everything you say to annoy you

Metafilter: Yes, it is annoying

Metafilter: No, it's not clever

Metafilter: Zephyrial said 'plop'
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:36 AM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


You want to award in-jokes? *head asplodes*

Hows about we scour the archives and give a hour timeout to every incidence of the tagline in-joke. And if it is one incidences where the person made a tagline out of something that had not been said in the thread--thereby botching the in-joke in a desperate attempt to show they are in on the in-joke--then the person who does that gets a week for each incidence. That is how in-jokes should be treated. Awarding them? That's a joke right?

In-jokes are like when a dog shits in the kitchen and just stands there tail-wagging as if to say "Isn't this a great turd?"

Thanks for letting me be grouchy.

(Did I mention that in-jokes are teh suck?)
posted by dios at 7:41 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


Zephyrial said 'plop'.

Zephyrial also said "sickening"... which is: FAIL.

If you want to be scathing, you must do better than "sickening". "Sickening" is Classic Death Metal from Italy, or maybe a Japanese soft drink.

And don't try resorting to the thesaurus, Z. Atrocious, disgusting, foul, horrid, nasty, nauseating, offensive, repellent, repulsive, revolting, ugly, unwholesome, vile: none will work.

Well. Maybe "foul". But may I suggest "grisly"?
posted by taz at 7:43 AM on June 22, 2007


No, no - see, you have to phrase it in the form of a declarative, like:

Metafilter: Becomes more like Fark every day.


see what I mean?
posted by caddis at 7:44 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Plop
posted by tellurian at 7:51 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Your favorite tagline sucks.

Metafilter: On second thought, all taglines suck.

Metafilter: Know what? You suck too. Go to hell.
posted by iconomy at 7:55 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: when a dog shits in the kitchen and just stands there tail-wagging as if to say "Isn't this a great turd?

you know you wanted that
posted by Rumple at 7:57 AM on June 22, 2007


Erm, okay, instead of sickening, how about "really really really irritating"? Tell you what, you can replace "sickening" with your favorite adjective.

But damnit, for the sake of all silly-sounding verbs, I stand by "plop".
posted by Zephyrial at 7:58 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Plop
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:58 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: you can replace "sickening" with your favorite adjective.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:03 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Thanks for letting me be grouchy.
posted by Stynxno at 8:15 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


And THIS thread is the one that doesn't get closed?

*boggles*
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:15 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: *head asplodes*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:16 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


The most memorable tagline for me? more addictive than crack. I haven't ever tried crack but I think it may be true.
posted by tellurian at 8:18 AM on June 22, 2007


Most of the MetaFilter in-jokes irritate me for some reason. I can stand in-jokes elsewhere, and enjoy them, but here they smack of desperation.
posted by picea at 8:18 AM on June 22, 2007


MetaFilter: Buy a fuckin' shirt already!
posted by NationalKato at 8:31 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: here they smack of desperation.
posted by !Jim at 8:36 AM on June 22, 2007


And THIS thread is the one that doesn't get closed?

*boggles*
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 11:15 AM on June 22


Keep the loonies busy in here so they don't infect the other threads, sort of like "Fight them there, so we don't have to fight them here." ;)
posted by caddis at 8:36 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Metafilter:
posted by shmegegge at 8:38 AM on June 22, 2007


GRIZZLY!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:40 AM on June 22, 2007


Tagline "jokes" even make the "I, for one.." jokes seem witty and original.

well, i, for one, would like to be the first to welcome our new tagline joke overlords.
posted by quonsar at 8:41 AM on June 22, 2007




Proof that ebk has good judgment.
posted by dios at 8:53 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter:

Mushroom, mushroom!
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:14 AM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: .
posted by dersins at 9:16 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Colon.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:31 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Your comment is currently being previewed, hit post to commit it or continue editing below
posted by desuetude at 9:35 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Making taglines out of something that had not been said in the thread.

[I feel dirty.]
posted by quin at 9:37 AM on June 22, 2007


Y'know, Metafilter became a phpBB forum so gradually, I never really noticed.
posted by box at 9:40 AM on June 22, 2007


Y'know, Metafilter became a phpBB forum so gradually, I never really noticed.
posted by box at 12:40 PM on June 22 [+] [!]


STFU N00B!

user number 17573.... waitaminnit...
posted by shmegegge at 9:46 AM on June 22, 2007


In-jokes are like when a dog shits in the kitchen and just stands there tail-wagging as if to say "Isn't this a great turd?"

Stinky!
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:55 AM on June 22, 2007


Yeah, because saying hello to someone is such an in-joke. Oh, wait a minute, its neither a joke nor something that one would have be on the "inside" to understand the context. Nor does anyone else do it. Oh well, keep trolling me man.
posted by dios at 10:03 AM on June 22, 2007


dios!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:08 AM on June 22, 2007


Oh well, keep trolling me man.

As long as you rise to the bait like that, he probably will...
posted by dersins at 10:12 AM on June 22, 2007




Metafilter: crack me nuts.
posted by AwkwardPause at 10:26 AM on June 22, 2007


MetaFilter: something that one would have be on the "inside" to understand.
posted by Duncan at 10:29 AM on June 22, 2007


As long as you rise to the bait like that, he probably will...
posted by dersins at 12:12 PM on June 22


Good point. I sort of feel bad for the guy, though. He constantly obsesses over me on this site to an unhealthy point. And yet, I mostly ignore him and feel bad for it. Surely that is a sad existence to be ignored by the object of one's obsession. Sometimes I throw him a bone. Maybe I need to put him back on the ignore block thing. Or maybe he needs to get a life.
posted by dios at 10:31 AM on June 22, 2007


Beauty!!!

Metafilter: Good point
Metafilter: I sort of feel bad for the guy
Metafilter: Constantly obsesses
Metafilter: An unhealthy point
Metafilter: I mostly ignore him
Metafilter: Feel bad for it
Metafilter: A sad existence
Metafilter: To be ignored
Metafilter: The object of one's obsession
Metafilter: Ignore
Metafilter: Get a life
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:39 AM on June 22, 2007


dios!
posted by Stynxno at 10:42 AM on June 22, 2007


MethinksaFilter: Doth Protest Too Much
posted by y2karl at 10:48 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


Calm down, dude. It's pure noise, and no, nobody else does it (besides, occasionally, Stynxno). It's not meant as a joke? You're just saying 'hello'? Come on. For somebody who constantly tells everyone what contributions are appropriate for metafilter, how to justify using the site as your personal IM service?

My making a one-word joke about something's that's annoyed me for some time in the context of your hypocritical ranting about in jokes isn't an obsession and it certainly isn't any less healthy than you requiring 50 words of bile to respond. Happy Friday.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 10:51 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: throw him a boner.
posted by ericb at 10:57 AM on June 22, 2007


Brandon Blatcher, I hadn't seen that before. Hilarious! Thanks.
posted by quin at 11:07 AM on June 22, 2007


I think everyone in this thread should be voluntarily donating their favorite(s) from this thread to a worthy cause. You know, to show how above-it-all you are.
posted by ninjew at 11:28 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Matt Haughey's Drew Curtis' FARK.com
posted by team lowkey at 11:43 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


MetaTalk: My money was on this thread being all about jonmc, not dios, dammit!
posted by nowonmai at 11:48 AM on June 22, 2007


stinky!
posted by dios at 11:51 AM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Taglines have now lost all humor and meaning after reading this entire thread.




*sigh* Thanks, jerkfaces.
posted by nursegracer at 12:18 PM on June 22, 2007


MetaFilter: A bunch of cranky, easily-distracted, and obsessively pedantic nincompoops who complain incessantly and propose mirthless contests to promote more cliche taglines like, MetaFilter: A bunch of cranky, easily-distracted, and obsessively pedantic nincompoops . . .
posted by fandango_matt at 1:08 PM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Isn't this a great turd?
posted by deborah at 1:21 PM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: Thanks, jerkfaces
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:27 PM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


*head asplodes*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson


eponysterical.
posted by misha at 1:32 PM on June 22, 2007


*farts*
posted by jonmc at 2:00 PM on June 22, 2007


Stinky!
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:15 PM on June 22, 2007


Sorry. Egg salad for lunch.
posted by jonmc at 2:21 PM on June 22, 2007


dios! Stynxno!
posted by exlotuseater at 2:32 PM on June 22, 2007


Hola exlotuseater. Long time, no talkie. I hope all is well.
posted by dios at 2:35 PM on June 22, 2007


And now for some random punctuation inserted into usernames:

It's Raining, Florence Henderson
St. Avrost, he won Der Chicken
dio's
E - the real Bligh
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:08 PM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Go, Odnew! Sfort he in: sane!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:13 PM on June 22, 2007


cor, tex!

(ok, you do better)
posted by jonmc at 3:16 PM on June 22, 2007


Cor, Tex!

[I got nothin']
posted by quin at 3:17 PM on June 22, 2007


Damn it!
posted by quin at 3:17 PM on June 22, 2007


C? Or Tex?
posted by dersins at 3:48 PM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: [in jokes r bad]
posted by 31d1 at 4:27 PM on June 22, 2007


filter, meta: Again, why doesn't live preview work on preview, again?
posted by jmd82 at 5:12 PM on June 22, 2007


I vote no. It would create a thread like this.
posted by The Deej at 6:11 PM on June 22, 2007


Goodnew's Fort Heinsane
posted by Pronoiac at 9:20 PM on June 22, 2007


Strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

How about a nice game of chess?
posted by The Deej at 9:57 PM on June 22, 2007


chess? more like jackass. now, everyone playing, get down on your knees and apply your tongue to the third rail, hail Mary full of grace........
posted by caddis at 10:58 PM on June 22, 2007


Metafilter: The only winning move is not to play.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:29 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: The only winning move is not to play. : A Survival Guide for People with Asperger Syndrome
posted by y2karl at 6:52 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: Get down on your knees and apply your tongue
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:05 AM on June 23, 2007


I have to admit that I hate the tagline thing about 98% of the time... but Metafilter: Get down on your knees and apply your tongue might just make me into a convert.
posted by taz at 7:30 AM on June 23, 2007


MetaFilter: I hate the tagline thing about 98% of the time.
posted by The Deej at 7:36 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: but Metafilter!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:42 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: Might just make me into a convert.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:57 AM on June 23, 2007


Dysl-- oh, wait.
posted by lysdexic at 8:09 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: The End
Metafilter: by Robert Creeley

Metafilter: When I know what people think of me
Metafilter: I am plunged into my loneliness. The grey

Metafilter: hat bought earlier sickens.
Metafilter: I have no purpose no longer distinguishable.

Metafilter: A feeling like being choked
Metafilter: enters my throat.
posted by sleevener at 8:34 AM on June 23, 2007


I have no purpose no longer distinguishable.

I think there's one too many negatives there.

Metafilter: I think there's one too many negatives there.
posted by languagehat at 8:39 AM on June 23, 2007


Oh noes noes!
posted by y2karl at 10:10 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafiler: Now what?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:40 AM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: Could we have a summary for those of us who don't have the ability, at the moment, to view youtube?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:40 PM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: Light information professionals who are seeking contextual insights and actionable answers.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:42 PM on June 23, 2007


Metafilter: They're not professionals unless I say so.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:14 AM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: People have to be all self-congratulatory by pointing it out
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:41 AM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: STFU with your bitching all of you
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:50 AM on June 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Cussing out a lot of posters for rank stupidity
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:52 AM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: In the habit of calling out questions that annoy us
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:58 AM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: I don't know what that is
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:16 AM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: A self-loathing, anime-obsessed, dog-faced nutcase like yourself
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:43 AM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: Appropriate material to masturbate to
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:44 AM on June 24, 2007


Okay, I'd like to suggest a limited number of entries to this mythical contest now, please.
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:14 PM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: This mythical contest

Metafilter: Now, please
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:23 PM on June 24, 2007


Brandon, you can give it a rest now. The joke is lame, lame, lame, really. Move on.
posted by caddis at 6:37 PM on June 24, 2007


Metafilter: You can give it a rest now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:59 PM on June 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


dg once kept an archive of taglines. I think he stopped. That made me sad.
Yeah, it made me sad, too. I got sick of the incessant comment spam and other things like family commitment got in the way so I removed the whole thing. I'm glad to see that they have been immortalised in the Wiki.
posted by dg at 8:08 PM on June 24, 2007


MetaFilter: Staying at the top of my "Recent Activity" page till the heat death of the universe
posted by brundlefly at 2:25 AM on June 25, 2007


your favorite in-joke sucks
posted by Quonab at 2:27 PM on June 25, 2007


Metafilter: Last post!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:52 AM on June 26, 2007


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