By request... August 27, 2007 12:32 PM   Subscribe

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posted by mkultra to Etiquette/Policy at 12:32 PM (343 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Disclaimer: I would have been perfectly happy to address this in an email, but since fourcheesemac has declined to put an email address in her (his? no real name, either) contact form, I'm going to take her to task for her request to "take it to Metatalk and let's have at it".

Before getting into the meat of things, I'd like to address this from your callout:
I've been here a long time (originally under another handle), though not as long as you. More than 10 percent of my posts have been favorited by others.
In my personal list of "Things MetaFilter is Not", I'd rank "Popularity Contest" above "Rallying Tool". Let me be the first to tell you:
  • Congratulations
  • Don't give a crap
As for the beef in fourcheesemac...
First, a bit of background. In the Gonzales thread this morning, she first heralded MeFi's posting of the news ahead of CNN, et. al. She then proceeded to repeatedly encourage participants in the thread to write their Senators. When it was pointed out that a "recess appointment" of a new AG was unlikely, she landed with this gem:
our next move is to insist that the senate *refuse* to confirm anyone with previous ties to or service in the Bush administration
My response is here, to which I was called out for a public fracas.

fcm, if you've been here as long as you say, you've surely seen endless arguments about Newsfilter. Again and again, the de facto "policy" is that SingleLinkNewsStories are not MeFi "the way it was intended", but they're quietly accepted because people like to yammer on and on about big stories. So someone posted it to MeFi before DailyKos or the Huffington Post or whomever. Big deal. MeFi isn't here to "scoop" anyone. MeFi is not about being "first", it's about being "good".

Personally, I like the political discussion around here. It's unfortunate that the actual posts are generally craptacular, but MeFi is one of the (increasingly) very few places on the web where I can find a cogent argument from someone I completely disagree with. And as you said, there is "plenty of advocacy (and links to relevant resources) in most political threads here." I had no problem with your first comment. It's the repeated rallying that came after. Put simply, it's a distraction for those who are interested in talking about various aspects of what happened. And when you took it upon yourself to keep going with your "Plan B", you went into full derail mode. MetaFilter is simply not a tool for organizing political activity. If you want to get into it about that point, by all means, but I think you'll find few allies in that fight.

If you're inclined to activism, there are plenty of fellow travellers to be found at places like MoveOn.org or the aforementioned political blogs.

What REALLY irked me, however was this:
our next move
"Our"? To paraphrase your in-thread callout of me, who the fuck do you think you are to presume to speak for Metafilter?

In spite of what a lot of people apparently think, MeFi is not some Democratic haven; there is a wide swath of political opinion here. And then there are the folks who don't even live in the U.S. Your naive assumption is disrespectful to a lot of users who contribute a lot of good content.

I think that about covers it. Feel free to respond, either here or using the email address in my profile.
posted by mkultra at 12:32 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


Sorry, could you run that past me again?
posted by misteraitch at 12:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [7 favorites]


1. Please stop using the pre tag to quote, it breaks scrolling in Firefox.

2. I agree, mostly, but you have to realize that the pretense of "wide swath of opinion" is mostly a giant sham. The breakdown is 90% left, 5% right, 5% anarchist/libertarian. So expecting there to be a lack of consensus, to some extent, around political issues is sort of irrational.

I, for one, revel in the fact that my politics are non-mainstream and "persecuted" here. It tickles my victim complex, provides me with a readily accessible source of righteous indignation, and gives an outlet to my logorrhea.
posted by nasreddin at 12:41 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


I was going to write a quatrain on how this was so boring that it didn't touch me at all, but I was distracted by the soft white noise of the airconditioner.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:44 PM on August 27, 2007 [13 favorites]


Well, 90% moderate petit-bourgeoise "liberal," you mean, not 90% left.
posted by klangklangston at 12:45 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


Nobody cares. It's hot and it's humid and half of my coworkers are in shorts and a-tops. I've seen enough muffin-tops to make me hate everybody on principle, including you and your petulant, self-congratulatory call-out.
posted by boo_radley at 12:46 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


You should use the blockquote tag to blockquote, as opposed to the pre tag, which you should use for preformated text. That's some HTML 201 for ya.
posted by chunking express at 12:46 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


this is the best callout ever.
posted by mckenney at 12:47 PM on August 27, 2007 [6 favorites]


"wide swath of opinion" is mostly a giant sham.

No one said deep, just wide.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:47 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Does code work here?

Yes it does: You can use <code></code> instead of pre, too.

posted by lodurr at 12:49 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


boo_radley, I curse you for making me google "muffin-top"
posted by exogenous at 12:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


I haven't been around much in the past few months. Is it a rule now that you have to go to MeTa when someone challenges you to a callout? Or something? Or can you still just choose not to go gray?
posted by lodurr at 12:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


More than 10 percent of my posts have been favorited by others.

People will favourite a comment consisting of random letters and numbers so that isn't a valid metric of anything in the first place.
posted by cmonkey at 12:59 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


when someone challenges you to a callout...

There's only one solution. And I, for one, would welcome it.
posted by dersins at 12:59 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]



I haven't been around much in the past few months. Is it a rule now that you have to go to MeTa when someone challenges you to a callout? Or something? Or can you still just choose not to go gray?


Think of it like being slapped with a silk glove.

"Let's take it to MeTa" = "I demand satisfaction."

Hopefully the duelling idiots will all flame out/inbreed and we can all enjoy a nice cold vodka tonic.
posted by nasreddin at 12:59 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


So, have we officially switched from lording our user number over others to lording our percentage of posts favorited over others? Dammit, and I was so close to getting jonmc to sell me his account......
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:02 PM on August 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


People will favourite a comment consisting of random letters and numbers so that isn't a valid metric of anything in the first place.


12XU


*waits for the favorites to start pouring in...*
posted by dersins at 1:02 PM on August 27, 2007 [76 favorites]


seriously, just use the damn italics.

also, are you for real? I agree that contrary to fourcheesemac's opinion metafilter isn't for newsfilter, but since when are people not allowed to annoy you? I don't give a fuck if her trying to drive people to a crusade against Republicans makes you put needles in your eyes, she's still aloud to say it. People talk about taking action in political threads all the time, and they use the word "our" as a convenient way to address the people who agree with them all the time. What on earth has your day been like that this seemed like a reasonable way to spend your time?
posted by shmegegge at 1:02 PM on August 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


I took the "our next move" to be a reference to the Democratic Party and not MetaFilter.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:02 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]



12XU



3x L10N t4m3r
posted by nasreddin at 1:04 PM on August 27, 2007 [10 favorites]


ALLOWED! for christ's sake, ALLOWED.
posted by shmegegge at 1:04 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


12XU

A favorite Minor Threat song of mine. Does that count?
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:06 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


u 8904uetr09w4ufjiwe'O:ZVJ34w;r90uiw340zuw9ucjskz'o#UI( ru[034 0uf9u32093-0i32093-9=fgfzdj'zdfmlk
posted by trondant at 1:08 PM on August 27, 2007 [17 favorites]


A favorite Minor Threat song of mine. Does that count?

Only if you acknowledge that Wire did it first and better...
posted by dersins at 1:09 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


12XU

A favorite Minor Threat song of mine. Does that count?
posted by YoBananaBoy at 4:06 PM on August 27


Dude, its a Wire cover.
posted by four panels at 1:09 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Hell, I have nearly half of my comments favorited and I'm a fucking asshole!
posted by loquacious at 1:12 PM on August 27, 2007 [21 favorites]


but since when are people not allowed to annoy you?

I filed for the license last week, so it should be in the mail.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:12 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Dude, its a Wire cover.

And certainly the thematic template for Centerfold by the J. Geils Band? Or is that giving J. too much credit?
posted by OmieWise at 1:15 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


"I caught you in the corner...Oh, NO NO NO NO!"
posted by Burhanistan at 1:16 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


"More than 10 percent of my posts have been favorited by others."

Shit like that should be the universally agreed upon grounds for a MetaFilter banning.

As for the advocacy, well, fcm was mostly talking with like-minded people. Getting all advocacy in that context isn't anything new here.

And, yeah, NewsFilter is bad. But we go allow Big Important Breaking Stories (BIBS). What qualifies for that is contentious, however. I'm in no position to argue against an AG resignation post, as I made the Rove post in what was probably a moment of weakness when I succumbed to the urge created as I realized that the story hadn't yet appeared on MeFi. If I had kept my wits about me, I'd have realized that I don't frickin' like these sorts of posts. But, no, I had to go and hypocritize myself.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:16 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


percentages eh? This totally favors newbies, sign up make one moderately clever (or just some random cultural masturbatory one) comment and revel in 1000% approval ratings.
posted by edgeways at 1:17 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


One of the lingering disappointments of my music listening life was discovering that, aside from Freeze Frame and the title cut, Centerfold sucks.
posted by klangklangston at 1:18 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


"But, no, I had to go and hypocritize myself."

They do that in an hour at the laundry on the corner.
posted by klangklangston at 1:18 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


12XU

None of those letters or numbers seem random. Instead, I can detect concentration involved in selecting them. No doubt you went to school for this, likely studying under the great Du Champ given your preference for numbers before letters. Your intensity, particularly in the way X is used, evoking both kisses and treasure, is to be admired. U is sublime as always, but then I've always been a big fan of U since it was featured in the '92 spread by Keloc.

The less said about the 2, the better. Really, you're much better than that. Whatever I feel for the power of X coupled with the curves of U and grounded by the strength of 1, that damn 2 is always there, like you spat on a Renoir. So either you need more study and training (which I doubt), or the 2 was the most willful of choices, which screams of artifice and sends the rest of your work crashing to the ground.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:20 PM on August 27, 2007 [27 favorites]


I say we kill the favorites system altogether.

It was a nice experiment but it appears that the monster has now gotten up from the table and is stretching out its hands menacingly in our direction.
posted by vacapinta at 1:20 PM on August 27, 2007 [7 favorites]


I think a fair number of us consider "Take it to MeTa" whiny and lame enough not to bear a reaction.

If someone's derailing the thread to pick on you, flag it.

(For the record, I don't think those types of comments wind up being deleted often enough. Explaining beautifully why another user is a douche isn't my idea of contributing. Neither is telling them to "Take it to MeTa," which is really about the same as "Talk to the hand," or "Why don't you cry about it?" in tone.)

If you want to tell them off in return, and you can't because they don't give you an email address, well, as is often advocated in AskMe, write a letter and destroy it. It doesn't matter. They're not likely to change for you.

I don't like MeTa as the prattletattlebattledurkadurkahurfdurf room, and even though I think you won't feel vindicated until fourcheesemac comes in here to squabble with you, I don't think we need to listen in to that, not because I don't love a good schoolyard fight here in the grey, but because this isn't a very interesting one. Not rich enough in vitamin flameout. Close.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


...and we can all enjoy a nice cold vodka tonic

If ya' wanna get rid of that 'muffin-top,' let up on the vodka (and the fried foods)!
posted by ericb at 1:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


For like ten years I was sure that J. Geils, whoever the fuck he is, was a member of a supergroup that had disbanded. I didn't know which one, I was just sure it was one of them.

I bet that girl was never his girlfriend, either, the schmuck.

And does that song have much resonance these days? Or will it in the future? Shortly, two out of five people will have the experience of browsing online porn and coming across an "amateur" video featuring their mother.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


I say we kill the favorites system altogether.

No no no. No! I have too many things saved there.

Just take the damn numbers off the profiles.
posted by lodurr at 1:24 PM on August 27, 2007 [7 favorites]


What REALLY irked me, however was this:

our next move

"Our"? To paraphrase your in-thread callout of me, who the fuck do you think you are to presume to speak for Metafilter?


FIGURE OF SPEECH, DOUCHEBAG.
posted by quonsar at 1:24 PM on August 27, 2007 [6 favorites]


And, yeah, NewsFilter is bad. But we go allow Big Important Breaking Stories (BIBS).

And the current report (i.e. rumor) about Owen Wilson attempting suicide last night doesn't count as 'BIB.' But any updates on Lindsay Lohan do!
posted by ericb at 1:26 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


One of the lingering disappointments of my music listening life was discovering that, aside from Freeze Frame and the title cut, Centerfold sucks.

The most bizarre musical conversation I've ever had was with a friend who said that Centerfold made the J. Geils Band his favorite band because he loved angry music. I still have no idea what the fuck he was talking about. Angry? I just don't get it.
posted by COBRA! at 1:26 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I bet that girl was never his girlfriend, either, the schmuck.

J. Geils didn't write the song, buddy. It was the drummer, or something. Hop on the clue* train.

*clue here stands for "Pop-Up Video"
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:27 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


12XU

How would you rack one of those? And who makes cases bigger than 4U these days? Not to mention what "12X" means - it's like the fat pants of the server world.
posted by GuyZero at 1:29 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm aware that there is some thread-generated activism here, and there's a difference, IMO, between activism coming from an activist post, and activism coming from broad NewsFilter. An FPP about the U.S. Attorney General invites a lot of discussion on multiple topics. Repeatedly interjecting with a follow-up agenda is simply an exclusionary derail that overshadows the rest of the discussion.
posted by mkultra at 1:29 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Couldn't find anything for 12XU so here's the video for "Ahead" instead. See if you're clever enough to discern the double meaning of drug use and references to the Fourth Way.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:31 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


FIGURE OF SPEECH, DOUCHEBAG.

FIGURE OF SPEECH DOUCHEBAG.
FIGURE OF SPEECH DOUCHEBAG?
FIGURE OF: SPEECH DOUCHEBAG.
FIGURE, OF SPEECH: DOUCHEBAG.
FIGURE:OF::SPEECH:DOUCHEBAG.
posted by GuyZero at 1:32 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Only the person holding the Talking Stick gets to speak for MetaFilter. Right now I have it!

*passes it to the left*
posted by hermitosis at 1:33 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


klangklangston said: "Well, 90% moderate petit-bourgeoise "liberal," you mean, not 90% left."

We agree. Damn. Whose head should explode first?
posted by davy at 1:35 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Considering 4cheeze's profile now reads "On vacation from MeFi" this should be a real fruitful discussion.
posted by nanojath at 1:36 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


In my personal list of "Things MetaFilter is Not", I'd rank "Popularity Contest" above "Rallying Tool".

Which way to the swimsuit competition?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:36 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


As for the beef in fourcheesemac...

Someone here has chili mac? I'm fucking starving.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 1:38 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Somebody has a case of the Mondays....
posted by mattbucher at 1:38 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


An FPP about the U.S. Attorney General invites a lot of discussion on multiple topics. Repeatedly interjecting with a follow-up agenda is simply an exclusionary derail that overshadows the rest of the discussion.
posted by mkultra at 4:29 PM on August 27 [+] [!]


Not to ride your ass or anything, but no it doesn't. Multiple people can talk about different aspects of the same topic in a thread. It happens in almost every thread. It's understandable that in this instance that it really distracts from the rest of the discussion for you but it is on topic and there's no reason why talking about contacting your representative, even annoyingly so, would overshadow the rest of the discussion at large. In fact, there's plenty of discussion continuing to happen in the thread as we speak.
posted by shmegegge at 1:38 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


But any updates on Lindsay Lohan do!

grind grind grin
posted by smackfu at 1:40 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


If you want to contact a user who doesn't have an email posted, you should type your message in this little box, copy the tex and paste it into a word document, print it out, roll it up, put it in a bottle, and throw it into the nearest large body of water.

If they're meant to get it, they will.
posted by hermitosis at 1:42 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Wonder Twin Powers, activate! FIGURE OF Form of: SPEECH DOUCHEBAG.
posted by CKmtl at 1:43 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


Oh, Sorry. I guess I can't disagree with you. Maybe I should make a callout about groupthink ...
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:45 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


More than 10 percent of my posts have been favorited by others.

By that rationale, asavage like owns all your asses.

Also, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal.
posted by mattbucher at 1:49 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Considering 4cheeze's profile now reads "On vacation from MeFi" this should be a real fruitful discussion.

Is that new? I think fourcheesemac has taken his ball home before...
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:50 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


Sign up below to have all of your comments, ever, favourited by me.

(limited to an arbitrary number of users, based on my free time)
posted by davey_darling at 1:51 PM on August 27, 2007 [8 favorites]


One of the lingering disappointments of my music listening life was discovering that, aside from Freeze Frame and the title cut, Centerfold sucks.

Serves you right to suffer. Full House is the only J. Geils album you need.
posted by timeistight at 1:51 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wonder Twin Powers, activate! FIGURE OF Form of: SPEECH DOUCHEBAG.

I believe the word you're looking for is "spouchebag".
posted by oneirodynia at 1:52 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


"Chocolate Rain" sung by Kuato
posted by Burhanistan at 1:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Sign up below to have all of your comments, ever, favourited by me.

MEEEEEE MEEEEE MEEE MEE MEE MEEEEEE

I have no shame
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [10 favorites]


Staging an actual confrontation between two users in MeTa is like arranging to have a duel at dawn, but by the time you get there the word has spread far and wide and there are so many rubberneckers that you get lost in the crowd. Meanwhile the balloon vendors are blocking everyone's view, the port-a-potties are starting to overflow, and you can't hear yourself think above the mariachi music. Hopefully the sheriff or a deputy shows up and fires a few warning shots to disperse the crowd before people start flipping cars.
posted by hermitosis at 1:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [10 favorites]


Every time you whore for favorites, Iblis creates a little demon that crawls up your bung and nests there.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


Speaking of J. Gelis and random letters and numbers, have you read Lester Bang's article "My night of ecstasy with the J. Geils Band"? In it he tells the story of when he played typewriter with J. Geils & Company, live, on stage, at Cobo Hall, in 1974. According to Lester, this is what he wrote that night: "VDKHEOQSNCHSHNELXIEN(+&H-SXN+(E@JN?."

Just saying.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


shmegegge: Multiple people can talk about different aspects of the same topic in a thread.

Yep, that's it, and the stuff that 4cheesemac was doing was not trolling that invited massive derailing.

IMHO, it was pretty unobtrusive, and not at all a bad thing.
posted by ibmcginty at 1:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


KING SIZE DOUCHEBAG
posted by porn in the woods at 1:56 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, and speaking of Full House, did anyone else hear Bob Saget on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me this weekend? Hilarious!
posted by ibmcginty at 1:57 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


i would like a favorite, please.
posted by shmegegge at 2:00 PM on August 27, 2007 [13 favorites]


PitW: surely you mean queen sized.
posted by boo_radley at 2:00 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Say, what's that itching in there?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:01 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


shmegegge asked: "What on earth has your day been like that this seemed like a reasonable way to spend your time?"

Well, I for one wish I'd learn a better excuse for cleaning the bathroom than overflowing the toilet the day after a big greasy meal, IYKWIM. Some days I moan to myself "Poor Memphis!"; today I afterthought "Forget downstream, poor downstairs!"

Oh, I'm sorry, you weren't talking to/about me, were you. Oh well, let's make this a general derail: let's make this the "Bitch About My Shitty Day" thread (though one need not take it quite so literally).

By the way, anybody who favorites my comments should be taken out and shot. If that's accepted as a general policy I'll run to favorite all my comments right away.
posted by davy at 2:05 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


"i would like a favorite, please."

Sorry shmegegge, not even for you. I'll be your Private Dancer though! ;-)


P.S. The above was just gratuitous attention whoring wit. Please don't anybody hold me to it.
posted by davy at 2:07 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Which way to the swimsuit competition?

That'd be in the Miss Teen South Carolina thread. Just don't ask her for directions.
posted by ericb at 2:12 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Re celebrities: Hillary Duff was in LOO-uh-vul this weekend and RUINED my favorite "soup kitchen."
posted by davy at 2:16 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


(Yes, I had to look up "Hillary Duff.")
posted by davy at 2:17 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


What the Jesus jizz are you talking about?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


It's HILARY, actually. Looks like Stynxno's work is never done....
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:22 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


"It's HILARY, actually."

Ah so it is. What hillarity.
posted by davy at 2:25 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Burhanistan, does "Jesus jizz" pertain to Michael Jackson?
posted by davy at 2:26 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


What a weird monday.
posted by smackfu at 2:30 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Maybe there could be a toggle button for favorites? I use them, but I often find myself skimming posts and only reading what's been favorited and half of them are just regulars finding other regulars particularly funny.

I dunno, it would be nice to read a thread with the count turned off sometimes.
posted by frecklefaerie at 2:31 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


fourcheesemac's comments were annoying for sure, but this is a pretty self-indulgent callout. If someone is being a d-bag in a thread, just flag it and move on with your life.
posted by sneakin at 2:41 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


damn it, i listened to the Wire version of 12xu. Both yous twos are right. It is better.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:46 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


mkultra, after reading this MeTa thread, I admit that fourcheesemac-baiting seems pretty fun. She provides instant flameout with a heap of overreacting and a generous helping of righteous indignation. Play on, player.
posted by sneakin at 2:48 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Of course it's better. One caveat, though: if you're going to listen to one track off of Pink Flag, you might as well listen to the whole thing through as it's only 36 minutes.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:49 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


edgeways: percentages eh? This totally favors newbies, sign up make one moderately clever (or just some random cultural masturbatory one) comment and revel in 1000% approval ratings.

Worked for me.
posted by Avenger at 2:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


Oh, and speaking of Full House, did anyone else hear Bob Saget on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me this weekend? Hilarious!

I did. I laughed a lot, actually. Still amazes me he was the dad on Full House.
posted by dubold at 3:00 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Solution (Part One): Change the name "favorites" to "bookmarks."

Solution (Part Two): Ruthlessly mock anyone who points out how many bookmarks they have.

And how does anyone find out what percentage of their comments are favorited, anyway? The total number doesn't mean jack squat, so do people look through their entire comment history and do the math by hand? Yeegads.
posted by absalom at 3:10 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


There was a whole MeTa devoted to determining one's favorite percentage. The formula is: total contributions marked as a favorite by others, divided by a sum of total contributions (posts + comments across all sites).
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:14 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


12XU

*waits for the favorites to start pouring in...*
posted by dersins at 1:02 PM on August 27 [20 favorites +]


jesus fuck what the hell is wrong with you people?
posted by dersins at 3:19 PM on August 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


Favorites lost their luster just a bit when this sockpuppet got registered.

So which one of you paid five bucks for that?
posted by konolia at 3:28 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


13XU
posted by quonsar at 3:30 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


aside from Freeze Frame and the title cut, Centerfold sucks

Regret to inform that "Freeze-Frame" is the title cut of Freeze Frame [sic].

J. Geils didn't write the song, buddy. It was the drummer, or something.

"Centerfold" was written by Seth "No Wikipedia Page" Justman.

Full House is the only J. Geils album you need.

Also, Love Stinks.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:31 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


47XU
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:33 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


There's something strange going on tonight
There's something going on that's not quite right
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


LOL. Mkultra, chill out. I'm sorry I said "our next move" and should have said "for those of us who think the Bush administration is a sack of lying shit, our next move . . ."

My bad for assuming that the evidence of the content on this site -- that MeFi's membership is 95 percent left-leaning and 99 percent Bush-despising -- entitled me to an unmodified "our" in the moment of flushed excitement immediately following the resignation of Abu Gonzalez. I didn't mean to offend the sensibilities of the 4 members who think Bush should be allowed to appoint the ghost of Al Capone as the next AG.

And yes, I am aware of the endless debates over "newsfilter" posts. I go back several years here. I take the side that says newsfilter is appropriate when the news is big, it's the raging topic across the web, generating lots of great web content in one great burst of energy, and when a good number of MeFites are compelled to discuss it with their friends. I didn't make the original post. But 187 comments (and growing) says to me a lot of people found it unobjectionable, especially since the vast majority of them are by "our" sort (and indeed, you say you yourself hate the Bush administration).

I don't include my email in my profile because I learned the hard way in my last MeFi incarnation that there are a few nasty people here who like to cross the line from spirited argument to personal attack's in one's offline life.

But really, mea maxima culpa for using the wrong pronoun and destroying Metafilter forever.

And I'm a "he." Hugs and kisses, ya big lunk.
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


The X was self censorship....
posted by Burhanistan at 3:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


To which I will add that I, like many here, do make the unfortunate mistake of assuming a largely US-based readership on this site. That it happens to be true doesn't mean one shouldn't acknowledge that non-USian perspectives are represented in the collective "our."
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:40 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


One last thought: "repeatedly" doesn't really describe two instances of anything. "Twice" would do the trick without hyperbole. Over and out.
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:41 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


More than 10 percent of my posts have been favorited by others.

Ahh, it's the jonmc defense but with a twist. Favorites instead of contacts.

plenty of advocacy

As for the advocacy claims, metafilter lost that battle long ago. Some members use metafilter for axe grinding, some don't. But for the most part, it's allowed.

I don't include my email in my profile because I learned the hard way in my last MeFi incarnation that there are a few nasty people here who like to cross the line from spirited argument to personal attack's in one's offline life.

How can it be a personal attack when all the emailer knows is you like four cheese mac.
posted by justgary at 3:41 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


187 comments (and growing) says to me a lot of people found it unobjectionable

I don't think MeFi is the best place for that sort of post yet I commented several times since the post was already there. Obviously so did mkultra. If you've been around as long as you claim, you'd know that the number of comments is not really indicative of a good post.
posted by grouse at 3:42 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


WHY ONLY FOUR CHEESES
YOU CHEESIST!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:44 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


Hugs and kisses, ya big lunk.



AWWWWWwww, sucks. I don't want to go back to tetherball.

fight? fight? fight?

fags.

posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:45 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


Ahh, it's the jonmc defense but with a twist. Favorites instead of contacts.

who the hell asked you, gary? Do me a fucking favor, don't drag my name into fights that I have no part in. Thanks.
posted by jonmc at 3:46 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


YOU CHEESIST!

CHEESIST CHRIST, WHAT AN ASSHOLE!
posted by jonmc at 3:52 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


If someone doesn't flame out real soon I'm gonna fucking flame out.
posted by shmegegge at 3:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


FONDUE MUTHAFUCKA
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


Maybe now's a good time to point out that only one of the ten MeTa posts on the front page is closed. So much for that resolution, huh?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:57 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


They have that at Spago's now. It's delicious.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:58 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


There's something strange going on tonight

It's the impending lunar eclipse, just hours away. Lunatics Unite!
posted by ericb at 4:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Does Lohanistan border you?
posted by davy at 4:24 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


In Soviet Russia, Lohanistan borders you!
posted by grouse at 4:25 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


"If someone doesn't flame out real soon I'm gonna fucking flame out."

For a nickel I will!

/punchline
posted by davy at 4:25 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I trade sexual favors for favorites. That's how some I got so many, and why my tongue is so hideously calloused. Also, I seem to be missing a ring. If one of you finds it, please let me know.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:26 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


that there are a few nasty people here who like to cross the line from spirited argument to personal attack's in one's offline life.

DESERVEDLY FUCKING SO, WITH PUNCTUATION LIKE THAT!
posted by Kwantsar at 4:27 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


who the hell asked you, gary? Do me a fucking favor, don't drag my name into fights that I have no part in. Thanks.
posted by jonmc


Your name was already in the discussion (and I don't owe you any fucking favors). If you want to get your panties in a twist over that comment be my guest.
posted by justgary at 4:28 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


My name was, but I wasn't. Just keep me out of this spat, thanks.
posted by jonmc at 4:33 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


the twisted panties of jonmc is a great blog name.
posted by quonsar at 4:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


just don't sell them on eBay without my permission, Ok, q?
posted by jonmc at 4:38 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


and i meant to say also -- mkultra, i do -- sincerely -- apologize for snarking at you in the thread and being the ultimate cause of this little gray brouhaha. peace, huh?
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:44 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kwantsar, if you don't like my typos, stop shitting on this callout and take it to MetaMeta . . . never mind.
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:46 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sign up below to have all of your comments, ever, favourited by me.

davey_darling you weren't fucking kidding...
posted by dersins at 4:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]



Full House is the only J. Geils album you need.

Also, Love Stinks


*cough* Bloodshot *cough*
posted by jonmc at 4:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Shh, don't bother the man while he's working.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:58 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


How many has he added to your total? In the hundreds at least, it appears.
posted by dersins at 5:00 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Before he started, I was somewhere around 1060.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:02 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


and you're at 2205 and counting now.

jesus fuck. someone's got way too much time on his hands.
posted by dersins at 5:05 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Please please, fourcheesemac isn't even on the official(ly unsanctioned) Favorites Score Card.

And since I am on the scorecard, with 22%, nestled comfortably between Cortex and Jessamyn, I have greater clout. I therefore decree...

OK, I don't know whaddafuk I'm talking' about. Just goes to show ya.
posted by The Deej at 5:05 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


jesus fuck. someone's got way too much time on his hands.

DO NOT TALK ABOUT MY BOYFRIEND THAT WAY
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:08 PM on August 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


MY BOYFRIEND

Does this guy know?

I mean, talk about favorite-whoring....

sorry.
posted by dersins at 5:11 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Okay, TPS, our longstanding favorites rivalry is totally OFF now, do you hear me? I DO NOT RECOGNIZE these favorites, and I DO NOT LIKE YOU.

unless I get an equal number of free ones.
posted by hermitosis at 5:12 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, it's funny what success
has done to you
You have no time to
love me anymore
Since fame and fortune
knocked up on our door
And I spend all my
evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home
Success has made a failure of our home

posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:18 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't have a favourite, I have many, but J. Geils isn't one of them nor is this callout.
posted by juiceCake at 5:25 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


FRITTATA, BITCHES!
posted by SassHat at 5:34 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


So, about this flameout thread, where's the BEEF?
posted by davy at 5:39 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


The RIAA is evil.
posted by oddman at 5:51 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Christ, it's like Monkey Island in here.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 6:01 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Armitage, Give it To Me.
posted by jonmc at 6:03 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was going to write a quatrain on how this was so boring that it didn't touch me at all, but I was distracted by the soft white noise of the airconditioner.

I hear you, Burhanistan, but might I also suggest the gentle hum of the refrigerator? I find that in comparison to the AC, the fridge often has more pleasing variations, and those sudden shifts of tempo and/or sonic texture that make for a most interesting listening experience.

And of course, the washing machine, when you really wanna rock out.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I mean, talk about favorite-whoring....

Uh oh, someone's jealous!
posted by cmonkey at 6:11 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was at lifeguard class. Can someone tell me what is going on here?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:13 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Armitage, Give it To Me.

Is that a Neuromancer reference?
posted by mecran01 at 6:13 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Our blood ran cold. Our angel is the centerfold.
posted by jonmc at 6:14 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I hate you all so much right now.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:16 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


The sun did not shine
It was too cold to play
So we sat in the house all that cold cold wet day.
posted by bluesky43 at 6:17 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


I just sold my memory.
posted by jmd82 at 6:19 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


*takes it off in private*
posted by jonmc at 6:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


jessamyn: we are drowning in crap. What do you do??
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:31 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


AV: I have this neat little red thing that says LIFEGUARD that I can huck at you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:33 PM on August 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


LIFEGAURD

The pool doesn't have built-in spellcheck, I see.
posted by dersins at 6:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


LIFEGUARD

ADMIN ABUSE!
posted by dersins at 6:38 PM on August 27, 2007 [6 favorites]


I totally support the idea to remove favorite totals from profile pages and from being displayed next to posts/comments.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:42 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


In 4chan Lifeguard school they teach you how to CLOSE THE POOL. hint hint
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:46 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


apropos of nothing, I'd like to point out that a place near my office serves something called the beefy cheese potato casserole ... as a vegetable. (Yes, I live in the South.)

Back to the floggings.
posted by socratic at 6:49 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I totally support the idea to remove favorite totals from profile pages and from being displayed next to posts/comments.

I was just coming here to make a MeTa post suggesting something to that effect...but I'm lazy and will let someone else do it.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:57 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Careful, Jessamyn... One of the first rules of lifeguarding is not to let the drowning person drag you down in their panic. Luckily, this thread s now all light-hearted and goofy, but it could turn on you if you try to leap in and rescue anyone....
posted by mmahaffie at 6:58 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


On 15 Storeys High Sean Lock played a lifeguard.

Sean Lock is funny. I stole the "how do you keep a dog from humping your leg?" joke off of him.

I like Sean Lock.

In 4chan Lifeguard school they teach you how to CLOSE THE POOL. hint hint

Sorry, my suit (and my wig) are at the cleaners.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:59 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ethereal Bligh writes "Shortly, two out of five people will have the experience of browsing online porn and coming across an 'amateur' video featuring their mother."

That estimate is probably a little high. Even if 100% of mothers had porn online the chance of coming across your particular mother has got to be less than 40%.

GuyZero writes "How would you rack one of those? And who makes cases bigger than 4U these days? Not to mention what '12X' means - it's like the fat pants of the server world."

I had a Wang mini that was rack mountable. Must have been at least 20-24U.

mattbucher writes "By that rationale, asavage like owns all your asses. "

Boys got nothing on The Woz.
posted by Mitheral at 7:01 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I had a Wang mini that was rack mountable.

in case you missed it the first time...
posted by Burhanistan at 7:08 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Geez man you missed the size description.

jessamyn writes "I was at lifeguard class."

Baywatch part of my brain short circuits through the Metafilter part of my brain. *Faints*
posted by Mitheral at 7:10 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I trade sexual favors for favorites. That's how some I got so many, and why my tongue is so hideously calloused. Also, I seem to be missing a ring. If one of you finds it, please let me know.

It just so happens that a little bung-demon is already using it as a necklace.

"FINDERS KEEPERS!!"
posted by Anything at 7:10 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Only the person holding the Talking Stick gets to speak for MetaFilter.

Who gets to hold the Spirit Stick?
posted by amyms at 7:35 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I had a talking stick once . . . I used it as kindling.
posted by nola at 7:39 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


I LOVE Hilary Duff, why didn't you call me davy??
posted by vronsky at 7:39 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


*drops the Spirit Stick and unleashes the powers of hell onto this thread*
posted by amyms at 7:49 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Now sanko is going apeshit with the favorites. Will the madness never end?
posted by Burhanistan at 7:51 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Dude, smoking the bark on the Sprit Stick will totally get you high.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:52 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I appreciate that Sanko favorited my post "What a weird monday." It's like self referential.
posted by smackfu at 7:53 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


You've run the gauntlet of my ire, straight to my heart.

*crosses fourcheesemac off "Kill List"*
posted by mkultra at 7:54 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


"she's still aloud to say it."

ha ha shmegegge , you' re dumb!
posted by vronsky at 7:54 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Now sanko is going apeshit with the favorites.

Is sanko a tehloki wannabe?

I thought my favorites meant I was special! All of you serial-favoriters need to stop toying with me! *sob*
posted by amyms at 7:55 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


Is sanko a tehloki wannabe?

Naw, tehloki assigns some degree of value to his favoritizin'. sanko seems be taking a page from davey_dariling's book.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:04 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


You can't wing a cat around in here without hitting fifteen favorites.
posted by Balisong at 8:20 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


*squeals, flings panties at jonmc*
posted by fandango_matt at 8:32 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Finding out the % of your posts (I'm assuming fcm meant comments) have been favourited seems like a very time consuming task.
posted by ODiV at 8:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I've seen this happen before - it all ends in tears.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:08 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


A de-clawed cat would be safer to wing, at least until enraged animal loving MeFites caught you.
posted by spaltavian at 9:09 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Fuck fucking favorites they're fucking dumb and they fucking ruin this otherwise fucking cool website. I wish that my meager account was powerful enough to destroy the whole favorites thing, to burn it with gasoline, to kill it with axes. I loathe it and have always loathed it. I'm favoriting you all because I hate you. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU HURT ME.
posted by Tennyson D'San at 9:19 PM on August 27, 2007 [7 favorites]


That's odd. Why don't you just start a new thread as this one was originally a really lame trollish callout that kind of half assedly morphed into a favorites thing.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:21 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


What a weird thread this has been. Must be the moon.
posted by rtha at 9:26 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


this is crazy talk
posted by psmith at 9:32 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Can someone tell me what is going on here?

The Doctor's got me on milk... cream... and alcohol.
posted by timeistight at 9:40 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]




Sean Lock is funny. I stole the "how do you keep a dog from humping your leg?" joke off of him.

I tell ya... I'm so ugly... the dog has to close his eyes when he humps my leg.

No respect.
posted by The Deej at 9:56 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


All of you, line up to take your medication now.
posted by desjardins at 9:56 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


C'est ne pas un "favorite."
posted by speicus at 9:58 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Now sanko is going apeshit with the favorites.

Is sanko a tehloki wannabe?

posted by amyms at 7:55 PM on August 27

DO NOT TALK ABOUT MY BOYFRIEND THAT WAY
posted by Liosliath at 9:59 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


this is crazy talk

THIS! IS! METATALK!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 PM on August 27, 2007 [9 favorites]


*lops off cortex's head, carries it around as trophy*
posted by vronsky at 10:10 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


THIS! IS! METAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
posted by fandango_matt at 10:10 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


By request...
MeTa by dope demand. And now matter how large the demand for dopes, MeTa never fails to satisfy.
posted by Abiezer at 10:12 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


This thread is closed to new favorites.
posted by sanko at 10:25 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


90% left, 5% right, 5% anarchist/libertarian

Will nobody think of the poor anarcho-syndicalists?
posted by meehawl at 10:29 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


FOURDOUCHEESEMAC
posted by fandango_matt at 10:29 PM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


You know, I was wondering why mkultra decided to use a female pronoun in the original callout. Given the 90% probability* that fourcheesemac was male (since confirmed), to me it just seemed like you were going for that added edge of 'I didn't like what you said AND I'M GOING TO CALL YOU A GIRL'. Personally, if I deliberately gave no clues about my gender, I would probably be expecting people to refer to me as 'him'. So, please explain?


*Carefully calculated by reading every single user page...did you know that 3.4% of mefites are actually minerals?
posted by jacalata at 11:03 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I won't give sexual favors to someone who has favorite everything in the thread. At least, not without a blood test.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:07 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is this favoriting-everything some new idiot game the kids are playing these days? Because I'm just fucking itching for a lawn-clearing grimace and bellow.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:27 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


I totally just unfavorited you, stavros.
posted by carsonb at 11:31 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


posted by stavrosthewonderchicken Because I'm just fucking itching for a lawn-clearing grimace and bellow.

I always sort of pictured you as an angry Mayor McCheese.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:37 PM on August 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


The kids are ruining your grass, stavros. Time to turn on the sprinklers.
posted by Cranberry at 11:42 PM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


When you mix Saul Bellow and Grimace, you get a large purple floppy Boschian nightmare creature fueled by dead cows and the shattered illusions of children, who won't shut the hell up about isolation, spiritual dissociation, and the possibilities of human awakening.

Me, I'm just this guy, you know.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:45 PM on August 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


THIS! IS! METATALK!

Coming to you LIVE, and IN COLOR, from META CENTRAL... Now here's cortex with the weather...
posted by amyms at 12:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


OK. OK. JUST WHAT THE HELL IS IN THIS KOOL-AID?

Full moon, full lunar eclipse... err, pint of vodka.

Some of you have had generous 3rd and 4th helpings.

posted by loquacious at 12:47 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


amyms, head on down to Reno's, for your radiation free reindeer steaks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Never going to give you up.
posted by Snyder at 2:40 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, but I bet someday you'll let me down.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:45 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why has nobody asked the really important question yet?

What are the four cheeses on the mac? Is it like, Kraft Slices, Cheez Whiz, Velveeta and Welfare Cheese, or are they the petit-bourgeois liberal cheeses as suggested by Klang Klangston?

I think we should be told.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:17 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


No, the really important question is whether you're going to run around and desert me.
posted by grouse at 3:17 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


jacalata: what percentage are vegetables?
posted by plant at 3:48 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I just sold my memory.
posted by jmd82 at 9:19 PM


I've contemplated selling mine but it has deteriorated a great deal as I age and I still have a conscience and couldn't knowingly rip someone off. As a result, it wouldn't sell for much. Perhaps I can make it sexy though.
posted by juiceCake at 4:16 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


head on down to Reno's, for your radiation free reindeer steaks!

Aww, Brandon Blatcher... I didn't hurry enough! The stocks didn't last.
posted by amyms at 4:33 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are we still getting free favorites all the way down here?
posted by public at 5:23 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sorry plant, I counted them as a subcategory of male.
posted by jacalata at 5:23 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


head on down to Reno's, for your radiation free reindeer steaks!

No can do. See, I shot a man at Reno's. Just to watch him die.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:30 AM on August 28, 2007 [4 favorites]


public: i hope so. i'd like to get -something- out of this damned thread.
posted by sephira at 5:34 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I understand, it used to be ok down here, you know, didn't need nothin' on a Saturday night , maybe just a piece of pipe. But now you need a gun, all the time.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:04 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is that a "Reno-911" thing? [no_cable /]
posted by lodurr at 6:15 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is that a "Reno-911" thing? [no_cable /]

Nah lodurr, it's from a movie: Hardware

That is, if you were asking about the "Reno's" references. And flapjax's reference is to a lyric in Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues.
posted by amyms at 6:35 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh, and speaking of Full House, did anyone else hear Bob Saget on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me this weekend? Hilarious!

Yes, it was funny. But did you see his new HBO special? He actually went out of his way to be unfunny. Very dirty, very un-Danny Tanner, but very, very unfunny. Seriously, the stupid voices on America's Home Videos where he does the interior monologue of the fat grandma sitting on the dock wearing water skis and tremulously holding the boat's line...fucking George Carlin compared to this.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:42 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


And "Johnny Cash" is a reference to a line of minimart ATMs in eastern Washington state.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:42 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is that a "Reno-911" thing? [no_cable /]

No, we're just dangling bits from a movie.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:44 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Did anybody else notice that a whole bunch of comments are favorited in here and the favoriters are ALL THE SAME PEOPLE. I find that kind of creepy in an X-Files kind of way.
posted by bluesky43 at 6:51 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


*climbs up Jessamyn's lifeguard chair*
*blows the adult swim whistle*
posted by grateful at 7:03 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


The "Folsom Prison Blues" bit I got.

Reno used to drive a pickup. She might be into that reference.

Reminded me of an old list of rules that went along with a "Blues Name" generator (email, manually operated, not a web form -- yes, I do remember that far back, my name is not 'Alberto'). One of the rules was that, regardless of your standing relative to the other rules (e.g., you cannot sing the blues if you are named 'Muffy' or 'Tad'), you were allowed to sing the blues if you have killed a man in Reno. My friends and I thought there were a few other cities that should qualify -- Memphis, Kansas City and Tulsa were strong contenders, as I recall.
posted by lodurr at 7:06 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Reminded me of an old list of rules that went along with a "Blues Name" generator

Was it this list?

I like Number 9. "You can't have no Blues in a office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster. "
posted by amyms at 7:17 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, you know what?







Oh - you do?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:23 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


From amyms' blues list link:

Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning..."

Except of course, that famous number by one of the recently deceased bluesmen that starts off with: "Did'n wake up this mornin'..."
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:29 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank you, amyms, I do believe that's the one. Except the version I remember didn't have fake-bad grammar.
posted by lodurr at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm joining this thread in order to say that I like more than four different types of cheese (but not brie, that shit is nasty), I have worn a mac (but not a hamburger), I don't give a single shit about american politicians (except those that are causing my country's politicians to turn into sycophantic spazballs), and that the moon was red tonight which, according to other spazballs that I read tonight, is full of meaning. And so, here I am. Hope me, Luna!
posted by h00py at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


come back in a year
posted by YoBananaBoy at 7:53 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


a/s/l?
posted by Kwine at 8:04 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


88/often/blue fish

This thread is still open?
posted by oddman at 8:06 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


23. Make your own Blues name Starter Kit: a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Melon, Kiwi, etc.) c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.) For example: Blind Lime Jefferson, Jackleg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not "Kiwi.")

24. I don't care how tragic your life: if you own even one computer, you cannot sing the blues.

posted by anotherpanacea at 8:31 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Should we acquaint people with Rule 24 before they post in the gray?
posted by lodurr at 8:35 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wendy?
Yes Lisa
Is the water warm enough?
Yes Lisa
Shall we begin?
Yes Lisa
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:00 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm joining this thread in order to say that I like more than four different types of cheese (but not brie, that shit is nasty)

How can you not like brie? WTF is wrong with you? And it makes a perfect addition to four-cheese mac, too:

some good aged cheddar for delicious sharpness, gruyere and fontina for melty goodness, and rich, creamy brie to take it to that OMG delicious heart attack level.

You, sir, are a cheese-hating cad, and I shun you.
posted by dersins at 9:03 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning..."

With a bad hangover
And my penis was missing
This happens all the time
It's detachable
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:13 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


And it's Saturday, and there's nothing else to do.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:17 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hay guys

I just wanted to check this thread

I guess that's it

Oh, and cheddar, american, colby, and monterey jack.

Yum
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:19 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


BTW, I'm not really a doctor, I just play one on the Internet.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:22 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


But then it's not exactly four cheese mac IS IT?
posted by shmegegge at 9:22 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


South Africa and th'Iraq, such as.
posted by milquetoast at 9:22 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


But then it's not exactly four cheese mac IS IT?

Count much?
posted by dersins at 9:28 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Brie sucks - it's like dizgusting runny cow phlegm. Real wimmens eat provolone! I love me some provolone cheeeeze! "Cheese, Gromit!"
(/wallace)
posted by Lynsey at 9:29 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


But then it's not exactly four cheese mac IS IT?

Count much?


Too much, by all counts.
posted by jmd82 at 9:31 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


"what percentage are vegetables?"

100% in this thread.
posted by davy at 9:38 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's detachable

You can't fool me. I know you're a girl.

Wait...........d'oh!
posted by lodurr at 9:53 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]




But then it's not exactly four cheese mac IS IT?


Oh sure, if you're one of those anarchist, antichrist, baby-raping douchecanoes who uses COJACK instead of their individual entities. It's people like you who are turning the Internet into a vapid/tepid wasteland, and ruining my ability to tell people what to think.

Go suck on a portobello, shitr. <--(that's web 2.0-ese for "asshole")
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:16 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


^Joke
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:16 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


What are we shouting about? Am I fer it or agin it? Someone bring me up to speed...
posted by Mister_A at 10:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


vapid/tepid

YM [va][te]pid. HTH.
posted by dersins at 10:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


23. Make your own Blues name Starter Kit: a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Melon, Kiwi, etc.) c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.) For example: Blind Lime Jefferson, Jackleg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not "Kiwi.")


Eh, I dunno. Hangnail Strawberry VanBuren would totally get his ass kicked if he met the Devil at the crossroads.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:28 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Just no provel. Please, God, no provel.
posted by slogger at 10:32 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


OMG detachable penis....
posted by SassHat at 10:38 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


But what is the difference between Colby and just-not-sharp Cheddar? I'm not playing dumb, I want to know!

And does Grated Parmesan count as a cheese in multi-cheese mac or is it considered a seasoning because it's sprinkled on like salt? Seriously, edumacate me!

- Obese Banana Eisenhower
posted by wendell at 10:46 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


For best results, use colby extra sharp cheddar. (NOT CHEDDARIST)

Also, when parmesan is shredded, it is considered a cheese. When it is grated, it is a condemint.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:50 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


colby *AND* extra sharp cheddar, that is.

Colby extra sharp cheddar? That's like dividing by zero.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:51 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Scoliotic Durian Q. Adams's cover of Seven Nation Army is pretty remarkable, you have to admit.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:53 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'M CONFUSED AND I'M OUT OF CIGARETTES!

Can I bum a smoke from someone?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:06 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Vaginismus Cherry Bush is obliged to bum you one.

Also, would you plese extinguish hers, she can't seem to put it out.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:14 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Can I bum a smoke from someone?

Oh, man, I totally could have picked you up a pack.
posted by dersins at 11:16 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Speaking of, did you get me a Dipsomanic Elderberry Taft while you were there?
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:18 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Rickets Kumquat Reagan doesn't smoke just any old cigarette.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:24 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


grouse writes "No, the really important question is whether you're going to run around and desert me."

I really can't desert you until I know what cheeses are on the mac. You need a very different sort of desert to accompany cheez whiz and velveeta, to the sort of desert that will go with gorgonzola and brie.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:32 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Looking for special kinds of desert to match your cheese -- man, that's dedication. What kind would you eat in the Gobi? Sahara? Sonora?
posted by lodurr at 11:36 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Lynsey writes "Brie sucks - it's like dizgusting runny cow phlegm. Real wimmens eat provolone! I love me some provolone cheeeeze! 'Cheese, Gromit!'
"(/wallace)"


Provolone? It's no Stinking Bishop, that's for sure.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:37 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


something with high moisture content, if you're smart. no asiago.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:37 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: Sticking our wangs in a warm plate of beans.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:56 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


What kind would you eat in the Gobi? Sahara? Sonora?

Gobi: Byaslag

Sahara: Tuareg camel cheese

Sonoran: queso panela
posted by dersins at 11:59 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Rickets Kumquat Reagan doesn't smoke just any old cigarette.

Just my opinion, but I think you'd want to go with "Rickety" there. Also more of a taste thing, but I'd alliterate the last two parts of the name rather than the first and last, getting something like Rickety Kumquat Cleveland.

--Strung-out Starfruit McKinley
posted by LionIndex at 12:11 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


LionIndex: that's almost makes him sound cool. Besides, 'rickety' isn't a physical infirmity, unless you're a gate or a bicycle.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:22 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are we done here?

- Aphasic Cloudberry Polk
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:26 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are we done here?

I hope not.

--Ugly Uglifruit Ulysses Grant
posted by dersins at 12:29 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


The thread reminds me of the old Albie Booth Memorial Games between the Giants and the Jets at the Yale Bowl. The combination of rabid fans, no shade and copious amounts of beer would often result in massive fights breaking out and then spreading across the stadium. It was a lot like The Wave, but with punching.

--Painful Rectal Itch Kumquat Clinton
posted by tommasz at 12:56 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


- Dead Beet Bush
posted by phoque at 1:01 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


This thread reminds you of that?

Maybe if you add copious amounts of nitrous...
posted by lodurr at 1:10 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


- Borderline Personality Disorder Blackberry Jackson

i guess there are no modern bluesmen.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 1:15 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


My area smells of the unclean.

- Churlington Harley Ogglebee Doucheforth Eisenhower
posted by taliaferro at 1:18 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


This game sucks.

Yrs,
Flesh-eating bacteria Willie Clinton
posted by Mister_A at 1:48 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


No, you just have to let go of the politeness. The blues ain't polite.

Psycho Blueberry Clinton.
Blister-face Cantelope Coolidge.
Twitchin' Melon Roosevelt.
posted by lodurr at 1:48 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


*[Ctrl +] [Ctrl +] [Ctrl +] [Ctrl +]*

TW, I'm not really a doctor, I just play one on the Internet. - Dr-Baa

Great, now my boss can see what I'm reading from across the room.

You, sir/madame, must perish.

Pastrami-PepperJack-Sourdough sandwiches at 20 paces!

MJ, Extra Sharp Cheddar on top, Muenster between the two beef patties, White cheddar on the bottom. That is a four cheese wonder.

-Ella (Pat) Fitzgeraldine
posted by lysdexic at 1:56 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Good god people. Now, put down your long hair and let me climb up the ladder of your love.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 2:08 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


So are we still angry with each other or what? No big deal, it's just that I took the time to get liquored up and all...
posted by LordSludge at 2:13 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


This game sucks.

But Mr_A, the Crappy-Ass Bluesman's Name Blues are universal. They speak to everyone's soul.

-Encephalitis Tangelo Kennedy
posted by oneirodynia at 2:14 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


get it? cherry? bum? put out? oh, nevermind.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:14 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


I heard they were giving out favorites in here.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:25 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


oh man the whole office is giggling

cripplin' depression loganberry hoover
herpetic clementine lincoln
existential despair grape monroe

these could also be really terrible mixed drinks.
posted by beefetish at 2:28 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think they ran out, StickyCarpet.

- Bubonic Banana Carter
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:31 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


davey_darling used 'em all up giving favorites to MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:37 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


There! You can have one of mine, then.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:47 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


SIDS Pineapple Taft, is all I got to say.
posted by Mister_A at 2:52 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can't believe no one has gone for the money word:

Mesothelioma Coconut Coolidge
posted by misha at 3:04 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


'Roid Berry van Buren
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:27 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Do you earn favorites by reading this whole damn thread? My ass eyes brain hurts.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 3:29 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Next three people to comment get at least a hundred favorites each.
posted by Tennyson D'San at 3:44 PM on August 28, 2007


Jesus fuck don't do that, Tennyson.
posted by dersins at 3:50 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I mean, davey_darling's antics were bad enough.
posted by dersins at 3:51 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


That only counts as one, dersins.
posted by Tennyson D'San at 3:51 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Please don't throw anyone else into the briar patch with ThePinkSuperhero.
posted by dersins at 3:52 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'll bite, I'm easy.
posted by misha at 3:53 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's what she s--

Oh, never mind.
posted by dersins at 3:59 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Can someone tell me where the cool aid is? I know it's here somewhere.
posted by snsranch at 4:08 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oops, Kool Aid.
posted by snsranch at 4:08 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Christ, what an asshole.

PS TPS: That formula puts me at a gobsmacking 25%, so we can clearly dismiss it of being of any value.
posted by absalom at 4:19 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Quadriplegic Cantaloupe Cleveland.

My work here is done.
posted by wendell at 4:31 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ok so this week's winners were:
1. dersins
2. misha
3. snsranch

We'll play this game again soon.

*SHAKES FISTS AT SKY*
posted by Tennyson D'San at 4:35 PM on August 28, 2007


bar time!
posted by Tennyson D'San at 4:38 PM on August 28, 2007


I want my favorites NOW!

Tennyson, I'll meet ya there.
posted by snsranch at 5:07 PM on August 28, 2007


:)
posted by vronsky at 5:16 PM on August 28, 2007


D8
posted by carsonb at 5:29 PM on August 28, 2007


Generating your blues name by hand is so five minutes ago. What you want is the cortex industries Blues Name Generatortm.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:31 PM on August 28, 2007


There's something fishy about that fruits list, cortex. Croupy Nutmeg?
posted by carsonb at 5:37 PM on August 28, 2007


cortex, I just voted for that, I'll use it to generate my upcoming sock puppet name.

Tennyson, when we get there I'm buying the first round, cuz I WON, I WON, YEA!!!!!!! You picked some good ones too!
posted by snsranch at 5:38 PM on August 28, 2007


Generating your blues name

Receptive Aphasia Ceiling Tile Armature
posted by dersins at 5:44 PM on August 28, 2007


THIS! IS! METATALK!

This is rock and roll!
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:47 PM on August 28, 2007


<blockquote> is your friend.
posted by delmoi at 7:35 PM on August 28, 2007


KING SIZE DOUCHEBAG
posted by porn in the woods at 1:56 PM on August 27

PitW: surely you mean queen sized.
posted by boo_radley at 2:00 PM on August 27


The D-Bag is indeed queen sized, but the JPEG is KING SIZE.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:10 PM on August 28, 2007


Man, that thing has a hook and a lifetime warranty. Serious douchers need only apply.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:14 PM on August 28, 2007


This thread is fantastic. It has been both Rickrolled and longboated.

I still stand by my opinion that MeTa should be turned into a soap opera.
posted by spiderskull at 12:46 AM on August 29, 2007


You're all welcome.
posted by mkultra at 5:40 AM on August 29, 2007


I'm going to have to think about the implications of Psychotic Breadfruit Kennedy.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:20 AM on August 29, 2007


Not if Hammertoe Plantain McKinley has aught to say about it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:07 AM on August 29, 2007


Deep Vein Thrombosis Macadamia Jefferson


Heh.
posted by slogger at 8:08 AM on August 29, 2007


This is rock and roll!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:47 PM on August 28 [+] [!]


Actually, I don't mean to contradict you, or offend your sensibilities in any manner, but I believe that this may, in fact, not be rock and roll so much as it might happen to be genocide.
posted by shmegegge at 8:21 AM on August 29, 2007


Well that was fun.
posted by merelyglib at 9:35 AM on August 29, 2007


-- Duodenal Ulcer Sweet Pepper Eisenhower

It's as if you knew me!
posted by merelyglib at 9:38 AM on August 29, 2007


vronsky vs. cortex
posted by vronsky at 10:40 AM on August 29, 2007


Deep Vein Thrombosis Macadamia Jefferson.
Duodenal Ulcer Sweet Pepper Eisenhower

Ben and Jerry ice cream flavors have gotten terrible.
posted by boo_radley at 11:45 AM on August 29, 2007


vronsky vs. cortex
posted by vronsky An hour ago


Soooooo which is which?
posted by The Deej at 12:13 PM on August 29, 2007


Whooping Cough Rasin Hayes

Holy fuck. Someone loan me five bucks plz.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:39 PM on August 29, 2007


Scurvy Durian Tyler?

Herpes Banana Johnson?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:55 PM on August 29, 2007


Herpes Banana Johnson is the reason Vaginismus Cherry Bush sings the blues in the first place.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:20 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mesotheliomatic Orange Jefferson
posted by grouse at 1:21 PM on August 29, 2007


I'm willing to bet this version has a more thorough collection of maladies and fruits than any of the others you'll find kicking around.

This seems likely.

Sincerely,
Shaken Baby Syndrome Starfruit Kennedy
posted by Tehanu at 8:06 PM on August 29, 2007


but I believe that this may, in fact, not be rock and roll so much as it might happen to be genocide.

Doesn't all the J. Geils make it a rock and roll genocide?

-- Myasthenia Gravis Loquat Fillmore.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:21 AM on August 30, 2007


Metafilter: Who the fuck do you think you are to presume to speak for Metafilter?
posted by Brian James at 3:49 PM on August 31, 2007


This thread explains so much.

--Suffocatin' Honeydew Polk
posted by Space Kitty at 3:37 PM on September 3, 2007


Seriously, still open this thread is?

wow, someone's slippin
posted by oddman at 6:43 PM on September 5, 2007


::big claps::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:15 PM on September 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


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