Where's that great parody of askme-as-life-helper? June 28, 2007 5:53 PM   Subscribe

A while back someone posted to meta a great little parody of the sort of sequence of questions we're all familiar with where someone uses askme to help them through absolutely every stage of their life. Where is it? I can't seem to find.
posted by dmd to MetaFilter-Related at 5:53 PM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I think it's this orange swan comment.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:16 PM on June 28, 2007

This one?
posted by Methylviolet at 6:19 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

Ooh, it's probably that'n.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:39 PM on June 28, 2007

OMG, that was awesome maxwelton!
posted by caddis at 7:16 PM on June 28, 2007

Thanks Methylviolet!
posted by dmd at 7:45 PM on June 28, 2007

Yeah, I'm glad it was linked here as I missed it the first time around.

[idle wish aloud that there were different favorites for "that was awesome" and "I might need to find this again in the future," which aren't always the same]
posted by pineapple at 8:35 PM on June 28, 2007

I really wish I could favourite that one again.
posted by deborah at 9:53 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

orange swan's comment was actually quoting my original... but yes, maxwelton's is much better!
posted by greycap at 11:27 PM on June 28, 2007

It was my moment in the sun--a cosmic ray short-circuited my normal predictable snark and fumbly mealymouthedness to produce a work outside my normal oeuvre. (It's like a gallery featuring paintings of big-eyed children and unicorns having Wheat Fields with Cypresses absently hung in a corner.)

P.S. I think of that moment every day.

P.P.S. Those ads really don't work.

posted by maxwelton at 12:33 AM on June 29, 2007 [2 favorites]

This is reminiscent of some of the AOL search log sequences; specifically, the first one on here. The difference being, this is presumably real.
posted by speedo at 9:22 AM on June 29, 2007

P.P.S. Those ads really don't work.

A while back (in the Stone Age days before Match.com), I had this (probably not-so-original) idea to use an I Saw You ad as a date-phishing scheme. Normally, you see someone and then write the ad, describing the person you saw, right?

My idea was to write the ad first. It'd be a description of the person I would like to meet, and in theory, I'd get multiple hits on people who shared that description.

I never went through with it, but knowing that I am not a unique snowflake, I wondered how many of the ads were ginned up in this fashion. "I totally saw you ... yeah, yeah ... you were ... umm ... blonde, right ... that's it ... and you looked like ... umm ..."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:09 PM on June 29, 2007

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