Thanks! August 23, 2007 7:13 PM   Subscribe

I just wanted to say thanks to Matt for putting that extra-special touch on my post about Comic Sans. I have made a very few good posts and a number of bad ones, but this has completely made my MetaFilter day, no, wait - my MetaFilter year.
posted by GuyZero to MetaFilter-Related at 7:13 PM (67 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

If anyone wants to kow what he's talking about, click here
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 PM on August 23, 2007


I managed to mangle getting the link in there - posting to MetaTalk is hard.
posted by GuyZero at 7:16 PM on August 23, 2007


You did just fine, cupcake.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:19 PM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


What's this about cupcakes?
posted by evilcolonel at 7:19 PM on August 23, 2007


We are to cover GuyZero in icing, then eat him?

Seriously though, that was a nice touch on the post.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:22 PM on August 23, 2007


Don't encourage him, or we'll all be talking in fractur in MetaTalk.
posted by yhbc at 7:28 PM on August 23, 2007


We get cupcakes for posting in Comic Sans? Neat!
posted by gomichild at 7:28 PM on August 23, 2007


Maybe MetaTalk threads could be rendered in Dingbats.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:30 PM on August 23, 2007 [13 favorites]


The thread had no humor without Comic Sans.
posted by carsonb at 7:31 PM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


It took a while for me to figure out what this is about, because I've got Comic Sans set as my default typeface on Metafilter.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:32 PM on August 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


Man, I felt dirty just typing that.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:32 PM on August 23, 2007


Sans comedy.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:33 PM on August 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Maybe MetaTalk threads could be rendered in Dingbats.

Instead of by them?

sorry.
posted by dersins at 7:37 PM on August 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


I think I saw GuyZero on the streetcar yesterday, but I was very tired and consequently not firing on all cylinders.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:48 PM on August 23, 2007


KILL IT WITH FIRE
posted by Rhomboid at 7:49 PM on August 23, 2007


WHITE PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND, PINK SHIRT, MICROPHONE, EEERRRRGUUH!
posted by Mid at 8:02 PM on August 23, 2007


If a comics font has serifs, do we get cake?
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:05 PM on August 23, 2007


Hey, yeah, I saw you too, but it was one of those awkward streetcar moments where you don't make eye contact and you wonder whether you should say hi but it's the streetcar and not a bar, so you just sit there and do nothing. I was also tired. Oh, and yesterday I was coming back from the Wheat Sheaf drunk as a skunk. So not acknowledging me was no great loss.
posted by GuyZero at 8:07 PM on August 23, 2007


I say again - FRITTATA! Mofes.
posted by SassHat at 8:13 PM on August 23, 2007


Here's another stroke of genius added to the site today (sorry, admin only).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:13 PM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


So is the goal to go for as many days as possible without a banning, or reset as quickly as possible to zero?
posted by typewriter at 8:18 PM on August 23, 2007


I was shooting for double digits. I think we can do it. Maybe it should be in metatalk and we can get pissed together when some dim bulb signs up to self-link his craptacular widgets for sale site.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:20 PM on August 23, 2007




There are qualifications on that sign! "Reportable injury" and all the scribbling around the 4-digit (!) safe days. For all we know they say things like, "'Cept for Stu whose bleeding out was natural" and "Not counting the thing with the tractor."
posted by typewriter at 8:33 PM on August 23, 2007


I wanted to thank Matt for the backrub, which was badly needed and much appreciated, although it did get a little weird toward the end. Dude, sorry that you misread my signals.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:45 PM on August 23, 2007


The admin-only goodness is cool. I think. Maybe it would be better covered in frosting.
posted by rtha at 8:49 PM on August 23, 2007


when you slap a $50 on the dresser during a backrub, that's the international sign for "happy ending, please."

Everyone knows this.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:50 PM on August 23, 2007 [4 favorites]


I've been hanging around for a few years now and I've been wondering - would it be okay for me to post a link to my own personal porn site? It's hardcore, but it's straight so it's cool.
posted by item at 8:52 PM on August 23, 2007


I expect the same treatment for my upcoming post about pissing elephants.
posted by The Deej at 8:53 PM on August 23, 2007


I expect the same treatment for my upcoming post about pissing elephants chicken fucking.

I fixed that for you.
posted by GuyZero at 8:56 PM on August 23, 2007


That font switch made me so happy. For me, it showed the difference between a site run by a couple folks who love (OK, maybe not always love, but you know what I mean) what they do, and a big corporate entity that wouldn't be able to throw in a joke like that, or if they did, would have sent out a stupid press release, probably in Sand or some equally-bad font, announcing their wacky stunt. This reminded me that metafilter is run by a real guy (with a few awesome others) and not a big, ugly machine. Well, I guess there are some big machines involved too, but I don't really know much about the tech side.

Anyway, Thanks.
posted by serazin at 8:57 PM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna make a FPP on Wingdings.
posted by exogenous at 9:09 PM on August 23, 2007


The funny thing is, after leaving that thread, the rest of the site looked so blocky and boring and formal.
posted by The Deej at 9:10 PM on August 23, 2007


lemme try a admin-only hack for wingdings.

That font switch made me so happy. For me, it showed the difference between a site run by a couple folks who love (OK, maybe not always love, but you know what I mean) what they do, and a big corporate entity that wouldn't be able to throw in a joke like that, or if they did, would have sent out a stupid press release, probably in Sand or some equally-bad font, announcing their wacky stunt. This reminded me that metafilter is run by a real guy (with a few awesome others) and not a big, ugly machine. Well, I guess there are some big machines involved too, but I don't really know much about the tech side.

Anyway, Thanks.

posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:12 PM on August 23, 2007


When I say that Comic Sans is good for what it's good for, that post is not what I mean.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:12 PM on August 23, 2007


Moccasins.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:39 PM on August 23, 2007


Tahoma rules, Verdana drools.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:56 PM on August 23, 2007


Now you guys are just showing off.
posted by ottereroticist at 10:10 PM on August 23, 2007


❄♒♋◆ ♐□■◆ ◆◆♓◆♏♒ ●♋♎♏ ●♏ ◆□ ♒♋□□⌧✉ ☞□❒
posted by dreamyshade at 10:20 PM on August 23, 2007


Ahh, Unicode — the love of my ❡₦❏☭✚☪♷♬⌛〠♨✈☝!
posted by blasdelf at 10:42 PM on August 23, 2007


Wha ? ? ? Is it chickenfucker day on metafilter or something?

As opposed to skullfucker day.x2712; x2620;
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:04 PM on August 23, 2007


Oh, man, I'm never going to figure out how to insert unicode into metafilter's skull.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:05 PM on August 23, 2007


BTW, I do not nickname my penis unicode.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:05 PM on August 23, 2007


‮‮BACKWARDS CHICKENFUCKING DAY!!!‭
posted by loquacious at 11:06 PM on August 23, 2007


IS IT CAPS LORK DAY YET? OH WAITS, THAT'S 10-22ZEZ!
posted by eyeballkid at 11:10 PM on August 23, 2007


Oh, man, I'm never going to figure out how to insert unicode into metafilter's skull.

"When daddy loves mommy's skull very much..."
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:11 PM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


That sex scene is an eyesore.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:23 PM on August 23, 2007 [5 favorites]


IRFH!!

(ftw)
posted by loquacious at 11:27 PM on August 23, 2007


Hey it's cool that you switched the font and all, but now I've got a headache. Comic Sans sucks.
posted by philomathoholic at 11:58 PM on August 23, 2007


So, "loved in both holes" now referrers to what? Right socket and left?
posted by edgeways at 12:35 AM on August 24, 2007


Gvod, it is so hard to keep up with these things, chicken, skulls, multiple holes, misunderstood back-rubs.... I suppose being an (Astro) Zombie just increases your sex position possibilities
posted by edgeways at 12:37 AM on August 24, 2007


The fact that I played a teeny tiny role in the transformation of that thread fills me with joy, actually!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:10 AM on August 24, 2007


I clicked that link not liking Comic Sans, but finding it - at most - only mildly annoying. I now loathe the 'font' with a hatred that shall never die.

Gave me a headache, it did.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 1:53 AM on August 24, 2007


So, "loved in both holes" now referrers to what? Right socket and left?

And both sockets were loved and he was diminished and passed away.

-1st Corinthians
posted by Sparx at 3:57 AM on August 24, 2007


>445731

LURK MOAR
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:19 AM on August 24, 2007


jessamyn: "If anyone wants to kow what he's talking about, click here"

Yeah, that still didn't help for those of us with a real operating system1. Luckily I have amazing context-decoding powers.

1 "Real operating system" ≡ "one that doesn't ship with Comic Sans".
posted by Plutor at 5:27 AM on August 24, 2007


Sparx, was that a really subtle and obscure Sandman reference?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:59 AM on August 24, 2007


Faint of Butt: Yep. Thanks for noticing.
posted by Sparx at 8:47 AM on August 24, 2007


And another Tub Girl!
posted by davy at 9:25 AM on August 24, 2007


OH NOES KID PRON ALERT!!!!11
posted by dflemingdotorg at 9:39 AM on August 24, 2007


Should I have marked that "NSFW"?
posted by davy at 9:55 AM on August 24, 2007



‮‮BACKWARDS CHICKENFUCKING DAY!!!
posted by loquacious at 1:06 AM on August 24 [+] [!]


WTF?

Seriously, this is really fucking with me.‭
posted by quin at 10:03 AM on August 24, 2007


The really creepy part about that backwards positing is that even the html source is reversed.
posted by quin at 10:07 AM on August 24, 2007


WTF FTW!
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] at 10:23 AM on August 24, 2007


Just please don't try to skullfuck the chicken.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:33 AM on August 24, 2007


I'd read the thread before mathowie changed the font, so I hadn't known about it. I'm kinda sorry I know about it now.

My eyes! The goggles do nothing!
posted by cerebus19 at 10:58 AM on August 24, 2007


I always read "FTW" as "Fuck the What!" Which, really, would be a great catch-phrase.
posted by Mid at 7:26 PM on August 24, 2007


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