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Is this adamgreenfield?
posted by four panels to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 AM (66 comments total)

Well, if you click through to adamgreenfield's web page on his profile, he says in his blog he'll be on morning edition. So, yeah, I guess it is him.
posted by rsclark at 9:01 AM on July 23, 2007


If you had searched Amazon for the book you would have found that it is indeed Metafilter's Own Adam Greenfield.
posted by iconomy at 9:06 AM on July 23, 2007


Metafilter: Destroying your desire for privacy, one outing at a time.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:23 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Destroying your desire for privacy, one outing at a time.

Publishing a book and being on NPR are key elements in my bid for privacy. Having a MeFi username that's my name—second tier.
posted by carsonb at 9:28 AM on July 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


Carsonb--you could be sneaky like me, and have a username that is someone else's name.
posted by adamrice at 9:40 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's too spooky for me, adamrice.

I've always figured I should be as accountable as possible, as directly as possible, for all my utterances here. Sometimes this policy results in me cringing and attempting to hide under the kitchen sink until my shame blows away, but on balance it's a good thing.

That was indeed me on NPR: thanks for noticing. I kind of wish they had asked me about something I actually think and write and (uh, care much) about, but oh well, right? I'm just happy that I managed not to materially misrepresent the state of play, without resorting to technical jargon. I hope.
posted by adamgreenfield at 9:49 AM on July 23, 2007


Uh o. Are we supposed to be trying for anonymity? One click from my profile and my life is laid bare. Not me, just my life.
posted by The Deej at 10:17 AM on July 23, 2007


Hey, is the NPR mentioned in the blog linked from adamgreenfield's profile this NPR?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:31 AM on July 23, 2007


adamrice: that trips me up every time, since I know sudama and don't know you.

fourpanels, did you have any other questions?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:31 AM on July 23, 2007


Well, I was wondering if Adam ever did a complete review on the A-Bike. I guess I could look if I wasn't so damn lazy.
posted by The Deej at 10:34 AM on July 23, 2007


very cool : >
posted by amberglow at 12:13 PM on July 23, 2007


adamrice: that trips me up every time, since I know sudama and don't know you

Ditto, although Sudama's more of a friend of friends.
posted by LionIndex at 12:15 PM on July 23, 2007


Nice underwear, Deej.
posted by hermitosis at 1:07 PM on July 23, 2007


THAT FUCKER IS INHERENTLY UBIQUITOUS THESE DAYS
posted by quonsar at 1:30 PM on July 23, 2007


All part of The Plan, q. : . )
posted by adamgreenfield at 1:42 PM on July 23, 2007


I totally agree with this callout.

Hi Adam!
posted by oneirodynia at 2:37 PM on July 23, 2007


Hey you!
posted by adamgreenfield at 2:39 PM on July 23, 2007


Carsonb--you could be sneaky like me, and have a username that is someone else's name.

You're not the only one. Or rather, someone else has my name. Stinker. (No, my name isn't Stinker.)
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:46 PM on July 23, 2007


Nice underwear, Deej.
posted by hermitosis


Duh! I'm not wearing underwear!

Oh wait...
posted by The Deej at 2:59 PM on July 23, 2007


Could somebody write a book called "Ubiquitards, or Stupidity Everywhere" about how emergent technologies are helping us all to discover what stupid people think about stuff? Like, for example, youtube.com, which not only brings us videos but lets us know what a vast array of self-selecting dumb people think of them. I'd write it myself but I'm lazy and a thicko.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:21 PM on July 23, 2007


Could somebody write a book called "Ubiquitards, or Stupidity Everywhere" about how emergent technologies are helping us all to discover what stupid people think about stuff?

And I will be the first one to offer my opinion.
posted by The Deej at 5:00 PM on July 23, 2007


Chapter One: The Seven Habits of Highly Deffective People
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:00 PM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Do we start the adamgreenfield fanclub, now? I swear I stalked him first!
posted by liquorice at 5:00 PM on July 23, 2007


Chapter Two: Who Cut the Cheese?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:02 PM on July 23, 2007


Chapter Three: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: This Means You
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:04 PM on July 23, 2007


I have never met anybody in this thread.
posted by ardgedee at 6:21 PM on July 23, 2007


Other Chapter Titles:

Getting Things Dumb

The World Is Flatulent

Ignorance for Dummies

The Law of Distraction (aka The Secretion)

Tuna Fishing: The Porpoise Driven Life

He's Just Not Into You Without A Condom

If you're erection lasts longer than your workweek, see your doctor.

posted by wendell at 6:23 PM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've met adamgreenfield. He enjoys portobello cheesesteaks.
posted by jonmc at 6:45 PM on July 23, 2007


maybe you should create a sock puppet, adam. then you can get away with anything ... and it only costs you $5.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 6:54 PM on July 23, 2007


Hmm. I would be compelled to call it adamgreenfield's sock puppet, though - 'twould seem to rather defeat the purpose.

jonmc will be pleased to know that I have graduated to actual cheesesteaks. Portobello...ecch.
posted by adamgreenfield at 8:01 PM on July 23, 2007


I've met adamgreenfield.

I served with adamgreenfield. I knew adamgreenfield. adamgreenfield was a friend of mine. You, jonmc, are no adamgreenfield.
posted by The Deej at 8:08 PM on July 23, 2007


You, jonmc, are no adamgreenfield.

Indeed I am not. I'm skinnier and have more hair. But he's smarter.
posted by jonmc at 8:11 PM on July 23, 2007


I served with adamgreenfield.

I'm sorry, I very much doubt that.
posted by adamgreenfield at 8:18 PM on July 23, 2007


I served with adamgreenfield.

I'm sorry, I very much doubt that.
posted by adamgreenfield

OK then
I served with adamgreenfield.
posted by The Deej at 8:41 PM on July 23, 2007


The Deej: Looks to me like you're the one who got served!
*Sassy snaps*

[The preceding comment was just an excuse to post this link to WMFU's awesome post featuring MP3s from John Fahey's The Mill Pond .]
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:17 PM on July 23, 2007


Wait a minute, this thread has nothing to do with A.D.A.M, the Green , or Field!

brought to you by the random Canadian website coalition (RCWC)
posted by blue_beetle at 9:20 PM on July 23, 2007


The Deej: Looks to me like you're the one who got served!
*Sassy snaps*


Oooo! I give that joke *snap *snap* TWO SNAPS UP!
posted by The Deej at 9:28 PM on July 23, 2007


adamgreenfield fed my baby to a dingo.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:50 PM on July 23, 2007


Is that a Buffy joke? I like Buffy jokes!
posted by cgc373 at 2:05 AM on July 24, 2007


That's more like a Australian joke (or, um, tragedy?), cgc. Which was then taken for a ride by Buffy. I like both kinds.
posted by liquorice at 2:35 AM on July 24, 2007


Jeezus H. . . liquorice, I ought to have looked up the Australian joke long since, but I had essentially no idea. Meryl Streep? Nicole Wallace, a post-Wonder Years d'Abo as D'Onofio's nemesis? How deep does this thing go?
posted by cgc373 at 4:10 AM on July 24, 2007


D'Onofrio. I suck.
posted by cgc373 at 4:11 AM on July 24, 2007


Do I gain or lose hepcat daddy-o points by saying I've never seen Buffy?

Actually, I guess I've probably lost already by using the phrase 'hepcat daddy-o'
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:22 AM on July 24, 2007


Ye gads. Never seen Buffy? What sort of topsy-turvy land do we live in when The stavros hasn't seen Buffy? My faith has been shattered.
posted by liquorice at 5:46 AM on July 24, 2007


‘I served with adamgreenfield.’

I'm sorry, I very much doubt that.


Adam has the absurd notion that he's unique on MetaFilter in that no other mefites served in the Army's PSYOP—even though I've told him that I personally know one who did. Considering this is the only mefite I knew personally before I joined, I feel certain there are at least one or two others out there among the 30K or so real members. But Adam has a need to be a special snowflake and thus his service with PSYOPS is one those things he makes sure everyone knows. The guy I know hardly mentions it, ever. But then he's not cultivating a public persona.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:49 AM on July 24, 2007


Adam has a need to be a special snowflake

Where did that come from? My read of that line was "Um, I think I would have known if you were in my group" The only person who brought up PSYOPS here is you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:18 AM on July 24, 2007


EB, I've met adam, he's a good guy. Relax.
posted by jonmc at 7:30 AM on July 24, 2007


Adam has a need to be a special snowflake

Whoah there, pumpkin! jessamyn's read is, of course, correct, and you are way, way out of line.

I could speculate as to the reasons why you felt it necessary to leave such a titanic turd in a purely harmless thread, but it wouldn't really get any of us anywhere.

It's true that I'm inordinately proud of one or two things I've done in my life, mostly because I still can't believe I've had the good fortune to have experienced them. You might want to spend some time thinking about why that bothers you so.

And FWIW, for the record, I've never seen Buffy either. : . )
posted by adamgreenfield at 8:13 AM on July 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


He's never seen Buffy! Get him!
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:04 PM on July 24, 2007


I have never seen Buffy.

I don't want to be a special snowflake.

And yet, I am a special snowflake.
posted by The Deej at 1:13 PM on July 24, 2007


I have never seen Buffy.

I've seen Buffy a few times. Enough to get the hots for Alyson Hannigan. I used to be a special snowflake. Then someone peed....
posted by jonmc at 1:23 PM on July 24, 2007


I used to be a special snowflake. Then someone peed....

Wow, weird! Someone peed, and that's what made me a special snowflake.
posted by The Deej at 1:36 PM on July 24, 2007


I have never seen Buffy except for one time to figure out what all the fuss was about over the HAWT LIBRARIAN. It was just that, fuss.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:36 PM on July 24, 2007


And fussing over hawt librarians is wrong why?
posted by adamgreenfield at 2:16 PM on July 24, 2007


He's just not that hawt, is all.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:21 PM on July 24, 2007


Ah, roger that.
posted by adamgreenfield at 2:25 PM on July 24, 2007


Ah, roger that.

Doesn't sound like she wants to.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:29 PM on July 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


*rogers wilco*

(Ihad to get them drunk first)
posted by jonmc at 2:38 PM on July 24, 2007


He's positively rakish, dammit.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:38 PM on July 24, 2007


It's the rake's progress. Something like the Course of Empire, but with (more) alcohol.
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:14 PM on July 24, 2007


Never seen Buffy, definitely eat cheesesteaks, never been in PSYOPS. I think that pretty much covers it.
posted by oneirodynia at 3:26 PM on July 24, 2007


He's positively rakish, dammit.

actually, I'm more like one of those fence-post-digger contraptions, but whatever...

(adam, we gotta hit Wogie's again and get one ofthe real thing..)
posted by jonmc at 3:29 PM on July 24, 2007


I think you may be approaching a Myers-Briggs-type personality inventory, there. You may need a vital *fourth* axis to distinguish the otherwise indiscernible NCNMs (non-Buffy-fan, cheesesteak-eatin' non-PSYOPer muscle car enthusiasts) from NCNFs (non-Buffy-fan, cheesesteak-eatin' non-PSYOPer fixie converts).
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:34 PM on July 24, 2007


Wogie's. Outstanding. I bet Vidiot would want to be there, too. Friday?
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:35 PM on July 24, 2007


NCMI

Ironically uses the term "Hepcat Daddy-O"/ Earnestly uses the term "Hepcat Daddy-O"
posted by oneirodynia at 4:27 PM on July 24, 2007


Wogie's. Outstanding. I bet Vidiot would want to be there, too. Friday?

Maybe. Send me and vidiot and email.

O'm drunk and effusive and I've been listening to Cheap trick again.. mommy's all right, daddy's allright
posted by jonmc at 5:52 PM on July 24, 2007


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